Northport, New York
Virginia’s home town of Crab Meadow, which is located on the Northshore of Long Island was hit by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, which inspired her to launch two projects, the first project, “Washed in on the Salt” is about catastrophic weather related events. The second project titled, “Out is a Place” comments on what is taken away, as well as on what is discarded, thrown out, tossed aside without the conscious awareness that out is a place. These projects resulted in a collection of lost and found items that represent the precarious balance between man and his environment, and the lack of value placed on disposable possessions. Virginia was educated at Forest Park School of Art, Woodhaven, New York- with Indian Space artist Robert Barrell Queens College, City University of New York, Flushing New York. Her work has been shown in many solo, group and juried exhibitions throughout the East Coast and Itlay.
“I am a painter, photographer and blogger with a focus on both human and environmental subjects. In my work I hope to illustrate the juxtaposition man and nature while paralleling the strengths and vulnerabilities of each.”Virginia Mallon