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maureen nollette
updated: 02/23/2015
website: www.nollettestudio.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
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White
White, detail
539
Blue Surrounding Blue, detail
with/without
with/without
Inheritance Series (net doily)
Inheritance Series (snowflake doily)
Inheritance Series (large doily)
march into april
march into april
Gold Grid
Gold Grid
magpie (two)
magpie (two)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  social criticism, craft, meditative, abstract, process, site-specific, feminist, conceptual, pattern, repetition
 
 
White by maureen nollette
White
graphite, ribbon, straight pins
2010
72 " x  72 "  x 1 " 
White, detail by maureen nollette
White, detail
graphite, ribbon, straight pins
2010
72 " x  72 "  x 1 " 
539 by maureen nollette
539
graphite, thread
2010
42 " x  42 " 
Blue Surrounding Blue, detail by maureen nollette
Blue Surrounding Blue, detail
graphite, thread
2011
42 " x  42 " 
with/without by maureen nollette
with/without
site specific installation: contact paper, light source, scrim
2013
95" x  115" 
with/without by maureen nollette
with/without
site specific installation: contact paper, light source, scrim
2013
95" x  115" 
Inheritance Series (net doily) by maureen nollette
Inheritance Series (net doily)
wood, gold leaf, oil paint, graphite
2014
10 18 " x  10 24 "  x 1 1 " 
Inheritance Series (snowflake doily) by maureen nollette
Inheritance Series (snowflake doily)
wood, gold leaf, oil paint, graphite
2014
10" x  10"  x 1" 
Inheritance Series (large doily) by maureen nollette
Inheritance Series (large doily)
graphite, tea stain
2014
18" x  24" 
march into april by maureen nollette
march into april
graphite, thread, tea stain
2013
37.5" x  37.5" 
march into april by maureen nollette
march into april
graphite, thread, tea stain
2013
37.5" x  37.5" 
Gold Grid by maureen nollette
Gold Grid
collage with gold leaf
2014
37.5" x  37.5" 
Gold Grid by maureen nollette
Gold Grid
collage with gold leaf
2014
37.5" x  37.5" 
magpie (two) by maureen nollette
magpie (two)
gaphite, thread, collaged tissue paper
2013
37.5" x  37.5" 
magpie (two) by maureen nollette
magpie (two)
gaphite, thread, collaged tissue paper
2013
37.5" x  37.5" 

Artist Statement

“Almost all the artifacts that we value as a society were made by or at the order of men. But behind every one is an invisible infrastructure of labor—primarily caregiving, in its various aspects—that is mostly performed by women. “ – Debbie Chachra

The position a woman assumes in society is carved out of the very nature of her thoughts, formed by experience and identity, shaped by gender, race and socioeconomics. If she ascribes to the traditional female realm of labor—caregiving in its various forms—she will be debased by our societies gendered history of making. Reinforced by cultural stereotypes, the place this individual occupies will be viewed as minor; partially for the role’s intangible outcome, and partially because of society’s valuing an end product over a process. Labeled “women’s work”, women participating in this arena fall victim to the preeminence of an object-obsessed culture. Through material, space, and form, my work amalgams divergent philosophies regarding gender and labor. This deconstruction of societal norms, which examines the allocation of labels, and ascribing labor’s worth, has been instrumental in shaping my work.

My material choices shift sinuously based upon the desired outcome; permanence is juxtaposed with temporal to deliver a thought, as frivolous is positioned with cherished to instigate more intimate, careful consideration. Installations, drawings and sculpture all connect to a larger framework which questions social constructs that insinuate debased gender and labor stereotypes. As a woman making work in the context of third wave feminism, I intentionally position my work on the line between craft and art. Using the grid as a visual concept to signify women’s work and modern art simultaneously, I observe and underscore the similarities and incongruities. Organized in series, my efforts span the gap of being sensual, subtle and political in any combination.

 

Artist Bio / CV

ONE, TWO and THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2016 Made Especially for You (solo), Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
2012 Working Toward Invisible, Marygrove College Art Gallery, Detroit, MI
2009 Untitled [flesh] (solo), Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2015
TBA (juried), Calvin College, Grand Rapid, MI
2014
Even/End, CultureWorks, Holland, MI
Out of the Vortex, LaFontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
2013
The Not Yet (invitational), Site:Lab, Grand Rapids, MI
Slightly Obsessive, Douglas, MI
2012
 
From Lausanne to Beijing (juried), Beijing, China
Formative Process (invitational), Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
Broad Without Walls (juried), Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Acts of Recognition (invitational), Kendall Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
2011
Shift },
LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids, MI
West Michigan Area Show (juried), Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
(a)wake, The Cornerstone Building, Grand Rapids, MI
Associations (invitational), Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
25th International Juried Art Show (juried), Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ
2010
Drawing in the Expanded Field (juried), Hatton Gallery, Fort Collins, CO
Governors Island Art Fair (juried), Governors Island, New York, NY
Michigan—Land of Riches (invitational), Grand Rapids, MI
West Michigan Area Show (juried), Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
2009
The Sketchbook Project (juried), Atlanta, GA
ArtPrize at Tanglefoot (invitational), Grand Rapids, MI
2008
All Area/All Media Statewide Exhibition (juried), Traverse City, MI
2007
Design Trust for Public Space Art & Design Auction (juried), New York, NY
Brooklyn Designs (juried), St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts, The City University of New York, Queens, NY
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Bachelor of Journalism, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE