Lucia Volker is an interdisciplinary artist based in the Pacific Northwest who explores themes of transparency, opacity, and repetition through a variety of mixed media techniques including painting, printmaking, and installation art. Inspired by minimalism, design, and non-fine art types of painting, Lucia has developed a wide ranging body of work shown in galleries across the United States, including Art Access in Salt Lake City, Moore Art Project in Portland, and Purdue University Galleries. Recent residencies include The Ou Gallery in Duncan, BC, and the Assets for Artists Studio Residency at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA. She is installing her first public art installation in Tacoma, WA, in December 2018. She currently lives in Olympia, WA.
Investigating transparency, opacity and repetition is the core of my practice conceptually and visually. Thinking about communication, behavioral patterns, and connections within intimate relationships, and the relationships between individuals and their physical environment is my focus. Looking at how people connect to each other and their community, can relate directly to their sense of self and belonging. I’m interested in investigating these themes visually in variety of mediums including painting, screenprinting, drawing, and installation.
Experimenting with various techniques and materials gives me a large vocabulary of mark making and color blending possibilities. The order of operations is always symbolic, which reinforces the personal narrative within each piece. Parts of the image change, get covered up, or become distorted as the piece develops, and the physical process of masking, blocking, and revealing parts underneath, relate back to the specific meaning.
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