MIMI ORITSKY      
moritsky@comcast.net

Education
 
   University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, MFA Painting, 1979
   Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, BFA Painting, 1975 (cum laude)
   University of the Arts, Philadelphia, (Sculpture Major), 1968-1970
 
One Person Exhibitions
 
  2015           Inside 200, Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  2013           Rock and Tree Debris, Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  2011           New Work, Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn NY
  2010           New Paintings and Works on Paper, A.I. R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  2009           AVE and Ronda Shadow Series, Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  2007           Ronda and Pacific Shadow Series, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
  2006           Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY; The AVÉ, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  2005           Fromm Gallery, Reading, PA                  
  2004           Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
  2003           Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY; A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY      
  2001           Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY          
  2000           Maria Feliz Gallery, Jim Thorpe, PA
  1998           Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY
  1996           Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY
  1994           Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY
  1993           Maria Feliz Gallery, Jim Thorpe, PA; The Rittenhouse Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
  1991           Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY
  1990           Kimberton Gallery, Kimberton, PA
  1989           Kauffman Gallery, Huber Art Center, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA;
                     Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY
  1988          Germantown Academy Arts Center Gallery, Fort Washington, PA;
                     Hahnemann University Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  1986          Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY
  1985          Pennsylvania Landscapes, Callowhill Art Gallery, Reading, PA
  1982          Gross-McCleaf Gallery (Hahnemann University), Philadelphia, PA
  1980          Fells Point Gallery, Baltimore, MD
 
Selected Group Exhibitions
 

  2017          Gathering Differences, (selected by Helga Christoffersen), A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY;
                    Only Connect, an installation by Alison Owen, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY;
                    Chromacide, An Exhibition in Grayscale, Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  2016-17    Cooperative Consciousness, A.I.R @ Kochi-Muzris Biennale
                    (co-curated by Kathryn Myers/Jayanthi Moorthy), Kerala, INDIA      
  2016          Art of the State:  Pennsylvania 2016, The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, PA;
                     In the Secret Garden (curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado), A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY;
  2015          Transformed Viewpoints (curated by Charlotta Kotik), A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY;
                     MICA:  Then//Now, Noyes Museum, NJ
  2014          Liminal Communities (curated by Lucy Li), A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  2013          MICA:Then//Now (curated by Barry Nemett), Ethan Cohen Gallery, Chelsea, NY; Beacon, NY
  2010-13    Philadelphia Public Art:  The Full Spectrum, William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia, PA (curated by
                    Abington Art Center)
  2012          Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2012, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
  2011          A woman’s work is never done (curated by Susanne Altmann), A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  2010          …and sweeps me away (curated by Barbara O’Brien), A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  2009          Precedent:  A Contemporary Survey of Fine Arts Through PennDesign, University of                                              Pennsylvania, Lower Gallery Meyerson, Philadelphia, PA;                                                              
                     Contemporary Humanism (curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado), A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY  
  2008          Structured Incidents (curated by Charlotta Kotik), A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
  2007          Nakazato Show, Ice Box projects space, Philadelphia, PA; Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA;
                     Made Out of the Ordinary, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY                                         
  2005          JMS Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Betsy Meyer Memorial, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA;
                     Cluster, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
  2004          Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts Annual, Wilmington, DE;
                     condition:environ, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
  2003          Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2003, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA; 14th                          National Juried Exhibition, Viridian Gallery, New York, NY;  A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY    
 2002-04     The American River National traveling exhibition: Brattleboro Museum, VT; 
                    TW Wood Museum, Montpelier, VT; Montshire Museum, Hanover, NH; The
                    Philadelphia Art Alliance, PA; Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT                    
 2002           Berks Art Alliance 25th Annual, Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA; New York - DC, Gallery
                    10 Ltd, Washington, DC; Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show (Lisa Dennison),                                Lowell Street and University Place Galleries, Cambridge, MA; 3rd Annual National Exhibition,                     Kauffman   Gallery, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA; Horton Gallery, Philadelphia, PA  2001          A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY; Works on Paper, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
 2000          National Drawing ‘00, College Art Gallery, The College of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ
 1999          Works on Paper, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ; Works on Paper Biennial,
                    Abington ArtCenter, Jenkintown, PA
 1998          National Competition, First Street Gallery (curated by Sydney Goodman), New York, NY;                                     9th National Juried Exhibition (curated by Lisa Phillips), Viridian Gallery, New York, NY;            
                    Through the Heart of the City, The Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA; 56th Annual,
                   
Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA;       
                    Drawings,Yearsley Spring Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; National Drawing ‘98, College Art Gallery,                       The College of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ; Annual Juried, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
 1997          First National Juried Exhibition, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA; Art of the State:
                    Pennsylvania ‘97, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA; Women Painters of                                    Pennsylvania, Kauffman Gallery, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA; Annual Juried,                               Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
 1996          7th BiAnnual Juried Painting Exhibition, David E. Rodale Gallery, Baum School of Art,                               Allentown, PA;
                    Art of the State: Pennsylvania ‘96, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA; National
                    Drawing ‘96, College Art Gallery, Trenton State College, Trenton, NJ; MAXIMUM-minimums,
                    National Juried Exhibition, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA;  New, NewYork, 750 Gallery,
                    Sacramento, CA
 1995          National Competition, First Street Gallery, New York, NY; 
                    54th Annual, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA; 
                    Works on Paper National Juried Exhibition, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
 1994          CHIAROSCURO: The Manipulation of Light, Works on Paper Exhibition, Main Line Art Center,
                    Haverford, PA; Annual Juried, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA; Rocks, Rills, Woods, &                     TempledHills, The Rittenhouse Galleries, Philadelphia, PA; PICACOC, Rodger Lapelle Galleries                        and 479 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA                                                   
 1993-94    Artists of Amos Eno, Krasdale Gallery, Bronx, NY;
                   Philadelphia All, The Rittenhouse Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
 1993          Fall 1993, The Rittenhouse Galleries, Philadelphia, PA; ARC Invitational, A.R.C. Gallery,                     Chicago, Il; Painting & Sculpture Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford PA
                    Inside the Landscape, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
 1992         The Summer of ‘92, The Rittenhouse Galleries, Philadelphia, PA; Galerie Nadeau, Philadelphia, PA;
                   A Breath of Spring, The Rittenhouse Galleries, Philadelphia, PA; Small Oil Paintings Annual,
                   Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA; 1992 Juried Art Exhibition, William Penn Charter                             School, Philadelphia, PA; Painting & Sculpture Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
 1991         Recent Work Part 1, Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY; Summer Group Show, Galerie Nadeau,
                   Philadelphia, PA; Small Oil Paintings Annual, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA; Penn
                   Prints: Thirty Years of Printmaking at the University of Pennsylvania, Arthur Ross Gallery,
                   Philadelphia, PA
 1990          Newer Space/Newer Work, Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY
 1989          Amos Eno/Nexus Exchange, Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia, PA;                                     Scenic River Days Annual, Reading, PA; Art Today, Maria Feliz Gallery, Jim Thorpe, PA;     
                   Markings Plus, Pavilion Gallery, Mount Holly, NJ
 1988          Scenic River Days Annual, Reading, PA; SOHO in DC, Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC; 21st
                   Juried Show, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
 1987          Scenic River Days Annual, Reading, PA; Small Oil Paintings Annual, Philadelphia Sketch Club,
                   Philadelphia, PA; Landscapes, Giannetta Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
 1986          Berks Art Alliance Annual, The Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA; 10 on 8, 8th Avenue
                    between 53rd & 54th Streets (Artists Space/Artists Grant), New York, NY;
                   Small Oil  Paintings Annual,  Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
 1985          Presence/Presents, Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY; Eno’s Choice, Amos Eno Gallery, New
                   York,NY; Works on Paper Annual, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA
 1984          Berks Art Alliance Annual, The Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA; Mirrors of Nature, The
                   Gallery, York, PA; The Landscape, University City Arts League, Philadelphia, PA;
                   Tri-State Juried Exhibition, The Gallery, York, PA
 1983-84    Works on Paper Annual, (Marie Keller, The Drawing Center, NY, NY),   
                    Arcadia University, Glenside, PA                             
 1983          Berks Art Alliance Annual, The Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA; Women: Self                                             Image,Women's Caucus for Art, The Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
 1982          Landscape Paintings and Prints, Gross-McCleaf Gallery (Hahnemann  University),
                    Philadelphia, PA                       
 1981-83    Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE: 
                    Sales/Rental Galleries
 1981          St. David’s Annual Art Exhibition, Wayne, PA; On the Road, Gross-McCleaf Gallery,  
                    Philadelphia, PA; Along the Schuylkill, Gross-McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA;                   
                    New Generation Artists 1981, Gross-McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
 1980          19/80 Current Representational Painting in Philadelphia, United States Courthouse;
                    Gross-McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
 1979-80    Albert J. Wood Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
 1979          Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
 1973          The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
 
