Cheyenne MacMasters is a painter, sculptor, and photographer who studied painting at the School of Visual Arts in New York City with Elizabeth Murray. Her black and white palette comes from years of retouching black and white photographs for Robert Mapplethorpe, Berenice Abbott, galleries and publications.
MacMasters is a recipient of grants from the Bisbee Foundation, Support Women Artists Now, and the Bisbee Arts Commission. Her paintings have been shown at Lincoln Center, the Art Students League of New York, Bisbee, Arizona’s Belleza Gallery, Vincente’s Fine Art Gallery, and the Central School Project’s Biannual exhibitions. Her sculptures have been shown at Etherton Gallery in Tucson and La Chasse Gallery in Bisbee. She is a member of Subway Gallery in Bisbee, Arizona.
“Painting puts me in tune with synchronicity and intuitive knowledge. My figures were standing in water before I learned that water is a symbol of initiation. I’m interested in the before times, the stories that became incorporated into religions. Moments of initiation, when our perceptions change, are what I seek to portray.
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I send my energetic granting along with your more tangible validations! I am enjoying the upgrade in materials from afar! Blessings to you in your constant and beautiful unfoldings as a human and artist! xo! marga
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Grants of energy are always appreciated, Marga. I feel the vibrancy riding on the wave of your good wishes… Thank you!
Wow, Cheyenne, Bernice Abbott and Robert Maggelthorpe!! What great training and sources of inspiration! Plus your own impressive achievements! I am not surprised judging from your work but just more in awe than ever. I am not well so not expressing myself like I’d like to. I will stop here before I lose this. Actually it is not surprising given what I have seen of your work but just additive!!
The good or bad old days of retouching B&W prints and negatives. You have had an impressive clientele and an equally impressive list of awards. The Subway Gallery looks like a cool place. I have not been to Bisbee in years.
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Cheyenne, your ‘poetry partners’ poem has been posted!
Thank you, David. I enjoyed the posting with the quote from Orson Welles.
Thanks, Cheyenne, for visiting my blog and all the likes. Looking forward to your newest work. 🙏🏽
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