Elaine Weiner-Reed Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Elaine Weiner-Reed
Live in: MD, United States
Artworks for sale: 11.00
Elaine Weiner-Reed Artist Bio:
My art focuses on unraveling the complexity and mystery of human emotions, behavior, and relationships, featuring the individual within or outside of a group dynamic. I set the tone through my use of line, space, and color. The feel of a work varies with the mood of each painting: intimacy, loneliness, alienation, joy, solidarity, sensuality, conflict, harmony, or mystery. Depending on the story and atmosphere, I zoom in on an individual, defining a character in layers, or depict them only as silhouettes or after-thoughts. I leverage personal experiences, dreams, and emotions as I make my characteristic lines and abstract shapes. As a result, my paintings often have an allegorical or iconic twist. Each painting tells its own unique story and is part of the evolving thread and history of a series. We are all products of our personal histories and I try to connect the present with the timeless voices and ancestral whispers of my past. I love the physicality of painting and creating. Entering my studio, I turn on the music and tune into my intuition and emotions. I move around my paintings in a painting-specific improvisational dance. Sometimes I work from sketches, but generally I go into the studio armed only with my idea and a mood. As I tune out the world and lose myself in the creative process, I splash, pour, draw, and sculpt with paint and plaster, layering to create the undertones and undercurrents of a particular scenario or dynamic. Because of this direct-painting technique, my paintings carry a freshness and gestural quality. I often have up to ten paintings in various stages of progress. BIO Elaine Weiner-Reed is a bilingual, multidisciplinary artist living and working in Annapolis, MD since 1980. She received an M.A. in French from Middlebury University, VT, and both a B.A and B.S. in French with a Minor in Sculpture from West Chester University, PA. Her work has been included in international shows in China, Hong Kong, India, Spain, Poland, Canada, and national exhibits throughout the U.S. Her art is in public and private collections in Poland, France, Bulgaria, Spain, Senegal, Mali, and the U.S. She was one of five American artists in the first U.S. contingent to be personally invited to participate in the 17th annual Poland Ministry of Culture- and EU-sponsored Artist Residency Program (Warsztaty Artystyczne– Towarzystwo, 17th WMA,). In her work, she uses line, color, and composition to create iconic or allegorical reflections of the complexity and dimensions of human relationships to resurrect feelings of magic, mystery, and hope.