East End Arts, Riverhead, NY, will present a solo exhibition by Anne Sherwood Pundyk this spring. The artwork in “Beauty Out of Bounds” includes large, abstract paintings; stitched works on paper; photographs of journals; and an artist’s book. Never before exhibited paintings and key archival works created over ten years chronicle a chapter of personal loss and acceptance. Encompassing both galleries of East End Arts, Riverhead, NY, the exhibition begins in the cluster of farm-house rooms of the Main Gallery progressing to the open space of the West Gallery.

Three of my new paintings on stitched, unstretched canvas will be featured in this winter's group exhibition at Art Access Gallery, Columbus, OH.

Art Access Gallery

540 South Drexel Avenue

Columbus, OH

(614) 338-8325

Three of my new paintings on stitched, unstretched canvas will be featured in this summer group exhibition at Art Access Gallery, Columbus, OH.

Art Access Gallery

540 South Drexel Avenue

Columbus, OH

(614) 338-8325

This virtual event features Artist Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Denison University’s Archives & Special Collections Librarian Sasha Kim Griffin, and Denison University’s Fine Arts Librarian

Stephanie Kays, in a discussion on the preservation and varying formats of artists’ books.Artists’ books are works of art that are often interactive and sculptural. Artists challenge the traditional book format in order to create a one-of-a-kind object inspired by a myriad of techniques and incorporate an array of materials to tell compelling stories of the human heart.During this event, participants will be able to view various artists’ books in Denison

University’s permanent collection, including Anne Sherwood Pundyk’s recently published book, “The Garden.”

Anne Sherwood Pundyk's The Garden, presents a series of emotionally evocative abstract images with eleven semi-autobiographical single-page stories centering on themes of abandonment and loss. Stylistically reminiscent of children's literature, Pundyk's tales hint of secrets and truths, as they trace familial ties, tragedy, art, nature and a cathartic sense of sharing.

The Garden's visible binding, with exposed, long, colored threads, highlights the physical joining of the book's form, but also acts as a metaphor for the interwoven themes o motifs linking the image and written work. In particular, the idea of threads connecting family members bonded by genetics and experiences — at once tenuous and strong — capable of being broken and reestablished.

Three stories from The Garden were published in The Hoosac Institute in 2020.

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The Legacy of Mary Sherwood Wright Jones. Creativity shapes our lives, empowering us to discover new directions. Explore an exhibition tracing the impact of nationally known, Licking County artist Mary Sherwood Wright Jones (1892-1985.) Widely recognized for her children’s illustrations, her fine artworks are featured here for the first time. Her legacy spans generations. By following her early passion for drawing, Jones set an example for her children, grandchildren, and her greatgrandchildren.

The exhibition traces that gift through the paintings and photographs of two of her grandchildren, Michael Kennedy and Anne Sherwood Pundyk and one of her great-children, Phoebe Pundyk. The artwork, videos and books on display share her life lessons with viewers, perhaps inspiring ideas about ways to embrace creativity in their own lives.

Opening Reception, Saturday, February 5th

  • The Works®
  • 55 S. 1st Street,
  • Newark, Ohio 43055

“ANNE SHERWOOD PUNDYK: House Paint and Other Essays”

Solo Show Opens Sept. 19th at TheBrownstoneArt, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn, NY (August 19, 2021) TheBrownstoneArt is pleased to present new paintings and photographs by Anne Sherwood Pundyk, September 19th through October 17th.

Pundyk works with paint and unstretched canvas on the floor, the wall and the sloping lawn outside her studio on the North Fork of Long Island to make large-scale paintings of color-stained and stitched fabric panels. Alongside these works she bases her photographs around her daily notebook writing, creating images using a home office scanner, Photoshop, an iPhone and a glitchy archival inkjet printer. Pundyk’s expansive abstract paintings and intimate color photographs of handwritten journal pages are both familiar and otherwordly.

