I am a Collage and Assemblage artist best known for works that address memory and ideas of the past. A recent piece, They Blew In On A Wind of Art History, confronts the viewer and asks them to decipher the fantasy. By combining the fragments of my own memory and other-worldly themes through the employment of classical imagery and treasured objects; I see the work as a synergy of spirituality versus attraction while reaching into the future at the same time. In that sense, a bridge is formed enabling us to address topics such as mortality, security, and our idea of well-being. . . depending on the viewer’s own life experiences.
Felicia Belair-Rigdon received a BFA in Design and Communications from VCU in 1963. It was here that Richard Carylon encouraged her talent through the interpretation of literature and art history. She also studied Advanced Painting at the Corcoran School in Washington, D.C. Concurrently the artist was employed by noted groups such as the Brown Companies and the Washington Post. In 1990 she was juried into the Torpedo Factory Art Center where she maintained a studio for 22 years receiving numerous awards via juried competitions. Her painting and collage have been exhibited at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, the Baltimore Museum. the Chrysler Museum, the Corcoran Gallery. Delighting in experimentation and detail, Collage Painting and Assemblage. her works are in many private collections in the US and in Europe.