Beverley Mastrianni

September 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

BioPhotoBeverley Mastrianni is an artist who lives and works in Saratoga Springs, NY. She graduated from Skidmore College in 1976 and received her MA from the University of New York at Albany in 1979.

Regionally her sculpture has been exhibited at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery and the Schick Gallery at Skidmore College, the Art Gallery at the State University of New York at Albany, the Albany Institute of History and Art, Adirondack Community College, and the Southern Vermont Arts Center as well as in many private galleries. She collaborated with two other artists on the artwork for the Saratoga Train Station. Her recent work, which includes both sculpture and engraved paintings, was shown at Sea Fair in Miami, Art Palm Beach, and Art Santa Fe.

Her work is included in private and corporate collections in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

She owns a warehouse/studio called “9 Pine Alley” in Saratoga Springs that is open by appointment.

Contact Information

Website: beverleymastrianni.com

E-mail: bevm0506@gmail.com

Telephone: 518-584-8192

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Peg Foley

September 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

The process of transforming ideas and beliefs into physical, structures in the hope of creating permanence is the focus of my work. Much of this work is created through the process of screen-printing with non-toxic inks and emulsions. I screen many layers, one on top of one another to create a relief on the paper. I then excavate into the layers through sanding and lifting ink with non-toxic solutions. I go back into each print with oil paint and cold wax medium. Some of the work starts as an intaglio print only to be painted, torn, sewn and restructured. Though I’m exploring print making, my work continues to draw from the quilt maker’s process of fragmenting, layering and restructuring, a process, which mirrors life. We constantly look to structure our lives and the natural world surrounding us to create safety and permanence within an ever-fluctuating universe. My work is inspired by what I see and sense from the gardens we grow to the walls and lives we construct.

Bio

Peg Foley is a fiber artist/printmaker and art educator. She has three grown daughters and lives in Schenectady with her husband John. She holds a Master of Science degree in Art Education from the College of St. Rose and a Bachelor of Science degree in Fine Arts from Nazareth College in Rochester. She is the recipient of a Surdna Foundation Fellowship and has studied art at Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. She has taught and created art for the past forty years and currently teaches art in the International Baccalaureate program at Schenectady High School. She also curates the Butzel Art Gallery at the high school and is presently co-director of the Oakroom Artists. Her work has been shown in and around the Northeast for the past thirty-five years. She presently uses photo etching and photo screen-printing processes to create mixed media works which incorporate fabrics and a variety of fibers into pieces which deal with the theme of impermanence.

pegfoley.com

 

 

Audrey Kuhn

September 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

BioPhotoKuhnAudrey Grendahl Kuhn was born in Chicago and grew up in Detroit.  She graduated from the University  of Michigan’s College of Architecture and Design.  For 10 years, during the 1980’s, she exhibited her serigraphs with intaglio embossing at Art Expo New York at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.  While at that show she sold her  original multiples to corporations and galleries thri oughout the U.S. and the world.  The subjects were abstract and landscapes.

The 10 years from 1996 to 2006 she spent winter months in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she began pastel painting the people of Mexico and the vibrant landscapes there.

Currently, the artist is painting pastels of florals, still lifes, and landscapes of the northeastern U.S. where she lives.  She is listed in “Who’s Who in American Art” and is a juried Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America in New York City.

Audrey Grendahl Kuhn
www.audreygrendahlkuhn.com
akuhn1@nycap.rr.com
(518)915-0529

 

George Dirolf

September 25, 2013 § Leave a comment

DirolfBioPhotoI am a painter, printmaker, and graphic artist.

My paintings range from plein-aire oils to larger scale studio work. Subjects are the landscape, snowplows, and trains. I often incorporate relief text or images into these paintings.

As a printmaker I work in relief prints: woodcuts, wood engravings, and linocuts. Images again derive from the landscape; birds, plants and insects round out my interests, a recent series of engravings are entitled “A Suite for St. Francis”.

I also work in large scale charcoal drawings on mylar, most of these begin with photographic resources I shoot while hiking in the Adirondacks, Catskills, Colorado, and California.

www.georgedirolf.com
georgedirolf@gmail.com

Doretta Miller

September 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

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Miller has always had an interest in the play of light on objects, and the strong illusion of three-dimensions on two-dimensional surfaces. Highly resolved paintings encourage the viewer to consider the subtleties of the images, and slow down and take the time needed to make associations.

Her recent work uses miniature toys as actors and backyard gardens as stages, creating enigmatic scenarios for the oil painting series, Garden Stories. These paintings combine a long-standing interest in dioramas since her childhood in Chicago, with preoccupations about current events, especially environmental and geo-political tensions.

