Work In Progress

Work In Progress, Esther S White
October 2018
Zea Mays Printmaking Loo Gallery, 320 Riverside Drive, Florence, MA
Open: Tues-Thurs 10-8, Fri 10-6, 2nd & 4th Sat & Sun 10-5

Upcoming Exhibitions

ESW, Happy Sun Selfie, 2018, collagraph

“The Space Between 2: Zea Mays Printmaking Biennial” at A.P.E. Gallery, 126 Main Street, Northampton, MA
October 5 – November 4, 2018
Reception on Friday, October 12, 5-8
A.P.E. Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Sunday: 12-5, Friday: 12-8, Closed Monday

There is a quality of interest in “two” of anything. Cells duplicate, birds mate, lovers meet, we have two hands, two feet, binary code, and on, on, on…  And there’s a special interest in what lies in the space between – what connects, integrates, repels.  Both the fusion and tension that occurs in those spaces is fertile ground for artistic interpretation.
This exhibition explores the Space between Two through the medium of printmaking and takes many forms: prints, books, sculpture, textiles and video. 

“Going Within: Self-Portraiture as Medicine” at the MAP Gallery, Eastworks Building, 116 Pleasant St., Easthampton, MA
October 10 – October 31, 2018
Reception on Friday, October 13, 5-8
MAP Gallery hours: Wednesday–Saturday from 12–5, Closed Sun-Tues

“As a photographer, self-portraiture has been a way to work through my feelings of loss, love, and fear, in a way I cannot seem to do otherwise,” explains curator, Tracey Eller. “The beauty of it is that it shows me myself.”

Editions/Artists’ Books Fair at the Tunnel in Chelsea, 269 11th Avenue, bet. 27th and 28th Streets, NYC
October 25 to 28, Free admission Fri 11-7, Sat 11-7, Sun 11-5

ESW, Deal With It, 2018, artists’ book

Art New England

Read about my social practice and curatorial work, featured in this month’s Art New England: “To Pop Up or Not: New England Galleries Go Nomadic?” by Julianna Thibodeaux

“We came to it both with this idealistic or very optimistic radical thinking that people need to make art, and we want to be a platform for that outside of commercial activities, because I think it really limits the kind of work that gets seen.”

A spread from an artist book by Esther S. White, 10 Things I Did Not Do, made for the 10X10: 2018 Artists’ Book/Zine Swap box set, curated and organized by Trevor Powers for Fugitive Arts.

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL at Bromfield Gallery

ESW, self-portrait, 2018, 8″x10″, collagraph, edition of 5

“Up Close and Personal”
July 6 – 29, 2018 at Bromfield Gallery 450 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA
Reception: Friday, July 6, 6:00-8:30 PM

Two of my recent self-portraits were chosen for this juried exhibition at Bromfield Gallery. The show addresses “contemporary culture regarding the realms of the personal vs. the public, in artwork that provokes, challenges, and illuminates.”


There are two overlapping areas of investigation demanded by my conditions as an artist, as a parent to a young child, and as a person living with chronic pain. I must contend with both the disparity between inner self and experience in contrast with one’s outward presentation and with the split identity required to be both an artist and a mother.

These prints are part of an ongoing series of self portraits made from selfies taken during migraine attacks.

ESW, self-portrait, 2018, 5″x7″, silk aquatint, edition of 10


Gallery A3

ESW, self-portrait, 2018, 8″x6″, photographic silk aquatint with chine colle

Gallery A3, 5th Annual Juried Exhibition
Juror: Emma Chubb, Smith College Museum of Art
June 7-30, 2018, Amherst Cinema Complex, 28 Amity St, Amherst, MA