I look for the universal beneath the particular and for the particular above the universal.
When drawing a line or dot my whole effort and attention is there at the tip of the pencil.
At the very same moment I am aware of every mark on the paper already made and every mark yet to come. The single mark is the particular, the sum of them all is the universal.
The marks I leave on paper with graphite, ink, hole punch or traces left by dripping water on a video screen are sometimes most minimal and at other times more expressive. They start out from a set of simple rules or evolve as improvisations. By listening to the momentary sound the pencil makes on the surface, every drawing is the most truthful memory of the time taken up by the making of the drawing. There is no beginning or end, no top or bottom, no reference to the scale of it all. Every drawing is a fragment and a complete whole at the same time. In the viewers’ eyes, ears and mind, the continuous movement of lines and dots on the surface offers many kinds of silence.
Artist Bio / CV
2005 MFA in intermedia design, SUNY New Paltz, USA, visual research laboratory program
1998 fellowship for a study at University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland
2009 Traces of a Sweet Connect Go North Gallery, Beacon, NY2005 Thesis Show, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz
2003 "Climate of Sight," Collaborative Concepts, Beacon, NY
2002 "Light Between Lines and Bits," Linna (City) Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
2002 "Lines in Silence," Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY
2001 Art Academy Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
selected group exhibitions
2009 Plastic Waves: collaborative installation :Susan English and Jaanika Peerna, Gillette Gallery, GAC, Garrison, NY
2009 Sublime, Zero Filme, R.Sao Filipe Nery, nr 25B, Lisbon, Portugal
2009 Slow News International, curated by Peggy Cyphers / Broadthinking, The ARTS at Marks Garage, Honolulu, HI
2009 Revisions (drawings), Galerie Lavignes-Bastille, Paris, France
2009 H20:Film on Water (video); curated by Cynthia Reeves, Reeves Gallery in New
York City’ The Mill Art Space, Newport, NH
2009 FUTURE=FERTILE (video); curated by Leo Kuelbs, LKC, New York
2009 BROADTHINKING, Bridge Art Fair, New York, NY 2009 “Out of the Blue”,curated by Amy Lipton, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ
2008 “NEW” (drawings), curated by Paul Kahn, Galerie Lavignes-Bastille, Paris, France
2008 Regional Triennial “The Camera Always Lies,” curated by Beth Wilson, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
2008 “Fugue” (videos and drawings) curated by Patricia Miranda and Patricia Spergel, Miranda Fine Arts, Port Chester, NY
2008 “Paradox of Water,” juried by Mary Sabbatino, Vice President and Partner of Galerie Lelong in New York City, Westport Art Center, Westport, CT
2007 “Silence Increased,” Chapman Gallery, University of Salford, Manchester, UK
2006 “Standards and Shifts in Contemporary Art”, Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY
2005 B5 Kleinert/James Art Center Woodstock, NY
work on file: Drawing Center, NY; Artists Space, NY; Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY