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Mira Cantor
updated: 11/30/2010
website: www.miracantor.net
 
   
 
 
     
 
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uniform 1
uniform 2
uniform 3
uniform 4
uniform 6
uniform 7
high up
high up ^2
high up 4
high up 2
high up series
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, biomorphic, erotic, gestural, landscape, organic
 
 
uniform 1 by Mira Cantor
uniform 1
Charcoal
2008
93 " x  43 " 
uniform 2 by Mira Cantor
uniform 2
Charcoal
2008
93 " x  43 " 
uniform 3 by Mira Cantor
uniform 3
Charcoal
2008
93 " x  43 " 
uniform 4 by Mira Cantor
uniform 4
Charcoal
2008
93 " x  43 " 
uniform 6 by Mira Cantor
uniform 6
Charcoal
2008
93 " x  43 " 
uniform 7 by Mira Cantor
uniform 7
Charcoal
2008
93 " x  43 " 
high up  by Mira Cantor
high up
charcoal and ink
2010
22" x  30" 
high up ^2 by Mira Cantor
high up ^2
charcoal and ink
2010
44 " x  60 " 
high up 4 by Mira Cantor
high up 4
charcoal and ink
2010
44" x  60" 
high up 2 by Mira Cantor
high up 2
charcoal and ink
2010
60" x  44" 
high up series by Mira Cantor
high up series
charcoal and ink
2010
88" x  60" 

Artist Statement

UNIFORM

 

What is it about the power of this uniform that we either resist or admire.

 

What is it about this uniform that we embrace or fear?

 

Who are these people that wear this uniform?

 

About a year and a half ago, I began drawing the Northeastern University police. Later I met a police woman who introduced me to her fellow officers. They came to my studio where we talked about their work and lives. 

UNIFORM is a series of larger then life-size drawings (93” x  43”) of men and women in uniform. It is about the collective and the individual - - - the police as an integrated force and the police person as an individual --who has a life to go home to, like everyone else.

This exhibition is an attempt to pay tribute to the men and women who serve the community, who place their lives on the line everyday, knowing full well the stereotypes that prevail for and against them.  

UNIFORM, an exhibition of twenty drawings will take place at the John Moakley Courthouse on the Boston Waterfront January 15th to March 27th, 2009.  


Artist Bio / CV
Education: University of Illinois, Champaign, Urbana Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing, State University of New York at Buffalo Bachelor of Fine Arts Painting and Drawing Collections: Danforth Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts (drawing), Rose Art Museum (drawing), Boston Public Library, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Contemporary Arts Center, Honolulu, State Foundation for Culture and the Arts Awards: Fulbright Fellow to Egypt, 1994-95, Artist-in-Residence, De Cordova Museum 1982, Fellow, MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies, 1978-80, Artists’ Foundation Fellowship 1979, Faculty Intramural Grant, U of Hawaii, 1970, New York University Painting Scholarship, 1962 One Person Exhibitions: Silver Lake, Genovese Sullivan Gallery, Jun3- July 9, 2005 Skin, Genovese Sullivan Gallery, 2002 Rhyme and Reason, Genovese Gallery, January 9- February 3, 1999 Human Conditions, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 1995 Egyptians, American Center, Alexandria Egypt 1995, Vicious Circle Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA 1992 BWA Gallery, Krakow, Poland 1991 Running Freeze, Northeastern University, Westfield State College, University of Massachusetts, 1991 Drawings for Dancers, Northeastern University, 1988 Aquarium, Tokyo American Center, Tokyo, Japan, 1987 Van Buren, Brazelton and Cutting Gallery, Cambridge, MA 1986 BIBLIOGRAPHY (selected) Pick of the Week Boston Globe/Mira Cantor Silver Lake, June 30 2005 Mira Cantor: Silver Lake, Art New England/October/November 2005 Regional Review by Shawn Hill “Cantor’s New Exhibition is Showing Some Skin”. The Boston Herald, May 12,2002 “More Than Skin Deep”, by Cate McQuaid, The Boston Globe, Weekend, May24, 2002 Brigid Watson,” World of Art”, South End News, May 2002 Mira Cantor, Invited to Review Van Gogh Exhibition at MFA (One of Five reviewers) Art New England, Oct/Nov 2000”Evidence of Feminism” The Daily Collegian, Umass February 7, 2000 Inspiration Journey” Northeastern University (Voice) Jan, 1999 Mira Cantor: Rhyme and Reason” Art New England by Marty Carlock, Mar 1999