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Saskia Ozols, MFA; Education, Exhibitions and Curatorial/Teaching Experience

Saskia Ozols


  • Master’s Degree in Fine Arts, Drawing and Painting, 2003. Museum School of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
  • Four Year Certificate of Fine Arts, Drawing and Painting 2001. Museum School of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
  • Four Year Certificate of Fine Arts, Drawing and Painting, 1997, New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts
  • Semester Abroad Traveling Scholarship Plein Air Painting Cathedrals of Europe (Cresson Travelling Scholarship) 2000.
  • One year of Study With Master Icon Painter In Moscow Russia on Tradition, Meaning, Practice, Construction, and “Writing” Of Russian Icons. 
  • Semester Abroad, Latvian Academy of Fine Arts, 1997, Riga, Latvia

Teaching Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, Drawing and Painting Loyola University, 2018-present. Drawing I, II, II and Painting I, II, III in alternating semesters. Figure Drawing. 
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tulane University. 2017-2019 Beginning Painting, Beginning Drawing.
  • Art Collections Management Instructor, Loyola University, 2018-2019
  • Drawing and Painting Instructor, New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. 2003-2019 Beginning Painting, Materials and Techniques of Oil Painting, Introduction to Drawing, Drawing the Antique. Figure Drawing, Figure Painting. 
  • Lecturer, Boston University. College of Arts and Sciences, Autumn 2010-Autumn 2012. Art Writing and Research Seminar: Boston’s Museums, Art Collections, and Artists. 
  • Lecturer in Visual Studies, Merrimac College, Department of Visual Studies. Drawing I. 2012 (Massachusetts)
  • Foundations Instructor, New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, 2003-2008. Beginning Drawing, Beginning Painting, Beginning Figure Drawing, Beginning Figure Painting, Beginning Figure sculpture in clay.
  • Sabbatical Replacement, Loyola University, Painting I, 2008
  • Visiting Artist and Painting Instructor, N.O.C.C.A., 2008
  • Museum Education Instructor, Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. 1998-2001.
  • Teaching Assistant, Museum School of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 2001-2002
  • Teaching Assistant, Fleisher Memorial School of Art, 2001. (Philadelphia)
  • Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Friends-Select School, 2002. (Philadelphia)

Art Reviews Authored

  • New Orleans Artists: A Celebration of Diversity. Uptown Messenger, New Orleans, 2022. 
  • The Art of Emilie Rhys, and Gretchen Howard: Generational Artistry in New Orleans French Quarter Journal, Forthcoming, 2022
  • Frances Swigart, French Quarter Journal, January 2022, New Orleans. 
  • Franco Allessandrini: Master Artist in his New Orleans Studio, French Quarter Journal, 2019, New Orleans.
  • Lin Emery: Ruminations; Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA. March 3-April 28, 2018. SECAC Short Exhibition Reviews, online. April, 2018.
  • Treasures from the New Bedford Whaling Museum. St Botolph Club Bulletin, Autumn, 2012
  • Are You There? Jane Goldman and Helen Meyrowitz. St. Botolph Club Bulletin, 2012
  • The Dialectics of ImproprietyBreaking Ground for Southern Women Through Satire. Art Voices Magazine, June, 2008
  • The Art of ObservationNew Work by Phil Sandusky. New Orleans Art Review
  • Interior New Orleans, Through a Glass Softly, The Genre of the Interior as Explored by Sandra Burshell, Art Voices Magazine, May 2008
  • Seeking Higher Ground, Rodrigue Retrospective at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Art Voices Magazine, April 2008.
  • The Furtive Veil, New Work by Kate Samworth at Le Mieux Gallery. Art Voices Magazine. February 2008
  • Jose Torres Tama, Explorations in Portraiture of Free Men of Color at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Art Voices Magazine, March, 2008.
  • Navigating Idioms in a Questionable Rennaissance, New Orleans Art Review, Feb-March 2007
  • Schema vs. Form in Imagery. New Orleans Art Review. 2007
  • Gallery Walk I, New Orleans Art Review, 2007
  • Gallery Walk II, New Orleans Art Review, 2006-2007
  • Gallery Walk, New Orleans Art Review, Oct-November 2006
  • State of the Art, Voix du Vieux, issue 5, 2006
  • State of the Art, Voix du Vieux, issue 4, 2006

