vineta rutkovskis

hi, i’m vineta.

Experimentation is the inspiration for me. Born and raised in the Bay Area, I grew up with an intense passion for creativity and have constantly searched for ways to express it. I have flourished in the culinary arts both professionally and at home, (my two beautiful little girls are treated to some quite elaborate birthday cakes), I studied art at UC Davis but found the traditional school system to be too restrictive, so am primarily self taught. I love to repurpose objects and find new uses for things that would normally be thrown away. Drawing and painting were revisited after my children were born and inspired me to express myself through color, lines, shapes.

 

artist statement

Repetition, patterns, how things integrate together are what I draw from creatively—call it a need to keep order in the chaos of life. My artwork must have cohesion in how one line distinctively intersects with many others, to how one paint color flawlessly blends into the next.

I allow one approach—be it color, a pen stroke, a shape—to influence what will complement the piece next, while limiting myself typically to three to five techniques per piece, sometimes only one. My plan is that there is no plan, only the idea that simplicity when repeated blossoms into intrigue.


 

exhibitions

"Rose Petals" Fulton Crossing 1200 River Road Fulton, CA, 95439 5/19-6/19

"Pink" Fulton Crossing 1200 River Road Fulton, CA, 95439 6/19-8/19

"Inner Thoughts 1-4" Fulton Crossing 1200 River Road Fulton, CA, 95439 6/19-8/19

"Gray" Lori Austin Gallery Contemporary Fine Art Montgomery Village Santa Rosa, CA 95405 11/19-2/20

"G(u)ilt" Lori Austin Gallery Contemporary Fine Art Montgomery Village Santa Rosa, CA 95405 11/19-2/20 (Sold)

awards

Second Place Winner Abstract Exhibition for "In the Clouds" Sebastopol Center for the Arts 282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472 10/25/19-12/1/19


events

July 10th - RAW: San Francisco presents "ARISE" 1015 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA, 7pm-11pm

July 19th, August 16th - Art After Dark Healdsburg Center for the Arts on Plaza St. between East and Center St. Healdsburg, CA, 6:30pm-9pm

July 27th - The Barlow Midsummer Art Show Fern Bar in The Barlow. Sebastopol, CA, 1pm-7pm


 

 

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