Hello!

 

 In between Wisconsin and Minnesota all year round. 

 

I am currently a student at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, working on a BFA in Drawing and Painting, expecting to graduate in May of 2018.

 Feel free to email me at duffycorneliusart (at) gmail (dot) com

 Full resume available upon request.

 

      As an artist it is important to explore different media and to expose myself to different modes of thinking. Without this exploration I am at an artistic loss. To escape that, I try different techniques and varying materials to get to some sort of artistic answer. Even though I consider myself a painter, I enjoy branching out to different artistic fields such as installation, printmaking and sculpture. With this my practice becomes interdisciplinary, works become multifaceted and one medium becomes another.

 

            While my work incorporates many media, I find myself coming back to the abstract and minimal aesthetic. Contrast, minimal color, geometric line and carefully designed composition regularly comes through in many of my artworks. I tend to analyze the process; the work becomes how I am thinking about it. The process of mentally deconstructing the components that create the piece are critical to my way of working. Methodical and meditative planning is my practice, whether it is in a painting or in an intaglio print, the thinking process is the same. Recently, my artistic focus has been the emphasis on surface and how it projects tangibility and how minimal image and text can provoke questionable narrative/content to the viewer.

 

            My overall goal as an artist is to design artwork that I am comfortable with and to show that minimal work can mean something. I am interested in seeing how I develop throughout time with the different media that I come in contact with and how my artistic editing process will move within that framework. My main urgency is to express myself through the modes of artistic making and how to do that through an abstract/minimal lens.

 

Exhibitions

 

Work on view at Jake’s Pizza – Green Bay, Green Bay, WI, 2014 – Present

 

Sentimentalism, Squirrel Haus Arts, Minneapolis, MN, April 2017

 

Phoenix on the River Exhibition, Phoenix On the River, Minneapolis, MN, March 2017 – August 2017

 

Barnes & Thornburg Exhibition, Capella Tower, Minneapolis, MN, September 2016 – January 2017

 

The Foundation Drawing Exhibition, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN, 2015

 

International Baccalaureate Visual Art Exhibition, Ralph Holter Lobby, Green Bay, WI, 2014

 

 

Awards

 

Patricia Kennedy Crump Merit Scholarship, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, 2017

 

George Kress Youth Award: Visual Art, Kiwanis International Club of Green Bay, 2014