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Catherine Drabkin
Joined Seton Hill
2013
Hometown
Pittsburgh
Contact Info
cdrabkin@setonhill.edu

Catherine Drabkin is a painter, printmaker and educator. She received her BFA from the Maryland Institute/College of Art and her MFA from Queens College/Cuny. She has exhibited work both nationally and internationally and  is included in numerous public and private collections in the United States and Europe. One of her recent projects: Finding Home: an American Neighborhood, is an artist's book inspired by her neighborhood in downtown Wilmington. It received supported by an Opportunity Grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts. An interview on WILM radio with Paul Weigraff Director, Delaware Divison of the Arts and Guillermina Gonzalez on November 3 is available through the DDOA website at http://www.artsdel.org/podcasts/131103_de_state_of_arts.mp3 She has been represented by Kraushaar Galleries in New York since 1994, were she will have her seventh solo exhibition When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd in October, 2014. She has recently had solo exhibitions at Art Space Harrisburg Area Community College, Lancaster, PA, Blue Streak Gallery, Wilmington, DE and the Madeline Cohen Gallery, Community College of Philadelphia which traveled to the Blair Gallery, Hoyt Arts Center in New Castle, Pennsylvania. A founding faculty of the Delaware College of Art and Design, she has also taught at the University of Nebraska/Omaha, Southern Connecticut State University, Dartmouth College Point Park University, and Seton Hill University. Her work will be included in Villes de Bretagne, Patrimoine et Histoire edited by Les Presses Universitaires de Rennes in 2015.

Education

  • 1979, Amherst College
  • 1981, Yale Summer School of Music and Art at Norfolk
  • 1982, Maryland Institute/College of Art: B.F.A.
  • 1985, Queens College/CUNY: M.F.A.

Publications

  • 2014, Les Presses Universitaires de Rennes Villes de Bretagne, Patrimoine et Histoire (forthcoming)
  • 2011, Rene Le Bihan American Painters in the Small Towns of Character in Brittany Rennes, France
  • 2011, Betsy Fahlman Kraushaar Galleries: Celebrating 125 Years New York, NY
  • 2006 , Martica Sawin Facets of Perception Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY
  • 2005, Ted Kooser Flying at Night, University of Pittsburgh Press cover
  • 2001, Lance Esplund Serial Thinking Zeuxis, NY
  • 1999, Andrew Forge The Human Presence Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA
  • 1998, John Driscoll & Arnold Skolnick The Artist and the American Landscape First Glance Books
  • 1996, Barbara O’Brian The Deep Heart’s Core Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

Awards

  • 2012, Opportunity Grant: Delaware Division for the Arts
  • 2011, Alfred and Trafford Klots International Residency Fellowship for Artists in Brittany, France
  • 2010, Travel Residency, Art dans les Cites, Petites Cites de Caractere de Bretagne, France
  • 2010, Opportunity Grant, Delaware Division of the Arts
  • 2006, Alfred and Trafford Klots International Residency Fellowship Chateau Rochefort-en-Terre, Rochefort-en-Terre, France Residency
  • 2007, Individual Artist Fellowship, Established professional level in the Visual Arts-Painting, Delaware Division of the Arts

Organizations

  • The Rosemarie Beck Foundation

Presentations

  • 2014: Plein Air Mt Lebanon, Mt Lebanon, PA, The Stony Brook School, Stony Brook, NY Visiting Artist
  • 2013: Art Space: Harrisburg Area Community College Gallery: Artist's Talk, Delaware College of Art and Design: Gouache Workshop, Delaware College of Art and Design, Graduation Keynote Speaker, Blue Streak Gallery, Wilmington, DE: Community Forum
  • 2012: Community College of Philadelphia, PA: Lecture Light and Shadow, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA: Artist Round Table
  • Forum: Delaware College of Art and Design: Gouache Workshop, Rowayton Arts Center, Norwalk, CT: Lecture Light and Shadow

Performances

  • Solo Exhibitions 2014 When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd Kraushaar Galleries, New York, NY Through Transparent Curtains The Stony Brook School, Stony Brook, NY 2013 Interior Gardens Art Space, Harrisburg Area Community College, Lancaster, PA Blue Streak Gallery, Wilmington, DE Blair Gallery, Hoyt Art Center, New Castle, PA 2012 Madeline Cohen Gallery, Community College of Philadelphia Rowayton Arts Center, Norwalk, CT 2010 Warner Gallery, St. Andrew’s School, Middletown, DE 2007 Kraushaar Galleries, New York, NY Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery, Wilmington, DE 2005 Kraushaar Galleries, New York, NY 2002 Kraushaar Galleries, New York, NY McKinney Gallery, West Chester University, West Chester, PA 2000 Kraushaar Galleries, New York, NY Washington Studio School, Washington, DC 1998 Kraushaar Galleries, New York, NY 1995 Members’ Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY Kraushaar Galleries, New York, NY

Achievements

  • 2008, Residency, Alfred and Trafford Klots International Residency Fellowship Chateau Rochefort-en-Terre, Rochefort-en-Terre, France
  • Public Collections Petites Cités de Caractère de Bretagne, Hotel de Ville, Chateaugiron, France, Amtrak, Wilmington, DE, The Getty Trust, Santa Monica, CA, Kenkeleba House, NY, Rauner Special Collections Library, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH Washington University, St. Louis, MO,