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ARTIST BIO

All About Helene

Born in New Jersey in 1997. Helene received her MFA in May of 2022 from William Paterson University and her BFA with a concentration in painting from Mason Gross School of Art and Design at Rutgers University in May of 2019 and graduated Magna Cum Laude on the Deans List. Also accomplished in printmaking, drawing, and photography, Helene has been featured in several shows and exhibitions. Currently, Helene is an Adjunct Professor at The College of New Jersey, Union College of Union County NJ, Passaic County Community College, and Sussex County Community College.

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Experience & Expertise

I am passionate, hard working, and a focused worker with a strong sense of time management and attention to detail.

EDUCATION

William Paterson University — M.F.A., 2019 

Mason Gross School of Art & Design, Rutgers University — B.F.A., 2019

EXHIBITIONS

2024, Signs and Symbols, Bifarin, Online Exhibition, https://www.gallerium.art/p/signs-and-symbols-2024.html

2024, Colorful Symphony, Bifarin, Online Exhibition, https://www.exhibizone.com/p/colorfulsymphony2024.html 

2023, High Thoughts Part 2, The Green Room, Englewood, NJ

2023, Ink, Press, Repeat, Ben Shawn Gallery, Wayne, NJ

2022, Tradition, MFA Thesis Solo Exhibition, Power Art Gallery, Wayne, NJ

2022, Windows of Understanding, We See Through Hate, New Brunswick, NJ

2021, WetheGradunauts 2021, Power Arts Center Galleries, Virtual Component,  Wayne, NJ

2021, Remarque Print Exchange 2021, Online Exhibition, https://www.remarqueprintshop.com/print-exchange-2021.html, https://www.remarqueprintshop.com/store/p808/Untitled_-_Helene_Brenenson.html, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2021, Windows of Understanding, We See Through Hate, New Brunswick, NJ

2020, 2020 All Color Exhibition, Contemporary Art Gallery Online, Wilmington, DE,  https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-ZzWpct/i-J8mkvHX/A 

2020, A Light in the Darkness, Las Laguna Gallery, Online Exhibition, Laguna Beach, CA, https://www.laslagunaartgallery.com/light?pgid=kf7juytt-35663162-a0cd-4219-8163-5ebc458126a7

2020, WetheGradunauts, Virtual, Artist Page: https://wethegradunauts.wixsite.com/wethegradunauts/helen 

2020, The Wrong Degree Show, Virtual, https://thewrongdegree.show/   

2020, Window of Understanding, We See Through Hate, New Brunswick, NJ

2019, No Vacancy, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

2018, BFA Open, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ

2017, Tomorrow Grip, NJ Skate Shop, New Brunswick, NJ

PUBLICATIONS

“Jelly Bucket (Number 11) Special Section, Black Lives Matter Movement,” Bluegrass Writers Studio, (Eastern Kentucky University), 2021

"Urchatz: A Deeper Dive into Handwashing at the Seder," Moving Traditions, March 20, 2023 https://www.movingtraditions.org/urchatz/

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

January 2023 - Current Union College of Union County, NJ; Cranford, NJ

Adjunct Visual Art Professor

Produce syllabi that reflects the Arts and Humanities requirements and individual course requirements for the following classes Art Appreciation, Fundamentals of 2D Design, Introduction to Drawing, Introduction to Painting, and Art History Survey, and teach accordingly.

August 2023 - Current Sussex County Community College; Newton, NJ

Adjunct Visual Art Professor

Produce syllabi that reflects the program and Printmaking & Silk-Screen Printing course requirements to teach accordingly.

January 2023 - Current Passaic County Community College; Paterson, NJ

Adjunct Visual Art Professor

Produce a syllabus that reflects the program and Art Appreciation course requirements to teach the students in the class. 

August 2022- Current  The College of New Jersey; Ewing, NJ

Adjunct Visual Art Professor

Produce a syllabus that reflects the program and Drawing course requirements to teach the students in the class. 

June 2022 - Current Camp Shalom; Paramus, NJ

Head of Fine Arts, Specialty Instructor

Create lesson plans and prepare art projects for campers ages five through thirteen and instruct a specialized group of students interested in art, twice daily. As well as following through on teaching each lesson created to the campers.

September 2022- August 2023 The One River School; Allendale and Englewood, NJ

Art Teacher and Instructor

Instruct classes for kids in grades three through twelve to create more compelling creative outcomes by providing a support system for them to learn and embark on an artistic journey. Instruct adult classes to improve their existing skills and understand new concepts in art.  

August 2020- September 2021 Leslie Nobler Studio; Little Falls, NJ

Studio Assistant

Assisted in writing proposals, research for projects, digitally created preliminary drawings and digital painting of projects, and in the assembly of final works.

Summer 2016-Summer 2018 Kaplan JCC on the Palisades, Neil Klatskinn Day Camp; Tenafly, NJ

Ceramics Instructor

Created projects to inspire children ages three through twelve’s creativity.

CONTACT

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