Lee Muslin


Contact Information

mail@leemuslin.com

http://www.leemuslin.com/

Spring City Mill Studios 20 E. Bridge St., Studio 203 Spring City, PA 19475

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Painting

Archive

Artist's Biography

Over the last 24 years, Lee Muslin has participated in well over 250 exhibitions throughout the United States, as well as several other countries, including 21 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 35 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.

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
2018
Siegel JCC, Wilmington, DE

2016
Schang-Hai Gallery, Creamery, PA

2013
Neighborhood House, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Pebble Gallery, Doylestown, PA

2011
Hidden River Arts Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Balance Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2019
Cerulean Arts Gallery Collective, Philadelphia, PA

Media Arts Council Gallery, Media, PA, Arise

Yellow Springs Art Show, Chester Springs, PA

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

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

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

Bethlehem House Gallery, Bethlehem, PA, Mixed Media

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

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

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

2017
Duke Gallery, Wallingford, PA, Philadelphia/Tri-State Artists Equity
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

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

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

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

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