Peter Drake

Good Year / 2015 / Acrylic on canvas / 48" x 53" / TBD
Steamer / 2014 / Acrylic on canvas / 52" x 42" / TBD
Ahead / 2014 / Acrylic on canvas / 42" x 46" / TBD
Station Master / 2014 / Acrylic on canvas / 42" x 52" / SOLD
Waiting / 2014 / Acrylic on canvas / 42" x 48" / SOLD
Chandelier / 2012 / Acrylic on canvas / 34" x 42" / $8,000
Four Riders / 2012 / Acrylic on canvas / 111.5" x 147.5" / $50,000
Three Nurses / 2012 / Acrylic on canvas / 26" x 36" / $7,000
Imminent / 2012 / Acrylic on canvas / 26" x 32" / $7,000
Overlook / 2008 / Acrylic on canvas / 89" x 117" / $40,000
Young and Healthy / 2012 / Acrylic on canvas / 44" x 44" / $10,000
Shell Shock / 2010 / Acrylic on canvas / 64.5" x 83" / SOLD
Tassel / 2008 / Acrylic on canvas / 82" x 82" / SOLD
Parade / 2008 / Acrylic on canvas / 58" x 77" / $20,000
Drumbeat / 2008 / Acrylic on canvas / 65" x 82" / $20,000
Bayonet / 2008 / Acrylic on canvas / 48" x 64" / $12,000
Tripod / 2008 / Acrylic on canvas / 49" x 65" / $12,000
Fleur-de-Lis / 2008 / Acrylic on canvas / 82" x 56" / $17,000
Horn / 2008 / Acrylic on canvas / 76" x 76" / $18,000
Warhorse / 2007 / Acrylic on canvas / 82" x 89" / SOLD

Peter Drake’s art has been featured in 26 Solo exhibitions to date. His work is held in numerous private, corporate and public collections including the Whitney Museum of Art, Phoenix Museum of Art, MOCA LA, Weatherspoon Art Museum and the L.A. County Museum of Art, among others.

Drake’s Waiting for Toydot, a MTA Arts & Design permanent public art commission for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Massapequa Station opened to the public in 2015. Waiting for Toydot features 18 art glass windows and 5 ceramic/glass mosaics installed throughout the train station.

Drake has received a National Endowment for the Arts Award, a New York Foundation Fellowship and in January 2016 was chosen to be a participant in the Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program. Drake maintains a studio in Dumbo, Brooklyn and is represented by Linda Warren Projects, Chicago with an upcoming solo exhibition in November 2017.

His work has been written about in Art in America, Artpulse, (t)here Magazine, Newsday, BmoreArt, Flash Art, Interview, The New York Times, Art & Antiques, Huffington Post, Time Out, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists, Art at Eaton Center, The Figure, New York’s Underground Art Museum: MTA Arts & Design and Launching Your Art Career: A Practical Guide for Artists.

Curatorial projects include Piss and Vinegar:Two Generations of Provocateurs, Beautiful Beast, a contemporary representational sculpture exhibition, The Big Picture, and Now and Then: Drawings from the 19th Century to the Present, in partnership with the Dahesh Museum of Art. Drake previously was a curator for The Drawing Center in New York City and wrote for Flash Art Magazine.

Drake actively lectures, curates, serves as a Board Member for the Artist’s Fellowship, Inc. and is the Academic Dean at the New York Academy of Art, a progressive figurative and representational graduate program located in Tribeca.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 – Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL
2012 – Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL
2009 – Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007 – District & Co., Santo Domingo, DR
2005 – Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 – Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, NY
2003 – Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 – Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2001 – Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
1997 – The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1997 – Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
1996 – Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
1994 – The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1993 – Patricia Shea Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1993 – Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1992 – Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
1991 – Shea & Bornstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1989 – Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Köln, Germany
1989 – Kunst-Station Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
1987 – Bruce Velick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1987 – Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1987 – Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
1986 – Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1985 – Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY
1984 – Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY
1984 – Limbo Lounge, New York, NY
1983 – Josef Gallery, New York, NY 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017
Regard:Reciprocal Portraits, Weems Gallery, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC

2016
Right Left Brain, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
Decensortized: A Safe Space, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY curated by David C. Terry
My Blood Runs Yellow: A Tribute to Giallos, Project Gallery, Los Angeles, CA curated by Drew Fitzpatrick & Alix Sloan
From the Academy, The Vendue, Charleston, SC
Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY curated by Matthew Flowers, Ken Johnson and Helen Toomer
In Living Pink: The Art of Survival, Young Cancer Survivor Coalition, New York, NY
Mementos, 70 Columbus & Panepinto Galleries, curated by Michelle Doll & Lisa Lebofsky

