Artist Statement

These works, inspired by an 18th century woodcut of a wasp nest, were created for a traveling group exhibit titled “Animal Architects”. The exhibit, cured by artist, Donna Payton, was a result of the non-fiction book by the same name, written by Princeton professors, the Drs. Gould. I was drawn to the early science imagery of the woodcut and fascinated by comparing constructions of insect and human. Each art work is created on section of architectural drawing of homes and I used mainly drawing materials for images. The wasp creates the outside structure first and then works in total darkness to construct the many compartments within the nest. We humans been in a similar fashion. We both design needs-specific areas within the structure. And our goals are the same, to build a safe, secure home to protect, feed and raise families or whole communities.

ACP 2016

Exhibits and Gallery Affiliations

2014 flamenco residency “Finding Light Through Fire “visual artist, Arts Council of Princeton, Princeton, NJ 2013, 2015 Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

2013 – Present

2012 Gallery 4N5, San Francisco, CA

2012 Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH national juried Mid-year Show

2011 – Present Artworks, Trenton, NJ

2009 – 2012 Lawrenceville Main Street Artist Network Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ

2004, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2015 Ellarslie Open, Trenton, NJ

2004, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015 Mercer County Artists Open   

2015 Mercer County Cultural Commission purchase

2005 Gallery 125, Trenton, NJ

2002 Nassau Presbyterian Church, Princeton, NJ solo exhibit

1998 present The Arts Council of Princeton, group exhibits, 2003 solo exhibit

1987 – 92 Art Mecca Gallery, Chicago, IL

1986 – 91 Apple Gallery, Youngstown, OH, 1987 solo exhibit, 1990 director award

1990 Prism Gallery, Evanston, IL

1987 – 89 Chiaroscuro Gallery, Chicago, IL

1984 – 87 Steve Bush Gallery, New York, NY 1985 solo exhibit

1985 Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York, NY Gritti Citti 2, group show

1985 Artists Assc. Of Nantucket, Nantucket, MA. Small works national


NBAS 2015

Libby’s works are very abstract and avant-garde. She incorporates new types of media such as newspaper and adds a variety of texture. Each work is created from a collage of materials that come together and create a cohesive and beautiful image.