MARY ANNE RUDY - CURRICULUM VITAE

Born: Rivers, Manitoba, Canada
Education: Bachelor of Interior Design, University of Manitoba
Master of Facility Management, University of Manitoba
Monotype Printmaking:  Red Deer Community College
Monotype Printmaking:  Martha Street Studio-Winnipeg
Relief Printmaking: Martha Street Studio-Winnipeg
Etching & Lithography:  Red Deer Community College
Intermediate Watercolour: Winnipeg Art Gallery 
Intermediate Acrylic Painting: Winnipeg Art Gallery
Intermediate Pastel Drawing:  Winnipeg Art Gallery
The Art of Managing Your Career – ACI Manitoba
Solo Exhibitions:   2005 Fleet Gallery-Winnipeg
2012 Birchwood Art Gallery-Winnipeg
2015 Fleet Gallery - Winnipeg
Two Person Exhibitions:  2007 Fleet Gallery-Winnipeg
2007 Birchwood Art Gallery –Winnipeg
2009 Birchwood Art Gallery-Winnipeg
Group Exhibitions: 2011 In Plain View Studio Tour
2010 Birchwood Art Gallery
2006 Birchwood Art Gallery 
2006 Fleet Gallery-Winnipeg
2014 Birchwood Art Gallery
Public Collections: Millennium Library Young Adult Area, Winnipeg
Canadiana  Fund:  Four Paintings selected as part of permanent collection to be displayed in Canada’s Official Residences in Ottawa & Quebec City
Corporate Collections: The Keg Restaurants, Winnipeg
Maclean Electric, Winnipeg
Cardinal Financial Management Services, Winnipeg
Bistro Inferno Restaurant, Winnipeg
First Avenue Office Furnishings, Winnipeg
Great West Life Co., Winnipeg
Current Interest & Process statement:

I am currently interested in creating mainly mixed media monotype prints that are generally abstract, but often include some realistic aspects such as flowers or landscapes. The first part of the print is created on a metal plate using rollers, brushes and other tools to develop and create patterns of all types. Blank and partially blank areas are left on the plate in order to allow for further development once the print is run. Once the print has been run, then it is worked back into with some type of realistic or semi abstract landscape or floral image. Other patterns and metallic embellishments are added as well. I am particularly fond of gold and silver leaf, so a great number of my paintings and prints incorporate the use of this material. Monotype printmaking of this type involving traditional and innovative techniques provides many opportunities for happy accidents as well as the grace to influence the finished product.

Some of my recent shows have included acrylic pieces and mixed media pieces, which are mainly semi-abstract landscapes. The pieces are fairly experimental and the semi abstract landscapes are meant to evoke past memories of places people have visited or lived allowing people to interpret the painting in their own way.

As an Interior Designer, I began to produce watercolour paintings as a method for clients to visualize the interiors I was presenting to them. From this, developed the passion for painting and now my artwork is exclusively prepared for the enrichment of interior spaces. My influences are everything I see, feel and experience in the built and natural environment. My daily life involves architecture and interior spaces, therefore many of my art pieces are created as pieces that enhance, and beautify, as well as provide a focal point for the interior environment in which they are placed, private or commercial. Explanation is generally not required, as it is my hope to evoke visual pleasure for the viewer without a right or wrong message. It is my intent to generate paintings that speak for themselves and allow the viewer to receive their own message. My paintings are meant to stimulate thought, as well as delight and gratify the people who display them in their home or work environment. Four of my monotype prints have been selected to hang in Canada’s Official Residences in Rideau Hall in Ottawa and Citadel in Quebec City.



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