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|Cecelia Feld grew up in New York City and received her B.A. from Hunter College,
N.Y. in 1963. She moved to Dallas, Texas in 1969, receiving a Master of Fine Arts
degree in 1976 from the University of North Texas. CECELIA has exhibited her
paintings, drawings, prints and photographs in juried exhibits throughout the
United States. She has had numerous solo exhibitions. Her artwork is in private
collections and many corporate collections including Frito-Lay, Inc., I.B.M.,
and Delta Airlines. Commissions include Little Dix Bay resort and
The Crescent Hotel, Dallas.
|No preconceived idea. That's how I begin. Bits and pieces from my visual
experiences bump against each other. There are references in my work to the
textures, colors, lines and shapes of things in the real world. The layering or
unfolding of shapes, punctuations or expanses of color or character of a line order
the picture plane. The resulting abstract images may allude to natural forms.
The paintings relate to my printmaking through the use of applied texture and
collage. In fact, many of the collage elements in the paintings are torn from
earlier prints (collagraphs, etchings, monotypes) or are cut pieces of mat board or
cardboard which had been inked and printed as part of a collagraph print.
|There are relationships between my paper collages and my paintings.
Previously made etchings or monotypes are background or foreground
and provide line, texture and color which play off against other kinds of
paper in lively ways.
Strong color, dramatic shifts in shape relationships, and tension between
line and shape are characteristics of my paintings and collages.
There is a lot happening in a relatively small space.
There is no narrative, just pure paint or paper. Serendipity is the hallmark of
my painting endeavors. There is always a degree of unpredictability, often
with surprising results.
|Cecelia is the recipient of a MacDowell Colony Visual Artist Fellowship. The
MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire was founded in 1907 as a
place where selected artists, writers, and composers are given the gift of being
able to work uninterrupted for long periods of time. She also received a
Fellowship for a Residency in printmaking at the Vermont Studio Center,
Johnson, Vermont and worked there in September, 1997.
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