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Education

1988  SUNY Purchase, Purchase, New York
BFA (Summa Cum Laude)

1982-85 Yale University, Advanced Seminars New Haven, CT



One Person Shows

*denotes availability of catalog

2014

What’s Left  Hayes Gallery, Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT

2012

Solos 2012  Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
Curator: Ian Berry, Tang Museum, Skidmore College

“Hiding in Plain Site,” Solo Show Museum of Outdoor Sculpture, Denver, CO

2011

Acquisitions in Context: June Ahrens Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Chief Curator: Barbara O’Brien

2009

Today’s Tomorrow* Trustman Gallery, Simons College, Boston, MA
Curator: Barbara O’Brien

2008

Hiding in Plain Site, Silvermine Guild of Artist, New Canaan, CT

2007

Revealed/Concealed, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland

2005

The Loudness of Silence, Branchville Gallery, Branchville, CT.

2004

The Healing Heart Project:
Washington Square Park, Supreme Court Building, Ground Zero, Marriott Financial Center, New York, NY, and S. Labriola’s Frame Shop, Stamford, CT

2002

The Healing Heart Project:
Washington Square Park, Supreme Court Building, Wagner Park at BPC, New York, NY, and Cove Island Park, Stamford Government Center, Stamford, CT

2000

Personal Affects: Wishes and Dreams, Marist College of Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY

1999

Personal Affects: Wishes and Dreams*, Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT

1997

Sculpture 2x2x, Art Space, New Haven, CT
Who Will Remember… Eastern State University, Willimantic, CT
Bedtime Stories, Collaboration, SOHO 20, New York, NY

1994

Watch your Step, Green Street Windows, New York, NY

1993

Silent Voices, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
Unclaimed Memories, Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI
Bedtime Stories, Collaboration, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT

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Public Art

2013

Our Shrinking World, Silvermine Sculpture Walk, Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT (on long term loan).
Our Shrinking World, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA, 2009-2011

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Selected Group Exhibitions

*denotes availability of catalog

2017

Art of the Northeast   Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
Juror:  David Kiehl  Curator, Whitney Museum

Together in Time  Sculptureart Gallery, Matera, Italy, Margherita Serra
(Cleansed included in the permanent collection)

Seek  Sculpture Guild Governors Island, New York, NY

Letting Loose  Stamford Museum, Bendel Gallery, Re-cycled-ReCreations, Kristen Reinhardt, Stamford, CT

Currently 80*  Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY
Curator: John Yau

American Twist*  Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2016

Dreamscapes  Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
Curator: Alexander Monroe, Guggenheim Museum, NY

More Than Words/#iammore  Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT

Flow Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT

American Twist Sculptors Guild, Governors Island, NY*

2015

Line Describing a Cone, Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY
Curator: Eva Respini, Chief Curator at the ICA, Boston, MA

2014

20th Anniversary Show,* Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Sustainable Art Show, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
Curator: Anne von Stuelpnagel

2013

Strong Women Artists,* Matera, Italy

2012

Sculpture of the 21st Century, Bridgeport, CT
Curator: Nick Capasso, Senior Curator, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

2011

Simmons Collects: Celebrating Women Artists, Trustman Gallery, Boston, MA
Contemporary Souvenirs, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
Curator: Laura Einstein

2010

Fracking: Art and Activism, Exit Art, New York, NY
Fresh Pictures, Ridgefield Arts Guild, Ridgefield, CT
Curator: Camilla Cook

2009

Space is the Place, Chesterwood Sculpture Park, Stockbridge, MA
Curator: Denise Markonish

H20 Film on Water, New Port Mills Gallery, New Port, New Hampshire
Curator: Cynthia Reeves

Big Pictures issues sent slow-mail/scrolls from around the world, The ARTS, St. Marks Garage, Honolulu, Hawaii
Formative Lines: Working in Drawing and Sculpture, Governors Island, New York NY
Bridge Art Fair, New York NY

2008

In-Site, Sculpture Guild, Governors Island, New York, NY
In the Windows, Saks 5th Avenue, New York, NY
Ides of March, ABC NO Rio 5th Biannual, New York, NY
Self-Contained, Supermarket Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2007

The Elements of Air, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

2006

Original Repetition, Silvermine Galleries of Art, New Canaan, CT
Current Abstraction, Black Rock Art Center, Bridgeport, CT
Some Assembly Required; Cumulative Visions*, Mead Museum of Art, Amherst, MA
Director’s Choice; June Ahrens, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT

2005

The Loudness of Silence, Branchville Gallery, Branchville, CT. Two person show
Original Repetition, G.E. World Wide Headquarters, Fairfield CT

