Study for Felix Neck Morning by Gigi Horr Liverant
Gigi Horr Liverant
Gigi Horr Liverant
Gigi has painted in oils and pastels for over thirty years in a continuing exploration of artistic expression through imagery celebrating both natural and artificial light. Recent work has expanded both chromatic palette and subject matter by celebrating the extraordinary possibilities of the inconsequential.
She has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors including First Prize Connecticut Women Artists, Best in Show Connecticut Pastel Society, the Andrew Giffuni Memorial Award at the Pastel Society of America Annual Exhibition in 2009 and the Diane Bernhardt Gold Medal Award at the PSA Annual Exhibition in 2000. She is a Pastel Society of America Master Pastelist and a Signature Member of the Connecticut Pastel Society. Liverant has also been awarded important national and regional commissions including the Cow Parades in both New York, West Hartford and Boston, the Whale Trail in Southeastern Connecticut and Rhode Island and murals at multiple locations of the Connecticut Savings Bank. She is much sought after teacher and lecturer in the Southeastern Connecticut area.
Gigi’s paintings are included in the collection of the Lyman Allyn Myseum, Connecticut College, Pfizer, Three Rivers Community-Technical College and the New Haven Paint and Clay Club, in addition to private and corporate collections nationally. Liverant exhibits her work at the Kehler Liddell Gallery in New Haven and the NAC region. She attended Paier College of Art in New Haven, Connecticut. Gigi Liverant lives and works in Colchester, Connecticut.
GIGI HORR LIVERANT
ARTIST’S STATEMENT

My work is inspired by the familiar and inconsequential moments that crowd our landscape daily. I maintain a visual memory bank that is constantly bombarded with fleeting observations collected and inventoried to be translated and reconstructed later onto a two dimensional surface. By painting these responses to ordinary events I seek to engage the viewer to see this inconsequential scene with a fresh vision, to ask the viewer to reevaluate their own perception. Using either oil paint or pastels, I strive for the optimal combination of color, line, shape and balance to create an image that provokes a new awareness of our environment. I bring my personal history to the scene and likewise the observer brings theirs. In that moment of collaboration we connect.
SOLO/ TWO PERSON SHOWS
2010 Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
2008 Norwich Arts Council Gallery, Norwich, Connecticut
2007 Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
2006 Norwich Arts Council Gallery, Norwich, Connecticut
2005 ALVA Gallery, New London, Connecticut
2005 Kehler Liddel Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
2003 Norwich Arts Council Gallery, Norwich, Connecticut
1999 The Gallery at Northwestern Community College, Winsted, Connecticut
1998 Chester Gallery, Chester, Connecticut
1996 Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Connecticut
1992 Slater Museum, Norwich, Connecticut
1988 Vangarde Gallery, New London, Connecticut
1986 M.S. Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut
1983 Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Connecticut
1981 Manchester Community College, Manchester, Connecticut
1980 John Slade Ely House, New Haven, Connecticut
1979 Slater Museum, Norwich, Connecticut


SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
Allied Artists Association, New York City
ALVA Gallery, New London, Connecticut
Art at 100 Pearl Street, Hartford, Connecticut, “Four Connecticut Artists”.
Art of the Northeast USA Exhibition, New Canaan, Connecticut
Associated American Artists, New York City
Central Gallery, Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York City
Chester Gallery, Chester, Connecticut
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts
Connecticut Gallery, Marlborough, Connecticut
Connecticut Invitational Exhibition, Slater Museum, Norwich, Connecticut
Connecticut Pastel Society, Paul Mellon Arts Center, Wallingford, Connecticut.
Connecticut Women Artists, Hartford, Connecticut
Hermitage Foundation Museum, Norfolk, Virginia. Pastel Society of America Group Show
International Pastel Artists Invitational Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan
Kansas Pastel Society, Wichita, Kansas
Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Mystic Art Association, Mystic, Connecticut
Norwich Arts Council Gallery, Norwich, Connecticut
Pastel Society of America, New York City
Pfizer “BARE” Invitational, Groton, Connecticut
Vangarde Gallery, New London, Connecticut


