Phillis Ideal www.phillisideal.com
Born: Roswell, New Mexico
Lives and works in Santa Fe / New York
M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Jonson Gallery, University of New Mexico Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Herbert F Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NYLibrary of the Museum of Modern Art (Special Collections); Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New York Public Library, and The Phillips Collection in Washington holds American Abstract Artist’s 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio, 2010
Fine Arts Museum, Santa Fe, NM
Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM
Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Roswell, NM
Wright Contemporary, Ideal / Martinelli Survey Shows, Taos, NM, 2023
G2 Gallery, “Phillis Ideal”, Santa Fe, NM, 2022
New Mexico Museum of Art, “Alcove Show”, Santa Fe, NM, 2021
Roswell Museum and Art Center, “Gestures and Geometry”, Roswell, NM, 2021
Warehouse 1-10, Magdalena, NM “Three Solo Shows”, Magdalena, NM , 2019
David Richard Gallery, “Color Is As Color Does”, Santa Fe, NM, 2017
David Richard Gallery. “Urban Energy”, Santa Fe, NM, 2016
David Richard Gallery, “Copy, Paste and Save”, Santa Fe, NM, 2015
Isaac’s Pipe & Supply Gallery, “Sassy”, curated by Diane Armitage, Roswell, NM, 2013
David Richards Gallery, “Overlay”, Santa Fe, NM 2013
Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2011, 2009
Painting Center, “Recent Paintings”, New York, NY 2010, 1997
Rosenberg and Kaufman Fine Art, New York, NY, 2004, 2002
Jonson Gallery, University of New Mexico Museum, Albuquerque, NM, 2000
Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 1991, 1989
Richard Green Gallery, New York, NY, 1987
55 Mercer Street Artists, New York, NY, 1984
Grapestake Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1984, 1978, 1976
M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA, 1975
“Blurring Boundaries: The Women of AAA, 1936-Present” (Traveling Exhibition-2018- 2022), Curated by Rebecca DiGiaovanna.
Clara M. Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, 2018
Warner Gallery, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, Indiana, 2021
The Baker Museum, Naples, Florida, 2021
LSU of Art, Baton Rouge, LA, 2022
Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, Connecticut, 2023
Morris-Warren Gallery, “Visible Histories”, curated by Max Weintraub New York, NY, 2016
1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery “The Onward of Art: American Abstract Artists 80 Anniversary Exhibition”, curated by Karen Wilkin, New York, NY, 2016 (catalog)
Shirley Fiterman Art Center, “Chromatic Space”, curated by Jonathan D. Lippcott, New York, NY, 2016
David Richard Gallery, “Op Infinitum: The Responsive Eye” Fifty years After, Part 1, American Op Art in the 60’s”, Santa Fe, NM 2015
David Richard Gallery, “Gesture: Then and Now: The Legacy of Abstract Expressionism”, Santa Fe, NM, 2014
Morgan Stanley & Co., “Sensory Impact”, Purchase, NY. 2014–2015
Painting Center, “Wit”, curated by Joanne Freeman with essay by Mario Naves, NYC, NY, 2013, (catalog), Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, “Dynamic Invention: American Abstract Artists at 75”, Brattleboro, VT, 2013 “AAA 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio”(Traveling Exhibition-2013-2017)
Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2013
University of Mary, Fredericksburg, VA, 2014
Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, 2014
Marywood University, Scranton, PA. 2015; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2015
Biggin Gallery, at the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 2016
University of Houston-Clear Lake, Houston, Texas, 2017
Transmitter Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2020: Heron School of Art, Indiana, IND, 2022
Parc Floral De Paris, “Le Salon des Realties Nouvelles”, Invitational, Paris, France, 2012
The Ice Box, Crane Arts, “Abstraction to the Power of Infinity”, Philadelphia, PA, 2011
OK Harris Works of Art, “American Abstract Artists 75 Anniversary”, New York, NY, 2011
Galerie oqbo Deutche Kunstlerbund, “75th Anniversary American Abstract Artists International”, Berlin, Germany, 2011
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, curated by Nancy E Green, “Splendor of Dynamic Structure: Celebrating 75h Anniversary of the American Abstract Artists”, Ithaca, NY, 2011
Aragonese Castle of Otranto, Italy: “American Artists International “L’astrazione vista da un cosmopolita”, Otranto, Italy, 2010
Sideshow Gallery, “Material Matters: American Abstract Artists”, curated by Kat Griefen, Brooklyn, NY, 2007
Florence Lynch Gallery, “Material Sign”, curated by Stephen Westfall, New York, NY, 2006
Metaphor Gallery, “Ideal: Selections from American Abstract Arts”, Brooklyn, NY, 2005
Klein Art Works, "Blotto", Chicago, Ill, 2001
Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY, 1992, 1985
"Art Today USA II", Teheran, Iran, 1976, curated by David Galloway
Newport Harbor Art Museum, "Market Street Program", Los Angeles, CA, 1973
Ann Landi, contributing Art News editor, Phillis Ideal: “iPhone Drawings: Urban Energy”, 2015
Peter Frank, “Haiku: Phillis Ideal at David Richard Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico”, The Huffington Post, 2013
Lauren Tresp, “Phillis Ideal”, The Magazine, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2013
Stephen Alexander Journal, “American Abstract Artists at OK Harris,” NYC, 2011
Aaron Yassin. “The Material Sign”, (curated by Stephen Westfall and exhibited at Florence Lynch Gallery) Art Critical, 2006
Ben La Rocco. “Ideal: Selections from the American Abstract Artists Metaphor Gallery”, The Brooklyn Rail, 2005
Diane Armitage. “Phillis Ideal: Recent Paintings; Elaine de Kooning, Agnes Martin, Agnes Pelton, Florence Pierce: Classics, The Magazine, 2001
Michelle Faulkenstein. "New York Reviews-Phillis Ideal, Rosenberg & Kaufman”, Art News, May 2000
William Zimmer. "Abstract Expressionism: “Abstract Expressionism Carrying the Torch, The New York Times, 1990
Stephen Westfall. "Phillis Ideal", Arts, January 1985.
