New work by Nemirov at Stronghouse for Art Walk

New work by Nemirov at Stronghouse for Art Walk

[click “Play”, Meredith Nemirov speaks with Susan]



Nemirovposter2010 Meredith Nemirov is a familiar name in the Telluride region. But the artist is also on the national radar. Nemirov has shown her work at the Brooklyn Museum, Yeshiva University Museum, The American Museum of Immigration and more. There have been more recent shows in Denver, both at the airport and at the Red Line Gallery.

In 2008, Meredith Nemirov was awarded a residency at the world-famous Anderson Ranch outside Aspen. In April 2010, a grant enabled her to spend a month as Artist in Residence at the prestigious Vermont Studio Center, a kind of think tank for artists of all persuasions, including painters, sculptors, print-makers, and photographers, 50 in all, who live in this artistic community and work in private studios. While in Vermont, without the pressure of having to produce yet another major one-person show, Nemirov created the very mixed body of work that will be on display Thursday, October 7, at the Stronghouse Studios, 283 South Fir, for the October Art Walk.

Me at VSC Some of the works in “Walking Among the Trees,” are images the artist deemed ready for  show time. Others are experimental in nature and may never be completed. Also included are exercises Nemirov regarded as distractions that led her astray, but also loosened her up for the main events.

Meredith Nemirov was born and raised in New York City. She started drawing the figure from live models at the Art Students League in Manhattan at age 14. After receiving a BFA from Parson’s School of Design, Nemirov continued working as a figurative painter, doing freelance illustration on the side to pay the bills. After art critic Lawrence Alloway juried her work into her first major show at The Queens Museum, Nemirov quit illustration to devote herself full time to painting.  Exhibitions at major museums and galleries followed.

Nemirov arrived in the Telluride region in 1988, settling down in Ridgway with her husband and son Raoul. (Raoul is now in NYC studying art at The Cooper Union.)

“Walking Among Trees: Mapping the Aspen,” is on display through October 30.

To learn more about the artist and her work, click the “play” button and listen to Nemirov’s interview.

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