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Gallery Artists:

Hamilton Aguiar
Kevin Barrett
G. Rodo Boulanger
Greg Calibey
Paul Chester
Michele Dangelo
Charles Dwyer
Elisabeth Estivalet
Liz Gribin
Johanna Harmon
Peregrine Heathcote
Ron Hicks

Larry Horowitz
France Jodoin
Odile Kinart
Sebastian Kruger
Yingzhao Liu
Ramon Lombarte
Joseph Lorusso
Tim Merrett
Nadee
Paul Oxborough
Virginia Peck
Jessica Pisano
Jean Richardson
Pauline Roche
Marlene Rose
Regina Saura
David Michael Slonim
Randy Stevens
Steven Stroud
Andy Summers
Thom Surman
Jeffrey Terreson
Gideon Tomaschoff

Lynne Windsor
Ronnie Wood

Additional Select Artists:
(see all)

Scott Addis
Yoel Benharrouche
Romero Britto
Jim Buckels
Michel Delacroix
Domonique Dorie
Brian Fox
David Gerstein
Jurgen Gorg
Hessam
Ted Jeremenko
Willi Kissmer
Hisaku Kobayashi
David Krakov
Sam Park
Thomas Pradzynski
Charlotte Reine
James Rizzi
Mackenzie Thorpe
Don Wilks

 

Virginia Peck
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The word Buddha in Sanskrit means “to be awakened”. Expressed in art, Buddhas are not objects of worship, but mirrors of our innermost being, icons of the journey from ignorance to illumination.  Ian A. Baker


           
Artist Virginia Peck grew up in New Jersey attending George School, a Quaker school in Newtown, PA. She also took courses at the Philadelphia College of Art and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Moving to New England, Peck attended The School of the Museum of Fine Arts and graduated with a degree in painting.

For 10 years, Peck worked as a freelance illustrator for clients such as Reebok, The Boston Globe, Doubleday Books and many others. After her son and daughter were grown, Peck returned her full attention to personal painting in 1997. She has been the subject of articles in The Boston Globe, The Patriot Ledger, and other newspapers and magazines. Newbury Fine Arts is pleased to represent the artist exclusively in Boston.

Virginia Peck describes that sitting in meditation one morning, she visualized the idea of the face of Buddha and knew that this was her calling. It was the culmination of a lifelong interest with her personal spiritual study, meditation and yoga and her passion for painting. The ancient Buddha statues with their weathered patinas suggesting the life cycle of decay and rebirth, impermanence and change inspired Peck to create unique surface qualities on her work.

 

Virginia Peck is an artist whose work engages the viewer at a strongly visceral level. Her paintings are vividly colorful and luminous with an underlying texture...Faces predominate...There is a haunting, surreal quality to many of them. They are startlingly beautiful and do not easily release your attention. Cliff Hauptman, Editor, Brandeis Alumni Magazine, 2000.

 

EDUCATION

1980 - 1983  School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, Diploma Studio Arts/Painting

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2015 Newbury Fine Arts, Color Personified, Boston, MA

2013 Qi Boston, MA; Group Show

2012 Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH; Solo Show

2010 Newbury Fine Art, Boston, MA; Group Show

2009 Newbury Fine Arts, Liberty Hotel, Summer Gallery Night Series, Boston, MA; Solo Show 

2009 Andover Chapel, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Solo Show

2008 Newbury Fine Art, Boston, MA; Group Show

2008 - 2007 Gallery Anthony Curtis, Virginia’s Buddha Room, Boston, MA, Solo Show

2007 Gallery Anthony Curtis, The Encounter of Buddha, Boston, MA, Solo Show

2007 Easy Street Gallery, Nantucket, MA; Group Show

            2007 Powers Gallery, Acton, MA; Group Show.

2006 Alpers Fine Art, Sites & Insights, Andover, MA; Two-Person Show

2006 New Art Center, Icons + Altars, Newton, MA; Invitational

2006 Revolving Museum, Artroots, Middlesex Beat, Lowell, MA; Benefit Auction

2006 Kripalu, Center for Yoga and Health, 14 Buddha Paintings, Lenox, MA; Solo Show

2005 Alpers Fine Art, Twenty-four Meditations on Stillness & Light, Andover, MA; Two-Person Show

2005 South Shore Art Center, New Gallery Artists, Cohasset, MA 

2004 Cambridge Art Assoc., The Human Condition, Cambridge, MA; Invitational

2003 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, December Sale, Boston, MA,

