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Anne-Marie Delaunay-Danizio


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Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media... 72 Followers Member since 2010
United States

Biography

How can I explain my art when each piece I create is a story I am telling myself, whose ending I do not know and which unfolds, while I am telling it? 
 What are the elements of my own syntax? What are the formal, philosophical, spiritual and practical circumstances, which inform the making of my art? One of the leading forces is the quest for meaning, coherence, and identity, in an unstable and uncertain world. 
Using mostly, pen, markers, ink markers, colored pencils, wax pastels and collage on paper, my present artistic process is a playful, yet intense processing of the Western myths, and of the pervasive female archetypes, I grew up with. This led me to a customized iconography, and personal mythology. I am aware of the mortality of everything, including the sun and the galaxies, and that our planet is a tiny drop in the universe. The cycles and miracle of life fascinate me, and my work is filled with a sense of wonder and precariousness, but I hope also with fun and liveliness. T... Read More

How can I explain my art when each piece I create is a story I am telling myself, whose ending I do not know and which unfolds, while I am telling it? 
 What are the elements of my own syntax? What are the formal, philosophical, spiritual and practical circumstances, which inform the making of my art? One of the leading forces is the quest for meaning, coherence, and identity, in an unstable and uncertain world. 
Using mostly, pen, markers, ink markers, colored pencils, wax pastels and collage on paper, my present artistic process is a playful, yet intense processing of the Western myths, and of the pervasive female archetypes, I grew up with. This led me to a customized iconography, and personal mythology. I am aware of the mortality of everything, including the sun and the galaxies, and that our planet is a tiny drop in the universe. The cycles and miracle of life fascinate me, and my work is filled with a sense of wonder and precariousness, but I hope also with fun and liveliness. Throughout my life as a self-taught artist, I have been moving between color and line, formal aesthetics and expressionism, figuration and abstraction, art and crafts. As a mature artist, I am refining my former experiments. Feminism, my ambivalence regarding my Catholic background, the internal and external obstacles of growing as a woman artist, the limitations encountered by adjusting to a different culture and raising two children, all have contributed to the art I am doing now.
As a recently enrolled graduate student in Visual art at the NHIA, I am now refocusing on painting and refining my themes: gender, the female body, reinterpreted classical mythology, and the human animal versus the human machine. Read less

Delaunay-Danizio Anne-Marie

A simple bio


I have moved so many times in my life, that I use light, easy to transport materials. Expensive materials such as canvasses, metal , wood etc..are very inhibiting to me. If I oversimplify my life, I am a former French school teacher who became an American suburban housewife. Still, now in my middle middle-age, I'm a child, a poet, a rebel at heart. My art, my writing, are the thread of Ariadne that guides me through the labyrinth of my soul.
In 1993, I became the recipient of a Master Degree in Art History from Harvard University, and I am presently working toward a second Master Degree in Museum Studies, this time again through the Continuing Education Department of Harvard University.

My work has been exhibited in France and in the Boston area and I have private collectors in both countries.


Artist of the Week at the Cambridge Art Association


I am pleased to announce that I the Cambridge Art Association has invited me on their blog:"Artist of the Week" posted on March 22, 2017:

Here is the link:

http://www.cambridgeart.org/caa-blog/


Awards


First prize at a group exhibition for art students at the Arlington Center for the arts, Massachusetts, 2000.

Also received an award not related to my artwork but as a graduate student in Art History: Alan and Annamae Crite Prize
Harvard Extension School 1993. My thesis (written in English) was about two French women artists, Camille Claudel and Suzanne Valadon.