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SELENE SANTUCCI


SELENE SANTUCCI STARTING SQUARE JAN 5 - 28 OPENING RECEPTION; THURSDAY JANUARY 5, 6-8PM Even though squares have been a regular feature in my paintings for many 
years, for this exhibit I consciously started with the square in mind and worked forward. Having many meanings, from the geometric to the common language of describing someone dull or out of touch, to meaning righting oneself or one’s life, to an adjective describing political conservatism, or even a case of beer (Canadian), squares are interesting to organize formally and their manipulation inexhaustible. In some paintings I tried to give them a sense of place, in others I composed them formally and more abstractly to trigger an emotion or to elicit a memory. In others, my objective was to offer a thread of some kind, allowing the viewer to create a story, and in one or two I deliberately tried to hide or destroy them. I began each piece with the same process I generally use, that of having 
no idea about what will finally emerge, but the initialization had the thought of using the square to either begin the painting or to develop it. Painting is gloriously hard work, and sometimes I fear it is a selfish pursuit, but seeking existential beauty is, in my opinion, an essential need in all of us.

Cover: Making Music 2016 oil on canvas 36 by 36 in.

Going About Daily Business 2016 oil on canvas 48 by 48 in.


Busy Streets 2016 oil on canvas 42 by 36 in.


Dark Secrets 2016 oil on canvas 36 by 36 in.


Light Noise 2016 oil on canvas 36 by 36 in.


Big Talker 2016 oil on canvas 20 by 20 in.


The Wall 2016 oil on canvas 18 by 18 in.


Streetwise 2016 oil on canvas 32 by 36 in.


Feeling the Bay 2016 oil on canvas 42 by 38 in.


Musical Effects 2016 oil on canvas 40 by 46 in.


Last Night’s Clips 2016 oil on canvas 36 by 36 in.


Staying Together 2016 oil on canvas 36 by 36 in.


Small Communities 2016 oil on canvas 36 by 36 in.


Dreamy 2016 oil on canvas 36 by 36 in.


Close Neighbors 2016 oil on canvas 36 by 36 in.


Warm to the Touch 2016 oil on canvas 36 by 36 in.


Nuzzling 2016 oil on canvas 36 by 36 in.


You’re In There Somewhere 2016 oil on canvas 36 by 36 in.


Looking for the Right Way 2016 oil on canvas 30 by 30 in.


Italian Towns 2016 oil on canvas 30 by 30 in.


Sneaking a Long Peek 2016 oil on canvas 30 by 30 in.


There’s a Breeze 2016 oil on canvas 30 by 30 in.


Giving No Clues 2016 oil on canvas 12 by 12 in.


Queen for a Day 2016 oil on canvas 12 by 12 in.


Education 1983 M.F.A., Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 1981 B.F.A. With Distinction, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA 1975 M.S., Washington State University, Pullman, WA 1972 B.A. With Distinction, Washington State University, Pullman, WA Solo Exhibitions 2017 Starting Square, Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA 2015 Fabrications, Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA 2012 Seeing Beyond the Top Coat, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA 2010 Figurative Meets Abstract, Chase Gallery, Spokane Arts Commission, Spokane, WA Recent Work, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA 2009 Bank Left Gallery, Palouse, WA Antonio Lupi, Chicago, IL 2008 Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA 2007 Spontaneous Shifts, Davidson Contemporary, Seattle, WA 2006 No Distance, Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA 2005 Left Hand Turns, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA 2004 Resurfacing, Greenwood Chebithes Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2003 Mental Makeup, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA Greenwood Chebithes Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2001 Associations, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA 2000 New Work, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA Disclosures, Bradford Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1998 Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA 1997 Brigitte Schluger Gallery, Denver, CO

Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA

Gallery 500, Elkins Park, PA

1996 Gallery Trace, Maastricht, Netherlands 1995 Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA River Run Gallery, Ketchum, ID Pinnacle Post, Seattle, WA 1994 Bellevue Community College Gallery, Bellevue, WA Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA Gango Gallery, Portland, OR 1992 Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA


