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Holly Trostle Brigham
6345 Sherwood Road
Philadelphia, PA 19151
(215) 877-2485
htbrigham@verizon.net

UPCOMING SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Holly Trostle Brigham, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA, April 19-June, 2019.

Holly Trostle Brigham, Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA, January 1-April 1, 2019.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
Tradition and Innovation: PAFA Artists in PA, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA, April 20-June 9, 2018.

Historical and Contemporary Women Artists, Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, October 13-November 10, 2017.

Drawn From: 15 Years of Exhibition at the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, Washington, DC, September 7-December 10, 2017.

A Collaborative Language: Selections from the Experimental Printmaking Institute, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, August 10-November 5, 2017.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Holly Trostle Brigham, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA, April 19-June, 2019.

Holly Trostle Brigham, Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA, January 1-April 1, 2019.

Holly Trostle Brigham: Sisters and Goddesses, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, February 20-May 26, 2016.

Holly Trostle Brigham, The Ronald K. De Long Gallery, Penn State University, Lehigh Valley Campus, March 15-April 29, 2016.

Holly Trostle Brigham: Sacred Sisters, in collaboration with poet Marilyn Nelson, William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, October 22-December 20, 2015.

Holly Trostle Brigham: Seven, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, January19-March 1, 2015.

Holly Trostle Brigham: Dis/Guise, Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania, October 17-December 22, 2013; and Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, January 15-February 28, 2014.

Holly Trostle Brigham: Myths, Portraits and Self, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, August 5-September 27, 2013.

Holly Trostle Brigham, The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, March 3-April 18, 2013.

Holly Trostle Brigham: Three Stages
, Raven Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 18-August 9, 2009.
Reflected Personae
, Ahlum Gallery, Easton, Pennsylvania, May 1-June 26, 2005.

Undressed in Her Rightful Mind: Paintings by Holly Trostle Brigham, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, August 19-November 6, 1998.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Tradition and Innovation: PAFA Artists in PA, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA, April 20-June 9, 2018.

Historical and Contemporary Women Artists, Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, October 13-November 10, 2017.

Drawn From: 15 Years of Exhibition at the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, Washington, DC, September 7-December 10, 2017.

A Collaborative Language: Selections from the Experimental Printmaking Institute, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, August 10-November 5, 2017.

Art of the State, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, June 11-September 10, 2017.

A Creative Adventure in Printmaking: Prints from EPI, Hudgens Center, Duluth, Georgia, January 17-April 29, 2017.

From the EPI-Center: Celebrating 20 Years at the Experimental Printmaking Institute, Part II, Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania, October 15-December 12, 2016.

The Christa Project: Manifesting Divine Bodies, St. John the Divine Cathedral, New York, New York, October 6, 2016-March 12, 2017.

A Leap of Faith, Stanek Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 22-March 27, 2016.

Changing the Subject: The Women Artists of the Experimental Printmaking Institute, Bone Black Gallery, Austin, Texas, January 21-February 14, 2016; and New Door Creative, Baltimore, MD, March 10-April 2, 2016.

A Collective Body: Uncovered and Illuminated, an exhibition of the artists in the collective Corpus VI, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, Massachusetts, September 1-November 13, 2015.

Home Front Heroes: Women of World War II, Penn State University, Lehigh Valley Campus, February 27-April 28, 2012.

Cradle and Crucible: The Enduring Legacy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, April 15-May 25, 2011.

Juried Alumni Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, inaugural exhibition in the Alumni Gallery, November 5, 2010-January 2, 2011.

Faculty and Alumni Exhibition in conjunction with Narcissus in the Studio: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 23, 2010-January 2, 2011.

Three-Person Show, Raven Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 5, 2009-January 3, 2010.

Group Show
, Kathy Imlay Fine Arts, Montclair, New Jersey, October 10, 2009-January 15, 2010.

Humanity: 100 Years of Figurative Art
, ACA Galleries, New York, New York, May 7-July 3, 2009.

Lehigh Valley Invitational Exhibition
, Cedar Crest Gallery, Allentown, Pennsylvania, October 11-December 1, 2006.

