DOROTHY KOPPELMAN painter, became the founding director of the Terrain Gallery in 1955, and is a consultant on the faculty of the Aesthetic Realism Foundation. She has shown at the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and at the Atlantic Gallery. Her work is in museum collections, among them the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Recipient of a Tiffany Grant, she is a member of the American Society of Contemporary Artists. She has taught at the National Academy School of Art. The papers and sketchbooks of Dorothy and Chaim Koppelman are in the Archives of American Art.
She writes this about her early study of Aesthetic Realism and how it led to the 1955 opening of the Terrain Gallery:
A further and detailed account of her career can be found in the dated lists below as well as in the biographical listings noted.
2007-2001 Atlantic Gallery Group Exhibitions; American Society of Contemporary Artists (ASCA) Annuals; New York Artists Equity Association (NYAEA) Invitationals
2006 "Day for Night," Whitney Biennial 2006 Peace Tower (Whitney Musem, New York NY)
2004 Atlantic Gallery Group Exhibition (New York, NY)
2001, '02, '03 Atlantic Gallery, two and three person exhibitions; ASCA Annual exhibitions; NYAEA Invitationals
200l Sarah Lawrence Gallery Invitational
2000 l75th Annual Juried Exhibition, National Academy of Design; Four-person show at Beatrice Conde Gallery, NYC
l999 Two-person show, Atlantic Gallery; ASCA Exhibition, Broome Street Gallery
l999 ('98, '97) Mini Print travelling exhibitions, Art Gallery of Binghamton, NY
l998-97 American Society of Contemporary Artists; Atlantic Gallery; Audubon Juried Annuals, NYC
l996 Personal Visions, Chuck Levitan Gallery, NYC; Small Works Show, Washington Square Gallery, NYC
l995 Contemplating Cubism, American Prints, Susan Teller Gallery,
l994-l995 Audubon Artists Annual print exhibition;
l993 Cadavre Exquis, Drawing Center, NYC; Water Towers of New York City, Susan Teller Gallery
l992 l65th Juried Biennial, National Academy of Design, Small Works Show, Washington Square East Gallery; Juried Annual, Allied Artists of America; A Grand Tour, Swiss Institute
l99l, l990, l989 Annual exhibitions, Hudson Guild, NYC
l986 l6lst Juried Biennial, National Academy of Design, NYC
l985 Woman/Self/Artist, Group exhibition, Terrain Gallery
l982-l967 Numerous group exhibitions; anti-Vietnam war exhibitions; March, Nonagon Galleries; D'Aenlle Gallery
l978 Mini-Print, postcard exhibition, P.S.l, Long Island City
l969 Two-man exhibition with Chaim Koppelman, Terrain Gallery
l965 Group Exhibition, Butler Art Institute, Youngstown, Ohio
l962 Group exhibitions: Brooklyn Museum; Jersey City Museum; Riverside Museum; Pratt Graphics Travelling exhibition; Prints included in Artist's Proof
l962 Recent Painting, USA: The Figure Museum of Modern Art, NYC; travelling to San Francisco Museum of Art; Columbus Gallery of Fine Art; Walker Art Center; Baltimore Museum, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center; City Art Museum of St. Louis--Painting,"The Grip" reproduced in catalogue for exhibition, and in Emily Genauer review of exhibition in Herald Tribune.
l96l One-man exhibition, Terrain Gallery
REVIEWS: "...Intensity of response characterizes each picture....By itself it has no power to make a picture good or bad. The fact that they are good as well as moving depends on the vitality of her touch and the strength of her color, both of which are out of the ordinary." -- S.Preston, NYTimes, l96l
"There is none of that collusion in suffering one often finds implicit elsewhere....Mrs. Koppelman [is] her own painterly mistress, well at ease." Art News, l96l
l960 Four-man exhibition, Hudson Guild Gallery, NYC
l959-l955 Recent Painting, USA, Madison Square Garden; Group Exhibitions: Hansa, l0th Street Gallery, Intersection '55, Terrain Gallery, NYC; One-man show, Rina Gallery, N.J. etc.
Awards and Collections
l999 Award for painting, American Society of Contemporary Artists
l996 Award for painting, American Society of Contemporary Artists Annual exhibition
l965 Tiffany Grant for painting
l957 Honorable Mention, City Center, Brooklyn Society of Artists
Collections : Hampton University,W. Va.; Yale University Art Collection; Gates Collection; Rosenzweig Museum, Durham,N.C.; Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia; Washington County Museum of Art, Hagerstown, Maryland; Library of Congress, New York Historical Society
Brooklyn College; American Artists School with Joseph Solman; Art Students League; Aesthetic Realism with founder, Eli Siegel; now with Class Chairman Ellen Reiss
Associations and Educational Affiliations
1993-current New York Artists Equity; American Society of Contemporary Artists
1988-89; 1996; 1998 Faculty, National Academy School of Fine Art
1984 – current Coordinator, Terrain Gallery
1972-1984 Co-Director, Terrain Gallery
1972 - current Faculty, Aesthetic Realism Foundation
196I-1962 Director, Visual Arts Gallery, School of Visual Arts, NYC
1955-1972 Director, Terrain Gallery
See listings in: Who's Who in American Art; Who's Who in America; Who's Who of American Women; Great Women of the Twentieth Century; Notable American Women; Who' s Who in the World; Advisory Council; International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England
Publications & Lectures
2008 The Artists Proof, New York Artists Equity journal, Fall, 2008 issue; Article including sections of "The Frescoes of Piero della Francesca: Their Meaning for People Now,"
2007 Guest Lecturer at the Fondazione Piero della Francesca, Sansepolcro, Italy
2003 31st World Congress of the International Society for Education Through Art (InSEA): presentation with co-author Carrie Wilson, “Aesthetic Realism Shows How Art Answers the Questions of Your Life.” Published in International Conversations Through Art, Teachers College, Columbia University
2002 Illustrator, Children's Guide to Parents and Other Matters by Eli Siegel. Definition Press, 2nd Edition.
2000 Poems and Prints, Artist's Folio in limited signed edition
l999 "Aesthetic Realism and Picasso's Guernica: For Life," Tennessee Tribune; "Opposites Are Picasso’s 'Man With a Lamb,'" ASCA Newsletter
l97l Illustrator, Children's Guide to Parents and Other Matters by Eli Siegel. Definition Press.
1962 Recent Painting, USA: The Figure, Museum of Modern Art catalogue reproduced The Grip
Reviewer of Exhibitions for Washington Independent
Aesthetic Realism Seminars on Van Gogh, Whistler, Turner, Courbet, Cassatt, Hopper, Pollock, Chardin.
l969 Aesthetic Realism: We Have Been There, co-author with six artists and actors, Definition Press