Trisha Orr

  • Selected Works

    River in a River, 2018. Oil on canvas, 24 x 24″ Sold

    Ganesh on Nantucket, 2017-18. Oil on linen, 24 x 24″

    Five O’Clock at the Stop and Shop, 2017-18. Oil on linen, 24 x 24″

    Dinner at Al’s, 2017-18. Oil on linen, 30 x 30″

    Three Guys at Kroger, 2018. Oil on canvas, 24 x 24″

    The Night Cook, 2017. Oil on linen, 24 x 24″

    Quartet with Newspapers, 2018. Oil on canvas, 42 x 36″

    Bagging at Kroger, 2017. Oil on linen, 24 x 30″

    Bagels for Brunch, 2018. Oil on linen, 24 x 30″

     

    Breakfast Bouquet, 2016-18. Oil on linen, 24 x 30″

     

    Dutch. Oil on canvas, 18 x 18″

    The Conversation, 2016-18. Oil on canvas, 42 x 36″

    The French Press, 2017. Oil on canvas, 18 x 20″

    After Dinner on Hurricane Road, 2018. Oil on canvas, 34 x 34″

    Kitchen Magic, 2015. Oil on linen, 30 x 30″

    Poet at Kroger, 2016-18. Oil on linen, 24 x 30″

    Squander It All, 2013-14. Oil on canvas, 36 x 36″

    Scar The Stare At, 2013-14. Oil on canvas, 42 x 36″

     

    July, 2013-14. Oil on canvas, 40 x 30″

     

    Yellow Rose, 2012. Oil on canvas, 20 x 20″

     

    Georgie in July, 2012. Oil on canvas, 24 x 30″

     

    Daffodil, 2012. Oil on canvas, 18 x 20″

     

    The Dream, 2012. Oil on canvas, 20 x 20″

     

    That Surplus, 2013-14. Oil on canvas, 48 x 24″

    Double Cross, 2006. Oil on linen, 30 x 24″

    Paradise Utilities, 2002. Oil on canvas, 24 x 46″

    Floating World, 1995. Oil on canvas, 18 x 12″

  • Previous Exhibitions

    Twenty!
    LYdM Turns 20 in 2015
    9 January – 1 February 2015
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    Still Life and Other Subjects
    Trisha Orr
    3 April – 11 May 2014
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    Minds Wide Open
    Women in the Arts
    12 March – 18 April 2011
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    Women’s History Month: Celebrating Women in the Arts
    Featuring a Group of 37 Women Artists
    1-30 March 2007
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    Trisha Orr
    Upper Gallery
    3 March – 29 April 2006

     

    Eurydice Paintings for the Opera Orpheo
    2 – 31 May 2003

  • Biography

    Trisha Orr attended Sarah Lawrence College, the New York Studio School, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of Michigan, from which she graduated summa cum laude. She has received individual artist fellowships from the NEA (mid Atlantic Regional) and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Her solo exhibits have been reviewed in Art in America and The New York Times. Her work has been included in numerous group and museum shows nationally, been featured twice in New American Painting, profiled in American Artist Magazine, and presented in portfolios in the literary magazines Meridian and Georgia Review.

  • Curriculum Vitae

    Born Paterson, New Jersey, 1951

    Education
    1976-78 New York Studio School
    1974 BA, summa cum laude, University of Michigan
    1971-72 Rhode Island School of Design
    1969-71 Sarah Lawrence College
    1965-69 Art Student’s League, New York, NY

    Awards

    2016 Art For Friends, ‘beloveds’, 624 Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
    2014 Still Life and Other Subjects, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    1997 Goya Girl Press, Inaugural Print Competition
    1994 MidAtlantic/NEA Regional Fellowship in Painting
    1994 Individual Artists Project Grant, Virginia Commission for the Arts
    1994 Juror’s Award, “Select: A Regional Show,” Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University
    1974 Phi Beta Kappa Society, University of Michigan

