From a pastoral New England landscape to the island setting of Haiti, Aleta captures the serenity, the pain and the wonders of man's world within which he lives. Connecticut artist Aleta Gudelski has been exhibited nationally in art shows and galleries. Her personal experiences in Haiti lead to a series of works painted in a multitude of mediums. This wonderful grouping was originally exhibited at the Pegasus Gallery, Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT.
Living on a small farm in the town of Durham, CT. with her husband and family, Aleta finds that the quiet picturesque setting provides her with inspiration and atmosphere. Aside from the quiet images for which she is known, Aleta has equally committed her talents to portray inner statements not easily made with words.
Aleta holds a BS in Art Education from Southern Connecticut State University, and a M.A.L.S. from Wesleyan University. and a Post-Baccalaureate Degree from the Lyme Academy College of Fine Art. She has taught painting, drawing, and design, at both the secondary and college level for several years.
Aleta has exhibited in juried group shows throughout Connecticut. Included in her exhibits are: Zelka Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. May, 1991-thesis exhibit: "Conversationa with Light". A one woman show: "Haiti: A Personal Response" in the Pegasus Gallery, Middlesex Community College (1995) and most recently Faculty Select Summer Exhibit, featuring Aleta's Post-Bac Independant Project, Lyme Academy College of Fine Art, June-July 2005.
Greek Temples of New england,paying homage to New England Farms and Homesteads, June 2007 Millhouse Gallery in Chester, Connecticut.
Awards Include: Juried Student Exhibition Show, Lyme Academy College of Fine Art, Special Recognition Award, 2005 J.F. Peckham Award, 62th Annual Exhibit 1990, and the Meriden Arts and Crafts Annual Exhibition Honorable Mention Award, 78 the Annual Juried Exhibition ACAM Gallery 53, Meriden, CT.
The Lyme Academy College of Fine Art has recently awarded Aleta a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center for a month residency during August, 2007.