Trisha Orr

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Trisha Orr attended Sarah Lawrence College, the New York Studio School, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of Michigan, from which she graduated summa cum laude. She has received individual artist fellowships from the NEA (mid Atlantic Regional) and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Her solo exhibits have been reviewed in Art in America and The New York Times. Her work has been included in numerous group and museum shows nationally, been featured twice in New American Painting, profiled in American Artist Magazine, and presented in portfolios in the literary magazines Meridian and Georgia Review.

Born: Paterson, New Jersey, 1951


New York studio School (1976-78)

university of Michigan (B.A.,summa cum laude, 1974 Rhope Island School of Design (1971-72) Sarah Lawrence College (1969-1971)

Art Student's ~eague, NYC (1965-69)


1997 Goya Girl Press, Inaugural Print Competition.

1994 MidAtlanticjNEA Regional Fellowship in Painting. Individual Artists Project Grant, virginia Commission

for the Arts.

Juror's Award, "Select: A Regional Show." Sawhill Gallery.

1974 Phi Betta Kappa Society, University of Michigan

Solo exhibitions

1998 Lizan-Tops Gallery, Easthampton, New York (reviewed in New York Times)

Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, Va. 1997 Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia 1996 Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York.

1995 Fayerweather Gallery, University of Virginia (two person)

Main Street Gallery, Nantucket, Massachusetts

1994 Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York (reviewed in :Art in America)

1993 Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, West Va. Kafkafe Gallery, Charlottesville, Va.

1986 Piedmont Virginia community College Gallery,

1985, 1987 James Hunt Barker Gallery, Nantucket, Mass. 1976 Ceres Street Gallery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Group shows

1998 Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, Va.

I CAC- "Commonwealth Collects", Virginia Beach. J..J. Brookings Gallery, San Francisco, Ca.

1997 "New Gallery Introductions", J.J. Brookings Gallery,

San Francisco.

"Inaugural Print Portfolio Exhibition," Goya Girls Press, Mill Center, Baltimore, Maryland.

"A Palette in a Pen's Worldj," Georgia Musueum of Art, Athens, Georgia.

"Twelfth Anniversary Exhibition," Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York City.

"The Still Life Show" NationsBank Gallery, Richmond,

1996 "Garden of Earthly Delights," Hecksher Museum, Huntington, New York.

"Women in the Visual Arts ,II Hollins College, curated by Sondra Freckleton

1995 Lizan-Tops Gallery, Easthampton, N.Y. "Flower

Paintings "

Delaware Museum, Members' Gallery

Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York

Members Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Gallery Buffalo, New York.

National Council of Jewish Women's Groups, "Focus

on Art'l

Loring Gallery, Sheffield, Mass.

Peninsula Fine Arts, Newport News, Virginia.

Paintings from the Piedmont, Charlottesville, Va.

1994 "The Unstill still Life", University of Rhode Island. Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York Main street Gallery, Nantucket, Mass.

"Paintings from the Piedmont," Charlottesville, Va. Juried by Frederick Brandt, (Curator, 20th

Century Art, Va. Museum of Fine Arts). "Fourth National Juried Exhibition," 1708 Gallery,

Richmond, Virginia.

"Select: A Jurored Regional Show" Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University. curated by Mark Leach,

Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina. "Realism 94" Parkersburg Art Center, juried by

Stephen Dougherty, editor, American Arti§t.


Members Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo,NY.

Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery.

"Nature Morte: Recent Developments," studio School Gallery, curated by Judy Rifka.

Main street Gallery, Nantucket, Mass.

1992 "Group Invitational Benefit," Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Va.

Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, Hampton, Va.


ART IN AMERICA, July, 1995, "Review of Exhibitions," review by Gerrit Henry.

New York Times, "Subjective and Abstract Flow in Many Directions", review by Phyllis Braff, May 3, 1998.

IRIS (cover and essay by Lisa Spaar), Summer, 1998.

GEORGIA REVIEW.. Summer 1995, "A Portfolio of Paintings" (eight color plates and cover, essay)

AMERICAN ARTIST "Working with Complicated still Lives: The Painting of Trisha Orr," Dec. 1992

"Made at the Mill" Catalog~e of Inaugural Exhibition of

Prints, Goya Girls Press, Baltimore, 1997.

NEW AMERICAN PAINTING VIII, Open Studios Press (51 painters from the Mid-Atlantic region), 1996.

"Women in the Visual Arts," 1996, Catalogue, essay by Sondra Freckleton.

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, 1996, Catalogue of Fellowship Recipients.

PLOUGHSHARES (cover), Winter 1996

OIL HIGHLIGHTS: STILL LIFE, Col.lector's Series, American ! Artist. Publications, 1995.

"The Unstill still Life: An Exhibition of Contemporary Painting in Oil" Judith Tolnick, 1994.

"The Garden of Earthly Delights", Ann De Pietro, Exhibition catalogue, Heckscher Museum, Huntingon, New York.

"Art That Spins Into Control" jlhe Inguirer and Mirr°t:, Nantucket, Mass., August 10, 1995.

"Excess is Success in Orr's Rich Garden" Dailv proaress, Charlottesville, Virginia, Feb. 2, 1995.

ARTS INK, a publication of the Mid-Atlantic Arts

Foundation, Vol 4, number 3.

Panels and interviews

1997 "The Palette in a Pen's World" panel discussion, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia.

1996 "SisterTalk," radio interview with Ann Lane,

Department of Women's Studies, University of Virginia.


Baltimore Museum of Art


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