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Ailene Fields

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Ailene Fields
Education
1973 Lehman College, NY, NY
1974 Earthworks Pottery, NY, NY
1978 Teacher’s College, Columbia University, NY, NY
1980-81 The New School for Social Research, NY, NY
1981-86 The Sculpture Center, NY, NY
Teaching Experience
1974-87 Earthworks Pottery, NY, NY
1985-98 Sculpture Center, NY, NY
1998-current The Compleat Sculptor, Inc
Commissioned Work
Walt Whitman – Roslyn Sailor Fine Arts, Margate, NJ
St. Francis of Assisi – Bethesda, MD
“Well Made in the USA” - AFL/CIO, NJ
“J” Award – Jewish Community Center of Bensonhurst, NY
Museum Exhibitions
1999-00 Religious Art 2000 +,” Ridderhof Martin Gallery, Marry Washington College, Fredericksburg,
VA and Sherry French Gallery, NY , NY
1999 “Allegory: The Timeless Truth,” Ocean County Art Center, Tom’s River, NJ
1998 “Allegory: The Timeless Truth,” Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Paramus, NJ
1997 “Allegory: The Timeless Truth,” The Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL
1991 “Ailene Fields: Life Forms,” Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Paramus, NJ
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2000 “Ailene Fields Fairy Tales,” Roslyn Sailor Fine Arts, Margate, NJ
1999 “Once Upon a Time” Roslyn Sailor Fine Arts, Margate, NJ
1996 Broadhurst Gallery, Pinehurst, NC
1995 “Magic,” The Gallery, Chase Manhattan, NY, NY
“Twelve Months,” Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT
1991 Roslyn Sailor Fine Arts, Margate, NJ
1988 Pendragon Gallery, Annapolis, MD
Ailene Fields “Myths & Legends,” White Lights Gallery, Nyack, NY
“Ailene Fields” Barbara DeBetz, NY, NY
1987 “Fantasy / Reality,” Lavaggi Gallery, NY, NY
Selected Group Exhibitions
2006 “Interior Space – 3 Artist Show”, Drue Cryst Gallery, Sparta, NJ
CFM Group Show, CFM Gallery, NY, NY
2005 “Flowers in February,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
Group Show, Drue Cryst Gallery, Sparta, NJ
“Painting = Poetry – ut pictura poesis,” Sherry French Gallery, NY , NY
“The Four Seasons,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
CFM Group Show, CFM Gallery, NY, NY
“Penumbra at Ocean County College”, Ocean City, NJ
2004 “Flowers in February,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
Group Show, Drue Cryst Gallery, Sparta, NJ
“Painting = Poetry – ut pictura poesis,” Sherry French Gallery, NY , NY
“The Four Seasons,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
CFM Group Show, CFM Gallery, NY, NY
“Small Sizes, Precious Pieces,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
2003 “Penumbra at Ocean County College”, Ocean City, NJ
“Brave Destiny”, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Williamsburg, NY
CFM Group Show, CFM Gallery, NY, NY
Viselaya Sculpture Exhibition, Viselaya Gardens, Carslisle, MA
“Flowers in February,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
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“The Four Seasons,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
2002 Summer Group Show, CFM Gallery, NY, NY
“Flowers in February,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
“The Four Seasons,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
“Small Sizes, Precious Pieces,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
Holiday Group Show, CFM Gallery, NY, NY
“Painting = Poetry – ut pictura poesis,” Sherry French Gallery, NY , NY
“Gallery and Invited Artists,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
“Penumbra At Pace,” Pace University, NYC
2001 “Flowers in February,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
“The Four Seasons,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
“Holiday Show at Gallery MAC,” Manhattan Athletic Club, NY, NY
Loveland Sculpture Invitational, Loveland, CO
Roslyn Sailor Fine Arts Gallery, Margate, NJ
CFM Gallery, NY, NY
2000 “Small Sizes, Precious Pieces,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
“Mainely Maine,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
“Favorite Selections from Sherry French Gallery: Recent Landscape, Still Life, and Figure Paintings and Sculpture,”
