Vera Iliatova received her BA with High Honors Summa Cum Laude and her MA from Brandeis University, and earned her MFA from Yale. She also studied at the Atelier 63, Paris, France, and the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston. She has won numerous awards including the Gloucester Landscape Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center Residency Award, Mortimer Hays Traveling Fellowship, Richard Ryan Sr. Memorial Award, Deborah Josepha Cohen Memorial Award, Stephen Phillips Scholarship, Jewish Women College Club Grant, Brandeis Festival of the Arts Grants and the Sachar Study Abroad Award. Ms. Iliatova has been a Visiting Artist at Baltimore School for the Arts, Boston University, and has taught at Brandeis University, University of New Hampshire, UC Davis, and Yale Norfolk Yale University School of Art. Vera Iliatova is currently teaching at the Massachusetts College of Art + Design. Website: www.verailiatova.com
Tina Ingraham was born in Kenton, Ohio and received her BSD from the University of Cincinnati and MFA from Brooklyn College of CUNY where she received The Charles G. Shaw Memorial Award for Scholarship and Art and a Graduate Teaching Fellowship. Ms. Ingraham has pursued painting continuously for over 25 years, incorporating periods of full-time studio work and collegiate teaching. Her work hangs in numerous private and corporate collections including MBNA Corporation. Recent commissions were awarded by Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine and former CEO of Louis Vuiton Moett Hennessy. She most recently exhibited a one-person show at Hubert Gallery in New York City and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in the north east including The National Academy of Design, NYU Small Works Show at Washington Square Gallery East, and The Gallery at Kohn, Pederson, Fox, all in New York; and Bates College Museum of Art in Maine. She has taught at Bowdoin College and Maine College of Art, International School of Art in Italy, Stephens College in Missouri, and Brooklyn College. She was awarded a fellowship from The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, a grant from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and in 1998, a Sally and Milton Avery Fellowship. She has been living and working in Italy for two years. Website: www.tinaingraham.com
Angelo Ippolito (1922-2001) was born in St. Arsenio, Italy. He has had solo exhibitions at Grace Borgenicht Gallery, Binghamton University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley, Cleveland Art Institute, Bertha Schaefer Gallery, Tanager Gallery, and Galleria della Rotonda in Bergamo, Italy. He has shown in group exhibitions in New York, West Berlin, Rotterdam, the Sao Paolo Bienale, Rome, Milan, London, and in several European tours. Among his awards are a Tiffany Foundation Award in Painting, a Childe Hassam Fund Purchase Award, a Ford Foundation Grant, and a Fulbright Fellowship to Florence, Italy. For more than 20 years, Mr. Ippolito has taught painting at Binghamton University. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Joseph Hirshhorn Museum, Phillips Gallery, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., in other museums, and in numerous corporate, university and private collections in Europe and the U.S. Website www.angeloippolito.org/
Lani Irwin received her MFA from American University, and also studied in Germany and France. She was awarded the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, and has had one-person exhibitions at Katharina Rich Perlow in NY, Gallery K in Washington DC, Forum Gallery in MD, and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Ms. Irwin's paintings are in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Museum of American Art, and the Smithsonian Institution. She has taught at Maryland Institute College of Art, the University of New Hampshire, University of Virginia, and Indiana University. She lives and works in Assisi. Website: www.LaniIrwin.com
Susana Viola Jacobson received her BFA at the University of Utah and her MFA at Stanford University. She teaches graduate painting and graduate seminars in drawing and color/collage, undergraduate Visual Studies and has co-taught interdisciplinary courses on public art and Las Vegas through Architecture and Historic Preservation at UPENN. Previously taught at Yale University, the University of Iowa, Stanford University and Humboldt State University, she has also been a Visiting Artist at The Vermont Studio Center Press (2001), Joseph and Anni Albers Foundation (1999), Yaddo (1992), The University of Georgia in Cortona, IT (1984) and the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program (1982-83). Her awards include an Ingram-Merrill Foundation Grant (1992), an NEA Individual Artist’s Grant (1984) and a Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Scholarship (1970). Her work is included in the collections of Anderson Museum of Modern Art, the Roswell Museum, Banker's Life Insurance Company, Principal Financial Group National Headquarters, the Humboldt Area Foundation, Stanford University, the Salt Lake Art Center. She has been a visiting critic and speaker at numerous universities, exhibited throughout the U.S. and is a USFSA bronze medalist in ice dancing.
