432 Commercial Street

Provincetown, MA 02657

phone: (508) 487-0915

Luanne E Witkowski

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  • ARTIST BIO

    Luanne E Witkowski is an American artist working in a wide range of media and reflective and social

    practice, with works in collections throughout the United States and abroad. She is a member of the

    Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA; represented by Hutson Gallery and AMP Gallery both in Provincetown,

    MA. She exhibits regularly and produces environmental and site-specific installations. Luanne is a

    member of several artist organizations including the United South End Artists, Mission Hill Artist

    Collective, and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. More examples of her work can be

    seen in Contemporary Cape Cod Artists on Abstraction, (D.Forman, 2015, Schiffer Publishers) and on her

    website www.lewstudio.com. Her Basic Training for Artists and Creative People Workshops (Healthy

    Artist/Healthy Studio) are offered in collaboration with public and private institutions and individual

    consultation.

    In addition to her studio practice, she is the Communication Design Studio manager, adjunct faculty, and

    LR-MFA Mentor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design; she teaches Creative Thinking in the Critical

    & Creative Thinking (CCT) graduate program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and is an

    internet entrepreneur and business owner. Honors include: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Lifetime

    Achievement in Art & Commerce Commendation.

  • EXHIBITIONS

    Please click to view: Witkowski Exhibition List (pdf)

June 30 - July 13: Selections from New Observations

July 28 - August 10: Burning Desire

In the work for this series, I mixed traditional & non-traditional materials on wood panels in response to patterns & textures that repeat and carry throughout the natural world. I emphasize these patterns by following the woodgrain, burning into the surface to reveal geographies and topographies. I invite you to join me in thinking about and exploring the meaning, power, and simplicity of line, relationships of shapes & content of color. all on and within a geometric form, influenced by my city dwelling at home,

work, and in the studio.

 

I live and work in the heart of the city. I am a practicing studio and environmental installation artist and social practitioner, constantly learning, investigating, and researching to better my work, my practice, my teaching and sharing. Teaching and training young artists and creative thinkers how to enter and engage with their world as artists and citizens, I am busy and plugged in. I spend time with artists,

students, neighbors on campus, in the city, and on forays into the natural world. I love my work with everyone and it informs and fortifies my own studio practice and making. I engage with all the resources available: human, technological, societal, natural; and all the materials I can get my hands on and my head around: traditional and non-traditional. I love and constantly long to have un-plugged time

alone to look out from the shore or a mountaintop on monumental, expansive views: vast seas, big skies, columns of clouds, infinite stars.... exposure to the sun's smooth warmth on scratchy pummeled sand, the wind's capricious conversation with noble clouds and ominous shadows, white hot snow that burns our eyes with its own brightness. Then to look into smaller, intimate views: crawling, closed

wooded trails, puddle-size kettle ponds, tidal coves, and cozy interiors.... having time to express the essence of experiencing that which will bring its own language and meaning. I yearn to be brought back to a profound simplicity & minimalism: earth, sea & sky.... in ever changing relationships of color, shape & texture.

 

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