Charles Scheer. "Two Women With Insight Into Beauty, Energy", Oakland Tribune May, 1984
Thomas Albright. "Art Institute Reviews Tradition of Painting", San Francisco Chronicle, October 9, 1981
Alfred Frankenstein. "The Art World", San Francisco Chronicle, April 29, 1976.
Alfred Frankenstein. "Mesoamerica Show", San Francisco Chronicle, 1976.
Terry Graham. "American Artists 'Rediscover' Technique", Teheran Journal, July 13, 1975
Thomas Albright. "Ideal and Rose Art", San Francisco Chronicle, September 1973.
Thomas Albright. "Ideal and Lesser Works", San Francisco Chronicle, September 1973.
Thomas Albright. "New Art Schools Correspondence", Rolling Stone, April 13, 1972.
Dallas Art Fair, Booth F12-April 9-April 12, 2015 Metro Curates, NYC-January 22-January 25, 2015
White and Case Law Firm, New York, NY Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Pacific Enterprises, Los Angeles, CA
Crocker National Bank, San Francisco, CA
Director of Currency, New York, NY Bank of Rome, San Francisco, CA
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Chicago, IL
Prudential Insurance Collection, San Francisco, CA
Houlihan Lokey Howard and Zukin, New York, NY
Duff and Phelps Credit Rating, New York, NY
Private Collection, Tehran, Iran
Robert O. Anderson, Roswell, NM
Donald Anderson, Roswell, NM
Tom Udall and Jill Cooper, Santa Fe, NM
Bobbi Forshay, Santa Fe, NM
Larry Bell, Taos, NM
Awards and Professional Activities:
American Abstract Artists Membership
Roswell Artist and Residency Board of Directors, Roswell, NM, 2019-
Photo: Kerry Kehoe Photography
Sunday Suit 1988, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 25 x 25 in., private collection.
Nomad 2002, Acrylic on canvas, 15 x 11 in.
Homeward 2002, Acrylic on canvas, 18 x 22 in.
Temple 2006, Acrylic on canvas, 34 x 28 in.
Plain Sight 1993, Acrylic on wood panel, 18 x 18 in.
Untitled [TM.0108] 1992, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 12 x 12 in.
Untitled (Nov.10,1994) 1994, Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 in.
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Untitled (VSSP) [TM.0288] 1991, Acrylic on canvas, 18 x 18 in.
Untitled (VSSP) [TM.0307] 1991, Acrylic on canvas, 18 x 18 in.
Untitled (VSSP) [TM.0307] 1991, Acrylic on canvas, 18 x 18 in.
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Conquistadora 2007, Acrylic on canvas, 25 x 20 in.
Chinese Medicine 2007, Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 18 in. Private collection.
Revati (April 22, 2015) 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 19 ½ x 15 ½ in.
Energy Painting (June 14, 2015) 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 19 ½ x 15 ½ in.
Poosam (May 1, 2015) 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 23 ¼ x 17 ¼ in.
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Untitled [TM.0076] 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 18 x 14 in.
Untitled (Full Spectrum Black) [TM.0003] 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 14 in. Private collection.
Untitled (Full Spectrum Black) [TM.0023] 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 18 x 12 in.
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Revati 27 (Full Spectrum Black) [TM.0023] 2013, Acrylic on canvas 18 x 11 in.
Untitled (Feb.3, 2013) [TM.0027] 2013, Acrylic on canvas 18 x 18 in.
