Preserving the artist's heritage
Jan Baltzell
Interviewed in 2013
Sponsored by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Judith Ginsberg and Carol Stein, Docents
Rob Kates, Videographer
Jane Mason, Advisor

Artist's Statement

to mark time through an act of painting
to experience space through location of mark and color
to delve into the void and find a pool of memory
enjoy the physical, body empathy through the application of
the paint, its density and transparency – blocking and flowing
to reveal and obstruct, mine the void as a world of possibility

Solo Exhibitions

2012 Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009 Schmidt Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006 Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
         Frances Neiderer Artist-in-Residence, Eleanor D. Wilson Museum,Roanoke, VA

2005 Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2003 Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2001 Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 1999 Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

1997 Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1994 Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
         Prince Street Gallery, New York City
         Rosemont College, Rosemont PA

1992 Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1991 Carspecken-Scott, Wilmington,DE

1989 Giannetta Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1987 Peale House, PAFA, Philadelphia

1985 Gross-McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
         Hahneman University Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1984 Holzman Gallery, Towson State University, MD

1983 Gross-McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
         Eastern College, St Davids, PA

1981 Gross-McCLeaf Gallery, Philadelphia,PA
         Cosmopolitan Club, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011 Flirting With Abstraction,Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

2008 Abstract Invitational, Delaware Community College?Main Line Collects Philadelphia, Main Line Art Center,
Bryn Mawr, PA

2006 Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ

2005 Works On Paper, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia

2004 Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA

2002 Dickinson to Amenoff: American Artists on Cape Cod, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,Philadelphia, PA
         Art In City Hall, “Non-Objective Art, Philadelphia, PA
         Long Beach Island Foundation,”Landscape, Mindscape”

2001 Concord Art Association, “Drawing”

2000 Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1999 U.S.Embassy, Muscat, Oman
         Wayne At Center, “Students of Jane Pipe

1993 Carspecken-Scott, Wilmington, DE

1992 DCCA, Wilmington, DE

2001 F.A.N. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

1989 Rising Tide Gallery, Provincetown, MA
         Giannetta Gallery,Philadelphia, PA

1988 Allentown Art Museum,”21st Juried Show”
         Art Alliance,”Philadelphia Drawing Competition”
         Bowery Gallery, New York City,”Invitational”

1987 Indiana School of Fine Art, Bloomington,”Invitaional Drawing Show”
         South Allegehenies Museum of Art, “New Attitudes: Recent Pennsylvania Abstraction”
         Art At City Hall, Philadelphia, PA?1986 “Contemporary Women Artists of Philadelphia. Invitational
1984  Bowery Gallery, New York City, Invitational

1985 Gross-McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
         Allentown Art Museum, “18th Juried Show”
         Beaver College,” Eastern Pennsylvania Drawing Exhibit”

1980 University of Wisconsin, “Three Visiting Artists”


1976 M.F.A., Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 1971 B.F.A., Philadelphia College of Art


Gund Collection, Cambridge, MA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
The National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia, PA
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
IBM, Philadelphia, PA
CIGNA Company, World Headquarters in Philadelphia and Chicago
Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Science Center, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowships/ Residencies

2006 Frances Niederer Artist-in-Residence, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA 1998 Dorland Art Colony, Temecula, CA

1990 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson Vermont (resident critic)

1980 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, St Angelo, VA

1983-84 Towson State University, Maryland (artist in residence)


“Red Poppy”, Breast Cancer Calendar,1993, Albert Einstein Medical Center

“Rabbit Run”, color plate#6B, Introduction to Visual Literacy, Deborah Curtiss
      Prentice-Hall Inc.?“Sound of Light”, reproduced on cover: Alice Walker’s “In Search of Our Mother’s

Garden”,Keizersgracht 321, Amsterdam

“Still Life Extended”, Contemporary Women Artist Calendar,1985, Bo-Tree Production, Palo Alto, CA

“Worlds End”, “Red Poppy”, 1987 #18; colorplates, Oil Pastel, Materials & Techniques; Ken Leslie, Watson
      Guptil Publications

Selected Bibliography
Edith Newhall, “Philadelphia Inquirer, May 13, 2012
Victoria Skelly, Broad Street Review, May 3, 2012
Edith Newhall, “Philadelphia Inquirer” 2009
Marlyn Seidel,” Philadelphia Inquirer”, October 17, 2003
Rod Staeger,”Arcade”, March 25, 1999
Edward J. Sozanski,” Philadelphia Inquirer”,December 14, 1994
William Scott, “Art in America”,1989
Victoria Donohoe, “the Arts”, Philadelphia Inquire,1989
Victoria Donohoe, “The Art”, Philadelphia Inquirer, 1985
Lucy Glick,”Light and Its Influences”,Fellowship,PAFA, Summer,1985
Steve Purchase, “Baltzell’s Abstracts at Holzman”, Baltimore Sun.March, 1984
Victoria Donohoe,”Mothers and Daughters”, Philadelphia Inquirer,Dec.,1983
Alan Milstein, “Visions: From the Inside Out, Outside, In” The Bulletin, Nov.,1981
Barbara Wolanin, “Jan Baltzell at Gross-McCleaf, The New Art Examiner, Dec., 1981

Represented by Schmidt-Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Teaching at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (since 1985)
Full Professor of Painting and Drawing, Critic in the BFA, Post-Bac and MFA Programs