Archive for November 8, 2014

Artist of the moment……..Cordy Ryman

 

 

 

Cordy Ryman is a wonderful artist working in abstractly with found and recycled materials. Cordy Ryman was born in New York City in the year 1971. Ryman works as a sculptor, painter, and installation artist. His father is also an artist, Robert Ryman.

This is one of the most artist families I have profiled! His father was a well known minimalist artist and so was his mother, Merrill Wagner. A brother named Will Ryman is also an artist.

The artist attended the Visual School of the Arts located in New York City earning a B.F.A.

Ryman works with many mediums. Most works include acrylics and enamel. Some of the other items the artist enjoys using are gorilla glue, cardboard, scrap metal, and wood.

 

In this clip we view two works of Cordy Ryman:

Here we visit a gallery show featuring the art of Cordy Ryman:

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What a great use of color and shape! And what a wonderfully artistic family! Soon we will take a closer look at his parent’s art.

 

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Artist of the moment………Rose Simpson

 

Rose Simpson is a Santa Clara Pueblo artist who is renown for her innovative sculpture. Simpson was born in Sante Fe, New Mexico. Her mother was also an ceramics artist named Roxanne Swentzell. Her father was an artist named Patrick Simpson who worked with wood and metal.

Simpson attended the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque for three years before switching colleges to the Institute of the American Indian Arts where she received her B.F.A. Simpson went on to earn a M.F.A. in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design located in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Here we view a clip from the Denver Art Museum where Rose Simpson served as the Artist in Residence:

 

A great interview with Rose Simpson talking about what inspires her:

The artist works often with Apache Skateboard artist Douglas Miles, already profiled here.

Simpson’s work is amazing to see in person. I was impressed not only by the lively look of her figures, but by their massive size. Rose Simpson is certainly a master sculptor working in a very modern and Pop style.

Make sure and check out this artist if you make it to the Denver Art Museum.

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