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BIOGRAPHY

Audrey Flack holds a graduate degree and an honorary doctorate from Cooper Union in New York City, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Yale University. She attended New York University's Institute of Fine Arts where she studied the history of art.

She was awarded the St. Gaudens Medal from Cooper Union, and the honorary Albert Dome professorship from Bridgeport University. She is an honorary professor at George Washington University, and is currently a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Audrey Flack has taught and lectured extensively both nationally, and internationally.

A pioneer of Photorealism and a nationally recognized painter and sculptor, Ms. Flack's work is in the collections of major museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Whitney Museum of American Art and the National Museum of Art in Canberra, Australia. She was the first photorealist painter to have work purchased by the Museum of Modern Art.

Throughout her career, Ms. Flack's work has been featured in numerous traveling museum exhibitions, including "Twenty-two Realists" (1972) at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; "Super Realism" (1975-76) at the Baltimore Museum of Art; "American Painting of the Seventies" (1979) at the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Contemporary American Realism" (1981-83) at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Toyama Now, 1981" (1981) at the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan; and "Making Their Mark: Women Artists Move into the Mainstream"(1989) which traveled to the Cincinnati Art Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Denver Art Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Ms. Flack has also held numerous solo exhibitions including at the Roko Gallery, New York; French & Company, New York; and the Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, among others.

A major retrospective of her work organized by the J.B. Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky has traveled to four museums around the country during 1992-93.

There are numerous books on her work. The most recent being "Breaking the Rules" by Thalia Gouma Peterson, published by the Abrams Publishing Company in New York.

Among her public commissions are a Monumental Gateway to the city of Rock Hill, South Carolina, consisting of four twenty-foot high bronze figures on granite pedestals, and Islandia, a nine-foot high bronze sculpture for the New York City technical college in Brooklyn New York.

Audrey Flack lives and works in New York City and Long Island.

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EDUCATION
1953 Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, New York, NY
1952 BFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT
1948-51 Cooper Union, New York, NY
 
 
TEACHING
2007 Visiting Professor, Master Print Workshop, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
2007 Keynote speaker, Herron School of Art, Perdue University, University of Indianapolis, IN
2006 Visiting Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
2005 Visiting Professor, Studio Art School International, Florence, Italy
2004 Visiting Professor, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
2002 Visiting Professor, Savannah College of Art, Savannah, GA
2003 Visiting Professor, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL
1993-98 Visiting Professor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1990-94 Visiting Professor, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1986 Master Workshop, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
1982 Mellon Professor, Cooper Union, New York, NY
1975 Albert Dorne Professor, University of Bridgeport, CT
1970-74 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1966-67 Riverside Museum Master Institute, New York, NY
1960-68 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1960-68 New York University, New York, NY
 
 
AWARDS AND HONORS
2007 Honorary Ziegfeld Award, Keynote Speaker, National Art Education Association, New York City
2004 Honorary Doctorate, Lyme Academy of Art
1995-96 U.S. Government National Design for Transportation Award, presented by Jane Alexander, N.E.A. Chairman, and Federico Pena, Secretary of Transportation, awarded for the Rock Hill Gateway project
1994 Honorary Professor, George Washington University
1989-93 Member of the Board of Directors, College Art Association of America
1985 Artist of the Year Award, New York City Art Teachers Association
1982 Saint-Gaudens Medal, Cooper Union
1977 Cooper Union Citation and Honorary Doctorate
1974 Butler Institute of Art Award of Merit
 
 
PUBLIC COMMISSIONS
 
ISLANDIA
Painted and gilded plaster
Harn Museum, Gainsville, FL
 
ISLANDIA
New York City Technical College, Brooklyn, NY
Edward Larabe Barnes Atrium
Size: 5' high, 9' high on base, bronze, May 1988
 
CIVITAS: The Four Visions
Gateway to the City of Rock Hill, South Carolina
Designed in collaboration with architect Michael Gallis. The gateway includes four 13' high bronze female figures, twenty feet high with base. Each figure displays a unique symbol indicating four separate and meaningful aspects of the city of Rock Hill. Installed in 1991. (In 1996, awarded The Design for Transportation Award by the United States government)
 
CIVITAS
One 10' bronze of CIVITAS installed in the interior rotunda of the City Hall of Rock Hill, SC.
 