Painting the Unclothed Figure
, juried exhibition, Fine Arts People Gallery, Exton, Pennsylvania, September 1-29, 2006.

Faculty Exhibition
, The Baum School of Art, Allentown, Pennsylvania, July 13-August 18, 2006.

Area Artists 2005–Salma Arastu, Holly Trostle Brigham, Maureen Ordak, Gary Graves, Lehigh University, Siegel Gallery, February 24-May 6, 2005.

Philadelphia Tri State Artists Equity
, fall juried exhibition, The Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, August 31-September 26, 2004.

Lancaster County Art Association Juried Exhibition
, Strasburg, Pennsylvania, June 13-July 24, 2004.

76
th Annual Juried Exhibition, Harrisburg Art Association, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, May 15-June 17, 2004.

Self-Portraits
, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 4-23, 2004.

Salute to Women and Women Artists
, juried exhibition of the Artists Guild of Delaware Valley, September 2003, Chestnut Hill College, Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania.

Summer Show
, regional invitational exhibition, July 16-September 14, 2003, MCS Galley, Easton, Pennsylvania.

The Artful Woman
, national juried exhibition, May 2-June 29, 2003, The Banana Factory, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Re-Semblance
, juried exhibition, ARTSWorcester Gallery at the Aurora, Worcester, Massachusetts, October 4-November 14, 2002.

Our Image, Ourselves
, juried exhibition, ARTSWorcester Gallery at the Aurora, Worcester, Massachusetts, October 10-November 3, 2000.

Faculty Art Exhibition, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, April 13-May 19, 2000.

One Thousand and Under
, regional invitational exhibition, Fletcher/Priest Gallery, Worcester, Massachusetts, November 19, 1999-February 10, 2000.

Third Annual National Juried Christmas Exhibition, Levitan Gallery, New York, N.Y., December 6, 1997-January 4, 1998.

Creating Women, national juried exhibition, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, March 7-March 29, 1997.

Women as Mythmakers, Four-Person Exhibition with Audrey Flack, Biruta Hansen, and Amy Zerner, Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, March 8-April 7, 1996.

Skin Deep: Stories in the Fight Against Breast Cancer, national invitational exhibition, Lancaster YWCA, organized by the American Cancer Society, October 1-October 21, 1995.

Art at Kreiderheim, three-person exhibition with Suk Shuglie and Lori Stahl, Lebanon Valley College, August 25-October 25, 1995.

Dimock Gallery, Washington, D.C., M.F.A. Thesis Show, May 5-May 19, 1994.

Dimock Gallery, Washington, D.C., April 7-29, 1993.

Dimock Gallery, Washington, D.C., November 11-December 3, 1992.

Dimock Gallery, Washington, D.C., April 2-30, 1992.

Dimock Gallery, Washington, D.C., November 7-December 5, 1991.


PUBLICATIONS
Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry, inaugural issue, cover, 2017.

Holly Trostle Brigham and Marilyn Nelson,
Sacred Sisters, artist’s book (Easton, Pennsylvania: Experimental Printmaking Institute, 2016).

Al Gury,
Foundations of Drawing (New York: Watson-Guptill Press, anticipated publication date, 2016).

Diler Haji, “Poet and Painter Join Forces at the Benton,”
The Daily Campus, November 10, 2015.

The Grecourt Gates, Smith College, online publication, October 2015.

Susan Dunne, “‘Sacred Sisters’ at UConn’s Benton,” Hartford Courant, October 22, 2015.

UConn Today, online publication, October 2015.

“Altin avcilari Konstantinopolis’e trenle gelirdi,” poem in Turkish about “Cybele on Her Birthing Throne,” published online, September 11, 2015.

Corpus VI featured in
Mezzo Cammin, volume 10, issue 1, June 28, 2015.

Clarity Haynes, “Maaaaw: My Involvement with Women’s Art Collectives,” Collect Magazine, Summer 2014, pp. 32-37.

Julyssa Lopez, “Alumna Explores Identity in ‘Dis/Guise’ Exhibit,”
GW Today, online magazine, January 22, 2014.

