MUNUO, Naomi

1970 - ?

Naomi Munuo

Naomi Holland was born in Canada in 1970, from a family of artists, her parents both studied sculpture at the Royal Academy in the late 60ís and they still paint and sculpt in their studios in France. Naomi studied at Kent Institute of Art and Design, Maidstone 1988-1989, Central St Martins College of Art and Design, London 1989-1992, where she took a degree in fashion design, and at Goldsmiths College of Art & Design 1999-2000. She married at Kensington & Chelsea, London in 1993, Andrew I. Munruo and paints under Naomi Munruo. At St Martin's she became interested in loosely illustrating the human figure using richly textured, irregular shaped surfaces and her current body of work is the result of an artistic career that has spanned two decades. Her art inspirations stem largely from 20th century paintings and art from a diverse range of cultures and historical perspectives often exploring the relationship between the object and its environment using colourful images and objects set in abstracted patterned environments going back to an early interest in Japanese art. Texture is created using mixed media in many of my works on paper which involves layering collage, wax resist, batik, ink, oil and pastels, more recently simply using paint. Since 1996 she has exhibited work at the Royal Academy of Art Summer Exhibitions; Maymie White Gallery and Collier & Bristow Gallery both in London. In 2004 Naomi relocated to Ipswich where her work has been represented by the John Russell Gallery in Ipswich and at Hatfield Hines Gallery in Holt, Norfolk and has also exhibited elsewhere including Art Fusion Gallery in Miami Florida. Her work are held in the collections of many local patrons.




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