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Drew Goerlitz

290 hallock Hill Rd
New York, NY 12972, U.S.A.
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Phone: 9144560207
Email: drew@drewgoerlitz.com
URL: http://drewgoerlitz.com

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Containment, concealment, and privacy have been recurring themes in my work. My interpretation of reliquary is not to hold a sacred object or relic, but to engage the viewer with the form and tension of the unknown interior. The adornment of these objects relates to architectural details and the idea of facade.  Facade is what we are presented with upon first appearance, whether speaking of people or architecture, and it isn’t until we look inside that we discover the true structure.
This body of work developed from a series I began while in residence in Switzerland. During my time spent there I was drawn to the architecture and also to Swiss social and political ideals. All of these observations have found their way into this series of sculpture. The Reliquary series is a new body of work that has many influences both reoccurring and new.  During my stay in Switzerland I had limited time, which had me adjust my process in the studio. It forced me to adopt a very candid approach, and react to the sculpture during the process of making. The continuation of the series over the last year has seen an increase in scale and a subtle refinement in the elements of composition. Being back in my studio has afforded me more time to reflect on the form and content of these larger sculptures.
EDUCATION
            MFA: Fellowship recipient, University of Maryland at College Park: 2003: Sculpture
BA: State University of New York at Plattsburgh, 2000: Studio Art/Sculpture
 
EXHIBITIONS
2012:    Solo Exhibition: The Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
2011:    Commissioned: Earthwork, Evans Parkway Park, Silver Spring, MD
                2011:    Solo Exhibition: John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY
2010:    Commissioned: Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia, MN
2010:    Solo Exhibition: Art-St-Urban, St. Urban, Switzerland,
                2010:    Fit to be Bound. The Everson Museum of Art Syracuse NY
            2009:    DRAW: Vasari Revisited: Notre Maar Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
            2009:    Outdoor Sculpture: Art in the Heart of the City, Ithaca, NY
            2009:    Commissioned: Franconia Sculpture Park, Earthwork Amphitheater,
                        Franconia, MN
2009:    Solo Exhibition: Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
2009:    Einladung Auktion: group exhibition, St. Urban, Switzerland
2008:    Artscape: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Pittsfield, MA
2008:    Sculpture Now: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Lenox, MA
2008:    Einladung Auktion: group exhibition/Auction, St. Urban, Switzerland
2008:    Two person Exhibition: Adnate Marshall University, Huntington, WV
                2008:    Norte Maar, Rouses Point, NY
            2008:    Seaba Art Hop, Burlington, VT
2007:  Art St. Urban: Outdoor Sculpture, St. Urban, Switzerland
2007:    Solo Exhibition: Adirondack Community College, Glens Falls, NY
2007:   WPA/Corcoran, Art Auction Gala, Washington DC  
            2006:   Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Chattanooga State Technical Community                                           College, Chattanooga, TN
            2006:   Medium Diverse: BluSeed Studios, Saranac Lake, NY
            2006:   In Sight/ On Site: The Fredonia Sculpture Project, Fredonia, NY      
2006:    Washington Project for the Arts\Corcoran Centerpiece Sculpture, Washington DC                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2005:  City of Sculpture, Museum of Contemporary Art in Merida, Yucatan,Mexico
            2005:    Outdoor Sculpture, St. Urban Skulpturen, St. Urban, Switzerland                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
2005:  Solo Exhibition: South Bend Regional Museum, Meet Me at the Island, South Bend, IN
2005:  The First Street Project, Outdoor Sculpture Chattanooga, TN
2005:    Outdoor Sculpture, Permanent collection City of Topeka, KS
2004:    26th Elkhart Juried Exhibition, Elkhart, IN, Midwest Museum of American Art,
2004:  Sculpture on Second st: Cedar Rapids, IA
2004:  University of Western Michigan Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Kalamazoo, MI
2004:  Washburn Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Topeka, KS
2004:  Group Invitational: Modern Art Gallery, Bellinzona, Switzerland  
2004:  Sculpture Without Walls: State University of New York at Plattsburgh, NY
            2004:  Group Invitational: Box Factory Krasel Art Center, St. Joseph, MI
            2004:  Sculpture at the Airport: South Bend Regional Airport, South Bend, IN
2003:  Solo Exhibition: Modern Art Gallery, Zofingen, Switzerland
2003:  Solo Exhibition: Compressed Paper Forms, Tyson’s Corner, VA
2003:    International Sculpture Center Member Juried Exhibition, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ                                     
2003:    ArtScape, outdoor sculpture exhibition, Baltimore, MD
2003:    Sculpture Exhibition at Mount Vernon Square Metro Station, NW Washington, DC
2003:    Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Show at Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ 
2003:    Group Exhibition, Connor Contemporary Gallery, Juror: Michael O’ Sullivan, Washington, DC                                         
2003:    Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE
2003:    25th Elkhart juried Exhibition, Elkhart, IN, Midwest Museum of American Art
2003:    Group Exhibition, Washington Square, NW Washington DC Juror: Foon Sham
2003:    Sculpture Now 2003, NW Washington DC Juror: Giorgio Furioso 
2002:    Convergence: Sculpture Exhibition, Providence, RI, Juror: Bob Rizzo
2002:    Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, Skokie, IL
2002:    Sculpture on the Roof: Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC
Curator: Olga Viso, Assistant Curator, Hirshhorn Museum
2002:    Fire to Form: International Iron conference, Johnson Atelier, NJ                                                                                   Curators: Hanna Jubran, and David Lobdell,
            2002:    Group Exhibition, Wolfarth Gallery, NE Washington DC
            2002:    ArtInPlace: Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Charlottesville, VA
2002:    Burlington County College Sculpture Garden, NJ
                        Curator: Jeff Nathanson, President and Director of ISC
            2002:  Washington Square Exhibition, NW Washington DC, Juror: Phil Lee   
            2002:    Sadat for Peace, University of Maryland
            2001:    BluSeed Gallery, Saranac Lake, NY, Curator: Carol Marie Vossler
2001:    Western St. Paul Sculpture Park, MN, Curator/Director: John Hock
            2000:    Franconia Sculpture Park, MN, Curator/Director: John Hock
            2000:    Poughkeepsie Sculpture Park, Poughkeepsie NY, Curator: Lorraine Kessler Gallery
           
