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Caui Lofgren
updated: 11/10/2012
website: www.cauilofgren.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
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Double Bubble
I Dream of Gennies
Nest Egg
Phoenix
Pop Eye
Cloud
Ram
Space Invaders
Sporting Life
The Tinker
Lotus
Wonder Woman
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  collage, animals, consumer culture, pattern
 
 
Double Bubble by Caui Lofgren
Double Bubble
charcoal on paper
2010
50" x  38" 
I Dream of Gennies by Caui Lofgren
I Dream of Gennies
acrylic on paper
2012
39" x  28" 
Nest Egg by Caui Lofgren
Nest Egg
charcoal and acrylic on paper
2010
50" x  38" 
Phoenix by Caui Lofgren
Phoenix
charcoal and ink on paper
2010
50" x  38" 
Pop Eye by Caui Lofgren
Pop Eye
acrylic on paper
2011
14" x  11" 
Cloud by Caui Lofgren
Cloud
acrylic on paper
2012
11" x  18" 
Ram by Caui Lofgren
Ram
charcoal on paper
2010
50" x  38" 
Space Invaders by Caui Lofgren
Space Invaders
charcoal on paper
2010
50" x  38" 
Sporting Life by Caui Lofgren
Sporting Life
charcoal and ink on paper
2010
50" x  38" 
The Tinker by Caui Lofgren
The Tinker
acrylic on paper
2011
22" x  30" 
Lotus by Caui Lofgren
Lotus
acrylic on paper
2012
14" x  28" 
Wonder Woman by Caui Lofgren
Wonder Woman
acrylic on paper
2011
50" x  38" 

Artist Statement

Situated within the familiar iconography of commercial advertising resides a faint but residual reminder of an older art historical continuum. Conflating traditional modes of representation, oil paint, canvas, charcoal, and commercial applications such as pinstriping, screen printing, and airbrush, my work aims to reconcile the copious and often contradictory accumulation of images; nineteenth century botanical illustrations comingle with pop stars and consumer products, Mannerist contortions alongside fashion editorials, Memento Mori symbols within children’s cartoons. The fusion of scavenged popular iconography into fantastical hybrids further dislocates the familiar, rendering the contemporary historic. Arrangements of patterns and symmetry recall Byzantium icon painting, and like a Rorschach’s test, reflect underlying tensions of our collective obsessions. 

Artist Bio / CV

 

EDUCATION

2003

University of Florida

MFA

2000

University of Florida

BA Art

Minor Art History

 

EXHIBITIONS

2012

INDA 6, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (Forthcoming)

Recent Work, C. Emerson Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL (Forthcoming)

2010

Navel Gazing, Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne, FL (catalog)

Traveled: Art Center Sarasota, 2011, Sarasota, FL

S/ART/Q Invitational, Sarasota, FL

Wild, benefit exhibition for Myakka State Park, Curator: Jean Blackburn, Art

Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL

University of Florida Alumni Exhibition, Tioga FL

2008

Les Ensignants D’Art, Manatee Community College, Bradenton, FL

NFS, Sarasota Arts Center, Sarasota, FL

2007

Exhibit A, Group Exhibition sponsored by Mack B Projects and Pure/Impure,

Sarasota, FL

Ringling College Instructors Exhibition, Ringling College of Art and Design,

Sarasota, Fl

2006

Ringling College Instructors Exhibition, Ringling College of Art and Design,

Sarasota, FL

2004

AFF: Contemporary Art Fair, Bettcher Gallery, New York, NY

2003

Annual Faculty Exhibition, Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, FL

Recent Paintings, Rowe Art Gallery, two-person exhibition, Carroll College,

Waukesha, WI

Creations, The Art Store, Gainesville, FL

2002

Atlantic Center for the Arts Annual Florida University Student Juried Exhibition,

Atlantic Center for the Arts, Guest curator: Kerry James Marshall.

Traveled: Art on Douglas Gallery, New Smyrna Beach FL, Arts Learning

Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

12th Annual University Student Exhibition, Guest curator: Michael Rush, University

Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL