I have been occupied with line and color for some time; subtle color gradients have recently become a prominent element in my work. Observing shifting color and light in nature is an ecstatic experience for me. I find myself experiencing simultaneous excitement and calm, producing a desire to bring this dynamic opposition into my work. In my current paintings, I use the boundaries between broad and narrow bands of adjacent colors to generate visual vibrations. I am intrigued by the way the eye and brain process these transitions between colors, informing the viewer’s emotional and physical response to the work.
-Audrey Stone, 2018
Audrey Stone received her MFA from Hunter College and her BFA from Pratt Institute, both in painting. She also studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and was selected for the Artist in the Marketplace program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited widely across the United States, as well as in Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, England, France, and Japan. Recent exhibitions include a 2015 two-person show at Muriel Guepin Gallery (NY) and a solo exhibit of a thread-based installation on Governor’s Island in 2014. She has shown in group exhibitions at the Andy Warhol Museum (PA), the Arkansas Art Center, the Columbus Museum (OH), Geoffrey Young Gallery (MA), Jeff Bailey Gallery (NY), Kentler International Drawing Space (NY), ODETTA Gallery (NY), Schema Projects (NY), and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (CA). Her work is in the collections of Fidelity Investments and the Amateras Foundation in Sofia, Bulgaria, among others. Stone lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.