SHIRLEY GORELICK (1924–2000)

 

EDUCATION

MA, Columbia University, New York, NY

BA, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008 Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ

1986 SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY

1984 SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY

1982 SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY

1979 State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

         SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY

         Great Neck Library, Great Neck, NY

1978 Central Hall Artists Gallery, Port Washington, NY

1977 SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY

1976 Central Hall Artists Gallery, Port Washington, NY

1975 SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY

1974 Central Hall Artists Gallery, Port Washington, NY

1963 Merrill Galleries, New York, NY

1962 Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT

1961 Doris Wiener Gallery, Provincetown, MA

         Angeleski Gallery, New York, NY

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019 What About the Human Figure, Eric Firestone

2019 Go Figure!, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY

2016 Sister Chapel; An Essential Feminist Collaboration, Rowan University Art Gallery West, Glassboro, NJ

2015 All Pores Open, Regina Rex, New York, NY

2011 Groundbreaking: The Women of the Sylvia Sleigh Collection, Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ

1995 The Associates, SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY

1993 My Friend My Sister, SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY

1992 Words and Images, SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY

1991 Fall N Women, SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY

1990 Winter on Broome Street, SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY

         20/20, SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY

1988 SOHO 20 and Friends, SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY

1987 Red: Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper, SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY

         Summer on Broome Street, SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY

1986 Self-Exposure, Smithtown Township Arts Council, St. James, NY

1985 Ten from SOHO 20, SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY

1984 From 20, SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY

1983 7 Artists, Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, NY

1982 Views by Women Artists: Realist Paintings, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY

1981 Studies for Major Artworks, Jean Lumbard Fine Arts, New York, NY

         Long Island Artists Invitational, C.W. Post Art Gallery, Greenvale, NY

1980 Dialogues, Just Above Midtown, New York, NY

         Contemporary Naturalism, Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, NY

1979 Sources: Personal/Historical/Technical, SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY

         The Sister Chapel, Cayuga County Community College, Auburn, NY

         43rd Annual Midyear Show, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

1978 Women Artists from New York, Art Gallery, State University at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

         The Sister Chapel, P.S.1, Long Island City, NY

         Selected Politically Aware NY State Artists, Rensselaer County Council of the Arts, Rensselaer, NY

         Long Island Artists ’78, Art Advisory Council, Port Washington, NY

         Exhibition of Pictures, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

         The Sister Chapel, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

         Studies for the Sister Chapel, Elizabeth Weiner Gallery, New York, NY

1977 Nothing But Nudes, Whitney Museum Downtown, New York, NY

         Central Hall Artists, York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA

         Exhibition of Invited Paintings, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1975 Showing Off, SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY

         Women Artists ’75, Alumni House, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

         Sons & Others: Women Artists See Men, Queens Museum, Flushing, NY

1974 19th National Print Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

         118 Artists, Landmark Gallery, New York, NY

         Contemporary Reflections 1973–74, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

         18, Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, NY

         85th Annual Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY

         Point of View: 19 Women Artists, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

1973 Women Choose Women, New York Cultural Center, New York, NY

         3/Realists, Women’s Interart Center, New York, NY

         Four, Port Washington Public Library, Port Washington, NY

1971 1971 Annual Exhibition, National Academy Galleries, New York, NY

         Contemporary Figure Paintings, Suffolk Museum, Stony Brook, NY

1969 79th Anniversary Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY

         Work in Progress, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

         Mr. Friend: The Impact of One Art Teacher, Architectural League of New York, New York, NY

1968 Annual Exhibit of Long Island Artists, Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

         1968 Annual Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY

1966 15th National Print Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

         The Human Form in Art Today, Galerie Exerjian, Great Neck, NY

         47th Annual Exhibition of the Society of American Graphic Artists, Pepsi Cola Gallery, New York, NY

1965 Asociación Nacional de Mujeres Artistas de EE. UU., Tolsa Cultural Institute, Guadalajara, Mexico

         Second 1965 Show, Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown, MA

         Long Island Painters’ Exhibition, Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY

         Contemporary Long Island Artists, C.W. Post Fine Arts Center, Greenvale, NY

1963 Third 1963 Show, Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown, MA

         The Alfred Khouri Memorial Collection, Norfolk Museum of Arts and Science, Norfolk, VA

