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Jeannie Motherwell

Born and raised in New York City, Jeannie Motherwell inherited a love of painting from her father, Robert Motherwell, and stepmother, Helen Frankenthaler, two pillars of mid-century abstraction. She studied painting at Bard College and the Art Students League in New York. Continuing with her art after college, she became active in arts education at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, until relocating to Cambridge, MA, where she worked at Boston University for the graduate program in Arts Administration until 2015. She served on the Cambridge Arts Council Public Art Commission from 2004 - 2007 and is currently on the Advisory Board for Joy Street Artists Open Studios in Somerville, MA. Her work has been featured in public and private collections throughout the US and abroad.

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Biography

Born and raised in New York City, Jeannie Motherwell inherited a love of painting from her father, Robert Motherwell, and stepmother, Helen Frankenthaler, two pillars of mid-century abstraction. She studied painting at Bard College and the Art Students League in New York. Continuing with her art after college, she became active in arts education at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, until relocating to Cambridge, MA, where she worked at Boston University for the graduate program in Arts Administration until 2015. She served on the Cambridge Arts Council Public Art Commission from 2004 - 2007 and is currently on the Advisory Board for Joy Street Artists Open Studios in Somerville, MA. Her work has been featured in public and private collections throughout the US and abroad.

Artworks

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Delta, 2018

Related Categories

21st Century Art / American Art / Art of the 2010s / Bold Composition / Contemporary American Art / Dark and Turbid Colors / Mixed Media Art / Mixed Media Painting / New York / Painting / Rough and Brave Brushstrokes / United States / Women Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1976

    The Art Students League of New York (Painting)

  • 1974

    BA, Bard College(Painting)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    IMPACT , M Fine Arts Galerie

  • 2018

    Recent Paintings , M Fine Arts Galerie

  • Color Stories: Selected Works by Jeannie Motherwell , Rochester Museum of Fine Arts

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2020

    Excavation: Layers of Meaning , New Bedford Art Museum (2019 – 2020)

  • 2019

    Double X, Ethn Cohen New York, New York, NY

  • Orphans of Painting , Ethan Cohen Kube

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Education

  • 1976

    The Art Students League of New York (Painting)

  • 1974

    BA, Bard College(Painting)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    IMPACT , M Fine Arts Galerie

  • 2018

    Recent Paintings , M Fine Arts Galerie

  • Color Stories: Selected Works by Jeannie Motherwell , Rochester Museum of Fine Arts

  • 2017

    POUR. PUSH. LAYER., Rafius Fane Gallery

  • 2013

    New Paintings , Lynne Scalo Design

  • 2011

    Lyman-Eyer Gallery (2002 – 2011)

  • 2010

    Paintings and collages , Boston University, Metropolitan Gallery (2007, 2010)

  • 2001

    Boathouse Gallery (2000 – 2001)

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2020

    Excavation: Layers of Meaning , New Bedford Art Museum (2019 – 2020)

  • 2019

    Double X, Ethn Cohen New York, New York, NY

  • Orphans of Painting , Ethan Cohen Kube

  • Winter Collective , M Fine Arts Galerie

  • Winter Collective , M Fine Arts Galerie

  • 2018

    Viewpoints , Cambridge Art Association

  • Summer Group Show , M Fine Arts Galerie

  • Limitless , AMP Gallery

  • 2017

    Liquid Art House

  • The NEW ENGLAND COLLECTIVE VIII , Galatea Fine Art

  • 2016

    Art Basel Art Weeks 2016, Miami Beach Convention Center

  • Sanctioned Spaces , AMP Gallery

  • Recital , Cambridge Art Association, 15th National Prize Show

  • Boston Biennial 3, Atlantic Works Gallery

  • 2015

    Open Studios , Joy Street Artists (on-going)

  • DREAM WEAVERS , Brickbottom Gallery

  • Artsy Autumn , ArcWorks Gallery

  • ArtVenice Biennale 3, Via Garibaldi 1791

  • 2014

    Boston Biennial 3, Atlantic Works Gallery

  • Artists' Choice , Somerville Museum (2014, 2015)

  • 2013

    Chain Reaction , Brickbottom Gallery

  • 2012

    A fundraiser for the Bruce Museum and Greenwich Historical Society , Antiques & Art Avant-Garde Greenwich

  • Lyman-Eyer Gallery (2004 – 2012)

  • Provincetown Views , Acme Fine Art

  • 2010

    10th Annual Small Works , Fay Chandler Gallery

  • Cambridge Open Studios Salon Preview Exhibition , Cambridge Arts Council Gallery

  • 2009

    Generations Exhibition , Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM)

  • Small Works , Maud Morgan Visual Arts Center, Sacramento St. Gallery (2009 -2010)

  • 2005

    Rock, Paper, Scissors , Newton Free Library

  • 2003

    Landscapes , Monroe Center for the Arts

  • 10th Annual , Art of July

  • Invitational: Travel , Boston State House Exhibition

  • Competitive Exhibition , Color Stories, Inc.

