ARTIST STATEMENT

"When is life not liminal? Every day is filled with transitions, 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 becomes the foundation for every piece. Past, present, future, and the imagined then fuse, morphing into the ponderable aliveness of each painting. 

 

The current work is abstract, applying acrylic, oil, and pencils on canvas, panel, and paper. Using my hands, no brushes, I directly connect to the paint, the surface, and the possibility of internal connections."

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 it's 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.