Nari Mistry: Biography page

After a long career as a research physicist, I retired in 2003 after 39 years in the Physics Department at Cornell University.
(Ph.D., Physics, Columbia University, New York, 1963)

Since then I have been catching up on all the painting and music that I missed in all those busy years. Now I take my paints when I travel and have my eye open for subjects large and small everywhere. When the weather is bad, I take photographs from which I work in the studio to finish a painting. This is also necessary to record quickly-shifting light conditions.
Although my work in watercolors & oils has been mainly representational in an expressionist style, I am turning to more abstract work in acrylics, experimenting in brilliant translucent color fields.

 


Recent/Selected Exhibitions ( Group Shows except when noted ):

• Solo exhibit, JUST A TASTE Restaurant, Ithaca, NY, Nov.9- Dec.14, 2014
• Solo exhibit, KENDAL @ ITHACA,  Nov.1 - Dec. 31, 2014
• STATE OF THE ART GALLERY, Ithaca, GIAT group show Oct. 2014
• Solo exhibit, LAMOREAUX LANDING WINE CELLARS, Lodi, NY, Jan.- Apr.,2014
• STATE OF THE ART GALLERY, Ithaca, GIAT group show Oct. 2013
• Solo exhibit, AMERICANA WINERY, Interlaken, NY, Aug. 2013
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STATE OF THE ART GALLERY, Ithaca, regional Juried show Dec.5-27, 2012
• STATE OF THE ART GALLERY, Ithaca, GIAT group show Oct. 2012
• ITHACA VISITORS' CENTER, 
Ithaca, solo exhibit, Sept.2 - 30, 2012
• FINGERLAKES WINE CENTER, Ithaca, solo exhibit, July 6 - Aug. 17, 2012
• NEVIN CENTER, Cornell Univ. Plantations, solo exhibit, Mar.2 - April 28, 2012  

 State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, juried show, Dec.2 - 30, 2011
• ATWATER ESTATE VINEYARDS, solo exhibit, Aug.1 - 31, 2011
• ARTSPACE at Center Ithaca, July 1 to Aug.31, 2011
• ROGUE'S HARBOR INN, Ithaca, solo exhibit, Feb 1 - March 15, 2011
State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca (Oct 2010)
"Inspired by Water" Solo show, Brookton's Market, Brooktondale, NY May-June, 2010
"Senior Summer" at the Tompkins County Library, July 5 to Sep.30, 2009
• ARTSPACE at Center Ithaca, July 1 to Aug.31, 2009
ROGUE'S HARBOR INN, Ithaca, solo exhibit, April1 - May 15, 2009
• SOLA Art Gallery, “Magic in Art – 10 Ithaca Artists”, Jan – Feb 2009
• PleinAir Painters Group Show, Tompkins Cty Airport (Nov08-Jan27’09)
• State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca (Oct 2008)
• Ithaca Artists Invitational, Upstairs Gallery, Ithaca (2008)
CSMA, "Color Streams", Juried show, (May - August 2008)
• McMillan Art Gallery,"Artist's Choice" juried show, July 2008
• Light in Winter Festival, Clinton House Artspace, Ithaca (Jan-Feb 2008)
• Juried Competion,State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca (Dec 2007)
Ithaca Artists Invitational, Upstairs Gallery, Ithaca (Dec 2007, Oct 2006)
• State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca (Oct 2007)
• Ithaca Artists’ Summer Market (July 2007)
Ithaca Art Trail Show, Clinton House (May 2007)
  Ithaca Festival 60 minute "Paint-Off" (May 2007)
  Solo exhibit, Tompkins County Airport, (Feb-April 2007)
  Ithaca Artists’ Holiday Market (November 2006) 
  State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca (Oct., 2006)
• CSMA Gallery, Ithaca, Summer and Winter Juried Shows (2003,2004,2005,2006)