vibrata chromodoris

Originally from Ontario, Canada, Vibrata's intermedia paintings, installations and digital work have been seen in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, Chicago and as far away as Turkey, Portugal and Japan.

Rhythmic patterning and the use of beguiling perceptual distortions find their way throughout all of her work. The work is sometimes suggestive of symbols or logos—a result of her parallel work as a graphic designer. She’s most at home in the peculiar, techie playground where digital design meets painting or sculpture techniques. Her 3D pieces and immersive installations incorporate the use of a CNC router or laser cutter with wood and plastics. In adapting to venues and events that require large-scale work to be portable and quick to set up and strike, she’s developed her own style of modular, flat-pack, knock-down joinery art.

"I love to play with symmetry and geometry, organization and orderliness. There's a component of numerical logic in each piece, no matter the medium. I explore interconnectedness and movement with the way shapes and colors fit together and push and pull on each other. Elements repeat, mutate, and evolve, telling a story of fundamental energy."

Vibrata is a fourteen-time veteran of the Burning Man festival, held every year in Nevada, participating with her own art installations and contributing to the Connexus Cathedral and Entheon Village in 2006, the Institute in 2011 and 2012 and Nexus in 2013. As a lecturer and presenter, Vibrata was featured at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco for the Mind States conference, at CoSM gallery in NYC in 2005 and Bicycle Day in San Francisco in 2012. She was interviewed in 2017 by Transform Press, and the Visionary Arts Academy. Her work has been featured in such publications as the Entheogen Review, the CoSM Journal of Visionary Culture, and the Elfintome Visionary Arts Collective Catalogs.