Sculpture by Audrie Sturman
on display at Firlefanz Gallery, Albany NY
May 18 – July 2, 2005

" T h e W a v e s " a n d o t h e r r e c e n t w o r k
A view of the garden with the Sturman sculptures

    Wave Series 2

    Wave Series 10

    Reed Sea

    Wave Series 5

    Midnight Series 4

    Living Waves

    Bird in Flight

    Midnight Series 2

Bresheet/ In the Beginning

Audrie Sturman
108 Fairview Avenue
Albany, New York 12208

MFA: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
BA: Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

Additional studies at: The Art Institute of Chicago, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, The Barnes Foundation, Columbia University, and the Art Students League of New York.

Exhibitions (partial list):
One Woman Shows: Massery Residence (Albany, NY); Koussevitzky Art Gallery (Pittsfield, MA); Berkshire Community College (Pittsfield, MA); The Albany Institute of History and Art (Studio Show); Emma Willard Art Gallery (Troy, NY); The College of Saint Rose (Albany, NY); The University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA); The Rockefeller University (New York, NY); Temple Gates of Heaven Synagogue (Schenectady, NY).

Group Shows: Firlefanz Gallery (Albany, NY); Santarella Museum (Lee, MA); The Albany Institute of History and Art (MHR); The Schenectady Museum (MHR); The College of Saint Rose (Albany, NY); Caravan Gallery (New York, NY); Riverside Museum (New York, NY); The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA); The Art Institute of Chicago; The Art Institute of Detroit, Wayne State University (Detroit, MI); RCCA Gallery (Troy, NY).

Teaching Experience:
Art Students League of New York; Painting (assisted Will Barnet)
State University of New York at Albany; Sculpture (assisted Alex Markoff)
The College of Saint Rose; Sculpture, 3D design
New York State Museum; Artist in Residence
Area schools; Sculpture workshops
Albany Institute of History and Art; Sculpture and Modern Art History

Currently working as an independent artist at Skidmore College.

Artist’s Statement:
Using nature and the rhythms in nature as a springboard, Audrie’s abstractions group and unite space.
Extremely experimental both in the materials she uses, clays, papers, and cement, she sometimes tries to defy gravity. Friends have often said: ”Audrie likes to live on the edge.” While complex problems and catastrophes sometimes happen, Audrie likes to push and stretch forms and materials.
Though her work is spontaneous, small models often serve as a guide and inspiration for a whole related series, leading to large groupings. The forms are interconnected metaphorically as well as physically to each other and to nature.

Audrie received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. She trained extensively in New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit: Columbia University, The New York City Art Student’s League, The Barnes Foundation, PA, The Academy of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, The University of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, and Wayne State University.

Sturman studied privately with the sculptor Vyto Kasuba in New York City. She also assisted Will Barnet teaching Painting at the Art Student’s League. In Albany, Audrie assisted Alex Markoff at SUNY teaching sculpture and 3d design, and she also taught sculpture, 3D design and Ceramics at the College of St. Rose.

Sturman tries to reach across generations and participates in numerous lectures & workshops in private and public schools in the Capital Region, including The New York State Museum and The Albany Institute of History and Art.

She currently works as an independent artist at Skidmore College, and her works are represented in numerous collections in the United States: Rockefeller University in Manhattan, The Detroit Art Institute and Wayne State University, and The Philadelphia Museum, as well as private collections in Canada, Europe, Israel, and Australia.

Recent shows include: The Emma Willard Gallery, Troy NY; The Koussevitzky Gallery, Pittsfield MA; Schenectady Museum, Schenectady NY; Saratoga Council for the Arts, Saratoga Springs NY; Santarella Museum, Lee MA; The Firlefanz Gallery, Albany NY; Aimee’s Gallery, Glens Falls NY.