She is going to run away, 2004
Monoprint, collage, chine collé on wove paper
12” x 12”
Courtesy the artist
(January 13 – Februuary 3, 2005)
This exhibition features recent works by Nicole Pietrantoni, the 2003 Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award winner. The Hamblet Award winner is selected by a panel of outside jurors from an open invitational for graduating seniors held each spring. The award, an $18,500 grant to be used for travel and study during the year following graduation, culminates in this exhibition. Pietrantoni’s art is an amalgam of printmaking, painting, and collage that is both illustrative and semi-autobiographical, filled with a whimsical cast of characters from damsels in distress to bees, crows, and nesting birds. She describes her work as a series of journal entries, a map filled with secret codes and fanciful language, that is a reflection of the people, places, and emotions she experienced throughout her travels during the past year.