Within the meanings and richness of family history, themes of autobiography prevail in the paintings and prints of Lucy Sallick. The genres of still life and landscape interweave with images of self and places from home and studio– clay pieces by the children, groceries on the table, paint tubes, brushes, and sketches of landscapes on the studio floor. Pictures within a picture, landscape within still life, landscape with multiple views of familiar trees and shore, rocks and sea. Embedded deep in layers of paint or ink, portraits of self form a web of associations as the past moves into the present.
“When asked, what do I do, I say I’m a painter. But I’m also interested in many ways to make art, e.g. I might stitch a needlepoint, make a “book,” look for wood on the shore.”
Selected One-Person Exhibitions
2004 “A Year at Weir Farm” University of Connecticut / Stamford Art Gallery, Stamford, CT (Catalog)
2000 "Brunswick Stories: A Project about Family History" Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
1998 “Stories About Family: Linocuts and Monotypes” G.W. Einstein Co., Inc., New York, NY
1991 “In the Woods, in the City: Monotypes and Monoprints” SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY
1987 “In the Vicinity of Self" Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME (Catalog)
1987 "Self portrait in Landscape" G.W. Einstein Co., Inc., New York, NY
1980 "Lucy Sallick" Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH
1979 "Lucy Sallick" SOHO 20 Gallery / G.W. Einstein Co., Inc., New York, NY (Joint Exhibition)
1977 "Lucy Sallick" Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (Catalog)
1973 "Lucy Sallick" SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY (Catalog)
Selected Group Exhibitions
2023 “In Their Element(s): Women Artists Across Media” Fairfield University Art Museum, Fairfield, CT
2019 “Women Defining Themselves: The Original Artists of SOHO 20” Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, N.J.
2017 “The Legacy of Silvermine: Artists, Art and Community” Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
2006 “Maine Printmakers: 1980-2005” Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
1998 "Parallel Visions: Sylvia Sleigh Collection of Women Artists” SOHO 20 Gallery, New York, NY (Catalog)
1995 "Mainescapes: Women Artists 1900-1995" The Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME
1992 “Home/Less: A Visual Dialog” ARTSPACE, New Haven, CT (Curator)
1990 "E Pluribus Unum: Three 'Multiple Image' Installations" G.W. Einstein Co., Inc., New York, NY
1988 "The Contemporary Landscape" Associated American Artists Gallery, New York, NY (Catalog)
1983 "Hassam and Speicher Fund Purchase Exhibition" American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
1983 "Contemporary Landscape Painting" Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT (Catalog)
1983 "Connecticut Painters: 7 + 7 + 7" Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
1980 "Contemporary Naturalism: Works of the 1970’s" Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, NY (Catalog)
1980 "American Women Artists 1980" Museu de Arte Contemporanea da Universidade de Sao Paulo
1978 "Fourteen Still Life Painters" Forum Gallery, New York, NY; University of South Florida, Tampa; Brevard Art Center, Melbourne, FL
1978 "Connecticut Painting, Drawing and Sculpture" University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT; New Britain Museum of American Art; Connecticut College, New London, CT (Catalog)
1977 "Childe Hassam Purchase Exhibition" American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
1976 "Year of the Woman-Reprise" Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, NY (Catalog)
1976 "Close to Home: 33 Women Artists Paint Still Life" Genesis Gallery, New York, NY (Catalog) Co-Curator
1975 "Contemporary Reflections" Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (Catalog)
1974 "The Eye of Woman," Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, NY
Alloway, Lawrence. Catalog Introduction, "Lucy Sallick" Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hackensack, N J, 1975.
Alloway, Lawrence. "Women’s Art in the 70’s" Art in America, May/June, 1976, illus.
Alloway, Lawrence. Catalog Introduction, "Contemporary Naturalism: Works of the 1970’s" Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, NY, 1980, illus.
Coffey, John W. Catalog Introduction, "Lucy Sallick: In the Vicinity of Self" Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME,1987.
Glueck, Grace. "Childe Hassam’s Legacy Continues to Flower" New York Times, Sunday, Nov 27, 1983
Gruen, John. Reviews, "Lucy Sallick" Soho Weekly News, Feb 13, 1975.
Henry, Gerrit. "Lucy Sallick at G.W. Einstein" Art in America, February, 1983. illus.
Henry, Gerrit. Catalog Introduction, "Lucy Sallick: Reid State Park" G.W. Einstein Co. Inc., New York, NY 1985
Kramer, Hilton. “Art Reviews: Cose to Home” New York Times, Oct 29, 1976
Raynor, Vivien. "Artists Champion Other Artists" New York Times, Sunday, Jan 30, 1983.
Russell, John. Reviews, "Lucy Sallick" New York Times, Sept 23, 1977.
Welish, Marjorie. "Lucy Sallick" Art in America, Feb 1980. illus.