Stacey Cushner

  • Stacey Cushner

    Intangible Aspects of the Forest, color pencil on paper, 20 x 26 inches, 2015.

    Intangible Aspects of the Forest
  • Stacey Cushner

    Luminous Tree, Trees, acrylic paint, polyurethane, 72 x 108 inches, 2019.

    Luminous Trees
  • Stacey Cushner

    Interior Space of a Tree , color pencil on paper, graphite on paper, diptych, 24 x 60 inches, 2015.

    Interior Space of a Tree
  • Stacey Cushner

    Infinite Immensity, color pencil on paper, 22 x 33 inches, 2015.

    Infinite Immensity
  • Stacey Cushner

    Oneiric Temperament 2, color pencil on paper, 22 x 33 inches, 2016.

    Oneiric Temperament 1
  • Stacey Cushner

    Scenic World, plastic snow globes, miniature trees, glue, glitter, 18 x 36 inches, 2018.

    Scenic World
  • Stacey Cushner

    Daydreaming 1, color pencil on paper, 22 x 33 inches, 2018.

    Daydreaming 1
  • Stacey Cushner

    Fallen, graphite on paper, 26 x 32 inches, 2015.

    Fallen
  • Stacey Cushner

    Botanicals 1-7, color pencil on paper, 24 x 30 inches and 11 x 14 inches, 2018.

    Botanicals 1-7

Artist Statement

Trees, forests and flowers are iconic and an endless font of inspiration. In drawing these, I locate different textures and emphasize the shapes of trees and differing values in blue pencil and graphite to speak to their sturdiness and the capacity to withstand these times. Sometimes they're in graphite or paint. They're a metaphor for life. We have a constant relationship with them. As Sara Maitland, author of From The Forest, describes, "[r]ight from the beginning, the relationship between people and forest was not primarily antagonistic and competitive, but symbiotic." And from the slow process of creating drawings, floral paintings and animals portraits found in our lands, a meditative presence occurs.

Artist Bio

Stacey Cushner is a drawer and painter who studied fine art at Brandeis University and received her MFA in Visual Art at Lesley University's College of Art and Design. She taught drawing and painting for many years at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has given curatorial talks at the MFA, Boston and workshops there. She has also taught at Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, Vermont. Her work is nature based.

Stacey has shown her work at CONTEXT Pier 94 New York, SCOPE Art Basel, Basel Switzerland, Art Southampton, Southampton, NY, Art Silicon Valley, San Francisco, California and the Boston International Fine Art Show, Boston, MA. Her work is included in private collections. She has also exhibited her work in solo, two person and group shows around the world. She has received prizes for her work, including an honorable mention from the Hollis Taggert Galleries in New York City and an honorable mention at the Blanche Ames National Exhibition in Massachusetts. She was selected to be the artist in residence at The WYE in Berlin, Germany, in Holland with the OBRAS Foundation and in 2017, was an artist in residence in Beijing, China at the Red Gate Gallery. Her work was featured in The Art Guide, New York, New York.

Exhibitions

Intangible Aspects of the Forest, December 4-29, 2019

Press + Media

"Speaking with the Artists: Stacey Cushner and Linda Leslie Brown." Kingston Blog, December 4, 2019.
Intangible Aspects of the Forest, October 16, 2019.
"Kingston Gallery's Newest Members." Kingston Blog, March 21, 2019.

Contact

www.staceycushner.com
staceycushner@gmail.com



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