Resume

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2018

Silence Breakers, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT

The Eighties, Concepto Hudson, Hudson, NY

Beautiful Minds, Pop-up Show, Arcilesci Homberg Fine Arts, NYC

Valentine, Concepto Hudson, Hudson, NY

Represented by ODETTA on 1stdibs.com

2017

Playground, Walter Wickiser Gallery, NYC

Represented by ODETTA on 1stdibs.com

Second Dream, Pop-Up Show, Spring Street Natural, Arcilesci Homberg Fine Arts, NYC

In Grace We Trust, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT

Nasty Women, The Library Institute, New Haven, CT

Crossing Borders, Burt Chernow Galleries, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT

2016

Represented by ODETTA on 1stdibs.com

the BIG small show, Victory Hall Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ

Child’s Play, ODETTA, Brooklyn, NY (FEATURED FLAT-FILE ARTIST)

One Late Night, Installation, Space B, Brooklyn, NY

Nation IV, Through the Rabbit Hole, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Aesthetic Allusions, City Hall, Bridgeport, CT

Aesthetic Allusions, Burt Chernow Galleries, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT

2015

Small Work Sampler, Read’s Art Space, Bridgeport, CT

Parallels, Burt Chernow Galleries, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT

Reverance for Life, Albert Schweitzer Institute, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT

Sideshow Nation III, Circle the Wagons, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014

Seeking Space, The Active Space, Brooklyn, NY

One Plus One, Schelfhaudt Gallery, University of Bridgeport, CT

Smackdown II Immersion Salon, Beechwood Arts, Westport, CT

Bloomin’, Beechwood Arts Collaboration with Blue Lemon, Westport, CT

(A)Muse, City Hall, City of Bridgeport, CT

(A)Muse, Burt Chernow Galleries, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT

Beauty and Wonder of Nature, Albert Schweitzer Institute, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT

Art/BPT/2014, City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT

Sideshow Nation II at the Alamo, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013

Home Sweet Home, Westport Art Center, Westport, CT

Alumni Exhibition, Power Art Center, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

On the Road, Burt Chernow Galleries, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT

Six Artists, Amici Mei Gallery, Bridgeport, CT

Sideshow Nation, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012

Thick to Thin, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY

MIC:CHECK (OCCUPY), Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

AiW Norwalk Art Commission Public Art, Norwalk, CT

A Collection of Dissimilar Things, Burt Chernow Galleries, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT

Animal Life, Blue Hill Art & Cultural Center, Pearl River, NY

2011

Splash, Housatonic Museum of Art, Burt Chernow Galleries, Bridgeport, CT

Evolution, Housatonic Museum of Art, Burt Chernow Galleries Bridgeport, CT

It’s All Good, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Seeing Trees, Blue Hill Art & Cultural Center, Pearl River, NY

Plein-air and Still life paintings represented by Geary Gallery, Darien CT

2010

Flower (RE) Power, Housatonic Museum of Art, Burt Chernow Galleries Bridgeport, CT

It’s a Wonderful 10th, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Plein-air and Still life paintings represented by Geary Gallery, Darien CT

2009

Art of the Bird, Blue Hill Art & Cultural Center, Pearl River, NY

Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Carriage Barn Art Center, New Canaan, CT (Curator and exhibiting artist)      

Continuing Threads and New Voices, Ramapo College of NJ, Mahwah, NJ

2008

Fish, Carriage Barn Art Center, New Canaan CT

New Works, The Terrance Joyce Gallery, Greenport, NY (TWO-PERSON SHOW)

Journey: Stories My Mother Told Me, The Barnum Museum, Bridgeport, CT

Spectrum 2008, New Canaan Art Center, New Canaan CT

2007

Les Landes, Arts Alliance of Haverstraw, Haverstraw, NY (SOLO EXHIBIT)

Migration, Black Rock Art Center, Bridgeport, CT (TWO-PERSON SHOW)

Mixed Media @ Relish, Sparkhill, NY (SOLO EXHIBIT)

2006

First Look 2006 Emerging Artists Series, Visual Arts Center of NJ, Summit, NJ

Blank Canvas, Visual Arts Center of NJ, Summit, NJ

The Season, Arts Alliance of Haverstraw, Haverstraw, NY

Highlight Connecticut, Black Rock Art Center, Bridgeport, CT

Caressing Death (Ribcage) Installation, Warehouse Space, Garnerville Arts Project, Garnerville, NY

Rage Against the Machine, Spire Studios, Beacon, NY

Material Matters II, Power Art Gallery, William Paterson University, Wayne NJ

2005

Red is Everywhere, Sculpture Grounds, Rockland Center for the Arts, W. Nyack, N

Lydia Viscardi, 200 E. 36th St Gallery, New York, NY (SOLO EXHIBIT)

