On the cover (cropped): Out of Town, 2015 Oil on canvas 48 x 60 in.
Jose7e Urso Treehouse March 19 – April 18, 2015
Jujube, 2015 Oil on canvas 48 x 36 in.
Lulu, 2015 Oil on canvas 48 x 60 in.
Elbow Room, 2015 Oil on canvas 48 x 36 in.
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to present Treehouse, a solo exhibiHon featuring new painHngs by Jose7e Urso. New York painter Jose7e Urso paints intuiHvely in reacHon to her immediate surroundings, from both inside and outside her studio. Using an intense, delicate manipulaHon of paint, she gets lost in the act of painHng with blissful abandon, creaHng sumptuous abstracHons that reference landscape, sHll life, and views of New York City. Urso’s surfaces are dense tapestries of small, energeHc marks. She mixes colors soRly on the canvas, blending them just enough to leave minute stripes of color remaining in the grooves of her brushstrokes. The obsessive dabs and ﬂourishing marks relay her sense of joy in capturing her observaHons. Exploring the mystery of our percepHon of Hme and space, the works seem close up and far away simultaneously. They seek to reﬂect mulHple moments occurring at once in order to comment on a live experience. An endless stream of informaHon is constantly projected at a person from all direcHons; Urso’s work acts as a ﬁltering of the physical, thoughXul, auditory, visual and even technological sHmuli that we interact with at any point in Hme.
Snow Cone, 2015 Oil on canvas 48 x 36 in.
Spring Break, 2015 Oil on canvas 48 x 36 in.
Catch of the Day, 2015 Oil on canvas 36 x 48 in.
Out of Town, 2015 Oil on canvas 48 x 60 in.
GRANTS AND RESIDENCIES 2014 Ucross FoundaHon, Wyoming (1995) 2013 Adolph and Esther Go7lieb FoundaHon, New York, NY Art & History Museums -‐ Research Studio, Maitland, FL 2010 LoR Nota Bene, Cadaques, Spain (1996, 1995) 2009 Yaddo, Alma B.C. Schapiro Residency, Saratoga, NY ArHst in Residence & Mural Director, Ruskin, FL 2008 Pollock-‐Krasner FoundaHon, New York, NY Franz Mayer of Munich, Germany Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany (1993) 2006 Stock 20, Taichung, Taiwan 2004 American ArHsts Abroad, AIEP, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 2003 Weir Farm Trust, Wilton, CT 2002 Ballinglen Arts FoundaHon, County Mayo,Ireland (2000) 2000 Basil H. Alkazzi Award, USA 1996 CFEVA, Philadelphia, PA 1994 Mid-‐Atlanic / NEA Regional Fellowship PainHng 1991 Camargo FoundaHon, Cassis, France 1990 Millay Colony, Austerlitz, NY VCCA, Sweet Briar, VA 1988 Art Ma7ers, New York, NY AIM, Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY Ruth Chenven FoundaHon, New York, NY 1986 Individual ArHst Fellowship, Florida SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2015 Treehouse, Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY High Five, One Main Window, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY 2014 So Far-‐Not So Far, WCC, White Plains, NY 2013 ArHst-‐in-‐Residence ONE, A&H Museums, Maitland, FL MulHple-‐Choice, Dowling College, Oakdale, NY Recalibrate, Markel Fine Arts, Bridgehampton, NY Sense & Nonsense, Chandler Fine Art, San Francisco, CA Snow Day, Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY 2012 Here and Then, 110 Church / CFEVA, Philadelphia,PA Taking Place, HCC -‐ Dale Mabry Campus Tampa, FL 2011 More Than You Know, Art Wall, NYPL, New York, NY I See Now, FiRh Avenue Windows, NYPL, New York, NY 2006 Landscapes -‐ CityScapes, Gulf Coast Museum of Art, FL 2004 Ireland, gescheidle, Chicago, IL (2003) 2002 City, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY 2000 Ballinglen PainHngs, Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY New York, Industria, Wuppertal, Germany (98,96,94,92)
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS 2015 Snow Bird, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY 2014 Big, Fat & Juicy, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY Purple Mountains, Amber Waves, Schema, Brooklyn, NY Large & Small, Kentler Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY ShiRing Ecologies, PainHng Center, New York, NY 2013 Tracing Experience, Columbia University, New York, NY DraRed, Schema Projects, Brooklyn, NY Abstract Thinking, Kenise Barnes, Larchmont, NY 2012 Natural/Constructed Spaces, PainHng Center, NY Super Saturated, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY Jose7e Urso/Joan Grubin, NYIT, New York, NY 2011 Fresh Paint From Bushwick, Standpipe,New York, NY 2010 PainHng Paper, UVA, Charlo7sville, VA (catalog) The Merzbush, Norte Maar, Brooklyn, NY Looks Good On Paper, DFN Gallery, NY (09,07,04,03) 2009 O Show!, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY 2005 One View/Two Visions, Leepa-‐Ra7ner Museum, FL 2004 AIEP, Dublin, Ireland and Zagreb, CroaHa 2003 AIEP, Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Brunei 2001 Winter InvitaHonal, PainHng Center, New York, NY 2000 Good Business..., Bronx Museum, NY (96,90,88) 1997 Hung Out to Dry, Steinbaum-‐Krauss, NY (92,90,88) 1988 Inﬂuences of the Untaught, Drawing Center, NY
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY 2014 Pagnanelli, Ayelen and Erickson, Gail. BRIC featured ArHst interview, August 8 2013 Smith, Roberta. Snow Day, The New York Times, March 7 2012 Schilke, JoEllen. Art in Your Ear, WMNF, Live Radio Broadcast, September 7 (09) 2013 Newhall, Edith. Precisely Nowhere, Philadelphia Inquirer, June 17 2011 CriHc's Picks. Fresh Paint From Bushwick, Time Out New York, August 25 Butler, Sharon. A Diﬀerent Side of Bushwick, Two Coats of Paint, August 23 Kalm, James. Fresh Paint from Bushwick, Rough Cuts: You Tube, August 20 Hybenová, Katarína. A Touch of Bushwick in Chelsea, Hyperallergic, August 17 2009 Voeller, Megan. Draw Together Right Now, CreaHve Loaﬁng, September 30 2003 Faust, Lily. Short List, The Burbs, The New York, Art World, September 1999 Donohoe, Victoria. Inspired ArHstry in a Show ...,Philadelphia Inquirer, March 7 1998 Lash, Michael. New American PainHngs, Open Studio Press, February, No 14 1995 Braﬀ, Phyllis. The Message in the Media, The New York Times, April 9 1988 Braﬀ, Phyllis. Four Young ArHsts Take a Variety of Paths, The New York Times, Dec 13 SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2015 Instructor, Cooper Union, School of ConHnued Studies, New York, NY (1998-‐present) 2010 VisiHng ArHst, University of Virginia, Charlo7esville, VA 2009 VisiHng ArHst, PainHng Seminar, Chautauqua School of Art (summers 1985-‐1990) 2008 VisiHng ArHst, MFA Program, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ EDUCATION MFA, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (PainHng) BFA, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (Drawing)
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Published on Mar 18, 2015
Published on Mar 18, 2015
An exhibition of new oil paintings by Josette Urso, on view March 19th - April 18th at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Chelsea, New York, NY