Education
                    Boston University, Bachelor of Fine Arts  1972
                    The American University, Master of Fine Arts  1977
                    Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  1977
                    Experimental Etching Studio  1979, 1980
                    Robert Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop  1986
 
Fellowships and Awards
                    Cummington Community for the Arts, Artist-in-Residence 1983
                    Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Fellow 1982, 1990
                    Dorland Mountain Colony, Artist-in-Residence 1982
                    Ossabow Island Foundation, Fellow 1982
                    The Millay Colony for the Arts, Artist-in-Residence 1980
                    The American University, Graduate Assistantship Award, 1975-1977
                    Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Cafritz Foundation Scholarship 1977                          
                   
Exhibitions 
2017           Cambridge Art Association  "Blue", Juror's Choice Award, Cambridge, MA
                   Galatea Fine Art Gallery  “NE Collective Vlll: 8th Annual Juried Exhibition”  Boston, MA
                   Bowery Gallery  “A Cliff Walk/ New Work by Iris Osterman”, New York City, NY
                   Bowery Gallery  Summer Members’ Exhibition, New York City, NY
                   Cotuit Center for the Arts  “Marking Time: Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of The Boston
                   Printmakers”,  Cotuit, MA                  
                   The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck  “Drawings & Paintings”, Juried Exhibition, Gloucester                                  The Gallery @ Springdale Barrel Room, "Memento", Framingham, MA
                   Fountain Street Fine Art   “Place and Memory: Two Views”, Framingham, MA
                   Cambridge Art Association  “Member’s Prize Show”, Cambridge, MA
                   Fountain Street Fine Art   “Yellow” Member’s Exhibit, Framingham, MA
 
2016            Zullo Gallery Center for the Arts  “Unique Impressions VI”, Monotype Guild of New England,          
                    Medfield, MA
                    Bowery Gallery   “Bowery Gallery Artists”, New York City, NY
                    Cambridge Art Association  “Flora Fauna”, Cambridge, MA  
                    Fountain Street Fine Art  “People’s Choice Exhibit”, Framingham, MA 
                    Landau Gallery  “Landscape Memoir: Paintings and Works on Paper”, Belmont Hill School,             
                    Belmont, MA
 
2015            Danforth Museum  “Off the Wall”  Juried Exhibition, Third Prize,  Framingham, MA
                    Zullo Gallery  Monotype Guild of New England Annual Members exhibit,, Medfield, MA
                    Cambridge Art Association  “CAA at 70: Past Award Winning Artists”, Cambridge, MA
                    Lincoln Library   “Grown, Shown, and Owned in Lincoln”, Lincoln, MA
 
2014            Belmont Gallery of Art  “Animal Art”  Juried Exhibit, Belmont, MA
                    Bowery Gallery   “New Work”    New York City, NY
 
2013            Concord Art Association   “Members Juried 2: Photography, Drawing, Mixed Media, Graphics"                            Concord, MA
                    Fountain Street Fine Art   “Wicked” Juried Show, Juror’s Choice Award,  Framingham, MA
                    Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary Gallery  “Open to Interpretation” Juried Exhibit, Sharon, MA
                    Whistler House Museum of Art  “Close Observations” Juried Exhibit, MGNE, Lowell, MA
                    Arts League of Lowell   “Shifting Landscapes” Juried Exhibit, Lowell, MA
                    Galatea Fine Arts    “NE Collective lV”  Juried Show   Boston, MA 
                    Danforth Museum  “Community of Artists” Juried Exhibition  Framingham, MA
                    Touch Gallery   Group show   Cambridge, MA
                    Concord Art Association  “Members Juried 1: Painting and Sculpture”  Concord, MA
           
 2012            New Art Center  “New Media/Fresh Paint ll”  Newtonville,MA
                     The Slater Memorial Museum  Connecticut Women Artists, Inc.  83rd Annual Open Juried
                     Exhibition   Norwich, CT  
                     Danforth Museum  “Community of Artists” Juried Exhibition Framingham, MA
                     Chabot Gallery  “Discovering New England” Juried Show  Providence, RI
                     Newburyport Art Association 15th Annual Regional Juried Show   Newburyport, MA
                     Creative Arts Workshop  2012 International Juried Show “Boundless: New Works in
                     Contemporary Printmaking” New Haven, CT
                     Bowery Gallery   “Gallery Artisits Group Show”,  New York City, NY
            
