Rine Boyer's Profile

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Rine's work focuses on how people view each other. It can be through a variety of lenses such as culture, gesture, or a stage of life. To capture the mixture of appearance and perception, her work use two layers. The first layer is the portrait, the appearance of the person. Over the surface of the subject she adds a layer of small iconic shapes. With each series Rine takes a different approach to continue exploring what influences our understanding of each another. Depending on the series, these shapes can reflect the subject’s interests, what they are thinking, or a characteristic that links them to a larger group. In separating the way a person looks from how I view them I show the distance we have to overcome when interacting and understanding with one another.

Rine graduated from Reed College in Portland Oregon where she recieved a liberal arts education. Deciding to focus…

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  • Joined March 17, 2008

Favorite materials

Ink, watercolor, oil paint, acrylic paint, resin, canvas, wood

About

Rine's work focuses on how people view each other. It can be through a variety of lenses such as culture, gesture, or a stage of life. To capture the mixture of appearance and perception, her work use two layers. The first layer is the portrait, the appearance of the person. Over the surface of the subject she adds a layer of small iconic shapes. With each series Rine takes a different approach to continue exploring what influences our understanding of each another. Depending on the series, these shapes can reflect the subject’s interests, what they are thinking, or a characteristic that links them to a larger group. In separating the way a person looks from how I view them I show the distance we have to overcome when interacting and understanding with one another.

Rine graduated from Reed College in Portland Oregon where she recieved a liberal arts education. Deciding to focus her studies on people rather than books she moved to Chicago where she has found a variety of characters and neighborhoods. Eventually settling in Bridgeport, a neighborhood that has been home to many of Chicago's politicians as well as a growing arts community, she set up her studio in the Zhou B Arts Center. Rine participates in local shows, her most recent being solo exhibitions at the Old Town Art Center and ARC Gallery. Recognition of her work includes a juror's award at the Beverly Arts Center and an honorable mention at the Rockford Midwestern exhibit held at the Rockford Art Museum. Reviews of her work have been featured in Newcity, Gaper's Block, and SOBS.org.

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