HOLLAND COTTER, THE NEW YORK TIMES ART REVIEW, FRIDAY, AUGUST
ON WITNESS, A MIXED MEDIA INSTALLATION AT THE BRONX MUSEUM:
"The show gets off to a nice start with Mindy Belloff's
installation of dozens of tiny paintings, displayed on shelves
or wall racks. Images of flowers and faux Chinese landscapes
crop up, although much of the painting is a kind of minuscule
version of gestural abstraction. Predominantly black-and-white,
the installation has a mournful air, made literal when Ms. Belloff
writes on one painting, 'I still get overwhelmed when I think
about her' and the single word 'endure' on another. . . . Personal
and specifically autobiographical subject matter is increasingly
important in contemporary art. However obliquely, it is at the
heart of Ms. Belloff's tiny paintings. . . "
THE COMMERCIAL DISPATCH - VICKY NEWMAN, FRONT PAGE WITH
"EXHIBIT OPENS WELTY WEEKEND", OCTOBER 18, 2001
"An exhibition and presentation by New York artist Mindy Belloff
was scheduled to be the first of events for Welty Weekend
at Mississippi University for Women. Belloff's show, 'Chapters
in Transition,' is scheduled to open at 2 p.m. at MUW's Fine
Arts Gallery... the Colombus show is one of four in which
Belloff is participating simultaneously. In spite of the turmoil
the city has faced in the last months, she currently has two
shows ongoing in New York, as well as a show beginning Sunday
in Spartanburg, S.C. Belloff is scheduled to discuss book
arts as well as the personal nature of her work. 'I want students
to know it is okay to talk about intensely personal things,'
Belloff said. 'As artists we're able to transform individual
experience into aesthetic objects. Because of the events of
the last month, there is a feeling now more than ever for
the importance of art in healing and spiritual nourishment
- whether it is music, theater, dance or visual arts... New
York is very fragmented now, and part of what we do is try
to create a feeling of wholeness and beauty, and transform
personal experience into something cathartic for the viewer,'
Belloff said. The opening, presentation and reception is free
and open to the public.
THE SPECTATOR - CANDISE TAYLOR, STAFF WRITER, OCTOBER 18,
"MINDY BELLOFF, FEATURED ARTIST AT 'W'"
"Mindy Belloff, an established artist will have her artwork
on exhibit in the gallery of the Fine Arts Building as the
feature presentation during Welty Weekend activities... Belloff
has participated in more than 40 art exhibitions since 1988.
A Brooklyn NY native, she attended the Brooklyn Museum Art
School in 1979. In 1985 she received a Bachelor of Science
degree in studio art from New York University... received
a Master's degree in Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art
Institute in 1989 and in 1993 gained her Master of Arts at
NYU. Since then, she has taught at various colleges and non-profits...
'Ms. Belloff's work should let all our students see the possibilities
that her art explores and become aware of other avenues of
expression,' said Larry Feeney, show organizer. 'Whether working
in an assemblage format on a wall or within a more traditional
sequence such as the book, I am interested in both the visual
and conceptual dialogue created,' Belloff said of her work.
The exhibit will be a combination of mixed media installation
and book arts."
ROCKY MOUNTAIN OUTLOOK - MICHELLE MACHULO, AUGUST 15, 2002
"PRINTING WITH A PASSION"
A trio of diverse visual artists showed off the fruits of
their labours during a casual viewing at The Banff Centre,
a rich mixture of painting, artist's books and print media...
The New York book artist's display highlighted a limited edition
array of handmade books of various sizes featuring 'personal
narratives,' blending text and images. Her work combines painting,
photography, sculpture and writing. Belloff's books are striking.
"Broken Ground," the most powerful piece in the exhibit, is
digitally printed with archival inks on Somerset Velvet. It
tells the story of a break-up of a long-term relationship
as well as the loss of Belloff's mother to cancer. Belloff
portrays a wide range of sentiments..."
17 · W2LZX Review by David Pankow ·
Fine Press Book Association
500 Handmade Books · Lark Books Publication,
Parenthesis 15 Deluxe Edition · Fine
Press Book Association, MA
2006 Verse Into Type: The APHA Poetry Portfolio
· American Printing History Association, NY
IN FLIGHT, ARTISTS' BOOKS, BROADSIDES, AND
FINE BINDINGS, THE GUILD OF BOOKWORKERS TRIENNIAL EXHIBITION,
DIGITALLY BOUND: ARTISTS' BOOKS IN THE 21st CENTURY,
SILICON GALLERY FINE ARTS PRINTS, NEW YORK & PHILADELPHIA,
CURATOR RENE LYNCH
BOOK AS ART XIII: ARTISTS' BOOKS ABOUT ARTISTS, THE NATIONAL
MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS, LIBRARY AND RESEARCH CENTER, CURATOR
CONFRONTING CANCER THROUGH ART, ARTHUR ROSS GALLERY
IN THREE DIMENSIONS: WOMEN SCULPTORS OF THE '90s, SNUG
HARBOR CULTURAL CENTER, CURATOR CHARLOTTE STREIFER RUBINSTEIN
SURVIVING ILLNESS: STORIES OF CANCER, PAVILION GALLERIES
BUOYS: MARKING THE PLACE - AN EXHIBITION OF LARGE SCALE
SCULPTURE, CURATOR BILL BACE
ARTIST IN THE MARKETPLACE, FOURTEENTH ANNUAL EXHIBITION,
THE BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS, CURATORS MARISOL NIEVES, LYDIA