Gretchen Fuss



Bio

Gretchen specializes in abstracts and semi-abstract landscapes with acrylics and oils on canvas. At the heart of her work is a desire to evoke emotions that bring light and joy. Fuss’s paintings have been hailed as very unique and original. Her technique, although ever changing is to build color and texture with recognizable and indefinable images. Her process is to build up the layers of paint that define, and then add color to express and sand it back to add depth and dimension. Artist Statement As I mature, my artwork is evolving more rapidly. My approach is less analytical and I allow the imagery to “happen,” which seems a more honest method of painting for me. Good design however, still remains paramount in creating impact as opposed to just color and texture. The beauty of the land, sea and sky continue to interest me and I try to convey its essence in my work. Gretchen Fuss currently has studio space in her home. She has had many solo exhibits as well as group shows. Her works are in private and corporate collections in the United States. Gretchen is affiliated with Carre d’ Artistes and Union Ave Arts SOLO EXHIBITS 2017 September Pop Up The Warehouse 3 Swarthmore, PA 2017 September Pop Up Reconsidered Home, Media, PA 2013 September “Changing Seasons” The Wine cellar Northport, NY 2013 January and February “Blue Breezes” The Wine Cellar Northport, NY 2011 May “Work on Walls” Wild Honey, Port Washington, NY 2011 February “Poppyular Paintings II”, The Syosset Public Library Gallery, NY 2010 November “Poppyular Paintings”, The Elmont Public Library Gallery, NY 2010 September “VIVOCOTIVE” The Tasting Room, Northport, NY 2010 August “Impetuous Paintings II” Huntington Library Gallery, Huntington, NY 2010 March “Impetuous Paintings Ripe Art Gallery, Green lawn, NY 2007 May “LADIES”, West End Gallery, Media, PA SHOWHOUSE EXHIBITS 2015 The River house at Hudson Harbor, artwork featured in Lifestyles and Interiors By Lisa bedroom display 2013 October “Home is Where The Heart is” Artwork featured in Margreet Cevasco’s kitchen area of show house 2013 September “The Ronald MacDonald House”, Donated Artwork for display in Kate Singers lounge area 2013 September “Design show house at Cedar Knolls”, Interior Design and Artwork displayed in Gretchen Fuss bedroom 2013 September “Design show house at Cedar Knolls”, Artwork displayed in Kim Weiss’ grand foyer, Jessica Belfiore’s dining room, and others. 2012 July “Traditional Home Hampton Designer Show house”, Artwork in Kate Singers Den GROUP EXHIBITS 2016 Architectural Digest Design Show , NY 2016 Anthony Phillip Fine Art, A Small Works Invitational, Brooklyn, NY 2015 Architectural Digest Design Show , NY 2014 Architectural Digest Design Show , NY 2014 Akkseum Gallery 37, Northport, NY 2011 Normandy Manor Design Show house, Vanderbilt Museum, NY 2011 The West Hampton Festival of the Arts, Juried Show, NY 2011 The Washington Square  Outdoor Arts Festival, Juried Show, NY 2011 55th Long Island Artist Juried Exhibit, Cover Image for Brochure, Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, NY 2010 2nd annual Charity Event The Artists In The Attic proceeds to benefit CINEMA ARTS 2010 54th Long Island Artist Juried Exhibit, Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, NY 2009 53rd Long Island Artist Juried Exhibit, Cover Image for Brochure, Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery, NY 2009 The Artists In The Attic open Studio 1st Friday Events 2009 The Montauk Arts Festival, Juried Show, NY 