During the closure of the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey due to the ongoing health crisis, we’re working on ways to bring art to you at home, virtually. This is one such effort, which we’re playfully calling Cabin Fever Artist Talks. For these, we’ve asked artists to tell us a little about themselves and their work. In some cases, they’ll be answering questions provided by the Art Center. In others, they’ll be showing us around their studio or highlighting works in progress.
For this installment, we’ll be hearing from Katrina Bello, whose work will be on display at the Art Center in 2021. Here, the artist shows us around her home studio in Montclair, NJ, talks about her current devotion to drawing, and highlights some of the artists that influence her and her work. She also shows us works in process and discusses how she uses drawing to embody nature, landscape, time, ecology, and the complex relationship we have with the natural world. To learn more about the artist, visit her website here.