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Callie Hirsch
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Sunset Park


ARTIST STATEMENT: Hirsch has exhibited her artwork in numerous National and International shows over the last thirty years. In 2008, she won a commission to design a station for the MTA, Arts for Transit program. It was completed in May 2011, at the 105th Beach Station in the Rockaways. Her artwork has been featured on the cover of both (M)Othering the Nation: Constructing and Resisting National Allegories through the Maternal Body and the Feminist Studies Journal, FS Issue 31.3 Fall 2005 Edition. Her work has also been exhibited in such venues as; the Pen and Brush Club, The Parrish Museum, and The Salmagundi Club. In addition, she was invited to exhibit in the Biennial Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea in Italy and at the Aukcio-Ernst Muzeum in Hungary. Recently showing at Le Couvent, Auzits, France, after a month long artist residency there. From Kadinsky, Miro, and Klee to the great architect and artist Hundertwasser, their works represented nature’s rhythms and celebrates the endless array of color found in nature. Nature’s Pulse embodies this movement in embracing what nature is showing us. This body of work is about how nature affects humans, and the materials used demonstrate how humans pollute nature with an abundance of product. Recycled goods are used whenever possible and are found either by dumpster diving in the streets of NYC, or by taking in offerings from others. Seductive patterns and flowing streams of dots through the plains of the painted surface make the depth of movement magical. The nature in the painting is visually alive with all sorts of twists and turns marking it’s travels. Patterning of dots represents this movement of energy and is threaded throughout the series. “Callie’s naturalistic sense is rich with visual information. One feels a sense of discovery when viewing her work. Her playfulness is evident in her organic dancing forms, which deal with highly decorated bodies, be they mammal or floral. The paintings are created in warm, inviting colors. We see bodies touching, plants reaching out, and portraits staring at us in curious ways. Callie’s work is an ongoing exploration, ever changing from the recognizable to the unknown. She introduces us to mysterious characters of her inner world. There is a sense of harmony and gracefulness in her work, similar to that of the aboriginal artists of Australia.

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New York University, Master of Arts in Studio and Environmental Arts
Parsons School of Design, BFA in Photography
American College in Paris, Parsons School of Design, France, 1983

2013 Le Couvent, South France, Director: Sergio Piterbarg, Artist Residency.
2009 I-Park Artist Residency, Haddam, CT
2006 The Julia and David White Artist Colony, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
2003 The Hungarian Multicultural Center Residency Program, Budapest, Hungary
2000 & 2001 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont. Awarded grant.

2008 The Pen and Brush, Inc. Founded over 113 years ago, NYC
2008 National Association of Women Artists, Invited Member, Induction 2007, NYC
2008 Rockaway Artists Alliance, Inc., Far Rockaways, NY

2009 LX Magazine, Alien Art from Inner Space: The Creative Paintings of Callie Danae Hirsch. Article.
2008 (M)Othering the Nation: Constructing and Resisting National Allegories through the Maternal Body.
Editor: Lisa Bernstein. Cover art by Callie Hirsch. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Cover art.
2008 Business Week, Business Advice for Artists from Artists. Article.
2005 Feminist Studies Journal, FS Issue 31.3 Fall 2005 Edition, Featured Artist Essay.
2005 The Modern Review, Cover Art, photo "Washington Square Village", Vol. I, Issue 1, Parsifal Press Literary Arts Assoc.

Grants and Honors
2017 Cecile Adler Cliffer Memorial Cuting Edge Award, "Demeter's Ride, I & II" NAWA, art on skateboard deck.
2009 Mary K. Karasick Memorial Award - Works on paper. NAWA, awarded at Salmagundi Show.
2008 MTA, Arts For Transit, awarded commission - 105th St. Rockaway Beach Station. Station to be completed - April 2010
2005 Astrea Foundation, Honorable Mention, Awarded Certificate of Recognition

Represented by:
2015- Present - Imago Galleries, Director: Leisa Austin, Palm Desert, CA
2006-Present - Pierogi 2000 Gallery, Inclusion in flat files, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
2008-09 - Metaphor Contemporary Art, Inclusion in flat files. Brooklyn, NY

Sing for Hope, painted piano, Donated to PS 770, The New American Academy, Brooklyn NY
NAWA, 129th Annual Exhibition, N.A.W.A. Natl. Assoc. of Women Artists, LES, NYC
Art Elvated, Winner of two banners in the Garment District, NYC. Sponsored by Orangenius
The Pen and Brush Club, Member, Fall Brush Exhibit, New York, NY
Salmagundi Club Gallery, 120th Annual Exhibition, N.A.W.A. Natl. Assoc. of Women Artists, NYC
Metaphor Contemporary Art, "Treasure Chest ", Brooklyn, NYC
GLAAD OUTAuction NYC, 2008, Chosen for Auction's Top 100 Artists, NYC
Interchurch Center, "The Nature of Things", N.A.W.A. Natl. Assoc. of Women Artists, NYC
Metaphor Contemporary Art, "Summer Garden Show", Brooklyn, NYC
ABC Carpet/Home, "Celebrating the Earth" NYC
Dragonfly Gallery, "Flower Show", Martha's Vineyard, MA
Salmagundi Club Gallery, 1 - 11th “Annual NYU Administrative Management Council", NYU
N.A.W.A. Natl. Assoc. of Women Artists, "National Small Works Show", NYC
Treehouse Studios Gallery, Featured Artist, Martha's Vineyard, MA
The Chen Art Gallery, Recharging the Sensorium Conference, U-Conn., Conn.
Collaboration with writer Leslie McGrath
Parrish Art Museum, Juried Group Show, Southampton, NY
EU Cultural Inst., "Signals from/about Central-Europe II", Budapest, Hungary
ISE Cultural Foundation Gallery, "Push Me - Pull You: Incesions, Elisions, and Collisions in the Collaborative Process", NYC
La MaMa etc. Clubhouse, "Body Work",Theatre,13 painted mannequins on display. Set Designer/Artist, NYC
Vizivarosi Galeria, "American Artists in Hungary", Budapest, Hungary
Hungarian Multicultural Center Inc., Group Show, Balatonfured, Hungary
Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea, Biennial, Florence, Italy
The Pen and Brush Club, Juried Non-Member Show, New York, NY
Bowery Studio, "Tensions Beneath the Surface", two person show, NYC
93 South Art Gallery, A National Juried Art Exhibition, Group Show, Nyack, NY
Guild Hall, East Hampton Visual Arts Festival, East Hampton, NY
The Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture, One Woman Show,
Rutgers University, NJ


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