Carrie Oyama (CO 216)

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Untitled (CO 216), ND
Ink on paper
9.5x12.5 inches

Born 1948, New York, New York
Has practiced at Creative Growth since the 1980s

Carrie Oyama possesses a rich artistic background, having majored in fine arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York in the late 1960s. It was also in New York that Oyama was involved in the Pedestrian Art Movement and participated in performances at the Whitney Museum and Judson Church before moving to Berkeley in 1979. Oyama’s drawings dance across the page as a multi-layered visual performance. Her work is inherently expressive in its line quality, which effectively communicates a complex understanding of the human body as it moves through space. Oyama’s figures are taken either from photographs or the depths of her imagination and memory, and are often executed with her non-dominant hand.

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