         1963 Annual Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY

         21st Annual Exhibition, Audubon Artists, New York, NY

         28th Annual Midyear Show, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

1962 1962 Annual Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY

1962 20th Annual Exhibition, Audubon Artists, New York, NY

         2nd Pan-Pacific International Young Artists Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

         27th Annual Midyear Show, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

1961 1961 Annual Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY

         Second 1961 Show, Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown, MA

1960 25th Annual Midyear Show, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

         155th Annual Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

         First 1960 Show, Provincetown Art Association, Provincetown, MA

         Brooklyn and Long Island Artists, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

         70th Anniversary Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY

         18th Annual Exhibition, National Academy Galleries, New York, NY

1959 Second Biennial of American Painting & Sculpture, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

         17th Annual Exhibition, Audubon Artists, New York, NY

         67th Annual Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY

1958 66th Annual Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY

1957 65th Annual Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY

         16th Annual National Exhibition, Painters and Sculptors Society of New Jersey, Jersey City, NJ

1955 25th Annual Spring Exhibition, Art League of Long Island, Flushing, NY

         13th Annual Exhibition, Audubon Artists, New York, NY

1954 62nd Annual Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY

 

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Books

Hottle, Andrew D. Shirley Gorelick (1924–2000): Painter of Humanist Realism. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.

          . The Art of the Sister Chapel: Exemplary Women, Visionary Creators, and Feminist Collaboration. Farnham, England: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2014.

 

Encyclopedia Entries

Morgan, Ann Lee. “Shirley Gorelick,” s.v., North American Women Artists of the Twentieth Century: A Biographical Dictionary. Edited by Jules Heller and Nancy G. Heller. New York: Garland Publishing, 1995.

Rubinstein, Charlotte Streifer. American Women Artists: From Early Indian Times to the Present. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1982.

 

Interview

Gorelick, Shirley. Interview by Dorothy Gees Seckler, August 20, 1968. Audio cassette recording. Dorothy Gees Seckler collection of interviews with artists, 1963–1976, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

 

Reviews, Articles, and Essays

Alloway, Lawrence. “Art.” The Nation 224, no. 5 (February 5, 1977): 156.

          . “Introduction.” In Contemporary Naturalism: Works of the 1970’s, n.p. Roslyn Harbor, NY: Nassau County Museum of Art, 1980.

Beck, James H. “G. [sic] Gorelick.” Reviews and Previews. Art News 62, no. 3 (May 1963): 19.

Braff, Phyllis. “Mixing Power and Delicacy.” Art. New York Times, September 11, 1983.

Cavaliere, Barbara. “Shirley Gorelick.” Reviews. Womanart 1, no. 4 (Spring–Summer 1977): 24–25.

Colin, Barbara Flug. “Shirley Gorelick.” Arts Magazine 56, no. 8 (April 1982): 15.

Contiguglia, Carol. “‘Sister Chapel’ Thought Provoking Exhibit.” The Citizen (Auburn, NY), November 11, 1979.

Glueck, Grace. “Women Artists ’80.” Art News 79, no. 8 (October 1980): 58–63.

Goodman, Peter. “A New Era for Nassau Museum.” Newsday, June 5, 1980.

Harrison, Helen A. “People as Paint in Shirley Gorelick’s Works.” Art. New York Times, February 11, 1979.

Hart, Michael. “9-Foot Paintings Excite—But Do Not Move.” Review. Three Village Herald (Stony Brook, NY), November 29, 1978.

Hottle, Andrew D. “The Power of Sisterhood: Shirley Gorelick and Frida Kahlo.” In Shirley Gorelick—Frida, Pablo, and the Self: The Artist as Model, n.p. Glassboro, NJ: Rowan University Art Gallery, 2008.

Johnston, Laurie. “The ‘Sister Chapel’: A Feminist View of Creation.” New York Times, January 30, 1978.

Kanter, Nat. “Recognition by Peers Is Artist’s Real Honor.” Sunday News (Great Neck, NY), December 31, 1972.

Koppelman, Connie. A Woman’s Place: The Central Hall Gallery in the 1970’s. Stony Brook, NY: Privately printed, 1996.

Langer, Sandra L. “The Sister Chapel: Towards a Feminist Iconography, with Commentary by Ilise Greenstein.” Southern Art Quarterly: A Journal of the Arts in the South 17, no. 2 (Winter 1979): 28–41.