2004

Object Endowment, New Space, Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT
Uncommon Portrait, Uncommon View, Contemporary Gallery of Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

2003

Call and Response*, Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA, Curator, Barbara O’Brien
Word and Image, Westport Art Center, Westport, CT

2001

Reactions, Exit Art, New York, NY, Williams Gallery, Pasadena, CA, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Site Specific 01*, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY
Connecticut Commission on the Arts Fellowship Gallery, Hartford, CT
Revealed… Artist, Silvermine Galleries, New Canaan, CT

2000

A Retrospective and Beyond: Women in The Visual Arts

1998

Regeneration: Reconstruction in a Torn Society, United Nations, New York, NY

All the Symptoms of an Artist,
Whitney Museum of Art
Curator: Cynthia Roznoy

National Museum of Health and Medicine Gallery, Washington, DC (part of the Smithsonian)
Museum of Science, Philadelphia, PA
Four Winners Show, Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT

1996

25 Years of Visual Arts at Purchase, Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York

1994

All of a Piece, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

1993

Something Lost, Something Gained, Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY
Women in the Visual Arts, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT

1990

Connecticut Sculptors, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

1987

State of the Artists, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT

1987-99

New Haven, CT Cultural (Ex)Change
Curator: Cynthia Roznoy, Whitney Museum of Art,

Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT

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Community Outreach and Collaborative Projects

2011

A Community of Memories, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

2007

The Cradle Project, Albuquerque, NM

2000-present

Horizons Inner City Program, New Canaan, CT

2000

I Have a Dream Foundation, Stamford, CT
Horizons Inner City Program, New Canaan, CT

1997

Celebrating the Arts in Stamford, Urban League Project
Sponsor: Whitney Museum Stamford, CT

1995-96

The Healing Wall, Liberation Program
Sponsor: Whitney Museum, Stamford, CT

1992

Eliminate Hunger, Not Humans, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

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Visiting Artist and Lecturer

2003

The Wishbone Project, The College of The Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

2002

Panelist WTC 9/11, Quinnipiac College, Hamden, CT
The Healing Heart Project, CT Art Teachers State Conference, Madison, CT

2001

Retrospective 1990-2001, Manhattanville College, New York, NY

2000

The Wishbone Project: Wishes and Dreams, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY

1997

Transitions, SUNY Purchase Visiting Artist Lecture Series, Purchase, NY
Who Will Remember, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
Exploration, Institute for Visual Artists, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT

1995

Bedtime Stories, SUNY Westbury, Westbury, NY

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Selected Grants and Awards

2017

Mollie and Albert Jacobson Sculpture Award   Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

2012

Nominated for the 2012 Joan Mitchell Foundation Award

2000

Connecticut Commission on the Arts Individual Artists, Hartford, CT

1999

Connecticut Commission on the Arts Distinguished Advocates for the Arts, Hartford, CT

1998

Sculpture Award, Four Winners, Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT

1993-96

Duracell International Grant, Bedtime Stories, CT/NY

1993

Polaroid Foundation Grant, Bedtime Stories, CT/NY

1991

National Endowment of the Arts, Real Art Ways, Media Residency, Hartford, CT

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Selected Bibliography

2014

Beauty and Ruin: Broken Landscapes, Lost Symbols at the Silvermine Arts Center
New Canaan Advertiser, Section 2c, December 4, 2014

Carriage Barn Arts Center Announces Spectrum/Sustainable Art Show,” www.carriagebarn.org, March 2014
Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

2012

Karen Kovacs Dydzuhn, Solos 2012 Opens Tonight At Westport Arts Center, Westport Patch, March 30th
Courtney Kuhlen, “The Sky’s the Limit,” Colorado News, March 10

2011

Alice Thorson, “Sculptors work, on display at the Kemper, invites reflection on 9-11,”
Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, October 9

2011

Alice Thorson, “Unveiling Grand,” Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO, August 28

2011

Joseph Cole, Sacred Heart Invites Artists to Embrace Adage, Fairfield Daily Voice

2010

Christine Temin, 7 Sculptors to Watch,” Art New England, Brighton, MA, June/July

2009

Cate McQuaid, “A Hint of Danger,” The Boston Globe, Trustman Art Gallery, Simmons College, MA.
Christine Temin, Space is the Place, Sculpture Magazine, Chesterwood, Stockbridge MA.
Cate McQuaid, Shimmering Downriver, The Boston Globe, H20 Film On Water, Newport Mill, Newport NH.
Marcia Morse, It’s the news, see?,” Honolulu Weekly, ARTS at Marks Garage, Honolulu, Hawaii
Gayle Hedrington, “H20 Film on Water,” Sunacom Croydon Column, Newport Mill, Newport NH.

