URSULA FREER
'Tirkiinistra_Rode' by Dennis Báthory-Kitsz


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In this issue of IDEA I would like to share my reflection of why I create art and how it expresses the direction/evolution I am moving in personally at the present against my background described in IDEA#6.

There is not much difference in subject matter and content of my work between the traditional medium of past years and the digital work that I have been creating for the last eight years. I have become fascinated by the dynamic interactivity made possible by the digital medium that is now the springboard for much of my art. The subconscious mind "discovers" hidden images and responds to new meaning leading to further exploration.

I have always thought of myself as a scientifically minded, rational person with a curiosity drawing me to new ideas and discoveries. Explorations with psychedelics in the far past were a source of self-searching but had been primarily a probing of my psychology and persona.

Now my interests include areas that I would have previously considered irrational and unfounded, such as the existence of dimensions beyond our normal awareness. The acknowledgement of these as being as real as our ordinary perception has made me willing to explore realities outside of these boundaries and consider them as valid. I am working with techniques of sounds and breathing to probe those new dimensions.

Having been told that my art is visionary and spiritual had made me somewhat uncomfortable in the past. It remains to be seen whether my work will take on the direction I am moving in.

Ursula Freer
Santa Fe, NM, USA

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Bare-Aspen


Bison


Hermes


Lights in Forest


Mesa


MoonMoth


Messenger


New Tulips


Petals-1


Petals-2


Planetary Orbits


Poem


Reef


Reflections


Roots


Secret Garden


Skyline


Soul of the Machine


Summer Night


Thicket


Trio


Visitors
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PUBLICATIONS & PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

2003 Permanent Collection of Santa Fe Community College, 13 Paintings
1999 December, Published in The Noetic Sciences Review
1999 Permanent Collection, Australian National Library, Canberra, Australia
1999 February Published in New Mexico Magazine, Space & Science Issue
1999 Santa Fe Community College Summer Catalog, Cover Art

SELECTED EXHIBITS

2004 International Traveling Exhibition, 1001 Reasons to Love the Earth
2003 Exhibit by Six Digital Artists, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
2003 Pipe Dreams, Installation, Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York, NY
2002 Digital Visions, Studios Contemporary Art of New Mexico, Algodones, NM
2002 Recent Works, Two Person Show, Johnsons Fine Art Gallery, Madrid, NM
2002 Digital Art in the 21stCentury, Invitational, Lake Erie College, Painesville OH
2001 100 Universes, A Travelling Installation, Contemporary Gallery, Portland, OR
2001 Forum For Science & Art, Mesa Library Gallery, Los Alamos, NM
2001 MOCA Museum of Contemporary Digital Art, Online, Three Awards
2001 Digital Salon, Stele Gallery, Las Cruces, NM
2001 The New Digital Print, Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT
2000 Images of the Electronic Age, Civic & Cultural Center, Brea, CA
2000 International Artists Exhibit, Gallery 111, Johannesburg, South Africa
2000 Immedia 2000, Multi Media Union, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1999 Digital Art Exhibit, Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos, NM,
1999 Best Art of 1999, Johnsons Fine Art Gallery, Madrid, NM,
1999 Visions of the New Millennium, Brandeiss Gallery, Taos, NM,
1999 Digital Art in a Traditional World, Long Beach Art, Long Beach, CA,
1998 Recent Paintings, Two person show, Artists Gallery, MacMinville, OR,
1998 SPACE, Solo Show, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM,
1998 Art & Technology 98, Croydon Clocktower Museum, London, UK
1998 The Painters Eye, The Stage Gallery, Merrick, NY, USA (Excellence Award)
1997 Planet Fest 97, Planetary Society Exhibit, Pasadena, CA
1997 Computer Art/New Media 97, Group show, Stage Gallery, Merrick, N.Y,
1996 Just Before Dark, Solo Show, Santa Fe Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM,
1995 Mindscapes, Solo Show, Santa Fe Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM,

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Ursula Freer
28 Avenida Las Nubes
Santa Fe, NM 87508, USA

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