December Eve, 36x30, oil on canvas

My paintings are based on organic forms and images found in nature. As in music they involve harmony, rhythm and movement. Some of my work is purely abstract, while other paintings are quite realistic, but painted in an expressionistic style.

-Adele Becker

Adele Becker presenting A Life's Work, a Retrospective Exhibition

Biography

Ms Becker, who was employed as a commercial artist was a graduate of the Albright Art School at SUNY Buffalo and was a student of Walter Prochownik. Adele is a member of the Western New York Artists Group, Buffalo Society of Artists and was a member of the Patteran Artists organization. Her work has been included in exhibitions and galleries across the United States. and is in permanent collections such as the Burchfield-Penney Art Center and the Castellani Art Museum and has received numerous awards and positive critical acclaim.

Solo Exhibitions

  • "A Life's Work", Artist's Group Gallery, Buffalo, New York - 2015
  • Patterson Art Gallery, Westfield, New York - July, 1983
  • Erie Art Museum, Erie, Pennsylvania - January, 1977
  • More-Rubin Gallery, Inc., Buffalo, New York - February, 1976
  • Genesee Community College, Batavia, New York - September, 1973
  • Chautaugua Art Institute, Chautauga, New York - 1973
  • State University of New York at Buffalo - Norton Union - 1973

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York - July, 1983
    • Buffalo Society of Artists Annual Exhibitions - 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977
    • Pateran Artists Exhibitions - 1973, 1975, 1977
    • Collectors Gallery - 1969 through 2008
    • "Selected Works from Collectors Gallery" - 1989, 1993, 1997, 2006, 2007
  • Anderson Gallery (UB), B.S.A. 110th Catalog Exhibition - 2006
  • Archipelago Gallery, Wellfleet, Massachusetts - 1993
  • Art Dialogua Gallery, Buffalo, New York - 1994 through 2015
  • Big Orbit Gallery, Bufalo, New York - 1994, 1995
  • Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, New York:
    • "Works from the Permanent Collection" - 1986
    • "Recent Acquisitions" - 1985
    • "New Impressions" - 1985
    • Buffalo Society of Artists Exhibitions - 1972, 1976, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1984, 1986
    • Patteran Artists Exhibitions - 1974, 1975, 1978, 1980
    • Invitational Studio Visit - 1994
    • "Artists Among Us" - 2008
  • Buscaglia Gallery, Niagara Falls, NY - 1985, 1989, 2003, 2005, 2016
  • Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, Ohio - 41st National Exhibition - 1977
  • Charlotte Gallery, Brantford, Ontario - "Six W.N.Y. Artists" - 1985
  • Chattanooga National Juried SHow, Chattanooga, Tennessee - 1977, 1978
  • Chautauqua Institute of Art, Chautauqua, New York - National Juried Exhibition - 1972, 1974, 1976
  • Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, New York - National Annual Art Exhibition - 1972, 1974, 1976
  • Daemen College, Amhert, New York
    • Three Person Exhibition - 1981, 1989
    • Invitional Exhibition - "A Passion for Flowers" - 1987
  • Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio - "Western New York Dozen" - 1977, 1978, 1980
  • Erie Art Center, Erie, Pennsylvania - Annual Spring Exhibition - 1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980
  • Kenan Center, Lockport, NY - Niagara Frontier Exhibition - 1983, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1992, 1994
  • Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas:
    • Texas Fine Arts Association National Exhibition - 1973, 1974, 1975
  • New Orleans National Exhibition, New Orleans, Louisana - 1973
  • Niagara Community College Art Gallery:
    • The Charles Rand Penney Upstate New York Collection - 1977
  • Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, New York - 1991
  • Penrose Gallery, Nantucket, Massachusetts - 1984
  • Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York:
    • Juried Lending and Sales Gallery - 1975 through 1998
  • Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah:
    • 51st Annual National Exhibition - 1975
  • Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania:
    • 9th National Painting Exhibition - 1977

Awards

  • 2007 - 2nd Place - Art Dialogue, WNY Regional Exhibition
  • 2005 - Award - Art Dialogue, Buffalo Society of Artists 109th Exhibition
  • 1991 - Award - Gallery 12 Main, Lockport, NY BSA Exhibition
  • 1991 - Award - Kenan Center, Niagara Frontier Art Exhibition
  • 1990 - Award - Clary-Miner Gallery, Buffalo Soc. of Artists Exhibition
  • 1988 - Award - Chatauqua Art Institute, Bufalo Society of Artists Exhibition
  • 1988 - Award - Occidental Chem., Buffalo Society of Artists Exhibition
  • 1987 - Award - A.A.O. Gallery, Buffalo Society of Artists Exhibition
  • 1986 - Award - Burchfield Art Center, Buffalo Society of Artists
  • 1984 - Best of Show - Kenan Center, Niagara Frontier Art Exhibition
  • 1983 - Award - Kenan Center, Niagara Frontier Art Exhiition
  • 1983 - Award - Buffalo Society of Artists 88th Annual Exhibition
  • 1981 - Award - Buffalo Society of Artists 86th Annual Exhibition
  • 1980 - Purchase Award - Erie Art Musuem, 55th Annual Spring Exhibition
  • 1979 - Award - A.A.O. Gallery, Buffalo Society of Artists Exhibition
  • 1976 - Award - Burchfield Art Center, Buffalo Society of Artists
  • 1975 - Best of Show - Erie Art Musem, 52nd Annual Spring Exhibition
  • 1975 - Best of Show - A.A.O. Gallery, Buffalo, New York
  • 1975 - M. Grumbacher Award - Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas
  • 1973 - Award - Third Greater New Orleans Exhibition, New Orleans, La.
  • 1973 - Award - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo Society of Artists
  • 1971 - First Prize - Cooperation 36th National Exhibition, Cooperstown, NY
  • 1971 - Best of Show - Upton Gallery, Buffalo State College
  • 1971 - Award - Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo Society of Artists

Collections

  • Burchfield-Penny Art Center - Permanent Collection
  • M & T Bank
  • Computer Task Group
  • Moog, Inc.
  • Fisher-Price Toys
  • Newman Center, Buffalo State College
  • Key Bank of New York
  • Penn. Bank Corporate Offices
  • Copeland Corp.
  • Inland Div. of General Motors
  • Phillips Office Assoc. Inc.
  • Aarque Management Corp.
  • Chuck Mangione
  • First Niagara Bank
  • Chase Lincoln First Bank, N.A.
  • Blue Cross of W.N.Y.
  • Buffalo General Hospital
  • Delphi Harrison Thermal Systems
  • Chemical Design
  • Hospice Center
  • Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo
  • Times Publishing Company
  • Modern Business Forms
  • Exchange Mutual Insurance Co.
  • Massaro Detroit Diesel
  • Norstar Bank
  • Turbodyne, Inc.
  • Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp.
  • Kavinoky & Cook
  • Gaymar Industries
  • Goulds Pump, Inc.
  • Bry-Lin Hospital, Inc.
  • Seidman and Seidman
  • Ciminelli Development Co.
  • Mobile Diagnostic Testing
  • Buffalo Hospital Supply
  • Weinberg Campus
  • Roswell Park Cancer Inst.
  • Phillips Lytle LLP