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Cheyenne Woodward is an acrylic painter whose surreal environments are charged with themes of memory, solitude, and serenity within decay.
Her color driven paintings are stylistically influenced by print-based media, sequential art, cartoon animation, and other forms of graphic illustration. These influences are visible in her use of color as well as the compositions of her paintings, many of which use framing and paneling to accentuate particular moments and to convey the passage of time.
Having grown up in northern California, her fondness for the vast Californian landscape and its seasonal changes plays an important role in her work. Many of her paintings feature common Californian imagery like oak trees and palm fronds. The presence of these symbols, as well as her peculiar use of color and occasional segments of abstracted text, emphasize the mysterious, dissociative quality of her paintings and the shadowy world they depict.
Since receiving her BFA in Painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2016, she has strengthened her practice and built a harmonious body of work. She has completed a number of private commissions as well as exhibiting at the Satellite Art Show during Miami Art Week in 2016. She is also currently showing in an exhibition at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art titled Surreal Sublime, open through September 15th.