Art Auction 2018 | Astrid Preston


Astrid Preston

Three Trees
Oil on wood panel, 2016
16 x 16 inches
Courtesy of the artist and SCAPE Gallery
Value: $5,500
Starting bid: $2,750
Staff Pick

Astrid Preston was born in Stockholm, Sweden. She received her BA from UCLA in 1967 and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant in Painting in 1987, and articles and reviews of her work have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Art in America, and Artforum. In 2017 she was subject of a thirty-year survey exhibition at the Bakersfield Museum of Art. She lives and works in Santa Monica, where she is represented by the Craig Krull Gallery.

“Using light, patterning, and crisp juxtapositions as tools, her paintings present a complex notion of the idealized physical world. Although completely devoid of human beings, they are philosophical considerations of our visual perceptions that probe notions of time, perspective, and memory.”
—Michael Duncan, critic/curator

Selected collections

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Laguna Art Museum
Orange County Museum of Art

Selected exhibitions

Poetics of Nature, Bakersfield Museum of Art, 2017
Astrid Preston: Small Forest, Santa Monica Museum of Art, 2012
Plein Air Past and Present, San Diego Museum of Art, 2008

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