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Thank you for viewing my profile and artwork. I am offering free curbside pickup at the Northrup King Building 1500 Jackson St NE Minneapolis, or shipping through USPS. If you have any questions about my work please be in touch via email, text or phone.

About my work and process:

I leave silk to soak in water, mud, and sediments from rivers, lakes and bogs throughout Minnesota. Silk, dyed naturally with sediment and water, is cut, placed, and heat set with wax to make large scale artwork. My waxed cloth assemblages combine organic shapes, earth colors and unique textures to create abstract patterns. Inspired by microscopic images of algae and diatoms found in water and sediment used to dye the cloth, I render the rhythms, shapes and forms viewed under the microscope to a larger than life scale. Uniting science and art, the work offers a unique way to “see” what is hidden to the naked eye and the conscious mind.

Inspired by the land, water, and cycle of life, I work with a sense of movement through inter-lacings of textures, shapes, color, light and design. As an abstractionist, I hope my assemblages evoke the grandeur of life at all levels. Literally made in collaboration with earth, rivers and watersheds of Minnesota, the art merges with nature, allowing us to explore the fragile, yet tenacious existence of life.

Moira Bateman is a contemporary visual artist living in Minneapolis. She  completed a Master of Landscape Architecture degree at the University of Minnesota, with a dual concentration in Landscape Ecology and Studio Art.

 

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Curbside Hours

By appointment only. Please indicate desired pickup times when you check out.

Location

Northrup King Building

1500 Jackson Street Northeast
Studio 456 and 173
Minneapolis, MN
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Email

moirabateman@gmail.com

Phone

Call 612-876-6254

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By Way of Water: Watershed

This large waxed cloth assemblage is six feet high and twelve feet wide and made of silk, wax and thread. It hangs from a simple bolt and magnet system and can be suspended to hang freely up to six inches from the wall. Artist is available to coordinate installation of this unique and large piece.

Watershed was the signature piece from the 2019 Bowery Gallery Invitational Solo Exhibition, By Way of Water. From this invitational, Moira Bateman presents abstractions from microscopic study of lake bottom sediments, including diatoms in waxed cloth assemblages created with natural waterway and sediment-stained silk from Minnesota’s bogs, rivers, wetlands and lakes.

Additional photos of Watershed, including installation at the Bowery Gallery in Chelsea, New York City are available upon request. Watershed will be packaged in an 18″ tube that is  6’4″ tall. Because of it’s large size, the pickup, delivery or shipping of the piece will be coordinated between the buyer and artist. Free shipping via UPS is offered within the United States only.

72×144 inches

2019

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

Flow 31

Flow Series # 31

Organic peace silk, dyed naturally with collected sediment and water, is cut, placed, heat set with wax on a professional grade stretched canvas. The entire piece is finished with a 100+ year certified archival UV protection varnish. The edges of the canvas are finished with a neutral color acrylic paint.

Ready to hang by itself or with other Flow Series pieces in any combination or orientation.

Silk, wax, UV protectant varnish, stretched canvas

12×12 inches

2020

 

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

Flow 36

Flow Series # 36

Organic peace silk, dyed naturally with collected sediment and water, is cut, placed, heat set with wax on a professional grade stretched canvas. The entire piece is finished with a 100+ year certified archival UV protection varnish. The edges of the canvas are finished with a neutral color acrylic paint.

Ready to hang by itself or with other Flow Series pieces in any combination or orientation.

Silk, wax, UV protectant varnish, stretched canvas

12×12 inches

2020

 

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

Flow 37

Flow Series # 37

Organic peace silk, dyed naturally with collected sediment and water, is cut, placed, heat set with wax on a professional grade stretched canvas. The entire piece is finished with a 100+ year certified archival UV protection varnish. The edges of the canvas are finished with a neutral color acrylic paint.

Ready to hang by itself or with other Flow Series pieces in any combination or orientation.

Silk, wax, UV protectant varnish, stretched canvas

12×12 inches

2020

 

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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Flow 38

Flow Series # 38

Organic peace silk, dyed naturally with collected sediment and water, is cut, placed, heat set with wax on a professional grade stretched canvas. The entire piece is finished with a 100+ year certified archival UV protection varnish. The edges of the canvas are finished with a neutral color acrylic paint.

Ready to hang by itself or with other Flow Series pieces in any combination or orientation.

Silk, wax, UV protectant varnish, stretched canvas

12×12 inches

2020

 

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

Flow 39

Flow Series # 39

Organic peace silk, dyed naturally with collected sediment and water, is cut, placed, heat set with wax on a professional grade stretched canvas. The entire piece is finished with a 100+ year certified archival UV protection varnish. The edges of the canvas are finished with a neutral color acrylic paint.

Ready to hang by itself or with other Flow Series pieces in any combination or orientation.

Silk, wax, UV protectant varnish, stretched canvas

12×12 inches

2020

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

Flow 40

Flow Series # 40

Organic peace silk, dyed naturally with collected sediment and water, is cut, placed, heat set with wax on a professional grade stretched canvas. The entire piece is finished with a 100+ year certified archival UV protection varnish. The edges of the canvas are finished with a neutral color acrylic paint.

Ready to hang by itself or with other Flow Series pieces in any combination or orientation.

Silk, wax, UV protectant varnish, stretched canvas

12×12 inches

2020

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

Prairie Island Drift I Mile 729.1

Silk, Sediment, Wax

From her installation Hand of the River at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, Minnesota, and The McKnight Foundation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Moira Bateman presents waxed cloth study of Mississippi River sediments and water dyed silks.

48×26 inches in custom frame

2016

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

Prairie Island Drift II Mile 729.1

Silk, Sediment, Wax

From her installation Hand of the River at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, Minnesota, and The McKnight Foundation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Moira Bateman presents waxed cloth study of Mississippi River sediments and water dyed silks.

48×26 inches in custom frame

2016

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

Prairie Island Fragmentation I Mile 729.1

Silk, Sediment, Wax

From her installation Hand of the River at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, Minnesota, and The McKnight Foundation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Moira Bateman presents waxed cloth study of Mississippi River sediments and water dyed silks.

48×29.5 inches in custom wood frame with museum glass

2016

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

Prairie Island Fragmentation II Mile 729.1

Silk, Sediment, Wax

From her installation Hand of the River at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, Minnesota, and The McKnight Foundation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Moira Bateman presents waxed cloth study of Mississippi River sediments and water dyed silks.

48×29.5 inches in custom wood frame with museum glass

2016

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

Prairie Island Fragmentation III Mile 729.1

Silk, Sediment, Wax

From her installation Hand of the River at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, Minnesota, and The McKnight Foundation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Moira Bateman presents waxed cloth study of Mississippi River sediments and water dyed silks.

48×29.5 inches in custom wood frame with museum glass

2016

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

Prairie Island Sediment Sentiment Mile 729.1

Silk, Sediment, Wax

From her installation Hand of the River at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, Minnesota. Moira Bateman presents waxed cloth study of Mississippi River sediments and water dyed silks.

20×25 inches in custom frame

2016

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

Prairie Island Silt Sift Mile 729.1

Silk, Sediment, Wax

From her installation Hand of the River at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona, Minnesota. Moira Bateman presents waxed cloth study of Mississippi River sediments and water dyed silks.

16×12 inches in custom  frame

2016

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

Remnant with Stitching

Waxed cloth assemblage with inked and dyed silk stitched to stretched canvas and framed

Silk, wax, thread stitched to canvas

14×11 inches framed

2018

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

Together

Waxed cloth assemblage with ink and dyed silk stitched to stretched canvas and framed.

Silk, wax, thread

30×24 inches framed

2019

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

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