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J.M. Culver  Minneapolis, MN

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About J.M.

J.M. Culver grew up in North Carolina before moving to Minnesota. She received a BFA in Painting from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2006.

Her work is punctuated with vivid imagery that contrasts with more obscure backgrounds. Layers of intense marks and erasures are juxtaposed against hazy atmospheric smudges of charcoal and veils of acrylic on paper. Her process is intended to be visible.

Culver’s work investigates allegories and relationships. ‘Memories from my childhood in Fayetteville, North Carolina, have become the foundation for the development of my visual language—images of little girls, distressed men, tumbling kittens, birds, and broken chairs.’

Her work has been exhibited extensively in Minneapolis, where she facilitates regular life drawing classes at Cult Status Gallery and chairs the Board of Directors of SSCA Gallery.

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"Fantastic work! Simply amazing..."

"This image is so fascinating and I have never seen anything like it.I loved it!"


"Conjured Memories look like the pages of my sketch book. Love the feel of the work and the emotions of the subjects."

"I love the sketchy reality of your work. On your site, the girl appears timid as the playful dogs approach. Great work."

"Knowing the size of these works really puts a new perspective on their simplicity."

"These poor young souls have obviously been tormented to the point of dependency which will no doubt end in self doubt, denial and disgust towards men."

"too sketchy for me"

"I love them"

"Beautiful !!"

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