LINDA PRENTISS

Artist Statement

My work represents an individual reaction to the world around me, including nature, people and our constructed environment. The creative process relies on integrity and emotional truth much as poetry does. Art is a means of communication that can heal, uplift, and transform the viewer. Formalist elements and principles of design are important. I use abstraction as an exploration of color, texture and form. Artists throughout history influence me, including printmakers from Dürer to contemporary Michael Mazur. With the printmaking tradition, I strive to make work that is democratic, affordable and accessible, views that I try to communicate in my teaching. - Linda Prentiss

Artwork

Four Shells

"Graphite on paper 6” x 8”"

Shells and Crab

"Graphite on paper 6” x 8”"

Three Shells

"Scratchboard 5” x 7”"

Homage to David Hockney

"Mixed media on paper 5” x 7”"

Vase with Pothos Plant Homage to David Hockney

"Pastel on Paper 6” x 9”"

Medlin: Montaukett Ancestor

"Mixed media drawing, 30”x 22”"

Bouquet

"Monotype 12” x 16”"

Three Paintbrushes

"Monotype 9” x 12”"

Two-color Landscape

"Monotype 9” x 12”"

Black and Brown Landscape

"Monotype 9” x 12”"

Flower Arrangement

"Monotype 9” x 12”"

Roses with Baby’s Breath 1

"Monotype 22” x 26”"

Roses with Baby’s Breath 2

"Monotype 22” x 23”"

Landscape: Brush and Twigs

"Solar plate etching 6” x 10”"

Landscape: Brush and Twigs 2

"Solar plate etching, hand colored 6” x 10”"

Vermont Landscape

"Solar plate etching, 5” x 7”"

Homage to Eric Gill

"Soft ground etching and aquatint 7 ½ " x 11”"

Bracken: Landscape in Winter

"Solar plate etching, watercolor 7” x 9”"

Back Yard Tree

"Acrylic on canvas 8” x 10”"

Two Adirondack Chairs at the Cenacle

"Oil on canvas, 18” x 24”"

Blank accordion book

"Handmade paper, twine 6” X 10”"

Handmade accordion book

"Drawn images, graphite and watercolor 7” x 7”"

Handmade accordion book: Emily Dickenson poem, “There Is No Frigate Like a Book”

"Calligraphy on handmade paper, hand drawing graphite, monotype 6” x 6½""

Handmade triangle accordion book Handmade paper

"Marker Approx. 3” x 4”"

Handmade accordion book: Egyptian Pyramids

"Relief prints 5” x 6”"

Five Seashells

"Etching, Chine Collé 7 ½” x 11”"

Parrot Vase 1

"Monotype 9” x 12”"

Parrot Vase 2

"Monotype 9” x 12”"

Curriculum Vitae

Education
2007 - M.F.A. Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, Brookville, NY.
Major: Printmaking. Graduate Teaching Assistant in Printmaking, 2006-2007.
Printmaking with Richard Kirk Mills.
1998 - Certificate in Computer Technology, Suffolk County Community College,
Selden, NY.
1985-88 - Graduate courses in Art Education, Long Island University, Southampton
College, and C.W. Post. 24 credits.
1976 - B.A. State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY. Major: Art. 3.5 GPA
Painting and Printmaking with Ed Countey, Drawing with Robert White.
1972 - Associates Degree, Suffolk County Community College, Selden, NY.
Major: Humanities. Graduated with Honors.

College Level Teaching Experience
Adjunct Instructor, Art Department, LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY, C.W. POST CAMPUS, Brookville, NY. 2007 – 2009, Advanced Drawing; 2015 — present, Printmaking and Studio Manager. M.F.A. Advising.
Adjunct Instructor, Art Department, SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Selden and Riverhead campuses, NY. 1998 – present. Graphic Design and Digital Arts.
Adjunct Instructor, ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE, Patchogue, NY. 2009 – 2010, Calligraphy. 2017-2018, Graphic Design.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Art, DOWLING COLLEGE Oakdale, NY. 2008 – 2013. Graphic Design, Web Design, Drawing and Illustration, Serigraphy/Printmaking.
Adjunct Instructor, BRIARCLIFFE COLLEGE, Bethpage, NY. 2008. Graphic Design.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Printmaking Studio, LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY, C.W. POST CAMPUS, Brookville, NY. 2006 – 2007.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Summer Program courses in Printmaking, Papermaking and Book Arts, LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY, C.W.POST CAMPUS, Brookville, NY. 2007 - 2008
Mini-course Instructor, Honors College, STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK, NY. 2001 – 2002. Photoshop.

Recent Exhibitions

2018

Solo Exhibit, Hamptons Yoga Healing Arts, 8 Moniebogue Lane, Westhampton Beach, NY. Curated by Ed Batcheller

St. Joseph’s College Art Faculty Exhibition, Boardroom Gallery, Patchogue, NY

“Artist of the Month--September” Solo Exhibit, Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild, Cutchogue, NY

“Patchworks 18,” Juried members exhibit, Patchogue Arts Council, Patchogue, NY.
Juror Lynn Rozzi.

