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I am an artist and printmaker, curator and director. I print in a freeform style utilizing the principles of abstract painting and the formality of traditional printmaking. I create large abstract paintings that are printed on paper through a traditional printing press. This print method is called monotype. I begin each painting by drawing with a lithography crayon onto a large Plexiglas plate. Through the process of mixing the colors of the inks, I create a rich color palette that inspires my artistic energy. The fragrance of the inks are invigorating and the fluidity is playful. I fill in the lines I have drawn with color. It is like a huge paint by number that I am in charge of making all the decisions. The painting evolves as I compose using palette knives, brushes and brayers to fill in the layers of colors. As I work, the painting flows quite rapidly stopping occasionally to make compositional decisions. When the artwork is complete the plate is placed on the bed of the press, a damped sheet of paper is placed on top of the plate, the felts are placed on top the paper. I then run the print through the printing press. Most recently, I have been printing more in my home studio and simulating the pressure of the printing press by running the plate and paper over with my vehicle. I like the results I am getting. My kitchen table serves as a silkscreening studio. I have been creating on a series of bra posters and wallpapering with them. I enjoy how these simple Bra Posters create community with those who are drawn to them and share their story.  Art for me is about beginning a conversation. I am so thrilled to be part of the fantastic artists community at NEMAA and be in this ground breaking ART-A-WHIRL® Thank you to the many behind the scenes people who made this happen. I am proud to be a part of it and offer to you my screen prints, etchings and monotypes available during ART-A-WHIRL®. I enjoy what happens to my creative process when I am faced with stepping out of what is comfortable and exploring new ways for the creative process to happen. These really large monotype prints like the one featured in the film below, have given me freedom to create big.  My driveway has turned into a playground for art and gratitude is in my heart for this amazing platform created by NEMAA as an ongoing gallery.  Enjoy ART-A-WHIRL®2020!

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Location

Casket Arts Building

681 17th Ave NE
Studio 681 17th Ave. NE #119
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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genie@geniecastro.com

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Call 715-338-6766

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Bazooka Bella

Famous artists come to mind and  how they have impacted my vision as an artist. One of my favorite artists of all time is Kenny Scharf.  I think of this piece as an abstraction on little pink Kenny Scharf pills. Enjoy Bazooka Bella and her personality bedside or in the TV room.
Monotype 2014
39″ x 26″
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Beast

Sometimes I am mad.

Monotype  2011

37″ x  23″

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Big Twist

I saw Big Twist and the Mellow Fellows in New York in the late 80’s. He began singing at the age of six at church. Man, when I saw him he could really belt it out. He died shortly after that. He was younger than me now. Life is short. Do what you want and listen to music.

Monotype set 2018

Big / Twist

40″ x  22″ / 40″ x  22″

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Blue Girl

Blue Girl

Oil Ink Monotype 2020

34″ x  43″

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Bra Print

The Secret Garden

#12

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

Shipped in a tube.  Artist is available for framing, crating and shipping framed artwork upon agreement at a rate plus expense of framing and shipping. Bra papering services available at a rate.

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Bra Print

Splash

#36

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

Shipped in a tube.  Artist is available for framing, crating and shipping framed artwork upon agreement at a rate plus expense of framing and shipping. Bra papering services available at a rate.

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Bra Print

Green Jeans

#35

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Bra Print

Sparkle Jeans

#38

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Bra Print

Aqua Girl

#37

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Bra Print

Love That Pink

#39

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Bra Print

Home Alone

#40

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Bra Print

The Clash

# 41

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Bra Print

Carnation

#26

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Bra Print

Betty

#31

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Bra Print

Cool

#30

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Bra Print

Back in Black, yellow and Navy #13

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Outrageous Bra

Bra Print

Of course these are outrageous! Batman colors

Silkscreen on poster paper

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Bra Print

Flirty

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Bra Print

Gold and Bold

#22

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Bra Print

All of my favorite colors #18

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Bra Print

Summer #23

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Bra Print

Garden Prep

#12

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Bra Print

Opposites Attract!

