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Grace Markman
updated: 04/18/2012
website: www.gracemarkman.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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art-medium
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Blue Capsule
Float
Ghost Plane
Green Plane
Pink Capsule
Pinks Cars
Launch
Nursing
On Schedule
Rainbow Train
Red and Black Road
Two Rockets
X-Ray Rocket
Two Rockets Launching
Ghost Rocket
 
Portfolio Keywords:  autobiographical, biomorphic, landscape, figurative, organic, spiritual, nature, dreams
 
 
Blue Capsule by Grace Markman
Blue Capsule
watercolor on blue paper
2011
11"" x  8.5"" 
Float by Grace Markman
Float
watercolor on pink paper
2011
8.5" " x  11 " 
Ghost Plane by Grace Markman
Ghost Plane
watercolor on blue paper
2011
8.5" " x  11" " 
Green Plane by Grace Markman
Green Plane
watercolor on tan paper
2011
8.5 " x  11 " 
Pink Capsule  by Grace Markman
Pink Capsule
watercolor on pink paper
2012
11".5 " x  8.5" " 
Pinks Cars by Grace Markman
Pinks Cars
watercolor on pink paper
2011
11"" x  8.5"" 
Launch by Grace Markman
Launch
watercolor on pink paper
2012
11"" x  8.5"" 
Nursing by Grace Markman
Nursing
watercolor on tan paper
2011
8.5"" x  11"" 
On Schedule by Grace Markman
On Schedule
watercolor on yellow paper
2011
0" x  0" 
Rainbow Train by Grace Markman
Rainbow Train
watercolor on grey paper
2011
11"" x  8.5"" 
Red and Black Road by Grace Markman
Red and Black Road
watercolor on paper
2010
11"" x  8.5"" 
Two Rockets by Grace Markman
Two Rockets
watercolor on blue paper
2012
11"" x  8.5"" 
X-Ray Rocket by Grace Markman
X-Ray Rocket
watercolor on blue paper
2012
11"" x  8.5"" 
Two Rockets Launching by Grace Markman
Two Rockets Launching
watercolor on blue paper
2012
11"" x  8.5"" 
Ghost Rocket by Grace Markman
Ghost Rocket
watercolor on pink paper
2012
11"" x  8.5"" 

Artist Statement

My drawings are an ongoing investigation of the body as vehicle.  The forms I use resemble cars, trains, planes and rockets.  They travel through ungrounded space solo or with a partner.  These forms float, launch, and break apart, moving through air or water in a suspended state of being, energy in motion that seeks a destination. They travel an unknown path through uncharted territory.

 

I use watercolor on colored paper in a simple direct approach.  I work in a series of four or six drawings at a time, playing with the composition, form and color.  They often take several sessions to complete.  My drawings are fundamental to my artistic practice.  They are my way to envision my ideas in an immediate concrete yet flexible manner.

Artist Bio / CV

I was born in Paterson New Jersey.  My B.A. is in Studio Art is from Fordham University and I have an M.F.A. in Painting from Bard College.  My home and studio are in Brooklyn. 

 

I have exhibited my paintings and drawings for over twenty-five years in numerous shows both upstate and in New York City.  My first solo show was in 1987 at Rensselear County Council for the Arts in Troy, NY.  I have exhibited in group shows at the University Art Gallery, Albany, NY, the Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield,  Mass. , the Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY and The Drawing Center, NYC.  I have been awarded artist residencies at Yaddo, Blue Mountain Center and Byrdcliffe.  My drawings were included in TIMELESS: The Art of Drawing, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ, 2008 and in WINTER SELECTIONS 2001 at The Drawing Center.  I had my first one-person show in New York City, SQUIRM, in 2003 at Holland Tunnel. In Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  My second solo show at the Holland Tunnel, RAINBOW TWIST was in 2005. Arlene Raven, art historian, wrote poems in response to the work, GRACE MARKMAN: LIVING THINGS, 2003 and FLUTTER, 2005.