Elyce Abrams

Painting



Contact Information

Philadelphia, PA
e-mail: Elyce Abrams
www.elyceabrams.com
Blank Space Gallery, NYC
Please contact artist or gallery for purchases, commissions, etc.

Artist Statement

These paintings stem from moments that occur in my everyday life. After taking a year off from painting when my son was born, I found that when I went back into my studio my world felt very different and my concerns had vastly changed. I was deeply affected by our interactions, watching the development of his personality and the adjustment to my new reality. By interpreting these experiences in my work, I was able to explore their meaning and understand their value. My process also changed at this time, becoming much more fluid – echoing the fluidity of my continuously changing life. I found new meaning in color, composition, and movement.

This year, I am working on a 100paintings project. I am painting 100, 12” x 12” paintings that I am posting to social media. My goal for this project is to share my process, showing how I move through ideas and also to start conversations around abstract painting. My paintings have headed in directions that I didn’t anticipate and might never have gone without the focus of this project. It has been a challenging and very rewarding experience. I have many people following this project, discussing the work, and gaining a deeper understanding of abstract art.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo and Two-Person
2013
Two-person Exhibition, Blank Space Gallery, Chelsea, NY

2010
Duo Exhibition, Blank Space Gallery, Chelsea, NY

2009
Long Distance, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Elyce Abrams – Paintings, Wexner Jewish Student Center, Ohio University, Athens, OH

2007
Glow, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006
Shaping Forms, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2004
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Crane Building, Philadelphia, PA

1999
New Work, Abington Friends School, Abington, PA

Group
2016
The Miniature Show, Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

2015
The Narrative Panorama, Blank Space Gallery, New York, NY

2014
Annual Juried Exhibit, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

CONTEXT Art Fair during Art Basel, with Blank Space Gallery, Miami, FL

3rd Annual Alumni Exhibit, Kugel Collaborative Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Summer Group Exhibit, Blank Space Gallery, Chelsea, NY

2012
Constructs: Rowan University Studio Faculty Exhibit, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

2011
Making IT: Alumni Works ’01-’11, University of The Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Palm Beach Art Fair with Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

2010
Blank Space Pop-Up Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Sixth Annual Small Works Show, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn NY

Between the Studio and Facebook, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

June Benefit Exhibit, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Back on My Feet, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Unzipped, Crane Building, Philadelphia, PA

Rowan University Faculty Exhibit, High Street Gallery, Glassboro, NJ

Summer Group Show, Gallery Imperato, Baltimore, MD

(In)finite Place: Elyce Abrams, Paul Oberst, Rebecca Rutstein, Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art, Philadelphia, PA.

Art Night, Tierny Communications, Philadelphia, PA

Heartworks, Crane Building, Philadelphia, PA

Red Dot Art Fair, New York City

2007
Black and White, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Across and Between, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

2006
Annual Juried Show, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

8th Annual Young Painters Competition for the William and Dorothy Yeck Award, Miami University, Oxford, OH

The Red Show, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Color My World, Bridgette Mayer New Hope, New Hope, PA

Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2006, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

Gallery Night, Tierney Communications, Philadelphia, PA

2005
Sum of All Parts, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia PA

Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2005, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

SUMFA 10: Celebrating the First Ten Years, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Bridgette Mayer Gallery Group Show, Tierney Communications, Philadelphia, PA

2004
Visible Spectrum, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Abrams², Minima Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2003
Works in Progress, Arronson Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Repetition: Day After Day, InLiquid at Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Liquid/Vox, Philadelphia, PA

2002
Being City, Gallery Walk, Witaker Center of Art and Science, Harrisburg, PA

No Context, Inliquid and Minima Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Works in Progress, Arronson Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2001
Juried Exhibit and Auction, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

Contemporary Philosophies, InLiquid at Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Five Women Artists, Inliquid, Philadelphia, PA

Education

2004
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
MFA Painting,

1999
Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Art Education PA Teaching Certification
1996
Tufts University, Medford, MA
BA in Social Psychology,

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
BFA with Concentration in Painting

1994
Syracuse University School of Foreign Study, Florence Italy
Studio Arts Program

Awards and Honors

2005
Artist’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2001 – 2004
MFA Merit Scholarship, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Residencies

2005
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Gallery Representation

2010 – present
Blank Space Gallery, NYC

2005 – 2012
Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006 – 2008
Gallery Imperato, Baltimore, MD

Collections

Keystone Property Group, Conshohocken, PA
Park Towne Place, Philadelphia, PA
The Fox School of Business at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Glenmede, New York, NY
Fandango, Los Angeles, CA
Sullivan Curtis Monroe, Irvine, CA
Watson Land Company, Carson, CA
Various Private Collections

Publications

FreshPaintMagazine, Issue 8, July 2015

Alter Hall Art Collection at the Fox School of Business, Temple University, catalogue, 2010

The William and Mary Review, Volume 44, May 2006

“SUMFA 10: Celebrating the First Ten Years”, The University of the Arts, June 2005, Exhibition catalogue

Delaware Center For the Contemporary Arts, Exhibition Catalogue, Oct. 2001

Selected Bibliography

“One To Watch” feature, March 2016, saatchiart.com

Brophy Marcus, Mary. “Artists Draw on Facebook to Connect, or Sell Their Work,” USA Today, March 17, 2011

McFadden, Kathryn. “Review of Long Distance by Kathryn McFadden”, Inferno Newspaper, inferno.wuli.com

Zarro, Jennifer. “(In)finite Place”, Art Matters, July 1, 2007

White, Janine. “Light our Fire”, Philadelphia Home Magazine, Winter 2008

Strauss, R.B. “First Friday Spotlight- Glow,” aroundphilly.com, Sept. 2007

Rosof, Libby “Abington’s Annual Holds Some Surprises,” fallonandrosof.blogspot.com Jan. 21, 2007

Newhall, Edith. “In the Abstract”, Philadelphia Inquirer, February 10, 2006

Strauss, R.B., “First Friday Spotlight”, aroundphilly.com, February 2006

Strauss, R. B., “February’s First Friday”, The Weekly Press, February 1, 2006

Rice, Robin. “Spring Arts Preview: Elyce Abrams – Shaping Forms, new paintings”, City Paper, January 19 – January 26, 2006

Fallon, Roberta. “New Mayer in Town”, Philadelphia Weekly, Dec. 28, 2005

Newhall, Edith. “A New Approach”, Philadelphia Inquirer, December 2005

Strauss, R.B., “Mayer and Highwire Galleries”, aroundphilly.com, Jan. 7, 2005

Strauss, R.B.,” A First Friday”, The Weekly Press, January 5, 2005

Professional Experience

2009 – 2014
Adjunct for painting and drawing, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

2000 – 2005
Art teacher K – 6, MaST Community Charter School

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