Awards and Fellowships
 
 2007          Residence Fellowship, The Heliker-LaHotan Foundation, Inc, Cranberry Isles, ME
 1998          Leonard B. Belber Award “Best of Show”, Lisa M. Panzera, Curator, Levy Gallery, Moore College
                   of Art and Design, Abington Art Center Annual
 1994          Irma Rosenau Memorial Award in Painting, Richard Torchia, Curator, Levy Gallery, Moore College
                   of Art and Design, Abington Art Center Annual
 1984          Purchase Award to The Reading Public Museum, Berks Art Alliance Annual
 1983          Purchase Award, PA Council on the Arts and Arcadia University, Works on Paper Annual
 1983          Residence Fellowship, The Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY
 1980          Residence Fellowship, Artists for Environment Foundation, Delaware Water Gap,                                                 National Park, NJ   
                          
Collections
 
                   The Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
                   The Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA
                   Arcadia University, Glenside, PA
                   Helping Up Mission, Inc., Baltimore, MD
                   PNC Bank, Philadelphia, PA
                   Wells Fargo Bank, Philadelphia, PA
                   GlaxoSmithKline Corporation, Philadelphia, PA
                   UBS/Art for Aids, New York, NY 
                   Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
                   Primavera Systems, Inc., Bala Cynwyd, PA
                   Private Collections                   
 
Reviews and Publications  

Gaston, Diana, Director, Tamarind Institute. Studio Visit Magazine, The Open Studios Press, 2017, illus.
Killary, Katie.  "Abstraction Without The Distraction:  Exile on Bogart Street", Bushwick Daily                                            October 8, 2015, illus.                       
Rile, Karen, Founding Editor.  “Mimi Oritsky, Inside Rex”, Cleaver Magazine Issue 8, December 2014, illus.
"Rock and Tree Debris", New York Spaces, Mimi Oritsky @ Amos Eno Gallery, 2013, illus.
Richardson, Trevor. Director of Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Studio Visit                                     Magazine, The Open Studios Press, 2012, illus.        
Schira, Ron. “Capturing the world from the clouds.” Reading Eagle, Reading, PA, May 29, 2005, illus.
Zevitas, Steven T. New American Paintings Number 57. The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, 2005, illus.       Fish, Larry. “Hidden Treats.” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec. 8, 2004, illus.
Korobkin, Rob.  “Main Line Art-Center”.  The BiCollege News Online, www.biconews.com, Sep 21, 2004.
Cimms, Karen. “New Show Opens at Maria Feliz Gallery.” Times News, Lehighton, PA, July 31, 2000, illus.
Zevitas, Steven T. New American Paintings Number 27. The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, 2000, illus.      
Donohoe, Victoria. “The Arts: Artists unleash the creative powers of paper in Abington display.”
                 The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 9, 1999.
Johnson, Ken. “Art Guide.” The New York Times, Nov. 27, 1998.
Dormont, Linda. “Mimi Oritsky Paints the Landscapes of Her Dreams.” Art Matters, March 1998, illus.
Haggerty, Gerard. “Art: Mimi Oritsky at Amos Eno.” Cover, Summer 1996, illus.
Morales, Tina. “Outings: Art from off the Beaten Path.” New York Newsday, April 14, 1996, illus.
Beyer, Rita. “‘Inside Landscape’ at Abington Art Center.” Chestnut Hill Local, Philadelphia, PA, 
                Feb. 4, 1993, illus.
DeSantis, Tullio Francesco. “Callowhill Exhibits Pennsylvania Vistas.” Reading Eagle, Reading, PA,
                March 8, 1985, illus
Schuylkill River News, (Schuylkill River Greenway Association), Reading Public Museum, December 1984,                   illus.   
Williams, Edgar. “In- Depth Studies: University City Scenes Grace 34th St. Subway Station.”
                The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sep. 23, 1981, illus.
Williams, Edgar. “Tunnel Visions: Subway Murals Bring Art to Mass Transit.” The Philadelphia Inquirer,
                Oct.1, 1980, illus.

