Felicia van Bork, How to Camp in Thin Air, 2011, monotype collage, 11" x 11"
The influences of both surrealism and abstract expressionism playfully share the stage in Felicia van Bork's collages, which the artist assembles from pieces of her monotype prints. The contrasting fragments evoke natural vistas, often populated by non-objective protagonists. Always open to interpretation, van Bork's works nonetheless direct viewers to specific conundrums like what is real, and what has real value. Please visit Jerald Melberg Gallery to see work in person.
Van Bork's studio at McColl Center for Visual Art.
Felicia van Bork has an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. She graduated in September, 2009.
She studied at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Canada, and in Florence, Italy; and in New York at Columbia University, The New School, and the Art Students League. Van Bork has been honored with residency fellowships at Byrdcliffe, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and at the McColl Center for Visual Art. She has taught art at Davidson College in Davidson, NC; the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; and Penn State University the Behrend College in Erie, PA.
Felicia van Bork lives in Davidson, NC with her husband, the writer Alan Michael Parker.
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