Melanie Zibit

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Melanie Zibit

Melanie Zibit

Artist Statement

“In the art of sculpture . . . it is left to the artist to make out of many things one thing, and from the smallest part of a thing an entirety.” Rainer Maria Rilke writing about Auguste Rodin, 1919

I am inspired by ancient and modern sculptors. I use marble and bronze, classical materials, and components of forms found in nature to create a modern statement. Leaving elements natural or forms unfinished invites the viewer to complete the form in their mind’s eye.  I learned to carve in the marble workshops of Carrara, Italy. I have lived among artists in rural Eastport, Maine and NYC.  Currently I carve at the Vermont Carving Studio and Sculpture Center along with sculptors from all over New England. I give presentations at museums, schools, and universities, galleries, and arts festivals; have received commissions and exhibited in museums and galleries throughout New England and America. Won awards in 2014 and 2015 from the NYC Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and the Best Abstract in Show Cape Cod Art Association 2015. My sculptures are in private collections.

Melanie Zibit Resume

Melanie Zibit, Central Massachusetts

Recent Awards

  • Roddy Competition, Concord Art Association, MA
    • Honorable Mention
  • Cape Cod Arts Association – Open Juried Exhibit
    • Received Best Abstract in Show award
  • Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 119th Annual Juried Exhibition
    • At the National Arts Club – NYC 2015
    • Received the Harriet W. Frishmuth Award

Selected Group Exhibits

2016

  • CLWAC Salmagundi Exhibit, NYC, NY
  • Marblehead Arts Association Sculpture Exhibit
  • Outdoor sculpture invitational exhibit, Danvers Peabody Library
  • Meredith Sculpture Walk, Meredith New Hampshire
  • Gilbert Boro’s Studio 80,  Outdoor Exhibition Old Lyme Connecticut
  • 81st Regional Exhibition of Arts and Crafts, Fitchburg Art Museum
  • Outdoor Sculpture Walk, Old Frog Pond Farm, Harvard MA

2015

  • Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 119th Annual Juried Exhibition, NYC
  • 42 Maple Gallery-New England Sculpture Association – Bethlehem,
  • Roddy Competition Concord Art Association, Concord, MA
  • Process/Progress: Sculptural Transformations Bridgewater State University
  • Outdoor Sculpture Walk, Old Frog Pond Farm, Harvard MA
  • New England Historic Homes, Portsmouth, NH
  • 80th Regional Exhibition of Arts and Crafts, Fitchburg Art Museum
  • Outdoor sculpture invitational exhibit, Danvers Peabody Library
  • Concord Art Association, Membered Juried Exhibition
  • Cape Cod Arts Association – Open Juried Exhibit

2014

  • Outdoor sculpture invitational exhibit, Danvers Peabody Library 2014
  • Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 118th Annual Juried Exhibition

2010-2013

  • Bristol Community College
  • Wolfeboro, NH Outdoor exhibit
  • Transportation Building, Boston, MA
  • Six Summit Gallery, Ivoryton, CN
  • Maxwell Library Bridgewater State University
  • Danvers Peabody Library
  • Lexington Cary Library
  • Endicott College

2005-2009

  • Middleborough Art Festival
  • Green Mountain Fine Art
  • Vermont Sculpture and Carving Studio
  • Mil Brook Gallery, NH
  • University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • ArtGallery333 in Falmouth, MA
  • North Shore Art Association
  • Depot Square Gallery
  • Cape Cod Cultural Center
  • Transportation Building, Boston, MA

2000-2004

  • Brandeis University
  • Bristol Art Museum, RI
  • Roxbury Latin School, Boston, MA
  • Cambridge Art Association, MA
  • Depot Square Gallery, Lexington, MA
  • Francesca Anderson Fine Art, MA
  • Danvers 250th Anniversary Exhibit, MA
  • New Bedford Art Museum
  • Attleboro Museum of Art
  • Sheraton Hotel Danvers
  • Middleborough Public Library
  • SOWA Open Studios
  • Concord Art Association
  • Simmons College

1970 – 1987

  • Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University
  • South Shore Arts Festival, MA.
  • The Strong Gallery, Bar Harbor, ME
  • University of Maine, Augusta, ME
  • Jonathan Pierce Gallery, Bangor, ME
  • Sculpture Center, East 69th St., NYC
  • Hansen Galleries, West Broadway, NYC
  • Boston Fine Arts Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Gallery on the Green, Lexington, MA
  • Chesterwood Competition, Berkshires, MA

Solo Exhibits

  • Jags Gallery, Brookline, MA
  • Eastport Library, Eastport, ME
  • Strong Gallery, Trenton ME
  • Frank Tanzer Gallery, Newbury St. Boston
  • George Lewis Gallery, Newbury St. Boston
  • Roxbury Latin School
  • Middleborough Public Library

Reviews and Publications

  • Filippin, Marc, “Review exhibition – Bridgewater State University” Lexington Minuteman, January 2013
  • Movement in Stone” Brigham and Women’s Hospital 4/2012
  • Wood, Martha Crosier, “Scene & Herd: Sculptor finds heart in stone”, 2011
  • Rooney, Ashley book 100 New England Artists, 2011
  • “Sculptor serves on art symposium panel,” Lexington Minuteman, March 19, 2009
  • Amore, B., (Ed.) Caving out a Dream, Koboro Press, Benton, VT 2007
  • “Artist featured in North Shore Exhibit,” Lexington Minuteman, July 11, 2007
  • Kelly, Brian, “Resident completes commissioned sculpture in Italy,” Lexington Minuteman, August 15, 2003
  • Zibit, Melanie, Boston Cable TV talk show, “It’s All about Art” 2002 http://www.itsallaboutarts.com/feature6.htm
  • Betts, Peter, “Sculptor picks Eastport for its charm and beauty” Bangor Daily News, October 29, 1971

Outdoor Sculpture Commissions

  • Bronze – Robin Cooper, Lexington
  • Marble – Centennial Middleborough Library

Works in private collections -throughout New England, Georgia, New York, and Oregon

Juror

  • Marblehead Arts Association – 2008, 2014
  • North Shore Arts Association 2007
  • Attleboro Museum 2003

Organizations

  • New England Sculptures Association – Advisor.
    Vermont Carving Studio and Sculpture Center

Guest Lecturer

  • Women in the arts Wheaton College 1975
  • Creativity in Sculpture: Roxbury Latin School 2001, 2002
  • Romance of stone carving, Danvers 250th Celebration 2002
  • Boston Cable TV talk show, “It’s All about Art“ 2002 http://www.itsallaboutarts.com/feature6.htm
  • New Bedford Art Museum 2002
  • Western Oregon University, 2004
  • Russell’s Garden Center, 2009

Education

  • Brandeis University BA
    Magna Cum Laude with honors in art, (award most promising student in sculpture)
  • Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
  • University of Illinois, M.Ed.
  • Harvard Business School, MBA
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