coryench@olypen.com

       photo summer 2007



          
My experience in art has been a creative journey of many roads. Over the last 35 years I have experimented with  drawing, watercolor, oils, acrylics, printmaking, photography & sculpture, among a variety of other media. With excitement I watched the computer graphics technology evolve into a fantastic tool which I also use now with as much joy as I do more traditional mediums.

Born in the Northeast United States, I spent most of my early years traveling around the country with my family. Music was my main creative interest then, gradually giving way to visual art as I got older. One summer morning I was on a summer road trip to apply to the San Francisco Art Institute when my car broke down in the Pacific Northwest. The sheer natural beauty of this region compelled me to stay and instead I attended art school in Seattle.

While I do have a BFA from Cornish Institute of the Arts (Seattle), I consider myself mostly self-taught. In art school I spent much of my time studying subjects independently, often going outside of what was required in classes. My interest in the human body, for example, led me to the University of Washington Medical School where I studied anatomy extensively. Today I continue honing my skills and learning new ones through  ongoing creative explorations."

                                                                                                             ~ C. Ench

Education:
BFA in painting and sculpture 1984, Cornish Institute of the Arts, Seattle, WA
Human anatomy studies 1985, University of Washington Health Sciences

Teaching Experience:
The Olympic Park Institutes Field Seminars Program: Watercolor Classes.
Painting and Drawing Classes, Peninsula College, Port Angeles, WA.
Art Docent, Sequim School District, Sequim, WA.

Exhibitions:
2009 Invitational Exhibit at North Wind Fine Art Center, Port Tpwnsend, WA USA
2007 & 2009 Benoit Mandelbrot International Fractal Art Exhibition. Spain & India
2005 Strait Art Juried Art Exhibition, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, WA
2002: "Art from the City of Dreams" An exhibit of Port Townsend artists work in Seattle, WA. organized by former Associate Director of the Henry Art Gallery, LaMar Harrington.
2003: "City of Dreams Art Exhibit", Port Townsend, WA. Northwind Art Center. selection of work from the Seattle show.
2001: Bruskin Art Gallery
2001: Artisans on Taylor Gallery
2000: "Art Port Townsend Juried Art Exhibit", Port Townsend, WA, Juror: Deborah Paine, Curator of the Microsoft Art Collection.
1999: "Art Port Townsend Juried Art Exhibit", Port Townsend, WA, Juror: Brian Wallace, Curator of the Bellevue Art Museum.
1995: "98362 juried exhibit", Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA. 3 pieces included in this show. Juror: Ted Lindbergh, Arts writer and curator.

Public Art Projects:
2006: Kalaloch Mural - Olympic National Park, Actual size, 42' long - 5' high, mixed medium
2004: Joshua Tree National Park Mural, 24' by 6', Location: Main Visitor Center in Twentynine Palms, California, acrylic on aluminum panels
2002: Mastodon Mural, Sequim Museum, 16' x  9', acrylic on panel
2001: Olympic National Park Forks Visitor Center Mural, Actual size, 3' wide - 8' high, acrylic medium
2001: Port Townsend Coop Mural, Actual size, 16' long - 3' high, acrylic medium
1999: Quinault Homestead Mural, Quinalt River Ranger Station and Visitor Center Mural, Olympic National Park. Actual size, 6' long - 8' high, artists acrylic medium
1998: Ennis Creek Village Historic Mural, 60' by 10' outdoor mural, Location: Arthur Fiero Marine Lab, Port Angeles, Washington.
1995: Kalakala Mural, 70' by 25' outdoor mural, Port Angeles, WA. Location, Bank of America Building downtown branch.
1992: Alpine Life in the Olympics, Actual size, 4' wide - 7' high, acrylic on panel,
Location: Olympic National Park Headquarters & Visitor Center, Port Angeles, Washington, USA

