Melody Oxarart

 Tel: 941-923-1704

 

 

Artist Statement

How do we come to be the people we are? Is it the force of genetics,
transmitting jots of information about our physical being and character
through the centuries in DNA? Is it the history we carry - our ancestors'
travels and travails - that somehow gets recorded in our psyches? Or
perhaps it is the effect of some sort of universal consciousness about which
we are mostly not conscious? Arenšt culture, popular custom and political
milieu formative? And what about personal, direct experiences?

Suspecting the answer is "all of the above", I seek to acknowledge these
various influences in my work.....by excavating the memory of the past (both
personal and collective) and also by testifying to events of the present, in
the earnest hope that in the creating , a connection is made.

Melody R. Oxarart


Solo Exhibitions
1999 Gallery Oboy, San Francisco CA


Group Exhibitions, Juried and Invitational
2003 Art Works Downtown, San Rafael CA
2002 The Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, CA
2002 The Presidio, San Francisco, CA
2001 Art Works Gallery, San Rafael, CA
2000 Museum of Art & History, Redding, CA
2000 Atrium Gallery 600 Townsend, San Francisco CA
1999 Fiberscene Website (international)
1999 Bolinas Museum, Bolinas CA
1999 College Art Gallery, Kentfield CA
1999 Marin County Fair, Merit award
1999 Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael CA
1998 Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Fremont CA (Cash award)
1997 Civic Center Gallery, San Rafael CA
1997 Downtown Art Center Gallery, San Rafael CA
1996 Town Center, Corte Madera CA
1996 Artfibers Gallery, San Francisco CA
1995 Sebastapol Center for the Arts, Sebastapol CA
1995 Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley CA


Publications
2002 Surface Design
2001 Artweek
2000 Redding Record Searchlight
2000 Fiberarts (Jan-Feb edition)


Education
College of Marin - Design, Drawing, Sculpture, Fiber Sculpture, Ceramics
Mendocino Art Center - various seminars
University of Southern California - Graduate courses, Linguistics
Washington University, St. Louis - B.S.Ed

Professional Associations
Fiberscene (on-line gallery) * American Craft Council * Fiber
Dimensions * Marin Arts Council * Friends of Fiber Art * Surface
Design Association