Honoria Starbuck, Ph.D.
My inspiration flows from the history of art beginning with prehistoric cave paintings. Using art history as a starting point, I explore color, shape, narrative, and the infinite ways in which art materials can interact.
Internationally Known Artist
I contribute paintings and collages to a variety of international Mail Art exhibitions. Mail art has been a dynamic movement for 65 years and I have been in the global Mail Art Network since 1989. As a mail artist my work has been shown in art festivals, Mail Art congresses, museums, galleries, restaurants, and private settings around the world.
My teaching philosophy is to energize students by starting from their interests, such as video games, fashion, and animations. Together we explore contemporary trends and art history to find lessons that align with student goals.
My process engages chance and unexpected connections based on art historical contexts, contemporary experiences, and the manipulation of a variety of materials. This combination formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious process of composition. My works are gestural and calligraphic painting in watercolor, India ink, pastel, collage, graphite, rubber stamps, text and acrylics. My media includes digital drawing tools such as Paper53.
In summary, I explore and share creative visions with my students, within the Mail Art network, on the web through this website, Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter and my 18-year blog at honoriartist.livejournal.com.
Professor, Art Institute of Austin in the Foundations Department teaching life drawing, anatomy, observational drawing, fashion drawing, and design fundamentals.
SXSW South by Southwest Interactive Programming Committee 2013 – 2019
SXSW EDU South by Southwest Education Advisory Board 2013 – 2019
The University of Texas at Austin
Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, Communications, and Fine Art
– Dissertation Research on the Mail Art Network
Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology
– Created First Cyberspace Opera
BA in Fine Arts
Prints — www.saatchiart.com/honoriastarbuck
Blog — honoriartist.livejournal.com
Opera — cyberopera.net
Research — Clashing and Converging: Effects of the Internet on the Correspondence Art Network