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Exhibition: New Flowers — Paintings by Robin Ann Meyer and Rie Nishimura
May 8, 2014 - June 28, 2014
CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) presents NEW FLOWERS, an exhibition of recent paintings by Robin Ann Meyer and Rie Nishimura. There will be an Closing Reception on Saturday, June 28, 2014 from 7 – 8:30 pm with a short, live painting demonstration of their technqiues from 7 – 7:30 pm.
Performance 7pm-7:30pm (Door open 6:30pm)
Djembe: Umeda Hirotoshi,
Singer: Mayu Toyama
CRS patrons will recall Ms. Nishimura’s 2012 exhibition at CRS of colorful abstract paintings inspired by the sea. Her newest paintings continue her method of finishing her canvases in one session but now she paints with her bare hands, resulting in more dynamically complex and energetic compositions. Ms. Meyer, by contrast, has painted the works in this show while holding her brush with her feet. Each strives to use her entire body in the painting process and arrive at an organic and intuitive representation of her feeling in the moment.
ABOUT ROBIN ANN MEYER
Robin grew up in Rochester, NY. She demonstrated interest/ability in visual arts from a young age. She left her hometown and her native country to further her arts education, receiving both a BA and MFA from highly respected European institutions. Currently, she works as a textile artist and painter in NYC. The patenting technique she has developed requires complete concentration and acceptance. She finds constant depth and growth inside her self-imposed boundaries, which make her feel all the more connected to the work.
MFA in Fine Art/ Universidad Complutense de MadridSpain: 2006 BA (Hons) Design/ University College Falmouth, England: 2003-2006
Art Students League Gallery (NY, NY) : January 2014
Art Students League Gallery (NY, NY) : May 2013
Dreams ( Monroe Art Center, Hoboken, NJ) : October 2011 New Blood (Islington, London) : June 2006
New Designers (Islington, London) : July 2006
Awards and Recognition:
Art Students League Blue Dot 2014
Art Students League Blue Dot 2013
Universidad Complutense International Scholarship 2006 University College Falmouth International Scholarship 2003
ABOUT RIE NISHIMURA
Rie was born in Tokyo, graduated from the Department of Spatial Design, Musashino Art University. She had worked as an art director and a graphic designer in Tokyo, then relocated in New York in 2008 to diversify her expression in design and art fields. In 2010, she started a performance art, which is the combination of dancing and painting to capture her feelings in the moment. She creates a unique atmosphere, allowing her to share time, space, and experience with others. For Rie, art-making is an inevitable process to welcome, feel, and express the new flow of emotions.
Japan Week Event at Grand Central Station : May 2013 Solo Exhibition “Tears of the Ocean” at CRS : June 2012 Arigato Event at Central Park : Mar 2012
J-Collabo Event: “Past-Present-Future” at Audi Forum 250 Park Avenue : May 2012
Painting Show at Mundo : Mar 2011
J-Collabo Event: SADOU (Japanese Tea Ceremony) “THE UNIVERSE” : Feb 2011
Painting Show at LINN : Feb 2011
New York Art Directors Club 81st annual
JAPAN PACKAGE DESIGN AWARDS 2006
Japanese Society of Commercial Space Design Award 2006