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Elinore Schnurr
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Greenpoint

ARTIST STATEMENT: I am a contemporary representational painter who focuses on the human experience through the relationship of people to each other and to their environment, mostly in New York City. In my most recent paintings, a glass window of a bar or café becomes the matrix through which we see people sitting at tables or upon which we see images of the street. At Times Square, the window reflects media images that cut into and mix with the people who are having drinks on the other side of the glass. These media images have become part of our immediate reality and, metaphorically, cut into our collective sense of self. Also, as we sip our wine and experience a certain self-satisfaction with our lives, troubles out there in the larger world sometimes haunt us; intrusive thoughts of terrorism and random violence come into our minds and become part of our reality. The narrative of the unseen and the directly experiential come together in a dreamlike surface dissonance.

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National Midyear Second Place Award, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio 2002
Golden Foundation, “individual artists award” 2001
Juror’s Award, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida “Figurative Works 01” 2001
Critics Choice Award, Flushing Council on the Arts, Queens, New York “Artists Choose Artists” 1994
MidAtlantic/NEA Fellowship 1994
Thomas B. Clarke Award, 161st Juried Exhibition at the National Academy of Design, New York 1986
Patron Purchase Award, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri “Watercolor USA” 1980
CAPS Fellowship, New York State Council on the Arts 1979
First Prize, Five Towns Foundation Juried Art Exhibit, Woodmere, New York 1979
Childe Hassam Purchase Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York 1976

Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
Museum of Fine Art, St. Petersburg, Florida
Museum of the City of New York, New York
National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Brooklyn Historical Society

Atlanta Art Gallery Atlanta, Georgia “The Art of Hanging Out” 2008
EOS Gallery, Redlands, California “Interiors” 2004, 2002
Marin-Price Galleries, Chevy Chase, Maryland “New York, New York” 2002
DFN Gallery, New York, New York “Interiors” 1998
Barbara Moran Fine Art at St. Barthelemy, French West Indies 1999-1995
Gallery 10 Ltd., Washington, D.C. 1995
Capricorn Galleries, Bethesda, Maryland 1993, 1987, 1984
Seraphim Gallery, Englewood, New Jersey 1992
Ken Bernstein Gallery, Long Island City/Queens, New York 1987
Chautauqua Art Association Galleries, Chautauqua, New York 1986
Penn State, University Park, Pennsylvania (visiting artist, exhibition and lecture) 1980
Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio 1979
Tirca Karlis Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts 1979
ROKO Gallery, New York, New York 1977

Brooklyn Historical Society “Brooklyn Utopias?” 2009-10
Flushing Town Hall (Smithsonian) Flushing, New York City “Five Women in New York” (curated by Ken Ratner) 2008
Creative Arts Workshop New Haven, Connecticut “Painting as Presence” (juror: William Bailey) 2008
The Painting Center New York, New York “Out Looking In; In Looking Out: Urbanism: New York City” (curated by Janet Y Larose) January 2007
Hudson Gallery Sylvania, Ohio “fresh paint” five artists 2006
Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, Univ. of Richmond Museums Richmond, Virginia “2006 Biennial of American Prints”
The Flushing Council on Culture & the Arts at Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, New York “Daily Miracles” 2004; “Exhibit of “Fine Art and Fine Crafts” 13 artists 2002; “14 members” (curated by Louise Weinberg) 1998-99
Walter Wickiser Gallery Inc., New York, New York “Figurative Phases” 2003
Hoorn-Ashby Gallery, New York, New York “New Directions IV” 2003
Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, New York “Small Things of Great Importance” 2002
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio “Midyear” 2002, 2001, 1998, 1987, 1984, 1983, 1981, 1975, 1963
Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida “Figurative Works 01” 2001 “Figurative Small Works” 1997
Museum of the City of New York, New York, New York “Painting the Town: Cityscapes of New York” 2000-2002 “Recent Acquisitions: Presents of the Past” 1994
DFN Gallery, New York, New York Summer Show 2000 “Realism?” 1998; “Life in the Big City 1997
Cleveland Foundation for the Arts at the Beck Center for the Arts, Lakewood, Ohio “City Life” 1999-2000
Gallery East, East Hampton, New York Summer Show 1999
E.C. May & Co. at Addison/Ripley “10 x 10” Washington, D.C. 1999
Sandusky Cultural Center, Sandusky, Ohio “Figuratively Speaking” 1997
Barbara Moran Fine Art, South Egremont, Massachusetts Summer Show 1998-1993
Galerie Samagra in associa0tion with Barbara Moran, Paris, France 1996
La Mama – La Galleria, New York, New York 1994
Park Avenue Atrium, New York, New York (Curator, Ludwig Datene) “City and Country” 1994; “The Landscape” 1985; “Cityscapes” 1984
National Academy of Design, New York, New York 165th, 163rd and 161st Juried Exhibitions, 1990, 1988 and 1986, respectively
Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, Missouri “Watercolor USA” 1988, 1985, 1980
Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri “Paper in Particular” 1988, 1986, 1982
National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C. “New Acquisitions” 1985
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina “Art on Paper” 1985, 1981
Capricorn Galleries, Bethesda, Maryland “The Realists” 1985
Baker Gallery, La Jolla, California 1982
Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, New York (three person) 1980
Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, Connecticut “31st New England Exhibition” (juried by Henry Geldzahler) 1980; “30th New England Exhibition” 1979
Islip Art Gallery, Islip, New York “New Faces II” 1980
Queens Museum, Queens, New York “Sons and Others: Women Artists See Men” 1975

