Annell Livingston / livingstonannell@gmail.com

Painting Fragments, Geometry and Change:

 

It is the idea behind the work that dictates the image and the idea behind Fragments, Geometry and Change, is based on the observable phenomenon in nature of changing light and color.  These works parallel nature but do not directly reflect it. The work is hard edge and I choose the medium of gouache for its’ inherent flatness and its’ intense color.  

 

My experience of the world (memory, or thought) is not as a whole, but in fragments, which are part revealed, part concealed.  The final image does not dictate what the viewer should think, but allows a place for the viewer to think and suggests a different way of viewing the world.

 

Compositions are based on geometry, breaking the picture plane into many pieces, and change in color, value, temperature, or intensity.  These changes can be seen as the eye moves from top to bottom, bottom to top, or from side to side. It is a mode of perception, a multidimensional language, which because of its simplicity has immediacy, and spontaneity that is distinct.  It is a foundation for an art of limitless associative possibilities.  Through this process I can explore simultaneously the mysterious spaces between inside and outside, color field and image, figuration and abstraction, two and three-dimensional space.

Through the use of simultaneous contrast, which is the use of two colors, painted side by side, that interact with one another and change the visual perception accordingly.  This affects the viewer’s sense of the color.  Though the shapes are not altered, patterns appear, disappear, and change in their appearance.

 

Color Field painting is a style of abstraction painting that emerged in New York City during the 1940’s and 1950’s.  According to Roberta Smith, Color Field was arguably the first major art movement initiated by a woman artist, Helen Frankenthaler.  Her work was characterized primarily by large fields of flat, solid color spread across or stained into the canvas creating areas of unbroken surface and a flat picture plane.  My work is made up of small geometric shapes which create fields of color spread across the picture plane. 

 

 These works could be seen as pages of a diary or personal journal, and like poetry, one idea dissolves into another, and the series of work becomes a sequence of new images. 

gouache on water color paper 

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pigment prints on watercolor paper 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2015

Fragments Geometry Change, O'Kane Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX Curated by Mark Cervenka, Director of the O'Kane Gallery.

2010

PENUMBRA, Lumina Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

2007

LIGHT OF A LIFE, Lumina Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

2006

THE INFLUENCE OF PLACE; THE NEW MEXICO YEARS 1994-2006, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2004

ANNELL LIVINGSTON, Yurinkan Art Center, Kiryu, Gunma, Japan

NATURE FRAGMENTS, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

ANNELL LIVINGSTON, Karen Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2001

TWENTY-FOUR HOURS IN TAOS, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe NM

1996

CONTEMPORARY ART; THE AMERICAN INDIAN INFLUENCE, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1995

ANCIENT GLYPHS, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1994

INTERSECTIONS, Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, TX

BOOK OF HOURS, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1992

LOOKING THROUGH THE OVERLOOKED, North Harris County College, Houston, TX

1991

RECENT STILL LIFE, Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, TX

RECENT WORKS, Sol Del Rio Gallery, San Antonio, TX

1990

KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, Kirkpatrick Museum, Oklahoma City, OK

RECENT WORK, Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, TX

1989

PROCREATION, Sol Del Rio Gallery, San Antonio, TX

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2015

Rigor, Rhythm and Romance, Annell Livingston, Sheila Miles, and Jane Schoenfel. Wheelehouse Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Cupid's Arrow A National Exhibition, Wheelhouse Gallery Juror: Bruce Helander, Santa Fe, MN

2014

SQUARE FOOT ART BASEL MIAMI REDUX, Jurors: Helen Hyder and Frank Hyder. Projects Gallery, Miami, FL

HOLIDAY SHOW, Associate Artists Exhibition and Guest Artists, The Project Space, Julio Valdez Studio, New York, NY

RELATIVE GEOMETRIES, Conrad Wild Gallery, Miles Conrad curator. Tucson, AZ

INK & CLAY 40, Ink Juror: Dave Lefner, Clay Juror: Phyllis Green, Gallerist/Curator – Juror: Jeannie Denholm of SCAPE (Southern California Art Projects & Exhibitions). Kellogg Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona University. Pomona, CA

GEOFORM, www.geoform.net, , Geoform is an online scholarly resource and curatorial project whose focus is the use of geometric form and structure in contemporary abstract art being made by artists from around the world. (featured artist July 2014) Julie Karabenick curator.

MINIATURES & MORE, Albuquerque Museum Foundation, Invitational, Program Manager Rita Butler , Albuquerque, NM

11TH NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION, Juror: Lauren Hinkson, Assistant curator Guggenheim Museum, NYC, Ceres Gallery, New York City, NY

ANNUAL SPRING EXHIBIT, Curator: Julio Valdez. Julio Valdez Studio LLC, New York City, NY

FIELDS OF VISION: International Art Perspectives, NYC, NY

ESPRESSIONS WEST, Coos Art Museum, Jurors Robert Canaga, and Steven Broocks, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR 2014, First Affordable Art Fair Award, Curated by Julio Valdez, New York City, NY

THE POWER OF PERCEPTION II, Curated by Tamara Del Estal, The S space Gallery, Creative Conception, Inc New York City, NY

GEO_________, Art Science Gallery, Curated by Hayley Gillespie, Austin, TX

SQUARED, The Cloyde Snook Gallery at Adams State University Art Department, Jurors; Eric Berkemeyer and Randy Pijoan, Alamosa, CO

PALETTE, Salisbury University Art Galleries, Salisbury, MD

ARTVETTING, chosen for the 11th Round of Artvetting, Guest Reviewer: Nicholas Chambers, NYC, NY

BROADWAY GALLERY JANUARY EXHIBITION, Curated by Sarah Browning, Publicist & Associate Curator, NY Arts Magazine, Broadway Gallery, NYC, NY

WE LOVE ART, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, New York (invitational)

2013

ARTISTS AT HOME & ABROAD, Curated by Sarah Browning, Publicist & Associate Curator, NY Arts Magazine, Broadway Gallery, NYC

NWS(National Watercolor Society) Jurors: Gerald Brommer (chairman) Dean Mitchell, Kathleen Conover, Pat Cook (Alternate), and Mike Bailey (Alternate)

Juror Of Awards: Roxana Velasquez Martinez del Campo. Born and raised in Mexico, Roxana Velasquez is the current Executive Director of the San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) in California. Prior to her appointment in 2010, she has served as director of the Museo Nacional de San Carlos, Museo Nacional de Arte (MUNAL), and the Museo del Palacio de ballas artes n Mexco City representing professional, civic and cultural endeavors that elevated each institution to international recognition. NWS Gallery, San Pedro, CA.

MARKS, Jurors: Joni Oye-Benintnde, Darlene Farris-Labar, and David Mazure. The Madelon Powers Gallery, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA.

INK & CLAY 39, Jurors: David & Liza Folman, Michael David is a professor and the Chair of Fine Arts at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, and Liza Folman is a Professor of Fine Arts at the Fine Arts at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University.  Kellogg Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA Juror’s Award.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL 2013 WATERMEDIA, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO. Juror: Skip Lawrence.

PAPER TRAIL, JayJay Gallery, Sacramento, California.

500 HANDMADE BOOKS, Volume 2. Juror: Julie Chen internationally known book artist. Lark Crafts publication.

TEXAS NATIONAL 2013, SFA University, Juror: Peter Selz past curator at MoMA and founding director, University Art Museum at Berkeley; renowned art historian who curated shows on Giacometti, Graves and Rothko, has written for many art publications, recipient of numerous awards, and author of The Art of Engagement.

M.O. (MODUS OPERANDI), Ground Arts, Juror: Jason Stopa, NY Arts Magazine, Curated by Kelly Worman, Senior Curator, Ground Arts. Award - three person exhibition, Annell Livingston, Steven Peters, Erik Patton, NYC, NY

INTERNATIONAL OPEN, Woman Made Gallery, Juror: Kelli Connell Associate Professor of Photography at Columbia College. Chicago, IL

2012

GEOFORM, Geoform is an online scholarly resource and curatorial project whose focus is the use of geometric form and structure in contemporary abstract art being made by artists from around the world. Geoform.net NOW WOW Project, II, Hudson Gallery, Juror: Jaye Bumbaugh, Professor Emeritus of Fine Art, Bluffton University and Past Art Department Chairman, Bluffton University. Sylvania, OH

TAOS FALL ARTS FESTIVAL, TAOS SELECT, The Convention Center, Jurors: Kristin Hoerth, Paul Figueroa, and Judith Kendall Taos, NM AMERICAN LANDSCAPES, MFA Circle Gallery, Juror: Dr. Susan Behrends Frank is Associate Curator for Research at the Phillips Collection, Washing, DC, specializing in modern European and American art. Annapolis, MD COLOR, BWAC Brooklyn, NY Juror: Brooke Kamin Rapaport, former curator in Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and guest curator at NY’s Jewish Museum NYC, NY