14th Annual Joseph Reboli Wet Paints Exhibit, Gallery North, Setauket, NY. Juror: Jada Rowland

Spring Juried Art Competition, Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild, Cutchogue, NY

"Print Parade" 5th Annual Group Exhibition at Dan Welden Studio, Sag Harbor, NY
“Cannabis” Juried exhibition, East End Arts Gallery, Riverhead, NY, Juror: Mary Cantone, Owner/Director William Ris Gallery, Jamesport, NY 

2017
13th Annual Joseph Reboli Wet Paints Exhibit, Gallery North, Setauket, NY
"Print Parade" 4th Annual Group Exhibition at Dan Welden Studio, Sag Harbor, NY
“Illustration and Fashion,” Juried exhibition, East End Arts Gallery, Riverhead, NY Juror: Bil Donovan
Spring Juried Art Competition, The Old Town Arts and Crafts Guild, Cutchogue, NY
First prize, fine arts category. Juror: Scott McIntire
“The Endless and Mobile Beautiful Collapsible Labyrinth,” Juried installation exhibition curated by artists-in-residence, Seth Timothy Larson and Abigail Beth Entsminger, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
“Artists in Action” Resident Artists Exhibit, AnnMarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, Solomons, MD
“My Unique Style” Group Member’s Exhibit, East End Arts, Riverhead, NY
Eastern Campus Art Faculty Exhibit, Lyceum Gallery, Suffolk County Community College, Riverhead, NY

2016
“Deck the Halls” Group Exhibit, Gallery North, Setauket, NY
"Printmaking" Group Exhibit, Gallery North, Setauket, NY, curated by Judith Levy
"Print Parade" 3rd Annual Group Exhibition at Dan Welden Studio, Sag Harbor, NY
12th Annual Joseph Reboli Wet Paints Exhibit, Gallery North, Setauket, NY

2015
"Squares" Member's Show, East End Arts Council, Riverhead, NY
Faculty Exhibit, Steinberg Museum, Long Island University, Post Campus, Brookville, NY
Faculty Exhibit, Eastern Campus, Suffolk County Community College, Riverhead, NY

2014
Solo Exhibit, Galleria, Central Islip Public Library, Central Islip, NY
"Visions of Me Project" curated by Dave Rogers, Art Space Gallery, Patchogue, NY
"Women Sharing Art" Juried Exhibit, Art Space Gallery, Patchogue, NY
Group Exhibit, Phoenix Gallery, Bellport Wet Paint Festival, Bellport, NY

2013
Faculty Exhibit, Lyceum Gallery, Suffolk County Community College, Riverhead, NY
Faculty Exhibit, Anthony Giordano Gallery, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY

Awards, Grants and Residencies
First Place Award, “Spring Awakenings” Juried Exhibit, Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild, Cutchogue, NY, 2017
Artist in Action Residency, AnnMarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, Solomons, MD, 2017
Second Place Award, "Spring Awakenings" Juried Exhibit, Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild, Cutchogue, NY 2012
Featured Artist Grant, North Fork Studio Tours, Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild, 2009
O’Malley Grant, Long Island University, Post Campus, 2007
Honorable Mention, "Into the Woods" Juried Exhibit, 2005
Award of Excellence, Juried Exhibit, National League of American Pen Women, 1984
Strathmore Prize, Juried Exhibit, National League of American Pen Women, 1983
Third Place Painting, Patchogue-Medford Arts Council, 1981

Press
“East End Gallery Scene” Hamptons Art Hub, February 2017
“Printmaking,” Port Jefferson Patch, September 10, 2016
Melissa Arnold, “Painting a Unique Piece of History,” Village Times Herald, July 2016
“SCCC Faculty Art Exhibit,” Riverhead Local, February 7, 2015
Haley Baldwin, “A Selection of Works,” 27East, January 24, 2013
Pat Rogers, “Emerging Artists Exhibit at Gallery North,” Long Island Pulse Magazine, March 18, 2011
Eric Ernst, “Review: Into the Woods,” Southampton Press, February 2005
Christine LaRocque, “Art Abounds on Campus” at Suffolk County Community College, Compass student news, Selden, NY 1982
“Artech 72” at Stony Brook, Long Island Advance 1972 

Curating
“Printmaking and Ceramics,” Student Art League Gallery, Huntington Library, Long Island University, Post Campus, Brookville, NY 2017
LIU Post Student Exhibit, “Summer of Love” Outdoor Arts festival, Patchogue Arts Council, Patchogue, NY 2017
“Launch,” Selections from BFA Graduates, Tilles Center Patron’s Lounge, Long Island University, Post Campus, Brookville, NY, 2009
“Studio Tour,” Robert Mehling, Kristin Rufo, Janice Sztabnik, and Ji hay Kang. Tilles Center Patron’s Lounge, Long Island University, Post Campus, Brookville, NY, 2008
“School of Klotz” Group Exhibit, Westhampton Beach Library, NY, 1998 (co-curator, Van Howell)

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