Abstract painter Don Voisine creates hard-edged compositions of graphic swaths of black oil paint, variously applied to wood panels and Styrofoam. Working within these limits, he has created a seemingly unending language of overlapping geometric forms. “Years ago, I began working with imagery derived from floor plans of places I lived in or worked in,” Voisine has said. “Over time the paintings became more and more geometrically structured and less about a specific place.”
Don Voisine was born in Maine and attended the Portland School of Art there. He has lived in New York since 1976 and has exhibited in Vienna, Paris, Milan, Bonn, and Berlin.
Voisine’s work is held in numerous collections, including the Corcoran Collection and Peabody Essex Museum. He received an Artist’s Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2006 and presented a 15-year survey at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in 2016