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Monica Rezman
updated: 11/22/2013
website: monicarezman.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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untitled
Hair Piece 8
untitled
Hair Piece 7
untitled
Hair Piece 9
untitled
untitled
Woolgatherer
Hair Piece 12
One Who Wraps Herself
Night Gathering
You Sweep The Floor
Nightgathering 3
Entanglement
 
Portfolio Keywords:  gestural
 
 
untitled by Monica Rezman
untitled
drawing/paint/paper
2013
10" x  30"  x 8" 
Hair Piece 8 by Monica Rezman
Hair Piece 8
Charcoal on Paper
2007
40" x  60" 
untitled by Monica Rezman
untitled
Charcoal/Paint/Paper
2013
48" x  42" 
Hair Piece 7 by Monica Rezman
Hair Piece 7
Charcoal on Paper
2007
40" x  60" 
untitled by Monica Rezman
untitled
Paper/Charcoal
2013
24" x  8"  x 8" 
Hair Piece 9 by Monica Rezman
Hair Piece 9
Charcoal on Paper
2007
40" x  60" 
untitled by Monica Rezman
untitled
Charcoal/Paint/Paper
2013
42" x  48" 
untitled by Monica Rezman
untitled
charcoal/Paint/Paper
2013
8" x  10"  x 24" 
Woolgatherer by Monica Rezman
Woolgatherer
Charcoal on C-Print
2010
40" x  30" 
Hair Piece 12 by Monica Rezman
Hair Piece 12
Charcoal on Paper
2007
40" x  60" 
One Who Wraps Herself by Monica Rezman
One Who Wraps Herself
Charcoal on C-Print
2010
40" x  30" 
Night Gathering by Monica Rezman
Night Gathering
Charcoal on C-Print
2011
30" x  40" 
You Sweep The Floor by Monica Rezman
You Sweep The Floor
Charcoal Drawing on C-Print
2011
32" x  48" 
Nightgathering 3 by Monica Rezman
Nightgathering 3
Charcoal Drawing on C-Print
2011
33"" x  48"" 
Entanglement by Monica Rezman
Entanglement
Charcoal Drawing on C-Print
2011
26"" x  40"" 

Artist Statement
Artist Statement

       I have always been interested in how women adorn themselves. As a child I was fascinated watching my mother transform herself in the mornings and evenings through the use of makeup and hairpieces. I now use these   feminine objects as a metaphor for personal expression. Using hair seemed like a natural subject. In this particular body of work, I intentionally limited my use of objects. Doing this allowed me the most room to explore the texture, pattern, line and mass of my chosen subject.
 
I spent many years studying traditional art methods. Now I am trying to  take that tradition  a step further. Each   drawing is an attempt to limit myself: a piece of paper and some charcoal. I’m attempting to make the most from very little. Working on drawings this size is very physical. I extend my arms farther and farther apart with each   mark. The  drawing itself begins to take over the process. The image dictates to me what it wants to look like.

The photography component of my work is new. It is an attempt to document my daughter at play with those           same items that fascinated me as a child. I capture her while she investigates the mystique and power of her burgeoning femininity. Using the camera, I am able to compose her as a drawing. Her body becomes the mass              in the image that holds it all together. Her movements abstract the subject in the same way that the hair takes over      the drawings. In  some ways it feels like the most natural continuation of the work done in the past.

I am working at bringing out the subtlety of the object, trying to change its inherent characteristics. What once was     hair becomes a floral still life, a landscape, or a host of other shapes. The drawings and photographs examine
 how these new forms relate to the central ideas and themes of my work.

Artist Bio / CV
Solo Exhibitions
2007    Navtaschulz Gallery,  Chicago
2001    Lyonswier Packer Gallery, Chicago
2001    Contemporary Art Gallery Ahmedabad, India
1999    South Bend Regional Museum Of Art, Indiana
1998    Hidden & Revealed, Gary Marks Gallery, Chicago

Group Exhibition
2007    Soho20  Gallery,  New York 13th Annual International Women’s Exhibition
Juror: Carrie Springer, Assistant Curator Department of Print and Special Collecttion
Whtiney  Museum
2007     The Artist Project,  Artroplis , Merchandise Mart ,Chicago
2002    Harbouring Beauty, Gescheidle Gallery, Chicago
2001    “Venus” Gescheidle, Gallery, Chicago
2000    Sextablos, Barrister Gallery, New Orleans. La
2000    Lyonswier Packer Gallery, Chicago
1999    Sextablos, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
1998    Evanston & Vicinity 14th Biennial Exhibition, Evanston Art Center
1997    Around The Coyote, Curators Choice Chicago
1996    Another Pretty Face, Portrait Exhibition, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
1994    Frida- The Last Portrait, Court Theatre-University of Chicago
1994    After The Apple, Art of Women- South Suburban College

Publication
2006    New American Painting

Artist In Residence
1999    Kanoria Center For  Arts- Ahmedabad, India
2002    Kanoria Center For  Arts- Ahmedabad. India

Reviews
March 2007    Chicago Tribune, Alan Artner
March 2007    New City, Chicago
Feb 2001          Times of India
Feb  2001                     Indian Express
Nov 1999                      Indian Express
June 1999    South Bend Tribune
June 1998    Chicago Sun Times
1994        Chicago Sun Times
1987        Inside Chicago

Education
1994-97        School of Representational Art-Chicago
1993        Florence Academy of Art-Florence, Italy
1978-79        Instituto San  MIguel Allende, Mexico
1976-80        School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Teaching
1997        Portrait Painting, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Pk, Illinois
1998        Figurer Painting ,Gay Risebourgh Studio , Evanston Illinois
2001        Chicago Board of Education