Dr. Gabriele Magnani

Art Critic - Curator - Journalist - Writer

Elizabeth Seewald Hill

292 Amenia Union Road




Born  May 6, 1964 in New York City .


Bard College , Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, MFA; Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 1987-89

State University of New York , BFA; Purchase, NY 1984-86

Wooster Community Art Center ; Danbury, CT 1984

Art Student's League; New York, NY 1983

Bennington College ; Bennington, VT 1982-84.    


New Arts Gallery (2010 Season Opening Show-gallery artists); Litchfield, CT 2010

New Arts Gallery; Litchfield, CT 2009

New Arts Gallery (2009 Season Opening Show ' gallery artists); Litchfield, CT 2009

Edward Hopper House (An Elegant Distortion); Nyack, NY 2009

Katonah Museum of Art (Contemporary Confrontations); Katonah, NY 2009

Joseph Gierek Fine Art; Tulsa, OK 2004-10

New Arts Gallery; Litchfield, CT 2008

The Warner Gallery (Friends of Jacques Charlas ); Millbrook, NY 2008

New Arts Gallery ('Drawing Today' group show); Litchfield, CT 2007

New Arts Gallery ('Small Works/Big Ideas' group show); Litchfield, CT 2006

New Arts Gallery ('Circle of Influence' group show); Litchfield, CT 2006

Studio 22 (group shows); Amenia, NY 2001-03

Studio 22 (two-person show); Amenia, NY 2001

Sharon Town Hall (group show); Sharon, CT 2000

Tremaine Gallery at Hotchkiss School (group shows); Lakeville, CT 2000, 2002

Unison Gallery (two-person show); New Paltz, NY 2000

Glass Mountain Gallery (group shows); Bantam, CT 1999, 2000

Wooster Community Art Center (faculty shows); Danbury, CT 1998, 1999, 2000

Benefit Show for Hospice (group show); Ridgefield, CT 1998

Garuda Gallery (group show); Sharon, CT 1997

Santa Fe International Academy of Art (one-person show); Santa Fe, NM 1996

Zapata Valencia Gallery (group show); Santa Fe, NM 1995

Wooster Community Art Center (one-person show); Danbury, CT 1992

Red Men Hall (group show); Empire, CO 1991

Bennington College (alumni show); Bennington, VT 1990

Bard College (graduate show); Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 1989

Maplebrook School Gallery (group shows); Amenia, NY 1988, 2002

Rico Gallery (benefit show for Armenian earthquake victims); Los Angeles, CA 1988

Housatonic Art League (two-person show); New Milford, CT 1987

Movie House Gallery (three-person show); Millerton, NY 1987

Woodbury Library Gallery (group show); Woodbury, CT 1982.    

Teaching And Other Art Related Work Experience

Painting/Drawing Tutorials in home studio; Amenia, NY 1993-05

Empire State College , Drawing Tutorial; Highland, NY 2004

New Milford Public Schools , Painting/Drawing Instructor for 'Extraordinary Learner, Talented Young Artists Program'; New Milford, CT 1998-04

World Peace Prayer Society, Art Coordinator for Peace Pals, an International Children for Peace Program; Amenia, NY 1998-01

Wooster Community Art Center , Painting/Drawing Instructor; Danbury, CT 1997-00

Santa Fe International Academy of Art, Assistant Administrative Director; Santa Fe, NM 1993-95

Suta Gallery Proprietor and Director, Native American art and artifacts; Amenia, NY 1990-94

G.W. Einstein, Gallery Assistant; New York, NY 1983

Los Llanos Book Store, Arts and Crafts teacher for children; Santa Fe, NM 1982.    

