Irma has always been fascinated with color and her primary interest in painting is focused on color relationships.  Her work has the ability to be seen simultaneously as landscape and abstract paint surface.  This perception of her work creates a duality which holds our attention while we digest different realities of her painting.  She strives to produce a compelling visual experience in its own right, rather than convey information or illustrate an idea.

She received her formal training at the Academy of Art and the School of the Art Institute, both in Chicago, IL. Irma maintained a studio in New York City until 1985 and her paintings are in numerous private, corporate and institutional collections in the United States and Europe.  Currently her principal affiliation is with Landing Gallery in Rockland, Maine.


Irma Cerese


solo exhibitions

partial list


Landing Gallery, Rockland, ME  (annually 2007-2017)

Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury, VT (featured artist)

South Shore Conservatory galleries, Hingham, MA (3 artists)

James library center for the arts, Norwell, MA

Paul Pratt Memorial Library, Cohasset, MA, 2001, 2007

Dolphin gallery, Hingham Public Library, Hingham, MA

Nan Mulford Gallery, Rockland, ME  (2004, 2005, 2006)

jules place, Boston, MA  (4 artists)

Landmark Building, Boston, MA

Boat meadow gallery, Dennis, MA

Firehouse Center for the Arts, Newburyport, MA

University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA (2002, 2004) (3 artists)

Loring Coleman Gallery, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

Staircase Gallery, South Shore Conservatory of Music, Hingham, MA

Krause Gallery, Moses Brown School, Providence RI, (3 artists)

juried and invitational exhibitions

partial list

7ARTISTS-7YEARS; Edgewater gallery, Middlebury, VT

NEW HORIZONS IN MARITIME ART; Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

EDGE OF LANDSCAPE; Ericksson Fine Art, Stowe, VT

WARM WINDS, COOL WATERS; Alpers Fine Art, Andover, MA

THE NEW ENGLAND LANDSCAPE EXHIBIT; Lakes Gallery at Chi-Lin, Meredith, NH

THIS TO THAT; Alpers Fine Art Andover, MA

CHROMA; South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

SECRETS; South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA

transformations; Edgewater gallery, Middlebury, VT

out of the blue, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA

juror: Jennifer Wood-Patrick, founder, Art Advisory/Boston, LLC

visions; cambridge art association, Cambridge, ma

juror: Pamela Clark Cochrane, owner, Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA

50 TOWNS/50 years; south shore art center, cohasset, ma

juror: dore VanDyke, Executive Director, Attleboro Museum for the Arts

28th ANNUAL MEMBERS EXHIBITION; Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA

Juror: Carole Ann Meehan, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

annual juried small works 2003, 2005-2007; Attleboro Museum, ma

winter juried show 2003 ,2005-2008, 2012; Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA

passion; Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

Juror: William Stover, Assistant Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

light; Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

Juror: Adam Weinberg, Director, Addison Gallery of American Art

frances roddy exhibition; Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

Juror: Barbara Krakow, Director, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

The Meaning in Landscape; The Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

Juror: Nick Capasso, Curator, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

current gallery representation

Landing Gallery, Rockland, ME

Alpers Fine Art, Andover, MA

Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury, VT

Jules place, Boston, MA

Lagerquist Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Vermont Artisan design & Gallery 2, Brattleboro, VT

Woodstock gallery, Woodstock, VT


Cover image for New England Review, published by Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

100 artists of new england; E. Ashley Rooney, Schiffer Publications, Atglen, PA

Cover image for two books, published by Skinner House Books, Boston, MA