Exhibitor listing
  • Urban Herd: Elephant - Courtney Timmermans
  • Spring Mist - Bonnie Star
  • Memory Coat: Mother Love - Donna Rosenthal
  • Shot - John Torreano
  • Urban Herd: Moose - Courtney Timmermans
  • Soul Meets Sky - Bonnie Star
  • Buster - William  Harrison
  • Big Daddy - Ed McGowin
  • Yoga Figure 111 - Claudia DeMonte
  • Puttin' On The Ritz - Jules Feiffer
  • He Said, She Said: You Are My Destiny, You Are My Soulmate - Donna Rosenthal

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Exhibitor's Artists:

Claudia DeMonte
Biography :
Claudia DeMonte was born and raised in Astoria, New York City. She has more than 60 one-person shows and 300 group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Corcoran Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Mississippi Museum, Tucson Museum, Flint Institute of Art, Museum of the Southwest, etc. Her work is in numerous museum permanent collections, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Stamford Museum, Boca Raton Museum, and in major corporate collections such as those of Hyatt Regency Hotels, Exxon, Citibank and Siemens. Her public commissions have come from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Brooklyn Library System, Queens Supreme Court, Prudential Life Insurance, the State of New Mexico, and New York City School Construction Authority. DeMonte is also the curator of "Women of the World: A Global Collection of Art." This traveling exhibition, with accompanying books, includes works of women from 177 countries dealing with the images of women. DeMonte's work is heavily influenced by her travels to over 80 countries, her interest in the roles of women in contemporary society and Outsider Art, a collection compiled with her husband, artist Ed McGowin. For 33 years, DeMonte has served on the faculty of the University of Maryland, where she was named Distinguished Scholar Teacher and Professor Emerita. In 2006, She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the College of Santa Fe. DeMonte presently lives with her husband in New York City and Kent, Connecticut. Exhibition :
2016 June Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
2014 June Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery, Mississippi State University
2012 June Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Nordstrand Gallery, Wayne State University, Wayne, NE
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
Katzen Center for the Arts, American University, Washington, D.C.
Heffernon Gallery, West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, Arizona
2009 Claudia DeMonte: The Luxury of Exercise, June Kelly Gallery, New York
Everyday Matters, Flint Institute of Art, MI
2008 Real Beauty, The Kasser Family Exhibitions, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
2007 Empowered Objects, June Kelly Gallery, New York, NY
Mapping Beauty: 3 Decades of Installation, Makan, Amman, Jordan
2006 Claudia DeMonte: A Silhouette, Selected Work, 1976-2005, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
2004 Gerduberg Cultural Center, Reykjavik, Iceland
A Woman’s World, Claudia DeMonte: 1976-2004, Salem Fine Arts Center, Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC
2003 Brenau University, GA
Cole Pratt Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Claudia DeMonte: A Retrospective, Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL
Female Fetishes, International Museum of Women, Presidio Officers’ Club, San Francisco, CA
2002 Claudia DeMonte: Female Fetishes, Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX
Obsession/Fixation, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY
2001 Claudia DeMonte: Retrospective,Rosemont College, PA
Site Specific 2001, Islip Art Museum, New York
2000 Claudia Demonte, Female Implements, Flint Institute of Art, MI
1999 Female Fetishes, Gallerie Liesbeth Lips, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1998 Retrospective, Chokladfabriken, Maimo, Sweden
1997 Genkan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
1996 Leedy Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Panorama Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
1995 Xochipilli Gallery, Birmingham, MI
1994 Barbara Gillman Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
1993 Nina Freudheim Galle

Claudia DeMonte - Yoga Figure 111
Yoga Figure 111
Jules Feiffer
Biography :
Jules Feiffer is an internationally acclaimed cartoonist, playwright, screenwriter and author. His satirical outlook and probing wit have influenced several generations politically, sexually and socially. He has made an important and varied contribution to America’s cultural life. His syndicated cartoon strip, for which he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, ran for forty years in The Village Voice. He has written more than thirty-five books, plays and film scripts. Mr. Feiffer has received numerous awards and honors including an academy award for his short animated film “Munro”. Among his most recent books are "Out of Line: The Art of Jules Feiffer" and "Cousin Joseph," the prequel to the New York Times bestseller "Kill My Mother" available first at Artsouthampton 2016 at the Jean Albano Gallery Booth. He lives and works in New York. Exhibition :
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2015 Kill My Mother, Parrish Art Museum, Watermill, NY
Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY
2012 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 Growing Every Which Way But Up: The Children's Book Art of Jules Feiffer, The Eric Carle Museum, Amherst, MA
A Dance to Spring: The "Dancer" Drawings of Jules Feiffer, River to River Festival, World Financial Center, New York, NY
A Dance to Jules Feiffer, Center of Creative Arts, St. Louis, MO
2010 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 A Dance to Jules Feiffer, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, MA
My Fellow Americans: 40 Years of Political Cartoons by Jules Feiffer, Katzen Art Museum, American University, Washington, D.C.
2006 Golden Oldies: The Strips, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY
Drawings for The Long Chalkboard & Other Stories, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York, NY
2005 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 Julz Rulz: Inside the Mind of Jules Feiffer, District of Columbia Jewish Community Center, Washington, DC
2003 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Julz Rulz: Inside the Mind of Jules Feiffer, The New York Historical Society, New York, NY
The Time of My Life, a solo retrospective of children’s book art, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI
Carol Craven Gallery, West Tisbury, MA
2002 Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
1996 Retrospective, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Group Exhibitions
2016 Mark Borghi Gallery, New York, NY
2015-6 Superheroes in Gotham, The New York Historical Society, New York, NY
2014 HUMOR, Strohl Art Center in Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, New York
2012 Line Dancing, Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Objets Extraordinaire, Highland Park Art Center, Highland Park, IL
2009 Cool! Cool! Cool! Cool! 20 Years on Superior Street, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Soup to Nuts: Art for All Tastes, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL

Jules Feiffer - Puttin' On The Ritz
Puttin' On The Ritz
William Harrison
Biography :
William Harrison grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and studied art at the University of Illinois. He was an Eagle Scout and a lifelong fisherman and outdoorsman. After spending many years he was a successful commercial artist Harrison turned his talents to fine art. He works exclusively at drawing, both in charcoal pencil and colored pencil, creating incredibly detailed and life-like pieces. The goal of each of his drawings is to create a portrait of the individual animal or bird, frozen in a moment in time, rather than an idealized depiction of the species. He consciously leaves out backgrounds, preferring to focus the viewer’s attention on the beauty of the creature itself. Exhibition :
September 2015, Solo Exhibition, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Sept. 12, 2009. One man show at the Packer-Schopf Gallery in Chicago entitled “Outlaws and Patriots.”
April 21, 2012. One man show at the Cavalier Gallery in Greenwich CT.
Jan. 11, 2013. One man show at the University Club in Chicago.
Sept. 4, 2014. Inclusion in the 2014 Woodson Art Museum “Birds in Art” show.

Selected Group Exhibitions
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Birds in Art, Wausau, IL, 2014

William  Harrison - Buster
Ed McGowin
Biography :
Ed McGowin is a renowned American artist who has displayed in many museums as well as installed public works of sculpture. He has taught at institutions including the Corcoran College of Art and Design, the University of Southern Mississippi, and the State University of New York system. He is best known for his 1970–71 work Name Change, for which he changed his name and identity twelve times over an eighteen-month period. He lives and works in New York and Connecticut. Exhibition :

