Zinc Contemporary | Deborah Zlotsky CV
ZINC contemporary exhibits the work of contemporary artists from the PNW and beyond with two gallery locations in the Seattle area.
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Deborah Zlotsky
Drawing Meaning
ZINC contemporary
February 2 – 25, 2017
 
EDUCATION
1989        University of Connecticut   MFA, Painting and Drawing
1985        Yale University BA, History of Art
 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Upcoming                  Solo show, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO January 2017
                                    Solo show, Markel Fine Art, New York, NY May 2017
2015                          Four in the morning, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
                                    Deborah Zlotsky: On the Wall, Providence College, Providence, RI
                                    Ephemera, SACI Gallery, Studio Art Center International, Florence, Italy
                                    Wabi-sabi, Prescott Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
2014                          It happened, but not to you, Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
2013                          Or something like it, Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
                                    LifeLike, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA
Being impossible, Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
2012                          Being impossible, Wilson Gallery, LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY
2011                          Adjacent Possibilities, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
2006                          Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT
2005                          Deborah Zlotsky: Paintings Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
2004                          Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, CT
                                    Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY
2003                          Richmond Gallery, Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT
2001                          Albany Center Galleries, Albany, NY
Crealde School of Art, Winter Park, FL
Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, PA
2000                          ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
 
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016                          Celebrating 40, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
                                    Fifty Shades of Red, Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Alumni Biennial, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. Juried by Jay Lehman, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York
The Residents, Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Mohawk Hudson Regional Exhibition, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY, curated by Michael Oatman
2015                          Remains to be seen, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Under Construction, Chazan Gallery, Providence, RI
                                    Faculty Biennial, RISD Museum, Providence, RI
                                    The Circle/Square Game, Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, NY
2014                          Color As Structure, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
PIEROGI XX: Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
Real Beauty, Hemphill Gallery-Carroll Square Gallery, Washington, DC
Aloe Vera, Gray Contemporary, Houston, TX
abstract naturally, c2c, San Francisco, CA
Big Fat and Juicy, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
                                    abstract, Marcia Woods Gallery, Atlanta, GA
REVERB 2: Recent Abstract Painting, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, OH
                  Intrusions, School of Art Gallery, Pratt/MWP, Utica, NY
                                    Pre-cognition, Patchogue Art Center, Patchogue, NY
The Residents, Hastings College Gallery of Art, Hastings, NE
2013                          UNHINGED, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
REVERB: Recent Abstract Painting, University of Northern Iowa Gallery of Art, Cedar Falls, IA
                                    Artist of the Week, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
                                    An Armory Show, Curated by Michael Oatman and Ken Ragsdale, Opalka Gallery, Sage College, Albany, NY
                                    MARK, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY
                                    Mohawk Hudson Regional Exhibition, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY, Curated by Dan Cameron, Chief Curator, Orange County Museum of Art
                                    Fence Select, Art Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY curated by Denise
                                    Markonish, Curator, Mass MoCA.
2012                          Falling through Space/Drawn by the Line, University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery, Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY, curated by Joan Linder and Sandra Firmin
Art in Embassies, U.S. Department of State, Guatemala City, Guatemala
                                    Natural/Constructed Spaces, The Painting Center, New York, NY
                                    Grey Matters, Albany International Airport, Albany, NY
                                    New Directions, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
2011                          NURTUREart Benefit, NURTUREart Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Summer Group Show, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY
Viceral, KMoCA, Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art, Kingston, NY
Adaptations, Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls, NY
Drawing Discourse: Contemporary Drawing, Cooke Gallery, Department of Art, University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC, Juried by Alex Kanevsky
Summer Art Faculty Exhibition, Case Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Fence Select, Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY Curated by Carrie Haddad
2010                          Artist of the Week, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
                                    Mohawk Hudson Regional, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY Curated by Charles Desmarais, Deputy Director of the Brooklyn Museum
                                    Fence Select, Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY Curated by Ian Berry, Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
                                    Drawing Discourse: Contemporary Drawing, Cooke Gallery, Department of Art, University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC, Juried by Deborah Rockman
                                    Organic Abstraction, Briarcliffe College Gallery, Bethpage, NY
2009                          Exquisite Corpse, Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Boston Drawing Project, Carroll and Sons, Boston, MA
Wonderland, Cazenovia College Art Gallery, Cazenovia, NY
                                    Illusions, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
2008                          Mohawk Hudson Regional Exhibition, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY
Locally Grown, Albany International Airport, Albany, NY
Cultural Corridor, Storefront Artists’ Project, Pittsfield, MA
2007                          On the Mark, An Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing, Turchin Center for the Arts, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
                                    Pierogi Traveling Flat Files, Kent State University School of Art Gallery, Kent, OH
                                    Mohawk-Hudson Regional, Albany International Airport, Albany, NY
2006                          Twice Drawn, Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY Curated by Ian Berry                
2005                          Anything but Realism, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Reality The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY
Mohawk Hudson Regional Exhibition, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY
2004                          Artists In the Studio: 30 Years at Millay Colony, Albany International Airport, Albany, NY
2003                          Going Dutch: Contemporary Artists and the Dutch Tradition, Hope College, Holland, MI
Unplugged: Painting in the Age of Technology, Albany International Airport, Albany, NY
2002                          Mohawk Hudson Regional Exhibition, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY.
Forty Artists/Forty Miles, Art Center for the Capital Region, Troy, NY
                 
