Liquid Rhythms - Sculptural Drawings and Paintings in Resin
I was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Palm Springs, California with my Grandparents. I practically lived in the swimming pool at home and sported a permanent green tint to my hair from the chlorinated water. I spent probably too many hours spacing out over the weird patterns the sun created in the swimming pool. Little did I know that those undulating patterns would some day become such an important aspect of my life as a visual artist.
I am an experimenter at heart. What you will find here on my website is a collection of variations on the theme of water in movement through my drawings, paintings and sculptures.
I've worked primarily with resins and water concepts in one form or another for the last 15 years but my love for combining non-traditional, industrial materials with traditional art mediums started way back in college. Exploring these outsider materials constantly takes my art into new directions because experimentation always brings with it ideas from observations of what I call "happy accidental discoveries". For me, it's the thrill of the chase of ideas, allowing myself to go down the rabbit hole and arriving finally to a fully formed concept where often I have ended up inventing processes and forms no one else does. The resulting work can be deceptively simple but is often very intricate and involved. I like the contrast in my work between the quiet, the bold and the ethereal. It is this realm of the ethereal that I try to dive into deeper and deeper.
I graduated with Honors in Art from the University of Redlands innovative Johnston Center where I studied with noted Los Angeles based figurative painter John Nava. Nava instilled in me a love for experimentation with a good solid art foundation. I earned my MFA at MICA Mount Royal Graduate School of Art in Baltimore where I studied with Castelli Gallery artist Sal Scarpitta best known for his sculptural studies in motion. Scarpitta helped me to learn to trust my instincts.
After school, I moved to NY to pursue my art career and eventually raise a family in the Hudson Valley. After many years in NY, my husband Stephen and I moved to Milford Connecticut in 2020 for new adventures. There we built a new studio for me along the Long Island Sound which serves as constant inspiration for my creative process.
My Art History
Part of my work ethos was learning the whole art business from the top down and bottom up. This lead me to curating shows and positions as director of the Beacon Artist Union and Skylight Gallery NYC in Chelsea and the co-creator of NY Meets Berlin which created a decade of reciprocal artist dialogs. I also created the “Freedom & Art” Project which brought together over 70 Mirca Group artists from 27 different countries together in a fundraiser book for Amnesty International with traveling exhibitions in NYC, Beacon, Newburgh, Sweden, South Africa and Germany. My curation in Berlin, Germany in June of 2018 garnered positive reviews by Barbara Hopp of Feuilletonscouts and pick of the week in Art Life Berlin.
I exhibit my own artworks nationally and internationally in galleries, universities, museums and public spaces.
A few examples include the American Embassy Turkey, University Art Museum's permanent collection at SW Minnesota State, The Dorsky Museum SUNY, The Tabernacle MoMA Wales, The New Museum Ideas City Festival Arts Brookfield, The Children’s Hospitals Cincinnati and Boston, the Solarium on RCCL's Ship “Harmony of the Seas”, the Lobby of the Marriott Waikiki, The Whitney Los Gatos and Tria Gallery NYC.
See my Exhibitions page for a comprehensive list of exhibitions.
I was also a featured artist in theTy Marshall film, "NEW SCHOOL: A Hudson Valley Artists Profile" 13 of the Most Prominent Hudson Valley Artists.
2014 recipient Connecticut Sea Grant a partnership between the University of Connecticut and the nation’s primary ocean agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for my Sea Foam Sculptural Drawings.
2019 ADC Summit Artist of the Year
2022 Connecticut Women's Art Association's "Alternative Art Process " awardee.
My artwork can be found at
Chase Edwards Fine Art Bridgehampton, NY, and
Palm Beach, FL,
Amy Simon Fine Art Westport, CT
Denise Bibro Fine Art NYC,
BeaconArt Shortwave Gallery-Stone Harbor NJ,
Alida Anderson Projects Washington, D.C.,
Brenda Taylor Projects Boston on Dibs
Gallery13 Minneapolis on Artsy