Dorothy P Fitzgerald (b. 1952, Buffalo, New York) is primarily a modern oil painter working in Lyndonville, NY.
photo credit: David Moog, Burchfield Penney Art Center, 2015
She paints in a studio with Lake Ontario to the North and cornfields to the South. Her works are emotional responses to her life as a mother, a woman and her environment, to which she can authentically speak. She is primarily an oil painter who seduces you with color and then holds your interest with line and its mysteries. At a time when communication is often digital and distant, she taps into something visceral, something everyone experiences and reacts to- the physicality of the human touch of the marks on canvas. Her most recent works intent is to give a place of sanctuary that lets the eye wander and the mind wonder.
SELECTED exhibitions include: The Show at Sheas (Gallery Josephine, Buffalo) Women”s Work (Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center), lakelines, (solo, Indigo Gallery, Buffalo), eco Art Fair ( Chelsea Highline Loft), Human Rights Permanent Art Collection (Texas and Mexico) International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS), I am not what I am, I am what I do with my hands (Indigo Gallery,Buffalo), Emerging Converging (Hallwalls, Buffalo), TOPSPIN 10 Retrospective (Castellani Art Museum, Lewiston), echo Art Fair (Buffalo), bookMARKS (Syracuse), Regional Artist Collection (Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo), NY Collects Buffalo State (Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo).
Recalculating: take next right at roller coaster road (solo, Castellani Museum, Niagara University), Wolf Dreams and Irish Eyes (solo, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua),
Who would like to see Mary again? (solo, Carnegie Art Center, N Tonawanda), Distance 2 Passage (solo, Asheville, NC).
SELECTED International exhibitions include: Works on Paper (Geneva, Switzerland), Imagine Sicily (solo, Biancanvilla, Sicily), SELF (Ovenden Contemporary, England), Across The Border, (Monterrey, Mexico), The Hamilton Artist Exchange (Hamilton, Ontario).
She received the Gottlieb Grant, Strategic Opportunities Stipends (SOS), a Technical Assistance Program Grant (TAP) (NYS Council of the Arts) and a Sabatic leave (Niagara Falls Board of Education).
Her work has profiled and review in Creative Spaces, by Richard Christian and Steve Siegel, The Public by Patricia Pendelton 2015, ARTVOICE by Patricia Pendelton 2014, Buffalo Spree by Bruce Adams, 2014, The Buffalo News, and by Anthony Bannon in the Chautauqua Daily. She received a Master’s Degree from SUNY College at Buffalo.
Collections in: United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Italy, Sicily, Germany.
represented by: RESOURCE: ART, A Kaplan, Samuels & Tucker Collaboration,http://www.resourceartny.com/