Lee Muslin


Contact Information

mail@leemuslin.com

http://www.leemuslin.com/

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Painting

Artist's Biography

Over the last 24 years, Lee Muslin has participated in well over 200 exhibitions throughout the United States, as well as several other countries, including 19 solo shows. Three of her solo exhibitions were in Philadelphia and 5 were in New York City. Many New York and Philadelphia gallerists and museum curators have selected her art for juried shows. Her work has been published in Ink Pot, a literary journal, Artistry Magazine, Creative Insights and Manhattan Arts International in addition to 24 other publications. Lee’s art has been on the cover of two Philadelphia Stories magazines and a book of poems. Ms. Muslin has been privileged to receive 30 awards including a First Place for Watermedia at the Meadowood Juried Exhibition, Best of Show from the North Penn Art Alliance and purchase awards at the Independent School of Rock and the Ninth Annual Kennedy Plaza Fine Arts Show. She attended the University of Delaware as a fine art major and subsequently received a degree from Parsons School of Design in New York City.

Artist's Statement

My abstract paintings are inspired by land forms, the shapes on this earth, whether observed from the air or the ground. I am especially fascinated by the views seen from an airplane - land and water with all the magnificent patterns and contours, both geometric and amorphous. But rather than illustrating an actual place, I strive to create work that is a compelling visual experience. I paint intuitively, which allows me to express a sense of something beyond the physical – something more emotional, yielding to the process to unearth the painting's potential. This improvisational exploration builds many layers of paint over line and texture with intriguing traces of what came before. Arshile Gorky said, “Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, . . . It is emancipation of the mind.” Without a reference based in reality, my art encourages the viewer to attain that same mental freedom.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2017
Art in the Store front, Ambler, PA

2013
Neighborhood House, Christ Church, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Pebble Gallery, Doylestown, PA

2011
Hidden River Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009
North Penn Chamber of Commerce, Lansdale, PA

2005
Franklin 54 Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Manhattan Theatre Resource, New York, NY

Group
2017
Juried Painting Exhibition, Media Arts Council Gallery, Media, PA
Juror: Alice Beamesderfer, Deputy Director for Collections and Programs, Phialdelphia Museum of Art

Yellow Springs Art Show, Chester Springs, PA

2016
Absolutely Abstract, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

73rd Annual Awards Painting Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
Juror: Joseph Borrelli, Borrelli’s Chestnut Hill Gallery

2015
72nd Annual Awards Painting Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
Juror: Sharon Ewing, Director Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2015 Spring Gala Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Juror: Pam Regan, Owner/Gallerist, Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2014
71st Annual Awards Painting Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
Juror: Richard Rosenfeld, The Rosenfeld Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Jewels & Treasures, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Juror: Eileen Tognini

2013
1st Annual Juried Exhibition, Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Stuart Shils, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts faculty

Artists Against Hunger, DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Moe Brooker, former Head of Philadelphia’s Commission of the Arts

2012
Community Exhibit, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Out of Our Hands Gallery, Emmaus, PA

2011
Outside/Inside, goggleWorks Center for the Arts Cohen Gallery, Reading, PA
Juror: Bruce Samuelson, Professor of Painting and Drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Mixed Media, Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA

2010
Art for the Urban Collector, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Through my Window (traveling exhibition), Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville, NJ and the Perkins Art Center, Collingswood, NJ

2009
Through My Window, Smile Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Tappan Z Gallery, Tarrytown, NY

2008
Absolutely Abstract, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Personal Totems, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, Co-curator: Faith Ringgold

2006
Inside, Chrystie Street Gallery, New York, NY

Minimal to Monumental, Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York, NY

2005
Luxe, Owen Lawrence Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Tapestries (three-person exhibition), artspace 129, Montclair, NJ

2004
Artists Who Happen To Be Women, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX

2003
46th Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art, Chautauqua Center For The Visual Arts, Chautauqua, NY
Juror: Michael Gitlitz, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY

2002
Inspired by the Land, Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA

Reactions (traveling exhibition), Exit Art, New York, NY
Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Library Of Congress, Washington, DC

2001
Bon Voyage, Knickerbocker Gallery, New York, NY

2000
2000 National Juried Competition, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY
Juror: Maria Christina Villasenor, Asst. Curator of Film & Media, Guggenheim Museum

Artist's Bibliography

Merkle, Karen Rene, “This One You Can View in Your PJ’s,” Erie Times-News, Art section review, August 26, 2004

Jackson, Beverly A., “Transcendent Worlds,” Ink Pot, Volume 2, Lit Pot Press, Inc., Dec. 2003

Professional Experience

2002 – 2006
Jury Panelist for Photography, Computer Arts, & Printmaking, National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA), New York, NY

2002 - 2004
Exhibition Committee Chair, Professional Women Photographers, New York, NY

1999 - 2003
Founder and Director, Center for Digital Art, Inc., New York, NY

1997 – 2002
Founder, Director and Curator, Nexus Gallery, New York, NY

Awards and Honors

2017
Best of Show, North Penn Arts Alliance, Lansdale, PA

Special Award for Outstanding Acrylic, Art Center at Ambler, Ambler, PA

First Place Watermedia, Annual Meadowood Juried Show, Worcester, PA

2016
Purchase Award, Independent School of Rock, Philadelphia, PA

2015
Third Award, Aloft, Beauty Gallery, Newtown Square, PA

2014
Special Award for Abstract Art, Annual Juried Exhibition, Meadowood, Worcester, PA

2010
First Prize Other Media, North Penn Art Alliance, Lansdale, PA

2003
Purchase Award, Ninth Annual Kennedy Plaza Fine Arts Show, Long Beach, NY

Publications

Stone Voices, Endnote full page interior photo, page 104, Spring 2012

Scheponik, PC A Storm by Any Other Name, cover, March 2011

Philadelphia Stories, cover, Fall 2009

Collections

Library of Congress Collection, Washington, DC
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Long Beach Medical Center, Long Beach, NY
ArtHouse Lounge, Harrisburg, PA
Art and Soul, Inc., Warwick, RI

Education

1996
Parsons School Of Design, New York, NY
AAS, Photography

1971
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Fine Art major

Continuing Education
Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
New York City College, New York, NY