DIANE SOPHRIN


    24 Saint Paul Street,  Montpelier,  Vermont 05602,  USA  ·  (802) 223-3395

 Bérkocsis u. 12-14 II/9, 1084 Budapest, Hungary ·  (36 20) 580-3656

 

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·  http://www.geneseo.edu/~sophrin ·

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

1950           Born in New York City

EDUCATION

1990           University at Buffalo. Buffalo, New York. MFA. (1988-1990)

1978          School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.

1974           Jan Van Eyck Akademie. Maastricht, Nederlands. (1973 - 1974)

1972           Binghamton University. Binghamton, New York. BA. (1968 - 1972)

1967           High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. New York City. (1965 - 1967)


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

2016            Hungarian Painters' Association. Budapest, Hungary.  (2007- 2016)
http://magyarfesteszet.hu/


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014           Brody ArtYard Gallery. Dom Feliksa; The Yellow-Star Houses Project.  http://yellowstarhouses.culturalspot.org/browse/Diane_Sophrin.
Budapest, Hungary.

2012           Mercure Budapest Museum Gallery. Fragmentáció. Budapest, Hungary

2008          Ferencváros Pince Gallery. Witness& Form. Budapest, Hungary

Ferencváros Historical Museum. Łódź – The Returning. Budapest, Hungary

2007           Pestújhely Community Center Budapest, Hungary

2005          Bálint Jewish Community Center. Strange Fires and Other Stories. Budapest, Hungary

Beth Jacob Synagogue. Strange Fires. Montpelier, Vermont

2004          Ráday Könyvesház Gallery. World Encyclopedia International Artists' Book Project: performance/installation. Budapest, Hungary

2003          Contemporary Art Gallery of Przemysl. Summer Paintings/ World Encyclopedia International Artists' Book Project. Przemyśl, Poland

Mű-Terem Gallery. World Encyclopedia International Artists' Book Project. Debrecen, Hungary

2001          Helen Day Art Center. Figures at Work/Patterns at Play. Stowe, Vermont

2000           Mű-Terem Gallery. Debrecen, Hungary

1999          Norwich University. Selections of A Decade. Northfield, Vermont

1997          Gallery Arta Casa. The Opening of the Box. Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1995           Arts Council for Wyoming County. Perry, New York. Women of Perry: Portraits From Life.
Traveling Exhibition and Readings (1994 - 1995): American Association of University Women, Rochester, New York
Finger Lakes Community College, Canandaigua, New York
 

1994          Adams Art Gallery. Recent Bodies of Work. Dunkirk, New York

Lyndon State College. Small Lessons. Lyndonville, Vermont

1990          Bethune Gallery. University at Buffalo. Reality and Myth: Works by Diane Sophrin and Brian Hoover. Buffalo, New York

Rosefsky Gallery. Binghamton University. The Gaze: Paintings, Drawings and Prints. Binghamton, New York

1987          University of Rochester. Recent Works. Rochester, New York

1981          McCarthy Fine Arts Center. St. Michael's College. Winooski, Vermont

Thomas W. Wood Art Gallery. Vermont College. Montpelier, Vermont

1980          Thomas W. Wood Art Gallery. Vermont College. Montpelier, Vermont


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015            FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture. Hungarian Painters' Association Invitational Exhibition: 3rd Jubilee Exhibition. Budapest, Hungary.

2014           Binghamton University Art Museum. Alumni Art Show 2014. Binghamton, NY

2014           Woodstock Art Association & Museum. The 6th Annual Woodstock Regional
Exhibition. Woodstock, New York

2013           Maringer Kunst & Wein. Das Kleine Format: International. Ottenthal, Austria

2013           Mazart Galéria. Hungarian Painters’ Association Invitational Exhibition:
Monokrómia. Budapest, Hungary

2013           FUGA: Budapesti Építészeti Központ. Hungarian Painters’ Association National Invitational Exhibition: Fragmentum. Budapest, Hungary

2013           Marczibányi Téri Művelődési Központ. Hungarian Painters’ Association Invitational Exhibition: New Collages. Budapest, Hungary

