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Drew Ellen Shiflett
updated: 10/14/2009
website: www.drewshiflett.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Untitled #52
Untitled #52 (DETAIL)
Untitled #54
Untitled #53
Untitled #53 (DETAIL)
Untitled #47
Untitled #47 (DETAIL)
Untitled #51
Untitled #43
Untitled #43 (DETAIL)
Untitled #39
Untitled #46
Untitled #49
Untitled #55
Untitled #55 (DETAIL)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, architecture, collage, landscape, meditative, obsessive, process, repetition, memory
 
 
Untitled #52 by Drew Ellen Shiflett
Untitled #52
watercolor, ink, handmade paper
2008
50 1/2" x  89 1/2"  x 2" 
Untitled #52 (DETAIL) by Drew Ellen Shiflett
Untitled #52 (DETAIL)
water, ink, handmade paper
2008
50 1/2" x  89 1/2"  x 2" 
Untitled #54 by Drew Ellen Shiflett
Untitled #54
graphite, ink, watercolor, handmade paper
2008
14" x  14" 
Untitled #53 by Drew Ellen Shiflett
Untitled #53
graphite, ink, watercolor, conte crayon, handmade paper
2008
25 1/2" x  47 1/2"  x 1/2" 
Untitled #53 (DETAIL) by Drew Ellen Shiflett
Untitled #53 (DETAIL)
graphite, ink, watercolor, conte crayon, handmade paper
2008
25 1/2" x  47 1/2"  x 1/2" 
Untitled #47 by Drew Ellen Shiflett
Untitled #47
graphite, ink, watercolor, conte crayon, handmade paper
2007
57 1/2 " x  83 1/4 " 
Untitled #47 (DETAIL) by Drew Ellen Shiflett
Untitled #47 (DETAIL)
graphite, ink, watercolor, conte crayon, handmade paper
2007
57 1/2" x  83 1/4" 
Untitled #51 by Drew Ellen Shiflett
Untitled #51
graphite, ink, watercolor, conte crayon, handmade paper
2007
10 3/4" x  25 1/2" 
Untitled #43 by Drew Ellen Shiflett
Untitled #43
graphite, ink, watercolor, conte crayon, handmade paper
2007
20 3/4" x  35 1/2" 
Untitled #43 (DETAIL) by Drew Ellen Shiflett
Untitled #43 (DETAIL)
graphite, ink, watercolor, conte crayon, handmade paper
2007
20 3/4" x  35 1/2" 
Untitled #39 by Drew Ellen Shiflett
Untitled #39
graphite, ink, watercolor, conte crayon, handmade paper
2007
7 3/4" x  12 3/4" 
Untitled #46 by Drew Ellen Shiflett
Untitled #46
graphite, ink, watercolor, conte crayon, handmade paper
2007
4 3/4" x  8" 
Untitled #49 by Drew Ellen Shiflett
Untitled #49
graphite, ink, watercolor, conte crayon, handmade paper
2007
13 1/4" x  14 3/4" 
Untitled #55 by Drew Ellen Shiflett
Untitled #55
graphite, ink, watercolor, handmade paper
2009
47 1/2" x  27"  x 4" 
Untitled #55 (DETAIL) by Drew Ellen Shiflett
Untitled #55 (DETAIL)
graphite, ink, watercolor, handmade paper
2009
47 1/2" x  2"  x 4" 

Artist Statement
The drawings in this body of work are abstract in nature but reference landscape, architecture and textiles.  A woven, transparent effect is created through handmade papers, pencil and ink lines, watercolor wash and conte crayon.  Thin strips of cut, collaged paper add depth and give the drawings their asymmetrical shapes.  The physical forms of the drawings evolve simultaneously with the layered, drawn marks on the surface of the paper, merging together to form densely constructed pieces that incorporate elements of sculpture and relief.

The work is the result of a cumulative process of layering and building linear and planar forms.  There is a focus on line, light, and texture, as well as form, transition and perception.

Artist Bio / CV

Drew Ellen Shiflett

EDUCATION:   
1978    The Maryland Institute, College of Art - Hoffberger School of Painting - MFA

GRANTS & AWARDS:        
2009    Artists’ Fellowship Award – Printmaking/Drawing/ Book Arts - New York Foundation for the Arts
2009    Top Honors Award – 71st Guild Hall Artist Members Exhibition, awarded by juror, Jodi Hauptman, curator – Dept. of Drawings, Museum of Modern Art
1993    Mid Atlantic/NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship - Sculpture -  Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
1992    Guggenheim Fellowship Award - Sculpture
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
1990    Artists' Fellowship Award - Sculpture
New York Foundation for the Arts

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2011    Guild Hall Musem of East Hampton – Spiga Gallery, East Hampton, NY (upcoming)
2008-09    Lesley Heller Gallery, NYC
2006    Lesley Heller Gallery, NYC
2004    Islip Art Musuem, Collection Insights:  Drew Shiflett, East Islip, NY
1993     The InterArt Center, NYC

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2009    The Challenge Of Collecting – Selections From The Permanent Collection – Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
2007    Art As Color – Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery of the
Art League of Long Island, Dix Hills, NY
2005-06    Plane And Form – Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN
2005    Beautiful Dreamer – Spaces, Cleveland, OH
2005    Six Outdoor Projects At LIU – curated by Matthew Freedman at LIU, Brooklyn, NY
2004    Art On Paper 2004 – The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
2003    Work In Process – three-person show at Kristen Frederickson Contemporary Art, NYC
2003    New Projects Show - Dieu Donne Papermill & Gallery, NYC
2003    Custom Fit - Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
2001    Sculpture - Flipside Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2000 - 01    Invented Spaces - The Work Space, NYC
1998    Utopia - Momenta Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
1995    In Three Dimensions:  Women Sculptors of the ‘90s – Part III, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
1994    Critical Mass - curated by Charles Long at the Yale University School of Art, A&A Gallery, New Haven, CT