PAPERWORKS 2012, b.j. spoke gallery, Juror: Laura Phipps, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art , Huntington, NY MINIATURES & MORE 2012, Albuquerque Museum Foundation, Invitational, Program Manager Rita Butler , Albuquerque, NM AFTER DARK, Greg Moon Art Gallery, Taos, New Mexico, Jurors: Jina Brenneman – Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Harwood Museum of Art Taos, New Mexico, and Guy Cross – Publisher / Creative Director, THE magazine (of and for the Arts) Santa Fe, NM

TAOS CONTEMPORARY, The Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State College, Denver, CO. (Invitational) Curators Cecily Cullen and Stephanie Grille, Denver, CO NEW BEGINNINGS, Lumina Gallery, Taos, NM

2011

18 DAYS; FINE ARTS EXHIBITION. The New Mexico Committee of the National Women in the Arts and the Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

MINING THE UNCONSCIOUS, Santa Fe University of Art and Design Santa Fe, NM

MILLICENT ROGERS MUSEUM GROUP EXHIBIT, Millicent Rogers Museum. Taos, NM

2010

SONGS OF THE HIGH DESERT, Lumina Gallery, Taos, NM (featured)

INK AND CLAY, Leslie Jones, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Los Angles County Museum of Art, W. Keith and the Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal Poly, Pomona, CA

2009

NEW BEGINNINGS, Lumina Gallery, Taos, NM

GROUP EXHIBIT, Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL

GROUP EXHIBIT, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2006

BODY LANGUAGE, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

GROUP EXHIBIT, Transco Towers Gallery, Houston, TX

ART OF PAPER, Marland Federation of art (MFA), Annapolis, MD

VITAL VOICES; WOMEN'S VISIONS, Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis University: Exhibition in conjunction with the Boston National Conference of the Women's Caucus for Art, Waltham, MA

GROUP EXHIBITION, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX

2005

GROUP EXHIBITION, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO

GROUP EXHIBITION, Irving Arts Center, Irving, TX

2002

RED, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

ABSTRACTIONS, Lumina Gallery, Taos, NM

ART WITH HEART, Joyce Robbins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

A SHOW OF COLOR, Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2000

POST CARD LOVE LETTERS TO THE LAND, Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1999

SIMPLY IRRSISTIBLE, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1997

GROUP EXHIBITION, The Gallery at R&F, Kingston, NY

THE LAST PICTURE SHOW, Lynn Goode Gallery, Houston, TX

THE MODONA-THE MODERN MATRIARCH, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

GROUP INVITATION, Van De Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

OBJECT-SURFACE, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe,NM

 

AWARDS AND GRANTS

NFRIG (New Forms Regional Initiative Grant) funded through the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Warhol Foundation, administered by Diverse Works and Mexic-Arti.

A grant from Foley's for Pandora's Box, a collaborative project.

Over fifty awards in national exhibItions.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

ART BUZZ, THE 2013 COLLECTION, premier annual, contemporary visual arts, showcase publications.

Dean Balsamo, GALLERY REVIEW Pasatiempo, September 9, 1994, pg. 46

Miles G Batt, CREATIVE WATERCOLOR, Creative Art Publications,,1998 (Featured)

Ellen Berkovitch TOPOLOGY IN CODE, Pasatiempo, Santa Fe, NM, 2001(reproduction)

Alexander Blackburn CREATIVE SPIRIT, TOWARD A BETTER WORLD 2003(cover)

Gerald Brommer, COLLAGE TECHNIQUES; A GUIDE FOR ARTISTS AND ILLUSTRATORS, Watson-Guptill, 1999 (reproduction)

Gerald Brommer, EXPLORING TRANSPARENT WATERCOLOR, Davis Publications, Inc 1991(reproduction)

Margaret Brown, BEST OF THE WEST, NM, Southwest Art, February, pg. 124, 1998

Emiy Van Cleve, DANIEL BOURGEOIS GOES A LITTLE NUTS ABOUT ART, Pasatiempo, August, 1993

Tom Collins, DAY BY DAY, The Santa Fe Reporter, August 32, 1994(reproduction, pg. 27)

Victoria Dalkey, JAYJAY EXHIBIT DRAWS WIDE FIELD OF TALENT, The Sacramento Bee, April 2013

