RESUME OF MYRRH, A.K.A. TRUDY MYRRH REAGAN
967 Moreno Ave., Palo Alto, 94303; (650) 856-9593; Trudy@myrrh-art.com
Born 1936 in Washington, DC, studied at Stanford University, SFAI, Fiberworks in Berkeley, De Anza College in Cupertino, CA
1981, YLEM: Artists Using Science and Technology, an international non-profit arts group. Served as president for eight years, newsletter editor for nine years, head of programs committee, 28 years.
1980-2, Founding Member, Exhibit Installation Co-ordinator - California Crafts Museum: set up and directed installation crew during the museum’s first 2 years, while still located in Palo Alto, CA
THEMES AND MEDIA
Science images and ideas, usually translucent glowing panels. These are painted with acrylic pigments on 3/16" sheets of Plexiglas, often with engraved white areas. These 45” diameter paintings hang at a window or 18" from an illuminated white wall. Can also be affixed to a wall with reflective foil behind. Now available as circular 24” wall-mounted fine arts prints (edition 4, including artist proof).
Patterns in nature using 2-D media: batik, shibori, drawing, painting
Human rights and social justice: paintings, cartoons, portraits of political figures.
"Artful Recycling" with electronics and map discards.
SELECTED SOLO SHOWS
"50th Anniversary Retrospective" - Peninsula Muesum, Burlingame, CA - 2017
"When What’s Right is Wrong” - Charles Krause Reporting Gallery, Washington, DC - 2014-15 (showed Myrrh portraits of 1973 Watergate and 1987 Iran-Contra Hearings)
“Watergate: Heroes and Villains” - Palo Alto Media Center, 2013
"Recombinations" - Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA - 2006
"Essential Mysteries" - Wonderfest Science Festival, Stanford University - 2004
"Future Diversions," Institute for the Future, Menlo Park, CA - 2000
"N.A.S.A. Works" - U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA - 1994; 1995. Featured my "NASA" works, simulations of Earth from space pictures.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
“Artists United: The Revolution Begins with Us”- Busboys and Poets, Washington, DC - 2016.
“Science, Technology, and the Future of Art” Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA – 2016, Second Prize.
“Science, Technology, and the Future of Art” Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA – 2016, Second Prize."Inspired by Science" (invited artist, 4 pc.) in conjunction with AAAS-Pacific Division Conference- Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR - 2010
"Outside the Box" - Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA - 2010 First Prize
"Exposición MADRE TIERRA,” in conjunction with World People's Conference on Climate Change, a counterpoint to the Copenhagen Conference in 2009 - (invited artist, 3 pcs.)
”From the Center,” - online exhibit organized by National Women’s Caucus for Art, juried by Lucy Lippard, - 2010
“Control” - Somarts, San Francisco, jurors: Guerrilla Girls - 2009
"Visual Politics: Art and the American Experience" - Santa Cruz Art League, Peter Selz, Juror - 2008
Wonderfest Science Festival, Stanford University - 2006
"Globalization," A Shenere Velt Gallery, Los Angeles, 2002 (political activist art exhibit)
"Artists' Uninhibited View of Space Science," (invited artist, 4 pieces) NASA Visitor Center, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA - 1998
"Merged Realities," Flaundrau Science Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ - 1996
"YLEM's Art on the Edge" World Wide Web page - (4 pieces, invited), www.YLEM.org - 1995 (almost at the inception of the WorldWideWeb. The site was prize-winning).
"Artists Shedding Light on Science" (invited artist, 3 pieces; invited organizer and co-curator ) Art Department Gallery, San Francisco State University for meeting of AAAS-Pacific Division - 1994
"The World of Maps," (1 pc., color picture in catalog), Alaska Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK - 1994
"Art of the Cosmos" - traveling show, (invited artist, 1 pc.): Hayden Planetarium, New York City; Discovery Museum, Stamford, CT; Art and Science Center, Statesville, NC; Bergen Museum, Paramus, NJ; Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, MD - 1991-1994
"Border Axes" - electronic and fax-art-link event to 12 North American cities in 3 countries - 1989
"Looking at Earth" - National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC - year-long exhibit, 1986. First picture of the N.A.S.A.series, (Not Actually Science Achievements), "aerial landscapes" created by painting crumpled paper.
"The Ribbon," one piece in a 5-mile-long peace banner, to commemorate 40th anniversary of Hiroshima - 1985. The artist's section is featured in the Lark Press book about it, and now resides in the Smithsonian Institution collection. (This was a mammoth quilt Project that preceded the AIDS quilt.)
2006, Lifetime Achievement Award, Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art
1997, Art Calendar "Crabbie" award for "An Essential Mystery: Brains Imagine."
1990 Video - finalist in Hometown USA Video Festival, Columbus, OH, as producer of "Artists Using Science and Technology" program for cable TV .
1983 Artist-in-Residence - Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, CA
“My Life Among the Patterns,” LASER Talk, Stanford University, 2012
"The Geology Cake" - interactive edible geology lesson at YLEM Forum, the Exploratorium, 2004
“An Unwitting Pythagorean,” invited paper, Mosaic Conference, Seattle, WA - 2000
"Scientists doing Art, Artists Doing Science" - invited paper at Fourth International Symposium of Electronic Art, Minneapolis, MN - 1993
"Women Humanizing High Technology" panel chair - National WCA Conference, San Francisco, CA - 1989
"Disrobing Nature" - lecture at National Natural Science Museum, Mexico City, Stanford University - 1988
Trudy Myrrh Reagan, “Can Science Replace Religion?” Global Journals Human Social Sciences, Volume 14 # 11 1.0”
Trudy Myrrh Reagan, Iran-Contra: Three Scandals in One, self-published book, 2014
Trudy Myrrh Reagan, “Can Personal Meaning Be Derived from Science?” Leonardo, February 2014.
Trudy Reagan, "Three Close Encounters with Daniel Ellsberg," Bad Subjects online magazine, 2011- illustrated article, http://bad.eserver.org/issues/2011/trudy-ellsberg.htm
Trudy Myrrh Reagan (Myrrh), "The Study of Patterns is Profound," Leonardo, Vol.40 #3, 2007
Gertrude Myrrh Reagan, Leonardo, "An Artist Considers the Concept of Levels in Matter."7/1990