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Dorothy Amore Pilla

Night and Day Studio




Artist Statement

The photographic images I create speak to my observation, reflection, and supposition of subjects that peak my curiosity. Artistic license and Photoshop tools are essential to the subtle reconstruction of reality, creating an interplay play between reality and conjecture


As I compose images in Photoshop, my work represents not what actually exists, as a documentary photograph might, but rather my impression, interpretation, and transformation of the reality I originally encountered. My work is not about not what I saw and photographed, but rather my response to and speculation about the subject. As in painting, the results are composites of multiple images working together with design and color to create a visuall dynamic solution.

My early concentration in printmaking  has had a significant impact on my work. My roots as a printmaker are reflected in the layering and multiple-imagery in my current work and, as in printmaking, each image evolves through a series of layered stages. As I build my images, the process of working digitally is, for me, much like the manipulation of color and form using virtual tools and pigment. 


1995 Master of Arts, Tufts University: Concentration in Museum Education and Digital Art

1968 Bachelor of Science in Education, Tufts University and Museum School

1967 Fifth-Year Studio Art Certificate, Museum School, Boston Concentration in Printmaking

1965 Four Year Diploma in Studio Art, Museum School, Boston

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2018-Present   NAWA-Massachusetts, Gallery Artist

2018-Present   NAWA / National Organization of Women Artists, Gallery Artist

2014-Present   Cambridge Art Association, Cambridsge, MA, Gallery Artist 

2013-Present  South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA, Gallery Artist

2009-2020       Galatea Gallery, 460B Harrison Ave, Boston, MA, Member Artist

2009-2012       Art and Antiques Gallery, Plymouth, MA

2009-Present  The Russell Gallery, Plymouth, MA Gallery Artist

2003-2008       Artica Gallery, Duxbury, MA


2020     South Shore Art Center, Artist Spotlight

2019      James Library Gallery, Norwell, MA May 15-June 26, Two-person Show, Night & Da y

2019      Galatea Gallery, Boston, MA; April 3-28, Solo Show - Phantasmagoria

2018      Helen Bumpus Gallery, Duxbury Library, Duxbury, MA - Carnival

2018      Esther Conant Memorial Award, Helen Bumbus Gallery, Best Show of the Year

2018      Cambridge Art Association, New Media Art, 3-person show

2017      May 01-28 Galatea Gallery SOWA, One Person Show - Land of Beauty

2015      March 01-30: Galatea Gallery SOWA, One Person Show - Carnival

2014      Faculty Feature: South Shore Art Center

2013      June 01-30: Galatea Gallery, SOWA, One Person Show - Rural Roots

2012-13  Dec 5- Feb 18: Cell Signal Tech, Danvers, MA - The Rural Landscape

2011      April 01-30: Galatea Gallery One-person Show – Impressions of Reality

2003      Artica Gallery, Duxbury, MA  Two-person Show - Elements


2021  Galatea Fine Art Gallery SOWA - New England Collective XI

2021      SSAC Manning Gallery Exhibit - Pandemic Inspired

2021      SSAC Juried Art Festival Exhibit

2021   NAWAMA Some Like it Hot - Best Expression of Theme

2021      The Plymouth Guild, Photo Showcase 2 selected for Art in Bloom    

2021      Cambridge Art Association National Juried Show

2021      NAWAMA - WOMXN Exhibit - Best Expression of Theme

2021      SSAC Faculty Exhibit, Cohasset, MA

2020      The  Plymouth Guild, Transformations, Nat'l Show, Plymouth MA

2020      South Shore Art Center, Beholden, Cohassett, MA

2020      The Fine Art of Photography, The Plymouth Guild, Plymouth MA  

2020       Atlantic Wharf Gallery, Boston; NAWAMA group exhibition

2020       Canvass Gallery, SOWA Boston, NAWAMA group exhibition

2020       Fountain Street Gallery, SOWA Boston, NAWAMA group exhibition

2020       Duxbury Art Complex National Winter Juried Show

2019       J A Moakley courthouse, Boston; NAWAMA group exhibition

2019       Blanch Ames National Juried Art Exhibition, North Easton, MA

2019       NAWA-MA, Extremes and In-betweens, Rocky Nook, Gloucester, MA

2019       South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA Members Blue Ribbon

2019       James Library & Art Center, Norwell, MA Honorable Mention

2018       NAWA New Members Exhibition, 315 West 39th St. NY

2018       South Shore Art Center, Cohasset MA, Blue Ribbon Show

2018       Galatea Gallery, SOWA; Born Digital 3-person show

2018       North River Arts Festival, Marshfield, MA, 1st Place Creative Photography Prize 

2018       South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA Art Festival, Award of Excellence

2018       South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA Shapes and Shadows

2017       Galatea Gallery, South Shore Art Center & Bromfield Holiday Shows

2017       Concord Roddy Show, Concord Art Association

2017-18   A&BC Loan Program, Boston, MA

2017       SSAC Cohasset, MA, Gallery Artist Show

2017       SSAC Cohasset, MA, Faculty Show

2017       South Shore Conservatory, Hingham MA, New England Photography Show

2017       SSAC Cohasset, MA, Entrances,  Juried Show,  

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