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Rose Olson
SELECTED ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2009 Carol Schlosberg Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
Curator: Leonie Bradbury, Curator/Director, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly
  Kingston Gallery (Members Gallery), Boston, MA
2008 Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA, September 30 – November 1
2007 South End OPEN Studios, Wareham St. Studio #16, Boston, MA
2006 Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
Beverly Farms Branch Library Gallery, MA
BCC Grant
2005 Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
2004 Carol Schlosberg Gallery, Montserrat College of Art,
Beverly, MA
Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
2003 Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
2002 South End Open Studios, Wareham St., Boston, MA
2001 HallSpace, Boston, MA
Kingston Gallery (Center Room), Boston, MA
Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
1997 Carol Schlosberg Gallery, Montserrat College of Art,
Beverly, MA
1994 Hardie Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
1992 Maliotis Gallery, Hellenic College, Brookline, MA
1991 Harvey & Company Gallery, Boston, MA
Richards Gallery, Northeastern University, Boston, MA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009 2009 NYU Steinhardt Galleries, small works, New York,
January 31 – March13
- Juror: Daniel Ferris, Director, Stephen Haller Gallery, NY
  Kingston Gallery (Center Room), Ten Webster Salon,
March 3 – 28
- Curator: Leonie Bradbury, Curator/Director, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly
  Susan Maasch Fine Art, Petites Choses, Portland, ME,
March – April
  Danforth Museum of Art, Off the Wall, Framiingham. MA,
June 3 – August 2
- Jurors: Joseph Carroll, Director, Carroll & Sons, Boston
Lisa Tung Curator, Mass College of Art, Boston
  Susan Maasch Fine Art, Dux Femina Facti: A Woman is in Charge, May – June
  Summer Party Silent Art Auction, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,
June 13
2008 McCoy Gallery, Consequences of Geometry, 3 artists, Merrimack College, North Andover, MA, September 2 – October 16
- Curator: David Raymond
NYU Steinhardt Galleries, small works, New York, February 2 – March 14
- Juror: Richard Witter, OK Harris Works of Art, NY
Higgins Art Gallery, West Barnstable, September 3 – October 3
- Curator: Jane Lincoln
Gallery XIV, Canvasations, Boston, MA, March 7–22
OK Harris Works of Art, No Chromophobia, New York, NY,
May 31 – September 6
- Curators: Suzanne Kreps, Richard Witter, OK Harris Works of Art
  Danforth Museum of Art, Community of Artists Exhibit, Framingham, MA, May 31 to August 3
- Curator: Katherine French
2007 Art Complex Museum, Consequences of Geometry, 3 artists, Duxbury, MA
- Curator: Craig Bloodgood
80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York University, 30th Annual Small Works Exhibit, New York, NY
- Juror: Jim Kempner, Director, Jim Kempner Fine Art, NY
Marcia Wood Gallery, Luxe, Calme et Volupté, Atlanta, GA
- Curator: Joanne Mattera
Danforth Museum of Art, Community of Artists, Framingham, MA
- Curator: Katherine French
Woman Made Gallery, Abstract & Geometric, Chicago, IL
- Juror: Julie Karabenick, Editor, www.geoform.net
2006 Essex Art Center, 13th Annual Juried Show, Lawrence, MA
- Juror: Brian Allen, Director, Addison Gallery of American Art
Making It New, Montserrrat College of Art Gallery, Beverly, MA
- Curators: Leonie Bradbury, Director, Montserrat Art Gallery;
Adele Travisano
Annual Juried Exhibition, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
- Jurors: Leslie Brown, Photographic Resource Center; Nina Nielsen, Nielsen Gallery; John Stomberg, Williams College Museum of Art
In Color, Ahimsa Gallery, Dorchester, MA
2005 I Protest, HallSpace, Boston, MA
Invited, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
Alumni Exhibit, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
Site Lines, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
2004 Blue — All New England Competition, CAA, University Place
Gallery,
Cambridge, MA
- Juror: Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, DeCordova Museum
The Eighteenth Annual South End Open Studios, Wareham St. Studio #16, Boston, MA
Town and Gown, 6 artists, Montserrat Gallery, Beverly, MA
Montserrat Faculty Exhibition, Montserrat Gallery, Beverly, MA
Generations ’04, A.I.R. GALLERY, New York, NY
2003 Variations on the Masters, Fletcher/Priest Gallery,
Worcester, MA
- Jurors: Susan Stoops, Worcester Art Museum; Roger Dunn
Deep Listening, GoMA Gallery of Modern Art,
Marblehead, MA
Wide Turns and Frequent Stops, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
2002 New England New Talent, Fitchburg Art Museum, MA
- Jurors: John Woodward, Woodward Gallery, NYC; Lisa Skrabec, Babcock Galleries, NYC; Catherine Redmond; and Anja Chavez, curator
Inner Voices, GoMA Gallery of Modern Art,
Marblehead, MA
Kingston@20, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
Large, 4 Artists, Montserrat College of Art Gallery, Beverly, MA
Generations III, A.I.R. GALLERY, New York, NY
2001 Alumni/ae Juried Exhibition, Tufts University Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, MA
- Jurors: Miles Unger, New York Times critic; Elizaeth Stevens, Salander-O'Reilly Gallery, NYC; Edmund Gaither, Director, National Center of Afro-American Artists
South End Open Studios, Wareham St. Studio #18,
Boston, MA
s e e 13 @ K i n g s t o n, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
2000 Open Season, HallSpace, Boston, MA
Generations II: A Survey of Women Artists at The Millennium, A.I.R. GALLERY, New York, NY, Invitational
Charged, Kingston Gallery, Boston, MA
150 x 150, The Gallery @ Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
Artist Books, Cabot Gallery, Montserrat College of Art,
Beverly, MA
1999 A.I.R. GALLERY's 3rd Biennial Exhibition, New York, NY.
- Juror: Elizabeth Sussman, Whitney Museum, NY
South End Open Studios, Wareham St., Boston, MA
1998 In the Spirit of Drawing, Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville, MA
Ashwell Gallery, Beverly, MA
1997 Fusion, WCA, Harbor Art Gallery, UMASS Boston,
Boston, MA
- Jurors: Sam Walker, Dorothy Simpson Krause,
Judith Brassard Brown
1996 National Juried Exhibition, Bristol Art Musuem, Bristol, RI
- Juror: Diane Johnson, RISD Museum
144 Square " International Small Painting Competition, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT
- Juror: Robert Reed, Yale School of Art
Boston Women’s Caucus for Art, Maurine and Robert
Rothschild Gallery of the Bunting Institute,
Radcliffe
College, Cambridge, MA
1995 25 Years/25 Artists, Montserrat Gallery, Montserrat College
of Art, Beverly, MA
- Juror: Martha Buskirk
direct contact: The Abstract Edge, 3 artists, Craigin Fife Gallery,
Brookline, MA
Venturing So Close, SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY
Views, Exhibition Salon of San Giovanni Battista, Viterbo, Italy
1994 Women In Abstraction, Gallery 28, Boston, MA
- Curator: Addison Parks
Woman, Women's Caucus for Art, Grossman Gallery,
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
- Juror: Deborah Muirhead
75th National Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA
- Juror: Lisa Messinger, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Women in the Visual Arts 1994, Erector Square Gallery,
New Haven, CT
- Juror: Lisa Messinger, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
1993 Eleventh Annual National Greek Art Exhibition (First Prize),
Greek Cultural Center, Springfield, MA