SELECTED AWARDS
Andrew Giffuni Memorial Award, Pastel Society of America, 2009
First Prize, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Jurors; Elizabeth Langhorne and John Massimino, 2003
Best of Show, Connecticut Pastel Society, 2002
Second Prize, Connecticut Women Artists Member Exhibition, 2002
Finalist, Pastel Journal 100 Finalists, 2002
Diane Berhardt Art Spirit Award, Pastel Society of America, 2000
Second Prize, Mystic Art Association Regional Exhibition, Juror; Annette Blaugrund, 1999.
H.K.Holbein Award and PSA Purchase Prize, Pastel Society of America, 1999.
Best Featured Artist Award, Connecticut Women Artists Annual Exhibition, Juror; Marla Rice,1999.
Connecticut Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Juror: Frank Federico;1995, Wende Caporale; 1997, Sidney Hermel; 1998.
First Prize, Connecticut Women Artists Annual Exhibition, Juror: Pat Oleszko, 1995.
First Prize, Connecticut Women Artists Members Exhibition, Juror: Barbara Pagh,1992.
Solo Show Award, Connecticut Artists Annual, Juror: Anna Held Audette,1992.
Second Prize, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Juror: Scott Prior,1990
First Prize, Connecticut Women Artists, Juror: Susana Jacobson 1989,.
First Prize, Mystic Art Association “Works on Paper”, Juror: Daniel Dubois,.1988
Second Prize, Kansas Pastel Society, Wichita, Kansas. Juror: Daniel Greene,.1988
Pastel Society of America Award, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Award, New York City,.1984
First Prize, Mystic Art Association, Juror: Serge Lollerbach,1984.
Dick Blick Award for Still Life, Pastel Society of America,1983.
First Prize Pastel Medium, Mystic Art Association, Jurors: Charles Ferguson and Edgar deN. Mayhew,1982.
E.R. Hitchcock Prize, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, ,1981.
Purchase Prize, New Haven Paint and Clay Club, Jurors: Michael Ponce de Leon and Jed Pert,1979.
Edward C. Roberts Prize, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Juror: Steve Prokopoff,1979.
M.H. Hurlman Armstrong Prize, Pastel Society of America, 1979.
One Woman Show Award, Connecticut Women Artists, Juror: Jacqueline Gourevitch 1978.


COMMISSIONS
2006 CowParade, Boston
2005 Whale Trail, Southeastern New England.
2003 CowParade West Hartford
2000 CowParade New York
1998 Juror for Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, Slater Museum, Norwich, Connecticut
1998 Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut.
1981 Mural for the Connecticut Savings Bank, North Haven, Connecticut
1978 Mural for the Connecticut Savings Bank, Hamden, Connecticut
1976 Mural for the Old Lyme Inn, Old Lyme, Connecticut


PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Aetna Insurance Company, Hartford, Connecticut
Connecticut Savings Bank, New Haven, Connecticut
Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Connecticut
Smilow Cancer Center, New Haven, Connceticut
Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, Connecticut.
New Haven Paint and Clay Club, New Haven, Connecticut
Pfizer, Groton, Connecticut
Shawmut Savings Bank, Hartford, Connecticut


LECTURES AND CLASSES
Pastel and Oil Painting Classes, Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Connecticut, 1996-1999, 2004-2010
Pastel and Oil Painting Classes, Granite Street Gallery, New London, Connecticut, 1999-2003
Pastel workshop, Mystic Art Association, Mystic, Connecticut, October 1992-2003
Color Dynamics, Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Connecticut, February 1996
Pastel workshop, East Lyme Art Association, East Lyme, Connecticut, March 1992
Lecture, Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Connecticut, 1992
Lecture, Mohegan Community College, Norwich, Connecticut, 1991
Lecture, Vangarde Gallery, New London, Connecticut, for Mohegan Community College, Norwich, Connecticut, 1990
Interview, “Arts Alive”, Norwich Inn, Norwich, Connecticut, 1990
Lecture, Vangarde Gallery, New London, Connecticut, for University of Connecticut, 1988.


PUBLICITY
The New Haven Advocate, Spaced Out by Hank Hoffman, April 2010
The New Haven Register, Visual opposites make for engaging Kehler Liddell exhibit, April 2010
The Newtown Bee Arts and Antiques Weekly, Nature or Nurture? By Laura Beach, December 8, 2006
New Haven Register, Vibrant Visions, Judy Birke, April, 2007
New London Day, Portrait of The Artist As A Commuter, by Beth Dufresne, September 2005
New Haven Register, A Sense of Possibility by Judy Birke, Sunday, May 23, 2004
Women in the Arts, Vibrant Renderings of Everyday Objects, Claudia Becker, 1995

EDUCATION
Paier College of Art, New Haven, Connecticut, 1968-1972.
Studied with Robert Brackman 1972-1974
Study for Felix Neck Morning
Gigi Horr Liverant
Pastel
10" x 20"     Framed: 11" x 21"
2016
$1,200
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