Research, Presentations, and Peer Reviewed Publications Authored

  • Xico Greenwald; Paintings-On the Table. Exhibition catalogue essay as sole curator. Loyola University Diboll Gallery. 
  • Beyond the Path of the Peredvishniki: An Examination of Realist painting Technique between Ilya Repin, Thomas Eakins, and John Singer Sargent. An Investigation into Similarities of Manner, Means, and Method that Places Russian Realist Painting in Direct Action with Criteria for Technique and Theory that Structure American Realist Painting. Paper acceptepted for publication and publication of conference proceedings of the London Center for Interdisciplinary Studies’ Conference on Slavonic and East European Studies. June, 2018. London, UK.
  • Contrapposto and the Techtonics of Gender. Paper accepted for publication and presentation of The Representational Art Conference and Figurative Art Convention. November 2017, Miami.
  • Classicism, Feminism, and Realism: Re-Framing the Boundaries of Representation. Paper presented and published in Conference Proceedings of the Representational Art Conference 2012, “The Real Snake: Conference Proceedings of the Representational Art Conference, 2012” Ed. Michael Pearce, Phd. 
  • From Portraiture to Poetics, Deconstructing the Figure as Motif. Lecture by invitation in Conjunction with my exhibit of the same name. St. Botolph Club, Boston. 2012
  • The Silent Song: The Role of the Visual Arts in Maintaining Cultural Identity of Latvia, Paper for presentation at the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies Conference, Chicago, Ill. 2012. 

Publications About or Containing Images of My Paintings

  • Yurieva, Tatiana, “The Universe of Saskia,” Curator’s Statement for Solo Museum Exhibition, Boundaries, Diaghilev Museum of Contemporary Art, November 2014, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Bonner, Judith, “Art Principles Revived,” New Orleans Art Review. Fall/Winter 2013
  • Frank, Sabine, Rosen Liebhaberinnen, Elizabeth SandmannVerlag, Munchen, 2012. Pp 118
  • Boston University CAS Writing Journal, (WR 4) 2012, Cover image. Ars Longa, Vita Brevis. Oil on Panel, Eubanks, S. 2011
  • Martha’s Vineyard Times, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts at Louisa Gould Gallery. August 30, 2012
  • Baird, Julian, Transcendences and Symbiosis: The Human Spirit and Nature. Saskia Eubanks, Painter and Allison Newsome, Sculpture. Exhibition Catalogue, St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA 2012
  • Bayle, Lisette. One Alumna’s Inspiring Artistic Aspirations, The Bridge, Quarterly Publication of the Academy of the Sacred Heart, New Orleans. 
  • All the Same Words Don’t Go Away: Essays on Authors, Heroes, Aesthetics, and Stage Adaptations from the Russian Tradition, Cover Image, Eubanks, Saskia (View of Neva River with Storm Clouds and St. Isaacs Cathedral oil on panel, 2010)
  • Bookhardt, Eric. Academic Pursuits, Saskia Ozols Eubanks at Soren-Christensen Gallery. Gambit Weekly, September 2007.
  • Rhinehardt, Natalie. Art Review: Saskia Ozols Eubanks. New Orleans Art Review, Fall 2007
  • “La: The State We’re In.” Interview on Louisiana Public Broadcasting by Donna Le Fleur, Senior Director. Air Date: August 8, 2008
  • Listed as one of Top Ten New Orleans Artists, Art Voices Magazine, June 2008
  • After the Flood,” by Robin Miller, The Baton Rouge Advocate, August 3, 2008
  • “40 Days and 40 Nights,” Karen Kingsley, Louisiana Cultural Vistas, Spring 2008
  • Bookhardt, Eric. Saskia Ozols at Chaos Gallery, Gambit Weekly, 1993

Curatorial and Administrative Experience:

  • Vice President and Founder of federally recognized non-profit arts preservation and education organization, The Ozols Collection: A Museum of American Painting and Pedagogy. New Orleans, 2020-present.
  • Gallery Director, Curator; Loyola University Diboll Art Gallery, 2019-2020
  • Chief Curator, Responsorial: The Second Sex and the Contemporary Dialectics of Misogyny.  National Juried Exhibition. Academy Galleries of the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, September 2018
  • Chief Curator, Winter Sun, Multi- Media Exhibition, Café Russe of the Ritz-Carlton, Moscow, Russia. 2015
  • Chief Curator and Juror. Persephone’s Garden, Images Inspired by Femininity and Its Transformative Creative Power. Annual Exhibition of the International Women’s Club of Moscow. March 2015, Moscow, Russia.
  • Chief Curator, Luba Kostenko’s Musicians. In Conjunction with the Educational Bridge Project Uniting Creativity between Boston and St. Petersburg, Exhibition hosted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Theoretical Physics, October 2010. 
  • Curator of Fine Arts, 40 Days and 40 Nights Exhibit, Hosted by the Louisiana State Archives. 2006-2008
  • Assistant Curator, New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. 2005-2008
  • Exhibitions Preparator, New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, 2003-2005
  • Gallery Assistant, New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, 1991-2003
  • Gallery Assistant, Chuck Moore Gallery, 1999-2000. Philadelphia, PA
  • Gallery Assistant, Claire Oliver Fine Art, 2000-2001. Philadelphia, PA
  • Gallery Assistant, Carmen Lewellyn Gallery, 1992-1993, New Orleans, LA