2015
Between Us, The Lodge Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Benjamin Martins & Melanie Vote
My Favorite Things, W Hotel Hoboken & Panepinto Galleries, curated by Michelle Doll
Small is Beautiful, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY
Ephemeral, The Spirits Among Us, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY curated by Carson Fox
Tell Them Stories: Origins, Mark Miller Gallery, New York, NY
Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY curated by Lesley Dill, Matthew Flowers and Martha Schwendener

2014
Disturbing Innocence, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY curated by Eric Fischl
Love It Locket Leave It, Island Weiss Gallery, New York, NY curated by Diana Corvelle
Tell Them Stories, Art Foundry, New York, NY curated by Tun Myaing & Marshall Jones
Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, Exhibit by Aberson, Tulsa, OK
National Contemporary Painting, Weatherhead Gallery, University of Saint Francis, Ft. Wayne, IN
A Human Extension, The Lodge Gallery, New York, NY

2013
Summer Group Show, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY curated by Allegra LaViola, Wendy Olsoff and Stephanie Roach
A Family Affair: Selections from the Progressive Art Collection, FAC, Colorado Springs, CO
Undertow 3, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY curated by Alix Sloan
Nocturnes, NAC Gallery, New York, NY curated by Michael Gormley

2012
New York Academy of Art Shanghai Show, World Financial Center, Shanghai, China
In Our Back Yards, Filmnacht, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany
Paper!, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Awakened, AFA Gallery, New York, NY curated by Alix Sloan
Toylanders, Noyes Museum of Art, Stockton College, NJ curated by Margaret McCann
Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY
B 19, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY curated by Laurence Hegarty & Matt Freedman
Toy Stories, WAC Gallery, Westport, CT

2011
Salvaged, Island Weiss Gallery, New York, NY curated by Dina Brodsky & Tun Myaing
B-Side, York College Art Gallery, Jamaica, NY curated by Linnea Paskow & Melanie Vote
Space Invaders, Rose Contemporary, Portland, Maine
Cinematic Bodies, Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL curated by Jamie Adams
Monkey Spoon, Kim Foster Gallery, New York, NY curated by Dominick Lombardi
fәˈsäd, Kleio Projects, New York, NY curated by Michael Meadors
Negro y Blanco, District & Co., Santo Domingo, DR

2010
Bandits, Pirates & Outlaws, Lost Coast Culture Machine, Fort Bragg, CA
Tethered to My World, TAC, Chicago, IL curated by Phyllis Bramson
Remnants, Fuse Gallery, New York, NY
Conceptually Sound, Medialia Gallery, New York, NY
Looks Good on Paper, DFN Gallery, New York, NY
Water Bodies, Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barths
Private Display, NYAA Wilkinson Gallery, New York, NY

2009
Right to Print: Segura Publishing, NAU Art Museum, Flagstaff, AZ
Gone to the Dogs, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY
Memoirs from Suburbia, Evan Lurie Gallery, Carmel, IN
Reconfigured and Relocated, DFN Gallery, New York, NY
My Long Island, Islip Museum of Art, Islip, NY
Parsons Pink Slips, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
+ 2, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
SPCTCLR VWS, One Brooklyn Bridge Park, NY, Curated by Mary Mihelic
Partisan, Artropolis, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL, Curated by Mary Jane Jacob, SAIC
Old School, Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY

2008
Chroma, Adelphi University Gallery, Garden City, NY
Conventions and Attitudes, CUNY Graduate Center, NY
Summer Salon, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
Dangerous Women, DFN Gallery, New York, NY
HEADSetera, Jack the Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY
Partisan, Artropolis, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Indifference and Apocrypha, FUEL Collection, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Right to Print: Segura Publishing, Scottsdale Museum of Contp. Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Peter Drake & Kim Keever: Surrealist Visions, Samuel Chen Fine Arts Center, CCSU, New Britain, CT
Wet, DFN Gallery, New York, NY
The Beholders Eye, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, Curated by Katherine Chapin
Other, Peter Drake & Riyas Komu, Aicon Gallery, London, England
Normal, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006
Contemporary Imaginings: The Tullman Collection, Mobile Museum, Mobile, AL
Conversations, Ambrosino Gallery, Miami, FL
I Love the Burbs, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
What I did on My Summer Vacation, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, NY
Confluence 2006, Gallery ArtsIndia, New York, NY
20th Anniversary Exhibition, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Blanco & Negro, District & Co., Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Salon 2006, New York Academy or Art, New York, NY

