Oceana Rain Stuart

Nombre: 
Oceana
Apellidos: 
Rain Stuart
Presentacion: 

ARTIST STATEMENT


As an artist, my purpose is to find empathy in the work I create and to explore the tension and complexity of the subject matter. I’m fascinated by the subtle physical gestures, like the movement of a hand, the gaze of the eyes, as well as the contradictions that are enclosed in body language and how each face shares a lifetime of stories. Something powerful happens when we let our guard down - we become vulnerable, instinctively primitive and essentially raw and my passion is in expressing this through my work. 

 

BIOGRAPHY


Oceana Rain Stuart was born in Forest Knolls, California and is a figurative sculpture artist and poet. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and her atelier is in Sausalito, California. Through her work, Stuart explores tension in emotionally evocative subject matter that is expressive of light and dark qualities. Her unique molding techniques and surface treatments subtly blend the worlds of realism and surrealism.

 

LIFE AND CAREER


Stuart grew up in a multi-generational artistic family in California in the United States. As a young adult, she lived in Europe, where she was inspired by many of the art masters of the past and present. Stuart took classes at both the Laguna College of Art and Design and the San Francisco Art Institute, but considers herself largely a self-taught artist. Stuart holds dual citizenship with the United States of America and Italy.

 

Stuart’s work is part of private collections internationally and she is currently working on her next bronze sculpture series which will be unveiled in early 2019.

 

THE ETERNITY SERIES


The Eternity Series is collection of seven bronze sculptures that express aspects of life that have an eternal effect on the human condition. From this body of work, one exemplar of the Eternal Bliss bust was installed into the permanent collection at the Museo Arte Contemporanea in Catania, Sicily in 2017. The Eternal Bliss was also one of 47 sculptures exhibited in the National Sculpture Society's 84th Annual Awards Exhibition and also was a finalist in the “non-commissioned portrait finalist” category of PORTRAIT SOCIETY of AMERICA  in 2018.

In addition, the A Love Remembered sculpture was pre-selected by the Museu Europeu d'Arte Modern for its Figurativas 2017 exhibition. The Eternal Embrace sculpture was exhibited at the 2017 Art Comes Alive Exhibition, where Stuart was awarded the Figurative Artist of the Year. The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club further honored Eternal Embrace in its 121st Annual National Exhibition in New York City. In December 2017, Stuart presented her entire Eternity Series at the Instituto Italiano di Cultura at an event sponsored by the Leonardo da Vinci Society of San Francisco where she was introduced by the Consul General of Italy in San Francisco, Lorenzo Ortona.

Curriculum: 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

CALIFORNIA ART CLUB
108th Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition
Museum of California Art, Pasadena, California, 2019
Two Works exhibited: “The Guessing Game” and “Reminiscence”

SALMAGUNDI CLUB
Figuratively Speaking Juried Exhibition
NY, NY, 2019
Work exhibited: “The Woman from the Mountain”

PORTRAIT SOCIETY of AMERICA 
“Non-Commissioned Portrait Finalist” 
Online Juried Exhibition
Florida, USA, 2018
Work: “Eternal Bliss”

AMERICAN WOMEN ARTISTS
Full Sun: American Women Artists Illuminate the Haggin Museum Juried exhibition
Stockton, California, 2018
Work exhibited: “Eternal Bliss”

AMERICAN WOMEN ARTISTS
Spring Online Juried Show, 2018
Work exhibited: “Eternal Bliss”

ALLIED ARTISTS Of AMERICA
Annual Associates Juried Online Exhibition, 2018
Work exhibited: “Eternal Bliss”

60th ANNUAL STOCKTON ARTS CLUB
Juried Exhibition at the Haggin Museum
Stockton, California, 2018 
(unable to exhibit due to the sculpture being unavailable)
Work: “Eternal Bliss”

CALIFORNIA ART CLUB
107TH ANNUAL GOLD MEDAL JURIED EXHIBITION
The Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, California, 2018
Work exhibited: “Eternal Bliss”

CALIFORNIA ART CLUB
ART BETWEEN THE LINES JURIED EXHIBITION
Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, California, 2018
Work exhibited: “A Love Remembered”

CATHARINE LORILLARD WOLF ART CLUB
121st ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION - Benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art
National Arts Club, Manhattan, New York, 2018
Work exhibited: “Eternal Embrace”

MEAM • MUSEU EUROPEU D'ART MODERN
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART-BARCELONA
Figurativas Painting & Sculpture Competition-juried
Preselected artist, Barcelona, Spain, 2017
Work: “A Love Remembered”

ART COMES ALIVE AWARDS EXHIBITION
Winner of the “2017 Figurative Artist of the Year" award 
(selected by a 26-member jury)
Cincinnati, Ohio, 2017
Work Exhibited: “Eternal Embrace”

THE NATIONAL SCULPTURE SOCIETY
84th ANNUAL NATIONAL SCULPTURE JURIED AWARDS EXHIBITION 
Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina, 2017
Work exhibited: “Eternal Bliss”

MUSEO ARTE CONTEMPORANEA SICILIA (MACS)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sicily
Work on display in the permanent collection of the museum.
Sicily, Italy, 2017
Work exhibited: “Eternal Bliss”

THE LOUVRE MUSEUM
International Salon D'Art Contemporain Juried Exhibition 
Carrousel Du Louvre, Paris, France, 2016
Work exhibited: “The Eternity series” and “The Fragments”

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