GG Stankiewicz grew up in Rhode Island and moved to New York City to pursue her art career. She attended the Community College of Rhode Island where she received an Associate of Fine Arts Degree. To continue her art studies GG headed to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Boston, MA where she earned a combined degree, a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Science in Art Education. GG completed her art studies by achieving a Master of Fine Arts Degree at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. In addition to her art practice, she served as a high school art teacher for the New York City Department of Education. GG has co-founded artist-run organizations: SONYA (South Of the Navy Yard Artists, Brooklyn, NY) and WBA (West Branch Artists, Walton, NY) and has served on their events committees, assisting in all phases of planning and organizing community art walks and art exhibitions for local artists. GG Stankiewicz is the recipient of the 2023 Delaware County Individual Artist Grant, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York Legislature and administered in Delaware County by the Roxbury Arts Group. This funding is making it possible for GG to create her project: Patchwork Landscape, a new body of work inspired by the local nature and ecology of Delaware County, New York. The artwork will be exhibited with an artist talk at the Walton Theatre Parlor Gallery in Walton, New York in October 2023. The exhibition dates are October 7th – November 5th 2023. GG lives in Delaware County New York and her studio and gallery are in Delhi, New York.
About my art:
I am an abstract visual artist whose artwork is inspired most recently by the local nature existing in the outdoor world where I live. When hiking the forests of Delaware County New York experiencing the colors, lines, shapes, textures and patterns from the surrounding environment they awaken my senses. Seeing the multiple horizons of the Catskills foothills, hearing the sounds of running water from a nearby stream, glimpsing a pair of foxes, deer and other wildlife in the distance, I am captivated by all of the activity within this unique landscape. I search for reminders heart-shaped rocks, multi-colored leaves, wild flowers, or flotsam and jetsam along the Delaware River. These vistas and artifacts forge a memory connection to specific times and places. They are the inspiration for imagery and content in my artwork that is a compilation of visual journaling, painting, papermaking, collaging and printmaking. My process involves working with various media while referencing discovered objects, memory, photo documentation, field guides, global and world art histories.
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