BINNIE BIRSTEIN


Solo Exhibitions

2017
pollination, Ridgefield Guild of Art, CT

2011
Vertrue Corporation, Norwalk, CT

2010
a wrinkle in time, ArtPlace, Fairfield, CT

2008
justbinnie: encaustic paintings and monotypes, Fairfield Arts Council, CT

2005
Encaustics, Gallery Eleven, Fairfield, CT

2003
A Room of Ones Own, Gallery Eleven, Fairfield, CT

Prints and Paintings, Gallery at Merritt Crossing, Milford, CT

2001
Boxed, Gallery Eleven, Fairfield, CT


Group Exhibitions

2017
Pop-Up, Westport Arts Center, CT, 1/12-14

RESIST, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tuscon, AZ

2016
#10, Adam Peck Gallery, Provincetown, MA

That 60's Show, Lockwood Mathews Mansion, Norwalk, CT

2015
Going Big, Central Booking, New York, NY
        
Square Foot Art Basel Miami 3, Projects Gallery, Miami, FL
        
Organic to Geometric: Investigations in Structure and Surface, Endicott College, Beverly, MA
 
10th Annual Encaustic Invitational, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson AZ
 
One + One, A Gallery, Provincetown, MA
 
The Big Small Show, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ

2014
Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ

9th Annual Encaustic Invitational, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson AZ

Footprint International, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT

Inner Journeys, Julie Heller Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Subliminal, Castle Hill at Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, MA

The Big Small Show, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ

Pendle Print Biennial, Lancashire, England

2013
North American Print Biennial, 808 Gallery, Boston University, MA

Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

Wax is Hot! Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CT

The Elephant in the Room, Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA

Conference Presenters’ Show, Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA

The Red Show, A Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2012
Encaustic Works ’12, International Biennial R&F Paints, Kingston, NY, inaugural book edition Encaustic Works ’12, The Gallery at R & F, Kingston, NY

Pollination-Beyond the Garden, Art Current Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Confluence: Water and Light, Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Conference Presenters Show, Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Wax is A Verb, City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT

2011
Shattered, MarinMOCA, Novato, CA

New England Collective II, Galatea Gallery, Boston, MA

Crossroads, Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, CT

Beeline, Kobalt Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Pollination: Beyond the Garden, Brush Gallery, Lowell, MA

Contemporary Encaustic: A National Show of Encaustic Work, Art Center Sarasota, FL

Look Who’s Here-Artists Make Mirrors, Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT

Sanctuaries in Time, Columbia University, NYC

2010
N.E.W. @ FAC, Fairfield Arts Council, CT

New Members, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

Inside/Out, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

Fresh Pics: Contemporary Art in Connecticut, Ridgefield Guild of Art, CT

2009
Print Americas 2009, 26th Triennial, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

Embedded Light, Grosse Point Art Center, Grosse Point, MI

Ancient Medium, N.E.W. Terrain, Duxbury Art Museum Complex, Duxbury, MA

Heat Stroke, Saco Museum of Art, Saco, ME

Working in Wax, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

Cultural Passages: What’s Art Got To Do With It? Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

Spectrum 2009, Carriage Barn Arts Center, Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT

American Impressions: Contemporary American Printmaking, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

Small Works, Mamaroneck Artists’ Guild, Larchmont, NY

Identity: Who Are We Now? Fairfield Arts Council, Fairfield, CT

Interpretations: The Art of Transcription, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT

2008
Why Not?! Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT

Art/Place 25+ Years, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport CT

31st small works, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, NYC

Footprint International, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT

Painting as Presence, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

Six in Wax, Nashawannuck Gallery, Easthampton, MA

The Diptych Project: A Collaboration in Wax, Whitney Art Works, Portland, ME,
and Second National Encaustic Conference, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

Wax-It ’08, Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH

Summer Show, Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT

Tete-a-Tete, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT

2007
Thinking in Wax, Castle Hill at Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, MA

Connecticut Women Artists 78th Annual Exhibition, Mystic Art Center, Mystic, CT

Hot, Hot, Hot, Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT

Take 5, Art/Place, Southport, CT

Cultural Passages: Identity Made Visible, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

Encaustic I, NEW, Winfisky Gallery, Salem State College, Salem, MA

Encaustic II, NEW, Galletly Gallery, New Hampton School, New Hampton, NH

Blue Print, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT

The Banner Project, Fairfield Arts Council, Fairfield, CT

2006
Particular Places, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

The Connecticut Vision, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT

2005
Connecticut Women Artists, 76th Annual Exhibition, Jorgenson Gallery, University of CT, Storrs, CT

Facing Our Ancestors, Jewish Community Center, Woodbridge, CT

2004
Women, Power and Politics, Lyman Center for the Performing Arts, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Artists Invite Artists, Art/Place, Southport, CT

Connecticut Women Artists, Members Juried Exhibition, John Slade Ely House, New Haven, CT

Earth, Air, Water and Fire, Westport Library, Westport, CT

Known/Unknown, WCA, Waveny Carriage Barn, New Canaan, CT

6 x 6, The Small Gallery, The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, CT

