About

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Milton and Lake Streets, 2014

Bio

Stacey Durand studied printmaking and art education at Montserrat College of Art and received her Masters of Art in Teaching Art from Salem State College.

After living on the North Shore for nearly ten years, Durand return home to New Hampshire, settling in the Seacoast where she lives and works. She is currently the gallery manager of the Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy. Durand has shown her paintings and collages in a number of galleries throughout New England and her work is in private collections throughout the country.

 

Artist Statement

My work has been very much influenced by the places I have lived and the communities I have called home. Over the years I have explored many seacoast and mill towns in New England and find myself drawn to the regional character of these coastal communities. These neighborhoods are often filled with old homes and buildings that are packed together tightly, creating interesting, crowded arrangements and compositions. I fell in love with the way these buildings relate to each other; the houses on some streets are nearly on top of each other they are so close, the power lines cross the sky and zigzag over the streets to connect the buildings, and the tilted telephone poles lean into the warped houses.

These overlapping homes and quirky neighborhoods have been the subjects of my work as I am drawn to the layers and connections that these environments create.

I work from photographs of actual communities; I explore the streets looking for interesting compositions and try to find overly exaggerated examples of the types of buildings and neighborhoods that I find compelling. I then layer and overlap images I have taken to find connections between the buildings that do not exist in the real world.  These newly created collaged landscapes become slightly abstracted compositions. Within this process of removing buildings and neighborhoods from their original context and combining them with different environments, I create new connections, relationships, and ultimately new communities.

I often enhance and alter these collages using acrylic paint. Instead, for this series of drawings, I have decided to create drawings of the compositions using graphite, water-soluble graphite, and gesso. This process is helping me focus more on composition.

Exhibitions:

2018
Plenty – November 2018 – January 2019 – 13Forest Gallery, Arlington MA
Port smith – October 2018 – Eight paintings featured in journal of art, words, & culture
From/To – July -September – Montserrat Gallery, Beverly MA
ArtPM – March 2018 – Buoy Gallery, Kittery ME
Enormous Tiny Art Show 23 – March 2018 – Nahcotta Gallery – Portsmouth, NH

2017
Group Show – Plenty – 13Forest Gallery, Arlington MA
Juried Show – Montserrat Art Sale – Montserrat College of Art, Beverly MA
Group Show – Unveiled – HallSpace, Dorchester, MA
Group Show – Enormous Tiny Art Show 21 – Nahcotta Gallery – Portsmouth, NH

2016
Group Show – Plenty – 13Forest Gallery, Arlington MA
Group Show – On The Map – 3S Artspace, Portsmouth NH
Solo Show – Homecoming – Paul M. Scott Library, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
Group Show – Enormous Tiny Art Show 19 – Nahcotta Gallery – Portsmouth, NH
Group Show – What Goes Around – Nahcotta Gallery – Portsmouth, NH
Art Auction – Artrageous! 30 – Montserrat College of Art – Beverly, MA

2015
Two-Person Show – Reminiscent: Texture and Place – Lyceum Gallery, Manchester, NH
Group Show – Hidden Treasures 4 – Lamont Gallery, Exeter, NH
Group Show – Plenty – 13 Forest Gallery, Arlington, MA
Group Show – Neighborhoods – Flatrocks Gallery, Gloucester, MA
Group Show – Up The Line – Rockport Arts Association, Rockport, MA
Art Auction – Artrageous! 29Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

2014  
Portsmouth Holiday Arts Tour, Portsmouth, NH
Group Show – “The Enormous Tiny Art Show 16” – Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
Group Show – “Tag (you’re it!)” – 13 Forest Gallery, Arlington, MA
Art Auction – “Artrageous! 28” – Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
Alumni Show – “Nowwhat?” – Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

2013
Group Show – “Plenty” – 13 Forest Gallery, Arlington, MA
Group Show – “The Enormous Tiny Art Show 14” – Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
Two-Person Show – “Someplaces” – 13 Forest Gallery, Arlington, MA
Art Auction – “Artrageous! 27” – Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

2012
Group Show – “Plenty” – 13 Forest Gallery, Arlington, MA
Group Show – “Hidden Treasures” – Lamont Gallery, Exeter, NH
Group Show – “Tag (you’re it”) – 13 Forest Gallery, Arlington, MA
Group Show – “The Enormous Tiny Art Show 12” – Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
Group Show – “The Enormous Tiny Art Show 11” – Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
Art Auction – “Artrageous! 26” – Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

