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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Creative Inspiration: Artist’s Favorite Work

International Deadline: August 13, 2017 – Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery’ announces an international call for artists for it upcoming online exhibition, ‘Creative Inspiration’. Open to all 2 and 3-d media. Cash awards…

PaperWest 2017 – Works on Paper

U.S. National Deadline: September 22, 2017 - Organized by the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Utah, this national competitive juried exhibition will showcase contemporary works on paper...

All Abstract, All Media

International Deadline: August 22, 2017 - Western Bureau Arts Silicon Valley is seeking abstract and non-objective art, in all styles and mediums, for its upcoming group exhibition Open to artists worldwide...

Art Comes Alive

U.S. National Deadline: August 25, 2017 - Art Comes Alive' is an annual fine art contest and exhibit that awards the best emerging and professional artists working in North America. Prestigious jury, cash, purchase awards...

Sensuosity Erotic Art Show

International Deadline: August 25; September 15, 2017 – This show is a juried exhibition at the Sensuosity Erotic Arts Festival, October 6-7, 2017, in the Cleveland area, with a gallery, store, and a digital HDTV display…

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