Artist Biography and Statement
Deanna Musgrave is a New Brunswick painter and multimedia artist. Her work was recognized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in 2007 when she was awarded the “Studio Watch: Emerging Artist Award” and continues into 2014 with the inclusion of her work into their group show “Off the Grid: Abstract Painting in New Brunswick.” Musgrave’s work has also been shown at the 2008 International Toronto Art Fair, the New Brunswick Museum and the Confederation Centre for the Arts Gallery in Charlottetown.
Musgrave describes her paintings as “confluent organisms”, cloud-like forms weaving in and out of multiple references in art history including Romantic landscape, Dutch still life, graffiti, visual music, abstract expressionism or op art. Space and light are central focuses in Musgrave’s work as she often utilizes different techniques from each style to create a sense of vastness.