Vi Vona

Biography / Bibliography

 

SOLO EXHIBITS

2012    “Born under WHAT star?” Red Dot Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2004    Jemez Series; JMTC, Jemez Springs, NM

            Watercolors and Oils; The Laughing Lizard, Jemez Springs, NM

2002    Large Digital Images; The Laughing Lizard, Jemez Springs, NM

2001    Watercolors; JMTC, Jemez Springs, NM

2000    Collages and Digital Images; Stenson Memorial, Sea Cliff, NY

1993    Oils & Watercolors; Bryant Gallery, Roslyn, NY

1985    Heroines; Discovery Art Gallery, Glen Cove, NY

1984    Caves and Cathedrals; Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY

1983    Watercolors; Rena Fortgang Gallery, Old Brookville, NY

1982    Rag Time; Village Square Gallery, Glen Cove, NY

1980    Metaphysical Geometrics; Seasons, Sea Cliff, NY

1978    Transitions I; Stenson Memorial, Sea Cliff,  NY

           Transitions I I; Great Neck House, Great Neck, NY

1971    Vi Vona, Plastics; Graham Gallery, New York, NY

 

PROFESSIONAL EXHIBITS

2016    Art Bank; MuĖoz-Waxman @CCA, Santa Fe, NM

           Trash Transformed: Art From Recycled Materials, Jemez Fine Art Gallery, Jemez Springs, NM

2015    Common Ground 2015; Santa Fe Community Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2013    Lucky 13; CCA, Santa Fe, NM

            Gallery Exhibit; The William and Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2011    Vestiges; CaĖon del Rio Jemez Springs, NM

2010    Island to Island; Mistretta Galleries, Locust Valley, NY

            Group Exhibit; JMTC., Jemez Springs, NM

            Collective: Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, NM

2009    Group Exhibit; Salon Margraff, Santa Fe, NM

2008      Cradle Project; Albuquerque, NM (catalogue)

           Shelter in Place; Mission Street Gallery, Jemez Springs, NM

2007    Group Exhibit; Salon Margraff, Santa Fe, NM

2006    American Impressions; William Paterson University Galleries, Wayne, NJ (catalogue)

            Braided Lives; Berkeley Studios, Berkely, CA

2005    DFAS Members Show; Albuquerque, NM

            Snap to the Grid; Los Angeles Center For Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

            War & Peace Between Mind and Body; VSA arts & Governor's Commission on Disability, Santa Fe, NM

            ArtFirst; Princeton, NJ

2004    Jemez Folk; SomArts, San Francisco, CA

2003   ArtFirst; Princeton, NJ

2002   A Collective; JMTC, Jemez Springs, NM

2001    Art Ability; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

           Pier Show 9; BWAC, Brooklyn, NY

           Bridging Art and Ability 2; WAHC, Williamsburg, NY

           UCP/NYC's Window Gallery, New York, NY

2000    SMFA Exhibition and Sale; SMFA, Boston, MA

           Invitational; Bryn Mawr Rehab, Malvern, PA

           LIU Salena Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

            Catherine Street Gallery; Staten Island, NY

            Small Works on Paper; Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

            Pier Show; BWAC, Brooklyn, NY

            Millennium Perspective; Marlen Gallery, New York, NY

           Bridging Art and Ability 2; WAHC, Williamsburg, NY

1999    SMFA Exhibition and Sale; SMFA, Boston, MA

           Interior Views; Belsky House, Brooklyn, NY

           Joan Harrison: Artist and Friends; Sea Cliff Gallery, Sea Cliff, NY

           Selections: Collage; Anthony Giordano Gallery, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY (catalogue)

           Hearts for Children; Sea Cliff Gallery, Sea Cliff, NY

1998    Awkwardology; Open Space Gallery, Allentown, PA

            Group Show; VSA Gallery West, Beverly Hills, CA

1997   The Altered Image; Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY

           Fresh Perspectives; VSA Gallery, Washington, DC

1996   A Large Show of Small Works; The Cooper Union, New York, NY

           Still Life; Islip Art Museum, Islip, Long Island, NY

           Group Show; Very Special Arts Gallery , Washington, DC

1995    APA Benefit; Mary Anthony Galleries, New York, NY

           Group Show; Gallery 31A, Glen Cove, NY

1994    Group Show; Galleries 321A and 31A2, Glen Cove, NY

1993    Group Show; Galleries 31A and 31A2, Glen Cove, NY

1992    In Search of Meaning; Discovery Gallery, Glen Cove, NY

           Visions of Angels; Nancy Driscoll Gallery, Sea Cliff, NY   

            (WHAT IS?); Ambassador Galleries, New York, NY

1991    Spirit and the Mind; Discovery Gallery, Glen Cove, NY

1990   Younger Members & Their Friends Exhibition; The National Arts Club, New York, NY

           Group Show; Avanian Gallery, New York, NY

           The Larger Print; Midge Karr Art Center, Greenvale, NY

            International Women’s Exhibit of Contemporary Art; Weatherholt Galleries, Washington, DC

