Nina Stolz Bellucci
pieces of sun float
onto the studio floor.
my life is complete.
“…the light in my studio is my muse. Though I do take a lot of pictures of natural phenomena on hikes, at the beach, walking around town that influence formal choices in my work, the composition of the large-scale paintings and drawings are decided by the southern, diagonal light and its shadow-shapes that float onto my studio floor throughout the morning. The materials I use (spray paint, acrylic, sharpie, pastel, crayon, and oil pastel) mimic an urgency that I feel when I am in the studio, and they allow me to work quickly, to capture these shapes in one shot by tracing them onto the surface. I continue with transparent layers in different media to create an electric atmosphere and a true experience for the viewer.”
Nina Stolz Bellucci (b. 1983) creates dynamic paintings and large-scale drawings, taking direction from the light in her studio, the unique shapes and shadows it creates, and the inherent spirituality of the natural world. Nina graduated from Boston University with an MFA in Painting in 2009. She has since been the recipient of numerous nominations and awards, including a 2018 Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant in Painting. Her work has been in two solo shows at Musa Collective in Boston and most recently in a group show at Concord Art, Basement Projects L.A., Site:Brooklyn, and Slag Gallery NYC. Nina’s work is represented virtually at Uprise Art. She maintains a studio at Waltham Mills Artist Association and lives in Newton, MA with her husband and two children.