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Shipley Beth

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For me, the language of painting is a concrete means to examine the unacknowledged, but palpably felt, aspects of the already present. The work takes the form of an open-ended excavation that operates at the intersection between intention, material gesture and interpretation. Each action informs the next in an unfolding dialogue that moves the image toward certain points of discovery.

My work has been exhibited extensively, including recent shows at the Kleinert James Center for the Arts, Park Place Gallery, Soho20; Islip Art Museum; Central Features; Painting Center; Sheila Riggs and Leidy Galleries of the Maryland Institute College of Art; Andrea Meislin Gallery; Geoffrey Young Gallery and the Solar Grandjean de Montigny in Brazil. I've has been awarded project grants from the City University of New York and Change, Inc. and residency fellowships from the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts, GA; Jentel Foundation, WY; Helen Wurlitzer Foundation, NM; Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, VA; Alfred and Trafford Klots International Foundation, France and the Fundacion Valparaiso, Spain.

Currently I am is based in New York City, where I teach as an Associate Professor at Marymount Manhattan College.

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