Rachel Siporin - Artist - Painter

 

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EDUCATION
1977 MFA, Yale University New Haven, CT.
1975 BA, Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Art, Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
1995-present Professor of Art, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT.
1989-1995 Associate Professor of Art, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain,CT
1984-1989 Assistant Professor of Art,Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT.
1983 Instructor, Southeastern Massachusetts University, N. Dartmouth, MA.
1979-1982 Instructor, School of the Worcester Art Museum and Clark University, Worcester, MA.
1977-1978 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2008 Blindfold , Downtown Gallery, New Britain, CT
2006 The Limit of the Marvelous, 55 Mercer Gallery, NYC, New York
2005 La Dolce Vita, Firehouse Center for the Arts , Newburyport, MA
2006 55 Mercer Gallery, NYC, New York
2005 Firehouse Center for the Arts , Newburyport, MA.
2004 Roxbury’s Minor Memorial Gallery, Roxbury, CT.
2003 Donaldson Gallery, Olin Arts and Science Center, Miss Porter’s School, Farmington,CT.
2002 Memory, Reverie, Narrative. Vignone Gallery, Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT.
2002 Moira Fitzsimmons Arons Art Gallery, Hamden Hall Country Day School, Hamden,CT.
2001 Real Art Ways, Loading Dock, Hartford, CT
2001 Gilbert Gallery, Miss Porter’s School, Farmington, CT.
1997 Gotham City Romance, Bowery Gallery, NYC, NY.
1994 Lyman Center, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT.
1989 Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT.
1985 MS Gallery, Hartford, CT.
1982 Bowery Gallery, NYC,NY.
1978 Jefferson Community College, Louisville, CT.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009 Commentary/Herself, Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA
2007 Focus Hartford Paper New England, Hartford,CT.
2006 Grand Allusion. The Painting Center, NYC, NY.
2005 Family Business, Susan Teller Gallery, NYC, NY.
2003 The Perceived Object: Directions in Contemporary Still Life. Beard and Weil Art Galleries.
Wheaton College, Norton, MA.
2001 Women Artists of New Britain, a Survey 1850- Present, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT.
2000 Authors and Artists Exhibit, Dreitzer Gallery, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.>
1996 Drawing from Perception, Wright State University Art Galleries, Dayton, Ohio.
1995 Nature Morte, 100 Pearl St. Gallery, Hartford, CT.
1994 Person Place Thing, 100 Pearl St. Gallery, Hartford, CT.
25th Anniversary Exhibition, Bowery Gallery, NYC. NY.
1993 Two Person Exhibition, Farmington Art Guild, Farmington, CT.
1992, 1993 Images of Summer Art Works Gallery, Hartford, CT.
1991 13th Annual Boston Drawing Show, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA.
Invitational Still Life, Curator and Participant CT Commission of the Arts at Legislative Office Building, Hartford, CT.
31st Annual Barnum Festival Juried Exhitbiion, The Discovery Museum, Bridgeport, CT.
1990 Summer Invitational , Connecticut Gallery, Marlborough, CT.
1989 The Honorable Artist, curated by Connecticut Gallery, CT Commission on the Arts at the State Legislative Office Building Hartford, CT.
l988, l990 Annual Exhibition, Connecticut Women Artists, John Slade Ely House, New Haven,CT.
1987 The Expanding Circle, Artists Invitational Exhibition, Old State House, Hartford, CT.
Furniture as Object, Aetna Institute, Hartford, CT.
1st Annual National Drawing Show, National Drawing Association, Salmagundi Club,NYC.
l986 76th Annual Juried Exhibition, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, New Britain Museum of American Art. New Britain, CT.
1986-1989 Artists Advisory Council Annual Exhibition, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT.
1981-1984 Annual Members Exhibition, Bowery Gallery, NYC, NY.
1981 About Painting/ Works on Canvas, Clark Gallery, Lincoln. MA.
1980 Yale University MFA Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Guilford College, Greensboro NC.

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS
2008 Dean's Initiative Research Grant, CCSU
2006 CSU-AAUP Faculty Development Grant
2003 Visiting Artist. Miss Porter’s School. Farmington, CT.
2002 Connecticut State University AAUP Faculty Research Grant
1997, 1989, 1986 Connecticut State University AAUP Faculty Research Grant
1988 Connecticut State University AAUP Summer Research Grant
1987 Artist Billboard Project, Patrick Sign Co. Hartford, CT.
1982 Ford Foundation Grant for Faculty Enrichment., School of the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA.
1975 Sachar Travel Fellowship, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
1972 Purchase Prize, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

 

REVIEWS, BIBLIOGRAPHY
2008 Rachel Siporin: Blindfold, Art New England August/September ,Steve Starger, Review.
2008 It's guns, atrocities and accomplices in "Blindfold" show, The New Britain Herald ,Rick Guiness, Art Review, May 13
2002 Her Figurine Dreams, The Hartford Courant, Profile, Sunday Life, February 17, Owen McNally.
2001 The New Britain Experience, The Hartford Courant, Sunday June 24, Owen McNally.
1995 Works are Anything but Still, Hartford Advocate, June 15, Patricia Rosoff.
1994 Artful Maneuvers, Hartford Advocate, February 17, Margaret Plaganis.
1989 Three Artists Spotlighted, The Newtown Bee/ The Weekly Star.
1987 Hartford Courant, Sunday Arts and Entertainment, March 29.
1985 M.S. Gallery Exhibition is First-Rate, Hartford Courant, Sunday Arts and Entertainmment, September 15, Bernard Hanson.

 

COLLECTIONS
Aronson and Fogler Investment Management, Philadelphia, PA.
Rusty Skupper Corporation, Atlanta, GA
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA