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exhibition installation view
Exhibiton, Wonderlust, MBartmuseum Installation View

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Exhibition Installation view,
A Visceral Pursuit, mixed- media exhibition,. The Painting Center, NYC 2020. Installatioon view.

Traveling Sideways Exhibiti, Talk Talk

installation view
Installation view of Talk Talk, textile piece, rug tufting and punch needle, Traveling Sideways Exhibit. 2022.

Prowling the Undergrowth

Textile art, rug, painting
Rug Tufting and Reverse Punch embroidery on Canvas; A Tufted Painting 20Ft X 5Ft. 2020


About Randi

Baltimore County

Randi Reiss-McCormack's picture
Originally from Boston Massachusetts, I am a artist focusing primarily on painting,  textile, printmaking and mixed-media works. After completing my undergraduate degree in Painting and Printmaking at Cornell University, I spent a year in Paris working in various Printmaking and Painting Studios until relocating to Baltimore to earn a graduate degree at The Maryland Institute, College of Art. Currently, I am immersed in creating channels between disciplines  by  the forces of play and... more


A solo exhibition at The Frank G. Buroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Museum at Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Jan- April, 2023.
The exhibition features two wall sized rug tufted textile paintings along with  18 other works consisting of mixed media  paintings and artist made paper embedded with textile.

The work in Wonderlust was created over the past three years and veers between the recognizable and the abstract. The imagery is derived from the physicality of the world but is guided by the subconscious. I am exploring how abstraction gives form to things residing in and imprinted on our subconscious. Working in a wide range of media, moving from textile and printmaking to painting and mixed media, I use the constraints of each medium to intercede on one another. The structure of collage allows for play and multiple points-of-view, creating a channel to a subconscious world. The structure for these latest works relies heavily on the imprint of organic shapes and forms derived from nature. My art-making process can be related to moving through the woods – both having the nature of a meandering flow. I am working to create a language that reveals itself to me in a ritualistic approach to process with constant recombination of material.

Traveling Sideways

A solo exhibition, "Traveling Sideways"  at The Painting Center"  in New York City, 2022.  The work in this exhibit is a range of mixed-media paintings incuding rug tufted paintings and artist made paper with pulp painitng and embedded textile.
The works present a wide range of images and processes, moving from printmaking, painting and mixed media, using the constraints of each medium to intercede on one another. The structure of collage, across all media, allows for play and multiple points of view in a work, creating a channel to a subconscious narrative. Color and pattern direct these works into woven collaged elements that build on the last layer, inviting the viewer into this fantastical world built from a shared experiences and visceral connections. Increasingly, mixed media has manifested in the paintings, blurring the line between painting and object.

A Visceral Pursuit, an Exhbition The Painting Center NYC

A Solo Exhibition, "A Visceral Pursuit"  at The Painting Center in Chelsea, NY.  September 2020
This exhibition was a mixture of Mixed-Media Paintings and Textile works in Rug Tufted paintings.
The works in this exhibit explored the multiple processes and substances I use to create a painting.  The flow between different materials and a rhythmic play between the unconscious and the real substance is integral to these abstractions. I called this Visceral Pursuit because the work attempts to make visible what I feel is a feeling or thought just beyond words.

Prowling the Undergrowth

A Rug Tufted Wall Piece, designed for The Greenbelt Art Center, Nov.2021-Jan. 2022. Rug Tufting and Reverse, Punch embroidery on Canvas. 2021 with Mixed Media Paintings.

A bit about this textile work...

‘Prowling the Undergrowth’ is a piece that was realized in 2020 and worked on intensely for a matter of months. I relish my time time moving through woods, observing the structures and shapes of, and between,  trees and plants that loosely hold together, recognizing the duality of stagnation and movement. Trying to capture many moments in time, in one piece, is always a puzzle to solve and a constant element in collage, a form that enters into my painting format frequently.  Nature  certainly has a steady and profound effect on us and I wanted to relay this through a physically large, tactile work. I love that it is finally installed in a community, a word that has been hard to realize in the physical sense, these past two years. I hope the viewer brings their own experiences when surrounded by this tactile work.

Rug Tufting Paintings

I continue to work using embroidery in my works on canvas, working with punch needle and rug tufting.  I see these as paintings in yarn and plan to continue with mixed media sewn works combining paint on canvas with rug tufting and using both sides of the loom.

Recent Paintings

These latest works combine abstraction and illusion in a somewhat theatrical or surreal event. Working in a collage sensibility, images coalesce and collapse almost simultaneously, skirting the edge of illusion and abstraction. Fragments of paintings, drawings both hand and digital, play a big role in the crafting of space in these works. Each painting attempts to hold on to a moment led by the subconscious and bordering on slipping away.

  • Unremitting

    oil on canvas, painting
    Unremitting, 64" X 52" oil and pigment on canvas, 64" X 52" 2020
  • Ceremonial

    mixed media painting
    Ceremonial, 58” x58”, acrylic and oil paint with flocking on canvas, 2022.
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    mixed media painting
    Magenta Mountain, 60” X42”, acrylic and oil paint with flocking on canvas,
  • The Crow's Hour

    painting on velvet
    The Crow's Hour, 24" x36" oil paint on velvet on canvas, 2020.
  • 6.Dorothy's Table copy.jpeg

    mixed media painting
    Dorothy's Table Mixed media, acrylic and oil paint, microbeads on Panel, 24" x 36" 2020.
  • 8.GlimmeringShift.jpg

    mixed media painting
    A glimmering glimpse, 40” x 30” oil paint and microbeads on panel, 2022.
  • 7.Ebullience.jpg

    mixed media painting
    Ebullience, 60” x 44” acrylic, oil paint, flocking and embroidery on canvas, 2022.
  • A Stone from the Sky

    mixed media painting
    A stone from the sky, 64” x 52”, Acrylic and oil paint with flocking on canvas, 2022.
  • Sleeping Giant

    oil and sand on board
    oil and sand on board, 18" X 18"
  • The Swan

    oil on canvas
    oil on canvas, 12"x18"

Pulp Painting and Artist-made Paper

This work is made in collaboration with Reading Road studios. I continue to work with Reading Road studio to explore the media of handmade artist paper.  This media is a great playgound to explore textile, paint and printmaking.  My recent work has explored textiles embedded in the pulp paper works.

  • Catching Sight

    artist made paper, pulp painting, textile
    pulp painting on artist handmade paper with embedded textile needlepoint. Catching Sight,  20” X 23”  pulp painting with embedded needlepoint, on artist made paper, 2022. 
  • Precipice

    artist made paper with pulp painitng and textile
    Precipice,  30’ x 24”   pulp painting with embedded needlepoint on artist made paper, 2022 
  • At Midnight

    pulp painting paper making
    Hand Paper Making with pulp painitng andith embedded needlepoint. 40" X 45" 2021
  • I Shout

    hand paper making, pulp painting with embedded needlepoint. 40" X 45" 2021.
  • cropped view of 3PM

    mixed- media
    pulp painting on handmade paper,
  • intercession

    mixed-media pulp painting
    pulp painting on handmade paper, 2019
  • Through the Palms

    mixed-media, pulp painting
    pulp painting on handmade paper, 18" x18" 2019
  • Blue Palms

    pulp painting
    pulp painting on handmade paper, 18" x18" 2019

Recent copperplate, solarplate and monoprints

This series represents recent work in printmaking.  They are primarily Artist proofs 1/1 as they are experiments from some recent artist editions. Specifically, three of these prints are chine colle experiments and all are some form of photopolymer etching.

Randi's Curated Collection

This artist has not yet created a curated collection.