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Elaine Alibrandi

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Birthplace
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Birth year
1960

Website

Schools
Massachusetts College of Art, 1981, BFA
New England School of Art and Design, 1993

Tags
modern, installation, mixed-media, sculpture, abstract, female, mixed media, artist, alibrandi, Elaine

Current Exhibitions and Events
Statement and Resume

After graduating from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston (1981), I studied at the New England School of Art and Design, also in Boston, and created designs for a number of companies. During this time, I continued to paint, and began exhibiting my work in 1998. Focusing on fine art has allowed me to live art every waking—and often dreaming—moment.

I create art to call attention to the often overlooked. Well, that, and the fact that if I couldn't create, I wouldn't be alive.

The inspiration for much of my art comes from nature and female imagery, both of which to me express strength and vulnerability, power, mystery, and creative potential. Nearly everything I see, especially in nature, urges me to explore more and more avenues in my work. Moreover, I love experimenting with unusual media.

Another important influence on my art is my lifelong activism for women's rights. While creating art gives me the freedom to express myself personally, politically, and socially, the various media I employ seem to transcend cultural and linguistic barriers.

I usually have a clear idea of what a piece will look like before I begin. As the work evolves, it may influence me toward a slightly different direction, but the final result is close to or exactly what I had envisioned.

I can't talk about my art without mentioning music, which has been a profound influence in my life from the very beginning of my consciousness. Without it, I would not be alive; it is the hand in which my heart beats. For me, art and music are inextricably linked spiritual experiences.

My creations are my daughters, each with her own personality—wild, whimsical, cunning, defiant, hopeful—but never, never indifferent.

In addition to working in visual art, I also write poetry, which has been published in over 50 magazines and literary journals.


 

Education

1981  BFA, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

1995  Coursework in Design, New England School of Art & Design, Boston, MA

 

Awards/Honors

2014  Selected for inclusion in The Boston Biennial, Boston, MA

2014  Second Place Prize, Level 25 Artjournal Spring/Summer Art Competition

2013  Honorable Mention, International Art Festival, New York, NY 

2012  Showcase Winner, ArtSlant

2011  First Prize in juried show titled Telling Stories, San Diego, CA

2011  Third Prize in juried show titled Transformation, San Diego, CA

2008  Finalist in National New York Artists’ Equity competition

2003  Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show, Cambridge, MA

2002  SoHo International Art Competition, New York, NY

2000  SoHo International Art Competition, New York, NY

 

Residencies

2014  Percezioni/Perceptions 2014, San Menaio, Italy

2012  Percezioni/Perceptions at San Menaio, San Menaio, Italy

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2006  Inner Landscapes: Bates Gallery, Boston, MA

2003  Progressions: Healing and Arts Gallery, Boston, MA

2003  Numina: Harvard Neighbors Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2002  Visual Voices: Jefferson Cutter House, Arlington, MA

2002  New Works: Bates Gallery, Boston, MA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014  The Boston Biennial 3: Atlantic Works Gallery, Boston, MA (Jurors: The Boston Biennial Selection Committee)

2014  Synchronies/Sincronías: Prado Rooms, Ateneo de Madrid, Spain (curated by Paola Trevisan of Trevisan International Art and Rosa Mascarell, Artist [catalogue])

2014  Sense of Self: Arts Exchange Gallery, Atlanta, GA (curated by Jessica Caldas, independent curator and editor of Mighty Rigths Media)

2014  Art You Can Feel: Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA (Juror: Katie Curler, WestPark Workshop Gallery)

2014  Percezioni: Vico del Gargano, Foggia, Italy (curated by Matteo Fiorentino, Paola Trevisan, and Giambattista del Comte, President of Proloco Vico del Gargano, and San Menaio)

2014  The Healing Power of Art: Manhattan Arts International online exhibition (Jurors: Lilly Wei, New York-based art critic, writer, and independent curator; Renée Phillips, author and director of Manhattan Arts International)

2014  Hot and Cold: 310 Art, Asheville, NC (invited by Fleta Monaghan, Owner, 310 Art Gallery [catalogue])

2014  Little Treasures 2014: Galleria de' Marchi, Bologna, Italy (curated by Paola Trevisan of Trevisan International Art [catalogue])

2014  We'll Remember: Online exhibition commemorating the victims of the Sewol Ferry disaster in South Korea (curated by Hye-Seong Tak Lee, artist and recipient of the Women's Caucus for Art President's Art & Activism Award)

2014  Fractured Yet Rising: ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL (Jurors: Exhibition committee of the ARC Gallery)

