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Born in Cloquet, Minnesota, Gwen Avant currently lives and works in St. Paul, MN. She has exhibited her paintings, sculptures and installations in Minneapolis, Chicago, and New York, and has her work in many private and corporate collections.


On painting: “Intuition rules my creative process. I let the unconscious bring forth the image; I try to listen, I’m trying to learn. In the end, the painting itself still holds some charge of the difficulty, the emotion or struggle it began with. But the whole is acceptable, perhaps beautiful. My hope is that the viewer can, by looking at the work, get a sense of acceptance; of being ok with what is difficult or can’t be understood."


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