ARTIST STATEMENT

... as I draw, forms and spatial layers emerge filling the horizon taking on a force, an energy field, radiating and encompassing the forms around them, creating an illusion – a relational experience: an aesthetic reality.

Each form and the forms surrounding it, communicate a relational reality. The premise is, that life itself is a relational existence – moments of existence, as we move within our private physical and imaginative worlds.

Reality, as I see it, is a duality: the seen and unseen, the heard and unheard, the tangibles and intangibles experienced from moment to moment. Within our private journey, the imaginative landscapes remain fluid and changeable, our 'dreamscape of memories,’ as we move and touch other co-existing energy fields.

The line, an ancient instrument, possessing both the elusive nature of imagination and the exact rendering of form, allows me to create transparencies of this inner world – the spiritual co-existence of experienced reality and the journey of the soul communicating the universal message of being, emerging as the seen and the unseen. Reality, its confirmation, lies in what we believe or experience – the historical knowledge of our internal experiences. It is this reality I create and convey in my work. I draw from my internal reality. 

In 2003—2004, at New Media Arts, Santa Fe, NM, I began exploring the fusion of graphite and the pixel, translating them into radiating fields of light and form, the challenge, as an artist, was retaining the integrity of the traditional medium of drawing and creating with the new digital technologies, and further explored at the Joan Miró “New-Prints” Workshop 2004, Miró Mallorca Fundació, Mallorca, Spain.

The exploration took the ‘line’ into the emerging and the most elusive of all worlds, the digital world. The challenge now is moving graphite media even further into the field of virtual media creating' a new vision, a new reality’ — as I see it. JD

 

 

RÉSUMÉ

Degrees
• B.A. Degree in Art (drawing/ceramics/sculpture), University of California, Santa Cruz, California; Professor/Advisor: Harold Hardeman (Hardy) Hanson; Patrick Aherne, Emeritus; Jasper A. Rose, Emeritus; Doyle Foreman, Emeritus; Kathryn Metz, Emerita.
•  A.A. Degree in Studio Art, Cabrillo College, Aptos, California

Postgraduate
•  Graphic Design Certificate: typography, book design, University of California, Berkeley, CA
•  Graduate Courses: Byzantine Art, sculpture, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Art Certifications
•  Jicaras Carving Certificate, Centro de las Artes de San Agustín 8.2012
• Manera Negra Certificate, Tallers d’Obra Gràfica de Joan Miró 2010, Miró Mallorca Fundació, Spain,Professor: Masataka Kuroyanagi, Yokohama, Japan
•  “Noves Impressions” Certificate, Tallers d’Obra Gràfica de Joan Miró 2004, Miró Mallorca Fundació, Mallorca, Professors: Eloi Puig, Ph.D., Montse Carreño, Univeristat de Barcelona

Academic Certifications
•  Cambridge/RSA CELTA Certificate, Cambridge. UK 1992
•  California Teaching Credential

Art Awards
•  Manera Negra, T/4 Workshop, Prof. M. Kuroyanagi, Els Tallers d’Obra Gràfica de Joan Miró, Miró Mallorca Fundació 8.2010
•  Juror’s Award (60/60): Call for Artists, Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, Season Opening Exhibition 2008–2009
•  Juror’s Award (30/30): Delta Center for the Arts, LH Horton Jr. Gallery, 7th Season Opening Exhibition 2006
•  “Noves Impressions”, Tallers d’Obra Gràfica de Joan Miró, Miró Mallorca Fundació , Mallorca 7.2004
•  M.F.A. Scholarship, 1st in Graphics, Best of Show, Gold Award, Fine Art Competition, Graphics Division.
Head Adjudicator: Henry T. Hopkins, Dir. of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Mateo Cty. Fair, CA 1976

Workshops/Conferences
•  Fondazione Il Bisonte, Etching, Maestro Vincenzo Burlizzi, Firenze, Italy 2015–2016
•  Fondazione Il Bisonte, Etching, Maestro Vincenzo Burlizzi, Firenze, Italy 2014
•  La Ceiba Gráfica, lithografia, La Orduña, Coatepec, Vera Cruz, Mexico 10.2011–11.2011
• Bambú Taller de Artes, Lithografia, Maestro Abraham Torres Rodriquez, Oaxaca, MX 11.2011–8.2012
•  La Ceiba Gráfica, Lithografia, La Orduna, Coatepec, Vera Cruz, Mexico 10.2011–11.2011
•  Univeristat de Barcelona, El Curs-Taller “Glitch” and Prospecciones Binaries 2005
•  Univeristat de Barcelona, Estrategias creativas conference 2005, Professors: Dr. Eloi Puig, Montse Carreño, Alicia Vela, and Antonia Vilà

