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EDUCATION
1977 – 82 The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Recipient of Cresson European Traveling Scholarship
1976 – 77 Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1974 – 76 Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Drew University, Madison, NJ
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014 steven harvey fine art projects, New York, NY
Davis and Langdale, New York
2013 Rothschild Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
steven harvey fine art projects, New York, NY
2011 Davis and Langdale, New York
2010 Rothschild Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
steven harvey fine art projects, New York, NY
2009 Davis and Langdale, New York
2008 Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY
Davis and Langdale Company, New York
2006 Davis and Langdale Company, New York
2005 Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY
Gallery 33, Tel Aviv, Israel
2004 Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Davis and Langdale Company, New York, NY
Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Hackett-Freedman, San Francisco, CA
2002 Fenton Gallery, Cork, Ireland
2001 Davis and Langdale Company, New York, NY
Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Hackett-Freedman, San Francisco, CA
2000 Tibor de Nagy, New York, NY
1999 Barton/Ryan Gallery, Boston, MA
Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY
1998 Sydne Bernard, Los Angeles, CA
1997 Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York., NY (December, 1997)
Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY (January, 1997)
1995 Horwitch Newman, Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
1994 Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1993 Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1992 F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1991 Challenge Exhibition, Samuel S. Fleisher Memorial,
Administered by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 Paper Works, Gross McCleaf, Philadlephia, PA
2013 Come Like Shadows, curated by David Cohen, Lurcher Gallery, New York, New York
2012 A Drawing Show of Artists, curated by Bill Scott and Alex Kanevsky, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadlephia, PA
5 Artists on Paper, Davis and Langdale, New York, NY
Doris Staffel, Painter, Teacher, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Haunting Narratives: Detours from Philadelphia Realism, 1935 to the Present, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2011 the gap: kurt knoblesdorf, sangram majumdar, stuart shils, steven harvey fine art projects, New York, NY
Flirting With Abstraction: Modern and Contemporary Art of Philadelphia in the Promised Gift of Karen Segal and Woodmere’s Collection, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania Landscape, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
Pink Moon, steven harvey fine art projects, new york, ny
Response, Remembrance and Reflection, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
2010 In the Light of Corot, steven harvey fine art projects, New York, NY
Viewpoint, Reymolds Gallery, Richmond, VA
2009 PAIRINGS: Seymour Remenick and Stuart Shils, steven harvey fine art projects at the Gallery Schelssinger, New York, NY, New York, NY
2007 Heartland (Andrew Buck and Stuart Shils), Brick Walk Fine Art, West Hartford, CT
Alumni Invitational Exhibition, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2006 American Artist in Rural Ireland, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA
2005 Emptiness, Gallery 33, Tel Aviv, Israel
Between Perception and Invention: Three Generations of Figurative Artists, Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH
Pat de Groot and Stuart Shils: Coast to Coast, Brick Walk Bookshop and Fine Art, West Hartford, CT
Works on Paper, Davis and Langdale Company, New York, NY
2004 American Identities, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Art in Embassies Program, American Embassy in Dublin, Ireland
2003 EIRE/LAND, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
2002 Imaginative Affinities: Echoes of Dickinson in Contemporary American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Works on Paper, Davis and Langdale Company, New York, NY
Stuart Shils and Nem Hackett, Etherington Fine Arts, Chillmark, MA
Kindred Spirits: The Landscapes of Eric Aho, Wolf Kahn and Stuart Shils, Paesaggio Gallery West Hartford, CT
2001 Passages from Ballinglen, List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Works on Paper: Carol Anthony, Wolf Kahn and Stuart Shils, Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT
1999 Changing Nature: New Visions and Imagined Lands, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg
Beyond the Millennium: Artists Choose Artists, Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT
Intimate Visions, List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Through the Heart of the City, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
1997 An Extended View: Landscapes by Philadelphia Artists, Levy Gallery at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Current Perspectives on the Urban and Industrial Landscape, The New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
Landscape as Abstraction, James Graham and Sons, New York, NY
1996 Small-Scale Landscapes, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA
National Academy of Design 171st Annual Exhibition, New York, NY
Twenty Years in Boston 1976-1996, Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA
1995 Emerging Artists Invitational, The Painting Center, New York, NY
Miniature Landscapes, Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA
Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
West Art and the Law, West Publishing, Traveling 1995-1996
The Butler Institute of American Art 59th National Midyear Annual, Youngstown, OH
