Studio 34 - Studio# 419
34-01 38th Avenue
Beatrice Modisett received her MFA in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2016. In 2015 she was a semi-finalist for a Fulbright Research Grant and is currently an artist in residence at SIM in Reykjavik, Iceland. Her work is included in the notable Richmond, VA Try-Me Collection as well as numerous private collections.
Images from the Hubble Telescope have allowed me to explore remnants of a dying star fifteen hundred light years from where I stand, the International Space Station Instagram feed has presented me with views of the earth previously unrealized, and Google Earth allows me to traverse places like Iceland's volcano Hekla. However, no matter how interactive the images may be, I yearn for a more tactile and physical engagement. My goal in the creation of images, the reason for painting, is to grapple with and present my complex experience of the world through both physical and virtually mediated means. The paintings are spaces that exist beyond and between the remote and the concrete. In creation and completion -- through imagery, material and process -- the paintings reference and conflate perspectives available through technology and the lived experiences of a corporeal body.
All images and text copyright Beatrice Modisett