Member Since: January 2012
Lorrie Boydston is a Contemporary suburban landscape and abstract painter from the Midwest. Her work expresses ideas about daily life in suburbia and explores related themes such as environment, spirituality, children at play, domesticity and time. ... more
|Artist Statement:||Lorrie Boydston is a Contemporary suburban landscape and abstract painter from the Midwest. Her work expresses ideas about daily life in suburbia and explores related themes such as environment, spirituality, children at play, domesticity and time.
Boydston often combines photography and paint as a reference to ideas of illusion and reality. Abstract grid works are a reflection of Boydston's interpretation of the redundancy and imposed structure of Suburban housing developments.
The clear Plexiglas "canvas" on which she chooses to paint provides a fabricated surface that echoes the very subject of her paintings and allows a little light to shine through here and there.
|Education:||B.S.Ed in art education MSU 1991
M.A. in painting UMKC 2006
|Awards & Distinctions:||2006 Best of Show, Fine Arts Gallery, UMKC (Juror: Emily Eddins, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO)
2011 Theme Award, Cultures Without Borders, Northeast Arts KC
2012- Painting "New Horizons" featured as a book cover for "Telephone Road" by Thomas Derr, Colgate Publishing, NY. Available on Amazon.com
|Professional/Teaching Experience:||Art Educator K-12 since 1994|
|Exhibitions:||2006 UMKC Fine Arts Gallery
2007 TMC Healing Arts Gallery Invitational Exhibition
2007 Unity Temple Plaza Gallery Kansas City, MO
2008/2009 Kansas City Artists Coalition Underground Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri
2008-2011 Primary Colors Gallery Independence, MO
2010/2011 Cultures Without Borders, Northeast Arts KC.
2011 Kansas City Arts Council Gallery
2011 Now Showing Corporate Arts Program, KC Arts Council
2011 Solo Exhibition Kansas City Credit Union, KCMO
2011 Group Exhibit- Northeast Arts KC
2012 Solo Exhibition July-September. Black & Veatch, KCMO.
|Artistic Influences:||I am inspired artistically by the work of Eric Fischl, Edward Hopper, Wayne Thiebaud, Rachel Whiteread, Andy Goldsworthy because of the way they think about their subjects. Watching my children in honest play, living in the moment, was the inspiration for the main direction of my work.|
|Artist Tags:||suburban painting, abstract painting, mixed media art, american art, lorrie boydston fine art, acrylic|