MANDY ROGERS HORTON The Arts Company Website CV
Nashville, TN | Painting, Mixed Media
Mandy Rogers Horton is an artist working in paint and mixed media. Earning her MFA from American University in Washington D.C., she also studied at Anderson University, IN, The Queen’s University of Belfast, and The Chautauqua Institute, NY. Ms. Rogers Horton has been influenced by her time traveling and living in different countries including Germany, Italy, Austria and Chile. Her work has been exhibited in Nashville, TN, Louisville, KY, Philadelphia, New Orleans, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of Tennessee Arts Commission Professional Development Support Grant and a residency at The Vermont Studio Center. Her work was also included in the Tennessee Abstract Painters exhibit at Cheekwood Museum of Art.
Rogers Horton now lives in Nashville, TN with her husband, artist, Rocky Horton, and their children, where she is represented by The Arts Company. Her work has been featured in The Tennessean, Nashville Arts Magazine, and The Nashville Scene. Ms. Rogers Horton is a founding member of the Coop Gallery, a non-profit curatorial collective in Nashville. As an adjunct and in one-year positions, she has taught studio art and art history courses at universities including MTSU, Lipscomb, Belmont, and Watkins College of Art and Design.
A few small experiments with collage in 2010, opened up what now seem like endless possibilities of form and content. The images collected from magazines and catalogues serve as a vocabulary with which to negotiate desire, identity, and a search for meaning.
The process of collage, of culling, sorting, and composing with these miniature forms, parallels the process of composing both our physical lives and world views. From millions of diverse sources, experiences, and encounters, we each weave together our environments and our philosophies with beautifully unexpected combinations as well as tenuous inconsistencies. The current work reflects on this kind of fabrication, wondering at the nuances separating a patchwork quilt from Frankenstein’s monster.