Jenny Nelson



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Jenny Nelson attended Maine College of Art in Portland Maine, and graduated with a BFA from Bard College, where she received a scholarship to the Lacoste School of the Arts in France. She has been living and working in Woodstock, New York, for 18 years, including an Artist in Residence at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony from November 2004-08. Jenny is represented by galleries nationally, including the Carrie Haddad Gallery, in Hudson, New York; Tria Gallery, in Manhattan; Hidell Brooks in Charlotte, North Carolina; and Gold Gallery in Boston. [/col3]

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“Most of the paintings evolve as an intuitive reaction to my surroundings, be it interior space, inner space, or landscape. To evoke this kind of sensory memory in my work I apply many layers of paint, using gesture and an internal sense of color. Traces of previous layers will remain visible, allowing colors to interact in ways I could not have anticipated. In this way a composition is arrived at through a series of decisions that are both conscious and unconscious. The paintings are an ongoing process of addition and subtraction until everything on the canvas co-exists with a depth and intensity that seems balanced to me”. [/col3]

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Thereza Pedrosa

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Founder and Director of Beautiful People Live Art || Thereza Pedrosa was born in Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) in 1985, and grew up in Bassano del Grappa (Italy) and in Lausanne (Switzerland). In love with Europe, she operates borderless from her new location near Leipzig (Germany). Graduated in Conservation of Cultural Goods at the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, and a jewelry designer herself, she promotes contemporary artists and designers worldwide. Her engagement is manyfold: selecting the most promising trends, promoting contamination between the arts, by editing online and offline publications.