Contact: David Backus and Josh Voegelin:

email: brownstoneart129@gmail.com

or call: (917) 453-3143

My painting, "Astral 4 (Tattoo)" is now on view at East End Arts, Riverhead, NY, as part of "Detour II," a group exhibition of North Fork Artists curated by Glen Hansen and Adam Straus.

I will be speaking at an in-person artist talk in the gallery with other artists in the show moderated by Franklin Hill Perrell on July 16th, 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

Detour II

June 5 - September 5th

East End Arts

11 West Main Street

Riverhead, NY





“They had to be reminded of the moving bodies they wore, so seductive were the live ones below”

- Toni Morrison


Welcome to the newest issue of The Loculus Journal! This issue contains fourteen international contributions. Ten were curated from an open call put forth last fall. Four were commissioned from guest editors. When we started LOCULUS almost six years ago, our print journals were curated entirely from within our local Western Mass community. Moving the journal online allowed for an expansion of contexts, practices, and places. Rather than the journals being centered around the dialogue happening within one community, the journal has grown to contain a multiplicity of perspectives.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Long Island’s natural environment has been the muse for countless artists who created beautiful art inspired by the land and sea. That inspiration continues today with many local artists who use a variety of diverse methods and natural materials to create their work. Join us for this moderated panel featuring Scott Bluedorn, Anne Sherwood Pundyk, and Cindy Pease Roe to learn more about how the beauty of Long Island’s environment informs and inspires their creativity. Our moderator is Kathryn Szoka, local photographer and co-owner of Canio’s Books.

Curated by Amy Kirwin

APRIL 17-JULY 11, 2021

Southampton Arts Center

25 Jobs Lane 

Southampton, NY 11968

Programmatic Partners include Drawdown East End, Peconic Land Trust, South Fork Natural History Museum, Oceana and the Peter Matthiessen Center.

This timely exhibition features artists who use their talents to focus on environmental conservation and activism, whether through fine art, science, photography, film, music, prose or other forms of artistic expression. The vision for eARTh is to use art to creatively confront the alarming state of our precious planet and its inhabitants in a way that all can understand and appreciate. The intention of eARTh is to ask questions and inspire action. What can you do to make a difference?

This year Guild Hall celebrates its 90th Anniversary and its 83rd Artist Members Exhibition. Saturday, March 6- Sat, April 10

158 Main Street 

East Hampton, NY 11937 United States

Gagosian Director and Curator Antwaun Sargent as the awards juror. The exhibition is the oldest non-juried show on Long Island and one of the few non-juried exhibitions still running. Deeply rooted in the history of the East End artist colony, early participants included Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Alfonso Ossorio, Perle Fine, Bill King, James Brooks, Charlotte Park, John Little and many more, showing their support of Guild Hall and its role as their community Museum, Theater, and Education Center.

The exhibition opens Aprill 18 and run through May 17, 2020. The gallery is following socially safe guidelines. My work will be visible from the gallery's front picture window from April 18 - 25th. The exhibition is available to see on line through VSOP Projects website and Instagram @vsopprojects. On Saturday, May 16th at 2:00 pm please join me on @vsopprojects for a live studio performance.

This exhibition of paintings and photographs is inspired by the creative writing process. Originally scheduled to open May 4 through June 29, 2020, the exhibition is now postponed until the library can open safely. The reception and artist talk originally scheduled for Friday, June 12th at 5:30 pm is now postponed.

The exhibition originally scheduled to open May 16th and run through August 22nd, 2020 is now postponed.

Zombie Sisters is a book of short stories paired with stitched paintings on paper. I wrote the stories and made the paintings over the last three years in the aftermath of a sibling’s traumatic injury. Art critic Seph Rodney describes the work as “spare, haunting and poetic.” A launch event for Hoosac Institute Journal 3 and 4 will be held at 1 Rivington, New York, NY. Originally scheduled for, March 24th,2020, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, this event is now postponed.

Filmmaker, Molly Mary O'Brien interviewed me in my North Fork painting studio. In her words, "In this video, Anne shares her process for painting and writing, breaking down and rebuilding the narratives of her life, and occupying space as a woman, a daughter, a mother, and an artist."