Jody Joseph received her B.A. at the University of Michigan and her J.D. degree from the University of San Francisco. She studied painting at the International School of Art, the San Francisco School of Art, and the Dundas Valley School of Art. She has had one-person and group exhibitions in Ontario, New Orleans, San Francisco, Chicago and Italy. Ms. Joseph has taught at the Dundas Valley School of Art and the California College of Arts and Crafts. She lives and works in Dundas, Ontario. Website: www.jodyjoseph.com
Alex Kanevsky was born in Rostvo-na-Donu, Russia, and studied at Vilnius University, Lithuania, and later at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, where he presently teaches. He has received numerous prestigious fellowships and awards, including the Pew Fellowship for painting, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Painting Fellowship, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland, the Eagle Hill Foundation, Painting Residency, and the Frantz and Virginia Bader Fund Grant for Painting. In addition to exhibiting work across North America and Europe, his work has been reviewed in The LA Times, The New York Observer, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Harper’s Magazine, and New American Paintings. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Achenbach Collection, San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts, de Young & Legion of Honor. He is represented by J. Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY; Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Victor Felix Gallery, London, UK. Website: www.somepaintings.net
Born in Belgrade, Ana Kapor came to Rome at 18 to study at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma. Her first solo exhibitions were in Gallery The Triptych, Galleria Antonia Jannone, Milan. From that came a fruitful partnership with three solo exhibitions in Milan, and her presence in important art fairs: Fiera di Bologna; MiArt, Milano; Artissima, Turin; Imagine Art at the Fair, Reggio Emilia; Naples Art Contemporary; St- Art, Strasburg, Art Miami, and Art Fair Karlsruhe. In 1998 Ana Kapor won the Suzzara Prize, later won the Biennial Prize for Painting of the Town of Bordighera, Premio Ferruccio Ferrazzi, and Premio Michetti. In 2005, Ana Kapor, with her series Nocturnes, was the winner of the National Award for Painting of Sabaudia Ferruccio Ferrazzi. In 2007 she was invited to participate in the New Painters of Reality exhibition at PAC in Milan. Over the years, Ana Kapor has created a stable relationship with the most important figurative galleries in Italy, with exhibitions in the historic Galleria dell’incisone of Brescia and Galleria Don Quixote, Galleria Forni, Bologna with her husband, the painter Vladimir Pajevic, and Gallery Falter, in Florence. With her solo show Isola Sacra, in Gallery Nathalia Laue in Frankfurt in 2008, Ana Kapor was introduced to the German public. In 2008, Ana Kapor and Vladimir Pajevic were invited by the Panorama Museum in Bad Frankenhausen (Germany), to set up their own personal show. This large exhibition, which was made possible thanks to the work of the gallery and the generosity of collectors who lent works, has covered the last 25 years of work of two artists with an exhibition of over 140 works.
An exhibiton of paintings by Ana Kapor at Lagalleriachevorrei.it
Mark Karnes received his B.F.A. in painting from the Philadelphia College of Art (now The University of the Arts) and his M.F.A. from Yale University. He is the recipient of awards and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fulbright-Hayes grant, the Ford Foundation, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Karnes’ work is in several major collections including the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, DC, and he has exhibited at Loyola College, Johns Hopkins University, Queens College, Indiana University, Towson University and the Pennsylvania College of Fine Arts. He has served as a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore, for more than 30 years. Website: www.markkarnes.com
Mark Karnes: Intimate Paintings and Drawings by Ephraim Rubenstein
Judy Koon received her MFA at Yale University, having earlier studied at the University of California at Santa Cruz, and also studied at the New York Studio School. In Taiwan, she studied traditional Chinese painting. Ms. Koon has been a visiting artist at Knox College and the Glasgow School of Art. She has been teaching at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 1986, and has been a visiting artist at Knox College and the Glasgow School of Art. Her awards and grants include the Faculty Enrichment Grant from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Annette Kode Fulbright Alternate to France, the Ragdale Foundation Residence and Stipend, and the Helen Winternitz Award from Yale University. Ms. Koon has served on the Evanston Art Council grant selection committees, the Ragdale visual artist selection committees, and many others. She had exhibitions in ARC Gallery, Artemisia Gallery, NY Studio School Gallery, Lohin/Geduld Gallery, Noyes Cultural Center, LIPA Gallery, Art Institute of Poland, Knox College Gallery, the University Club Gallery, Kunstierhaus, Germany, and Faroe Islands Museum of Art.
Lynn Kotula received her MFA from Parsons School of Design, and also studied at the Art Students League and the New York Studio School. She has had solo exhibitions at Prince Street Gallery, the Clark House Gallery and the Andrews Gallery at the College of William and Mary. She has exhibited in numerous group shows, most recently at Lohin Geduld Gallery and Lori Bookstein Fine Arts in New York City; at the National Academy of Design, Roebling Hall and The Painting Center, and at numerous other locations throughout the United States, including Colby College Museum of Art, the Noyes Museum of Art and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
Born in New Orleans, Louise LeBourgeois grew up in Belle Chasse, Louisiana; Oxford, England; and Clemson, South Carolina before moving to Chicago. Influenced by the diverse places she experienced as a child, she remains intrigued by the phenomenon of existing in one place while clinging to the memory of another. She uses landscape imagery as a way to explore history, both personal and collective. Louise earned her M.F.A. from Northwestern University in 1994. Her paintings have been exhibited throughout the United States and in Italy. Awards include grants from the Illinois Arts Council and Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue, and inclusion in Who’s Who of American Women. After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Louise co-founded the ‘NOLA in Chicago Network’, a group advocating for the needs of New Orleans and New Orleanians. Louise and her husband, the painter Steven Carrelli, lives in Chicago and teaches in the Art and Design Department at Columbia College Chicago. Website: www.louiselebourgeois.com/
John Lees received his BFA and his MFA at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. He has had solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, Chicago, Boston, London, and is currently represented in New York by Hirschl & Adler Modern. He has received the John Simon Guggenheim Grant and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Mr. Lees has taught at Wayne State University, the Vermont Studio School, Bard College, Mt. San Antonio College, the School of Visual Arts, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and presently teaches at the New York Studio School and the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Leonid Lerman was born in Odessa, Ukraine, and emigrated to the US in 1980. He obtained his MFA from V.I. Moukhina College of Art and Design in St. Petersburg, Russia. He has received monumental commissions in Russia and the Ukraine, and various commissions from the Reproduction Department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY. Mr. Lerman worked at the Johnson Atelier, and has taught at the NY Sculpture Center, the University of the Arts, the NY Academy of Art, New York University, Brooklyn College, Fashion Institute of Technology, the Art Students League, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His work has been exhibited at the Sculpture Center, PS 1, the Drawing Center, and the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. Mr. Lerman has had one-person shows at CASE Museum of Contemporary Russian Art of NJ, Duke University Museum, Riskin-Sinow Gallery, the Sculpture Center Gallery, and McKee Gallery, where he is currently represented.
