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Randi Beth Reiss-McCormack

Randi Beth Reiss-McCormack

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Artist Work

Piggy
2017
mixed media, acrylic and oil on canvas
36 x 24 x 2 Inches
Boing
2017
pigment, rabbit skin glue, acrylic and oil on canvas
60 x 48 x 2 Inches
4. Can't catch the Gingerbread Man
2018
mixed media, acrylic transfers, acrylic and oil paint on fabric and linen
48 x 36 x 2 Inches
Oink
2017
needlepoint acrylic and oil on canvas
70 x 114 x 2 Inches
Fabric Walls are scary
2017
oil on canvas
40 x 24 x 2 Inches
Open Wide
2018
acrylic and oil on canvas
48 x 40 x 2 Inches

Artist Information

County
Baltimore County
Phone
443-604-8236
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)
2019

Artist Statement

The recent paintings presented here veer from recognizable to the abstract, derived from life and led by the subconscious. I work in a wide range of images and processes, moving from printmaking, painting and mixed media, using the constraints of each medium to intercede on a painting's trajectory. The structure of collage allows for play and multiple points of view in a work, creating a channel to a subconscious narrative. Color and pattern direct these works into woven collaged elements that build on the last layer.There are many methods employed, including stenciling, printing and layering to create a frenetic, energized sense of movement that flirts with a controlled chaos of events. My explorations in printmaking, specifically photopolymer and copper etching, inform and influence my work in paint. My interest is the intrusion of each media into the other. My latest direction in paint is to work more toward incorporating mixed media, sewing and collage.

Artist Bio

Randi Reiss McCormack Originally from Boston Massachusetts, I am an artist focusing
primarily on Painting, Printmaking and mixed media works. After completing my undergraduate
degree in Painting and Printmaking at Cornell University, I spent a year in Paris working in
various Printmaking and Painting Studios until relocating to Baltimore to earn a graduate degree
at The Maryland Institute, College of Art. I currently live and work as an artist and printmaker
focused on multiple disciplines of printmaking and mixed media paintings. I work in a wide
range of images, veering from recognizable to abstract. The world between the two is where
most of my work resides. Narratives weave loosely through this process and working in a collage
sensibility, images coalesce and collapse almost simultaneously. Currently I am immersed in
experiments in Printmaking and Painting where both disciplines inform the other.