Selected Commissions, Murals, Installations

Portrait, oil on canvas, 16'x12', Amenia, NY 2009
Illustration for Miller/Howard Investments; Woodstock, NY 2009

All Creatures Memorial Park , drawings/design/portraits, Santa Fe, NM 2004-10

Portrait, acrylic on canvas, 14'x11', Amenia, NY 2007

WAMSO / Minnesota Orchestra, illustrations for 'The Bremen Town Musicians', 7-pen and ink on paper, 1-acrylic on board, all 8.5'x11', Minneapolis, MN 2005

Portrait, oil on wood, 15'x12', Amenia, NY 2005

Hummingbird Press, Cover Art, oil on canvas; Minneapolis, MN 2005

Hummingbird Press, Cover Art, pen and ink on paper; Minneapolis, MN 2004  

Shalimar Restaurant, murals, whole environment, Rajput and Mogul designs; San Jose, CA 2001

Nyauta Restaurant, murals, traditional themes from 18th and 19th Century Pahari Art, 8 panels, acrylic on wood: 3- 48'x120', 3- 48'x96', 2- 60'x60'; 30 decorated panels (Mogul designs); Yonkers, NY 2001

World Peace Prayer Society, Thanksgiving mural, acrylic on wood, 48'x54'; Amenia, NY 2000

World Peace Prayer Society, Earth Day logo, ink on paper, 11'x9'; Amenia, NY 2000

World Peace Prayer Society; Earth Day mural, acrylic on canvas, 72'x120'; Amenia, NY 1999

World Peace Prayer Society/Peace Pals, acrylic on canvas, double sided, 30'x78'; Amenia, NY 1999

Copy of nineteenth century French Painting, oil on canvas, 48'x48'; Oklahoma City, OK 1998-99

Hummingbird Press, Logo, pen and ink on paper; Minneapolis, MN 1997

Landscape, oil on canvas, 13'x9'; Santa Fe, NM 1998

Portrait, oil on canvas, 9'x13'; Amarillo, TX 1998

Landscape, oil on canvas, 13'x9'; Santa Fe, NM 1997

'Ganesa', oil on canvas, 32' round; Santa Fe, NM 1996

Better Weigh Health Food Restaurant, designed and executed interior architectural additives; Amenia,  NY 1987

Maharaja Indian Restaurant, mural painting assistant, whole environment, Mogul designs, wood, cloth,  acrylic on plaster, 18 panels (48'x96', enamel on wood); Millerton, NY 1986

Painting Assistant, 66'x42' painting over the altar of a twelfth century monastery, Cappella Canonica di Greve; Greve sul Chianti, Italy 1985.         


Italy (Assisi, Parma, Spilimbergo, Venice) 2004, 2006, 2009    

Italy (Rome), Austria 2002

Italy (Venice, Central Alpine Region and Garda Lake ) 2001

Italy (Tuscanyand Venice ) 2000

Italy (Tuscany), France , Monaco 1994         

Canada (QuebecInternational Ice Sculpture Competition) 1992

Italy (Venice, Parma , Milan, Tuscany , Rome , Amalfi Coast ) 1985, '86, '87    

Germany , Austria , Hungary , Italy , Greece , Switzerland , France , England 1982

Multiple trips to the Southwest; Santa Fe, New Mexico , the four corner region, Hopi, Zuni, and the Rio Grande Pueblos.


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55 oil on canvas 76x61cm 2007

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Automatos oil on wood 91x61cm 2010

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Echoes II oil-wax on wood 46x61cm 2009

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Echoes I oil-wax on wood 61x61cm 2009

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Etude charcoal on paper 66x102cm 2008

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Hidden Treasures oil on wood 61x91cm 2008

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Homage to Pavarotti charcoal on paper 86x89cm 2007

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Interior Opere oil on canvas 122x91cm 2009

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Petite Prelude oil on canvas 20x25cm 2010

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Piccolo oil on canvas 25x20cm 2010

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Prelude charcoal on paper 66x102cm 2010

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Triptych of Wood and Metal oil on wood 46x61cm 2008

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Whole Note charcoal on paper 102x66cm 2008