Lately, I've come to realize how much I love paint, the act of painting, and the way other painters have used the medium in such different and evocative ways. Eugène Delacroix and Théodore Rousseau, two 19th century painters, have been particularly inspiring. Working in both oil and watercolor, I make contemplative, poetic studies of nature’s forms and movement, bringing awareness to the beauty of the commonplace and time passing. My prints, books, and installations are other expressions of these concerns. I want my work to be honest, accurate and evocative. It should also be unsentimental. 



Born in Lexington, Kentucky, Dudley Zopp graduated from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. and M.A. in Modern Foreign Languages, and completed Post-Graduate studies in Drawing and Painting at the Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville. She lives in Lincolnville, Maine.

Dudley Zopp finds inspiration in geological processes and cultural histories of place. Her engagement with restoring habitat where she lives feeds directly into her work, which ranges from site specific installations to paintings, woodcuts and limited edition books. She has completed residencies at geologically significant sites in Newfoundland, Spain and Italy, and has exhibited widely at galleries, universities and museums in New England and the Midwest. Her work is included in the collections of the Portland Museum of Art and the Farnsworth Art Museum, as well as other university and museum collections nationally. In 2016 she exhibited Roadside Erratics, an installation, at the University of Maine at Farmington and completed a print residency at the University of Maine in Orono. Her artist’s book, Is There Something We Can Do, is held in the collections of the Hawthorne-Longfellow Library at Bowdoin and the Haas Arts Library at Yale.


2019 Moremen Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky, Landscapes, Vessels and Jars
2015    Coastal Mountains Land Trust, Rockport, Maine, Stones on the Move
2014    University of Maine, Ground/Underground
 June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, Maine, Oysters
2012    12 Gallagher Lane, San Francisco, California
2011    Coleman-Burke Gallery, New York, Erosions
2008    Aarhus Gallery, Belfast, Maine
2007    Waterfall Arts, Belfast, Maine, Walking in Time
2006    University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn, Erratic Locations
2004    Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine Discovering the Physical
2000   Davidson & Daughters, Portland, Maine
1999    Galerie Hertz, Louisville, Kentucky, Bog
1998    University of Maine at Farmington, Reading the Landscape
1997    Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Erratics
1996    Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky, The Rumpelstiltskin Letters
1995    Bellarmine College, Louisville, Kentucky, Dudley Zopp: Site Specific

2019 Haas Arts Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, Science as Art in Artists’ Books
2018   Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, Connecticut,
           Side by Side: Process and Collaboration
Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine, On a Different Wavelength
2016   University of Maine at Farmington, Residue
2015    Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, 99 Prints from the Hite Print Collection
2014    Waterfall Arts, Belfast, Maine, The Blue Marble Project
2013    George Marshall Store Gallery, York, Maine, Silent Spring: the Enduring Legacy
2012    Institut Dijboutien des Arts, Djibouti City, Djibouti., International Mix
2011    June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, Maine, Drawing the Line #11
2010    Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, Connecticut, 61st Annual Art of the Northeast
2009    University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, Abstract New England: Six Perspectives
2008    Hewar Art Gallery, Baghdad, Iraq, Merhaba, Baghdad!
2007    Paper New England, Hartford, Connecticut, New England Now
2006    Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Maine Printmakers 1980-2005
2005    Union Institute and University, Montpelier, Vermont, Contemporary Drawing 2005
2004    The 2004 Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Biennial Exhibition
2003    University of Southern Maine, The Figure Revealed
2002    Deutsche Bank, New York, Text/Textile
2001    Arts Center at Kingdom Falls, Montville, Maine, Art in Nature
2000    Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine, Maine in America: Contemporary Selections
1999    Portland Museum of Art Biennial
1998    University of Maine at Machias, What Women Experience
1997    Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Paper Works
1996    Spring Street Gallery, Belfast, Maine
1995    Artswatch, Louisville, Kentucky, Collage, Assemblage, Montage
1994    Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky, Dudley Zopp and Julie Schweitzer
1993    Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville Paper Invitational
1992    Muscarelle Museum of Art, Williamsburg, Virginia., American Drawing Biennial III
1991    Louisville Visual Art Association, Water Tower Annual

