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Gail Biederman
updated: 09/27/2011
website: www.gailbiederman.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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art-medium
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Constellations
Constellation (B)
Constellation (G)
Constellation (G)
2800/16/65/4100/35/1073/84B
Detail - 2800/16/65/4100/35/1073/84B
Carving a Path
Detail - Carving a Path
here to there + back again
A route so orderly as to be chaotic
There/Then, Here/Now
Detail - There/Then, Here/Now
Local Landscape
Detail - Local Landscape
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  autobiographical, mapping, abstract, landscape, diagrammatic, site-specific, identity, urban, information, documentary
 
 
Constellations by Gail Biederman
Constellations
handmade felt
2010-11
Dimensions variable
Constellation (B) by Gail Biederman
Constellation (B)
handmade felt
2010-11
Dimensions variable
Constellation (G) by Gail Biederman
Constellation (G)
handmade felt
2010-11
Dimensions variable
Constellation (G) by Gail Biederman
Constellation (G)
handmade felt
2010-11
Dimensions variable
2800/16/65/4100/35/1073/84B by Gail Biederman
2800/16/65/4100/35/1073/84B
felt
2008
Dimensions variable
Detail - 2800/16/65/4100/35/1073/84B by Gail Biederman
Detail - 2800/16/65/4100/35/1073/84B
felt
2008
Dimensions variable
Carving a Path by Gail Biederman
Carving a Path
industrial felt
2008
Dimensions variable
Detail - Carving a Path by Gail Biederman
Detail - Carving a Path
industrial felt
2008
Dimensions variable
here to there + back again by Gail Biederman
here to there + back again
yarn and nails
2008
288" x  196"  x 1 1/2" 
A route so orderly as to be chaotic by Gail Biederman
A route so orderly as to be chaotic
yarn and nails on wall
2005
192" x  48"  x 1" 
There/Then, Here/Now by Gail Biederman
There/Then, Here/Now
yarn
2007
Dimensions variable
Detail - There/Then, Here/Now by Gail Biederman
Detail - There/Then, Here/Now
yarn
2007
Dimensions variable
Local Landscape by Gail Biederman
Local Landscape
yarn and nails on wall
2008
108 " x  552 " 
Detail - Local Landscape by Gail Biederman
Detail - Local Landscape
yarn and nails on wall
2008
108 " x  552 " 

Artist Statement

Through mapping, I examine the connections between body, identity, and place.  Maps helps me realize where I am not only physically, but temporally and emotionally.  Creating mood as much as meaning, my maps reconstruct places and events and restore them as new experiences. 

 

I often begin with ordinary street maps of the places where I have lived and to which I remain connected.  Through my manipulations, the messiness of real life enters into these dry abstractions.  Sites are personalized.  The autobiographical and the geographical fuse, and the border between interior and exterior dissolves. 

 

Over time, my works have increasingly become more intuitive interpretations of places and events.  While still using a map as a point of departure, my pieces transform objective records, shaping them with imagination and personal experience.  By modifying maps and employing sensuous materials, I invite a viewer to travel to a new realm, an immersive space of flickering change.

Artist Bio / CV

EXHIBITIONS
2012
Solo Exhibition, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
Solo Exhibition, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

2011
Data In, Data Out, Walsh Gallery, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
Intuitive Realities, Cuchifritos, New York, NY

2010
Sensing Space, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY

2009
Rubbish: Art and the Ecosystem, The Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY
2800//16/65/4100/35/1073/84B, Artspace, New Haven, CT (solo) 

2008
Peekskill Project 08, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
Projects '08, The Carriage House, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY (catalogue)
In & Around, Fine Arts Gallery, Westchester Comm. College, Valhalla, NY (solo)
Spring 2008, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY (catalogue)
Site 92: Phase II, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

2007
Here and Elsewhere: AIM 27, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY (catalogue)
Points of Departure, Fox Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)

2006
Radius, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum/Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT
I love the ‘Burbs, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY (catalogue)
The Studio Visit, Exit Art, New York, NY

2005
Exit Biennial II: Traffic, Exit Art, New York, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2008
Cohalan, Mary Lou. "Projects '08. Islip Art Museum. Catalogue.
Wei, Lilly. "Editions 08." Lower East Side Printshop. Catalogue
Cole, Lori. "Critic's Picks: Site 92: Phase II." Artforum.com

2007
Genocchio, Benjamin. “From Simple Snapshots to High Concepts.” The New York Times
Here & Elsewhere: AIM 27. The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Catalogue
Beckwith, Naomi, and Liliana Milkova. “On Memory, Sites, Migrations, and Maps.” Points of Departure. Fox Art Gallery. Catalogue 

2006 
Genocchio, Benjamin. “In the Jumble, Cliches Aside, Gems Shine.” The New York Times 
Genocchio, Benjamin. “The Place We Call Home.” The New York Times
Keiter, Ellen. I love the ‘Burbs. Katonah Museum of Art. Catalogue

HONORS AND AWARDS
2011-12
Hot Picks, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

2010
Artists Alliance Inc (AAI), LES-Rotating Studio Program, New York, NY

2007
Special Editions Residency, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
Artist in the Marketplace Program, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY