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“In a world of eroding values and environmental concerns, my view of Nature is one of a moral obligation to preserve its interdependent balance. As a painter, my aim is to communicate Nature’s power to evoke a range of emotions from the mystical to the surreal. It is a source for interpretation and dialogue with the viewer. For me, the painting process is the means in which to achieve these goals.”
The artist graduated from The Philadelphia College of Arts with a B.A from the University of Penna. and M.A. from NYU. She has also attended The Grande Chaumiere in Paris. The artist has exhibited widely and her work is in national and international permanent museum collections as well as in private collections. The work has been reviewed by major critics. See following for more detail. Selected Exhibitions and Distinctions 1999-2010 Atrium Plaza, solo exhibition Lisa Cooper Contemporary Art, NY - solo exhibitions Hudson Valley Hospital Foundation, NY - acquisitions Kreft Gallery, Concordia, Ann Arbor, Michigan - solo Yale University, acquisitions, special collections Wellesley College, acquisitions, special collections University of Denver, acquisitions The New York Public Library, NY, NY, "Ninety from the Nineties: A Decade of Printing" Concordia Gallery with Gallery 1756, NY, NY, Solo Exhibition Monique Goldstrom Gallery, NY Israel Museum, Jerusalem (Acquisition) University of the Arts Library, Philadelphia, PA., (Acquisition) National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA., (Acquisition) Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY (Acquisition & Exhibition) James A. Michner Museum, Doylestown, PA (Acquisition) Gallery 1756, Chicago, IL, Solo Exhibitions (2000, 1999, 1998) 1990s Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL, Exhibition of new acquisitions University of Arizona Museum, Tucson, AZ, Acquisitions Selected Lecture and Teaching Experience 1999 Visiting Professor, Studio Art, Kaye College, Israel 1997-1998 Visiting Professor, Painting, Ben-Gurion University, Israel 1981-1997 SUNY College at Purchase, NY, studio courses 1992 SUNY College at Purchase, NY, Faculty Support Fund Award 1984-1989 Columbia University, NY, studio courses in painting Selected Critical Notices and Reviews New York Times Art in America Critics Choice (Chicago Sun Times) Chicago Daily News Chicago Sun Times Arts (magazine) New York Herald Tribune Metromedia Television (Body Sculpture as Worn; Educational TV for painting, etc) Art News Represented in Private and Public Permanent Collections Gallery representation: Gallery 1756, Chicago and Monique Goldstrom, NYC.