Cottonwood Center of Art Studio Artist: Welcome to Studio 110
Born a Colorado native then spending many formative years in Michigan surrounded by fresh water, I continually observe and am fascinated by its constantly changing form while it trickles, seeps and flows. I discover patterns when it freezes. I am spellbound when it floats in the air…it represents a precise process, an exchange of energy that has its own natural timing and organization.”
T’Alyne studied printmaking and foundry art at Arizona State University, where she graduated with an MFA in 2000. She has since built an impressive resume as a visiting artist and artist in residence both in Europe and in the U.S. and feels this experience has been a defining influence on her art practice. She has had residencies at Camac Centre D’Art, Marnay-sur-Seine, Fourwinds Atelier, Aurielle France, Virginia Center of Creative Arts, Amherst VA, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT, and the Webb School, Knoxville, TN. T’Alyne recently was awarded a Grant from the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and the Denver Botanic Garden. Head Curator, Alma Ruiz, LA Museum of Contemporary Art wrote about T’Alyne’s work and sent it to China in 2015.
Her abstract works, which are comprised of powdered pigment suspended in water-based varnish on fiberglass paper and wood, are meant to capture the temperament of her surroundings and to reflect the ever-changing environment. She has been influenced by Rothko, Diebenkorn, Laura Owen, Joan Mitchell