Lee Muslin

Studio & Gallery

Eclipse Center for Creative Community, 30 Vine St., Studios B106 and B107, Lansdale, PA 19446

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Painting

Archive

Artist's Biography

Over the last 28 years, Lee Muslin has participated in over 300 exhibitions throughout the United States, as well as several other countries, including 24solo shows. Three of her solo exhibitions were in Philadelphia and five 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 27 other publications. Lee’s art has been on the cover of two Philadelphia Stories magazines and a book of poems.Chris Valardi has reviewed her work in The Irregular, as well as Deborah Kostianovsky in the InLiquid Blog.

Ms. Muslin has been privileged to receive 36 awards including Best of Show from the North Penn Arts Alliance, First Prize from Artists' Equity, First Prize in Watermedia at the Meadowood Juried Exhibition 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. A firm believer in education, Lee continually takes workshops at various art centers as well as nationally recognized abstract artists.

Artist's Statement

Guided by intuition, I strive to produce work that is a compelling visual experience in my abstract, acrylic paintings. I create a complex surface using many techniques that may include mark marking, collaging, stamping, and stenciling. Much is improvised as the artwork develops. A back-and-forth between spontaneity and intention characterizes my approach. Painting in the moment, I yield to the process to unearth the painting's potential. Then I step back to evaluate the formal concerns of line, color, shape and balance to influence my next move. This visual dance creates many layers of paint over line and texture leaving intriguing traces of what came before.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2021
Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2020
Academy House, Philadelphia, PA

Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2018
Siegel JCC, Wilmington, DE

2016
Schang-Hai Gallery, Creamery, PA

Group
2021
Here and Now, Exhibit B Gallery, Souderton, PA

Created in Covid, Lansdowne Art Board, Lansdowne, PA,

Herspace, Philly Art Collective, Philadelphia, PA

48th Annual Art Show, Yellow Springs Art Show, Chester Springs, PA

2020
Summer Juried Show 2020, Abington Arts Center, Jenkintown, PA
Juror: Mashiul Chowdhury, PAFA alumni

71st Anniversary Juried Show, Philadelphia Tri-State Artists Equity online exhibition
Juror: Bridgette Mayer, gallerist and art consultant

Brush & Lens: The Female Perspective, 5 person exhibition, Gallery on Fourth, Easton, PA

Vernal Longing, InLiquid Online Exhibition

2019
Cerulean Arts Gallery Collective, Philadelphia, PA

Arise, Media Arts Council Gallery, Media, PA

Yellow Springs Art Show, Chester Springs, PA

Artists Equity Members Juried Exhibition, GoggleWorks, Reading, PA
Juror: Neysa Grassi, painter and PAFA faculty

Round and Round, six-person exhibition, Square Pear Gallery, Kennett Square, PA

Works on Paper II, DaVinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

Mixed Media, Bethlehem House Gallery, Bethlehem, PA

2018
Tri-State Artists Equity Juried Exhibition, John H. Baker Gallery, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
Juror: Kassem Amoudi, painter and instructor at PAFA

Juried Exhibit, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Luella Tripp, curator, gallerist and art consultant

Chester County Studio Tour Exhibit, The Art Trust Gallery, West Chester, PA

2017
Philadelphia/Tri-State Artists Equity, Duke Gallery, Wallingford, PA
Juror: Jan Baltzell, painter

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

Other
2022
The Other Art Fair, Maspeth, NY

Artist's Bibliography

Kostianovsky, Deborah, "Vernal Longing", The InLiquid Blog, May 2020

Valardi, Chris, "Brush & Lens: The Female Perspective", The Irregular, March 2020

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

Selected Awards and Honors

2022
Meadowood, Second Place, Acrylic

2019
North Penn Arts Alliance, Envisioning the Creative Freedom of Jazz Award

2018
Artists Equity at Baker Gallery, West Chester University, First Prize

2017
North Penn Arts Alliance, Best of Show

Art Center at Ambler, Special Award for Outstanding Acrylic

Meadowood, First Place Watermedia

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

Publications

2020
"Brush & Lens: The Female Perspective" review, The Irregular, page 10, March 2020

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

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

2009
Philadelphia Stories, cover, Fall 2009

Collections

Murano Condominium, Philadelphia, PA
Independent School of Rock, Philadelphia, PA
Library of Congress Collection, Washington, DC
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Long Beach Medical Center, Long Beach, NY
Lone Wolf Café, Amherst, MA
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