STEPHANIE PRYOR - ARTIST INFO
Stephanie Pryor’s (1971, Great Lakes/USA) seductive paintings blur the line between abstraction and representation, both physically and psychologically. Whether the final image stems from source material such as nature, fashion, self-portraiture or photography, Pryor is interested in the unfolding of an expression or moment in time. One that is subject to change during the duration of painting. Pryor paints like a watercolorist, using layered thin washes of watery acrylic in brooding and vivid colors. The final piece is the result of an intuitive process of layering color to define image and to form new shapes and areas that aren’t apparent in the original drawing, but come across during a more meditative period of bservation. As a result, these gestural crylics are concurrently impulsive and considered, possessing a savage, dark and poetic beauty.
Stephanie Pryor graduated with an MFA from UCLA in 2000. She has exhibited widely in the states and internationally. She has had solo shows at ACME, Los Angeles, CRG Gallery New York and Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy and numerous international group shows.