Nancy Bea Miller, "Holly Trostle Brigham: Dis/Guise," exhibition preview,
Fine Art Connoisseur, 10:6, November/December 2013, pp. 68-69.

Tirdad Derakhshani, "A Celebration of Plath's Poetry, Plight, Power,"
Philadelphia Inquirer, October 27, 2013, pp. H1 and H5.

Holly Trostle Brigham: Painted Dichotomies, introduction by Brandon Fortune; essay by Judith Brodsky and Ferris Olin, catalog, (Collegeville, PA: Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, 2013).

Holly Trostle Brigham, online exhibition, Mezzo Cammin, Volume 6, Number 2, January 2012.

Holly Trostle Brigham, catalog with essay by Robert Cozzolino, 2010.

“Holly Trostle Brigham: Three Stages” Solo Exhibit in Manayunk, City Suburban News, July 29-August 4, 2009.

Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry and Prose, featured artist, Spring 2007, published by Fairfield University, front and back covers, eight color plates.

Geoff Gehman, “Self-Portraits Mine Intense, Naked Emotions,”
The Morning Call, June 2, 2005, Go Guide, pp. 4 and 6.

Kenneth J. Endick, “From Background to Frame, Brigham Shines,” Easton, PA,
The Express-Times, May 27, 2005, p. E16.

Ken Michaels, radio interview, WDIY, Bethlehem, PA, aired May 3, 2005.

“At the Galleries,” Easton, PA,
The Irregular, May 2005, pp. 11 and 12.

Geoff Gehman, “Historical Reflections,”
The Morning Call, April 14, 2005, Go Guide, p. 7.

“At the Galleries,” Easton, PA,
The Irregular, April 2005, p. 1.

Geoff Gehman, “Dynamic Works Are Lion’s Share of Lehigh Show,”
The Morning Call, March 17, 2005, Go Guide, p. 6.

Thomas Connors, photographs by Todd Dacquisto, “The Maestro and Family,”
Milwaukee Home, February 2004, pp. 35-37.

Geoff Gehman, “Twists on the Familiar Punctuate MCS Summer Show,” Allentown, PA,
The Morning Call, August 28, 2003, Go Guide, p. 6.

Kenneth J. Endick, “MCS Houses a Cornucopia of Local Artists’ Work,” Easton, PA,
The Express Times, August 22, 2003, p. E28.

Frank Mageira, “ARTSWorcester Exhibit Focuses on Women,” Worcester, MA,
Telegram and Gazette, October 30, 2000, p. C5.

GW Magazine, (Fall 1999), featured p. 26.

Commissioned portrait featured in Thomas Connors, “Delft Movement,”
Milwaukee Magazine, 24:9 (September 1999), 88.

Featured artist, The George Washington University,
Department of Fine Arts & Art History Newsletter, May 1999.

Frank Mageira, “Her Portraits Aren’t for the Faint of Heart,” Worcester, MA,
Telegram and Gazette, September 13, 1998, Datebook, cover and pp. 3 and 8.

Diane Sophrin, “Reconstructing a Feminist Figuration,” one of several women artists featured in a paper presented at the College Art Association, annual meeting, Toronto, February 26, 1998.

Jennifer Kopf, “Bold or Fractured, Images from Women’s Series,”
Intelligencer Journal, March 7, 1997, p. 10.
Elisabeth Davies, “Women on Women,” Lancaster,
New Era, March 13, 1997, pp. D1-D2.

“Highlight: Holly Trostle Brigham,” The George Washington University, Art Department,
Art Newsletter, May, 1996.

Sandy Cullen, “‘Mythmakers’ Tale One of Female Power,” Harrisburg,
Patriot-News, March 24, 1996, pp. E1 and E8.

Daina Savage, “Women’s Myths: Sublime, Startling,” Lancaster,
Intelligencer Journal, March 8, 1996, pp. 10 and 19.

“Art Works on Tap,” Lebanon,
The Daily News, March 7, 1996.

Lois Fegan, “These Nudes Have Nothing to Hide,” Lancaster,
Sunday News, October 1, 1995, p. H4.

