Maidy Morhous

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I am inspired by the depth and breadth of bronze sculpting. The soft malleable aspect of clay allows my work to develop naturally while the strength and power of the metal evoke sensuality, passion. I begin with an idea, an emotion, an abstract concept, or a photograph from travels. As the piece develops, my original concept evolves, solidifies, or in some cases, changes completely. I see my figures as relating collectively rather than as individuals. They are celebrations of the flowing sensuous curves of the human form. They are the embodiment of feelings and emotions. In this way, they are meant to be symbolic rather than representative.

The act of creating is an emotional release; it centers one, giving an inner peace which allows us to reflect not only on who we are but how we think and feel. I realize now, that the pride of being an artist comes not from what one sells, but the inner peace one derives from the act of creating.


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about the artist

Maidy was born in New York and raised in Southern California. She studied under the tutelage of cognoscenti’ Richard Swift / Stanley Hayter; founder of Atelier 17 Paris, France, and received her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Printmaking and Sculpture. She moved directly into a professional status as a printmaker, exclusively represented by an International Gallery in Beverly Hills, California. For the past ten years she has pursued her true love — sculpture. She travels extensively photographing country and people to supply her with inspiration and subject matter.

Her artwork is in private and public collections both nationally and internationally.


exhibitions

  • September 2012 - NAWA 123rd Annual Exhibition — Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Art Gallery, New York
  • Invitation to Exhibit Art Monaco ‘12
  • Third National Art Exhibition, Los Angeles, California
  • 10th Nat. Sculpture Exhibition, Stone Gallery, Avon, Ct.
  • San Diego Museum of Art - Artist Guild FAF IV, California
  • San Diego Art Institute Exhibition, San Diego California
  • 14th Annual Southwest Regional Art Show, Los Angeles, California - Best of Show Award
  • Fine Arts League National Art Show, La Junta, Colorado - Honorable Mention
  • California Southwest National Fine Art Show, Los Angeles, California - Second Place
  • Long Beach Museum of Art, California Eight Invitational Long Beach, California
  • Aptos Invitational, Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz, California
  • Cathexis Invitational Exhibition, Long Beach, California
  • Long Beach Invitational, Long Beach, California
  • National Exhibition, Santa Fe, Colorado
  • ART ‘78 International Art Fair Invitational, Washington, D.C. National Armory
  • ARTnews Magazine, Designer West Magazine; featured 9/79
  • UAMuseum, Long Beach, California - solo exhibition

education & memberships

    Education
  • M.F.A. Degree Fine Art: Printmaking, Sculpture; California State University Long Beach
  • Graduate Division of Fine Arts with Master Printmaker Krishna Reddy
  • Master Program Studies with Ruth Weisburg - U.S.C., California
  • Master Program Studies - California State University San Diego
  • Residential Marketing Credential, University of California at San Diego
    Teaching/Lecture Series
  • Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California Printmaking Workshop
  • California State University at San Diego, Lecture Series “Media for Advertising”
  • 18th Annual Festival of the Arts, Santa Fe Springs, California; Judge
    Internships
  • Wayne Kimball, Cynthia Osborne, Long Beach, California
  • Ruth Weisberg, USC Los Angeles, California
  • Krishna Reddy, Master Printmaker, Long Beach, California
  • Dan McCaw, Torrance, California
  • Ron Jon Sen, Canadian-born printmaker, Long Beach, California
  • Simon Kogan, San Diego, California
    Memberships
  • National Sculpture Society
  • San Diego Museum of Art - Artists Guild, Board Member
  • San Diego Art Institute (SDAI)
  • National Association of Woman Artists (NAWA)

collections

    Selected Public/Private Collections
  • Scripps Hospital Foundation, San Diego, California
  • Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, California
  • Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach California
  • UAMuseum, Long Beach, California
  • Cabrillo College of the Arts, Aptos, California
  • Lorne Michaels, Producer Saturday Night Live, Santa Monica, California
  • Fidelity Arts, Inc., Jules Katz, Beverly Hills, California
  • Pfaudler Inc., C.E.O. E.E. Geisinger, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Beckton-Dickenson, Inc. Grenoble, France
  • Shinko-Pfaudler, Inc. Kobe, Japan
  • WXXI Public Broadcasting, Rochester, New York
  • Euro Med International Inc. San Francisco, California
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