“I was born in 1970 in Norman, Oklahoma. Two main rituals carry over from my childhood into to my art making: i) finding refuge in the magnificent sunsets and storms of the Great Plains, and ii) questioning any and all statements of authority. Still a skeptic seeking refuge, I pursue my work through a studio practice, developing paintings that subtly embody the conflict between visual perception and the physical object – or between thought and thing. I tend to delight in an optimistic ambiguity about things, which in turn leads me to all kinds of other good things such as deeper understanding, alternative perspectives, a sense of mystery, or even peace and joy. These are the aspects I wish to share by sharing my work.”—Laine Nixon
Laine Nixon is a visual artist based in Sarasota, FL. Her work has been shown at Ringling Underground, Selby Gallery, and [blank] slate gallery, among other spaces. In 2015, Nixon’s work was selected for Studio Visit Magazine, Vol 29, and was acquired by RBC Wealth Management. Development of her work has been supported by a residency at The Longboat Key Center for the Arts and a Creative Capital Foundation Professional Development Program funded by the Florida Division of Cultural affairs. Most recently, she was awarded the 2016/2017 John Ringling Towers Fund individual artist grant which includes a residency at the Hermitage Artist Retreat. Currently she is making work for an upcoming solo exhibition at Gallery 221 in Tampa.
Learn more at www.lainenixon.com.
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