bio

Born in Troy, New York

 

 

Awards

2011 – Best in Show-Printmaking, Newport Art Museum Members Show, RI

2009 – The Stella Drabkin Memorial Award, American Color Print Society 70th Members Exhibition

2009 - 1st Prize, Watermark `09 National Juried Exhibition, NC.

2008 – Purchase award, Americas 2000 Paperworks Competition, Minot State University

2006 - Juror’s award, 25th National Print Exhibition, Silvermine Guild Galleries, CT

2006 – First in Printmaking, Newport Art Museum Members Show, RI

2002 – Robert Conover Memorial Award, Society of American Graphic Artists, NY, NY

2002 – Purchase Award, National Printmaking

2003, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

2001 – Purchase Award, Minnesota Print Biennial, Minneapolis

2000 – Juror’s Special Mention, PRESSED AND PULLED X, Georgia College and State Univ., Milledgeville, Ga.

2000 - Juror’s Award, 20th Annual National Print Exhibition, Artlink, Ft. Wayne, In.

1998 - Purchase Award, Delta National Small Print Exhibition

1997 - Purchase Award, 26th Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition

1997 – The Paul Cadmus Award, 66th National Members show of S.A.G.A.

1993 - BEST IN SHOW-PRINTMAKING, 24th Bradley National Print and Drawing Exh’n

1993 - Juror’s Award, Purchase Award, National Printmaking Exhibition, Trenton State College

1992 - Juror’s Purchase Award, North Dakota Print and Drawing Annual

1992 - Louis Lozowick Award, 50th National Exhibition of the Audubon Artists

1990 - Arjomari/Arches/Rives Paper Award, 11th National LAPS Exhibition

1990 - Two Juror’s Merit awards, Dakotas 100 International Exhibition

1989 - Juror’s Award, 19th National Works on Paper, Minot State University

1987 - Juror’s Merit Award, 21st Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition

1986 - Juror’s Award and Diserio, Martin, O’Connor and Castiglione Purchase Award

Silvermine International Print Exhibition

1985 – Juror’s Merit Award, 20th Bradley National Print and Drawing Exh’n

 


reviews

American Artist, June, 1987

Journal of the Print World, Spring, 1987 (Review of 21st Bradley National)

The Wichita Eagle, June 2, 1990 (Review of THE GRAPHIC ART OF PRINTMAKING)

The Boston Globe, July 8, 1990 (Review of show at Gallery on the Green, Lexington)

The History of Hera: A Women’s Cooperative, 1974-1989 by Valerie Raleigh Yow, 1990

Shizuoka Shimbun, November 9,1996 (Interview with Hiroko Shikashio regarding 19 on Paper Exhibition in Numazu, Japan

Providence Journal-Bulletin, December 31, 1996, ART SPOTLIGHT by Bill Van Siclen

Providence Journal-Bulletin, April 19, 1998, PROVIDENCE’S BRUSH WITH FAME by Bill Van Siclen

American Artist, August, 1999 article: URBAN LANDSCAPES IN TRANSITION by Ruthe Thompson

Providence Journal- Bulletin, December 14, 2000, review of 2- person show at Krause Gallery by Channing Gray

Providence Journal-Bulletin, December 6-9, 2001, review of one person show at Newport Art Museum by Bill Van Siclen

Journal of the Print World, Spring, 2006…reviews of SIDNEY HURWITZ AND GRACE BENTLEY- SCHECK at The Old Print Shop and THE ART OF PRINTMAKING at Spring Bull Gallery by Carol Fitzsimonds.

 

 

education

State University of New York at Alfred University…BFA, 1959; MFA, 1960

30 graduate hours in education and humanities… Southampton College, State University of NY at Albany, College of St. Rose, Albany, Utica College…leading to attainment of permanent New York State Teacher’s Certification in Art, K-12

 

 

experience

2009 – Participant in a Symposium: Exploring Creative Interdisciplinary Enterprises and Collaboration in the Arts


2009 – Created an image for Travel, an artists’ book resulting from a collaboration between artists and poets.


2008 – Visiting artist, Colby College, Waterville, Maine

2007 – Juror, Winter Wonderland, Gallery 297, Bristol, RI

2005 – Invited to participate in IconData-WorldPrints, a digital gallery at www.IconData.triennial.cracow.pl

2002 – Curator, 3 Printmakers Consider the Environment, Courthouse Center for the Arts, West Kingston, RI

2000 – Juror, Art on the Lawn, Newport Art Museum

1997 - Commission, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

1994 – Curator, CONTEMPORARY PRINTS, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI

1992 – Juror, WORKS ON PAPER, South County Center for the Arts

1992 – 1 % for Arts Commission, Donnely Rehabilitation Center, Providence

1991 – MAKING WAR: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CREATING THE PERCEPTION OF JUST WAR, Hera Gallery

1990 – Visiting Artist, University of South Dakota, Vermillion

1989 – HOMES/HOMELESSNESS INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION, Hera Gallery

Applied for and received a grant from the Rhode Island Foundation to publish a catalog of artists’ works and statements as well as an essay, statistics, and poetry about homelessness or the significance and function of home.

