Luanne E Witkowski

  • Luanne E Witkowski

    Cove 1, mixed materials and paint on panel, 14 x 11 inches, 2016.

    Cove 1
  • Luanne E Witkowski

    Cove 2, mixed materials and paint on panel, 18 x 24 inches, 2016.

    Cove 2
  • Luanne E Witkowski

    Geography 11, mixed materials and paint on panel, 11 x 14 inches, 2016.

    Geography 11
  • Luanne E Witkowski

    Shift, mixed materials and paint on panel, 24 x 18 inches, 2016.

    Shift
  • Luanne E Witkowski

    Shore 1, mixed materials and paint on panel, 24 x 18 inches, 2016.

    Shore 1

Artist Statement

"Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake."
—Henry David Thoreau

I think about and invite you to think about:

The physical presence of non-objective/abstract art.
The phenomenon of being.
Consciousness and sensory perception.

The meaning/power/simplicity of line.
The relationships of shapes.
The content of color.

Nature brings us back to a profound simplicity/minimalism: earth, sea & sky....
-in ever changing relationships of color, shape and texture.

When we look out our views are monumental, expansive: vast seas, big skies, columns of clouds, infinite stars....
When we look in our views are small, intimate: crawling closed wooded trails, puddle size kettle ponds, tidal coves, crowded communities and cozy interiors....

To express the essence of experiencing that language is its own meaning: the sun's smooth warmth on scratchy pummeled sand, the wind's capricious conversation with noble clouds and ominous shadows, white hot snow that burns our eyes with its own brightness.

Like the great expanses of environment and nature that inspire it, my work needs to be seen 'in person'. You just need to be with and 'in' it to fully appreciate the moment, the experience. It is extremely difficult to photograph and 'capture' digitally.

Artist Bio

Luanne E Witkowski is an American artist working in a wide range of media and reflective and social practice, with works in collections throughout the United States and abroad. She is a member of the Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA; represented by Hutson Gallery and AMP Gallery both in Provincetown, MA. She exhibits regularly and produces environmental and site-specific installations. Luanne is a member of several artist organizations including the United South End Artists, Mission Hill Artist Collective, and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. More examples of her work can be seen in Contemporary Cape Cod Artists on Abstraction, (D.Forman, 2015, Schiffer Publishers) and on her website www.lewstudio.com. Her Basic Training for Artists and Creative People Workshops (Healthy Artist/Healthy Studio) are offered in collaboration with public and private institutions and individual consultation. .

In addition to her studio practice, she is the Communication Design Studio manager, adjunct faculty, and LR-MFA Mentor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design; she teaches Creative Thinking in the Critical & Creative Thinking (CCT) graduate program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and is an internet entrepreneur and business owner.

Honors include: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Lifetime Achievement in Art & Commerce Commendation.

Exhibitions

Burning Desire, April 5-30, 2017
Relay, January 4-29, 2017
New Observations, March 30-May 1, 2016
I Know Just What You're Saying, January 6-31, 2016
IV, January 2 - February 2, 2014
PLACE, October 31–December 2, 2012
XXX: Kingston Gallery Annual Members' Exhibition Thirty Years as an Artist Run Galler, September 5–30, 2012
LOST + FOUND, November 2-27, 2011
Kingston Gallery Annual Members' Exhibition, August 31-October 2, 2011

Press Releases

Luanne E Witkowski Illuminates Presence in New Observations, a Solo Exhibition at Kingston Gallery
Kingston Blog: Painting Place: Luanne E Witkowski

Contact

www.lewstudio.com

All rights to reproduction of the images herein are retained by the Artist. © 2012-16 Luanne E Witkowski