MFA Yale University School of Art, 1983 
BA Rhode Island College, 1981
2017 New Paintings, Oresman Gallery, Smith College, Northampton, MA 
2014 Still Life, Arts Research Collaborative, Lowell, MA
2011 Paintings and Drawings, Amherst College, MA
2002 New Paintings and Drawings, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI
1999 Drawings, Dartmouth College, NH
1997 New Paintings, Lenore Gray Gallery, Prov, RI
1996 New Paintings, The Painting Center, NYC
1989 Paintings and Drawings, Norfolk Library, Norfolk, CT
2018 Drawing the Curtain, Zeuxis, First Street Gallery, NYC
2018 Veils, Zeuxis, There Gallery, NYC
2017 Look Here, Grubbs Gallery, Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA
2017 Three Friends Represent, Curated by Don Smith, Bannister Gallery, RI College
2016-17 Unstill-life, Zeuxis, Delaware College of Art and Design, U of Mississippi Museum, The Painting Center, NYC
2016 Flower as Metaphor, Zeuxis, Hendrix College, AZ, Santa Rosa College, Wiegand Gallery, CA
2015-16 Beyond the Window, Zeuxis, Norton Center for the Arts, KY, Bowery Gallery, NYC, Alexandre Hogue Gallery, OK, Mark Potter Gallery, CT
2015 Move, An Exhibition of CT Fellowship Recipients, Hartford  
2014 21 and Counting, Group Exhibit, Painting Center, NYC
2013 Still Blue, Zeuxis, SW Illinois College, Anderson U, IN, First Street Gallery, NYC, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Drawing Matters, Chazen Gallery, Providence, RI, (and 2007)
2012 Reflections, Zeuxis, SE Missouri State U, Coe College, The Painting Center, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
2010 Small Works Invitational, The Painting Center, NYC 
Award Ceremony Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters. NYC
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters
2009 Formalities of Seeing, Dugan Gallery, U of Lowell, MA,  Still-life, two person show, Stonehill College, MA
2008 streetroomobject, Mazmanian Gallery, Framingham State College, MA
Two person show, Lenore Gray Gallery 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2000, 1995, 1993
2006 Winter Salon, Lesley Heller Gallery, NYC  
2002 25th Anniversary Benefit Selections, The Drawing Center, NYC
2001 Personal Space: Twelve Contemporary Artists, Bowling Green State U, Ohio
2000 Ten Figurative Painters in New England: An Artist’s Choice, curated by William Bailey, Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT 
Still-life, The Human Presence, Zeuxis, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT
1998 Minds Eye, Kendall Art Gallery, Hudson, NY, RI
1995 7 Painters, John Slade Ely House, Haven, CT 
1993 Objects and Everyday Life, Monserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA,  Two person show, Promenade Gallery, Hartford, CT
1992 Two person show, Wheeler Gallery, Prov, RI
1991 Five Painters Represent, Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, Providence
1990 Group Show, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT
1987 Two Painters, West Chester College, PA
1986 Two person show, U of Rochester, NY
1985 Group Exhibit, The Drawing Center, NYC,  Group show, Sharon Art Gallery, Sharon, CT, 1984-2015  Biennial Faculty Show, RISD
The Sophien, Smith College, September 21, 2017, “Light, water glass and gems: Gwen Strahle”, Patricia Kayira
The New York Times, October 6, 2015, “Inside Rosanne Somerson’s Home”, Megan Fulweiler 
Providence Journal, April 2013, “Drawings Past and Present at Chazen Gallery”
Daily News Tribune, December 8, 2008, Chris Bergeron
Providence Journal, November 22, 2007, Bill Van Siclen
Providence Journal, September 28, 2006, “Art Wrap Up”, Bill Van Siclen
Providence Journal, April 18, 2002, “Strahle at Lenore Gray”, Bill Van Siclen
“Ten Figurative Painters in New England, An Artists Choice”, 2000, Andrew Forge
Art and Antiques Magazine, November, 1997, “Openings”, George Melrod
Providence Journal, October 24, 1997, “Art Wrap Up” Bill Van Siclen 
Art New England, April/May 1994, Jude Schwendenwien 
Hartford Courant, January 2, 1994, Jude Schwendenwien
Art New England, June, 1992, Beth S. Gersh-Nesic
2012  Connecticut Artist Fellowship
2010  Purchase Prize, American Academy of Arts and Letters
2007  John R. Frazier Teaching Award, Rhode Island School of Design
2000  John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
1990  Ingram Merrill Foundation Award
1989  RISD Faculty Development Grant- Funds to Travel and Study in Italy for three weeks
1986  Honorarium, The Drawing Center, NYC
1984  Artist-in Residence, Edna St Vincent Millay Colony for the Arts
1984-present  Senior Critic, Rhode Island School of Design, Experimental and Foundation Studies, Drawing.  2004-present- Drawing Marathon, Wintersession, RISD.  1984-present – Summer Studies Transfer Program, Risd. 1987-88  Adjunct Faculty, Rhode Island College.  Summer 2014-17 – Massart/Art New England Workshop, Bennington, VT.
Visiting Artist, Critic 
(2017) Smith College.  Brown University. RISD Junior Painters.  (2016) U of Mass, Lowell. Juror Mass Artist Fellowships.  (2015) RISD Jr Painters. 3 Day Drawing Workshop- Brandeis.  (2014) Panelist- Still Blue, Zeuxis, First Street Gallery, NYC. RISD Jr Painters.  (2013) Boston University grad painters.  (2012) Juror, Boston Young Contemporary Exhibit.  (2011) 2 Day Drawing Workshop- Brandeis. Mass College of Art Low Residency Program, Provincetown x2.   (2010) Wellesley. (2009, 2007) Brandeis Post Bachelorettes. (2000) Mass College of Art.   (2003) Boston University grad painters.  Mass College of Art.   (2003, 2002) Juror, Mortimer-Hayes Travelling Fellowship, Brandeis.  (2001) Brandeis.  (2000, 1998) U of Oregon. Mass College of Art x2.  Boston University grad painters. 1998- Brandeis. (1993) Monserrat College.  1992- Wheeler School.  1991- Symposium, Rhode Island College. (1988) Hampshire College.  (1986) U of Rochester.  (1985) Symposium, The Drawing Center.