AWARDS
2015        First Place Award, SACI International Art Competition, Studio Art Center International (SACI), Florence, Italy
2014        Juror’s Award, Mohawk Hudson Regional, The Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany NY Juried by Stephen Westfall
2013        Finalist, Rutsch Award for Painting, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
                  Juror’s Award, Mohawk Hudson Regional Exhibition, curated by Dan Cameron, Chief Curator, Orange County Museum of Art
Visual Art Award, Dave Bown Projects, curated by Marisa J. Pascucci, Curator of 20th Century & Contemporary Art at the Boca Raton Museum of Art; Reto Thüring, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art; and Adelina Vlas, Assistant Curator for Modern & Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
2012        New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Artists’ Fellowship in Painting
                  Finalist, Rome Prize in Visual Arts, American Academy in Rome
First Place Award, New Directions, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY Curated by Susan Cross, Curator, Mass MoCA
2010        Juror’s Award, Mohawk Hudson Regional, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY Curated by Charles Desmarais, Deputy Director of the Brooklyn Museum
                  Juror’s Award, Fence Show. Arts Center for the Capital Region, Troy, NY Curated by Ian Berry, Associate Director and Curator at the Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY
ART FAIRS
2016        SOFA, Chicago, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NY
2015        Miami Project, Robischon Gallery, CO
Texas Contemporary, Houston, Katherine Markel Fine Arts, NY
2014        Texas Contemporary, Houston, Katherine Markel Fine Arts, NY
2013        CONTEXT Art Miami, Katherine Markel Fine Arts, NY
Texas Contmporary, Houston, Katherine Markel Fine Arts, NY
Art Southampton, Katherine Markel Fine Arts, NY
 
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Progressive Insurance
Nordstrom
Borusan Contemporary Art Collection
Polsinelli Collection
Capital One
Rutgers University
Waldorf Astoria
New York Palace Hotel
William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, CT
Albany Institute of History and Art
University of Iowa Health Center
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA
Nebraska-Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
Southwest Texas State University
Eastern Oregon State University
 
CURATED FLAT FILES                 
Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
CURATED SLIDE REGISTRIES        
The Drawing Center, NYC
 
PUBLICATIONS
2014        New American Paintings, Northeast Edition, Juried by Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
2012     Twice Drawn, Modern and Contemporary Drawings in Context, Prestel, New York,                 2012, p. 198
2011        “Artist Deborah Zlotsky Reveals Her Process,” Tim Kane, Times Union, Albany, NY February 20, 2011
 