1985 – Juror-SPRINGFEST, Charlotte, NC

1972 – Present, Full-time printmaker

1979-1980, Part-time instructor, State University of NY at Oswego, Dept. of Art

1975-1982, Part-time teacher at Oswego Art Guild (NY) and Oswego County BOCES

1960-1972, Public School Art Teacher

 


 

exhibitions

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS:

 

2011 – Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Peoria, Ill.

2010 – New Prints 2010/Spring International Print Center New York

2007 – HAND-PULLED PRINTS INTERNATIONAL XIII, StoneMetal Press Printmaking Center, San Antonio, Texas

2006 – SAGA Exhibition in Prague, Hollar Society Gallery, Czech Republic

2006 – The Old Print Shop at Graphic Studio, Dublin, Ireland

2000 - International Print Triennial-Cracow 2000, Bridge to the Future

2000 - International Print Tiennnial, Cracow-Nurnberg, Germany

1995 – International Print Triennial ’94 Consumenta ’95,Nurnberg, Germany

1995 - Graphic Constellation, Graz, Austria; Cultural City Network

1994 - International Print Triennial-Cracow

1994, 1992 – International Print Biennial, The Silvermine Guild, Connecticut

1991, 1989 – Dakotas 100/International , N. Dakota State Univ. and the Univ. of S. D.

1986 – Pratt/Silvermine International Print Exhibition

1985, 1981 - Rockford International Print Biennale

1982 – 57th International Print Club of Philadelphia Exhibition



ONE AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2006 - Two person show (with Sidney Hurwitz), The Old Print Shop, NY

2006 – One person show, Hunter Gallery, St. George’s School, Middletown, RI

2005 – Collagraphs - Beyond the Medium, Arts Exclusive Gallery, Simsbury, Ct.

2001 – Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

1998 - The University Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Connecticut

1998 - Davenport Gallery, Rivers School, Weston, Massachusetts

1996 - TIME PASSAGES: Collages and Collagraphs, South County Center for the Arts, RI

1996 - RECENT COLLAGES, Showcase for Collage, Providence, RI

1990 - Hess Gallery, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

1990 - Gallery on the Green, Lexington, Massachusetts



GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2011 – Micro/Macro, with Printmakers Network of Southern New England at the Newport Art Museum, RI

2011 – Travel (collaborative artists’ book) included in Turning the Page: The Evolution of Artists’ Books , Beard and Weil Galleries, Watson Fine Arts, Wheaton College, Norton, Ma.

2011 – Place, Clemson National Print and Drawing Exhibition, SC

2011 – Los Angeles Printmaking Society Members Show, Brea Library, Ca.

2011 – Society of American Graphic Artists Annual Members Exhibition, Prince Street Gallery, NY, NY

2010 – Travel+, Bristol Art Museum, RI with members of Printmakers Network of Southern New England

2010 – Art League of Rhode Island 10th Anniversary Show, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence

2009 – Prints U.S.A. 2009 City of Springfield Art Museum, Mo.

2009 - American Color Print Soc. 70th Members Exhiibition, The Plastic Club of Philadelphia

2009 - Watermark

2009 - Delta National Small Prints, Arkansas State College, Jonesboro

2009 - The American Color Print Society 69th Members Exhibition, Chestnut Hill Gallery, Philadelphia

2009 - Los Angeles Printmaking Society 20th National Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, California

2009 - Americas 2009 Paperworks, Minot State University, ND

2008 – Janet Turner National Print Competition and Exhibition, Janet Turner Print Museum, California State University, Chico

2008 – Americas 2000 Paperworks Competition, Minot State University, ND

2008 – Printmaking Now, Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery, Jackson Art Center, Bristol Community College, Fall River, Ma.

2008 – Field Report, Boston Printmakers Members’ Show (traveling)

2007 – SAGA 74th Members Show at the Old Print Shop, NYC and 73rd,71st, 69th, and 66th

2007 - 20th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, Wi

2007 – Washington Printmakers National Small Works 2007, Washington, DC

2007 – 63rd National Open Print Exhibition of the American Color Print Society, Cheltenham art Ctr., Pa

2006 – 25th National Print Exhibition, Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, Ct. and ‘03,’ 00, ‘98, ‘97

2006 – Two person show, The Old Print Shop, NY, NY

2006 – THE ART OF PRINTMAKING: A JURIED EXHIBITION OF PRINTS BY MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN COLOR PRINT SOCIETY AND PRINTMAKERS NETWORK OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND at Spring Bull Gallery, Newport, RI

2006 – 26th Annual National Print Exhibition at Artlink, Ft. Wayne, Indiana and ’05, ’02, ’01 ’00,’99, ‘96

2005 – Los Angeles Printmaking Society National Exhibition, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, Ca. and ANOTHER VIEW at Saddleback College Art Gallery, Mission Viejo, Ca.

