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audrey is a painter living and working

in Grand Rapids, Michigan

 
 
 

I create abstract art with acrylic paint on canvas. My work is made in response to daily life inspired by the things I see, feel, and experience. I communicate my interpretations through layers of mark making and floods of color. Discovering and manipulating color is one of the most satisfying aspects of painting to me. Simultaneously, I am drawn to homogeneity and monochromatic color schemes. In my work I debate these conflicts by painting with vivid colors and challenging myself with purposeful absences. I hope to achieve the difficulty of simplicity while maintaining intrigue of variety. 

 

 

I love art. It inspires, fuels, excites, and expands me. It challenges me to see the world differently and appreciate all the compositions around me. Overwhelmingly, it brings me joy and I strive to share that joy with others. In a world and time when darkness can feel threatening, I hope to spark light and spread color. 

 
 

ciriculum vitae

education

BFA Michigan State University, Art Education Major

Specialization in Painting

exhibited work

2015 MIchigan State University, East Lansing, MI 

2016 Via Design Inc, Grand Rapids, MI 

2016 The Winchester, Grand Rapids, MI

2016-2017 Group Exhibition, Lions and Rabbits, Grand Rapids, MI 

2017 Solo Exhibition, Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck, MI

2017 Solo Exhibition, Ferris Coffee Cafe, Grand Rapids, MI

2017 Art.Downtown2017, Grand Rapids, MI

2017 Via Design Inc., Grand Rapids, MI 

2017 Little Lucy's Cafe, Grand Rapids, MI

2017 Saugatuck Center for the Arts 2017 Benefit Auction, Saugatuck, MI


 

follow along with my process on instagram: @audreyferrispaintings