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Fractured Visions: Prilla Smith Brackett II, Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, VT
Fractured Visions: Paintings by Prilla Smith Brackett & Photographs by Amy Ragus, DanforthArt, Framingham, MA

Promises to Keep: Monoprints, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

Legacies: Paintings by Matt Brackett & Prilla Smith Brackett, Historic Northampton Museum, Northampton, MA

Prilla Smith Brackett: Places of the Heart, Hess Gallery, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Edges of Memory: Prilla Smith Brackett, Farnham Gallery, Simpson College, Indianola, IA

A Place Apart, (2 artist) Complex Conversations series, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA

Between (2 artist), Mark Gallery, Cambridge, MA

From the Sleeping Porch (2-artist), Mark Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Uncertain Balance: Prilla Smith Brackett 1995–2002, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC

Paintings, Christopher Brodigan Gallery, Groton School, Groton, MA

Remnants: Ancient Forests & City Trees, 8 venues: UMF Art Gallery, Univ. of Maine, Farmington, ME;  duPont Gallery, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA; Society for the Protection of NH Forests, Concord, NH; Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA; Watson Gallery, Wheaton College, Norton, MA; Housatonic Museum of Art, Housatonic Community-Technical College, Bridgeport, CT; Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY; Cress Gallery, Univ. of Tennessee @ Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN

Two Hemispheres: Drawing & Paintings, Gallery 57, Cambridge, MA

Marking a Year, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA

Reaching for the Light: Visions of a Lowland Rainforest, Soho 20 Invitational Space, New York, NY

Rock & Water Series, Wessell Library, Tufts University, Medford, MA

In the Forest of the Night: Drawings & Paintings from the Amazon, The Bunting Institute, Radcliffe Research & Study Center, Cambridge, MA

Shorelines: Paintings & Drawings from New England & Greece, 3 venues: Winfisky Gallery, Salem State College, Salem, MA; Cambridge Public Library; Gallery 57, Cambridge, MA

From the West: Paintings & Drawings, Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA

New Work, Gallery of the Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Window Series: Paintings & Drawings, The Chapel Gallery, Newton, MA

Recent Work: Interior Dialogues, Lillian Immig Gallery, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

Interior Dialogues: Mixed Media on Paper, Sheldon Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE


Lived Space: Humans and Architecture, DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Lincoln, MA
Seasonal Expression: Prilla Smith Brackett, Elizabeth Nelson, Jane Sherrill, Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, VT

Art Connects at Catamount Arts, Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marking Time: Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of The Boston Printmakers, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Cotuit, MA
Full Tilt Print Studio Portfolio Exhibition, The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA

2016, A State of Mind, Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH
The Lay of the Land: Contemporary Landscapes from the Collection, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
The Memory Palace: Domesticity, Objects, and the Interior, Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA

Reveal (3-artist), 13 Forest  Gallery, Arlington, MA
InSight, Lunder Arts Center, Lesley University, College of Art & Design, Cambridge, MA

Plenty, 13 Forest Gallery, Arlington, MA
Frances N. Roddy Competition, Concord Art Assoc., Concord, MA

Rethink Ink, 25 year celebration of Mixit Print Studios, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA; Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

2D Small Works Salon, Chandler Gallery, Maud Morgan Arts, Cambridge, MA

In the Presence of Trees, Ucross Foundation Art Gallery, Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY
Off the Wall, 2nd prize, juror Susan Stoops (cu Worcester Museum of Art), Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
Place, 4-person, NKGallery, Boston, MA

Off the Wall, jurors Jen Mergel & Helen Molesworth, A Community of Artists, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA

thINK, Boston Printmakers: Zullo Gallery Center for the Arts, Medfield, MA; Buena Vista Univ.; Storm lake, IA; Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL; NE College Gallery, Henniker, NH; Claude Gallery, Univ. of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA; Sawyer Center, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH

ART in Embassies Exhibition, United States Embassy, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
Plus One, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

Boston Printmakers Exchange, Hanoi Contemporary Art Center, Hanoi, Vietnam
Collaboration, Module Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam

Field Report, Barrington Center for the Arts, Gordon College, Wenham, MA: Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA; Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Fort Hays State University, Fort Hays, KS.

