Visual Arts

Utah Visual Arts articles published in 15 Bytes, arranged by category.

Artist Profiles | Visual Arts

Connie Borup: Painting from the Inside Out

Never underestimate the influence of teachers, wherever you may find them. Connie Borup, now one of Utah’s best-known landscape painters, hadn’t the slightest inclination of becoming an artist until she met an art history teacher in Germany. Borup was raised in Kaysville, Utah, a town that was still a largely rural community dominated by fields in the 1950s. Growing up in that environment has its advantages, but Borup always knew she wanted “to get out.” Which explains why she jumped at the chance to become an exchange student. “That was such an eye-opener,” she recalls. “A 17-year-old Mormon girl leaving her town and going to Germany.” At the gymnasium in Cologne, she met Herr Beppo, who opened her eyes to art. “I made a decision right then — I’m going to be an artist.”

35x35 | Visual Arts

35×35: Justin Watson

As part of Artists of Utah’s 35×35 exhibition, at Finch Lane Gallery through June 5, 2020, we spoke with the artists about their work. Justin Watson normally works with sound and moving images in his video and installation work, but for Artists of Utah’s 35×35 exhibition, Watson has produced still […]