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Biography

Portrait of Carolyn LatanisionCarolyn Latanision has been distinguished with invitational memberships to national societies including The National Watercolor Society, the Whiskey Painters of America, Hudson Valley Art Association, Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, and National Association of Women Artists.  The Pennsylvania Watercolor society has honored her with inclusion in their Sylvan Grouse Guild.  Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club in NYC has twice awarded her their Gold Medal of Honor for Watercolor, and twice the Bronze Medal of Honor at the National Arts Club.  She is a designated Copley Master in the Copley Society of Art, Boston and a member of Rockport Art Association.  She has also exhibited with The American Watercolor Society.  Her awards are numerous, and her work is included in more than 30 corporate collections and many private ones.
 
Latanision has won prestigious national awards for her work from the societies mentioned above, as well as from Audubon Artists, The Salmagundi Club, Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Allied Artists of America, Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, and the Liz Koch Patron Purchase Award in the Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition, among others.

Boston Museum of Science and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have both published her work. Most recently, Latanision’s work was featured in 100 Artists of New England (Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2011). Rockport Publishers has included her work in Painting Light and Shadow, International Artist has included her work in two publications, and Watercolor Magazine has featured her work as well. Her paintings have been included in 100 Ways to Paint Still Life as well as 100 Ways to Paint Figures.  Corporate locations have figured prominently as well: Sidley Austin Brown and Wood, LLP in NYC; Westin Hotel at Copley Place in Boston; Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Federal Savings Bank, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cabot Corporation and Harvard Club of Boston in the Boston area; Martin-Marietta Corporation in Baltimore; and Katayama Chemical Inc. in Osaka, Japan, to name a few. 

People and architecture figure prominently in Latanision’s work and in both cases urban scenes are frequently depicted.  The strength and style of buildings and the many abstract patterns of light and dark they provide, the juxtaposition of people and architecture and the connections they create, make a statement about the complexities of the time in which we live.  Sometimes she’ll catch amusing chances or accidents of life that suggest possibilities the viewer can interpret from his or her own perspective.  Watercolor is a favored medium because of the continuing and interesting challenges it presents, although Latanision is accomplished in other media as well.

A native of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, memorializing the Bethlehem Steel Company plant in watercolor, oil, casein and also photographs, is an ongoing project.

Latanision Studio and Gallery
500 Cummings Park West, Suite 1425
Woburn MA 01801
781-729-0691 or  781-910-7059

Resumé

EDUCATION:

Kutztown University; Kutztown, Pennsylvania (B.S., Art Education)
Ohio State University; Columbus, Ohio
Art Institute of Boston (Continuing education)
Radcliffe College; Cambridge, Massachusetts (Continuing education)

AWARDS: More than 80 awards include those from:

National Watercolor Society
Allied Artists of America
New England Watercolor Society
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society
Rocky Mountain Watercolor Society
Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors
Audubon Artists; New York, NY
Salmagundi Club; New York, NY
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club; New York, NY
National Park Academy of the Arts
Hudson Valley Art Association; Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
National Association of Women Artists
American Artist Magazine
Copley Society of Art; Boston, MA
Concord Art Association, Concord, MA
United States Department of Commerce; Washington, D.C.
Kansas Watercolor Society

MEMBERSHIPS:

National Watercolor Society, Signature Member
New England Watercolor Society, Signature Member
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Signature Member and Sylvan Grouse Member
National Association of Women Artists (Juried Member)
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club; NYC (Juried Member)
Hudson Valley Art Association, (Juried Member)
Copley Society of Art; Boston (Copley Master designation)
Philadelphia Watercolor Society
Whiskey Painters of America

COLLECTIONS: Commissioned Corporate work includes:

Westin Hotel, Copley Place; Boston, MA (limited edition print for 425 rooms)
Fiduciary Trust Company; Boston, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Materials Processing Center; Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, President’s House, Cambridge; MA
Fleet Bank; Cambridge, MA (4 paintings)
Fleet Bank; Dedham, MA (3 paintings)
Loomis Sayles and Company; Boston, MA
Boston Federal Savings Bank; Boston, MA
Brigham & Women’s Hospital; Boston, MA (3 paintings)
Bruce Medical Supply; Waltham, MA (35 catalog covers)
Colonnade Hotel; Boston Hotel (reproduced for greeting cards)
Oxbow Corporation; Dedham, MA (3 paintings)
Electronics Development Corporation; Boston, MA
A-V World, Div. Roberts & Associates; Natick, MA
S .D. Warren Company; Boston, MA
Spaulding & Slye; Waltham, MA (2 paintings)
Royal Insurance Company; Boston, MA
Boston Museum of Science; Boston, MA (reproduced for greeting cards)

Additional Corporate Collections:

Koch Industries, Inc; Wichita, Kansas
Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP; NYC (destroyed in World Trade Tower I)
Katayama Chemical, Inc.; Osaka Japan
Cabot Corporation; Boston, MA (2 paintings)
Martin-Marietta Corporation; Baltimore, MA (3 paintings)
Liberty Mutual International; Boston, MA
Palmer and Dodge LLP; Boston, MA
BayBank Norfolk, Corporate Headquarters; Dedham, MA (2 paintings)
Boston Equity Properties; Boston, MA
Collaborative Research, Inc.; Boston, MA
Ingoldsby and Associates; Wellesley, MA
Isaacson Ford Webb & Miller; Boston, MA
Prudential Leasing; Cambridge, MA (3 paintings)
Signal Capital Corporation; Hampton, NH.
OYC International, Inc; Andover, Ma

PUBLICATIONS:

100 Artists of New England (Shiffer Publishing, Ltd; E. Ashley Rooney, Editor) 2011
Best of Watercolor Painting Light and Shadow (Rockport Publishers, 1997)
Cover, Teaching and Advocacy; Stenhouse Publishers, 1997
The Artist Magazine website Artist-of-the-Month, April 2001
Watercolor Magazine (Advice from the Experts), Summer 2002
Watercolor Highlights, 2003
Arts for the Parks Catalog, 1989
Bruce Medical Supply Company, 35 catalog covers
American Mutual Insurance Company, published paintings in 7 calendars
Pleiades Magazine, Premier Issue 1990
One Hundred Ways to Paint Still Lifes (International Artist Publication) 2005
One Hundred Ways to Paint People and Figures (International Artist Publication) 2005

GALLERIES (current):

Anne Irwin Fine Art, Atlanta GA
Artana Gallery, Boston MA
Chabot Gallery, Providence RI
Copley Society of Art, Boston MA

TEACHING:

Currently teaching adult watercolor classes at her studio and gallery at 500 West Cummings Park, Woburn MA, Suite 1425.  Contact Carolyn for information or to sign up for classes.