BIO

A R T I S T ‘ S   S T A T E M E N T

Early in my career I was drawn to the fluidity of clay and making containers.  Now as a painter I still pursue objects, with a passion for creating volume on a two-dimensional surface.

I find inspiration in everyday objects.  They come alive for me and are reminders — or metaphors — of personal experiences.  The present and past hover as I paint: the objects eventually come to represent emotional associations and take on personae that are unplanned.  Sometimes I express these in haikus with art.

Whereas the objects relate to what is real, the space is invented.  I am interested in depth but limiting it in various ways helps me emphasize the objects.  The smallness of the format, the objects’ proximity to the viewer and warmth of color hopefully create a dialogue among the objects and with the viewer.

The way I look at objects in space has allowed me to see how Nature has brought burgeoning life, growth and decay together as with a single gladiola stem.  Recently I’ve begun drawing the human form as a further exploration of these themes.

R E S U M E

Mary Jo Huck lives in Evanston, Illinois.

B.A.   Saint Mary’s College: Notre, Dame, Indiana

B.F.A.    Art Institute of Chicago

E X H I B I T I O N S

2011   Interiority Complex,  Fall Group Show

Greenleaf Art Center, Rogers Park, Illinois

2010   Five Working Artists: Alumnae Show

Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana

2009   Spring Members Show

Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois

2008   Winter Members Show

Evanston Art Center,  Evanston, Illinois

2007   Spotlight on Watercolor

Austen Gallery, Roscoe Village, Chicago

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