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When images take over your head, you don't have a lot of choices. You can spend your life staring at pictures that no one else sees, or you can go with the flow and invite everyone in to watch the visions with you. I chose the latter course, of course, so fill up your popcorn bowl and let me give you a little background before the movie starts.

I'm a New Yorker, born and bred. I was raised with noise and rush and life all around me. My world was vivid technicolor, and no one ran faster than I did. I met and married the man of my dreams, and had the joys and exasperations of raising a family. And all of these events would have been the colors of my canvas if not for the happy opportunity of being able to spend some years in Japan.

Japan is the perfect place to plunk down a New Yorker. While it races along on one level, there is this other part of Japan that forces you to hit the mental brakes until the images racing by slow down enough to actually be seen! Eastern thought is a well from which to draw the pure water that clears the mind and strengthens the soul.

And these two coexisting visions are what you'll find as you wander through these pages.

I have been very lucky in life. I've had the unbelievable pleasure of turning visions into realities, and of having those pieces of me scattered around the world. I'm thrilled that they've found so much acceptance in exhibitions, and I'm humbled at the thought that they hang on the walls of museums. But I have to say that I am most pleased when they speak so loudly to another soul that that person has to bring me home to continue our conversation for years to come.

For the last 18 years, I've been a teacher, too. I have all the joys of being able to step back from what I do, and think through the principles I've recognized and the pathways I've wandered. And then to offer those insights to others to help them bring out their own mental images for the rest of us to share.

So the popcorn bowl is empty now, and it's time to wander through my images. If you have a chance, leave a note in my guestbook. I would truly love to hear from you.

Renee



AWARDS

  • National Collage Society, "Postcard Exhibit", Merit Award, 00
  • National Collage Society, Kent State U, Kent, OH, Merit Award, 99
  • Hazel Witte Memorial Award, NAWA, 1996
  • Heckscher Mus of Art, Hon Mention, Jurors: Will Barnet, Robt Blackburn,'96
  • Muscarelle Mus, Wmsburg,VA, Purchase Prize,'96, Post Victorian, Jury: Tom Armstrong
  • Muscarelle Mus of Art, College of Wm & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, Hon Mention,'96
  • Nassau County Mus of Art Annex, Silver Award, '94
  • Award of Merit, Chelsea Center, East Norwich, NY, 1993
  • Dr Wu & Elsie Ject-Key Memorial Award, NAWA, 1993
  • Heckscher Mus, Donn Steward Graphic Award,'90
  • Clara Shainess Memorial Award, NAWA,'90
  • Heckscher Mus, Honorable Mention, Ivan Karp, Juror,'88
  • Long Beach Mus, Award of Excellence, '88,'87
  • Islip Art Mus, First Prize, Alternative Media,'87
  • Nassau Co Mus, Award of Excellence,'86
  • Heckscher Mus, Award of Merit, Carter Ratcliff Juror,'86
  • Long Beach Mus, Second Prize,'86
  • Florence B Andresen Award, NAWA,'85
  • Five Towns Music & Art, Honorable Mention,'83
  • Dorothy Seligson Memorial Prize, NAWA,'82
  • Long Beach Mus,'81 Independent Artists, NY '81 Lincoln House, NY,'80 HTAL Exhibition, NY,'79
  • Musical Score:Composer,Lucio Petroccione Jr, Fortunes of the Fifth House, inspired by ptg,'83



    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 1997: Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY, "Light and Shadow"
  • 1996: Gallery Emanuel, Great Neck, NY
  • 1995: Gallery Authentique, Roslyn, NY
  • 1993: Discovery Gallery, Glen Cove, NY
  • 1992: '91,'86,'84,'82,'81: Viridian Gallery, 24 W 57th St NYC
  • 1992: Islip Mus, Islip, NY, "Featured Artists of the Permanent Collection"
  • 1992: Gallery Authentique, Roslyn, NY
  • 1991: The Gallery, Bryant Library, Roslyn, NY
  • 1991: Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY, "Nat Drawing Assn"
  • 1990: South Huntington Library, Huntington, NY
  • 1989: Jericho Library, Jericho, NY
  • 1988: Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY, "Exotica"
  • 1988: SmithtownTwnshp Arts Council,Mills Pond House NY, "Women in the Arts"
  • 1988: Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, NY, "LI Artists"
  • 1987: Danville Museum of Art, Danville, Virginia
  • 1985: Port Washington Library, Port Washington, NY
  • 1983: Concordia College, Bronxville, NY



    SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS

  • Ise Art Foundation, NAWA, "fragments", collage & assemblage, SOHO, NY, 2000
  • National Collage Society, Kent State Univ., Kent, OH 99
  • Traveling Painting Exhibition, Nat Assoc Women Artists, 98- 99, 98- 96, 85
  • Shelter Rock Art Gallery, Unitarian Church, NAWA, Manhasset, NY, 99
  • Islip Art Museum, NY, "The Altered Image", 1997
  • The Cultural Center of Southampton Village, NY, "Salon des Femmes", 1997
  • Abney Gallery, SOHO, NY, NDA, 1997
  • Eleftherias Park Art Center, Athens, Greece, NAWA, 1996
  • Valdosta State U, Valdosta, GA,"Works on Paper VIII",1996
  • Maryland Federation of Art, MD, "Art on Paper",'96,'95,'94
  • Smithtown Twnshp Arts Council, Mills Pond House, St James, NY,"Great Linear Space Exhibit",'94
  • Chelsea Mansion, E Norwich, NY, NAWA Exhibition, 1994
  • Nassau Co Mus of Art Annex, "North by South", 1994
  • Muscarelle Mus, VA,"Amer Drawing Biennial ",'96,'94
  • Chelsea Center, E Norwich, NY, 1993
  • New England Fine Art Institute, "State of the Art '93",1993
  • Ft Hays Kansas State U,"Nat Small Drawing Exhibition",'91
  • Nassau Co Mus Fine Art, Roslyn, NY '87,'86,'84,'83
  • Heckscher Mus Huntington, NY 00,'96,'94,'92,'90,'88-86,'83,'81,'79,'75,'73
  • Islip Art Mus, Islip, NY '89,'87-83
  • FAMLI Mus, Hempstead, NY '95 '94,'92,'91,'89,'88,'85,'83
  • Silvermine Guild for the Arts, New Canaan, CT '94,'92,'86,'83,'81
  • Parrish Art Mus, Southampton, NY '84
  • Bergen County Mus, Paramus, NJ '91,'83 NAWA Exhibitions
  • Five Towns Music & Arts, Woodmere, NY '85,'83,'81,'79
  • Nassau Comm College, Gdn Cty, NY,'96 '95,'93,'88-86,'83,'81-80,'77-76
  • Long Beach Mus Art, Long Beach, NY '90-85, '82-79
  • Port Washington Library, Pt Wash, NY '81,'72
  • Audubon Artists, NYC '88,'76,'74
  • NAWA Centenary Traveling Exhibition, "100 Years 100 Artists", '87
  • Discovery Gallery, Glen Cove NY '94-'89



    MUSEUM PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

  • Muscarelle Mus of Art, Coll of Wm & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, '96, Post Victorian
  • Jane Voorhis Zimmerli Mus of Art at Rutgers Univ, New Brunswuck, NJ, '94, Autumn Twilight
  • Hillwood Museum, Long Island Univ, Greenvale, NY, 1993, Watermusic II
  • Islip Museum of Art, Islip, NY, 1992, Lunchbreak
  • FAMLI Museum, Hempstead, NY, 1991, Peter Takes the Train
  • Danville Museum of Arts, Danville, VA, 1987, The Eagle Has Guests



