Before I list my past exhibitions, I feel the need to clarify my views, opinions, and beliefs regarding merchandising and promoting my work, from my college days until now. I was trained by several young Yale graduate students brought down to my university in 1970 to teach. These students were still operating on the idealistic principals set down by the Abstract Expressionists. It was instilled in us that the Abstract Expressionists for the most part went twenty-six years in the underground working with great sacrifice, without showing and recognition while Paris remained the Art center of the World. Willem de Kooning did not have his first show until he was fifty-four years of age. Most of the New York Art world snubbed them never believing that in the future these dedicated artists work would remove from Paris its title of art center of the world and transfer that title to New York. I have identified and still do with many of their beliefs for most of my creative exploration while in and outside of New York.
When I showed it was from recommendations from my fellow artists. I was surprised that for the most part I received positive reviews. Art in America, The New Yorker, Time out, Review Magazine gave favorable reviews of my work. I was also blessed with meeting some influential and dedicated artists, critics and curators that helped my creative investigation immeasurably. As I mentioned in the expertise section these individuals were; Allan Jones, Jonathan Lasker, Barry Schwabsky, Jay Murphy and Ted Mooney. However, I never felt inclined to push my work after these shows even though I was aware that this was the moment that all artists should seize to get their work out there. There were two main reasons that always seemed to keep me from “working my career”. One was my training that I mentioned above, the second was that I just didn’t believe my work was developed and ready to be shown.
At this point I feel that my work, the fundamentals that I have worked on and discovered are allowing for it to be seen. This confidence in the readiness and timing of my work to be seen is why I have downloaded my art info on ARTMO’s site.
Education: Old Dominion University 1970-1975
1975 Virginia Museum Scholarship and Old Dominion University Scholarship
2009 Group show curated by Karen Dorothy Peters, Alp Galleries, New York, NY.
2002 Group show curated by painter Jonathan Lasker, Eugene Binder Gallery, New York, NY.
2001 Group show curated by Wolf-Dieter Stoffelmeier, Universal Concepts Unlimited Gallery, New York, NY. Reviewed in Time Out magazine.
1999 “Modular Composite” group show, Central Fine Arts, New York, NY: Michael Rees, Petra Maitz, Nui Bo, Stephen DiCillo.
1998 Solo show, Central Fine Arts, New York, NY. Reviewed in Review magazine by Robert Morgan and J. Bowyer Bell.
1998 Two person show, The Clementine Gallery, New York, NY.
1994 Drop Dead painting show, curated by John Ford, 75 Reade St. Space, New York, NY.
1993 Habitations, curated by Birgit Spears, Inter Art Center Group Show, New York, NY.
1991 Two person show, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, NY. Reviewed in Art in America by Robert Mahoney and recommended in The New Yorker.