Audrey Frank Anastasi

Audrey Frank Anastasi

Brooklyn, NY, United States

About Audrey Frank Anastasi

A curator, gallery owner/director, educator and arts advocate, Audrey Anastasi is, above all, a prolific and tirelessly dedicated visual artist.

Her "ref-u-gee" series of forced-migration-themed artworks is scheduled for exhibition at VMoA, Valentine Museum of Art, Brooklyn NY, in 2019 . An accompanying monograph with over 100 images will also be published in 2019.

Following two back to back solo exhibitions from December 2017 through July 2018, Ms. Anastasi became immersed in a collage series which is scheduled to be exhibited at Welancora Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, in the spring season, 2019.

Most of Ms. Anastasi's work focuses on the human subject, with boldly painted faces and figures. In these works, she prefers working rapidly from direct observation. Her figurative paintings since 1990, in her quest to discover and reveal what is most essential, are painted with her non-dominant left hand.

In 2016, a book of her "Stations of the Cross" was published by SPQR press, ISBN: 978-0-9975306-5-0.

She has an extensive history of solo and group exhibitions. Her work is in private and public collections, including the Valentine Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, the Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute, Utica, New York, Museum Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil, Pfizer Corporation, NY, Avon Corporation, St. Vincent's Hospital Collection, NYC, and the Museum of Modern Art Photography Archives for the end-papers of Sirius Studies in collaboration Thomas Roma.

Her portrait of Otto Neals was used for the cover of BREUCKELEN magazine, with a feature interview. Other recent publications include interviews in ArtVoices, and Art Book Guy. Archives include National Museum of Women in the Arts Library, Washington, DC., the Brooklyn Museum Library, Brooklyn, NY, the White House Curator's Archives, Washington, DC., the Library of Congress, Washington, DC., and Cindy Nemser, “Audrey Frank Anastasi”, catalog of paintings, ISBN: 0-9650442-0-3.

In 2005, Ms. Anastasi and her husband, Joseph Anastasi founded Tabla Rasa Gallery in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Arts Council and Dance Theatre Etcetera. She served as President of Brooklyn Waterfront Artists' Coalition for 5 years.

Education

Biography After graduating Magna cum Laude from the University of Miami, Audrey Anastasi came to Brooklyn to attend Pratt Institute, where she received her Masters degree in Fine Arts. From 1985 to 1994, she taught figure drawing, portfolio development and anatomy for artists at Parsons School of Design. She is the former President of Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC). She is a member of National Association of Women Artists (NAWA). resume link:http://nyartistscircle.org/artists/anastasi/links/anastasiresume.pdf,

Exhibitions

Public Collections and Archives:

Museum Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, Brazil.
Pfizer
Avon Corporation
National Museum of Women in the Arts Library, Washington, DC.
St. Vincent's Hospital Collection, NYC.
Museum of Modern Art, Photography Archives, for drawings in Sirius Studies by Thomas Roma, NYC.
The Brooklyn Museum Library, Brooklyn, NY.
The White House Curator's Archives, Washington, DC.
The Library of Congress, Washington, DC., Cindy Nemser, “Audrey Frank Anastasi”, catalog of paintings,
ISBN 0-9650442-0-3.


One and Two Person Exhibitions

2009 "BIRDS from the HAND," Minor Memorial Library, Roxbury, CT.
2007 "PRIMAVERA," solo exhibition, Con Edison Gallery , Brooklyn, NY.
2006 “SEEING THE FOREST THROUGH THE TREES,” Danny Simmons’ Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2005 “A DARK SENSUALITY,” Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY. Curated by Buster Seccia.
2001 "PORTRAITS OF A NEIGHBORHOOD" Independence Community Foundation, Brooklyn, NY.
1999-00 "PERSONAL MYTHOLOGY," solo exhibition, La Guardia College, Long Island City, NY.
1999 "MONEY AND STAMPS- A QUESTION OF VALUES," Pearl Conard Gallery, Ohio State University, Mansfield, Ohio.
1998 "THREE FRIEZES," solo installation, LaGuardia College, Long Island City, NY.
1997 "CONCEALMENT," two person exhibition, 93 South Gallery, Nyack, NY.
"INSTALLATION OF PAINTINGS," solo exhibition, Barnes & Noble, NYC.
1996 "OPPOSITES ATTRACT," two person exhibition w/ Joseph Anastasi, La MaMa La Galleria, NYC.
1995 "PAINTINGS," solo exhibition, Barnes & Noble, NYC.
1994 "ART AND SOUL," solo exhibition, Gallery 10, Washington, DC.
1993 "RECENT WORKS," solo exhibition, La MaMa La Galleria, NYC.

