NATALIE ALPER                        

BORN:      Bronx, New York 

EDUCATION: B.A., New York University
                          M.A. Boston University, Boston, MA
                          School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

TEACHING:   School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Painting Faculty  1971-1993
                         Visiting Faculty, Carpenter Center, Harvard University  1984
                         Artist in Residence  School of the Museum of Ffne Arts  March 2008   

GRANTS AND AWARDS
2011    Massachusetts Artists Foundation
2008    Artists Resource Trust Grant
2000    Artists Resource Trust Grant
1994    Maud Morgan Prize, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1989    Massachusetts Artists Foundation
1980    Alumni Travelling Fellowship School of the Museum of fine Arts Boston, MA
1976    National Endowment for the Arts
             Massachusetts Artists Foundation
             Yaddo Residency 
1971    Travelling Fellowship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 

SELECTED LECTURES
2009   William Patterson University, NJ “Conversation” poet David Shapiro        2001   University Gallery Fine Arts Center University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2000   Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
1998   Lehigh University Art Galleries Bethlehem PA
            Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
1996   Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, N.Y
            Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, R.I..
1994   Museum of  Fine Arts Boston  MA
1989   Addison gallery of American Art  Phillips Academy, Andover , MA
1987   College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
1984   Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts Harvard University  Cambridge, Ma
1974   Addison Gallery of American Art,  Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2009-10 Seraphin Gallery , Philadelphia. PA.
2007    Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 
2001    University Gallery Arts Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA 
1998    Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, PA
1995    Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
1994    Margaret Lipworth Fine Arts, Boca Raton, FL
              Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
1992    Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
1991    de Andino Fine Arts, Washington, DC
1989    Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
1988    Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
1987    Halsey Gallery,College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
1984    Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
             Osuna Gallery, Washington, DC
1982    Helen Shlien Gallery, Boston, MA
1981    Osuna Gallery, Washington, DC
1980    Helen Shlien Gallery, Boston, MA
1977    Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
             Pyramid Gallery,    Washington, DC
1975    Harcus Krakow Rosen Sonnabend Gallery, Boston, MA
1974    Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA    
             “Recent Drawings and Water Colors," Hayden Corridor Gallery,    
              Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA                                       1973    Parker Street 470 Gallery, Boston, MA
1972    Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012  “Lines of Action” Addison Gallery of American Art,  Phillips Academy ,    
           Andover, MA          
2011 “Extravagant Drawings”  curated by Judith Tolnick-Champa  Dorsky Curatorial            Projects Long Island City, N.Y.
2008-10   Traveling Exhibition: CONCURRENTS curated by Dan Mills, Sam Yates
                   Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture  University of Tennessee Knoxville TN
                   Ben Shahn Museum William Patterson University, Patterson, N.J.
                   Heuser Art Center Gallery Bradley University  Peoria , IL.
                   West Virginia University, Morgantown, West VA
                   Lehigh University Art Galleries , Bethlehem, PA
                   Samek  Art Gallery, Bucknell  University, Lewisburg, Pa
 2008  “Visions”  Selections from the James T. Dyke Collection of Drawings,
             Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas 
            “Tracing the Sublime,” Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, 
             Andover, MA                                                                     
             Naples Museum of Art  Naples, Florida
             Ten Artists Ten Walls” Victoria Munroe  Fine Art  Boston, MA
             Invitational, Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA
2002    “Transcendent and Unrepentant,” Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the 
              Arts  Philadelphia PA 
              Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 
2001    “Drawings,” Victoria Munroe Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2000    Michael H. Lord Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
            “Visual Memoirs: Selected Paintings and Drawings,” Rose Art Museum,          
            Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
1999    “Current Abstract Painting,” Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, 
             Waltham,  MA       
            “Unlocking the Grid,” Fine Arts Center Gallery,University of RI Kingston, RI
1998    “Group Show,” Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
1996    "Order/Disorder: Paintings by Natalie Alper, Lydia Dona, Mary Heilmann 
             Jacqueline Humphries," Bell  Gallery, List Visual Art Center, BrownUniversity
            "Art on Paper," Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at  
            Greensboro                             
           "Drawing Invitational," Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
1991  "American Abstraction at the Addison," Addison Gallery of American Art,          
            Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
1990   "Boston - Montreal," Montreal March-April, Boston, MA
1987   "Drawings from the Eighties," Carnegie Mellon University Art Gallery      
1985   "Drawing National," Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
1982   “A Private Vision: Contemporary Art: Graham Gund Collection," Museum of 
              Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1977   "Invitational American Drawing Exhibition" Fine Arts Gallery of San     Diego    
             San Diego, CA
1976    Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, NY
            "Boston Watercolor Today," Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1975   "North-East-South-West and Middle," An Exhibition of Contemporary             
             Drawings, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
             "Works on Paper," Parsons-Truman Gallery, New York, NY
1974   "New Talent," Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, NY
1973   "New American Graphic Art," Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA
            "Boston Collects Boston," Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1971  "Travelling Fellows," Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA
Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Lehigh University Art Museum, Bethlehem, PA
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation for the GraphicArts, San Francisco, CA
Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Wheaton College, Norton, MA
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA
Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH
Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, San Diego, CA

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2010   Judith Tolnick-Champa   Art Forum Jan. 2010
            Edith  Newhall Philadelphia Inquirer  Jan. 3, 2010
2008   Anne R. Fabbri, Art in America
2001   Betsy Siersma, “Undercurrents,” Catalogue, University Gallery, University of 
            Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 
1999   Bill van Siclen, Providence Journal-Bulletin, February 19 
            Gregory Wallace, Art New England, April/May
1998   Barry Schwabsky, “Between Matter and Spirit,” Catalogue, Lehigh                 
            University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, PA
            Ricardo Viera, “Interview with the Artist,” Catalogue, Lehigh University Art       
            Galleries, Bethlehem, PA
            Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, February 25
            Joanne Silver, The Boston Herald, February 20
1996   Ann Wilson Lloyd, Art in America, January
            Barry Schwabsky, “Abstraction and Entropy,” Catalogue: “Order,              
            Disorder,” List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, RI
1995   Mary Sherman, The Boston Herald, May 5
            Bill van Siclen, Providence Journal-Bulletin, October 25
1994   Addison Parks, The Christian Science Monitor, September 26
            Nancy Stapen, The Boston Globe, September 29
            Charles Giuliano, The Improper Bostonian, September
1992   Nancy Stapen, The Boston Globe, May 28
1991   Michael Welzenbach, The Washington Post, June 8
1989   Stephen Westfall, Catalogue, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips         
            Academy, Andover, MA
            Robert Taylor, The Boston Sunday Globe, May 28
            Francine Koslow, Contemporanea, October
            David Raymond, Art New England, September 3
            Francine Koslow, Art Forum, October
            David Bonetti, Art News, November
1987   Kristina Montvidas-Kutkus, "College Presents Energetic Abstractions,"
            The News & Courier/The Evening  Post, Charleston, SC, November 22
            Michael Phillips,    Catalogue   College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
1984   Nancy Miller, Catalogue, Helen Shlien Gallery
            Kenneth Baker, The Boston Phoenix, March 17
1983   Sarah McFadden, Art in America, May
1982   The List, 6th Edition, Independent Curators, Incorporated
            Nan Burks Freeman, "Boston Makes Its Mark," Drawing Magazine, June
            Christine Temin, "Natalie Alper's Quiet Corners," The Boston Globe, May18
            Pamela Allara, "A Boston School: Four Artists,"Tufts University Catalogue
1980   Nan Freeman, Art New England, July
            Pamela Allara, Art News, September
            The List, 5th Edition, Independent Curators, Incorporated
1979   Josephine Withers, Women Artists in Washington Collections
1978   Benjamin Forgey, Art News, January
            Martha McWilliams Wright, Art International, January
            Ann H. Murray, Geometry as Structure in Contemporary Art, Catalogue,           
            Wheaton College, Norton, MA
1977   Washington Calendar Magazine, October
            Benjamin Forgey, Washington Post, October 16
            Christopher C. Cook, Catalogue, Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
1976   Kay Larson, Art News, April
            Robert Taylor, Boston Water Color Today, February 1
1975   Channing Gray, Providence Journal
1974   Robert Taylor, The Boston Globe, May 5
1973   Boston Collects Boston, Catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
            Robert Taylor, The Boston Globe, March 11



 
 
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