Bonnie Paisley's inspiration comes from the feminine domestic sphere. She often explores the intersection of craft and fine art, as well as the terrain between painting and sculpture. Using a wide range of materials that have included found natural and man-made objects, insulation, spray paint, caulking, royal icing, discarded furniture, dishes, fabric, as well as more traditional painting mediums, she seeks to crystalize memories and experiences as evidence of our existence, our connection to others and our connections to place. Her work takes the form of literal confections, large-scale wall collages, as well as newer stop-motion animation videos. She approaches her studio work much like a chef in the kitchen, combining, mixing, tossing, rearranging, and finally serving her creations.
Bonnie received her BFA from RISD and her MFA from Portland State University. She is the owner of Paisley Studios, a fine art studio in Portland, Oregon that offers grounding support to artists of all skill levels through visual art instruction and an affordable membership program for womxn artists.
For more information about Paisley Studios please visit Paisleystudiospdx
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Photo credit: Micah Fischer for WildCraft Studio School