Gina Litherland

Bio

"Over the past 30 years, my work as an artist has explored figurative painting using personal, invented dramas to contemplate folk tales, gothic literature, children's games, mythology, and the natural world. Using oil paint on panel, I begin with a decalcomania the technique to create a rich sense of texture, developing images until they are sharply delineated with vibrant, deep color. I have had solo exhibitions at Gruen Galleries in Chicago, the Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee, the James Watrous Gallery in Madison, Ripon College, and have had several solo exhibitions at Corbett vs Dempsey Gallery in Chicago. My work has also been exhibited in the Wisconsin Triennial, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, the Crossman Gallery at UW Whitewater, the Lawton Gallery at UW Green Bay, and has been purchased for the permanent collections at the Illinois State Museum and the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, WI."

Gina Litherland_Summer in Bratt Woods.jp

"Wandering (Summer in Bratt Woods)"

Drypoint Print

8"x6"

$400

Gina Litherland_Crows in Winter.jpg

"Crowns in Winter"

Drypoint Print

8"x6"

$400

Gina Litherland_Rapunzel.jpg

"Rapunzel"

Drypoint Print

5"x8"

$400

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"Giant Bunny"

4"x5"

Drypoint Print 

$300

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Gina Litherland_Jack in the Pulpit.jpg

"Jack in the Pulpit"

Drypoint Print

8"x6"

$400

Gina Litherland_Autumn (the Salamander).

"Autumn (the Salamander)"

Drypoint Print

8"x6"

$400

"Girl Riding Boar"

4"x4"

Drypoint Print

$300

"I am currently participating in a project-based residency in printmaking at Gallery 224 studios. I am using the technique of drypoint to create a series of intaglio prints. In drypoint, the surface of a plate of either Plexiglas, zinc, or copper is scratched into, drawing the desired image with a sharp point. The technique of using the needle is more directly similar to drawing and is easier for an artist trained in drawing to master than engraving. The plate is then inked and put through a press in direct contact with a sheet of soaked and blotted paper Drypoint generally produces a softer, velvety, almost blurred line compared to etching or engraving."

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