Untitled Dome Series
Media: Painting on Paper
Framing: White wood frame
Frame Size: 12” x 12”
I am an artist, designer, and teacher at Columbia College Chicago. I earned a Bachelor of Science from Skidmore College, a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Post-Baccalaureate degree in graphic design from Columbia College Chicago. In my art and design work, I am greatly influenced by patterns. This ranges from repetition of shapes and marks in my paintings to designing surface patterns. I am the creator of placepattern, a pattern placeholder site for web code, the author of Pattern+Source, an online archive of multi-media surface design, and the author of Participatory Learning Strategies, a site for teachers to gain techniques on how to lecture less in the classroom. I have shown my art and design projects in venues such as the Illinois State Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Chicago Artists Coalition, and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. I am a former Convergence Academies Research Fellow and Chicago Artists Coalition Hatch Projects resident.
Painting on canvas. I use thickened paint with a palette knife to create the texture. This is part of a series I am still working on. I do this work on both canvas and paper.
Inspiration includes landscapes and environments, space, organisms, narrative through simple elements, swarm theory, emergence, biodiversity, and design like Marimekko and Charles Spencer Anderson Co. I am influenced by Buckminster Fuller's Geodesic Domes in which the domes are created through flat shapes, usually triangles. I am always interested in the extreme repetition in the work of Agnes Martin and Yayoi Kusama, especially Kusama's Infinity Nets.
Exhibition: Spotlight Exhibition: New Works by Faculty
ShopColumbia, 619 S Wabash Ave, 1st floor
Exhibition dates: August 22 - September 29, 2017
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