Gallery MAC, Manhattan Athletic Club, NY, NY
“Gallery and Invited Artists,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
“Painting = Poetry – ut pictura poesis,” Sherry French Gallery, NY , NY
“The Four Seasons Contemporary Landscapes,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
“Flowers in February,” Sherry French Gallery, NY , NY
Roslyn Sailor Fine Arts Gallery, Margate, NJ
CFM Gallery, NY, NY
1999 “The Great Outdoors,” Manhattan Athletic Club, NY, NY
“Small Sizes – Precious Pieces,” Sherry French Gallery, and Gallery MAC, Manhattan Athletic
Club, NY, NY
“Mainely Maine,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
“The Four Seasons,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
“Flowers in February,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
Roslyn Sailor Fine Arts Gallery, Margate, NJ
1998 “The Four Seasons,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
“Pears and Other Pleasures,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
“Mainely Maine,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
“Small Sizes – Precious Pieces,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
CFM Gallery, NY, NY
“The Four Seasons,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
“Flowers in February,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
Rosyln Sailor Fine Arts Gallery, Margate, NJ
CFM Gallery, NY, NY
Lenox Hill Hospital, NY, NY, Children’s Ward, “Noah’s Ark,” permanent display
1997 “Collector’s Choice,” Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, Vero Beach, FL
Harmon-Meeks Art Gallery, Naples, FL
“Flowers in February,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
“Gallery and Invited Artists,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
“Small Sizes – Precious Pieces,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
“Mainely Maine,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
CFM Gallery, NY, NY
Roslyn Sailor Fine Arts Gallery, Margate, NJ
1996 “Gallery and Invited Artists,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
“The Painted Menagerie: Images of Animals in Contemporary Painting,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
“Flowers in February,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
“Mainely Maine,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
“Small Sizes – Precious Pieces,” Sherry French Gallery, NY, NY
CFM Gallery, NY, NY
Penumbra, Lever House, NY, NY
Roslyn Sailor Fine Arts Gallery, Margate, NJ
1995 “Wings of Creation,” Roslyn Sailor Fine Arts, Margate, NJ
Penumbra, Lever House, NY, NY
CFM Gallery, NY, NY
Faculty Show, Sculpture Center, NY, NY
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Rosyln Sailor Fine Arts Gallery, Margate, NJ
1994 “Enchantments in Nature,” (3 person show), CFM Gallery, NY, NY
“Midsummer Nights’ Dreams,” Penumbra, Schering-Plough Headquarters, NJ
Penumbra, Patterson Museum, group show, Patterson, NJ
The Gallery, Lincoln Savings Bank, NY, NY
Rosyln Sailor Fine Arts Gallery, Margate, NJ
CFM Gallery, NY, NY
Faculty Show, Sculpture Center, NY, NY
1993 Judy Broadhurst Gallery, Pinehurst, NC
“Celebration in Three Dimensions,” Salute to Women in the Arts Association, Ringwood Manor, Ringwood, NJ
Sculpture Affiliates, Art Center of Northern New Jersey, New Milford, NJ
CFM Gallery, NY, NY
Sculpture Affiliates, Nabisco Headquarters, East Hanover, NJ
Penumbra, Lever House, NY, NY
Penumbra, Patterson Museum, Patterson, NJ
“Earth, Wind & Fire,” Penumbra, New York Academy of Science, NY, NY
“Love in Bloom,” Penumbra, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn, NY
Sculpture Affiliates Show, Art Center of Northern New Jersey, New Milford, NJ
Rosyln Sailor Fine Arts Gallery, Margate, NJ
Faculty Show, Sculpture Center, NY, NY
1992 “La Femme,” Salute to Women in the Arts, Williams Art Center, Rutherford, NJ
“Umbrellas,” Salute to Women in the Arts ,Jon Taner Gallery, Westwood, NJ
“Spectrum,” Salute to Women in the Arts, Lever House, NY, NY
“Labor, USA,” Roslyn Sailor Fine Arts, Margate, NJ
“Medium Rare,” Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ
Sculptor Affiliates of Northern New Jersey, Blue Hill Cultural Center, Westchester, NY
Faculty Show, Sculpture Center, NY, NY
1991 Salute to Women in the Arts, Patterson Museum, Patterson, NJ
Group Show, Roslyn Sailor Fine Arts, Margate, NJ
Sculptor Affiliates of Northern New Jersey, Blue Hill Cultural Center, Westchester, NY
Sculptor Affiliates Show, Broome Street Gallery, NY, NY
Stone Sculpture Society Show, Broome Street Gallery, NY, NY
Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, Englewood, NJ
Rosyln Sailor Fine Arts Gallery, Margate, NJ
Faculty Show, Sculpture Center, NY, NY
1990 Salute to Women in the Arts Association Show, Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Paramus, NJ
“Art Reach-Out,” Goddard Riverdale Community Center, NY, NY
Hoorn-Ashby Gallery, Nantucket, MA
Stone Sculpture Society Show, Lever House, NY, NY
Sculpture Affiliates Show, The Art Center of Northern New Jersey, New Milford, NJ
The Gallery, Lincoln Savings Bank, NY, NY
Rosyln Sailor Fine Arts Gallery, Margate, NJ
Faculty Show, Sculpture Center, NY, NY
1989 Contemporary Art Gallery of West Orange, West Orange, NJ
Sculpture Affiliates, The Art Center of Northern New Jersey, New Milford, NJ
Knickerbocker Artists Annual Non-Members Exhibition, Salamagundi Club, NY, NY
Salute to Women in the Arts Association Show, Lever House, NY, NY
Stone Sculpture Society Show, Grace Building & Crystal Pavilion, NY, NY
Roslyn Sailor Fine Arts Gallery, Margate, NY
Stone Sculpture Society Show, Lever House, NY, NY
Faculty Show, Sculpture Center, NY, NY
The Gallery, Lincoln Savings Bank, NY, NY
1988 Pendragon Gallery, Annapolis, MD
“Animal Imagery,” St. Hubert’s Giralda Animal Show, Madison, NJ
Salute to Women in the Arts Association Show, 26 Federal Plaza, NY, NY
Stone Sculpture Society Show, Blue Hill Cultural Center, Westchester, NY
Stone Sculpture Society Show, Lavaggi Gallery, NY, NY
Allied Artists of America Show, National Arts Club, NY, NY
Knickerbocker Artists Annual Non-Members Exhibition, Salamagundi Club, NY, NY
Roslyn Sailor Fine Arts Gallery, Margate, NJ
The Gallery, Lincoln Savings Bank, NY, NY
Faculty Show, Sculpture Center, NY, NY
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1987 “Pastel & Bronze,” Sharon Arts Foundation, Sharon, CT
Faculty Show, Sculpture Center, NY, NY
Roslyn Sailor Fine Arts Gallery, Margate, NJ
The Gallery, Lincoln Savings Bank, NY, NY
1986 “Opening Exhibition,” Roslyn Sailor, Fine Arts Gallery, Margate, NJ
Auction/Benefit, Pendragon Gallery, Annapolis, MD
Group Show, Perri Renneth Gallery, Southampton, NY
Knickerbocker Artists Annual Non-Members Exhibition, Salamagundi Club, NY, NY
Design & Interior Furnishing Foundation for AIDS (DIFFA)
Faculty Show, Sculpture Center, NY, NY
1985 Knickerbocker Artists Annual Non-Members Exhibition, Salamagundi Club, NY, NY
Faculty Show, Sculpture Center, NY, NY
The Gallery: Lincoln Savings Bank, NY, NY
1984 L. Nelson Gallery, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Knickerbocker Artists Annual Non-Members Exhibition, Salamagundi Club, NY, NY
The Gallery: Lincoln Savings Bank, NY, NY
1983 The Mill Gallery, Guilford, CT
C.L. Wolfe 87th Art Show, National Arts Club, NY, NY
Mark A. Gallery, Teaneck, NJ
Lenox Hill Hospital, NY, NY, “Hope,” permanent display
1982 New Artists Expo, (juried) Madison Square Garden, NY, NY
1976 Earthworks Pottery, NY, NY
Selected Commissions
AFLCIO, Sculptor Award, 1992-2001 JC of Bensonhurst, The “J” Award, 1998-2001
Selected Public Collections
AFL-CIO, Southern New Jersey Chapter Harrah Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ
Joyce Blair Associates, Uniondale, NY Lenox Hill Hospital, NY, NY
Margate Free Library, NY, NY Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, NY, NY
Trocki Hotels, Atlantic City. NJ The Mark Hotel, NY, NY
Pace University, NY, NY
Selected Private Collections
Dr. Herb and Judy Chassin, Old Westbury, NY Dr. & Dr. Mark Shaves, Tacoma, WA
Dr. & Mrs. Wolf, NY, NY Ira Trocki MD, Atlantic City, NJ
Mr. Robert Green, Chicago, IL Joseph Hayes MD, NY, NY
Mr. L.E. Pearce, Southampton, NY Lawrence Lowen MD, Haverforth, PA
Mr. Loren Ostrow, Los Angeles, CA Mr. Marvin Goldstein, NY, NY
Mr. Neil Zukerman, NY, NY Mr. R. Reynolds, Pinehurst, NC
