Fawn Atencio // @fawnartlove
Fawn Atencio was born in Colorado and is a contemporary artist. Most recently, she has been exploring how places tell stories, create memories, and transfer meaning. Her new paintings are based on the Colorado landscape and how we connect to land as a form of identity.
Teaching intermittently, she has served as a guest artist at Denver University, a lecturer at Plymouth State University, Plymouth New Hampshire, and served as an instructor and guest artist at CU Boulder. Fawn exhibits her work throughout the United States and abroad, and has work in private and public collections. Ms. Atencio organizes a biannual printmaking portfolio exchange which travels and exhibits internationally. Noted collections and exhibitions of prints may be seen at http://www.songlinespress.com/
Ms. Atencio was invited to participate in the symposium Forecasting: Climate Change and Water Impact, at the Museum of the White Mountains in New Hampshire, where art and science professors convened to discuss the many issues of current climate change. Organized in conjunction with the major exhibition Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker, Atencio served as a guest artist at the Denver Art Museum, presenting an interactive printmaking demonstration in the Museum’s Print Studio. She has a solo show, “Selected Territories” opening at Gallery 81435 in the Fall of 2019 in Telluride, Colorado, and is represented as a regional artist in Denver at Mai Wyn Fine Art.
Most recently, I have been exploring how places tell stories, create memories, and transfer meaning. My recent paintings are based on the Colorado landscape and how we connect to land as a form of identity.
My work reflects an interest in geography and in our relationships to the places which we inhabit. Constructed landscapes are made with real, imagined, or dreamed locales in mind. I enjoy making images and objects that create a sense of abstract place, allowing for realism and abstraction to intersect. In most works, images of nature and personal experiences are used to tell a story. I remember a moment, and want to give part of that back to the universe, not to record, but to retell as I see it.
My images act as personal landmarks to my own journeys, or path traveled. They invoke memories of particular experience, mood, and quality of light, in a certain place at a specific time. The work that I make comments on, and hopefully compliments the natural world, as an impression of place at the time of its discovery.