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Education
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, B.F.A. in Painting, 1966
Tufts University and the Boston Museum School, M.F.A. in Painting, 1974

 
One-Person Exhibitions
2016   MCLA Gallery 51, North Adams, MA, What's Next?
2013   Kniznick Gallery, Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, Off Kilter
2011   Art Institute of Boston Gallery at University Hall, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, What Remains
    Fourth Wall Project, Boston, MA, Dissonant Worlds
2010   Frame 301, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, The Commuter
2006   Pepper Gallery, Boston, MA, Coloring Book Hybrids: An Artist Reinterprets Childhood
2004   NAO Project Gallery, Boston, MA, Dissolutions/Transformations
2001   Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, What I Never Learned in School
2000   Museum of Our National Heritage, Lexington, MA, Images of the New World: Conversations With History
1998   Creiger-Dane Gallery, Boston, MA
1997   New England Bio Labs, Beverly, MA
1996   University Art Gallery, Clark University, Worcester, MA
    Creiger-Dane Gallery, Boston, MA, Natural Transformations
1994   Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
1992   Boston Design Center, Boston, MA
1990   Christian Science Church Broadcasting Building, Boston, MA
1987   Trustman Art Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA
    Anne Weber Gallery, Georgetown, Maine
1986   Barbara Singer Fine Arts, Cambridge, MA
1983   Addison-Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC
1982   Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York City, NY
1981   Connecticut College, New London, CT
1980   Leah Levy Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1979   Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA
1978   Wolfe Street Gallery, Washington, DC
1976   Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
    Boston Museum of Fine Arts School, Boston, MA
1973   Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, Paint Rag Series
     
Selected Group Exhibitions
2015   Bernstein Gallery, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, Society in Upheaval
2011   Simmons College,Boston, MA, Simmons Collects: Celebrating Women Artists
2010   Gasp Gallery, Brookline, MA
2009   Hallspace Gallery, Boston, MA, Informal Observations
    Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, MA, Animals and their Belief Systems
    BCB Gallery, Hudson, NY, Peaceable Kingdom
    The Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown, MA, RISD New England Alumni Bi-Annual
2007   A.I.R Gallery, New York, NY, 7th Biennial, curated by Connie Butler, Chief Curator of Drawings, MoMA
    Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY, On Your Mark — Contemporary Drawing
    BCB Gallery, Hudson, NY, Vice
2005   M.Y. Art Prospects, New York, NY, Childhood Revisited
    Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK, Tenth Drawing Invitational
    Schiltkamp Gallery, Clark University, Worcester, MA, Unnatural Order
    Trudy LaBelle Fine Art, Naples, FL, RISD Exhibit
    Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA, Trashformations East
2004   Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, Easton, MA, Rediscovering Landscape
    Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, 18th Annual Drawing Show
2003   Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, Incubator Project
2002   Trustman Art Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA, Piece By Piece
    The Revolving Museum, Lowell, MA, Home-Made: Pioneers & Public Art
2000   The Gallery at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ, Fragile Dependencies
    New Arts Gallery, Bantam, CT
1998   The Starr Gallery, Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, Newton Centre, MA
Women Whose Lives Span the Century
1995   Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, The Drawing Show
1993   Mills Gallery, Boston, MA, 14th Annual Drawing Show
    Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, Where Fire Meets Water
1992   The DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, Animals in Art
1991   Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, 12th Annual Drawing Show
    Pan Am Building, New York City, NY, Wildlife Exhibit
1989   Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, 10th Annual Boston Drawing Show
    The Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA, Common Roots/Diverse Objectives: RISD Alumni in Boston
    The Starr Gallery, Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, Newton Centre, MA, Private Visions
1988   Transco Gallery, Transco Tower, Houston, TX, Contemporary Watercolors By Women
    Edith Baker Gallery, Dallas, TX, New Talent
1987   Westfield State College, Westfield, MA, Five Women Artists
1986   Jay Gallery, New York City, NY
    Brockton Art Museum, Brockton, MA, Spaces and Places
    Newton Art Center, Newton, MA, Watercolor in the 1980s
1984   Van Buren, Brazelton, Cutting Gallery, Built Form/Baked Form: Furniture and Ceramics
    Stavaridas Gallery, Boston, MA, Two person watercolor exhibit
1983   Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA, Watercolor on a Grand Scale
1982   Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, A Private Vision. The Graham Gund Collection
1981   De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, The Cordova/Three Decades
    Brockton Art Center, Brockton, MA, The Brockton Tri-Annual
1978   Leah Levy Gallery, San Francisco, CA, Contemporary Watercolors: Marie Brumund & Karen Moss. Organized by Leah Levy
1977   Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA, Works on Paper by Women
    Massachusett Arts and Humanities Foundation, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA. Artist Fellowship Program
    Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, Collectors Collect Contemporary
    Traveling Exhibition (Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Houston), Contemporary Issue: Works on Paper by Women
1976   Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Boston Watercolor Today
1975   Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, Primitive Presence in the '70's
1974   Edinburgh, Scotland, Edinburgh Festival
    Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Drawing Exhibition
    Wheaton College, Norton, MA, National Drawing Exhibition. Juried Show
    Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, Exposure: Objects/Events
     
