Member Since: February 2009
I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the California College of Arts. The visual influence of four years of expatriate living in China, Japan and India continues to appear in my most recent abstract paintings. Many of my paintings contain Asian ... more
|Artist Statement:||I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the California College of Arts. The visual influence of four years of expatriate living in China, Japan and India continues to appear in my most recent abstract paintings. Many of my paintings contain Asian color influences and Asian language calligraphic writing elements-- abstracted. Abstract or illegible writing is called Asemic writing.
I consistently create a complex ground in an accumulation of elements on canvas, panel or paper. A painting may begin overloaded with acrylic image transfers from found images, often lens based, that I’ve collected over month and years. The images I choose to use in a painting I select intuitively and reproduce with my scanner or digital camera, print and apply to the canvas face down with a adhesive of transparent acrylic medium. When dry, I remove the paper backing, leaving the ink of the image embedded into the now dry transparent acrylic medium. This is how I build the underpainting to a visual complexity which I then simpllfy with over-layers--with both transparent and semi-opaque paints and color glazes. I work in water based acrylic and Flashe, as well as in oil and alkyd paints.
As I apply paint runs and pours, the earlier underlying esthetic is demolished by painting out, covering over partially and adding up to a simplification, in a complex visual texture and depth. I enjoy working to find solutions to problems that my initial layers initiate.
|Education:||-Bachelor of Fine Arts
- graduate course work completed (all but thesis)
-Japanese language studies in private school in Japan (conversation, reading and writing)
-Mandarin Language studies (conversation, reading, writing) at a University in Hong Kong
-study with women Yogis in Tokyo and in India
-3 years private study with Beat poet Diane di Prima
|Professional/Teaching Experience:||I have some teaching experience in USA and Asia
|Exhibitions:||Hotel de Arts, San Francisco
|Artistic Influences:||travels in Asia, advertising art,
some artists I especially love at the moment include, Pat Steir, Christopher Wall, Terry Winters, Michel Majerus, Andrew Masullo
|Artist Tags:||painting, process painting, woman artist, asemic art, asian influence, acrylic|