ABOUT

Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and raised in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Stella Ehrich spent sixteen years living in Florence and the Tuscan countryside.  She studied for seven formative years in the studio of Nerina Simi in Florence. She now resides in Vermont.

SELECTED  SOLO  EXHIBITIONS:
2014     Garden Gallery, Londonderry, Vermont
2011     Burlington City Arts, Burlington, Vermont
2009    Tunnel City, The Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, Massachusetts
2008    The Brick Box, Rutland, Vermont
2008     Levy Gallery, St. Mary’s School, Memphis, Tennessee
2007     Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont
2006     Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2005     Pangea, North Bennington, Vermont
2004     Civic Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee, “Portraits of the Mid-South”
2003     Brookhaven Gallery, Dallas, Texas, “Prom Dress Series”
2003     Pangea, North Bennington, Vermont
2001     Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, “The Girl in Pink High Heels”
2000     Center Street Gallery, Rutland Vermont ,“Kindred Spirits”
1997     Beside Myself Gallery, Arlington, Vermont, “On the Porch”
1994     No. B.I.A.S. Gallery, North Bennington, Vermont 
1994     The Bell Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee, “Italian Interiors”
1989     Albers Fine Arts, Memphis, Tennessee 
1988     Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts, “Italian Landscapes”
1986     Alice Baker, Mobile, Alabama “A View of Italy”
1985     Clough-Hanson Gallery, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee 
1985     Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi  
1977     Delta State University, Cleveland, Mississippi 
                                                                                                               

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2014       Commune di Stazzema, Studio Simi Exhibition, Stazzema (Lucca), Italy
2013      The Garden Gallery, "The Dessert Show", Londonderry, Vermont
2011       ASA, Landscapes for Landsake, Coila, New York
                   Schulte Fine Art, South Orange, New Jersey
2010       Comune di Stazzema, Italy
                   Fiddlehead Gallery, Bennington, Vermont
2009      Bennington Museum, Bennington, Vermont
                   L. Wicks Fine Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, New York
                   Francesca Anderson Fine Art, “Annual Portrait Exhibition”, Lexington, Massachusetts
2008      Toomey Gallery of Fine Art, Bennington, Vermont
                   Fine Art in the Village, Hoosick Falls, New York
                   Shelburne Art Center, Shelburne, Vermont
2005-07   Francesca Anderson Fine Art, “Annual Portrait Exhibition”, Lexington, Massachusetts
                   Vermont Arts Exchange, North Bennington, Vermont, annual show
                   Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, Vermont, winter landscapes
                   Hildene, Manchester, Vermont
2004      Francesca Anderson Fine Art, “Portrait Exhibition”, “Almost Miniatures Show”,“Flowers"
                   Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, Vermont
                   Hildene, Manchester, Vermont
2003      Francesca Anderson Fine Art, “Annual Portrait Exhibition”,“Women Painting Women”
                   Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, Vermont
2002      Gallery 414, “Female Body, Work by Women” Fort Worth, Texas
                    Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts,“Artists Choose Artists”, Old Lyme, Connecticut
                    Francesca Anderson Fine Art, “Annual Portrait Exhibition”, “Almost Miniatures Show”
                    Southern Vermont Art Center, “Interiors”, Manchester, Vermont
                    Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, “New Works”, Bennington, Vermont
2001        North American Print Biennial, Boston University, Boston, Mass
                    Francesca Anderson Fine Arts, “Almost Miniatures Show”, Lexington, Massachusetts  
                    Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
2000        Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
1999        Francesca Anderson Fine Arts, “Almost Miniatures Show”, Lexington, Mass.  
                    Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas  
1998        The Target Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia  
                    Nuovo Gallery, Lennox, Massachusetts 
1997        Beside Myself Gallery, Arlington, Vermont
                    Van Goethem Fine Art, McLean, Virginia
1996        Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton, Ohio
                    “Horizons”, Burlington City Hall, Burlington, Vermont 
                    Francesca Anderson Fine Arts, “Almost Miniature Show”, Lexington, Massachusetts
1995        AS220, Providence, Rhode Island 
                    Francesca Anderson Fine Arts, “Flower Show”, Lexington, Massachusetts
1994        Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, Vermont
1993        P.S.A., New York City, New York 
                    Francesca Anderson Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
1990        Mall Galleries, London, England , “Unexpected Tuscany”
                    Jane Neville Gallery, Aslockton, England
                    Albers Fine Arts, Memphis, Tennessee
1988        Central Place Gallery, Bangor, Maine
                    Albers Fine Arts, Memphis, Tennessee
                    Francesca Anderson Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
1987        Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas 
                    McKenna Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina 
1986         Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
                    McKenna Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina
1985        Monstra di Presenza, Montenosa, Italy 
                    Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas
 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
               Allan M. Levy Architects, San Francisco California

               Banff Center School of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada
               Brookhaven College, Dallas, Texas
               Kraft Corporation, Memphis, Tennessee
               Pierson and Coats Law Offices, San Francisco, California       
               The Stern Group, Washington, D.C.
               Vermont Law School, Terry Ehrich Environmental Law Center, South Royalton, Vermont
 

EDUCATION: 
               Bennington College, MFA,  Concentration in Painting, 2000
               Studio Nerina Simi, Florence, Italy 1977-1984
                             Seven years atelier study in realist figurative work with master Italian painter
                             Sixteen years painting experience living and working in Italy, 1975-1991
               Memphis College of Art, BFA, Concentration in Painting, 1974
                             Mary Morris Scholarship for Merit in Painting 1973
               Banff School of Fine Arts, Alberta, Canada, 1969,1970, 1972
                             Merit Scholarship 1970, Purchase award for painting 1969
 

TEACHING POSITIONS:
Williams CollegeWilliamstown, Massachusetts, Adjunct Professor of Drawing, Winter Terms 2002- 2013
Bennington CollegeBennington, Vermont, Instructor of Life Drawing 2000-2003
Brookhaven CollegeDallas, Texas, Special Programs Drawing Instructor:  1990, 1992, 1996            
Community College of VermontBennington, Vermont  1993-2004
Lyme Academy College of Art, Old Lyme, Connecticut, Guest Instructor 2001,2004
Plein-Air Painting Workshops in Tuscany, summers  2005-2013

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