Friday, June 15, 2012

Audrey Flack: Vitreous Painting on Glass

Audrey Flack, Vitreous Painting on Glass, 8 x 10”

Artist's Statement:


I believe in art.

I do not believe in the “art world” as it is today.

I do not believe in art as a commodity.

Great art is in exquisite balance. It is restorative.
I believe in the energy of art, and through the use of that energy, the artist’s ability to transform his or her life and, by example, the lives of others.
I believe that through our art, and through the projection of transcendent imagery, we can mend and heal the planet.

~ Audrey Flack

Audrey Flack (1931- ) holds a graduate degree and an honorary doctorate from Cooper Union in New York City, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Yale University. She also attended New York University's Institute of Fine Arts, where she studied the history of art.

She was awarded the St. Gaudens Medal from Cooper Union, and the honorary Albert Dome professorship from Bridgeport University. She is an honorary professor at George Washington University, and is currently a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

A pioneer of Photorealism and a nationally recognized painter and sculptor, Ms. Flack's work is in the collections of major museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Whitney Museum of American Art and the National Museum of Art in Canberra, Australia. She was the first photorealist painter to have work purchased by the Museum of Modern Art.

Throughout her career, Ms. Flack's work has been featured in numerous traveling museum exhibitions, including: Twenty-two Realists (1972) at the Whitney Museum of American Art; Super Realism (1975-76) at the Baltimore Museum of Art; American Painting of the Seventies (1979) at the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Contemporary American Realism (1981-83) at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Toyama Now, 1981 (1981) at the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan; and Making Their Mark: Women Artists Move into the Mainstream (1989), which traveled to the Cincinnati Art Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Ms. Flack has also held numerous solo exhibitions at venues including: the Roko Gallery, New York; French & Company, New York; and the Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, among others.

Among her public commissions are a Monumental Gateway to the city of Rock Hill, South Carolina, consisting of four twenty-foot high bronze figures on granite pedestals, and Islandia, a nine-foot high bronze sculpture for the New York City technical college in Brooklyn.

Audrey Flack lives and works in New York City and Long Island.

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