Cara Enteles
Artist's Statement and CV

Cara Enteles is best known for her nature, landscape paintings on Aluminum and plexiglas panels. She has developed a unique technique that combines silkscreen printing and oil painting on theses industrial substrates.

The choice of these surfaces is deliberate. The aluminum reflective ground, changes with the light, mimicking the natural world. The acrylic is built up in transparent layers painting on multiple sides to create great depth.

"I am influenced by Turner and the Hudson River school, looking for a modern way to create depth and light in landscape. Working on these surfaces lets the substrate become a more active part of the message." Underlying these seemingly beautiful paintings, Enteles infuses her thoughts on man vs. nature and the conflicts that ensue. "In my mind the trees and plants of the paintings represent nature as a being. They exude power that man continually tries to manipulate."

Enteles has long been addressing environmental issues that plague our natural world. Oil spills, colony collapse disorder, and fracking are some examples, but she hopes to present it in a positive light. "I aim to be an advocate for nature."

—Cara Enteles with Sara Nightingale

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
    MoOD Fair Brussels, Solo Booth awarded, Brussels, BE, September 2016
    Sara Nightingale Gallery, The Mirrored Garden, Watermill, NY November 2015
    Brooklyn Oenology, Gone Wild, Brooklyn, NY September 2015
    Amy Simon Fine Art, Cara Enteles: Mirror to Nature, Westport, CT September 2013
    Sara Nightingale Gallery, Sheen, Watermill, NY June 2013
    Sara Nightingale Gallery, Buzz Saw, Watermill, NY August 2008
    Viveza Gallery, Seattle, WA, March 2007
    Mulry Fine Art, Spider Stories, West Palm Beach, FL, January 2006
    Sara Nightingale Gallery, If a Butterfly... , Watermill, NY, 2004
    Jeffrey Coploff Fine Art Ltd., Light Lovers, New York, NY, 2003
    DVAA Gallery, Organic Graffiti, Narrowsburg, NY, 2001, Mindscapes 1998

Selected Group Exhibitions:
    KBFA, Flower Power, Larchmont, NY July 13- August 26th, 2016
    The Painting Center, Retrieval of the Beautiful, NYC, June 21-July 16, 2016
    Amy Simon Fine Art, Good Nature, Westport, CT March12-April 23 2016
    London Art Fair, Four Square Fine Arts, London January 21-24, 2016
    Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, Art from the Boros III, NYC July 23- Aug 15 2015
    Amy Simon Fine Art, Big Fat Summer Show, July 11- August 29 2015
    Sara Nightingale Gallery, Reinventing the Helm, Watermill, NY July- Aug 2015
    London Art Fair, Four Square Fine Arts, London January 20-25, 2015
    NURTUREArt benefit (invitational), Pierogi Boiler, Brooklyn, NY November 2014
    Four Square Fine Arts, Surface and Depth, London, UK October 2014
    Fresh Paint Gallery, Summer Solstice, Culver City, CA June 2014
    Amy Simon Fine Art, Summer Rotation, Westport, CT July 2014
    The Last Brucennial, The Bruce High Quality Foundation & Vito Schnabel, NY, 2014
    The London Art Fair, Four Square Fine Arts, London January 15-19, 2014
    Parsons Alumni Exhibition, Sheila Aronson Galleries, October 2013
    Sloan Fine Art, Undertow 3, New York, NY March 16-April 12, 2013
    HVCCA, Peekskill Project V, Mezzanine Gallery, Sept 29- Dec 16, 2012
    Islip Art Museum, The Garbage Barge Revisited, June 13-Sept 2, 2012
    The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, Wreath Interpretations, Dec-Jan 2011-12
    Wave Hill, Hive Culture: Captivated by the Honeybee, Sept-Dec 2011
    Four Square Fine Arts, Nature Matters, UK September 2011
    Sara Nightingale Gallery, What's out There, Watermill, NY August 2011
    Amy Simon Fine Art, Summer Rotation, Westport, CT July 2011
    Emily Amy Gallery, Down the Rabbit Hole, Atlanta, GA 2010
    Amy Simon Fine Art, The Nature of it All, Westport, CT, June 2010
    Mulry Fine Art, Timber, Palm Beach, FL March 2010
    Prozcess, Lyonsweir Gallery, New York, NY 2009
    Metaphor Contemporary Art, Treasure Chest, Brooklyn, NY December-Jan 2009
    Emily Amy Gallery, Nature Interpreted, Atlanta, GA November 2008
    Art Gate Gallery, Leave Nature to Nature, New York, NY July 2008
    Garson Baker Fine Art, Small Wonders, New York, NY June 2008
    Metaphor Contemporary Art, Back to the Garden, Brooklyn, NY June 2008
    Iona College, Takes on Landscape, New Rochelle, NY September 2007
    Pentimenti Gallery, The song sings itself, Philadelphia, PA July 2007
    AidanSavoy Gallery, Deep End, New York, NY, May 2007
    Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Embassy Port Louis, Mauritius 2007-2009
    Morpeth Gallery, The Contemporary Show, Hopewell, NJ 2006
    Mulry Fine Art, Inaugural Exhibition, West Palm Beach, FL, 2005
    Julie Baker Fine Art, In the Garden, Grass Valley, CA, 2005, 2003
    ADA Gallery, June Anniversary Show, Richmond, VA 2005
    Jeffrey Coploff Fine Art Ltd., Layered New York, NY, December 2002
    MMC Gallery, A Closer Examination, New York, NY, October 2002
    Sara Nightingale Gallery, residence Watermill, NY, August 2002
    Alexandria Museum of Art, September Exhibition, LA curator Beth Handler 98&99

Public Collections:
    WilmerHale, New York, NY
    Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, London
    Microsoft, Atlanta, GA
    PricewaterhouseCoopers, New York, NY
    Hewitt, New York, NY
    Tiffany & Company

Selected Public Commissions:
    Norwegian Cruise Lines, Miami, Florida
    Hilton Cabana, Miami Beach, Florida
    Intercontinental Hotel Suzhou, China
    Intercontinental Hotel Park Lane, London
    Royal Caribbean International, Oasis of the Seas
    Royal Caribbean International, Navigator of the Seas

Awards & Honors:
    2011 Invited Artist to Singinawa Tiger Preserve, Kanha National Park, India
    2005 Fellowship to The Julia & David White Artists' Colony, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
    2004-2008 Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts studio
    2002 recipient of the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance Fellowship for Visual Artists

Press & Publications:
    NY Times, Things to Do in Connecticut, Amy Simon Fine Art, March 10, 2016 Newsletter #524 August 2015
    NY Times, Photo image listing Sheen, May 26, 2013
    Resurgence Magazine, Lessons from the Bees, May/June 2012
    Hive Culture catalog, Wave Hill, Jennifer McGregor & Gabriel de Guzman, 2011
    Hamptons Art Hub, Bees, Trees and Plexiglass Pat Rogers, November 3rd, 2011
    The Atlantan, September 9, 2010, Felicia Feaster, "Art Attack"
    The Gardener's Eden,
    Wonderbook, The Art on Oasis of the Seas, Art Actually 2009
    Art Exit Magazine, July 2008 artists of the month
    The Brooklyn Rail, July 2008, James Kalm, " Garden of Chill"
    New American Paintings, The 2006 Mid-Atlantic Edition, a juried show in print
    Art in Embassies Exhibition catalog, Port Louis, Maurtiius 2007
    The New York Times, Ken Johnson, December 20th, 2002
    The Times Herald-Record, Stephen Israel, "Organic Graffiti unites industry and
    nature "May 20, 2001
    Alexandria Museum of Art, September Competition Exhibition Catalog, 1998-99
    Sullivan County Democrat, Mindscapes Show June 9th, 1998
    The River Reporter, Mindscapes on View June 11th, 1998

    Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
    Parsons School of Design, BFA, New York, NY


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