Natalia Arias exhibition in Washington D.C.

Congratulations to our featured artist Natalia Arias on her show in Washington D.C.  This weekend marks the final days of Femininity Beyond Architypes at the Art Museum of the Americas. This exhibition of Natalia Arias's photography highlights themes central to the Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM), the first regional inter-governmental agency established to ensure recognition of civil and political rights of women in the Americas. 

A link to a review of the show in the Washington Post can be found here: 

For more information about the show please visit the Art Museum of the Americas website:

Recent Acquisitions by Ritz-Carlton Hotel, St. Louis

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Atrium is proud to announce the St. Louis Ritz-Carlton has acquired works for its recently renovated lobby by two Atrium artists who are both St. Louis natives, Michael Marshall and Annette Morriss.  Curiously, Marshall, who is a John Burroughs graduate, and Morriss of MICDS reunited after they found themselves in the same Yale MFA program.

Marshall now lives in Hawaii where he exhibits, and is on the faculty of the University of Hawaii. Morriss remained in the New York-New England area where she has taught and exhibits.  Now, they are shown together again in the "jazzy" new Ritz lobby.  Stop in and take a good look!

Nohra Haime & Leila Daw News

Nohra Haime Gallery featuring a Francisca Sutil exhibit

Francisca Sutil's solo show Interlude will be on display from March 8 to April 28.  Her latest work consists of compositions comprised of various layers of pigmented gesso applied with a palette knife and topped with a layer of varnish. This approach gives the work a luminous and tactile quality. Additional work by Sutil can be seen at Atrium Gallery.





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Leila Daw recently featured in an exhibition at the Housatonic Museum of Art

The Housatonic Museum's exhibit, Ground Truth which ran from Jan. 13 to Feb 10, included 23 pieces of art from Atrium Gallery's Leila Daw.

Keith Jacobshagen giving lecture at the Kemper Museum this weekend

Saturday, March 24th, at 2 p.m. Keith Jacobshagen will be giving a lecture on his work at the Kemper Museum in Kansas City, where his art is currently on display as part of their exhibition The Big Reveal.  The image to the right is a painting recently acquired from Atrium. Jacobshagen, an alumnus of the Kansas City Art Institute, focuses his paintings on the landscape in the 60 mile radius surrounding Lincoln, Nebraska.

Lore Bert - Venice Biennale

Lore Bert has been invited to the Venice Biennale in 2013 to do an important collateral exhibition in one of the most famous libraries n Europe, the "Marciana" in St. Mark's Square.  The inauguration will take place at the beginning of June.

Lore Bert is also one of the artists we will be presenting at the AAF in LA this year.

Elizabeth Thach receives grant

Elizabeth Thach has just received the the Berkshire Taconic Individual Artist Fund Grant for 2012. The committee was impressed with her work and the proposed use of the grant.  Of 99 artists and organizations that applied, she was one of the 18 that were chosen to receive this grant.

From the Kansas City Star 11/11/11

Carolyn Miles and Willem de Looper's 1999 "Untitled" abstraction,  The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City

Carolyn Miles and Willem de Looper's 1999 "Untitled" abstraction,

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City

"A gift to treasure is an untitled 1999 abstraction by Dutch-born Willem de Looper (1932-2009), a painter associated with the Washington Color School. The 5-foot canvas, given by his wife, Frauke de Looper, and the Atrium Gallery, is dominated by a large, rust-colored polyhedron with de Looper’s trademark slightly curving sides. A faceted gray backdrop echoes the contours of the form, generating a push-pull between flatness and dimension that complicates the work’s relationship to the formalism of the Color School."

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Congratulations Elizabeth Thach!

"Clementine by Danish Candlelight" by Thach is currently on view on the Salon Level of Atrium Gallery through July 24, 2011.

"Clementine by Danish Candlelight" by Thach is currently on view on the Salon Level of Atrium Gallery through July 24, 2011.

Elizabeth Thach received a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont.

The Vermont Studio Center hosts 50 artists and writers each month who participate in 4 to 12 week independent studio Residencies. VSC Residents represent a mix of mediums, cultures, experience, and ages, for a diverse and vibrant community.


Two of Atrium Gallery's Represented Artists Were Recently Featured in Exhibitions

Leila Daw

...better to travel than to arrive...

May 3 - June 11, 2011

Mercy Gallery

Richmond Art Center, The Loomis Chaffee School

Windsor, Connecticut 06095

For more information:

Leila Daw's work has been exhibited across the United States and Europe, and will be featured in a solo show at the Mercy Gallery in Connecticut.

Daw states, "Mapping, as concept and as process, is the underlying content of my work. Mapping is a way of representing the convergence of place and movement, a means of imposing human ideas over the contours of the natural world...."

Leila Daw is represented by Atrium Gallery in St. Louis.

