ROSEMARY STARACE

www.rosemarystarace.com

 

 

Exhibits as A Featured Artist

2017  Views from the Deep World, Koussetvitsky Gallery, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA, upcoming, 1-person

 History of the Dining Room Table (Vessels), The BOOM Room, Pittsfield, MA. 1-person

2016  Tangled Hearts, The Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA

 Mixed Messages, The Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA

 Cherish, Pittsfield Artswalk at Bagels, Too, Pittsfield, MA,

 The Drawing Show, Pittsfield Artswalk at Bagels, Too, Pittsfield, MA

 Animal Companions, Pittsfield Artswalk at Bagels, Too, Pittsfield, MA

2015  Respringenation, The Whitney Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA

2012  Without a Map, showing The Artist’s Way Reiterated, a 20 ft scroll, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA, 3-person

2003  Night Vision, Doreen Young Gallery, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, with Carol Beth Icard

2002  Same Thing Different, Deb Koffman Gallery, Housatonic, MA, installation, computer drawings and tableaus, 1-person

1996  Interior Geometry, Berkshire Artisans Annex Gallery/Windows at England's, Pittsfield, MA, 1-person

 In the Chambers of the Heart, The Lantern, Pittsfield, MA, 1-person

1995  Recent Works, Image Gallery, Stockbridge, MA, 1-person

1992  Three Artists, Berkshire Artisans (now Lichtentstein Center), Pittsfield, MA

1991  Sacred Landscapes, Gallery III, Pittsfield, MA, with JoAnne Spies

1983  4 x 27: Women Collaborate, Gallery 345, New York City

 

 

Selected Group Exhibits

2016  Eclectica and Winter Music The BOOM Room, Pittsfield, MA.

2015  Earthly Delights, Pittsfield Artswalk at Bagels, Too, Pittsfield, MA

Walk a Mile in  Her Shoes, Pittsfield Artswalk at Bagels, Too, Pittsfield, MA

2009-2010  Visual Diaries, Rutgers University, Farleigh-Dickinson University, Suffolk Community  College (NY)

2001  Art.Come, Schapira Studio, Millerton, NY, regional invitational (also in 2000)

2000  Digital Art, Pivot Gallery, Florence, MA,

 Open Studios, Berkshire Art Association

1998-99  The Boats (and gallery artist,) Nuovo Gallery, Lenox, MA

Monoprints, Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA,

1997  Black Tea, Full Service, Westenburg Gallery, Gt. Barrington, MA,

 Interior Geometry, Guido’s Market, Gt. Barrington, MA

 Artists of the Berkshires, Krasdale Galleries, White Plains and the Bronx, NY

1996  Ridgehaven Art Institute Faculty Show, Swift River Inn, Cummington, MA

 aParently Childlike, The Lantern, Pittsfield, MA

 The Sacred Gin Mill, The Lantern, Pittsfield, MA

 Self-Portraits, Front Street Gallery, Housatonic, MA,

1995  Members’ Choice, RiCA, River Contemporary Art, Housatonic, MA

 Berkshire Women Artists, Welles Gallery, Lenox, MA

1994  Radius Members & Their X’s, ArtSpace, Greenfield, MA

 Berkshire Invitational, RiCA, River Contemporary Art, Housatonic, MA

1992  Pittsfield Cultural Council Exhibit, Berkshire Artisans (now Lichtenstein Center), Pittsfield, MA

 Naumkeag Invitational, Stockbridge, MA 

1991  Emerging Berkshire Artists, Image Gallery, Stockbridge, MA

Red Dog, Spazi Fine Art at Christina's Cafe, Housatonic, MA

1990  The Eclectic Chair Spazi Fine Art, Housatonic, MA

 Berkshire Artists, Northern Berkshire Mental Health Center, North Adams, MA

 Landscapes, Clocktower Building,  W. Stockbridge, MA

1988  Members’ Show, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA

1987-1988  Annual Shows, Members of Roseland Center for Art-making Van Buren, Hazelton, Cutting Gallery, Cambridge, MA

1982 1984  Annual Members' Shows, New York Feminist Art Institute Studio Collective, NYC

1983  Artists for Nuclear Disarmament, New York, Washington, D.C.

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 Unseen Avenue, an e-book of visual poetry, (The Argotist Online, 2016 )

 Splitting the Genre: An Intersection of Poetry and Visual Art. Three visual poems and an essay on the form. (Six Arrow Press, 2015)

 Yew Journal, March 2014, six visual poems

 Yew Journal, December 2013, The Boats, paintings paired with Gabriella T. Reiger’s poems

 String Poet journal, Winter 2012/13. Featured Artist, The Boats

 Interview by Satya Robyn on my writing, art, and creative process, Writing Our Way Home, blog , 2012

 Cover art (“Studies of Angela”) for The Receptionist and Other Tales, by Lesley Wheeler (Aqueduct Press, 2012)

 Cover art (“16 Circles”) for Heathen, by Lesley Wheeler (C&R Press, 2009)

