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Alice Zinnes
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Park Slope



ARTIST STATEMENT: For me, making art is dreaming, being open, allowing forms, space and light to flow slowly through me, like the absorption of oil into cloth. Not illustrations or literal translations, my art transforms ancient myths to mysterious worlds where the boundaries between underworld and waking earth are traversable, terror coexists with joy, and loss yields to renewal. My art pieces, inspired by The Ramayana and Ovid’s Metamorphosis, are quiet landscape narratives in the guise of abstract explorations. Emotional tensions are transformed into forms emerging from light and dark, suggestions of figures in space. Beginning with myths, I hope to create epic spaces where the world at its least understandable is made concrete. I have been at the center of the anti-fracking movement since 2008, and though lyrical and semi-abstract, my art directly relates to my environmentalism. Commercialism has turned our humanity into a deadly pastiche of plastic emotions: We buy to camouflage our alienation, uncontrollably burning fossil fuels that threaten our very existence. By expressing our deepest emotions, my art is a plea that we return to our spiritual centers where we value our fellow human beings, and our needs flow with the ecological life forces of the planet.
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ARTIST RESUME:


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2017: Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
2016: CANO (Community Arts Network of Oneonta), Oneonta, NY
2009: Causey Contemporary Fine Art, Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Druid Dreams of the Danaka
2007: Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Greenpoint, Brooklyn: Mythic Light: Paintings
2006: Alliance Gallery, Narrowsburg, NY: Rama’s Light: Recent Paintings
2002: Queens College Art Center, Queens, NY: The Color of Memory: 25 Years
Tribes Gallery, NYC: Orpheus Rising
1998: Tribes Gallery, NYC: Inverting the Dream
1997: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
1993: Frankel Pariser & Rudder, NYC
1987: Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
1982: The Queens College Gallery, Queens, NY

2-PERSON:
2006: Gallery64, Brooklyn, NY: The Spirit That Moves Me. Curated by Sheryll Durrant
2002: Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY. Curated by Bill Hochhausen
2000: Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ
Grace Gallery, NYC Technical College, Brooklyn: Without a Mirror

