These works on paper are about the way visual diagrams present information that describes how something is made or the way it is. I am interested in drawing and collaging multiple layers of information that refer abstractly to maps, architectural drawings and blueprints, patterns or the structure of roller coasters and fences.
I use gouache and collaged paper in a series of layers that are a visual and ideological response to the previous layer to define my pictorial space. For each piece I create a set of rules to follow about the use of a limited palette, a grid format, opacity of paper and whether a piece my include curving lines or maintain a rectilinear structure.
Artist Bio / CV
Donise English holds an MFA in Painting from Bard College and a BS in Art History from SUNY New Paltz.
Since 1994 she has been an Associate Professor of Studio Art at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Selected exhibitions: “Working in Wax”, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA, “Encaustic 2009”, College of New Rochelle, NY , “Convergence: The Human Experience”Howard Co.Ctr. for the Arts, MD, “Suckers and Biters: Love, Lollipops, and Exquisite Corpse”, Chashama Gallery, NY, NY, Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY,“Suckers and Biters”, AG Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, “100 Artists, 100 Watercolors”, Jeannie Freilich Fine Art,NY, NY, “On/Of Paper”, Kirkland Art Ctr, Clinton, NY, “The Love Show, ”Manchester College, Manchester, CT, Project Room at The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN, “Small Tales”, Valdosta State Univ., GA, Nat’l Juried Exhibition, Art Inst. & Gallery, Salisbury, MD, “Women in the Middle: Borders, Barriers, Intersections”, Univ. of WI-Milwaukee, “Girl Art Now”, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI, 3 Person Exhibition,Monterey Peninsula College, CA,“The Feminine Eye”,Bradley Univ., Peoria, IL, “Women Painting Women”,McNeese State Univ., Lake Charles, LA, “Beefcake/Cheesecake”, Orange Co. Ctr for Contemporary , CA, Halpert Bienniel, Appalachian State Univ., NC ,“Texas National ‘97”, Stephen F. Austin State,Univ., TX, (Catalogue published) “Pulp”, Santa Clara Univ., CA “Metaphor for the 20th C.”, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI,, “Artist as Curator, Curator as Artist”, Bergen Museum, NJ (Catalogue published), “Nat’l Drawing and Sculpture Show”, Del Mar College, TX (Cat.published)