2008 - Flint Institute of Art, Flint, MI
- Tallinna Kunsithoone, Tallinn, Estonia
2007 - Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA
- OWC Cultural Center, Niceville, FL
2006 - Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
- PS 1, MOMA. Long Island City, NY
- Sarah Moody Gallery, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
2005 - Osuna Art, Bethesda, MD
2000 - Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
1998 - Ambleside Gallery, Richmond, VA
1997 - Silpakorn University, Bangkok Thailand
- The Genkan Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1995 - Grey Gallery installation, New York University, NYC
1994 - New York-Paris-Bangkok Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
- David Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
1992 - Jones Troyer Fitzpatrick Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1991 - Hokin Kaufman Gallery, Chicago, IL
- Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
1989 - Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
- Gracie Mansion Gallery, NYC
1987 - Paintings with Sculpted Frames,
Center for Fine Arts, Miami, FL
1985 - Gracie Mansion Gallery, NYC
1984 - Art Park, Lewiston, NY
1983 - P.S.1, NYC
1982 - Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
1976 - International Painting Exhibition,
Cagnes-Sur Mer, France
1975 - Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1974 - American Cultural Center, Paris, France
1972 - Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
1968 - Martha Jackson Gallery, NYC
1962 - Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

2006 - ”45 From Litchfield County,”
Bachelier/Cardonsky Gallery, CT
2005 - “Homegrown: Southeast,” SECCA,
Winston-Salem, NC
- “Southern Trace,” Brenau University,
Gainesville, GA
- “ City Art” Center for Architecture, NY, NY
- “ Along the Way: MTA Arts for Transit,”
USB Art Gallery, NY, NY
2004 - “25 Years,” Barbara Gillman Gallery,

Ed McGowin - Big Daddy
Big Daddy
Donna Rosenthal
Biography :
New York-based artist Donna Rosenthal explores “the effects of traditional and societal influences on the lives of women.” Rosenthal adds, “I use text, repetition, and the cultural symbolism of clothing to expose the struggles between the internal and external self.” The artist employs traditional craft materials: vintage papers, books, magazines, linens, buttons, and dress patterns. These materials are deconstructed, then transformed and embellished with embroidery, beading, and gluing. As the final addition, text ties together content and materials, resulting in sculptures that are humorous yet provocative. Exhibition :

2016 Cut, Fold, and Form, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
2013 Sofa, Chicago, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012 Objects, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Sofa, Chicago, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Narrative Thread, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Objets Extraordinaire, Highland Park Art Center, Highland Park, IL
2011 Art Miami, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL
Life Patterns, Byron C. Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, MI
Crossing Lines: The Many Faces of Fiber, Courtyard Gallery, World Financial Center, New York, NY
Group Show, Gilman Contemporary, Sun Valley, ID
Sofa, Chicago, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Coming Out of the Closet: Clothing Art as an Emergent Form, Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science, Tallahasee, FL
Art Chicago, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010 Art Miami, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL
Friendly Persuasions: Meaning Beneath the Surface, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Sofa Chicago, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
New Fibers 2010, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Messages and Written Narratives, Strohl Art Center, Chautaugua Institution, Chautaugua, NY
She’s Crafty and She’s Just My Type, Judi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MA
Art Chicago, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009 Art Miami, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL
Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX
Sofa Chicago, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Altered, curated by Julie Baker, Artisan Gallery, Sacramento, CA
The Fashion of Art, The Art of Fashion, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami FL
Art Chicago, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 Sofa Chicago, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Feminine Image, Nassau County Museum of A

