Happy Birthday, Fletcher, oil on canvas, 50in x 60in, 2011

Giordanne Salley

Brooklyn, NY
http://www.GiordanneSalley.com

Artist Statement: These paintings are about being in love and how that feels when you think about it later. There is a strange, overwhelming mix of sadness and elation that accompanies being in love with people, places, or things and the knowledge that nothing lasts forever. The representations are drawn from my own memories and imagination, often idealized and veiled with a sense of humor. In this way, the paintings are like wishes. Hopefully, the viewers will also find themselves wishing for love.

Bio: Giordanne Salley was Born and raised in 1986 in Dayton, Ohio. She received her MFA in painting at Boston University in 2013 and her BFA from Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana. Following, she attended the School of Art at the Chautauqua Institution in New York studying with American painter Stanley Lewis. Salley was a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center and was hired as the staff artist in residence, a year long position which included a stipend and culminated in a solo exhibition at the Vermont Studio Center’s Gallery II.  As a grant recipient, she attended Glogau Artist in Residence program in Berlin. Her work has been published in “New American Paintings, issue #104, Northeast edition,” and several online publications including “The Daily Serving” and “Hyperallergic.” Upon returning from Berlin, I moved to She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Cady's Falls (diptych) 2012 oil on canvas, 84in x 48in

Cady’s Falls (diptych) 2012 oil on canvas, 84in x 48in

Boat Painting, oil and paper on canvas 96in x 78in 2012

Boat Painting, oil and paper on canvas 96in x 78in 2012

Cold River, oil and paper on canvas, 52in x 52in 2012

Cold River, oil and paper on canvas, 52in x 52in 2012

Night Swim, Naked, oil and paper on canvas, 60in x 52in 2013

Night Swim, Naked, oil and paper on canvas, 60in x 52in 2013

Dead Squirrel, oil and paper on canvas, 8in x 10in 2013

Dead Squirrel, oil and paper on canvas, 8in x 10in 2013

Quilt Painting, oil and paper on canvas, 78in x 50in, 2012

Quilt Painting, oil and paper on canvas, 78in x 50in, 2012

Self Portrait as Diver, oil and paper on linen, 30in x 24in, 2012

Self Portrait as Diver, oil and paper on linen, 30in x 24in, 2012

 Stack, oil and paper on canvas, 16in x 18in, 2013

Stack, oil and paper on canvas, 16in x 18in, 2013

Swim!, oil and paper on canvas, 96in x 78in, 2013

Swim!, oil and paper on canvas, 96in x 78in, 2013

To:Dan, oil and paper on canvas, 16in x 16in, 2013

To:Dan, oil and paper on canvas, 16in x 16in, 2013

Lantern Head, 2013, oil and mixed paper on canvas, 120in x 72in

Lantern Head, 2013, oil and mixed paper on canvas ,120in x 72in