Hue 250

Creation Date and Location:
June 2021
Sparks Glencoe, MD

rug tufting and embroidery

Blue Hue 250 is a painting done in the media of rug tufting and reverse punch needle, a form of embroidery.

68 x 58 inches

Embroidery, textile, tufting


Sparks Glencoe, MD

Originally from Boston Massachusetts, Randi Reiss-McCormack is an artist working between various processes, namely mixed-media painting, printmaking and textile. After earning an undergraduate degree in Painting and Printmaking at Cornell University, she spent a year working in various Printmaking and Painting Studios in Paris, France until relocating to Baltimore, Maryland to earn a graduate degree at The Maryland Institute, College of Art. Currently, she lives and works as an artist in Maryland, teaching, working in print studios, and as an Artist-in-Residence at the St. Francis Neighborhood Center. She has won a Maryland State Arts Council Award multiple times in different categories, a Trawick Prize, and is published in various publications including twice in New American Paintings. Reiss-McCormack has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions across the country and internationally.

Artist Statement

My recent work veers between recognizable to the abstract, derived from life and led by the subconscious. I work in a wide range of images and processes, moving from printmaking, painting and mixed media, using the constraints of each medium to intercede on one another. The structure of collage, across all media, allows for play and multiple points of view in a work, creating a channel to a subconscious narrative. Color and pattern direct these works into woven collaged elements that build on the last layer. Working in a collage sensibility, images coalesce and collapse almost simultaneously. In the compressed space of the canvas, there are many methods employed, including stenciling, printing and layering to create a frenetic, energized sense of movement that flirts with a controlled chaos of events. This approach in painting has branched out into rug tufting, pulp painting and printmaking. The layers of pattern and image mimic the fluidity of thought. Recently, playful interactions between physical media added to paint, has manifested in larger mixed media works, creating pockets of illusion that give momentary resting spots on the journey through the work. Increasingly, mixed media has worked into my paintings blurring the line of what actually constitutes a painting.

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