Belinda Blum

BROOKLYN, BROOKLYN

Belinda Blum
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Belinda Blum currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her M.F.A. in painting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2006. She has show her work in places such as New York City, Washington D.C., New Jersey and Mississippi as well as abroad in France. She received two fellowships from the Vermont Studio Center in 2003 and 2006.

ARTIST STATEMENT

How many images do we look at daily? My paintings are about that moment of glimpsing, the state of disconnected consciousness, which I believe is much of the current state we exist in. Whether through painting or site-specific installations, my work dissolves boundaries between figure and landscape, surface and image. While my work is representationally motivated it usually exceeds a representational rationale. I prefer the awkward or the unfamiliar rather than the known. My use of decorative mark-making, geometric shapes and organic gestures often activate and flatten space simultaneously. My work arrives through a combination of spontaneity and an intuitive use of sense-memory.  


BELINDA BLUM

Lives and works in Brooklyn, Brooklyn

EDUCATION
  • 2006Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts - New Brunswick, NJ, MFA
  • 1990University of Wisconsin - Madison, BA
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 2010Past the Swings, Auvers Sur Oise Gallerie, Auvers-sur-Oise, France
  • 2007Recent Paintings, Sharon Fine Gallery, Washington, DC
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2016Brooklyn Big Tent, Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2015VIsual Music, Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2013Collapse, Mississippi State University Visual Arts Center Gallery, Starkville, MS
  • 2012Brooklyn Bridge, Urban Folk Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2010Some Strings Attached, Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts, Jackson, NJ
PUBLIC PROJECTS
  • 2010Flight 18, Art Simulators, New York, NY
RESIDENCIES
  • 2006Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
  • 2005Jean-Luc Walter Centre D'Art, Paris, France
  • 2003Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
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