Artist-In-Residence
•  Associazione Culturale Palmerino, Firenze, Italy 4.2014–6.2014
•  Jicaras Carving, Centro de las Artes de San Agustín 8.2012, Olegarío Hernández, San Agustín Etla, Oaxaca, MX
•  Fundació Rodríguez-Amat, Les Olives (Garrigoles), Spain 7.2008–9.2008
•  Historic Santa Fe Foundation, Santa Fe, New Mexico 2003–2004
•  Santa Cruz Art Center, Santa Cruz, CA 1979–1980

Museum/Television
•  RTV Mallorca: Tallers Fundació Miró, Mallorca 8.07.2010
•  TV documentary: interview and presentation of drawings, TV Asahi’s “News Station” program, Tokyo, Japan 1996

Publications
•  Ghosts of the Holocaust, Stewart Florsheim, Detroit: Wayne State University Press, Cover Art. 1989
•  The Fessenden Review, Vol. XI, No. II, Menlo Park, illustrations: pages 60, 63, 67. 1987
•  The Fessenden Review, Vol. X, No. II, Menlo Park, Cover Art, illustration. 1986

Gallery Affiliations
•  Grand Galleries, Grand Theater Centre for the Arts, Tracy, CA 2008 – Present

Print Affiliations
•  Fondazione Il Bisonte, Maestro Vincenzo Burlizzi, Firenze, Italy
•  Bambú Taller de Grabado, Maestro Abraham Torres Rodriquez, Oaxaca, Mexico
•  La Ceiba Gráfica, lithografia, La Orduña, Coatepec, Vera Cruz, Mexico
•  Tallers d’Obra Gràfica de Joan Miró, Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca
•  Limestone Press, Jill Livermore Lerner, Printmaster, San Francisco, CA
•  New Media Arts, Lynn Lown, Print Master, Santa Fe, NM

Invitational Exhibitions
•  Holidays at the Grand, Grand Theater Center for the Arts, invitational exhibition 11.5.2016–12.17.2016
•  Salute to Surrealism, Grand Galleries, Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, Tracy, CA 2008
•  Un Nuevo Lenguaje, international invitational online competition, artegory.com, Madrid, Spain 2008
•  XVIII Premi Internacional De Dibuix Joan Miró, Fundació Joan Miró (unable to exhibit) 1979
•  Northern California Invitational, Chico, CA 1971
•  Women’s Week Invitational Art Exhibition, Cabrillo Gallery, Cabrillo College, CA 1965

Solo Exhibitions
•  Retrospective, Patrons of Art, San Francisco, CA 2006
•  Drawing-to-Digital, Melting Point, San Francisco, CA 2005
•  Julia d'Arcy, Steps Gallery, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan 1996
•  Julia d'Arcy, Santa Cruz Art Center, Santa Cruz, CA 1980
•  Senior Exhibition, Mary Porter Senson Gallery, University of California at Santa Cruz, CA 1971

Juried Exhibitions
•  Salute to Surrealism (dual solo exhibit), Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 2008–2009 Opening Season Exhibit, Tracy, CA
•  Synergy, Julia d'Arcy and Nils Kruguer) Delta Center for the Arts – LH Horton Jr. Gallery, 7th Season, Stockton CA 2006
•  XVII Premi Internacional De Dibuix Joan Miró, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; traveling exhibition: Pamplona, Spain 1978
•  XVI Premi Internacional De Dibuix Joan Miró, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain 1977
•  Fine Art Competition, Graphics Category, San Mateo Cty Fair, San Mateo CA 1976
•  Crocker-Kingsley Annual Exhibition, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA 1974
•  Annual Art Competition, Graphics, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA 1974
•  Annual Competition, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA 1971

