Bio

ARTIST STATEMENT

Light TouchIn my recent art work I have been taking a closer, more intimate look at nature. I am drawn to the quiet, meditative aspects of the natural world. I am fascinated by the shapes of plants, leaves, pods, branches and twigs and the play of light and shade on their surfaces. These patterns generate visual and meditative interest for me. Reflections and shadows give me a chance to stop and observe complex patterns in nature. This complexity can increase the meditative state by holding one’s attention and focus longer. My paintings investigate the different levels of reality we can observe in the natural world.

EDUCATION

M.F.A. Painting, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 1992
B.F.A. Painting and Drawing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 1973
B.A. German, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 1968

GALLERY AFFILIATION

Trove Gallery, Park City, UT
Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Current Teacher, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, Idaho
1993-2000 Instructor, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
1983-1993 Teacher Brighton High School, Rowland Hall St. Marks School

PROFESSIONAL HONORS

2014 Member Salt Lake County Art Collection Selection Committee
2011 Member Utah Arts Council, State Art Collection Committee
2003 State of Utah Governor’s Award in the Arts
2003 State of Utah Governor’s Mansion Artists Award

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITS

2018 New Work, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2016 Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2014 Phillips Gallery, “Waterscapes”, Salt Lake City, UT
2011 Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2009 Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2008 Connie Borup, Gail Severn Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
2007 “Connie Borup”, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2005 “Connie Borup”, Phillips Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2005 “Connections”, Gail Severn Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
2004 “A Closer View”, The Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS

2018 Helper and The Landscape
2014 30 Years at Finch Lane Galleries: A Retrospective, Salt Lake City, UT
2014 “Visions of Nature”, Loge Gallery, Pioneer Memorial Theater, Salt Lake City, UT
2008 “Rocky Mountain Biennial”, Museum of Contemporary Art,, Fort Collins, CO
2006 Woodbury Invitational 2006, Woodbury Museum of Art, Orem, UT
2003 “New American Paintings”, The Open Studios Press, Needham, MA

COLLECTIONS

Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
Brigham Young University Museum of Fine Art, Provo, UT
Salt Lake County Collection, Salt Lake City, UT
Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
Texaco, White Plains, NY