PAULINE ZIEGEN

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Pauline Ziegen’s earliest landscape paintings were done outdoors in Kansas where vast stretches of prairie lead to distant horizons. Representing the unique dichotomy of where the earth seems to meet the sky or the apparent boundary between earth and sky, the horizon is, she says, “an ever-shifting location that you can never reach, yet it is always compelling.”

At the time, Ziegen’s landscapes were representational; however, the plein-air process of capturing elusive light effects was one of the keys to what she does today. “When painting outdoors, the goal is to edit all that information into something that is meaningfulfor me there is tremendous power in the restful yet aspiring horizon that both separates and unites.”

Ziegen has been “editing” ever since, creating suggestive abstractions inspired by the landscapes she views from a ridge-top home and studio on the outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico. “...abstraction is all about editing and simplifying the visual world into formal elements that become metaphors of emotion,” she says.
 

Born: 1960, Kansas City, Missouri

Education:

2009    Fredericksburg Art School, Instructor, Michael Workman

1999    Santa Fe Art Institute, Instructor, Donald Sultan

1985    New York Academy of Art

1983    BFA with honors in painting/drawing, Kansas City Art Institute 

1979-81Southwest Missouri State University  

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2011    Plein Air and the Paint Out, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2008    Bridging Horizons, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2007    Land and Light, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2006    Ukiyo (Floating World), Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2005    Between the Light, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2003    Memory, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2002    Breath of Day, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2001    A Still Place, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2000    Sight the Land,  Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1993    The World Series II, David Levik Gallery, Kansas City, MO

1986    The World Series,  Athena Gallery, Kansas City, MO

Selected Exhibitions:

2016    Creative Transition, Ruhlen-Owen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2015    The Landscape: Classical to Modern, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2014    Quiet Beauty, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2013    The Modern Landscape, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Enlighten, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX
2012    Lay of the Land: East Meets West, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2011    New Mexico Influence: Color and Nature, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

            Tour of the Homes, ARTFeast Annual Event, Santa Fe, NM

            BarileMeerZiegen, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX

            Eighteenth Annual Red Show, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2010    Holiday Exhibition, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

            Neo Luminism, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX

2009    Masters of the Landscape Three Person Show, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe,        NM

Red Hot, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2008    Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

            The Small Show,  Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2007    AAF, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York

            1st Anniversary Celebration, 3 person show, Costello-Childs, Phoenix, AZ

2006    AAF, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York

            Inner Space, Santa Fe, NM

            ARTScottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ

            The Power of Red, Santa Fe, NM

            Grand opening, Group show, Costello-Childs, Phoenix, AZ

2005    AAF Contemporary, New York, NY

            Emerging Artist 05, Scottsdale, AZ

2004    Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY

            The Art of Giving, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2003    Small is Beautiful, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

            AAF-New York ,NY, Karan Ruhlen Gallery

            Amour del Rojo, Karan Ruhlen Gallery

            ART Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

2002    Affordable Art Fair-New York, Karan Ruhlen Gallery

Heart of Winter, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

            Palm Springs International Art Fair,  Palm Springs, CA

2001    Red, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2000    Art Miami 2000, represented by Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

            Mil Flores, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

            A Show with Heart, Invitational, Joyce Robins Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

 

Selected Exhibitions:

1999   Simply Irresistible, Karan Ruhlen Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Women in the Land of Enchantment,National Museum of Women in the Arts, juried exhibition, LewAllen Contemporary Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1998    Leo Weaver Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

1997    Foursome, Galleria Zocalo, Santa Fe, New Mexico

1996    Group Show, Santa Fe Arts Council, Gallery Plaza Real, Santa Fe, NM

1994    Group Show, Ward and Ward Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

            Three-person Show, The Gallery at Worlds Window, Kansas City, Missouri

1992    Two Person Show, Allegro, Kansas City, Missouri

1990    Group Show, The Classic Cup, Kansas City, Missouri

1984    Senior Honors Exhibition, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, Missouri

1983    Group Show, Jordon Creek Art Center, Springfield, Missouri

1981    Three Person Show, Campus Union Gallery, Southwest Missouri State                                                University,  Springfield, Missouri

Honors and Awards:

Scholarship Award, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM

Scholarship Award for Drawing, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Scholarship Award for Drawing / Painting, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, MO

Ruby Slipper Award: Peers’ Honor for Artistic Achievement, Southwest Missouri          

State University, Springfield, MO

Scholarship Award for High School Students in Drawing, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City

Bibliography: 

2014    Adding Color to a Black Dress and Pearls, California Homes, November, p.74-81

2014    “Art Previews”, Santa Fean, August/September 2014, p. 179

2011    Home and Design, Lap of Luxury, image credit, p. 144

2010    Art Journey New Mexico hardcover book, book cover/inside article, p. 216

2009    ArtSpeak, Art in Public Places, New Mexico, Image credit Winter 2009, p. 2

2008   "Art Trends", Hollis Walker, Santa Fe Catalogue, Summer 2008, Pg. 61

2008    Holis Walker, Santa Fe Catalogue: Art Trends, Spring/Summer 2008 p. 60-61

            FOCUS Image credits, August/September Calendar p. 56-57

2006    Craig Smith, “Gallerywise”, Pasatiempo, September 1, 2006, p. 36

            Craig Smith, “Gallerywise”, Pasatiempo, May 26th-June 1st 2006, p. 50

            Art & Antiques, Robert Nesmith, Art’s Winter Haven, February, 2006, pg. 72

2005    The New Yorker, Kathryn Jones, State of the Arts,  New York, NY, April 11, 2005

            Emily Van Cleve, “Nature and the Magnificent Landscape Inspire Artists at the

            Karan Ruhlen Gallery”, FOCUS, June 2005

2002    Robert Nott, Ziegen’s Zen Westerns, Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo, Sept 20, 2002

1998    Timothy Finn, Kansas City Star, October 2, 1998

1997    Kathleen McCloud, Four Artists Thread Their Work Together, Pasatiempo, The New                Mexican, June 13,   

Corporate Collections:

            New Mexico Arts in Public Places, Santa Fe, NM

            Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN

            Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel, California

            Health Point Corporation,  Dallas, Texas

            Bishop Lodge Resort, Santa Fe, New Mexico

            The Art Coll Trust, Seattle, Washington

            Sellman Rand Corporation, San Francisco, California

            Avalon Incorporated, Tucson, Arizona

            Becco Corporation, New York City, New York                                                         

            Square One, San Francisco, California

            G.H.K. Developments, New Orleans, Louisiana

            The Peltz Group, Milwaukee, Wisconsin                         

            Café Allegro, Kansas City, Missouri

            Health Point Corporation, Dallas, TX

            Shutterfly Inc, Redwood City, CA                       

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