About

I was born in Harlem and raised in Brooklyn.  After moving to Westchester, I attended Purchase College and graduated with a Fine Arts degree, with a minor in Art History. I began making monotypes and paintings at a studio in New Rochelle, and exhibited in many NYC alternative spaces during the 1980’s – 1990’s.  During that time I welded sculpture, printed photographs, exhibited site-specific installations, and worked in mixed media.  In 1996 I moved back to New York City, focusing on painting, drawing and mixed media.

My work has been influenced by events such as Three Mile Island, art history, religious art of the Renaissance, alchemy, Rothko, and the poet Rilke. The work I selected for this website (although just a small grouping of each) basically explores the themes I’ve worked on throughout my art-making career: combining art and science to suggest other forms of nature, mutations, and hybrids. 

Literature has always played a part: from the writings of alchemists, other artists, poets, and philosophers. What happens when our fragile and complex ecology is circumvented, how does nature adapt, survive? These are some of the ideas I’ve explored through my art.  What’s next is what motivates me.  So stay tuned…

 


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Ann Sgarlata has exhibited her work in over 40 group and one-person shows. Her work has been shown in New York at AIR, Kaplan Strohl Gallery, Jan Weiss Gallery, 55 Mercer Street, and St. Peter’s Church at Citicorp.  Museum exhibits includes Newport Museum, Rhode Island, and The Hudson River Museum.  Her work is in the collection of Verizon, Dun & Bradstreet, Bristol-Myers Squibb, as well as in many private collections both here and abroad. 

Selected Exhibitions

2016      JCC of Mid-Westchester, Scarsdale, NY, Vertical, paintings

               AIR Gallery, NYC, Annual Postcard Show

2014       Fountain Art Fair, Hullaballoo Collective, Armory, NY

2013      A.I.R. Gallery, NY, "Ephemeral"

2013     JCC of Mid-Westchester, Scarsdale NY, “Dawn to Dusk”

2012      Crossing Art Gallery, Flushing, NY, “ARTorneys”

              Holiday Inn, LIC, NY, “Word Becomes Air”

2010     manhattantheatresource, NY, “Estrogenius” (also 2002, 04, 09)

2009     Art at First NY, “Luxe”

2007     Beacon Gallery Beacon, NY, “Mechanics of Politics”

2003     Dish, NY, “Lettuce Dish”

2002     AIR Gallery, NY, “Invitational – Small Works” (also 2000, 04, 09)

2000     Documento Arte 2000 Pietrasanta, Italy

1999     Kaplan Strohl Gallery NY, “Inaugural Exhibit”

1998     Manhattan Transfer NY “The Beauty of Form”

             Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, “Rivers of Time”

1997     New World Art Center NY, “Inaugural Exhibit”

             Haight Gallery Hudson, NY, “Inaugural Exhibit”

             Reggio Gallery, NY, “Moments Suspended”

1996     Pace University Gallery, NY, “Abstract Morphology”

             Villa Lewaro, Irvington, NY, “Women in Art”

1995     Ossining Arts Council, NY, “Invitational”

1994     Pelham Arts Center, NY, “Faculty Exhibition”

1993     Rye Art Center, NY, “In the Name of the Rose” (Solo Exhibition)

1992     Bayfront Gallery,San Francisco, California, “Gardenland”

             Sea Cliff Gallery, NY, “Gardenland” (Solo Exhibition)

1991     Pleiades Gallery NY, “Annual Juried Exhibition,” April Kingsley, Juror

             Jan Weiss Gallery, NY, “Honor the Land”

             Newport Museum, Rhode Island, “The Lost Landscape”

1990     Jan Weiss Gallery, NY, “Reams of Pleasure”

              Hastings-on-Hudson Gallery, NY, “Masks: The Alternate Self”

              Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY, “Recent Paintings” (Solo Exhibition)

1989     Pleiades Gallery, NY, “7th Annual Juried Exhibition,” Kim Levin, Juror

              St. Peter’s Church at Citicorp, NY, “The Flight of Icarus,” (Solo Exhibition)

              Bloomington University, Pa, “National Juried Exhibition”

1988     Stockwell Gallery, NY, “East Village Group Show”

              Carnegie Associates, Princeton NJ, “War of the Worlds” (Wade Saunders, Juror)

1987     Windows on White, NY, “Mutants”

1986     Sculpture Center, NY, “Small Works”

             City Without Walls, Newark, NJ, “Pages of Revelation”

             The Clocktower, NY, “Letters” Juror Dr. Judith Van Wagner

             The Open Center, NY “The Artist and the Spiritual Quest”

1985     Thorpe Intermedia Gallery NY, “Spiritual Climates”

1984     55 Mercer St. Gallery, NY, “Summer Invitational”

1983     Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY, “68th Annual”

1981-2   Marie Pellicone Gallery NY, “Invitational”

Grants/Awards/Curatorial

 

Contemporary Artist Center, North Adams, Mass, Residency Award, Juror Walter Hopps, Menil Collection, 1995

City of New Rochelle, NY, Tri-centennial Committee, Co-Chair, Art in Public Places, 1988

NYSCA Grant for Curatorial Exhibit, Thorpe Gallery, Spiritual Climates, 1985

WPH Consultants, NY, Exhibition & Curator of Collection, 1996-2000

Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, NY, “Spiritual Climates," NYSCA Grant, Co-curator

Selected Bibliography

 

The New York Times, Dec 1996, “4 Abstractionists make up a Show of Personal Bests”

Gannett Newspaper, Aug 1993, “Westchester Artist Finds Inspiration in Loss”

The New York Times, June, 1992, “Mutant Art”

The New York Times, Dec 1989, “Artists Explore the Meaning of Disguise”

The New York Times, Sept, 1987, “They Do Windows, Going Out Guide”

A Different Drummer, Inaugural Edition, Spring, 1990, “Icarus”

Selected Public Collections

 

Verizon

Dun & Bradstreet

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Seidman & Seidman

WPH Consultants

Merryl Wilson Associates

The Northern Westchester Women’s Shelter

Private Collections

Education

BFA, Purchase College

American Academy, Rome Italy