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kirsten nash
updated: 05/23/2013
website: kirsten-nash.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Seams and Structure
Melancholia
Four Square Seam
The Lover
Untitled Seam Drawing
Manifestation
Seams and Ruptures
Headlights Dancing
Betsy Ross
untitled manifestation
 
Portfolio Keywords:  systems, conceptual, landscape, abstract
 
 
Seams and Structure by kirsten nash
Seams and Structure
pencil on linen
2012
14 " x  16 "  x 1.5 " 
Melancholia by kirsten nash
Melancholia
pencil on linen
2012
14 " x  16 "  x 1.5 " 
Four Square Seam by kirsten nash
Four Square Seam
Oil and pencil on linen
2012
14 " x  16 "  x 1.5 " 
The Lover by kirsten nash
The Lover
Oil and Pencil on Linen
2012
38" x  42"  x 1.5" 
Untitled Seam Drawing by kirsten nash
Untitled Seam Drawing
Watercolor and pencil on paper
2013
11 " x  18 " 
Manifestation by kirsten nash
Manifestation
Oil and pencil on linen
2012
16in " x  14in "  x 1.5 " 
Seams and Ruptures by kirsten nash
Seams and Ruptures
Oil and pencil on linen
2012
38in " x  42in "  x 1.5 " 
Headlights Dancing by kirsten nash
Headlights Dancing
watercolor on paper
2009
11" x  15" 
Betsy Ross by kirsten nash
Betsy Ross
watercolor and pencil on paper
2011
07 " x  9 " 
untitled manifestation by kirsten nash
untitled manifestation
pencil and watercolor on paper
2012
14 " x  9 " 

Artist Statement

I play with the juxtaposition of positive and negative, imagery and abstraction, line and ground, and deep space and the flatness of the paper. The collision of the natural and artificial become metaphors for the creative process. Appropriating the reductive quality of American Minimal and Conceptual painting, while referencing objects and places from the everyday, I hope to engage the viewer on more than one perceptual level.  In the most successful pieces, the viewer is made aware of the delicate balance between his or her reading as one of the oscillation between the formal properties of the work and personal reverie upon life experience.

 

Artist Bio / CV

Selected Exhibitions

2013,

Draw(n) Out, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

S’Long As It’s Yours, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ.

New Abstraction, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY.  

2012,

Urban Legands, City Without Walls, Seton Hall University Law School, Newark, NJ.

Big Queens Drawing Show, Jamacia Center for Art and Learning, Jamaica, NY.

Anywhere But Here, Curated by Dan Teran & Maureen Sullivan,  Gallery Bar, NYC.

2011, Transient Landscape, Gallery ELL, Governor’s Island, NYC.

Elemental Process; Curated by John Ros, Spool Mfg., Johnson City, NY.

Brooklyn Takes On, Barlett Gallery, Alton Mill, Ontario.

Traces; Ligne Roset, SoHo, New York, NY.

2010, Maginot Line; Curated by Dennis Scholl, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL.

GalleryELL@the Loadingdock, Brooklyn, NY.

2009,

Queens International 08; Curated by Jose Ruiz and Erin Sickler, Queens Museum of Art, NY.


2008, Parking Lots, Works on Paper by Kirsten Nash,

The Rye Reading Room, Rye, NY

Kirsten Nash and Jim Zellinger,  Go North Gallery, Beacon, NY.

Things from Your Life, An Exhibition In 3 Homes; Curated by Kelly Adams and

                    Paul Bloodgood; Jackson Heights, NY

2007, Queens Diversity Project: Town and Country; RAA; Queens Council on the Arts.  

2006, Light, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA.

2004, Final Proposal, Year Project Space, Brooklyn, NY.

1997, Downtown Installation, Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA.

Painted Cities, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY.

Down Town Art Exchange, 4c, New York, NY.

 

Education

Bard College, MFA, 1998

Cleveland Institute of Art, BFA, 1988

 

Awards

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Drawing, 2011.

Elaine de Kooning Fellowship, Bard College, 1996.

Otto F. Eggie Award, Cleveland Institute of Art, 1988.

Publications

Yew Magazine, September 2012.

Queens International 4, Queens Museum of Art, Essays by Curators, Ruiz and  Stickler, 2009.