Mr. Victor Forbes, Ronkonkoma, NY Mr. Robert Reber, Greenwich, CT
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas C. Adams, Charlestown, MA Mr. James, B. Maytag, NY, NY
Mr. & Mrs. T. Orleans, Philadelphia, PA Mr. Don Rubin, NY, NY
Mr. Herbert Dow, Beverly Hills, CA Mr. Mark Lee, NY, NY
Mr. & Mrs. Victor Lowenstein, Brussels, Belgium Mr. & Mrs. Castellanos, Valencia, Spain
Mr. & Mrs. Howe Waxman, NY, NY Mr. & Mrs. Leo Charles, Santa Barbara, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Phitoussi, NY, NY Mr. & Mrs. Skip McQuire, Larchmont, NY
Mr. & Mrs. Jim Morgan, Ridgewood, NJ Mr. & Mrs. Phil Chatten, NY, NY
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Pyle, Newtown, PA Mrs. Carl Davis, NY, NY
Ms. Maura Haverly, Paris, France Mrs. S. J. Seligman, NY, NY
Ms. Chris Rifkin, Hingham, MA Ms. Susan Yawney, Southampton, NY
Ms. Whoopie Goldberg, Beverly Hills, CA Ms. Arlene Strom, NY, NY
Ms. Charlotte Herzele, Houston, TX Ms. Muriel Fariello, NY, NY
Ms. Patricia McGuire, Tucson, AZ Ms. Jamie Forbes, Ronkonkoma, NY
Ms. Rita Haddow, Ann Arbor, MI Ms. Susan K. Mallison, Vero Beach, FL
Ms. Susan Wexler, NY, NY Ms. Jo-Ellen Trilling, NY, NY
Mr. & Mrs. Bill Bratton, CA Mr. & Mrs. Bachelier, France
Mr. Rob Taylor ESQ., Texas
Selected Articles
Zukerman, Neil. “Ailene Fields Sculptor of Observation and Contemplation… and a Touch of Magic.” FINE
ART. Winter 2006, p.20-23.
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Gilbert, Sidney. “Ailene Fields: Three Dimentional Mythology.” ARTSPEAK. 16 Apr. 1989: Vol. X, no. 16.
Wepman, Dennis. “Ailene Fields’ Enchanted Menagerie.” MANHATTAN ARTS. Oct. 1989: 6.
Shaw, Alexandra. “Ailene Fields: An Artist Who Cares About Animals.” UPPER EAST SIDE RESIDENT. 4
Dec. 1989: 7.
Wagner, J.L. “Ailene Fields A Sculptor on the Cutting Edge… of Alabaster.” SUNSTORM. Apr. 1990: 57.
Dengal, Janet. “A Salute to Women in the Arts: Sharing of Dreams and Dialogue.” NORTHERN VALLEY
NEWS. Entertainment Guide. 25 Apr. 1990.
Becker, Marilyn. “Ailene Fields: Bringing Nature Forms to Life in Stone.” MANHATTAN ARTS. April-May
1991: 16.
Shaw, Alexandra. “Ailene Fields Shows Sculpture by the Seashore.” MANHATTAN ARTS. June-Aug. 1991:
17.
Zimmer, William. “Group Spirit Shined at Show of 30 Sculptors.” THE NEW YORK TIMES. Aug. 1991.
ART BUSINESS NEWS. Annual Presentation of Sculpture Editions. Aug. 96
Weiss, Paulette. “French’s American on 57th.” WHERE Magazine. July 1997
THE NEW YORK TIMES. Galleries 57th Street, 25 Aug. 1997
Asbury Park Press “On Display” Friday, Nov. 19, 1992. P.2.
Once Upon A Time. Fine Arts. Spring 1999. P57-59. Forward by Tom Larose
NBC TV Dateline. “State of Art.” June 19, 1998.
Artist Statement
Like my idol, Hans Christian Andersen, and his modern –day counterpart, Walt Disney, I am a storyteller. As a child I
was entranced by Anderson's Fairy Tales and the mythologies of Greece and Rome. In adolescence as later, as a literature
major in college, I discovered the
Norse and Druidic legends, and the folk stories of Europe and Asia. Above all, they struck me with their essential
wisdom, so concise and profound - that life is what you make it, which is, of course, a function of how you see it.
What I want, more that anything else, is to make a difference in the way people see the world, so they can make a
difference in how it is. Too many of our troubles arise from the fact that people view that world
as a harsh, unfair place. I say it is a place of beauty, which, we all know, "is in the eye of the beholder." By being the "eye"
of those who behold my sculptures, I have the rare privilege of sometimes being able to bring beauty to those who might
not otherwise find it, and in places where it might not otherwise be found - maybe even creating it. My aim, sculpturally,
has always been to bring softness out of apparent hardness. In a sculptural sense, the labor of creating that kind of
gentility from stone and bronze and the challenge of capturing the one "essential" moment of being that tells the whole
storys are a self- contained structural metaphor for the deeper meaning of my work.
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