Professional Appointments

 2017-15      Board of Directors.  Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
 2014           Visiting Artist.  Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
 2013           Visiting Artist.  Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
 2011           Visiting Artist.  Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
 1989-09     Instructor.  Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
 2008           Instructor, substitute.  Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
 2006           Visiting Artist.  University of the Arts, Fine Arts Department, Philadelphia, PA               
 2005           Instructor, substitute.  Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA 
 1993-04     Instructor.  Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA              
 2000           Instructor, substitute.  Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
 1997           Panelist.  “Women in the Arts”, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA
 1989-93     Instructor.  University of the Arts, Philadelphia College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
 1991           Juror.  “Third Annual Lansdale Festival of the Arts”, Lansdale, PA
 1989           Visiting Lecturer/CriticBrown University, Visual Art Department, Providence, RI
                      Juror.  “Regional Fine Arts Show”, Center for the Creative Arts, Yorklyn, DE
                     Guest Lecturer.  St. Anthony’s School, New York, NY
 1988           Visiting Lecturer/CriticBrown University, Visual Art Department, Providence, RI
                     Instructor.  Art in Progress, Harcum Junior College, Bryn Mawr, PA
 1986           Instructor.  Art in Progress, Harcum Junior College, Bryn Mawr, PA
 1984           Instructor.  Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts), Philadelphia, PA
                     Panelist.  “Drawing in the ‘80's” Symposium, Beaver College (Arcadia University), Glenside, PA
 1981-83     Visiting Artist/LecturerNew Jersey Council on the Arts and National Endowment for the
                           Arts.  Artists for Environment Foundation, Delaware Water Gap National Park, NJ
                    Artist/Supervisor“34th Street Subway Mural Project”.  Conceived and co-developed
                           “Living Philadelphia”, a project for installation of panel murals in the subway stations.
                           This program was used as a basis for similar projects in Los Angeles and Detroit.
                           Crisis Intervention Network, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
 1981           Instructor.  University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
 1980           Artist-in-Residence.  Artists for Environment Foundation, Delaware Water Gap National
                           Park, NJ
                     Artist/Project Consultant“19th Street Subway Project”.  Commissioned by City to design
                           and create “Street Scenes”, a project for installation of panel murals in the subway
                           station.  Crisis Intervention Network, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
 1978-79     Artist; Monitor/CoordinatorDesigned and created urban murals.
                          Crisis Intervention Network, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
 1977-79     Assistant InstructorUniversity of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Fine Arts,
                          Philadelphia, PA
 1978           Visiting Artist/LecturerPennsylvania Council on the Arts, Artist-in-Schools Program,
                          National Endowment for the Arts, Community-Voyage School, Philadelphia, PA
 1975-76     Instructor.  Founded and developed private art school for college preparatory students,
                          Mansion House School, Baltimore, MD          
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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