Los Angeles based abstract and mixed media artist, Staci Cross, uses color, formation, and line discovery to express thoughtful, emotional imagery to the canvas. Staci believes the art is already in the room and that she is simply the vessel between what exists and what is seen. Committing to the work begets a blessing from the muses and therefore daily practice and time are essential to the process. Inspired by the abstract expressionist movement, pop art, cubism, and graffiti artists of the 70's and 80's, Staci's ever evolving connection to painting roots itself through music, Motherhood, photography, political commentary, pop culture, human energy and emotion, social awareness and the beauty of nature.
Lately, Staci has been embarking on a new endeavor--working on the floor with unstretched canvas which provides an intimate fluidity with the paint while allowing an unencumbered physicality to the process. Freedom arises. Change can be scary, but often times, a real gem stems from it.
Picasso, Rothko, de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, Miro, Franz Kline, Warhol, Cy Twombly, Howard Hodgkin, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Ed Ruscha are among her favorite artists. Staci graduated from the prestigious USC School of Cinema-Television and studied abstract painting at The Brentwood Art Center in Santa Monica, California. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.
Bachelor of Arts-University of Southern California
School of Cinema-Television
The Brentwood Art Center
Santa Monica, CA
August 2017, British VOGUE
September 2017, House Rules, GQ Magazine
June 2019, CONVERGE, Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood, CA
February 2019, La Merienda, University of Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
November 2018, Inglewood Open Studios, Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood, CA
August 2018, Vibrant Matter + MAIDEN L.A., Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood, CA
May 2013, Dwell on Design, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
Sept 2011, Brentwood Art Center Art Show and Open House, Santa Monica, CA