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Jane Bloodgood-Abrams

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Fields, 2004

Harmony, 2014

Mood Olana , 2014

Remembrance I , 2014

Remembrance II , 2014

Remembrance III , 2014

Remembrance IV , 2014
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Sky Drama, 2013
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Transference, 2014

Presence, 2013
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Artist Statement


“What excites me most in nature are the deeply profound moments, where there is a connection with a higher energy and one feels alive. My paintings are a response to those moments, an attempt to recreate the heightened visual and emotional drama. In these works I seek to transcend the landscape as mere subject matter, and use it as a tool to illustrate nature’s spiritual or emotional essence. In some pieces I use the composition or presentation of the image to further convey an iconographic quality and inspire the idea that celebrating the landscape or these moments could be a form of worship. These paintings have progressively become less about documenting a particular place, but more about expressing a particular emotional memory of the landscape. I allow the emotional experience in nature to soak in as much as possible, and later, after some tempering and distillation through my own psyche, I use that memory to create an image which I hope will inspire viewers and invoke remembrances of their own experiences of nature’s most moving and dramatic moments. “

 



Artist Bio

Biography

Jane Bloodgood Abrams was born in Queens, New York. She received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the College of Saint Rose in Albany, in 1985. Three years later, she earned a Master’s of Fine Arts at the State University of New York in New Paltz. Now she paints in and of the Hudson River Valley and the Berkshires.

Style

Her paintings are powerful compositions of earth, sky and cloud. Radiant, in the tradition of the Hudson River school and the luminists, Bloodgood-Abrams’ work successfully participates in the canon of American art in a way that few other contemporary contributions can claim to do. The pieces are essentially emotional, revealing the artist’s personal engagement with the mystery and power of nature. The paintings are worked over a period of time in a very intuitive manner, with layers of paint, applied, wiped away, and allowed to dry between sessions and be worked over again. This push-pull process allows an evocative image to emerge.


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EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts - Painting (cum laude) State University of New York at New Paltz

Bachelor of Studio Arts - (cum laude) College of Saint Rose, Albany


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2013 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY

2012 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY

River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

The Storefront Gallery, Kingston, NY  "Beyond the Real" 

2011 The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA

Samuel Morse State Historic Site, Poughkeepsie, NY

Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

2010 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

2009 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

2008 DFN Gallery, New York, NY

2007 Meyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA

Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

2006 Mendenhall-Sobieski Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

DFN Gallery, New York, NY

Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

2005 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

2004 Albert Shahinian Galleries, Poughkeepsie, NY

Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

2003 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

Living Room Gallery, Kingston, NY

River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

2002 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

2001 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

Artforms Gallery, Albany, NY

The Living Room Gallery, Kingston, NY

2000 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

Mark Gruber Gallery, "Romancing the Landscape" New Paltz, NY

1999 River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

1998 Alan Sheppard Gallery, Piermont, NY "New Traditions"

1997  Coffey Gallery, Kingston, NY


SELECTED JURIED AND INVITATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2012 "Far and Wide" Regional Juried Exhibition, Woodstock Art Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY

"Riverscapes,"   The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA 

The Great Hudson River Exhibition,” Mill Street Loft at Beacon Waterfront, Beacon, NY

“The Resilient Landscape: Traditional to Modern,” New England College, Henniker, NH

NYFA MARK ’11, Kleinert James Art Center, Woodstock, NY


2011 Exercises in Unnecessary Beauty, Samuel Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, NY

Shelburne Farms Art in the Coach Barn, Shelburne, VT

2010 Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region, Hyde Collection Museum, Glens Falls, NY

New Landscapes, DFN Gallery, New York, NY

Woodstock Regional Exhibition, WAAM Gallery, Woodstock, NY

Visions of New England, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT

2009 The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA

Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Annual Exhibtion, National Arts Club, NYC

WSA National Exhibition, Woodstock NY  (K.L. McKenna Award)

"River" WAAM National Exhibition, Woodstock, NY

Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT

"An Enduring Influence: 8 Painters Inspired by the Hudson River School," ASK Gallery, Kingston, NY

2008 River Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

2007 National Association of Women Artists, VA

Mohawk Hudson Regional, Albany NY

2006 The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA Nightscapes

Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock, NY

Meyer-East Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY

National Arts Club, New York, NY Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Annual

Montana Trails Gallery, Bozeman, MT

2005 Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield MA, Power of Place: The Berkshires

