Edie Read

Asking questions helps me puzzle out ideas: are there structures/forms in the universe waiting to be discovered or are we inventing them to explain what we find? What are the sources of my images? Can they be found in the realms of science, anatomy, cosmology? The construction of images based on thoughts/ideas/experiences is metaphorical. No thing is one thing. Understanding and deciding upon a form to work within helps solidify what is not quite tangible.

New interests: physics, coding, mathematical relationships. Ongoing interests are the body/embodiment, architecture, theater, music and poetry, meditation, yoga.

Please note: most photographs are by Steve Briggs, Briggs PhotoGraphics, https://briggsphotographics.com/

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EDIE READ

108 Hooker St, Allston, MA 02134 - 617.750.8388

edieread.com

EDUCATION

1995
MFA, Massachusetts College of Art, emphasis in Painting, Boston, MA
1978
Professional Diploma, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1972
BA, Art History, Boston University, Boston, MA cum laude

VISITING ARTIST / RESIDENCIES

2012
Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany, CT Resident Artist
2011
Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany, CT Resident Artist
2005
Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL, Resident Artist
1994
Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA, Visiting Artist
1983
Boston Visual Artists Union, Boston, MA, Visiting Artist
1982
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Visiting Artist

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018
Mixed Media, Group Show, Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, Gracie Mansion, juror
2016
Summer Light, Group Show, Les Yeux du Monde Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
Studio Visit Magazine, vol. 35, juried publication
2012
A Space Opens Up, New Work by Edie Read, Danforth Museum, MA
2008
One-person show, Hartje Gallery, Boston, MA
2008
One-person show, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT
2008
Art in Academia, juried exhibit, SECAC conference, Mobile, AL
2004
Figured, one-person show, Les Yeux du Monde Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
2002
Invitational, Fletcher - Priest Gallery, Worcester, MA
Invitational, Babson College, Wellesley, MA
2000
Group Show, Nese Alpan Gallery, Roslyn, NY
1999
What Jack Built, New Art Centre, Newton, MA
1996
The Reflective Surface, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
1995
One-person show, Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA
1993
Drawing Show, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
1990
One-person show, Lillian Immig Gallery, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
1988
Stavaridis Gallery, Boston, MA
VanBuren/Brazelton/Cutting Gallery, Cambridge, MA
1987
One-person show, Hartje Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Stavaridis Gallery, Boston, MA
Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA
1983
One person show, Van Buren/Brazelton/Cutting Gallery, Cambridge, MA
1982
Boston Now, Figuration, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
1981
Restless Natives, Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA

TEACHING

12-15
Eliot School, Boston, MA drawing instruction, private instruction, Model sessions
05-11
Assumption College, Worcester, MA, Full-time Visiting Asst. Prof. Studio Art
01-05
Assumption College, Lecturer Studio Art,
98
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Art as Process
93-99
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, Adjunct Faculty, Painting, Imaginative Drawing, Sophomore Painting, Drawing for Painting, Majors, Drawing Studio, Color Foundation, Artist’s Seminar, Pre-Semester for freshmen, Foundation Drawing
92
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Visiting Faculty
93-01
Private instruction, consulting / critique group
91
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Associate Faculty

PROFESSIONAL

13-15
Coordinator, Women’s Craft Cooperative, Rosie’s Place, Boston – a sanctuary for poor and homeless women
2013
Training Institute in Creative Aging, The Creative Center at University Settlement, NY, NY
12+14
Educational Advocates College Consulting Corp, Brookline, MA. Advising High school students interested in pursuing art in college.
10
Faculty Development Grant to study the work of Antonio Gaudi, Barcelona
08
Presenter, annual SECAC Conference: the relevance of teaching drawing using live models vs. the computer: Seeing Through the Model
07
Faculty Development Grant to study the work of Piero della Francesca, Italy
04 – 10
Assumption College, Worcester, MA, Studio Manager, OSHA contact for art studios, responsible for bringing studios to OSHA required safety standards
95
Panelist, Women’s Caucus for the Arts Natl. meeting, Painting at the End of the Century

updated: 2 weeks ago