Acrylic and oil on linen
Original size: 64 x 54 in
Shirley Kaneda is an abstract painter who lives and works in New York. As critic Matt Biro has stated: "For over two decades, Shirley Kaneda has explored the possibilities of abstract painting in a number of unique and thought-provoking ways. An artist who pushes the limits of painterly form today, Kaneda is an analytical and historically informed painter. She excels in juxtaposing a wide variety of gestures, shapes and patterns in a manner that suggests an archaeology of twentieth century modernism.”
Kaneda has exhibited widely both in the US and internationally. Solo shows include: Annandale Galeries, Sydney; Galerie Richard, Paris; Danese Gallery, New York; Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London; Feigen Contemporary, New York among many others. Group exhibitions have included most recently: Conceptual Abstraction, Hunter College Gallery, 2012; American Academy of Arts & Letters Invitational Exhibition, New York, 2012; Underwater, a traveling exhibition originated at Towner, UK, (2011); Transfontaliers, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Montbeliard, France, 2010.
Kaneda has been the recipient of the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Grant, Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, NEA Regional Fellowship and The Elizabeth Foundation. In addition to painting and teaching, Kaneda is a Contributing Editor for Bomb Magazine and has published articles, catalogue essays and reviews for various publications and journals since 1989. She is a professor of Painting at Pratt Institute.