Reasonably Straight Digital Photography, Center Gallery at Old Church, Demarest, NJ

Material Matters: Sculpture, Ceramics, Wood, Power Art Gallery, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

Addendum, Ramapo College, Kresge/Pascal Gallery, Mahwah, NJ

2004

Selected Works in Oil and Mixed Media, Blue Heron Arts Center, NY, NY (SOLO EXHIBIT)

Selected Works, Pomona Cultural Center, Pomona NY (THREE-PERSON SHOW)

15th Annual Small Works Show, Center Gallery at Old Church, Demarest NJ

Art @ Relish, Spring Art Show, Sparkhill, NY

2003

14th Annual NJ Small Works Show, Center Gallery at Old Church, Demarest, NJ

Garnervillle Arts Expo, Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center, Garnerville, NY

New Work, Power Art Gallery, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

Birds II, an invitational, Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY

2002

The Birds, An Invitational Center Gallery at Old Church, Demarest, NJ

Lydia Viscardi, Center Gallery at Old Church, Demarest, NJ (SOLO EXHIBITION) 

Garnerville Arts Expo, Garnerville Arts & Industrial Exchange, Garnerville, NY

13th Annual NJ Small Works Show, Center Gallery at Old Church, Demarest, NJ

Glue Too, New Century Artists Gallery, New York, NY

2001

Small Matters of Great Importance, Edward Hopper Art Center, Nyack, NY

Contemporary Collage Now, Nexus Gallery, New York, NY

Getting It Together: Collage Assemblage Society, Center for Digital Art & Community Artists,

Times Square Gallery, New York, NY   

Glue! Collage Assemblage Society, New Century Artists Gallery, New York, NY

2000 

Lydia Viscardi, Arts Council of Rockland, Spring Valley, NY (SOLO EXHIBIT)

Lydia Viscardi, Rockland County Legislature, New City, NY (SOLO EXHIBIT)

Faculty Exhibit, Rockland Center for the Arts, W. Nyack, NY

Small Matters of Great Importance, Edward Hopper Art Center, Nyack, NY

Landscape – Fauna and Flora, Pomona Cultural Center, Pomona, NY

11th Annual Small Works Exhibit, Center Gallery at Old Church, Demarest, NJ

1998 -1999

Millennium Exhibit, Pomona Cultural Center, Pomona, NY

Nine Choose Nine, Rockland Center for the Arts, W. Nyack, NY 

Focus on the Figure, Edward Hopper Art Center, Nyack, NY

1996 -1997

The Multi-Dimensional Shoe Show, Edward Hopper Art Center, Nyack, NY 

Personal Mythology: Faculty Exhibit, Hudson Arts, Tomkins Cove, NY 

If the Shoe Fits, FAO Gallery, New York, NY 

1994 -1995

It’s Love, Rockland Center for the Arts, W. Nyack, NY

Functional Art, Tomkins Cove Art Center, Tomkins Cove, NY 

Focus on the Figure, Edward Hopper Art Center, Nyack, NY 

1982 -1983

Graphic Art, Burnside Gallery, Greenport, NY 

Images of Spring and Summer, Burnside Gallery, Greenport, NY 

Closeness and Clash in Art and Life, Terrain Gallery, New York, NY 

Winter, Burnside Gallery, Greenport, NY 

Graphics, Burnside Gallery, Greenport, NY 

New Drawings in America, The Drawing Center, New York, NY 

Three Artists, Burnside Gallery, Greenport, NY (THREE- PERSON SHOW)

1976 -1979

Previously Unseen, The Drawing Center, New York, NY 

Annual Juried Exhibition, The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY

 

 

AWARDS:

2nd Place: Journey: Stories My Mother Told Me, 2008

             Barnum Museum, Bridgeport, CT, Exhibition funded by the National Endowment for the Arts

Creative Achievement in Visual Arts, May 2006

            Honors College of William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

Nomination: Aljira Emerge, Newark, NJ, December 2006

            Nominated by Mari D’Allesandro, NJ Center for Visual Art, Summit, NJ

First Look Emerging Artists Series, 2005

            New Jersey Center for Visual Art, Summit, NJ, Mari D’Allesandro, Exhibitions Director

Award for Excellence: 15th Annual NJ Small Works Show, 2004

Center Gallery, Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ

Juror: Anthony Grant, owner, Anthony Grant, Inc. Gallery, New York, NY

Recipient: Vermont Studio Center fellowship, 2003 (postponed)

Award for Excellence: 13th Annual NJ Small Works Show, 2002

Center Gallery, Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ   

Juror: Robert Koenig, Director, The African Museum of the SMA Fathers, Tenafly, NJ

