Randie Snow is an independent graphic designer and assemblage artist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Originally from the Chautauqua Lake region in Western New York, she moved to Pittsburgh after high school to attend the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. After graduating with honors, she acquired a position with a small design firm where she worked for several years before moving on to larger agencies. It wasn’t until she met a local artist in the summer of 2003 that she was introduced to assemblage art and discovered her true passion.
Influenced by her experience as a graphic designer, Randie’s assemblages integrate multi-layered, harmonious visual aesthetics. She pays close attention to the minute details of not only how the color, texture, and shape of each individual object contributes to the overall piece, but also how it symbolically represents and fits into the over-arching theme or concept. The search for balance inspired many of Randie’s recent collections, including a series of apothecary jars (“Through the Looking Glass”) that juxtaposed the semi-scientific “magic” of antique medicine against the fictional fairy tale magic of the Alice in Wonderland story. In “Seeds of Wisdom,” she illustrated the parallel between the wisdom of human culture and nature’s inherent wisdom by aligning the proverbs of different cultures with raw materials like organic seed pods.
In 2008, and only a short time of creating as a fine artist, Snow’s second solo show “Passages” opened successfully at Moxie Dada in 2008. That same year, she also won Best of Show at the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s 15-Minutes Gallery, for her piece titled “Flight of the Imagination”. In 2009, she was one of 250 artists selected for Fe Arts Gallery’s show titled, “In the Making: 250 Years/250 Artists,” and was invited to participate in the “Showcase G20” exhibit at the Pittsburgh International Airport, which
welcomed international delegates to the 2009 G-20 Conference.
Recent exhibits include an anti-bullying awareness exhibit entitled “Mean Girls” at SPACE Gallery, the “Showcase G20” exhibit at the Pittsburgh International Airport, which welcomed international delegates to the 2009 G-20 Conference; the “Pittsburgh Visionary Arts Festival,” and the Westmoreland Museum’s “Juried Biennial Show.”
Snow is an active member of Group A and the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh.
Frankenstein, ex carne, F.
10 1/4"w x 12 3/4"h x 3"d
Dracula, ex calce sepulchri, D.
5 1/2"w x 6 3/4"h x 2 1/2"d
Masque of the Red Death, ex tela imbuta sanguine, R.D.
8 1/2"w x 17"h x 3 1/2"d