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SIGRID TRUMPY

SIGRID TRUMPY

Artist Work

Newton Book 1, Lemma 2
2012
drypoint etching with hand coloring
6" x 6"
Euclid, Book 1, Proposition 1
2012
drypoint etching with hand coloring
6" x 6'
Euclid, Book V,Proposition 15
2012
drypoint etching with hand coloring
6" x 6"
Euclid, Book III, Proposition 16
2012
drypoint etching with hand coloring
6" x 6"
Euclid, Book VI, Proposition 13
2012
drypoint etching with hand coloring
6" x 6"
Euclid, Book 1, Proposition 47
2012
drypoint etching with hand coloring
6" x 6"

Artist Information

County
Anne Arundel County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

I draw my inspiration from numerous sources, the landscape, the sea, looking at art and people and also from the use of color and form in risky combinations.

Artist Bio

Education:
Maryland Institute College of Art, BFA, Painting
Pratt Institute, MFA, Printmaking

Residencies:
Vermont Studio Center, fellowship, 1989, 1990, 1998, 2005

Collections:
Collection of the Smithsonian Institution, Banner for anti-Nuclear Movement, 1979
Maryland Artist Collection, UMUC, Adelphi, MD 1982

Awards:
Anne Arundel County Juried Exhibit, Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, 2006, Jurors Award
25th Anniversary Exhibit, Chaney Gallery, MD Hall for the Creative Arts, 2004, Jurors Award
Maryland Biennial Exhibition, Baltimore Museum of Art, Trustee’s Award, 1980

Selected Exhibitions:
Between Stops, Circle Gallery, four-person exhibit, 2012
Image and Imagination, AA County Juried Exhibit, Mitchell Gallery, St.John’s College 2010, 2012
Natural Wonders, BWI Airport, 2011
Small Wonders, Circle Gallery, Juried Exhibit, 2011
Art of the Book, Mitchell Gallery, Invitational Exhibit, 2010
Art Between The Creeks, Eastport Warehouse, Annapolis, MD, 2004-12
Gatherings, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD, summer group show, 2006-07
Cafe Gallery, Old Chatham, NY, Solo Exhibit, 2005
Montage Gallery, Baltimore, MD, summer group exhibit, 2005-07
25th Anniversary Juried Invitational, Chaney Gallery, MD Hall for the Creative Arts, 2004
Small Works, Nutt Room, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD, solo show, 2004
Townies, 49 West, Annapolis, MD, 2003
DeMatteis Gallery, Annapolis, MD, solo show, 1987, 1988, 2002
West Annapolis Gallery, Annapolis, MD, solo show, 1995
University of Maryland, “Three Exhibitions, Three Locations, Five Artists”, 1995
Ruby Blakeney Gallery, Annapolis, MD, solo show, 1994
Loyola College Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 1993
Conrad’s, Severna Park, MD, solo show, 1991
8 x 10 Club, Baltimore, MD, solo show, 1990
Cardinal Gallery, MD Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD, solo show, 1988
Worth Gallery, Washington, DC, 1984, 1987, 1988
Gallery 10 Ltd., Washington, DC, solo show, 1979
MD State Arts Council Fellowship, Sixteen Maryland Artists, Five MD locations, 1978

Professional Experience:
Director of Exhibits and the Visual Arts, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 2008-present
Curator, Beverley Robinson Collection, USNA Museum, 1982 to 2008
Exhibits Preparator, The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD 1994 to present
Curator, Landscape & Nature, A View From Maryland, Maryland Sister States Program, 2007

Concerning the Euclid Etchings

Drafting is in my background. I grew up in an atmosphere where design had a significant importance. The tools of that trade have been familiar and a fascination since childhood. The compass, French curve, protractor, triangle and sources of measurement all fit. When I was introduced to Euclid I immediately saw the simplicity and beauty in his propositions and envisioned them as drypoint etchings. I like to play with the fixed, logical and absolute and to jar it bringing a new perspective to the viewer.

"Euclid, fl. 300B.C., was a Greek mathematician, often referred to as the "Father of Geometry". His Elements is one of the most influential works in the history of mathematics, serving as the main textbook for etching mathematics, especially geometry. In the Elements, Euclid deduced the principles of what is now called Euclidean geometry from a small set of axioms. Euclid also wrote works on perspective, conic sections, spherical geometry, number theory and rigor."

The drypoint etchings are in an edition of 10, printed on Arches.Education:
Maryland Institute College of Art, BFA, Painting
Pratt Institute, MFA, Printmaking

Residencies:
Vermont Studio Center, fellowship, 1989, 1990, 1998, 2005

Collections:
Collection of the Smithsonian Institution, Banner for anti-Nuclear Movement, 1979
Maryland Artist Collection, UMUC, Adelphi, MD 1982

Awards:
Anne Arundel County Juried Exhibit, Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, 2006, Jurors Award
25th Anniversary Exhibit, Chaney Gallery, MD Hall for the Creative Arts, 2004, Jurors Award
Maryland Biennial Exhibition, Baltimore Museum of Art, Trustee’s Award, 1980

Selected Exhibitions:
Between Stops, Circle Gallery, four-person exhibit, 2012
Image and Imagination, AA County Juried Exhibit, Mitchell Gallery, St.John’s College 2010, 2012
Natural Wonders, BWI Airport, 2011
Small Wonders, Circle Gallery, Juried Exhibit, 2011
Art of the Book, Mitchell Gallery, Invitational Exhibit, 2010
Art Between The Creeks, Eastport Warehouse, Annapolis, MD, 2004-12
Gatherings, Carla Massoni Gallery, Chestertown, MD, summer group show, 2006-07
Cafe Gallery, Old Chatham, NY, Solo Exhibit, 2005
Montage Gallery, Baltimore, MD, summer group exhibit, 2005-07
25th Anniversary Juried Invitational, Chaney Gallery, MD Hall for the Creative Arts, 2004
Small Works, Nutt Room, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD, solo show, 2004
Townies, 49 West, Annapolis, MD, 2003
DeMatteis Gallery, Annapolis, MD, solo show, 1987, 1988, 2002
West Annapolis Gallery, Annapolis, MD, solo show, 1995
University of Maryland, “Three Exhibitions, Three Locations, Five Artists”, 1995
Ruby Blakeney Gallery, Annapolis, MD, solo show, 1994
Loyola College Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 1993
Conrad’s, Severna Park, MD, solo show, 1991
8 x 10 Club, Baltimore, MD, solo show, 1990
Cardinal Gallery, MD Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD, solo show, 1988
Worth Gallery, Washington, DC, 1984, 1987, 1988
Gallery 10 Ltd., Washington, DC, solo show, 1979
MD State Arts Council Fellowship, Sixteen Maryland Artists, Five MD locations, 1978

Professional Experience:
Director of Exhibits and the Visual Arts, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 2008-present
Curator, Beverley Robinson Collection, USNA Museum, 1982 to 2008
Exhibits Preparator, The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD 1994 to present
Curator, Landscape & Nature, A View From Maryland, Maryland Sister States Program, 2007

Concerning the Euclid Etchings

Drafting is in my background. I grew up in an atmosphere where design had a significant importance. The tools of that trade have been familiar and a fascination since childhood. The compass, French curve, protractor, triangle and sources of measurement all fit. When I was introduced to Euclid I immediately saw the simplicity and beauty in his propositions and envisioned them as drypoint etchings. I like to play with the fixed, logical and absolute and to jar it bringing a new perspective to the viewer.

"Euclid, fl. 300B.C., was a Greek mathematician, often referred to as the "Father of Geometry". His Elements is one of the most influential works in the history of mathematics, serving as the main textbook for etching mathematics, especially geometry. In the Elements, Euclid deduced the principles of what is now called Euclidean geometry from a small set of axioms. Euclid also wrote works on perspective, conic sections, spherical geometry, number theory and rigor."

The drypoint etchings are in an edition of 10, printed on Arches.