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Biography

Ginnie Gardiner is a New York  artist who has shown in numerous solo and group exhibits for 30 years. Gardiner graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1974. From 1978 to 2005 Ginnie and her husband lived in a Chelsea loft in New York City. In 2005 they moved upstate to Catskill, New York, where they purchased, renovated and restored the Catskill Lyceum, a Federal era building located in the historic Village of Catskill. The Lyceum is where Thomas Cole gave his lectures on American Scenery in 1836. Here, Ginnie enjoys a large, light filled studio and courtyard that has inspired her recent figure and landscape paintings.

Gardiner’s distinctive style of color notes of optically mixed oil paints produces shimmering, figurative abstractly coherent works. Gardiner cites the American Modernists and 2nd generation New York School Artists and specifically Alex Katz, Louisa Matthiasdottir and Lois Dodd, with their reductive treatment of form and clarity of light, as influences.

‘Of course each artist has a distinctive way of unsettling our habits of seeing. With the sunlit stillness of her paintings, Gardiner seizes our attention and holds it with pictorial subtleties that show us, by stages, that stillness is not stasis. Presenting a precisely calibrated balance between figurative images and the harmonies of sheer form, each of her paintings oscillates between these two ways of seeing. Subliminal at first, this oscillation becomes conscious as we begin to see ourselves seeing. Encouraging us to be aware of how we make sense of the raw data of vision, Gardiner reminds us of our responsibility for the look – and the meaning – of our world.’ Carter Ratcliff, excerpt from ‘Ginnie Gardiner: Sunlit Stillness’, 2014

Statement

My working method since the mid-1990s has been to create equivalent color palettes from my collage and montage studies for translation into the medium of oil paint. In all of my paintings, I have sought color mastery and color is the subject of my work. Both Josef Albers and Charles W. Hawthorne were obsessed with creating the illusion of transparency in the opaque medium of oil paint. Both their teachings and their daily practice continue to inspire me today.

The move upstate in 2005, after living in New York City for 30 years gave me a sense of new beginnings. I began to incorporate elements of my upstate surroundings and the architectural details of our historic property with images in my collage studies for paintings. This led to an ongoing exploration of figure and ground and the architecture of figuration.

Solo and Group Exhibitions

2017

Fresh, Invitational Group Exhibition, Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY

2016

Ginnie Gardiner: Variations on Self,  Solo Exhibition, Nisa Touchon Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

Small is the New Big, A selection of small works by some big names in the world of Collage, Nisa Touchon Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

Dada Centennial-Day of the Dead, on permanent exhibit online,  Ontological Museum, Santa Fe, NM

Cowgirls #5: Woman Artists of the Hudson Valley, BRIK Gallery, Catskill, NY, curated by Rich Temperio, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NY

2015

Solo Exhibition, The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA

Group Exhibition,  The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA

Group Exhibition, Nisa Touchon Fine Art, Sante Fe, NM

2014

Sunlit Stillness: Ginnie Gardiner’s Transformative Vision,  a selection of paintings on view at  The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA

Narcissism and the Self Portrait,  The Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY

2011

Cowgirls #3: Woman Artists of the Hudson Valley, BRIK Gallery, Catskill, NY, curated by Rich Temperio, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NY

2010

In Translation: Austin, Deem, Gardiner, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY

2009
Collage, London / New York, FRED (London), London, England
Daughters of the Revolution: Women & Collage, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY

2006
The New Collage, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY

2005
COLLAGE: signs & surfaces, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Group Exhibition, Flanders Contemporary Art,  Minneapolis, MN

2003
Group Exhibition, Flanders Contemporary Art,  Minneapolis, MN

2002
Collage/Assemblage/Montage, Pennsylvania School of Art & Design, Lancaster, PA
Group Exhibition, Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN

2001
Rupture and Revision: Collage in America, Pavel Zoubok, Inc., New York, NY
Group Exhibition, Flanders Contemporary Art,  Minneapolis, MN

2000
Talking With Tiepolo, Solo Exhibition, Pavel Zoubok/Michael Gold Gallery, New York, NY
Paintings from the Glass Series, Solo Exhibition, The Lighthouse Museum, in association with The Artists Museum of New York, Tequesta, FL
Recent Paintings, Solo Exhibition, Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN

1999
The Art of Collecting, Group Exhibition, Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN

1998
And I Quote, Pavel Zoubok/Mary Delahoyd Gallery, New York, NY
Recent Paintings, Solo Exhibition,  Mary Anthony Galleries, New York, NY

