BIO: Deneé Black is a mixed media artist currently living in both Charlotte and Raleigh, NC. She combines her love of collage, acrylic painting and screen printing to make unique, bold works of art.She graduated from North Carolina State University, School of Design with a degree in Graphic Design. She has since studied at Penland School of Crafts and Pocosin Arts. She has shown work at Visual Art Exchange, Labourlove Gallery, 311 W Martin Galleries, Rebus Works and Green Hill Center for NC Art. Deneé is a member of Printmaker's of North Carolina, a diverse group of innovative printmakers. PONC's website is www.zhibit.org/PoNC. When not creating in her studio Deneé can be found spending time in her garden or cooking creatively in her kitchen.
ARTIST STATEMENT: I recreate the way that I see my surroundings on a daily basis: in contrasting, bold blocks of shapes and saturated colors. I sometimes envision entire live spaces and moments as complete works of art. At other times, a single object or form, removed from its surroundings, may be the subject of my work. These visual snapshots, whether based on my daily surroundings, moments captured, or single objects, are then translated into mixed media pieces. Having a background in graphic design, I create paintings that celebrate both art and design.