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Z Behl
updated: 09/09/2010
website: www.zbehl.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Blankey
Balloon Melted on My Car
Navajo
Pan
Nuclear War
Pinky
Poor Cat
Snake Skin
Silk
Taffy
Buff
Reconstruction
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  biomorphic, figurative, obsessive, process, mimetic, mapping, feminist, gestural, abstract, domestic
 
 
Blankey by Z Behl
Blankey
Pencil, oil pastel and vellum on paper
2007
60" x  77" 
Balloon Melted on My Car by Z Behl
Balloon Melted on My Car
Watercolor
2009
30" x  22" 
Navajo by Z Behl
Navajo
Gouache and graphite on paper
2009
36" x  50" 
Pan by Z Behl
Pan
Gouache, charcoal and paper on paper
2007
58" x  68" 
Nuclear War by Z Behl
Nuclear War
Pencil and ink on paper
2008
56" x  80" 
Pinky by Z Behl
Pinky
Graphite, gouache and paper on paper
2007
80" x  96" 
Poor Cat by Z Behl
Poor Cat
Mechanical pencil, ink and paper on paper
2007
68" x  55" 
Snake Skin by Z Behl
Snake Skin
Mechanical pencil, colored pencil on paper
2009
20" x  14" 
Silk by Z Behl
Silk
Charcoal, colored pencil and vellum on paper
2007
56" x  50" 
Taffy by Z Behl
Taffy
Charcoal and colored pencil on paper
2007
22" x  16" 
Buff by Z Behl
Buff
Silverpoint and gouache on vellum
2008
8" x  10" 
Reconstruction by Z Behl
Reconstruction
Silverpoint, gouache and colored pencil on veneer
2009
12" x  17" 

Artist Statement

Beginning with my blankey, the most familiar focus of my nascent attention, I began to draw those inanimate forms around me that became animate through my intimate experience of them.

I draw worn cloths both because I am interested in the destructive nature of human attachment, and for what the textured surfaces of these textiles evoke formally, imaginatively, and aesthetically. In representing each, I find a challenging space full of emotion and wrought with tension, expressed through the detailed depiction of woven line, breaking with time.

Artist Bio / CV

EDUCATION

2007- BA - Wesleyan University
2005-UNC, Mendoza, Argentina


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2009     “News From Nowhere,” Goodchildren Gallery, New Orleans LA

2009     “Giant Sale,” A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton, MA

2009      “MGMT’s Kids Video Premiere and Exhibition,” Deitch Projects LIC, New York, NY

2009     “Art of St Claude,” Studio at Colton, New Orleans, LA    

2008     “Stepmothers, Stepsisters, Witches and Virgins,” 7Eleven Gallery, New York, NY. Featuring Artists: Kiki Smith, Francesco Clemente, Laurie Simmons among others.     

2008    “21 Portraits,” T.O.A.S.T., New York, NY    

2008    “Generations 6,” AIR Gallery, New York, NY   *(invitational)                   

2008    "Slide Slam," Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

2007    Senior Thesis Exhibition: "Rapt," Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, CT             

2007    “Faculty Art Show,” Church St School for Music and Art, New York, NY              


AWARDS

2009-  LA Artworks National Artist Residency Program, New Orleans, LA

2009-  Winner of “Dollhouse of your Dreams” competition, hosted by Philadelphia Design Week at the Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2008-  CANO: Studio at Colton Artists Residency, New Orleans, LA

2007-  Honors Thesis Project, Wesleyan University, CT