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Friday, November 09, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
BFA University of Southern Maine
MFA Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Academia de San Carlos-UNAM Upcomming Exhibits, Washington,DC,
09;09;2009 Katzen Art Center Museum, Washington,DC,
Oct 2009 Art-Space, DCSelected Solo Exhibitions:
2008 Lilian Fitzgerald Gallery, Bethesda,MD2007 Watergate Gallery, DC2007 Smith Farm (2 person), DC
2004 Parish Gallery, DC
2001 Janet Andrews Gallery, Reston, VA
1998 Sueño Guajiro, México City
1997 Maeth Gallery, Santa Cruz,Ca
1996 Carole Jones Gallery, Chicago
1996 Academia de San Carlos, México City
Selected Group Exhibitions:2009 X in DC ‘Live Painting”,2009 Nevin Kelly, 2009 Art Outlet, 2009, Artomatic, 2009 Art Registry with The Pink Line Project and Urban Pace, DC, 2008, Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington, DC, 2008 Arto Conecto, Miami, 2008 Caroll County Arts Counsel, Westminster,MD,2008 Winvian, Litchfiield,CN, 2008 Fountain Gallery, New York, New York, 2008 Wall Mountables, Washington,DC,2008, Cuisine des Artistes Meridian House, Washington,DC, Lilian Fitzgerald Gallery NIH, Bethesda,MD, 2008 Cancer Institute, 2008 Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC, 2007 Warehouse Gallery, DC, 2007 Heinamen Meyers Contemp Art, 2007 Winvian, Litchfield, CN, 2007 Projectile Gallery, NY, NY, 2007 Knew Gallery, DC 2006 Heart Gallery, DC,2005 Four Seasons Plaza, DC, Galerie Place Pille Marie, Paris,France, 2004 Continental Arts Doorne, Netherlands, 2002 WPAC, curated by Chan Chao; DC, 2002 Khoja Gallery- Arlington,VA; 2003 DCAC, DC, 2002 Museum of Contemporary Art, DC, 2001-CA, Utrecht, The Netherlands- 2002 DC Arts Center, 2001 Gallery 7, Portland,Me, 2001 Network Gallery, Herndon, VA, 1998 Arcos Gallery, Sonora, Mexico, 1997 Around the Coyote, Chicago, 1997 Salon Dez Aztecas, México DF, 1997 Cuando Gallery, NYC, 1992 X-Sta. Teresa, México DF, 1997 CETEC, México DF, 1995 Club Amistur, México DF, 1994 Taller Contreras, México DF, 1996 Mex Arte, México DF, 1996 Art Students League, Gorham, ME, 1996 Zoots, Ptld, ME, 1996 Seamen’s Club, Portland, ME 1996 USM Gallery, Portland, ME, 1996 B Gallery, Ptld, ME,1996 Seamen’s Club, Ptld, ME
Museo Salón de la Plástica Mexicana, México DF , Installation Sculpture Museo X-Convent Sta Teresa, Salón Dez Aztecas, México DF, Walk-In Sculpture USM Gorham, Me, Sculpture
2009 Hot Alien Eve- ArtOmatic
2002 Prophesy to the Dry Bones, DC
1998 Transforma, Ranas, México DF
Publications:2008 Currents ’08 by Chris Chote1995 Fine Arts Index,
1995 Nueva Vision, México DF Film:2007:
2009 www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3cu_VtbsFc “Live Painting for ‘X’ in DC” at the EFN Lounge
2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsfe6PybHT0&feature=related ,Me at Artomatic
2007: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXlpbhBnOSM , 3 minute video- 30 minute documentary in production. UK1995 “Dream Canvas” short film that went with art project. Painting at Osaka AirportSelected Community Involvement:2008-present Volunteer Pottery teacher, Art Space, DC2007 Port Au Prince,Haiti, Painted 5 rooms for diabled kids2007 San Pedro,Pedro, Dominican Republic Painted mural with children at Orphanage
2007,2008,2009 Donation of painting to Whitman Walker Clinic, DC Auction
2006 Volunteer Photographer for DC adoption
2004-2006 Volunteer Pottery teacher “Anacostia Gracious Arts Program”2002 Tokat, Turkey-Painted mural in Orphanage for disabled children
Founder of “Arts 4 Orphans” a nonprofit which brings beauty, creativity, expression and love to orphans, kids and places of poverty.Misc:1995 Havana Bienal, Cuba assistant for Gabriel Macotela InstallationCrew Member Mural Painter for Byron Peck of Ciry ArtsCrew Member Mural Painter for Anne MarchandCommissions:Hela Spa in Georgetown, DC is decorated 100% with Hennessa paintingsWinvian Spa in Litchfield Hills, CN is also decorated with Hennessa worksVarious portraits, and commissions including A large scale bible scene for a Church in Portland, Me 2000
Friday, July 27, 2007
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
"As for her works, let me tell you the perception I receive viewing them, that is: that they are really..... very, very, very....delicate.... tender! They will elevate anyone to very peaceful and loving emotions; actually you may even feel you are transported into a new dimension, inside a beautiful garden of perfect design and structures never seen before, as breaking a GEM. Any room or space will be fill with an aura of rich warmth and delicate unseen light and color... I can tell you that I have never, never seen "watercolors" so inspiring before :) I will describe them as TRUE " hidden treasures" that she brings to light :)She is an inspiration for sure :)" Maria Andrews- Art Consultant
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
I am chasing a beauty I can not see.
Attempting to find ecstacy.
Attempting to find ecstacy.
One collector described my work as possessing an “inherent mathematical precision.” For me, painting is about a spatial, light and color sensibility, rather than a deliberate method or process. When I begin a painting, I saturate the paper with water. I am either craving some special color or idea, or have no idea what to do and so experiment with different colors and forms. After the piece starts to take form, I look to see where it is going and to find what it is trying to communicate. A relationship then forms between the piece and myself and a process of reflection, trial and error ensues. It is exciting process, full of surprises, and generally experienced by me as a heightened state.
The pictures may look like the sky, microscopic entities, jewels, train tracks, a meadow or aerial view maps. Frequently in my paintings there are minute lines and subtle colors, a very light touch, a listening to a whisper. Some subtle details can only be seen up close. The drawing in my work is a kind of intimate vision. It is a drawing of the barely perceptible or the theoretical
The following are major influences:
1. Large-scale scrolls from the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1662). Enormous (10 feet high) landscapes with tiny one-inch figures. I love the peace and solitude of these paintings and the relationships between the large (infinite) to the small (individual). You must get close, look more deeply and draw near to fully discover the painting.
2. The celestial light and color of Rococo church painter Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770),
3. The luminous, ethereal and harmonious colors of late medieval church painting (also found in classical Chinese and Japanese) green, gold, yellow, pink, blue.
4. The water lilies of Monet (1840-1926).
5. The freedom and play of sculptor Alexander Calder’s “Circus” (1898-1976).
6. Childlike lines and color of Paul Klee (1879-1940).
7. The obsessive lines of Mexican schizophrenic folk artist Martin Ramierez (1895-1963).
8. Japanese painting in the use of paper and high quality pigment watercolor and inks, and the emphasis on the inherent beauty and tactile quality of the materials. The feeling of water and purity of color is never lost to the pictorial.
9. The serendipity, use of mishaps and appreciation of the human touch in Japanese pottery.
The themes of the visible and the invisible are constant in my work. The visible is a representation of the invisible, just as the expression on a face reveals unspoken feelings. for me there is a steady stream of communication between the two.