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Kay Tuttle
updated: 07/31/2009
website: www.kaytuttle.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Bones and Blood
Stacked Animals
Polar Bear, Fox, Swan
Pronhorn, Rabbits, Toads
Elephant, Elk, Fox
Rhino, Rooster
Bighorn, Mtn Lion, Hare
Book Pronghorn
Bison Encyclopedia
Girafe Encyclopedia
Goat Encyclopedia
Grizzly Encyclopedia
Polar Bear
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  anatomy, animals, childhood, collaborative, collage, illustration, narrative, nature
 
 
Bones and Blood by Kay Tuttle
Bones and Blood
mixed media on found print
2007
9" x  6" 
Stacked Animals by Kay Tuttle
Stacked Animals
Acrylic on encyclopedia cover
2009
10" x  8"  x 1" 
Polar Bear, Fox, Swan by Kay Tuttle
Polar Bear, Fox, Swan
ink on paper
2009
36" x  24" 
Pronhorn, Rabbits, Toads by Kay Tuttle
Pronhorn, Rabbits, Toads
ink on paper
2009
36" x  24" 
Elephant, Elk, Fox by Kay Tuttle
Elephant, Elk, Fox
ink on paper
2009
36" x  24" 
Rhino, Rooster by Kay Tuttle
Rhino, Rooster
ink on paper
2009
36" x  24" 
Bighorn, Mtn Lion, Hare by Kay Tuttle
Bighorn, Mtn Lion, Hare
ink on paper
2009
36" x  24" 
Book Pronghorn by Kay Tuttle
Book Pronghorn
acrylic on book
2009
10" x  8" 
Bison Encyclopedia by Kay Tuttle
Bison Encyclopedia
Acrylic on book
2009
10" x  8" 
Girafe Encyclopedia by Kay Tuttle
Girafe Encyclopedia
Acrylic on Book
2009
10" x  8" 
Goat Encyclopedia by Kay Tuttle
Goat Encyclopedia
Acrylic on Book cover
2009
10" x  8"  x 1" 
Grizzly Encyclopedia by Kay Tuttle
Grizzly Encyclopedia
acrylic on Book cover
2009
10" x  8"  x 1" 
Polar Bear  by Kay Tuttle
Polar Bear
acrylic on Book
2009
10" x  8"  x 1" 

Artist Statement

This current series of work is drawn on illustrations from an 1850s woman’s magazine.  I enjoy the challenge of working on the found surfaces, and endeavor to make the incongruous new imagery of mine fit seamlessly on the Victorian era fashion plates.  Working on these images gives a delicious feeling of wickedness that can come from defiling something old and perhaps irreplaceable, the feeling of a child drawing on a wall.  This is echoed in the imagery I choose.  The proper Victorian visuals contrast with my rebellious side and lead me to conceptual choices.  The intense detail in the fashions also made me look to spiders and insects, which share that beautiful intricate detail.  There are references to Greek and Native American mythology and the metaphor of a spider as seamstress.  These drawings are a mixture of absurdity and darkness, as if Emily Dickinson’s poems collided with nature, with an added edge of B movie horror.  The use of both found and vintage imagery also informs my other bodies of work.

Artist Bio / CV

Kay Tuttle

 

Education

1995 MFA, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1987 BFA, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

 

Professional Experience

1999-2001 Faculty Associate, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1996-97 Faculty Associate, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

 

Selected Exhibitions

2007 New American Paintings, (upcoming Western States Edition)

2007 The Project Room at Eye Lounge, Phoenix, AZ

2007 Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ

2006 Sliding Door Gallery, Denver, CO

2005 Galerie Le Confort des Etranges, Toulouse, France

1999 Arizona Biennial 99, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

1998 Kunstforum Arabella Park, Munich, Germany

1998 Beschreibende Munster, Goethe Institute, Munich, Germany

 

Selected Awards

2007 1st Place, One Night Stand, Capsule Gallery

2001 Draw the Line, Phoenix Center for Community Arts, Phoenix, AZ

1999 La Phoniquera, Mars Arts Space, Phoenix, AZ

1995 Mesa Galleria, Cash Grant, Mesa, AZ

1995 Liquitex Excellence in Art Award, Cash Grant

1994 Liquitex Excellence in Art Award, Materials Grant

1994 Graduate Student Association, Research Development Grant

 

 Selected Publications/Artist Talks

Self Made Artist Salon, Featured Speaker, Aug 2007

New Times, Phoenix, AZ, Jan 25, 2007

Cover Art, Caballo de Fuego,  Rumi Nishimura, Venezuela,  2007

Television Interview, Grosse Freizeit, TV Munich, 1998, Munich, Germany

Muenchner Merkur, May 2,3, 1998

Abendzeitung, Munich, Germany, 1998