Wendy Prellwitz

by on January 3, 2014

Biography

Wendy Prellwitz’ abstracted landscapes are focused on water imagery and coastal light –inspired by her connection to bays, creeks and rivers. Her monotypes, oil paintings and watercolors are informed by growing up with watery views and painting outdoors on the North Fork of Long Island, as well as Mohegan Island and Ireland.

In 2015, Wendy showed her prints with 2 other artists at The Carbondale Art Center gallery in Colorado – and this year she will be part of a group show at the Bromfield Gallery in Boston, as well as a solo show upcoming in Cambridge in the fall.

She had 3 solo shows of paintings & prints on Long Island in 2014 – at the South Street Gallery in Greenport, NY and Cutchogue New Suffolk Free Library and North Fork Table, also on Long Island. That spring she was painting in Ireland on a continuing fellowship from the Ballinglen Arts Foundation and was awarded first place in Direct/ Indirect, a juried print show at the Chandler Gallery in Cambridge, and had a solo print show there in the fall.

In the last few years, she was included in the East End Art’s Gallery “H2O’ show in Riverhead,NY, a print show at Soprafina Gallery in Boston and at the Dragonfly Gallery on Martha’s Vineyard. In 2012 she exhibited prints at The Boston Public Library, in “Re-Think Ink, 25 years at Mix-it Print Shop”.

Museum shows include “Eire / Land” at Boston College’s McMullen Museum, and “Morning, Noon, and Night” at The Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, New York.

Wendy was originally awarded a Fellowship from the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in 1998, and continuing fellowships from 2000 to 2007, to live and paint along Ireland’s west coast in County Mayo. She also received a Grant-in-Aid from the St Botolph St Foundation in 2002, which funded a painting trip to Rome.

She attended the Rhode Island School of Design and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She teaches at the Maud Morgan Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, MA, co-founded her architectural firm Prellwitz/Chilinski Associates in 1980, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Peconic, New York.

BORN

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – 1950

EDUCATION

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN
1972, Bachelor of Fine Arts
1976, Bachelor of Architecture

SCHOOL OF THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

Painting & drawing studios with Gerry Bergstein, Bill Flynn, Ken Beck, Heidi Whitman
Boston, Massachusetts 1986-1989

AWARDS, RESIDENCES, WORKSHOPS

THE ST. BOTOLPH ST. FOUNDATION
Grant-in-Aid Summer 2002

THE BALLINGLEN ARTS FOUNDATION
Fellowship 1998, Returning Fellowships 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007
Ballycastle, Ireland

PRINTMAKING MASTER CLASSES
Catherine Kernan, Mixit Print Shop, 2008-2009

WATERCOLOR STUDIOS
Joel Janowitz, 2009-2012

AFFILIATIONS / SERVICE

AGASSIZ BALDWIN COMMUNITY
Board 2007-present

MAUD MORGAN VISUAL ARTS CENTER
Advisory Committee 1998-present

CHANDLER ART GALLERY
Advisory Committee 2012 -present

CAMBRIDGE ARTS COUNCI L
Board 1995-1998

DECORDOVA MUSEUM
Corporate Lending Program 1998-2008

PRELLWITZ CHILINSKI ASSOCIATES, INC.
Founding Principal in Architecture Firm, 1980-2013
Cambridge, Massachusetts

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS

BOSTON SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTS

TEACHING

MAUD MORGAN VISUAL ARTS CENTER, 2011 to 2013
Watercolor, Designing a Play Structure, Drawing & Printmaking

YOUTH ON FIRE
Volunteer arts instruction with teens, Cambridge, 2011
REPRESENTATION

HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Drawing workshop, 2016

MC GOWAN FINE ARTS
Concord, New Hampshire

THE SOUTH STREET GALLERY
Greenport , New York

EXHIBITIONS

CHANDLER GALLERY, 2014
‘Flow: New Prints” Cambridge, MA

THE SOUTH STREET GALLERY, 2014
”Departure” Greenport , NY

CUTCHOGUE LIBRARY, 2014
Interiors, Cutchogue, NY

NORTH FORK TABLE, 2012-2013
Southold , NY

ART SITES, 2011
“Sea Impressions”, Riverhead , NY

MCGOWEN FINE ARTS, 2011
“Trio”, Concord, New Hampshire

LENZ WINERY, 2009
Peconic, NY
“Night Glow” Peconic Bay Monotypes

WHITNEY ARTWORKS, 2005, 2008
Portland, Maine; paintings & prints
“Arc of Visibility : Between the Sea and Shore”, July 2008

COREY CREEK VINEYARD, 2000, 2006
Southhold, New York
“Landscapes of the North Fork”, “Reflections”

ACACIA GALLERY, 2001
Gloucester, Massachusetts
Ballinglen Paintings

BROMFIELD ART GALLERY, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999
Boston, Massachusetts

SACRAMENTO STREET GALLERY, 1996
Cambridge, Massachusetts
“Rocks and Water”

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

COLORADO:

CARBONDALE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
“Cross Currents” Carbondale, CO 2015

MASSACHUSETTS:

SOPRAFINA GALLERY, 2013, 2011, 2006
Print Exhibitions, Boston, Massachusetts

CANTOR ART GALLERY, COLLEGE OF HOLY CROSS
Re-Think Ink, traveling Print Exhibition, Worcester, Massachusetts

