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Mamie Holst Biography

Born in Gainesville, Florida, in 1961

Lives in Fort Myers, Florida


1987School of Visual Arts, New York; MFA

1984Cambridge University International Summer School, Cambridge, England

1984University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL; BFA

1982Florida State University Study Center, Florence, Italy

One-Person Exhibitions

2012Feature Inc., New York

2008Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Edison College, Fort Myers, FL

2007Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, FL

2006Feature Inc., New York

2004“Abstractions,” Barrick, Marshall, Harris and Harris Foundation Galleries, The Von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL

2003Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva (brochure: text by Johanna Burton)
Feature Inc., New York

2002M du B, F, H & g, Montreal

2001Feature Inc., New York

2000Association for Research and Enlightenment/Edgar Cayce Foundation, Virginia Beach, VA
Carolyn P. Brown University Center Concourse Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

1986Edison Community College Auditorium Gallery, Fort Myers, FL

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013“Hard Hat Benefit Auction and Exhibition,” Blondeau & Cie, Geneva
“seven @ SEVEN 2,” The Boiler, Brooklyn

2012“Punt,” Feature Inc., New York
“Creature from the Blue Lagoon,” Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY; organized by Bob Nickas
“Art on Paper 2012,” Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of NC at Greensboro
“This Green Earth: Landscapes from the Permanent Collection,” Pannell Gallery, Sweet Briar College,
     Sweet Briar, VA
“The Old, the New, the Different,” Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland
“Adventures, reflections, and ambushes,” Manoir de la Ville de Martigny, Switzerland; curated by Balthazar Lovay

2011“Chain Letter,” Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; curated by Christian Cummings & Doug Harvey
“bodybraingame,” Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
“Arts for ACT Benefit Exhibition and Auction,” Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Edison State College, Fort Myers, FL

2010“The Global Warming Art Report,” Space 39 Gallery, Fort Myers, FL; curated by Lily Hatchett
“Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair,” NP Contemporary Art Center, New York
“Studiolo,” Hard Hat, Geneva; curated by Marc Blondeau and Philippe Davet

2009“Cave Painting: Installment #2,” Gresham’s Ghost (third location), New York; organized by Bob Nickas
“Why Painting Now?” BFAS/Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva
“After the Gold Rush, 106 Green, Brooklyn
“Populate This Form,” Feature Inc., New York

2005“Accrochage,” Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva, Switzerland
“Inside Out Loud: Visualizing Women’s Health in Contemporary Art,” Mildred Lane Kemper Art
     Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO; curated by Janine Mileaf (catalogue)

2004Psychic Landscape,” Yvon Lambert, New York
“RLV Invitational 04,” Rancho Linda Vista, Oracle, AZ
“Gallery Artists,” Feature Inc., New York

2001“Mamie Holst and Tracy Miller,” Feature Inc., New York

2000“Snapshot: An Exhibition of 1,000 Artists,” Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD
“Grok Terence McKenna Dead,” Feature Inc., New York
“Sources of Chi” (two-person exhibition), Broward Community College Fine Arts Gallery, Davie, FL
“Southeastern Aquamedia Exhibition 2000,” Kinston Arts Center, Kinston, NC; curated by
     John A. Hancock
“Artists Beyond Disabilities,” California State University at Long Beach Design Gallery,
     Long Beach, CA; juried by Rosetta Brooks

1999“Extraordinary Art: Beyond the Museum,” 33rd Street Armory, Philadelphia; organized by the
     Women’s Committee of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; juried by Sara Steele
“Artists Beyond Disabilities,” California State University at Long Beach Design Gallery,
     Long Beach, CA; juried by Todd Gray

1995“Night of 1,000 Drawings,” Artists Space, New York

1994“Artarget Open National Juried Exhibition,” Manatee Community College Fine Arts Gallery, Bradenton, FL;
     juried by Florence Putterman

1987Visual Arts Gallery, New York; curated by Lucio Pozzi
Visual Arts Gallery, New York; curated by Susi Bloc
“Fifty for the Twentieth Art Alumni Exhibition,” University of West Florida Art Gallery, Pensacola, FL

1984“Fetishes: Five Artists from Northwest Florida,” Florida Center for Contemporary Art, Tampa, FL

Selected Bibliography

2009Nickas, Bob. Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting, Phaidon Press, New York

2008Davis, John. Radio interview with Ron Bishop, director of the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, WGCU Public Media,
     23 October
Paine, Janice T. “Our Favorites: Visual Arts,” Naples Daily News, 26 December  >link
Paine, Janice T. “Neapolitan: Season Preview,” Naplesnews.com, 25 October  >link
“Mamie Holst exhibit opens October 24 at the Rauschenberg,” Florida Weekly, 15 October  >link
Dear Ada Blog, “Mamie Holst,” posted 25 June  >link

2007Rodriguez, Aurora. “Art, Bright and Dark: Polk Museum Exhibits Three Diverse Shows,” Lakeland Ledger,
      1 June, D1  >link
Voeller, Megan. “Art Enough for Ya?,” creativeloafing.com, posted 12 May  >link

2005Stewald, Drew. Fort Myers News-Press, E6

2003Cotter, Holland. Review, New York Times, 28 February, E45
Hainley, Bruce. “Best of 2003,” Artforum, December, 136–137 (reproduction)

1984Gallego, Valerie. The Oracle, 6 March

Selected Projects, Publications, and Reproductions of Artwork

2012Davis, Jeff. Foundations of Design, Wadsworth, Cengage Learning, Boston, 115 (reproduction)

2009Nickas, Bob. Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting, Phaidon Press, New York

2007Untitled publication, no. 1 (Spring), Feature Inc., New York (reproduction)

2006Tricycle, Spring, 76, 79 (reproductions of artwork)

Awards and Grants

2012      City of Fort Myers Individual Artist Grant

2011      City of Fort Myers Individual Artist Grant

2010      Wynn Newhouse Award

2009      City of Fort Myers Individual Artist Grant

2008      City of Fort Myers Individual Artist Grant

2005      John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

2003      Change Inc.

1995–96 Florida Department of State Individual Artist Fellowship (honorable mention)

1987      The Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, School of Visual Arts, New York


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