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Montserrat College of Art
Full-time faculty, Painting and Foundation Departments

SELECTED CRITICAL OVERVIEW

"Colorist Rose Olson has a summery little show in Kingston's members' gallery. She paints like a minimalist, in simple horizontal bands of color, but her work is lush. Her thin washes on wood panel let the wood grain show through, revealing the organic through the geometric.

Now and then she uses almost transparent opalescent pigments. "Warm Encounter" is mostly bright orange, with bold purple stripes and a thread of blue, set off by the barest veil of sparkly silver that winks at you, if you care to notice. These quiet nuances play beautifully against her warm, gaudy contrasts."
— Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, June 10, 2009

"Rose Olson paints horizontal bands of acrylic on vertically-grained
maple veneered panels. Thinly applied layers of glossy translucent
pigments—high-key reds, pinks and oranges and muted blues and
greens—highlight variations in the wood’s grain. A quartet…(Pulse,
Diffusion Rising, Five to Nine and Warm Alignment
)…draw the viewer
inside. From a distance, their luminous color shimmers…"
-Anne Krinsky, Art New England, December/January, 2009

"Straightforward and delicate, Olson’s paintings suggest what thirteenth-century-painter Cimabue might have done had he been a color-field painter"
— David Raymond, Art New England, December/January 2007

"Another Boston painter, Rose Olson, has a quietly stunning show at Kingston Gallery...Olson has aptly used the minimalist form of stripe paintings to contain the mysteries of heat and cold, light and dark."
— Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, Friday, May 14, 2004

"...these images assert themselves as objects. That they possess a meticulous glaze only reaffirms their presence. Despite the seeming regularity of her orderly compositions, Olson does not close out experimentation, flexibility or gesture...One thinks of prisms when looking at Olson's work. There's a crystalline fracturing of color into constituent bands, and almost a gilding to many of her surfaces...That gilding serves the traditional purpose of claiming space for the sacred, though within Olson's modernist idiom that spirituality becomes universal rather than denominational."
— Shawn Hill, artsMEDIA, May 2004

"Rose Olson's paintings temper mathematical precision with a sensual play of light and color...Her palette deliberately recalls glistening shades of nail polish, yet is handled with great restraint. The game seems to be in maintaining a meditative space with exuberant bursts of color...The effect is mesmerizing, the colored surface transmuting as one moves back and forth in front of the work."
— Diana Gaston, Art New England, June/July 2003

"Looking more closely, the complexity and richness given to these stripes of color by Olson's thinly applied horizontal and vertical layers of paint reveal that within these stripes she has in fact delineated a deep emotional and meditative space."
—Mary Bucci McCoy, Art New England, April/May 2003

LINKS

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