Publications:
1990, Phoenix Magazine, mountain lion illustration
1995, The Entertainer Special Issue
1996, “Flora of the Olympics” cover art
2001, “Rite of Passage” by Alexei Panshin, cover art
2001, “New Celebrations” by Alexei Panshin, cover art
2001, “2020” by Robert Onopa, cover art
2001, “Ghosts and other Lovers” by Lisa Tuttle, cover art
2000, “Unicorn Mountain” by Michael Bishop, cover art
2000, “Soldiers of Paradise”, “Sugar Rain”, “The Cult of Loving Kindness” a trilogy by Paul Park, cover art
2000, “The Robots Twilight Companion” by Tony Daniel, cover art
2000, “Dream Factories and Radio Pictures” by Howard Waldrop, cover art
2001, “Numbers Don’t Lie” by Terry Bisson, cover art
2001, Memories of the Future” by Robert F. Young, cover art
2001, “Shiva an Other Stories” by Barry N. Malzberg, cover art
2001, “The Vampire Tapestry” by Suzy McKee Charnas, cover art
2001, “Aegypt” by John Crowley, cover art
2002, “Love and Sleep” by John Crowley, cover art
2001, “Music of the Night” by Suzy McKee Charnas, cover art
2001, “Colonel Rutherford’s Colt” by Lucius Shepard, cover art
2001, “My Pathology” by Lisa Tuttle, cover art
2002, “Lyoness” by Jack Vance, cover art
2002, “The Green Pearl” by Jack Vance, cover art
2002, “Madouc” by Jack Vance, cover art
2002, “Farewell to Yesterday’s Tomorrow” by Alexei Panshin, cover art
2002, “Earth Magic” by Alexei & Cory Panshin, cover art
2002, "The World Beyond The Hill - Science Fiction and the Quest for Transcendence" by A & C Panshin, cover art
2002 October/ November Anniversary Issue,  Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, cover art
2002, Inside Plastics by Alain Bodot, “Wind Tree”
2004 January Issue, Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, cover art
2004 August Issue, Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, cover art
2005, May Issue, Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, cover art
2005, "Glass Flower" by George R.R. Martin, cover art
2005, "Portraits of His Children" by George R.R. Martin, cover art
2005, Spectrum 12 "Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art"
2005, October/November Anniversary Issue, Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, cover art
2006 August Issue, Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, cover art
2006, "I Hope The World Cat Take it" by Artemus Shelton, cover art
2007 February Issue, Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, cover art
2007 March Issue, Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, cover art
2007, Spectrum 14, "Best of Contemporary Fantastic Art"
2007, "The Commons", by author Mathew Hughs,   cover art
2007, December Issue, Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, cover art

All publications later than 2007 are not listed here.

Notable Awards:

The International Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest,   Fifteen winners worldwide were selected to be included in the exhibition to be held in Spain on November 15th 2007. Winner again in 2009. Asked to be on the selection panel for the 2011 contest.

● Chesley Award for best magazine cover art
2007.
Spectrum 14, Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, 2007
“Best in Show” NORWESCON 30, Seattle, WA, 2007
“People's Choice : Best of Show” NORWESCON 30, Seattle, WA, 2007
Spectrum 12, Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, 2005
“Digital Artist Achievement Award”, Independent E-Book Awards in Santa Barbara, 2002
“Best Fantasy Award” for “Lyoness”, NORWESCON 25, Seattle, WA, 2002
“Chairman’s Choice Award” for “Lyoness”, NORWESCON 25, Seattle, WA, 2002
“1st Place Award” for “Nature Link”, 2d commercial art category in the 1998 Beyond the Canvas Art Contest, sponsored by Meta Creations Software Corporation.
“Honorable Mention” for “Cycle of Life”, 2d commercial art category in the 1998 Beyond the Canvas Art Contest, sponsored by Meta Creations Software Corporation.
“3rd Place Award” for “The Ground Floor”, 2d commercial art category in the 1997 Beyond the Canvas Art Contest, sponsored by Meta Creations Software Corporation.
“1st Place-Award” for “Ice Trees”, The 2000 Fractalus Art Competition, limited color category  "Fractal Art Contest 2000"
“3rd Place-Award” for “Oldest Memory”, The 2000 Fractalus Art Competition, abstract category "Fractal Art Contest 2000"
“2nd Place-Award” for “Wind Tree”, The 2000 Fractalus Art Competition, nature category "Fractal Art Contest 99"
“Honorable Mention”, 1988 Olympia Art Competition, Olympia, WA
“Honorable Mention”, 2001 Port Townsend Art Festival Juried Art Exhibit, Port Townsend, WA, Juror: Brian Wallace, Curator of the Bellevue Art Museum  " Vessel"