2011
Group Show – “The Enormous Tiny Art Show 10” – Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
Group Show – “Harvest” – Lucy’s Art Emporium, Dover NH
Group Show – “The Enormous Tiny Art Show 9” – Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
Art Auction – “Artrageous! 25” – Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

2010
Group Show – Lucy’s Art Emporium – Dover, NH
Art Auction – “Artrageous! 24” – Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

2009
Group Show – “The Enormous Tiny Art Show 6” – Nahcotta Gallery,  Portsmouth, NH
Group Show – YES Gallery & Studio, Block Island, RI
Group Show – “Spring Fling Group Show” – YES Gallery & Studio, Warren, RI
Art Auction – “Artrageous! 23” – Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
Art Auction – “Home is Where the Art is” – Habitat for Humanity, Portsmouth, NH
Group Show – “The Incredible Print Show” – Artstream Gallery, Rochester, NH
Group Show – Valerie’s Gallery, Newburyport, MA
Group Show – “Hidden Treasures” – Lamont Gallery, Exeter, NH
Group Show – “Spotlight on Art” – The Trinity School, Atlanta, GA

2008
Group Show – “M.A.T. Capstone Exhibition” – Winfisky Gallery, Salem, MA
Solo Show – “Ipswich Reimagined” – Mimi Gallery, Ipswich, MA
Group Show – “The Enormous Tiny Art Show III” – Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
Two-Person Show – Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

2007
Group Show – “The Landscape Show” – Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
Group Show – “Visions of Rye” – The Upstairs Gallery at Christine’s, Rye, NH
Group Show – “Spring Invitational Art Show” – The Picker Building, Dover, NH
Art Auction – “Artrageous! 21” – Montserrat College of Art, Beverly,  MA
Group Show – “The Enormous Tiny Art Show” – Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

2006
Group Show – “Impressions of the Landscape” – The Family Tree Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
Group Show – “The Art of Giving” – The Family Tree Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
Group Show – “First Annual Invitational Exhibit” – Ahimsa Studio, Dorchester, MA
Art Auction – “Artrageous! 20” – Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
Group show – “National Association of Schools of Art and Design” – Salem State College – Salem, MA
Group Show – “Slice” – 292 Gallery – Beverly, MA

2005
Group Show – “Picture Perfect” – The Family Tree Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
Group Show – “Six Takes on the Landscape” – The Family Tree Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
Group Show – Mingo Gallery – Beverly, MA
Art Auction – “Artrageous! 19” – Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
Group Show – “Women’s Exhibitions” – The Family Tree Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

2004
Group Show – “Small Works” – The Family Tree Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
Art Auction – “Artrageous! 18” – Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA

2003
Juried Show – “Constructing, Remembering, a Selection from Art Education” – 292 Gallery, Beverly, MA
Juried Show – “Books Created by Artists” – Schiltkamp Gallery, Worcester, MA.
Solo Show – Atomic Café, Beverly, MA
Solo Show – Paul M. Scott Library, Beverly, MA
Juried Alumni Show – A.R.A. Gallery, South Hamilton, MA

2002
Two-Person Show – Jimaize, Cambridge, MA
Senior Thesis Group Show – “Miscellaneous Observations” – 301 Gallery, Beverly, MA
Group Show – “Positive Identification” – 301 Gallery, Beverly, MA
2001
Group Show – “Each Other / Every One” – 301 Gallery, Beverly, MA
Juried Show – Boston Printmakers Show – 808 Gallery at Boston University, Boston, MA

 

Presentations:

Visiting Artist Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire – April 2016
Participated as the feature visiting artist  in Draw On! a community drawing event for children and their families.

Visiting ArtistDerryfield Academy – December 2015
Discussed my paintings and process with visual arts students at the Derryfield Academy in Manchester, NH.

Artist Talk 13 Forest Gallery – April 2013
Discussed my current body of work at a public event that coincided with a two-person show.

Visiting Artist Montserrat College of Art – February 2011
Two-day workshop that included a public presentation as well as a small group discussion with students in the Senior Seminar course about the creative process and life as an artist after graduation.

Visiting Artist / Art EducatorMontserrat College of Art – February 2007
Discussed the challenges and rewards of being a practicing artist and a visual arts teacher with the students enrolled in the Art Education Licensure Program.

Panel Discussion Montserrat College of Art – October 2004
Participated in a public panel discussion which dealt with the transition of student-teacher to professional-teacher.

Panel Discussion Montserrat College of Art – October 2003
Participated in a public panel discussion exploring issues related to the Art Education Licensure Program at Montserrat.