Stanley Lewis, born in Somerville, New Jersey, is a member of the Bowery Gallery in New York City and the Oxbow Gallery in Northampton, Massachusetts. His work has been shown at Salander O'Reilly Galleries in New York City. A retired professor from American University, he also taught at the Kansas City Art Institute from 1969 to 1986, and currently teaches part-time at the New York Studio School.
After receiving a BA with high distinction from Wesleyan University, Lewis went on to receive a BFA and MFA from Yale and as a Danforth Fellow. Solo exhibitions have included Dartmouth College, the Bowery Gallery, and the Dorry Gates Gallery, MO. A major retrospective of his work was shown at the American University Museum, Washington D.C. in 2007. Group shows include the Delaware College of Art and Design, the Commission for Arts and Humanities in Washington D.C., and Swarthmore College. His work is in the collections of the Albrecht Gallery, MO and the University of Indiana among others. Lewis' teaching experience includes The American University in Washington D.C., Smith College, the Chautauqua Institution, and Parsons School of Design, NY. Awards include both the Altman Prize and a Henry Ward Ranger Fund Purchase Award from the National Academy of Design, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Ying Li was born in Beijing, China. She studied at the Anhui Teachers University, Wuhu, Anhui, China, and received her MFA from Parsons School of Design. She has had solo exhibitions at the Bowery and the Elizabeth Harris Galleries in NY, and at Haverford and Bryn Mawr College. Her group exhibitions include shows at the Maryland Institute College of Art, the New World Arts Center in NY, the Museum at Rochefort-en-Terre in France, the National Academy of Design, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, the National Arts Club, and the National Gallery of Fine Art in China. Ying Li has been a visiting artist or lecturer at Queens College, Rutgers University, Parsons, Muhlenberg and Sarah Lawrence College and has taught at Anhui Teachers University in China, the New School of Social Research in NY, and is currently Chairperson of the Fine Arts department at Haverford College. Website: yinglistudio.com
Susan Lichtman is a professor of drawing and painting at Brandeis University. Her gouache and oil paintings were recently exhibited at Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia and Lenore Gray Gallery in Providence, RI. A recipient of awards from the Tiffany Foundation and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Creative Arts Achievement Award of Brandeis University, Lichtman holds an AB degree from Brown University and an MFA from Yale School of Art. Website: www.susanlichtman.com Link: paintingperceptions.com/interiors/susan-lichtman
Richard Lytle studied at the Cooper Union School of Art and at the Yale University School of Art, where he received a B.F.A. in 1957 and an M.F.A. in 1960. He was an assistant in instruction to Josef Albers in 1956 for color and in 1957 for basic drawing. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Florence, Italy, in 1958 and was included in the Museum of Modern Art exhibition Sixteen Americans in 1959. In 1985 Mr. Lytle received the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Award from the Cooper Union School of Art. His work has been exhibited nationally and in Europe, and his paintings are in many public and corporate collections including those of the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of Art, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Mr. Lytle began teaching at Yale in 1960, was dean of the Silvermine College of Art from 1963 to 1965, and returned to the Yale faculty in 1966. Mr. Lytle was acting dean of the School of Art in 1980–81 and in the spring terms of 1990 and 1994. He was appointed professor of art in 1981 and named the William Leffingwell Professor of Painting in 1999. He is currently professor emeritus at Yale School of Art. Website: lytleart.com
Margaret McCann earned her MFA at the Yale School of Art, and her BFA at Washington University in St., Louis. She also studied at the New York Studio School and at the Yale Summer School of Music and Art. Ms. McCann's awards include the Blanche E. Coleman Award, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Individual Artist's Grant, the Ingram-Merrill Foundation Grant, and the Fulbright-Hays Grant to Italy, and Residencies from Washington University, Ragdale, and the Millay Art Colony. Margaret McCann has had solo exhibitions in Rome and Milan, Chicago, Connecticut and Boston, as well as numerous group exhibitions throughout the north and southeast US. Since 1980 she has taught at Washington University, Yale, University of New Hampshire, University of Pennsylvania, Suffolk University and Boston University. Margaret McCann lived in Rome for 8 years, where she taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Cornell, St. Mary's College / Notre Dame, Loyola University, Trinity College and Tyler School of Art. Ms. McCann now lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and teaches at Boston University. Website: margaretmccann.com
James McGarrell studied painting at Indiana University and at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He received his M.A. at the University of California, Los Angeles, and also worked at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. He has received the Fulbright Grant, the National Institute of Arts and Letters Citation and Grant, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and the National Endowment for the Arts Grant. In 1970 he was elected a Correspondent Member of the Academie des Beaux-Arts de L'Institute de France.
