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ARTIST STATEMENT

I like to challenge myself with new concepts and materials that I can develop into a series of thought-provoking artworks.  Whimsical treatments and bold colors are hallmarks of my work.  Lately, I’ve become fascinated by working with hair.  It is a universal object that I am incorporating into my artwork to connect with viewers of all cultures.  You can see these works in the “conceptual” tab of this website.  Among my influences are my experiences from travel, spiritual quests and childhood memories. 

The artworks of Elizabeth Murray, Milton Avery and Marc Chagall have inspired me to try new and different approaches.

BIOGRAPHY

I received Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA), in Baltimore, Maryland.  After running a ceramic business and working full time as a Career Development Specialist in colleges and universities for over 25 years, I moved to Munich, Germany.  While living in Munich, I studied with a local recognized abstract artist and took workshops in France, Italy and Hungary, reawakening my love for painting.  Since my return in 2002, I have pursued my passion for creating art in a variety of mediums.

EXHIBITIONS AND INVITATIONS

Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, Associate Artist 2006-present

elan magazine, Fairfax, VA, feature article, “Universal Truths,” December 2017 issue, click here to read full elan article.

Invited to design a card for “The Project Washington, DC” deck of cards, 2011

The Art League, Alexandria, VA, juried group show, Origins, November 2019

The Athenaeum Gallery, Alexandria, VA,, juried group show, Board: out of our minds! September 2019

Mosaic Gallery, Fairfax, VA, juried group show, Uncommon Visions, January 2018

National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, invited to show, July 2017

The Family Center, Inova Shar Cancer Institute, group show, 2012

Margaret W. and Joseph Fisher Gallery at The Schlesinger Concert Hall,

NOVA, solo show, 2011

River Rd Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Bethesda, MD, solo show, January 2008

Generations Dance & Fitness Studio, Alexandria, VA, solo show, November 2007

BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD, juried group show, 2007

Art at Linthicum Walks, Annapolis, MD, juried group show, November 2006

Yellow Barn, Bethesda, MD, solo show, April 2006

Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA, new artist members show, April 2006

Strathmore Mansion, Rockville, MD, group show, February 2006

The Art League, Alexandria, VA, members show, February 2006

Artworks Gallery, Reston, VA, group show, May 2005, February 2006

Visions Gallery, Georgetown, Washington, DC, group show, 2005

Glenview Mansion, Rockville, MD, printmakers’ show, August 2005

All-India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi, India, juried group show, November, 2004

Pauline Siple

“Universal Truths,” elan Magazine,

Click to here to read full elan article.

“My interest in abstracting the ordinary is found throughout my Birds on a Line series… I’m fascinated by their sizes, shapes, spacing and the subtle individual colors reflected on them.”

about

ARTIST STATEMENT

I like to challenge myself with new concepts and materials that I can develop into a series of thought-provoking artworks.  Whimsical treatments and bold colors are hallmarks of my work.  Lately, I’ve become fascinated by working with hair.  It is a universal object that I am incorporating into my artwork to connect with viewers of all cultures.  You can see these works in the “conceptual” tab of this website.  Among my influences are my experiences from travel, spiritual quests and childhood memories. 

The artworks of Elizabeth Murray, Milton Avery and Marc Chagall have inspired me to try new and different approaches.

BIOGRAPHY

I received Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from Maryland Institute, College of Art (MICA), in Baltimore, Maryland.  After running a ceramic business and working full time as a Career Development Specialist in colleges and universities for over 25 years, I moved to Munich, Germany.  While living in Munich, I studied with a local recognized abstract artist and took workshops in France, Italy and Hungary, reawakening my love for painting.  Since my return in 2002, I have pursued my passion for creating art in a variety of mediums.

EXHIBITIONS AND INVITATIONS

Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA, Associate 2006-present

elan magazine, Fairfax, VA, feature article, “Universal Truths,” December 2017 issue

Invited to design a card for “The Project Washington, DC” deck of cards, 2011

The Art League, Alexandria, VA, juried group show, Origins, November 2019

The Athenaeum Gallery, Alexandria, VA,, Board: out of our minds! September 2019

Mosaic Gallery, Fairfax, VA, juried group show, Uncommon Visions, January 2018

National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, invited to show, July 2017

The Family Center, Inova Shar Cancer Institute, group show, 2012

Margaret W. and Joseph Fisher Gallery at The Schlesinger Concert Hall,

NOVA, solo show, 2011

River Rd Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Bethesda, MD, solo show, January 2008

Generations Dance & Fitness Studio, Alexandria, VA, solo show, November 2007

BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD, juried group show, 2007

Art at Linthicum Walks, Annapolis, MD, juried group show, November 2006

Yellow Barn, Bethesda, MD, solo show, April 2006

Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA, new artist members show, April 2006

Strathmore Mansion, Rockville, MD, group show, February 2006

The Art League, Alexandria, VA, members show, February 2006

Artworks Gallery, Reston, VA, group show, May 2005, February 2006

Visions Gallery, Georgetown, Washington, DC, group show, 2005

Glenview Mansion, Rockville, MD, printmakers’ show, August 2005

All-India Fine Arts and Crafts Society, New Delhi, India, group show, November, 2004

“My interest in abstracting the ordinary is found throughout my Birds on a Line series… I’m fascinated by their sizes, shapes, spacing and the subtle individual colors reflected on them.”

Click to here to view full review.

—Pauline Siple

"Universal Truths," elan Magazine,

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