Artist Statement

Creating art for me is an affirmation of life; it cuts through everything that gets in the way of deep connection to others, to ourselves, to nature, and to an awareness of what’s most essential in life.

One of my goals in my work is to find and convey the beauty and design in often-overlooked everyday things, and to affirm the dignity and value of human life and uniqueness of each individual person.

Working from life is integral to this process for me, as the connection and focused attention of a human spirit in an age of speed, distraction, and the virtual is one of the things I wish to maintain and give to the viewer.

For my most recent series of paintings and drawings I explore the gestural rhythms, underlying design, abstraction, color harmony and order hidden in the chaos of the natural world. Working all in natural light in different seasons throughout the year, I hope to convey a feeling of both stillness and transience of time, and inspire a renewed attention to the ordinary.

EDUCATION

 

2016 – 2019

Juliette Aristides Atelier, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle WA

Classical Drawing and Painting

2013

Bachelor of Arts, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA

Literature; Philosophy, honors

2011

Oxford University, Mansfield College, Oxford, UK

 

NOTABLE WORKSHOPS AND COURSES

2018-19 Écorché Sculpting, Michael Magrath, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA  

2019 Non-Symbolic Figure Drawing and Figure Painting, Anthony Ryder, BACAA, San Carlos, CA

2019 Figure Drawing, Steven Assael, Studio Paradiso, Seattle, WA

2018   Figure Painting, Steven Assael, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

2017   Floral Painting, Patrick Byrnes (Paris Academy of Art), Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

2017   Structural Figure Drawing, Geoff Flack, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle WA

2017   Figure Drawing on Toned Paper, Juliette Aristides, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

2016   Compositional Figure Drawing, Michael Grimaldi (New York Academy of Art), Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

2016   In the Halls of the Old Masters; Oil Painting, Ewan McNaughton and Lea Vaughn (Academy of Realist Art, Edinburgh)

2016   Frye Art Museum Master Copy Program

2016   Figure Drawing, Colleen Barry (Grand Central Atelier) Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

 

EXHIBITIONS

2019

Drawing Reality: Works on Paper, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA

Group Exhibition, Aristides Atelier Annual Show, Steele Gallery, Seattle, WA

Group Exhibition, Best of Gage Annual Show, Rosen Gallery, Seattle, WA

Members Exhibition, Edward Hopper House Museum, Nyack, NY

2018

Group Exhibition, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA

Dual Artist Exhibition, Future/Past, Rudy's, Seattle, WA 

Group Exhibition, Aristides Atelier Annual Show, Steele Gallery, Seattle, WA

Group Exhibition, Spitting Image Self-Portrait Show, Rosen Gallery, Seattle, WA

Group Exhibition, Best of Gage Annual Show, Rosen Gallery, Seattle, WA

 2017

Group Exhibition, Artists for Immigrants, Revolutions Espresso, Seattle, WA

Group Exhibition, Aristides Atelier Annual Show, Steele Gallery, Seattle, WA

Group Exhibition, Best of Gage Annual Show, Rosen Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

AWARDS

2019 Best of Gage Competition, Best in Show

2019 Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists Scholarship

2018 Best Artist Under 30, Plein Air Magazine June-July 2018

2018 Blick Scholarship Award

2017   Best of Gage Competition, First Place, Still Life

 

PUBLICATIONS

Aristides, Juliette. “Atelier Method: Grisaille Painting.” Artists and Illustrators UK, Sept. 2017, pp. 61-62.

Drawings included in Drawing Atelier: An instructional sketchbook, by Juliette Aristides 

 

COLLECTIONS

Private Collection, Seattle, WA

Aristides Permanent Collection, Seattle, WA

Private Collection, Washington D.C.

Private Collection, New York, NY

 

EXPERIENCE

2019

Instructor and Presenter, Classical Drawing and Painting Two Week Intensive Workshop, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA

2017 - Present

Instructor, Private Lessons, Drawing and Painting, Seattle, WA

2017 - 2018

Editing, Proofreading, Research, Figure Drawing Atelier, by Juliette Aristides 

Editing, Proofreading, Research, Drawing Atelier, by Juliette Aristides 

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