Yaddo 2012 NYC Studio Crawl
Participating Artist Bios
Isabel Case Borgatta (b., 1921), a stone carver, has exhibited world-ide. She had a recent retrospective at the Smith College Museum and another will be scheduled at the Century Association in the near future. A graduate of Smith College and the Yale School of Fine Arts, Isabel is a member of the Sculptors Guild, National Sculpture Society and the Century Association
Nancy Brett lives and works in New York City. She has received numerous grants including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Barbara Deming Memoria Fund, and The Edwin Palmer Award in Painting from the National Academy Museum. She received Residency Fellowships at Yaddo and a Visiting Artist Residency at The American Academy in Rome. Her work is represented in numerous private and public collections including The National Gallery in Washington, DC; The Library of Congress in Washington, DC; The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University in Ithaca, NY; The Power Institute of Fine Arts in Sydney, Australia; and The Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Brett’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including The Brooklyn Museum of Art in Brooklyn, NY; The Hyde Collection Art Museum in Glens Falls, NY; The Museum of Modern Art in New York, NY; The Detroid Institute of Arts in Detroit, MI; The Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, NY; and the National Academy of Design Museum in New York, NY. Her work is included in numerous publications including the recently published Made in the U.S.A., Contemporary Art in America.
Emily Cheng’s had recent solo shows at Moca, Taipei and the Hanart Gallery, Hong Kong. Group shows in Spain, Thailand, and the Philippines are scheduled for the fall. Emily is the recipient of fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Pollock Krasner Foundation and the EA. "Chasing Clouds, A Decade of Studies", a compendium of her drawings, was published in 2008 by TimeZone8.
Lucille Colin has attended artist's residency programs in Sweden and France, as well as Yaddo and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her work is in the collection of the French Minister of Culture and the National Gallery of Costa Rica, where she had a one person show in 2010. Lucille graduated from Brooklyn College with a Major in Fine Art and a Minor in Mathematics. She was accepted into the MFA program at Hunter College where she studied both painting and mathematics.
Peggy Cyphers, a painter and printmaker, has shown nationally and internationally. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America and New York Observer, among others. Peggy is Professor of Painting at Pratt institute. She is currently preparing for a one woman show this November at the Proposition Gallery, in their new location in the Lower East Side.
Jane L. Dickson – Dusty landscapes of demolition derbies, red lit interiors exposing naked strippers, vertiginous Times Square views of cops and Johns, blank staring portraits of single family suburban homes, desolate neon lit strip malls, and rolling windshield views of American highways have all found their way through Jane Dickson's light and color into the canon of American Art. Jane has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and The American Academy of Art among others. Her works are owned by The Met, MOMA, The Whitney, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Library of Congress, Washington DC, the Victoria and Albert Museum London, among others.
Gwen Fabricant has lived and worked in this studio since 1971.
Jean Feinberg has a BS from Skidmore College and an MA from Hunter College. She has been exhibiting for many years in solo and group shows in the US and abroad, and is represented in many public and private collections. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Art in America, and Artforum, among others. In addition to Yaddo, Jean’s many grants, fellowships, and residencies include National Endowment for the Arts, the MacDowell Colony, and the Edward Albee Foundation. She has taught and lectured at various institutions including the Parsons School of Design, Princeton University, The Chicago Art Institute, RISDE, Brown University, and Bard's Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Fine Arts at SUNY/FIT.
Barbara A. Friedman’s selected solo exhibitions include Michael Steinberg Fine Art, The Queens Museum, White Columns, Painting Center, Governor's Island Art Fair, Ober Gallery, BCB Art, Art Resources Transfer, Carnegie-Mellon University, Cleveland State University, Dana Wright Gallery, and the Roanoke Museum of Fine Arts. Her work has also appeared in group shows, at such venues as Artist Sppace, Exit Art, Art in General, Gray Art Gallery, Terry
Dintenfass Gallery, Aldrich Museum, Snug Harbor Cultural Center. It has been reviewed in the New York Times, New York Sun, The Irish Times, Newsday, Art in America, ARTS Magazine, and Artweek. Barbara is a professor at Pace University.
