ELLEN BUSELLI

www.ellenbuselli.com

BIOGRAPHY

 

Painter Ellen Buselli uses her collection of antique oriental vases, old Roman glass, American Arts & Crafts pottery, Pueblo pottery, and other artifacts for subject matter in her still-life paintings.  From her art studio with north light, Buselli’s careful observation of  chiaroscuro, form, edges, values, color, and textures evoke a calm classical order, and a sense of timelessness in her work.  

After study at the Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy, and graduating from Cornell University with a BFA degree, Buselli moved to New York City and attended the Art Students League and Grand Central Atelier.  She also counts as her influences the Dutch Masters, Jean-Baptists-Simeon Chardin, Henri Fantin La Tour, Emil Carlsen, John Singer Sargent, William Merritt Chase, Giorgio Morandi, and Walter Murch among others.

She has exhibited her work in galleries throughout the country, has been accepted to numerous National Juried exhibitions winning awards at many of them, and is in many private collections. 

Buselli has collected recognition and awards from the prestigious Art Renewal Center (Finalist 2017 ARC Salon), Oil Painters of America (Best Still Life Award, Silver Brush Award, Winsor & Newton Award of Excellence, Signature Status) , American Artist Magazine (Cover and Feature), The Artist’s Magazine (First Cover and Feature Competition),  BoldBrush Award 2016,  Knickerbocker Artists, Catherine Lorillard Wolf Art Club, Ridgewood Art Institute, American Artists Professional League, the Salmagundi Club, American Women Artists (Best in Show, Master Signature Status), the National Academy of Design (175th National Juried Exhibition), and Allied Artists of America. 

In addition to the still-life genre and floral painting, Buselli also paints plein-air landscapes (“old New York” when in NYC), the figure, and portraits. 

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CURRICULUM VITAE

 

EDUCATION

 

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, BFA degree

Tyler School of Art in Rome, Rome, Italy

Art Students League of New York, Merit Scholarship, painting and drawing - classes with David Leffel, Ron Sherr, Max Ginsburg

David Leffel’s Master Class, Union Square Studio, New York, NY

Grand Central Academy of Art, New York, NY, figure drawing and portrait painting with Travis Schlatt, Ted Minoff

 

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

2017

Butler Institute of American Art, Midyear Annual Juried Exhibition, Youngstown, Ohio

Art Renewal Center, 2016-17 Salon Finalist, Still Life Category, Daniel Graves - Juror

2016

Bold Brush Award Winner, March 2016, FASO

FASO 15% Fav, July 2016

2009    

Art Renewal Center, 2009 Salon, Semi-Finalist, Still Life Category

Oil Painters of America National Annual Juried Exhibition, Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2008    

American Artist Magazine, Cover Award, Feature Article, January 2008

2007    

Oil Painters of America National Annual Juried Exhibition, WhistlePik Gallery, Fredricksburg, TX

American Artist Magazine, First Place Winner, 70th Anniversary Competition

American Women Artists, Masters Choice Award

American Women Artists, Master Signature Status

2005    

The Artist’s Magazine, First Cover Competition Winner, Feature Article

2004    

The Artist’s Magazine, Honorable Mention for Still-Life, Annual Art Competition

2003    

Oil Painters of America, Best Still Life Award, Annual National Juried Exhibition, Nichols Gallery, Taos, NM

Oil Painters of America, Signature Status

2002     

American Women Artists, Best in Show Award, Annual Juried Exhibition

The Artist’s Magazine, Finalist in Still-Life Category, Annual Competition

Oil Painters of America, Jack Richeson Silver Brush Award, Annual National Juried Exhibition, Hilligoss Gallery, Chicago, IL

2000    

National Academy of Design National Juried Exhibition, New York, NY

Oil Painters of America, Winsor & Newton Award of Excellence, Annual National Juried Exhibition, Gallery Americana, Carmel, CA

1999

Oil Painters of America National Annual Juried Exhibition, Vanier Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1998      

Allied Artists of America, Gilmore-Romans Memorial Award, Annual Juried Exhibition

1993      

Ridgewood Art Institute, First for Still Life Painting Award, Annual Juried Exhibition

1990      

Knickerbocker Artists, Loeb Memorial Award for Painting, Annual Juried Exhibition

American Artists Professional League, New Jersey Chapter Award for Painting, Annual Juried Exhibition

The Art Students League of New York, Tom Creem Merit Scholarship

 

ARTICLES & PRESS

Bold Brush Award, FASO-Informed Collector Online Newsletter, July 2016 – Zoey Frank, Jurer of Awards

American Artist, “Complete Guide to Flower Painting”, by Naomi Ekperigin, Fall 2011

The Artist’s Magazine, “Best Techniques and Stories that Inspire”, special edition.

