CHARLENE NIELD
 
 Press
“Nield’s works evoke such Viennese proto-modernists as Klimt and Schiele. Stylized and flattened, her women are often framed by geometric patterns or – as in “Lizzy and Jupiter” – accompanied by a dog that appears more Euclidian than organic. Naturalism and near-abstraction dovetail in (her) pictures…” – Washington Post, February 19, 2015
 
“In form, Nield seems to dominate. The four-handed works look more like her solo one: representational, expressionist and punctuated with collaged patterns that range from simple lines to elaborate floral motifs. Yet the color sense of Pickett’s abstraction is evident in the pictures, which mostly portray women. Other compositions, which sometimes stretch across paired canvases, portray a snake charmer and a dog whose mostly orange coat incorporates many other hues. Like most of the duo’s subjects, the animal has a playful immediacy that owes as much to gesture as to recognizable image.”
Washington Post, September 21, 2018
 
“Nield’s motley crew of characters provides an eclectic and intricate sampling of her representational style. Colorful figures, rich with texture bring whimsy and joy to the banality of everyday life.”
East City Art, September 2018
 
 
 Awards & Exhibitions
Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD, May 2020
Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC, October 2019
a deux, Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC, September 2018
The Usual Suspects, Foundry Gallery, October 2017
Small Group Shows, Torpedo Associates Gallery, Quarterly Shows 2017 & 2018, Alexandria, VA
An Abstract State of Mind, Foundry Gallery, 2016
Quartet Nouveau, Foundry Gallery, 2016
 
Art League, Alexandria, VA, July 2018 – Honorable Mention
Torpedo Factory Artists’ Association, Juried in as member artist, 2017
Red Show, Gallery Underground, Arlington, VA – Honorable Mention
Geri Gordon First Choice Award, Alexandria Art League Patron Show
Art League, Alexandria, VA, July 2014 – Honorable Mention
Art League, Alexandria, VA, December 2012 - Honorable Mention
Art League, Alexandria, VA, September 2011- Honorable Mention
Art in City Hall, Alexandria, Virginia, May 2011 - Honorable Mention
Art in City Hall, Alexandria, Virginia, March 2010 - Honorable Mention
 
Juried Exhibitions
Make Me Blush, Saville Gallery, Cumberland, MD, February 2019
Sign of the Times, Clarendon Gallery, Arlington, VA, January 2019
National Juried Exhibit, Delaplaine Arts Center, Frederick, MD, May 2018
Birds of a Feather, Annmarie Sculpture Garden, Solomons, MD, June 2018
There’s No Place Like Home, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD, February     2018
April, July 2018 Exhibitions, Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA
Strokes of Genus 2017, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD, November 2017
Ugly International Exhibition, Linus Galleries, August 2017
March, May, June, July, September, November 2017 Exhibitions, Art League Gallery, Alexandria, VA
Habits, Art League, Alexandria, VA, January 2017
December Exhibition, Art League, Alexandria, VA, December 2016
Minimax 2016, Art League, Alexandria, VA, November 2016
Strokes of Genus 2016, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD, November 2016
Op-Ed, Art League, Alexandria, VA, October 2016
Landschap, Art League, Alexandria, VA, August 2016
American Landscapes, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD, August 2016
Orbits, Art League, Alexandria, VA, April 2016
Mini Max, Art League, Alexandria VA, November 2015
Superstition & Belief, Art League, Alexandria, VA, October 2015
Will’s Creek Exhibition: One Cubed, Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland, MD, September 2015
Women Chefs: Artists in the Kitchen, Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda, MD, September 2015
Red, Gallery Underground, Arlington, VA, April 2015
Artfully Historic DC, Historical Society of Washington, April 2015
Cupid’s Arrow, Wheelhouse Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, February, 2015
2015 Exhibition, Capitol Hill Art League, Washington, DC, January – March 2015
5x5(x5), Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA; December 2014
Strokes of Genius, Maryland Federation of Art, National Juried Painting Exhibition, 2014,
Simplicity: Art in Black & White, Washington ArtWorks, September 2014
Artist as Messenger, Howard County Conservancy’s 5th Annual Juried Art Show, Woodstock, MD, March        2014
Abstract Expressionism Revisited, Art League, Alexandria, VA, January 2014
(con)text, Art League, Alexandria, VA, July 2013
 
 Gallery Representation
 
 Foundry Gallery, Washington, DC
 
Gallery 75, Alexandria, VA
 
Torpedo Associates Gallery, Alexandria, VA
 
Mosaic Gallery, Fairfax, VA