Résumé


Elise Freda


Solo Exhibitions

Autumn 2015 –Causey Contemporary, 29 Orchard Street, New York, NY

Autumn 2015 – Catskill Art Society, Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY

October 2014 – Salon Show, Causey Contemporary, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY

Oct 2012 – The Continuing Line, Alliance Gallery, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY

Dec 2010 – Where Earth Meets Sky, Causey Contemporary, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY

Jan/Feb 2010 – Nature Abstracted, Carrie Haddad Fine Art, Hudson, NY

April 2008 – Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY

February 2005 – Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY

February 2005 – Wooster Art Space, 147 Wooster St., New York, NY

January 2004 – Fine Arts Center Gallery, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY

November 2003 – Henaine Miranda Contemporary Art Projects, Port Chester, NY

February 2003 – Rosefsky Gallery, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

March 2001 – Beck Gallery, Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, NY

July 1997 – The Gallery at Rivendell, New Paltz, NY

May 1995 – Nutshell Arts Center, Lake Huntington, NY

February 1994 – Delaware Arts Center Gallery, Narrowsburg, NY

September 1993 – Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, Texas

Group Exhibitions

January 2016 – On the Abstract Side, Causey Contemporary, 29 Orchard Street, New York, NY

Dec 2014 - Jan 2015 – A Tangled Web, curated by D. Dominick Lombardi, Causey Contemporary, 29 Orchard Street, New York, NY

July 2014 – The Vault Series, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA

August 2013 – Current Hues of the Hudson, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY

January 2013 – Interwoven, Causey Contemporary, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY

June 2012 – Paintings, AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, PA

Summer 2011 – Art on the Edge, Hawley Silk Mill, Hawley, PA

April 2011 – NEXT: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art, Causey Contemporary at The Merchandise Mart, Chicago

January 2011 – ReView: Recent Work by UNH Alumni, Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

March 2010 – Red Dot Art Fair, Carrie Haddad Fine Art, New York, NY

August 2010 – Paisajes, Nutshell Arts Center, Lake Huntington, NY

July 2010 – Then and Now, Delaware Arts Center Gallery, Narrowsburg, NY

May 2009 – All Suffering Soon to End, Callicoon Fine Arts, Callicoon, NY

April 2008 – The Birds & The Bees, Beacon Artist Union, Beacon, NY

March 2008 – Bridge Art Fair, Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art, New York

December 2007 – Bridge Art Fair, Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art, Miami

November 2007 – 3-Person Show, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

April 2007 – Bridge Art Fair, Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art, Chicago

December 2006 – Bridge Art Fair, Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art, Miami

December 2006 – Six Degrees of Separation, Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

June 2006 – Affordable Art Fair, Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art, NYC

April 2006 – Encaustic Painting, Robert Roman Gallery, Artspace, Scottsdale, AZ

January 2006 – An Eye on Alumni, University of New Hamphshire, Durham, NH

November 2005 – Oil & Wax, Northern California Art League, Novato, CA

October 2005 – AAF Contemporary Art Fair, Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art, NYC

September 2005 – Oil & Wax, River Tree Center for the Arts, Kennebunk, ME

August 2005 – Oil & Wax, Gallery Siano, Philadelphia, PA

May 2005 – SWG All-Stars, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

May 2005 – The Grid curated by Luis Perelman, Yonkers Riverfront Library, Yonkers, NY

May 2005 – Oil and Wax, Chapter and Verse: A National Encaustic Exhibition & Conference curated by Alan Soffer, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA

January 2005 – ArtLA, Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

October 2004 – AAF Contemporary Art Fair, Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art, New York, NY

June 2004 – New York Painters '04, curated by Susan Cross, Guggenheim Museum, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

May 2004 – Encaustics, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

March 2004 – Three at the Studio, The Studio, an Alternative Space for Contemporary Art, Armonk, NY

October 30 – November 2, 2003 Affordable Art Fair, Ch'i Contemporary Fine Art, Pier 92 New York City

October 2003 Encaustic Works '03, Marist College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY, Curator: Tracey Bashkoff, Associate Curator, John Solomon Guggenheim Museum

May 2003 Elise Freda and Bruno LaVerdiere, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

March 2003 Faculty Exhibit, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH

April 2002 Pigment & Wax Art of Encaustic Painting, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH

April 2002 60th Annual Painting Exhibition, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA, Curator: Susan Rosenberg, Assitant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art: Winner: Allegheny Art Award

March 2002 Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

February 2001 Marist College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY

September 2000 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

September 2000 Curator's Choice, Delaware Arts Center Gallery, Narrowsburg, NY

January 2000 Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA, Abstraction

December 1999 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY, Small Works

December 1999 Encaustic Works 1999, Watermark Cargo Gallery Kingston, NY. Juror: Judy Pfaff

April 1998 The First Twenty-five Years: The BFA at UNH, Durham, NH. Jurors: Carl Belz, director of Rose Art Museum, Jennifer Moses, Melvin Zabarsky

April 1998 Lorraine Kessler Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY

January 1998 Contemporary Wax, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY

October 1997 International Exhibition of Encaustic Works, Gallery at R&F, Kingston, NY. Juror: Stephen Haller, Stephen Haller Gallery, NY

October 1997 22nd Annual Fine Arts Competition, Smithtown Arts Council, St. James, NY. Juror: Beth Handler, Curator, MOMA, & Phyllis Braff, The New York Times

August 1997 Art of the Catskills, Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Liberty, NY

December 1996 Four Painters & A Sculptor, the Gallery at R&F, Kingston, NY

July 1995 Small Works Invitational, Delaware Arts Center Gallery, Narrowsburg, NY

July 1994 Randall Beck Gallery, Boston, MA

July 1993 Randall Beck Gallery, Boston, MA

July 1993 Abstract Visions, Hollander & Co., York Harbor, ME

June 1993 All Media Summer Exhibition, Contemporary Artists Center Gallery, North Adams, MA , Juror: Elizabeth Sussman, Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art

December 1992 Small Paintings, Three Artists, Randall Beck Gallery, Boston, MA

July 1992 Randall Beck Gallery, Boston, MA

April 1992 Omer T. Lassonde Juried Exhibition, Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH, Juror: Jock Reynolds, Director, Addison Gallery of American Art

October 1991 Large Scale, Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

July 1991 Randall Beck Gallery, Boston, MA

June 1991 "Five in Focus," Invitational Exhibit, Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

April 1991 "5th Annual Omer T. Lassonde Exhibition," Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH , Juror: Carl Belz, Director, Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA

February 1991 "New Work--New Artists," McGowan Fine Art, Concord, NH

December 1990 "44th Annual NHAA Exhibition," The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH, Juror: Rachel Lafo, Senior Curator, DeCordova Museum of Art, Lincoln, MA

July 1990 Summer Group Show, Randall Beck Gallery, Boston, MA

May 1990 "Art of Northeast USA," Silvermine Guild Center for the Arts, New Canaan, CT, Juror: Carter Ratcliff, Contributing Editor of ART IN AMERICA

April 1990 "4th Annual Omer T. Lassonde Exhibition," Manchester, NH, Juror: Debra Balken, Curator of Art, Berkshire Museum of Art, Pittsfield, MA

December 1989 "43rd Annual NHAA Exhibition," The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH, Juror: James Cuno, Director, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

October 1989 "12th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition," Sharon Arts Center, Sharon, NH, Jurors: Margot Clark, Professor at UNH & Writer in ART NEW ENGLAND, Robert Doty, Independent Curator, former Director of The Currier Gallery of Art, Quincy Whitney, Arts Writer for the BOSTON GLOBE

July 1989 "Interior/Exterior: Four Visions," An Invitational Painting Exhibition, Sharon Arts Center, Sharon, NH, Director: Patrick McCracken

April 1989 "3rd Annual Omer T. Lassonde Memorial Exhibition, Manchester, NH, Juror: Richard Ressmeyer, Director, Brockton Art Museum, Brockton, MA

December 1988 "42nd Annual NHAA Exhibition," The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH, Juror: James A. Welu, Director, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

September 1988 8th Annual Faber Birren Color Award Show, Stamford, CT, Juror: Lisa Dennison, Assitant Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City

January 1988 "NY International Art Competition," Ariel Gallery,NY, NY, Juror: Gerrit Henry, Contributing Editor for ART NEWS

December 1987 "41st Annual NHAA Exhibition," The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH, Juror: Daniel Dubois, Director, New Britain Museum of American Art

July 1987 Three Artists, Atrium Gallery, Claremont, NH

May 1987 "Abstracted Viewpoints," Blackthorne Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

June 1976 Catskill Art Society Bicentennial Show, Hurleyville, NY, Juror: John I.H. Baur


Publications & Reviews

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, Saturday, January 8, 2011, "Where Earth Meets Sky: Elise Freda" by Lance Esplund.

