GRACE DEGENNARO

gracedegennaro@gmail.com


EDUCATION

MFA Columbia University, New York, NY

BS Fine Arts, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Sir John Cass School of Art, London Polytechnic, London, England


SELECTED SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2020 Spotlight: Grace DeGennaro, Cove Street Arts, Portland, ME

2018 Ordinary Time, Grace DeGennaro and Anne Lilly, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT

2017 Ordinary Time, Grace DeGennaro and Anne Lilly, The Bundy Modern curated by Walker Contemporary, Waitsfield, VT

2016 Continuum, Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Art in the Capitol, Maine Arts Commission, State House, Augusta, ME

2012 Woven Mysteries: Grace DeGennaro & Brece Honeycutt, Aucocisco Gallery, Portland, ME

New Work, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

2010 Indigo, Aucocisco Gallery, Portland, ME

2009 Return to the Source, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

2008 Rivers, Aucocisco Gallery, Portland, ME

2006 Beaded, Aucocisco Gallery, Portland, ME

2005 Dreambody, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

2004 Paintings and Drawings, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

Works on Paper, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

2001 New Work, Zero Station, Portland, ME

2000 Vesicas, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

1999 Hand-colored Drypoints, New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston, MA

1994 New Works, Frick Gallery, Belfast, ME


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021 Fragmentary Blue, Tremaine Art Gallery, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT

2020 Seeing the Unseeable, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY

2019 Temporality: The Process of Time, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME

Portrait: The Kentler Flatfiles in 58 Works, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY curated by David Houston

10,000 + Hours, Speedwell Projects, Portland, ME

Green: The Impossible Color, The Painting Center, New York, NY curated by Rachael Wren

Perfection, Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, ME

2018 Heaven and Earth, Drive-By Projects, Watertown, MA

Drawing II: The Other Day, Engine, Biddeford, ME curated by Deb Whitney

New Geometry II, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT

Reverence to the Thread, Portland Public Library, Portland, ME

2017 Indigo: The Seventh Color, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY curated by Lorrie Fredette and Brece Honeycutt

Patterning: Selections from the Kentler Flatfiles, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY curated by Samantha Friedman

Sixfold Symmetry: Pattern in Art and Science, Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY

Focus on the Flatfiles: In Bloom, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

Lines of Thought, CTN Gallery, Portland, ME

Abstractions, Greenhut Galleries, Portland, ME

2016 Artists’ Choice, Ellsworth Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Curative Abstraction, Wright Gallery, Northport, MI

Summer Invitational, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland, ME

You Go Girl! Celebrating Women Artists, Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY

Art of the Hand Pulled Print: Peregrine Press at 25, Portland Public Library, Portland, ME

USM/UMVA: Forging Affinities, Art Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME

2015 Stack/File: Selections from the Kentler Flatfiles, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY curated by Ana Torok

2014 Holiday Exhibition, Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY

Shroud, United States Embassy, Doha, Qatar

Continuum Series, United States Embassy, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Africa

Alumni Invitational 4, Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs NY, curated by Rachel Seligman

The Perfect Measure, Saugerties Performing Arts Factory, Saugerties NY
Sacred, Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
Relativity, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT
Recent Acquisitions, University of New England, Portland, ME
Rhythm and Repetition, Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY

2013 Inside Out, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Laura Phipps

Summer Cocktail, Tria Gallery, New York, NY

Maine Women Pioneers, Dirigo, University of New England, Portland ME

2012 2012 Biennial, Maine Center for Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

Textility, Visual Art Center of New Jersey, Summit NJ, curated by Mary Birmingham and Joanne Mattera

Paper Trail, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

2011 The Kentler Flatfiles @ 21, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

Across Time & Place: Treasures from the Permanent Collection, Heckscher Museum, NY

Conversations, Gallery at R&F, Kingston, NY curated by Joanne Mattera and Laura Moriarty

2010 Alchemy: Art and Science, Schiltkamp Gallery, Clark University, Worcester, MA

Mirare, Alva deMars Chapel Art Center, St Anselm College, Manchester, NH

2009 Abstract Painting, Lynda Anderson Gallery, Locust Valley, New York

2008 To Infinity and Beyond: Mathematics in Contemporary Art, Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY

Curated by Lynn Gamwell and Elizabeth Merryman

The Discerning Eye of Rosemarie Frick, Aucocisco Gallery, Portland, ME

2006 Maine Print Project, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

The Line of Beauty, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY

Order(ed), Gallery Siano, Philadelphia, PA

On Paper, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

2005 Transcribing Time, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

2004 Spiritual Geometry, New Art Center, Newton, MA, curated by Susan Goldweitz

2003 Zero Portfolio, Zero Station, Portland, ME

Passion, June Fitzpatrick Gallery at MECA, Portland, ME

2002 Six Select Six, University of New England, Portland, ME

Fall Invitational, The Painting Center, New York, NY

2001 Summer Invitational, Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA

The Drawing Show, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

Abstraction: 22 Visions, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, ME

1999 Selections, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA

Painter/Printmaker, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, ME

1997 Works on Paper, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

Selections, Robert Clements Gallery, Portland, ME

Images in Multiple: Six Women Printmakers, State House Gallery, Augusta, ME

1995 Printmaking, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

A Winters Work, Frick Gallery, Belfast, ME

1993 Dreams: Poetic Memory, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME

What’s Going on Now? A Democratic Survey of New Art in Maine, Frick Gallery, Belfast, ME

Fire Meets Water, Cambridge Multi-Cultural Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

