Saturday, February 14, 2015

Just another day in the studio



Photo-shoot in the studio. I cannot tell you how wonderful it was to float around in a Nha Khanh dress. Nymph in a painted garden.  
http://www.nhakhanh.com/

Monday, February 2, 2015

Studies in the Studio

I love the beginning stages in any new body of work. I especially enjoy the way my studio transforms: piles of notes, research, studies, collages, and color palettes. On my desk, on my walls, on my floor. . .

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Studio in Bloom

"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not." - Georgia O'Keeffe 


Sneak Peak of Painting in Progress; my studio full of blooms


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

For the Love of Frog Tape

 Just another roll of Frog Tape Being Put to good use: Before:

After another roll or so:  Here Be Dragons, 2014, 40" x 60,"Acrylic on Canvas
 Detail:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Big Show 2014 Lawndale Art Center

Hanging Gardens, 56" x 72", Acrylic on Canvas, 2014
Two of my pieces were selected by juror Erin Elder (Visual Arts Director, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe) to be included in Lawndale Art Center's "Big Show" in Houston. This past Friday, I was honored to receive the Prize for 'Best in Show' along with artists Peter Broz and Laura Pregeant.  The show will be up at Lawndale from July 11 - August 9.  

http://glasstire.com/2014/07/11/bouillet-broz-pregeant-big-shows-big-winners/

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Playing Catch Up: Part 3

Along with my Residencies and studio work, I have been part of several group exhibitions in 2014: 




Introductions 

Trestle Gallery
Brooklyn, NY
Opening: January 10, 2014 7-9PM
January 10- February 14 Introductions was such a wonderful experience - the staff at Trestle Gallery are so supportive, and the work in the group show was superb.  A fun surprise: I was able to exhibit with the lovely Natalie Lomeli whom I met while attending a Residency at VSC. 


EXPO
Gallery 500x
show dates February 15 - March 2

EXPO was a group show of work from across Texas. I was thrilled to be a part of such a beautifully curated show incorporating a true spectrum of Texas Art. I was also honored with winning "Best in Show." The show was curated by Gabriel Ritter, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art.




Texas Art 2014
Williams Tower Gallery
Houston, TX
Opening: January 22, 2014
January 22 - March 7
6PM
I was honored to have my work mentioned by curator Rock Hushka from the Tacoma Art Museum. 



McNeese State University
27th Annual National Works on Paper Exhibition
Lake Charles, LA
April 3 - May 15

I had three pieces selected for the McNeese National Works on Paper exhibition curated by Juror Louis Grachos, director of The Contemporary Austin in Austin, Texas.  I was also thrilled to be selected as one of the Juror's Mention Awards. 


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Playing Catch Up: Part 2

Playing Catch Up: Part 2


While at VSC, I was informed that I had been awarded the Spring Artist in Residence position at HCC Southeast in Houston. My proposed project, "On the Map of My Empire," is a large-scale installation based on the collected memories of real or imagined locations combined to build an evolving city. The project, inspired by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, questions the potential of a city when planners are not limited by traditional urban theory.













Over the course of the month long installation, the space continued to evolve day to day as scenes were added or altered to the sprawling city. The city became a collective patchwork of memories based on reality interspersed with magical and fantastical occurrences. The space is beautiful - Japanese inspired architecture on a stage with gorgeous light streaming through the windows. The project will remain at HCC Southeast through August 2014.






You can listen to my artist's talk here