Artist Julie Fawn Boisseau-Craig works in porcelain and glass primarily but utilizes metals and wood as necessary to create her sculptural installations. Julie also makes many functional works and wearable art in pottery and glass at Wild Pony Studio, her studio located in Rockford, Tennessee. Hot shop glass work is created at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro, North Carolina. She has taught art at Western Carolina University, Southwestern Community College and Occonoluftee Institute for Cultural Art. She has shown nationally and participated in many workshops and demonstrations. Her work responds to the pieces and parts that make up our lives. Julie observes the contradictions of our world and how those components come together to create memories. In her work she strives to combine components to bring out personal memories and feelings in her audience. Julie received her Masters of Fine Arts Degree in December of 2012.
I love patterns, colors, metallics, and discovering hidden bits and pieces underneath layers of paint and papers. I love experimenting and utilizing new materials and techniques and as a consequence my work may change a lot from time to time. I really love how layers of paint and paper allow a viewer to come to their own interpretation. As a kid, I was constantly drawing faces and figures, but have only recently incorporated those into my work. I’m a native Knoxvillian and a graduate of UT. I retired from Knoxville Utilities Board. I’ve served on the Boards and as President of both the Art Market Gallery and The Foothills Craft Guild and have work in several area collections.
Lynnda in her new studio
Originally from New York City I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1966. My mediums were painting and collage at that time and in the past twenty five years I have been concentrating on printmaking, specifically monoprinting and screen printing. I taught art for over twenty years in a variety of settings and have been involved, since its inception in 1982, in The Art Market Gallery a cooperative gallery in Knoxville, TN. Besides having work always on display at this gallery I exhibit my work in solo and group shows and participate in juried exhibitions throughout the United States. In the last ten years I have exhibited work in over third of the states in the U.S. and have received awards in national exhibitions in Alabama, California, Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio, and Tennessee.
Born 1944 - New York, NY
Education 1966 - B.F.A.—Rhode Island School of Design.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Printmaking Department, mini-terms.
Instructors: Beauvais Lyons, Anita Jung, Tom Christison, and Jesse Van der Laan.
Mediums Collage, Monoprinting, Painting, Screenprinting, Etching, Drawing, Papier-Mache.
Nature is my biggest and most consistent inspiration. Whether the subject is a landscape, a branch, or a group of trees, my paintings and collages are my attempts to describe and capture the ephemeral beauty that I find outdoors. The results are usually somewhere between direct representation and abstraction, transforming trees, for example, into pattern, color, light and texture. I use color and shape to try to communicate some of the mystery and beauty that I see in the shifting moods and landscapes of the natural world: nature can be lush or sparse, sinister or comforting. Regardless, I strive to make something that will hopefully draw the viewer in, and create a moment of connection with the natural world.
I come from a science background, but have always had an artistic side. That interest has led me to take a variety of workshops in different media (drawing, watercolor, glass making) whenever I could, over the years. When I moved to Knoxville in 2015, I was finally able to focus on my art full-time. I studied with the Open College of the Arts (based in the United Kingdom) for two years, and began painting with acrylics. Although I also draw upon the knowledge I’ve gained in other areas, acrylics have become my medium of choice. I enjoy experimenting with different colors, techniques, and materials, creating layers and textures in my work.
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