46 Waltham Street, Studio #212
Boston, Massachusetts 02118

felice.mendell@mail.mcgill.ca

http://www.felicemendell.com

 

STATEMENT:
A struggle for perspective–what does that mean?
What is in the foreground, important to focus on?
What should fade from view, vanishing as it recedes?
Most of all, how do I take a personal point of view, representing a landscape, a space, a person, emotions or social conditions in the world?
As an architect, I worked hard to create space that is beautifully shaped and comfortably perceived from various vantage points.
Responding to my years of creating affordable housing for homeless families, I created a series called “Caryatids: Strong Women” — a sculptured body of work that is a metaphor for the inspiring women who I have seen juggle to support themselves, their families and their communities.
And now, in these dark times, I am struggling to find a new perspective, employing different materials in a personal quest for reflection and light in the world—and using beauty, and color to give me clarity and hope.

BIO:
EXHIBITS:
Six Degrees of Separation November 2016 –February 2017
Curated Group Show at Art Block Gallery, Boston, MA
St Botolph Club: New Artists New England May 2013
Juried show in Boston, MA
Art+Alchemy: A Juried Show with United South End Artists January-February 2013
Juried Group Show at Gold Gallery in Boston, MA
Women 360—South Shore Arts Center September 2012
Curated Group Show in Cohasset, MA
SoWa Artwalk May 2006- 2017
Open Studios in South End, Boston, MA
South End Open Studios September 2006-2017
Boston, MA
Post Road Arts Center April-May 2011
Mixed Media Show, Marlborough, MA
Reuse, Renew, Recycle–Mixed Media Show April-July 2011
Juried Show at Harvard University Cabot Library, Cambridge, MA
St. Botolph Club March 2011
2-Person show with John Imber, Boston, MA
Duxbury Art Association Winter Juried Show February 2011
Second Prize for Sculpture, Duxbury, MA
Duxbury Art Association Winter Juried Show February 2010
Exhibitor, Duxbury, MA
Duxbury Art Association Winter Juried Show February 2009
First Prize for Sculpture, Duxbury, MA
MPG Gallery November 2007
Two-person show
COLLECTIONS:
Arthur S. Goldberg Collection
Private Collections in Canada and the U.S.

EDUCATION, CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS:
Tufts University School of the Museum of Fine Arts 2017
Mixed Media Drawing Class, Boston, MA
Eliot School 2017-2018
Mixed-media drawing classes and workshop, Boston, MA
Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Studio Courses in Life Drawing, Painting and Encaustics, Cambridge, MA 1983, 2005, 2013
Harvard Ceramics Program, Boston, MA 1991-1993 and 2003-2012
Ceramics, Figurative Sculpture, and Mixed Media Sculpture
Massachusetts College of Art 2006-2007
Classes in Mixed-Media, Painting and Figurative Sculpture, Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 1980-1982
Life Drawing
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY and Sadye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, Canada 1973-1979
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Bachelor of Architecture 1973
Bachelor of Science (Architecture) 1971
McGill University, Montreal, Canada 1967-1973
Life Drawing and Painting