The Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art is pleased to present Dannielle Tegeder’s first solo museum exhibition, Dannielle Tegeder: Painting in the Extended Field. Tegeder is an abstract painter based in New York City whose work extends beyond the traditional confines of the two-dimensional picture plane. Raised in a family of steamfitters, the artist incorporates the language of architecture and industrial infrastructures into her compositions’ colorful and dynamic abstract forms. Drawing inspiration from urban planning, architecture, geography, and statistical data, among other sources, she comments upon the inherent beauty and interconnectivity between various social, mechanical, and informational systems. Stylistically evocative of Russian Constructivist and Suprematist art movements from the early twentieth century, Tegeder’s contemporary approach to abstraction employs new technology and multidisciplinary processes.
Throughout her career, the artist has produced an impressive body of work and while painting and drawing are her primary mediums, she moves fluidly between sculpture, sound, animation, installation, poetry, and photography to fully realize her conceptual vision. This ongoing exploration into innovative modes of expression has kept Tegeder’s work vital and relevant for almost two decades and distinguished her as a significant artist today.