Fall 2012, Volume 13

Jayne Holsinger

Artist Statement:
I paint primarily in oils and gouache mediums and I use photographic references as a starting point, usually images I have snapped myself. Lately I’ve been interested in the natural environment, particularly at the edge where human activity is evident.

I rely on the processes of painting to transform images into something open the viewer can enter into. To this end, I vary my physical approach to the work in response to the subject: standing to the wall, kneeling on the floor, or sitting at a table to paint. I exercise precise control or allow for accidents that add energy and texture. I invent colors I perceive as emotionally extending the subject. I emphasize perceptual phenomenon like the gushing of water, or how light glitters in spectral dots on a rippled pool.



BIO: Jayne Holsinger has exhibited at numerous museums and galleries including the Bronx Museum of the Arts (New York), Margaret Thatcher Projects (New York), Pensacola Museum of Art (Florida), the Shedhalle (Zurich), and the Topkapi Palace (Istanbul). Among her honors she has received the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award and a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant (Lily Auchincloss Fellow). She recently gave a studio interview with Flash Art Magazine online (Milan). Holsinger teaches drawing and painting at Montclair State University and Rutgers-Newark, both in New Jersey. She is married to the poet Hugh Seidman and lives and paints in New York City.