Education

2013                   BA, Visual Art, Empire State College, Ithaca, NY
2002 - 2005         Studied with Phyllis R. Bailey, Plainville, CT
1989                   BA, Communication, minor, Psychology, SUNY New, Paltz, New Paltz, NY


Exhibitions / Outdoor Markets

2017 - The First Unitarian Church of Ithaca, The Art of Friends 12, Ithaca, NY

2016 - Everson Museum of Art, Makers Market, Syracuse, NY

2016 - State of the Art Gallery, Never Before Seen, Ithaca, NY

2016 - The First Unitarian Church of Ithaca, The Art of Friends 11, Ithaca, NY

2015 - R Dixon Gallery, Color: Vivid, Vibrant, and Vital, Seneca Falls, NY
2015 - Roberson Museum of art, Regional Exhibition 2015, Binghamton, NY
2015 - Everson Museum of Art, 60/60, Syracuse, NY
2015 - The First Unitarian Church of Ithaca,
The Art of Friends 10, Ithaca, NY
2014 - Empire State College Academic Showcase, Syracuse, NY
2014 - Everson Museum of Art, 60/60, Syracuse, NY
2014 - The First Unitarian Church of Ithaca,
The Art of Friends 9, Ithaca, NY
2014 - Stellas, solo show, Ithaca, NY
2014 - Center for the Arts of Homer,
Reflections, Homer, NY
2013 - Bella Capelli, solo show, Corning, NY
2012 - Community School of Music and Art,
Creative Continuum, curated by Laurie Seamans, Ithaca, NY
2009 - New York State Fair, group show, Syracuse, NY
2006 - Everson Museum of Art Biennial,
Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder, Syracuse, NY
2005 - Farmington Community Room,15th Annual Art Exhibit, Farmington, CT
2004 - Farmington Community Room, 14th Annual Art Exhibit, Farmington, CT
2002 - Barney Library, 12th Annual Art Exhibit, Farmington, CT


Bibliography

Arthur Whitman, "Painting Prowess:  Raw Luxuriance From Helen Closs,"  Ithaca Times, January 22, 2014. 35 -   21.

Awards
2014 People's Choice for Most Abstract: Everson Museum of Art
2oo9 5th place for Spiritual and Abstract: American Art Awards
2009 Honorable Mention:  New York State Fair
2004 Holbien Award (Connecticut Artist Network)
2002 Best of Show (Connecticut Artist Network)