    Solo Exhibitions


    2018 Life in these Dark Times, Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, VA
    2016 Art For Friends, ‘beloveds’, 624 Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
    2014 Still Life and Other Objects, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2012 Staniar Gallery, Washington and Lee University
    2012 Les Yeux Du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2011 Painting the Word/Wording the Paint, The Bridge, Charlottesville, VA
    2011 Emily Couric Cancer Center, Charlottesville, VA
    2008 Poem-Paintings, Old School Square Cultural Arts Center, DelRay Beach, FL
    2006 Visions of Eden, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2003 Eurydice Paintings, Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2001 This Dazzling Cosmos, This Dazzling Chaos, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA
    2000 Jack Meier Gallery, Houston, TX
    2000 Lyric Conjunctions, with Gregory Orr, University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA
    1998 Lizan Tops Gallery, Easthampton, NY
    1998 Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA
    1997 Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA
    1996 Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, NY
    1995 Fayerweather Gallery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    1995 Main Street Gallery, Nantucket, MA
    1994 Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, NY
    1993 Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, WV
    1986 Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA
    1985, 1987 James Hunt Barker Gallery, Nantucket, MA
    1976 Ceres Street Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2018 Summertime…  Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
    2011 The Dancer and the Dance, University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA
    2009 Open City, New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, juried by Sean Scully
    2006 Love Letter Invitational, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
    2004 Study, Roebling Hall Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by James Hyde
    2003 Vulnerability, New York Studio School, curated by Bill Jenkins
    2001 Representing Representation V, Arnot Museum, Elmira, NY
    2000 The Image as Text, Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
    1999 JJ Brookings Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    1999 Jack Meir Gallery, Houston, TX
    1998 Commonwealth Collects, Center for Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, VA
    1998 JJ Brookings, San Francisco, CA
    1997 Inaugural Print Portfolio Exhibition, Goya Girls Press, Mill Center, Baltimore, MD
    1997 A Palette in a Pen’s World, Georgia Museuum of Art, Athens, GA
    1997 Twelth Anniversity Exhibition, Perlow Gallery, New York, NY
    1997 The Still Life Show, NationsBank Gallery, Richmond, VA
    1996 Garden of Earthly Delights, Hecksher Museum, Huntington, NY
    1996 Women in the Visual Arts, Hollins College, curated by Sondra Freckleton
    1995 Flower Paintings, Lizan-Tops Gallery, Easthampton, NY
    1995 Members’ Gallery, Delaware Museum
    1995 Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, NY
    1995 Members Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
    1995 Focus on Art, National Council of Jewish Women’s Groups
    1995 Loring Gallery, Sheffield, MA
1995 Peninsula Fine Arts, Newport News, VA
    1994 The Unstill Still Life, University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI

    Panels and Interviews
    2012 “Collaboration, Creativity and Healing,” UVA Medical Humanities Hour
    2011 “Paintings the Word/Wording the Paint,” sponsored by the Virginia Festival of the Book and the University of Virginia Art Museum
    2007 Collaborating the Beloved-a Poet and a Painter Under the Same Roof, Mary Baldwin College
    2006 Maier Museum, Lynchburg, VA
    2003 Created paintings for stage set of opera ORPHEO (in this production Eurydice is a painter, the paintings illustrate her transition into mental illness), Piedmont Community College, Charlottesville, VA
    2000 “The Lyric Moment in Painting and Poetry” University of Virginia Art Museum
    2003 “Eurydice as Artist- Transforming the Myth,” panel discussion, Les Yeux du Monde
    1997 “The Palette in a Pen’s World” panel discussion, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
    1996 “Sister Talk,” radio interview with Ann Lane, Department of Women’s Studies, University of Virginia

    Public Collections
    Baltimore Museum of Art
    Emily Couric Cancer Center
    University of Virginia School of Nursing, Claude Moore Nursing Education Building

    Teaching
    2008 Drawing I and Drawing II, Semester at Sea, University of Virginia

  • Bibliography

    Life in these Dark Times, Essay by Dinah Ryan, Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin University, 2018
    “Artist Trisha Orr Paints Herself Out of a Corner” review by Sarah Sargent, C’ville Weekly, 2014
    RATTLE, Summer 2008, Tribute to Visual Poetry, portfolio of poem-paintings
    SMARTISH PACE, cover, spring 2009
    HOW BEAUTIFUL THE BELOVED, cover
    ART PAPERS, July/August 2006, review by Dinah Ryan
    “RePresenting Representation V”, Arnot Art Museum Publication, catalogue of exhibition, 2001.
    MERIDIAN: Portfolio of paintings and cover. Spring, 2000.
    NEW AMERICAN PAINTING XXI, Open Studios Press, Spring, 1999.
    ART IN AMERICA, July, 1995, “Review of Exhibitions,” review by Gerrit Henry.
    New York Times, “Subjective and Abstract Flow in Many Directions”, review by Phyllis Braff, May 3, 1998.
    IRIS (cover and essay), Summer, 1998.
    GEORGIA REVIEW, Summer 1995, “A Portfolio of Paintings” (eight color plates and cover, essay)
    AMERICAN ARTIST “Working with Complicated Still Lives: The Painting of Trisha Orr,” Dec. 1992
    “Made at the Mill” Catalogue of Inaugural Exhibition of Prints, Goya Girls Press, Baltimore, 1997.
    NEW AMERICAN PAINTING VIII, Open Studios Press (51 painters from the Mid-Atlantic region), 1996.
    “Women in the Visual Arts,” 1996, Catalogue, essay by Sondra Freckleton.
    Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, 1996, Catalogue of Fellowship Recipients
    PLOUGHSHARES (cover), Winter 1996
    OIL HIGHLIGHTS: STILL LIFE, Collector’s Series, American Artist Publications, 1995.
    “The Unstill Still Life: An Exhibition of Contemporary Painting in Oil” Judith Tolnick, 1994.
    “The Garden of Earthly Delights”, Ann De Pietro, Exhibition catalogue, Heckscher Museum
    “Art That Spins Into Control” The Inquirer and Mirror, Nantucket, Mass., August 10, 1995.
    “Excess is Success in Orr’s Rich Garden” Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Virginia, Feb. 2, 1995.
    ARTS INK, a publication of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Volume 4, number 3.