Fay Shutzer brings an emotional depth to her art. Originally trained and licensed as a psychologist, she now pursues two career paths that rely on imagery: one that uses words, the other, paint. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Fay also holds a Masters and Ph. D. in School Psychology from New York University, and two postdoctoral certificates, one in child and adolescent psychotherapy from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health and the second from New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychology and Psychoanalysis.
If you are wondering how art fits in, Fay states "Art has always been part of my life. I was born in Massachusetts and grew up on a dairy farm. My parents had a strong interest in art, my mother as a lecturer at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and my father as an avid collector of emerging art." As a small child, Fay requested art lessons and her parents found a local art teacher to work with her. Even at a young age, she longed to be able to express herself through art. An exhibit of her work in a youth art show led to a summer job drawing portraits in a restaurant. In college, though captivated by her studio art classes, she majored in psychology. "I saw myself as 'artistic' but not as an artist. Looking back, I wonder how I made the distinction. "
After spending time on Cape Cod when her children were young and where she was inspired by the landscape, the light and the art community, Fay became a student of landscape artist Ann Packard and was introduced to working in oils. Training continued at the Art Students League in New York, The Scottsdale Artist's School, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill and The Provincetown Art Association. Currently, she divides her time, focusing primarily on art, with a small private practice in psychology. Her landscapes reflect her New England roots and her passion for light on rural buildings, although as a resident of New York City, there is a place for cityscapes as well. She is currently represented by the Left Bank Gallery in Wellfleet, Massachusetts and the Gallery of Graphic Arts in New York City.
2006-2010 Assorted Workshops with artists Robert Johnson, Sally Strand, and Peggi Kroll Roberts; Plein Air Landscape at Lyme Art Association, Lyme CT and Provincetown Art Association and Museum.
1992-1999 NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, NY, NY
1997 National Academy of Fine Art and Design, NYC
1995-1997 Student of artist Cynthia Packard, Provincetown, MA
1992-1997 Student of artist Ann Packard, Provincetown, MA
1993-1996 The Art Students League, NY, NY
1991-1995 Castle Hill Center for the Arts, Truro, MA
1986-1989 Postgraduate Center for Mental Health: Certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy:
1983 New York University, M.A., Ph. D. (psychology)
Mount Holyoke College, B.A.
2012 Fluidity and Constancy. Left Bank Gallery. Wellfleet, MA
2010 Two Points of View. Gallery of Graphic Arts, NYC
2010 New Paintings. Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA.
2008 The Play of Light. Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA.
2007 New Paintings. Gallery of Graphic Arts, NY
2006 Just off the Easel. May 9th-June 3rd. Gallery of Graphic Arts, NYC
2005 Shades of Summer: Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA.
2004 Reminiscence: Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA.
2004 Resonance: Gallery of Graphic Arts. NYC
2002 New Works: Gallery of Graphic Arts, NYC
2001 Capturing Summer: Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
2001 Beyond Summer. Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
2000 Summer Light Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
1999 Into the Light: Gallery of Graphic Arts, NY
1999 Changing Seasons: Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
New Paintings: Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
1998 Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet , MA
1996 Cornelia Street Cafe, New York
Selected GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009 Small Works of the GOGA Group. Gallery of Graphic Arts, NYC, Nov 2009.
2008 A Little Landscape. Gallery of Graphic Arts, NYC.
2008 The Truro Group. The Truro Public Library.Truro, MA.
2007 Small Treasures. Left Bank Gallery. Orleans, MA.
2007 The Truro Group at Castle Hill, July 2007. Truro, MA
2006 The Truro Group. April 2-30, 2006. The Truro Public Library, Truro, MA
2005 The Zip Code Show: Gallery of Graphic Arts, NYC
2004 Water Towers: Gallery of Graphic Arts, NYC
2003 Gardner Colby Gallery, Edgartown, MA
2002 Ticket to the Bridge: Gallery of Graphic Arts, NYC
2000 The Zip Code Show: Gallery of Graphic Arts, NYC,
1998 Greetings from New York: Gallery of Graphic Arts, NYC
1997 Neighbors: Gallery of Graphic Arts, NYC
1997 New Artists Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA
1995 Women in Paint: Group Show: Scargo Art Gallery,Dennis,MA
1995 Provincetown Art Association and Museum: Juried show
1994 Provincetown Art Association and Museum: Juried show
COMPETITIONS and JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2012 Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 116 Annual Open Exhibit
2011 Oil Painters of America 2011Eastern Regional Exhibition. Addison Fine Art Gallery, Orleans, MA. September 17- October 15, 2011.
2011 Interiors: Within Four Walls. Lyme Art Association, Lyme CT April 29-June 12 2011.
2011 19th Annual Associate Artists Juried Exhibition, Lyme Art Assoc. Lyme, CT.
2010 “The Best and The Brightest” Juried Exhibition, the Scottsdale Artists’ School
2008 Maryland Federation of Art. American Landscapes 2008. Juried exhibition.
2008 16th Annual Associate Artists Juried Exhibition. Lyme Art Assoc. Lyme, CT.
2006 Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club National Competition, NYC, October 2006
2006 Truro Paint Out, July 12, 2006. First Place.
2006 Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Juried Exhibition. Water Mill, NY June 2006.
2004 Invited Artist in Cape Museum of Fine Arts Auction, Harwich, MA
2003 Catharine Lorrilard Wolfe National Competition, NYC, October 2003.
2003 Invited Artist in Cape Museum of Fine Arts Auction, Harwich, MA September 2003
2000 National Competition Finalist: Provincetown Art Association and Museum,
1999 National Competition Finalist: Provincetown Art Association and Museum,
Oil Painters of America, Associate Member
Art Students League, New York, New York
Provincetown Art Association and Museum
Catherine Lorillard Art Club, Associate member
The GOGA Group, NYC
The Truro Group
Montgomery Securities, New York
Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Bloomberg, Chestnut Hill, MA
Mr. and Mrs. William Chaney, New York
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marquis, California
Dr. and Mrs. David Nadler, Westport, Connecticut & New York
Mr. and Mrs. Sasser, Baltimore, MD
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Severino, Concord, MA and Martha’s Vineyard
Mr. Andrew Tobias, New York & Miami