STAR GIRL
Representing the City of Roanoak, Virginia
Installed at the Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoak, Virginia l996
Size: 48" high, gilded and patinated bronze
 
QUEEN CATHERINE OF BRAGANZA
Queens, New York.
Winner of the international competition to build a monument to Catherine of Braganza, a Portuguese princess who became Queen of England and who is the namesake of the Borough of Queens, within the Queens West Development Project on the East River opposite the United Nations; this nine story sculpture will be second in size only to the Statue of Liberty. A colossal statute of Queen Catherine of Braganza of Portugal - wife of King Charles II of England for whom the borough of Queens was named. The statute to be sited in Hunters Point, directly across from the United Nations. 35' high. Five stories high with base.
 
QUEWE PEHELLE
Lebanon Valley College, Anneville, Pennsylvania
Size: 7' high, 12' high on base, bronze, installed August 1997.
 
COLOSSAL HEAD OF JUSTICE
Renamed "Beloved Woman of Justice" by Chief Bird of the Cherokee Nation. Howard Baker Jr. Federal Courthouse, Knoxville, Tennessee
Size: 48" high, patinated and gilded bronze, May 2000.
 
GALATEA FOUNTAIN
South Pasadena, Florida
Size: 7' high, 12' with base, patinated and gilded bronze, installed 2000
 
THE ART MUSE
Commissioned by the Hillsborough County Art Commission for the City of Tampa. Bronze, patinated and gilded.
Size: 5' high, 9' high with detailed base. Installed at The Tampa Museum of Art April 2004
 
VERITAS
Tampa, Florida
A 10" full length figure of Justice for the newly built Thirteenth Judicial Courthouse. Two 40" bronze maquettes to be installed at related courthouses.
 
THE RECORDING ANGEL
Schermerhorn Symphony Hall, Nashville, Tennessee
A 10' winged figure rising to a height of 15' on its base. Patinated bronze. Installed December 2006.
 
COLOSSAL HEAD OF DAPHNE
Cast bronze and wood, patinated, to be installed in Nashville, TN in 2008.
 
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS (1996-Present)
2007 "Daphne Speaks: An Exhibition of Sculpture and Master Workshop Prints" , University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
2007 "Audrey Flack: Abstract Expressionist", Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ
2007 "Plasters and Disasters - Audrey Flack's Recent Sculpture", Kingsborough Community College, NY
2002 "Drawings, Watercolors and Sculptures - Responses to 9/11", Vered Gallery, East Hampton, New York
2001 "Plein Air Watercolors and Drawings", Bernaducci-Meisel Gallery, New York, New York
1999 "Icons of the 20th Century", Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia
1998 "Audrey Flack - New Work", Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, New York
1996 "Daphne Speaks", Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York
1996 "Amor Vincit Omnia", Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, Virginia
 
 
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS (1996-Present)
2006 "American Photorealist Posters" SACE, Florence, Italy
2005 "The Art of 911" curated by Arthur Danto, Apex Art, New York, New York
2002-05 Exhibitions touring throughout Italy, France and Japan
2003-04 "The Art of Aging", Hebrew Union College, Brookdale Center, New York
2000 "Reinventing the Goddess", Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, Georgia
1999 "Contemporary American Masters: The 1960s", Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY
1996 "Classicism in the 20th Century", Lizan-Tops Gallery, East Hampton, New York
1996 "Women As Mythmakers", Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley, Pennsylvania
1996 "Divine Flesh", Artopia Gallery, New York, New York
1995-96 "Narcissism", California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, California
1995-96 "In Three Dimensions", Snug Harbor Museum, Staten Island, New York
 
 
SELECTED CATALOGS
2000-07 Catalogs accompany all of the exhibitions
1996 Strassfield, Christina Mossaides and Korn, Henry. "Daphne Speaks", Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York
1996 Jones, Arthur, F. "Love Conquers All", Art Museum of West Virginia,
1996 Ramlijac, Susanne. "Divine Flesh", Artopia Gallery, New York, New York,
1995-96 Shaw, Reesey. "Narcism", California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, California. Illustrated
1995-96 "In Three Dimensions", Snug Harbor Museum, Staten Island, New York.
1990 "Breaking the Rules: Audrey Flack, a Retrospective 1950-1990" J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
 
 
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS (Partial listing)
 
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
Stuart M. Speiser Collection, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
HHK Foundation for Contemporary Art, Inc., New York, New York
Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
San Francisco Museum of Fine Art, San Francisco, California
National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
St. Louis Museum of Art, St. Louis, Missouri
Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Dallas, Texas
University of Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina
Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, Connecticut
Capricorn Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
New York University Collections, New York, New York
Reynolda House Museum, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Art Museum of Western Virginia, Roanoke, Virginia
Speed Museum of Art, Louisville, Kentucky
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, Florida
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington North Carolina
The Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa Florida
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