Maureen Chatfield


Maureen Chatfield Biography

American, b. 1948

My paintings are intuitive responses to the myriad forces that shape my life—emotions that translate into color, visual memories of forms and color relationships found in the landscape, and personal stories from my past. I have painted consistently since childhood, starting with oils, and am currently painting with acrylics as well, which enables me to create multiple layers rapidly without muddying my palette. The work process is one of constant experiment and change— building layers of color, form and image on the canvas revealing the underlying pentimento. My paintings are not planned, they are discovered, an evolution that is exciting and invigorating.

Of my three current series, Ether is the more interior, emerging directly from what is in my head, while Landscapes arises from direct experience—what I see in nature, captured by my internal camera and explosively transformed. Out of My Mind also focuses on direct experience; however, the experience is of human nature—traumatic and mysterious events, family gatherings and childhood memories. Together, these series forms a body of work that transcends topicality and embraces an ever-expanding category-defying approach to art that reflects my desire to spread beauty and joy through the transformative power of the creative process.

Art Students League , New York, NY
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Fashion Institute of Technology , New York, NY
Hunter College , New York, NY
Studied with Jean Buckly, Ron Lent, Robert Saxton, Stuart Shils,

May 2-May 6, Art New York, Art Miami LLC, Piers 92/94, New York
April 13-May 11, Solo Exhibition, J. Cacciola Gallery
January-February Space & Form, Rosenberg Gallery
September-January A Different Medium, a group exhibition, Rosenberg & Co., 19 East 66th Street, NY, NY
Juried Show, First Prize, Hunterdon Art Museum. Curator, Mary Birmingham
July Exhibited at the South Hampton Art Fair, Rosenberg & Co., New York, New York June-September Patterns in Time (solo show), Rosenberg & Co., New York, New York
May Spring Masters Show, Rosenberg Group & Co., Armory, Park Avenue, New York.
May ART NEW YORK, Pier 94, New York, New York
February 14-20 Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show
February Group Show, Still Life Exhibition, Variations on a Theme, Rosenberg Group & Co.,
August JUROR, National Association for Woman Painters, 315 West 39th St. New York, NY
June Art Southampton 2016, Rosenberg & Co., South Hampton, NY
June-September Maureen Chatfield: Patterns in Time, Rosenberg & Co., 19 East 66th Street, NY,
May Spring Masters Show Rosenberg & Co., Armory 67th and Park Avenue
The International Armory show of Fine Art & Antiques, Rosenberg & Co. Gallery,
July-September Solo Exhibition, Rosenberg & Co. Gallery, New York
June Summer Selections, a group exhibition, Cavalier Galleries, Rosenberg & Co.,
May-July Collages,Rosenberg & Co. Gallery, 19E. 66th Street, New York
February Group show, Rosenberg & Co. Gallery, 19E. 66th Street, New York
April-May Spring Forward, a group exhibition, Cavalier Galleries, Rosenberg & Co.,
2014, February Show curated by Ross Mitchell of the Barnes Foundation, Lambertville Historical Society
May-June Group exhibition, Anne Irwin Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
May-June Solo Exhibition, s.h.e Gallery, 819 Main St Boonton, NJ
July-September Solo Exhibition, Chubb International Headquarters Warren, NJ
Abstract Expressionism in a Postmodern World, s.h.e Gallery, 819 Main St Boonton, NJ
Solo Exhibition, Robert Sullivan Gallery, 9 Olcott Square Bernardsville, NJ
Group Exhibition, Cavalier Galleries Greenwich, Ct, Nantucket, MA
September Best in Show, Anne Irwin Fine Art Atlanta, GA
September 9th-30th Invitational Exhibition, Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage
December 2nd-January 12th, Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ
2010 , Johnson and Johnson World Wide Headquarters , New Brunswick, NJ
2009 , Kips Bay Decorator Show House , 22 East 71st. Street NY, NY
2006 , One Person Show, Riverside Studio , Pottersville, NJ
2005 , Tewksbury Historical Society Art Show - Award, Landscapes ,
1996 , Mountain Art Show - Award , Bernardsville, NJ
1995 , The Artists Magazine, NATIONAL AWARD,
Clinton Art Museum, Members Show - Award, Clinton NJ
Mountain Art Show - Award , Bernardsville, NJ
1990 , Lamington Art Show - Award , Bedminster NJ
Tewksbury Historical Society Art Show - Award , Tewksbury, NJ
Flat Rock Brook Group Wildlife Invitational Show , Englewood, NJ
1976 , Private and corporate collections, including: United Nation’s Invitational Spring Art Show, to benefit UNICEF , NY, Paris and Spain

Britton collection , New Jersey
Cox collection, Board Member Whitney Museum , New York, NY
Decca Records , New York, NY, and Los Angeles
Habsburg collection , New Jersey
Merck collection , New Jersey
Kean Collection , New York, NY
P.L. Kennedy collection , East Hampton, NY
Sherman and Sterling , New York, NY
Tiffany and Co. , New York, NY