Colors, Walker-Kornbluth Gallery, Fair Lawn, NJ (with Bill Scott and Rose Naftulin) Still Life Invitational, Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY
FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, AWARDS
2009 Peter S. Reed Foundation
2005 Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts
1996 NEA/Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Visual Arts State Fellowship
1995 American Academy of Arts and Letters, Academy Award in Art
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
E.D. Foundation Grant
Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellowship (also 1999, 2004)
1993 E.D. Foundation Grant
VISITING ARTIST, RESIDENCIES, TEACHING, COLLABORATIONS
2014 Teaching at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine
Visiting Artist, Hamline University, St Paul, Mennesota
Visiting Artist, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Visiting Artist, Lyme Academy College of Art, Lyme, Connecticut
2013 Master Class With Ken Kewley at PAFA, and lecture, The Abstraction of Nature and the Nature of Abstraction, Philadelphia
Master Class, at PAFA, The Structure of the Visual Moment, Philadelphia
The Perception of Nature and the Nature of Perception, Sedona, Arizona, (2010 – 2014)
2012 Visiting Artist/Lectures, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
The Habit of Looking and the Visual Kiss, public lecture, Jerusalem Studio School, Israel
Reframing the Ordinary, Drawing Class and Public Lecture, PAFA, Philadelphia, PA
Reframing the Ordinary, Drawing Class and Public Lecture, Main Line Center for the Arts, Haverford, PA
Vermont Studio Center Visiting Artist, 1999 – 2012
Weekly critic at the Pennsylvania Acadmy of the Fine Arts (2008 – 2013)
Teaching Weekly Life Painting Class at PAFA (Winter Semester), Philadelphia, PA
Urban Perceptual Tourism Tour in Philadelphia, PA
2011 Reframing the Ordinary, Class and public lecture at the Lancaster Museum, Pennsylvania, in conjunction with the exhibition Pennsylvania Landscape
Master Class at Castlehill Art Center, Truro, MA (and 2012)
Master Class and Lecture with Bill Scott at PAFA, Philadelphia
2010 Teaching at the Jerusalem Studio School, Jerusalem, Israel
Visiting Artist/Lecture, Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island
Lecture: “Seymour Remenick and the Structure of the Visual Moment”, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
2009 Visiting Artist and Lecture, Johns Hopkins University
2008 Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Master Class, Philadelphia, PA
Jerusalem Studio School Summer Program in Italy, Visiting Artist, Umbria, Italy
2007 Teaching, International Studio School of Painting and Drawing, Montecastello, Italy
2007 Visiting Artist, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2006-7 Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT—Monotype/Landscape Workshop
2005-6 Figurative and Landscape Workshop, Main Line Center for the Arts, Haverford, PA
2004-5 Jerusalem Studio School Landscape Marathon, Jerusalem, Israel—Visiting Artist, public lecture
2004-5 Washington Studio School, Bethesda, MD, visiting critic and lecturer, and landscape workshop
1999-06 Vermont Studio Center Press, Monotype Collaboration with Sarah Amos, Master Printer
2005-06 Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Florida, Landscape Workshop
2003-05 Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA—Outdoor Landscape Workshop
2004-05 Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA—Figure painting class
2004 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD—Senior Thesis Advisor
Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Landscape Workshop
2002 Crawford Art College, Cork Ireland, Visiting Critic and Lecturer
New York Studio School Evening Lecture Series, New York
George Washington University, Washington, DC – Visiting Artist
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA – Visiting Artist
PAFA, lecture in collaboration with Edwin Dickinson show, Philadelphia, PA
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, visiting critic
1999 Arobora Press, San Francisco, Invitational Monotype Collaboration
1999-02 Woodmere Art Museum Lecture Series, Philadelphia, PA

  • “Tonality, Color and Abstraction in American Art”
  • “East/West: Guston, Rothko, Deibenkorn, Bischoff, Post War Figuration and Abstraction”
  • “The Art of J.M.W. Turner: Heaven and Earth”
  • “The Loaded Brush: The Legacy of Eakins”
  • “Pennsylvania Impressionism in Context”
  • “Giorgio Morandi”
  • “Land, Sea, and Sky”
1998-99 Participated in Ireland with Frances McElroy on filming of documentary Ballycastle, a work in progress—Ballycastle, Co Mayo, Ireland
2001-05 GRAI Landscape Painting Workshop, Walpole, New Hampshire
1994-06 Summers painting on the northwest coast of Co. Mayo, Ireland
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Stuart Shils on Savvy Painter, with Anrese Wood, savvypainter.com/stuart-shils
Stuart Shils: because I have no interest in those questions, Tilted Arc, Nov 2014
Ruth Miller Forge and Stuart Shils in Conversation, Tilted Arc, April 8, 2014 www.tilted-arc.com/2014/04/07/ruth-miller-forge-in-conversation/
In Between: Various Artists At Various Galleries On the Lower East Side, William E. Kohler, Huffiest Arts and Culture, January 8, 2014
TiltedArc.com, 2013: A Look Back, Part I, January 5, 2013
TiltedArc.com, Notebook, Stuart Shils, Nov 22, 2013
TiltedArc.com, Backstory: Stuart Shils, Oc 29, 2013
Colleagues, Students and Family, catalog essay for Doris Staffel: Painter, Teacher, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, July – September, 2012
The Glorious Wake Of That Painter’s Joy, essay by Stuart Shils for Joseph Wharton, Iron Master, Innovator and Educator, catalog for David Brewster Commissions at the Wharton School, UPENN, 2012
Stuart Shils in Conversation with Nikolai Fox, Interview for Paintingperception.com, with Nikolai Fox
The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 18, 2011, “Opening Woodmere To the Current art Scene”, Amy Rosenbberg.
