(Image: Randi Reiss-McCormack, forging ahead, 2011, oil on canvas, 30" X 40"; © Randi Reiss-McCormack)
Randi Reiss-McCormack (b. Boston)
Randi Reiss-McCormack works in multiple medias including painting, etchings, mixed-media works on paper, and assemblage. Her paintings are combinations of images from varied sources, weaving tales that veer from their meanings, sometimes rendered and improvised, morphed or embellished. Everyday rituals and cyclical patterns are a large part of this painting vocabulary. The strange mix of unease and humor are evident in the use of media and subject matter. Working in a collage sensibility, images coalesce and collapse almost simultaneously. In the compressed space of the canvas, there are many methods employed, including stenciling, printing and layering to create a frenetic, energized sense of movement that flirts with a controlled chaos.
Education: MFA, Mount Royal Graduate School, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 1987-1989. BFA, Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Ithaca, NY, 1979-1983.
Randi Reiss-McCormack was chosen as a Juried Winner in 2013 Round #1 of the ArtSlant Showcase Series.
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