Fri, 2/16/18 - Sat, 3/31/18
Tayloe Piggott Gallery is pleased to announce the gallery's first exhibition with distinguished painter, Emily Mason. On view will be a collection of recent paintings exemplifying Mason's vibrant and distinctive compositions. A reception to celebrate the opening will be hosted on Friday, February 16 from 6 to 8pm: all are invited to attend.
Born and raised in New York City, Mason studied at Bennington College and graduated from The Cooper Union School. In 1956, she received a Fulbright grant and spent two formative years in Italy where she studied at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Venice. Mason's first solo exhibition was in 1960 at the Area Gallery in New York City, after which she continued to exhibit frequently nationally and internationally. She was awarded the Ranger Fund Purchase Prize by the National Academy in 1979 and, for more than thirty years, has taught painting at Hunter College. Mason has enjoyed a distinctive and celebrated career, spanning the development of American Abstract painting. Her work is included in numerous public and private collections including the National Academy Museum, the New Britain Museum and the Springfield Museum.