PMW GALLERY


SEELBACH, ANNE

 


 
  Hint of Autumn                    32 x 27 x 2”                     2008
    framed, oil on paper


   
  Morning Crow                 27 x 28 x 2”                                 2008                   
  framed, oil on prepared Bristol paper

         
  

   
   Winter                                  28 x 28 x 2”                               2008
   framed, oil, charcoal on prepared Bristol paper




   

          
    Christmas Crows               27 x 32 x 2”                               2008                                                                   
   framed, acrylic and conte crayon on Bristol paper
 



    
   

  Solstice Nocturne                23 x 25 x 1”                2007         SOLD
   oil on canvas

       

 
  Horseshoe Crabs III                              27 x 30  x 2”                            2008
  
framed, oil on prepared Bristol paper



 
  Crab Shells                                            27 x 30 x 2”                             2006
  framed, acrylic on prepared Bristol paper





 
   Crabs                            22 x 25 x2”                           2006
  
framed, oil on prepared Bristol paper




   
   Broken Shells I           18 x 22 x 2”                        2006
   framed, acrylic and conte crayon on Arches
  
watercolor paper
 




 
  Horseshoe Crabs II                28 x 28 x 1"                   2007
   oil on canvas




  
   Morning Reconnaissance       21 x 21 x 1”       2009
   oil on canvas   





                           

  Seagulls                                28 x 28 x 1”                        2007
  acrylic on canvas





 
 
Beached Boats, Lazy Point                 26 x 30 x 2”                        2006
  framed, acrylic and pastel on prepared Bristol paper





 
  Breakup Study                                    26 x 30 x 2”                            2008
  framed, oil on prepared Bristol paper




  

  
   
Breakup I                                    25 x 25 x 3”                    2009
   framed, oil on canvas





    
 
Breakup II                                    24 x 24"                    2009
  oil on wood panel





 
 
Moon Reflection, Napeague                                 30 x 27 x 2”                     2006                   
  framed, acrylic and charcoal on paper
 




 
 
Memory Of What Is To Come                            21 x 26 x 2”                     2009
  framed, acrylic on plexiglass





    
 
In The Protean Swirl                                           32 x 32"                                            2010
  unframed, oil on canvas




   
  October's End I                        30 x 26 x 2”                         2006
  framed, acrylic on paper





 
  Water                            26 x 20 x 2”                        2009
  framed acrylic and graphite on Gessobord





 
  Earth                            26 x 21 x 2”                             2009
  framed, acrylic and graphite on Gessobord

                    

 

 

 

 

        

 

Artist’s Statement

 

The tidal waters and shoreline of eastern Long Island, NY have inspired my paintings of the last few years. The question “What is happening?” interests me far more than what a scene looks like. What are the unseen physical laws of nature that create each visual element of a particular moment? Subtle and dramatic tides and the rich colors of each season are the results of a gradual rotation of the earth during its elliptical path around the sun. The effects of this change are visible in the thrust of green shoots piercing frozen ground, fracturing ice sheets breaking up on the bay and the annual mating of horseshoe crabs in shallow waters at the summer solstice. The cycle of life affirms itself in the insistent calls of gulls and crows. Egg cases, broken shells, skeletons and other organic debris in the wrack line are the visible effects of decay and death. Water, plants, birds and sea life all follow the dictates of this planetary shift.

 

Western representational art and Abstract Expressionism have both been strong

influences in my work. I am interested in the tension between several opposing

elements: perspective drawing versus free-form washes; illustrative delineation versus gestural markings; line versus color; mechanical, geometric shapes versus atmospheric color fields. I use these oppositions to create a tension between three dimensional representation and a flattening of space. Gestural brushwork and rich colors are dominant. I also layer paint to create more complex color and texture. Beginning with an understanding the physical forces behind a visual image of the natural world, the paintings evolve out of the daily progression of the painting process.

 

Anne Seelbach



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Education
MFA Hunter College, New York, NY
BA New York University, New York, NY


Solo Exhibitions
2010 Aegon Gallery, Jones Visual Arts Center, Centre College, Danville, KY

2009 Alexey von Schlippe Gallery, University of Connecticut, Groton, CT

2002 Alexey von Schlippe Gallery, University of Connecticut, Groton, CT

2001 Alva Gallery, New London, CT

1997 New London Art Society & Gallery, New London , CT

1996 Kouros Gallery, New York, NY

1994 The Painting Center, New York, NY

1991 Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA; Frick Gallery, Belfast, ME

1990 Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1989 The Connecticut Gallery, Marlborough, CT