RESIDENCIES
2016        MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
                  Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY                 
2015        Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY
2014        Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE                                                          
2012        Kimmel-Harding-Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE
2011        Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
2010        Ox-Bow, Saugatuck, MI                                                                                   
2008        Weir Farm Art Center, Wilton, CT                                                                   
2007        Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA                     
2006       Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA                     
2005        Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA                     
2004        Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY                                                      
2003        Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT                                           
2002        Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA                     
2001        Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL                                                              
1998        Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA
1997        Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY                                                                                          
1996        Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL                                            
1995        Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach
                  Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL                                            
REVIEWS
2014        “Color as Structure at McKenzie Fine Art,” Ann Landis, ARTnews, October, p. 118
                  “On Exhibit: Deborah Zlotsky, Ward Jackson, and Yoshiaki Mochizuki” Tamar
                  Zinn, September 28, 2014
“Gray Contemporary Hosts a Bright, Colorful Show With Aloe Vera,” Houston
                  Press, Jim J. Tomanney, Aug. 18 2014
                  “Color as Structure at McKenzie Fine Art,’ Joanne Mattera Art Blog, July 25,
                  “4 Art Exhibits You Need to See,” Paul D’Agostino, The L Magazine, July 3, 2014
2013        “Between a Bone and an Abstract Place,” Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara Press, Scene Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA September 6-12, 2013
2012        “UB exhibition samples new takes on drawing,” Colin Dabkowski, The Buffalo News, Buffalo, New York October 12, 2012
2010       “Well-known artists the highlight of this year’s uneven Mohawk-Hudson Regional” Tim Kane, Times-Union, Albany, NY October 31, 2010
2006        “Drawing Its Own Art at Tang,” Tim Kane, Times Union, Albany, NY, December 17, 2006
2005        “Next Time, With Feeling” David Brickman, Metroland, Albany, NY August, 2005.
  • “Another captivating art exhibit lands at airport’s gallery” Karen Bjornland, The Daily Gazette, November 6, 2003, C8.
“Brushes With Greatness,” Rebecca Shepard, Metroland, Albany, NY, June 12-18, 2003.
“Topsy-Turvy,” David Brickman, Metroland, Albany, NY, January 9-15, 2003
“Portraits and portholes, both sublime,” Times-Union, Tim Cahill, Albany, NY, January 26, 2003
“Book Portraits” Karen Bjornland, The Sunday Gazette, January 5, 2003
  • “Deborah Zlotsky,” Tim Cahill, Times-Union, Albany, NY, December 15, 2000
“Complementary Work,” William Jaeger, Times-Union, Albany, NY, December 17, 2000
1999        “Purposeful Ambiguity,” Times-Union, William Jaeger, Albany, NY, November 14, 1999      
                  “Beyond the Surface,” Metroland, Albany, NY, November 11-17, 1999                
“Paintings Show Search for Meaning,” Lincoln Journal Star, Lincoln, NE, August 29, 1999
 
GRANTS
2016        Professional Development Grant, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
                  Kyobo Award for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2014        Professional Development Grant, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2012        Scholars and Artists Grant, College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
2011        Strategic Opportunity Stipend, New York Foundation for the Arts
2010        NYFA MARK 10, New York Foundation for the Arts
                  John Hartigan Memorial Scholarship, Ox-Bow Residency, Saugatuck, MI
                  Sabbatical Leave Grant (Academic year 2010-11), College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
2009        Scholars and Artists Grant, College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY                                  
2007        Special Opportunity Stipend, New York Foundation for the Arts                                
2006        Scholars and Artists Grant, College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY                                  
2001        Friend’s Fellowship, Artist Residency, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VISITING ARTIST
MICA, Maryland Institute College of Art
SMFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Samsung Art + Design Institute, Seoul, KOREA
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, IN
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Union College, Schenectady, NY
Munson Williams Proctor Institute, Utica, NY
Hope College, Hope, MI
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
Crealde School of Art, Winter Park, FL
Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY
 
PANELS
2010
Faux Natural, with artists Paula Hayes, Kim Keever and Deborah Zlotsky, moderated by Ian Berry, Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
 
TEACHING
2013-      
Associate Professor, Experimental and Foundation Studies
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1996-2013
Associate Professor, Painting and Drawing
The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
1989-1996
Associate Professor, Painting and Drawing
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA