Katy Schneider
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1990 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, MFA 1989
1989 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
1986 Yale University, New Haven, CT, BA, cum laude, Painting
2013 MFA Mentor, Art Institute of Boston at Lelsey University, Boston, MA
1999-2000 Visiting Artist, Boston University, Boston, MA
1990-Present Lecturer, Smith College, Northampton, MA.
1996 Visiting Artist, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
1990 Associate Instructor, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
2012 Mockingbird Book Award (Kids Wings Top Flight Book) for I Didn't Do it
2006 Bank Street College of Education's Irma S. and James H. Black Book Award for Once I Ate a Pie
2004 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship
2004 Best Book Award for Painting the Wind, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
2002 National Academy of Design, Thomas B. Clarke Prize
National Academy of Design, Henry WardRanger Fund Purchase Award
2000 Blanche Colman Award, Boston, MA.
  Massachusetts Cutural Council Grant, Boston, MA
1996 New England Foundation for the Arts Regional Fellowship
American Academy of Arts and Letters: Hassam, Speicher, Betts and Symons Purchase Award, New York, NY
1995 Best of Show, Juried Exhibition. Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA
1991 Williamsburg Arts Lottery Grant. Williamsburg, MA
1990 Indiana Arts Competition. Third Prize, American States Insurance Company, Indianapolis, IN
Juried Competition, Best of Show, Floyd County Museum of Art, New Albany, IN
1989 National Society of Arts and Letters. Best of Show, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Residence Fellowship, Skowhegan, ME
1988 MFA Teaching Assistantship, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Dean's Award, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
1986 Ethel Walker Memorial Award, "Most Outstanding Art Major", Yale University, New Haven, CT
1985 Ellen B Stoekel Fellowship, Yale Summer School of Music and Art, Norfolk, CT
2013 Hidell Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina
2012 Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT
2012 "Katy Schneider: Two Decades of Portraiture"
A.P.E. Gallery, Northampton MA
2011 "Katy Schneider, Paintings"
Nolan Art Gallery, Smith College, Northampton MA
2007 Pepper Gallery, Boston, MA
2006 Pepper Gallery, Boston, MA
Riot, New York, NY
2005 Pepper Gallery, Boston, MA
2002 Pepper Gallery, Boston, MA
2000 University Art Gallery, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
1999-1997 Pepper Gallery, Boston, MA
1996 Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA
1995 Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA
1994 Hampshire College, Main Gallery, Amherst, MA
1993 Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
Fine Arts Gallery, Springfield Technical and Community College, Springfield, MA
1991 Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA
1990 Meekins Library Gallery, Williamsburg, MA
1987 Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2013 "A Sense of Place," Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
2012 "The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World," Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
"Contemporary Floral Painting," Wisteriahurst Museum, Holyoke, MA
"In Our Nature," Eriksson Fine Art, Stowe, VT
2011 "Inside/Out," Studio 21 South, North Adams, MA
2010 "Celebration Dogs in Picture Books", Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA
"The Model is Posing", Studio 21 South, North Adams, MA
"Narcissus in the Studio: Artist Portraits and Self Portraits," Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2009 "A Dog's Life," Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
2008 Hiddell Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, NC
"Small Paintings," Cooley Gallery, Lyme, CT
2007 "Go Figure", The McIninch Art Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
"Little Women", Contemporary Artists Envision Girls and Their Worlds, Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, MA
Ferrin Gallery, Pittsfield, MA
2006 Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, NY
2005 SoFA Gallery, "Figure", Bloomington, IN
2004 Morpeth Gallery, Hopewell, NJ
Hidell Brooks Gallery, "still lifes and interiors", Charlotte, NC
2003 Hiddell Brooks Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2002 National Academy of Design, "177th Annual"
2000 Still Lifes, Wm Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
1999 Summer Group and Introduction, Tatistcheff Gallery, New York, NY
Form > Idea, Smith College Museum of Art, Smith College, Northampton, MA
Get Real, New Realism for a New Millennium, University of Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
1998 Brush Art Gallery, "Self Amused", Lowell, MA
Wm Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA. group show
1997 American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, New York, NY
1996 William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
Pepper Gallery, Boston, MA
Herter Gallery, "Five College Studio Art Faculty Drawing Exhibition", University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
University of New Hampshire, "Animal, Vegetable, Mineral", Durham, NH
1995 Clark Gallery, "Social Life", Lincoln, MA
Clark Gallery, "13th Annual Salon Show", Lincoln, MA
Northampton Center for the Arts, "Juried Exhibition", Northampton, MA
1995 Bowery Gallery, "The Bowery Invites", New York, NY
Erector Square Gallery, "Women in the Visual Arts", New Haven, CT
1994 The Gallery at Monterey, "Artist's Choice", Monterey, MA
Northampton Center for the Arts, "Works in Sequence", Northampton, MA
Salve Regina College Gallery, "Drawing Show", Newport, RI
1992 Northampton Center for the Arts, "Balls, People and Other Abstractions", Northampton, MA
1990 Floyd County Art Museum, "Juried Exhibition", New Albany, IN
American States Insurance Company, "Indiana Arts Competition", Indianapolis, IN
1989 Indiana University Campus Community Arts Center, "National Society of Arts and Letters Juried Exhibition", Bloomington, IN
1987 Provincetown Art Association and Museum, "Third Annual Young Artists Exhibition", Provincetown, MA
Hudson Walker Gallery, "Interiors/Exteriors", Provincetown, MA
Naves, Mario. "Waving to the 20th Century En Route to the 19th"
     New York Observer   May 21, 2001
Worth, Alexi.
     New Yorker   May 14, 2001
Black, Jane. "Similarly Opposed"
     Dayton Daily News   Feb. 13, 2001
Unger, Miles. "David Gloman and Katy Schneider"
     Art New England   Dec. 1999
Boucher, Christopher. "Gloman and Schneider Paint from Close-Up, Far Off"
     Daily Hampshire Gazette   Sept. 24, 1998
McQuaid, Cate. "Beauty in the Balance of Nature and Math"
     Boston Globe   May 1995

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New York Times Book Review, August 10, 2003
Painting the Wind is "thoughtful and beautiful."

The New Yorker, May 6, 2001

Mario Naves, "Waving to the 20th Century en Route to the 19th"
New York Observer, May 21,2001

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About Me

Self Portrait, 1998, Oil on Panel, 6 3/8 x 4 1/4

From the artist's statement for Katy Schneider: Two Decades of Portraiture at A.P.E. Gallery:

In these canvasses, I work small. I manipulate the scale of objects and colors until I feel that the canvas has grown. I want to create the whole world within 10 x 12 inches.
Here’s how I work: I keep stuff laying around. I aim a spotlight at a group of people or objects. Working in a small cluttered space, I hope to uncover the geometry that is there, hidden amongst the seemingly unrelated collection of people and things. When I look at these portraits, it strikes me that even the people are "piled up," seemingly disorganized. But the apparent chaos is itself an order I've imposed.
I've been making portraits all my life. Growing up in a family of nine, in a cramped two-bedroom apartment in midtown Manhattan...

From Katy Schneider: A Life in Paint, an interview for thalo:

If you are flipping through the pages of Once I Ate a Pie, either because you love children's books or puppies, or both, you might not know the illustrations are made by one of the America's finest realist painters. Katy Schneider has been an accomplished artist since her undergraduate years, painting the things around her that she loved. Her work...is ambitious in skill and modest in size and subject. Flowers and babies populate her paintings, as well as domestic interiors. It's the deftness of her hand guided by honest, empathetic seeing that makes her work so alive, unmistakable, and ultimately compelling.
Schneider earned her B.A. from Yale University and M.F.A from Indiana University, also having attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She's been the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship and a National Academy of Design purchase award. Since 1990, she's been a professor at Smith College, and she also teaches summer workshops for ambitious teenagers.
Katy was gracious in answering a few questions for thalo about her life and work....

From An Interview with Katy Schneider for The Art Room:

Katy Schneider uses the overhead lighting in her basement studio to emphasize structure over minute detail, and to provide a dramatic unity to her busy family scenes. Her very natural paintings of family life are a complete embrace of the complexities of her life as a wife, mother and artist.
TD: How many children do you have? How many pets?
KS: I have 3 children (2 daughters and a son), a bunny and a dog (a bichon frise)....