Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Portia Munson

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: Catskill, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 1992, 1998, 2019

Portia Munson is a visual artist who works in a range of mediums including photography, painting, sculpture, and installation and focuses primarily on environmental and cultural themes seen from a feminist perspective. Munson's work has been shown in major public and private exhibition spaces since the early 1990s, when she had a "White Room" exhibition at White Columns (NY 1993) and was included in the "Bad Girls" show at the New Museum of Contemporary Art (NY 1994). In 2015, she create a large-scale light box installation at the Bryant Park subway station for New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority. A permanent installation by Munson has been on view at the Fort Hamilton Parkway station since 2012. In 2011 Munson had a solo show, "Color Forms," at Mass MOCA (North Adams, MA). In 2016 she created a large piece that hangs in the main concourse of Albany (NY) International Airport, and her work was included in the "Nature Pops" at Wave Hill (Bronx, NY) and in "Pink Noise" at Girls' Club foundation (Ft. Lauderdale, FL).


Eastman (formerly Shop)

Portia Munson worked in the Eastman (formerly Shop) studio.

Thanks to the generous support of MacDowell Fellow and board member Louise Eastman, a century-old farm building has been reinvented as a modern, energy efficient live and workspace for visual artists. Originally built to provide storage when the residency program was expanding, this small barn was simply converted for studio use in the mid-1950s with the…

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