Annette Morriss

No Nonessential Conversations Below 10,000 Feet

A group exhibition curated by Ethelyn Honig

May 24 - June 19, 2011

Ceres Gallery

547 West 27th St.

Suite 201

New York, NY 10001

For more information:

Gallery Talk for "An Eden" by Karen Kunc

Thank-you to Karen Kunc for giving a wonderful gallery talk, providing insight into the works of "An Eden." 

Kunc's work has followed an evolutionary path, pushing beyond herself to reach a new fullness by becoming playful and loose. The one-of-a-kind works build from printmaking techniques, yet are transformed through mixed media additives. Karen states she was "splashing, painting, pouring, staining and adding hand coloring to respond to the ugliness and pull out resolutions to bring it back to an elegant stage."

Karen Kunc recently traveled to the Oregon College of Art and Craft in July 2010 as a Senior Artist-in-Residence.

Next stop for Karen Kunc: a travel research grant to Venice, Italy  

Victor Wang Makes Front Cover of The Arts Live On-line Publication

The Boat  , 2010, oil and collage on canvas, 73   1/2  " x 42"

The Boat, 2010, oil and collage on canvas, 73 1/2" x 42"

Victor Wang's The Boat (2010) is featured on the front cover of the premier issue of

The Arts Live on-line publication for Spring 2011. The issue features a studio visit and Q&A interview with the artist. A four page spread includes beautiful new collage and oil paintings by Victor Wang. Please click the link below to read the full article.

Studio Visit with Victor Wang Featured in The Arts Live

New paintings by Victor Wang were recently exhibited in a solo show,

"Dream of Dreams" at Atrium Gallery (November 19 - January 8, 2011).

Please visit our "Past Exhibitions - 2010" page to view work from the exhibition.

New Work by Karen Kunc Purchased by the New York City Public Library

Echolocation  , 2011   woodcut, mezzotint, polymer relief, & mixed media  29" x 39"

Echolocation, 2011

woodcut, mezzotint, polymer relief, & mixed media

29" x 39"

New mixed media monoprint, Echolocation, was acquired by the New York City Public Library. The piece is part of a new body of work that "examines other worlds of edgy natural order and beautiful disasters." Kunc's unique mixed media works are richly layered using various printmaking processes, including woodcut, mezzotint, and polymer relief. Karen Kunc states that "these methods mirror the content of evolutionary forces and reversals in the sweep of this imaginary alternative Eden. Recognizing human and natural destruction and benevolence gives poignancy to such newly vulnerable, or toxic, evolving worlds of microbes, seedlings, corals, gaseous pools, distended flora."

Karen Kunc is at the forefront of contemporary printmakers with work in over 100 museums worldwide.

New works by Kunc are currently on exhibit at Atrium Gallery. An Eden received a wonderful review in the St. Louis Beacon. Please click on the link to read the full article.

Finding the Strangely Beautiful in 'An Eden' by Nancy Fowler

Bob Emser's The Winged Project was Fully Funded

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Congratulations to one of our represented artists, Bob Emser! His project, The Winged Project, was fully funded! The project consists of scaled airplane wing frames attached to skyscrapers.

Emser states that, "This project is about innovation and rejuvenation. It is inspired by my close personal connection to model airplanes and the importance of what sculpture should really do. That is to redefine a space and give viewers a new appreciation of it. My idea of The Winged Project is to mount over-scaled model airplane wings onto buildings in the city of Chicago."

Drawing from his childhood and recent events, Bob remembers, "Growing up my father shared his passion for the special craft of building model airplanes and influenced me to appreciate the basic structure and meaning behind their inherent beauty. The tragedy of September 11th effected us all, but in turn also brought us together, as Americans. By investigating the images together in a non-threatening way and focusing on the positive side of negative events in our lives, we celebrate the things we want to remember and honor in our history."

The project is scheduled to be temporarily installed in the city of Chicago with hopes of exhibiting the piece in New York City.

To hear Bob Emser talk about The Winged Project, visit the link:

Atrium Gallery Celebrates the New Year with an Acquisition by the Kemper

Carolyn Miles, Owner and Director, with husband Joe at the Kemper for the delivery of the Willem de Looper painting

Carolyn Miles, Owner and Director, with husband Joe at the Kemper for the delivery of the Willem de Looper painting

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, has acquired a major painting by the nationally prominent artist, Willem de Looper. Known for his association with the Washington Color School, de Looper, a Dutch born painter living most of his life in the U.S. and who passed away in January 2009, had a long and very distinguished career. He exhibited actively in New York, Washington D.C., St. Louis, Europe, and his work is included in numerous museum collections such as the National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian, Hirshhorn Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art and The Phillips Collection.

A significant painting (Untitled; 1999), 60" x 60" was selected by the Kemper Museum for their permanent collection, and is scheduled to be exhibited in the Fall. Atrium Gallery has represented de Looper for over twenty years and has placed a number of his works in private and corporate collections. This is a great way to start off the New Year and we are very proud that the museum has accepted this piece.