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Interesting and engaging, these innovative ten foot high transparencies transform space and put on a show.
Site-specific installations, composed of individual units of perforated heavy-gauge industrial aluminum are structurally sound although they appear illusory. Viewers actually become participants as they can walk into and through the sculpture’s transparent overlapping layers. Moving through time and space they experience the installation from the inside looking out, or the outside looking in. They are connected to each other, to the art, to fields of color, and to nature as the environment is seen THROUGH the perforations.
Constantly changing patterns and optical illusions are discovered as sheer layers play in changing light. The installation, composed of individual units of perforated heavy-gauge aluminum is structurally sound although it appears illusory. As light passes through the transparency of the sculpture, the atmosphere shifts; shapes that at first glance appear to be solid and corporeal now elude definition. Mysterious shimmering nuances seem to appear/disappear, and take on an airy quality not usually associated with structurally sound large-scale sculpture.
Shelley Parriott’s Color Field Sculpture® installations have been exhibited and collected in her native New York City, throughout the Hudson Valley of New York, the USA and Europe. She has received numerous honors and awards. Her solo exhibition of multiple large-scale sculptural installations inaugurated the ‘Plein Air’ Gallery at The Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, Florida, where radiant ‘Color Fields’ were inspired by the luminous Florida sky. Parriott is currently represented at the Venice Bienale, Italy 2022.
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SHELLEY PARRIOTT Color Field Sculpture® Installations CV
AWARDS / HONORS
• 2013. Lucile Blanch Award, Innovative Forms, Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, Woodstock, NY
• 2004. Travel Grant, US Embassy Berlin. Awarded via Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany. Three artist invitational – New York Meets Berlin.
• 2001. Medici Prize, Lorenzo il Magnifico Sculpture Medallion awarded by international jury including Barbara Rose and John T. Spike, Biennale Internazionale dell’ Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy, Special Opportunity Stipend, NY Foundation for the Arts and NY State Council on the Arts administered in Mid-Hudson by Garrison Art Center
• 2001. Fellowship Grant, Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, NYC
• 1996. “Best in Show,” Art of the Northeast USA. Juried Competition, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, Silvermine, Connecticut, Juror: Susan Brundage, Director, Leo Castelli Gallery.
• “Exhibition Award,” National Juried Competition, Juror: Susan Harris, Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, at Viridian Gallery, NYC
• Showcase Award, Manhattan Arts International Magazine, NYC
• Project Grant, Awarded by Mayor of New York City, from the Citizens Committee for New York, for Outstanding Cultural Contribution To NYC. Created and directed “SPHERE, A Community Center for the Arts”
• Artist in Residence, Lakes Art Center, Iowa Lakes Community College, Okoboji, IA
SELECTED LARGE-SCALE OUTDOOR EXHIBITIONS
• Todd Brannon, Director of Installation Sites / Design Consultant
• 2022. UTOPIA, Bearsville Center, Bearsville, NY.
• 2021-2022. Kaatsbaan Cultural Center, Tivoli, NY.
• 2020 – 2022. Lockwood Gallery, Kingston, NY.
• 2020. Unison Arts and Learning Center, Invitational, New Paltz, New York.
• 2020. Yonkers City Hall Sculpture Park, Yonkers, NY.
• 2019 - 2022. Woodstock School of Art, Invitational, Woodstock, NY.
• 2017 and 2018. Mountain Jam Music Festival, Hunter Mountain, NY. Featuring Tom Petty (2017). In collaboration with WDST Radio, Woodstock, NY (2018).
• 2016. Rye Arts Center, Rye, New York.
• 2013 – 2015. WFG Gallery, Woodstock, NY.
• 2011. The White Gallery, Lakeville, Connecticut, and Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
• 2011. Edward Hopper House, birthplace of renowned American artist, Invitational exhibition, Nyack, NY.
• 2011. Noble Horizons, Solo Outdoor Exhibition, Color Field Sculpture environmental large-scale installations, Salisbury, Connecticut.