Massachusetts Artists 2007, Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, MA, Juror, Raphaela Platow

The New Landscape, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
Drama of Scale: Prints from Mixit Studios, Carney Gallery, Regis College, Weston, MA
Generations 5, A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY
Echoes of China, Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA

Boston Printmakers Exchange Portfolio, China Art Academy Hangzhou, China
Drawing on Nature (6-artist), Klemm Gallery, Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI

Small Works Show 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, Chandler Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Summer Exhibition, Sonia Zaks Gallery, Chicago,IL

2003, 01
Landscapes Seen & Imagined: Sense of Place, Part 1, Part II, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

Visions of Nature, Elliot Smith Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO

Re-presenting Representation V, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
Decades Exhibition, Eisentrager/Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Selections from the Permanent Collection: Flowers, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Works from Nature, Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI
New American Painting #26, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, a juried exhibition in print

Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
Here, There & Everywhere, Creiger-Dane Gallery, Boston, MA
New England/ New Talent, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
Creative Responses to Global Warnings, Richard F. Brush Art Gallery, St. Lawrence Univ., Canton, NY
Art for Environmental Advocacy, Adell McMillan Gallery, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

The Drawing Show, Boston Center for the Arts, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA
First National Juried Exhibition, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

Painting & Sculpture, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield MA, juror, Dan Cameron, New Mus. of Contemp. Art, NYC

Global Focus: Women in Art & Culture, (United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women); China World Trade Center, Beijing, China, & National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC

Landscape Passages (3-artist), Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

Environments: New Work (3-artist), Starr Gallery, LSJ Community Center, Newton, MA
Landscape Observed (4-artist), Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, CT
Works on Paper, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA, juror, André Emmerich

Pastels, Big and Otherwise (5-Artist), Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC

Landscape (6-artist), Chapel Gallery, Newton, MA

Images of Vanishing Nature, Transco Gallery, Houston, TX; traveled in 1991 to Virginia Commonwealth Museum of Natural Sciences, Martinsville, VA. In 1992 to National Museum of Canada, Ottowa Ontario

Rainforests: A Disappearing Treasure, Boston Museum of Science, Boston, MA
Transcending Nature (3-artist), Dome Gallery, New York, NY

New Fellows, Recent Work, The Bunting Institute, Radcliffe Research & Study Center, Cambridge, MA

Boston Women Artists, A.I.R. Gallery, New York City, NY

New England Women Artists: 1987, Mass. College of Art, Boston, MA, juried by Lowery Sims, Associate Curator of 20th Century Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art


Finalist Award in painting, Massachusetts Cultural Council.

2001, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014
Residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA

Vision Fund Grant, Boston Foundation, for "City Trees Millennium Project
Lois Neelie Gill Award and Residency, Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY

Residency, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

Second Place, Cash Award, National Juried Exhibition, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

Residency, The Francine Frank Fellow, The Millay Colony of the Arts, Austerlitz, NY

Earthwatch Artist Award, Earthwatch, Watertown, MA

Travel Grant, John Anson Kittredge Educational Fund, Augusta, ME

Fellow in Painting, Bunting Institute, Radcliffe Research & Study Center, Cambridge, MA

Semi-Finalist in Painting, Massachusetts Artists Fellowship Program

Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant, administered by the Cambridge Arts Council

Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant, administered by the Somerville Arts Council


