Featured Artist Stevie Love

Artist Stevie Love’s unique and vividly colorful mixed media work blurs the line between painting and sculpture. Visit her website to view more of her portfolio.

 

"Beta Waves" Acrylic Paint, Vinyl Mesh and Faux Fur, 23" x 16" By artist Stevie Love. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Beta Waves” Acrylic Paint, Vinyl Mesh and Faux Fur, 23″ x 16″

 

I live and work in Juniper Hills, in the foothills overlooking the Mojave Desert one hour north of Los Angeles, in an adobe house that my husband and I made by hand. I earned a Bachelors degree at California State University at San Bernardino and a Masters of Fine Art degree from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California.

 

"Bird's Bop" Acrylic Paint, Vinyl Mesh and Faux Fur, 32" x 22" By artist Stevie Love. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Bird’s Bop” Acrylic Paint, Vinyl Mesh and Faux Fur, 32″ x 22″

 

I am addicted to acrylic paint for its ability to form juicy three-dimensional forms. Since earning my Masters degree, I have been developing a diverse body of work that transcends the boundaries between painting and sculpture, using paint as a sculptural medium, paint that is released from the confines of the customary rectangle.

 

"Visible Evidence" Acrylic Paint, Vinyl Mesh and Faux Fur, 22" x 24" By artist Stevie Love. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Visible Evidence” Acrylic Paint, Vinyl Mesh and Faux Fur, 22″ x 24″

 

I blur the boundary between us the viewer and the relationship we usually have to painting as a pictorial metaphor, instead bringing paint to us as its own reason for being. The play back and forth between metaphor and reality gives the work a life all its own.

 

"Coherence" Acrylic Paint, Vinyl Mesh and Faux Fur, 45" x 25" By artist Stevie Love. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Coherence” Acrylic Paint, Vinyl Mesh and Faux Fur, 45″ x 25″

 

I thickly apply the paint using squeeze bottles and pastry bags to create three-dimensional abstract paint objects that can hang freely on the wall or in space. At times, I add faux fur to create an element of humor.

 

"Fire Element" Acrylic Paint, Vinyl Mesh and Faux Fur, 21" x 32" By artist Stevie Love. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Fire Element” Acrylic Paint, Vinyl Mesh and Faux Fur, 21″ x 32″

 

Peter Frank has described my work as “the moment where pictorial language and mental imagination, conventional thought and erratic vision give way to one another.”

 

"Trance" Acrylic Paint, Vinyl Mesh and Faux Fur, 20" x 16" By artist Stevie Love. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Trance” Acrylic Paint, Vinyl Mesh and Faux Fur, 20″ x 16″

 

I have shown in galleries and museums in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Brooklyn, New York, Seoul, South Korea, Beijing, China and Venice, Italy. I have earned numerous awards including a first place Artslant and numerous curator’s awards, and have earned artist residencies at Idyllwild, California, working with Roland Reiss, Mary Heilman and Terry Winters, and a residency in Venice, Italy, working with master printers.

 

"Visible Evidence II" Acrylic Paint, Vinyl Mesh and Faux Fur, 20" x 30" By artist Stevie Love. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Visible Evidence II” Acrylic Paint, Vinyl Mesh and Faux Fur, 20″ x 30″

 

I have shown continuously in the LA area for the past twenty years. I was included in an auction at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, and mounted a solo exhibition at the inaugural opening of the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, California. Other solo shows include the Riverside Art Museum, RV Fullerton Museum at California State University San Bernardino, AndLab at the Brewery, Angels Gate in San Pedro, Bunny Gunner in Claremont, Chaffey Community Museum in Ontario, Groundspace Project in Los Angeles and Scuola Internazionale di Venezia, Italy.

 

"All the Love" Acrylic Paint, Vinyl Mesh and Faux Fur, 11 Pieces, Variable Dimensions By artist Stevie Love. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“All the Love” Acrylic Paint, Vinyl Mesh and Faux Fur, 11 Pieces, Variable Dimensions

 

My work has been included in numerous gallery exhibitions including but not limited to: Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Coagula Curatorial, Post Gallery Los Angeles, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, SCA Projects Pomona, Vast Space Las Vegas, Angels Ink San Pedro, Maloof Foundation Alta Loma, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Fullerton College Art Gallery, SOKA University, Citrus College, Andrew Shire, Miller Durazo, Coagula Projects, RAID Projects, Patricia Correia Gallery, Robert Miller Fine Art and California State University Los Angeles.

 

"Psyche" Acrylic Paint, Vinyl Mesh and Faux Fur, 42" x 29" By artist Stevie Love. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Psyche” Acrylic Paint, Vinyl Mesh and Faux Fur, 42″ x 29″

 

My work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, California, and the Riverside Art Museum in Riverside, California, and private collectors include JSM Willette, PhD, art historian at Otis Art Institute.

 

"Le Petit Mort" Acrylic Paint, Vinyl Mesh and Faux Fur, 36" x 16" By artist Stevie Love. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Le Petit Mort” Acrylic Paint, Vinyl Mesh and Faux Fur, 36″ x 16″

 

My work has been featured in Artscene Gallery Guide, the International Survey of Contemporary Art, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Riverside Press Enterprise, OC Weekly, Art.Blogging.LA., nyartsmagazine.com Berliner Kunst, International edition, and zerodegreesart.com.

 

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Comments

  1. I love your enchanting wild Work! You make me happy.

  2. I love the colours in your mixed media art…..great art!!

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