Prof. McGarrell has works in the permanent collections of many institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Whitney Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, Centre National d'art et de Culture Georges-Pompidou, Paris, France, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and the St. Louis Art Museum. His work has been exhibited in five Whitney Museum Annuals and Biennials, two Carnegie International Exhibitions, Documenta in Kassel, Germany, and the Venice Biennale. In 1995 Prof. McGarrell received the Jimmy Ernst lifetime achievement award of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is represented in New York by the George Adams Gallery.
For more than twenty years Prof. McGarrell taught in the graduate painting program at Indiana University. In 1981 he joined the faculty of the Washington University School of Fine Arts in St. Louis where he is now Professor Emeritus. He has taught for shorter terms or served as artist in residence at the University of Utah, Rice University, Arizona State University, the Skowhegan School, the Vermont Studio Center, and Reed, Hollins, and Dartmouth Colleges. Website: www.redwingstanza.com
Sangram Majumdar was born in Calcutta, India and received his BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA at Indiana University. Prof. Majumdar has had solo exhibitions at the Ann Nathan Gallery, Wright State University Art Galleries, Lyon College, Indiana University Art Museum, and Maryland Institute College of Art. He has participated in group exhibitions at the Museum of Art, Rochefort-en-Terre, France, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan, Indiana University, College of William and Mary, Maryland Art Place, The Warehouse Gallery, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Rochester Institute of Technology, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Villa Julie College, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Madison Art Center, and Contemporary Art Center of Virginia. His awards include the Maryland State Art Council Individual Grant in Painting, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, and the Tony Munavec Overseas Fellowship to Italy. His work has been published in drawing textbooks: Drawing: Structure and Vision, (Prentice Hall, 2008) and Exploring Life Drawing (Design Exploration) (Thompson Delmar Publishing, 2007). Prof. Majumdar has been a Visiting Artist at Ball State University, Indiana University, Princeton University, College of William and Mary, Ecole Supèrieure des Beaux Art, de Lorient, University of New Hampshire, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wright State University, Drefoos School for the Arts, Design and Architecture Senior High School in Miami and the Rhode Island School of Design-Palazetto Cenci. Since 2003, he has been teaching painting and drawing at the Maryland Institute, College of Art. He is represented by Ann Nathan Gallery in Chicago. Website: www.sangrammajumdar.com.
Knox Martin studied at the Art Students League. He has won a Longview Fellowship, a National Foundation for the Arts grant, and a C.A.P.S. grant. Mr. Martin has had solo exhibitions at Egan Gallery, Jack Gallery, River Gallery, Ingber Gallery, Dubelle Gallery, Grenillon Gallery, Fischbach Gallery, Avant Garde Gallery, Holland-Goldberg Gallery, Gallery Bonino, Arras Gallery, CDS Gallery, and Ken Kalleba Gallery. His work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Weatherspoon Museum, Byer Museum, and at major art fairs throughout Europe. Mr. Martin's commissions include large exterior wall paintings and murals in New York and abroad. He has taught at Yale University, New York University and the Art Students League.
Raoul Middleman received his BA at Johns Hopkins University, and also studied at Skowhegan, Brooklyn Museum Art School and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His Awards & Prizes include the Edwin Palmer Memorial Prize of the National Academy of Design, Benjamin Altman Prize for Figure Painting, Robert & Rochelle Philipp Prize. From 1998-2001 he was the President of the National Academy of Design. His work is the collections of the Baltimore Museum of Art, Corcoran Gallery, Maryland Institute, College of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, National Academy Museum, and National Museum of American Art. His most recent solo exhibitions have been at C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, Rodger Lapelle Galleries, Philadelphia, and Kouros Gallery, New York. For over forty years he has taught at the Maryland Institute, College of Art. Website: www.raoulmiddleman.com
Ruth Miller graduated from the University of Missouri with a major in painting. She has taught at Queens College, the University of Hartford, Yale University School of Art at Norfolk, and Parsons School of Design MFA painting program. Since 1973 she has taught painting and drawing at the New York Studio School. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Delaware Art Museum, , and in private collections in the United States and Europe. Ms. Miller has won two Ingram Merrill Awards. She has had solo exhibitions in Delaware, Connecticut and New York, most recently at the New York Studio School and at Bowery Gallery. She has shown in invitational exhibitions at the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the American Academy of Design and at Maxwell Davidson Gallery in New York, at the North Dakota Museum of Art, and in group exhibitions around the United States.
John Moore received his BFA from Washington University in St. Louis, and his MFA from Yale. His work is represented by Hirschl & Adler Modern in New York. He has had over 30 solo exhibitions since 1970, and his work is in public collections of the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and many others. A monograph, Inventing Reality: The Paintings of Johnn Moore was published by Hudson Hills Press in 1997. His awards include the Academy Award in Art of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Endowment for the Arts, and Childe Hassam Award. John Moore has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and chaired at the Tyler School of Art , was Head of the Graduate Painting Program at Boston University, and is currently Gutman Professor of Fine Arts and Chair of the Department of Fine Arts of PennDesign, at the University of Pennsylvania.
