I have two cut-paper collages in the Capitol Arts Network, "Abstraction At Its Best" juried exhibit in Rockville, MD through August 26, 2013. These mixed media artworks incorporates cut paper and copper wire over monoprints.
While studying in San Miguel de Allende this summer in the Corcoran's Study Away program, I created some new cut-paper collages and exhibited them at La Fabrica de Aurora. The Corcoran has a cool exhibit and workshop space there.
I had one postcard in Wish You Were Here 12: June 27 - July 21, 2013 - Brooklyn's annual A.I.R Gallery exhibit. Last year's exhibit featured work by over 400 artists from as far away as Australia and Guyana. Proceeds from this exhibition help fund programs, including the Fellowship Program for under-represented and emerging women artists.
Gallery 6 Off The Chain exhibit opened Friday June 7, 2013 in Richmond, VA. On left is curator Helene Ruiz, who designed the multi-media exhibit to address issues of slavery, emancipation and liberation and featured local, national and international artists.
I promised myself this year that I would take at least one art workshop each month to learn new skills and techniques. My Translucent Collage workshop at Plaza Art in Rockville, MD yesterday was my first for the year. The small class painted with Golden liquid acrylics, which assures strong, vibrant colors, and matt medium. We painted on top of paper towels, believe it or not, and after drying, peeled the towels apart, torn them or cut the pieces and collaged on top of freezer paper. After layering pieces between coats of medium, we let the piece dry thoroughly. Last night I slowly peeled the collaged paper from the freezer paper, revealing a beautiful translucent colorful skin. Can't wait to work with these pieces in other layered collages and will experiment with wrapping these skins over wire to create 3D sculptural art. I'm in Love!
I see myself as a visual storyteller. My narrative mixed media art explores the interaction of words, symbols, and imagery in my art making. My craving for the tactile keeps me bound in traditional printmaking and painting— however, my interest in new technologies has pushed me to explore digital processes and the marriage of the two.