Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Opie Snow Heyerman, our resident artist

One of our resident artists, Opie Snow Heyerman is fairly new to the Atlantic Lofts but with her sweet laid-back disposition and an amazing talent she possesses, we were her devotees soon enough. You'll be able to see her and her amazing works yourself on July 11th at theCOMPOUNDbrooklyn + Rural Haiti Project.

Opie Snow Heyerman was born in Ashland, Oregon. She studied fine arts at Lewis and Clark College in Portland and University of Oregon in Eugene. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a painting emphasis from the University of Oregon in 1998, Opie traveled to Europe to research master painter techniques. On her return, she spent a year studying classical drawing and painting with Russian Artist Semyon Bilmes of the Academy of Fine Arts.
In 2000, she co-founded Nuwandart Gallery in Ashland, Oregon, continuing to curate and exhibit there until 2003. Opie has created costume design, installation work and performance art/dance with El Circo, a San Francisco based Art/Performance Collective, since 2001. During that time, she started including texture and multi-media in her paintings. Opie is now living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her current works include Ikebana inspired, figurative florals on textured, sewn canvas which are stretched onto brushed metal frames, as well as a series about dreams, ancient-future myth, and the exploration of beauty and darkness.

For more info, visit www.opiesnow.com

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