About the Artist 

I have always felt that art has the ability to lift us out of one place and take us to another.
— Evelyn Berde
Evelyn Berde, self-portrait

Evelyn Berde, self-portrait

Making Art brings me joy! 

My inspiration comes from the people, places and things that surround me. Flowers, fruits, and textiles fill my canvases.

When I create a piece, I use a combination of acrylic paint, fine art markers, and swatches of fabric. 

In my studio I am surrounded by color, light, and music.

My hope is that you will find joy in viewing my work.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

“Girl Holding a Orange”

“Girl Holding a Orange”

2011

THE WEST END MUSEUM, “Leaving The River” Installation, Boston, MA

DANFORTH MUSEUM, “Off the Wall” Juried Show, Framingham, MA

DANFORTH MUSEUM, “A Community of Artists” Show, Framingham, MA

BROOKLINE ARTS CENTER, Individual Show, Brookline, MA

BROOKLINE PUBLIC LIBRARY, Mixed Media Show (Evelyn Berde/Cathie Brenner), Brookline, MA

UNIVERSITY LUTHERAN, “A Passion For Color” Individual Show, Cambridge, MA

2010

DANFORTH MUSEUM, Juried Member Show, Framingham, MA

BROOKLINE ARTS CENTER, Palette Project Show, Brookline, MA

BROOKLINE PUBLIC LIBRARY, Brookline Artists’ Exhibition, Brookline, MA

ALLSTON OPEN STUDIOS – Allston, MA (annual)

2009

ARNHEIM GALLERY, Massachusetts College of Art and Design – “Leaving The River” Installation

DANFORTH MUSEUM, “Off The Wall” juried show, Framingham, MA

241 KENT STREET HOUSE (Children’s Hospital) — “Home is Where the Art Is”, Brookline, MA

BROOKLINE OPEN STUDIOS — Brookline, MA (annually since 1993)

2008

LIVIA BENINI FOUNDATION — Florence, Italy

21st CENTURY FUND — Brookline, MA, honoring Liz Walker

BROOKLINE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION — Brookline, MA

BROOKLINE SENIOR CENTER — Brookline, MA

BROOKLINE LIBRARY — Brookline, MA

CAMBRIDGE HEALTH ASSOCIATES — Cambridge, MA

2007

BROOKLINE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL (Hospital Chapel Screens Project) — Boston, MA

UPPER WALLS GALLERY — Arlington, MA

2006

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL (exhibit at Pain Treatment Center) — Boston, MA

BROOKLINE PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Individual Show) — Brookline, MA (Heath School)

2005

PERRIN GALLERY (Individual Show) — Brookline, MA

BIRNBAUM & GODKIN, LLP Law Office — Boston, MA

BROOKLINE ARTS CENTER (A Passion for Pattern)

2004

GALLERY 263 (Group Show) — Cambridgeport, MA

PERRIN GALLERY (Individual Show) — Brookline, MA

2003

FULLER ART MUSEUM (International Women’s Show) — Brockton, MA

AMPERSAND GALLERY (Individual Show) — Newton, MA

2002

PORTRAITS OF A CENTURY (Mayor’s Show Honors Boston’s Unsung Heroes) — Boston, MA

HASBRO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL (Individual Show) — Providence, RI

IRIS (Individual Show) — Cambridge, MA

2001

MASSACHUSETTS STATE HOUSE (Group Show and Permanent Installation) — Boston, MA

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL (Individual Show) — Boston, MA

2000

BROOKLINE PUBLIC LIBRARY — Brookline, MA

VISIONS TOWARD WELLNESS (Group Show) — MA, RI, CT, NY


COMMISSIONS

2011

NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE CHARTER SCHOOL, Artist in Residence – Enrichment Class, Dorcester, MA

BOOK COVER for Textbook of Interdisciplinary Pediatric Palliative Care

JOURNAL OF AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (JAMA) – Painting for Article Abstract

POSTER DESIGN “2011 Screen-FreeWeek” – Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood, Nationwide

POSTER DESIGN Massachusetts Association for Pupil Transportation, Brookline, MA

2010

LOGO DESIGN, Children’s Hospital Chaplaincy Program, Boston, MA

PAINTING, Journal of Palliative Care 26:2 Summer

2009

JCHE Artist in Residence (Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly “Tea Cups”) – Brighton, MA

2008

JOURNAL OF AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (JAMA) — Painting for Article Abstract

HARVARD MEDICAL PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA LIBRARY at Children’s Hospital — Boston, MA

BOOK COVER for When Treatment Fails

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CHAPEL Artist in Residence (Chaplaincy Program) — Boston, MA

ARTROCKS (painted chair for public art at Logan Airport) — Boston, MA

JCHE Artist in Residence (Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly) — Brighton, MA

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL (10 paintings for new Pain Treatment Services Center) — Waltham, MA

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL (brochure for Anesthesiology Dept.) — Boston, MA

2007

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL (brochure for Palliative Care Dept.) — Boston, MA

JOURNAL OF AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (JAMA) — Painting for Article Abstract

2005

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL — Boston, MA (mural design for waiting area)

2003

MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ART, Chagall Exhibit Invitation — Minneapolis, MN

2002

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL — Boston, MA


COLLECTIONS

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, Boston, MA

LEONARD NIMOY, Beverly Hills, CA

HARVARD UNIVERSITY, Cambridge, MA

ARTHUR GOLDBERG, Brookline, MA

ATELIER ROYCE, Salem, Massachusetts

OREGON GALLERY OF ART, Portland, Oregon

BROOKLINE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Brookline, MA

*Private Collections in the United States, Canada, Israel, Argentina, and Europe.


EMPLOYMENT

2009 JCHE Artist in Residence (Jewish Housing for the Elderly) — Brighton, MA

2008-present ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE Children’s Hospital — Boston, MA

1993-3 ART CONSULTANT, Brookline Public Schools — Brookline, MA

1991–92 ART DIRECTOR The Erikson Center — Cambridge, MA

1988–90 INSTRUCTOR / CONSULTANT — Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

1980–85 FILM PRODUCER / DIRECTOR
co-produced and directed the documentary, “Don’t Cry For Me”, a portrait of five adolescents with cystic fibrosis, featuring Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
and introduced by Leonard Nimoy.

1974–85 CHILD LIFE THERAPIST, Children’s Hospital Medical Center — Boston, MA

1972–74 ART TEACHER, Malden Public Schools — Malden, MA


 EDUCATION

1972 MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART
B.S. in Art Education


AFFILIATIONS

Member of Society For The Arts in Healthcare

Women’s Caucus for Art

National Art Education Association