Group Exhibitions
•  Open House/Presentation, A.I.R., Fundació Rodríguez-Amat, Les Olives, Spain 7–9.2008
•  Salute to Surrealism, Melting Point Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2005
•  Artists of El Zaguán, Artist-in-Residence Exhibition, Historic Santa Fe Foundation (HSFF) SF, NM 2004
•  Student Exhibition, Cabrillo Gallery, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA 1965

Collections
•  Grand Theater Center for the Arts, City of Tracy, permanent art collection, Tracy, CA 2008
•  Delta Center for the Arts, LH Horton Jr. Gallery, permanent art collection, Stockton, CA 2006
•  “Noves Impressions”, Tallers Grafics de Joan Miró, Archive, Miró Mallorca Fundació  2004
•  Private collections

Bibliography
•  Grand Theatre 2008—2009 Annual Report, Grand Theater Center of the Arts, City of Tracy, CA
•  “Thoughtful Expressions,” The Stockton Record, Stockton, CA 2006
•  “Curator’s persistence brings ‘Synergy’ to art scene,” The Stockton Record, Stockton, CA 2006
•  Internet exhibition review archive, Art Business, San Francisco, CA 2006
•  Essay: Julia D’Arcy, DeWitt Cheng, co-editor of San Francisco Art Magazine, San Francisco, CA 2005
•  Catalog, Miró, Joan: XVI premi internacional de dibuix Joan Miró 1978, Barcelona, Spain 1978
•  Catalog, Miró, Joan: XVI premi internacional de dibuix Joan Miró 1977, Barcelona, Spain 1977

Art Museum Career
•  Director, Information Systems/Graphic Design, Mission Houses Museum, Honolulu, HI 2007
•  Museum Publications Management, Institute of American Indian Art (IAIA), Santa Fe, NM 1992

Corporate Career
•  Field Information Reports Department, Senior Manager, New Products Div., Sun Microsystems, Inc., Milpitas, CA 1989–1990
•  Publications Liaison Manager, Software Engineering, Sun Microsystems, Inc., Mtn, View, CA 1988–1989
•  Technical Publications Manager, Software Engineering, Sun Microsystems, Inc., Mtn. View, CA 1986–1988
•  Technical Publications Supervisor, Software Engineering, Sun Microsystems, Inc., Mtn. View, CA 1985–1986
•  Member of the Technical Staff, Software Engineering, Sun Microsystems, Inc., Mtn. View, CA 1984–1983
•  Graphics Supervisor, R & D, Ask Computer Systems, Inc., Los Altos, CA 1983–1984
•  Assistant Graphics Supervisor, R & D Division, Ask Computer Systems, Inc., Los Altos, CA 1981–1983

Senior Consultant Experience
•  Senior Publications Management Consultant, Japan/USA 1994–2007
•  School of Humanities & Science; Stanford Press, Stanford University, Menlo Park, CA 2000
•  Technical Coordination, Sokkia Limited, R & D Department, Hon-atsugi, Japan 1994

Cross-Cultural Training Experience
•  Berlitz International: Germany, Ireland, Japan, South Korea, USA 1994–2006

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Books
Ghosts of the Holocaust,Stewart Florsheim
Creativity Is Our Tradition: Three Decades of Contemporary Indian Art
at the Institute of American Indian Arts


Catalogs
XVII premi internacional de dibuix Joan Miró. 1978, Barcelona, Spain 1978
XVI premi internacional de dibuix Joan Miró. 1977, Barcelona, Spain 1977

Essays

Julia D’Arcy, DeWitt Cheng, curator, Stanford Art Spaces, co-editor of San Francisco Art Magazine

Publications
• Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 2008–9 Annual Report, Tracy, CA
• The Fessenden Review, Vol. XI, No. II, Menlo Park, illustrations: pages 60, 63, 67. 1987
The Fessenden Review, Vol. X, No. II, Menlo Park, Cover Art, illustration. 1986

Newspaper Articles/Reviews
"Thoughtful Expressions,” The Stockton Record, Stockton, CA 2006
Curator’s persistence brings ‘Synergy’ to art scene, The Stockton Record, Stockton, CA 2006
• Horton Jr. Gallery (see: archive) San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA 2006
• Internet artbusiness.com, exhibition opening archive, San Francisco, CA 2006


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