Annie Wildey

The rhythm of the waves marks time, like the breath. Moment to moment, its intensity fluctuates like emotion. Thoughts linger and pass, like a veil of fog.

At the shore I am reminded to be present. It provides a place for contemplation and reflection. I identify with the strength and vulnerability of the ocean when a storm is brewing or passing, when the surf is up, when the fog looms or is lifting, when the horizon is obscured, or the sky begins to clear, I find beauty in these moments of transition.

I bring this experience into the studio as I interpret the smells, sounds, feelings, and energy of the water or the quiet movement of fog. The process is fluid, moving between freedom and control, accident and intention, as I push and pull the paint to convey and realize my visual and emotional experiences.

BIOGRAPHY

Annie is a British painter and printmaker.  She moved to New York City in 1989 and worked at the British Consulate. Art remained a part of her life during those years, but in 2006 she left and begin a new chapter, returning to a life with art at the very center and enrolled in an MFA program at the The New York Academy of Art. This provided the instruction, immersion and creative freedom to develop her skills and artistic voice and proved to be a fruitful time bringing with it several awards including a Post-graduate Fellowship, Prince of Wales Scholarships, and travel awards to Normandy, France and St Barts, in the French West Indies. After the fellowship Annie left New York for the East End of Long Island and spent two wonderful years in the quiet hamlet of Orient, as Artist-in-Residence at the William Steeple Davis House. It was here that Annie met and became a studio assistant to Master Printmaker Dan Welden and continues to assist him at workshops in the North East, including Haystack School of Crafts in Maine, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and Montserrat College of Fine Arts. In 2011 Annie left the East End of LI and moved to Mystic Ct, where she maintains a studio at The Velvet Mill, in Stonington Ct.

Annie’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, venues include:  The National Museum of China: The Mall Galleries, London, UK; The Heckscher Museum, NY, and The University of Connecticut. Her work is included in The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program and can also be found in the book:  Drawing Space, Form and Expression by Enstice, Wayne and Melody Peters. 

 

 

EDUCATION

2008    MFA, The New York Academy of Art, NY
1998    Art Ed certification K-12, School of Visual Arts, NY  
1988    BA, Kingston University, UK        
1985    Art and Design National Diploma, Wolverhampton University, UK                            
 

AWARDS AND HONORS

Mary B Bishop and Francis S Merritt, Scholarship Fund, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Printmaking Studio -Technical Assistant Grant 
Artist in Residence, William Steeple Davis House, Orient, NY  - 2009-2010, 2010-2011 
Artist-in-Residence, Eden Rock, St Barthelemy, November, 2008
Post-graduate Fellowship Residency at the New York Academy of Art - 2008-2009
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant Nominee - 2008
Master Classes: Amy Cutler, Bo Bartlett, William Beckman - 2008 
Merit Award, New York Academy of Art - 2007
The Prince of Wales Summer Painting School Residency, Normandy, France - 2007
Prince of Wales Scholarship – 2006 and 2007

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 

Upcoming

2015  On The Horizon Cate Charles Gallery, Providence RI

 

Past
2015  Ebb and Flow - New Works, Alexey von Schlippe Gallery, Premier Exhibition, Avery Point, UConn. Ct  
2014  The City and The Sea: Perspectives, Solo show, Cate Charles Gallery, Providence, RI
2013  Water Paintings, Studio M, Mystic CT

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
Art Southampton, New York Academy of Art, Southampton, NY
Identity of Place, The Omni Gallery, Uniondale, NY
Inaugural Exhibition, Cate Charles Gallery, Providence, RI
11th Annual Crossing the Bridge, The Hygenic, New London, CT

2013
New England Printmakers, La Grua Center, Stonington CT
Art Southampton, Southampton, NY
Journey: Processes in Print, The Slater Museum, Norwich CT
57Th Regional Exhibition, The Mystic Arts Center
BLACK.WHITE.READ, Curated by Cis Rossey , Salem College, Fine Arts Center, Winston Salem, NC 
The Slater Memorial Museum, Connecticut Artists Exhibition, Norwich CT
Centennial Exhibition, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic CT

 

2012
Fifth Beijing International Art Biennale 2012, The National Museum of China
All Paintings Great and Small, The Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT
BLACK.WHITE.READ, Curated by Cis Rossey, Henry Luce III, Center for The Arts and Religion, Washngton DC
Stonington Printmakers Society Exhibition, The Hygenic, New London, CT
Summer Exhibition with: Eric Blum, Dan Gualdoni, Annie Wildey, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Bridgehampton, NY
Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, NY
Crossing The Bridge,  The Hygenic, New London, CT
Printemps, Cate Charles Gallery, Stonington, CT
Self as Image, Mystic Arts Center, Mystic, CT
Figure Show, Four Starr Gallery, Stonington, CT

