Bio

Born in the Midwest, and raised in Winnetka Illinois, Gail Kolflat earned a BFA with Honors from Parsons School of Design in New York City. Her artistic career blossomed after developing a signature style of large-scale colorful canvases that meld abstract and representational components. Through the 1990s, Gail exhibited frequently, gave artist talks and demonstrations, wrote a column for the county art council's bimonthly newspaper, and maintained a robust studio practice.

At the turn of the century she took a break from art while raising her daughters. Fifteen years later, an invitation from a local university to participate in an exhibition in their gallery, sparked a complete revival in the artist’s practice. Since then, she has produced a fresh body of work, a renewal of earlier paintings but evolved - encompassing expanded topics, modified techniques, and a distinct, mature sensibility.  Her recent works portray a bold use of space and color, with themes of social commentary.

Short Resume

SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

Jacob Javits Federal Building, (lobby) New York City

State House, Trenton, NJ, Office of the Secretary

University Club of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Saint Peters Church, (54th Street) New York City

Johnson and Johnson World headquarters, Rotunda Gallery, NJ

David Brodsky Gallery, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ

Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Crenson Gallery, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA

ArtSpace 105, Monmouth Arts, Red Bank, NJ

Adler Gallery, Port Washington Library, NY

Edward Williams Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Winnetka Women's Club, Winnetka, Illinois

Heinz W Otto Gallery, Watchung Arts Center, NJ

East Haven Cultural Arts Council, Connecticut

Thompson Park Visitor Center, Lincroft, NJ

Gallery West – Salute to Women in the Arts, Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Cultural Affairs, NJ

Harrison Library, Harrison, NY

York Flournoy Ambiance, Wilmette, Illinois

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 

The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington

Rotunda Gallery, City Hall, New Rochelle, New York

Trenton City Museum, Ellarslie Open, New Jersey

Museum Of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts

Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, New Jersey

Lucia Gallery, New York City - National Association Of Women Artists, Soho, New York City

CALYX Cover Girls Art Show, Interstate Cultural Center, Portland, Oregon

New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, New Jersey

Women’s Caucus For Art, NY City & Hartford, Connecticut

The "A" Gallery, Palm Desert, California

Milford Fine Arts Council, Milford, Connecticut

Greene Art Gallery, Guilford, Connecticut

       

SELECT AWARDS:

National Association Of Women Artists, Annual Exhibition, NY, NY, Beatrice Jackson Memorial Award —-- Jurors: Miriam Shapiro, Mary Anne Unger, and Amei Wallach

Manhattan Arts Magazine, Award of Excellence, Cover Art Competition

Art Horizons International Art Competition, New York, Certificate Of Excellence In Painting —— Jurors: Ellen Handy, Metropolitan Museum, NYC, Illene Susan Fort, Los Angeles County Museum, Walter Robinson, Art in America Art Critic

Artists' Liaison National Competition, Santa Monica, California, A Competition Winner

EDUCATION: 

Parsons School Of Design, BFA with Honors, New York City 

SELECT PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA:

Philadelphia Style Magazine, “5 Exhibits to See Before the End Of Summer,” Claudia Langetta

CALYX, Journal of Art & Literature by Women, Painting featured on Front & Back Cover (full color)

The Star Ledger, "Art-of-the-state panoramas"  by Eileen Watkins

New Jersey Network (PBS Television) ARTS TICKET

Time Capsule:  A Concise Encyclopedia by Women Artists

Radio Interview, featured Artist, The Arts in Bergen County With Nell Basset

Former Editor of “ Portrait Of The Artist; Artist Profiles,” State of the Art, Monmouth County Arts Council’s bimonthly newspaper

USA Today mycentraljersey.com “Artist Gail Kolflat exhibits at Watchung Arts Center” Joe Higgins

New Jersey Monthly, (magazine) “Out & About,” by Cara Birnbaum

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