2003 New Art Ctr. Icons + Altars, Newtonville, MA: Group Show

2003 Upstairs@Johnsons Art Gallery, Elusive Form, Boston, MA: Group Show

2003 Newton Free Library, Earth Elements, Newton, MA: Solo Show

2003 The Pasche Gallery, Universally: Nature & Each Other, Wellesley, MA; Group Show

2002 Studio Soto Benefit Auction, Studio Soto, Boston, MA; Invitational

2002 Perrin Gallery, Dog-oids and Man-Beasts, Brookline, MA; Solo Show

2002 Alpers Fine Art, Surfaces Rendered, Andover, MA; Two-Person Show

2002 South End Open Studios, Boston, MA;

2001 Alpers Fine Art, FaceScapes & IsleScapes, Andover, MA;Two-Person Show

2001 Cambridge Art Assoc., Red, Cambridge, MA; Invitational

2000 New Art Center, Icons + Altars, Newton, MA; Invitational

2000 Concord Art Assoc., The Meaning In Landscape, Concord, MA; Invitational

2000 Alpers Fine Art, Life Forms, Andover, MA; Two-Person Show

2000 Cambridge Art Assoc., The Book as Art: Artists' Books in New England, Cambridge, MA

1999 Museum School December Exhibition and Sale, Boston, MA; Invitational. 

1999 Cambridge Art Assoc., Red, Cambridge, MA; Invitational

1998 Inside Out Gallery, Solos and Duets, Newton, MA; Invitational.

1996 The Workbook Wall-to-Wall Art Gallery Show #8, New York, NY

 

PUBLICATIONS

2011 100 Artists of New England by E. Ashley Rooney, Schiffer Publishing

2011 Cover art for poetry book, Nevertheless by Wendy Videlock

2010 Publish , Anima, a Visual Journal by Virginia Peck 

2010 Artsy Shark Blog, Featured Artist – Virginia Peck.

2010 Still Savvy Blog, Aug. 3, 2010, Seven Years for Excellence -  an Interview with Virginia Peck.

2008 Fit Yoga Magazine, December 2008, The Gift of Serenity by Lorraine Shea.

2008 The Boston Globe, January 19, 2008, Artist Expresses Peace Using Buddha by Rich Barlow.

2007 Artscope Magazine, May/June, Gallery Anthony Curtis - The Encounter of Buddha: Antique Buddhas and Contemporary Paintings by Virginia Peck by Britt Beedenbender.

2007 Art New England, Feb./March, Sites & Insights opening Oct. 28, 2006, Alpers Fine Art, Andover, MA.

2007 Middlesex Beat, January, Buddha Faces Unfold by Jane Hallowell

2006 Lowell Sun, October 27, Who Art Thou column, Buddha’s Head a Constant Source of Inspirationby John Greenwald. 

2006 artMatters - School of the Museum of Fine Arts alumni magazine online, named as one of the artists who addresses spirituality in their artwork. 

2005-2006 Kripalu Winter Catalog, cover art, Serene Buddha, with bio.

2005 Boston’s South Shore, photography book by Greg Derr, 2005. Virginia Peck in Rockland studio.

2005 Cohasset Mariner, March 25, 2005, Best Bet, New Gallery Artists Show, South Shore Art Center

2004 Boston/New England Gallery Guide, November, 2004, Two Venues, Three Exhibits, shows at Alpers Fine Art and the Boston International Fine Art Show.

2004 Patriot Ledger, November 19, 2004, Opening Up Artistically by Courtney Hollands

2002 Boston Globe, West, November 14, 2002, Assignment yields unique works of art by Leslie Anderson 

2002 Metro West Weekly, Newton TAB, May 15, 2002, Crossing theThreshold of Art, by Valentina Zic, 

2000 Brandeis Review, Alumni Magazine, Vol. 20, #4, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, Alper's Fine Art

 

 

 

 

 
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