Colleen Blackard is originally from Austin, TX, and currently lives and works in NYC. She received a BA from Hampshire College, MA.
She builds up masses of ballpoint pen circles to create patterns of shadow and light that define the subject. She chooses this time-consuming yet meditative process as a way to describe the beauty of existence by giving life to every detail.
Her first solo exhibition “For The Universe” opened in 2009 at Hampshire College Gallery, and since then her drawings have been shown around the world in London, Moscow, Tokyo, New York City, and more. Her work has been featured in such venues as Fountain Art Fair, Rush Arts Gallery, Family Business Gallery, and Times Square.