My sculpture, paintings and installations spring from my experience as a woman and mother. Usually the pieces which I create are in the media of translucent fabric or cast silicone sculpture. I gravitate towards those materials which imply a certain vulnerability and which are difficult to control. The work springs from the subconscious, revealing itself to me slowly. Part of the excitement of making art is the "not knowing", the feeling of being open to new encounters. The media follows the intuitive message.
I enjoy ging beck to making clorful abstract paintings on unstretched canvas. The paintings feed my sculpture in a sort of rhythm.
To sum up the direction of my work: I want to create work, which is intensely personal, in the hope of coming close to the truth in myself and in others.
Accomplishments / CV
A.I.R Gallery, alumnae member, Brooklyn NY
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Artist in Residence, Pa. school districts, 1990-2011
Carnegie Mellon University, Adjunct Assistant Professor, 1994, 1999
Seton Hill College, Adjunct Assistant Professor, 2000
SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONS:
2008 Empowering the Object, "Contained Exhibition", Three Rivers Arts Festival
2007-06 WINDOW INTO THE MYSTERY, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, & Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA
2000 ILLUMINATA, collaborative installation, AAP Gallery, Pgh PA & AIR Gallery, NYC
1999 DOMESTIC ISSUES/ ABUSE OF POWER, collaborative installation, Gallery 937, Pittsburgh PA & Seton Hill College, Greensburg, PA, Laurel Arts, Somerset, PA, with Connie Merriman
1997 TRANSCENDENCE, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA
1996 PATBUS PROJECT, Poetry on 800 Pittsburgh Buses, & performance
1994 GRANDMOTHERS, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh
1994 PREPARATION FOR THE WAKING, McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, Ohio
1992 STATIONS: Georgetown University, Fine Arts Gallery, Wash. D.C.
1990,'89,'88 MISTRESS OF THE HOUSE OF LIFE: AAP Gallery, Pittsburgh, Center for the Arts and Gallery 10, Washington D.C. and AIR Gallery, New York City, N.Y., IUP, Indiana, Pa.
1990,'89,'88 SETTLEMENT SITE 20th CENTURY A.D.: A collaborative installation at the Painted Bride, Phila. Pa. and the ArtsCenter, Carrboro N.C. and at Birmingham Loft, Pitts. Pa. with J. Pratt.
SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS:
2010 Friends of Art Purchase Award for the Pittsburgh Public Schools Collection
2010 Robinson Family Foundation Award, AAP Annual, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
2010 Anna Grieg Memorial Award, AAP Annual, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
2002 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Artist and Communities grant
2002 Designated as ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2002, Pgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh PA
2002 SOS Grant, PA Council on the Arts, & 1999
1999 President's Award, AAP Annual, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh PA
1999 Identified as a USA Millennium Artist, Mid Atlantic Arts Council
1999 Mellon Bank Award, Persad AIDS Exhibition, Carnegie MOA
1998 Special Exhibition, Award winners of 87th AAP Annual, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
1997 Buncher Family Foundation Award, AAP Annual, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
1996 Tillie S. Speyer Memorial Award, AAP Annual, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
1996 Westmoreland Museum of American Art Exhibition Award, AAP Annual, Carnegie Museum
1996 Lee Atkyns Memorial Award, Purchase Award, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
1996 Designated as a MASTER ARTIST, Pittsburgh, PA
1995 PA Council on the Arts Fellowship, Interdisciplinary Arts
1994 Iron, Glass, Steel, Aluminum & Paint, Gallery 937, Pittsburgh, Juror's Award
1993 Three Rivers Arts Festival, Juror's Discretionary Award, Sculpture, Pittsburgh PA.
1992 Carnegie Museum of Art Purchase Award, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh PA.
1992 Jurors Award, AAP Annual, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh PA.
1991 Visual Arts Fellowship-Sculpture, Pa. Council on the Arts
1990 Juror's Award, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Finest Crafts
1989 Sculpture Biennial 1989, University of Texas, Honorable Mention
1987, 82 Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, Jury Art Award
1986 Katz Foundation Award, Associated Artists Annual, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA.
1979 Mrs. George L. Craig Award, Associated Artists Annual, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pgh, PA
ONE PERSON EXHIBITS:
2010 Christine Frechard Gallery
2008 Gallery 10, Washington DC ('07, '02, '96, '89)
2006 AIR Gallery, NYC
2005 Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
2005 Gallerie Chiz, Pittsburgh, PA
2002 Artist of the Year Exhibition, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh PA
1999 Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, @ Ligonier, @Johnstown, @Altoona, PA
1998 Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, PA
1996, 1994 Studio Z, Pittsburgh
1991 Georgetown University, Fine Arts Gallery, Wash., D.C.
1990 Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pa.
