Randie Snow

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Randie Snow

Contact Information

E-mail: rsnow113@gmail.com
Website: http://www.randiesnow.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/rsnow113
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rsnow113

Artist Statement

Randie Snow is an assemblage artist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Drawing themes from her everyday life, her work explores the natural balance of the human existence and often strives to find harmony amongst seemingly contradictory ideas. Influenced by her background as a commercial graphic designer, Randie’s assemblage integrates a balanced visual aesthetic, frequently by contrasting color, shape, and texture.

Individual found objects, both man-made and natural, inspire Randie’s work, each bring a sense of energy and life lived. They take on emotional, almost human qualities that create a collective voice, ultimately telling the story of their combined experience.

The search for balance inspired many of Randie’s recent collections, including a series of apothecary jars (“Through the Looking Glass”) that juxtaposed the semi-scientific “magic” of antique medicine against the fictional fairytale magic of the Alice in Wonderland story. In “Seeds of Wisdom,” (pieces from which are currently on display at Gallery Chiz) she illustrated the parallel between the wisdom of human culture and nature’s inherent wisdom by aligning the proverbs of different cultures with raw materials like organic seed pods.

Most notably, Randie won critical and popular acclaim with her 2008 solo show, “Passages,” at Moxie Dada Gallery. The exhibition used the seven deadly sins and seven saintly virtues of the Catholic faith to explore the ways an individuals’ actions affect themselves, as well as the world around them.

The same year, she also won Best of Show at the Pittsburgh Technology Council's 15-Minutes Gallery juried group show. Other notable exhibitions include, “In the Making: 250 Years/250 Artists” at Fe Arts Gallery; the “Showcase G20” exhibit at the Pittsburgh International Airport, which welcomed international delegates to the 2009 G-20 Conference; the “Pittsburgh Visionary Arts Festival,” and the Westmoreland Museum's “Juried Biennial Show.” She currently has work on display at Gallery Chiz and BE Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pa.