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Elaine Defibaugh
updated: 10/25/2010
website: www.elainedefibaugh.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Flip Flopping
Flip Flopping
Layered Cake_Under Black Light
Layered Cake_Natural Light
Flying by the Seat of My Pants-Under Black Light
Flying by the Seat of My Pants-Under Natural Light
Nite Lite, City Brite-Under Black Light
Nite Lite, City Brite-Under Natural Light
Sky Jumping-Under Black Light
Sky Jumping-Under Natural Light
Chief Daddy Dog
Go Green
Birdseye
Groovin
Sleepin Peepin
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract
 
 
Flip Flopping by Elaine Defibaugh
Flip Flopping
Fluorescent Acrylic, Collage, Mixed and Hand Stitchery, With Black Light
2010
72 " x  104 " 
Flip Flopping by Elaine Defibaugh
Flip Flopping
Fluorescent Acrylic, Collage, Mixed and Hand Stitchery, Natural Light
2010
72 " x  106 " 
Layered Cake_Under Black Light by Elaine Defibaugh
Layered Cake_Under Black Light
Fluorescent Acrylic & Collage, Mixed Media and Hand Stitchery
2010
72 " x  106 " 
Layered Cake_Natural Light by Elaine Defibaugh
Layered Cake_Natural Light
Fluorescent Acrylic & Collage, Mixed Media and Hand Stitchery
2009
72 " x  106 " 
Flying by the Seat of My Pants-Under Black Light by Elaine Defibaugh
Flying by the Seat of My Pants-Under Black Light
Fluorescent Acrylic & Collage, Mixed Media and Hand Stitchery
2010
72 " x  108 " 
Flying by the Seat of My Pants-Under Natural Light by Elaine Defibaugh
Flying by the Seat of My Pants-Under Natural Light
Fluorescent Acrylic & Collage, Mixed Media and Hand Stitchery
2010
72 " x  105 " 
Nite Lite, City Brite-Under Black Light by Elaine Defibaugh
Nite Lite, City Brite-Under Black Light
Fluorescent Acrylic & Collage, Mixed Media and Hand Stitchery
2009
72 " x  69 " 
Nite Lite, City Brite-Under Natural Light by Elaine Defibaugh
Nite Lite, City Brite-Under Natural Light
Fluorescent Acrylic, Mixed Media w/Collage & Hand Stitchery
2009
72 " x  105 " 
Sky Jumping-Under Black Light by Elaine Defibaugh
Sky Jumping-Under Black Light
Fluorescent Acrylic & Collage, Mixed Media and Hand Stitchery
2010
72 " x  103 " 
Sky Jumping-Under Natural Light by Elaine Defibaugh
Sky Jumping-Under Natural Light
Fluorescent Acrylic & Collage, Mixed Media and Hand Stitchery
2010
72 " x  103 " 
Chief Daddy Dog by Elaine Defibaugh
Chief Daddy Dog
Mixed Media on Mylar and Translucent Overlays
2009
40 " x  30 " 
Go Green by Elaine Defibaugh
Go Green
Mixed Media on Mylar and Translucent Overlays
2009
40 " x  30 " 
Birdseye by Elaine Defibaugh
Birdseye
Mixed Media on Mylar and Translucent Overlays
2009
40 " x  30 " 
Groovin by Elaine Defibaugh
Groovin
Mixed Media on Mylar and Translucent Overlays
2009
40 " x  30 " 
Sleepin Peepin by Elaine Defibaugh
Sleepin Peepin
Mixed Media on Mylar and Translucent Overlays
2009
40 " x  30 " 

Artist Statement
I trace shadows of trees on large canvas, paper, and walls of  EZ Up Canopy Tents while traveling.  I'm interested in the ethereal qualities apparent in the shadows once combined with manmade materials.  The application of of my materials begins with a dialogue between line, shape, texture, movement, and color.  Sometimes the work directs me and tells me what to investigate.  Other times, I'm directed by a thought or personal story,or perhaps even historical or scientific data.  I like to investigate the possibilities of the unknown. The shadows of the trees in some way have shared their secrets and energy with me.

I often add various collage materials, such as spandex fabric, mylar, translucent paper, and canvas.  Quite often, I will sew on the piece to express the bridging together of the drawn line and the collage materials. 
In the Last Year, I've been painting with Fluorescent Paint and exhibiting the work under black lite.  My inspiration is to add the element of light seen in city scape, such as Time Square and contrast it with light seen in landscape, such as The Grand Tetons, Yellowstone Nat'l Park, etc.

Artist Bio / CV

Solo Exhibitions:

2010 Franklin 54 Gallery, New York, NY, Harlem School of the Arts, New York, NY, Gallery ID, Miami, FL

2008 Franklin 54 Gallery, NYC

Casper College, Casper, WY

Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall, MN

Rockefeller University, NYC

2007 Chashama, 461 Gallery, New York, NY
         Jamestown Community College, Weeks Gallery,                  
2006 Biscayne Institute, Miami, FL
2002 Rush Library, Rush, NY
2001 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
1998 Hobart William & Smith College, Geneva, NY
1996 Beall Park Arts Center,Bozeman, MT
         Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1991 Cell Gallery, Writers & Books, Rochester, NY
1990 Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, NY
Recent Group Shows:
2010 ROCA, Rochester, NY, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
ARTWorks Johnstown, Johnstown, PA
2007 Chashama 461 Gallery, Harlem, NY
2006 Franklin 54 Gallery, NYC
2005 Albright Knox-Members Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2000 Albright Knox-Members Gallery, Buffalo, NY
         Butler Institute of American Art, Mid Year, Young. OH
Awards:
2009 RAID Projects 3 month residency in LA
2008 Constance Saltonstall Foundation fro the arts, Grant
2006-2008 Chashama Subsidized Studio Space Program
2005 & 2003 Jentel ARts Foundation-Artist in Residency, Banner, WY.
2005-2004 Vermont Studio Center
2003 Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester Community Grant
2001-1996 5-SOS grants from Arts & Cultural Council for Great Rochester
1990 Patron Print for Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
         Yaddo, Artist in Residency, Saratoga, NY
         Finger Lakes Exhibition-Memorial Art Gallery
1988 Faber Birren Color Award Show, Stamford, CT
         Purchase Prize Award, The Univ. of Wisconsin
1986 The Ellen Battel Stoeckel Fellowship, Yale Univ. Summer School of Art & Music, Norfolk, CT
Permanent Collections:
2008 Whitney Gallery, at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY-Permanent Collection
2004 The Elizabeth Collection, Rochester, NY
1998 SUNY Brockport College, Brockport, NY
         Jewish Home Foundation, Rochester, NY
1996 Butler Institute of America Art, Youngstown, OH
1990 Memorial Art Gallery, Patron Print, Rochester, NY
1989 RIT/Wallace Memorial Library, Rochester, NY
1988 Allan Priebe Gallery, The Univ. of Wisconsin, Oshkosh