Andrew Ginzel and Kristin Jones have been collaborating since 1983. Together they have invented a diverse range of works throughout the world for museums, galleries, architectural spaces and for performance. The work is contemplative and often seductive, challenging perception, and endowed with a sense of reverence for larger mysteries. They use a spectrum of evocative materials that propose contrary realities; empirical and metaphorical elements bring into question: equilibrium, memory and the perception of time.
Linda Gottesfeld ’s recent paintings are multiples based on a suburban landscape in New Jersey where she grew up. They register many ‘takes’ on the subject reflecting place, memories, and the photographic image. Gottesfeld
received her MFA from the University of California at Berkeley and BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. She is represented by Ellen Miller Gallery, Boston MA, her recent solo exhibition '72 Pearlbrook Drive' (summer 2012) was
reviewed in The Boston Globe. Group exhibits include The Drawing Center, Longwood Art Center, Henry Street Settlement, Morris Museum, and currently, a faculty exhibit at Pace University. Gottesfeld’s distinctions include residencies at The Millay Colony, Ucross, The Virginia Center, and Yaddo (1995, 2011). Gottesfeld is a Professor at Pace University in Manhattan.
Lenore Malen is an artist and writer who uses the lens of history and humor to examine utopian longings and the sciences and technologies that inform them. She works across diverse media: photography, video, performance, installation and fiction. A recent 3-channel video installation, I Am The Animal, Part II was shown at Wave Hill New York in Fall 2011, The Aidekman Art Center, Tufts University in Spring 2012 and at the Mediations Biennale In Poznan, Poland this fall. Malen received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and a NYFA Grant in Interdisciplinary Art in 2009.
Doug Martin – “I am a painter. I've lived on Broome Street for 40 years.”
Wendy Miller's artwork is in private and public collections including the Library of Congress, Getty Research Institute, and Yale University. Recently 8 of her luminous abstract paintings were permanently installed in the lobby of the Marathon Oil Tower in Houston, Texas. In 2006, her artist book, "everyday "colors", published by Granary Press, was exhibited at Smith College Museum of Art show "Too Much Bliss". In 2004 her article "Thoughts on Artmaking" was published in Buddhadhama, The Practioner's Quarterly. Awards include a One Year Project Studio at P.S. 122 , NYC (1998)and a Yaddo Artist Residency Fellowship, Saratoga Springs, NY (1994).
Marjorie Portnow – MFAn 1972 Brooklyn College; Elected member National Academy Design 2000; Since 1972 19 solo exhibits including Fishbach (NY), Odyssia (NY), Harcus-Krakow (MA), Oxbow (MA), Julie Heller (MA), Peter Rose (NY); 63 group exhibits including American Academy of Arts and Letters (6 exhibits), National Academy of Design (5), Metropolitan Museum of Art, Corcoran Gallery (DC), Museum Fine Arts (Boston, MA) Gibbs Museum (VA), Long Beach Museum (CA), Albany Museum (NY); In addition to Yaddo, awarded 17 grants and residencies: NEA, Radcliffel (Bunting), Tiffany Foundation, Ingram Merrill, MacDowell, and Djerassi; collections: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Graham Gund Collection in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Gibbs Museum (Va), National Academy of Art and Design, Long Beach Museum of Art (CA), the Albany Museum of Art, among others.
