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Beatrice Wolert
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Greenpoint



ARTIST STATEMENT: I work between genres of drawing, sculpture, video, installation and photography to explore notions of ephemerality, fragility, impermanence, essentiality, serendipity, fragmentation, layering through the transformation of materials. Everyday life, nature, science, fashion, design, craft and decoration provide inspiration for and inform my practice. I utilize various sterile mass produced objects such as spools of thread, zippers, cash register tape rolls, masking tape, and bra hook and eye extenders and subvert their original functions through employing various methods of cutting, drilling and stapling to draw more attention to their physical attributes. Previously static and lifeless objects become activated and gain more character—become animated. Most often, the materials I utilize have their beginnings as found or acquired objects and exist as items of inspirations in my peripheral vision before they find their way into my work. There needs to be a period of gestation and coexistence before a familiarity with the materials and trust is established. In exposing a material’s physical properties, I am looking to expose the core essence of the object. I am interested in the conversations created around the shifts in meaning, value and beauty that come into play.
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ARTIST RESUME:


EDUCATION: MFA Painting Pratt Institute
BA Design Adelphi University

EXHIBITIONS:

2017
HB Punto Experimental, San Diego CA (Upcoming)

2016
Plus One, Trestle Contemporary Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Shift & Fade, BLAM Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Garden Centennial Exhibition, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, Bronx, NY
Baseline, galleryELL.com
Baseline, Trestle Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2015
MOCAD's Art + Culture Auction, Detroit, MI
You've Got Mail, Ground Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Harvest, Roxbury Art Group, Roxbury, NY
18th Annual Community Art Jam, Hudson Guild, New York, NY
For Arts' Sake, Roxbury Art Group, Roxbury, NY
Wish You Were Here 14, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Last Dance at the Old Gem, Arts@Renaissance, Williamsburg, NY
NYC Salon Showcase: A Weekend at the Old Gem, Arts@Renaissance, Williamsburg, NY
Large Works Show, Roxbury Art Group, Roxbury, NY
Members Only Show, Materials for the Arts, Long Island City, NY
Postcards from the Edge, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, NY
Paperazzi !V, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014
Peculiar Objects, Lorimoto, Ridgewood, NY
Inspired By Quilts, Roxbury Art Group, Roxbury, NY
Artists Speak Out, Roxbury Art Group, Roxbury, NY
Seeking Space, The Active Space, Brooklyn, NY
Paperazzi III, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Reuse Remixed, Materials for the Arts, Long Island City, NY

2013
Paperazzi II , Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
A Necessary SHIFT, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

2012
Paperazzi, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Museum's Go Brooklyn Open Studio weekend: http://www.gobrooklynart.org/studio/beawolert

2011
Impermanent Fixtures, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Paper 2011, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Trade School @ the Whitney: Coincidence of Wants, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2010
Power to the People, Feature Inc., New York, NY
A Communist Gala, CUCHIFRITOS Gallery/Project Space, New York, NY
The Great Pop-Up Art Sale; d.u.m.bo. art center (DAC), Brooklyn, NY
Archetypes: The(se) Roles We Wear presented by Lehigh College; The Women's Center, Women's Studies, and Arts Lehigh, Bethlehem, PA

2009
Patterns of Growth, NurtureArt, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Melissa Staiger and Susan Ross)
Her Mark 2010, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL (with publication)
Forever Summer, Denise Bibro, New York, NY (curated by Scott Malbaurn)

2008
Eggcartonopolis, HQ, Brooklyn, NY
Generations 6, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
The Downtown Dinner, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), New York, NY

2007
Renegades, Exit Art, 25 Years of Performance Art: A Selection from the Archives, New York, NY

2006
7th Annual Winter Auction, d.u.m.b.o. arts center (DAC), Brooklyn, NY
Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY
From the Art of New York: An Exhibition and Gala to Benefit the Gulf, Presented by NY1 News, The Bank of New York, The New York Foundation for the Arts and the World Financial Center Arts & Events Program; World Financial Center Winter Garden, New York, NY (catalogue)