Honorable Mention Painting: 11th Annual NJ Small Works Show, 2000

Center Gallery, Old Church Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ  

Juror: Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez, Director, Montclair Art Museum Yard School of Art

           

           

 

PUBLICITY:

Connecticut Post, Art Bonanza at UB Gallery, Nov. 5, 2015

https://twitter.com/hyperallergic/status/473257044783669248

http://artsinbushwick.org/bos2014/directory/seeking-space/

CT Post-Chronicle, Arts & Leisure, “QU's Albert Schweitzer Institute exhibit to showcase 'Beauty &  Wonder of Nature' ”, April 2, 2014

Articles.courant, http://articles.courant.com/2014-03-30/community/hcrs-87238-hamden-20140328_1_quinnipiac-faculty-quinnipiac-university-art-exhibit, |John Pettit, March 30, 2014

Balanced Rock: The North Salem Review of Art, Literature and Photography, Vol. I, 2013, Mouse that Flies, Concklin’s Orchard Southeast View

Mother-musing.com – Interview

http://mother-musing.com/blog/2012/08/11/lydia-viscardi-rooms-in-the-house/

(An Appropriate Distance) FROM THE MAYOR’S DOORSTEP, ‘The Latest Super Spectacular”, http://www.pirihalasz.com/blog.htm?month=2012-01, Piri Halasz,

Connecticut Post, Pulse, Re-energizing the Flower, Phyllis A.S. Boros, 2010

Newstimes.com, http://www.newstimes.com/default/article/Housatonic-Museum-re-empowers-the-flower-in-Bridgeport 520721.php, Phyllis A. S. Boros, June 11, 2010            

Culture Catch, http://www.culturecatch.com/art/dem-bones, by Margaret Roleke, November 10, 2009

Rivertown, “Garnerville Arts Festival”, June 2006

Greater Haverstraw Happenings, “Gaga Arts Festival”, Caressing Death / Ribcage, Mixed media    installation, 2005, June 2006, Vol. 4, No. 5

Dan’s Papers, “Lydia Viscardi at Blue Heron”, Jan.14, 2005

Bergen Record, Arts & Leisure, “Photography exhibit on display at the art school”, August 3, 2005

Northern Valley Suburbanite, “OCCC gallery hosts Viscardi exhibit”, Arrival and             Departure, oil and collage on masonite, 2001, July 5, 2002

The Journal News, Small Scale, Self Portrait as Mary Cassatt, oil and collage on panel, 2001, Sept. 6, 2001

Arts Happenings, August Noon Heat, assemblage, 2000, Nov 2000, Vol. 25 – No. 11

Arts Happenings, Holy Moly, mixed media, 1999, Aug./Sept 2000 Vol. 25 – No. 8/9

Newsday, The Arts & Entertainment, Art Review, “Images of Spring and Summer”, June 14, 1983

The Sun, Arts/Entertainment, “Greenport’s Burnside Gallery: Images in a Variety of Media”, June 2,         1983

Art/World, New York Exhibitions, “Couples”, May 1983

The New York Times, “Images of the North Fork”, August 8, 1982

Sunstorm, “Savoring the North Fork”, Couch Series, silkscreen, 1974, Oct. 1981

The Suffolk Times, “Lively Arts: Burnside Show”, Sept 17, 1981

Newsday, Art Review, “ Prints of the Island”, Sept. 11, 1981

Manhattan Catalog, Art Review, “Three Artists”, 1980

 

EDUCATION:

Post Graduate

William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ    MFA Visual Art, 2006

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, summer 2004

Hunter College, NY, NY                      

Undergraduate

CW Post College, School of Art, LI University, Greenvale, NY    BFA 1974

Toledo Museum of Art School of Design, Univ. of Toledo, Toledo, OH  

Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

Continuing Education

School of Visual Arts, NY, NY

National Academy, NY, NY                 

Parsons School of Design, NY, NY

 

EMPLOYMENT:

College Adjunct Professor: Instructor of Visual Art 

Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT   Spring 2012-present

Adjunct Professor of Art: Drawing/Advanced Drawing, Painting/ Advanced Painting, Introduction to Art, Color Theory, Creative Process, Cartooning, Collage,  Basic Visual Design

Adjunct Professor of First Year Seminar in Critical Thinking

Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, CT   Fall 2010-present

Adjunct Professor of Art:  Introduction to Studio Art, Painting/Advanced Painting, Drawing, Figure Drawing, Teaching Childrens Art, Two Dimensional Design

Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ  2004-2011

Adjunct Professor of Art:  Drawing, Design, Painting

State Univ. of NY, Rockland Community College, Suffern NY  1995-1996 and 2000-2002

Adjunct Professor of Art:  Portfolio Workshop Development, Figure Sculpture and Continuing Education Instructor: Drawing, Landscape Drawing

Museum Art Educator

Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT   2013–present

Museum Educator, Peer Docent Program - introducing Bridgeport school students to art and architecture, visual thinking, public speaking and leadership skills. Curriculum guide writing and development.