  • Stebbins Gallery (2002, 2003)

  • 2002

    Special 9/11 Exhibition and Event , New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University

  • featuring 100 Artists Plus (Curated by Charles Giuliani), TransCultural Coaster Project Destination: The World

  • Possibilities, 2nd Annual Mixed Media , Lynn Arts

  • Digital City: New Squirts for Now People , New England School of Art

  • 2001

    Provincetown Art Association & Museum (PAAM) (1999 – 2001)

  • 2000

    Cambridge Arts Council , Gallery 57

Achievement

  • 2019

    Juror, The Biennial Project Biennial, The 2019 Venice Biennale

  • 2018

    Juror, New Hampshire Institute of Art Alumni, Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, RMFA Gallery to be dedicated to Bernier Sept. 8

  • 2016

    Limitless, Vasari21.com Pic of the Day on Facebook and Instagram

  • 15th National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, Recital, Acrylic on canvas on board (Juror: Paul C. Ha, Director, MIT List Visual Arts Center)

  • Visual Arts Artist Fellowship, Somerville Arts Council

  • 2015

    1st Prize, Artsy Autumn, ArcWorks Gallery, Riskful Training, Acrylic on encaustic board (Juror: Erin Becker, Norma Jean Calderwood Director of the Cambridge Art Association)

  • Black & White 2015, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, A Sacred Trade (Juror: Christiane Paul, Curator of New Media Arts, Whitney Museum of American Art; New York, NY)

  • 2013

    Artist of the Week, The Art Connection

  • 2009

    Corporate Art Loan Program, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (2009-)

  • Home Is Where The Art Is, Boston Children's Hospital

  • 2008

    Advisory Board, Cambridge Open Studios (COS)

  • 2007

    Public Art Commission  Advisory Committee, Cambridge Arts Council (2003- 2007)

  • 2003

    Juror, Monroe Center for the Arts, Competitive Landscape Exhibition

  • 2002

    Best In Show, Annual Open Juried Photography Show, Stebbins Gallery, Cambridge (Juror: Paul Weiner)

  • 2000

    National's Competition Finalist, Provincetown Art Association & Museum (PAAM)

Bibliography

  • 2019

    Jeannie Motherwell in South Florida, by Raymond Elman, Inspicio, January 2019

  • 2018

    The Motherhood Report, by Ann Landi, Vasari21.com, December 3, 2018

  • Jeannie Motherwell’s cosmic vistas, by Susan Rand Brown, Provincetown Banner, July 26, 2018

  • Jeannie Motherwell, Under the Radar, by Ann Landi, Vasari21.com, July 22, 2018

  • Jeannie Motherwell — Chance favors the ready mind, by Christopher Busa, Provincetown Arts Magazine, 2018 (Acrobat pdf file)

  • Limitless Motherwell: Amp’d Up Vibe In Provincetown, by Suzanne Volmer, Artscope, July/August 2018

  • THE GIFT IN OUR VOICES — Interview with Jeannie Motherwell, interviewer: Kit Kennedy, San Francisco Peace and Hope

  • Space for Art — Making a cosmic impression, by Nicole Stott, ROOM - The Space Journal, Summer 2018 (Acrobat pdf file)

  • Art & Life with Jeannie Motherwell, BostonVoyager, April 10, 2018

  • 2017

    Jeannie Motherwell: Her Art Stands by Itself, by Dirk Vanduffel, Artdependence Magazine, Belgium, October, 2017

  • Jeannie Motherwell’s paintings revel in abstraction, by Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe, October 13, 2017

  • Jeannie Motherwell: Pour. Push. Layer. at Rafius Fane Gallery, by James Foritano, Artscope, September/October, 2017

  • SOWA FALL PREVIEW: CHANGES IN THE AIR, by Suzanne Volmer, Artscope, September/October, 2017

  • POUR. PUSH. LAYER., by Susan Rand Brown, Art New England, Vol. 38, Issue 5, September - October, 2017

  • Jeannie Motherwell at her SoWa Boston Exhibit in the Rafius Fane Gallery, video interview by Artscope Magazine's Suzanne Volmer, September, 2017

  • 2016

    Boston Based Artist Jeannie Motherwell Draws Structures From Uncertainty THE SILO, November 28, 2016

  • Jeannie Motherwell Interview from Yale University Radio WYBCX, November 16, 2016

  • Jeannie Motherwell's Provincetown work is haunted by the Patricia Marie, Provincetown Banner, Vol. 22, Number 26, October 13, 2016

  • Dancing with a creative partner gently leading me into moves I have not yet experienced. Jeannie Motherwell, interviewer: Kit Kennedy, San Francisco Peace and Hope, Issue 5

  • Sanctioned Spaces, by Jeannie Motherwell, Vasari21.com, April 5, 2016

  • 2015

    Tide No. 2, Home page of San Francisco Peace and Hope, excerpt, downloaded April 24, 2015 (Acrobat pdf file)

  • 2014

    Ebbing, Masthead/cover of Art Connection, Fall/Winter, 2014

  • San Francisco Peace and Hope The Book, wrap around book jacket featuring Tide 2

