Arts Ministry, Calligraphy, Ceramics, Digital Imagery, Drawing, Education, Fiber Arts, Installation, Liturgical Design, Media, Metal Work, Mixed Media, Moving Images, Museum/Gallery, Painting, Performance, Photography, Public Art, Sculpture, Works on Paper
Artist / Personal Statement
Creation itself is a reflection of our Creator God. It is sustained by His Breath and pulsates with His Life. Through my work, I aim to make this manifest, to open the eyes of the blind. The beauty of His creation interpreted through my art, may be contrasted with the pathos of the fall. Pathos itself is an aspect of the divine personality, revealing the mercy heart of the Creator, in His sacrificial identification with it. Depending upon the media used, the message, and structure of the project I am working on, the intended effect will vary. When moving beyond a 2D or 3D image, some works and installations invite participation by immersing the viewer in an environment that amplifies a perception of the presence of the Holy Spirit. Other work may give opportunity for the participant to experientially identity with an aspect of Christ, such as the passion of His sufferings in the Way of the Cross, by putting ourselves in His place, through a virtual artistic environment, so to speak. In my collaboratively created art works, I aim to involve the community in an tangible,educational experience of the dynamics of God's promises. This is provided by a guided layering of the art materials by working in stages, transforming pathos to joy, chaos to order, brokenness to wholeness and darkness to light.
Accomplishments / CV
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Rhode Island School of Design, BFA Painting, 1976
University of New Mexico, MA Art education with a Specialization in Art Therapy 1987 https://www.facebook.com/TeaSchianoArts/
Practicing and Exhibiting Artist since 1970 including Mixed Media Works, 2D and 3D, altarpieces, murals, installations and earth works, performance art, video art, photography, dance, theatre, and opera set design, wearable art and apparel design.
Exhibitions include at the Albuquerque Museum of Art First Biennial Show 2007, Smithsonian Museum NM Arts and Crafts Show 1997, and Earth Summit Conference Brazil 1992. Recent Group Exhibition: Sola: Grace-Faith-Scripture Concordia Theological Seminary Good Shepherd Institute In Fort Wayne, Indiana November 5, 2017 - January 31, 2018. Exhibited was the 4th Station of the Cross: Jesus Meets His Mother from 15 Stations of the Cross acrylic paintings.
15 Stations of the Cross: Paintings and Conversations with the Holy Spirit 2018
Drunk in the Holy Spirit (A Comic Book) 2011
Acquiring the Eye of the Eagle: On the Trail of the Visionary Arts 1995
A Community and Global Collaborative Arts/ Art Therapy Handbook 1997
The Horse Labyrinth 1999
Founder and Art and Community Arts Workshop Facilitator, Art Therapist, Christian Counselor, and Equine Assisted Psychotherapist at The Center of Balance in Los Lunas, NM and at the newly forming Angels' Atelier Retreat and Half Moon Outpost in the painted desert of Arizona.