1988 Eckhaus Gallery, Hennef, Germany

1985 Tower Gallery, New York, NY

1984 The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ; Five Corners Library, Jersey City Cultural Arts

Commission, NJ; A. Graham Thompson Memorial Museum, Alexandria Bay, NY; Hunter Gallery,

Hunter College, New York, NY

1983 Burgundy Cafe/Gallery, New York, NY

1981 Tower Gallery, Southampton, NY

1979 Fifth Street Gallery, New York, NY

1978 Still Mountain Gallery, Roosevelt House, New York, NY



Selected Group Exhibitions
2009 “My Long Island” curated by Carole Jay Islip Art Museum, NY; “Water and Sky” Nabi

Gallery, New York, NY; “Driven to Abstraction” Juror: Nuala Clarke, East End Arts Council,

Riverhead, NY; “Bulgaria / Then & Now: The American & Bulgarian Exchange 1993-2009”

Hygienic Art Galleries, New London, CT; “Anne Seelbach and Laura Stroh” The Rosalie Dimon

Gallery, Jamesport Inn, Jamesport, NY

2008 “The Creative Process” Juror: Peter Marcelle, East End Arts Council, Riverhead, NY;

“Land-Water-Land” Canio’s Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY; “Art for Obama” Nabi Gallery, New York, NY

2007 The Nature Conservancy Landscape Show, East Hampton, NY

2006 “Anne Seelbach and Gretchen Hatfield” Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria; “Anne

Seelbach and Gretchen Hatfield” Smolyan Art Gallery, Smolyan, Bulgaria; “Sea, Sky &

Sculpture” Mabel and Victor D’Amico Studio and Archive, Amagansett, NY

2004 “Anne Seelbach: Sculpture, Collage, Drawings”, Beard Gallery, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

2003 “Reactions & Reflections: Continuing Responses to September 11”, Beard Gallery,

Wheaton College, Norton, MA

2002 “The Sound of the Land: The Connecticut Landscape” Norwalk Museum, Norwalk, CT;

“What Survives” Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT;

“Bringing Art To The Research Environment” Pfizer Inc., Groton, CT

2001 “Hygienic Art XXII”, Hygienic Art Gallery, New London, CT

2000 “Vessels” Alva Gallery, New London, CT; “Bringing Art To The Research Environment”

Pfizer Inc., Groton, CT

1999 “Bringing Art To The Research Environment” Pfizer Inc., Groton, CT; “Monothon”

Connecticut Graphic Arts Center, Norwalk, CT

1998 “Bringing Art to the Research Environment” Pfizer Inc., Groton, CT

1996 “Fuel for Thought” Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA

1996 “Kouroi & Korai” Kouros Gallery, New York, NY; Blaine House, State Capitol, Augusta, ME

1995 “Season Preview” Kouros Gallery, New York, NY; “Four Women” Frick Gallery,

Belfast, ME ; “The Artist and the Artifact” Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, MA

1994 “Accrochage: Petit Format” Kouros Gallery, New York, NY;
“Whitney Hansen & Anne Seelbach” Goat Alley Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY;
“Symphony” Stamford Performing Arts Center, Stamford, CT

1993 “Abstraction in the 90s”, organized by George Hofmann, Sound Shore Gallery, Stamford, CT;
“High” Blondie’s Contemporary Art, New York, NY

1992 “Anne Seelbach: Urban Landscapes” Frick Gallery, Belfast, ME; Goldsmith Gallery, Madison, CT

1991 “Reclamation Park #2 : Central Artery/Tunnel Project Site” Reclamation Artists, Fort

Point Channel installation, Boston, MA; “15 Grant Winners” Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant,

Somerville, MA; “The First Decade” curated by Mary Luxenberg-Udell Sound Shore Gallery,

Stamford, CT; Art Loan Program, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA; “The First Decade of the

MFA Program 1981-1991” Hunter College Galleries, New York, NY

1990 The Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Faculty

Exhibition, Northeastern University, Boston, MA; “Maximum Diversity” City Without Walls

Gallery, Newark, NJ; PMW Gallery, Stamford, CT

1989 The Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; “Summer

Too” PMW Gallery, Stamford, CT; Frick Gallery, Belfast, ME; “Monmouth County Arts Council

-10th Annual Juried Show” Juror: Alison Weld, Monmouth Museum, Monmouth, NJ

1988 “Skripturale” Frauenmuseum, Bonn, Germany; Richard Green Gallery, New York, NY;

“Fantasy Dwellings” The Connecticut Gallery, Marlborough, CT

1987 “Artchildren/Artselves” curated by S.K. Duff, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ;

