Berkeley, United States
About Ethel Lebenkoff
I paint about my world: my thoughts, my feelings, books and magazines I read, people I meet, things I walk by and see. I am interested in perception and perspective, alteration and adjustment, shifts in context and size and their effects on reality.
What I perceive is often subject to the limitations and distortions of my inherited and conditioned nature. But I am living in an amazing time in which I have opportunities to experience my own evolution. I can transcend my biases and expand my awareness. I have the choice to become: more conscious, more powerful, more understanding, more loving, and more grateful for this gift of life. This is what my work is about.
I am inspired by humor. It is an integral part of my personality. E. E. Cummings must have understood this when he said, The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. I intend to not waste your days!
My seemingly simplistic paintings are hybrids: conceptually complex, visually expressionistic and abstract. They are often playful. Paradoxically, I am serious about everything I do.
39 West 67 Street Studio C New York, New York 10023
M.F.A. 1998, MILLS COLLEGE, Oakland, California
Post-graduate, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
Kim MacConnel 1992
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ART, 1994, Umbria, Italy
M.S. 1971 STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, Buffalo, New York
B.S. 1968 STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, Buffalo, New York
AWARDS and HONORS
2005 ARCHIVES ON AMERICAN WOMEN, National Museum Of
Women Artists, Washington D.C.
2004SELECTED ARTIST, Museum of the City of New York,
2003SELECTED ARTIST, 9/11 Library of Congress Web Site
2000SPEAKER, Chase Manhattan Bank, New York City, N.Y.
Womens History Month
1996-98ALUMNI TUITION, Mills College, Oakland, CA
1997SPEAKER, Mills College, Oakland, CA
Inauguration of College Art Compound
2006 WILLIAM LOWE GALLERY, Atlanta, Georgia
2001EMPIRE STATE BUILDING, New York City, N.Y.
The Empire Series
2000CHASE MANHATTAN BANK, 270 Park Ave. New York City, N.Y.
Swan Lake in Starbucks Cups
2000CHASE MANHATTAN BANK, 1 Chase Manhattan Plaza,
New York City, N.Y.
1998MILLS COLLEGE MUSIC DEPARTMENT, Oakland, CA
Performance: Five Minutes of Ethel, By Eddie Shocker
1987UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Music Department
2005 STELLAR SOMERSET GALLERY Palo Alto, California
2005 THE CREATIVE ART CENTER, New York City, N.Y.
2005 REESE BULLEN GALLERY, Humboldt State University, Arcata , California
Art Faculty Exhibition
2005 JEWISH COALITION FOR LITERACY, Palo Alto, California
2005 SPIKE GALLERY, New York City, New York
2005 NUTUREART GALLERY, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Paper, Papel, Papier
2003 THE CREATIVE ART CENTER, New York City, N.Y.
2003 HISTORISCHEN MUSEUM, Frankfurt, Germany,
2003 MILLS COLLEGE, Oakland, California,
Celebration of the Arts
2003 FREIRAUM / TRANSEUROPA MUSEUMS QUARTIER Museumsplatz, Vienna, Austria Evolutionary Cells
2003 NEUE GESELLSCHAFT FR BILDENDE KUNST GALLERY Berlin, Germany, Evolutionary Cells
2002 GALLERY MOURI, Tokyo, Japan,
2002 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, Washington, D.C.,
2002 MANHATTAN ARTS, New York City, N.Y.,
I Love Manhattan
2002 ART CENTER, Pasadena, California,
2002 EXIT ART, New York City, New York,
2002 NEW YORK INDEPENDENT ART FAIR, New York City, New York
2001 EYEBEAM /ATELIER, New York City, New York,
2000 COLLEGE OF THE REDWOODS, Eureka, California, Faculty Exhibition
2000 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, Wollongong, Australia,
"Threads of Humanity
2000 HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY, Arcata, California,
"The Curious Line"
2000 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Berkeley, California, Women's Studies Department
1999 CHRISTIES, New York City, N.Y., National Cureted Exhibition,
Coalition for the Homeless,
Every One Should Have a Home, Every Home Should Have Art.
1999 I.M. PEI BUILDING, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
1998 GALLERY KOREA, New York City, New York,
Line in Landscape National Juried Exhibition
1998 BERKELEY ART CENTER, Berkeley, California, National Juried Exhibition
1998 MILLS COLLEGE ART MUSEUM, Oakland, California
1998 LOBBY ONE HARBOR DRIVE, San Diego, California
1996 MANDEVILLE GALLERY, San Diego, California
1995 NORTHERN TRUST BANK, Naples, Florida
1994 INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ART, Umbria, Italy
2006 VISIITING PROFESSOR, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California
Beginning Painting, Advanced Painting, Honors Painting
2005 VISITING PROFESSOR, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California
Color and Design
2005 VISITING PROFESSOR, College of the Redwoods, Eureka California
2003 VISITING LECTURER, California College of Arts, Oakland, California
Interdisciplinary Approach to Drawing and Ceramics
2003 VISITING PROFESSOR, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California
Advanced Painting, Encaustic Painting, Honors Painting, Interdepartmental Critique
2001 VISITING PROFESSOR, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California
Advanced Painting Critique
2000 ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, College of t
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