bio

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arlene farenci

Arlene Farenci earned her degree in Fine Art at Hunter College. Upon graduation, she chose a more practical career in graphic design, but never strayed too far from the world of fine art. Since 2008, she has taken classes in printmaking at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and Manhattan Graphics Center. Of all the techniques she learned, monotyping was a natural fit for her, because of her direct and gestural style of painting. Arlene continues to do her printing at the Manhattan Graphics Center. A native New Yorker, Arlene presently lives in Glen Ridge, NJ with her husband Rich and son Louis.

 

exhibits

2019 - Global Print 4 - Duoro, Portugal
2019 - Works on Paper - Upstream Gallery. New York, NY
2019 - Paper 2019, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CN, Curator - Jennifer Farrell, Associate Curator Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
2018 - 9th International Printmaking Biennial of Duoro, Portugal
2018 - Stand Out Prints, International Juried Exhibition, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN
2018 - Juried Exhibition, Blue Mountain Gallery, Chelsea, NY, Betty Cunningham-Juror
2016 - Islenk Grapik Printmaking Group Exhibition. Reykjavik, Iceland
2016 - Abstract Expressionism, Linus Gallery, Pasadena, CA
2016 - Paperview 2016, Highline Loft Space, New York, NY
2016 - Neoteric Abstract IV, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
2016 - Art Connections 12, George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ  
2014 - Paperview 2014, Highline Loft Space, New York, NY
2014 - Pacific States Biennial National Printmaking Exhibition, Hilo, HI, Willie Cole-Juror
2014 - Friends and Neighbors Show, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ
2013 - ViewPoints - Aljira Gallery, Newark, NJ
2013 - Monotype Guild of New England 3rd National Exhibition, Barrington Center for the Art, Wenham, MA
2013 - Art Connections 9, George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ  
2013 - “Off the Wall” Printmaking Group Exhibit, 73 See Gallery, Montclair, NJ
2012 - Art Connections 8, George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ
2011 - Art Connections 7, George Segal Gallery, Montclair, NJ
2010 - Open Doors Newark, Newark, NJ
2010 - Robert Blackburn Members Exhibit, NY
2010 - Studio Montclair Annual Exhibit, Montclair, NJ
2010 - Printmaking Center of New Jersey Members Show, Branchberg, NJ
2005 - Group Exhibit, Makeready Press Gallery, Montclair, NJ
2004 - Pat Gail Gallery, Montclair, NJ
2004 - Jacklyn Kling Gallery, Montclair, NJ

 

awards

2014 - Jurors Award for Gesture in Dark Red and Light Blue - Pacific States Biennial National Printmaking Exhibition, Hilo, HI - Juror: Willie Cole