2004 – AT ISSUE: PRINTS AND SOCIAL COMMENTARY, , Wheaton College, Norton, Ma.

2003 - HAND PULLED PRINTS XI, Stonemetal Press and Joan Grona Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2003 - Prints USA, Springfield Art Museum, Ma.

2003 – The Boston Printmakers North American Print Biennial, 808 Gallery, Boston College, Ma. (and ’93, ’92, ’91, ’88, ’87, ‘ 85, ‘79)

2002 – EXTERIOR – INTERIOR-LANDSCAPES, Mid-America Print Council Conference 2002, Laramie,Wyoming

2001 – PAINTINGS, PASTELS, PRINTS, & PHOTOGRAPHS BY WOMEN IN THE KMA COLLECTION , Knoxville Museum of Art, Tennessee


Pre-2000 :

11th National Print Exhibition of the Florida Printmakers Society, Miami Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Arkansas State University, ’98, ‘97

Yu Art Station, Nagano, Japan, 19 on Paper group show

19 on Paper group show, Numazu, Japan

The Boston Printmakers Architectural Show, Boston, Washington, DC, Univ. of NH

National Printmaking Exhibition, Trenton State College, NJ, ‘06 ’97, ’93, ‘91

Pacific States Biennial National Print Exhibition, Hilo, Hawaii

THE GRAPHIC ART OF PRINTMAKING, Wichita Art Association, Ks., 1990

Stockton National 1998, 1996,1992, and 1990, Haggin Museum, Stockton, Ca.

NEW ENGLAND IMPRESSIONS: The Art of Printmaking, Fitchburg Art Museum, Ma.

And Galerie Kunst Im Turm, Schwanenberg Kleve, Germany, 1989

North Dakota Print and Drawing Annual, Univ. of ND at Grand Forks, ’93,’92,’90, ’88,’85,’81, ‘80

Hunterdon National Print Exh’n, NJ, “99, ’90,’89, ’88, ’86, ’85, ’82, ’81, ‘79

TRIBUTE: WORKS BY ART STUDIO FACULTY SINCE 1968, Tyler Gallery, State University of NY at Oswego, 1988

Dulin National Works on Paper, Knoxville, Tn., ’80,’86-‘89

Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Peoria, Illinois, 2000, ’96, ’93,’87, ’85, ‘81

RHODE ISLAND/AUSTRALIA EXCHANGE, Newport Art Museum, RI, 1987 and Fremantle Arts Center, Australia, 1986

 


 

publications

American Artist, June, 1987

Journal of the Print World, Spring, 1987 (Review of 21st Bradley National)

The Wichita Eagle, June 2, 1990 (Review of THE GRAPHIC ART OF PRINTMAKING)

The Boston Globe, July 8, 1990 (Review of show at Gallery on the Green, Lexington)

The History of Hera: A Women’s Cooperative, 1974-1989 by Valerie Raleigh Yow, 1990

Secrets of Buying Art: Original Prints and Reproductions by Mary Ann and Mace Wenniger, 1990

Shizuoka Shimbun, November 9,1996 (Interview with Hiroko Shikashio regarding 19 on Paper Exhibition in Numazu, Japan

Providence Journal-Bulletin, December 31, 1996, ART SPOTLIGHT by Bill Van Siclen

Providence Journal-Bulletin, April 19, 1998, PROVIDENCE’S BRUSH WITH FAME by Bill Van Siclen

American Artist, August, 1999 article: URBAN LANDSCAPES IN TRANSITION by Ruthe Thompson

Providence Journal- Bulletin, December 14, 2000, review of 2- person show at Krause Gallery by Channing Gray

The Artist’s Illustrated Encyclopedia by Phil Metzger, North light Books, 2001( see collagraph)

Providence Journal-Bulletin, December 6-9, 2001, review of one person show at Newport Art Museum by Bill Van Siclen

Journal of the Print World, Spring, 2006…reviews of SIDNEY HURWITZ AND GRACE BENTLEY- SCHECK at The Old Print Shop and THE ART OF PRINTMAKING at Spring Bull Gallery by Carol Fitzsimonds.

 

 

 

organizations

The Boston Printmakers

Society of American Graphic Artists

Los Angeles Printmaking Society

19 on Paper

Art League of Rhode Island

Printmakers Network of Southern New England

 


 

contact

To contact Grace Bentley-Scheck, please email gbentleyscheck@verizon.net.