Mia Gallery at Century Square, Seattle, WA

1991 Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA 1990 Ridenbaugh Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 1989 King County Arts Commission Gallery, Seattle, WA 1988 Art Center Gallery, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA 1986 Koehler Gallery, Whitworth College, Spokane, WA

Gallery Two, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Showalter Gallery, Eastern Washington State University, Cheney, WA

1985 Recent Work, Gallery Two, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 1984 Pullman Artist-Omaha Artist, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID Selected group Exhibitions 2016 Annual Group Exhibition, Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA

Curators Choice: New Acquisitions, Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Celebrating 10 Years: Anniversary Group Exhibition, Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA

2015 Legacy, Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Holiday Group Exhibition, Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA

Red, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Island, WA

Winter Exhibition Part Two, Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA

2014 Winter Exhibition, Gallery IMA, Seattle, WA

Unleashed, Core New Arts Space Gallery, WCA-Colorado, Denver, CO

2013 15th Annual Small Artworks Invitational, Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, ID

All Media Juried Exhibition, Juried by Meg Schiffler, Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA

Women in the Abstract, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Invitational Exhibition, Bainbridge Island, WA

2012 Group Exhibit, December 2011/January 2012, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA 2011 All Media Juried Show, Juried by Karen Bubb, Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA 2010 Patterns, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA 2009 Methusa, Frauen Museum, Bonn, Germany Across the Divide, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA 2008 Menopause: Meeting the Myth, Paintings and Prose Gallery, Charlottesville, VA Group Show, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA


2007 Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA Spokane Arts Commission, Chase Gallery, Spokane, WA 2004 Group from Davidson, Seattle Art Museum Sales/Rental Gallery, Seattle, WA

Works on Paper, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA

2003 Material Witness, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA 2002 Adam and Eve, Sophia Georg Gallery, Denver, CO

Guaranteed Fresh—Still Life Today, Davidson Gallery, Seattle, WA

2001 Circle Show, Invitational Exhibition, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA 2000 San Francisco and Beyond, Bradford Campbell Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Winter Show, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA

Painting Color, Invitational Exhibition, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA

Solitary - The Lone Figure, Davidson Gallery, Seattle, WA

Davidson Gallery, Seattle, WA

1999 Asian Influences, Bradford Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Telling Tales, Seattle Art Museum Sales/Rental Gallery, Seattle, WA

WSU Faculty Exhibition, Esvelt Gallery, Pasco, WA

February Group Exhibition, Sophia Georg Gallery, Denver, CO

Florals, Bradford Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1998 Group Show, Sophia Georg Gallery, Denver, CO

Brigitte Schuler Gallery, Denver, CO

Betty Bowen Anniversary Exhibition, Seattle Convention Center, Seattle, WA

December Exhibition, Sophia Georg Gallery, Denver, CO

1997 So Long Salon, Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA

Introductions, Davidson Gallery, Seattle, WA

Group Exhibit, Brigitte Schluger Gallery, Denver, CO

Gallery 500 at SOFA Miami ‘97, Miami, FL T

he Gift of Giving, Brigitte Schluger Gallery, Denver, CO

1996 Painterly, Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA

New Art Northwest, Gallery 500, Elkins Park, PA

17th Annual Paper in Particular National Exhibition, Juried by Rudy Autio, Columbia College, Columbia, MO

Dolls, Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle, WA


1995 Interior Idioms: The Idiosyncratic Art of Eastern Washington, Curated by Beth Sellars,

Seafirst Gallery, Seattle, WA

World Vision, Curated by Barbara Shaiman, Seattle Art Museum Sales/Rental Gallery, Seattle, WA

Group Show, River Run Gallery, Ketchum, ID

Group Exhibition, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA

National Small Painting & Sculpture Exhibition, Boise State University Gallery of Art, Boise, ID

1994 1994 K.A.C. Annual, Curated by Peggy Weiss, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA

Aviary, Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA

Bird and Beast, Curated by Larry Metcalf and Susan Sagawa, Pacific Arts Center, Seattle, WA