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sunday, May 15, 2005, "Line, Grid, Pattern: The Geometry of Art," by Benjamin Genocchio.

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sunday, May 15, 2005, "Oil & wax, Chapter & Verse," by Victoria Donohoe.

THE BROOKLYN RAIL, April 2005, "Elise Freda, Absence/Presence," by Thomas Micchelli

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sunday, December 21, 2003, "Elise Freda, Gesture and Geometry: Encaustic Painting" by D. Dominick Lombardi

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sunday, October 5, 2003, "Drawings, Revealing Quirks and Idiosyncrasies" by William Zimmer

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL, November 2, 2003, "Multi-layering of colors, textures makes encaustic works bloom, Marist College hosts national show" by Nicole Edwards

ART NEW ENGLAND, August/September 2003, "Schick Art Gallery / Saratoga Springs: Elise Freda and Bruno LaVerdiere" by William Jaeger

THE PETERBOROUGH TRANSCRIPT, May 2, 2002, "Resurgence of Ancient Greek Art" by Dana Vernier

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, April 21, 2002, "Cheltenham Art Better Every Year" by Victoria Donohoe

TACONIC NEWSPAPERS, February 8, 2001, Cover story by Noah Fleisher, "Layer it On"

POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL, February 5, 2001, Article by Michelle Carol, "Repetition by Design"

THE TIMES HERALD-RECORD, September 15, 2000, Article by Stephen Israel, "Palette of talent redefines local art scene with show"

THE RIVER REPORTER, May 1, 1997, Article by Elaine Dantzler, "Elise A. Freda: Artist"

WOODSTOCK TIMES, January 2, 1997, Review by Renee Samuels: "What’s the big idea?"

THE RIVER REPORTER, February 3, 1994, Article by Ted Waddell: "Self- Portraits: Elise Andkjar Freda"

THE BOSTON GLOBE, December 17, 1992, Review by Nancy Stapen: "Minimalism gets a sense of humor"

THE MILFORD CABINET, August 12, 1992, Article by Kathy Cleveland: "The Life of an Artist"

ART NEW ENGLAND, June/July 1991, Review by Margot Clark: "Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery/Portsmouth, 5th Annual Omer T. Lassonde Juried Exhibition"

THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, Nashua, NH, May 19, 1991, Article by Staci Milbouer: "Creating Sense of Texture"

THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, Nashua, NH, December 16, 1990, Review by Staci Milbouer: "A Sampling of State’s Artists"

ART NEW ENGLAND, February 1990, Review by Mara Witzling: "Currier Gallery of Art/Manchester: New Hampshire Art Association Forty-Third Annual Exhibition"

ART NEW ENGLAND, October 1989, Review by Margot Clark: "Sharon Arts Center/Sharon, Interior/Exterior: Four Visions"

THE KEENE SENTINEL, Keene, NH, July 11, 1989, Review by Alice Fuld: "An Inviting Abstract"

THE TELEGRAPH, Nashua, NH, March 23, 1989, Article by Hattie Bernstein: "Souhegan Valley: A Haven for Artists"

ART NEW ENGLAND, July/August 1988, Review by Margot Clark: "Blackthorne Gallery, Abstract Visions"

FAIRPRESS, Stamford, CT, October 6, 1988, Review by Kate Jennings: "The Faber Birren Color Award Show"


Workshops and Teaching

State University of New York, Oneonta, NY, Encaustic Lecture, Jan. 2004

Skidmore College Summer Six Program, Visiting Artist, Saratoga Springs, NY, May 2003

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, Encaustic Demonstration, Mar. 2003

Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, Encaustic Demonstration, Feb. 2003

Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH, Encaustic Painting Workshop, Sept. 2002

Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, Encaustic Demonstration, Mar. 1999


Public and Corporate Collections

Cantor Fitzgerald

Champion Paper Corporation

Coventry First

R & F Handmade Paints


Education

B. F.A., University of New Hampshire