    SELECTED INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

  • Viridian Gallery, 30th Anniv Exhibition, 99
  • Art League LI, Member s Show, BJ Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY, 99
  • Omni Gallery, Uniondale, NY, "94 Days of Summer", 1999
  • Artist s Alliance of East Hampton, Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY, 2000,1999
  • Springs Improvement Society, Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY, 1999
  • Art Source LA, Potomac, MD,2000, 99
  • Selena Gallery, LIU Faculty, Brooklyn, NY, 99
  • Artist s Alliance of East Hampton, Watermill Museum, Watermill, NY, 1998
  • Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY, 60th Annual Member s Exhibition, 00, 99, 98
  • Nese Alpan Gallery, Roslyn, NY, 98. 97
  • Heckscher Museum, "Garden of Earthly Delights", curator, Ann Cohen DePietro,'96
  • Islip Museum, "Selections From the Permanent Collection", 96
  • Rathbone Gallery, Sage Colleges, Albany, NY, 96
  • Pentimenti Gallery, Corporate Venue, Phila, PA, 96
  • Gallery Authentique, Roslyn, NY, "Gesture & Geometry",'96
  • Gallery Authentique, Roslyn, NY, "Black & White", 1995
  • Pentimenti Gallery, Phila, PA,'96, 95
  • Hillwood Museum, LIU, C W Post, "Faculty Exhibition", '99-92, '84
  • VAALI, "Winners, Cum Laude Showcase, NY Inst Tech, '95
  • Zimmerli Art Mus, Rutgers U,NJ, "A View of One's Own:Nat Assn Women Artists Col",'94
  • Gallery Authentique, Roslyn, NY, "Drawings", 1994
  • Schwartz Lib, Hutchins Gal, LIU, Brookville, NY "Paperwork: Art on, of & About Paper", 94
  • Discovery Gallery, Glen Cove, NY, "Founders Exhibition", 1994
  • Jain Marunouchi Gallery, NY, '98-'93
  • Univ, San Marcos, TX, "Selections from the NDA", '94
  • STAC Mills Pond House, St James, NY "The Great Linear Space Exhibition", NDA, '94
  • HTAL Hutchins Gal CW Post , "Poetic Spaces: Poetic Places", '94
  • Peconic Gallery Suffolk College, E Campus,"Drawings", Riverhead, NY '93
  • Islip Mus, Islip, NY "Twentieth Birthday Invitational", '93
  • Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE, '92
  • RVS Fine Art, Southampton, NY '92
  • Nat Drawing Assn, Maryland Inst College of Art, Baltimore, MD '92
  • Nat Drawing Assn, Marymount Manhattan College, NYC '92
  • Nat Drawing Assn, Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbock, TX '92
  • South Huntington Library, Huntington, NY "Mother's Day Exhibit" '92
  • FAMLI Mus, Hempstead, NY "Artist Members" '92
  • Gallery Artists Exhibition, Viridian Gallery, NYC '93-'81
  • Joan Hodgell Gallery, Sarasota, FL '96-'91
  • Old Town Gallery, Park City, UT 1990
  • Ruth Volid Gallery, Chicago, Il '89
  • Isis Gallery, Port Washington, NY '88,'84
  • Nassau Co, Mus Fine Art, NY "Winners Juried Show",'87
  • Reece Gallery, 24 W 57th St NYC '95-'86
  • Francine Ellman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA '91-'88
  • Discovery Gallery, Glen Cove, NY '87, 3 person exhibition
  • Hutchins Gallery, CW Post Center, LIU, NY "Women on the Job" '86
  • The Gallery, Bryant Lib, Roslyn, NY "At Liberty With Liberty", '86
  • Nat'l Assoc Women Artists, NYC '96-92,'90-88,'85-84,'82
  • Wunsch Gallery, Sabbeth Art Center, Glen Cove, NY '84
  • Robert L Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI '83



    LINKS

  • Long Island University, C.W. Post School of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Edith Layton, Author and Friend



    GALLERY AFFILIATIONS

  • Nese Alpan Gallery, 1499 Old Northern Blvd., Roslyn, NY 11576;
    (516) 484-7238; NeseAlpan@LarsaUSA.com
  • Elaine Benson Gallery, 2317 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY 11932;
    (631)537-3233
  • A. Jain Marunouchi Gallery, 24 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019;
    (212)969-9660; Jainmar@aol.com






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