Courtney Oquist

My work deals with the ephemeral, transformative and mutative qualities inherent to existence.  Through a process of adding and subtracting from the surface of the painting I arrive at a place that is actively becoming and in process.  I use painting as a medium between physical and metaphysical space, exploring the moment of rupture between representation and abstraction, between human and animal bodies, and between material and mental states.  Brushstrokes become forms, people become animals, animals become plants, paint becomes surface, and surface becomes thought.

Past Exhibition

Let Us Eat Cake

SPACE no longer operates an arts space so we cannot offer exhibitions. Check out our last group show held in September of 2016, Let Us Eat Cake, nearly 50 artworks celebrating the 8th birthday of SPACE.

View select exhibition photos >