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Nina Maguire

BIOGRAPHY

American, b. 1933

“Experiencing a painting by Nina Maguire is like catching the scent of a once familiar perfume- evoking memory, filling the viewer with a sense of nostalgia, of a time and place lost but not forgotten…”

Maguire is known for the intimacy and magic of her muted palette acrylic paintings. Focusing on subjects that have personal value to her, she imbues her canvases with atmosphere, sentiment and warmth. Maguire paints New York City under the veil of fog and snow, obscuring details in order to create a pervasive mood- so that a time period is irrelevant- it could be 1940 or 2017.

Maguire began her career as a watercolor painter, before turning to acrylics as her medium of choice. By using many glazes and layers of paint application, she is able to achieve a richness and luminosity typically associated with oil paint. She has explored new surface textures for some paintings using sekishu rice paper mounted on canvas, creating a more tactile experience for the viewer.

Nina Maguire’s career has been distinguished by extensive exhibitions in the New York and New England areas, numerous Juried Memberships and a multitude of awards including ones received from The National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic, The Catherine Lorrilard Wolfe Art Club, International Society of Acrylic Painters, American Artists Professional League, National Association of Women Artists and Audubon Artists.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT:

“My paintings are reflective of my world – people, situations and things that are closest to me. When I paint I draw upon this attachment to capture a mood or emotion – a fleeting impression of a time, place or state of mind - hopefully involving the viewer in the intimacy of that moment.”

EDUCATION:
B.A. College of New Rochelle, Studied with Ernest Thorne Thompson AWS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2012 "Memories", Painter Nina Maguire, Sculptor, Bruno Lucchesi
2007, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich CT
2005, 06, Cavalier Galleries, New York, NY
1997, Randall Tuttle Fine Arts, Woodbury, CT
1992, 93, & 95, The Greene Art Gallery, Guilford, CT
1985, 88, Graphic Pleasures Gallery, Larchmont, NY

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
2017, MIXED: Group Exhibition, Cavalier Galleries, New York, NY
2016, Cavalier Galleries 30th Anniversary, New York, NY
2016, 150 Years of Great American Landscapes, Cavalier Galleries, New York, NY
2016, Spring Group Exhibition, Cavalier Galleries, New York, NY
2016, Spring Group Exhibition, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
2016, American Paintings: 150 Years of Exceptional Representational Works, Greenwich, CT
2016, “HERStory 2016”, Manhattan Arts International Online Exhibition, Online
2015, Winter Group Show, Cavalier Galleries, New York, NY
2014, Winter Group Exhibition, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
2014, Fall Group Exhibition, Cavalier Galleries, New York, NY
2013, Figurative Group Show, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
2013, Urban Landscapes, Cavalier Galleries, New York, NY
2013, January Group Show, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
2012, November Group Show, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
2012, Two Person Show, Memories: Nina Maguire and Bruno Lucchesi, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
2012, Cityscapes: A Century of Urban Landscapes, Greenwich, CT
2012, “Personal Best” First Biennial Juried Alumnae Exhibit, New Rochelle, NY
2010, Reconstructing the Landscape, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
2009, The Best Things, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
2008, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
2006, 20th Anniversary Exhibit, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
2003, Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
2002, Cavalier Galleries, Nantucket, MA
1999, Two Artists Two Directions, The Greene Art Gallery, Guilford, CT
1996, 98-99, Randall Tuttle Fine Arts, Woodbury, CT
1995-97, Sundance Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
1997, 4 Impressionists, The Greene Art Gallery, Guilford, CT
1995, Retrospective Invitational, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
1986, Inspirations two-person show, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
1982, 4 Women and Watercolor, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS (1980 to Present):
Once Upon a Time, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, New York, NY
National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, New York, NY
Salmagundi Open Annual, New York, NY
Refiguring the Figure, New Haven, CT
American Artists Professional League, New York, NY
New England Watercolor Society, Boston, MA
Art of the Northeast USA, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT
Prints International 1992, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT
In Your Own Backyard, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
Landscape, Real and Imagined, Rye Art Center, Rye, NY
Works on Paper, Rye Art Center, Rye, NY
Special Annual, Rye Art Center, Rye, NY
Beyond the Line, Rye Art Center, Rye, NY
Society of Landscape & Figurative Painters, New York, NY
Knickerbocker Artists, New York, NY
National Academy of Design, New York, NY
National Arts Club, New York, NY
Audubon Artists, New York, NY
Faber Birren Color Award Show, Stamford, CT
Capital Campus, Old Masters in Contemporary Art Invitational, Penn State, State College, PA
Allied Artists, New York, NY
Hudson Valley Art Association Open Annual, Hudson, NY
Mamaroneck Artists Guild Open, Mamaroneck, NY
Hastings Gallery Grassroots, Hastings-on-Hudson, Hudson, NY
For Real with Jack Beal, Katonah Gallery, Katonah, NY
Small Works Show, Mamaroneck Artists Guild, Mamaroneck, NY

JURIED MEMBERSHIPS:
National Association of Women Artists
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic
New York Artists Equity
Mamaroneck Artists Guild
Hudson Valley Art Association
International Society of Acrylic Painters
American Artists Professional League, Fellow Maxima Cum Laude

SELECTED AWARDS:
2018  Nora Roth Memorial Award, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
2017  Honorable Mention, American Artists Profession League
2017  Second Award, Mamaroneck Artists Guild Annual Awards Show
2017  M. Graham & Co. Award, International Society of Acrylic Painters
2017, "Central Park II, Blizzard of 2017" won The John J. Newman Medal and $500 at The National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic Juried Show, The Salmagundi Club
2016, Frank C. Wright Medal of Honor, American Artists Professional League
2016, Award of Excellence, Manhattan Arts International
2015, The Woman of Achievement Award for outstanding professional accomplishment The College of New Rochelle
2015, Second Prize, Small Works Open Juried Show, Mamaroneck Artists Guild
2014, Allied Artists of America Award, Catharine Lorillard 118th Open Exhibition
2014, First Place, “Visions, 2014”, Mamaroneck Artists Guild Members Juried Award Show
2013, Frank C. Wright Medal of Honor, American Artists Professional League (2013)
2012, Jamie Dworman Award, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
2012, Windsor Newton Award at the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic Exhibition at The Salmagundi Club, NYC
2010   Robert Sanstrom Gold Medal Prize, The National Society of Casein & Acrylic Painters (this prize is probably the most significant I ever won, gold medal and $5,000
2010   S. Magnet Knapp Award, National Association of Women Artists
2009   First Place Painting, Mamaroneck Artists Guild Annual Members Juried  Awards Show
2009, First Place in Oil and Acrylic, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Spring Exhibition, The Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY
2007, Elizabeth Erlanger Memorial Award, National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic
2006, Art Times Award, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
2006, Salmugundi Award, National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic
2005, Jerry Lenfest Award for American Art, National Society of Painters in Acrylic and Casein
2005, John Manship Award for Landscape, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York, NY
2004, Joseph A. Cain Memorial Award, National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic
2003, 2-D Award, Mamaroneck Artists Guild Members Exhibit
2000, 1st Place (2-D) Mamaroneck Artists Guild Members Exhibit
1999, Placide Daues Schriever Memorial Award, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe
1998, Audrey Hope Shirk Memorial Award for an Outstanding Figure Painting, National Association of Women Artists
1998, National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, Top Award
1998, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Medal of Honor in Oil/Acrylics, Annual; Juried Exhibition
1997, Susan Kahn Award, National Association of Women Artists
1997, Award of Excellence, Manhattan Arts International Competition
1997, Award of Merit, Salmagundi Open
1996, Irwin Zlowe Memorial Award National Association of Women Artists
1996, Michael H. Engels Memorial Award, National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic
1995, S. Magnet Knapp Award, National Association of Women Artists
1994, Leila Gardin Sawyer Award, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe
1994, Special Award in Acrylics, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe
1992, 1st Award Graphics, Mamaroneck Artists Open Juried Shows
1989, Best in Show, Rye Art Center Special Juried Annual
1989, Special Award, Faber Birren Color Show
1989, Audubon Artists Medal of Honor in Graphics
1989, Mrs. John Newington Award in Graphics, Hudson Valley Art Association

PUBLICATIONS:
Summer, 2014, Acrylic Artist, “29 Top Painters Share Their Secrets”
Oct, 2013, The Artist Magazine, “The Power of Suggestion”
Jan, 2006, American Art Collector, Featured Article
Nov, 2006, American Art Collector
Dec, 2005, Watercolor Magic, “An Intimate Connection”
Dec, 2004, Watercolor Magic, “Ones to Watch”