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 12:00 noon I will be talking about my painting at Molly Barnes Brown Bag Lunch Series at the Roger Smith Hotel, 501 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY.

In this essay published February, 2019, I explore agency and its connections to my painting process and consider the links between performance art and painting. Also included is a portfolio of my most recent body of work.

"Triquetra" is the visual centerpiece of the library's adult summer reading program, "A Universe of Stories."

Art Spiel’s Interview with artist and writer Anne Sherwood Pundyk has evolved into a cohesive and richly layered personal essay that is published in three sections in December 2018

In her second solo exhibition at P.P.O.W., “Will She Ever Shut Up?”, Betty Tompkins, ever the bold tinkerer and experimenter, finds ingenious new ways to speak her mind. The formal link between three rooms of stylistically diverse, modestly scaled artworks is Tompkins’ strategy of placing socially charged phrases – handwritten, stencil-lettered or directly painted – on top of a separate visual field. These pointed juxtapositions poke us to puzzle out the connections, to think through the implications. The review was published December 2018

I was pleased to be part of this discussion hosted by Jenn Dierdorf on July 16, 2018. Art practice and artist identity are inseparable ideas, as artists pull from life experiences to influence their work. An art practice creates a space to confront and work through difficult or unresolved aspects of identity. While some artists focus specifically on body/identity politics, others create work indirectly related to identity such as connections, structure, place, process, and/or medium.

My performance of TALES was presented at the opening of EMINENT DOMAIN, a flash exhibition of feminist art on July 12th, 6 - 8 pm at 524 West 26th Street. The exhibition including work by over 90 women artists from around the world is curated by Katie Cercone and presented by Art511 Magazine and Alexandra Arts.

My review of Overstreet's exhibition at The Eric Firestone Gallery begins, "Joe Overstreet’s spectacular flock of paintings from the early ‘70s presented at Eric Firestone Gallery masterfully deploy modern painting principles as flight instruction laden with social meaning. The physical feat of flying starts with moving forward..."

In the May 10th issue of The Suffolk Times, reporter Rachel Siford interviews painter, Anne Sherwood Pundyk in her studio for her regular feature, "Work We Do." The feature includes a video of the artist at work in her studio.

My grandmother Mary Sherwood Wright Jones (1892 to 1985) was an artist and illustrator who created original, sequential illustrations for the children’s classroom newspaper My Weekly Reader from 1928 to 1960. Her weekly contributions supported the publication’s pioneering reading readiness program and reached millions of readers...

Adams has been producing beautiful, deeply engaging and keenly relevant work for nearly 70 years. A wealth of literature by renown critics such as Dore Ashton, Barbara Rose, Max Kozloff and Jed Perl has been written about the twenty-five solo shows of her work here in New York City since the mid-1950s and others throughout the country along with innumerable group exhibitions. Proof of Adam’s significance is in abundance in this show.

On Sunday, December 17, 2018, a reading by Anne Sherwood Pundyk and Poppy Johnson took place as part of VSOP Projects' current Winter Salon exhibition. Pundyk, a painter and writer who lives and works in New York City and Mattituck, read a collection of short fables that she has written and paired with her abstract paintings, a selection of which are on view in the show. Johnson, a performance artist and the Assistant Director/Reference Librarian at Greenport's Floyd Memorial Library, read from her collaborative work called, “26 Typewriters or Talk ‘Til Your’re Blue in the Face: An Abecedarium.”

Drawing on personal and family experience, painter ANNE SHERWOOD PUNDYK dives into the neuroscience of figuration and abstraction. Books considered in this essay: My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor (2006) and Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures by Eric R. Kandel (2016)

Winner: Art Space in a Residence Andrew Berman Architect Mattituck, New York North Fork Painting Studio, 2015 Architect Andrew Berman transformed a windowless 800-square-foot garage into a "day-lit and generously scaled painting studio." As the firm noted in its submission, "color is provided by the landscape, the shifting character of the light through the days and seasons, and by the artwork itself.”