Permanent Collections
Museums   
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA
Boston Public Library Collection, Boston, MA
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
     
Corporations 
Scudder, Stevens and Clark, Boston, MA
Meditech, Framingham and Westwood, MA
Parthenon, Boston, MA  
Goodwin, Procter and Hoar, Boston, MA
Atlantic Mutual, New York, NY
Dana Farber Pediatric Cancer Center, Boston, MA
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA  
Houston Effier Advertising, Boston, MA
Hale and Dorr, Boston, MA
Sedgewick Company, Boston, MA
Sonesta Hotels, Boston, MA
Pfeizer Inc., New York, NY
Bank of Boston, Boston, MA
Bank of America Corp. Art Collection
Security Pacific National Bank
Itel Corporation, Washington, D.C., Cleveland, OH
Shaklee Corporation, Emeryville, CA
Fidelity Management Company, Boston, MA
Wellington Management Company, Boston, MA
IBM, New York, NY
Palmer and Dodge, Boston, MA
Choate, Hall and Stewart, Boston, MA
Westin Hotel Corporation, Boston, MA
Wells Fargo Bank of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Pepsico Corp., Westchester County, NY
American Cellophane, Inc., Boston, MA
Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr, Boston, MA
     
 Colleges
Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA
Simmons College, Boston, MA
Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY
     
Awards
1990   Finalist, American Pen Women
1989   1990 Women Artists Calendar, CEDCO Publishing Company, San Rafael, California
    Brookline Arts Lottery Grant, Artist-in-Residence, Pierce School, Brookline, MA
1987   Brookline Arts Lottery Grant, Artist-in-Residence, Lawrence School, Brookline, MA
1986   Finalist in Watercolor, Artquest '86
1985   Brookline Arts Lottery Grant, Artist-in-Residence, Brookline High School, Brookline, MA
1984   Finalist in Painting, MA Arts and Humanities Foundation
1982   Finalist for Bunting Institute Fellowship, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1977   Mass Bay Transit Authority (MBTA), Outdoor Mural Commission, North Station, Boston, MA, (70' x 9' mural)
    Finalist MA Arts and Humanities Foundation
1976   Finalist MA Arts and Humanities Foundation
1972   Blanche E. Coleman Award for Works in Fine Arts
     
Employment
1998–99   The DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, workshops for Gallery on the Go
1985–86   Harvard University Summer School, Instructor in Painting
1981–83   Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Instructor in Drawing, Watercolor, Landscape, Painting, Color Theory
1980–81   Artist-in Residence Program - Grant from Massachusetts Artists Foundation
1979   Children's Television Workshop, NY, Consultant
1976   Massachusetts College of Art, Instructor of Drawing
1975–80   Wheelock College, Boston, MA, Instructor of Art and Art Education
1975–77   Wheelock College Art Gallery, Director
1974   Harvard University, Eliot House, Cambridge, MA, Instructor of Drawing and Painting
    Wheelock College, Teacher of "Art for Teachers", a studio course for teachers of young children. Emphasis on direct art experience and its application to curriculum planning
1973   Institute for Creative Arts Education, Needham, MA, Consultant
    Wheelock College, Teacher of "Visual Arts", primarily a slide lecture course involving museum visits and a bus tour of Boston architecture and public art.
     