Liz Whitney Quisgard is a painter, sculptor, fiber artist, who has done murals for public buildings and corporations. Recent solo shows include Berkshire Museum,MA (currently); Loveland Museum, CO; Frist Museum, Nashville, TN; Rokeson Gallery, Penn State U; Visual Arts Association, Louisville, KY. Major collections: Vanderbuilt U; Johns Hopkins U; MS Museum; National 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Abby Robinson is an award-winning photographer whose work has been shown in the US, Europe and Asia. Much of it has been done in conjunction with grants from the Asian Cultural Council (1995-1996/Vietnam), the Fulbright Program (1999-2000/Sri Lanka and India), and the American Institute of Sri Lankan Studies (2004, 2005). She also received a Siskind Grant and New York Foundation of the Arts Grant in 2006. In addition to Yaddo, she’s had fellowships at MacDowell and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, along with artist-in-residencies at Light Works (Syracuse, NY), Altos de Chavon (Dominican Republic) and most recently Three Shadows (Beijing). One-Person
Exhibitions: Yongkang Lu Art Center in Shanghai, China; FotoFest, Houston; Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR; H2O, Barcelona; and The Workshop, Hong Kong. She has written for Asian Art News, PDNedu, and is a contributor to the new Trans-Asia Photography Review. Abby has published a novel, The Dick and Jane based on her experiences working with a private investigator. Her photographs have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Photo District News, Dear Dave, Shots, and Photographers International. She teaches photography at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in Manhattan and heads up SVA's Digital Photography Workshop in Shanghai; she's also been a guest lecturer at the 2012 Jeonju Photo Festival, Jeonju, Korea, the Beijing Film Academy, Beijing, China; Sabança University in Istanbul, Turkey; Three Shadows Photography Art Center, Beijing, China; the Conference for South Asia, Madison, WI; University of Madras, Chennai, India; Shingu College, Seongnam City, Korea; Kyongju University, Gyongju, Korea; Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea; Vietnamese Association of Photographic Artists, Saigon, Vietnam; International School, Taipei, Taiwan; West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV and Smith College, Northampton, MA.
Prints of her images are in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR., the William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT and Light Works, Syracuse, NY. An interview with the photographer can be found on Meet a NYFA Artist at www.nyfa.org/level3.asp?id=850&fid=5&sid=156.
Andra Samelson has exhibited her work extensively in galleries and museums throughout the United States including the Hudson River Museum, The Rubin Museum, the International Print Center New York, and the Brooklyn Museum of
Art. Her work was on view in the traveling exhibition The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama which has been in museums in San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Madrid, Stockholm and Tokyo. In conjunction with this exhibition, an interview with her was aired on PBS in 2007. Most recently, Andra has shown at Exit Art in New York City, Kenise Barnes Gallery in Larchmont, NY, Emory University Visual Arts Gallery in Atlanta and both the Kentler International Drawing Space and Five Myles in Brooklyn. Her public artwork, Heaven on Earth, commissioned by New Jersey Transit, is permanently installed at the Second Street Station in Hoboken, New Jersey. She will be having a large solo exhibition entitled ÒCosmologiesÓ at the Loyola University Museum of Art in Chicago in September 2013.
Katia Santibañez was born in Paris, France. She has a BFA from the School of Art in Paris. She has shows in NYC with Morgan Lehman Gallery and in Los Angeles with Tom Jancar gallery.
Irys Schenker received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Her work has been shown in the Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art (UK), at Kappatos Gallery in Athens, Greece and at White Columns in NYC. She was chosen for the AIM Program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in 2008 with the accompanying exhibition, "How Soon is Now?" Her most recent exhibition, "Centaurs and Satyrs," was at the Asya Geisberg Gallery in Chelsea in July 2012. She GREATLY enjoyed her time at Yaddo.
Linda Schrank is represented by Stephen Rosenberg Fine Art, NYC and Galleria Peccolo, Italy. Many solo and group exhibtions. Selected Public Collections: Harvard University, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Museum of Ceramics, Torgiano, Italy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museo Regionale della Ceramica, Deruta, Italy, Princeton University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rose Art Museum, Scripps College, The Corcoran Museum of Art, The International Museum of the Woman in Art, Abruzzo, Italy,The Morgan Library and Museum, The New York Public Library, University of Houston, University of Iowa. Residencies: American Academy in Rome; Yaddo; VCCA-Moulin a Nef, France; Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi, India; Fundacion Valparaiso, Almeria, Spain.
Larry Silver – “I have lived and worked in the East Village for 30 years. I have shown my work in one person and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally.”
Jill Viney, sculptor: MFA Columbia School of Arts/BA Sarah Lawrence College; Solo shows: 2007- Long Island University, Brooklyn; 2005 University of Missouri St. Louis, MO; Group show: 2008 Herron School of Art, IUPUI,
Indianapolis, IN 2006: "Decades Show", Columbia SoA, NYC.
Mary Joan Waid, having been born in Kansas, moved to New York City after
she graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in fine arts. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States as well as in Germany, Switzerland, and Japan. She has paintings in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Museum of Art, Wichita Art Museum and the National Academy of Design in New York City. She currently lives and works in New York City and Vermont.