Leaf, Ruth. Intaglio Printmaking Techniques. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976; reprinted as Etching, Engraving and Other Intaglio Printmaking Techniques, Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1984.

Lipson, Karin. “How ‘Women View Women.’” Art Review. Newsday, November 4, 1982.

Lubell, Ellen. “Shirley Gorelick.” Arts Reviews. Arts Magazine 49, no. 10 (June 1975): 18–19.

          . “Shirley Gorelick.” Arts Reviews. Arts Magazine 51, no. 7 (March 1977): 39–40.

          . “Shirley Gorelick.” Art Figures. Soho Weekly News, April 19, 1979.

          . “SoHo 20.” Womanart 1, no. 1 (Summer 1976): 16–19, 30.

Mayer, Sondra. “Retrospective Exhibition at Queens Museum.” Long Island Heritage (September 1981): 26.

Nemec, Vernita. “A Constantly Changing Reality.” Artspeak 3, no. 20 (April 15, 1982): 8.

O’Grady, Holly. “Shirley Gorelick.” Exhibition Reviews. Feminist Art Journal 6, no. 1 (Spring 1977): 39–40.

Orenstein, Gloria Feman. “Sister Chapel.” Womanart 1, no. 1 (Summer 1976): 31.

          . “The Sister Chapel—A Traveling Homage to Heroines.” Womanart 1, no. 3 (Winter/Spring 1977): 12–21.

Paris, Jeanne. “Animals in Art: Fascinating Exhibit at Queens Museum.” Art. Long Island Press, July 7, 1974.

          . “Chinese Masters at Queens Museum.” Art. Long Island Press, January 16, 1977.

          . “Exhibit Explosion: Shows Crowd Community Libraries.” Art. Long Island Press, March 25, 1973.

          . “The Faces of Portraits.” Art Review. Newsday, December 28, 1979.

          . “Guild Hall Exhibits Varied Works of 4 Award Winners.” Art. Long Island Press, May 1, 1966.

          . “Joie de vivre: Hans Hofmann Exhibit is Vibrant.” Art. Long Island Press, November 10, 1974.

          . “Prints, Prizewinners.” Art Review. Newsday, December 16, 1977.

          . “Two Poles of Expression.” Art Review. Newsday, March 31, 1978.

          . “Using Space, Mystery.” Art Review. Newsday, February 3, 1978.

Perla, Joy. “Shirley Gorelick: Perceptive Master of Portrait Painting.” North Shore: The Magazine for Living on the Gold Coast 5, no. 2 (February–March 1981): 26–27.

Perreault, John. “Outrageous Black Pop.” Art Reviews. Soho Weekly News, May 1, 1975.

          . “Superwoman!” Art. Soho Weekly News, September 25, 1975.

Pittman, Margrit. “Two Exhibits by Women Artists.” World Magazine, January 27, 1973: M6–M7.

Preston, Malcolm. “It’s Easy to See That Realism Has Returned Big.” The Arts. Newsday, November 7, 1976.

          . “Large Scale with Differences.” Art Review. Newsday, February 11, 1978.

          . “A Lively Women’s Co-op.” Art. Newsday, September 29, 1973.

          . “A Pantheon of Women.” Art. Newsday, December 6, 1978.

          . “Parallel Expressions.” Art. Newsday, July 9, 1974.

Preston, Stuart. “Art: Eminent Italians.” New York Times, April 1, 1961.

Rosselot, Hernandez. “Seventy USA Artists.” Translated by Michel Ponce de Leon. National Association of Women Artists Newsletter, June 1963: 2.

Sencer, Yvette Jayson. “Shirley Gorelick.” Arts Magazine 53, no. 9 (May 1979): 24.

Shirey, David L. “Discoveries Abound in Show at Post.” Art. New York Times, June 21, 1981.

          . “Portraits That Tell a Lot.” Art. New York Times, January 13, 1980.

Southard, Christina Cronin. “In Search of Lost Art and Women Artists.” Port Washington News, October 27, 1994.

Wallach, Amei. “An Art Capital for LI.” Newsday, February 13, 1977.

          . “An LI Co-Op, Artfully Done.” Newsday, June 9, 1974.

          . “Women, God, and the World—the Sister Chapel’s Trinity.” Art. Newsday, January 29, 1978.

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, Brookville, NY

Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT

Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY

National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ

 

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