The Roster Show, Mary Anthony Galleries, New York, NY
The Re-Associated Image, 3 person exhibition, Curated by Ginnie Gardiner,  Flanders Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN

1997
Group Exhibition, Mary Anthony Galleries, New York, NY

1994
New Paintings, Solo Exhibition, Danziger Gallery, New York, NY
Group Exhibition, Danziger Gallery, New York, NY

1992
Solo Exhibition, Staempfli Gallery, New York, NY

Color As A Subject, Nell Blaine, Robert De Niro, Sr, Louis Finkelstein, Jane Freilicher, Ginnie Gardiner, Wolf Kahn, George McNeil, Knox Martin, Paul Resika, Jay Milder, Nachume Miller, Anne Tabachnick, Jonathan Phillips, Rosemary Beck, Louisa Matthiasdottir, The Artist’s Museum,  New York, NY
1991
Solo Exhibition, Flanders Contemporary Art,  Minneapolis, MN
Color Equals Subject, Group Exhibition, Seraphim Gallery, Englewood, NJ

1990

St.Paul Chamber Orchestra Benefit Auction, St. Paul, MN

‘God’s Love We Deliver,’ Artists Against Aids, Sothebys, New York, NY

On View, The Faulkner Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
Waiting for Cadmium, Group Exhibition, Sherry French Gallery, New York, NY

Recent Work, Solo Exhibition, Seraphim Gallery, Englewood, NJ

1989
Solo Exhibition, Seraphim Gallery,  Englewood, NJ

1988
Recent Paintings, Solo Exhibition, The Neuhaus Collection, Washington, DC
Works from Central Park and Ellis Island, The Marbella Gallery, New York, NY
The Quiet Zone and Ellis Island, Bi-Solo, The Arsenal Gallery, New York, NY
Myth, Group Exhibition, Mokotoff Gallery, New York, NY

1987
New Paintings, Solo Exhibition, Esta Robinson Gallery, New York, NY
Imagism, Group Exhibition, The Outer Limits Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Polarities, Quando, COLAB, New York, NY
Loweasida Speaks, ABC No Rio Gallery, New York, NY
Group Exhibition, Hiro/Fusion Arts, New York, NY
Group Exhibition, Dramatis Personae, New York, NY

1986

Group Exhibition, The Lively Arts, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT

Inaugural Exhition, Westport Arts Council, Westport

Three Artists, Westport/Weston Arts Council, Town Hall, Westport, CT

Group Exhibtion, Guild Hall, Southhampton, NY

Group Exhibition, BerlinNewYork, New York, NY

1974

Self Portraits, Group Exhibition, Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Education

Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Ithaca, New York, B.F.A, 1974

Instructors: Zevi Blum, Jack Bosson, Gillian Pederson-Krag, Norman Daly, Friedl Dzubas, Kenneth Evett, Peter Kahn, Stephen Poleskie, Ed Thompson, May Stevens, Jack Squire, Arnold Singer, J.O. Mahoney, Jason Seley

Visiting Artists: Leland Bell, John Button, Judy Chicago, Janet Fish, Mercedes Matter, Agnes Martin, Fairfield Porter, Nam June Paik, Joan Snyder, May Stevens

Bibliography

2017

The Enfolded: Collages by Ginnie Gardiner,  Empty Mirror Magazine

Artistic Inspiration,  Interview with Ginnie Gardiner, Savvy Painter Podcast

2016

‘In the Studio’, Kolaj Magazine

‘A View from the Easel’, Hyperallergic

‘Ginnie Gardiner: Scale and Intensity’, Carter Ratcliff

 ‘Ginnie Gardiner: Variations on Self,‘ Cecil Touchon

2015

‘Ginnie Gardiner, At Ease with Creation,’ Wendy Smith

2014

‘Sunlit Stillness: Ginnie Gardiner’s Transformative Vision,’ by Carter Ratcliff

2009

Mario Naves review – ‘Daughters of the Revolution,’ Pavel Zoubok Gallery

2000

‘Venetian Old Master Inspires contemporary New York Painter.’ by Mary Abbe, Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 28th, 2000, review of Gardiner’s solo exhibition at Flanders Contemporary Art, July – August

Ginnie Gardiner: A Revelatory Journey, 48pp., New York
Artnetweb.com, Selections from Gardiner’s Figural Montage Oil Paintings, 1994-1999

1998
Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning Newsletter, Ginnie Gardiner’s Website, March-April
Star Tribune, Minneapolis Edition, Review of ‘The Re-associated Image’ , Flanders Contemporary Art, ‘New gallery shows offer essays, ideas; Standout Collages’, by Doug Hanson, March

1997
The New York Times, Creative Tension, and the Loft, Robert Lipsyte, December
The New York Daily News, Art for Net’s Sake, George Mannes, January

1995
Oil Highlights Magazine, Collector’s Series, Getting the Most from a Palette of Colors, Stephen Doherty, Fall

1994
Resident, The Upper East Side Edition, Cover Feature, March

1992
Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning Newsletter, Color as a Subject, October

1991
Spur Magazine, New York Artists at the Museums, August

1990
Channel 10 Cablevision; Interview by Jo Ann Santiglio, September
Cable Network News, Art Program, August
The Today Show, NBC TV, Deborah Norville, July
St. Paul Pioneer Press, Carol Connelly, July
Insight Magazine, Artists Draw the Line, Stephen Goode, April
American Artist, Cover Feature, M. Stephen Doherty, April

1989
Your Town Record, Arts Cover Feature, Ed Hill, March
American Artist, Dan Grant, September
WKCR. Katie Lipsitt interview, November

1988
ArtWorld, Richard Hunnewell, October
Newsday, Weekend Guide, Highlights, September
CBS Evening News, J.J. Gonzalez, On Site at Ellis Island, August Selected US and International Public Collections

Selected Public Collections

Canadian Imperial Bank, New York, NY

Goichi Co., LTD Osaka, Japan

International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction, Santa Fe, NM

Pfizer Corporation, New York, NY

The Water’s Edge Restaurant, Long Island City, NY

Selected Private Collections

Janet Adler, Englewood, NJ

Carol Ballard, Montgomery, AL

Howard Bernstein, New York, NY

Frank Cuthbert, Athens, NY

Corbin Day, Birmingham, AL

Ginny and Richard Devore, Wichita, KS

Lacey and Tucker Dorn, Houston, TX

Terry and Ultan Duggan, Mendota Hts., MN

Perry Flynn, New York, NY

Toni and Bud Gates, Wichita, KS

Ginny Gliedman, Brooklyn, NY

Mark Greenwald, Westport, CT

Sakae Ike, Osaka, Japan

Jane Krupp, New York, NY

Dr., and Mrs. Lasker, Englewood, NJ

Marjorie Feldberg and Jeremy Levin, New York, NY

Dr., and Mrs. A. Lacker, Paramus, NJ

Nina Matis and Alan Gosule, New York, NY

Frank Millspaugh, San Francisco, CA

Florence Rood and Ev May, Stamford, CT

Melissa and James P. O’Shaughnessy, Cos Cob, CT

Priscilla and Gerry O’Shaughnessy, Wichita, KS

Gillian Pederson-Krag, Santa Cruz, CA

Leslie Petrick, Greenwich, CT

Lynn Phillips and Jim Raglione, New York, NY

Carter Ratcliff and Phyllis Derfner, Hudson, NY

William Prange, Saddlebrook, NJ

Hannah Ranells, New York, NY

Deidre and Kevin Reis, Edina, MN

Sabrina and Peter Rubinstein, Larchmont, NY

Mark and Samantha Sandler, New York, NY

Roxana Edith Salem, Williamstown, VT

Connie and Burt Sharp, East Memphis, TN

Cliff and Leslie Simon, Englewood, NY

Steven Singer, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Marjorie M. Smith, Piedmont, N.Y

Wendy Smith and Joe Mobilia, Brooklyn, NY

Marika Sommerstein, Long Island City, NY

Elizabeth and Louis Strick, Weston, CT

Jacqueline and Al Togut, New York, NY

Chris Thompson and James Stolz, New York, NY

Randall Wade, Arlington, MA

Edward Weinberger, New York, NY

Zhao Wengling, Catskill, NY

Pavel Zoubok, New York, NY

Affiliations

The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction, Santa Fe, NM

Woodstock Artists Organization and Museum, Woodstock, NY

The International Society of Collage and Assemblage Artists, Santa Fe, NM

Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY

Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill, NY

Kolaj Magazine, Artist Directory, Maison Kasini, Montreal, Quebec

The Painting Center, New York, NY

Other Experience

1988-91

Senior Editor, Art/World, a New York monthly journal, New York, NY

1986-7/1983-4

Producer, CHARLEX (video production company), special effects and test commercials, New York, NY

1980-3

President and Owner, Artist’s Network, test commercial production, New York, NY

1977-9

Director, ARTWORK, a CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act) jobs program for artists, Foundation for the Community of Artists,  New York, NY