born: Paterson, New Jersey, 1951
New York Studio School (1976-78)
University of Michigan (B.A. summa cum laude, 1974)
Rhode Island School of Design (1971-72)
Sarah Lawrence College (1969-1971)
Art Student's League, NYC (1965-69)
2014 Les Yeux du Monde, Still Life and Other Subjects
1997 Goya Girl Press, Inaugural Print Competition.
1994 MidAtlantic/NEA Regional Fellowship in Painting.
Individual Artists Project Grant, Virginia Commission for the Arts.
Juror's Award, "Select: A Regional Show", Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University
1974 Phi Beta Kappa Society, University of Michigan
2018 Life in this Dark Time, Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College
2016 Art For Friends, 'beloveds', 624 Gallery, Charlottesville
2014 Les Yeux du Monde, Still Life and Other Subjects
2012, Staniar Gallery, Washington and Lee University
Les Yeux Du Monde, Charlottesville
2011 Painting the Word/Wording the Paint, The Bridge, Charlottesville
2011 Emily Couric Cancer Center, Charlottesville, VA
2008 Old School Square Cultural Arts Center, DelRay Beach, Florida, Poem-Paintings
2006 Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA, "Visions of Eden" (reviewed in ART PAPERS)
2003 Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA, "Eurydice Paintings"
2001 Piedmont Virginia Community College, "This Dazzling Cosmos, This Dazzling Chaos”
2000 Jack Meier Gallery, Houston
University of Virginia Art Museum, “Lyric Conjunctions” collaboration with poet Gregory Orr.
1998 Lizan Tops Gallery, Easthampton, New York (reviewed in the NY Times)
Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, Va.
1997 Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia
1996 Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York.
1995 Fayerweather Gallery, University of Virginia, (two person)
Main Street Gallery, Nantucket, Massachusetts
1994 Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York (reviewed in Art in America)
1993 Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, West Va.
1986 Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, Va
1985, 1987 James Hunt Barker Gallery, Nantucket, Mass.
1976 Ceres Street Gallery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2018, NY Studio School, Alumni Exhibit
2011 "The Dancer and the Dance", University of Virginia Art Museum
2009 "Open City", New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, juried by Sean Scully
2006 “Love Letter Invitational”, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville
2004 "Study", Roebling Hall Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by James Hyde
2003 "Vulnerability", New York Studio School, curated by Bill Jenkins
2001 "Representing Representation V", Arnot Museum, Elmira NY
2000 "The Image as Text", Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.
1999 JJ Brookings Gallery, San Francisco
Jack Meir Gallery, Houston
1998 "Commonwealth Collects", Center for Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach
JJ Brookings, San Francisco
1997 "Inaugural Print Portfolio Exhibition," Goya Girls Press, Mill Center, Baltimore, Maryland.
"A Palette in a Pen's World," Georgia Museuum of Art, Athens, Georgia.
"Twelth Anniversity Exhibition", Perlow Gallery, New York
"The Still Life Show" NationsBank Gallery, Richmond, Va.
1996 "Garden of Earthly Delights," Hecksher Museum, Huntington, New York.
"Women in the Visual Arts," Hollins College, curated by Sondra Freckleton
1995 Lizan-Tops Gallery, Easthampton, N.Y. "Flower Paintings"
Delaware Museum, Members' Gallery
Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York
Members Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York.
National Council of Jewish Women's Groups, "Focus on Art"
Loring Gallery, Sheffield, Mass.
Peninsula Fine Arts, Newport News, Virginia.
1994 "The Unstill Still Life", University of Rhode Island.
Eros and Illness, David Morris, 2017Harvard University Press
"Artist Trisha Orr Paints Herself Out of a Corner" review by Sarah Sargent, C'ville Weekly, 2014
RATTLE, Summer 2008, Tribute to Visual Poetry, portfolio of poem-paintings
SMARTISH PACE, cover, spring 2009
HOW BEAUTIFUL THE BELOVED, cover
ART PAPERS, July/August 2006, review by Dinah Ryan
"RePresenting Representation V", Arnot Art Museum Publication, catalogue of exhibition, 2001.
MERIDIAN: Portfolio of paintings and cover. Spring, 2000.
NEW AMERICAN PAINTING XXI, Open Studios Press, Spring, 1999.
ART IN AMERICA, July, 1995, "Review of Exhibitions," review by Gerrit Henry.
New York Times, "Subjective and Abstract Flow in Many Directions", review by Phyllis Braff, May 3, 1998.
IRIS (cover and essay), Summer, 1998.
GEORGIA REVIEW, Summer 1995, "A Portfolio of Paintings" (eight color plates and cover, essay)
AMERICAN ARTIST "Working with Complicated Still Lives: The Painting of Trisha Orr," Dec. 1992
"Made at the Mill" Catalogue of Inaugural Exhibition of Prints, Goya Girls Press, Baltimore, 1997.
NEW AMERICAN PAINTING VIII, Open Studios Press (51 painters from the Mid-Atlantic region), 1996.
"Women in the Visual Arts," 1996, Catalogue, essay by Sondra Freckleton.
Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, 1996, Catalogue of Fellowship Recipients
PLOUGHSHARES (cover), Winter 1996
OIL HIGHLIGHTS: STILL LIFE, Collector's Series, American Artist Publications, 1995.
"The Unstill Still Life: An Exhibition of Contemporary Painting in Oil" Judith Tolnick, 1994.
"The Garden of Earthly Delights", Ann De Pietro, Exhibition catalogue, Heckscher Museum
"Art That Spins Into Control" The Inquirer and Mirror, Nantucket, Mass., August 10, 1995.
"Excess is Success in Orr's Rich Garden" Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Virginia, Feb. 2, 1995.
ARTS INK, a publication of the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Volume 4, number 3.
PANELS AND INTERVIEWS AND MISCELLANEOUS:
2012 "Collaboration, Creativity and Healing", UVA Medical Humanities Hour
2011 "Paintings the Word/Wording the Paint", sponsored by the Virginia Festival of the Book and the University of Virginia Art Museum
2007-Collaborating the Beloved-a Poet and a Painter Under the Same Roof, Mary Baldwin College
2006-Maier Museum, Lynchburg, VA
2003 Created paintings for stage set of opera ORPHEO (in this production Eurydice is a painter, the paintings illustrate her transition into mental illness), Piedmont Community College, Charlottesville, Va
2000 "The Lyric Moment in Painting and Poetry" University of Virginia Art Museum.
2003-"Eurydice as Artist- Transforming the Myth"- panel discussion, Les Yeux du Monde
1997 "The Palette in a Pen's World" panel discussion, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia.
1996 "Sister Talk," radio interview with Ann Lane, Department of Women's Studies, University of Virginia.
Baltimore Museum of Art
Emily Couric Cancer Center
University of Virginia School of Nursing, Claude Moore Nursing Education Building
Semester at Sea, Spring 2008, Drawing I and Drawing II, under the auspices of University of Virginia