Deirdre Sheean

I am a multi media artist who works primarily in acrylics. Portraiture and landscapes are my preferred subjects but the approach and materials I use are the same regardless. I create a 1 inch grid system on illustration board and work with a variety of materials (brown paper bags, newspaper, chalk, pen & ink, pencil etc.). I loved the interplay between the spontaneity and variety of materials and techniques set against this formal structure (grid system). Several of my most recent collages are centered around photos I’ve taken of old abandoned malls and foreclosed homes—inspired by their starkness and the significance of their blight. I used these photos as a jumping off point—building my collages around them.

I currently work full-time as a graphic designer for Mathematica Policy Research and reside in Roosevelt NJ with my husband and two children.

Web Site: Deirdre Sheean Fine Art

Art Education
1970-1974: The Art Students League; Studied painting under Robert Brachman and drawing with Robert Beverly Hale.
1973-1974: School of Visual Arts, & Parsons School of Design; Graphic design and illustration.
Awards
MCAC Award
Monmouth County Arts Council,Lincroft, NJ
2nd Place Award
Art Alliance Show 1998, Broad Street, Red Bank, NJ
Purchase Award
Mercer County Artists 1989, MCCC, West Windsor, NJ
Merit Award Mercer County Artists 1986, MCCC, West Windsor, NJ
Solo Exhibitions
The WPA Gallery
Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ, January 2003
TAWA 2001 at Ellarslie Invitationals
Trenton, NJ August 2001
Group Exhibitions
Mathematica Gallery
Princeton, NJ Spring 2009
Mercer County Artists
MCCC, West Windsor, NJ Winter 2009
Monmouth County Arts Council
Monmouth County Museum Lincroft, NJ Fall 2008
Roosevelt 20th Anniversary Show in the Factory
Roosevelt, NJ May 2006
Firehouse Gallery
Miniature Show 2001 Bordentown, NJ
The Camden County Heritage Commission
Roosevelt Artists 2001 Camden, NJ
Monmouth County Arts Invitational 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Monmouth County Museum Lincroft, NJ
Art Alliance Show 1998, 2000, 2001
Red Bank, NJ
Small Works Show 1996, 1998
The WPA Gallery Art Council of Princeton Princeton, NJ

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