Philadelphia City Paper, December 15, “Flirting With Abstraction: Modern and Contemporary Art in Philadelphia”, Robin Rice.
Monotypes and Photographs at Davis and Langdale, Interview for paintingperceptions.com, with Neil Plotkin
Exhibition Catalog, “Monotypes and Photographs”, Davis and Langdlae, NY, NY, 2011
Interview With Stuart Shils, for paintingpeceptions.com with Larry Groff, December 2010,
In the Light of Corot, John Goodrich, September 28, 2010, City Arts
Interview With Stuart Shils, for Jerusalem Studio School Web/Blog site, with Rebecca Harp
Seymour Remenick, An Appreciation, written by Stuart Shils, catalog essay for Seymour Remenick, curated by Stanley Grand, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 10, 2009, “Pairings: Seymour Remenick, Stuart Shils”, Lance Esplund
ArtCritical.Com, February 2009, “Stuart Shils and John Dubrow”, John Goodrich.
The New Republic, Decmeber 24, 2008, “Private Lives”, Jed Perl.
Representing Art in Ireland, Sarah Finlay, p. 178, Fenton Gallery/Nicholson and Bass, 2008.
The New York Sun, October 26, 2006, “Arts and Letters: Gallery Going”, John Goodrich, p.15
The Bridgestone 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland 2006, p.98, John and Sally McKenna, Estragon Press, Cork, Ireland, 2005
Exhibition Catalog, “Between Earth and Sky”, essay: Stuart Shils, Tibor De Nagy, New York, November 2005, Green Shade Press
The Jerusalem Post, “Plein Air Delights” Gil Goldfine, April 29, 2005
Ha’aretz, “Stuart Shils, Gallery 33”, Smadar Shefi, April 13, 2005
Studio, an Israeli Art Magazine, “Stuart Shils, Gallery 33”, March/April 2005. p. 10
Ha’aretz, “Weekend Recommendations”, Smadar Shefi, May 5, 2005
Maureen Mullarkey, website text in Studio Matters and Commentary,
“A Treasure Hunt: a brief homily by Israel Hershberg”, 2005
Achbar Hair, “Without Words”, Neta Dror, March 17, 2005
Exhibition Catalog, essay Israel Hershberg, Gallery 33, Tel Aviv, Israel, March 2005
The New Yorker, January 3, 2005, p.14, Goings on About Town—Galleries
The New York Sun, December 9, 2004 “Arts and Letters: Gallery Going”, Maureen Mullarkey, p.20
Exhibition Catalog, Dec. 2005, “Chasing the Sky”, Tibor de Nagy, New York, essay: Bill Corbett
The Irish Times, August 25, 2004, “Retreating To the Edge of the World”, Aidan Dunne, p.11
Ballycastle, a television documentary, produced and directed by Fran McElroy, Shirley Road Productions, Philadelphia, 2004. Aired on PBS, Philadelphia and nationally.
Exhibition Catalog, “American Identities, 20th Century Prints from the Nancy Gray Sherrill Class of 1954 Collection”
Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, pp. 164, 165
Exhibition Catalog, “EIRE/Ireland”, edited by Vera Kreilkamp, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, pp. 109, 110, 217, 218
Montgomery County Town and Country Living, “Stuart Shils”, Jane Biberman.