• 2010. Coral Springs Museum of Art, Coral Springs, Florida. Solo exhibition of multiple large-scale outdoor Color Field Sculpture Installations, Inaugurating the museum’s ‘Plein Air’ Gallery.
• 2008. Reeves-Reed Arboretum, ‘Art in the Garden’ invitational and courthouse solo site, Summit, New Jersey.
• 2006. DeSanti Plaza Outdoor Sculpture Project, Solo Installation, Hartsdale, NY, 2006.
• 2005. Rockland Center for the Arts, Sculpture Park, West Nyack, NY.
• 2003. Kingston Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, Kingston NY, 2003. Curated by Judy Pfaff. Materials subsidized by Lowes Corporation.
• Artscape Outdoor Exhibition, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
• 2001. Byrdcliffe Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Woodstock, NY.
SELECTED INDOOR VENUES
• 2022. Venice Biennale, as part of the European Cultural Centre’s ( ECC) ‘Personal Structures’ exhibition through Phoenix Crowne’s installation “Leading Ladies.”
• 2013. Sculpture Exhibition, Javits Center, New York, NY.
• 2013. Woodstock Artists Association and Museum, solo and group exhibitions, Woodstock, NY.
• 2007. Earth Charter Exhibition, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY.
• 2005. Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, Recycled/Revisited, New Paltz, NY, Featured sculptural installation, ‘Components of Passage.’
• 2004. Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany. Three artist invitational – New York meets Berlin.
• 2003. Galerie im Turm, Cologne, Germany traveling to Abtei Brauweiler, Pulheim, Germany.
• 2002. Pfizer Inc., NYC, Weill Cornell, NYC.
• 2001. Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy.
• LS3P Architecture and Design, Solo Installation, Charleston, South Carolina.
• 1997. Washington Design Center, DC.
• 1996. Silvermine Guild Arts Center, Silvermine, Connecticut.
• 1970 - 1977. Selected venues: Union Street Space, Brooklyn, NYC, AIR gallery NYC, Gallery @49 NYC, NoHo Gallery NYC and Art Institute of Boston, Massachusetts.
PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS / COMMISSIONS & COLLECTORS
• 2022. UTOPIA, Bearsville Center, Bearsville, NY.
• 2022. Public Park, Harmony Park, New Providence, New Jersey.
• 2019 – Present. Synergy Investments, Government Center, 2 Center Plaza, Boston, Massachusetts.
• 2019 – Present. University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Large-Scale Outdoor Interactive Installation, Cleveland, Ohio.
• 2015 – Present. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center / Location T. Large-scale outdoor sculptural installation, in collaboration with: Art Design Consultants, Kolar Design, GBBN Architects and Messer Construction, Cincinnati, Ohio.
• 2014 – Present. .J D A V I S A R C H I T E C T S “Creating Vibrant, Livable Communities” Large-scale outdoor sculpture, Durham, North Carolina.
• 2010 – Present. Media 3 Ltd., Global Media Consultants, 5th Av., NYC www.Liveshots.com
• 2013 – Present. Apex CoVantage LLC Global Technology Solutions, Washington DC and India.
• 2013 – Present. Linden Sculpture Park.
• 2013 – Present. Christel DeHaan, Founder of Christel House International, Indianapolis, Indiana.
• 2014 – Present. Laura Blank & Mitchell Schlansky, NYC and Massachusetts.
The New York Times, Art in the Garden, photo by Reeves - Reed Arboretum, Summit NJ
The New York Times, Color Field Sculpture, photo by Noble Horizons, Salisbury CT
The Litchfield Times, An Installation in Metal, written by Kathryn Boughton, Litchfield CT
The Woodstock Times, Ethereal Steel, written by Paul Smart, Woodstock NY
Sun Sentinel, Museum opens Outdoor Gallery
Solo Exhibition by Shelley Parriott, written by Jon Marcus, Broward County, FL
The Advocate & Greenwich Time, The Art of the Northeast
written by Carolee Ross, Greenwich, CT
The Saugerties Times, The Kingston Sculpture Biennial curated by Judy Pfaff
written by Erica Freudenberger, Saugerties, NY