Wendy Robushi

Wendy Robushi Visual Artist Born in Connecticut, Ms. Robushi relocated to California and received her Master of Fine Arts in Art Practice from the University of California at Berkeley. Currently working in cut paper, she has also explored the artistic worlds of clay, sculpture, paint, and wax. She works out of her San Francisco studio at Hunters Point Shipyard, an artists’ colony of over 25O artists, where she has been based since 1989 and has served as a board member of The Shipyard Trust for the Arts. Also a dedicated arts educator, Ms. Robushi has served as artist-in-residence in over a dozen San Francisco schools. Ms. Robushi has most recently shown at Nido Living Design, Simon Breitbard Fine Arts, DZine, Inclusions Gallery, San Francisco Women Artists’ Gallery, and Telegraph Hill Gallery. Amongst other corporate and public commissions, her work can be found at PayPal and Stanford University Medical Center. It's an honor to have my work selected for the deYoung Open Exhibit, showing at the deYoung Museum, San Francisco in 2020. Artists’ Statement The obsession of repetition lies at the root of what I do. Created with cut paper, the images are simple in the execution, yet visually complex. Working in a circular and repetitive manner, the creation of the piece becomes a visual mantra for me, the process having as much importance as the finished work. Each piece is a meditation in and of itself. Simple, yet labor intensive, the images are created using printed words, symbols, colors, patterns, and often times pure white. Words and symbols are printed onto acid free paper and cut into strips. Each paper strip then is glued by hand onto the panels to create the images of concentric circles. Patterns are often created with printed dots; each dot is then painted in by hand. The simplicity of the images belies the complexity and laborious nature of the process involved in creating each piece. After the image is complete, the piece is coated by hand with acrylic medium to protect the paper from the elements.