Tisha Weddington Works

STATEMENT

I paint images of beauty and strangeness coupled with a surreal sense of the provocative. With this sensibility what I want most is to impart a sense of wonder to the viewer. Within these placid individuals with contorted, combined and twisted bodies, there is the reality of surprise. A duality of nature, which is unexpected that I express in visions of imagined landscapes of human and animal forms.

My work is intuitive. I do not dwell on the placement of things, i let them find there own way within the painting. Working from my imagination I enjoy painting curious images that co-mingle man and beast. These images are meant to be comical, beautiful, and kinetic but concurrently always hold the darker side of nature. Following my intuition, I seek out a balance and what this duplicity means within my work. I like to rely on the viewer to interpret the imagery, thereby providing both the challenge and opportunity to each individual to translate my visual language from their own unique perspective.


EDUCATION

1992-1996 School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, IL B.F.A.
1990-1992 North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA), Winston Salem, NC
1989 Penland School of Arts and Crafts, Penland, NC 1988 Brevard University, Brevard, NC


AWARDS & GRANTS

1992-1996 Education Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
2000 Artist in Residence Grant, Artspace, Raleigh, NC


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007 “New Horizons”, Gallery C, Raleigh, NC 2006
<2007 “ Tisha Edwards: New Works”, Glance Gallery, Raleigh, NC
2004 “Metamorphosis”, Gallery C, Raleigh, NC
2002 “Congress of Oddities”, Gallery C, Raleigh, NC
2001 “The Dark Fantastic”, Artspace, Raleigh, NC
2001 “ Tisha Edwards: New Works”, Mims Gallery, NC Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC
1999 “ Tisha Edwards: New Works”, Gallery C, Raleigh, NC
1997 “SAIC Alumni Show: Recent Works”, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
1996 “Tripod”, SAIC Department Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991 “Mindalter/Altermind”, NCSA Department Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011 “Birds of a Feather: Tisha Weddington & Byron Gin”, Adam Cave Fine Art, Raleigh, NC
2009 "Picturing the Fantastic", Block Gallery, Raleigh, NC
2008 “REAR Exhibition”, Artspace, Raleigh, NC
2006 “Gallery Artists Show”, Glance Gallery, Raleigh, NC
2005 “Gallery Artists Show”, Glance Gallery, Raleigh, NC
2004 “Gallery Artists Show”, Glance Gallery, Raleigh, NC
2003 “Recent Works on Canvas” (two person show), Gallery C, Raleigh, NC
2000 “Group Show”, Durham Arts Guild, Durham, NC
2000 “Gallery Artists Show”(three person show), Gallery C, Raleigh, NC
2000 “The Marvels”, Artspace, Raleigh, NC
1998 “9th Annual N.E.W. Show, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC
1996 “B.F.A. Show”, SAIC Exhibition Site, Chicago, IL


PUBLIC ART

"Give and Take", Artspace, Raleigh, NC
”Feed the Farm", Raleigh, NC
“Passage to Civilized Living”, Habitat for Humanity, Raleigh, NC
“Mannequin Ball”, NC History Museum, Raleigh, NC
Raleigh Street Painting Festival, Raleigh, NC


SELECTED ARTICLES & REVIEWS

2009 June- Art Sync Magazine, "Feature Article"
2007 May- Carolina Arts, “Feature Article”
2005 Sept.- Metro Magazine, “Artist-at-Large”, review by Louis St. Lewis
2005 Feb.- Independent Weekly, “Art that’s worth a Glance”, review by Doug Stuber
2004 June -Metro Magazine, “Gallery Goings-On”, review by Louis St. Lewis 2004 May- Carolina Arts, “Gallery C: New Works by Tisha Edwards”
2003 March- Raleigh News & Observer, “Cheap Thrills”
2002 June- Raleigh News & Observer, “Deliberate Distortions”, review by Max Halperen
2001 Aug.- Artspace Publication, “Regional Emerging Artist Residency Exhibition”
2001 Aug.- Raleigh News & Observer, “Arresting Views”, review by Max Halperen
2000 July- Carolina Arts, “Gallery C- Shows Three New Artists”
2000 Dec.- Raleigh News & Observer, “Heads UP: Top 10 Artists to Watch”
1999 April- Raleigh News & Observer, “Best Bets: in the Galleries”