Mini Treasures Exhibition, Holter Art Museum, Helena, MT

Birds of a Feather, Mangeamo Restaurant, Seattle, WA

Annual Exhibition, Pritchard Art Gallery, Moscow, ID

1993 About Face, Curate by Gaylen Hansen, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

Northwest Invitational, Boise State University Gallery of Art, Boise, ID

No Place Like Home, Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA

Union Bay CafĂŠ, Seattle, WA Summertime, Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA

Group Show, Preston Art Center, Seattle, WA

Contemporary Artists of the Northwest, Boise State University Gallery of Art, Boise, ID

Setting the Table, Seattle Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

National Small Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Boise State University Gallery of Art, Boise, ID

1992 Betty Bowen Legacy: Fourteen Years of Award Winning Art, Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle, WA

Peter Kirk Gallery, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA

Mia Gallery Group Exhibition, Century Square, Seattle, WA

Alexis Hotel, Painted Table, Seattle, WA

Palouse Summer House, Prichard Gallery, Moscow, ID

Urban Landscapes, AT&T Gateway Bldg., Seattle, WA

1991 Second Annual Juried Show, Peter Kirk Gallery, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA

Group Anniversary Exhibition, Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA

The Artist in the Art: Self Portraits, Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

Spirit of the West, Traveling Exhibit, West One Bank, Boise, ID


Fourth Annual McNeese National Works on Paper, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA

National Small Painting Exhibition, Boise State University Gallery, Boise, ID

1992 Betty Bowen Legacy: Fourteen Years of Award Winning Art, Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle, WA

Peter Kirk Gallery, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA

Mia Gallery Group Exhibition, Century Square, Seattle, WA

Alexis Hotel, Painted Table, Seattle, WA

Palouse Summer House, Prichard Gallery, Moscow, ID

Urban Landscapes, AT&T Gateway Bldg., Seattle, WA

1991 Second Annual Juried Show, Peter Kirk Gallery, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland,dale, WA WA

Group Anniversary Exhibition, Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA

The Artist in the Art: Self Portraits, Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA

Spirit of the West, Traveling Exhibit, West One Bank, Boise, ID

Fourth Annual McNeese National Works on Paper, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA

National Small Painting Exhibition, Boise State University Gallery, Boise, ID

1990 Animals in the Rough, Mia Gallery, Seattle, WA

1990 Juried Painting Exhibition, Juried by Gaylen Hansen, Allied Arts Gallery, Richland, WA

Esvelt Gallery, Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA

Alumni Art Exhibition, Lewis Alumni Center, Washington State University, Pullman

1989 100 Years of Washington Art, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

From the Palouse, Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Group Exhibition, Mercer Island Art Gallery, Mercer Island, WA

1988 Demons, Deities and Other Spirits, Hundred Waters Gallery, Seattle, WA

Small Works Show, Schoharie Arts Council, Schoharie, NY

Palouse Visual Arts Exhibition, Pullman Armory, Pullman, WA

1988 Juried Painting Show, Allied Arts Gallery, Richland, WA 1987 Eighteen - Two Hundred, Alonzo Sullivan Gallery, Seattle, WA 1987 National Juried Exhibition, Juried by Henry Hopkins, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

Marine Art, Marine Research, Coos Bay Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR

Kansas 12th National, Fort Hays State University Gallery of Art, Fort Hays, KS

Second Biennial Washington-Oregon All Media Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Maryhill Museum of Art, Golden

dale, WA


1986 Hudson Valley ‘86 Second National Juried Exhibition, Juried by Nancy Hoffman, Mid Hudson

Arts and Science Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

Celebration ‘45, Braitwaite Fine Arts Center, Southern Utah State College, Cedar City, UT

La Grange National XI, Chatahoochie Valley Art Association, La Grange, GA

Sea Heritage Foundation Boat Exhibition, New York City Coliseum, New York, NY

1985 Northwest Juried Art 1985, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA

Seventh National All on Paper Exhibition, AAO Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Juried by Henry Hopkins, Jewish Community Center of Houston, Houston, TX

Art from the 51 State, Sandpoint Conference Center, Sandpoint, ID

All Media ‘85, Braitwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Southern Utah State College, Cedar City, UT

1984 The September Competition, Alexandria Museum, Alexandria, LA

Texas Fine Arts Association National Exhibition, Juried by Henry Hopkins, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX

Invitational Exhibition, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

Western Women’s Art Showcase ‘84, The Gallery, Sandpoint, ID

12th National Juried Show, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

First Juried Art Exhibition, ‘76 Gallery, Wenatchee, WA

Related Professional Experience 2009 Frauenmuseum, Bonn, Germany, Catalog: Methusa 2008 Who’s Who of American Women, 2005, 2008 25th Editions, Marquis Publishers, New Providence, NJ 1999 Guest Speaker, Women Painters of Washington, Seattle, WA 1998-1999 Who’s Who in the West, 26th Edition, Marquis Publishers, New Providence, NJ 1998 Juror for 1998 Central Washington Artists Exhibition, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA 1986-1998 Adjunct Professor, Beginning and Advanced courses in Painting, Drawing, and Figure Drawing, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 1993 Modernism and Beyond: Women Artists of the Pacific Northwest, Brunsman & Askey, Midmarch Arts Press

The Mother I Carry, Book cover art for Louise Wisechild, Seal Press

Other: Mr. Jonathan Kempner, President, Mortgage Bankers Association, Washington D.C. (Commission)

Aliments dans les Villes, Book cover art and publications material

United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, Rome, Italy


Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C.

City of Seattle, Metro Arts Program, Poetry Bus Project

Washington State Arts Commission, Artist Resource Bank

Bibliography The Pacific Northwest Inlander, Selene Santucci: Figurative Meets Abstract, September 2010 Spokane Arts.Org, “Selene Santucci in the Chase”, September 2010 Moscow Pullman Daily News, Pulse, “Painting from Intuition”, September 17, 2009 The Daily Evergreen, “Nationally Recognized Artist Comes to Palouse”, September 11, 2009 Laguna News-Post, “Selene Santucci Lets Art Dictate Direction,” March 2, 2006 Seattle Weekly, “SW Pick”, Seattle, WA, January 19, 2005 Art Dish, “Santucci at Davidson”, Linda Thomas, March, 2003 Art Talk, “Sun Valley Views”, Sun Valley, ID, March, 1995 Seattle Times, “At Galleries This Fall: Oils and Glass”, Seattle, WA, September, 1995 Idaho Mountain Express, “February Promises Poetry in Paint”, Sun Valley, ID, February, 1995 Wood River Valley, “Tempo”, Sun Valley, ID, February, 1995 Moscow-Pullman Daily News, “Pro Paintings Hang at Sunnyside”, Pullman, WA, December, 1994 Capitol Hill Times, “SAM Announces Award Finalists”, Seattle, WA, July, 1987 The Spokesman Review, Spokane Chronicle, “Spokane Arts Commission Awards Grants to Eight Area Groups.” Spokane, WA, 1987 The Spokesman Review, Spokane Chronicle, “Pullman Artist is Finalist for Award”, 1987 WSU Hilltopics, “Fine Arts Faculty Show and Tell”, Pullman, WA, Nov - Dec, 1987 The Easterner, “Colors Arouse Senses in Viewers Perception”, Jennifer Duff, Cheney, WA, May ,1987 The Easterner, “Art Creates Mixed Emotions, Greg Gerson, Cheney, WA, May, 1987 Art Paper, “Northwest Juried Art, 85”, Vol.1, No. 1, June, 1985 Spokesman Review, “Art from the 51st State Mixes Messages and Media”, Tim Behrens, Spokane, WA Art Paper, “Art from the 51st State”, Tim Behrens, Spokane, WA, September, 1985 Pullman Herald, “Local Artists Do Well at Sandpoint Show”, Pullman, WA, September, 1985 Palouse Empire Daily News, “Palouse Artists Win Prizes”, Pullman, WA, September, 1985


Lewiston Tribune, “Pullman, Orofino artists Earn Awards”, Lewiston, ID, September, 1985 Art Week, “Regional Voices”, Johanna Hays, September, 1985 Pullman Herald, “Recent Work on Display”, Pullman, WA, November, 1985 The Daily Progress, “Second Street Gallery Featuring National Exhibition”, Ruth Latter, May, Charlottesville, VA


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