Lois Fegan, “Artists Promote Breast Cancer Awareness,” Carlisle,
The Evening Sentinel, September 29, 1995, pp. B1 and B10.

Naomi Yocom, “More Than Skin Deep: Art Exhibit Explores Women’s Feelings about Breast Cancer,” Lancaster,
New Era, September 29, 1995, p. D1.


ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., Art Department, 1991-94.
M.F.A., Painting, January, 1994.
Thesis: “The Self-Portrait Nude: Finding a Modern Female Mythology.”

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, 1990-91.
Day School, full-time student, January-May, 1991.
Evening School, part-time student, January-December, 1990.

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Fine Arts, 1988-90.
Completed M.A. course work in the History of Art.

Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1984-88.
Bachelor of Arts, Art History, May, 1988. Minor: Italian.
Academic Concentration: Italian Renaissance Art and Culture.
Smith College Junior Year Abroad Program, Florence, Italy, 1986-87.

Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1983.
Non-degree course work in Spanish.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Baum School of Art, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 2004-2007.
Drawing I, for Lehigh Carbon Community College, Fall 2004, Fall 2006, Spring 2007.
Painting I, for Pennsylvania State University, Lehigh Valley, Spring, 2005.

Worcester State College, Worcester, Massachusetts, Sabbatical Replacement, Instructor, January-May, 2000.
Teaching Drawing I, Painting I, Sculpture I, and Creating Cultural Forms (Sumi Ink Painting).

School of the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, Faculty Member, 1997-2001.
Summer, 2001: Drawing and Painting from Life; Drawing, Painting, Print: The Figure in Art (2 sessions); Figure and Portrait Drawing and Painting, Youth.
April, 2001: It’s My Game, Make an Impression, Sand Box, Mini Me, Crooked House in a Crooked Town, Youth.
Spring, 2001: Gallery Drawing, Painting Perspectives, Youth.
February, 2001: Total Package, Self-Addressed, In Black and White, Youth.
Winter, 2001: Piece it Together, Painting People, Youth.
Fall Session, 2000: Watercolor I, Adult.
Fall Session 2000: Drawing and Painting Fundamentals, House of Style, Youth.
Summer Session, 2000: Figure Drawing and Painting, Strike a Pose, Painting Studio, 2D Techniques, Drawing on Location, Youth.
Spring Session, 2000: Figure Painting and Drawing, and Horse and Rider, Youth.
Winter Session, 2000: Women Artists Throughout History: Finding Their Place in Your Classroom, Teacher’s Workshop.
Winter Session, 2000: Gallery Drawing, and Painting and Drawing from Life, Youth.
Fall Session, 1999: Watercolor I, Adults.
Summer Session, 1999: Advanced Drawing, Watercolor, High School Institute. Painting and Drawing, Painting Techniques, Figure Drawing and Painting, Fresh Paint, Youth.
Winter 1999: Advanced Drawing, Self-Portraits, Drawing and Painting Landscapes, and
Drawing and Painting, Youth.
Spring Session, 1998: Drawing Techniques, Youth.
Winter Session, 1998: Mythology and Art, Youth.
Fall Session, 1997: Beginning Portrait Drawing, History of Women Artists, Adults; Painting: Exploring Light and Color, Youth.
Winter Session, 1997: Beginning Portrait Drawing, Adults; Mural Painting, Youth.
Spring Session, 1997: Materials and Methods, Youth.
Workshops, May, 1997-present: Landscape Painting, Collage, Abstract Expressionism,
Impressionism, and Egyptian Mythology.

Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pennsylvania, Adjunct Instructor of Art, Fall, 1994-Spring, 1996.
Taught Drawing I, Watercolor, Oil Painting, and Art Appreciation.
Organized and managed weekly Open Studio for students and regional artists.
Curator, First Annual Student Art Show.

Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California, Instructor, Spring, 1994.
Taught Beginning Drawing with charcoal, graphite, pastel, caran d’ache, watercolor, ink wash, and sumi ink.

Brooksfield School, Montessori School, McLean, Virginia, Art Teacher, 1992-93.
Taught drawing, watercolor, oil painting, and other subjects to pre-school through third grade students.

