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BIOGRAPHY

American, b.1959
Buist’s work has won praise from The New York Times and has been shown in museums and galleries throughout the country, including the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, the National Woman’s Museum Archives in Washington, D.C., Andrews Museum in Andrews, NC and the Long Island Museum. Buist has also received much deserved acclaim by Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine as “Today’s Masters”. Her work has been shown throughout the country. Buist has been a resident artist at centers in Vermont and Virginia and her paintings are part of numerous private collections internationally.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Living in New York City, my landscapes are of a very different topography. The pieces convey a reverence for the earth, which manifests itself in quite sensual ways.

These works play on the elemental values of sun, water, and morning mist to capture the spirit of each environment. It has been observed that some of my paintings almost impart the aroma of the earth. Each has an underlying sensual quality which will emerge in some surprising manner to reveal the paintings essence. This comes from my intimate relationship with the subject matter.

In my paintings, I also explore the transformational qualities of light, using the subtle nuances found in refracted morning, afternoon, or evening light to embody a particular moment in time.

Perhaps these sensibilities are a result of having grown up on a farm in rural Michigan — and a flower farm, at that.

While sensual, the landscapes are also somewhat political. They return the viewer to a seemingly lost time in which humans interrelated on more fundamental levels with nature. In addition, they speak to today’s need for increasing environmental awareness, as well as preserving that environment.

I have been a resident artist at the Vermont Studio Center and served as visiting artist at a number of workshops where I taught landscape painting.

EDUCATION

1996       MFA, Cum Laude, The New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
1993-1997       Vermont Studio Center
1981       BFA, Kendall School of Design, Grand Rapids, MI

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016

Art Southampton, Southampton, NY
Galerie D’orsay, Boston, MA

2015

Art Southhampton, Southhampton, NY
Sotheby’s, NYAA “Take Home A Nude”, New York, NY
Galerie d’Orsay, Boston, MA
Flowers Gallery, New York, NY

2014

New River Fine Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Galerie d’Orsay, Boston, MA

2013

Studio 7, AANYAA, Bernardsville , NJ
Sara Nightingale, Watermill, NY
National Arts Club, New York, NY

2012

Holiday House, New York City Top Interior Designers Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, New York, NY
Sotheby’s, NYAA “Take Home A Nude”, New York, NY
National Arts Club, New York, NY

2011

Holiday House, New York City Top Interior Designers Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, New York, NY
Sotheby’s, New York, NY
Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA
Lumen Gallery, New York, NY
Asher Neiman Gallery, Red Bank, NJ
Tumblety and Howell Gallery, Ocean Grove, NJ

2010

ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI
Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA
Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY
Andrews Art Museum, Andrews, NC
Nabi Gallery, New York, NY
Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI
Asher Neiman Gallery, Red Bank, NJ

2009

Sotheby’s, NYAA “Take Home A Nude”, New York, NY
Nabi Gallery, New York, NY
Asher Neiman Gallery, Red Bank, NJ
Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI
Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI
The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA
Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ
Diana Ferrone, Laguna Beach, CA

2008

Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ
Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI
Asher Neiman Gallery, Red Bank, NJ
Nabi Gallery, New York, NY
Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA
Sage Moon Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
Diana Ferrone, Laguna Beach, CA
Scott Frederick Gallery, Allenhurst, NJ

2007

Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI
Providence Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY
Barret Arts Center, Rhinebeck, NY
Diana Ferrone, Laguna Beach, CA
Nabi Gallery, New York, NY
Sage Moon Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
Scott Frederick Gallery, Allenhurst, NJ

2006

Edgewood Orchard Galleries, WI
Nabi Gallery, New York, NY
Scott Frederick Gallery, Allenhurst, NJ
Water Street Gallery, Saugatuck, MI
Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY
Diana Ferrone Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Tristain Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown, MA
The Guild, Shrewsbury, NJ

2005

Nabi Gallery, New York, NY
The Guild, Shrewsbury, NJ
Barrett Arts Center, Reinbeck, NY
Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY
Wesley Lake Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ
Blue Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Isolte Gallery, Proviencetown, MA
Wesley Lake Gallery, Asbury Park, NJ