21c Museum Hotels
Agnes Scott College
Atlas Brown
Bates College Museum of Art
Baylor University, Moody Memorial Library
Belfast Free Library
Bellsouth Mobility DCS
Bowdoin College, Hawthorne-Longfellow Library
Brown-Forman Corporation
Brown University, Rockefeller Library
Cumberland College
Farnsworth Art Museum
Frost Brown Todd LLC
Hite Art Institute
Kent State University Library
Louisville Gas and Electric
Maine State Library
National City Processing Company
NOXBOX, Mainz, Germany
Pennsylvania State University Library
PNCBANK Kentucky
Portland Museum of Art
Seiller Waterman LLC, Louisville, Kentucky
Stites and Harbison, Louisville, Kentucky
University of Chicago Library, Illinois
University of Kentucky, Margaret I. King Library
University of Louisville, Ekstrom Library
University of Louisville, Margaret M. Bridwell Art Library
University of Maine at Presque Isle
University of Maine, Raymond K. Folger Library
University of Rhode Island Library
Waldo County General Hospital
Yale University, Haas Family Arts Library

2015    Maine Humanities Council, Grant
2014    Maine Arts Commission, Grant
2013    La Dogana, Farnese, Italy, Residency
2011    Can Serrat Centro de Actividades Artisticas, El Bruc, Spain, Residency
2009    Maine Arts Commission, Grant
2003    Maine Arts Commission, Grant
2002    Maine Arts Commission, Fellowship
1997    Pouch Cove Foundation, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Residency
1996    Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky, Residency

2017    Artist Talk, Farnsworth Art Museum
2015    Artist-in-Residence, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine
2014    Panelist, Impact of Technology on Creativity, Pascal Hall, Rockport, Maine
2013    Visiting Artist, University of Maine Intermedia MFA Department
2010    Visiting Artist, Maine College of Art
2009    Panelist, Making Connections, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport
2008    Panelist, CONFLUX Symposium, Waterfall Arts, Belfast, Maine
2008, 2002 Artist-Teacher, Vermont College, Union Institute and University, Montpelier, Vermont
2007    Panelist, Women Work and Community, Waterfall Arts, Belfast, Maine
2004    Guest Lecturer, University of Maine at Presque Isle

2019 Beem, Edgar Allen, “Maine in the Abstract,” The Maine Arts Journal: The UMVA Quarterly
Keel, Eli, “A conversation between cities, continents, places and objects: Dudley Zopp’s
‘Landscapes, Vessels and Jars”", Insider Louisville
2018    Stephens, Kay, "Artist Dudley Zopp finds inspiration from trees in own backyard," PenBay Pilot
2015    Ernest, Dagney, “Earth works,” Courier Publications
           Little, Carl, “Ground/Underground,” Art New England
2014    Keyes, Bob, “A sedimental journey: Dudley Zopp’s fascination with geology,” Maine Sunday Telegram
2013    Burns, Christopher, “Artist Dudley Zopp explores geology, painting and language,” The Maine Campus
2012    Creative Capital, “On Our Radar,"
2011    Wethli, Mark, “Erosions, Geologics and Terrains: the Geomantic Art of Dudley Zopp,” Catalog Essay
2009    McAvoy, Suzette, “The World Down Under,” Maine Home + Design
2008    Brown, Bruce, “Betwixt & Between: Color, Line and Texture,” Catalog Essay
2007    Hoffman, Hank, “Paper, scissors and rock,” Connecticut Art Scene
2005    Steinhart, Peter, The Figure Revealed II, Exhibition Catalog
2004    Keyes, Bob, “CMCA biennial awash in painterly glow.” Maine Sunday Telegram
2003    Garner, Marvin P. and Bruce Brown, Dudley Zopp: Paintings, Exhibition Catalog
2002    Maline, Sarah, 11 Artists, Exhibition Catalog
2001    Antworth, Jeremy. Dudley Zopp: Installation Artist, Video
2000    “Farnsworth receives Dudley Zopp piece.” Farnsworth Art Museum Newsletter
1999    Words and Images., Ed. Narayan Nayar
1998    Maline, Sarah, “The Significant Landscape," Dudley Zopp: Installation Artist, Catalog Essay
1998    Portland Museum of Art Biennial: Behind the Scenes Behind the Art. TV Feature
1997    Lord, Tracy. “Dudley Zopp Walks a Found Landscape.” Feminist Times
1996    Jacobson, Mary. “Artcentric, Indeed: An Interview with Dudley Zopp.” LEO
1995    Heilenman, Diane. “Viewpoints: Flyby Art.” The Courier-Journal
1993    Bowles, Rhona. “Cliff Hangers.” LEO
1992    Boyd, Julia, et al. Exhibition 280: Works on Walls, Huntington Museum of Art Exhibition Catalog

Post-Graduate Studies in Drawing and Painting, Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville
M.A., French, University of Kentucky, Lexington, 1964; Haggin Fellowship for Graduate Study; Delta Phi Alpha, German Honorary Society
B.A.,With High Distinction and Honors in Modern Foreign Languages, University of Kentucky, Lexington.1963; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Sigma Iota, Romance Languages Honorary Society