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Larissa Borteh

Studio Building
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Studio Location
When It's Cold (Come Inside); oil on canvas; 48" x 60"; 2011
I Am A Fool Regardless Of Time Or Place; oil on canvas; 48" x 60"; 2011
Implosion Occurs But Once An Hour; charcoal on unstretched canvas; 60" x 72"; 2011
Stay Mum; charcoal on unstretched canvas; 48" x 60"; 2011
Coming Along Nicely; ink on paper; 12" x 16"; 2011
Artist's Statement

The hand reacts immediately:

Intuitively gesticulating with the sound and physical tension created between tool and surface.
I work frantically to transcribe the visceral path of my mind through imagery. The surface becomes a distressed entanglement of agitated marks and fractured figures. Facial features, appendages, and complete structures are displaced, multiplied, and pliant. Notions of polarity, malice, and chaos emerge in allegorical fragments.

My forms teeter between creation and destruction.


b. Columbus, Ohio
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

2010 BFA, The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2011 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Solo Exhibitions
2011 Uninhibited Exuberance, Harlem Studios, New York, NY
2010 Two Parts Rabbit, The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Half Ton, Gimme! Coffee, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Walk Of Shame, The Williamsburg Bridge, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions
2011 Feed 2011 Biennial, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
Art Protects, Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, France
Bay Ridge Storefront Art Walk, Brooklyn, NY
Small Works Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Borteh, Gaydos, Welshman, Skylight Gallery, New York, NY
National Juried Show, The Art Institute and Gallery, Salisbury, MD
Private I, Skylight Gallery, New York, NY