I am pleased to announce my partnership with Twyla, an innovative Austin-based company that produces and sells limited edition artworks. My print features a pair of notebook pages presented—as if zooming out—using a progression of digital and photographic steps. They transpose the high-keyed color palette from my paintings to toner droplets, woven threads, cast shadows and refracted light.

In November 2016, my work was given the top award in Hamptons Art Hub's "From the Earth" competition judged by Christine Berry, co-director of Berry Campbell gallery in Chelsea.

Seph Rodney writes, "But ultimately the painter has to build a world that makes sense to her and hope our sensibilities follow. I do. I stand in that room and feel the sensuous meeting of surface, substrate, theory, hand, and conviction."

David Cohen writes, "Six powerful, lyrical, at once absorbing and theatrical canvases, patched together from separate panels and each seven feet tall by a little more than that in width, hang unstretched like baronial tapestries in a raw white cube in Bushwick."

"In the new series, Pundyk seeks to create a role for painting as an integral part of performance or as catalyst for engagement and debate that goes beyond a discussion of the art works," observes Pat Rogers.

Mark Jenkins begins his review: “Painting will always tremble, but very precisely” is one line from Anne Sherwood Pundyk’s manifesto in verse, “The Revolution Will Be Painted.” The poem’s title also designates the artist’s show at Adah Rose Gallery, which translates her words into color and line.

Catalogue of work for "The Revolution Will Be Painted" by Anne Sherwood Pundyk. In 2016 work from "The Revolution Will Be Painted" is presented in two solo shows: at Christopher Stout Gallery, New York in April and at Adah Rose Gallery, Kensington, MD in March.

New York City culture curator, Savona Bailey-McClain interviews Anne Sherwood Pundyk on her new body of work, "The Revolution Will Be Painted," Brooke Kamin Rapaport of Madison Square Park on the Martin Puryear installation and Cecilia Alemani of the High Line.

During the last year, New York artist Anne Sherwood Pundyk has created an expansive body of work called, “The Revolution Will Be Painted" in her studio on the east end of Long Island. Inspired by the cycle of the seasons, her large wall-sized canvas pieces activate the space around them employing combinations of unruly color. The artist’s smaller works on paper reveal the development of her formal vocabulary exploring contrasting organic and geometric forms. Working within the tradition of abstract painting, Pundyk channels the wild, natural forces of the rural landscape into works to be read with an open, changeable mindset.

Opening performance at solo exhibition by Anne Sherwood Pundyk at Christopher Stout Gallery, New York. April 1, 2016. Performers included Jessica Kilpatrick, dancer and choreographer; Anne Sherwood Pundyk, painter/dancer; and singers Tala Gingberg, Carolyn Mortell, Jill Shackner, Julia Romano and Robin Krosinsky.

Last year, as part of ART21 Magazine’s “Revolution” issue, feminist new genre painter Anne Sherwood Pundyk rewrote the lyrics to Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” to create “The Revolution Will Be Painted.” Named after one of her large scale, latex and acrylic works, the collection of phrases from artists, writers, art historians and critics advocated for the crucial role that the visual arts—especially painting—play in propelling social change. This year, she’s looking back on the months that followed the creation of her anthem and eponymous painting, investigating the ways in which expressive abstract color creates a revolution of its own.

Dillon begins: "I’ve been visiting — with artists, writers, curators, dealers, and others in the art world — to look at one artwork of my guest’s choice. We have a one-on-one conversation about the artwork, what they find interesting in it and why it’s important to them. In this edition, painter Anne Sherwood Pundyk and I went to her studio in Mattituck, New York, to look at her ongoing painting project, The Revolution Will Be Painted..."

"Stadia" presents paintings by Anne Sherwood Pundyk and her dialogues with poet and critic Barry Schwabsky and artist and writer Kara L. Rooney. The works and conversations reveal Pundyk's traversal between her studio practice and collaborative exchanges. Color and gesture translate the artist's essential stories. Through her connections with other artists and her audience she looks to identify how these stories overlap with older tales, myths and fable. These works were shown at Susan Eley Fine Art, New York, NY in the winter of 2013.