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william holton
updated: 01/16/2013
website: williamholton.net
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Annihilation
Green Chimneys
Apparatus
Nested System No. 2
Local Feedback
Pulse
Jacob's Ladder
Nested System
Interface
Migration
Colony
Swarm
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, meditative, biomorphic, craft, nature, obsessive, science, systems, repetition, process
 
 
Annihilation by william holton
Annihilation
china marker, charcoal, graphite, and pigment on paper
2010
48" x  45" 
Green Chimneys by william holton
Green Chimneys
china marker, charcoal, graphite, and pigment on paper
2010
52" x  45" 
Apparatus by william holton
Apparatus
charcoal fingerprints and ink on paper
2008
52" x  56" 
Nested System No. 2 by william holton
Nested System No. 2
charcoal fingerprints and ink on paper
2007
50" x  60" 
Local Feedback by william holton
Local Feedback
charcoal fingerprints on paper
2006
53" x  38" 
Pulse by william holton
Pulse
charcoal fingerprints on paper
2006
53" x  38" 
Jacob's Ladder by william holton
Jacob's Ladder
charcoal fingerprints on paper
2006
52" x  50" 
Nested System by william holton
Nested System
charcoal fingerprints and ink on paper
2006
50" x  60" 
Interface by william holton
Interface
charcaol fingerprints and ink on paper
2006
52" x  56" 
Migration by william holton
Migration
charcoal fingerprints and ink on paper
2006
56" x  52" 
Colony by william holton
Colony
charcoal fingerprints and ink on paper
2006
29" x  30" 
Swarm by william holton
Swarm
charcoal fingerprints on paper
2006
52" x  62" 

Artist Statement
In my current work I introduce a repetitive element into an environment that has been randomly found on the surface of the work. Formal elements such as mark, color, and form are further introduced, dependent upon and informed by what already exists. This results in a feedback loop of mark-making that builds upon itself, in which my decisions are increasingly less influential as the work unfolds its own autonomy. The work ultimately exists on the precipice of a mysterious, liminal point of transition. The point where molecules of water as a vast collective suddenly know to fundamentally change from liquid to vapor; or when a flock of birds, swarm of bees, or network of neurons collectively begins to think as one.

Artist Bio / CV

SOLO EXHIBITIONS                                                                            2013 Epistrophies, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY             2011 Surface Tension, Goodyear Gallery at Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA                                                                                           2010 Configuration Spaces, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery,  Brooklyn, NY                                                                                        SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION                                                    2013 Paperazzi 2, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY              2012 From Where I Stand, Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY                          Natural/Constructed Spaces II, The Painting Center, NY, NY               VOX VIII, Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia, PA                                      Summer Snacks Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY                Transformation/Transcreation, Hogarth Worlwide, New York,NY      Drawing the Mind, OsilasGallery at Concordia College, NY               Paperazzi, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY                          2011 Thinking Through Drawing: Practice Into Knowledge, Macy Art Gallery, Teachers College, Columbia University, NY                             Paper 2011, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY                       Snow, XL Projects, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, curated by Yvonne E Buchanan                                                                           2010 Glide, YES Gallery, Brooklyn, NY                                               Summer Love, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY                    Paper Works, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY                   2009 Year 5,  Janet Kurnatowski Galeria, Brooklyn, NY             2008 Fugue, Miranda Fine Arts, Port Chester, Ny                        2007 Le Petit Monde, Le Petit Versailles, New York, NY
2006 Holton/Mandell, Miranda Fine Arts, Port Chester, NY
Participated in Toy Box benefit auction for White Box Gallery, Robert Miller Gallery, NY
2005 Affordable Art Fair, NYC, with Nahcotta, Inc, Portsmouth, NH
2004 Elemental, Miranda Fine Arts, Port Chester, NY
2003 Nature, Language, Symbol; The Poetics of Drawing, Henaine/Miranda Contemporary Art Projects, Port Chester, New York                                                                                                                                                          
EDUCATION
2003 MFA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1991 BFA (painting and printmaking), Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA