Abigail DeVizia


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Education

2013-2016 Kutztown University, Kutztown PA
BFA Fine Art, concentration: painting, Art History Minor
Watercolor Scholarship: The Frederic Whitaker and Eileen Monaghan Whitaker Foundation

Exhibitions

Eckhaus Gallery's Salon De Refuses Exhibition
Marlin and Regina Miller Gallery Spring Senior Exhibition
GoggleWorks' 11th Annual Juried Exhibtion
2017 Annual Essence Fine Arts and Literary Magazine
Spring 2017 Scholarship Winner Announcement, Whitaker Foundation, whitakerwatercolors.org
30th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Juried Show, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
Solo Exhibition, "Neglect", Sharadin Arts Building Atrium, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
Solo Exhibition, "Vacant Spaces", The Corner Gallery, McFarland Student Union Building, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
Solo Exhibition, "Promised Land", The Corner Gallery, McFarland Student Union Building, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
Solo Exhibition, "HUMDRUM", The Corner Gallery, McFarland Student Union Building, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

Artist Statement

Forgotten spaces often reference the people that used to inhabit them before an economic turn. My work shines a light on abandoned projects, unkempt industrial environments, parking lots, or overgrown backyards. Each of these places shares the honest story of our lives without being cleaned up, mowed over, or renovated to fit in to a cookie-cutter suburban yard. I empathize with each of these locations for their varying degrees of attention, because they speak to how powerful humility can be. Humility might not be the loudest way to grab attention, but my pursuit of painting is that these virtues that I hold so high can be admired to the same degree as the landscape itself.

Bio

artist

Abigail DeVizia is a visual artist from Milford, PA currently living in Rochester, NY. Abigail studied Fine Arts Painting under the expertise of her professors at Kutztown University, where she graduated from in May 2017. Abigail's works often study the forgotten landscape such as abandoned projects, unkempt industrial environments, parking lots, or overgrown backyards. She is motivated by a sense of empathy for these places and admires any place that holds humility in the highest regard. Each of these places shares the honest story of our lives without being cleaned up to fit in to a cookie-cutter suburban lifestyle. Abigail's work can be found in private collections and has been shown in public juried shows such as the GoggleWorks' Annual Juried Exhibition. She hopes to continue to grow in maturity, grace, and love as she takes on a new breath of life in Rochester while she follows her passions to paint and give back to those in need.