Langeneckert and Lear

Works by Mark Langeneckert and Naomi Sugino Lear

Exhibition: January 13- February 19

Gallery Reception: January 21, 2015 4-7pm


Mark Langeneckert

Artist Bio:

Artist/illustrator, Mark Langeneckert earned his BFA from the Art Center College of Design before moving to New York to work as a freelance illustrator. His illustrations have appeared in Time-Life Books, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, and Psychology Today magazine. His work has also been published by The Society of Illustrators and American Illustration annuals. He is currently an assistant professor in drawing and coordinator of the study abroad program in art.


Gallery of Works:

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Naomi Sugino Lear

Artist Bio:

Born in Ishioka, Japan, Naomi Sugino Lear came to the United States in 1986. She attended Eastern Illinois University, graduating in 1999 with dual degrees in art and music, and went on to complete a Master of Fine Arts degree at Wichita State University in 2002, with emphases in painting and drawing. Lear then moved to Columbia to join the faculty of Columbia College’s Art Department, where she currently works as an Associate Professor of Art. In addition to teaching drawing and painting courses, Lear serves as the Program Coordinator for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program at Columbia College. Her work has been exhibited in regional and national shows with several awards received. In 2009, Lear’s work was selected by the Missouri Arts Council as a featured image for their statewide Arts Awards. The same year, Lear’s painting “after the rain” was selected by the City of Columbia Office of Cultural Affairs as its Commemorative Poster image. She recently completed a commission for The Plowman Chamber Music Competition, producing a painting to be used as the poster image for the national biannual chamber music competition to be held here in Columbia in 2015.

Artist Statement:

In my work, I focus on capturing my surroundings, most commonly in the medium of oil. I record the individual environments I experience each day through still-lifes, portraits, and interiors. I often emphasize certain characteristics of my surroundings through different paint applications, gestural brushwork, value and color contrast, as well as the abstraction or simplification of shapes. These characteristics can also be amplified by heightening and/or muting colors and color combinations. The emphasis on drawing is derived from my interest in formal elements in approaching a painting.

Through these formal elements I endeavor to create a unique visual diary that is intimate yet accessible.


Gallery of Works:

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