We are delighted to present the art of local artist Oona Ratcliffe at Macha Studio throughout March. 

Ratcliffe’s paintings, seductive frenzies of color and neon line, are constructed in a framework of loose sensuality. Tending towards the acidic and artificial, saturated color is offset by impenetrable flatness, lyrical line deceived by careful manipulation, intricate image belied by an absence of modeling or brush- stroke. Ratcliffe’s work is a play of opposites—an endless search for frozen stillness in a world of constant movement and an inherent tension between outside and inside, transparency and opacity, nature and urbanism.

Oona Ratcliffe, b. 1975 in Bolinas, CA, received an MFA from Hunter College City University of New York and alsostudied at the Ecole de Louvre Paris, France and the Universitas Gadjah Madad Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Ratcliffe has exhibited her work in exhibitions across the United States including solo exhibitions at The Bolinas Museum, Susan Inglet Gallery and Gallerynine5 and group shows at Morgan Lehman Gallery, Jeff Bailey Gallery, David Nolan Gallery, the Bolinas Museum, Roberts and Tilton Gallery and Geoffrey Young Gallery. She was awarded a Janet Sloan Yaddo though Yaddo, Saratoga, NY. Ratcliffe currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  


List of works from left of entrance:

araminta, 2023-24, 60 x 72 inches, acrylic on canvas

halcyan, 2023-24, 50 x 42 inches, acrylic on canvas

I c a h n, 2023, 53.5 x 83 inches, ink on paper

dovespun, 2021, 30 x 28 inches, acrylic on canvas

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