Audrey Stone/ Audrey Stone

United States 1964

Geometric Abstraction

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Audrey Stone
Audrey Stone
Female
United States
1964

Audrey Stone is an artist whose subtle and bold aesthetics explores the differences between texture and the materials as well as the tension between genders in the society. She uses ink, graphite, and thread to create an array of colorful angular art pieces that captivate in their simplicity. Audrey Stone is fascinated by geometrical forms but also finds the time to explore the deep symbolism that both colors and materials have for people all over the globe.

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Audrey Stone – Is Beautiful Was Beautiful Is, 2014

Audrey Stone Biography

Audrey Stone knew she wanted to be an artist since she was at school. She got her BFA at Pratt Institute where she also sold her first painting, after which she got her MFA from Hunter College, in New York. In 2007 she began a new art series and created an array of paper works by applying thread, ink, and pencil onto a grid format. It’s difficult to make a distinction between the different materials at first but upon closer inspection, it becomes noticeable that certain lines are drawn in pencil and ink while other are sewn into the paper. While inspecting her artworks the viewers can get the idea that the drawn lines are a two-dimensional representation of the thread or the other way around. Later own she began using angles and random patterns thus developing her work further.

Gender tensions present in every society are a common topic of Audrey Stone’s mix media pieces

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Audrey Stone – Full Flush, 2015 (left) / Flush (right)

Sewn Paintings by Audrey Stone

The creation of sewn paintings represents a new stage in Audrey Stones career. Fascination with color and line remained but the painter turned away from paper and began working on canvas and linen. Also, her work became more colorful and complex. Audrey Stone began to use thread as a way of inserting color and a sense of the third dimension to her pieces, thus adding a sculptural element to her work. Thread has a deeply symbolic meaning. For centuries thread was used by women as a mean of production. Even today thread is deeply connected with female crafts. Thread has the ability to repair, decorate and keep pieces together. Paint, on the other hand, comes from patriarchal lineage. Paint is easier to use, apply and manipulate. By combining the two,patriarchal and female materials, Audrey Stone question omnipresent gender tensions present in every society.

Photo of a solo exhibition at the artist’s hometown New York

Grey line drawing series created in Brooklyn in the years 2013, 2010, and june 2011
Solo Exhibition at Muriel Guepin gallery, NYC 2015
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Painting Technique that Portrays Emotions

Audrey Stone paintings contain many layers that are quick to confront the viewer with numerous changes in the surface. First layer of paint usually soaks right through the canvas but slowly, as the artwork progresses linen and canvas base gets covered in layers of paint that transform rough fabric into a smooth surface. Audrey Stone uses tape to control the movement of the paint which enables her to create edges in her abstract work, something that has been her fascination since the early days. There a lot of symbolism in the color itself. Every individual sees color in a different way but yet there are some common conceptions people share about each individual color. For example, blue can symbolize the sky or the ocean, red can symbolize blood and black death. Audrey Stone uses a rich color palette to portray emotions and create contrast thus adding a human touch to her abstract artworks.

Audrey Stone is represented by IdeelArt.