2014  In the Red: Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sonoma County, CA (Juror: Susan Kantor, Curatorial Assistant, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts)

2014  Vessels: Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sonoma County, CA (Juror: Khysie Horn, Owner, The Quicksilver Mine Co. Gallery)

2013  Hair Code: Part of The Vienna Project: 16 Days of Activism Against Violence (curated by Ildiko Meny)

2013  Compass: Navigating the Journey to Self-Identity: Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA (Juror: Amy V. Grimm, Assistant Professor of Art History and Museum Studies, Irvine Valley College, CA)

2013  Stories We Tell: Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY (Juror: Rachel Uffner, Owner, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY [catalogue])

2013  Passages: Prado Rooms, Ateneo de Madrid, Spain (curated by Paola Trevisan of Trevisan International Art and Rosa Mascarell, Artist [catalogue])

2013  The Music Within: Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA (Juror: Katie Curler, WestPark Workshop Gallery)

2013  Morphogenesis: 310 Art, Asheville, NC (Juror: Judith Modrak, Margo Harris Hammerschlag Gold Medal for Sculpture)

2013  Between Continuity and Innovation: Palazzo della Bella, Vico del Gargano, Italy (curated by Paola Trevisan of Trevisan International Art [catalogue])

2013  Growl: Karl Drerup Art Gallery, Plymouth, NH (Juror: Marcia Santore, New Hampshire Artist of the Year, 2013)

2013  Little Treasures 2013: Galleria de' Marchi, Bologna, Italy (curated by Paola Trevisan of Trevisan International Art [catalogue])

2013  Alternative Avenues: The Highline Loft, New York, NY (curated by the American Society of Contemporary Artists)

2013  Petroleum Paradox: For Better or For Worse?: Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA (Juror: Eleanor Heartney, Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres [catalogue])

2012  Masquerade: The Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Juror: Jack Fischer of Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco [catalogue])

2012  Woman + Body: Kepco Plaza Museum, Seoul, South Korea; and the Gwangju Cultural Foundation, Gwangju, South Korea (Juror: Tanya Ausburg, Professor, San Francisco State University [catalogue])

2012  Petroleum Paradox: For Better or For Worse?: Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY (Juror: Eleanor Heartney, Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres [catalogue])

2012  Liberated Dreams: Estense Castle Museum, Ferrara, Italy (curated by Paola Trevisan of Trevisan International Art [catalogue])

2012  San Valentino International Art Exhibition: Palazzo della Bella, Vico del Gargano, Italy (curated by the Associazione Nuova Vico in Arte [catalogue])

2012  National Juried Group Exhibition: NK Gallery, Boston, MA (Jurors: Natacha Sochat and Kathy Halamka, Owners, NK Gallery, Boston, MA)

2012  Pattern, Rhythm, and Cycles: Carriage Barn Art Center, New Canaan, CT (curated by the American Society of Contemporary Artists)

2011  Les Femmes Artistes Vernissage: Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL (Lydia Viscardi, Director, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT)

2011  Art Now: Form and Substance: Berkeley College, Brooklyn, NY (curated by the American Society of Contemporary Artists)

2011  On the Edge: Galleria de' Marchi, Bologna, Italy (curated by Paola Trevisan of Trevisan International Art [catalogue])

2011  Eclectic Aesthetic: NoHo Gallery, New York, NY (curated by the American Society of Contemporary Artists)

2011  Telling Stories: Women's Caucus for Art, San Diego, CA (Juror: Moya Devine)

2011  Little Treasures: Galleria de' Marchi, Bologna, Italy (curated by Paola Trevisan of Trevisan International Art [catalogue])

2011  NAWA 122nd Annual Exhibition: Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, New York, NY (Jurors: Marilyn Stevenson, Robin Schwartz, and Gina Maccinilli [catalogue])

2011  Transformation: Women's Caucus for Art, San Diego, CA (Juror: Hazel Ross)

2010  All About Color: New Jersey Foundation for the Blind, Denville, NJ (curated by the American Society of Contemporary Artists)

2009  Art’s Secret Symbols: Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY (curated by the American Society of Contemporary Artists)

2008  A Woman’s Place: Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA (Juror: Kathy Halamka, Owner NK Gallery, Boston, MA)

2007  Focus Forward: Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY (curated by the American Society of Contemporary Artists)

2006  Creativity: The Artist’s Journey: Synagogue for the Arts, New York, NY (curated by the American Society of Contemporary Artists)

