by Effie Gereny
March 29 - June 26, 2004
Like many artists, Effie Gereny's work has been heavily influenced by her travels particularly to California, Greece and most recently Japan. It is in her abstract work that these memories of light, shape, texture and color most often appear. Her work is also informed by her student years at the Maryland Institute College of Art and her years of work and study with her friend and teacher Gladys Goldstein.
Living and painting in Baltimore for the past twenty-five years, Effie has tried not to imitate images in nature but rather to recreate them as abstractions. She has a unique personal vision, which combines a sense of exploration with a balance of delicacy and power.
Effie's work has been exhibited throughout the country and abroad including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum for Contemporary Arts and the International Center in Kawasaki Japan. Her work appears in numerous public and private collections from Baltimore to Beverly Hills to Tokyo including the Mass Mutual Insurance Company, MCI Telecommunications, Corp, The Ryland Group, Manor Hill Corporation and the International Monetary Fund. In 1999 Effie and her work became part of the Arttalks video series at The University of Maryland.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
International Center, Kawasaki, Japan
College of Notre Dame of Maryland
Western Maryland College
Vista Gallery - Baltimore
Morris Mechanic Theater - Baltimore
Lowell Zigmund - Palm Springs, California
La Quinta Gallery - California
Selected Group Exhibitions
Eastern Academy of Arts - Maryland
Greek Orthodox Church - Maryland
IFA Gallery - Washington, DC
JCC - Baltimore
Palm Springs Art Festival - California
School 33 Art Center - Baltimore
Artists for Choice, Maryland
Maryland Institute College of Art - Baltimore
Tomlyn Gallery - Florida
Maryland Art Place
Caesarea Gallery - Florida
Maryland Institute College of Art, BFA
College of Notre Dame of Maryland, graduate studies
Independent Study and Assistant to Gladys Goldstein
All work is mixed media on canvas unless otherwise noted and available for sale by calling the artist, Effie Gereney, at 410 433 2382 or Diane DiSalvo, VJC Cultural Programs. 443 334 2163.