Lance Moore received his BFA Summa Cum Laude from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He also studied art at Temple University/Tyler School of Fine Art in Rome, Studio Arts Centers International in Florence, Maryland Institute College of Art in Sorrento, The Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore, philosophy at Johns Hopkins University, and chemistry at the University of Maryland. He received a Masters of Science at the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program for Art Conservation. Prof. Moore’s awards include the Mellon Fellowship in Painting Conservation and the Kress Foundation Foreign Study Grant for Research in Art Conservation. He has worked in Painting Conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Winterthur Museum, the Rijksmuseum, the British Institute Library, and the Art Institute of Chicago, and in Florence, Arezzo, and Pisa. Website: blancemoore.com
Barry Nemett, Chair of the Painting Department at Maryland Institute College of Art, studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, received his BFA at Pratt Institute and his MFA at Yale University. His awards include The Hugh Fraser Foundation, Ford Foundation Grant, MICA Trustee Grant for Excellence in Teaching, Maryland State Arts Council Individual Fellowship Grant, ITT International Travel Fellowship/Fulbright Hays Grant, Ely Harwood Schless Award for Excellence in Drawing and Painting at Yale University, Faculty Enrichment Grant, and the Berkeley T. Rulon Miller Award. Prof. Nemett has curated numerous traveling exhibitions, and has exhibited his own work at the National Academy Museum, Museum of Art, Rochefort-en-Terre, France, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan, Baltimore Museum of Art, Delaware Museum of Art, Institute of International Education, Washington County Museum of Art, Andre Zarre Gallery, Atlanta College of Art, Goucher College, Indiana University, Loyola College, New Jersey State Museum, University of North Carolina, Pratt Institute, St. John's University, University of Maryland, University of New Hampshire, University of Pennsylvania, Wellesley College, College of William and Mary, and Yale University.
His publications include: Images, Objects, and Ideas: Viewing the Visual Arts, (McGraw-Hill, 1992) and Crooked Tracks (novel, 2006). He has published articles in Arts Magazine, Museum & Arts: Washington, New Art Examiner, Washington Review, Baltimore magazine, Forays Review, and many artist catalogue essays. Prof. Nemett's has been a Visiting Artist at Chicago Art Institute, Delaware College of Art and Design, Haverford College, Johns Hopkins University, New York Studio School, Ontario College of Art and Design, Pratt Institute, Princeton University, Rhode Island School of Design, Salisbury State University, Swain School of Design, Swarthmore College, University of Maryland, Wellesley College, and Woodmere Museum of Art and has been Artist in Residence at Alfred and Trafford Klots Residency Program, Rochefort-en-Terre, France, Bates College, Glasgow School of Art, Keisho Art Association (Japan), Studio Art Centers International Florence, and Summer Scholarship Program, Scotland.
A 30-year retrospective exhibition of paintings by Barry Nemett at the Rosenberg Gallery at Goucher College.
Joseph Nicoletti received his BA from Queens College, City University of NY, and his MFA from Yale University. He has had solo exhibitions at Chase Gallery in Boston, Barridoff Galleries, Treat Gallery, the Walker Art Museum, and at the Office of the Governor, State House, in Maine. Mr. Nicoletti has won awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and Research Grants from Bates College. He was a teaching assistant to William Bailey at Yale. Mr. Nicoletti has also taught at Bowdoin College, and Bates College in Maine.
An exhibiton of paintings by Joseph Nicoletti
Wilbur Niewald is professor emeritus of painting at the Kansas City Art Institute, where he studied, taught, and for twenty-eight years, served as chair of the painting and printmaking department. The school is known as one of the best traditionally based undergraduate art school programs in the US. He has influenced generations of students during his long tenure in the college’s heralded painting department. Prof. Niewald also taught in summer programs at the NY Studio School, Yale University, Boston University, Vermont Studio Center, and Chautauqua Institute. He is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Charlotte Street Fund, based in Kansas City, Artist in Residence, Grand Canyon National Park, and the Distinguished Teaching of Art Award from the College Art Association. He is a member of the National Academy of Design. Prof. Niewald’s recent exhibitions include a retrospective at the Albrecht Kemper Museum of Art; Marianna Kistler Beach Museum, Rider University; Dolphin Gallery and Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, MO; Wright State University, OH; a retrospective at the Kansas City Art Institute; New York Studio School; Dorry Gates Gallery, MO; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; Zeuxis Gallery, NY; National Academy Museum; and the Ingber Gallery, NY. Niewald’s work is in the collection of numerous museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art. He is represented by the Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO.
Joyce Pensato was born in Brooklyn, New York, and studied painting and drawing at the New York Studio School. Ms. Pensato has had solo exhibitions in Dijon, Lyon, Marseilles, Houston, in NY, and in Paris at Galerie Anne de Villepoix, where she is currently represented. She has exhibited in Paris, Lyon, London, Graz, Hamburg, New York, and throughout the US. She was the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a NY Foundation for the Arts Grant, and a grant from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. Joyce Pensato divides her time between Brooklyn and Paris.
