RESUME

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SELECTED SOLO & TWO-ARTIST EXHIBITIONS

2015
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

2012
Promises to Keep: Monoprints, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

2011
Legacies: Paintings by Matt Brackett & Prilla Smith Brackett, Historic Northampton Museum, Northampton, MA

2010
Prilla Smith Brackett: Places of the Heart, Hess Gallery, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

2010
Edges of Memory: Prilla Smith Brackett, Farnham Gallery, Simpson College, Indianola, IA

2005
A Place Apart, (2 artist) Complex Conversations series, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA

2003
Between (2 artist), Mark Gallery, Cambridge, MA

2004
From the Sleeping Porch (2-artist), Mark Gallery, Cambridge, MA

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

2002
Paintings, Christopher Brodigan Gallery, Groton School, Groton, MA

1999–2001
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

1994
Two Hemispheres: Drawing & Paintings, Gallery 57, Cambridge, MA

1993
Marking a Year, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA

1990
Reaching for the Light: Visions of a Lowland Rainforest, Soho 20 Invitational Space, New York, NY

1990
Rock & Water Series, Wessell Library, Tufts University, Medford, MA

1990
In the Forest of the Night: Drawings & Paintings from the Amazon, The Bunting Institute, Radcliffe Research & Study Center, Cambridge, MA

1989
Shorelines: Paintings & Drawings from New England & Greece, 3 venues: Winfisky Gallery, Salem State College, Salem, MA; Cambridge Public Library; Gallery 57, Cambridge, MA

1987
From the West: Paintings & Drawings, Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, Boston, MA

1987
New Work, Gallery of the Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

1984
Window Series: Paintings & Drawings, The Chapel Gallery, Newton, MA

1983
Recent Work: Interior Dialogues, Lillian Immig Gallery, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

1981
Interior Dialogues: Mixed Media on Paper, Sheldon Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
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

2017
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
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

2015
Reveal (3-artist), 13 Forest  Gallery, Arlington, MA
InSight, Lunder Arts Center, Lesley University, College of Art & Design, Cambridge, MA

2014
Plenty, 13 Forest Gallery, Arlington, MA
Frances N. Roddy Competition, Concord Art Assoc., Concord, MA

2012–2013
Rethink Ink, 25 year celebration of Mixit Print Studios, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA; Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

2012
2D Small Works Salon, Chandler Gallery, Maud Morgan Arts, Cambridge, MA

2011
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

2010
Off the Wall, jurors Jen Mergel & Helen Molesworth, A Community of Artists, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA

2010–2012
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

2009
ART in Embassies Exhibition, United States Embassy, Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
Plus One, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

2008
Boston Printmakers Exchange, Hanoi Contemporary Art Center, Hanoi, Vietnam
Collaboration, Module Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam

2008–2009
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.

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

2006
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

2005
Boston Printmakers Exchange Portfolio, China Art Academy Hangzhou, China
Drawing on Nature (6-artist), Klemm Gallery, Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI

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

2003
Summer Exhibition, Sonia Zaks Gallery, Chicago,IL

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

2002
Visions of Nature, Elliot Smith Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO

2001
Re-presenting Representation V, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
Decades Exhibition, Eisentrager/Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

2000
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

1998
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

1997
The Drawing Show, Boston Center for the Arts, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA
First National Juried Exhibition, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

1996
Painting & Sculpture, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield MA, juror, Dan Cameron, New Mus. of Contemp. Art, NYC

1995–1996
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

1994
Landscape Passages (3-artist), Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

1993
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

1992
Pastels, Big and Otherwise (5-Artist), Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC

1991
Landscape (6-artist), Chapel Gallery, Newton, MA

1990–1992
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

1990
Rainforests: A Disappearing Treasure, Boston Museum of Science, Boston, MA
Transcending Nature (3-artist), Dome Gallery, New York, NY

1989
New Fellows, Recent Work, The Bunting Institute, Radcliffe Research & Study Center, Cambridge, MA

1988
Boston Women Artists, A.I.R. Gallery, New York City, NY

1987
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

SELECTED AWARDS & GRANTS

2012
Finalist Award in painting, Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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

1998
Vision Fund Grant, Boston Foundation, for "City Trees Millennium Project
Lois Neelie Gill Award and Residency, Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY

1997–1998
Residency, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

1997
Second Place, Cash Award, National Juried Exhibition, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA

1994
Residency, The Francine Frank Fellow, The Millay Colony of the Arts, Austerlitz, NY

1991–1922
Earthwatch Artist Award, Earthwatch, Watertown, MA

1990
Travel Grant, John Anson Kittredge Educational Fund, Augusta, ME

1989–1990
Fellow in Painting, Bunting Institute, Radcliffe Research & Study Center, Cambridge, MA

1989
Semi-Finalist in Painting, Massachusetts Artists Fellowship Program

1988
Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant, administered by the Cambridge Arts Council

1986
Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant, administered by the Somerville Arts Council

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

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.

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

2012
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

2010
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

2008
Book cover, Touchstone: From the Sleeping Porch #2 on Mrs. Ramsey’s Knee: Poems by Idris Anderson, Utah State U. Press

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

2005
Gallery Talk, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA

2000
Juror, 37th Annual Space Coast Art Festival, Cocoa Beach, FL

1999–2000
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

1999–2001
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)

1997
CD Cover, Sacred Grove: Glowing Night on CD of Malcolm Peyton Chamber Music, published by Centaur Records

1996
Panel Coordinator & Moderator, Artists' Communities: Generating, Executing, Exhibiting, The National Women's Caucus for Art, Boston, MA

1995
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

1993
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

1992–1993
Instructor, DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA

1992
Panelist, Cultural Imperatives in the Ecological Age, College Art Association, Chicago, IL; coordinator & moderator Suzi Gablik, independent curator

1991
Slide Talk, My Rainforest Work, La Selva Biological Research Station, Costa Rica

1990
Gallery Talk, My Jungle Drawings & Some Thoughts on Gender, Race, & Class, The Bunting Institute, Cambridge, MA

1989
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

1985–1987
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

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

EDUCATION

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