DUSTAN KNIGHT

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Dustan Knight is a professional artist – working full time in her Button Factory painting studio after years of teaching art at college and graduate levels here in New England.  She earned her MFA from Pratt Institute and spent the Eighties participating in the downtown NYC art scene as exhibiting artist, bi weekly published art reviewer for ArtSpeak, docent at the Whitney and New  Museum, and Gallery Manager at RCErf  Gallery in SoHo and the Rotunda Gallery in Brooklyn.

She exhibited throughout the lower East Village and was chosen as an artist resident at MacDowell and Cummington Artist Colony(She also has fond memories of being office manager at Pearl Paint on Canal Street) In the Nineties Dustan earned a Masters in Art History from Boston University and began her teaching career in academia.

She continued to exhibit through out NH, Mass and Me- she is the recipient of  several PerCent for the Arts  awards, the NH State art award, and a recent runner up in the prestigious Piscataqua Artist Advancement Grant.  In 2017 a book about her art was published by Rockport Publishers and Quarry books and she was included in a coffee table book titled TenPiscataqua Painters. Dustan continues to paint, publish and teach privately.

Dustan Knight

Wild Waters, 2024
Acrylic on canvas 40 x 72

DUSTAN KNIGHT

My artwork is influenced by the Eighties NY art world and its nostalgic reference to the American Abstract Expressionists.  It is an emotional abstraction of real experience.  My paintings  often start with my experience. I live on an island off Portsmouth and the seacoast with its rough granite ledges and  towering white pines inspire abstracted Images of changing weather, fragments of textures and subtle natural nuances like ice flows skimming along tidal back channels with dark forest reflections  reaching toward you.

Much of the final image evolves as I work- the process of layering, removing, pouring and splattering -result in a painting I could never have visualized –  I really like this improvisational physical process. It has a level of emotional integrity absent is a meticulously constructed image.

Dustan Knight

Ocean Rumble, 2024
Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24

Dustan Knight

Winter Storm Surge, 2024
Acrylic on canvas 36 x 26

Dustan Knight

To the Sea, 2023
Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30
$2,800

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