EVENTS

Atrium Artist in Residence: Seda Pound¬

Seda Pound

Artist Seda Pound. Photo courtesy of the artst

ATRIUM ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: SEDA POUND

Saturday, March 23, 2024
10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Virginia MOCA

Engage with working artists creating on-site exploring themes and materials in conjunction with Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature’s Underworld. Artists will have mobile studios set up in the Virginia MOCA Atrium. The residency aims to support and amplify the work of regional artists while creating another entry point for Museum visitors to engage with contemporary art and ideas in connection with the main gallery exhibitions.

On Saturdays, March 23–April 13, our Artist in Residence is Seda Pound.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Seda Pound is known for her boldly colored oil paintings that reinterpret classic landscape themes in a contemporary fashion. With intuition guiding her color choices and composition, Seda paints from photographs and impressions from her travels around the world. She enjoys keeping her subject matter familiar and exploring new palettes, texture and shapes, resulting in paintings that are at once unexpected yet accessible.

“I believe that nature’s bold, saturated colors can trigger strong emotions and touch our souls. I love to create quasi-abstract landscapes to evoke particular moods and feelings with clean composition, color, and geometry. During my painting process, I plan my lines, forms and shapes but I let go with my colors and let my instincts lead the way to create an intuitive harmony. My surroundings continually influence my work, and painting is my way to show the world around us in a new light.”

Seda was born in Ankara, Turkey, and moved to Istanbul in her teen years. Growing up she loved to paint, but when she finished college she moved to the U.S. for an M.B.A. and pursued a career in Business in California. She started painting full time when her family moved to Virginia, where she now works from her home studio and exhibits her paintings through her website, social media, regional galleries and museums.

Seda has shown her artwork in multiple cities in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Seda’s art has received numerous competitive awards, including “First Place” and “Award of Excellence”. In 2023, she was selected as one of 22 artists to create a digital reproduction of her original artwork for a 10-foot tall public art location identifier sign at the Virginia Beach Convention Center located in the ViBe Creative District of Virginia Beach, VA.

www.sedapound.com

 

EXHIBITION

Katie Prock Just Between Us

Atrium Artists In Residence: Seda Pound, Katie Prock, and Rowena Federico Finn

SATELLITE GALLERY

This group exhibition features new work by the 2024 Atrium Artists in Residence cohort, who were invited to make the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art their working space and site for connection with the broader community. Exploring themes in conjunction with Mark Dion and Alexis Rockman: Journey to Nature’s Underworld, on view at Virginia MOCA from February 9–June 9, 2024, this exhibition complements the residency program and celebrates the work of these talented artists.

Each artist will have a mobile studio set up in the Virginia MOCA Atrium alongside an activity inspired by their process on select dates during the exhibition.

ARTIST RESIDENCY SCHEDULE

Seda Pound
Saturdays, March 23, March 30, April 6, April 13
Katie Prock
Saturdays, April 20, April 27, May 4, May 11
Rowena Federico Finn
Saturdays, May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8

VIRGINIA MOCA SATELLITE GALLERY

Open Monday–Friday 9:00 AM–6:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM–4:00 PM.
There is no charge for admission.

Virginia MOCA partnered with The Runnymede Corporation to open a permanent satellite gallery in the lobby of their Virginia Beach headquarters at 600 22nd Street, Pavilion II, a short walk from the museum. Virginia MOCA Satellite Gallery at Towne Pavilion II has over 80 combined feet of wall space spanning the lobby and hallways of the first floor.

December 9, 2023-June 16, 2024

VIEW EXHIBITION