ARTIST STATEMENT

"When are our lives not in transition? Our days are filled with changes, mysteries, thresholds, erasures, reconstructions, and transformations- some minor, some significant. I paint the internal landscapes of life's constant liminality. The process begins with free association writing, capturing immediate feelings and surroundings, vivid and blurry memories, dreams, and future ruminations. Each scribbling sets the stage for every piece, rebuilding words into their full expressions. Past, present, future, and the imagined then coalesce, morphing into the aliveness of each painting. The work is abstract, applying acrylic, oil, and pencils on canvas, panel, and paper. Using my hands, no brushes, I directly relate to the paint, the surface, and internal connections."

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ABOUT

Gigi began her dedicated painting practice in 2013 after exploring many mediums and artistic outlets over the years. Gigi was born and raised in a small town in Wisconsin and moved to New York City in 1999. She owned a gallery in Brooklyn and curated its many shows with her business partners for two years before the financial crisis in 2008 forced its closing. Gigi holds a BFA in painting and sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.