           The Last Round-Up; Discovery Art Gallery, Glen Cove, NY

1989    First Fine Arts Exhibit; Sid Jacobsen Y, Glen Cove, NY

1988    Electronic Art; Discovery Art Gallery, Glen Cove, NY

           2 Person Show; Discovery Art Gallery, Glen Cove, NY

1987    Invitational; Discovery Metro Gallery, Long Island City, NY

           Paintings & Sculpture; Towards the 90’s; Discovery Art Gallery, Glen Cove, NY

1986    At Liberty with Liberty; Bryant Gallery, Roslyn, NY

            Letters; Clocktower, New York, NY

           Women Artists on Long Island; Hutchins Gallery, CW Post University, Greenvale, NY

            Outsize Graphics; Discovery Gallery, Glen Cove, NY

           East Meets West; Forefront Gallery, Long Island City, NY

1985    Fold of Cloth; HHAA, Glen Cove, NY

            The Last Roundup; HHAA, Glen Cove, NY

            Top of the Eighties; HHAA, Glen Cove, NY

1984    Wood Show; HHAA, Glen Cove, NY

           Invitational; Great Neck Library, Glen Cove, NY

            Multiple Choice; Wunsch Arts Center, Glen Cove, NY

            Graphics Spin Offs; HHAA, Glen Cove, NY 

            Innovation: New Wave Constructions & Autobiographical Works; HHAA, Glen Cove, NY

1983    FAMLI Annual; FAMLI, Hempstead, NY (catalogue)

           Group Show; HHAA, Glen Cove, NY

           S.O.S., Protest Show; Glen Cove, NY

            Invitational; Birch Hill Gallery, Locust Valley, NY

1982    Group Exhibit; Sea Cliff Photograph Co, Sea Cliff, NY

1981    Small & Tiny Artworks; 79 Wall Street, Huntington, NY

           Drawings/Works on Paper; 79 Wall Street, Huntington, NY

           Pratt Pond, Social Awareness Show; HHAA, Glen Cove, NY

           Martha Lincoln Gallery, Vero Beach, FL

           American Legion, Amagansett, NY

            Kips Bay Designers Showcase, New York, NY

1980    Five Artists; Studio School of New York, New York, NY

            Fire House Gallery Annual; Nassau Community College, Long Island, NY

           Tulip Connection; Gallery 36, New York, NY

1979    Invitational; Odin Gallery, Port Washington, NY

            3 Artists; Downtown Gallery, Glen Cove, NY

1977    27th Annual New England Exhibit; The Silvermine Guild, Silvermine, CT (catalogue)

1972   Unmanly Art; Suffolk Museum, Stony Brook, NY

            Paintings by Some Contemporary Women Artists; Randolph Macon College, Ashland, VA

1971    Water as Art; Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY

           Women Artists; International House, New York, NY

           21st New England Exhibit; The Silvermine Guild, Silvermine, CT

1970    Birds and Beasts; Graham Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)

            Collectors Show; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

           Annual Exhibit; Ramaz School, New York, NY

1969   Five Artists; Graham Gallery, New York, NY

           Summer Show; Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY

           Art on Paper; Weatherspoon Annual; Greensboro, NC (catalogue)

            Watercolors Exhibit; Boston Museum; Boston, MA

1968    Light as Art; Newark College of Engineering, Newark NJ (catalogue)

            Group Show; Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY

1967    Art in Process; Finch College Museum, New York, NY (catalogue)

           Group Show; East Hampton Gallery, New York, NY

           XXII American Drawing Biennial; Norfolk Museum of Arts & Sciences, Norfolk, VI (catalogue)

           Weatherspoon Annual; Greensboro, NC

           Group Show; Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY

1966    Group Show; Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT

           Silvermine Exhibition, Silvermine, CT

           XXI American Drawing Biennial, Norfolk Museum of Arts & Sciences, Norfolk, VI

1965    Southeastern Exhibit; Savannah, GA

1963    Boston Fine Arts Festival, Boston, MA

1962    Annual Juried Show; Parrish Museum, Southampton, NY

 

HONORS AND GRANTS

2000    NCRPA, Grant for Solo Exhibit, Long Island, NY

1999    Emergency Grant, CHANGE, INC., Captiva, FL

1995    Emergency Grant, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, NYC, NY

           Grant, Artists’ Fellowships, NYC, NY

1982   OCD Grant for Solo Exhibit, Office of Cultural Development, Nassau County, NY

1962   First Prize in Painting, Parrish Museum, Southampton, NY

 

LECTURES AND INTERVIEWS

2012    Lecture, Red Dot Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, November 2

           Interview, Jon Carver on “Born under WHAT star? Vi Vona, Art Beat, Kathryn Davis, Radio KTRC, Santa Fe, NM, Oct. 12

2008    Power Point Presentation, “Creativity and Thought,” CW Post LIU Campus, NY, November 7

2000    Featured Artist, Studio 211, CO Website – no longer exists

           Interview, “Vi Vona Finds New Medium, New Audience on Web,” The Palette, Washington, DC, 2000, pg 3

1989    Interview, WCWP, Artist and Teacher, CW Post LIU Campus, NY 

           Interview, Channel 12, First Fine Art Exhibit, Long Island, NY

1987   Lecture, Heckscher Museum, NY, September 22

            Lecture, The Gallery-Oyster Bay Salon, Nassau Community College, NY, June 12

            Interview, WHPC, The Philosophers of Art Series, Nassau Community College, NY, Jun. 5

1986    Interview, WCWP, Artists Talk Series, CW Post LIU Campus, NY, June 6

1985    Lecture, Heroines Show, HHAA, Glen Cove, NY, April 12

1982    Lecture & Videotaping, Ragtime Exhibit, HHAA, Glen Cove, NY, April 18

 

PUBLICATIONS

Prehensile Pencil Publications: Illustrations (Oyster Bay, NY)

            Bumming for Grub, John Digby's adaptation of a poem by Tao Chi'en 2007

            A Place of Shade, a collection of poems by E. F. Weisslitz 2007

            Poems, by Adelia Prado translated Flavia M. Lobo 2008

            Five Sons Fruits From the Old Tree, improvisation from Tao Ch'ien by John Digby 2008

            We Can Discuss Loneliness, two poems adapted from Tu Fu and Po Chu-1 by John Digby 2008

            Their Hunger is Great, two poems by Diane Lutz 2008

            Pausing at the Bonder, 5 Chinese adaptations by John Digby 2008

            Nostos, Diane Simone-Lutz poem 2009

            38th Summer, Diane Simone-Lutz poem 2009

            this before, Kimberly Southwick's poem 2009

            To Wang Lun, Master Brewer, poem by Li Po adapted by John Digby 2009

            I Shouldn't Have Waited, 9 poems by Edmund Miller 2009

            New Year Letter, prose poem by Vern Rutsala 2010

            The Girl Who Could Fly, poem by Vern Rutsala 2009

            West of the Truth, five prose poems by Vem Rutsala 2011

            Within the Rain, five poems by BergŹs Alvarez 2011

            Love and Work & My Answering Machine, prose poems by Vern Rutsala 2011

            Antonio & Clara, poem by David Giannini 2012

 

ELECTRONIC BOOKS AND VIDEO

Vi Vona, Born under WHAT star? (blurb, 2012), http://blur.by/1bPuTzi

Vi Vona: Heroines (blurb, 2014)

Vi Vona: Mastering A Life, YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh2Ey2ZwE_4

 

REVIEWS / PERIODICALS / NEWSPAPERS

Kate McGraw “to be always beginning” Albuquerque Journal North (Oct 12, 2012}: pg S3

Susan Wider “Linda Vi Vona: Born Under What Star?” THE Magazine (Dec-Jan 2012-2013): pg 51

“Collectors: Joan Lombardi and Lee Nash” Santa faen Magazine (June-July 2009): pg 33

Deborah Mashibini “2004 Southwest Conference on Disability featured New Mexico Artist” N4 Newsletter, Albuquerque, (Summer 2004): pg 8

Gina Solamone “Artistic Triumph Over Tragedy” Whatevah-The Brooklyn Skyline Feature Section, Williamsburg, NY (Feb 2000): pg 3

Helen A. Harrison “Still Life’s Infused with Vim and Vigor” NY TIMES L.I. (May 12,1996): pg 18

Helen A. Harrison “In a Group Show, 5 Artists Seeking Meanings” NY TIMES L.I. (Dec 13,1992): pg 27

Helen A. Harrison “Angels in Many Guises, Historical and Modern” NY TIMES L.I. (Dec 20,1992)

Steve Parks “Living to Make Art on the Island” Newsday Part l l (Oct 11,1991): pgs 84-85

Karin Lipson “Abstract Offerings in Larger Print’” Newsday Part l l (June 15, 1990): pg 16

Martin Parson “Mejones, Ergin and Others” Artspeak, NYC (May 16,1990): pg 5

Karin Lipson “Quirky Gnirke-Land and Others” Newsday Part l l (June 24, 1988): pg 31

Helen A. Harrison “A Three Part ‘Showcase’” NY TIMES L.I. (June 26, 1988)

Elaine Benson “The New Breed” LI Monthly (Oct 1988): pg 50

Maria Stieglitz “Finding Homes For Arts Sake” Newsday L.I. (July 4,1987): pg 19

Karin Lipson “Six Artists in a Show of Contrasts” Newsday Part l l (Aug 12,1986)

Photo “Women Artists on Long Island” The Overview Section of Anton Community Newspapers of LI (Oct 9, 1986)

Jeanne Paris “Café Harlequin” Newsday Part l l (Nov 1986): pg 19

Lin Giliberti “Linda Vi Vona’s ‘Heroines’” Sunstorm L.I. (April 1985): pg 16

Madeline Burnside “Linda ViVona, Nola Zirin, Natalie DoueniasSunstorm L.I. (June 1985): pg 8

Helen A. Harrison “Making Cloth The Fabric of Art” NY TIMES L.I. (Oct 13, 1985): pg 20

Lucy Appio “Alumni Return Carting Art” Kingsman, Brooklyn College Weekly Newspaper (Feb 17,1984): pg 9

Photo “Shelter” Women Artists NEWS (Spring 1984): 311 No.3 pg 33

Lillian Gates “Hempstead Harbor Artist’s new show is huge success” Glen Cove Record pilot (March 15,1984): pg 2

Lillian Gates “Art For ’84 Wood Sculpture” Glen Cove Guardian (April 26,1984): pg3

Richard C. Firstman “Here Summer Living is an Art” Newsday, Leisure Section (July 22, 1984): pgs 1&17

Malcolm Preston “A Multiple Choice Group Show” Newsday Part l l (August, 18,1984): pg 19

Phyllis Braff “Finding Trend on a Potpourri” NY TIMES L.I. (August 26,1984): pg 16

Phyllis Braff “Different Ways To Approach Nature” NY TIMES L.I. (Nov 18,1984): pg 30

Malcolm Preston “Invited artists, inviting works” Newsday Part l l (Dec 1983): pg 47

“Vi Vona’s new work has added dimension” ART Beat (1982)

Helen A. Harrison “When There’s A Leap From Junk to Art” NY TIMES, L.I. (May 16,1982): pg 20

Jeanne Paris “A Harmony of Strings” Newsday Part l l (July 1981): pg 20

Alvin Klein “A Rose, but Not a Blossoming” NY TIMES L.I. (Feb 24,1980): pg 2

Photo “Metaphysical Geometrics” Glen Cove Record Pilot (July 17,1980): pg 2

Barbara Wells Fitzgerald “A Show of New Works” Glen Cove Guardian (April 1982)

Helen A. Harrison “Works in Miniature Challenge the Power of Perception” NY TIMES L.I. (Nov 8, 1981)

Photo “Gallery Odin” Sunstorm (June 15,1979): pg 11

Jeanne Paris “Downtown Gallery” Newsday Part l l (June 22,1979)

Joan Marcus “Transitions l, a showing of Linda Vi Vona” Sea Cliff Glen Head Times (Feb 1978): pg 18

Otto Erbar “Beginning Again in a New Frame Work” Glen Cove Record Pilot (July 13,1978): pg 1A

Barbara Schwartz, “Linda ViVona Graham Gallery” Craft Horizons (August 1971): pg 45

J.G. “Linda ViVona Graham Gallery” Art Forum (April 1971)

A “Graham Gallery Show” Arts Magazine (Sept-Oct 1969)

Photo “Newark College of Engineering Five Artists Exhibit” The Star Ledger, Newark (October 7, 1968)

Photo “Young Artist at Work” Newsday (Oct 16, 1962)

 

EDUCATION

Cooper Union School of Art & Architecture, New York, NY

Academia di Belle Arte, Florence, Italy

SMFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Brooklyn College (BS), Brooklyn, NY

NYIT, Old Westbury, NY

           

 Web sites: vivona.net  

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