​Biography

Abramson maintains a studio at Artists & Makers Studios 1 in Rockville. Her work can be seen at the following galleries: Gallery O on H Street (Washington, DC), SR/A La Collection (Bethesda, MD), and International Visions Gallery (Washington, DC). Her work is currently in the Washingtonia Collection of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. In 2018 she participated in The Doors of Make Room and was featured in a segment on WUSA9 about low income housing and art. In 2016 she was listed as a Finalist in the Portraits/Figures category of The Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition. She spent most of her career working as Art Director for NOVA Research Company where she designed publications and exhibits for NIH. In 2005, she illustrated Wild Washington: Animal Sculptures A to Z, and in 1997, Simple Secrets of Parenting: Easy as ABC. For a number of years she co-owned Grapevine Graphics, a local graphic design firm. She began her career in graphic design and editorial illustration, working as the art director for The Washington Monthly, a political magazine. She has been exhibiting in solo and juried shows throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region for the past 25 years and has work in many public and private collections.

 

Education:
University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Dallas, Dallas, TX (B.S. 1975)
SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY (B.A. 1973)

Selected Group Exhibits and Publications:

2019

Interfaith Works, Retrospective, solo exhibition

Artists & Makers Studios, Members Show, Rockville, MD

Gallery OonH, "District Details", solo exhibition

Montpelier Arts Center, Urban Living, duo exhibition with Jill Tanenbaum

 

2018

Glen Echo Park, Stone Tower Gallery, “Cityscapes”, solo exhibition

Artists & Makers Studios, Members Show, Rockville, MD

Gallery OonH, "District Details", solo exhibition

2017

Savvy Painter Art Competition, online juried exhibition

HERstory, online juried exhibition

Culture Coffee, “Kennedy Street”, Washington, DC, solo exhibition

Accepted as Member of Waverly Street Gallery, Bethesda, MD

Waverly Street Gallery, “Somerset Artists”, Bethesda, MD

Compass Atelier, Master Art Program, “Thesis Show”, Rockville, MD

Artists & Makers Studios, Members Show, Rockville, MD

 

2016

BWI Airport, group exhibition, painting was reproduced in a large scale format

Dr. Nishan Halim, dental office, Washington, DC, solo exhibition

Featured Artist, Waverly Street Gallery, Bethesda, MD

Historical Society of Washington, DC, “For the Record: Artfully Historic DC”, Washington, DC 

   Third Place – painting category

Linus Galleries, "Reflections", online exhibition

Finalist in the Portraits/Figures category of The Artist's Magazine 33rd Annual Art Competition

Yellow Barn Studio, "Beyond Color", The Critique Group

 

2015

Open Regional Juried Art Exhibition: June 25-September 29, Washington, DC

CHAL Juried Exhibit at The Hill Center, Washington, DC Best in Show

Historical Society of Washingtron, DC, “For the Record: Artfully Historic DC”, Washington, DC

Artsy Shark, Featured Artist

Linus Galleries, "City-Scapes", online exhibition


Work can be seen at:
http://artistsandmakersstudios.com/cathy-abramson

© 2012 by Cathy Abramson