Rhea O'Neill
  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • United States
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About me.

Hello Everyone.

A quick introduction about myself-

I graduated with my BA in Painting from Reading University, UK, in 2006 and went on to do a residency at Leighton Park School (also in Reading) for the following year. I then continued on the Wimbledon college of Art (University of the Arts London) and graduated with my MA in 2008. I recently moved to Santa Cruz, California, to be with my husband and am trying to find my feet in an art community that I yet to have any connections in. I hope to show in San Fransisco in the future.

website- www.rheaoneill.com

Artists Statement.

With these works, I embrace my sentimentality without letting it rule.  The lush surroundings within are always underpinned by repression and segregation. This perfection is sickly sweet, as unobtainable as a dream. I have begun producing a new series of paintings titled Red Men. Inspired by the images of uncontacted primitive tribes still existing in South America, the series aims to highlight the growing divide between our civilization and our perceived roots. These roots are connected though stories, myths and modern science, creating a confusing jumble of messages. A utopian dream for a simple life that can only be achieved through the expense of others, conflicts with a perceived catastrophic long term outcome our way of life may produce. All this collides to create a chaotic vision of over lapping agendas with the over arching knowledge that the world has its own history and we are just one part among many.

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International Deadline: December 14, 2016 – Raritan Valley Community College announces it’s 4th International Juried Exhibition of Video and Digital Media Installation. Work in all Video Art styles will be considered…

Expressions West 2017

U.S. Multi-State Deadline: January 27, 2017 – Coos Art Museum announces a call for artists for its upcoming exhibition. Open to painters residing in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, Washington, and more. Cash awards…

Sculpture Space Funded Residency

International Deadline: January 31, 2017 - Sculpture Space', located in Utica, New York invites artists whose focus is sculpture to apply for a two-month residency between February and November 2018. Twenty selected. Stipends...

Feminine / Masculine: Juried Photography Exhibit

International Deadline: December 12, 2016 – PH21 Gallery invites photographers worldwide to submit their work for a group exhibition on theme at PH21Gallery and for an online exhibit. Awards, Catalog, flat file, sales…

4th Louisiana Biennial National Juried Exhibition

U.S. National Deadline: December 6, 2016 (extended) – Louisiana Tech University School of Design announces a call for artists for it’s National Juried Exhibition. Juror is Rachel Cook, Curator of DiverseWorks. Cash awards…

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