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Originally from Pittsburgh, Margery Amdur received her B.F.A. from Carnegie-Mellon University and her M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Since graduation, she has lived and worked throughout the U.S. Ms. Amdur has had over 50 solo and two-person exhibitions and has appeared in numerous group shows. Her international exhibitions include Turkey, Hungary, and England. The artist is the recipient of more than a dozen awards and grants. She has been reviewed in national and international publications including Sculpture Magazine and New Art Examiner. Additionally, several catalogs have been published about her work, including Seams to be Constructed.

Creating elegant connections through layers of abstracted sources, Amdur’s small scale-work is colorful and complex. In her 4 Across 5 Down series, “color pots” sit atop delicate line work and numbers, evoking paint by numbers whose instructions are discarded. The layers of paper, texture, daubs of color and wax create a soothing environment that invites a deeper look.

Likewise, drawing from the perceived separation of art and craft, Amdur’s large-scale and installation work, such as Seams to be Constructed, intrigues with attention to detail and craft. Delicate in appearance but constructed from strong metallic screen, oversized, reproductions of feminine objects such as evening bags, giant roses, and fainting couches exist in environments abounding with ruffs and folds. Amdur’s installations, paintings, and sculpture have uniting themes of exploration permeating her work.

Lectureships and workshops have also been a large facet of this artist’s career. She has been a visiting artist throughout the U.S. and has also been a juror for several art exhibitions. Margery has relocated to Philadelphia, where she is busy in her new studio with an innovative body of work that is distinctly hers as she continues to explore her interest in multi-dimensional structure.

M.F.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin (1982)
M.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI (1980)
B.F.A. Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1979)

Solo or Two Person Exhibitions:
2014 Cressman Center for the Arts, Louisville, KY
2013 Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Ellensburg, WA
- Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ
2012 University of Alaska-Anchorage, Anchorage, AK
- Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
- Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, Ellensburg, WA
2011 Bruce Gallery, Edinboro State University, Edinboro, PA
2010 James Gallery, Pgh, PA
- Rogue Gallery, Williamsport, PA
2009 Minima Art, Philadelphia, PA
2008 - Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2007 - Emin Hekimgil Art Gallery, Ankara, Turkey
- Museo de Arte Contepoeaneo, Managua, Nicaragua
2006 - Bellas Artes, Maracaibo, Venezuela
- Artifacto, Menagua, Nicaragua
2005 - The Alsager Gallery, Manchester, England
- Gallery X, Istanbul, Turkey
- The Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey
2003 - The University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary, and Florida International University, Miami, FL,
2004 - The Alsager Gallery, Manchester, England
- Gallery X, Istanbul, Turkey
- The University of New Mexico Special Project Room, Albuquerque, NM.
1999/2000 - Hewlett Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- the Indianapolis Contemporary Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
- the Moreau Gallery at Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, Indiana
- the Stephen Gang Gallery, New York City
1997 - Stephen Gang Gallery, New York City
- The Foundry in Washington, D.C.,
- the Conlon-Siegel Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, Michigan
1995 - Claremont Graduate School, California
1993 - Penn State University, Pennsylvania
1992 - The University of Alaska, Alaska
1991 - The Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
1986 - 55 Mercer Street Gallery in New York City
1984 - Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
- Appalachian Center for Art & Crafts, Smithville, Tennessee, The Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and the Concept Art Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Selected Group Exhibitions
2013 Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, FL
- Miami International Art Fair, Miami, FL
- Surface a Signifier, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA
- From Here to There, Stedman Gallery, Camden, NJ
2012 Art Prize, Gallery 106, Grand Rapids, MI
- Surface as Signifier, Blackwood, NJ
- Design Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
- Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
- Aqua Fair Miami/Basel, Miami FL
2011 Stedman Gallery, Camden, NJ
- Art of the State, Harrisburg, PA
2010 Tinney Gallery, Knoxville, TN
- Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
- Third Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2009 Rogue Gallery, Williamsport, PA
- Strohl Art Center, Chautauqua, NY
- Bridgette Mayer, Philadelphia, PA
2008 Gardens In Winter, Hopkins House, Collingswood, NJ
- Recycled, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2007 Bridge Art Fair, represented by Projects Gallery, Miami Basel
- Atlantic City Art Museum, Atlantic City, NJ
- Red Dot Fair, Chicago, IL
- Markeim Art Center, Haddonfield, NJ
- Projects Gallery, Altered Landscapes, Philadelphia, PA
2005 - Hyder Gallery, Four Women, Works on Paper, Philadelphia, PA
2004 - HMC Exhibition, Nador Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2003 - the exhibition “Eight” at the Jonson Gallery in Albuquerque, NM
2001 - Art Space, Kansas City, MO
1999 - “Women Artists from the Land of Enchantment” Lew Allen Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico
1998 - “The Cedar Rapids Invitational”, Cedar Rapids Art Museum, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1997 - the Monothon of “Site Santa Fe” Santa Fe, New Mexico
1995 - Third Street Gallery, Philadelphia
- Vanderbilt University
1992 - Western University
1990 - The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, Delaware
1983 - Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama

2013     University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX
            South Texas College, McAllen, TX
2012     University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
            Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
2010     Visiting Artist, Public Art Academy, Williamsport, PA
            Visiting Artist, Georgia State University, Atlanta GA
            Visiting Artist, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
2009     Invitational; Public Arts Access TV Participant, Director, Caleb Weintraub, Bloomington, IN
            Visiting Artist, Carnegie-Mellon Univeristy, Pgh, PA
            Visitng Artist, Florida Atlantic University, Boc Raton, FL
2008     Juror, Sculptors Guild Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
            Artist Residency, Brandywine Print Collaborative, Philadelphia, PA
2007     Visiting Artist, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
            Collaboration, Brandywine Print Workshop, Philadelphia, PA
1980     Internship, Dane County Design Coalition, Madison, WI
            Internship as Assistant Stage Designer, Androcles and the Lion, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

2010     Seeing Voices: The Authentic Visual Voice, Co-Curator and Director, Rutgers University, Stedman Art Gallery, Camden, NJ National Symposium, Rutgers University, Camden NJ
            Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
            Hopkins House Gallery, Collingswood, NJ
            Over the Bridge, Co- Curator, Philadelphia, PA
2009     To Be Or Not To Be, A Painter's Dilemma, Rutgers, University, Stedman Art Gallery, Camden, NJ
            Hopkins House Gallery, Collingswood, NJ

2013     Galkistan Artist Residency, Laungvartn, Iceland
2012     Dean’s Research Grant, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
              Virginia Center for the Arts, Artist residency, Amherst, Virginia
2011     Ox Bow Artist in Residence, Saugatuck, MI
               Faculty Research Grant, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
2010     Art and Transit Public Art Commission, Philadelphia, PA
            New American Painting Spring Edition
            Atlanta, Georgia Group Exhibition, University of Atlanta, GA
2009     New American Paintings, Edition #81
2008     Faculty Research Grant, Rutgers University, Camden NJ
2007     Faculty Research Grant, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
            The Create Awards, collaboration with Allan Espiritu, Artist Catalog, The Spaces Between
            American Graphic Design Award, collaboration with Allan Espiritu, Artist Catalog, The Spaces Between
2013     Anne R. Fabbri, Broad Street Review, Philadelphia, PA, March 2013
- Chip Schwartz, Knight Arts, Philadelphia, PA, February, 2013
2012     Roberta Fallon, The Philadelphia Daily News, May
- Lucas K. Murray, Gloucester County Times, April
- Roberta Fallon, The Artblog.org, May
- WHYY Philadelphia Radio, June
- Rutgers Today, Cathy Donovan, April
- Alison Mcmenamin, Artblog, Philadelphia, PA September, 2012
- Holly Bechiri, The Rapidian, Grand Rapids, MI, September 2012
- H.L. Hix, In Quire, Laramie, WY, Jan 2012
- Cathy Karmilowicz, Rutgers Today, Camden, NJ, April 2012
- Steve Tawa, Philadelphia CBS News, Philadelphia, PA, June 2012
2011     John Barna, Gloucester County Times, August
- Debora Walden, Nashville Arts, Nashville, TN, June
2010     Peter Frank, Metaphysical Materiality, catalog essay on the occasion of exhibitions at Tinney Gallery, Nashville, TN
- Deborah Walden, Metaphysical Materiality, Nashville, Arts, Nashville, TN
2009     Don Brewer: DoNArTNeWs, Philadelphia, PA, April
- Small Press Broadsides, Philadelphia, PA, October
- Interview; Cezanne and Beyond, Courier Post, NJ, April
- Focus; To Be or Not To Be – A Painter's Dilemma, Rutgers University, Camden, PA, October
- Regina Garcia Cano: The Chautauqua Daily, Chautauqua, NY, July
- Philly Arts, Philadelphia, PA
- Philadelphia City Paper, Philadelphia, PA, (…)
2008     Gabriel Baxtor, The Courier Post, Camden, NJ, January
- Alex Schmidt, WHYY Artist Interview, Philadelphia, PA, November
- Mike Sepanic, Gleaner, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, August
- Roberta Fallon, Art Blog, October
- Molly Eichel, City Paper, Philadelphia, PA, November
- Sarah Gormley Phillyist, Philadelphia, PA, October
- Alex Schmidt, WHYY Artist Interview, Philadelphia, PA, August
- Lenny Campello, Phillyist, November
- Libby Rosoff, Art Blog, September                   
2007     Roberta Fallon, Philadelphia Online Review, Philadelphia, PA, October

International Painting Annual 2, Manifest Gallery Publisher
Metaphysical Realities 2010, Essays by Peter Frank and Pam Longobardi
New American Paintings, Edition 81
The Space Between (of Vincent and other things) 2006, essays by Jane Linden, Libora Oates-Indruchova, Beata Bijag, Barry Vacker, Leslie Kauffman.
Significant Others, Margery Amdur in Conversation with Jane Linden 2006
Margery Amdur: Malarstwo/Painting 2005 Essay by Leslie Kaufman, Solvay Gallery, Krakow, Poland