Sunday, April 11, 2010

Thesis Exhibition: "Unveiling Secrets", Installation

Unveiling Secrets, March 29 - April 3, 2010

This thesis exhibition experience was an amazing one. I learned so much about my self as an artist, and psychologically on the issue of love. How I feel about love really spoke to me from seeing my paintings all hung together in the gallery. Seeing my big paintings, Secret Garden and Caught, in the gallery amazed me on how much life large paintings can bring to a series, and can affect the gallery in a beautiful way. I got a lot of great responses from my peers, teachers, and guest about the series. Three things that they all love is how I use color, the imagery I express in each painting, and the energy that I bring with each brush stroke.

Another thing others admire is my fearlessness to be transparent and expose my inner self for the world to see. This can be a very vulnerable place for many, but for me it gives me the strength to share my feelings with absolute power and control. Their inspiration from observing my work has inspired me as an artist. I have been debating as to whether or not to do more paintings for this series. I will because a few of my trusted peers and teachers say that I should push these ideas further, and I agree.

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Secret Garden, Oil on Canvas, 2010
Pratt Student, Friend, Model James Ward beside painting

Current late painting of series

Please be Delicate, Oil on Canvas, 2010

Caught, Oil on Canvas, 2010

Senior Fine Arts painting professor Greg Drasler sharing his positive thoughts with me about his perspective on the series and my growth.



  1. "Your work looks really strong in the gallery."
    -Peggy Cyphers

    "I LOVE YOUR DRESS!! I love your colors in your painting, and your work looks so professional in this space. I enjoy having you as my studio neighbor."
    -Dayna Wiener

    "Great job! I like your stuff!!" ;0)
    -Taissia Basaria