GROUP:
2017: Westbeth Gallery, NYC: In This House Of Sky; curated by Karen Fitzgerald
2016: Causey Contemporary, NYC: On The Abstract Side
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NYC: Art For Hillary
BFP Creative, Bushwick, NY: Landscapes; curated by Thomas Burr Dodd
Sideshow, Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Thru The Rabbit Hole, Sideshow Nation IV
2015: Galleria CA D'oro, NYC: Art in the Age of Turbo-Capitalism, Call For Chelsea: Curators:
Theodore Bajard and Victor Le Fell, co-founders of Artolease Llc; Tracy Causey- Jeffery, Owner and Director of Causey Contemporary; Adi Gura, Director and Curator, Braverman Gallery, Tel Aviv; Kristin(Kris) Jefferson, Art Dealer; Christine Haverington, Professor at Roger Williams University; Mark Kostabi, Artist
The People’s Garden, Bushwick, Brooklyn: Painting in Trees: Curators: Ben LeRocco, Linnea Paskow, Ben Pritchard
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Greenpoint, Brooklyn: Paperazzi IV
Sideshow, Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Sideshow Nation
The Alliance Gallery, Narrowsburg, NY: Art of the Sixes
2014: Denise Bibro Fine Art, NYC: Art From The Boros II: Curator: Denise Bibro
The Alliance Gallery, Narrowsburg, NY: Art of the Sixes
Bruce High Quality Foundation, NYC: The Last Brucennial
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Greenpoint, Brooklyn: Paperazzi 3
2014: Online Exhibition: curator: Jim Steranko
Online Exhibition: curator: Paul Goodwin
2013: Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Brooklyn, NY:
The Role of Spirituality in Abstract Art
chashama, NYC. Curate NYC 2013. Curator: Jausz Jaworski
Sideshow, Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Sideshow Nation
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Greenpoint, Brooklyn: Paperazzi 2
Sideshow, Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Mic Check: (The Human Mic)(Occupy)
2012: Causey Contemporary Fine Art, Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Interwoven
Hosted by Warren Lewis Sotheby’s International Realty
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY: Foundation Faculty Exhibition
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Greenpoint, Brooklyn: Paperazzi
2011: Exit Art: Fracking: Art & Activism Against the Drill. Curators: Peggy Cyphers, Ruth
Hardinger, Alice Zinnes, Lauren Rosati
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Greenpoint, Brooklyn: Paperazzi 2011
Sideshow, Williamsburg, Brooklyn: It’s All Good!! Apocalypse Now
2010: Sideshow, Williamsburg, Brooklyn: It’s a Wonderful Tenth
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Greenpoint, Brooklyn: Paperazzi 2010
2009: Sideshow, Williamsburg, Brooklyn: It’s a Wonderful Life
Cipriani Club, NYC
Painting Center, NYC: Modern Romantics. Curator: Janet Larose
2008: Sideshow, Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Peace
2007: Chicago Bridge Art Fair. Ch’i Contemporary Fine Art booth
Swarthmore College List Gallery, Swarthmore, PA
Michael Ingbar Gallery, NYC. Office Space: Bringing Life into the Workplace
2006: Causey Contemporary Fine Art, Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Six Degrees of Separation
2005: Lori Bookstein Fine Art, NYC: New Work
The Painting Center, NYC: Crossing the Line. Curator: Cathy Diamond
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY: Crossing Disciples-Drawing
Times Square Lobby Gallery, NYC. Curators: Cyn McLean and Cora Jane Glasser
Art Gotham, NYC: The Square Foot Show
Drawing Center Registry, NYC (continuous viewing since 2001)
Delaware Valley Arts Alliance Gallery, Narrowsburg, NY: Art of the Sixies
2004: Brent Sikkema Gallery, NYC: Visual AIDS
Artist Space, NYC
2002: Sperone Westwater Gallery, NYC: Visual AIDS
Ayce de Roulet Williamson Gallery, Pasadena, CA: Reactions
Exit Art, NYC: Reactions
Pierogi 2000, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (continuous viewing from 2000-2002)
2001: Sideshow, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Pratt Institute: The Rubelle & Norman Schafler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Chelsea Pier 60, NYC: Art for America
John Elder Gallery, NYC
New York Studio School, NYC. Curator: Karen Wilkin
Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, NYC. “Dreams”
2000: KeySpan Corporate Galleries, Brooklyn, NY. Curator: Kiesha Hayle
Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD: Snapshot
William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ: Intuitive Abstract Painting.
Curator: Nancy Einrenhofer
New York Studio School. Curator: Irving Sandler
55 Mercer Gallery: Signal to Noise: Internal Narrative/Internal Form.
Curator: Joel Silverstein
New York University, NYC: Small Works Show. Juror: Tricia Collins Seton Hall, Newark, NJ: Silent Poetry. Sponsor: City Without Walls
1999: Artist Space, NYC
NY Studio School, NYC: Raw Seeing
Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, YWCA, NYC: Wish You Were Here
1998: The Art Showcase @ The Bond Market Asso.NYC: 7 Against the Grain
Grace Gallery: New York City Technical College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NYs
1997: Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, YWCA, NYC: Vision and Verse. Curator: Janet Larose
Salena Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY:Landscape, Vision and Spirit
New York Studio School, NYC: Curator: Dore Ashton
1996: New York Studio School, NYC: People, Places and Things
The National Academy of Design, NYC
Tribeca 148 Gallery, NYC
1995: NY Studio School, NYC: Thirty Years of Drawing
1994: Salena Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY: Landscape Painting
The National Academy of Design, NYC
1993: New York Studio School, NYC: Curator: Judy Rifka
1992: Tribeca 148 Gallery, NYC
The National Academy of Design, NYC
1991: QCCA Gallery: Women Printmakers: An Intimate View. Curator: F. Quintanilla
BMCC Gallery: Artists for Peace & Equality. Curator: Linda Stein (permanent)
1990: The National Academy of Design, NYC
New York University, NYC: Small Works Show. Juror: Alan Frumkin
1988: The National Academy of Design, NYC
1983: BACA (Brooklyn Arts and Culture Association): Mimes and Miniatures.
Jurors: Irving Sandler, Irvine MacManus, Jenny Dixon
The Queens Community Museum, Queens, NY: 28 Artists

AWARDS and HONORS

Grant: CUNY ADJ/CET Professional Development Fund, NYC, for personal website (2007)
Fellowship: The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Residency (2001, 1999, 1997, 1992)
Sponsorship: Fleet Bank: Gallery reception sponsorship (1997)
Fellowship: Cummington Community for the Arts. Residency (August, 1993)
Award: Hallgarten Prize, for best painter under 35: National Academy of Design, NYC (1990, 1988)
Scholarship: Barklie McKee Henry Memorial Scholarship for study at Skowhegan School (1980)


