Christine Medley – Printmaker Interview
Christine Medley is a featured artist in our Second Annual Juried Show: Printmakers. Medley features the letterpress piece, Hi!, shown below on the right. Learn more about the artist from the following interview:
1. Where did you grow up?
2. Who was/is your biggest influence for your art?
Who was, is best answered by my painting teacher in the 1980s, James Eisentrager, at the University of Nebraska, who recognized my talents and arranged for a grad assistantship, which set my path solidly in the arts.
3. Who is your favorite artist and why?
I have a SEVERAL favorites and really can’t pick one over all, but I’ll stick to 2 for now. Richard Diebenkorn because of his use of composition, light and color. And Anselm Kiefer because of the mood and textures of his paintings.
4. What color best describes you and why?
Black. It’s the color of ink. I love crows; and black and white cats; and penguins. I wear a lot black. Because it can create mood, richness, bleakness, sophisticated, great contrast and drama.
5. How would you describe your fashion style?
Relaxed, casual. Midwest.
6. What was the first piece you created/sold?
I painted the “The Long Riders” from a movie poster in 1980 and sold it to my neighbor.
7. What’s integral to the work of an artist?
Truth and passion.
8. What’s your favorite piece of artwork?
“The Scream” by Edvard Munch.
9. What is your dream project?
To create an installation using fiber arts and letterpress.
10. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given as an artist?