New Artist - Christie Owen / by Steve Willingham

If you haven’t been in the shop in the past couple days, you’ve missed it! We have new art! We’ve loved having P Brewster’s engaging pieces in the shop and now it’s time to welcome a new artist, Christie Owen.

Originally from New York, Christie Owen currently resides in Edmond spending her time as both an artist and graphic designer. Christie enjoys the challenge of process and progress as an artist:

“I like to find visual solutions and utilize a variety of tools, mediums and applications to transfer concepts and techniques from project to project in order to keep evolving. I find a simultaneous harmony going back and forth between working without intention and careful planning. The materials I use help guide my process while searching for new combinations.”

 Jupiter (Acrylic on Panel)

Jupiter (Acrylic on Panel)

Work Influences Work

Her work as a graphic designer influences her work as an artist creating a healthy interplay of the two professions. “My work tends to have a rustic and heavily textured quality as a result of my visceral approach but the final result is intended to appear quiet to reflect a “less is more” outlook on life and art. Making art is a way for me to escape the technological realm, contemplate modern living and nature and then communicate how each domain influences another.”

 Happy Go Lucky (Acrylic and Resin on Panel)

Happy Go Lucky (Acrylic and Resin on Panel)

“It is my intention to engage the viewer to utilize the art, fill a void with something beautiful, improve emotional and environmental disposition and evoke a sense of balance and tranquility in the modern world.”

About Christie

“[Christie Owen] is represented by Nault Gallery and Kasum Contemporary. Her most recent solo exhibition was at The Oklahoma Hall of Fame Gaylord-Pickens Museum and she was an invitational artist at Oklahoma Contemporary's Art Now. Public installations include the NBA Thunder VIP Lounge and Penn Square Mall. She has also exhibited at Science Museum Oklahoma and Mabee Gerrer Museum of Art. Upcoming shows this Fall include Nault Gallery, Verbode and Leslie Powell Art Foundation Gallery. Christie is the Co-Founder of FRINGE Oklahoma Women’s Art Organization and owner of Hive Design. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from State University of New York College at Buffalo.”