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Beatrice Mady,
M.F.A.

Professor of Graphic Arts
Director of Fine Arts Gallery

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About Professor Mady

Artist and educator, Professor Mady’s works are on view in museums such as the Dayton Art Institute, Museum of Friends and Drew University Museum, and in corporate collections; Pfizer, Ortho Dermatological, Janssen Pharmaceutical, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Johnson and Johnson, Sydney and Francis Lewis Foundation, Arenol Chemical Corporation, Capital Health Medical Center, The Provident Bank of NJ and in private collections. She has had numerous one person and group exhibitions. She was a recipient of a Ford Foundation Grant, a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Grant and several Kenny Grants.

“As a Freshman Advisor and Advisor for the Graphic Art Majors, I strive to bring my love of the arts into the classroom. It is important for students to understand that art is not made in a vacuum, but stems from outside stimuli. This stimulus can come from a trip to a local museum or from travel halfway around the globe. Critically thinking and knowing how to evaluate ones work and the work of others is crucial. Being able to analyze, to see things from many and varied angles or points of view is necessary to problem solving. Artists are visual problems solvers. I hope to be able to instill these concepts in my art students, making them better prepared individuals who will be able to use and expand their knowledge. I try to stay open, to listen and to respond to the needs of my students.”

Research Interests

The focus of my research is on the iconography of other cultures and civilizations. I am interested in the use of colors, pigments and patterns as seen in cloth, pottery, illustrations and other art objects. These elements manifest themselves into series of digital prints I create in Illustrator. I often incorporate the photographs I take or drawing I make while traveling. The patterns and other images become incorporated into my own iconography, ultimately melding into new and unique personal symbols.

Career & Accomplishments

Degrees

  • Pratt Institute New York, M.F.A.

  • University of Dayton, B.F.A.

Solo Exhibitions

  • Floating World: Shadows and Dreams, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ 2016

  • Windows on Columbus, Jersey City, NJ 2012

  • Rotunda Gallery, Jersey City, NJ 2010

  • Discover Jersey Arts, Gallery Artist, October 2010

  • Maurice M. Pine Gallery, Fair Lawn, NJ 1997

  • Rabbet Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ 1996

  • Johnson and Johnson Consumer Products Division, Skillman, NJ 1993

  • Johnson and Johnson Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ 1992

  • Works on Paper, Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ 1991

  • Jersey City Visual Art Gallery, Jersey City, NJ 1988

RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • Momentum, Nimbus Dance Works, Jersey City, NJ 2018

  • Women’s History, Rontunda Gallery, Jersey City, NJ 2018

  • Past, Present, Future Gallery Bergen, Paramus, NJ 2018

  • What’s Next? The Gallery Space, Rahway, NJ 2018

  • Truth, Jersey City Theater Center, Jersey City, NJ 2018

  • Big Small Show, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ 2017

  • Motion: Emotional, Barrow Mansion, Jersey City, NJ 2017

  • Group Show. Triangle Building, Jersey City, NJ 2017

  • ProArts Members Show, Harborside, Jersey City, NJ 2017

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  • The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH

  • Pfizer, Morris Plains, NJ

  • Ortho Dermatological, Skillman, NJ

  • Janssen Pharmaceutica, Titusville, NJ

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb, Plainsboro, NJ

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lawrenceville, NJ

  • Johnson and Johnson, New Brunswick, NJ

  • Sydney and Francis Lewis Foundation, Richmond, VA

  • Arenol Chemical Corporation, New York, NY

  • Drew University Museum, Madison, NJ

  • Goetz & Mady-Grove, Jericho, NY

  • Cravath, Swaine and Moore, New York, NY

  • Grand View Hospital, Dayton, OH

  • MOF Museum, Walsenburg, CO

  • Gensamer & Company, New York, NY

  • Capital Health Medical Center, Pennington, NJ

  • The Provident Bank of New Jersey Headquarters, Iselin, NJ

  • Sills Cummis and Gross, Newark, NJ

  • Law Offices of Paul T. Davis, Lake Success, NY

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