Deirdre Schanen

Artwork

But Nothing Happens, 2017
Deirdre Schanen

But Nothing Happens, 2017

Acrylic on canvas, signed

72 x 52 in

$8,300.00

Except For Then, 2013
Deirdre Schanen

Except For Then, 2013

Oil on canvas, signed

48 x 36 in

$3,800.00

Overlooked, 2006
Deirdre Schanen

Overlooked, 2006

Oil on canvas, signed

24 x 18 in

$750.00

To Nowhere, 2008
Deirdre Schanen

To Nowhere, 2008

Oil on canvas, signed lower right

30 x 43.50 in

$2,500.00

By Itself, 2003
Deirdre Schanen

By Itself, 2003

Oil on canvas, signed lower right

68 x 58 in

$7,500.00

Forever Consigned to Solitude, 2003
Deirdre Schanen

Forever Consigned to Solitude, 2003

Oil on canvas, signed

62.50 x 68 in

$8,100.00

Silence and Distance, 2016
Deirdre Schanen

Silence and Distance, 2016

Oil on canvas, signed

48 x 36 in

$3,800.00

Waiting For Things To Happen, 2015
Deirdre Schanen

Waiting For Things To Happen, 2015

Oil on canvas, signed

36 x 48 in

$3,800.00

Changing Memories 2, 2009
Deirdre Schanen

Changing Memories 2, 2009

Acrylic on canvas, signed on verso

36 x 50 in

$3,800.00

It's All I Ask Of You, 2016
Deirdre Schanen

It's All I Ask Of You, 2016

Acrylic on canvas, signed

36 x 54 in

$4,300.00

Time's Contrition I, 2014
Deirdre Schanen

Time's Contrition I, 2014

Acrylic on canvas, signed

54 x 36 in

$8,200.00

Waiting to Catch Up, 2004
Deirdre Schanen

Waiting to Catch Up, 2004

Oil on canvas, signed on verso

66 x 66 in

$8,000.00

Everyone Has Gone, 2004
Deirdre Schanen

Everyone Has Gone, 2004

Oil on canvas, signed lower right

58 x 68 in

$8,000.00

Naked Loneliness, 2014
Deirdre Schanen

Naked Loneliness, 2014

Oil on canvas, signed

36 x 48 in

$4,300.00

Times Paragraph, 2016
Deirdre Schanen

Times Paragraph, 2016

Mixed media, signed

54 x 54 in

$6,400.00

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Deirdre Schanen
DEIRDRE SCHANEN Abstract Artist Deirdre Schanen grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan in the small town of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This early Midwestern influence informs most of her paintings. They reflect the tension between the lake's serene vastness and the complex confusion of rocks and detritus washed up upon its shores. Ms. Schanen moved to New Jersey in 1979 and lived there for 23 years. She received her Masters of Art during this period, as well as studying with Ronnie Landfield at the Art Student's League of New York. Deirdre and her husband are currently living in a Chicago suburb. Ms. Schanen does not plan her paintings in advance making the end product always a surprise. She approaches the broad plains of the empty canvas with the excitement and apprehension of the unknown. Everything develops as she works. Often a piece is begun with a single pencil or ink marking that mark dictates the next mark, and that the next. Layers of paint or glaze are added until the process is finally finished. EXHIBITS 2007 • Galeria National, San Jose, Costa Rica 2006 • Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, National Juried • SXU Gallery, Chicago, IL, Solo Exhibition • Art at City Hall, Aurora , IL • CG Gallery, Princeton, NJ • Gallery 28, Geneva, IL • Inspire Fine Art Gallery, Chicago, IL • David Barnett Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 2005 • Norton Cultural Arts Center, St. Charles, IL • CAAA Gallery, CaaaGallery.com • Gallery 110 North, Plymouth, WI, Solo Exhibition • High Risk Gallery, Chicago, IL • Inspire Fine Art Gallery, Chicago, IL • Center for the Visual Arts, Wausau, WI, Three Artist Show • David Barnett Gallery, Milwaukee, WI • Jane Meyer Fine Arts, Geneva, IL, Two Artist Show 2004 • David Barnett Gallery, Milwaukee, WI • Spring Street Gallery, Galena, IL • Jane Meyer Fine Arts, Geneva, IL • Chicago Art Open, Chicago, IL • Orleans Street Gallery, St. Charles, IL, Three Artist Show 2002 • City Without Walls, Newark, NJ • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, NJ 2000 • Ben Shahn Gallery, Wayne, NJ • Power Art Center, Wayne, NJ, Solo Exhibition EDUCATION • Art Students League of New York • Masters of Art, William Paterson University AWARDS • Julia & David White Artists’ Colony Grant • Vermont Studio Center Grant WEBSITE • www.deirdreschanen.com Deirdre Schanen Artist Statement My paintings reflect my childhood on the shores of Lake Michigan. They explore the tension of the lake’s serene vastness with the complex confusion of the rocks and detritus washed up upon its shores. My art reflects my world filtered through my heart. I do not plan my art but, rather, develop it as I work. Something in me knows where I’m going. Painting for me is a state of being. I paint what I am. I begin with pencil or ink markings and paint drips. I continue to add layer after layer of glaze, paint and markings. The underpainting is as important to me as the final layer of paint. I perform a dance with my canvas through these spontaneous interactions. I never know where it will lead me or when my dance will be finished.
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