Untitled (Full Spectrum Black) [TM.0086] 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 17 ¾ x 13 ¾ in.
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(Full Spectrum Black) [TM.0005] 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 37 in.
Tom Martinelli’s Santa Fe studio.
Untitled (Blue, Oct. 2020) 2020, Acrylic, ﬂuorescent acrylic, grommets on canvas, 108 x 72 in.
Yep 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 17 ½ x 13 ½ in.
Eye-Mind No.1218 2018, Acrylic on canvas, 17 ½ x 13 ½ in.
Buda Bing 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 17 ½ x 13 ½ in.
BBBlue Acrylic on canvas, 17 ¾ x 13 ¾ in.
Tom Martinelli’s studio, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Tom Martinelli www.tominelli.com
Born: Queens, New York
Lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico
1986 MFA Hunter College, NYC
1981 BFA School of Visual Arts, NYC
2023 Ideal / Martinelli: Mini-Retrospectives, The Wright Contemporary, Taos NM
Stripe Stain Paintings: 1991-92, G2 Gallery, Santa Fe NM
2015 Tom Martinelli: Stripe Paintings, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe NM
2013 Out of Register, David Richard Gallery
1998 Tom Martinelli, Derek Eller Gallery, NYC
1994 Tom Martinelli, Bill Maynes Contemporary Arts, NYC
1992 Tom Martinelli: Stripe Paintings, Julian Pretto Gallery, NYC
1991 Tom Martinelli, Julian Pretto Gallery White Columns, NYC
Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 Transcendental, ODETTA Gallery, NY (Jan. 2020)
2019 Neo Geo Now, Webster + Kessler Colab, Santa Fe NM
2018 Beyond Black and White, Westbeth Gallery NYC
2017 Double Vision: Artists Who Instagram, LABspace, Hillsdale NY
The Color and The Shape: a Survey of Contemporary Geometric Painting, West Texas A&M University, Amarillo TX
Lost Coast, Etiquette, Santa Fe NM
2015 Re-Op: ‘The Responsive Eye’ Fifty Years After, David Richard Gallery
2012 Seeing Red, David Richard Gallery
New Mexico Showcase, 516 Arts, Albuquerque NM
2011 Particles + Orbs, Phil Space, Santa Fe NM
2006 The Shape of Jazz, Clifford Chance, NYC
2005 Good Vibrations, MacKenzie Fine Art, NYC
2002 Grey, Paula Cooper Gallery, NYC
Need to Know Basis, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington MA
Mass Art, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston MA; University Galleries, University of Illinois at Normal; The MAC, Dallas TX; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago IL;
The Tweed Museum, University of Minnesota University Galleries; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati OH; Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta GA; SECCA, Winston-Salem NC; Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples FL
Minimalennialism, Jim Kempner Gallery, NYC
1999 Pattern, James Graham & Sons, NYC 1998
Drawings, James Graham & Sons
Pierogi 2000, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
Works by Brooklyn Artists, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville VA
Pierogi Goes to College, Bard College, Rhinebeck, NY
1997 Abstraction: Karen Barth, David Mann, Tom Martinelli, James Graham & Sons
Current Undercurrent: Working in Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Museum, Abstraction INDEX, Condeso/Lawler Gallery, NYC
New York Drawers, Gasworks, London, England/Corner House, Manchester England
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
All The Things You Are, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington MA
The Gramercy International Contemporary Art Fair, Los Angeles CA/Miami FL
New Museum Benefit, The New Museum, NYC
1996 Field Days, Cerulean Embankments, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington MA
Fourteen Days: A Salon, Room, NYC
The Art Exchange Show, Pierogi 2000
Other Rooms, Ronald Feldman Gallery, NYC
Virtuosity/Modernism Art Fair, Park Avenue Armory, NYC
Works on Paper, curated bt Chris Martin, San Cono, Brooklyn NY
1994 Serial, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica LA
Point, Circle, Sphere, Thomas Solomon's Garage, LA CA
Painting, Arena Gallery, New York City 1993
Pittsburg Collects, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg PA
Presentational Painting, The Times Square Art Gallery, NYC
Doggie Style, B-Side Gallery, NYC
1992 Contemporary Drawings: Part I, Arena Gallery, NYC
1991 Abstract Painting: Process and Material, curated by Julian Pretto, Ben Shahn Center, William Paterson College, NJ
The Painting Project (Part I), Four Walls, Brooklyn NY, curated by Amy Sillman
Update 1991, White Columns
1988 Out of Order, Ann Plumb Gallery, NYC
1987 Paint/Film, Bess Cutler Gallery, NYC
2021 Pecha Kucha: Resolution... “Is It Done Yet?“
