"(Vortices) are not just circles; they're spatial. They have some depth to them even though they're two-dimensional I've been on this series for 10 years and I'm not tired of it yet. I keep reinventing it. I (draw) the feeling of energy behind the moment," Mahoney said. "I like the idea of transporting people or transferring the energy from me to the canvas to the viewer."
Photo (left): Artist Melissa Mahoney works on her latest series inspired by the colors of the Bay Area on Aug. 7, 2015. Photo by Veronica Weber.
IN THE NEWS
2017 — Plum Goods, Santa Barbara, California
2017— Penninsua Art Gallery, San Mateo, California
2016— Simon Breitbard Fine Arts, Trunk Show, San Francisco, California
2016— Houzz, online art gallery
2016— OAC Gallery, online art gallery
2016— Saatchi, online art gallery
2015— Palo Alto Art Show, Palo Alto, California
2014— Woodside Gallery, Woodside, California
2013— "These five artists (Melissa Mahoney, June Kim, Eva Andry, Rohitash Rao and Reiko Niwa Berg) share a quality of very good skill, and a lack of desire to seduce. Their art has an element of surprise and challenge, and even a touch of mystery." Edward Goldman, art critic for KCRW, NPR affiliate station and The Huffington Post, Juror: TAG Gallery, California Open Exhibition
2013— Korea Society of Design Trend, Selected artist, International Invitational Exhibition
2013— Santa Barbara Museum of Art Newsletter, featured trunk show at the Museum Store, Santa Barbara, California
2012— HUE Magazine, Santa Barbara, California
2011— Wine Country this Month Magazine, Santa Ynez, California
2010— 7x7 Magazine, San Francisco, California
2010— Visual Arts Source eNewsletter, California
2009— Studio Visit Magazine, Selected artist, Boston, Massachusetts
Studio Visit is a juried art book received by 2,000 curators, gallery owners and collectors. It is published by Open Press Studio, publisher of New American Paintings magazine.
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