about

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      Mighty Xee is a picture book author-illustrator, fine artist, singer-songwriter and landscape designer.  

     Born in NYC, she moved to the Catskill Mountains in 1977, and still owns a landscape design company there - Nightshade Fine Gardening.   Five years ago she moved to Western, Massachusetts., married and lives on a kettle pond with blue herons.
      In addition to children’s books, she had a special interest  in supporting children when marriages dissolve . Born of her own experiences,  this led her to self-publish two unique coloring books:, both designed to empower and comfort children during divorce.
      Mighty is currently completing a memoir, The Sea and the Rainbow about her travels with her four month old daughter. They hitchhiked from communes in Northern California to Europe.  There, to gather funds to head further south, she borrowed a guitar, became a street singer in Paris, bought a mandolin in Barcelona, ferried to Ibiza, crossed the Mediterranean to Algeria,  Morocco and eventually reached the edge of the Sahara.

 

 

EDUCATION

Cooper Union College of Art and Architecture, New York City, NY. (1969,1971)
Hunter College, New York City, NY. (1970)

CD's

1987 Fire on the Mountain
2005 The Silly Coloring Book of Divorce
2011 Real Time, Real Piano
2014 Birches Entwining
2018 Shelter's Grace

RECOGNITION

2009 – Puffin Foundation, grant for ‘Art for the People’
2006 – 4th World Water Forum, Artistic Component. Oaxaca, Mexico. Sponsored by the
            African United Nations and the Nation of Ethiopia.
2002 – Puffin Foundation. For work confronting some of the more provocative social
            and political issues of our times

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010 – ''Men, Men, Men, and other Works'' The Art Upstairs Gallery, Phoenicia, N.Y.
2010 – Shandaken Arts Festival and Studio Tour, Chichester, New York
2009 – Shandaken Arts Festival and Studio Tour, Chichester, New York
2002 – Colony Gallery, Woodstock, NY.
1999 – "Paintings by Xee," Mother Earth Gallery, Albany NY.
1995 – The Gallery, Woodstock, NY.
1995 – Paint the Night Concert Series, Woodstock, NY.
1983 – Garden of Earthly Delights, Soho, NY. 
 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2006 – 2010 numerous shows, The Art Upstairs, Phoenicia, N.Y.
2007 – 2010 numerous shows, Varga Gallery, Woodstock, N.Y.
2006 – “Worth of a Woman" V-Day’s Women's Art Exhibition, Artists Alliance, Orange County, N.Y.
2005 – "Women Artists of the Hudson Valley," Arts Alliance, Newburgh, N.Y.
2004 – "Women Artists of the Hudson Valley," Museum of the Hudson Highlands. Cornwall, N.Y.
2005 – Multiple Juried Shows, Woodstock Artists Assoc., Woodstock, N.Y.
2003 – "Environmental Visions." Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Cornwall, N.Y.
2002 – Group Show, Colony Gallery, Woodstock, N.Y.
1999 – Women's Expo "30 Artists" Mid Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
1998 – "Dreamscapes" Deep Listening Gallery, Kingston, N.Y.
1997 – Land in the Sky Gallery, Woodstock, N.Y.
 

PRESS

2006 – We' Moon Publications
1996 – Woodstock Gatherings: Apple Bites and Ashes