Provo, UT, United States
About Marcus Vincent
The works have been influenced by an almost instinctual response to color/space both in the material of substance (interrelationships of pigment, media, and substrate), but also in the indication of space definition. They originate in an intuitive color scenario that is articulated by later found structural geometric forms that serve as space definers in one sense, and harken to architectural forms in another – punctuating movements in color sonority. Structures may be found or refined that are more geometric in nature and serve as a form of order amidst non-order. At the same time, the essential reminder of the touch of the hand in zen-like one-off strokes lends a sense of purposiveness to even the un-ordered passages that simply arrive through process. Improvisation is paramount. The process yields opportunities for pentimenti in transparent or transclucent passages in combination with dense opaque portions. The overall state of the piece seeks a sense of animation of elements in one sort of conjunction or another that is similar to a "setting" in musical composition. Born in San Francisco, and raised in Buffalo, NY. Also lived in Seattle, WA, Lexington, VA, and various places in Taiwan where I gained a deep appreciation for Eastern thought and forms.
M.F.A. Brigham Young University
Small Selection of Solo, Group, and Competition exhibitions:
2015, 28th McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Lousiana.
2014, Spaces: Jarvis, Rice, Vincent. Utah Division of Art & Museums Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT. Three person exhibit.
2011, Art of Our Century, (national competition) Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, Utah.
2010-2013, LACUNA, Rose Wagner Theater, Salt Lake City, UT; Norda Theater, UVU, Orem, UT; Ragan Theater, UVU, Orem, UT. Collaborated with faculty and Contemporary Dance Ensemble students from UVU Dance department and Art & Visual Communications in a project focusing on water as ritual, environmental concern, and visual motif. Beginning with a retreat to the Capitol Reef Field Station, I worked with Angela Banchero-Kelleher (UVU Dance), Joel Bradford (UVU Science – cultural anthropologist), and Linda C. Smith (Repertory Dance Theater, SLC) in the exploration of this subject from the vantage point of these various disciplines. I then designed and constructed with the aid of AVC students a sculpture that became an integral set piece of the dance performance. The work is now being submitted for possible inclusion in regional and national dance competitions. 2010 – 2013. Research paper presented in Germany, 2011. Regional performances of Lacuna in UT and WY in 2011, 2012. Provo Sites Concert, Provo, UT, 2013. Elemental, Body Logic Dance Co.,Sugar Space Theater, Salt Lake City, UT, 2013.
2010, Seeing Inside Out, Terra Nova Gallery, Provo, UT. Two-person show with Jesse Royston from Synaesthesia project exploring intermodal perception.
2009, Woodbury Invitational, (national) Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, UT.
2002, Rockbridge Invitational, The Armory Art Gallery of Virginia Tech’s School of the Arts, Blacksburg, Virginia. Exhibition included Cy Twombly, Sally Mann, Robert Stuart and others.
2001, New River Art ‘01, Award of Distinction, (regional competition) Fine Arts Center, Pulaski, Virginia.
1995, National Painting Competition, Juror: Sidney Goodman, (national competition) First Street Gallery, New York, New York.
1995, Expressions of Devotion: A Collection of North American Religious Art, (national competition) Premier Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1994, 18th Annual National Drawing Invitational, Norman R. Eppink Gallery, Emporia State University, Emporia Kansas, Purchase Award.