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C.J. Nash | San Jose, CA

C.J. Nash | San Jose, CA

Northern California artist C.J. Nash has used her artwork to connect the physical world with the subconscious since she was a young child.

"Creating with colors and shapes has always been my method for exploring and expressing those feelings not lent to more literal comprehension and articulation," states Nash. "When I was younger, constructing little art projects was how I interpreted the world around me into relative terms for a child. It proved a great stress relief for me. As I grew older, I learned that creating could be as much an expressive experience as a cathartic one. Now, I really listen for that inner voice coming out in my work and consider the viewer as well as myself. I strive for my work to be a truly shared experience."

Known for her willingness to embrace new processes, materials and techniques, Nash has experimented with a variety of media, including paintings on paper and canvas, metal works, glass blowing, acrylic shaping and finishing and woodworking. She credits her Art & Design degree from San Jose State University for a solid understanding of creative fundamentals and extensive collaboration with a wide cast of artisans for her rapid growth as an emerging young artist.