Antoinette is a close friend of mine and a former Studiomate from the NY ave. space. From day one I knew she was a talented artist. While she doesn’t live in the DC area anymore (she left for New York like many great artists) she had a lot to do with the start of artdc.org, so I think it’s important to post some of her art here on artdc.com.
Back in March of 2004, she posted an ad on Craig’s list looking for artists who wanted to see changes in the Washington, DC area art scene. Stevephen Mead was there too. We’ll post some of his art soon. We all agreed, we loved being artists and we wanted to see changes develop. We wanted to see more awareness of the art scene. That night, I spent a great deal of time on the computer, and I put together the beginings of artdc.org which at that time were just a brief glimpse of things to come. The site lived as a small subdirectory in my personal site. Talking about the idea with Antoinette, Steve, and others, we realized this idea was too big to be part of my site, and soon the domain was acquired. The site had to be it’s own thing. Many hours were spent developing the bulk of the content, and Antoinette’s knowledge of art and the world around it have always impressed me with an impact on our direction.
I think her work is quite important, and if you are a serious art collector, you should know Antoinette’s work, and more importantly, you should own it. If you’d like to know more about her work, or possible receive more images, please contact us through this article: art you must acquire.
BFA 2000, Painting, San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco, California 1993-1995 Interdisciplinary
Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, Maryland
1995,2004 Continuing Education, Corcoran College of Art Washington, DC
Antoinette is an expressionistic painter that uses mixed media on organic material. Creating images of an obsessive repetitive nature, by use of manipulating various mediums that change and metamorph into a recognizable theme.
Through bold brush strokes, violent colors, and often heavy inks; she lures the viewer into close introspection of the organic forms. A diary is then revealed of hidden drawings and text that seduce the viewer to be a voyeur for a moment into her world..
Antoinette was a grant recipient for an artist program through the Sante Fe Art Institute. Antoinette has shown in galleries in San Francisco, Sacramento, Seattle, New Mexico, New York, London, as well as the Washington DC metropolitan area, including the Mid Atlantic Painters exhibition at Mary Washington College. Antoinette has worked as an artist-in-residence with inner city schools in San Francisco, assisted in public art pieces with the San Francisco Art Education Project, worked with emotionally disturbed adolescence in the District as a Special Education teacher and created community service programs for students with severe emotional disturbances. Antoinette is a member of the Washington Project for the Arts/Corcoran, a founding member of ARTDC.org and currently resides in Washington, DC.