geraldine neuwirth attended the american university before moving to la where she studied under the artist martin lubner for six years. lubner had his own teaching space in los angeles and was an art professor at ucla. her work has been influenced by elizabeth murray, frank stella, terry winters, and arshile gorky to name only a few. geradline handles paper in such a way that is only learned over time with a mature hand and a unique vision complied from a life full of experiences.
early years "i spent time watching rehearsals, waiting for my dad who worked for shubert theaters, and “a world within a world” became present to me. i later carried it into a theme connected to the circus, representing the stage of life and many aspects existing beneath it.
a vocabulary of forms developed in my process, and i have been working with this language and allowing the freedom of it to explore different ways of building my images.
creating this “thread of existence”, exists historically as well as spiritually. the spiritual being particularly important to me as I look at life in a layered way and enters into my work increasingly as i physically build layer upon layer of paper as well as building many layers of reality, revealing an energy that reaches beyond the visible."