Abigail Wamboldt
New Work Past Painting Installation Objects
ARTIST STATEMENT


I paint out of the memory of a sensation or from visual material that manifests itself in my imagination. When there is a need for more heightened realism I work from personal photographs and live models. Through this process I discuss and explore issues of sexuality and self.

I am drawn to the two dimensional format because it feels like a window into another world. I gravitate towards tactile materials that allow my body to become physically immersed in the experience of producing an artwork. While there is a range of materials present in my work there are common visual threads. The expression, behavior or action of the figures in each image is the central means of conveying the message.

I manipulate the human form to explore women’s endurance and tenacity. I want to depict women facing everyday misogyny with dignity and grace, while also considering the oppression of our gender.