Take | Pastel Drawing on Fabric Collage | 82" x 87" | 2013
Ghislaine Fremaux (Ghi) is Assistant Professor of Art in the discipline of Painting at Texas Tech University. Her pastel drawings draw and fill a fault line between Cartesian and Deleuzian notions of embodiment. The body is therein proffered as a capsule, an encumbrance, a self indivisible from the mind, and a fallible means of intimacy at once. Seized in liminality between wholeness and dissolution, its variegated skin is both electric and elusive. Fremaux holds her MFA from the Pennsylvania State University, conferred in 2012. Her undergraduate studies began in 2003 at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, at age sixteen, and culminated in a BFA from Tufts University with SMFA, Boston, in 2007. Fremaux has notably shown in Long Beach Federation for the Arts & Sciences’ 2015 Works on Paper, curated by Carter E. Foster, the 2014 Nicaraguan Biennial, curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, the 2014 Biennial of the Central American Isthmus, and A.I.R. Gallery’s 10th Biennial in 2012, curated by Ingrid Schaffner, among other exhibitions nationwide. Current projects investigate the portrayal of survivorship, self-actualization, and the practice of nudism among senior citizens.