2005
Visitors From the East, Billy Shire Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Group Show, District & Co., Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana
Fur, Feathers & Friends, ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Animal Tales, DFN Gallery, New York, NY
Future Perfect, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, NY
The Other Mainstream, The Weithorn Collection, ASU Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Group Exhibition, Mendenhall Sobieski Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2004
Innocence & Insight, Claire Oliver Gallery, New York, NY
Art on the Frontier, Sarasota Art Center, Sarasota, FL
Where, Dinaburg Fine Arts, New York, NY
Bullfight, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Points of Muse, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
Innocence Found, DFN Gallery, New York, NY

2003
People, Places, Things, DFN Gallery, New York, NY
From the Collection, Greenville County Museum, Greenville, SC
Segura in Retrospect, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
The Burbs, DFN Gallery, New York, NY
Selections, Dinaburg Fine Arts, New York, NY

2002
Snapshot, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
25th Anniversary, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Surface, Terrence Rogers Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
3M, Fish Tank Gallery, New York, NY
Spring Selections, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2001
Take Heart, MPI, New York, NY
Italianate, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale AZ

2000
Imagined Landscapes: Dream, Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA
Anniversary Exhibition, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1999
New American Landscapes, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Ex-capillary, Alan Sheppard Gallery, New York, NY

1998
Small Works The Sequel, Susan Cummins Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Liars (III) Frightful Paint, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

1997
Gallery Group Exhibition, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY

1996
Screen Memories, K&E Gallery, New York, NY
Myth & Magic, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA
Anniversary Exhibition, Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1995
Bodies Terrestrial, Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, PA
New Paintings, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Gallery Group Exhibition, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
Elementum, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY
Drawings, K&E Gallery, New York, NY
New York, NY Noir, Allez les Filles Gallery, Columbus, OH

1994
The Seer, O’Hara Gallery, New York, NY
Suite, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Fallen Idylls, I.F.A.E., Art Miami, FL
Group Exhibition, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY
Three From New York, NY   Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

1993
M’ aidez/May Day, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY
Twilight Intervals, Pat Shea Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Suite, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Paper Trail: The Eidetic Image, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Gallery Group Exhibition, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY

1992
John Bowman & Peter Drake, Shea & Bornstein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Paper Houses, David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY
28th Annual Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Univ. of NC, Greensboro, NC
Gallery Group Exhibition, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
Works on Paper, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
People, The Gallery Three Zero, New York, NY

1991
A Horse of a Different Color, Scottsdale Cultural Council, Scottsdale, AZ
Water, Trenkmann Gallery, New York, NY

1990
Provocative Images, Gallery on the Green, Canton, CT
The New School Collects: Recent Acquisitions, Parsons Design, New York, NY
The Art of Drawing, Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Group Show, Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, New York, NY
Group Show, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY

1989
Invitational, Sozialdienst Katholische Frauen, Stolberg, Germany
Group Show, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1988
New Figurative Drawing, Midtown Gallery, New York, NY
Works on Paper, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1987
Black & White: Visual Sonatas, Aion Fine Art, Dallas, TX
Recent Figurative Prints, Associated American Artists, New York, NY
Succinctly Stated, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
Monotypes II, Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY
Avant Garde In The 80’s, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Made in New York, NY, Gianfranco Zani Gallery, Turino, Italy
Group Show, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
On Paper, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1986
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, UNC Greensboro, NC
Romanticism & Cynicism in Contemporary Art, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette Univ., Milwaukee, WI
First Impressions, Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY
Ten From The Drawing Center, Paine Weber Art Gallery, New York, NY
Senza Paura, Wessel O’Connor Gallery, Rome, Italy
Inaugural Exhibition, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
Notes From the Underground, Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY
57th Between A & D, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY
EL Arte Narrativo, PS 1, Long Island University, New York, NY
Alumni Exhibition, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
New Art, Modernism Gallery, San Francisco, CA
New York, NY/Seattle, Seattle Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
Outline, Cutout, Silhouette, Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York, NY
Avenue C By The Sea, Tower Gallery, East Hampton, New York, NY
East Village Collection, Palladium, New York, NY
Summer Pleasures, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

1985
New York, NY’s Finest, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
A Brave New World, A New Generation, Charlottenburg Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
Blue Condition, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
The Discovery of America, Wessel O’Connor Gallery, Rome, Italy
Psycho-Pueblo, Galeria Fernando Vijande, Madrid, Spain
The Figure, An Interpretive Study, Tower Gallery, New York, NY
R.E.M., Lamagna Gallery, New York, NY
The Best & The Brightest From the East Village & Soho, Moosart Gallery, Miami, FL

