Bio

Ms. Purcell lives in New York City and currently has a studio in Union City, New
Jersey. She came to stone carving by chance at an Art Festival workshop in upstate
New York in 1992 and has not stopped carving since that time. Her past 22 summers
have been spent in the historic town of Pietrasanta, Italy, where she lives and carves
stone in the atmosphere of the great Italian tradition of stone carving.

Artist Statement

Ms. Purcell believes that stone carving, because of the demand of time and physical
effort, creates a sense of intimacy with the stone itself. This aspect of involvement and
intimacy with each piece of stone and the creative process of stone carving keeps her
totally captured for each and every moment.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021

2019

2018

SJAC 2021 Fourth Exhibition

Ossam Gallery

Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Library
The Art Students League of NY

New York, NY

Brooklyn, NY

Greenwich, CT
New York, NY

2017

2016

2015

2014 - 2009

2013

2013– 2009

2011

313 Butler Gallery

ArtWorks, Benefit for Arts Gowanus

ArtWorks, Benefit for Arts Gowanus

Gowanus Artists Studio Tour

Single-Fare 3

NAWA Annual Exhibition

Sculptors Circle at Tompkins Square

Allied Artists of America

The Art Students League of NY,

Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn, NY

New York, NY

New York, NY

New York, NY

New York, NY

30/30 International Exhibition

Small Works Exhibition-NAWA

New York, NY

New York, NY

2009

Internazionale D’Arte Contemporanea

Pen and Brush Inc.

Small Works Exhibition-NAWA

Massa, Italy

New York, NY

New York, NY

2008

2007

NINA La Libreria

ASART Artisti Scultori Associati

Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club

Crane Street Studios

The Art Students League

Pietrasanta, Italy

Massa, Italy

New York, NY

Long Island City, NY

New York, NY

2006

Mostra Estiva – Studio Lapis

Kunstausstellung in Kurpark

Pietrasanta, Italy

Gersau, Switzerland

2006 - 2005

2005 - 2004

2003

2000

1999

Allied Artists of America

Studi Aperti

Venezuelan Consulate

Audubon Artists

Pen and Brush Inc.
Sculpture Center

New York, NY

Pietrasanta, Italy

New York, NY

New York, NY

New York, NY
New York, NY

1998

1996

Ciao Gallery

Santarella Gallery
National Sculpture Society

City Island, NY

Tyringham, MA
New York, NY

1994

Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center

New York, NY

Solo Exhibition

2012

Lincoln Towers

New York, NY

Awards

2011

The Art Students League Purchase Prize
30/30 International Exhibition

New York, NY

Education

Maretti Marmi Studio
L’ Apuano Studio
Lapis Studio
Palla Studio
Shakti Studio
Pietrasanta Marble Carving Studio
Art Students League

Pietrasanta, Italy
Pietrasanta, Italy
Pietrasanta, Italy
Pietrasanta, Italy
Pietrasanta, Italy
Pietrasanta, Italy
New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 SJAC 2021 Fourth Exhibition New York, NY
2019 Ossam Gallery Brooklyn, NY
2018 Flinn Gallery, Greenwich Library Greenwich, CT
The Art Students League of NY New York, NY
2017 313 Butler Gallery Brooklyn, NY
2016 ArtWorks, Benefit for Arts Gowanus Brooklyn, NY
2015 ArtWorks, Benefit for Arts Gowanus Brooklyn, NY
2014 - 2009 Gowanus Artists Studio Tour Brooklyn, NY
2013 Single-Fare 3 New York, NY
2013– 2009 NAWA Annual Exhibition New York, NY
2011 Sculptors Circle at Tompkins Square New York, NY
Allied Artists of America New York, NY
The Art Students League of NY,
30/30 International Exhibition New York, NY
Small Works Exhibition-NAWA New York, NY
2009 Internazionale D’Arte Contemporanea Massa, Italy
Pen and Brush Inc. New York, NY
Small Works Exhibition-NAWA New York, NY
2008 NINA La Libreria Pietrasanta, Italy
2007 ASART Artisti Scultori Associati Massa, Italy
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club New York, NY
Crane Street Studios Long Island City, NY
The Art Students League New York, NY
2006 Mostra Estiva – Studio Lapis Pietrasanta, Italy
Kunstausstellung in Kurpark Gersau, Switzerland
2006 - 2005 Allied Artists of America New York, NY
2005 - 2004 Studi Aperti Pietrasanta, Italy
2003 Venezuelan Consulate New York, NY
2000 Audubon Artists New York, NY
1999 Pen and Brush Inc. New York, NY
Sculpture Center New York, NY
1998 Ciao Gallery City Island, NY
1996 Santarella Gallery Tyringham, MA
National Sculpture Society New York, NY
1994 Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center New York, NY

Solo Exhibition

2012

Lincoln Towers

New York, NY

Awards

2011

The Art Students League Purchase Prize
30/30 International Exhibition

New York, NY

Education

Maretti Marmi Studio
L’ Apuano Studio
Lapis Studio
Palla Studio
Shakti Studio
Pietrasanta Marble Carving Studio
Art Students League

Pietrasanta, Italy
Pietrasanta, Italy
Pietrasanta, Italy
Pietrasanta, Italy
Pietrasanta, Italy
Pietrasanta, Italy
New York, NY