Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Gina Lineberger - Mixed Media

Gina Lineberger

Gina Lineberger is the featured artist for the February 2011 exhibit
at Altered Esthetics.
Opening Reception
Friday, February 4, 2011 - 7pm-10pm
Artists' Discussion
Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 1pm-3pm

Gina Lineberger
MNartist.org Profile
Gina Lineberger is an American painter specializing in mixed media collages. She was born in central California and has been living in the twin cities area since early 2010. She is an artist who is has a passion for all art genres, including art, fashion, music and film.
Tell me about your work? What are you currently working on? How is this different from past projects?
I have recently started to paint again after spending too much time focused on my career. I feel open to finding my signature style and excited to finally devote myself to being disciplined about painting. As I continue to practice my skill, I am hoping to focus my thoughts and my brush strokes. Past projects were very dark and consisted of blacks, grays and reds, all underlining angst and drama. As I grow as a person so does the art and its message. My current painting has many soft pastel shades but also displays a strong message.

What was the best advice given to you as an artist?
To practice your skills and craft at least once a day. I was never formerly trained, but heavily influenced by friends who consist of artists and musicians.
Tell me about your working space and your creative process?
Right now my work space is very limited . . . . I find it best for me to sprawl out and paint on the floor. Music is key, there must be a positive sound to guide me. Anything from the Beatles, to French electronic.

Which Minnesota artists do you enjoy?
Having recently moved here I am still exploring what the cities have to offer. I look forward to learning about and hopefully meeting the local talent.

If I were to follow you around on an “art day” in Minnesota, which places would we go? What would we see?
Anything on the Northeast side I suppose.
Altered Esthetics is a space I love! They are so encouraging of artists at all stages, I find it so refreshing. I love the architecture in Northeast, so beautifully neglected yet maintained. A perfect day would consist of a holy trinity of art, GALLERIES, MUSIC, FILM.

Where do you go online for good art resources, whether to find a new artist, or to see what is going on in the art world locally and otherwise?
Right now I am obsessed with fashion blogs. I am finding them most inspiring, especially as temps are dropping outside. LOVING - www.fashiontoast.com , www.luxirare.com and colourmeskinny.blogspot.com. You can literally travel the world, see amazing cuisine, fashion, art and people all online in a matter of minutes!

Its exciting to see fashion incorporating music and art more and more into the industry. A fashion show or an editorial is an experience much like that of a concert or play, all with beautiful flashes of color and design. It involves much more than clothes and has always been influential in my creative process.
Do you have any exhibits or any interesting things going on in your life or coming up in the near future?
In February 2011 I will be the featured artist for the
Online (Dis)connect show at the Altered Esthetics Gallery. The show will evaluate the pros and cons of technology. My painting represents the relationship (or obsession) one has with technology and their online persona, and how this may affect their relationship with nature.

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