2004

Nabi Gallery, New York, NY
Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY
Barret Arts Center, Rhinebeck, NY
Scott Frederick Gallery, Allenhurst, NJ
New Jersey Arts Council, Ocean Grove, NJ

2003

Scott Frederick Gallery, Allenhurst, NJ
Barrett Arts Center, Rhinebeck, NY
Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY

2002

LaFontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
Lindsey Brown Gallery, New York, NY
MPG Gallery, Boston, MA
The Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Convergence, NYAA, New York, NY
Sotheby’s, New York, NY
AIR Gallery, New York, NY, “Generations III”
80 Washington Square East Galleries, New York, NY, “Small Works”, Juried Exhibit, Juror Barbara Millstein, Curator, Brooklyn Museum of Art
Boston Art, Boston, MA, “Inaugural Show”

2001

Rye Arts Gallery, Rye, NY, “Painters on Location”
Nabi Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, “By the Sea”
NYAA Gallery, New York, NY, “Convergences”
Papp Gallery, New York, NY, “New Work”
Rye Arts Gallery, Rye, NY, “Landscapes Real and Imagined”

2000

Papp Gallery, New York, NY, “Natural Sites”
Nabi Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, “Holiday Show”
LaFontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI, “New Seasons, New Work, New Road”
Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, New York, NY, “Seasons”
Nabi Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, “Neptune”
LaFontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
Nabi Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, “Traveling Artists”

1999

Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, “36th Juried Exhibition”, Jurors: Halley K. Harrisburg,
Director, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, NY, Carey Lovelace, Art Critic, E. Thomas Williams, Jr., Collector
Nabi Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, “Holiday Show”
National Woman’s Museum, Archives, Washington DC
NextMonet.com, online gallery, San Francisco, CA
Nabi Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, “Spring Quartet”
First Street Gallery, New York, NY, “Summer”
Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY
First Street Gallery, New York, NY, “Spatial Visions”
Frederick Meyer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI
Nabi Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, “Spring Quartet”
First Street Gallery, New York, NY, “Summer”
Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY
First Street Gallery, New York, NY, “Spatial Visions”
Frederick Meyer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI

1998

Nabi Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, “Holiday Show”
LaFontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI, “Metamorphosis, Change is Good”
First Street Gallery, New York, NY, “Group Show”
Nabi Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY “Earth, Sea and Sky”
Bowery Gallery, New York, NY “National Juried Competition”, Juror John Walker
First Street Gallery, New York, NY, “The City”
Nabi Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, “Spring Quartet”
LaFontsee Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
80 Washington Square East Galleries, “Small Works”, Juried Exhibit,
Juror Elaine Wingate, Director of Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

1997

Long Island Museum, “National Competition”, Honorary Mention
Gallery On 2nd, New York, NY, “Holiday Show”
Nabi Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, “Group Show”
First Street Gallery, New York, NY, “Painter’s Progress”
Gallery On 2nd, New York, NY, “Group Show”
Nabi Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY, “Cadmium Glens”
First Street Gallery, New York, NY, “Voyeurism”
Schoharie County Arts Council, Cobleskill, NY, “National Competition”, Juror Paul Rotterdam
First Street Gallery, New York, NY, “Solo Show, Transitional Spaces”
Kenneth Winslow Gallery, New York, NY, “Solo Show, Alternative Sites”

1996

Gallery On 2nd, New York, NY, “In Other Worlds”
First Street Gallery, “National Competition”, Juror Tom Cugliani of Marlborough Gallery, NY, NY
Gallery On 2nd, New York, NY, “Group Show”
New York Academy of Art, New York, NY, “Graduate Show”
Tribeca Ball, New York, NY

1995

New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
Caldwell Arts Council, Inc., Lenoir, NC, “On Location”
New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
Jacob Javits Center, New York, NY
Gallery On 2nd, New York, NY, “New Works II”

1994

Take Home a Nude, New York, NY

RESIDENCIES

2007       Studied in Tuscany
2002       Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship
2000       Artist Grant, Vermont Studio Center
1998       Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Fellowship
1997       Artist Grant, Vermont Studio Center