Traveled artist, Seren Moran shares her story.
I fear being predictable, in life and in my art.
My life has always been unstable; I have lived with different people in over ten different homes, studied in more than ten different schools, and worked in a variety of places.
I struggle to find comfort and balance while feeling alone and misunderstood.
I envy stability, but I see ignorance in those who remain stagnant.
I’ve never worked well with schedules and plans, and I don’t strategize with my art. I use my impulsiveness as inspiration; my choices are made in the moment, often without a conscious thought.
I make deliberate decisions after my intuitive ones. Like dancing, I let my body do the work, moving without thinking.
My curiosity drives my impetuousness-a need to face the unknown rather than hide from it.
I always felt the necessity to push boundaries, break rules, and I have managed to channel that energy into my art. I am constantly questioning my work and pushing past what is expected.
I see painting as being alive, moving in shapes, textures, and special relationships.
It can be chaotic or calm, stubborn or uncertain, or everything at once.
I view my paintings as accurate depictions of my subjects; expressing emotion and honesty to the places and people I paint.
Seren Moran was born in 1989 in Berkeley, California. In 2011, Seren graduated from San Diego State University's Fine Arts Program, with an emphasis in painting. During her junior year of college, Seren studied abroad in the highly competitive art program at the original Leonardo da Vinci School of Art, L'Accademia di Bella Arte, in Florence Italy, where all classes were taught in Italian. In 2012, Seren moved to Indaiatuba, Brazil, where she spent 10 months teaching English, learning Portuguese, and painting. There, she painted her Brasil Series which resulted in two exhibitions at a gallery and museum in the State of Sao Paulo. Her current work explores the transition of her returning to the Bay Area.