Artist Statement:

 

Within each canvas is an opportunity to explore relationships through shape and color. I consider how much territory a specific shape will occupy, whether it should expand perhaps overlapping neighboring shapes. Will these forms meet in a strong defined way or will the edges barely touch in delicate softness? The use of color opens yet another avenue for interplay of relationships. A bold orange painted next to an equally bold red will look and feel completely different than if paired with a muted yellow. Each color is influenced by those closest to it.
In a sense each painting is either portrait or self-portrait. How am I affected by those closest to me and how do I influence them in return? I'm inspired by the American Abstract Expressionists, particularly the color fields of Mark Rothko and collages of Conrad Marca-Relli

Represented by

Veronique Wantz Gallery, Minneapolis MN  www.veroniquewantz.com

LaFontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids MI  www.lafontsee.us

Stellers Gallery, Jacksonville FL     stellersgallery.com

Shain Gallery, Charlotte NC    www.shaingallery.com

Smink Art and Design, Dallas TX   sminkinc.com

Ann Connelly Fine Art, Baton Rouge,  LA   www.annconnelly.com 

Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta GA  www.pryorfineart.com

Education/Experience

1992 Associate of Applied Arts, Pima Community College

2 year Bible Program AFLBS Bible College

2016-2017 535 Gallery owner/curator

2014-2016 Minnesota Watercolor Society President


Solo and Two Person Exhibits

2020 The Balance Remains, Veronique Wantz Gallery, Minneapolis, MN - postponed

2018  with Michelle Fagan, Parkside Gallery, Rochester, MN

2017  solo, Verdant Vinings, Gallery 360, Edina, MN

2017  with  Bonnie Cutts, 535 Gallery, Rochester, MN

2016  with Nick Sinclair, 535 Gallery, Rochester, MN

2013  with HeeJune Shin, Crossings At Carnegie, Zumbrota, MN

Selected Group Exhibits

2020 Solid Ground, LaFontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids , MI

2019  Fall Salon, Veronique Wantz, Minneapolis, MN

2019  Eye Opener, LaFontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2019  MPLS/ Warehouse Summer Salon, Veronique Wantz, Minneapolis, MN

2019  Open Ended, LaFontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids MI

2019  Far And Near Smink, Art And Design, Dallas, TX

2019  The Nature Of Things, The Mill Yard and Veronique Wantz Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2018  Winter Salon, Veronique Wantz, Minneapolis, MN

2014  Red River Watercolor Society National Juried Exhibition