BETSY PODLACH BORN 1964, JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. LIVES 142 Suffolk Street, Sag HArbor, NY Mailing ADDRESS PO Box 2115 Amagansett, NY 11930 E-MAIL email@example.com PHONE 917-499-5334 WEBSITE www.podlach.com EDUCATION B.A. 1987 HARVARD UNIVERSITY,Cum Laude, studied painting one-on-one with Alfred DeCredicoand William Reiman; literature and writing with Professor William Alfred Cand Carlos Fuentes 1988-1991 THE NEW YORK STUDIO SCHOOL OF DRAWING, PAINTING AND SCULPTURE, NYC, NY, AND THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ART IN UMBRIA 2001 MFA/SCULPTURE - THE NEW YORK ACADEMY AWARDS 1982 WATSON SCHOLAR; MORRIS OTTMAN SCHOLARSHIP; NATIONAL MERIT FINALIST 1984 DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL STUDIES, HARVARD - GRANT 1988 CHATAUQUA SCHOOL OF ART SCHOLARSHIP; AND THE NEW YORK STUDIO SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP 1989 SELIGMAN/VON SIMSON SCHOLARSHIP 1990 CHARLES H. REVSON SCHOLARSHIP AND STIPEND; THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ART FULL FELLOWSHIP AND THEN, (1999) , RESIDENCY 1993 MYRA C. BEROL MEMORIAL AWARD; CUMMINGTON CUMMUNITY OF ARTS FELLOWSHIP AND RESIDENCY; CHEEKWOOD MUSEUM PAINTING CONTEST FINALIST 1995 THE LANDMARK AIR SYSTEMS AWARD - GEORGE G. KING; AND THE VERMONT STUDIO CENTER GRANT SOLO SHOWS Chrysalis gallery, southampton, ny (2011) The WHITE GALLERY, LAKEVILLE, CT, 2009 HUBERT GALLERY, 1046 MADISON, NY, NY, 2007 AMERICAN ART GALLERY, Carmel, CA 2008 GALLERY YELLOW, Cross River, NY, 2007 (Two Person) THE ART CABINET NANTUCKET, MA 1994-20012 CN&B, MUNICH, GERMANY 2004 THE (X)GALLERY, NANTUCKET, MA 1996 NARDIN GALLERIES, CROSS RIVER NY 1994-1997, NARDIN FINE ARTS, SOMERS, NY 1993 THE NEW YORK STUDIO SCHOOL NYC, NY 1989-1991 SELECTED GROUP SHOWS borghi gallery, bridgehampton, NY (2012) chrysalis gallery, southampton, ny (2011-2012_ American art gallery, carmel, ca (2006-2012)_ SOMERHILL GALLERY, Durham, NC (2006-2009) HUBERT GALLERY, NYC, NY (2006-2007) KATHERYN MARKELL FINE ARTS, NYC, NY (2006) ROBERT MILLER GALLERY, NYC, NY (2005) NEVIN KELLY GALLERY, WASHINGTON DC (2004) ARTWALK NY, NYC, NY (1997,98,00) JERNIGAN WICKER, SAN FRANCISCO, CA (2000) QUOTIDIAN, SAN FRANCISCO, CA (2000) LUCKY STREET GALLERY, KEY WEST, FL (1994-2006) THE CLARK GALLERY, LINCOLN, MA (1993-1996) THE OPEN GALLLERY, CAMBRIDGE, MA (1991-1993) THE ART CABINET NANTUCKET (1994-2012) NARDIN GALLERIES (1993-1998) HARVARD UNIVERSITY (1992,1993, 2007) THE JAY W. CONSTANTINE MUSEUM, MYSTIC, CT (1997) THE CHEEKWOOD MUSEUM, NASHVILLE, TN (1993) SMITHTOWN TOWNSHIP ARTS COUNCIL, ST. JAMES, NY (1995) THE NEW YORK STUDIO SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP SHOW (1987-91); STILL LIFE SHOW (1993-99) PRIVATE COLLECTIONS AND COMMISSIONS 300+ PIECES SOLD INTERNATIONALLY, INCLUDING TO THE COLLECTIONS OF PRINCESS DONATELLA BORGHESE, ROME, ITALY; MRS. ANDREW HYDE, HYDE PARK, NY; MR. CHRISTOPHER WALKEN, NYC, NY; MR. GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOUS, NYC, NY; MR JACK WELSCH, NY, NY; MURAL COMMISSIONS: THE CITY WINE AND CIGAR COMPANY, MRS. EMMY LOU MORGANTHEAU, NYC, NY; PLUS TEN PORTRAIT COMMISSIONS PUBLIC COLLECTIONS PFIZER, INC (8 PIECES); NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (5 PIECES) PUBLICATIONS THE NEW YORK TIMES, 9/94, W MAGAZINE 9/2003, MARTHA STEWART LIVING 9/05, THE NANTUCKET BEACON, MAP AND LEGEND AND INQUIRER AND MIRROR, 9/95-2000, , THE REPORTER DISPATCH 9/94-96, THE LEWISBORO LEDGER 9/94, 4/93, THE PATENT TRADER 9/94,4/93, HOUSE BEAUTIFUL MAGAZINE 6/04, BEDFORD MAGAZINE 7/07, 8/07, THE RECORD REVIEW 9/7/07, THE PATENT TRADER, (1992, 1994), THE RECORD REVIEW, (9/2007), THE RIDGFIELD PRESS, THE GREENWICH POST, THE REDDING PILOT, THE WESTON FORUM (ALL, CT, ALL 9/2007), THE HEARLD, Montereay, CA, 2007
My images of women and men start by observing my own reflection in a mirror, a man I know modeling for me, or photos of women and or men from other eras. As I paint each image becomes a unique individual apart from myself, the photograph and outside observation. I search until they are captured and found experiencing their own moment, with their own history. Once individuals and couples come alive and compelling on the canvas I know how to work on and complete the painting. My still lives and landscapes are also the result of seeking to present an image that was born and exists outside of time. They are also a creation begun with observation and completed through the process of something new being found as the canvas develops and though my confidence of what is true beyond and beneath what I see directly.