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
·         James and John Clute, Esq.’s
·         SUNY Plattsburgh Presidential Art Purchase
·         Burlington County College Sculpture Garden, NJ
·         City of Topeka, KS
           
PUBLICATIONS and ARTICLES
·         “All New” faculty show at Burke Gallery, Press Republican, December 29, 2005
·         Los huespedes primero, Diariode Yucatan, May 4, 2005
·         26-foot paper sculpture towers over First Street, Chattanooga Times, 2005
·         Debut of water front public art, Chattanooga Times, March 20, 2005
·         ISC Student Awards, Sculpture Magazine October 2003
·         ISC Postscript, Sculpture Magazine October 2003
·         A Show With a Good Sense of Humor, NY Times August 2003
·         CNN, Headline News November, 10 2002
·         Convergence, Sculpture Magazine’ September 2002
·         Art in Place, Daily Progress Charlottesville, VA 10/21/02
·         Notre Dame Sculptor leads WSC art awareness event, Norfolk Daily News.
·         Press Republican ‘All New’ Faculty show at Burke Gallery
 
WRITINGS and LECTURES
·         Lecture at Marshall University, Huntington, WV 2008
·         Juried Exhibition and Lecture at SUNY Potsdam, 2005
·         Lecture at Grounds For Sculpture, Oct. 2005
·         Sculpture Magazine January/February 2004, Based on Swiss Sculpture Residency
·         Lecture at University of Nebraska, Wayne. March 2004
 
GRANTS and AWARDS
2003:   International Sculpture Center’s and Heinz and Gertrud         
            Aeschlimann Swiss Sculpture Residency.          
2003:  International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement
            In Contemporary Sculpture Award.
2003:  David C. Driskell Award for outstanding Masters Research and
            Teaching. University of Maryland
2003:  Best Sculpture Award. 25th Elkhart juried Exhibition,
            Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN
2002:  Thesis Research Grant, University of Maryland
2001:  The Jacob K. Goldhaber Grant
            1999:    Nina Winkel Intern Scholarship
            2000:    Nina Winkel Intern Scholarship
 
RESIDENCIES and WORKSHOPS
 
            2008:   Art-St-Urban, St. Urban, Switzerland
2003:    International Sculpture Centers Sculpture Residency.
Zofingin, and Lugano, Switzerland
2002:    Intern Artist Fellowship, Summer Residence program,
            Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN
2002:    International Iron Conference, Johnson Atelier, Hamilton, NJ
2000:    Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN: Intern/Artist Residency