Barnes and Noble, New York, New York
McKinsey & Co., Inc., New York, New York
Mentor Partners, New York, New York
NIH (National Institutes of Health), Washington, D.C.
Nurenberg, Plevin, McCarthy & Heller Co., Cleveland, Ohio (Collection of 22 Works on Paper)
Pfizer Inc., New York, New York
U.S. State Department “Art Bank,” Washington, D.C.

Prof. James Barnhill, Providence, Rhode Island
Richard and Irene Frary, New York, New York
Ulrich Gnath and Camilla Krebsbach-Gnath, Kronberg, Germany
Nat and Marilyn Goldhaber, Oakland, California
Gladys Haddad (artists of Northern Ohio), Cleveland, Ohio
Olga Hirshhorn, Washington, D.C.
Arnold and Hazel Mannheimer, New York, New York
Chuck Scarborough, NBC Universal Studios, New York City
Richard Scrushy, Birmingham, Alabama

The New York Sun, ARTS + SELECTS, August 8-10, 2008; half-page color reproduction of “Meeting for Drinks.”
“Daily Miracles: The First 25 Years of the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts,” edited by Linda Faulhaber and published by the Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, Flushing, New York, 2004; color reproduction of “Barfly/Nocturne” 2001
Sandusky Register, August 9, 2002, Sandusky, OH; “Literally Figurative” by Trish Doller with photograph of the artist
66th National Midyear Exhibition at The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH, 2002, catalogue with color reproduction: “Vodka Bar I,” recipient of Second Place Award
Redlands Daily Facts, April 28, 2002, Redlands, CA; “New exhibit at EOS features works of New York artist” with color reproduction of restaurant scene, oil on board, [“Pravda”] and photograph of the artist
“Painting the Town: Cityscapes of New York, Paintings from the Collection of the Museum of the City of New York,” edited by Jan Seidler Ramirez and published by the Museum of the City of New York in association with Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2000; full-page color reproduction of Katz’s Deli 1991 with facing-page text
New York magazine, April 24, 2000, New York, NY; “Picture Perfect” by Susan Dominus
The Artful Mind, Sept. 22 - Nov., 1995, Great Barrington, MA; Interview by Harriet Candee with 3 B&W reproductions and 2 photographs of the artist
Newsday, Dec. 16, 1988, New York, NY; “Art Transplants” by Esther Iverem with one B&W photograph of the artist in her studio
161st Annual Exhibit at the National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 1986; catalogue with B&W reproduction: “Darkness and Light” 1986, recipient of the Thomas B. Clarke Prize for a figure composition painted in the United States by an American citizen
The San Diego Union, Aug. 8, 1982, San Diego, CA; Review of “Summer Show at the Baker Gallery in La Jolla, CA with B&W reproduction: “The Passage” 1978
LINK The Cleveland Institute of Art Newsletter, Vol. 14, No. 1, Fall 1979: “New York, New York,” Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH, 1979; Interview by Betsy Hamrah with 4 B&W reproductions
The Plain Dealer, Sept. 16, 1979, Cleveland, OH; “New York double take” by Helen Cullinan with B&W reproduction: “Man in Shadow” 1976

Video “Cleveland Artists Foundation Presents a Panel Discussion on City Life” 12/14/99
Video “A Barnhill Portrait” 1991-92 Rhode Island University Film Department

BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art
Hans Hoffman School, Provincetown, Massachusetts
Yale-Norfolk Fellowship, Norfolk, Connecticut

BORN: Sandusky

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