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Mamie Joe Rayburn
space Being a first generation American Chinese, Mamie Joe originally encouraged to be and artist by her Grandfather who was an artist himself. Her parents, however, wanted her to be involved in a more lucrative field such as science or medicine. But, Mamie really had no interest in anything except art. Even when she was very young, she would sit for hours while minding her parent's small grocery store and sketch. By the time she had finished her senior year in high school, she knew she would never be happy with herself unless she prepared herself for a future in art.

For Mamie, the very basic elements of line, space and color are essential ingredients in her art. How these elements react with one another is always her major concern in every piece she does. Her primary effort is directed toward studying the interrelationship of positive and negative spaces while giving more emphasis on composition.

Mamie is determined to work toward solidifying her work by using high contrast as well as various textures, while continuing to manifest sensitivity. She employs symbols, which have special meanings that relate to her own childhood. Her are has always reflected the cultural complexities of her family's traditional Chinese background with her upbringing in the South.

Delta State University
University of Mississippi - Bachelor of Fine Arts

Professional Background
Full time artist - printmaking, painting and drawing
Over 300 one and two person show
Conducted numerous printmaking workshops

Museums and Galleries Exhibited
High Museum of Art - Atlanta, Georgia
Mint Museum - North Carolina
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art - North Carolina
Lamar Dodd Art Center - LaGrange, Georgia
Mississippi Museum of Fine Art - Jackson, Mississippi
Columbus Museum - Albany, Georgia
Delta State University

Permanent Collections
New Orleans Museum of Art
Lamar Dodd Art Center
Mississippi Museum of Art
Delta State University
University of Mississippi
Mamie Joe Rayburn - Bemused State
"Bemused State"

Mamie Joe Rayburn - Cup of Soup
"Cup of Soup"

Mamie Joe Rayburn - Flying Tea Kettle
"Flying Tea Kettle"

Mamie Joe Rayburn - In the Zone
"In the Zone"

Mamie Joe Rayburn - Tug

Mamie Joe Rayburn - Indigenous

Mamie Joe Rayburn - Cosmic Celebration Series #48
"Cosmic Celebration Series #48"

Mamie Joe Rayburn - Night Moods Series
"Night Moods Series "

Mamie Joe Rayburn - Windows of the Mind Series #64
"Windows of the Mind Series #64"


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