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Aubrey Navarro
updated: 05/27/2012
website: www.anavarrostudios.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Maiden Voyage
Helium Fueled Disaster
The Endless Chasm (Part II- a streak of bad luck)
Buoyant Bubble Bouquet
Good thing I sent Test Pig up first
Navigating the Asteroid Field
another sunken ship
Belly of the Beast
A Great Monstrosity
Sole Survivor
Consumed by Madness
The Diggers
Joyride
underground metropolis
Lift off
 
Portfolio Keywords:  historical, narrative, fantasy, technology, humor, violence
 
 
Maiden Voyage by Aubrey Navarro
Maiden Voyage
Acrylic and Charcoal on paper
2008
7" x  5" 
Helium Fueled Disaster by Aubrey Navarro
Helium Fueled Disaster
Acrylic and Charcoal on paper
2008
28" x  33" 
The Endless Chasm (Part II- a streak of bad luck) by Aubrey Navarro
The Endless Chasm (Part II- a streak of bad luck)
Acrylic and Charcoal on paper
2008
9" x  30" 
Buoyant Bubble Bouquet by Aubrey Navarro
Buoyant Bubble Bouquet
Acrylic and Charcoal on paper
2008
62" x  16" 
Good thing I sent Test Pig up first by Aubrey Navarro
Good thing I sent Test Pig up first
Acrylic and Charcoal on paper
2008
8" x  5" 
Navigating the Asteroid Field by Aubrey Navarro
Navigating the Asteroid Field
Acrylic and Charcoal on paper
2008
12" x  12" 
another sunken ship by Aubrey Navarro
another sunken ship
mixed media on paper
2009
29 " x  31 " 
Belly of the Beast by Aubrey Navarro
Belly of the Beast
Acrylic and Charcoal on paper
2008
0" x  0" 
A Great Monstrosity by Aubrey Navarro
A Great Monstrosity
Acrylic and Charcoal on paper
2008
8" x  10" 
Sole Survivor by Aubrey Navarro
Sole Survivor
Acrylic and Charcoal on paper
2008
10" x  8" 
Consumed by Madness by Aubrey Navarro
Consumed by Madness
Acrylic and Charcoal on paper
2008
6" x  6" 
The Diggers by Aubrey Navarro
The Diggers
Acrylic and Charcoal on paper
2008
12" x  5.75" 
Joyride by Aubrey Navarro
Joyride
Acrylic and Charcoal on paper
2008
0" x  0" 
underground metropolis by Aubrey Navarro
underground metropolis
Acrylic and charcoal on paper
2009
7 " x  6 " 
Lift off by Aubrey Navarro
Lift off
Acrylic and charcoal on paper
2009
10 " x  44 " 

Artist Statement
A Titanic mistake.
A Hindenblunder.
The threat of imminent disaster.
Acts of hubris or folly on the part of mankind.
The overconfidence in technology to the point of dangerous results.
The fantasy of exploration with imagery rooted in science fiction - a new backdrop for the old west archetype.
People trapped in little vessels, crashing into one another exploding, exploring someplace where god knows they shouldn’t be, and disregarding all warnings of impending doom.
I reconstruct fictional historical narratives by appropriating images loosely based on science fiction literature. Working primarily on paper with washes and stains my paintings depict vast landscapes peppered with delicate apocalyptic events. Small convoys of explorers probe watery voids or crash through fields of space. Like the latest Discovery shuttle expedition, these voyages are torn apart and reconfigured into tales of exploration fuelled by recklessness

Artist Bio / CV

Education

2006 MFA Painting The University of the Arts

2003 BFA Studio Art Carnegie Mellon University

Exhibitions

2008 AB(o)MB, Artoconecto,  Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami Florida

2008 22nd International Juried Show, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, New Jersey

2008 Currents, Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, Studio Montclair, Wayne, New Jersey

2007 New Visions, Gallery 181, Lawrence, Massachusetts

2006 MFA Painting Thesis Exhibition, Highwire and Rosenwald-Wolf Galleries, The University of
the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2006 Work in Progress Show, Hamilton and Arronson Galleries, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2005 Work in Progress Show, Hamilton and Arronson Galleries, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2003 Foreland Street Studio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2003 The Regina Miller Gallery, Purnell Center of the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2002 The Frame Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Awards

2006- 2004 The University of the Arts Graduate Merit Scholarship

2004- 2006 The CIRI Foundation Educational Grant

2003- 1999 The CIRI Foundation General Semester Scholarship