2013           Lessedra Gallery. International Art Print Annual. Sofia, Bulgaria. (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013)

2012           Vízvárosi Gallery. Hungarian Painters’ Association Invitation Exhibition: New Collages. Budapest, Hungary

2011          Vízvárosi Gallery. Hungarian Painters’ Association Invitation Exhibition: The Artist’s Objects. Budapest, Hungary

Contemporary Hungarian Gallery, Vermes-Villa. Hungarian Painters’ Association Invitation Exhibition: Black Pictures3. Dunaszerdahely, Slovakia

2010           Csepel Gallery Art Center. Hungarian Painters' Association and the Hungarian Sculptors’ Association Invitational Exhibition: Ironic and Sublime – In Memory of Paizs László. Budapest, Hungary

Hungarian Creative Artists’ Center. National Association of Hungarian Creative Artists & Hungarian Painters' Association Invitational Exhibition: Black Pictures – Second Round. Budapest, Hungary

2010          Museum of Arts & Crafts, Itami-shi, Japan. Your Documents Please.
Traveling
(2008 – 2010): ZAIM, Yokohama, Japan
2B Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Gallery Kurt im Hirsch, Berlin, Germany
GALLERY Z - Bratislava, Slovakia
Ajolote Contemporary Art Gallery, Guadalajara, Mexico
Alma in Manhattan, New York City. http://yourdocumentsplease.com/index.html

2009          Simontornya Castle Museum. Mednyánszky Association Exhibition. Simontornya, Hungary

Csepel Gallery Art Center. Hungarian Painters' Association Invitational Exhibition: Today. Budapest, Hungary

2008          Csepel Gallery Art Center. Hungarian Painters' Association Invitational Exhibition: Black Pictures. Budapest, Hungary

                  The Szekszárd Cultural Center. Szekszárd Painting Triennale. Szekszárd, Hungary

2007         Csepel Gallery Art Center. Hungarian Painters' Association National Exhibition: The Face of Dreams. Budapest, Hungary

                  Art Mill Cultural Center. Hungarian Painters' Association National Exhibition: Spring games - Serenity in Painting.  Szentendre, Hungary

2004         Contemporary Art Gallery of Przemysl. Słonne 15. Przemyśl, Poland

                  Gallery U Jaksy. International Painting Meeting Exhibition. Miechów, Poland

2003         Dwór Karwacjanów Museum. East-West Symposium Exhibition. Gorlice, Poland.  

2003          Art Museum of Satu Mare. East-West Artists’ Symposium. Satu Mare, Romania. (2002, 2003)

2002          International Fair of Visual Arts. Bucharest, Romania

2000          Second Debrecen Contemporary Art Expo. Debrecen, Hungary

                   20 X 20 Small Pictures Festival, Fony, 1997- 2000. Fony, Hungary  

1999          Chandler Music Hall. Images of Women. Randolph, Vermont

1996          Gallery Vieleers. Amsterdam, Nederlands

                    Vigadó Gallery. Budapest, Hungary

1995           Adams Art Gallery. R.E.C.Y.C.L.E. Dunkirk, New York

1994           Albright-Knox Art Gallery.  45th Western New York.  (1989, 1994) Buffalo, New York.

1994            Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho. American Realism: The Urban Scene
Traveling (1993 -94) : Redding Museum of Art, Redding, California
Albany Museum of Art, Albany, Georgia
Canton Art Institute, Canton, Ohio
Paine Art Center, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida
Sunrise Art Museum, Charleston, West Virginia
Rockwell Museum, Corning, New York

1993          University of Tennessee. 1993 Visiting Artists' Exhibition. Knoxville, Tennessee

                   Bethune Gallery. University at Buffalo. UB Printmakers. Buffalo, New York

1992         Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester Finger Lakes Exhibition. Rochester, New York. (1991, 1992)

1991          Hudson River Museum. Hudson River Open '91. Yonkers, New York

1989          Albright-Knox Art Gallery. In Western New York 1989. Buffalo, New York

1988           National Academy of Design. Realism Today. New York City
Traveling (1986 - 1988): Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

1988          Memorial Art Gallery. Rochester Finger Lakes Exhibition. Rochester, New York

1988          Chautauqua Institution. 31st Annual National Exhibition. Chautauqua, NY

1988           Rochester Institute of Technology. Faculty Exhibition. (1986 - 1988)
Rochester, New York

1987            San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. American Realism: 20th Century Drawings and Watercolors.
Traveling (1985 - 1987): Decordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Huntington Art Gallery, Austin, Texas
Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Illinois
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts
Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin

1985          Boise Gallery of Art. Focus on Realism. Boise, Idaho

1984          Wells College. Five Realist Painters. Aurora, New York

1983          Brattleboro Museum. Local Landscapes. Brattleboro, Vermont

                   Bromfield Gallery. Fifteen Vermont Artists. Boston, Massachusetts

Salmagundi Club. American Artists League 55th National Exhibition. New York

                  University of Massachusetts. Amherst, Massachusetts

1982          Berkshire Museum. Works on Paper. Pittsfield, Massachusetts


RESIDENCIES

2015           Bernecebaráti  International Artists' Colony. Bernecebaráti, Hungary. (2013)

2014           Kecel Bozsó János Artists' Colony. Kecel, Császártöltés, Hungary. (2006, 2014)

2008           Cívis International Artists' Colony. Hajdúszoboszló, Hungary. (2001 - 2008)

2007           Hortobágy International Artists' Colony. Hortobágy, Hungary. (2000 - 2003, 2007)

2005           Széchényi Artists' Colony. Gyermely, Hungary

                   Hel-Bór International Artists' Symposium. Hel-Bór, Poland

                   Vámospércs International Artists' Colony. Vámospércs, Hungary. (2000, 2002, 2003)

2004          5th International Painting Meeting. Gallery U Jaksy. Miechów, Poland

2003          International Visual Art Symposium. Słonne, Poland 

                   Dwór Karwacjanów Museum East-West Painting Symposium. Gorlice, Poland

2002          Miskolc Gallery Printmaking Residency. Miskolc, Hungary

                  4th East-West Artists Symposia and Residency. Carei, Romania 

2000         International Colony of Artists of Hajdú County. Hajdúböszörmény, Hungary


GRANTS AND AWARDS

2002          Fulbright Alternate Fellow. University of Debrecen, Hungary

1999          Vermont Arts Council Grant. Body and Soul: Painting the Human Figure. (1998-1999)

1995          New York State Council on the Arts Grant. Women of Perry, Portraits From Life. Writing project

1994          New York State Council on the Arts Grant. Women of Perry, Portraits From Life. Painting project

1992          Memorial Art Gallery. Excellence in Painting Award.  Rochester, New York

1990          University at Buffalo. Presidential Research Fellowship. (1988 - 1990) Buffalo, New York

1990          University at Buffalo. Diamond Research Grant. Buffalo, New York. (1988 - 1990)

1988          Chautaqua Institute. Drawing Award, Chautaqua, New York

1982          Vermont State Council on the Arts Grant.  (1981 - 1982)


GALLERY AFFILIATIONS

2004          Patak Gallery. Szigetszentmiklós (Budapest), Hungary. (2001 - 2004)

1997          Galerie Arta Casa. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  (1996 -1997)

1997          Nancy Hoffman Gallery. New York City. (1983 - 1997)

1996          Galerie Vieleers. Amsterdam, the Netherlands


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Art Institute  of Chicago
Ferencváros District Historical Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Miskolc Gallery. Miskolc, Hungary
Satu-Mare Museum of Art.  Satu-Mare, Romania
Municipalities of Hortobágy, Hajdúböszörmény, Jászdózsa, Vámospércs, Fony, Hungary
University of Tennessee.  Knoxville, Tennessee
Amarada Hess Corporation.  New York City
Chemical Bank.  New York City
St. Michael's College.  Winooski, Vermont


