Irena Altmanova-Frinta

Born in: Plzen, Czech Republic; US citizen since 1956

Studied art in: 1943-47 Prague, Graphic School and UMPRUM
1947-51 Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris
1947-48 Academie Andre Lhote, Ecole des Beaux-Arts , Paris
1968-70 MFA SUNY at Albany, N.Y.; obtained MA degree in 1970
1970-71 Liceo Artistico, Florence, Italy
1977-78 Santa Reparata Graphic Center, Florence, Italy

Listed in Who’s Who in American Art

2005 Honorable Mention in 6th Annual Pastel 100 competition of the Pastel Journal
1992 Pastel Fall 91, Adirondacks became part of the Permanent Collection of National Gallery of Western Czech Republic.
1984 Chosen to be Guest Artist at YADDO, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
1984 Golub Corporation Award at the Mohawk Hudson Regional Art Exhibition.
Juror: Grace Glueck, art critic of the New York Times.
1982 Pastel Landscape demonstration for Pastel Society of America (PSA), New York, N.Y.
1979 Award, 7th Annual Exhibition of the PSA, New York, N.Y.
1975 Purchase Prize by the Albany Inst.of Hist.and Art from the Mohawk Hudson Show.
Scholarship of Entr’aide Universitaire Francaise.
Exchange Scholarship of the French Government.

Selected one-woman shows

1996-97 Les Urbach Gallery, Center Galleries, Albany, N.Y.
1986,78 Ann Grey Gallery, The Casino, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
1979 Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, N.Y.
1978, 85 Center Galleries, Albany, N.Y.
1978 Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy.
1977 The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, N.Y.
1975 The University Art Gallery, SUNY, Albany, N.Y.
1951 Flint Institute of Art, Flint, Michigan

Two artists show

1992 : Nature and Figures, J. Trnka Gallery, Plzen, Czech Republic.

Selected group shows

2005 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, Albany Institute of History and Art.
2002 Visions Gallery, Albany, N.Y. Member show.
1995, 90,89 Invitational Pastel Show, Cooperstown, N.Y.
1990 National Association of Women Artists: 100 years
Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, N.Y.
1988 Czechoslovakian Artists Abroad, Washington, D.C.
1987 Interplay, Rice Gallery, Albany, N.Y.
1986 A Birthday Party: 50 Years of the Mohawk-Hudson Regional Exhibition,
SUNY Art Gallery, Albany, N.Y.
1985 Hull Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1982 Czechoslovakian Artists Abroad, Pittsburg University, Gallery Frick, Pittsburg, PA
1981 Landscapes, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.
Artists of Central New York, Utica, N.Y.
1978 Ninth World Congress of SVU at the Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
1976 Gallery Elea London, Montreal, Canada
And International Exhibition, Pepsi Cola Bldg, New York, N.Y.
Earlier Chapter of Our Times, Montclair Art Museum, N.J.
Paris vu par Etrangers, Galerie et Maison des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
Shows of Pastel Society of America; Graphic Artists of NY; Artists of the Mohawk Hudson region; National Association of Women Artists.

Works of Irena Altmanova, member of Pastel Society of America (PSA) since 1978, are in many public and private collections.