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Bette Burgoyne
updated: 02/21/2013
website: betteburgoyne.net
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
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Whisper Vapor
Cirrostratus
Fountain
Auricula
Dreams Are What Dreams Are Made Of
Billow
Drift
Smudge
Coalescent
The Drawing
Water Wood
Scroll (detail)
Whorl
Forest (detail)
Whom
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, biomorphic, landscape, nature, surreal, dreams, organic, optical, obsessive
 
 
Whisper Vapor by Bette Burgoyne
Whisper Vapor
black paper white pencil
2009
16" x  21" 
Cirrostratus by Bette Burgoyne
Cirrostratus
black paper white pencil
2009
9" x  7" 
Fountain by Bette Burgoyne
Fountain
black paper white pencil
2009
10" x  15" 
Auricula by Bette Burgoyne
Auricula
black paper white pencil
2009
10" x  12" 
Dreams Are What Dreams Are Made Of by Bette Burgoyne
Dreams Are What Dreams Are Made Of
black paper white pencil
2010
9 " x  12 " 
Billow by Bette Burgoyne
Billow
black paper white pencil
2010
12.5" x  8" 
Drift by Bette Burgoyne
Drift
black paper white pencil
2010
12" x  23" 
Smudge by Bette Burgoyne
Smudge
black paper white pencil
2010
13" x  15" 
Coalescent by Bette Burgoyne
Coalescent
handmade gray paper, white & charcoal pencil
2011
23" x  17" 
The Drawing by Bette Burgoyne
The Drawing
black paper white pencil
2011
9.5" x  7.5" 
Water Wood by Bette Burgoyne
Water Wood
black paper, white pencil
2011
12" x  12" 
Scroll (detail) by Bette Burgoyne
Scroll (detail)
black paper, white pencil
2011
132 " x  11 " 
Whorl by Bette Burgoyne
Whorl
black paper, white pencil
2011
20" x  13" 
Forest (detail) by Bette Burgoyne
Forest (detail)
black paper, white pencil
2012
8.5" x  360" 
Whom by Bette Burgoyne
Whom
black paper, white pencil
2012
11" x  8.5" 

Artist Statement

What I see during time spent in the forest and at the shore is translated and re-formed during the process of drawing.  My intention is to reveal a spectacle of wood, water, light and atmosphere; to share my enthusiasm for these processes and patterns that overlay, harmonize and echo one another.

Each depiction evolves on black paper using white prismacolor pencil.  As one's eyes adjust to the monochromatic setting, the details of light and contour emerge.

Artist Bio / CV

Education

1991  MFA  Mills College, Oakland CA

1986  BFA  Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle WA

Exhibitions

2013  Forest, LxWxH Gallery, Seattle WA

2011  Scroll, Amo Art, Waitsburg WA

2010  Transillumination, Vermillion Gallery, Seattle WA

1995  Brood, Headlands Center for Arts, Sausalito CA

1993  Head, Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco CA

1992  Glory and Disintegration, Southern Exposure, SF CA

1987  Brown Room, 911 Arts Center, Seattle WA

Group Exhibitions

2012  Out of Line, Richard L Nelson Gallery, UC Davis CA. Scripts & Systems, Lexington Art League, Lexington KY. Red Current, Roq La Rue Gallery, Seattle WA.

2011  Blurring the Lines, Davidson Galleries, Seattle WA   10x10x10xTieton, Tieton WA

2009  HM.GDN collaboration, text/voice for Ursula Brookbank   

2000  Observation/Revelation, Sun Valley Center for Arts, U. of Idaho Prichard Gallery

1996  Shadow Play, Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose CA.  Codpiece, Griffin Linton, Venice CA.  A Labor of Love, New Museum of Contemporary Art NYC.

1994  New World (Dis)Order, Center for the Arts Yerba Buena, S.F. CA, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, Fresno Art Museum CA, UC Davis

1993  (Mal)Function, Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica CA

1992  Virtual,Actual,Real, V2 Gallery, S'Hertognbosch, Holland. Perverse Nature, Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco CA.  Still Lives, Zen Center Hospice, San Francisco CA.

1991  Alchemy of Gesture, SF Camerawork, San Francisco.  Motion and Document - Sequence and Time, Phillips Academy Andover, MA touring; International Center for Photography NY, Long Beach Museum CA, Presentation House Vancouver BC, Henry Art Gallery Seattle, & Wadsworth Atheneum Hanford CT.   Comfort, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica CA.  Watkins Awards, New Langton Arts SF CA.