Solo Exhibitions of Paintings Authored

  • Passages, Soren-Christensen Gallery, October 2017. New Orleans
  • Boundaries, Diaghilev Museum of Contemporary Art at the Smolny Institute of St. Petersburg University, St. Petersburg, Russia, November 2014
  • Binate Entities, Soren-Christensen Gallery, 2013, New Orleans
  • Oceanus, Artist’s House Gallery, Feb. 2013, Philadelphia
  • From Portraiture to Poetics: Deconstructing the Figure as Motif. Part of Symbiosis and Transcendence, Curated by Julian Baird, PhD. April 2012, St. Botolph Club, Boston.
  • The Bridges of the Charles River and Beyond, Plein Air in Boston and Cambridge. St. Botolph Club Conservatory, Boston, 2012.
  • The Seven Deadly Sins, Artist’s House Gallery, Gallery 2, May 2010. Philadelphia
  • Metamorphoses, Soren-Christensen Gallery, 2009. New Orleans
  • Poesis, Soren-Christensen Gallery, 2007, New Orleans
  • Hiding Place, New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, 2004
  • Wish vs. Fear, Artist’s House Gallery, Gallery 1, 2003, Philadelphia
  • Shroud, Artist’s House Gallery, Gallery 3, 2002. Philadelphia
  • Plein-Air Sketches from Europe, Artist’s House, 2001, Philadelphia
  • Angels. Don’t. Come. Down. Chaos Gallery, 1993, New Orleans

Group Exhibitions of Paintings Authored

  • Faculty Exhibition, 2016-2018, 2003-2008; New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts
  • The Dog Show, Studio Inferno, December 2016. New Orleans
  • Speak to Me, National Gallery of the Cayman Islands. 2016
  • National Juried Exhibition, National Arts Club, 2013. New York.
  • Invitational Exhibition, Cape Cod Museum of Art, 2012
  • Invitational Exhibition, Gowanus Ballroom, 2012 Brooklyn, New York
  • Invitational Group Exhibitions, Artists House Gallery 2000-2013 Philadelphia
  • Invitational Group and Juried Exhibitions, Copley Society of Art 2009-2013. Boston
  • Invitational Group Exhibitions, New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts 1995-2018
  • Landscape Invitational, Louisa Gould Gallery, Martha’s Vineyard, MA 2012
  • Four Person Exhibition, Soo Rye Gallery, 2011, New Hampshire
  • Spain, Juried Exhibition by Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the Arts First Festival of Harvard University. Boston, 2011
  • Holy, Invitational Exhibition, Brick bottom Gallery, Somerville, MA 2009
  • Historic Interpretation, Contemporary Artists Interpret the Historic Collection. Peabody Historical Society and Museum, Peabody, MA. 2009
  • 146th Annual Exhibition, National Juried. Philadelphia Sketch Club, 2009. 
  • Mythological Renderings, Interpreting Myths and Legends Through Art. Curated by George Shackleford, Curator of Modern Art Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Brick bottom Gallery, Somerville, MA. 2009
  • People, Places, and Things, In Conjunction with Salem Film Festival, Salem, MA 
  • MFA Thesis Exhibition, Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 2003
  • Annual Student Exhibition, Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 
  • Annual Student Exhibition, New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, 1994

Board and Elected Committee Memberships

  • Ozols Collection: A Museum of American Painting and Pedagogy; Founding Curator, Vice President. 2020-present
  • American Women’s Organization of Moscow, Fundraising Chair 2015-2016
  • International Women’s Club of Moscow, Art Exhibitions Chair, 2015-2016
  • Copley Society of Art, Elections Committee, 2012-2013, Boston, MA
  • St. Botolph Club, Board of Governors, Art Committee, 2011-2013. Boston, MA
  • New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, Board, 2003-2008 New Orleans, LA

Volunteer work in the Visual Arts 

  • Extensive list spanning 4 decades for both public and private institutions, collectors, artists, and organizations available upon request.