Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print


Femi Ford, Warwick, NY
Member Since February 2011
Artist Statement Born in 1976, Warwick, NY, Femi Ann Ford currently lives in Warwick, NY with her husband Ken Ford. She attended Hartwick College where she graduated with a BA and was also a competitive swimmer for four years.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2009
Group Show: hid(in) hoboken, Eureka Art Market Gallery, Hoboken, NJ
Group Show: hob'art's hoboken, Hoboken Historical Museum, Hoboken, NJ
Group Show: Paterson Artwalk, Paterson, NJ
Group Show: 1978 Maplewood Arts Center, Maplewood, NJ

2008
Group show: Viridian Artists, 530 W 25 #407, Chelsea, NY
Group show: Sovereign Bank, Hoboken, NJ
Group show: GOFE, Hoboken, NJ
Group show: Palisades Multimedia Center, Palisades Park, NJ
Hoboken Studio Tour & Jersey City Studio Tour

2007
Solo show: The Elegant Universe, Gala Studio, Hoboken, NJ
Solo show: Fluidity, Sovereign Bank, Hoboken, NJ

Group show: In the Shadows of Manhattan, The Atrium Gallery, Washington Township, NJ
Group show: Hob'art Members Show, Sovereign Bank, Hoboken, NJ
Group show: Hob'art Members Show, 545 Washington Blvd., Jersey City, NJ
Group show: The Litany of Chaos in the Universe, Galería Goba: Hoboken, NJ

2004
Solo show: Debut, Rodeo Ristra, Hoboken, NJ

Group show: Hob'art Members Show, Symposia, Hoboken, NJ
Group show: Gritty, Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION

2007 School of Visual Arts, NYC
2004 School of Visual Arts, NYC
2003 Art Students League, NYC
1998 Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
BA, Printmaking Concentration
Graduated with Departmental Distinction in Art
1998 Arkell Hall Award in Art
1997 Top Honors - Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
1994 Graduated from Warwick High School

Artist Statement

I enjoy painting with oil or acrylic on canvas as well as creating etchings on paper. Both mediums allow me to develop rich, layered compositions.

My technique for painting involves building up areas of texture through the application of layers of gesso & paint. My etchings are developed using several techniques on one plate; such as pressing linear textures into soft ground, drawing into hard ground, and aquatinting. I usually work on several pieces concurrently and the process is most often spontaneous in order to achieve a fluid and organic final product.

My work addresses themes related to time, space, energy and nature. I am inspired by the words of Walt Whitman as well as “String Theory." Many physicists now believe that strings -- miniscule multidimensional vibrating strands of energy thought to make up all matter -- hold the key to uniting the world of the very large and the very small in a single theory sought by Einstein and countless others. Creating art allows me to step out of the real world’s boundaries.

Comments

Product No 3809380
Subjects Abstract, Organic, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Space
Style Abstract
Medium
Tags Femi, Ford, Micro, cosmos, macro, molecules, orb, physics, planet, science, space, universe