ARTIST STATEMENT

SCHOOL LUNCH

SCHOOL LUNCH is a visual essay of contemporary student life in real educational settings. Current cross-cultural issues and their emotional attitudes are explored in the shared experience of school lunch. SCHOOL LUNCH is generated from direct observation, drawing on-site, in lunchrooms and campuses of High Schools and Colleges. Each individual in my paintings, drawn in the moment, in an actual person.
My goal is to create humanistic awareness in a framework that is universally recognized.
SCHOOL LUNCH underlines perceptions which affirm cultural identity, brings together ideas espousing contemporary social, gender and political concerns while encouraging a belief in the quality of human spirit.



A MAN/A WOMAN

I use the vocabulary of daily life and historical reference to inform the content of the MAN/WOMAN series, melding classical figuration with contemporary content. These visual arrangements include variations of the conventions of modernism’s pictorial language – scale, surface and space.
The images in the MAN/WOMAN series investigate the interactions of personal relationships within a time frame. This series, in creating awareness of the multi-faceted roles of women, recognizes and views the importance of relationship cycles.
In these paintings, balanced real and abstracted elements coexist, to create images which allude to the myths of womanhood. The paintings in the MAN/WOMAN series, distinguished by evocative motifs, are activated by current issues and concerns of women, which challenge the uneasy boundaries of possession, substance, perception and hallucination. 

EDUCATION

M.F.A. School of Visual Arts, NYC – 1991
B.A. Magna Cum Laude, Art Department Honors, Queens College, NYC – 1987

AWARDS / ARTIST IN RESIDENCY SCHOLORSHIPS / GRANTS

New York City Artist Core Grant – 2021
ABACA/ Artist’s Space- NYC Public Art Grant/Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
NEA Humanities Grants – Noho Gallery – 2 Solo Exhibitions
14th Street Y, NYC – LABA, A-I-R Artist Laboratory Program
Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA, A-I-R
Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA, A-I-R
Studios MidWest, Galesburg, IL, A-I-R
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, A-I-R
School of Visual Arts, NYC - Studio Space Award- A-I-R
Grumbacher Gold Medal-Audubon Artists- National Arts Club
Who’s Who of American Women
Long Island Cablevision TV44 & Boston Arts Television – “Focus On Women’ – Art Interview with
Florence Rappaport

Nabisco Corporation Gallery, NJ twice featured SCHOOL LUNCH paintings in exhibit and on announcements for ‘Faces of America: Celebrating Diversity, Multi-Culturalism and Black History Month.”

Weinblatt exhibited SCHOOL LUNCH paintings in the Pier 92/94 Armory Show, NYC ’19 in Xi Wong’s
installation “The Gallery.”

Numerous Press Reviews and publications are accessed on Google.

EXHIBITIONS

EXHIBITIONS 2022


Oculus, Westfield Screen, World Trade Center, Manhattan, New York City – May 2022
      Opening – May 3, 5-7pm

Central Piedmont College, Charlotte, North Carolina - SCHOOL LUNCH – Levine & Cato

      Galleries -January – December 2022

Arkell Museum, Canajoharie, NY, Drawings, June/July 2022

Sharon Museum, CT, "Sharing Spaces" August 2022

Palaver Magazine - SCHOOL LUNCH - University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC 

      Upcoming issue – 2022/23

SOLO EXHIBITIONS


Goggleworks Art Center, Reading, PA, November 2023
Oxford Art Center, Oxford, PA, October 2023
Chesapeake Art Center, Brooklyn Park, MD, January 2023
Central Piedmont College, Charlotte, NC, January- December 2022
Judy Black Gallery & Gardens, Washington Depot, CT, November/December 2021
ArtSpace, Planet Zero, Richmond, VA 8/28 – 10/17 2021
Delaplaine Art Center, Frederick, MD September 2019
University of Maine, Farmington, ME Fall Campus Artist August-December 2018
LUNCH TICKET Magazine, Antioch College, CA- Featured Artist, Winter’18
Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA 10/’16- 1/’17
Woodstock Museum, Woodstock, NY – May 2016
Andrews Art Museum, North Carolina, 9/’15- 1/’16
Waterworks Visual Art Center/Museum, Salisbury, North Carolina, February-May 2015
Morris Graves Museum, Eureka, CA
Karpeles Library Museum, Newburgh, NY
Tompkins Square Public Library, NYC
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA
Bard College, Great Barrington, MA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


Oculus, Westfield Screen, World Trade Center, NYC, May 2022
Sharon Historical Center & Museum, “Sharing Places”, January/February 2022
Albany Airport – ‘New York Artists’ – August – November 2021
Anne Marie Art Center, Solomons, MD – Invitational – February – September 2021
Arkell Museum, Canajoharie, NY “Art of New York”, May 2021
Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY “Made In New York” 2021
Studio Montclair, Montclair, NJ, “Womyn’s Werk’ March- April 2021
Silvermine Art Center, new Canaan, CT ’Art of the Northeast’ October, ‘21’20’19 –*4-minute video*
Chashama Gala Artist, World Trade Center, NYC May 2020
Armory Show, Pier 92/94, De Sarthe Gallery, NYC – March 2019
Dorsky Museum, New Paltz University, NY, “Art During Covid” April,2020
Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Gallery, NYC, ‘Wide Open’ August/September 2020
Eric Sloan Museum, Kent, CT - Fall 2019
Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, National, 11/12 2018
Jefferson Market Public Library, NYC “Urban Expo” May/June 2018
Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC ‘Gendered” June/July 2017
Masur Museum, Monroe, LA – National – March – July, 20

Weinblatt has exhibited SCHOOL LUNCH & A MAN/A WOMAN series in over 40 solo and more than 100 group exhibitions in museums, art centers, colleges & universities, library and gallery venues.

ART REFERENCES

Stephanie Habboush Plunkett, Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the Norman Rockwell

Museum 

” Weinblatt’s ability to transform specific experiences into powerful images which communicate to a broad audience is nothing short of extraordinary…remarkable paintings that address such important issues as cultural diversity and the challenges inherent in interpersonal experiences.”


Dennis Wepman, Curator, Karpeles Museum, Newburgh, NY


 ” Weinblatt incorporates a dynamic narrative in her paintings, implicit of the energy and tension of real-life encounters.”