Lectures
1997   Simmons College, Boston, MA, Recent Work Inspired by Artist/Naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian
1996   The Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA, The History of Biomorphism In My Art
1992   The Boston Museum School, Boston, MA, Business Skills for Artists
     
Publications
2006   New American Paintings #62, 2006
    McQuaid, Cate The Boston Globe, Arts and Reviews, Thursday, September 21 (p. C8 Style)
    ArtScope, Sept/Oct (p. 19)
2005   Brookline Magazine, July 2005 (p. 27)
    Mullarkey, Maureen, The New York Sun, July 2005
2004   New American Paintings #50, 2004
2003   Wells, Bonnie, The Amherst Bulletin, Vol. 36, No. 2, January 31, 2003
2002   McQuaid, Cate, The Boston Globe, Weekend Arts and Performance, November 29, 2002 (p. 17)
2000   Greenwald, John, The Lowell Sun, August 23, 2000
    Tarlow, Lois, Art New England, Profile, April/May 2000
    New American Painting #26, March 2000
1998   Meyer, Joshua, Art New England, October/November 1998
    McQuaid, Cate, The Boston Globe, June 11, 1998
1996   McQuaid, Cate, The Boston Globe, Living Arts, February 22, 1996
    Mulski, Susan, Art New England, June/July 1996
1995   Silver, Joanne, The Boston Herald, December 1, 1995
    Horowitz, Stash, The Back Bay Courant, December 5, 1995
1994   Temin, Christine, The Boston Globe, February 2, 1994
    Cohen, Joyce, Art New England, April/May 1994
1993   Carlock, Marty, A Guide to Public Art in Greater Boston — Newburyport to Plymouth, Harvard Common Press, Boston, MA
1991   Temin, Christine, The Boston Globe, December 6, 1991
1989   Giuliano, Charles, Patriot Ledger, January 1989
1987   Beem, Edgar Allen, The Maine Times, July 1987
1986   Temin, Christine, The Boston Globe, May 27, 1986
1984   The Boston Globe, January 1984
1983   McFadden, Sarah, Art in America, May 1983, No. 5
1982   Arts Magazine (p. 36)
1979   Kahn, Wolf, American Artist, “The Subject Matter in New Realism” (pp. 50-55)
1976   Janows, Jill, New Boston Review, Fall 1976 (p. 22)
    Taylor, Robert, The Boston Globe, February 1, 1976
1975   Ratcliff, Carter, Art Forum, November 1975 (pp. 57-65)
1974   Taylor, Robert, The Boston Globe, February 24, 1974 (p. 45)
    Belz, Carl, Art in America, January–February 1974 (pp. 104-105)
1973   Larson, Kay, The Real Paper, November 1974 (p. 20)
    Frank, Peter, Art News, December 1973 (p. 73)
    Taylor, Robert, The Boston Globe, October 28, 1973
    Taylor, Robert, The Boston Globe, October 1, 1973 (p. 17)
1969   Loercher, Diana, The Christian Science Monitor (pp. 1–2)
     
Catalogues
2015   Bernstein Gallery, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Society on Upheaval
2013   Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University, Off Kilter
2011   The Art Institute of Boston Gallery at University Hall, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, What Remains
    Fourth Wall Project, Boston, MA, Dissonant Worlds
2005   Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK, Tenth Drawing Invitational [online]
2004   Cushing-Martin Gallery, Stonehill College, Easton, MA, Rediscovering Landscape
1994   Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA, Other Views
1990   Cedco Publishing Company, San Rafael, CA, Women Artists Calendar
1989   Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, Tenth Annual Drawing Show
1986   Parsons Gallery, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, Art Quest ’86 Exhibition
1984   Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA, Watercolor on a Grand Scale
1982–83   Bank America Corporation, California, Art Program — Acquisitions
1981   DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, The DeCordova / Three Decades
    The Arsenal Gallery, New York, NY, Animals at the Arsenal
1976   Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Boston Watercolor Today
1975   Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, Eight Artists: Recent Work
    Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY, Primitive Presence in the 70’
1973   Hayden Gallery, MIT, Cambridge, MA, Boston Visual Artists Union
    The Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT