Over many years, Gail Resen has pursued the exploration of her art through the manipulation of fiber and textile materials. From early works of loom woven sculpture to recent off-loom, cut, painted and manipulated canvas constructions she has steadfastly maintained her interest in the development of the aesthetic possibilities of this medium. As a result, her work has become uniquely personal and has been described as redefining the terms “drawing” and “painting”. In a series titled Lightplay, she has produced over one hundred wall units each a different canvas constructed pattern. Each is painted white in order to enhance the strength of the resulting surface shadows. When hung together, these Modernist Design inspired works engage the viewer by their lively variety and rhythmic interplay. Currently, in another series, she is creating vibrant, highly chromatic, visually kinetic works. These square and rectangular, varied sized wall reliefs, connect the viewer through motion as they appear to change depending upon the angle from which they are viewed.
“I enjoy working back and forth between the white and color works. One is the study of light and surface, the other series, a study in form and color interaction. Each series has its own challenges and solutions. Each, I find intellectually and visually stimulating as well as responsive to the poetic and meditative qualities that I desire.”
A recipient of a NY Foundation for the Arts grant and several Anni and Josef Albers Foundation Residency. Ms. Resen’s work has been exhibited in museums and exhibitions throughout the United States.
One and Two Person Exhibitions
2013 Bendheim Gallery; Greenwich Arts Council
2008 Flinn Gallery; “Counterpoint”; Greenwich, CT.
2007 Anelle Gandelman Gallery; Larchmont, N.Y.
1997 Pelisier Gallery; Greenwich, CT.
2012-2014- 9 X 9 X 3 New Visions; NY, NY. National traveling exhibition ; Curator: Janet Koplos
2007-2012 Neuberger Museum of Art; Works on Paper Auction & Exhibition: Purchase, N.Y.
2007 Phoenix Gallery: NY, NY.
2007-2012 Greenwich Arts Council: “ Art to the Avenue” Greenwich, CT.
2006 Silvermine Gallery “Art of the Northeast”; Sculpture Award ; New Canaan, CT.
2005 The Arts Exchange; “Elegant & Edgy”; Westchester Council for the Arts; White Plains, NY.
2004 New Arts Gallery; Litchfield, CT.
2003 Wesport Arts Center; Westport, CT. “The Common Thread” 1-2/03 “Word/Image” 11-12/03
2003 Rye Arts Center: Rye NY.
2002 New Arts Gallery; Litchfield, CT.
2000 Neuberger Museum of Art; Artist’s Boxes Exhibition and Auction; Purchase, NY
Grants & Residencies
2013 and 2015 - Josef & Anni Albers Foundation: Artist in Residence.
Lord & Taylor; Burlington, MA.
AIG-American International Group; NY,NY.
Art Placement International; NY,NY.
Beach Point Club; Mamaroneck, NY.
The Durst Corporation; NY,NY.
Edwards & Angel; NY,NY.
Carol Groh & Don Smith; West Palm Beach FL.
Mr. & Mrs Robt. Henriques; Annasquam, MA.
Mr.&Mrs Douglas Fischer; Pound Ridge, NY.
IBM; Danbury, CT.
Mrs. Sherry Jackoboice; Charleston, SC.
Martin Kuckly Interiors; NY,NY.
Andrew Mitchell,; Stamford, CT.
Linda Blair Interiors; Scarsdale, NY.
Price/Spira; Larchmont, NY.
Siegelgale; NY, NY.
J.P. Singer; Old Greenwich, CT
Tiffany & Co.: Short HIlls, N.J.
Mrs. Diane Wren; Greenwich, CT.
W Resort Hotel: Singapore
Selected Public and Private Collections
Bank of America Great Northern Nekossa
Celeste & Armand Bartos Thomas O’Brien
Nataly & Toby Ritter
Reuben H. Donnelley NBW
Mrs. Mary Ann Evans Schenectady Museum of Art
Helio Fred Garcia Ruth Kaufman
Charles Harbutt BDO Siedman
HIP Gloria & Alan Siegel
IBM Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Singer
Integrated Resources Skadden, Arps
Mr & Mrs. Leonard Marx Mr. & Mrs. Tony Spaeth, Jr.