1988 Associated Artists Gallery, Pittsburgh Pa.
1987 Gallery G, Pittsburgh, Pa.
1980 Associated Artists Gallery, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
SELECTED GROUP INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS:
2010 Figures of Thinking: Convergences in Contemporary Cultures, (traveling USA)
2007 Still Working, Chautauqua, NY
2009 Washington Square, Washington DC ('09, '06, '03, '01)
2005 Gallery Art Factory, Prague, Czech Republic
2005 Pomerene Center for the Arts, Ohio
2005 FiberArts International, Museum of Arts and Design, NYC
2004 condition:human, AIR Gallery, NYC
2004 FYR Gallery, Florence, Italy
2003 Beyond New York, AIR Gallery, NYC, (1988-2003)
2001 Cultural Exchange -Italy: Venice, Pistoia, Montecatini, Prato
2001 Sculpture Now, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
2000 Spirituality at the Milennium, Harlan Gallery, Seton Hill College, Greensburg, PA
2000 Curators' Choice, Concept Gallery, Pittsburgh
1999 Cultural Exchange, Riva Sinistra Arte, Firenze, Italy
1996 Pittsburgh Masters Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA
1996 Made by Hand, curated by J.P.Schwartz, for Nations Bank, Charlotte, NC
1995 Respect, curated by Vicky Clark, of Carnegie MOA, at Space 101, The Brewery
1995 Beyond the 3rd Dimension: Contemporary PA Sculpture, So. Alleghenies Museum of Art
1994 The Goddess for the Nineties, Wayne Art Center, Philadelphia, PA
1994 The Cutting Edge, Gallery 10, Washington DC
1993 Illumination: A Show of Light, 937 Liberty Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pa.
1993 Gender Construction, Creative Arts Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
1992 Hard Choices: Just Rewards II, Touring exhibit of Pa. Council Visual Arts Fellows
1991 A Personal Journey: Women Artists, University Art Gallery, University of Pittsburgh
1990 Points of View, Westminister College Art Gallery, New Wilmington, Pa.
1990 Winterlude, Westmoreland Museum of Art, Greensburg, Pa.
1988 Secrets, Gallery 10 Ltd., Washington D.C.
1988 Perspectives from Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pa.
1987 Sculpture East to West, Laura Paul Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio
1987 Unlimited Horizons in Public Art, Carnegie Mellon University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pa.
1986 Sculptors at the Phipps, Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, Pa.
1986 Bowman, Penelec, and Megahan Galleries, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa.
1985 AAP Exhibit, Andrew Carnegie 150 Birthday Anniversary, Dunfirmline, Scotland.
SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS:
2010, 08, 07 Carnegie Museum of Art: Associated Artists of Pittsburgh Annual,
1984 through 1999 & 2001, also 2005@Andy Warhol Museum, & 2004 @CMU
2006 UP OVER and DOWN UNDER, Sydney and Brisbane Australia
2010, 05, 04 Three Rivers Arts Festival Juried Exhibition, Pittsburgh Pa. (l972 through l983, 1987 through 1989, and 1991 through 1993,1995), & 2004.
2005 FiberArts International, Society Contemporary Crafts, Pgh, Museum of Arts & Design, NYC
2009 Washington Square Sculpture, Washington, D.C. ('05, '04, '03, '89)
SELECTED PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS :
Contemporary Art Museum, Montecatini Italy Glaxo Smith Kline
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh Elsie Hillman
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Pittsburgh National Bank
The Heinz Endowments Dravo Corporation
Nemacolin Woodlands Consolidated Coal Company
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Pa Marsh McLennon, IncMiles, Inc.
Price Waterhouse Rolm Corporation
Westinghouse Elevator Division Westinghouse Heating and Cooling Div
James and Company National Valve and Manufacturing
Coopers and Lybrand Kennametal, Inc.
Wesco Development Dimensions International
Ryan Homes Ralph Murovich & Associates
Silvermans Corporation U.S. National Bank
Greensburg Savings and Loan Station WPGH
Amore Construction Company Allegheny General Hospital
Presbyterian University Hospital Washington Federal Savings and Loan
Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Warner Cable
Westinghouse Transformer Division Wilmar Properties
Carnegie Natural Gas Penn Center Executive Offices
Vista International Holiday Inn, Fort Lee, N.J.
Alcoa Corporation Immaculate Conception Church, Connelsville
Giant Eagle Marcus & Shapera
Oxford Development Orbital
Michael Tomor, director, So. Alleghenies MOA Mitsubishi
Northstar Sr. High, Foot of Ten Elem, Rockwood PUBLICATIONS
2002 Catalogue: Adrienne Heinrich Artist of the Year
1993 Catalogue statement: BEYOND THESE WALLS, an exhibition by PA prison inmates.
1992 Curator, and Catalogue statement: LEGACIES, a multicultural exhibition
EDUCATION: Cleveland Institute of Art
REPRESENTED BY: Air Gallery ( NYC), Carol Siegel Arts Consultants (Pgh)
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