2009 Thin Flats Green Building Project Opening, Philadelphia, PA 2007 Art Expo Las Vega 2007 Pindar Art Show, Juried Exhibit, Honorable Mention, Crowne Plaza Ball Room, K.O.P PA 1997 Christ Church Art Exhibit, Media, PA 1995 The Media Arts Festival, Media, PA 1994 The Creative People Art Show, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Barclay Hotel Philadelphia, PA PRIVATE & CORPORATE Nancy Galasso, Conn. Dana, PA Chris Wagner, PA Christine Funkhouser, PA Lisa Furey, PA Cindy and Jeff Taylor, PA Inez Rodriguez, PA Michael Matodek, PA Mr. and Mrs. Savasta, NY Kate Singer, NY Eric and Karen Hernandez, NY Laura and Ray Rothaug, NY Kim Weiss, NY Laurie Duke, NY Private, NY Private, Conn. Amy and Jeff Howell, NY Dan Del Orfano, Huntington, NY William Laney, NY Todd Millar, Edmonton, Alberta Diane Rosenstein, NY Corey Labadorf, NY Chase Edwards Gallery, Oyster Bay, NY Dr. Catherine Yland, Huntington, NY Ms. Kenia Boehm, Huntington, NY Mr. Trevor Davis, Huntington, NY Mr. Maureen Casey, Huntington, NY Mr. and Mrs. Steve Louro, Nissequogue, NY Mr. and Mrs. Lockhart, Media, PA Mr. and Mrs. Robert Staten, Dallas, TX Mr. and Mrs. Neil Hamburg, Radnor, PA Mr. and Mrs. Griga, Wayne, PA Mr. William Pinder, Swarthmore, PA Mr. Charles Flannigan, Wallingford, PA Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Damasco, Flourtown, PA Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Thachet, Flourtown, PA Mr. and Mrs. Edward Donnon, Ambler, PA Mrs. Karen Gilligan, Media, PA Mr. and Mrs. George Gates, Huntington, NY Mr. and Mrs. David Hirsch, Cold Spring Harbor ARAMARK FOOD, Philadelphia, PA Ms. Debra West, Media, PA Mr. Eric Grimm, Huntington, NY Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gianta, Malvern, PA Mr. and Mrs. Robert Young, Media, PA Mr. Marianno, NY Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cannell, Blairstown, NJ Mr. Brett Zimmerman, Wallingford, PA Mr. and Mrs. Todd Zimmerman, Cape May, NJ Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Zimmerman, Douglasville, PA Mr. and Mrs. Scott Zimmerman, Williamsburg, VA Ms. Angela Fortier, Valley Stream, NY Ms. Andrea Herrick, Huntington, NY IRIS  GIFT AND BOUTIQUE, Chestnut hill, PA Mr and Mrs. Lawrence Belcoff, Lafayette Hill, PA Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Pinto, Flourtown, PA BUCKLEY’S TAVERN, Delaware PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS Accetra Arts LTD, NY The Framing workshop, NY The Galleria Fine Arts, NY The Northport Arts Coalition The Art League of Long Island Cliff Young LTD Splashes of Hope DONATIONS AND CHARITY 2016 Diffa, NY 2016 Path to Parenthood, NY 2013 The Ronald MacDonald House, NY 2010 Cinema Arts, NY 2010 Splashes of Hope, NY 2009 Hechsher Museum, NY 2009 The Brooke Jackman Foundation, PA 2007 Sunrise Children’s Foundation, PA 2007 Guadenzia, PA 2007 Help for Nicky, PA 1998 The Helen Kate Furness Library, PA 1998 Art Goes to School, PA PUBLICATIONS 2016 Home and Design Magazine 2010 News LI.com 2013 July Traditional Home 2013 News day LI HOME 2010 The Huntington Patch 2009 The Long islander, Huntington, NY 2009 The Village Connection, Huntington, NY 2007 Town Talk, Media, PA 1997 The Wallingford Swarthmore Quarterly, PA EDUCATION Pheaa Grant 1998 Pell Grant 1985 2008 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Oil Painting, figure Painting 1997 Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, Business of Illustration, Textile & Fashion 1985 The Art Institute Of Philadelphia, PA, Certificate of Commercial Art and Advertising