Fogg Art Museum (Harvard University Art Museums) Cambridge, MA; New Britian Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT, DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; Danforth Art, Framingham, MA; Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA; Worcester Museum of Art, Worcester, MA; Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA; Art in U. S. Embassies Program, Washington, DC; National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; Boston Public Library, Boston, MA; Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA; Bank of Tokyo Financial, Boston, MA; Berkshire Partners, Boston, MA; Camp, Dresser, McKee Inc., Cambridge, MA; Delta Dental Plan of MA, Medford, MA; E.F. Hutton & Co, Inc., Garden City, NY; Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Boston, MA; Fidelity Corporation, Boston, MA; Honeywell, Inc., Waltham, MA; Mary Kay Cosmetics, Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX;  Massachusetts Financial Service, Boston, MA; New England Medical Center, Boston, MA;  Meditech , Westwood, MA; Shell Oil, Houston, TX; United Pipe  & Steel, Ipswich, MA.


Panelist: 2013 Visual Arts 2-D Individual Excellence Awards, Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, OH
Public Talk: Travel with Trees, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

Public Lecture, Simpson College, Indianola, IA: Gallery Talk, Hess Gallery, Simmons College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Book Cover, Places of the Heart, #6, Venus and Other Losses, poems by Lucia Dick, Plain View Press, Austin, TX

2010, 2009, 2008, 2012
Studio Visit, Juried catalog, Open Studios Press, Boston, MA

Book cover, Touchstone: From the Sleeping Porch #2 on Mrs. Ramsey’s Knee: Poems by Idris Anderson, Utah State U. Press

Board of Directors, The Art Connection, Boston, MA, 2005-2013. donor of art 1998 – present.

Gallery Talk, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA

Juror, 37th Annual Space Coast Art Festival, Cocoa Beach, FL

Old growth forest work published in Sanctuary: Journal of the MA Audubon Society, Jan/Feb 1999 & Nov/Dec 2000; Orion: People & Nature, Winter 1999; AMC Outdoors, magazine of the Appalachian Mountain Club, Sept. 2000.
City Trees Millennium Project, community art project, Cambridge, MA

Slide Lectures, Univ. of ME @ Farmington, Farmington, ME, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA, Wheaton College, Norton, MA, University of Tennessee @ Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN (& @ Chattanooga studio visits with painting majors)

CD Cover, Sacred Grove: Glowing Night on CD of Malcolm Peyton Chamber Music, published by Centaur Records

Panel Coordinator & Moderator, Artists' Communities: Generating, Executing, Exhibiting, The National Women's Caucus for Art, Boston, MA

Guest Speaker, Clark University, Worcester, MA, The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, & Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College, Cambridge, MA
Review Board, critique of advanced BFA painting students, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

1995, 1999
Juror, Images of Nature in Mount Auburn, Holiday Angels, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

1993–1995, 1997
Instructor, week’s landscape workshops, Arts Pro Tem, Hancock, NH; in NH & MT

Adjunct Professor, Salem State College, Salem, MA and University of Massachusetts, Harbor Campus, Boston, MA
Visiting Artist, lecture & individual critiques to BFA students. Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
Guest Speaker, DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA , and Salem State College, Salem, MA

Instructor, DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA

Panelist, Cultural Imperatives in the Ecological Age, College Art Association, Chicago, IL; coordinator & moderator Suzi Gablik, independent curator

Slide Talk, My Rainforest Work, La Selva Biological Research Station, Costa Rica

Gallery Talk, My Jungle Drawings & Some Thoughts on Gender, Race, & Class, The Bunting Institute, Cambridge, MA

Adjunct Professor, Simmons College, Boston, MA
Panel Coordinator & Moderator, The Subjective Response in Contemporary Landscape Painting, The National Women's Caucus for Art, San Francisco, CA; panelists: Diane Burko, Elizabeth Duvert, Joyce Lyon, Kay Walkingstick, Susan Shatter

Chair, Exhibition Committee for the National Women's Caucus for Art Conference, Boston, MA
Exhibition Coordinator, New England Women Artists: 1987, galleries of Mass. College of Art, Art Institute of Boston, & Northeastern University, Boston, MA