2004  Fall Salon: Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2003  Running Hot and Steady: Aidekman Art Center, Tufts University, Medford, MA (Juror: Madeline H. Caviness, Mart Richardson Professor Emeritus at Tufts University, Medford, MA)

2003  National Prize Show: University Place, Cambridge, MA (Juror: Marc Pachter, Director, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC)

2003  Spring Salon: Limner Gallery, New York, NY

2002  Walks Through Private Lives: Perspectives Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2002  Color and Essence: Gibbs Gallery, Arlington, MA

1999  Conventicles: Bromfield Art Gallery, Boston, MA

1998  A Fascination With the Overlooked: Zeitgeist Gallery, Cambridge, MA

 

Collections

Hotel Marechiaro, San Menaio, Italy

Private Collections

 

Selected Bibliography

Renee Phillips, "Elaine Alibrandi Creates Powerful Mixed Media Art," Manhattan Arts International, June 2, 2014.

Cure Alliance for Mental Illness, May 2014.

TextileArtist.org, "Elaine Alibrandi Interview: Storytelling" (Part 1) and "Daring and Diverse" (Part 2), March 2014.

Laura Rivas Medina, "Trevisan International Art debuted in Spain with the 'Passages/Pasajes' Exhibition," Art Journal, October 2013.

Rivierart Magazine, "Passages/Pasajes," October 2013.

"Arte Energia Creativa: Catalogo of Internazionale per Artisti Contemporanei," Publishers: Art Journal and Trevisan International Art, Italy, September 2013.

Art World Beat, "2013 International Art Festival," September 2013.

Leah Shapiro, "310 Gallery Presents 'Morphogenesis,' " The Laurel of Asheville, April 2013.

Vittorio Pellegrino, "Little Treasures 2013, The Whole World in Miniature," March 2013.

Michela Turra, "High-Flying Liberated Dreams," Art Journal, May-June 2012.

Alison Martin, "Women's Caucus for Art Presents Environmentally Themed Show at Chelsea Gallery," The NY Examiner, May 2012.

Andrea Garcia-Vargas, "Politically Charged: Petroleum Paradox Art," Inside New York, May 2012.

NY Art Beat, "'Petroleum Paradox: For Better or For Worse?' Exhibition," May 2012.

Frank Mann and Charles Keller, "American Society of Contemporary Artists: The First Ninety Five Years," Publisher: American Society of Contemporary Artists, Bronx, New York, 2012.

Rivierart Magazine, "Liberated Dreams," February 2012.

Maxine Schreiber, "NAWA Wows at the Armory Art Center," West Palm Beach Fine Arts Examiner, November 21, 2011.

Art Journal, "On the Edge," November 2011.

The Arlington Advocate, "Alibrandi Gives Vision a Voice," March 6, 2003.

Frank Mann and Charles Keller, "American Society of Contemporary Artists: The First Eighty Five Years," Publisher: American Society of Contemporary Artists, Bronx, New York, 2002.

 

Selected Publications as Author

"An Gorta Mor: A Hunger for Expression" (article), Sculpture Review Magazine, Winter, 2006.

"Studio" (poetry), Women Artists News, New York, NY, June 15, 2006.

"Slum" (poetry), Little Brown, online, May 31, 2004.

"Every Few Steps" (poetry), Flipside, California, PA, February 23, 1996.

"Slum" and "After the Argument" (poetry), The Pointed Circle, Portland, OR, August 10, 1995.

"The Bank" (poetry), Spindrift, Seattle, WA, March 20, 1995.

"The Sea" (poetry), Touchstone, La Crosse, WI, May 20, 1995.

"TV" and "Adjusting to the Blur" (poetry), Paper Radio, Seattle, WA, November 7, 1994.

"Hardship" (poetry), Fox Cry Review, Menasha, WI, July 12, 1994.

"The Bank" (poetry), The Long Islander, Huntington, NY, June 9, 1994.

"Her Hands Bob" (poetry), Poetry Motel, Duluth, MN, April 1, 1993.

"Past Sleep" and "One Blind Eye" (poetry), Mind Matters Review, San Francisco, CA, October 23, 1992.

Recent Exhibits

Elaine Alibrandi participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2014 Fractured Yet Rising
ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation
 
Mar, 2014 "Fractured Yet Rising"
ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation
 
Sep, 2013 Stories We Tell - Women's Caucus for Art
Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY
 
Oct, 2012 Masquerade
Arc Gallery & Studios
 
May, 2012 Petroleum Paradox: For Better or For Worse?
Denise Bibro Fine Art
 
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