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Danielle Rante
updated: 04/17/2012
website: www.daniellerante.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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The Blue of Distance: Paradiso
The Blue of Distance:Still
The Blue of Distance: Wave
The Blue of Distance: Longing is a Mountain
The Blue of Distance: Stories Rain Down
The Wandering Hill
The Wandering Hill: 3
The Wandering Hill: 9
The Wandering Hill: 27
The Blue of Distance: Icelandic study
The Blue of Distance: Icelandic study
Brahminy Flyers
Brahminy Flyers(detail)
All Is Coming (Iteration #2)
All Is Coming (Iteration #2) detail
 
Portfolio Keywords:  process, organic, obsessive, mapping, nature, meditative, abstract, repetition, landscape
 
 
The Blue of Distance: Paradiso by Danielle Rante
The Blue of Distance: Paradiso
Carbon transfer, ink wash, cut paper
2011
38 " x  66 " 
The Blue of Distance:Still by Danielle Rante
The Blue of Distance:Still
Carbon transfer, ink wash, cut paper
2011
38 " x  66 " 
The Blue of Distance: Wave by Danielle Rante
The Blue of Distance: Wave
Carbon transfer, ink wash, cut paper
2011
38 " x  66 " 
The Blue of Distance: Longing is a Mountain by Danielle Rante
The Blue of Distance: Longing is a Mountain
Carbon transfer, ink wash, cut paper
2012
38 " x  66 " 
The Blue of Distance: Stories Rain Down by Danielle Rante
The Blue of Distance: Stories Rain Down
Carbon transfer, ink wash on paper
2012
38 " x  140 " 
The Wandering Hill by Danielle Rante
The Wandering Hill
28 gouache and ink drawings with paper cut outs
2011
Dimensions variable
The Wandering Hill: 3 by Danielle Rante
The Wandering Hill: 3
ink, gouache on paper
2011
10 " x  8 " 
The Wandering Hill: 9 by Danielle Rante
The Wandering Hill: 9
ink, gouache on paper
2011
10 " x  8 " 
The Wandering Hill: 27 by Danielle Rante
The Wandering Hill: 27
ink, gouache on paper
2011
10 " x  8 " 
The Blue of Distance: Icelandic study by Danielle Rante
The Blue of Distance: Icelandic study
mixed media on cut paper
2012
19 " x  20 " 
The Blue of Distance: Icelandic study by Danielle Rante
The Blue of Distance: Icelandic study
mixed media on cut paper
2012
18 " x  22 " 
Brahminy Flyers by Danielle Rante
Brahminy Flyers
cut paper
2007
Dimensions variable
Brahminy Flyers(detail) by Danielle Rante
Brahminy Flyers(detail)
cut paper
2007
Dimensions variable
All Is Coming (Iteration #2) by Danielle Rante
All Is Coming (Iteration #2)
cut paper
2007
Dimensions variable
All Is Coming (Iteration #2) detail by Danielle Rante
All Is Coming (Iteration #2) detail
cut paper
2007
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

I create work that is equal part fact and part fiction, but always truthful.  Using my direct experience with a place, I reimage new realities in drawn space or in space it self.  Intricate line and pattern pay homage to the remarkable complexity and delicacy of our world, offering glimpses of distant, dreamlike environments or detailed abstractions.   Through a slow and tedious process of building mark and form, I examine my own tenuous relationship with the place and reflect on how I moved through it.   The marks, paper cutting and line work that depict the way systems form, plants grow and particles move develops largely through spontaneous linear improvisation.   This repetitious line creates optically disruptive, hypnotic patterns that help dislocate the viewer from our ordinary, hard reality and offer a glimpse of a more spacious, un-tethered awareness.

 

Artist Bio / CV

Danielle Rante’s current work explores relationships of patterned consciousness with the patterns of natural phenomenon and landscape. In a combination of manipulated paper, drawing, printing and painting, it can be hard to differentiate between shadows, holes and actual markings.  Her works on paper have been featured in New American Paintings (Volume 89).  She has exhibited work national and internationally, including the International Print Center New York (NY, NY), Hudson D. Walker Gallery (Provincetown, MA) and Shanxi University Art Gallery (China).   She has attended residencies at The Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito CA), Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown MA) and Philadelphia Art Hotel (Philadelphia PA). 

Danielle Rante lives and works in Dayton, OH where she is an Assistant Professor of Printmaking and Drawing at Wright State University.  She received her M.F.A. in printmaking from the University of Iowa in 2006 and has been living the dream ever since.