CURATING AND JURYING

2003          Thomas Waterman Wood Gallery and Art Center. Contemporary Drawing  2003. Montpelier, Vermont

2004           World Encyclopedia International Artists' Book Project. 
Ferencváros District Historical Museum permanent collection, Budapest, Hungary
Traveling (2001 - 2004): Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, Vermont
Mű-Terem Gallery, Debrecen, Hungary
Contemporary Art Gallery of Przemysl, Poland
Ráday Könyvesház Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
http://www.geneseo.edu/~sophrin/worldencyclopedia.html

1995          Genesee Center For the Arts. The Letchworth Muse. Batavia, New York


EDITING

2006          Budapest Museum of Fine Arts, Re:mbrandt 400, Modern Hungarian Artists Respond: Exhibition catalog.
Curator, Rényi András.
Budapest, Hungary


LECTURING

2002          Beth Jacob Synagogue. Central European Art and Synagogue Architecture.  Montpelier, Vermont

2001          Helen Day Art Center. Figures at Work/Patterns at Play. Stowe, Vermont

Hortobágy International Creative Arts Colony. Recent Works Twentieth-Century Jewish-American Artists. Hortobágy, Hungary

1999          Thomas Waterman Wood Arts Center. Women Figurative Artists: Contemporary Voice and Vision. Montpelier, Vermont

                   Norwich University. Selections of a Decade: Drawings by Diane Sophrin /Historical Influences. Northfield, Vermont

1998          College Art Association. Contemporary Women Figurative Artists. Toronto, Canada

   1997          Women's Caucus for Art Conference. Panel Chair. Tradition: Who Names It, Who Claims It? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1996           Women's Caucus for Art Conference. Reconstructing a Feminist Figuration. Boston, Massachusetts.

1995           Perry Public Library. Women of Perry: Writings. Perry, New York

                    Finger Lakes Community College. Women of Perry: Portraits from Life. Canandaigua, New York.

1994          Maine College of Art. Recent Work/ Historical Influences. Portland, Maine

1994          American Association of University Women. Women of Perry: Portraits from Life.  Rochester, New York

                   Canisius College. Recent Work of a Woman Artist. Buffalo, New York.

                    Lyndon State College. Small Lessons. Lyndonville, Vermont.

                    State University of New York. A Body of Work: Recent Paintings and Drawings. Fredonia, New York.

1993           University of New Hampshire. A Body of Work: Recent Paintings and Drawings. Durham, New Hampshire.

                    University of Tennessee. A Body of Work and Historical Contexts: Recent Paintings and Drawings. Knoxville, Tennessee

1991          State University of New York at Geneseo. Gender and Image: Recent Paintings and Drawings. Geneseo, New York

1990          Binghamton University. Rosefsky Visiting Artist. The Gaze:  Paintings, Drawings and Prints. Binghamton, New York

1988          Bowdoin College. Recent Work. Brunswick, Maine

1984          Wells College. Egg Tempera/Gold-leaf gilding workshop. Aurora, New York.


TEACHING

2003          Union Institute. Montpelier, Vermont. (2002 - 2003)

2002          Norwich University. Northfield, Vermont. ( 1999 - 2002)

2001          Vermont College. Montpelier, Vermont. (1997 - 2001)

1993          University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Artist-in-Residence

1992          Alfred University. Alfred, New York

1990          University at Buffalo. Buffalo, New York. (1988 - 1990)

1988          Rochester Institute of Technology. Rochester, New York (1985 - 1988)

1987           University of Rochester. Rochester, New York


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2012           Új utak felé. New Directions. Pages 49 - 50. Faludy Judit. Új Művészet. Budapest, Hungary
http://www.ujmuveszetfolyoirat.hu/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/2012_szeptember.pdf

2002          The Ancient Art of Emulation. Elaine K. Gazda, Editor. University of Michigan Press

1989          In Western New York. Albright-Knox Art Gallery


1987          Realism Today: Drawings and Watercolors from the Collection of Rita Rich  National Academy of Design

1986          American Realism:  20th Century Drawings and Watercolors. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

                  

 



  
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