JEANETTE CHINELLI "BIO"- Is currently attending the University of Denver to complete a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. She was born in San Francisco, California and Resided in Houston, TX for seventeen years until 2014. She helped develop the Washington Corridor Art District and was a key player in getting a the Cultural Designation from the Texas Commission on the Arts. In 2007 she bought an empty lot, designed and built a personal live/work space. Ongoing interaction with artists, curators, critics and gallery owners during her time in Houston. She created the "Inner Art Corridor" annual event that provided all the private studios and warehouse artists to open their doors to the public. Now residing in Denver she has recently become a member of a artist co-op. EXHIBITION NEWS: Feb. 2018 solo exhibition CORE art space, 900 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO June 2018 solo exhibition Art Connections, 123 N. Main St, La Grange, TX ARTIST STATEMENT In my work I am celebrating my daily life. The formal characteristics of design and color that I employ helps me strive to create a dynamic interaction to potentially challenge the viewer of what might be a seemingly understood relationship with those common objects such as a chair. I try to pay careful attention to the hierarchies that exist between elements like color, pattern, ground and fore ground. This allows interplay to exist in a composition that often feels fractured to enhance the challenge of the perspective. I develop my compositions into a wallpaper type pattern in conjunction with the large color field backgrounds, It is a conscious choice to fracture the picture plane with opposing complimentary color and patterning to help me highlight the intersections of recognizable design. The work begins with acrylic paint as the under painting. It serves as a base to define color values for when I apply the final layer of oil paint. I use the chair as a figurative metaphor about the people who are in my life, who are no longer in my life and those who are yet to sit in my chairs.