DFN Gallery, New York, NY The Forest

Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY, Mohawk Hudson Regional

Living Room Gallery, Kingston, NY, Luminous Visions

Gallery 100, Saratoga, NY, Lake George Views

DFN Gallery, New York, NY, 10th Anniversary Exhibit

Haddad-Lascano Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, Landscapes

National Arts Club, New York, NY Pastel Society of America Annual

National Arts Club, New York, NY Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Annual

2004 DFN Gallery, New York, NY, Skies

Albany Center Galleries, Albany, NY, Mohawk-Hudson Invitational

Segalas Gallery, Bernardsville, NJ

Haddad-Lascano Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

2003 Gallerie Abtei Brauweiller, Cologne, Germany

Mohawk-Hudson Regional, Museum at the State University at Albany, Albany, NY

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT Envisioned in a Pastoral Setting

2002 National Arts Club, New York, NY Pastel Society of America Annual

National Arts Club, New York, NY Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Annual

2001 Florence International Bienniale, Florence, Italy

Objects and Images, Bronxville, NY "The New Hudson River School

Edward Hopper Museum, Nyack, NY

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT A Envisioned in a Pastoral Setting@

2000 The Austellung, Payerbach Austria Sacred Visions

National Arts Club, New York, NY A Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Annual Jaqueline Casey Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, GA A Southeast Pastel Society Annual

Degas Pastel Society, New Orleans, LA

Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT A Envisioned in a Pastoral Setting

National Arts Club, New York, NY A Pastel Society of America Annual

1999 Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY

1998 New York State Biennial Invitational, New York State Museum, Albany, NY

1996 Trinity Arts Group, Atlanta, GA A Reflections of Nature@

1995 Marist College Art Galleries, Poughkeepsie, NY

Heritage Art Gallery Juried Competition, Poughkeepsie and Rhinebeck, NY

1994 Pennsylvania State University, PA A Images@

1993 Clermont State Historic Site, Clermont, NY A Young Artists of the Hudson Valley"

North Museum, Lancaster, PA A The Art of Nature"

Blue Mountain Gallery, New York, NY "Diversity and Vision"


PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS (selected):

The Hyde Collection Museum, Glens Falls, NY

AIG Insurance, New York

Barclays Capital Inc., New York, NY

Federal Express Corporation, New York, NY

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY

McGraw-Hill Books, New York, NY

First Albany Corporation, Albany, NY

OCI Industries, New York and Wyoming

Coca Cola Corporation, Atlanta, GA

Town of Washingtonville, NY

City of Edinburgh, Scotland

College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY


GRANTS, AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS (selected):

2012 Semi-Finalist for $20,000 Basil H. Alkazzi Award in Painting

2012 Arts Society of Kingston Annual Gala - Honoree for Artistic Excellence

2012 Kate Mariel Diana Award for Landscape, Woodstock Art Museum

2011 NYFA MARK Fellowship

2009 Hyde Collection Museum Purchase Award of the painting Presence

2003 Rhine-Hudson Artist Exchange, Cologne Germany

2002 Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant

2000 Guest Presenter,  Artists in the Tradition of the Hudson River School: A Symposium, New York Historical Society, New York, NY

1998 New York State Foundation for the Arts - Special Opportunity Stipend Award

Artist's Residency, Catskill Center Preserve, Platte Clove, NY

1987 State University of New York at New Paltz, Graduate Fellowship


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS:


Artist Feature, Ulster Publishing, 2012

Exhibition Preview, American Art Collector, November 2011

Artist Feature, The Artful Mind, 2010

Exhibition Preview, American Art Collector, 2007

Exhibition Preview, American Art Collector, February 2006

"Jane Bloodgood-Abrams: A Spiritual Connection with Her Home" Plein Air Magazine, April 2005

"Back to (the Hudson River) School", Artist feature, Hudson Valley Magazine, April 2002

"The Luminous Landscapes of Jane Bloodgood-Abrams," The Country, Nov 2000

"Luminist Paintings in Hudson", Northeast Art and Antiques, December, 1999

"Luminist Pleasure: A Marriage of Meteorology and Metaphysics", ARTideas, Vol. 5 No.3, 1998


MEMBERSHIPS:


National Association of Women Artists, Juried Member

Pastel Society of America, Signature Member

Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Juried Member

Hudson Valley Pastel Society, Secretary and Founding Member

Woodstock Art Association - Juried Active Member

Artists Fellowship Foundation, Member

 

 

American Association of University Women, Member

 

 

 


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