Bachelor's of Fine Arts, 2015, Salisbury University
Double Concentration: Painting and Drawing
In 2013 curated “Go Figure”, a show of 7 student figure works with peer Claire Strayer at the Student Art Center in Salisbury, MD.
Co-Chair of Senior Exhibition Committee: 2015
President of SU Art Club: 2012
Working within the traditional subject of portraiture, paired with abstract expressionistic doctrines, my artwork focuses on capturing the essence of a sitter, while also paying attention to the tactility of a painting's surface. In my paintings, I address the versatility of paint through various layers of diverse paint viscosity and handling. The canvas is a three-dimensional object and the surface should receive as much attention as that of a sculpture. Playing with the sheen and consistency of paint, I build a surface that is rhythmical and untamed: A landscape to the touch.
I carefully choose the appropriate brushstroke and application in every painting, for it can express feelings similar to the way fonts can shape the interpretation of words. I use colors, paint application, and hues to create an energy and emotion to help generalize and depict the deeper notions and parables behind the pieces. Though lacking any sort of real space or interaction, these paintings are very narrative. The figure is arranged within a compositional design; the limbs and parts on the body are simplified to just shapes within an architectural layout. The ultimate goal is to reach a harmonious balance within all these elements: The compositional aspects of design, the physicality, the narrative, and the emotional qualities of figure, brushstroke and color.
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