2005
Traveling Tales, International traveling postcard show, Aratoi Wairarapa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, New Zealand, Curated by Camila Marambio
prayingproject, 3 day performance piece, EXIT Art, New York, NY (juried), Screened in Germany, 2006
Second Annual Postcard-Size Art Show, Six to Six Interdistrict Magnet School/Thurgood Marshall Middle School for Social Justice, Bridgeport, CT

2004
Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York, NY
Faithworks, Steuben West Gallery and Pratt Chapel, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Curated by Rondall Reynoso
First Annual Postcard-Size Art Show, Six to Six Interdistrict Magnet School/Thurgood Marshall Middle School for Social Justice, Bridgeport, CT
NOHO NY ARTWalk, Works showcased in NOHO storefronts, Presented by NOHO NY BID, New York, NY (brochure)

2003
The College Art Association New York Area MFA Exhibition, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, New York, NY
Pratt MFA Exhibition, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY

2002 *MFA Thesis Exhibition, Steuben West Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2001 Mind the Gap: Art from Both Sides of the Atlantic, Steuben East Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY and Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
dialogues, Steuben Hall Galleries, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Curated by Joe Levickas & Jennifer Lynn Clark

EXHIBITIONS CURATED:
2011 Impermanent Fixtures, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (curated with Megan Biddle and Emily Harris)
2001 Mind the Gap: Art from Both Sides of the Atlantic, Steuben East Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (co-curated)

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Schriber, Abbe, “Art Workers of the World Unite: A studio residency for arts administrators”, artcritical, December 10, 2010 http://artcritical.com/2010/12/12/art-workers-of-the-world-unite-a-studio-residency-for-arts-administrators/

Scheffler, Ashley, “Women’s Art Showing on South Side”, The Brown and White, March 26, 2010 http://media.www.thebrownandwhite.com/media/storage/paper1233/news/2010/03/26/Lifestyle/Womens.Art.Showing.On.South.Side-3894705.shtml

ARTIST RESIDENCIES:
2016
Bridge Residency, Los Angeles, CA

2010
EFA Studio Residency for New York City Arts Workers , Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space, New York, NY

PANELS/PRESENTATIONS:
2016 Panel discussion on Baseline, Trestle Project Space

2009
Panel discussion on Patterns of Growth, Moderated by Susan Ross and Melissa Staiger, NurtureArt, Brooklyn, NY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcz6QlFHUtM

2006/2007/2008
Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program’s “Career Awareness Day” at the Sackler Education Center at the Guggenheim Museum and at The Roundabout Theatre Company’s American Airlines Theatre

1996 Two drawings used in a Keynote Address entitled “A Reconceptualization of Grief” at The 4th Sudden Infant Death Syndrome International Conference, Bethesda, MD

ARTIST TALKS:
2017
Adelphi Univeristy Visiting Artist Talk (upcoming)
2016
Adelphi University Alumni Panel
2013
Studio Visit and Artist Talk, Flagler College, Brooklyn and Manhattan, NY
2008
Artist talk for Pratt Institute students, Brooklyn, NY Artist talk and studio critiques at UConn, Storrs, CT

AWARDS/HONORS:
2003 Pratt Circle Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
1996-7 Adelphi University Art History Essay Contest
1996 Adelphi University Award of Merit

COLLECTIONS:
Honesdale, PA, Trail’s End Camp Private collections in San Francisco, San Diego, and Sacarmento, CA and Brooklyn, Long Island and New York, NY

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
2014-Present Deputy Director, CUE Art Foundation, Flatiron, NY
2003-2013 CUE Art Foundation
1995-1998 Graphic Designer/Production Assistant, Sign-A-Rama, New Hyde Park, NY
1993 Scenery Painting Instructor/Camp Counselor at Trail’s End Camp, Honesdale, PA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
New Leadership Associates (NLA) Chapter of ArtTable
Former Member of One Stone Collective www.onestonecollective.com
 








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