The TalkingPoint series welcomes Phyllis Bramson and Judith Geichman in a give and take about the many vicissitudes of the LONG HAUL. What does it mean to be a ‘mature’ artist when you still grow, try new things, look for fresh opportunities, and, in general, stay relevant? And what was it like coming up as a young female painter back in the bad old days of heroic male painters? What and how have things changed? Please join painters Phyllis Bramson and Judith Geichman as they share their perspectives gained from working the art world as learning, teaching, and exhibiting artists, Chicago colleagues, and friends for a combined six decades.
Judith Geichman has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for many years. She contributed work to the National Academy Museum’s biennial exhibition open now in New York. Her work has been shown in solo exhibitions at, among other places, Fassbender/Van Straaten Gallery in Chicago, Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, the Evanston Art Center, the Rockford Art Museum, and the Spertus Museum of Judaica in Chicago. She has been awarded grants and fellowships from the NEA and the Illinois Arts Council, and was one of twelve recipients of the one-time Margaret Klimek Phillips Fellowship. She is represented by Alfedena Gallery in Chicago.
Phyllis Bramson has an upcoming solo show at Claire Oliver Gallery in New York and group shows at SAIC’s new Sullivan Galleries and at the Aspen Art Museum. She has had work exhibited in over one hundred shows, including more than twenty-five solo shows and a mid-career retrospective at the Renaissance Society. She has been awarded a Louis Comfort Tiffany grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from the NEA and the Rockefeller Foundation. She retired from full time teaching at UIC in 2007, and now advises graduate students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is represented by Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago and Claire Oliver Gallery in New York.
TalkingPoint is a monthly discussion group for artists, and others who appreciate art. The program is generously sponsored by a donation from Anstiss and Ronald Krueck. Beer and pizza provided by the Hyde Park Art Center, conversation provided by participants, like you. Bring a friend.