 2011            The Brush Gallery  Members Juried Exhibition 2011   Lowell,MA
                     New Hampshire Institute of Art  “2011 Biennial” 1st Prize Winner,
                     Manchester,New Hampshire
                     Cambridge Art Association  Annual Fall Salon  Cambridge, MA
                     Borderland State Park   “Blanche Ames National Juried Exhibition” North Easton, MA
                     Samson Projects  “Chain Letter”   Boston, MA
                     Paul Mellon Arts Center Choate Rosemary Hall   Monotype Guild of New England  “Art of      
                     The Unique Print”   Wallingford, CT  
                     Gallery Seven   “New England Scapes”  Juried Exhibition  Maynard, MA
                     Concord Art Association  “The Animal Connection: Sculpture by Eleonora Lecei/Prints and 
                     Paintings by Iris Osterman”   Concord, MA                                
                     Cambridge Art Association   “Northeast Prize Show 2011”   Cambridge, MA   1st Prize Winner 
                     The Brush Gallery “MASSACHUSETTS ARTISTS 2011: Contemporary Work by the Artists of                                 Massachusetts”   Lowell, MA 
                     Concord Art Association  Member’s Juried Painting and Sculpture Exhibition
                     Painting Award Winner   Concord, MA
                     Danforth Museum  “Community of Artitists” Juried Exhibition   Framingham, MA
 
2010              Lazarus Gallery   United Hebrew of New Rochelle  “Winter Wonderland” Holiday show,
                      New Rochelle, NY
                      Zullo Gallery  “7 Views” Landscapes from seven artists, Medfield,MA                     
                      Cambridge Art Association  “Blue” Annual National Juried Exhibition, Cambridge,MA
                      Bowery Gallery  “Iris Osterman-Paintings” New York City, NY 
                      Concord Art Association  11th Annual Frances N. Roddy Open Competition Concord,MA                                       Cambridge Art Association  Fall Salon Show  Cambridge, MA 
                      Zullo Gallery Center for the Arts  “16th Annual Juried Exhibition” Medfield, MA    
                      Cooperstown Art Association   “75th Annual National Juried 
                      Exhibition” Cooperstown, NY  
                      Bowery Gallery  “Pages: 40th Anniversary Exhibition”  NYC  
                      Danforth Museum   “ Community of  Artists” Juried Exhibition Framingham,MA   
                      Gallery Seven    “The Elegant Miniature” Juried exhibition  Maynard, MA
                      Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts  “99th Annual Juried Exhibition” Mystic,CT                                                         Concord Art Association  “Members Juried Exhibition ll”  Concord, MA
                      Providence Art Club  “Open Painting 2010 Exhibition”  Providence, RI                                                                                                                                                        
 2009             Concord Art Association “Frances N. Roddy Open Competition” Concord, MA 
                      Zullo Gallery Center for the Arts  “15th  Annual Juried Exhibition”
                      Medfield, MA   
                      Hess Gallery  Pine Manor College  “Natural Wonders: Catherine Carter, Iris Osterman and
                      Leah Piepgras”   3-person show   Brookline, MA 
       
2008             Joyce Goldstein Gallery  Millay Colony Residents 1974-1980”  Chatham, MA   
                      Zullo Gallery Center for the Arts  “14th Annual Juried Exhibition”  Medfield, MA 
                      Cambridge Art Association   “Northeast  Prize Show”  Cambridge, MA 
                      Creative Arts Workshop  “Painting as Presence” Juried exhibition
                      New Haven, CT    
                      The Brush Art Gallery   Members Juried Exhibition 2008   Lowell, MA
            
