Graceann Warn

"The paintings I make reflect my interests in architecture and archaeology. They evoke the surfaces of well worn structures, at once revealing and concealing."

The word 'palimpsest' best describes the inspiration for Graceann Warn's work. A palimpsest is a manuscript page that has been written on, scraped off, and used again. One can see the vestiges of the previous images under the topmost surface evoking an ancient wall or well used chalkboard.

Warn uses pigmented wax (encaustic) in conjunction with found or created text and images in multiple layers along with a limited use of found objects.

The artists's formal education is in landscape architecture and she practiced in that field for a few years before deciding to work as an artist. She also attended graduate programs in Classical Archaeology and Theater Design.

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Circles and Stripes Wall Columns
Encaustic Painting

$ 1,800 - $ 4,860
Tree Tile Series
Mixed-Media Wall Hanging

$ 2,600
Luminescence
Encaustic Painting

$ 4,350
Graphic Column
Encaustic Painting

$ 1,100
Plus/Minus
Encaustic Painting

$ 1,800
Stanza No. 5
Encaustic Painting

$ 1,800
Math + Science
Mixed-Media Wall Hanging

$ 6,400
Black+White Tiles
Encaustic Painting

$ 1,800
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
SOFA/Chicago, Chicago, ILL, US, Navy Pier, 2009
Collections
US Embassy, Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya, 2000
US Embassy, Sarajevo, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, 2007
Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, US, 2002