500 HANDMADE BOOKS, Volume 2. Juror: Julie Chen, Internationally known book artist. Lark Crafts publication.

Charles Ewing, THE NEW SCRATCHBOARD, Watson-Guptill Publications/New York 2001

Steve Fox, EXPRESSIVE ABSTRACTION, Jefferson, Ramos, Riddle, Strong and Livingston, April 2010, Vol.2, o.4

Dottie Indyke, ANNELL LIVINGSTON DOCUMENTS TIME, ENVIRONMENT, Pasatiempo 1994(reproduction)

Adriana Kramer, POEMS OF THE HIGH DESERT, Tempo, Taos News, (Cover & reproductions, pg. 28-32) August, 11, 2010

Kiryu Times, August 21, 2003, Kiryu, Gunma, Japan 2003

Kiryu Times, August 21, 2003, Kiryu, Gunma, Japan 2003

Sherry Marr, Poets United (poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2011/06/life-of-poet-annell-livingston.html) interview June 16, 2022

Maxine Masterfield, HARMONY IN NATURE, Watson-Guptill Publications 1991

Kathleen McCloud, LIVINGSTON WEAVES BIOGRAPHY INTO FRAGMENTS,

NEW AMERICAN PAINTING, #66, OPEN STUDIO PRESS, PG. 98-101, 2006 (reproduction)

NEW AMERICAN PAINTING, Open Studio Press, 1998 (reproduction)

NEW AMERICAN PAINTING, Open Studio Press, 2009 (reproduction)

Art-Talk, LOVE, ART INSPIRE SANTA FE GALLERY TOUR, February 2001(reproduction, pg. 35)

Robert Nott, ARTISTS SQUARE THE CIRCLE AT ROUNDHOUSE, EQUALATERAL RECTANGLE, EPITOMIZES PARTICIPANTS' WORK, The New Mexican, March 16, 2000

Rich Romancito, ARTISTIC RESURRECTION, Tempo Magazine/The Taos News, April 5-11, 2012

Rich Romancito, LUMINA HOSTS EXCITING NEW SHOW, Tempo Magazine/The Taos News, Sept. 29- Oct. 5, 2011

Rick Romancito, LIGHT OF A LIFE, Tempo Magazine/The Taos News, September, 2007 (reproduction)

Rick Romancito, TAOS IN NYC, Tempo Magazine/The Taos News, Feb. 21-27, 2013

Sandra Salamony, 1000 Artists’ Books, Rockport Publishers, 2012 (cover and freature)

Emiliana Sandoval, ANNELL LIVINGSTON HAS A PASSION FOR LIGHT, Pasatiempo, August 16, 1994, pg. 19

Pasatiempo, April 5,1996 (reproduction)

Emiliana Sandoval, REMEMBERING ONE'S GOLDEN MOMENTS, Pasatiempo, March 3, 1997

Soledad Santiago, INFLUENCE OF PLACE; THE NEW MEXICO YEARS, 1994-2006, Pasatiempo 2006

Sue St. John, A JOURNEY INTO ABSTRACTION, Northlight Publishing, 2012.

Betty Lou Schlemm/Sara M. Doherty, THE BEST OF WATERCOLOR, Second Edition, Rockport Publishing, pg. 133, 1997

Taos Magazine, THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING, March/April 2004 (reproduction)

Tempo Magazine/The Taos News, HARWOOD, pg. 13-14, Sept. 18-24, 2003

Tempo Magazine/The Taos News, A DAY IN THE LIGHT, pg. 14, Sept. 18-24, 2003

Hollis Walker, SURFACE, Art Trends, winter, 2004

ARTE FUSE HTTP://artefuse.com/2013/02/opening-night-for-m-o-modus-operandi-exhibition-at-ground-arts-curated-by-kelly-worman/

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

McNay Art Museum San Antonio, TX

The Gillman Foundation, New York, NY

Mercer Country Cultural and Heritage Commission, Trenton, NJ

City of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway

Transco Energy Company, Houston, TX

Commandor Hotel, Stavanger, Norway

Bank One, San Antonio, TX

Hyatt Regency Hotel, Beaver Creek, CO

Carter 7 Associates, Austin, TX

Marks, Crowley, Waltman, Austin, TX

The Lincoln Financial Corporate Art Collection, Ft. Wayne, IN

 

EDUCATION

THE GLASSELL SCHOOL OF ART, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, Houston, TX

SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY, Huntsville, TX