"I use metallic, iridescent and interference paint colors to create reflective areas in the paintings. Actual metallics and glitter embody a surface of shimmering, sparkling light. Historically and now, reflections have to do with human beings communicating with the spirit world and connecting with life's deeper mysteries."
Eugenie Diserio is a life-long visual artist. She resumed abstract painting full time six years ago. Her work is in juried shows, permanent and solo exhibits and private collections.
She studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, earned a BFA from Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University and an MFA from Columbia University.
While a graduate student, she co-designed the catalog "Rooms," for the inaugural show in what was to become MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, New York.
After experimenting with conceptual and performance art, she co-formed the seminal 80's art rock bands, Model Citizens, The Dance and Chandra, whose music continues to be licensed and sampled in films and recordings today.
In the late 90's, she founded the astrology website Astronet. As CEO and with her persona Genie Easy, she was named an Internet content pioneer, a "Dot-Com Diva" and one of Harvard Business School's Top 10 Entrepreneurs of the Year.
From all of her diverse life ventures, she has learned to trust and follow intuition during the journey of a creative project. “Regardless of what medium or context you are working with, the process and expression must reflect your authentic voice and be true to who you are. When what you are playing with is real, it usually merges with the psycho-emotional territory of others.”
Eugenie Diserio lives and works in Stamford, CT.
I am an abstract painter. My language is evocative marks, gestural brushstrokes and personal calligraphy. Colors, mixed in advance, can be brilliantly saturated or monochromatic. Then, I surrender to not necessarily knowing where I am going and trust the process.
I have reinvented myself through diverse career ventures in the visual arts as well as in music, astrology and an internet entrepreneur. I have learned to embrace change while trusting and following intuition during the journey of a creative project. "The universe is rigged in our favor for resolution. Recognize the signs that are leading you home."
Also, a devoted Yogi and meditator, I consider the painting process to be transcendental. "You lose your sense of time and space and suspend in the present moment and vision.
I use metallic, iridescent and interference paint colors to create reflective areas in the paintings. In the "Crystal Matrix Series" metallics and glitter embody a surface of shimmering, sparkling light. Historically and now, reflections have to do with human beings communicating with the spirit world and connecting with life's deeper mysteries.
My work is really about consciousness more than anything and has been described as “bold, intuitive and grounded in spiritual, intellectual and physical truths.” Art is channeled energy and balancing that energy is a daily spiritual practice. Ultimately, I hope my paintings create a pause for the viewer to reflect, recalibrate and reboot."