Roxie Veasey

Lecturer, Painting & Drawing and Graphic Design

Biography

My "open-ended systems" develop their own identity. They interact with each other. They play, sometimes violently, overwhelm, engulf and contain each other, are changed by their relationships. They make gestures that seem almost human but, of course, are not. As I’m working on them they become events and are "done" when they become animated. I make elements of the painting awkward and goofy, treating paint handling styles and color as types of systems. I might for example, put flat primary colors next to an oily, gushy, brushy area. My impulse is to make them cohesive, but to avoid standard patterns. I'm not interested in formalism. I want to build structures of these images and marks that become something else.

Education

  • M.F.A., Drawing and Painting, University of Georgia, 2003
  • B.A., Studio Art, University of South Florida, 1984

Classes Taught



Exhibitions

  • Art of the State, Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, Tuscumbia AL. (Jurors Jere Allen & Ron Dale) (Award of Excellence), 2014
  • Collective Explorations, Bloch Gallery, University of Montevallo, Montevallo AL (Curators Misty and Joe Bennett), 2014
  • UNA Solo Exhibition, University of North Alabama, 2013
  • UAH Faculty Exhibition, Union Grove Gallery, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama, 2012
  • Alabama's Finest 2011-2012, Gadsden Museum of Art, Gadsen, Alabama, 2012
  • Panoply Festival of the Arts, Panoply Art Educators Exhibition, Huntsville, Alabama, (invitational) (won Art Educators Award), 2011
  • UAH Faculty Exhibition, Wilson Hall Gallery, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama, 2011
  • UAH Solo Faculty Exhibition, Salmon Library Gallery, University of Alabama, Huntsville, Alabama, 2011
  • Group Exhibition, Java Gallery, Sam&Greggs, Huntsville, Alabama, 2011
  • Critters & Varmints, Lowe Mill Arts Center, Huntsville, Alabama, (2-person show), 2011
  • Critters & Varmints, Java Gallery, Sam&Greggs, Huntsville, Alabama, (2-person show), 2011
  • UAH Faculty Exhibition, Wilson Hall Gallery, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama, 2010
  • Panoply Festival of the Arts, Panoply Art Educators Exhibition, Huntsville, Alabama, (invitational), 2010
  • Taste of the Arts, Lowe House, Huntsville, Alabama, 2009
  • UAH Faculty Exhibition, UC Gallery, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama, 2008
  • Panoply Festival of the Arts, Panoply Art Educators Exhibition, Huntsville, Alabama, 2008
  • pARTy Salon Exhibition, Huntsville Arts Council, Huntsville, Alabama, 2007
  • Drawing on Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 2007
  • Drawing on Alabama, Biggins Gallery, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama(juror:Florence Neal), 2006
  • Recent Work, University of Montevallo Gallery, Montevallo, Alabama (2-person), 2006
  • pARTy Salon Exhibition, Huntsville Arts Council, Huntsville, Alabama, 2006
  • The Incomplete Project: 5 Contemporary Artists do Abstraction, Union Grove Gallery, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2005
  • UAH Faculty Exhibition, Center Gallery, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2003
  • Master of Fine Arts Candidates Exhibition, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens GA, 2003
  • Emergences, Athens Center for Contemporary Art, Athens GA, 2003
  • Summer Salon, Hyde Park Fine Arts, Tampa, Florida, 2002
  • Dimensions, Monroe Art Center, Monroe, GA, 2002
  • Recent Work, Woodenhead Gallery, Key West, Florida, 2002
  • HERart 3 Woodenhead Gallery, Key West Florida, 2001
  • InFlux, Hyde Park Fine Arts, Tampa, Florida, 2001
  • The Orange Blossom Queen & Other Visions of Florida Madness, Covivant Gallery, Tampa, Florida, 2001
  • Graduate Painting Exhibition, Main Gallery, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens GA, 2001
  • Graduate Drawing Exhibition, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens GA, 2000
  • 3 Faces, Hyde Park Fine Arts, Tampa, Florida, 2000
  • Winter Salon, Hyde Park Fine Arts, Tampa, Florida, 2000
  • HERart 2, Woodenhead Gallery, Key West, Florida, 2000
  • Goddess, Burning Bread Gallery, Key West, Florida, 2000
  • day job, Woodenhead Gallery, Key West, Florida, 2000
  • 2nd Annual Valentine Peep Show, Hyde Park Fine Arts & Gallery on Florida, Tampa, Florida, 2000
  • Ars Eroticus, Woodenhead Gallery, Key West, Florida, 2000
  • Woodenhead at Home, Woodenhead Gallery, Key West, Florida, 2000
  • 3 Faces, Hyde Park Fine Arts, Tampa, Florida, 1999
  • Portfolio Exhibition, Hyde Park Fine Arts, Tampa, Florida, 1999
  • Opening Exhibition, Burning Bread Gallery, Key West, Florida, 1999
  • Lucky Street Summer Show, Lucky Street Gallery, Key West, Florida, 1999
  • HERart, Woodenhead Gallery, Key West, Florida, 1999
  • Abstract, Woodenhead Gallery, Key West, Florida, 1999
  • The Shrine Show, Woodenhead Gallery, Key West, Florida, 1999
  • Ars Eroticus 2, Woodenhead Gallery, Key West, Florida, 1999
  • Ain’t I a Woman 2, Woodenhead Gallery, Key West, Florida, 1999