Catherine Gontarek


Contact Information

cgontare@upenn.edu

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Artist's Statement

In college, if you gave me two beers, I’d mimic my art history professors. The routine was heavy on the word juxtaposition, such as "the tension in this work is derived from the juxtaposition of disparate elements," and "note the juxtaposition of material to composition." Turns out it's probably the best way to describe my work now. If you gave me three beers I’d impersonate Bill the Cat.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2007
Falling Upstairs, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

2004
Night and Day for Night, University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA

1994
City Book Shop, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2013
215/610, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA

The Members Show: Second State Press, InLiquid, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Ice Box and Grey Area, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Transformation 19104, Flying Kite, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Family Ties: The First Wave, Fox Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007
February Exhibit, Gallery Siano, Philadelphia, PA

2005
Exhibit 1, Inliquid at Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA

2002
Four Visions in Collage, Kelly Writers House, Philadelphia, PA

Artist's Bibliography

Newhall, Edith. "Fab Four,' Philadelphia Inquirer, February 2007

Rosof, Libby. "Places of the heart, Siano," Art Blog, February 2007

Sozanski, Edward J. "Day into Night," Philadelphia Inquirer, January 30, 2004

Education

Present
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
MLA

1987
Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI
BFA

1986
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
Summer Session