9/30/15 Debbie Hagen," The Forest and the Trees: Prilla Smith Brackett", Seven Days, Burlington, VT

4/21/15 Mark Feeney, "Everyday Geometry, Compound Fractures", The Boston Globe

11/2/12 Dan Blask, "Prilla Smith Brackett: Promises to Keep", Artsake, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Boston MA

11/29/12 Clara Lieu, "Thursday Spotlight: Prilla Smith Brackett", Clara Lieu blog, Boston MA

2012 JD Talasek & Alan Quinn, ed., Convergence: The Art Collection of the National Academy of Sciences, Washington,DC

NovDec 2010 Franklin Liu, "Places of the Heart: Prilla Smith Brackett", Artscope, Boston, MA

6/15/06 Cate McQuaid, "Gallery Pick, Boston Printmakers: Echoes of China", The Boston Globe

Spring 2006 Art, Issues in Science and Technology, National Academies, Vol. XXII, #3, pp. 45-51,

2/23/05 Keith L. Martin, "Family Displays Their House Painting", Duxbury Clipper, Duxbury, MA

2/19-20/05 Bob Jackman, "Complex Conversations: Museum juxtaposes work of mother, son", Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA

2/2/05 Mary Jo Palumbo, "Painters selling family home brush aside their sadness", Boston Herald, Boston, MA

4/04 Ellen Howards, "Laying it on Thick & Thin", Arts Media, Boston, MA

11/7/02 Louis Jacobson, "Uncertain Balance: Prilla Smith Brackett", Washington City Paper, Washington, DC

2/18/01 Ann Nichols, "Remnants: Ancient Forests and City Trees", Chattanooga Times-News Free Press, TN

12/24/00 William Zimmer, "Landscape Painter Who Sees Forest As Well As Trees", New York Times, CT

9/21/00 Cate McQuaid, "Galleries: Forest from Trees", The Boston Globe

7/00 Burton Wasserman, "The still and surreal woodland", Art Matters, Philadelphia, PA

6/4/00 Myra Yellin "Outwater, Remnants’ artist…", The Morning Call, Allentown, PA

6/& 7/00 Rich McKown, "Soc. For the Preservation of NH Forests: Prilla Smith Brackett", Art New England

5/21/00 Victoria Donahue, "The Arts", Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

2000 New American Paintings, #26, juried exhibition in print, The Open Studio Press, Wellesley, MA

1999 Ann H. Murray, "Ancient Forests & City Trees", in Remnants: Ancient Forests & City Trees, Prilla Smith Brackett

1999 Gene E. Likens, "Through an Ecologist’s Eye", in Remnants: Ancient Forests & City Trees, Prilla Smith Brackett

5/6/98 Christine Temin,  "Perspectives", The Boston Globe also 5/23/85, 3/19/87  1/30/91

6 & 7/94 Alicia Faxon,  "Doing Nature in the Twentieth Century", Art New England

5/4/94 Christine Temin, "An open door to art’s mysteries", The Boston Globe

10/15/93 Cate McQuaid, "Tree & Stream", The Boston Phoenix

10/6/93 Christine Temin, "Drawing out a year, day by day", The Boston Globe

4/21/93 Christine Temin, "In Newton, Disturbing Visions of a Planet Besieged", The Boston Globe

4/93 Suzi Gablik, "Ecological Imperative; Making Art as if the World Mattered", Michigan Quarterly Review

4/20/90 Rebecca Nemser, "Earth Angels: 3 Members of the New Breed of Landscape Artis"t, The Boston Phoenix

4/6/90 Anne-Marie Seltzer, "Seeing the Amazon in Black & White", Harvard Gazette

Fall 1989 Alicia Faxon, "Water Works, by Prilla Smith Brackett", Women Artists News


1981 MFA University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.  Major: Drawing.  Minor: Painting.

1967 MA University of California, Berkeley, CA.  Major: Sociology.

1964 BA Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY.  Major: Sociology/Psychology