Viesia Novosielski

mixed media

studio : 6 Vernon Street, #6A (second floor)
email : viesiajanina@gmail.com
phone : 617 905 3556
mailing address : 2 Broadway #1, Somerville, MA 02145

 

  • Grapefruit
    2015, collage, 3¾ x 4¾ inches
  • Griddle
    2015, collage, 4 x 3 inches
  • Botanical Bathtub
    2015, collage, 8½ x 4 inches
  • Tea Ceremony 4
    2014, collage, 6½ x 5 inches
 

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statement

These still-life collages explore interior/exterior/meditative space and celebrate food and drink. Some are layered with photographs I took of food, flowers, gardens and statues, and some are encrusted with pastel.

I created most of them during two high stakes years, 2014 and 2015, when I was dealing with a health concern, and I was forced to leave my long-term Somerville apartment because of significant rent increases.

I like to cook and bake and appreciate the beauty of well-presented food, and my bad gut health affected what I could eat. Making these collages nourished and sustained me as I rose to the challenge of finding new affordable housing and improving my health.

Exhibitions

Ashwell Gallery, Beverly, MA
Berenberg Gallery, Boston, MA
Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
Bank Boston Federal Reserve Gallery, Boston, MA
Gateway Gallery, Brookline, MA
Medford Special Education Conference, keynote speaker and art exhibit, Medford, MA
Somerville Museum, Somerville, MA
Zeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Portland State University Children's Mental Health Conference, Portland, OR
Bottisham Village College, Cambridge, England

Publications

Human Sexuality in a World of Diversity, Rathus, Nevid & Fichner-Rathus, Allyn & Bacon, Boston (illustration)
Exceptional Learners, Hallahan & Kauffman, Allyn & Bacon, Boston (illustration)
“Telescope,” Agent X Press, Brookline, MA (cover art)