BIOGRAPHY

LUCY REITZFELD 

Lucy Gould Reitzfeld employs the fact of nature as a bountiful resource for the act of painting. Her handling of nature’s values, its tints and shades, suggests much observation and study. An array of light conditions, degrees of cool and warm tonalities, luminous cast shadows, multifarious cloud formations, reflections in water and atmospheric effects, all contribute to the richness and authenticity of Reitzfeld’s paintings. These landscapes are all the more impressive for their evolution away from the motif; they are worked out in the studio, from a compilation of sketches, family photographs and pastoral recollections. Ultimately, they are a cumulative response to a place and time, rather than an attempt at documentation or realism.
EDUCATION: 
1978 National Academy of Design
1976 School of Visual Arts, New York, B.F.A.
1971 Denison University, Granville, Ohio
SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 
2012 John Davis Gallery, Hudson, New York
2009 John Davis Gallery, Hudson, New York
2009 “Mr. & Mrs.”, Sechrest Gallery, High Point University, High Point, North Carolina
2008 “Florals”, Argazzi Art, Lakeville, Connecticut
2007 “Recent Landscapes”, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, New York
2006 John Davis Gallery, Hudson, New York
2002 Dillon Gallery, Oyster Bay, New York
2000 Davis & Hall Gallery, Hudson, New York
1996 Installation, Mayer, Brown & Platt, New York
1995 Linda Schwartz Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky
  Dillon Gallery, New York
1994 Bowles Sorokko Galleries, New York
1993 Bowles/Sorokko Galleries, New York
1985 Manhattan Transfer Gallery, New York
1984 West Broadway Gallery, New York
1982 “The New York State Paintings”, Katonah Gallery, Katonah, New York
1979 Columbia Green College, Hudson, New York
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 
2012 “Getting From Here to There:  Images In (or About) Transition”, AFP Gallery, New York
2011

“The Buildings of New York”, George Billis Gallery, New York

2010 “New York Moments”, George Billis Gallery, New York, New York
  “Summer Session”, Madelyn Jordan Fine Art, Scarsdale, New York
2009 “Who Loves You Baby, a New York Eclection”, Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
2006 “The Birds and The Bees”, Madelyn Jordan Fine Art, Scarsdale, New York
2004 John Davis Gallery, New York
  Susan Segalas Fine Art, New Jersey
2003 “Botanica”, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, New York
  “Group Exhibit”, Susan Segalas Fine Art, New Jersey
2002 “The Spring Flower Show”, Madelyn Jordan Fine Art, Scarsdale, New York
  “Group Exhibit”, Susan Segalas Fine Art, New Jersey
1999 “Assemblage, Collage, and Frottage”, The Cooper Gallery, New Jersey
  “Group”, Mark Humphrey Gallery, Southampton, New York
1998 “Gallery Artists”, Franklin Bowles Gallery, New York
1997 “Contemporary American Artists”, Kunsthallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  “Summer Group Exhibit”, Linda Schwartz Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky
  “Women’s Work”, Alexis Deutsch Fine Art, Los Angeles, California
1996 “Creative Time Benefit”, Gagosian Gallery, New York
  Landmark Corp., Los Angeles, California
  “No Common Denominator”, Sylvia White Gallery, New York
  “Third Annual Long Island Landscape Exhibit”, Lizan-Tops Gallery, Easthampton, New York
1995 “Second Annual Long Island Landscape Exhibit”, Lizan-Tops Gallery, Easthampton, New York
  “Americana”, Organized by Tricia Collins, Grand Salon, New York
  “Flowers”, Dillon Gallery, New York
  “Group Exhibit”, Los Angeles County Museum, Los Angeles, California
1994 “Landscape: Seen and Remembered”, curated by Janie Paul, The Police Building, New York
  “Long Island Landscape: A New Era”, Lizan Tops Gallery, Easthampton, New York
  “Summer Group Exhibit”, Dillon Gallery, New York
1993 “16th Annual Benefit and Auction”, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
1989 “The Texture of Tribeca”, Neo Persona Gallery, New York
  “The 1000 Show”, John Davis Gallery, New York
  “Landscapes”, Three person show, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, New York
1988 “A Landscape Anthology”, curated by Miles Manning, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York
  “Edward Larrabee Barnes Museum Designs”, An exhibit of architectural drawings and paintings, Katonah Museum, Katonah, N.Y.1985 “Under Eight”, Harm Bouckaert Gallery, New York
1984 ”Nudes”, Katonah Gallery, Katonah, New York
  “Alchemy and Craft”, West Broadway Gallery, New York
1983 Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York
1982 “Hudson River Contemporary Artists”, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York
1980 “Real with Beal”, curated by Jack Beal, Katonah Gallery, Katonah, New York
  Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, Connecticut
1976 “Audubon Annual”, National Academy of Design, New York
SELECTED COLLECTIONS:
  George Washington University
  Hilton Hotels
  The Bank of Tokyo
  Vencor, Inc., Louisville, Kentucky
  Arthur Anderson & Co., St. Paul, Minnesota
  Columbia Gas, Kentucky
  Opus Dei
  Champion International
  Hogan & Hartson, Washington, DC
  Louisville Water Company, Kentucky
  Barney’s New York
  Larry Gagosian
AWARDS:
  Katonah Gallery Award, presented by Jack Beal
  Communication Arts, Merit Award
  Andy Award
  Society of Illustrators, Merit Award
PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEW:
  “Tried and True Secrets to Color Harmony” by Lucy Gould Reitzfeld
December 2003, Oil Painting Basics Magazine, F&W Publishers Inc.
  “Scheming for Color Harmony”, The Artist’s Magazine, June 1999
  The Villager (1995, Celia Bergoffen)
  New York Times (1995, Phyllis Braff)
  Landscape Seen and Remembered, (1994, Catalogue Essay, Robert Edelman)
  Recent Work, (1993, Catalogue Essay, Robert Edelman)
CURATORIAL PROJECTS: 
  Permanent Curator for Monthly Art Projects, Bazzini’s / TriBeCa
TEACHING:
 
2012 New York Botanical Gardens, Seasonal Painting en Plein Air
2004–present School of Visual Arts: Landscape Painting
2004–2005 School of Visual Arts: Drawing, Painting