2011
An Inky Void – Kraine Gallery, KGBs, New York, NY
Burnishing the Cold, LaGrua Center, Stonington, CT
Patchogue Arts Biennial, 2011 Patchogue, NY
Pssstt – Kraine Gallery, KGBs, New York, NY
3rd Guanlan International Print Biennial, China 
Take Home a Nude, Sotheby’s, New York, NY
About The Sea - South Street Gallery, Greenport NY 
First Impressions and Formative Experiences - Medalia Rack and Hamper Gallery, NY
NYAA Summer Exhibition,  Jurors,  Julie Heffernan, Carter Foster, Matthew Flowers, Flowers Gallery, NY
73rd Guild Hall Artist Members Show, Easthampton, NY
I’ve Got A Secret, Forbes Galleries, New York, NY
Going Solar,  St Louis Artists Guild, St Louis, MO

2010 
Long Island Biennial, The Hecksher Museum, Huntington, MY 
Take Home a Nude, Sotherby’s, New York, NY
The Retreat Annual Art Show, Demato Gallery Sag Harbor, NY.
Looks Good On Paper, DFN Gallery NY
Bodies in Motion, East End Arts Council, NY, Juror, Christina Strassfield Curator Guild Hall, Easthampton
The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program, NY

2009
Water/Bodies, Eden Rock Gallery, St Barthelemy, FWI
Social Curiosities, Post-graduate Fellowship Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, NY
Take Home a Nude, Sotherby’s, New York, NY
Inaugural Exhibition, Gallery 109, Murray, KY
Small Works Exhibition, Boltax Gallery, Shelter Island, NY
Annual Art Auction, Southold Historical Society, Southold, NY
Summer Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, NY. Jurors: Eric Fishl, Matthew Flowers, Anne Strauss
First Impressions, New York Academy of Art, NY
Under Pressure, Prints from the New York Academy of Art
Tribeca Ball, New York Academy of Art
New York Academy of Art Alumni Show, Studio 7, Bernardsville, NJ

2008 
Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, NY
Ultra Concentrated Joy - MFA Drawings, New York Academy of Art, NY 
Art In Free Fall, BWAC, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
Drawing Matters, New York Academy of Art
Summer Exhibition, New York Academy of Art
MFA Exhibition, New York Academy of Art
TOAST, Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour, New York Academy of Art
Tribeca Ball, New York Academy of Art, NY
Take Home a Nude, Philips de Pury, NY
XXL Large Scale Figure Drawings, New York Academy of Art, NY

2007
Balleroy Summer Study Exhibition, New York Academy Of Art, NY
Small Works Exhibition, Juried, Boltax Gallery, Shelter Island, NY
Nudes, Benton Nyce Gallery Greenport, NY
Eyes on Statues, New York Academy of Art, NY
Small Works Exhibition, Juror: Jim Kempner, 80 Washington Square Galleries, NY
Borghese Winery, Cutchogue New York

1996 -2006
Selected Works on view at the Residence of the British Consul General, NY
Recent Figure Drawings, New York Academy Of Art, NY
Summer Exhibition, East End Arts Council, NY 
Small Works, Juried, Boltax Gallery, Shelter Island, NY
Sky's the Limit, East End Arts Council, Riverhead, NY
Savor Long Island, East End Arts Council, Riverhead, NY
The Discerning Eye, Juror: Rachel Campbell-Johnson, the Mall Galleries, London
Color and Light, East End Arts Council, Riverhead, NY
The Discerning Eye, Juror: Griff Rhys Jones - The Mall Galleries, London
Viktoria Reveals Secrets, NY
Life Works, Solo exhibition, British Consulate General, NY

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

The Eternal Idol Exhibition, Curatorial Committee, The New York Academy of Art, NY, 2009
First Impressions, New York Academy of Art, NY, 2009
Under Pressure, Prints from the New York Academy of Art, NY, 2009
Drawing Matters, New York Academy of Art, NY, 2008

WORKSHOPS

Teaching Assistant to Dan Welden:
Conter for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk CT - 2 day master class 2014
New Hampshire Institute of Art  - 2 day workshop 2014
Montserrat College of Art  - 5 day workshop 2014
Guild Hall - two day workshop and exhibition 2013
Montserrat College of Art  - 5 day workshop 2013
Castle Hill Center for the Arts, Truro - 4 day solarplate printmaking workshop, 2012
 

Provincetown Work Center for Fine Arts, Provincetown - 5 day solarplate printmaking workshop, 2012
Nantucket Arts Association ,Nantucket - weekend solarplate printmaking workshop, 2012
Haystack School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME - Solarplate Printmaking 5 Day Workshop - 2011

Painting Printmaking Workshops:
Water – Energy and Motion -  Plein Air and Monotype two-day workshop – The South Street Gallery, Greenport, NY, 2011

PUBLICATIONS

Greys of a Different Kind - Art Hampton Hub 2012
Art Scene Easthampton Star 2012
Dan’s Paper’s Cover Artist, February 2011
Social Curiosities: An exhibition of new work by the 2008-2009 Fellows of the New York
Academy of Art, by Sharon L. Butler, The Brooklyn Rail, 2009              
People in Focus, Hamptons Online, January 2008
WLIU’s In The Morning With Bonnie Grice, a two-hour Arts and Culture Magazine, 2006

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