“On Line” curated by Billy Biondi, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ; “Erotik”

Kommunale Gallery, Berlin, Germany ; PMW Gallery, Stamford, CT

1986 “Erotik” Frauenmuseum, Bonn, Germany; “5th Annual Metro Show” City Without

Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ; “50 Works: Selections from the E.F. Hutton Collection”

Metropolitan Museum and Art Center, Coral Gables, FL; “Architectural References” Shippee

Gallery, New York, NY; “Real Property: A Contemporary Landscape Show” curated by Leah

Durner, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ

1985 Shippee Gallery, New York, NY; “Objects of Comfort” curated by Peggie Lowenberg, City

Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ; Tower Gallery, New York, NY

1984 “The 69th Annual Juried Show”, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY; City Without

Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ; Tower Gallery, New York, NY

1983 “New From New York” Tower Gallery, New York, NY; “Fresh Paint” Juror: Robert

Atkins, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY; Burgundy Cafe/Gallery, New York, NY; “One Meter

Show” Hunter College Gallery, New York, NY

1981 “Annual Juried Show” Juror: Dore Ashton, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY;

“Bettina Cato & Anne Seelbach” Tower Gallery, Southampton, NY; East End Arts and Humanities

Council, Riverhead, NY



Grants, Honors, Awards
1991 Arts Lottery Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Somerville Arts Council, MA

1990 Bunting Fellowship, Radcliffe Collage, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1988 Triangle Artists’ Workshop, Pine Plains, NY

1987 MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH



Artists’ Residencies
2006 Bulgarian-American Exchange Program, Griffis Foundation, New London CT / Orpheus Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria

2003 Artists’ Enclave at I-Park, East Haddam, CT

1999 No Boundaries International Art Colony, Bald Head Island, NC

1991-1992 Griffis Art Center, New London, CT, International Artist-in-Residence Program

1988 Frauenmuseum, Bonn, Germany

1986 Frauenmuseum, Bonn, Germany

1985 Centrum Frans Masereel Printmaking Workshop, Kasterlee, Belgium



Teaching and Visiting Artist Experience
2010 Centre College, Danville, KY, gallery talk

1994 - present The Victor D’Amico Institute of Art, Amagansett, NY, painting instructor

1991-96 Arts Pro Tem, Hancock, NH, painting instructor

1991 Simmons College, Boston, MA, slide talk

1994 Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, 3-D design instructor

1990 “Architectural Decay & Industrial Debris: Reflections on a Painter’s Landscape”,

Bunting Institute Colloquium Series, Radcliffe College at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA;

Northeastern University, Boston, MA, painting instructor; Emerson College, Boston, MA,

painting instructor; University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, painting, drawing instructor

1985 The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, painting instructor

1981 The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, painting instructor



Art-Related Experience
2008 Cover artwork Paris Etudes by Carole Stone, Finishing Line Press, Georgetown, KY

2001 Connecticut College, New London, CT: Juror for the Art Majors’ Senior Exhibition

1997 Cover painting Theory and its discontents by Damien Broderick, Deakin

University Press, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

1995 Connecticut Commission on the Arts: Juror for the Visual Artists Grants Program

1994-95 Archivist for New York painter Buffie Johnson

1992-95 Curator, Monhegan Museum, Monhegan Island, ME

1986 Album cover “Mysterious Barricades”, by Andy Summers, Private Music, New York, NY

1974-78 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, Curatorial Assistant for The Costume Institute



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Television Interview
“Canio’s Gallery exhibition: Anne Seelbach and Christine Chew Smith”, host Judy Sleed on “The

Play Is The Thing”, LTV Channel 20, East Hampton, NY, aired June 27, 30, July 1, 2008.
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Collections
American Foods of New Jersey

Artists’ Enclave at I-Park, East Haddam, CT

Centrum Frans Masereel, Kasterlee, Belgium

Continental Grain Corporation, New York, NY

Frauenmuseum, Bonn, Germany

Griffis Art Center, New London, CT

The Hillier Group, Princeton, NJ

Lehman Brothers, New York, NY

Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT

Margaret D., New York, NY

The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

Orpheus Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria

Pfizer Inc., Groton, CT

Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance, Hartford, CT
PMW Gallery, Stamford, CT

Prudential Insurance, Newark, NJ

The Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Simmons College, Boston, MA

Smolyan Art Gallery and Museum, Smolyan, Bulgaria

State National Companies, Inc., Bedford, TX

University of Connecticut, Groton, CT

Vesti Corporation, Boston, MA

XTO Energy, Fort Worth, TX

 

 

 






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