1984
Invitational Group Exhibition, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY
New Work, Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY Images / New Directions, The University Art Gallery, SUNY, Albany, NY
East Village Art in Berlin, Zellermayer Galerie, Berlin, Germany
American Drawings From Neo-Classicism To The Avant Garde, Morris Museum, NJ
Nueva Pintura Narrative, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
Rediscovering Romanticism in New York, NY, New Math Gallery, New York, NY
Neo York, Barbara Art Gallery, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA
Artitude, Limbo Lounge, New York, NY
Fragments, A & P Gallery, New York, NY

1983
SEX!, Sharpe Gallery, New York, NY
Overload, Alternative Museum, New York, NY

1982
Selections Show, Drawing Center, New York, NY
Selections Show, Artist Space, New York, NY
Thirteen on Paper, Center for Art and Performance, Houston, TX

1981
Invitational Print Show, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC
Heart Art Show, Forty Walls Gallery, Houston, TX
Landscape Installment, 3221 Milan, Houston, TX
Insiders/Outsiders, Pirate Gallery, Denver, CO

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AWARDS/GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS/RECOGNITION

2016 – Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program: Studio space in DUMBO, 2016-2019
2015 – Appointed Member of the Board, Artist’s Fellowship, Inc., Spring 2015
2013-2015 – LIRR Massapequa Station, Massapequa New York, permanent public art installation, Metropolitan Transportation Authority
2006 – New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting
2006 – Confluence, Arts India, Artist Residency, New York, NY
1997 – Haystack Program, PSU
1989-90 – Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Visiting Artist Residency, Koln, Germany
1987 – National Endowment For The Arts

COMMISSIONS

Eaton, Cleveland, OH
Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago, IL
MTA Arts for Transit, Finalist, LIRR
MTA Arts & Design, LIRR Massapequa Station
Various Private Collections

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2017 – Piss & Vinegar: Nina Chanel Abney, Robert Arneson, Sue Coe, Robert Colescott, R. Crumb, Nicole Eisenman, Natalie Frank, Hilary Harkness, Peter Saul, Robert Williams
2016 – Now and Then: Drawings from the 19th Century to the Present
2015 – Beautiful Beast: Ball, Cook, de Jong, Demetz, Dill, Dupont, Fischl, Fox, Mennin, King, Penny, Piccinini, Pondick, Silverthorne, Smith, Taplin, Wilkinson Gallery, New York, NY
2014 – The Big Picture, Desiderio, Fischl, Rauch, Saville, Tansey, Wilkinson Gallery, New York, NY
2011 – Iconomancy, Wilkinson Gallery, New York, NY
2011 – I’ve Got a Secret, The Forbes Galleries, New York, NY
2011 – Uncovered, Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barths
2010 – Just Off, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
2007 – Normal, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 – Uprising, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Space, New York, NY
2005 – Primed, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
2003 – The Burbs, DFN Gallery, New York, NY
2003 – Space Invaders, FishTank Gallery, New York, NY
1985-89 – The Drawing Center, New York, NY, Artist Curator, Responsible for interviewing artists, portfolio reviews and initial selections for group exhibitions.

PUBLICATIONS, ESSAYS, EXHIBITION CATALOGS AUTHORED

2016 – Basic Human Anatomy: An Essential Visual Guide for Artists, Roberto Osti Author, Foreword
2015 – Launching Your Art Career: A Practical Guide for Artists, Alix Sloan Author, pg. 117
2014 – The Figure: Painting, Drawing and Sculpture – Contemporary Perspectives, Skira Rizzoli
2014 – Visual Intelligence, Catalog Essay, Accesso Galleria Pietrasanta
2014 – Review: David Humphrey, ARTPULSE, NO. 21, Vol 5, 2014
2014 – MFA Catalog Intro, New York Academy of Art
2013 – Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists, Intellect Books, p. 152-156
2013 – Urbanfuse Berlin, Catalog Essay, Janine Bean Gallery
2013 – From Beijing, Catalog Intro, New York Academy of Art
2013 – Wildscapes, Mario Davalos, Book Prologue
2006 – Low, Dishonest Times, In Conversation, Laurence Hegarty, Cynthia Broan Gallery
2006 – Uprising, Catalog Essay, LMCC / Parsons The New School For Design
2005 – Primed, Catalog Essay, Parsons The New School
2005 – Stories, Amy Bennett, Catalog Essay, Linda Warren Gallery
2003 – The Burbs, Catalog Essay, DFN Gallery
2003 – Articulation and Iconography, Bryan LeBoeuf, Catalog Essay, FishTank Gallery
2003 – Ceramics Art and Perception, Referencing, Susan Budge, Issue 53
2003 – Reconstruction, Space Invaders, Catalog Essay, FishTank Gallery
2001 – Manchildren, Mark Mennin, Catalog Essay, Howard Yezerski Gallery
1987-88 – Flash Art Magazine, NY Staff Critic, Two Exhibition Reviews Monthly
1986 – Flash Art Magazine, Published Interview with Ross Bleckner

