Gina Litherland

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Gina Litherland

Selkie
2016
watercolor, gouache, and india ink on paper
11 1/2 x 15 inches

Gina Litherland

Mantichora
2016
watercolor, gouache, and india ink on paper
11 x 15 inches

Gina Litherland

Hyena
2016
watercolor, gouache, and india ink on paper
11 1/2 x 15 inches

Gina Litherland

Dapple Grey
2016
watercolor, gouache, and india ink on paper
12 x 16 inches

Gina Litherland

Spotted Goat in a Spotted Landscape
2016
watercolor, gouache, and india ink on paper
11 x 15 1/2 inches

Gina Litherland

Opossum
2016
watercolor, gouache, and india ink on paper
12 x 15 1/2 inches

Gina Litherland

Crow with Peanut
2016
watercolor, gouache, and india ink on paper
11 x 15 inches

Gina Litherland

Bird Funeral
2015
oil on panel
16 x 24 inches

Gina Litherland

The Fauna of Mirrors
2015
oil on panel
16 x 20 inches

Gina Litherland

A Friendly Game
2015
oil on panel
20 x 24 inches

Gina Litherland

Three Spinsters
2015
oil on panel
20 x 16 inches

Gina Litherland

Housekeeping
2015
oil on panel
30 x 15 inches

Gina Litherland

Melusine
2015
oil on panel
18 x 24 inches

Gina Litherland

The Last Days of Werther
2014
oil on panel
18 x 24 inches

Gina Litherland

Several Winds Sweep Down
2013
watercolor, gouache, pastel, and india ink on paper
12 x 9 inches

Gina Litherland

Tea Leaf Reading
2014
oil on panel
11 3/4 x 9 1/8 inches

Gina Litherland

In Bloom (for Marosa di Giorgio)
2012
oil on Masonite
14 x 11 inches

Gina Litherland

Anne and Emily Brontë Escape from Glass Town
2014
oil on panel
18 x 24 inches

Gina Litherland

Conversations with a Cat
2014
oil on panel
18 x 24 inches

Gina Litherland

After the Deluge
2013
oil on Masonite
10 x 8 inches

Gina Litherland

The Unknown Room
2014
oil on panel
24 x 18 inches

Gina Litherland

Terre Verte
2013
oil on panel
24 x 24 inches

Gina Litherland

Vernal Equinox
2013
watercolor, gouache, pastel, and india ink on paper
9 x 12 inches

Gina Litherland

Retrospective Pleasures
2013
watercolor, gouache, pastel, and india ink on paper
9 x 12 inches

Gina Litherland

Seraphine
2013
oil on Masonite
20 x 16 inches

Gina Litherland

Queen Mab
2009
oil on masonite
10 x 8 inches

Gina Litherland

The Murmur of Pearls
2009
oil on masonite
8 x 6 inches

Gina Litherland

The Reason for the Unreason (Don Quixote)
2012
oil on Masonite
20 x 16 inches

Gina Litherland

Don Juan in the Underworld
2012
oil on Masonite
30 x 24 inches

Gina Litherland

The Floppy Boot Stomp (for Don Van Vliet)
2012
oil on Masonite
30 x 24 inches

Gina Litherland

Lupercalia
2011
oil on Masonite
24 x 30 inches

Gina Litherland

Wolf Alice (for Angela Carter)
2011
oil on Masonite
12 x 9 inches

Gina Litherland

Little Red Cap
2011
oil on Masonite
18 x 24 inches

Gina Litherland

Crossing an Iced-Over Stream
2011
oil on Masonite
29 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches

Gina Litherland

Jerry-go-nimble
2009
oil on Masonite
8 x 6 inches

Gina Litherland

The Book
2009
oil on masonite
8 x 6 inches

Gina Litherland

Don Juan in the Wilderness
2008
oil on masonite
24 x 22 inches

Gina Litherland

Scholar of the Dark Armchair
2008
oil on masonite
20 x 16 inches

Gina Litherland

Seven Sisters
2008
oil on masonite
18 x 13 inches

Gina Litherland

Good Luck Painting
2007
oil on masonite
15 x 11 inches

Gina Litherland

Owl’s Net
2007
oil on masonite
12 x 10 inches

Gina Litherland

The Strayaway Child
2003
watercolor and gouache on paper
12 x 9 inches

Gina Litherland

The Song of Her Heart’s Desire
2003
watercolor and gouache on paper
12 x 9 inches

Gina Litherland

Daemon Roses
2004
oil on masonite
16 x 12 inches

Gina Litherland

Queen of an Uncharted Territory
2008
oil on masonite
10 x 30 inches

Gina Litherland

Don Juan in Hell
2009
oil on masonite
8 x 6 inches

Gina Litherland

Enigmatic Stranger
2007
oil on masonite
24 x 18 inches

Gina Litherland

Jerry-go-nimble
2009
oil on masonite
panel size: 8 x 6 inches
framed size: 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches

Gina Litherland

Path of Needles
2009
oil on masonite
18 x 13 inches

Gina Litherland

Queen On a Slope
2009
oil on masonite
20 x 16 inches

BIO

b. 1955 Lives and works in Wisconsin. In her magnificently detailed and inventive paintings, Gina Litherland extends a tradition of Midwest surrealism and magic realism that stretches back to the ’30s and ’40s and the work of Gertrude Abercrombie, Sylvia Fein, Julia Thecla and John Wilde. Born in Gary, Indiana, Litherland has been active in the visual arts since the mid 1970s, exploring photography, performance, and painting. From 1979 to 1982 she participated in weekly experimental multimedia performances at the Emergency Theatre in Chicago. Long a resident of Chicago, she studied painting at the School of the Art Institute, and her paintings, drawings, and articles have been published worldwide in journals and periodicals associated with the international surrealist movement. Her essay on the connections between creative activity and the natural world, “Imagination & Wilderness,” appeared in Surrealist Women: An International Anthology, published by University of Texas Press. Litherland’s recent work was the subject of a museum exhibition at the James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters in Madison in 2006.