Dale Appleman lives and works in Washington, DC. Her paintings have been exhibited in solo and group shows in Washington, New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Stamford, featured in several publications and purchased for private and corporate collections. She grew up in New York City and worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art following graduation from Skidmore College with a BA in Art. She has been a publications graphic designer for magazines, corporations, universities and non-profits.
My work lives along a boundary between figuration and abstraction. I’m drawn to metaphor, the territory that mediates between word and image. Color drives the paintings —its immediacy, subtlety, indulgence and seduction. Drawing for me is trying to understand, describe and hold a subject. My best work attempts to marry both.
A personal caveat: Writing about one’s own work is an unwieldy grammatical dive into a translation of the essentially non-verbal. “A bird is not an ornithologist.” (J.S. Foer).
WWAC exhibition at the American University Museum, Alper Initiative for Washington Art, Washington DC
AWARD DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities grant for acquisition of 3 paintings for the 2018 Washingtonia Collection
Prince Street Gallery, 8th National Juried Exhibition, New York. Juror: Graham Nickson, painter & Dean of NY Studio School
Idio Gallery, Phantasmagoria, Brooklyn NY.
Curators: Gillian Zinser and Montana Simone
Interview with AWT Magazine, 2016
Stamford Art Association, Faber Birren National Color Award Show, Juror: Anna Swinbourne, former MOMA painting curator and independent curator and art historian.
Philadelphia Sketchbook Club, Absolutely Abstract, Jurors: Su Horty, Charles Kalick& Al Gury
Art Scene Today, No Place Like Home Juror: Kathleen Sowle
Women Do It! traveling art exhibition @ The United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women Conference, NYC
DC Museum of Contemporary Art, Everyone We Know, The Art House Sketchbook Project, traveling show: Atlanta, Washington, DC, Brooklyn, NY
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