Public Art summer program lead artist 2009
Pubic Art summer program lead artist 2011
Windscreen public art, Tide Light Rail 2011
Selden Gift shop exhibiting artist 2010

“I am an artist. I follow my intuition to create layer by layer. I am a layerist. The focus of my work is collage. By layering components of experiences, environments and people, I express the complexities of life. Most of the collages I construct are non-representational, allowing the viewer to extract ideas stimulated by the work to apply their own interpretations. Typically refraining from realistic detail and the expression of emotion, I stress abstract form at the expense of pictorial elements. I disclose enough reality to supply a tension between the real world and the strata of images portrayed. The layers are a dimensional experiment with structure. I construct the subject matter in relief with geometric two and three-dimensional shapes. There is precision within the composition. It is ordered, minimal, spatial and architectonic. Favoring a monochromatic palette, my current series focuses primarily on the structure of the composition. Using recycled materials, primarily cardboard, paper, wood, and fabric, I transform elements into a physical object. I am a collagist, and my source is pure abstraction. I invite the viewer to dwell on individual shapes, explore individual units within the frame or experience the overall texture and harmony of the whole work. Layer by layer.”

Education:
Directors Forum, American Federation of Arts, NY 2004

Williamsburg Development Institute, Williamsburg, VA June 2002

The Grantmanship Center, Norfolk, VA May 2001

Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, Business Management, Financial Management, Summer Professional Series, 1992

Bauder College, Atlanta GA, Associate of Arts in Interior Design, 1978, Sigma Lamda Chi National Honor Sorority, 1977,1978 and Dean’s List, 1977, 1978

Crystal Warlitner's Artworks and Works-in-Progress

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