2007             Lincoln Library   “The Farm”    Monotypes  Lincoln, MA                       
                     Artists Space  “Night of 1000 Drawings” Benefit exhibition   NYC, NY 
                     Cultural Arts Alliance  “150 Under $150”Holiday Show Hopkinton,   MA 
                     Long Beach Arts   “Inspired Black &White” Exhibition   Long Beach, CA 
                     Moose Hill Gallery    “Seeing the Unseen: Rain, Wind, Light as Nature’s Choreographer”
                     Massachusetts Audubon  Sharon, MA     
                     Katzen American University Museum “All In The Family: A Juried Show of American
                     University Alumni” American University, Washington, DC
                     Cahoon Museum of American Art “Tree-mendous” Juried Show   Cotuit, MA  
                     Housatonic Museum of Art “3rd Annual Open Juried Show” Bridgeport, CT    
                     Cooperstown Art Association “72nd Annual National” Cooperstown, NY 
                     The Boston Home   “At Home with the Arts” 4th Annual Exhibition and Sale
                     Boston, MA                         
                     Rocky Mount Arts Center  “50th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition”
                     Rocky Mount, NC  
                     Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine
                    “International Exhibition on Animals in Art” Judge’s Award Baton Rouge, LA 
                     LynnArts Time Warner Gallery  “Works on Paper” Open Juried Show
                     Lynn, MA  
 
2006            Fort Worth Community Arts Center  “9x12 Works on Paper Show”
                    Fort Worth, TX   
                    RHYS Gallery  “Size Matters”  Inaugural Exhibition    Boston, MA
                    Towne Art Gallery  “Internalized and Realized: Landscapes”, Two-person
                    Exhibition   Wheelock College, Boston,MA
                    Zullo Gallery  13th Annual Juried Exhibition, Medfield, MA
                    Tri County Arts Council  24th Annual National Small Works Exhibition, Cobleskill, NY  
                    Museum of Fine Arts   Museum Council Summer Party Silent Auction Boston, MA
                    Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts  95th Annual Exhibition, CAFA Painting Prize   Avon, CT                                   Creative Arts Workshop  “Particular Places”  New Haven, CT 
                    Gallery 181  “Art on the Wall: A Juried Exhibition”   Lawrence, MA
                    Space 200 Gallery/Alternate Currents “The Blue Show” Boston, MA
                    Pigmentia Studio & Gallery   “The Green Show”  Medford, MA
                    The Brush Art Gallery “Annual Juried Members Show” Lowell, MA
 
2005           Impact Artists’ Gallery  “Black and White and Read All Over” National Drawing Exhibition
                   Buffalo, NY 
                   Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts   48th Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art
                   Chautauqua, NY   
                   Tri County Arts Council, 23rd Annual National Small Works Exhibition   Cobleskill, NY  
                   Gallery AA/B, Art Advisory/Boston, Juried New Talent Exhibition, Boston, MA 
                   Westmoreland County Community College  Westmoreland Art Nationals    Youngwood, PA  
                   Associated Artists of Winston-Salem   “Dimensions 2005”  Winston-Salem, NC   Honorable
                   Mention
                   The Brush Art Gallery   “Massachusetts Artists 2005”   Lowell, MA 
 
2004          New Light Gallery   “Petite ll Exhibition”, Juried small works   Abingdon, VA 
                  Mt. Scott Art Center “Summer in Winter” International Juried Exhibition    Portland, Oregon
                  Acton Memorial Library “Woods and Wetlands”   Acton, MA   
                  Artspace@16 Gallery Small Works Juried Exhibition   , Malden, MA
                  Bradley University    30th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition Peoria, Illinois
                  Sharon Arts Center   Juried exhibition, Peterborough, NH  
                  Tarleton State University  Rio Brazos Art Exhibition, Langdon Cultural and Education Center
                  Granbury, TX  
                  Santa Cruz Art League  “The American Experience” Award Winner Santa Cruz, CA 
                  Lankershim Art Gallery  “Feed the Senses”   N. Hollywood, CA 
                  Cape Cod Art Association   2004 New England Exhibition   Barnstable, MA   
                  South Cobb Arts Alliance    17th National Juried Art Exhibition   Mableton, Georgia  
                  Morro Bay Art Association   1st Annual Central Coast Fine Art Juried Competition Morro
                  Bay, CA     
                  Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts   47th Chautuaqua National  Exhibition of American Art
                  Chautauqua, NY  
                  New England Watercolor Society  9th Biennial North American Open Show   Bennington,
                  Vermont  
                  New American Gallery  “The New American Gallery Open” Juried  on-line Exhibition
                  newamgallery.com  
                  Southeastern Community College/ Studio 107  “Watermark 2004” Works on Paper, Whiteville,
                  North Carolina   
                  Monson Arts Council  “Beyond Boundaries”  Monson, MA 
                  Caladan Gallery.com   Beverly, MA  on-line gallery Exhibition 
                  South Shore Art Festival   Cohasset, MA 
 
