shelleyhimmelstein

BIO

Born in Broomall, Pennsylvania, I have independently developed and, also, formally studied as an artist. During high school, I attended the Barnes Foundation, whose art appreciation lecture course focuses on the universal language of color, form, and texture underlying all art traditions, and emphasizes looking and learning firsthand -- premises that still guide my art practice. I furthered my studies at Sarah Lawrence College (BA, Dec. 1977) and Tyler School of Art in Rome. After graduation, I moved to New York City and attended Hunter College (MFA, 1982).

I continue to live and work in New York City and Italy. Regularly moving between environments, and seeking the contrapositions between them, underlies my personal approach to landscape style and imagery. My work has been exhibited in numerous shows since the 1980s. I've exhibited in numerous shows in New York, Italy, and Spain. My work is also featured in two monographs published by Editorial Grupo Pandora of Sevilla. Currently, I exhibit at Medialia Gallery, Sideshow, and Figureworks, among others.

Significant solo exhibitions include 76 Varick Gallery (1999), Casina Pompeiana, Naples, Italy (2001), Ben Shahn Galleries, Wayne, NJ, (2003) and Magazzini Criminali, Sassuolo, Italy (2010). Selected group shows include: Elizabeth Harris Gallery (1995), Rosenberg and Kaufman Gallery (1995, 1996) and NurtureArt in Brooklyn (2010). In 2001 I was awarded an art residency from the Hedda Sterne Foundation in the Springs.

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