The work of painter and printmaker Louisa Chase (1951 - 2016) is often characterized be her use of calligraphic gestures and boldly colored geometric forms. Romantic in tone, her paintings allude to the power of nature, serving as pictorial metaphors for her own state of mind. Her compositions are often suggestive of a landscape with both the geometry of architectural elements alongside more organic, intuitive forms. Drawing on her distinctive brand of Neo-Expressionism, Chase creates intense, energetic works of art that bridge the gap between representation and abstraction.
Louisa Chase attended Syracuse University, New York where she received her BFA, later pursuing her MFA at Yale University. Chase has taught at prestigious Fine Art schools including the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence and the School of Visual Arts In New York City. Throughout her career she has been awarded multiple grants from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as the New York council on the Arts Creative Artists Public Service.
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY