m. louise stanley 

b. 1942, Charleston, WV; lives and works in Emeryville, CA

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Painter Louise Stanley was born in Charleston, WV, and has been based in Emeryville, CA for many years. Working in the tradition of history painting, she documents current and fictitious events using myth, allegory, and humor. She has received two artist fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Fleishhacker Foundation grant, two Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation grants, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in 2014 and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2015.

Installation views of Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, 2017. Photos by JKA Photography.

Works of art in the exhibition:

Casting Call for Cautionary Tales, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
72 x 96 in.

She Waits . . . , 2017
Acrylic on canvas
46 x 36 in.

Summons, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 46 in.


Pages from M. Louise Stanley's Sketchbook