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Fine Arts, Teaching Assistant, Fall, 1989.


RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Panel discussion about artists’ books and collaboration, with Marilyn Nelson, Curlee Raven Hilton, and Ian Smith, New Jersey Book Arts Symposium, Alexander Library, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, November 2, 2018.

Slide presentation and conversation with Marilyn Nelson, about the
Sacred Sisters collaboration, Poetry by the Sea, annual conference, Madison, CT, May 26, 2017.

Guest artist, Penn State, Lehigh Valley, April 11, 2016.

Conversation with art historian Leo Mazow and curator and head of the Department of American Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Michener Museum of Art, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, March 23, 2016.

“In Praise of Art and Poetry,” Salon with Marilyn Nelson, moderated by Kerry Carnahan, William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, Connecticut, November 6, 2015.

Gallery Talk,
Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, November 3, 2013.

A Celebration of Sylvia Plath's Birthday, poetry reading and presentation of artwork inspired by Plath, Poetry Center, West Chester University, West Chester, PA, October 27, 2013.

Noodle on the Wall, blog about creative mothers, featured artist, July 2012.

The Order of St. John, art auction to benefit the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital, held at the Union League, Philadelphia, June 20, 2012.

Evolve the Conversation, Salon 5, "Radical Reeptivity," Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, May 19, 2012; filmed for documentary production.

Art W, art talk, in dialog with Robert Cozzolino, Senior Curator and Curator of Modern Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, New York, New York, May 2, 2012.

Gallery talk, in conjunction with
Home Front Heroes: Women of World War II, Penn State University, Lehigh Valley Campus, March 1, 2012.

Visiting artist, Experimental Printmaking Institute, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, 2010-2011.

“Assuming Identities: Portraits from Self-Portraits,” public lecture, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, November 10, 2010.

Visiting artist, including two slide lectures and a demonstration, Lafayette College, Easton, PA, December 1, 2009.

Visiting artist, including slide lecture, Women’s History Month, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA, March 20, 2008.

Guest critique for post-baccalaureate students, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, March 19, 2008.

“Revealed Personae,” artist discussion, Ahlum Gallery, Easton, PA, June 5, 2005.

Panel discussion, in conjunction with Area Artists 2005, Zoellner Gallery, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, March 3, 2005.

Juror for high school art competition, “An Artistic Discovery–2005,” The Baum School of Art, first prize winner to be displayed in the Halls of Congress, Washington, DC, 2005.

“Maestro as Martyr: Reinventing Symbolic Portraiture,” paper presented at the national meeting of the College Art Association, session chaired by Brandon Brame Fortune, associate curator, National Portrait Gallery, “Fraught with Peril? Portrait Commissions and Contemporary Art,” Atlanta, Georgia, February 18, 2005.

“Women Artists Throughout History: Finding Their Place in Your Classroom,” College of the Holy Cross, in conjunction with the Worcester Women’s History Project, October 20, 2000.

Juror for children’s art exhibition organized in conjunction with the Worcester Women’s History Project, 1999.

Guest critique for Ellie Crocker’s Art Majors’ Senior Projects, Clark University, Worcester, MA, October 30, 1998.

Juror for annual Mt. Gretna Art Show, Mount Gretna, Pennsylvania, 1996.


SELECTED AWARDS
Honorable Mention, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2004.

Best of Show, Lancaster County Art Association, Strasburg, Pennsylvania, 2004.

First Prize for Watercolor, Harrisburg Art Association, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 2004.

Award of Excellence, Artists Guild of Delaware Valley, 2003.

David Lloyd Kreeger Prize in Painting, The George Washington University, 1992.

Cecille R. Hunt Prize (for watercolor), The George Washington University, 1992.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, scholarship, 1991.


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine.

Skillman Library, Special Collections, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania.

Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, Massachusetts.

Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio.

Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts.

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

The Dimock Gallery, The George Washington University, Washington, DC.

Luther W. Brady Art Gallery/Corcoran Collection, The George Washington University, Washington, DC.