2007

Sarah Urwin Jones, Material Gains,” Andrew Grant Gallery, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh , Scotland

2006

Arlene Distler, “Some Assembly Required,” Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, Amherst, MA
Art New England, August/September

2005

L.P. Streitfield, “Spotlight Reviews, CT,” June Ahrens and Chris Joy, Art New England, December/January
L.P. Streitfeld, “Americans and Security: wanting our cake and eating it.” The Advocate, Stamford, Sept. 18, ART
Fran Sikorski, “June Ahrens at the Branchville Gallery: The Loudness of Silence,” The New Canaan Advertiser, Sept. 22

2004

Talisman Brolin, “Giving out hearts in Washington Sq. Park,” The Villager, New York, Vol. 74, No 20 Sept.15-21
”Uncommon Portraits, Uncommon Views,” Art New England, Brighton, MA, May/June
“Local Artists Featured at Sacred Heart,” The New Canaan Advertiser, January 15

2003

L.P. Streitfield, “Creating New Cosmologies At Westport Art Center,” The Advocate, Dec. 14
Benjamin Genocchio, “To Understand These Pictures…,” The New York Times, December 21

2002

Downtown Express, “They Beat as One,” New York, NY, Sept.10
Laurel Graeber, “Family Fare, Creative Central, Non Stop Art,” The New York Times, May 31
“The Healing Heart Project,” The Battery Park City Broadsheet, Sept. 5
Brooke Arthur, “Seeking healing through the arts…,” The New Canaan Advertiser, Sept. 12
Ray Hogan, “9-11-01 Remembered,” The Stamford Advocate, Sept. 8
Harold F, Cobin, “Names and hearts help…,” The Hour, Norwalk, CT

2002

Judith Wilson, “Healing Hearts Made Valentine’s Day Special,” The Ark, Tiburon, CA, Feb. 20
Jonathan Wills, “From the Heart,” The Advocate, Stamford, CT March 4
Jan Holst, “Students Join National Healing Hearts Project,” Kentwood Advance,Grand Rapids, MI, Feb. 12
Sharon M. Pennell, “Hearts Project Lets Students Reach…,” The Community News, Grand Rapids, MI  Feb. 28
L.P. Stretfield, “Love Stories at Silvermine,” The Advocate, Stamford, CT
Thomas Meliana, “New Canaan artist gets to the heart of the WTC matter,” The Advocate, Stamford, CT

2001

Helen A. Harrison, “Emerging Artist, Emerging Visions…,” Islip Museum, The New York Times, July 15

2000

Fergus McCaffery, “June Ahrens Housatonic Museum of Art,” Sculpture Magazine, April
Michael Rush, “June Ahrens – Personal Affects: The Wishbone Project and the Pillow Project,” Art New England, Feb.

1999

Ray Hogan, “Tapping the healing powers of wishbones, and pillows,” The Advocate, Stamford, CT Nov 21
Linda O’Connell, “Connecticut Commission on the Arts Distinguished Arts Award,” The Stamford Advocate, Stamford, CT
Mark Daniel Cohen, “Four Winners,” Art New England, Brighton, MA, Feb/March

1998

Carolee Ross, “Concepts come clear in New Art Annual,” The Advocate, Stamford, CT Nov. 8
Jennifer Darr, “All the Symptoms of an Artist,” Philadelphia City Paper, Philadelphia, PA June 11-18

1997

Steve Starger, “Most Memorable Art Exhibits of the Past Year,” Journal Inquirer, Hamden, CT, Dec. 26

1996

William Zimmer, “3 Shows Focus on College’s Past,” The New York Times, Oct. 13

1995

Vivien Raynor, “A Satirical Portrayal…,” The New York Times, June 18
Jude Schweindenwien, “Bedtime Stories,” Art New England, Brighton, MA, Vol. 16 Feb/March

1994

Jude Schwendenwien, “June Ahrens Silent Voices… Homelessness,” Art New England, Brighton, MA, March/Apr
Jude Schwendenwien, Reviews, Sculpture Magazine, New York, NY, March April

1991

Bill Van Siclen, “Hera faces grief head on…,” The Providence Journal bulletin, Providence, RI, Nov. 22

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Permanent Collections

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas, City, MO

Trustman Gallery, Simmons College, Boston MA

Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, CT

Akus Gallery, Eastern State Connecticut University, Willimantic, CT

Contemporary Gallery of Art, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT

Masterson Rothberg Advertising, New York, NY

Southern New England Bell, CT

First National Bank, CT

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