Liquid Rhythms - Sculptural Drawings and Paintings in Resin
I was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Palm Springs, California with my Grandparents. They instilled in me a love of travel, especially to exotic beaches. 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.
For well over a decade, I have worked primarily with resins and water concepts in one form or another. Combining non-traditional, industrial materials with traditional art mediums constantly takes my art into new directions because experimentation always brings with it ideas from observations of what I call "happy accidental discoveries". That is the thrill of the chase for me because often I end 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 where we built a new studio along the Sound which serves as 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
In 2015 and 2016 the demand for my artwork grew to the point that I had to simplify my life. I loved being director and curator of Skylight Gallery NYC and curator at The Beacon Room at BAU Gallery. I also loved being a prolific artist, a wife and mother of two wonderful daughters. I just had too many plates spinning and something had to give. I made the tough decision to leave my gallery and take a years sabbatical from BAU. The reality is I have always been an artist first and being successful enough to be able to follow my heart and concentrate exclusively on creating art is
MY DREAM COME TRUE.
My artwork has been included in over 300 exhibitions in national and international exhibitions in museums, universities and galleries.
My artworks are available at
Chase Edwards Fine Art Bridge Hampton NY
Denise Bibro Fine Art NYC
Brenda Taylor Projects Boston MA
BeaconArt Shortwave Gallery Stone Harbor NJ
Alida Anderson Projects Washington DC
McGuire Fine Art Fredrick MD
BAU Gallery Beacon NY
Kunstleben Berlin Galleri Berlin Germany
I work closely with many interior designers and art placement firms; creating large and small scale commissions for corporate offices, restaurants, hotel lobbies, hospitals and family homes of all sizes.