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Lois Hennessey

Lois Hennessey

In my teaching I have always felt that compositional concepts are the necessary underpinnings of all 2 dimensional work as well as 3 dimensional forms and their relationships to the environment and surrounding space.

In 1989 I began a series of illustrated stories about mice. These tales are slightly autobiographical about an artist mouse and her very handy and stoic mate. It is a natural extension of my sculptures which want to become more and more literal and with which I am still involved.

I also divide my leisure time between a life-long love of cooking and sewing very large appliquéd quilts with low reliefs of food and critters.

Education

1958
    B.F.A. Illinois Wesleyan University.

Group Shows

1999
    "Drawing on Clay" Clay Works, Baltimore, MD.
1998
    Foundations USA National Traveling Show.
1996
    Mirrors, Skulls and Fragments, Baltimore, MD.
1995
    Maryland Art Place.
1983
    Elements Gallery, New York, NY.
1981
    Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC.
1978
    Baltimore Museum of Art.

Collections

  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meyerhoff, Baltimore, MD
  • Wedgwood Museum
  • Kohler Company Museum, Sheboygan, WI
  • Everton Ceramics Museum, Syracuse, NY, Purchase 2005

Works Reviewed

  • Ceramics Monthly
  • NECA Journal Publications

Clients

  • Piper Marbury, LLD, Baltimore, MD
  • Nan Yarnaw, Baltimore, MD
  • Mr. and Mrs. Earle Shaw, Baltimore, MD

Grants

1981
  • Maryland State Arts Council.
1980
  • Ford Foundation.
1979
  • National Endowment for the Arts.

Travel

  • Residence in Rome, Italy, 2 years
  • Galapagos
  • Quito, Ecuador
  • Peru
  • Alaska
  • Costa Rica