American Artist, “Painting for Beginners: Learn How to Paint”, by Courtney Jordan, Online Editor Artist Daily

Western Art Collector, “Celebrating Women in the Arts”, American Women Artists Preview, October 2010

Lines and Colors, Charley Parker, April 2010

American Art Collector, Small Works and Miniatures, Cheryl Newby Gallery, November 2009

American Art Collector, May Art Show Preview, “Oil Painters of America 18th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils”, May 2009

American Artist, “Morandi’s Influence on Contemporary Still Life Painters”, December 2008

American Artist Online, “How to Set up a Still Life”, by Naomi Ekperigin, October 2008    

American Artist, Winning Cover and Feature Article, “Observing Carefully, Thinking Abstractly, Painting Traditionally”, by Linda Price, January 2008

American Artist, “70th Anniversary Competition Winners, Oil First Place – Ellen Buselli”, by Karen Stranger Johnston, December 2007

American Art Collector, “Floral Geometry”, by Joshua Rose, November 2007

American Art Review, Classical Realism Show Announcement, Cheryl Newby Gallery, March/April 2007

The Artist’s Magazine, Winning First Cover and Feature Article, “Front & Center”, by Tom Zeit, January 2005

The Artist’s Magazine, “The Best of 2004”, by Jenny Wohlfarth, December 2004

International Artist, International Showcase of Prize Winners, January, 2003  

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017

Butler Museum of American Art, 81st National Midyear Annual Exhibition, Youngstown, OH

Salmagundi Club, " Landscape Exhibition", New York, NY

Salmagundi Club, "The Sylvia Maria Glesmann Floral Exhibition", New York, NY

Salmagundi Club, "The Radiant Still Life", New York, NY

Salmagundi Club, "Historic Black & White Exhibition", New York, NY

2016   

Principle Gallery, ROOT TO BLOOM Juried Exhibition, Juror: Teresa Oaxaca, Alexandria, VA

Bennington Center of the Arts, American Women Artists 2016 Annual Show, Bennington, VT

National Oil & Acrylic Painters'  Society, Spring 2016 National On-Line Juried Exhibition

2015     

Virtuosos of Oil Painters of America, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

2013    

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, “Visions of the Southwest”, Tucson, AZ

2010    

One Woman Show, Patrons Gallery, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

Southwest Gallery, American Women Artists Annual Exhibition, Dallas, TX

2009

Oil Painters of America National 18th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2008    

Salmagundi Club Members Annual Exhibition, New York, NY

Galerie Gabrie, American Women Artists Annual Exhibition, Pasadena, CA

Cheryl Newby Gallery, “Down South”, Pawley’s Island, SC

2007     

Cheryl Newby Gallery, “Classical Realism”, One Woman Show, Pawley’s Island, SC 

Oil Painters of America National 16th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Whistle Pik Gallery, Fredriksburg, TX

Le Kae Gallery, American Women Artists, Scottsdale, AZ

Addison Gallery, “Recent Paintings”, Boca Raton, FL

2005-2008  

Gardner Colby Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA

2005     

Cheryl Newby Gallery, “Nine Exceptional Artists”, Pawley’s Island, SC

2004    

Meyer Gallery, Group Exhibit, Scottsdale, AZ

Art Students League Juried Members Exhibit, New York, NY

2003     

Oil Painters of America 12th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Nichols Gallery, Taos, NM

McLarry Fine Art, “All That is Beautiful” Santa Fe, NM

McLarry Fine Art, American Women Artists 6th Annual Exhibit, Santa Fe, NM

2002    

Oil Painters of America, 11th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Hilligoss Gallery, Chicago, IL  

Columbine Gallery, American Women Artists 5th Annual Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM

Cheryl Newby Gallery, “The Artists Bouquet”, Pawley’s Island, SC

2000     

National Academy of Design 175th Annual Juried Exhibition, New York, NY

Oil Painters of America 9th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Gallery Americana, Carmel, CA

Contemporary Southwest Galleries, American Women Artists 3rd Annual Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM

1999      

Oil Painters of America 8th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Vanier Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1998-2001  

Merrill Gallery, Spring & Fall Invitationals, Denver, CO

1998      

Allied Artists of America 85th Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York, NY

Salmagundi Club Galleries Annual exhibition, New York, NY

1992      

The Red Piano Gallery, “ Three Painters”, Hilton Head, SC

1990      

Catherine Lorillard Wolf 94th Annual Juried Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York, NY

Knickerbocker Artists 40th Annual Juried Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Showcase Exhibition, Hempstead, NY

 

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

 

Oil Painters of America, Signature Status

Art Students League of New York, Lifetime Member

American Women Artists, Master Status

Salmagundi Club, New York, NY