December 10, 2004: Headlines: COS - Bangladesh: Art: Painting: Artist's Space: Artist's Statement by Bangladesh RPCV Dannielle Tegeder

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Artist's Statement by Bangladesh RPCV Dannielle Tegeder

Artist's Statement by Bangladesh RPCV Dannielle Tegeder

Artist's Statement by Bangladesh RPCV Dannielle Tegeder

Dannielle Tegeder

Tangerine Secret City with Underground Stations, 2000
mixed media on panel
48" x 48"
Green Headquarters, 2000
mixed media on canvas
48" x 60"
Yellow Escape Plan with Red Igloo, 2000
mixed media on panel
48" x 48"
Blue Diptych City with Flying Object, 2000
mixed media on panel
12" x 24" (two panels)

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Artist's Statement

My work consists mainly of brightly colored paintings based on underground blueprints, architectural plans, and technological drawings.

Our society's technological and architectural advancements both delight and disgust us. As vehicles of desire and creative thought, they perform necessary functions for habitation and development. Our societal structures and technologcial advances are equally capable of empowering and disabling us. We have nuclear weapons, biological terrorism, population overcrowding, and flight path congestion in every city, relying on beneficent safety measures to resist them.

As subjects, I use biotechnological illustration charts, underground and air transportation paths, diagrams of plumbing and heating systems, and computer based technological images. I then trasnform them with vivid colors through painting and drawing. Starting with a diagrammatic base, I draw parts dissected from my reference materiasl on paper or panel. Using mostly acrylic paint, I create pseudo-systems that are a base for my seemingly abstract paintings. Then with the help of drafting tools and other materials such as colored pencil, markers and gouache, I build layers of information. Throughout this trasnformation, I attempt to infuse my subject matter with a piercing beauty and a bit of humor.

I am influenced by the drawings of architects such as Paulo Solari, and the later work of Frank Lloyd Wright. My art is also informed by such diverse genres as the funky Utopian world found on the Jetsons cartoon series, among others and planned underground safe cities desgined during the Cold war. My color schemes, partly derived from popular American cultures, are inspired by minute observations of daily life, mundane things ...a dress in a store window, holiday decorations, and even the cover of Wired magazine.

The concept of beauty firmly grounded upon proportion, order, and color compels my art. The creative process enables me to understand the abstractions of human development and modern society's obsession with technology on my own terms.

Dannielle Tegeder
The Marie Walshe Sharpe Studios
443 Greenwich Street, 7th floor
New York, N.Y. 10013
Community phone: (212) 925-2669

118 First Place
Brooklyn, N.Y.11231
(718) 522-9095

1997 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Master of Fine Arts, concentration in painting and drawing
1994 State University of New York at Purchase
Bachelor of Fine Arts,Painting concentration
With highest distinction (top 2%), Magna cum Laude
1994 The Amsterdamse Hogschhol Voor De Kunsten, The Netherlands
The Amsterdam School of Fine Arts, Holland

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2001 The Jan Cicero Gallery, Undercurrents, Chicago, IL

1999 Contemporary Arts Workshop, Recent Drawings, Chicago, IL

ARC Gallery, New Work, Chicago, IL
1996 Fine Arts Gallery (two person show), Organic: Organization, Chicago, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions
2002 The New Museum, Out of Place, curated by Anne Ellegood, New York, NY

2002 The Bronx Museum of Art, Artist in the Martketplace Exhibition, Bronx, NY

2000 Silverstein Gallery, Growing Into Space, New York, NY

1998 Visual Arts Gallery, Six Choose Six, SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY

1997 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, M.F.A. Exhibition, Chicago, IL

Gallery 2, Atstuta, Chicago, IL

Nippon Steel, Group Exhibition, Chicago, IL
1996 Evanston Art Center, Chicago and Vicinity Exhibition,Evanston, IL

Silverstein Gallery, Anatomy and Intellect, New York, NY

Selected Awards
2000 The Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Fellowship, New York, NY

The Millay Colony for the Arts

The Ragdale Foundation

The Ucross Foundation

The Illinois Special Projects Grant

The Chicago Artist's Assistance Grant

1997-1996 The School of the Art Instutute Scholarship Fund

The School of the Art Instutute Dean's Grant

NY Arts Magazine, Volume 6, 43, May 2001

New American Painting, Northeast Region, December 2000

The New York Contemporary Art Report, April/May, 2000

The Chicago Art Journal, Telos, 100-101, Spring 2000

The Chicago Reader, September 23, 1999, Review

The Chicago Tribune, Critic's Choice, January 12, 1997

The Chicago Reader, January 9, 1997, Review

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