2001        Powers School of Music “Land and Sea” Belmont, MA 
                Gallery New Mexico   “The American Landscape” Santa Fe, NM  
                Friends of Copley Square  Silent Auction  “An Arts Affair..”  Boston, MA  
 
2000        PaintingsDirect.com   On-line art gallery, 2000-05
                Lone Piper Gallery  “New England Juried Show” Rowley, MA  
                Cambridge Art Association  “RED”  Juried Exhibition  Cambridge, MA 
                Bromfield Gallery   “Small, Smaller, Smallest” Holiday Exhibit   Boston, MA  
                Essex Art Center   Seventh Annual Juried Exhibit  Lawrence, MA  
                Concord Art Association   “The Meaning in Landscape”, Frances Roddy Open Competition
                Concord,MA
                Ellison Center for the Arts   Duxbury Art Association, “Be Seated”  Duxbury, MA  
 
1998         Boston University, Holiday Exhibition and Sale   Sherman Union Gallery  Boston, MA  
 
1992         Boston University  Boston University Alumni Artists   Boston, MA  
 
1991         Washington Studio School Gallery  One-person show  Washington,D.C.  
 
1990         Camp Gallery   VCCA   Sweet Briar, VA
 
1989         College of William and Mary  Andrews Gallery  “Scene and Seed:
                 Preparatory Drawings in Many Media”  Williamsburg, VA
                 Bowery Gallery “New Work”  New York City, NY 
 
1988         NYU Washington Square East Gallery   “Small Works”   NYC
                 Washington Studio School   Washington D.C. 
  
1986         Bowery Gallery   “Recent Paintings”   New York City, NY 
 
1984-        Bowery Gallery   NYC   1984 – 88, 1990 – 2000, 2003 –05   Group Show
 
1983         National Art League   Juried Exhibition   Douglaston, NY
 
1981         Hess Gallery   Pine Manor Junior College   Brookline, MA 
                 Pucker Safrai Gallery Workshop   “Artists At Work” Boston, MA  
                 Bromfield Gallery   Boston, MA  
                 Staircase Gallery   South Shore Conservatory of Music, Hingham, MA
                 Atlantic Monthly Gallery   Boston, MA
                 Commonwealth Bank/Norfolk   Brookline, MA
 
1980         Bromfield Gallery   Boston, MA
                 South Shore Art Festival   Honorable Mention, Painting  Cohasset, MA 
                 South Shore Art Center   Faculty Exhibit, Cohasset, MA
      
1979         South Shore Art Festival   First Prize, Painting   Cohasset, MA 
                 South Shore Art Center   Faculty Exhibit, Cohasset, MA
 
1978         Attleboro Museum    Attleboro, MA
 
1977         Second Street Gallery    “Freshwork”  Charlottesville, VA 
                 Watkins Gallery   The American University  Washington D.C.
                 Capitol City Federal Savings  Washington D.C
                 Battelle-Tomkins Memorial Library Washington D.C. 

Teaching  
                  Wheelock College, Visiting Lecturer, Boston, MA   2009
                  University of Colorado, Visiting Artist, Colorado Springs, CO  1990
                  South Shore Art Center, Painting Instructor,  Cohasset, MA  1979

Publications    
Oil Pastel Materials and Techniques, Leslie, Pub.,Watson-Guptill,1990

Articles/Reviews
“Real and Imagined”  The Lincoln Journal, Gatehouse News Service, Peter Costa, Editor   11/4/2010
 
Affiliations
  
The Bowery Gallery, 530 W.25th St., NYC 10001
Cambridge Art Association, 25 Lowell St., Cambridge, MA
Monotype Guild of New England, PO Box 134, Sharon, MA 02067
The Boston Printmakers, The Art Institute of Boston, 700 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02215
Fountain Street Gallery, 460 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA  02118
 
On-line Venues
IKOARTS.com                    Corporateartloan.org
Saatchionline.com              Turningart.com
Artistsspace.org                  Artprocess.net
1stDibs.com
 
 
 
                      
 
 
 
 

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