2010 Fellow in Visual Arts
Pinellas County, Florida
Venezuela-born artist Babs Reingold creates alternate realities with her wall art and installations. Her interests encompass the environment, poverty, and beauty. Poverty is personal and long-lived. She spent two-and-a-half years in a public housing project in Cleveland as a teenager.
Her wall art earned her a 2010 State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. This was coupled with spring 2010 installation, titled “Hung Out In The Projects” at the Morean Art Center, St Petersburg, FL, on her poverty theme. Participation in other recent exhibitions include "Exquisite Corpse" and “Hysteria: Past and Present”, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers and "Multi[ply]" at Middlesex College, Edison, NJ.
Another facet of the “Hung Out…” series will show in Brooklyn in Fall 2010 at the Art Lot. A second fall exhibit is “Robes” at the Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, College of Saint Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ. A 2011 showing, “Flesh Art”, will be at the New Jersey City University Gallery.
Ms Reingold’s museum and gallery showings are extensive. A large drawing from the “Beauty Lost and Found” series was just accepted into the permanent collection of the St Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts. Another painting is in the permanent collection of the Newark Art Museum, chosen after her showing in the New Jersey Arts Annual. The latter led to a recommendation for a Joan Mitchell grant by curator Joseph Jacobs. Other museum shows in which Ms Reingold has participated include Jersey City, Buffalo, and Tampa. Her exhibit venues include solo shows in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Savannah, Buffalo, and St Petersburg, and a host of group shows around the country.
Numerous awards in addition to the Florida Fellowship include three from Whitney curator Barbara Haskell, a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, a patron award from Curator Michael Auping, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY, and a second patron award from Director Doug Schultz, Albright-Knox.
Ms. Reingold co-curated a show, titled “Voyeur’s Delight,” at Tribeca’s Franklin Furnace that motivated religious picketing of the White House. Further dissent occurred at a panel discussion organized by Ms Reingold and Franklin Furnace director Martha Wilson at New School University, New York.
Ms Reingold has numerous works in private and institutional collections. She received a MFA from SUNY-Buffalo and BFA degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art. In both universities, she received scholarship and teaching assistance awards, and has shown in their alumni-directed shows. She has studios in St Petersburg FL and the greater New York area.
- Artist website - http://www.babsreingold.com