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IR FIELD REPORT 13: Portia Munson
Portia Munson is a visual artist working concurrently in installation, painting, drawing, photography and sculpture, approaching her work from an environmental and feminist perspective. Her work has been widely shown since the early 1990s. Munson’s recent solo exhibitions include "The Garden," at PPOW Gallery in New York (2017), “Her Room Her World” at Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA  and "Flood," at Disjecta in Portland, OR both in 2018. Munson's work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions including "Dime-Store Alchemy" at the FLAG Art Foundation, New York, and "Spectrum" at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill, N.Y., both in 2018. Her public works include “Pink Projects” currently on view at Rockefeller Center, NYC; Art in the Terminal at the Albany Airport, Albany NY; MTA Arts for Transit installation at Bryant Park MTA Station, NYC; and a permanent Metropolitan Transit Authority installation in New York. Munson's work has been the subject of numerous articles and reviews; publications include The New York Times, The New Yorker, Artforum, The Art Newspaper, Frieze Magazine, Hyperallergic, Huffington Post, VICE/Creators Project, and Bust Magazine. Munson lives and works in Catskill, N.Y. and is represented by PPOW Gallery in New York. 
She holds a BFA from Cooper Union and a MFA from Rutgers University, and studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her work has been exhibited at The New Museum, New York, NY; Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense, Denmark;  MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA; Wave Hill, Bronx, NY; The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland, among others.  Her work is in numerous private and public collections, including 21C Museum (Louisville, KY), Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Lyndhurst, OH, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA and the U.S. Department of State. She has been awarded residencies at institutions including the MacDowell Colony for the Arts (Peterborough, NH); Civitella Ranieri Foundation (Umbria, Italy); The Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown, MA); and Yaddo (Saratoga Springs, NY). Munson teaches at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and has taught at New York University, Yale School of Art, Vassar College and SUNY Purchase.