Recent Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects :

2010 "HARNETT BIENNIAL of PRINTS," University of Richmond Museums, Richmond VA .
2010 "Wonderland," Paper City Galleries, Holyoke, MA.
"International Drawing & Printmaking Exhibition," Rogue Space, NYC.
"The Meaning of the Line," Broome Street Gallery, NYC.
2009 Galeria Gravura Brasileira, São Paulo, Brasil, São Paulo, Brasil.
Graphias's Casa da Gravura, São Paulo, Brazil
Espaço Atelier, São Paulo, Brazil
YOU ARE STANDING INTO DANGER, Gallery 414, Brooklyn, NY.
PORTRAITS of OBAMA, Urban River Arts, Brooklyn, NY.
THE PORTRAIT PAINTED and PERSONAL, Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
2008 THE HEART-CENTER of LIFE, Pfizer Inc. NYC.
“Brooklyn as a State of Mind," Clinton Hill Arts, Brooklyn, NY.
“IMAGES of COLOR” curated by Gregory Mink. Belleview Hospital, NYC.
2007 “LIBERTY”, St Francis College, Brooklyn, NY.
Artwork used in film: "Clear Blue Tuesday" NYC.
“Fish for the Sea,” Good Conscience Gallery, Southampton, NY.
“Life’s a Beach,” Lana Santorelli Gallery, Southampton, NY.
"Women's Work, Homage to Feminist Art," Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
“Moving Forward,” The Belski Museum of Art, Closter, NJ.
"The Ascension of the Daughter, the Sister and the Mother," Gallery Eleventen, Brooklyn, NY.
"BrooklyNature, St. Joseph's College, Brooklyn, NY.
2006 “CIRCUS SURREAL,” Reflect-arts & Micro Museum, Brooklyn, NY
“SALON” Artwork by Women of the hospital collection, curated by Gregory Mink. Belleview Hospital, NYC.
“Mermaid Exhibition Retrospective,” Coney Island Museum, Brooklyn, NY. Curated by Carrie Scozek.
“The Brooklyn Show,” Van der Plas Gallery, NYC.
“The Diligent Hand,” Gallery 64, Brooklyn, NY.
2005 "A BROOKLYN SAMPLER," Inaugural Celebration exhibition, Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn, NY
"A GATHERING of FRIENDS," Gallery 64, Brooklyn, NY.
“BROOKLYN KICKS ASS,” Gallery d3, Brooklyn, NY.
2004 “THE DRAWING SHOW,” Center Gallery, Old Church Cultural Center,, Demarest, NJ. Curated by John Rosis.
Clinton Hill Art Festival, Gallery D3, Brooklyn, NY.
“P.M.S. Painters, Musicians & Sculptors,” The Brooklyn College Art Gallery at the Brooklyn War Memorial, Brooklyn, NY.
“Women Artists Explore Biblical & Jewish Themes,” National Association of Women Artists, Fifth Avenue Gallery, NYC.
“Figurative Vision,” Manhattan Borough President’s Office, 1 Center Street, NYC.
2003 “Love, Hope, Sex and Dreams,” Superfine, Brooklyn, NY.
“THE BROOKLYN PAINTERS SHOW”, BWAC, Brooklyn, NY.
“OILS, SOILS, & ACRYLICS,” Seton Hall University Law School, Newark, NJ.
“BROOKLYN: OUTSIDE IN,” Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn, NY.
2002 “FREUDIAN CIRCUS,” The Brooklyn College Art Gallery at the Brooklyn War Memorial, Brooklyn, NY.
“THE ECCENTRIC ELEMENT,” Seton Hall University Law School, Newark, NJ.
“WATER,” Diesel Gallery, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY.
“INAUGURAL EXHIBITION” for Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn, NY.
2001 flat files, Allan Sheppard Gallery, New York, NY.
"BLOOD AND GUTS"
2000-01 "ART & HOLIDAY GALA," Pringle Ward, NYC.
2000 "HA