2020 Landi, Ann. “Vasari 21: Under the Radar... Tom Martinelli”, 2020.11.12 https://vasari21.com/tom-martinelli/
Nelson, Jennifer. The Woven Tale Press, Tom Martinelli: The Art of Non-Measured Geometry (interview)
2013 Frank, Peter. Haiku Review / Out of Register, Huffington Post, June 2013
2005 Cohen, David. “Arts & Letters: Gallery Going”, The NY Sun (July 7, 2005)
1999 Blinderman, Barry/Moody, Tom. “Post-Hypnotic”. exhibition catalogue, University Galleries of Illinois State University New York Magazine, July 26, 1999: p72
1998 Bell, J. Bowyer. “drawings” Review, (Feb. 15, 1998):34
Johnson, Ken. “Abstraction” New York Times, (Jan.9, 1988):E39
Moody, Rick. “Art Is Dead, Long Live Art”, Modern Painters, (Spring ‘98,vol.11 no.1):80-81 Schwabsky, Barry. Museum & Gallery Reviews, (Nov.-Dec.’98):65
1997 Murdock, Robert M. “Karen Barth, David Mann, Tom Martinelli” Review, (Dec 15, 1997):32 Shales, Ezra. “Karen Barth, David Mann, Tom Martinelli” Review, (Dec 15, 1997):32-33
1996 “The Do-It-Yourself Artworld: A guide to the Un-gallery scene”, The New York Times Magazine, (Sept.1,1996)
1995 Diehl, Carol. "Tom Martinelli, Dot, Dot, Dot..."Art News; On the Edge, (May ' 95):p113
Drolet, Owen. "Tom Martinelli" catalogue, Bill Maynes Contemporary Art, NYC
1994 Cameron, Dan. "Critical Edge: The Easel Way Out" Art & Auction, (Dec. '94):68-69
1987 Raynor, Vivian. "Reviews", The New York Times, (July 30, '87): review of "Paint/Film"
Grants and Fellowships
2020. Falling Colors Foundation Grant
2019 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
2002 New York Foundation for the Arts Artist’s Fellowship in Photography
1998 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar VA
1996 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award
Tyrone Guthrie Center, Co. Monaghan, Ireland
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
1993 Yaddo, Saratoga Springs NY
1992 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
1990 Pollock/Krasner Foundation Grant1986
Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz NY
Collection of Virginia Dwan
The Sol Lewitt Collection
Weatherspoon Galry, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington
Teaching and Related Experience
2017-19 Archive and Digital Resources Manager, The Holt/Smithson Foundation
2015-17 Trustee and Board member, The Holt/Smithson Foundation
1992-04 Hunter College, Asst. Adj. Professor / Visiting Professor, Dept. of Fine Art, C.U.N.Y.
1998-99 New School University, The New School, Fine Arts Dept.
1997 Yale University, Visiting Lecturer / Guest Fellow
The Wright Contemporary is a new venture on the Taos art scene, a set of galleries dedicated to the best in contemporary art of northern New Mexico, as well as a space for lectures, panels, and ﬁlms. Named for the Santa Fe-based artist and benefactor Ira Wright, the gallery plans ten to twelve shows per year, curated by art journalist and director Ann Landi and artist Michelle Cooke. Our debut show was “Explosive Abstraction.” Next on the agenda was “Taos Draws!” a round-up of draftsmen (and women). “New Geometries,” a smashing survey of abstract painters and sculptors in the area, closed in late November. In the past few months, the Wright has hosted a show of photography in black and white and “Botanicals,” a selection of works with themes drawn from the natural world. Our current exhibition, “Ideal & Martinelli,” mini retrospectives of two Santa Fe artists, will be on view till April 8, 2023.
Complementing the exhibitions is a roster of lectures and public programs. In the past few months, Gwen Chanzit, curator emerita of the Denver Art Museum, gave an illustrated lecture on the origins of abstraction, while Jason Andrew, from Artist Estate Management LLC, spoke to a full house about getting your aﬀairs in order before you travel to that great studio in the sky (a video of this talk is available on YouTube). An “Evening with Larry Bell,” also on YouTube, investigated the myriad aspects of the artist’s long and stellar career, and during the Taos Fall Arts Festival, Marcie Begleiter was on hand to screen her landmark documentary Eva Hesse, with a discussion about the making of the ﬁlm afterward. Recent events included two-part panels on art and the law (what you need to know about contracts and intellectual property, for instance). The Wright has also presented conversations and talks with Lauren Tresp, publisher of Southwest Contemporary; Louis Grachos, director of SITE Santa Fe, and David Chickey, publisher of Radius Books.
627 Paseo del Pueblo Sur Taos, New Mexico 87571 (575) 224-0530 www.thewrightcontemporary.com Gallery hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 2 to 6 p.m., and by appointment