Irving Petlin studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and at Yale University. He has won a Cassandra Foundation grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has had solo exhibitions at Galerie du Dragon in Paris, Rolf Nelson Gallery, Odyssia Gallery, the Neuberger Museum, Marlborough Gallery, Kent Fine Art, Gallery Rebecca Cooper, and at galleries in London, Brussels, Rome, Turin, Milan, and at the Venice Biennale. Since the sixties, Mr. Petlin has been a leader in artists' political activism, from his role as a founder of Artists and Writers Against the War in Vietnam, to his participation in the Artists' Call Against the U.S. Intervention in Central America. He has taught at Dartmouth College, UCLA, Haifa University, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Educated at Western Reserve University, Pratt Institute, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Marjorie Portnow received her masters of fine art at Brooklyn College. Elected to membership in the National Academy of Design in New York City, she also teaches there and at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts. She has been visiting professor at many colleges and universities in America. For may years she showed with the Fishbach Gallery and recently had a one person show at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. Her work appears in almost all the major museum exhibitions of American landscape painting including: The Landscape in Twentieth-Century American Art (Selections From The Metropolitan Museum of Art); Landscape Painting (1960-1990) (The Italian Tradition in American Art), and books in which her work appears include John Arthur's The American Landscape Tradition Since 1950 and Alan Gussow's The Artist as Native (Reinventing Regionalism). She has received fellowships to Yaddo and the Mac Dowell Colony and innumerable awards including The Hassan Purchase Prize from the American Institute Academy of Arts and Letters: National Endowment of the Arts, Ingram Merrill Grant, Tiffany Grant. Her many collections include The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; The Sheldon Art Museum, The National Academy of Design, The Graham Gund Collection, The Jacob Kaplan Collection Citibank Corporation of North America, and The AT&T Collection.
Mileta Prodanovic, painter, writer, and a major cultural figure in Serbia, was born in Belgrade. He studied architecture and painting at the University of Arts Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, where he received his undergraduate and Masters degrees, and was awarded post-graduate study at the Royal College of Art, London. Prof. Prodanovic was the representative artist for his country at the Venice Biennale in 1986, and has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Rome, Venice, Vienna, Prague, Paris, Graz, Budapest, Dusseldorf, Regensburg, Toulouse, major museums and galleries in Belgrade, and throughout Europe. Mileta Prodanovic has published works of fiction, and essays in the field of visual arts and journalism. During the nineties he published essays on the topic of "war-culture-politics" in a number of Yugoslav daily and periodical newspapers and magazines. He was a member of the editorial board of the periodicals Belgrade Circle and New Moment. Prodanovic is a founding member of "Writers Forum". He has won several awards in the field of literature and art, including the Serbian Academy of Arts & Sciences "Ivan Tabakovic" award, "Lazar Trifunivic" for art criticism, "Borislav Pekic" for literature, "Sava Sumavonic" for visual arts, "Vital" for literature, the City of Belgrade award for literature, and a Residency at the Iowa International Writing Program. His books of prose include: "Dinner at St. Apollonia" (1984), "New Clinical" (1989), "Travel Between Images and Labels" (1993), "The Dog With The Broken Spine" (1993), "Celestial Opera" (1995), "Dance, monster, on my soft music" (1995) and "This Could Be Your Lucky Day" (2000), which he also adapted and directed for the theater, "Red Scarves all Silk" (1999), "Garden in Venice" (2002), "Elisha in the Land of Saintly Carp" (2003), "Agnes" which won the best book award of 2007, "Ermine" (2009), "Ultramarine" (2010), a book of essays "The Older and More Beautiful Belgrade" (2001), and a collection of poetry "Miasma" (1994). He has been published in several anthologies of recent Serbian prose, among others in the selection of The Prince of Fire - An Anthology of Contemporary Serbian Short Stories, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1998. It has been translated into English, German, Spanish, Polish, Bulgarian and Hungarian. He is a Ph.D candidate and Associate Professor and Vice Dean at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade.
Olivera Pudar was born in Novi Sad, Serbia. She studied at the Isidor Bajić School of Music, Novi Sad, the Academy of Fine Arts of Novi Sad, and the University of Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade, where she received her BFA and MFA. She also attended International School of Art, Montecastello, Italy, and Yale School of Art, New Haven, for her second MFA. Her awards include the Rista & Beta Vukanovic prize for painting, Neimar Award for mosaic, 3rd prize at the National Piano Competition, Serbia, the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant (2005, 2008), and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Her painting was the subject of an article by Dr. John T. Spike in Art & Antiques, “Closer Look: Memory Palace: Olivera Pudar”.
Her works can be seen on her website www.oliverapudar.com.
Jeffrey Reed earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia. Since 1986 he has taught at the Community College of Philadelphia, where he also served as chair of the art department. He received numerous awards and grants, including a Visual Arts Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and a fellowship and residency from the Ballinglen Arts Foundation, in County Mayo, Ireland. Reed is represented by Gross McCleaf Gallery, in Philadelphia, and George Billis Gallery, in New York City. Link: paintingperceptions.com/landscape-painting/jeffrey-reed
Celia Reisman is known for her paintings of the Philadelphia suburbs and other locations, where she combines architectural elements within a rich, complex world of invented color and shapes. Ms. Reisman received a BFA at Carnegie Mellon University and went on to receive an MFA in Printmaking from Yale University. She is represented by the Paul Thiebaud Gallery in New York and San Francisco where she had two recent solo exhibitions. In Philadelphia she has exhibited at the Gross McCleaf Gallery, which has represented her for over twenty years. She has had been in group exhibitions in Philadelphia, New York, London and other locations in the US. Her work was selected for the American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition where she received a Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Purchase Award. In 2000 she had a Fifteen Year Survey Exhibition at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doyelstown, PA. Her paintings toured in two traveling exhibitions curated by Alan Gussow entitled, “ Artist as Native” and “Rediscovering the Landscape”. Her other awards include residencies at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico, the Rochefort-en-Terre Residency in France, the Ragdale Foundation and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Ms. Reisman is a Visiting Critic at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Previously she has taught at Swarthmore College, Dartmouth College, Haverford College, Mass College of Art, and other institutions.