Aldridge Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield CT  2016 - present

Museum Educator in Third Saturday Family Program

Art Museum Collections Manager, Media Coordinator  

Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT   2013–2014

Responsible for maintaining the collection of over 6000 works of art by researching, identifying, cataloging and photographing, monitoring and maintaining works on loan, installing exhibits in the Burt Chernow Galleries.  As Media Coordinator, develop strong press relationships including an annual event for the media to learn about the museum and its programs, populate the blog with installation photos and materials relevant to the exhibitions, and manage the online collection. 

Art Gallery Director and Curator

New Canaan Society of the Arts, Carriage Barn Arts Center

New Canaan, CT   2008-2013

Responsible for all aspects of managing the Betty Barker Gallery and developing supportive relationships with approximately 350 members of the New Canaan Society for the Arts, while working closely with the Board of Trustees to increase membership and visibility within the community through art exhibitions, programming, and publicity.  Position includes curating art shows, creating show themes, planning and managing installation of seven shows annually with up to 200 works of art in the 1200sq. ft. gallery, directing volunteers and staff, creating and implementing new programming events with fundraising components, working with budgets, creating text for proposals including call for entries, press releases, advertising, monthly gallery and annual reports, and directing gallery postings and text for the website.

Art Exhibition Juror

Mamaroneck Artist Guild

Annual Members Exhibition, Mamamroneck Artists Guild, Larchmont, NY        September 2017

National Association of Women Artists, NY, NY 

Annual members Exhibition, Po Kim Gallery, NY, NY, August 2013

National Association of Women Artists, NY, NY

National exhibition, Vernissage des Femmes Artists, Armory Art Center, W. Palm Beach, FL, 11/18/11- 1/7/12

Sussex County Arts & Heritage Council  

Juror for 26th Annual Skylands Juried Art Show, April 2013

Freelance Writer

Integrated Health Center of Fairfield, CT, Fairfield, CT, 2012

Create promotional materials for publicity events based on the “Art of Healing”

K - 12 Teaching Independent Schools and Programs

Hall Arts Academy, Bridgeport, CT  Fall 2013

Visual Art Instructor: painting, drawing, sculpture, cartooning, mixed media

Rockland Country Day School, Congers, NY  2000-11

Upper and Middle School Instructor of Studio Art, AP Art and Art History       

Side by Side Community School, Norwalk, CT   2008-09

Academy instrutor: Sculpture and Drawing                                                                    

Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT  2008-2012

Program development and Instructor of childrens art classes   

Hudson Arts, Tomkins Cove, NY 1993-96

Program Coordinator and Instructor:  Mixed Media Workshop, Set and Costume design, Cartooning

Arts Alliance of Haverstraw, Haverstraw, NY  1995-96

Program Coordinator and Instructor of Art

Rockland Teachers Center, Stony Point, NY  1995-96

Instructor of Art

Viscardi Studio 1993- 2000

Private classes, all levels:  Still life, Portraiture, Plein-air Landscape, Mixed Media, and Portfolio Development 

Portrait Painter  2000-present

Private commissions upon request

Scenic Artist  1996-2000

Painting backdrops, murals, props, costumes and sets. Sculpting props in styrofoam, fiberglass, clay, wax and plastics.  Managing all aspects of projects.  Clients include:

Centerline Studios, Cornwall, NY

Beyond Imagination, Newburgh, NY,

Scenic Arts, Cornwall, NY

Spaeth Design, NY, NY 

Costume Armour, Cornwall, NY 

Lincoln Exhibits, NY, NY

Showman Fabricators, Brooklyn, NY

Network Scenery, NY, NY

Interior Designer, Display Artist and Decorative Painter 1974 -1979 & 1993-2009

Design and fabrication of product showrooms and displays, manager of construction crews, designing and painting sets and displays including murals and faux finishes. Self employed decorative painter.  Clients include: 

Inner Beauty Designs, Bogota, NJ

Gift Horse Interiors, Cornwall, NY

Martex-Stevens, NY, NY

Shank Design, NY, NY

Helen Frankenthaler, Royaton, CT

Vincent Dion Design LLC, CT

Elizabeth Hartstein Painting, Bridgeport, CT

Illustrator   1983-95

Line art and editorial illustration in newspapers, magazines, and books.  Clients include: 

King Features Syndicate, NY, NY

William Morrow & Co., NY, NY,

Simon & Schuster, NY, NY

Spinal Cord Injury Assoc., NY, NY