Works by Daemen Associate Professor Join World-Class Collection in Albright-Knox
Works by Daemen Associate Professor of Painting Felice Koenig Acquired by Albright-Knox Gallery
February 11, 2013
Contact: Mike Andrei
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has acquired three pieces of art work by Daemen College Associate Professor of Painting Felice Koenig. The three works are contemporary abstract paintings: “Pharmakon IV (Treasure),” “Pharmakon V (Sky),” and “Pharmakon VI (Night).”
Koening holds an M.F.A. from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a B.F.A. from Southern Oregon University.
Founded in December 1862, The Buffalo Fine Arts Academy—the governing body of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery—is among the oldest public arts institutions in the United States. The Albright-Knox is dedicated to enhancing the understanding and appreciation of contemporary and modern art. As a hub of artistic and cultural energies, it strives to be an inspiring educational resource for all audiences.
“This is a great tribute to Professor Koenig and suggests that she is creating cutting-edge art,” said Daemen College President Gary A. Olson. “She is one of many talented and creative Daemen faculty who are creating work that is being praised nationally.”
“This the first time something like this has happened, regarding my painting. The feeling is amazing,” said Koenig. “Museums tend to collect artists whose work is representative of the areas the museums focus on. And the Albright-Knox is certainly no exception.”
Koenig said she does not know when her paintings will go on display inside the Albright-Knox. They have been acquired for the museum’s permanent collection.