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Bio: Laurie Pettine is a sculptor/mixed media artist. Pettine earned a BFA in Illustration from Parsons School of Design/New School. She has spent the past decade showing her artwork at various galleries in New Jersey and around the tri-state area; exhibited with Pro Arts Jersey City, Visual Arts Center of NJ Summit, Studio Montclair Leach Gallery, Trenton Artworks, BSB Gallery Trenton, Atlantic Highlands Council, Artfront Galleries Newark, Index Arts Newark, Raven Gallery Jersey City, Speakeasy Gallery Boonton, YYY Gallery Dover NJ, Womenswork.net Poughkeepsie NY, Incubator Studio Gallery Brooklyn NY, The Art Guild of NJ Rahway, West Windsor Arts Gallery and Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster. She exhibited at the “Maidens & Martyrs” at Art Fair 14C in 2021 and was select for the 14C 150 Bay Main Gallery Vivid Visions show in 2023. Pettine is the founder of Morris County Artists Network (www.morriscountyartists.com) and curates art exhibits for the End of Elm + Art Gallery in Morristown, NJ. Somewhere in all of that she has had careers in local, state and national political consulting as well as all aspects of newspaper publishing. Pettine’s home, studio, family and three dogs are in Mendham Township, Morris County, NJ.
Statement: My art practice is self-referential, fractal; in that, I am always sourcing my own work, employing fugue-like iterations on themes- using past images/forms and manipulating them into new entities. The process is always about “play”. I am a mold-maker and a lover of bricolage - I meticulously plan the sculptures and find deep joy in that process. The work is linked to the materials that a given object/subject matter requires. I’m drawn to the odd: sideshows, altarpieces, monstrosities, relics, carnivals, cabinets of curiosities - the arcane and the bizarre quasi-religious rituals of society.
Ms. Pettine's selected resume:
Vivid Visions invitational, 14C Art Fair, Art150 Main Gallery, curated by Kristin Go owner MK Apothecary Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, July 27 – September 8.
Completely Grounded, MCAN Summer show, Fletcher Gallery, Mendham, NJ, July 5 – August 3.
This is it!, NJ Arts Association, Donald P. Palmer Museum, Springfield, NJ, July 1 – August 30.
State of the Art, Studio Montclair, Leach Gallery, NJ, June 23 – August 18.
Blue Show, Arts on Main Street Gallery, curated by Elle McCarthy, Rockaway, NJ. June 3 – 25.
Biodiversity solo show, curated by Michael Dzombia, Waterwall Gallery, Randolph, NJ, June 1 – June 30.
Nudes Only Show, YYY Arthouse Gallery, curated by Ray Heinz, Dover, NJ, May 20- June 24
Viewpoints 2023, Studio Montclair (SMI) 26th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Juried by Diedra Harris-Kelley, April 28 - June 2.
Abstract Exhibit, Arts on Main Street Gallery, Rockaway, NJ. April 1- April 23.
Verdant: The Colors of Spring, Morris County Artists Network (MCAN), Morris County Library Gallery, Morristown NJ, April 1 – 22.
Flora and Fauna, curated by Linda Streicher, 150 Bay Gallery/ Pro Arts Jersey City, NJ, March 3 – 26.
Blended Beings, ArtFront Galleries, curated by Janet Morgan, Newark, NJ (2023)
Winter Member Showcase, Pro Arts and SHIM Network, Online (2023)
NJ Arts Association, Whitespace Gallery, Hacketstown, NJ (2023)
Dreamland, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ, February 12 – March 30.
And We're Off, Pro Arts and SHIM Network, Clifton Arts Center, NJ, January 18 -February 25.
Portraits Only, YYY Studio Gallery, Dover, NJ, November 19 – December 18.
The Maker's Mark invitational, curated by Lawrence Capiello, The Gallery Space at
Rahway, NJ, November 14 – December 9.
Winter Members Show, Artworks, Trenton, NJ (2022)
Red Hot Extremism, curated by Joan McCormick, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ, October 22 – December 8,.
Harvest of Dreams, Incubator Studio Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, October 2 – 30.
Ritual: Art and Witchcraft, Womenswork.art, Poughkeepsie, NY, September 30- November 26.
Off The Wall, Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster NJ (2022)
Menacing Nature invitational, curated by Joseph Castronova, Rotunda Gallery, Metuchen, NJ (2022)
State of the Art, Studio Montclair, Leach Gallery, NJ, June 26 – August 12.
Members Show, Center for Contemporary Arts, Bedminster, NJ, June 21 – August 27.
SHIM/ProArts online Summer Showcase, May 27 – September 29.
Resilient 2, Curated by Ivy Brown, Art 150 Gallery, Pro Arts Jersey City, June 3 – June 25.
“Maidens and Martyrs, A colab” multiple works of mixed media: paper mâché, jute, fabric, urethane resin, acrylic paint and found objects. Exhibition booth B23 for Art Fair 14C, shared space with artists Christy O’Connor and Leslie Sheryll. Glass Gallery, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
“Figments/Iterations: A Hypnerotomachia” solo works, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ
“Reverse Engineered” curated by Catalina Aranguren, ProArts JC forJCast, Jersey City, NJ
“Violent Devotion” curated by Christy O’Connor, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ
“Free Enterprise” Show, BSB Gallery, Trenton, NJ
Sally Bush Memorial Award- Best in Show Award, The Center for Contemporary Art Members Non Juried Exhibition, Bedminster, NJ
“Art on the Edge” Show, Curator: Anthony Wierdeyeone, Atlantic Highlands Arts Council, NJ
“Mirror/Mirror-Fairy Tales Dark Reflections”, Curator: Susan O’Rourke, Artfront Galleries, Newark, NJ
Mysterium, Curator: Andrea Mortin, LITM, Jersey City, NJ
“Anything... If You’re Brave Enough”, Curator Asha Ganpat, Index Gallery, Newark, NJ
“Anti-Valentine Show”, Curators: Javiera Rodriguez and Andrea McKenna, Raven Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
“Spirited”, Curator: Aylin Green, Visual Stream Gallery, Lambertville NJ
Halloween Show, Curators: Paul Jach and Kristy Brucale, Speakeasy Gallery, Boonton, NJ
“TOYS Show”, Curator, Asha Ganpat, Art School at Old Church, NJ
"Paint the Town Yellow/INTO Yellow", Short Stories Gallery, Madison, NJ
"Art of Strings" Fundraising Auction, NJ Symphony Orchestra Gallery
“Nasty Women” Exhibition ABD Gallery, curated by Christy O’Connor Philadelphia, PA
"Mystic and Mayhem" Raven Gallery Juried Exhibition, Jersey City NJ
“A Haunting at the Hive - Invitational Show” Curator, Hive Gallery, Chester NJ
Trenton Juried Exhibition, Artworks Gallery, Trenton NJ
"STEAM - Art of Discovery” West Windsor Art Center Juried Exhibition
“Home Is Where” West Windsor Art Center Juried Exhibition
Art All Night Trenton Selected and Sold Works Show, Artworks Gallery, Trenton NJ
Center for Contemporary Art Members Show, Bedminster, NJ
Hive Gallery Show, MCAW, Chester, NJ
Morristown Atrium ArtSEE Gallery Spring/Summer Show
A.J. Dillon Gallery, and Atlantic Highlands, NJ "Emerging Artists" show
Speakeasy Gallery, Boonton, NJ annual Mixed Tape Show.
The Visual Art Center of NJ member show, Summit, NJ (2015 'Honorable Mention")
The Art Guild of NJ, Rahway, NJ member show (2015 'Honorable Mention")