DRAGONFLY FINE ARTS GALLERY, 2013
Summer Show, Martha’s Vineyard ,MA

THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, 2012
“Re-Think Ink, 25 years at Mix-it Print Shop”, Boston, ,MA

CONCORD ART ASSOCIATION, 2009
“The Unique Print”, Concord, MA

ARSENAL CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 2007
“Hot off the Press”, Prints from Mixit Print Studio

REGIS COLLEGE CARNEY GALLERY, 2006
“Large and Small- Mixit print Studio” Weston, MA

THE ST. BOTOLPH CLUB, 2003
“Foundation on Parade” Boston, Massachusetts

MCMULLEN MUSEUM OF ART, BOSTON COLLEGE, 2003
“Eire/Land” Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

NEW ART CENTER, 2003
“Points of View, New England Artists in Ireland”
Newton, Massachusetts, Co-curator

FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF BOSTON GALLERY, 2000
“Decordova Downtown/Art That Means Business”

CHANDLER GALLERY, 2001-2010
“Small Works” and Faculty Shows
Cambridge, Massachusetts

BROMFIELD ART GALLERY, 1993-1999
Boston, Massachusetts
Member’s Group Shows

ATTLEBORO MUSEUM, 1995
“Attleboro Forum ‘96”
Attleboro, Massachusetts

NEW HAMPSHIRE:

MCGOWEN FINE ART GALLERY, 1999
“A-Way to Ireland”, Concord, New Hampshire

RHODE ISLAND:

VIRGINIA LYNCH GALLERY, 2001, 2002
“Eight Woman”, “Seascapes”
Tiverton, Rhode Island

MAINE:

WHITNEY ART WORKS, 2003, 2006,
“Four Views; Contemporary Landscapes”
Portland, Maine

LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK:

EAST END ARTS GALLERY, 2013
“H2O” Riverhead, NY

THE SOUTH STREET GALLERY, 2012
“East End Artists” Greenport , NY

WHITNEY ART WORKS, 2001, 2002
“Inside/Out” NO FO landscapes
Greenport, New York

THE LONG ISLAND MUSEUM, 2001
“Morning, Noon & Night”
Contemporary Long Island Landscape Painting
Stony Brook, New York

YELLOW HOUSE GALLERY, 2000, 2001, 2002
“Intimate Visions”, Holiday Salons
Greenport, New York

GALLERY NORTH, 2001
“Local Color” Setauket, New York

EAST END ART COUNCIL, 1999
“Investigating the Landscape”
Riverhead, New York

IRELAND:

AMBASSADOR’S RESIDENCE IN DUBLIN, 2005
Art in Embassies Program, Ireland

MAYO GENERAL HOSPITAL, 2003
“Ballinglen: the artists in rural Ireland”
Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland

THE COURTHOUSE GALLERY AT
THE BALLINGLEN CENTER, 1999, 2000, 2002
“Colours”, “New Art from North Mayo”, “Images from North Mayo”
Ballycastle, Ireland

RIVER BANK ARTS CENTER, 2002
“Aisling Geal” (Clear Vision) Newbridge, Ireland
CURATED SHOWS

“BREAKING GROUND – PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE OF THE
MAUD MORGAN VISUAL ARTS CENTER”
Cambridge Arts Council Gallery, 2009

“POINTS OF VIEW, NEW ENGLAND ARTISTS IN IRELAND”
Co-Curator, New Art center, Newton, Massachusetts, 2003

PRESS

THE SAG HARBOR EXPRESS
Eye on Art, “The Prellwitz Legacy”, Helen Harrison, July 17, 2014

FINE ART CONNOISSEUR
“A Love of Art and of Place: The Prellwitz Family of Peconic”,
September/October 2013

THE CONCORD MONITOR
“At McGowan, the sound of regional voices”, -Elaine Loft, June 23, 2011
Hudson Hills Press, 2008

ARTS MEDIA
“Points of View” -William Corbett, March 15, 2003
“Through Irish Eyes” -William Corbett, April 15, 2003

EIRE / LAND
Exhibition catalog, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College
University of Chicago Press, 2003

THE NEW YORK SUNDAY TIMES
Art Review “Inside/Out” -Helen A. Harrison, October 27, 2002

DAN’S PAPERS, BRIDGEHAMPTON, NEW YORK
“Honoring the Artist: Wendy Prellwitz”
-Marion W. Weiss, March 8, 2002 and December 1, 2000

THE SUFFOLK TIMES, MATTITUCK, NEW YORK
“Art Beat” -Liz Wood, October 26, 2000

THE BOSTON SUNDAY GLOBE
“Parallel exhibits don’t pack the same punch”
-Gail Kelley, January 24, 1999

PUBLICATIONS

“NORTH FORK ARTIST STUDIOS: FROM CITY TO COUNTRY”
Authored chapter in A Shared Aesthetic – Artists of Long Island’s North Fork, Hudson Hills Press, 2008

COLLECTIONS

The Boston Public Library
The Ballinglen Archive
The Long Island Museum
Bain Capital
Fidelity Investments
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
Southold Historical Society
Private Collections

 


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