From the Artist:
“I call my method of painting, ‘slow realism’, because I do not use photographic short cuts, which provide only a split second reality—the shutter speed of a camera does not provide enough information. I want my subjects to be hyper-realized: with rich detail, layers of color that glow against contrasting values and textures, and more information than a single specimen or a single light source can provide. It is always my goal to paint them with the most heartfelt, provocative visual narrative that can be made about their story, and mine.”
Stephanie Bartron-Miscione received her MFA in Painting in 1972. She then became a Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma in an experimental program using Fine Art to teach students of architecture how to visually express their design ideas. Bartron-Miscione moved to Ridgefield, CT with her husband, Scott L. Miscione in 1974.
During the seventies Bartron-Miscione’s work was exhibited at the Museum of Art, Norman, OK, the Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Dallas, TX, and throughout New England. She was also an artist member of The Silvermine Center For The Arts, New Canaan, CT. In 1979 she received an Individual Artist Grant from The Connecticut Commission On The Arts. She became the Artist-in-Residence at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists during a year of work funded by the grant.
Bartron-Miscione’s work was part of Women Artists ’78 – an exhibition in NYC of work depicting feminist ideas. She moved to Brooklyn, NY in 1980 with her husband and young son, Nicholas R. Miscione (www.miscionedesign.com). Her work was shown at the Allan Stone Gallery, 48 East 86th St., NYC, from 1982 through 1988. There were solo exhibitions of her work at two locations of the Reynold Kerr Gallery: 76 Green Street, NYC, in 1984, and 37 West 57th Street, NYC, in 1985.
Exhibitions since 1990 in the state of ME have focused on botanicals and still life, often using treasures – flowers, sea creatures, shells and rocks – discovered while walking near her island studio on Deer Isle. She is an artist member of the island gallery: DIAA. There was a solo exhibition at The Clown Art Gallery, Portland, ME in 1999, and she was the featured artist of summer exhibitions at Eagull Gallery, Stonington, ME: 2006, ’09, as well as a show and book launching, August ’10. In addition her work was represented in a solo show and book signing at The Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth, ME, May 2010, and during an exhibition and book signing at the Gallery at Frenchman’s Bay, in Bar Harbor in 2011. During the month of January 2013 Bartron-Miscione was the featured artist at Cellardoor at the Villa, Rockport, Maine.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS (Abridged)
- Deer Isle Artist’s Association 1997, 2009, Artist Show and Lecture, Deer Isle, Maine Country Club, 2012, 2015
- Blue Hill Winter Concert Series Gala Event, 22 Tenney Hill Road, Blue Hill, Maine, April 11, 2015 at 3:00PM
- Cellardoor at the Villa, Rockport, Maine, 2013
- Courthouse Gallery Fine Art: Show, Gallery Talk and Book Signing, Ellsworth, Maine, 2011
- The Eagull Gallery, Stonington, Maine, 2006, ’09, Show and Book Launch ’10
- The Clown Gallery, Portland, Maine, 1999
- Reynold Kerr Gallery, New York City, New York, 1984, 1985
- Shirley Scott Gallery, Southampton, New York 1985
- Artist’s Gallery, Silvermine Center For The Arts, New Canaan, Connecticut, 1979
- The Museum of Art, Norman, Oklahoma, 1972
- Ann Korologos Gallery, 211 Midland Ave., Basalt, CO 81621, Guest Artist, December 2014 through June 2015
- Pearson Legacy Gallery, 13 Dow Road, Deer Isle, Maine, June 2014
- The Gallery at Somes Sound, Mount Desert, Maine 2012, 2013
- Deer Isle Artist’s Association, Deer Isle, Maine 1991- 2013
- Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, New Work, Ellsworth, Maine, 2012
- The Gallery at Somes Sound, with Book Signing, Bar Harbor, Maine, 2011
- The Eagull Gallery, Stonington, Maine, 1990–2010
- Archipelago Fine Art Gallery, Rockland, Maine, 2009
- The Clown Gallery, Deer Isle, Maine, 1998
- Jud Hartman Gallery, Blue Hill, Maine, 1992
- Allan Stone Gallery, New York City, New York, 1982–1988
- Women Artists ’78 – an exhibition at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, of work depicting feminist ideas, 1978
- The Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Dallas, Texas, 1972, 1974
- Artist Exposition, The Gallery at Somes Sound, 2014
- Video: Stephanie Bartron-Miscione Artist Lecture, August 15, 2012
- Stephanie Bartron-Miscione, published by Michael Connors International, Paris France. Limited edition hardbound 64 pg. book about paintings and drawings produced during twenty years of living and working in Maine.
- American Society of Botanical Artists Journals: March, June and September 2010
- MFA in Painting, 1972, University of Oklahoma, Norman Oklahoma
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma in experimental program using Fine Art to teach students of architecture how to visually express design ideas.
- Connecticut Commission on the Arts: Individual Artist Grant, 1979
- Artist-in-Residence at the Ridgefield Guild of Artists during the year funded by the grant, Ridgefield Connecticut