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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Vanessa Irzyk is a painter and art educator who lives in Boston, MA, originally from New Bedford, MA. She graduated from Massachusetts College of Art & Design in 2007 with Bachelors of Fine Arts in Painting and Art Education. She paints from her studio in the Distillery in South Boston, where she has been for over 10 years. Vanessa has had five solo exhibitions in greater Boston area and has shown her work throughout the country. Ms. Irzyk has received a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council in Drawing and is currently the art teacher at the Newton Montessori School.
ABOUT THE WORK
Side Angle: this series of work focuses on geometric shapes shifting in space. I first create a dynamic shape and then establish shadows which push the shape forward into space. Intricate patterns and washes of color are then painted on the surface. I work with contrasting hard and soft shapes and geometric markings. Working on thick watercolor paper I'm able to change the format of my canvas by cutting the surface into a charismatic shape instead of the traditional rectangle.
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