 Interview by Katie Cercone for The New York Feminist Art Institute Oral History Project at Rutgers University Library, Feb. 23, 2009

 “Artists will open studio doors,” by Anthony Fyden, The Pittsfield Gazette, July 27, 2000

 “An artist working in two mediums” interview with me by Judith Monachina, The Advocate, June 24, 1998

 “Rosemary Starace” interview by Anita Lahey, The Artful Mind, February - April, 1997

 “Space to create” by Pat Nichols, The Berkshire Eagle/This Weekend, February 16, 1996

 “Women artists show changes direction” by Mary Grace Butler, The Berkshire Eagle/Berkshires Week, August 31, 1995

 “Rosemary Starace: A Critical Essay” by Charles T. Morey, Interior Geometry catalog, 1995

 Review: “Image displays Starace works” by Mary Grace Butler, The Berkshire Eagle, May 24, 1995

 “Celebrating Berkshire Women Artists” by Mary Day Bell, The Women’s Times, March-April 1994

 Interview by Joya Braun, “Art is in Everyone,” New Visions, Spring 1992

 Review: “Three artists seek to make old things look new” by Daniel Grant, The Berkshire Eagle, June 18, 1992

 

 

TEXTS

 The Threshold View, blog on Writing, Art, and Creative Process

 Northern Light: A Daybook, blog journal of happenings in the backyard and beyond, recorded in words and images

 “Joel Schapira: Paintings and Structures,” exhibit catalog essay, Tremaine Gallery, Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT, 2008

 “Silent Screams from the Russian Underground” art review, The Artful Mind, April-May 1997

 “City of Pittsfield Beckons Artists” feature, The Artful Mind, November-January 1996

 “Joan Griswold: Recent Works” art review, The Artful Mind, October 1996

 “Art in Pittsfield: Joan Carney and Chuck Morey” art review, The Artful Mind, July 1996

 “Building Themes: Images of Architecture at Williams College Museum of Art” art review, The Artful Mind, April-June 1996

 “My Pittsfield Consciousness: John Struth” art review, The Artful Mind, February-March 1996

 Suzi Gablik: Conversations before the End of Time: Dialogues on Art, Life, and Spiritual Renewal” book review, New Visions, Winter 1996

 “The Return of the Native” essay, New Visions, Spring 1994

 “The Unbroken Circuit: Life and Art” essay, New Visions, Summer 1991

 “What Art Is:  The Flow of the River” essay, New Visions, Fall 1989

 “Transforming Art” New Visions, essay, Summer 1989

 “Painting with Elke Sommer” ghostwritten book to accompany public television show, Watson-Guptill Publications, NYC, 1984

 

 

RELATED ACTIVITIES

Consulting

Ongoing.  Visits to artists’ studios for conversation on finished work, craft, and process issues.

Teaching

1989-1997  Ursa Major Arts, Pittsfield, MA. Classes in my studio for artists and teachers of art emphasizing creative process.

1990-1992  Berkshire Community College, South County Center, Gt. Barrington, MA, 10-week classes, painting and drawing

1991 - 1995  Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA, Weekly painting and poetry workshop

1989 – 1991  Berkshire Artisans (Now Lichtenstein Center), Pittsfield, MA painting classes

1989  Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA, Workshop,

1984-1985  Creative Process Group, co-led discussion group of artists working in variety of media, Cambridge, MA

Curatorial

2016-2017  The BOOM Room (Berkshire Organization for Original Music)

1992 -1996  Co-founder and co-director, Radius Gallery, Pittsfield, MA.

1995  Dream House, national exhibit held in Pittsfield, benefit for Habitat for Humanity.

1995  Guest Curator for the year at Berkshire Artisans Gallery (now Lichtenstein Center for the Arts), Pittsfield, MA

1994  Co-Curator: Celebrate Berkshire Women Artists, Pittsfield, MA. Co-directed team in installing the work of over 100 artists.

Community

2004  City of Pittsfield, served on search committee to hire Director of Cultural Development for newly formed city department.

1997-1999  Corporator, Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. Served on Arts and Entertainment Committee to develop arts and culture plan for city.

Other

I am also a writer and editor of poetry and other creative writing.

 

 

GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES

1996  Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA. Grant to attend Experimental Monoprint Workshop.

1996  Pittsfield Cultural Council, with Radius Gallery for Art Graphic, an exhibit of graphic arts in the Berkshires.

1995  Pittsfield Cultural Council, for Dream House, exhibit of national and regional artists to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

1991  Pittsfield Culture Council, for collaborative studio space with JoAnne Spies and Karin Reichert.

1983  National Endowment for the Arts/New York Feminist Art Institute. Scholarship to program exploring collaborative art making.

 

 

EDUCATION

1988  M.A., The Creative Process in the Arts, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Thesis subject: “Our Own Images,” on the role and function of art in contemporary American culture

1981-84  Drawing, Painting, and Creative Process, New York Feminist Art Institute, NYC

1977  B.A., Psychology, Hunter College of the City University of New York