2003
Women, War and Peace, Lyman Center for the Performing Arts, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Now Voyager, Connecticut Commission for the Arts, Bradley International Airport, CT

Art For Life: Gaining Your Voice Through the Arts 9th Anniversary Invitational, Co-curator,
Bendheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT

Printmakers from Creative Arts Workshop, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

Printmakers from Creative Arts Workshop, Moira Fitzsimmons Arons Art Gallery, Hamden, CT

Studio Tour, Westport Arts Center, CT

Art to the Avenue, Greenwich Arts Council, Chico’s, Greenwich, CT

Objects and Images, White Silo Farm, Sherman, CT

Poetry into Print, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT

2002
Art of the Northeast USA 53rd Annual, Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT

NorthEast Prints 2002, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ,

Prints From Within II, Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT

Cycles, Jeffrey Weiss Gallery, Black Rock, CT

Printmakers from Creative Arts Workshop, Moira Fitzsimmons Arons Art Gallery, Hamden, CT

Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

2001
New Directions ’01, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

Art For The Cure, New Britain Museum of American Art, CT


Awards

2008
Why Not?! Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT, Second Prize

Summer Show, Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT, Second Prize

2007
Thinking in Wax, Castle Hill at Truro Center for the Arts, Truro, MA, First Prize

Connecticut Women Artists 78th Annual Exhibition, Mystic Art Center, CT, Honorable Mention

2006
Particular Places, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT, Honorable Mention

2002
Art of the Northeast USA 53rd Annual, Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT,
Best in Show, the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award

1974
Steers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Art, CCNY
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa


Publications/Articles/Exhibition Catalogues

Studio Visit Magazine-Winter Issue, #24, 2014. p.18.

Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ, 2014

J. Fatima Martins, “Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic,” artscope, May & June 2013. pp. 10-11.

Gesture and Geometry in Material Exploration, Binnie Birstein and Nancy Natale, 2013, 40 pp.

Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic, Cape Cod Museum of Art, 2013

The Elephant in the Room: Contemporary Encaustic Works, Laconia Gallery, 2013

New York Times, exhibition announcement with photograph, January 12, 2013

Encaustic Works 2012, published by R&F Handmade Paints, May 2012

Authentic visual Voices: Contemporary Paper and Wax, published by Catherine Nash, 2012

Pollination: Beyond the Garden, Gregory Wright, 2011

Sanctuaries in Time, Columbia/Barnard University, NY, 2011

Fresh Pics: Contemporary Art in Connecticut, Camilla Cook, 2010

Nancy Natale: Binnie Birstein, a wrinkle in time-Art in The Studio, Blog http://artinthestudio.blogspot.com/2010/11/binnie-birstein-wrinkle-in-time.html

NEW @ FAC: New England Wax, 2010

Fresh Pics: Contemporary Art In Connecticut, Camilla Cook, 2010

American Impressions: Contemporary American Printmaking, William Paterson University, 2009

Why Not?! Housatonic Museum of Art, 2008

The Diptych Project: A Collaboration in Wax, A catalog of the project, blurb.com, May 2008, 56 pp., illus.

William Zimmer, “Annual Hunt for a Judge With a Distinctive Eye,” New York Times, May 19, 2002

NorthEast Prints 2002, William Paterson University, 2002

New Directions ’01, Barrett Art Center, 2001

Art For The Cure, New Britain Museum of American Art, 2001


Professional Experience

2014 Eighth International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA,
Presenter: Wax or What?
Instructor: Encaustic Collagraph, post-con, Castel Hill, Truro, MA

2013 Seventh International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, Presenter
Castle Hill, Truro, MA, Workshop Instructor

2012 Sixth International Encaustic Conference, Provincetown, MA, Presenter
Instructor: pre-con workshop, Castle Hill, Truro, MA

2011 Fifth International Encaustic Conference, Castle Hill Center for the Arts, Truro, MA,
Instructor: post-con workshop

2010 Fourth International Encaustic Conference, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA,
Presenter: Developing Your Imagery

2009 Third International Encaustic Conference, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA,
Presenter: Developing Your Imagery

2013, 2012, 2011 Visiting artist/instructor, Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA

2011-present Center for Contemporary Printmaking: Instructor, Norwalk, CT

2010-present Creative Arts Workshop: Faculty, New Haven, CT

2011 Co-President of ArtPlace, artist run co-op gallery, Fairfield, CT

2008-present Professional Development for Art Teachers and Art Professionals: Encaustic demonstrations and workshops

1982 Lecturer SUNY Brockport

1974-present Art Instructor/Teacher

1970-74 Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC: Color Print Shop; cataloging and sales

1970-72 Studio Assistant to William Accorsi, NYC



Collections

State University of New York at Brockport, Faculty Office Building

Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT

ArtisanWorks, Rochester, NY

R. D. Weis & Company, CT


Education

MA State University of New York at Brockport

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

BA City College of New York

University of the Americas, Mexico City, Mexico

Art Students’ League, NY














 
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