She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Featured image : Audrey Stone Solo Exhibition at Muriel Guepin gallery, NYC 2015
Images courtesy of IdeelArt.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016Linare Brecht Gallery at PULSE New York Solo
2015Audrey Stone, Muriel Guepin gallery, NYC Solo
2013t Great Barrington, GEOFFREY YOUNG GALLERY,MAGroup
2012Grey Full – Curated by Geoffrey YoungJEFF BAILEY GALLERY, New York, NY, Group
2012 Summer Group ShowSTATEN ISLAND MUSEUM, Staten Island, NY,Group
2012Untitled SCOPE NYC 2012, New York, NY, Muriel Guepin GalleryGroup
2012Summer Show MURIEL GUEPIN GALLERY, Brooklyn, NY, Group
2012 To Be ConsideredMURIEL GUEPIN GALLERY, Brooklyn, NY,Group
2012t X-CentricGEOFFREY YOUNG GALLERY, Great Barrington, MA,Group
2011 Works on paperKEYES PROJECTS,New York, NYSolo
2011 James Greco, Holly Miller, Audrey Stone, Richard Walden MURIEL GUEPIN GALLERY, Brooklyn, NY,Group
2011The Kentler Flatfiles @ 21 (catalogue)KENTLER INTERNATIONAL DRAWING SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, Group
2011UntitledKENTLER INTERNATIONAL DRAWING SPACE, Brooklyn, NY , 100 Small Works on PaperGroup
2011Keyes Art ProjectsHAMPTON ART MARKET , Bridgehampton, NY, Group
2011 Chicago, Ill CHICAGO ART FAIR, Muriel Guepin Gallery,Group
2011 Sophia International Paper Art Biennial (catalogue) AMATERAS FOUNDATION, Sophia Bulgaria,Group
2011 Keyes Art Projects SCOPE MIAMI, Miami FL,Group
2011Major GreyGEOFFREY YOUNG GALLERY, Great Barrington, MA, Group
2011t tGrey, Casheesh Now GEOFFREY YOUNG GALLERY, Great Barrington, MA, Group
2010t tUntitledGEOFFREY YOUNG GALLERY, Great Barrington, MA, ImpromptuGroup
2009100 Small Works on Paper KENTLER INTERNATIONAL DRAWING SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, Group
2009 Up and Coming BENSON-KEYES ARTS, Southampton, NY ,Group
2009Audrey Stone – Fiber Artist From Brooklyn TAVIN, Los Angeles, CA , Group
2009UntitledBECKET ARTS CENTER, Becket, MAGroup
2009t tthe great impression GEOFFREY YOUNG GALLERY, Great Barrington, MA, Group
2008t t 100 Small Works on PaperKENTLER INTERNATIONAL DRAWING SPACE, Brooklyn, NY,Group
2007AUDREY STONE DOROTHY FRANKELGALLERY MERZ, Sag Harbor, NY, Solo
2006t Women of the SKH GallerySKH GALLERY, Great Barrington, MA, Group
2005t Group ShowSKH GALLERY, Great Barrington, MA, Group
2003t Nature Hanging By a ThreadQUEENS THEATRE IN THE PARK, Flushing Meadows, NY, Group
2002t New Work, Now!THE CURRIER MUSEUM OF ART, Manchester, New Hampshire New York, Group
2001t Group ExhibitH&R BLOCK ARTSPACE, Kansas City, Illinois, Group
2000Group ExhibitYERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS, San Francisco, CA, Group
2000Haulin’ Ass POST GALLERY, Los Angeles, CA, Group
2000t Good Business is The Best Art THE BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS, Bronx, NY,Group
1999 Works on paperWHITE COLUMNS, Outer BoroughsGroup
1999Drawn To The FutureCONLON SIEGAL GALLERIES, Santa Fe, NM, Group
1998 Art on Paper WEATHERSPOON ART GALLERY, Greensboro, NC,Group
1998Visions and VoicesVALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Valencia, FL, Group
1998 Body Image FULTON STREET AND RATHBONE GALLERIES, Albany, NY,Group
1998Gallery ArtistsCONLON SIEGAL GALLERIES, Santa Fe, NM, Group
1997NY- PIEROGI 2000, Brooklyn, NY GRAMERCY HOTEL ART FAIR, NY, Group
1997Collaborations ART AT THE YWCA, Brooklyn, NY, Group
1997New York DrawersGASWORKS, London, England, Group
1997 New York Drawers CORNERHOUSE, Manchester, MI,Group
1997Current Undercurrent, Working in BrooklynTHE BROOKLYN MUSEUM, Brooklyn, NY , Group
1996 Wood, Paper Mache, AcrylicPEARL CONARD GALLERY, Ohio State University, Mansfield, OH,Group
1996 In Full BloomTHE ONE NIGHT STAND GALLERY, New York, NY,Group
1996 Keep Shouting; Artists and Writers Collaborating450 GALLERY, New York, NY, Keep Breathing Group
1996 Gracie Mansion, NY, NYGRAMERCY HOTEL ART FAIR, NY, NY Group
1996Box FOTOUHI CRAMER GALLERY, New York, NY, Group
1996Gracie Mansion, NY, NYCHICAGO ART FAIR, Chicago, IL – Group
1996Artist In The Marketplace ExhibitionTHE BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS, Bronx, NY, Group
1995t Lost and FoundNABISCO FOODS GROUP ART GALLERY, East Hanover, NJ,Group
1995t Beyond Relief; Wall SculptureSALINA GALLERY, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY ,Group
1995t Bouys: Marking The Place – An Exhibition of Large Scale SculptureA RENEGADE SPACE, organized by Art Initiatives, New York, NYGroup
1995t Eileen Kennedy-Dyne, Audrey Stone, Willie MarlowBROWNSON GALLERY, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY,Group
1995t Hipporeality: The School of BayonneMXM GALLERY, Prague, Czech Republic,Group
1994t Mass Exposure TRIBECA 148, New York, NY, Group
1994t OUTRAGEOUSKRISTOPHER LINDSEY GALLERY, Sarasota, Fl,Group
1994t Invitational CERES GALLERY, New York, NY, Group
1993t Drawing 1993C&A GALLERY, New York, NY,Group
1992t Journey of The Self: Women’s Autobiographical ArtINTERNATIONAL HOUSE GALLERY, Columbia University, New York, NYGroup
1991 Paintings and DrawingsC & A GALLERY,New York, NY,Solo
1988 Emerging Women Artists ProgramA.I.R. GALLERY,New York, NY,Solo
1988t Trans Ego ShowMINOR INJURY, Brooklyn, NY, Group
1987t Small WorksNEW YORK UNIVERSITY, New York, NY, Group