LECTURES / PANEL DISSCUSSIONS / INTERVIEWS

2017 – Base, Galata Rum Okulu, Istanbul, Turkey
2017 – Art and New Urban Culture, China – America Initiative, NYSID, New York, NY
2017 – Piss & Vinegar, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2016 – Degraded: Decay as Metaphor Throughout Art History, Dahesh Museum of Art, New York, NY
2016 – Now and Then: Drawings Panel New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2015 – Carrara Stone Carving Artist Panel, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2015 – In Conversation with Sarah Thornton, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2015 – Arts Fest 2015, Baton Rouge CC Liberal Arts, Baton Rouge, LA
2015 – Diving into the Beast, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2015 – Art of The Figure, NYPL, New York, NY
2014 – CAFA, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China
2014 – Today’s Portraits, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
2014 – Tell Them Stories, Art Foundry, New York, NY
2014 – Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
2014 – Romanov Grave Studio Visit, New York, NY
2014 – Mosaika Art & Design, Montreal, CA
2014 – Roundtable, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, BookSlut
2013 – Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, Turkey
2013 – Lyme Academy of Art, Lyme, CT
2013 – From Beijing: Old School – New School, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2012 – New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2013 – Lyme Academy of Art, Lyme, CT
2011 – Gorkysgrandaughter.com Interview by Chris Joy & Zachery Keeting
2011 – ionly.com.cn Interview by Song Shuan, Beijing, China
2011 – College Art Association Conference, New York, NY
2010 – NYC: State of the Art Conference
2010 – New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2008 – Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
2007 – Penn State University, University Park, PA
2007 – Samuel Chen Fine Arts Center, CCSU, New Britain, CT
2007 – Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Lake Placid, NY
2007 – College Art Association Conference, New York, NY
2007 – Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2006 – Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
2006 – New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2006 – Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2006 – Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
2005 – University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
2005 – Rubin Museum of Art, New York, NY
2005 – New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
1998 – School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1997 – Haystack Program, Portland State University, Cannon Beach OR
1990 – CW Post Long Island University, Brookville, NY
1987 – Greenville County Museum, Greenville, SC
1987 – Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1983 – Drew University, Madison, NJ
1986 – Stonybrook College, Stonybrook, NY

COLLECTIONS

Achenbach Collection, San Francisco, CA
Arthur Anderson
Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA
Centro Cultural Arte Comtemporaneo, Polanco, Mexico
Coopers & Lybrand Collection
Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City, MI
Eaton Corporation
Fredrick R. Weisman Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Greenville County Museum, SC
Isla Center for the Arts, Guam
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers Univ., NJ
Kirkland & Ellis, San Francisco, CA
Lannan Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
LA County Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Land O’Frost
McCrory Collection, New York, NY
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
New School for Social Research Collection, New York, NY
Oakland County Museum, Oakland, CA
Phoenix Museum of Art, AZ
Post-Newsweek Cable, New York, NY
Progressive Collection
Prudential Collection
Readers Digest Collection, NY
RxArt Collection
Stafford Trading Inc., Chicago, IL
Twin Farms, VT
University Art Museum, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Rapids, IA
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, UNC Greensboro, NC
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

EDUCATION

BFA, 1979, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

All of my work collages bits and pieces of cultural detritus into new narratives. Magazines, movies, toys and art history are all just the raw elements of my paintings. By cropping, omitting and adding to found imagery I shed light on small strange moments. There is the point and counter-point of unexpected combinations, the uncanny internal logic when one image seems to require another. Consequently there is always more than one story being told.

I believe that all pictures have various levels of meaning; there is the original intention and then everything beyond that intention. The most magical aspect of pictures is the degree to which they exceed their original intentions.

Although predominately a painter, I have recently expanded my art into video and animation, “ In effect I have always thought of my work cinematically, I set the stage and then fill it with props and actors so with video it feels like I’m still painting, just in time and space.”