Ree Hall Katrak, Artist

"My work is an affirmation—or expression—of my own curiosity and delight in looking and seeing."



POINT OF VIEW

My work is an affirmation—or expression—of my own curiosity and delight in looking and seeing.

Looking at a landscape, an arrangement of objects and, not only interpreting what is seen, but also experiencing the moment of seeing: "Oh, that’s there—ah, ha!"

Not what it means, but simply the experience of it.

For me, art is about being awake, remembering you are alive. It is a celebration of all of one’s experiences—the dark times and the bright times; when we feel suffering, and when we feel liberation.

—REE HALL KATRAK


CURRICULUM VITAE

Art Education

1962-1964      Individual Study, Boston Artist Ellen Sinclair Junger, Drawing
1964-1965      Ecole de Beaux Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland, Print Making and Painting
1978-1982      The Rhode Island School of Design and The Art Institute of Boston, Graphic Design
2002-2005      deCordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA; The New Art Center, Newton, MA,
                         Painting and Monoprint

Juried Exhibitions and Awards

2005
Accumulating Gestures (Solo Exhibition), Holzwasser Gallery, New Art Center, Newtonville, MA
2006      
deCordova Museum School Gallery, Lincoln, MA
2007      
Exhibit A: Summer Art at Pierce Law (Lamprey Arts & Culture Alliance), Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH (Juror’s Choice Award)
2008      
60th Annual Currier Exhibition of NHAA Artists, New Hampshire Art Association
Awards Show (Durham Art Association), Village Goldsmith Gallery, Dover, NH (First Place Award)
29th Annual Parfitt Memorial Juried Exhibition, Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH (Honorable Mention)
Regional Artists Open, Juried Show, The Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, ME
Exhibit A: Summer Art at Pierce Law (Lamprey Arts & Culture Alliance), Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH
2009      
Institute on Disability Calendar Competition, Monoprint, entitled “Sonora Samarai,”
selected for the 2009 calendar
2013      
Annual Lassonde Exhibition, Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
Best of the Best, New Hampshire Art Institute, Manchester, NH
The Art of Nature in New Hampshire and Vermont, The Fells Estate, Lake Sunapee, NH
(Third Place Award)
Sheafe Warehouse, Prescott Park, Portsmouth, NH
Sweeny Todd Exhibition, Seacoast Repertory Theatre, Portsmouth, NH
OAA Regional Artists Exhibit, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, ME
Summer at the Silver Center, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
(First Place Award)
2014      
Annual Lassonde Exhibition, Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH (Honorable Mention)
Inhabiting the Square (Two-man show), Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

Memberships and Associations

New Hampshire Art Association, Portsmouth, NH
Ogunquit Art Association, Ogunquit, ME
Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

Board Memberships

2009-2011     RAIN for the Sahael and Sahara, Portsmouth, NH
2012—            New Hampshire Art Association, Portsmouth, NH