Past series include portraits of chairs, and, daily life in China. Chairs were paired with historical and modern artists who seemingly share or reinforce each other’s personality and even mood. Flowers are included to provide a visual bridge between the subject and representation of a well-known work of art. With a nod to early daguerreotype portraits of family members, the backgrounds are kept plain, and the subject looks directly at the viewer. The gouache paintings on paper were inspired by Miller’s experiences and various travels to People’s Republic of China, where, as Visiting Skidmore College Professor, she taught Western-Style Oil Painting at Qufu Teacher’s University. Miller also served as guest curator of “Beijing Now: Oil Paintings by Twelve Chinese Artists” at First Street Gallery, and faculty curator for “Brushing the Present: Contemporary Academy Painting from China” at the Tang Teaching Museum.

Contact: www.firststreetgallery.net

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Robert Gullie

September 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

GullieBioPhotoRobert Gullie of Cohoes, NY is a photographer specializing in the early 1900’s technique of Hand-Tinted Photography, a mixed media collagist and most recently has begun working in the photopolymer gravure printing process.

His work has been included in over eighty exhibitions since the early 1990s including over twenty-five solo exhibitions. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a NYFA Arts Residency Project Grant; the Gilliand-Weinheimer Oakroom Artist Award; and, 1st place in the photography category from Columbia County Council of the Arts.

In addition, Gullie was selected to participate in the 24th, 25th and 30th Capital District Photography Regionals. In 1997 Metroland Magazine named him the “Best Photographer” in the Capital Region.

His work is in the permanent collections of The Kinsey Institute in Bloomington, Indiana; University at Albany Art Museum; Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY; Frances Kinnear Museum in Lake Luzerne, NY; the historic Mission House in Stockbridge Massachusetts; Albany Medical College; Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY; Hortense and Lewis Rubin Dialysis Centers in Troy and Saratoga Springs, NY; Hayden-Harnett, Brooklyn, NY as well as many private collections.

He was commissioned in 2010 by the Saratoga Performing Arts Center to create images used in posters for The New York City Ballet’s performance of “Mid-Summers Night Dream” and for the Philadelphia Orchestra’s performance of “Peter and the Wolf”. He was commissioned in 2011 by the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) to create additional images used in two posters for The New York City Ballet’s performance of “Magic Flute”. He was also commissioned in 2012 by the Saratoga Performing Arts Center to create an image used in posters for The New York City Ballet’s performance of “Romeo and Juliet”. He was again commissioned by SPAC in 2013 for images used in the MOMIX Botanica dance performance and for the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Fantasia performance.

His work has also appeared on the covers of several regional periodicals and has been used as cover art for a number of CDs.

Contact: www.robertgullie.com

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Opulent Mermaid - Mixed Media Collage

Opulent Mermaid – Mixed Media Collage

A Mid-Summers' Night Dream - Mixed Media Collage

A Mid-Summers’ Night Dream – Mixed Media Collage

Martian Concubine - Mixed Media Collage

Martian Concubine – Mixed Media Collage

The Shrine - Mixed Media Collage

The Shrine – Mixed Media Collage

Mary Ellen Riell

September 12, 2013 § Leave a comment

Mary Ellen RiellArtist Bio: Landscape and figurative artist Mary Ellen Riell is a recipient of top awards in both watercolor and pastel, most recently Grand Prize in the Cooperstown Art Association’s 79th Annual National Exhibition and Best in Show at the Laffer Gallery’s competitive Annual Upstate Artists Exhibition. A former professional illustrator and college instructor, she received her art training at the Art Students League in New York City, the Fashion Institute of Technology, and Brooklyn College, where she studied with painter Sam Gelber and sculptor Sylvia Stone, before receiving her masters degree from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. Now a full time artist working in her upstate NY studio, Mary Ellen is a current member and former co-­director of the Oakroom Artists, a long established membership-by-­invitation artists’ association. Her work is included in both institutional and private collections.

Statement: I am always looking for new ways to see the traditional subjects of garden, sea,landscape and the human figure. Viewing a scene from a variety of vantage points and times of day, often with a camera, is a key first step in finding the presentation that best suits the visual and conceptual ideas I want to convey. Working en plein air, I enjoy emphasizing the rich color and sensuous grace found in the curves, tilt and sway of plants and trees set against the hardscape elements of houses, barns and sheds. Looking closely, staying focused and going with the flow are essential methods for expressing a subject’s mood and capturing a sense of place.

Contact Information: 

MARY ELLEN RIELL
website: maryellenriell.com
email: meriell@nycap.rr.com
phone: 518­355­2182

 

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