CA, United States
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Niya Christine MFA

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The un-winged bird finds a life that completes him

for The Sketchbook Project: 2011

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I grew up in Northern CA amongst the vines, goats, chickens and an abandoned train car that I hid away in to draw my pictures. I don't have traditional art training. The MFA is in fiction writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier. Most of my work is narrative; inspiration and ideas come simultaneously in story and image.

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I love how the Italians will tolerate imperfection in most aspects of their culture except the art of the beautiful; the furniture, churches, architecture, food and wine, glass, paintings, sculpture and the men and women. They take great pride in the beauty of the country and language and want to document it as much as possible, as though it's the last trustworthy frontier. I feel this way when I paint. It's a place of peace; a trustworthy mirror that reaches past media, cultural impositions and my own interpretations.

Technically I'm a finger painter. I find that I get to the core of the subject much more easily and I enjoy the intimacy with the work that is helped by not using brushes—to observe how easily form, line, color finds its place in the story.

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niyasisk February 18, 2011

gboivinc - thank you so much for looking at the fine art site. I just upgraded and added new work this month including the sketchbook project...


ps: I LOVE your work and your book cover is the most creative I've seen. Inspiring

niyasisk February 13, 2011

Not sure where to post this, but I just re-designed and launched my fine art site and dedicated a page to the Sketchbook 2011 project:

Such a great endeavor. I hope they got my book. ; )

gboivinqc January 17, 2011

Thanks for the friendship. Just saw your website. Your nude drawings are very beautiful!

niyasisk January 10, 2011

I just took a look. You're right. It's perfect. Doing it. Thanks!!!!

graphite January 10, 2011

Sounds very intriguing you should do the Art co-op fiction project!


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