Need I say more? :)
A link to the full broadcast can be found here:
Need I say more? :)
A link to the full broadcast can be found here:
Eugene's local news did a feature on the Scrimmage exhibition currently up at the University of Oregon, which features my painting of my dad, Richard, 1961.
As mentioned in the article accompanying the video:
The work ranges from a 1857 wood engraving by Winslow Homer to recent works by contemporary artists Monique Crine, Shaun Leonardo, Catherine Opie and William Wylie.
To watch the full video please follow the link:
I had an incredible time photographing the University of Colorado, Boulder / Oregon Ducks game in Eugene this past weekend. The resulting photographs will be part of my ongoing work on the American football player. Thrilled to start developing the images upon my return to Denver!
I've recently been invited to lecture at the University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art as part of the upcoming Scrimmage exhibition. Specific dates and details to follow!
The staff at the University of Oregon's Schnitzer Museum of Art just emailed me over the first banner they had printed for the exhibition, "Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the Civil War to the Present." And whose painting is the featured image from a show that includes Winslow Homer, Frederic Remington, George Bellows, John Steuart Curry, Thomas Hart Benton, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and Catherine Opie? Mine!!!
I'm so flattered they chose the painting of my father that I did a few years back, which CSU has since acquired. I think my dad is pretty tickled as well.
I'm looking forward to lecturing there in the fall and possibly watching a football game or two with my guy. Too cool!
I am thrilled to participate in a group show at SLATE Gallery in Oakland, CA. Details are as follows:
Per the press release:
Denver artist Monique Crine’s work as a painter is deeply informed by her work as a photographer. On first glance, her paintings give the illusion of the photographs that they are a reference to; but upon closer examination, the subtle brushwork and unique texture of oil on canvas reveals the object’s true identity. This revelation gives a special weight to her scenes, and calls upon us as viewers to question what it means to us that this object before us is a painting rather than a photograph, and could have been invented rather than having the photographic aura of ‘reality.’
The portraits that Crine creates, first in extended photography shoots with her subjects and then on the canvas, are steeped in narrative, informed by mid- twentieth century cinema, film noir, and current media styles. Cheryl, (from Crine’s Burlwood series of familial women), vibrates with drama — from the pained expression the subject is wearing, to the high contrast shadows that shroud her, to the over-the-top vintage movie poster that the subject seems to emerge from: “SHE GAVE HER SOUL TO SAVE A LIFE!.”
Rob (II) (from Crine’s most recent Eden Prairie series of portraits of professional football players), is similarly posed and composed, but this subject is more guarded behind thick panes of glass that mostly obscure his form and a stubbornly sealed expression. Both portraits offer explorations of archetypes as they play out in the spectrum from fictionalized spectacle to ‘real’ life, as well drawing our attention to the importance of medium to convey a message.
Rob (I) received another honor at the Arvada Center's State of the Art exhibit by being selected by the staff at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center as Best of Show. Many thanks to those who considered and loved this work!
I was thrilled to learn that I received a nod in Westword's Best of Denver 2016 with my solo show at the MCA. They write:
Critical Focus: Monique Crine filled the lower-level gallery at MCA Denver with big, beautiful portraits of big, handsome guys. The paintings, all of which were specifically created for this exhibit, depicted recently retired professional football players who had been sidelined by injuries. The show was part of the Critical Focus series of exhibits at the MCA, which were meant to highlight the accomplishments of selected emerging artists; this one was put together by curator Nora Burnett Abrams. Crine’s paintings are so accurate in their depictions that at first they look like photos, so it comes as no surprise that she initially photographed the men, then used the resulting shots as preliminary studies for her finished paintings. The photographic quality of the paintings is reinforced by their utterly smooth surfaces, with Crine having expertly manipulated the thinned-out pigments. These portraits, many of them monumental in size, are part of an ongoing Crine series called Eden Prairie, examples of which are currently in a national traveling show.
My painting, Rob (I), received the People's Choice 3rd place by viewers at the Art of the State 2016 exhibit at the Arvada Center. Curated by Collin Parson, exhibition manager for the Arvada Center, Gwen Chanzit, curator of modern art at the Denver Art Museum, and Michael Chaves, manager of Denver's public art program, this show featured 148 pieces by Colorado artists. Thanks to everyone who voted! x
Dawn McFadden brought her Painting II class by my studio to discuss my practice as an artist. It was an absolute delight engaging with new and familiar faces. They were kind of enough to send me the sweetest thank you gift afterwards. I was very touched.
Ray Rinadi writes, "We've seen Monique Crine's evocative portraits of football players at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and we've marveled at Brenda Biondo's imaginative photographs of folded paper at Goodwin Fine Art. There's a similar familiarity in pieces offered by Phil Bender, Bernice Strawn, Evan Anderman, Sally Stockhold and others.
If you're the occasional art appreciator, there's an opportunity here to catch up. All of the artists above are players whose reputations are sealed, and it's worth knowing them. You might see something you like and follow it up by attending their next solo show across town."
The full article can be read here:
In his review of the Arvada Center's Art of the State Paglia writes, "Monique Crine offers full-color hyperrealism; her luscious oil painting, “Rob (1),” a portrait of a handsome football player, is part of a series on injured athletes that was exhibited at MCA Denver."
A link to the full article can be read here:
Last Thursday I had the pleasure of returning to Harvard to lecture and present a workshop for the third year in a row. The first two years were focused on portraiture, and Thursday's workshop was focused on the rendering of surface texture in oil paint. I feel unbelievably honored and humbled every time I return. Many, many thanks to Ewa Harabasz and the Harvard Graduate School of Design for including among their visiting artists. I so look forward to more visits in the future! Here's a snippet of images from my visit...
Cheers, CSU! It was fabulous speaking at the University, meeting the students, and being a part of the Scrimmage exhibition. Thank you for the opportunity and thoughtful write-up!
Adam Lerner auctioned off Demontre as the first piece of the night for above asking price. A fabulous night with an even better date.
Details for the painting are as follows:
Demontre, 2015, Oil on Canvas, 30" x 54"
I will be lecturing today at the Colorado State University Art Museum at 2:00pm and again at 5:00pm as part of the Scrimmage Exhibition. I'll be discussing my ongoing work with NFL players, in addition to my forthcoming project with the first generation of black football players in the SEC. Don't worry - we'll be done in time for the Broncos/Chiefs game.
Tonight at the opening for the Scrimmage Exhibition at CSU I signed posters alongside Albert Bimper and Kevin McDougal. What a fabulous evening of art and football. Many thanks to Linny Frickman for including me in this exhibition.
And they hung my work next to Catherine Opie. Not bad. Not bad at all.
Cheers, Colorado State University! Just got my catalog and invites in the mail smile emoticon My painting of Richard, which was purchased by the University last year, will be on exhibit alongside Winslow Homer, Frederic Remington, George Bellows, Thomas Hart Benton, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and a host of others for "Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the Civil War to the Present." Opening is August 28 from 6-8pm. I've been told I'll be signing copies of the catalog alongside Sonny Lubick. Yes, you read that right. Get in line, folks! BOOM!
A thoughtfully written review by Michael Paglia of the Westword of my MCA show:
Thank you, Susan Froyd for the mention! A link to the article can be read here: