Gina Sawin - paintings
Gina Sawin

Gina Sawin received her BFA and MFA degrees in New York at Parsons School of Design, where she studied with Leland Bell, Paul Resika, Stanley Lewis, and John Heliker, and Robert DeNiro, Sr. and Larry Rivers. The influence of these painters, who uphold a tradition of representation based on modernist principles, is evident in Sawin’s bird paintings. Facing a classic painterly challenge (of the western tradition) - a planar balance of two- and three-dimensional space – she captures the abstract patterns created by birds in a moment of flight while keeping them moving in and through real space.

Sawin lives and paints on a farm in Maine. Her work has been exhibited in, among other places, New York City, Washington, D.C., Sun Valley, Jackson Hole, and several Maine galleries. A partial list of exhibitions follows.

Selected Exhibitions

2018: Blue Mountain Gallery, New York (solo)
2017: “Thinking Big” Westbeth Gallery, New York
2015: Blue Mountain Gallery, New York
2012: Blue Mountain Gallery, New York (solo)
2011: Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth, Maine
2010: Prince Street Gallery, New York
2009: Isalos Fine Art; Stonington, Maine
2008: Kiernan Gallery at Greenwich Audubon; Greenwich, CT (solo)
2007: Flanagan Fine Art, Portland, Maine
  Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, Maine
2005 - 2004: Oxbow Gallery, Northampton, Mass. (solo)
2003: The Gleason Gallery, Camden, Maine
2002: The Painting Center, New York
2001: The Arsenal Gallery, New York (solo)
1999 - 2000: The Art Showcase at the Bond Traders Association, New York
1998: The Ethel Blum Gallery at College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine
1997: Studio Gallery, Washington, D.C. (solo)
1996: Jack Dennis Gallery, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  Tom Veilleux Gallery, Farmington, Maine
  Kneeland Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho
1995: The League of Conservation Voters, Washington, D.C. (solo)
1993: Bowery Gallery, New York

“Nature and abstract forms are both materials for art, and the choice of one or the other flows from historically changing interests.”

Meyer Schapiro

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