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Alliance Capitol Financial, New York City
First Albany Corporation, One Penn Plaza, New York City
Fabrico Manufacturing, Inc. Chicago
Frederic R. Harris, Inc., New York City
Kaye Insurance, Inc., New York City
Schein Pharmaceuticals, NJ
Wolf Block Schorr & Solis-Cohen
http://www.pirihalasz.com/blog.htm?post=1023159
Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, New York
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA
Gil’s Book Loft, Binghamton, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Piri Halasz: From the Mayor’s Doorstep (At An Appropriate Distance): March, 2016, http://bit.ly/24rOI5S
D. Dominick Lombardi: Huffington Post: Etherial/Real at Causey Contemporary, http://huff.to/1JBsnhP, Jan. 2016
Borderbend Arts Collective: WTFrack: http://bit.ly/LmgzTS August, 2013
Paul D’Agostino: L Magazine: Pleasure All Over the Place: Paperazzi, Jan. 30, 2013
Linda DiGusta: Revolt Magazine: Art & Politics: Fracking: http://bit.ly/12rjPzk (July, 2013)
Jen Wallace: Art Seen. Video: http://bit.ly/1a0mWr2 (April, 2012)
Doug McClemont: Art News: Fracking: Exit Art: Feb. 2011
Mike Newton: The Indypendent: All Fracked Up (Jan. 20, 2011)
Joanna Zelman: Huffington Post: Article on Exit Art Panel: Mark Ruffalo’s Crusade against Fracking: The World Is Leaving Us Behind, http://huff.to/2iSXazk, Jan. 18, 2011
Nell Alk: NBC New York: We Need New York City Desperately: Review of the Exit Art panel: Jan 13, 2011
Pratt Institute, CSDS (Center for Sustainable Design Studies) website: Two Video Interviews: http://bit.ly/1d70Fmt
Manuel Macarrulla: Pintamanuel, April 21, 2009
Piri Halasz: From the Mayor’s Doorstep (On-line column): Feb. 2009
Joe Walentini: Abstract Art Online: New York Views, (Jan.15, 2007)
Gandalf: National Public Radio affiliate station WJFF: Community Voices. Interview. Oct. 21, 2006
John Graham: National Public Radio affiliate station WJFF: Making Waves. Interview. Oct. 8, 2006
The River Reporter: Traversing Dream Boundaries: The Art of Alice Zinnes Comes To The DVAA
Sept. 28 – Oct. 4, 2006: http://www.riverreporter.com/issues/06-09-28/arts1-dvaa.html
Piri Halasz: From the Mayor’s Doorstep (On-line column): March, 2003
Carl MacGowan: New York Newsday: Inspiration’s Path: Landscape to Poetry. Dec. 8, 2002
Angela Montefinise: The Queens Tribune: When Homework Leads to Queens Artwork.Dec.5-11, 2002
Mark Cohen: NY Arts: The Exhilaration of the Dark: The Poetic Descent of Alice Zinnes. June, 2002
Mark Cohen: Art New England: Alice Zinnes: Painterly. June/July 2002
Daily News: Art Opening at MetroTech. Dec. 10, 2000
Nancy Einrenhofer: William Patterson University, Catalogue essay: Intuitive Abstraction. Dec. 2000
Piri Halasz: New York Arts Magazine: Youth, Age & Mixed Media. March, 2000
Piri Halasz: From the Mayor’s Doorstep (On-line column): March, 2000
Piri Halasz: From the Mayor’s Doorstep (On-line column): Jan.1999
Christopher Sippel: The Art Showcase, New York City. Catalogue essay: 7 Against the Grain. 1998
Courier: Lush Landscapes Come Alive On Canvas. Oct. 1997
Janet Larose: The Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, New York City. Catalogue essay: Vision and Verse. 1997
Antony Hudek: The Dartmouth: Children’s Fairy Tales Inspire Artist’s Works: Jan. 24, 1997
Holland Cotter: The New York Times. July 26, 1996
Marquis Who's Who in America 56th edition – present (2001 - present)
Marquis Who's Who of American Women: 21st edition - present (1998 - present)
Marquis Who's Who in the World: 2008-present

TEACHING, LECTURES AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Pratt Institute (1999 - present). Adjunct Full Professor, with CCE (tenure for adjuncts)
New York City Technical College, CUNY (1983-88, 1997 - present). Adjunct Associate Professor
Westbeth Gallery, NYC: Panelist: The Role of Imagaination in Contemporary Art
Skylight Gallery: Panelist: The Sacred & The Surreal: The Role of Spirituality in Abstract Art. Co-Curators: Sherman Fleming, Brian Tate. Other panelists: Lenonardo Benzant, Jr., SOL’SAX, Danny Simmons
Swarthmore College (2012, 2013): Alumni Weekend lecturer and panel organizer
Exit Art: Fracking: Art & Activism Against the Drill. (2011) Co-curator, along with Peggy Cyphers, Ruth Hardinger, Lauren Rosati.
Exit Art: Panel Organizer. (2011) Panelists: Mark Ruffalo, Josh Fox, Christy Rupp (artist & environmentist), Al Appelton (former NYC DEP Commissioner), Joe Levine (architect & founder of DCS and NYH2O), Tracy Carluccio (Deputy Director of DRN)
Art Auction Organizer (2010-2011): to Benefit Damascus Citizens for Sustainability
ArtSource International Gallery, NYC (2010): Benefit Exhibition Organizer: Art for Water
Swarthmore College (2008): Guest lecturer and visiting critic
College of Staten Island, CUNY (1987-99). Adjunct
Baruch College, CUNY (1986, 1988-97). Adjunct
Chautauqua Summer School of Art (August, 2000): Drawing and painting instructor
National Academy of Design. (April, 2000). Panel: “Another Nature: Germinal Form and Spirit”
Brooklyn College, CUNY (1998). Drawing Instructor
Dartmouth College (January, 1997). Guest lecturer (slide presentation) and visiting critic
The New York Studio School, NYC, (January, 1997). Visiting critic
Swarthmore College: Panel: “Art and a Liberal Arts Education”: (Oct. 1996)


EDUCATION

CUNY By-Law PhD. Equivalency (2004)
Queens College, CUNY: MFA in Painting (1982)
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (summer, 1980). Full scholarship
The New York Studio School: Certificate of Merit in Painting (1980)
Swarthmore College: BA in Art History (1977)
 








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