Ramiro Sanchez started painting at age 14 in his home country of Venezuela. After moving to Florence, Ramiro attended the Accademia di Belle Arti, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1997. At the same time, he was enrolled at The Florence Academy of Art where he received a diploma in Painting. He has been teaching at The Florence Academy of Art since 1997. In 2003, his paintings and drawings were subject of a monograph “Ramiro” by international art critic John T. Spike. In 2005, he received the special Director’s Award at the Florence International Biennale of Contemporary Art. Ramiro paints only from life, searching for accuracy beyond physical appearance to reach the psychological state of his subject. he believes the painter must draw his information from "all five senses" to tell the complete human story. Ramiro's portraits and still lifes are in private collections in the United States and Europe.
Ruggero Savinio was born in Turin into a family of artists: his uncle was Giorgio de Chirico, and his father the painter and writer Alberto Savinio. Ruggero Savinio studied Literature at the University of Rome. He had his first one-man show in 1962 in Milan. He has exhibited his work in more than one hundred private galleries in Rome, Frankfurt, Paris, Chicago and New York, as well as in public spaces, including Salon Grands et Jeune d'aujoud'hui in Paris, and Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. He was awarded the Guggenheim Prize, was named as a member of the Accademia di San Luca in Rome, and has had two one-person exhibits at the Venice Biennale as a representative Italian artist.
Ruggero Savinio has also published four books: L 'eta dell'oro (The golden age), Percorsi della figura (Figure's ways ), Ombra portata (The cast shadow), and Paesaggio con figura (Landscape with figure). His essays, stories and verses have been published in several literary revues. He lives and works in Rome with his wife, the poetess Annelisa Alleva, and their two children.
Marc Servin was born in New York City, and studied painting and drawing at Binghamton University and at the New York Studio School, where he was awarded a full scholarship. After organizing an artist's theater in a Brooklyn loft, featured along with his paintings in the 1980 Merchant/Ivory film Jane Austen in Manhattan, and exhibiting his paintings in the Brooklyn Museum, he began a career in the book business, where he worked for 10 years, finally as a buyer for Macy's. In 1988 helped to create the International School of Art, left his executive position at Macy's to move to Italy and work on the school full-time. He has had solo exhibitions at Galleria ISA in Montecastello and has exhibited in group shows in New York, San Francisco and Italy. He lives in Chicago and Montecastello di Vibio with his wife, the painter Olivera Pudar, and their son Theodore.
Jonathan Shahn was born in Columbus, OH, and studied at Swarthmore College, the Boston Museum School, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He has exhibited extensively, most recently at George Billis Gallery, National Academy of Design, George Krevsky Gallery, O'Hara Gallery and Hackett-Freedman Gallery. Mr. Shahn has received numerous awards, including grants from the National Academy Annual Maynard Prize, the NJ State Council on the Arts, an Honorary Bogliasco Fellowship, and his commissions include the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, for the MLK Jr. Station, Jersey City, NJ, and the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, Roosevelt, NJ. His work is in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC, Princeton University Art Museum, and Musei Vaticani, Vatican City, Italy. He has taught at the Tyler School in Rome, Boston University, the Maryland Institute, and the Art Students League of NY.
Charlotte Sorapure is a figurative Artist living and working in Bath, UK. She trained at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, Post Graduate Diploma in Painting, Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design, Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Art and Technology BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art. She has exhibited in numerous exhibitions and competitions in the UK and produced Portrait and Mural commissions for private clients. In March 2012, she will be having a solo exhibition at Messum's, London.
She has taught at Eastbourne College of Art, Schools within Greenwich Borough Council, and was Head of Art at Brockwood Park International School. Charlotte Sorapure’s exhibitions include Messum’s Gallery, Cork Street, London, N.E.A.C Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky, Royal West of England Academy, Petley Fine Art, Lynn Painters and Stainers Prize Exhibition, Thackeray Gallery, Kensington Square, London, Holburne Dukes Portrait Prize. Her awards and honors include Odin Painting Prize, Royal West of England Academy, Bill Patterson Memorial Award, and Cecil Jospe Prize, New English Art Club, Nat West 90’s Prize for Art, Holburne Museum Contemporary Portrait Prize, Bath, B.P. Portrait Award Exhibition - National Portrait Gallery, London, Richard Ford Travel Award to Madrid, Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grants, and Royal West of England Academy Project Bursary. Ms. Sorapure is a member of the New English Art Club.
Don Southard received his BFA from the University of Iowa and his MFA from Yale. His awards and honors include the Faculty Enrichment Grant from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Phelps-Berdan Memorial Award from Yale School of Art, and the Ford Foundation Grant. He has had solo exhibitions in Chicago at Artemisia, Rattner, Lyons Wier, and Space Galleries, Kent State and Hampton Universities, and Knox College. Mr. Southard has been a visiting artist and lecturer at American University, Chautauqua Institute, the New York Studio School, the University of Oregon, Knox College, Hampton University, and at Oxbow; since 1987 he has been teaching painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Website: donsouthard.com
John T. Spike is a noted historian of Italian art of the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries. In 1979, he earned his PhD from Harvard University with a thesis devoted to Mattia Preti, the seventeenth-century painter known as Il Cavalier Calabrese. In recognition of his authoritative studies on Preti, Spike has recently been named an honorary citizen by Taverna, the artist's birthplace. Since 1989, Dr. Spike has been General Editor of The Illustrated Bartsch: Italian Masters of the Seventeenth Century, the multi-volume compendium of European prints executed before 1750. He is also the author of four of the more than ninety volumes published to date.