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Bra Print

Golden Bras

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Bra Print

Multi Bras Rock!

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x 22″

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Bra Print

It’s not Black and White.

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Bra Print

Twister #14

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Bra Print

Lost in Bras #19

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Bra Print

Denim & Lace

#34

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Bra Print

80’s

#33

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

Shipped in a tube.  Artist is available for framing, crating and shipping framed artwork upon agreement at a rate plus expense of framing and shipping. Bra papering services available at a rate.

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Bra Print

Pretty

#25

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Bra Print

Boom Chicka

#32

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Bra Print

Lili

#29

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Bra Print

Spring Green

#27

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Bra Print Rainbow

Rainbow

4th

Silkscreen on poster paper

28″ x  22″

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Candy Land

This candy colored monotype is super sweet. It’s a must have, sweet tooth or not.

Monotype 2019

23″ x 39″

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Flirtation

Flirtation is so tantalizing! Do it!

Monotype 2009

27″ x  38″

Complimentary insured shipping in a tube.  Artist is available for framing, crating and shipping framed artwork upon agreement at a rate plus expense of framing and shipping. Installation services available at a rate for Minnesota/Wisconsin.

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Glorious

Glorious.

Monotype 2020

43″ x  34″

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Complimentary insured shipping in a tube.  Artist is available for framing, crating and shipping framed artwork upon agreement at a rate plus expense of framing and shipping. Installation services available at a rate for Minnesota/Wisconsin in accordance with safety guidelines.

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June ~ Self Portrait

She is my favorite TV mom and happy housewife.

Silkscreen

15″ x 11″

 

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Kaleidoscope

The splendor of an array  of colors as in the mirrored reflective toy is Kaleidoscope. Go with a Mid-Century Modern frame and your set.

Monotype 2018

23″ x 39″

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Kiss

Sweet little gem

Aquatint Etching

6″ x 4-1/2″

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Midol ~ Anne’s Radiant

Inspired by advertising from the 1950’s this series of silk screens make you feel happy and gay!

Anne’s Radiant  2003

22″x 30″

edition 10 with applied collage fabrics

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Midol ~ Betty’s Gay

Inspired by advertising from the 1950’s this series of silk screens make you feel happy and gay!

Betty’s Gay  2004

22″x 30″

edition 10 with applied collage fabrics

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Midol ~ Sallys Brilliant

Inspired by advertising from the 1950’s this series of silk screens make you feel happy and gay!

Sally’s Brilliant  2002

22″ x  30″

edition 10 with applied collage fabrics

Free Shipping. Unframed artwork will arrive in 8-10 business days flat and insured via USPS.

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Orange Frock

Summer frock flung off is my favorite drawing from life transferred onto the screen. This small edition has one print remaining.

Silkscreen

24″ x 16″

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Ring of Fire

There is always a little play time. What I mean is, I listen to music and the songs inspire. What inspires you?

Monotype

27″ x “39

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Sun Kissed

Monotype created on the studio in a monochromatic color scheme with some glimmer of vibrancy

34″ x 60 ”

2020

Automatic Complimentary Insured Shipping in a Tube.

Artist is available for framing, crating and shipping framed artwork upon agreement at a rate plus expense of framing and shipping. Installation services available at a rate for local Minnesota/Wisconsin.

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Surrounds Us

Vibrant rich colored inks fill this refreshing Monotype.

34″ x 60″

2019

Automatic Complimentary Insured Shipping in a Tube.

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Untitled Dove Blue

Surrounded in a dove blue, this spirited print is alive with forms and spectacular lines. The bold colors light up any room.

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Volare / After Hours Blues

In the spirit of Mad Men, an era where modern art graced the walls of  ad agencies and swanky homes this monotype set is masculine and undefined abstraction at it finest. Team up “After Hours Blues” and “Volare” set with some Mid Century Decor the songs of Dean Martin and let the magic happen.

Monotype Set

26″x 26″ / 26″ x 26″

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