Mix Media on Paper
My collages are two dimensional compositions of deconstructed, printed paper. Using an intuitive and experimental process, I assemble and compose the pieces of paper into a new abstract arrangement. The paper is cut from pages of old, discarded books, type, letters and prints. Each composition consists of many small strips and shapes, which are sometimes drawn, painted, and then formed into abstract, repetitive constructions.
I create a new, visual language composed of parts and pieces of printed words, fonts, and sentences assembled into a structure of visual forms. The language is a form of mark making. Printed language forms the basis of my constructions. Letters, words and sentences are deconstructed and reconstructed into a new, visual, meditative language.
Artist Bio / CV
Deborah Salomon4755 Ponderosa DriveSanta Rosa, CA., 95404(707) firstname.lastname@example.orgEducation:1973 BFA University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I.1971 San Francisco Art Institute, S.F., CA.1969-1971 Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA. Memberships:California Society of PrintmakersLos Angeles Printmaking Society Professional Activities: Curator (1 of 15), Contemporary Perspectives Art Auction, MOCA, Santa Rosa, CAVolunteer, Imagine Art Bus Project North, Santa Rosa, CAInstructor, Children’s Art Program, Santa Rosa, CA Galleries:Andrea Schwartz Gallery, S.F.,CA.S.F. Museum of Art Artist Gallery, Fort Mason, S.F.,CA.Kala Art Institute, Berkeley,CA.Hammerfriar Gallery, Healdsburg ,CA.Quicksilver Mine Co., Forestville, CA.
Artist Residency2010 (Feb.) Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, Dedalus Foundation Award Selected Exhibitions:2010 Axis Gallery 5th National Juried Exhibition, Sacramento, CA. (Joe Amrhein juror) Private Eyes:Artists’ Vision,MarinMOCA, Novato,CA,National juried show (Honorable Mention) (Andrea Schwartz juror) Bakers Dozen, Quicksilver Mine Co.,Forestville,CA. 2009 LAPS 20th National Exhibition, Los Angeles Printmaking Society, LA Municipal Art
Gallery,LA,CA,juried show Biennial 2009, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma,CA. juried show “Selected Work”,Hammerfriar Gallery,Healdsburg,CA. “Impressions”,Print Juried Show, Sebastopol Center for the Arts,Seb.,CA (Merit Award)) (Archana Horsting juror) 2008 “On Paper”,Juried Exhibit, Sebastopol Center for the Arts,Seb,CA.,(Coordinator Award) “Juried Annual 2008”, Pro Arts,Oakland,CA.(juror Laura Hoptman) “Paperworks Show”,S.F.Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery,S.F.,CA2007 “ Three Person Show”,Hammerfriar Gallery,Healdsburg, CA. “Multiple Choice Juried Show, Sebastopol Center for the Arts,Seb,CA (Best of Show) (juror Marian Parmeter)