In the course of his career, Spike has organized many exhibitions of Italian art and has read lectures at important museums around the world, including the Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna; the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence; the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth; the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York; the Musée du Louvre, Paris; the Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart; and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Dr. Spike serves as permanent consultant to the Museo Civico di Taverna, the Museo Civico di Urbania/Casteldurante, and the Cathedral Museum of Molina, Malta. He is the Director of the Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea in Florence. Dr. Spike has written numerous articles and reviews on a wide range of topics for art historical journals, especially the Burlington Magazine, FMR, Art & Antiques, Il Giornale dell'Arte and Quadri e Sculture. He has recently published major books on Caravaggio, Masaccio, Fra Angelico and Fairfield Porter. Website: johntspike.com
Since 1989, John Spike has resided in Florence with his wife, Michele, and their son, Nicholas.
Larry Steele studied with George Spaventa, Philip Guston, David Hare and George McNeil at the New York Studio School. He is currently on the teaching staff of the Johnson Atelier School of Sculpture, where he has worked since 1982, specializing in Sand Foundry, Metal Chasing and Welding. He has also worked at Metal Works, in Maryland, a teaching foundry/metal shop. Mr. Steele has had exhibitions at Vicennes University, Rutgers University, the New Jersey State Museum, the International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art in Birmingham Alabama, ONE MAIN Sculpture Space, 14 Sculptors Gallery, the New York Studio School Gallery, Samuel S. Fleisher Foundation, and the Mellon Bank Building in Pennsylvania. His awards include the Herk Von Tongren Memorial Sculpture Fund Award, Individual Fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial Challenge Series.
Wayne Thiebaud studied at California State College. He is currently a professor in the Department of Art at University of California at Davis, where he has taught since 1960. He has also taught at Sacramento Junior College, where he chaired the art department in the 1950's, at California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute), Cornell University, University of Victoria, B.C., Rice University, Colorado State University, University of Utah, Stanford University, Skowhegan School, Laguna Beach School of Art, and the New York Studio School.
Mr. Thiebaud has had solo exhibitions at the Crocker Art Museum, Allan Stone Gallery, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, Galleria Schwarz in Milan, Stanford Art Museum, Pasadena Art Museum, The Art Museum and Galleries of California State University, Phoenix Art Museum, USA, Walker Art Center, Dickinson College, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Columbus Museum of Art, and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. He has been a jurist for the Prix de Rome Award Panel for painting, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has been elected to the National Academy of Design, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. He has received honorary doctorates from three colleges.
Among many other awards, Mr. Thiebaud has won the College Art Association of America's Most Distinguished Studio Teacher of the Year (1980-81) citation, an Award of Distinction from National Art Schools Association, The Cyril Magnin Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in the Arts from San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, and is an Honoree of the American Academy of Achievement. His grants and awards from the University of California, Davis include the Golden Apple Award for Distinguished Teaching, and the Prize for Teaching and Scholarly Achievement.
David Voros coordinates the painting program at the University of South Carolina. He received his MFA in 1994 from Indiana University in Bloomington, where he studied with Robert Barnes. He lived and studied in Italy after having received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1985. He has exhibited his work at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the International School of Art, the Hesburgh Library at the University of Notre Dame, the Weitman Gallery at Washington University as well as other notable institutions. Professor Voros has taught painting and drawing at Kendall College of Art and Design, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Indiana University South Bend and Bloomington, and Andrews University. He has received numerous grants and has spoken widely on his work. In 2007, he was named a Visiting Senior Member at the American Academy of Classical Studies in Athens.
Susan Walp studied at Mount Holyoke College, Boston University School of Fine Arts, the New York Studio School, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the Brooklyn College MFA Program. Her numerous awards include the Vermont Council on the Arts Grants for Individual Artists, Art Director's Club Award, American Institute of Graphic Arts Award, Society of Illustrators Award, American Illustration Award, New York Creative Arts Public Service Program (CAPS) Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Barklie McKee Henry Memorial Scholarship, and the Skowhegan Purchase Prize in Drawing. She has taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs at Vermont College of Norwich University, and was Guest Lecturer at Concordia University, Montreal, and Goddard College University and currently teaches at Dartmouth College. Susan Walp is represented by the Fischbach Gallery in New York.
Gina Werfel studied at the New York Studio School, received her BA from Hamilton College, and her MFA from Columbia University. She has had many solo exhibitions, most recently at B. Sakata Garo Gallery, Sacramento CA, Monty Stabler Galleries, Birmingham, AL and Prince Street Gallery, NYC. Prof. Werfel has been a visiting artist or lecturer at Trinity College, Washington and Lee University, University of California, Santa Cruz, and Bowdoin College. She has been on various committees of the College Art Association, including the National Conference Committee and Nominating Committee for the Distinguished Teaching of Art Award. Her awards and research fellowships include the Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy fellowship. Gina Werfel has been on the faculty of New York Studio School as Director of Paris Summer Sessions, Chautauqua Institute School of Art, Colby College, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Pont-Aven School of Art, and University of Connecticut. She currently is Chair of Art and Art History at University of California - Davis.
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