Ava Bock

Ava Bock

I fell in love with clear casting resins the very first time I worked with them. All the measured pouring and strict regulation of the preparatory phase, satisfied my controlling nature. However, the unpredictability of the casting and curing phases, appeased the parts of me that are guided by instinct. Each time I go through the cyclical process of prepping, casting, and curing, I create a physical representation of my own internal symbiosis. The essence of this symbiotic relationship is always apparent in my work, even if it's not always my focus. Instead, I choose to meditate on the relationships that my various calculations have with my thoroughly unscientific projections. It's because of this, that the foundational core of my art is more process than anything else. Round or flat, large or small, each piece goes through the same cycles and motions as the piece before it. Yet each transitions into a single fused unique display of unity.

Bio

In 1980, I was born in New York to a pair of artists. My father created oil paintings in his Long Island home. My mother performed in an artful world full of NYC shimmer, movement, and music. Their creative energies instilled my artistic drive. I fell into photography during 1997 while I served with the United States Armed Forces. Using a camera to create motivated my desire towards college. In 2011, I earned an Associate of Fine Arts degree in photographic and digital design from Cape Fear Community College. It wasn't until 2014 that I began to formally research and create with resins. It was then that I became a student at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Every semester there has helped foster insights that further push each new artistic work to evolve.

Juried Exhibitions

  • 2017: Unnamed, Bottega Gallery, Wilmington, NC - Addie Wuensch
  • 2016: Art 4 Vets, Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, NY
  • 2015: RAW: Sensory, Charlotte, NC - Catherine Hooper
  • 2014: RAW: Spectrum, Raleigh, NC - Tomris McDaniel
  • 2013: NC Fetish Art Festival, Durham, NC
  • 2012: Fear, Projekte Gallery, Wilmington, NC - Kraig Bienias
  • 2012: Art Takes Times Square, Times Square, Manhattan, NY - Chashama & Artists Wanted
  • 2012: Chiaroscuro, Projekte Gallery, Wilmington, NC - Kraig Bienias
  • 2012: Grand Opening Show, Shades of Gray Art Gallery, Clayton, NC - Tina Gray
  • 2012: CFCC Alumni Art Show, Hanover Art Gallery, Wilmington, NC - Benjamin Billingsley
  • 2011: Cape Fear Community College Student Art Show, Projekte Gallery, Wilmington, NC

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017: Annual Member Show, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY
  • 2016: Art 4 Vets, Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, NY 2016: Argo Tea, D. Hiden Ramsey Library, Asheville, NC
  • 2014: State of the Art/Art of the State, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC - Nora Burnett Abrams, Peter Eleey, Laura Hoptman, Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson
  • 2012: Dr. Sketchy Exhibition, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC
  • 2011: State of the Art/Art of the State, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC - Susan Davidson, Nicholas Cullinan, Apsara Di Quinzio, Timothy Anglin Burgard
  • 2011: Salon de Refus, Wilmington, NC 2004: Johnston Community College Student Art Show, Smithfield, NC
  • 2003: Johnston Community College Student Art Show, Smithfield, NC

Argo Tea is the only exhibition I've been a part of that contained any of my non-photographic artworks.

Groups & Organizations

  • Continental Who's Who Registry Disabled American Veterans
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • Veteran Artist Program


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Mini Impression #1

241€
One and a quarter inch in diameter thick x three eighth an inch thick ..

Mini Impressions #2

241€
One and a quarter inch in diameter x three eighth in inch thick, Resin and ink ..

Mini Impressions #3

241€
One and a quarter inch in diameter x three eighth in inch thick. ..

Personality of Color

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