Isabel Chavier-Geist


Growing up in South Dakota, I developed an appreciation for the horizon line, for grassy fields and shelter belts. The landscape can be stark one season and colorfully exuberant the next. I try to capture this in my paintings with abstracted forms and loose brushwork.

When I'm not painting, I make paper and cardboard constructions that I call Paperwork. These pieces come out of my experiences in architecture school. A large part of graduate studio practice is something called "charette" that involves quickly constructing ideas and structures from materials at hand. I use the Paperwork pieces in this way to test ideas.

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