The Irish Times, November 30, 2002, “The Rain Chaser”, Aidan Dunne, p. 55
The Sunday Tribune, December 1, 2002, “Visual Art”, Marianne Hartigan, p. 4
The Irish Examiner, November 22, 2002, “The Weatherman”, Alannah Hopkin
Exhibition Catalog, November 2002, Vera Ryan, “The Mayo Paintings”, Fenton Gallery, Cork, Ireland
The Irish Times, August 31, 2002, Michael Vinney, “Artist Confrontations at the Rim of the World”, Another Life, p. 7
Exhibition Catalog, October 2001, “Recent Paintings and Works on Paper”, Davis and Langdale Company, New York, NY
Philadelphia City Paper, June 7 – 14 2001, “Monoprints (x3)”, Susan Hagen
Exhibition Catalog, May 2001, “Lightscapes: Monotypes and Oil Pastels from Ireland”, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Art and Antiques, May 2001 “Emerging Artist”, Ken Shulman, p. 58
Eyewitness, Jed Perl, 2000, published by Basic Books, pp 169 – 176.
Art New England, December 1999/January 2000, “Barton/Ryan Gallery, Boston: Stuart Shils: Dreams of Sun and Rain, Paintings from Ireland and Philadelphia”, Joshua Meyer
The Crest, a publication of Woodmere Art Museum: Winter 1999, “An Interview with Painter Stuart Shils”, Meri Adelman
Inside Magazine, Winter 1999, p. 87, “A Man For All Seasons”, Jane Biberman
The Boston Globe, November 4, 1999, “Illumining Two Visions of Irish Landscape”, Cate McQuaid
The Boston Phoenix, October 29, 1999, “Irish Eyes: Peter Brooke and Stuart Shils,” Christopher Millis
The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 13, 1998, p. MD3, “Swarthmore College,” Victoria Donohoe
Exhibition Catalogue, March 1999, Peter Cameron, “Stuart Shils: Recent Paintings”, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY
The New Criterion, February, 1998, p. 48, “Exhibition Notes,” David Cohen
Philadelphia Weekly, November 12, 1997, “Precisely Beautiful”, Gerard Brown
The Hudson Review, Volume L, Number 2, p. 297, Summer, 1997, “Approaches to the Sacred,” John Loughery
Art New England, August/September, 1997, “Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston: Wolf Kahn and Stuart Shils, Miles Unger”
The New Republic, July 14, 21, 1997, p. 30, “Earth,” Jed Perl
Philadelphia Weekly, June 4, 1997, p. 30, “Room For a View,” Jeanne Nugent
The New York Times, March 30, 1997, New Jersey Section, The Towns, P. 9, “Not Your Average Bucolic Landscape,” William Zimmer
Humanities, March/April, 1997, p. 24, “The Sacred and the Urbane”
The New Yorker, February 3, 1997, p. 20, “Goings on About Town – Galleries”
The Boston Globe, June 6, 1996, p. 35, “1976 – 1996: Twenty Tears in Boston,” Cate McQuaid
The New York Times, January 31, 1997, C28, “Stuart Shils,” Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Michael Kimmelman
Exhibition Catalogue, Justin Spring, “Stuart Shils: Recent Paintings”, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY
New Art Examiner, January, 1996, p. 43, “Stuart Shils at Mangel Gallery,” Tom Csaszar
The Boston Globe, December 14, 1995, p. 77, “Landscapes That Prove Small is Beautiful,” Nancy Stapen
Style Weekly, June 6, 1995, Arts & Leisure, “Richly Rendered,” Paulette Roberts-Pullen
Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 25, 1995, D28, “Shils, Carbo featured in gallery show,” CeCe Bullard
Philadelphia Inquirer, April 16, 1995, B2, “The Scene,” Richard Jones
Seven Arts, November, 1995, “Portfolio: Stuart Shils,” Bill Scott
American Artist, January, 1995, p. 57, “Stuart Shils’s Passionate Journey,” Bill Scott
Philadelphia Inquirer, May 14, 1995, “Metropolis, City Sites”, Debra Nussbaum
Seven Arts, March, 1995, vol.3, no.3, p.5, “Shopping, Made in Philadelphia”, Judith West
Philadelphia Inquirer, May 2, 1994, B1, “Amid Urban Blight, Urban Beauty,” Denise-Marie Santiago
Exhibition Catalogue, Stanley Grand, “The City Observed”, Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Art in America, September, 1993, p. 118, “Philadelphia: Stuart Shils at Mangel,” Miriam Seidel
Philadelphia Inquirer, February 19, 1993, “On Galleries,” Edward Sozanski
New Art Examiner, February, March, 1992, “Challenge I,” Edward Sozanski
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 30, 1992, C3, “On Galleries,” Edward Sozanski
Philadelphia Inquirer, September 19, 1991, D3, “On Galleries,” Edward Sozanski
The Philadelphia Daily News, September 10, 1991, Arts, “Challenging Art,” Kitty Caparella