Donna Rosenthal  - He Said, She Said: You Are My Destiny, You Are My Soulmate
He Said, She Said: You Are My Destiny, You Are My Soulmate
Donna Rosenthal  - Memory Coat: Mother Love
Memory Coat: Mother Love
Bonnie Star
Biography :
Bonnie Star is an accomplished artist. She has been a recipient of the John Hopkins Maryland Center for the Gifted arts scholarship. She studied art at the Corcoran gallery, and at the University of Maryland. Her work is collected by art consultants, galleries, and private collectors worldwide. Bonnie loves to experiment with acrylic paint, ink, and glaze. For example, she may repeatedly build up and break down multiple layers of paint directly onto the canvas, which results in powerful patterns, and intense colors, and reveals the deeper interplay of color lying beneath the layers. Her inspiration comes from her love of nature: the interplay of light, whether it’s on an ocean wave, or filtering through tree branches, and the multiple colors that shift with the seasons. Bonnie Star grew up in Washington DC, and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Bonnie Star - Soul Meets Sky
Soul Meets Sky
Bonnie Star - Spring Mist
Spring Mist
Courtney Timmermans
Biography :
Reminiscent of the taxidermy animals that one would encounter at a natural history museum or the trophy on a hunter's wall, Timmermans meticulously constructs wild animals from thousands of air rifle BBs. Timmermans grew up in Ohio and graduated from the University of Kentucky. Her new body of work has gained phenomenal success and is being nationally collected. Her deer was the featured design for the SOFA 2012 T-Shirt. Her work has been included in the exhibitions at the Jean Albano Gallery and the Fowler–Kellogg Art Center, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua New York. Exhibition :
2013 Urban Herd, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago , IL
2013 An Object of Beauty: Glass, Fiber and Metal , Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
Wild, Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012 Objects , Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL
Objects Extraordinaire, Highland Park Art Center, Highland, IL
2011 Re-Source , Jean Albano Gallery, Chicago, IL

Courtney Timmermans - Urban Herd: Moose
Urban Herd: Moose
Courtney Timmermans - Urban Herd: Elephant
Urban Herd: Elephant
John Torreano
Biography :
John Torreano is a renowned New York City-based artist known for utilizing faceted faux gems in a variety of media to create movement and depth in his jewel-studded canvases, sculptures and gem-shaped glass vases. Torreano has exhibited at the Whitney Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis. He is Clinical Professor of Studio Art at New York University. Exhibition :
-John Torreano, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI
-Ghost Gems, Parrish Museum, Southampton, NY
2013 -Dark Matters Everywhere Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2012 -John Torreano Stars on Broadway, Broadway Windows at Broadway and
10th Street, New York, NY
-Impossible Collisions, Feature Inc. New York, NY April
2011 -John Torreano Wall Constructions and Gems, Jean Albano Gallery,
Chicago, Ill
2009 -Remembering: Neighborhoods and Factories, Flint Michigan
Photo exhibition Wagner School of Social Service, NYU
2008 -Looking Close, Looking Far: A Survey of Artworks by John Torreano,
Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, May ‘08
2007 -Scapes Feature Inc., New York, NY (July-September)
2005 -John Torreano, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
2004 -Torreano: Paintings, Feature Inc., New York NY
2003 -Center for Creative Studies, Detroit MI
2002 -John Torreano, Panel Paintings and Wall Balls, Feature Inc.,
New York NY
1999 -John Torreano: Material World, JCCC Gallery of Art,
Overland Park KS
-The Columns: Choreography of Perceptions,
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown OH
-Paintings, Oddballs, and Wallgems, Atlantic Center of the Arts,
New Smyrna Beach FL
1997 -John Torreano, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis IN
1993 -Every Gem is a Hand Held Star, Norton Gallery of Art, Palm Beach FL
-Ghost Gems, McCarren Airport Sculpture Commission, Las Vegas NV
1989 -John Torreano: Natural Models and Material Illusions,
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
1988 -Diamond Vases, An Installation, Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY
-John Torreano: Gems, Stars and Perpetual Thinking, Grand Rapids Art
Museum, Grand Rapids MI
1987 -100 Diamonds, Jamie Wolf Gallery, New York NY
1976 -Bykert Gallery, New York NY
1974 -John Torreano-Selected by Chuck Close, Artists Space, New York NY
1968 -John Torreano,The Whitney Museum School, New York NY
2015 -Artists

John Torreano - Shot


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