November 3-27, 2017

RECONFIGURATION

WORKS BY GRETCHEN HILL WOODMAN

Opening Reception
Friday, November 3, 2017

My work involves explorations in many mediums: charcoal, colored pencil and pastel on paper or panel, acrylic paint on acetate, photography and small mixed-media objects and installations. Through my investigations, I challenge our homocentric view of animals and explore ways to minimize the empathetic void between human and animal existence. I am working to unravel historical perspectives of animals that no longer fit our contemporary world. I wish to make room in the human mind for animals to be perceived as equally deserving of environment safety and respect. Some of my pieces show animals out of control or restricted in some way, while others confront the viewer. I encourage the viewer to consider other-than-human experience simultaneously with their own and to acquire a deeper consideration for the sentience of non-human beings.

Education:
2015 New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH, MFA in Visual Art
1999 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking

Employment
2014-present: Independent Fine Artist
2012-2014: Substitute Teacher, Hampstead, NH
2005-2012: Art Teacher, Longview School, Deerfield, NH

Solo Exhibitions
2016 July “Eyelines” The Gallery at WREN
1999 The Artist’s Eye Gallery, North Hampton, NH

Group Exhibitions
2015 MFA Graduate Show, Sharon Arts Gallery, Peterborough, NH
2012 Deerfield Arts Tour, Deerfield, NH
2010 Deerfield Arts Tour, Deerfield, NH
2009 Guest Artist at The Balsams, Dixville Notch, NH
Deerfield Arts Tour, Deerfield, NH
2008 Deerfield Arts Tour, Deerfield, NH ME
Artisans Weekend at The Balsams, Dixville Notch, NH
Guest Artist for 7 days at The Balsams, Dixville Notch, NH
Displayed work and taught 3 monotype workshops per day
2007 Artisans Weekend at The Balsams, Dixville Notch, NH
Guest Artist for 7 days at The Balsams, Dixville Notch, NH
Displayed work and taught 3 monotype workshops per day
Portland Sidewalk Art Festival, Portland,
Deerfield Arts Tour, Deerfield, NH
Portland Sidewalk Art Festival, Portland, ME
2006 Deerfield Arts Tour, Deerfield, NH
Portland Sidewalk Art Festival, Portland, ME
Artisans Weekend at The Balsams, Dixville Notch, NH
2005 1st Stock Art Gallery, Deerfield, NH
Prints of the Year, Concord, NH
Exeter Fine Crafts, Exeter, NH
Portland Sidewalk Art Festival, Portland, ME
Deerfield Arts Tour, Deerfield, NH
NHSPCA Art & Craft Show, Stratham, NH
2004 NHSPCA Art Show and Sale, Stratham,NH
Portland Sidewalk Art Festival, Portland, ME
Hot off the Presses, Sharon Art Center, Peterborough, NH
Artisans Summer Open House, Madbury, NH
Open Studio, Wakefield, NH
2003 Durham Art Association Annual Members Exhibit, Durham, NH
Prints of the Year-Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH
Member Valley Artisans Craft Shop, Epsom, NH
Represented by Nottingham Fine Art, Nottingham, NH
Art Show for the Animals at NHSPCA, Stratham, NH
Art Appeal PCAC, UNH, Durham, NH
NH Art Association Sale at Sunapee Ski Area, NH
2002 Art in the Barn, Wakefield, NH
Member Valley Artisans Craft Shop, Epsom, NH
Member NH Art Association, Boscawen, NH
2001 Christmas at the Cottage, Contoocook, NH
Durham Art Association Scholarship Benefit, Durham, NH
Art and Craft Fair, Wolfeboro, NH
Member Valley Artisans Craft Shop, Epsom, NH
Four Square Framing, Stratham, NH
1999 Arches First Annual Print Exhibition, Boston, MA

Memberships
NH Art Association 2002 to Present
NH Art Educator’s Association 2006 to 2011
National Art Educator’s Association 2006 to 2011
NH Certified Art Educator 2007-Present
Member of Board UNH Art Education Committee, UNH Durham 2008 to 2012
Seacoast Camera Club 2008-14
President Durham Art Association 2003-2005
Durham Art Association 2000-2005

Awards
2006 First Place, Portland Sidewalk Art Festival, Portland, ME
2005 Second Place, Portland Sidewalk Art Festival, Portland ME
2003 Second Place, Members Awards Exhibit, Durham Art Association, Durham, NH

Commissions
The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel, Dixville Notch, NH, I was commissioned to create three paintings for lobby of The Balsams

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