  • One Thing and One Thing Only - To Paint, interviewer: Kit Kennedy, San Francisco Peace and Hope, Issue 4

  • Night Rhythms, sfpeaceandhope.com, Issue 4, Chapter 1

  • Elementary and Circle of Life, Avenue, April, 2014, page 94

  • 2013

    Elementary and Circle of Life, Quintessence, November 18, 2013

  • Dance, Hamptons Cottages and Gardens, July 15, 2013

  • Never Give Up the Joy and Awe of Exploration, An interview with painter Jeannie Motherwell, interviewer: Kit Kennedy, San Francisco Peace and Hope, Issue 3

  • River Run, San Francisco Peace and Hope, Issue 2, Chapter2

  • 2011

    Dune with Dreams, Good Samaritan Medical Center, Emergency Department, audio guide  Play audio

  • Jeannie Motherwell: New Work, by Jim Foritano, Artscope Magazine, July/August, 2011 (Acrobat pdf file)

  • Patricia Marie: Abyss San Francisco Peace and Hope, Issue 1, Chapter 1 and Elegy 911: An American Tragedy Chapter 5

  • Jeannie Motherwell — Paintings and Collages: 2004-2010, Boston University Metropolitan College, Winter, 2011 (Acrobat pdf file)

  • 2009

    The Provincetown Roots of Jeannie Motherwell, Provincetown Magazine, Vol. 32, Issue 15, July 23, 2009

  • 2008

    Capsule Previews, artscope, New England's Culture Magazine, November/December, 2008

  • Studio Show Recollections/Robert Motherwell, by Jeannie Motherwell, Provincetown Arts Magazine, Vol. 23, annual issue, 2008/2009

  • Robert and Jeannie Motherwell, Provincetown Art Guide

  • 2007

    Year In Review 2007, by Sue Harrison, Provincetown Banner, Vol. 13, Number 34, December 27, 2007

  • Gallery Scene, Provincetown Magazine, Vol. 30, Issue 18, August 9, 2007

  • Administrator by Day, Artist by Night, by Rebecca McNamara, BU Today, August 8, 2007

  • Jeannie Motherwell Unlocks the Ghost of the Patricia Marie, by Susan Rand Brown, Provincetown Banner

  • Patricia Marie, Provincetown Magazine, Vol. 30, Issue 17

  • Artists: Art Talk, Provincetown Arts Magazine, Vol. 19, annual issue, 2007-2008

  • On display at the MET Gallery, Boston University Metropolitan College, commencement 2007

  • 2006

    Jeannie Motherwell & Friends @ Lyman-Eyer, Provincetown Magazine, Vol. 29, Issue 21, August 31, 2006

  • Making a Bid, Boston Globe 'Sidekick'

  • 2005

    Sea Change, American Airlines 'American Way,' December 1, 2005

  • Around P'town, Provincetown Banner and Advocate, July 30, 2005

  • Open Studios: Art in Context, by Kristin Lambert, artsMEDIA Magazine, May/June, 2005

  • Artists: Art Talk, Provincetown Arts Magazine, Vol. 18, annual issue, 2004/2005

  • Faculty artwork, Boston University Metropolitan College, Winter 2005

  • Weld, Click, Rip: Three North Cambridge Artists join forces for an exhibit, by Chris Helms, Cambridge Chronicle

  • 2004

    The Seen and the Unseen, Jeannie Motherwell and Deborah Barlow Show New Work, by Brenner Thomas, Editor, Provincetown Magazine, Vol. 27, Issue 12, June 24-30, 2004 (Acrobat pdf file)

  • On Display: Jeannie Motherwell Works on Paper, Life In Provincetown, Vol. 3, Issue 9, June 24, 2004

  • Artists: Art Talk, Provincetown Arts Magazine, Vol. 18, annual issue, 2003/2004

  • 2002

    Finding the Light: Artist's Statements, by Stuard Derrick, Provincetown Magazine, Vol. 25, Issue 25, September 19-25, 2002

  • A Sense of Place: An Anthology of Cape Women Writers by Gillian Drake, published by Shank Painter Publishing

  • The Gallery Scene, Cape Arts Review

  • Art Talk, Provincetown Arts Magazine

  • Portrait of an Artist: Jeannie Motherwell, by Stuard Derrick, Provincetown Magazine, Vol. 25, Issue 18, August 1-7, 2002

  • Open Studios Offers Artists, Public A Chance To Interact, Cambridge Chronicle

  • Peek Behind the Painting, by David Ortiz, Cambridge Tab, April 26, 2002

  • 2001

    On Equal Ground: Photographs from an Artist's Community by Norma Holt, Provincetown Art Association & Museum (PAAM)

  • 2000

    artsMEDIA Magazine, Summer Issue

  • Jeannie Motherwell: Painting Again, by Dan Cooper, P'town Women Magazine

  • Patricia Marie: Abyss, San Francisco Peace and Hope, Spring / Fall issues, 2012

  • Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler and Cape Cod Influence the Works of Jeannie Motherwell, by Jeannie Motherwell, Journal of the Print World, Vol. 35, Number 1, January, 2012 (Acrobat pdf file)