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Catch Your Breath  Graphite, gesso, and acrylic on Hosho paper with polyester thread

Catch Your Breath Graphite, gesso, and acrylic on Hosho paper with polyester thread

Catch Your Breath  Graphite, gesso, and acrylic on Hosho paper with polyester thread

Catch Your Breath Graphite, gesso, and acrylic on Hosho paper with polyester thread

Catch Your Breath  Graphite, gesso, and acrylic on Hosho paper with polyester thread

Catch Your Breath Graphite, gesso, and acrylic on Hosho paper with polyester thread

Sponge, Place, Pin  Collage, acrylic, copper leaf on paper handmade by artist, 13 x 9

Sponge, Place, Pin Collage, acrylic, copper leaf on paper handmade by artist, 13 x 9

Collaboration  Acrylic and mixed media on paper handmade by artist   7 x 7

Collaboration Acrylic and mixed media on paper handmade by artist 7 x 7

Demonstration  Acrylic and mixed media on paper handmade by artist   9 x 12

Demonstration Acrylic and mixed media on paper handmade by artist 9 x 12

Planted  mixed media on paper 13.5 x 33

Planted mixed media on paper 13.5 x 33

East Window  Mixed media on paper, 24 X 18

East Window Mixed media on paper, 24 X 18

West Window  Mixed media on paper, 24 x 18

West Window Mixed media on paper, 24 x 18

 
Swede Hollow  Mixed media on paper, 24 x 18

Swede Hollow Mixed media on paper, 24 x 18

The Old Neighborhood Thanked Her  Mixed media on paper, 24 x 18

The Old Neighborhood Thanked Her Mixed media on paper, 24 x 18

 
Moonlight on the Marquee  Oil and mixed media on paper 11 X 15

Moonlight on the Marquee Oil and mixed media on paper 11 X 15

Strolling Through  Oil and mixed media on paper 11 X 15

Strolling Through Oil and mixed media on paper 11 X 15

Beyond  Oil and mixed media on paper 11 X 15

Beyond Oil and mixed media on paper 11 X 15

Part of the Process  Mixed media on paper, 20 x 16

Part of the Process Mixed media on paper, 20 x 16

In Reflection  Mixed media on paper, 18 x 24

In Reflection Mixed media on paper, 18 x 24

Passing Trains  Mixed media on paper, 16 x 20

Passing Trains Mixed media on paper, 16 x 20

 
Open Water  Mixed media on gessoed map, 8.5 X 11

Open Water Mixed media on gessoed map, 8.5 X 11

Acres  Mixed media on gessoed map, 8.5 X 11

Acres Mixed media on gessoed map, 8.5 X 11

 
Legend  Mixed media on gessoed map, 8.5 X 11

Legend Mixed media on gessoed map, 8.5 X 11

Resources  Mixed media on gessoed map, 8.5 X 11

Resources Mixed media on gessoed map, 8.5 X 11

 

Margi Grill has worked as a visual artist for more than 10 years, exhibiting with a diverse group of galleries and venues. She has received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Art History from the University of Minnesota.

My practice as a painter begins with my immediate and intimate environment. The source material for my work is often taken from within walking distance from my residence, a part of the city that is both industrial and that contains large open spaces. I am drawn to a tension in the landscape where human-made spaces overlap with areas permitted to grow wild. I am also interested in how those boundaries have shifted through generations and continue to change. Through a meditative process of painting, my work begins to take its shape somewhere between abstract painting and observational illustration. I typically work with layers of wash created with water soluble oils that often resemble traditional watercolors. This becomes a time intensive process, allowing me to reflect on my source of inspiration and how it relates to larger environmental issues.


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