1989 Hudson River Open, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY

1988 Yoho Studios Exhibition, College of Westchester, Scarsdale, NY

1986 Small Works, New York University Gallery, New York, NY curated by Holly Solomon


AWARDS, RESIDENCIES

2020 Finalist Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant

2020 Ellis-Beauregard Foundation Studio Resident, Rockland, ME

2017 Catwalk Institute, Artist Residency, Catskill, NY

2015 Catwalk Institute, Artist Residency, Catskill, NY

2012 Ballinglen Arts Fellowship, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, County Mayo, Ireland

2004 Good Idea Grant (GIG), Maine Arts Commission

1998 Individual Artist Grant, Work on Paper, New England Foundation for the Arts

1989 Contemporary Artist Award, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY


COLLECTIONS

Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY

Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY

Gund Collection, Boston, MA

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC

University of New England, Portland, ME

Ballinglen Museum of Contemporary Art, County Mayo, Ireland

Wellington Management, Boston, MA

Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

AstraZeneca, Boston, MA

Bell Atlantic, New York, NY

Capital Group, Los Angeles, CA

Goldman Sachs, New York, NY

Mintz, Levin Associates, New York, NY


AFFILIATIONS

2020-present National Advisory Council, Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College

2014-present Art in Embassies (AIE), United States Department of State

2011-present The Kentler Flatfiles, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

2006-present Geoform, a curatorial project with a focus on geometry in contemporary abstract art

2011-2014 Board Trustee, The Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, Portland, ME

2009-2014 Drawing Center Registry, The Drawing Center, New York, NY


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Julia Buntaine Hoel, Algorthmic Issue, SciArt Magazine, 2020

Edgar Allen Beem, Art Seen: Time for Art, Portland Phoenix, 2019

Daniel Kany, CMCA Takes on the Theme of Time, Portland Press Herald, 2019

Edgar Allen Beem, Maine in the Abstract, Maine Arts Journal: UMVA Quarterly, 2019

Rachel Seligman and Rachel Roe-Dale, Sixfold Symmetry: Pattern in Art and Science, Tang Teaching Museum, 2019

Dan Kany, Skillfully curated, Able Baker exhibition explores ‘Perfection’ Portland, Press Herald, 2019

Ann Landi, Under The Radar, Vasari21, 2017

Daniel Kany, Lines of Thought, Portland Press Herald, 2017

Daniel Kany, Two Collaborative Exhibitions Push Boundaries, Portland Press Herald, 2016

Aileen Jacobsen, Museum Explores Trials of Women Artists, New York Times, 2016

Andres Azucena Verzosa, Grace DeGennaro, Art New England, 2016

Christina Hennessy, Science of Art, Greenwich Time, September 2014

Amy Griffin, Their Old School, Albany Times Union, June 2014

Sarah Stebbins, The Art Issue, Maine Home &Design, April 2014

Britta Konau, Women Lead at UNE, Portland Phoenix, July 2013

Daniel Kany, Maine Women Pioneers III, Dirigo, Portland Press Herald June 2013

Susanne Volmer, CMCA Biennial Exhibition, Artscope, November/December 2012

Nicholas Schroeder, Sorting through the CMCA’s Biennial, Portland Phoenix, October 2012

Daniel Kany, Biennial Backs Up Good Looks with Visceral Subtext, Portland Press Herald, 2012

Patricia Malarcher, Textility, Surface Design Journal, Fall Issue 2012

Daniel Kany, Math and Earthy Science, Portland Press Herald, April 2012

Carl Little, Indigo, Aucocisco Gallery, Art New England, April/May 2010

Nicholas Schroeder, Deep Blue, Aucocisco Gallery, The Phoenix, April 2010

Daniel Kany, Indigo, Aucocisco Gallery, Maine Sunday Telegram, April 2010

Suzette McAvoy, The Language of Abstraction, Maine Home and Design, June 2009

Benjamin Genocchio, There’s Beauty in Numbers, The New York Times, June 2008

Julie Karabenick, Geoform Interview, http://www.geoform.net/features/features_degennaro.html

New American Paintings, Open Studio Press, Northeast Edition #62, 2006

Edith Newhall, Creative Styles of Their Own, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 2006

Roberta Fallon, Order(ed), Gallery Siano, Philadelphia, PA 2006

Cate McQuaid, Symmetry and Asymmetry, The Boston Globe, March 2004

Edgar Allen Beem, Maine in the Abstract, Down East magazine, August 2003

The Drawing Show, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA 2002

Edgar Allen Beem, Unusually Abstract in Wiscasset, The Maine Times, August 2001

Maine Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME 1998

Greg Turner, Artist Inspired by Images, Words, Lincoln Journal, May 1998

Marcia Dalton, Tangents, Art New England, June/July 1994

Patricia Reis, Dreams: Poetic Memory, University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME 1993

Helen Harrison, Heckscher Museum Invitational, The New York Times, December 1984


TEACHING/LECTURES

2016-2018 Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, Visiting Artist

2015 Sacred Geometry: Bridging Boundaries, SECAC, Pittsburgh, PA

2014 Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, Visiting Artist

2013 Colby College, Waterville, ME, Visiting Artist

2012 University of Southern Maine, Book Arts at Stone House, Instructor

2011 Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, ME, Adjunct Faculty

2005 Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, Visiting Artist

2004 Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, Visiting Artist

1998-2002 Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, Studio Instructor, MFA in Studio Arts

1998 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

University of Southern Maine Leadership Institute

1991-1997 Maine Arts Commission, Maine Touring Artist

1994 Bates College, Lewiston, ME, Summer Arts Institute

1987 Mercy College, Tarrytown, NY, Adjunct Faculty

1987-1985 College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY, Adjunct Faculty

 Lattice (Clarity), detail, oil and cold wax on linen, 78 x 48", 2020