About the artist

Gary Komarin CV

 

 

GARY KOMARIN

 

AWARDS

 

The Joan Mitchell Prize in Painting, New York

Edward Albee Foundation Fellowship In Painting, New York

Elizabeth Foundation Prize in Painting, New York

Benjamin Altman Prize in Painting,
National Academy of Design Museum, New York

The New York Foundation of the Arts Grant in Painting

Graduate Teaching Fellowship in Painting, Boston University Graduate School of Fine Arts

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2013

In Which the Baron Fallow, Vigo Gallery, London England

 

2012 

Hillsboro Gallery of Fine Art, Dublin, Ireland States of Feeling : Gary Komarin, Robert Motherwell and Larry Poons
Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado
Bonbright Gallery
, Down and Dirty Whites, Los Angeles, California 

 

2011

Galerie Proarta, Zurich, Switzerland

Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum Idaho

Gremillion and Co. Fine Arts, Houston, Texas 

 

2009

Spanierman Modern, New York, New York

Galerie Proarta, Zurich, Switzerland

Broadbent Gallery, London, England

 

2010

Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado
Cuadro Galle
ry, Dubai, United Arab Emerates

The Neilson Gallery, Cadiz, Spain

 

2009 

Spanierman Modern, New York, New York

Galerie Proarta, Zurich, Switzerland

Broadbent Gallery, London, England 


2008

Gail Severn Gallery, Blue Scrubbed White, Ketchum, Idaho

Kiyoharu Museum, Kiyoharu, Japan
The Fine A
rt Society, London, England
Gremillion & Company Fine Arts
, Houston, Texas

 

2007

Gail Severn Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho Spanierman Modern, New York, New York

The Goss Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Elins Eagles Smith Gallery, San Francisco, California

Costello-Childs Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona

 

2006

Karolyn Sherwood Gallery, Incident at Echo Lake, Des Moines, lowa

Galerie Proarta, Zurich, Switzerland
SG Modern and Contemporary Fine Arts, New York, New York
The Fine Art Society,
The Bourdon Gauge, London, England

Gremillion & Company Fine Arts, Houston, Texas 

 

2005

Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery,SanFrancisco, California

J. Johnson Gallery, Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Donna Tribby Fine Arts, Palm Beach, Florida

 

2004

Karolyn Sherwood Gallery, Des Moines, lowa  

Bentley Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Hamiltons Gallery, London, England

Galerie Proarta, ZUrich, Switzerland
Broadbent Gallery, London, England
Gremillion & Company Fine Arts
, Houston, Texas 

 

2003

McGrath Gallery, New York, New York
Kraft Leiberman Gallery, Chicago
, Illinois
Robischon Gallery, Denver
,Colorado
Kunstart ZUrich, Galerie ProArta
, Zurich, Switzerland

Galerie Proarta, Zurich, Switzerland 

 

2002

Gremillion & Company FineArts Houston, Texas Peyton/Wright

Gallery, SantaFe, NewMexico

Galerie ProArta, Zurich, Switzerland
Lizan Tops Gallery, East Hampton
, New York

Steven Vail Gallery, Des Moines, lowa

Ballard Featherston Gallery, Seattle, Washington 

 

2001

The LoweGallery,Atlanta,Georgia
Museum of Fine Art, New Orleans, Louisiana

Vanier Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona

Gremillion & Company Fine Arts, Houston, Texas 

 

2000

Peyton/Wright, New York, New York
Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta Georgia
Gremillion & Company Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

 

1999

Aurobora Press, San Francisco, California

 

1998

MOFA, New Orleans, Louisiana CS Schulte Gallery, New Jersey

 

1997

Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington 

 

1996

Mark Miller, East Hampton, New York Drew University, Madison, New Jersey

 

1995

Sandier Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia Arthur Roger

Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana 

 

1994

Herbert Palmer Gallery, Los Angeles, California

 

1992

Klarfeld Perry Gallery, New York, New York

 

1991

Grace Hokin Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida

 

1990

Scott Hanson Gallery, Los Angeles, California

 

1989

Brian Reddy, Little Silver, New Jersey

Bruce Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida

Sandier Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

Scott Hanson Gallery, New York, New York

 

1988

Princeton University Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey

 

1987

Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, New York

Sandier/Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas

Bruce Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida

 

1985

Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, New York

Sandier/Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
Bruce Helander Gallery
, Palm Beach, Florida

Meredith & Long Gallery, Houston, Texas

 

1984

Joy Horwich Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
Herbert Palmer Gallery, Los Angeles, California

 

1983

Meadows Museum of the Arts, Southern Methodist University,

Dallas, Texas
Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, New York
Meredith & Long Gallery, Houston, Texas

 

1982

University of Texas- Irving, Irving, Texas

Meredith Long and Company, Houston, Texas

 

1981

Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, New York
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Art Gallery, New York, New York
William Campbell Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas 


1979 

Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, New York

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2012

Pavilion Des Arts Et Du Design with Galerie Jean-Francois Cazeau,

Paris, France
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair with Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery, Palm

Springs, California

India Art Fair, New Delhi with Neilson Gallery, Cadiz, Spain

 

2011

Contemporary and Modern Masters, Jean Francois Cazeau, Paris,

France 

 

2010

Contemporary Painting, A Survey, Spanierman Modern, New York, New York 

 

2009

Hillsboro Fine Arts, Dublin, Ireland 

 

2007

Katonah Museum, Katonah, New York

 

2006

The Hungry Eye, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, New York
Works on Paper, Spanierman Modern, New York, New York

Long Island Abstraction, Spanierman Modern, New York, New York

Discardingly Yours, Dean Jensen Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

 

2005

The Fine Art Society, London, England
Kunstart Amsterdam with Nico DeLaive
Gallery Goss Gallery Inaugural Show, Dallas, Texas
London Art Fair with Broadbent Gallery, London, England
San Francisco Art Fair with Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery, San Francisco, California
Transversal, curated group show, Robischon Gallery, Denver,

Colorado

 

2004 

Ronald Feldman Gallery, Philips de Pury & Co.,New York, New York Slow Art, Broadbent Gallery, London, England
32 x 32, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
London Art Fair Broadbent Gallery, London, England

Works on Paper with Burton Marinkovich, The Armory, New York, New York

Bologna Art Fair with Broadbent Gallery, London, Engand

 

2003

The Americans, Warhol, Francis, Lichtenstein, Christo, Komarin at Galerie Proarta, Zurich, Switzerland

Basel Art Fair with Hamiltons Gallery, London, England

Milan Art Fair with Galerie Arte, Milan, Italy
Art of this Century with Mira Godard Gallery, The Armory,

New York, New York

Broadbent Gallery, London, England
Richmond House Project with Hamiltons Gallery,

London, England
New Abstraction, Lizan Tops Gallery, East Hampton,

New York
Kratt / Lieberman Gallery Inaugural Exhibition, Chicago,

Ilinois

Luke Honey, London, England 

 

2002

13th Anniversary Show, The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

Kunstart Fair with Galerie ProArta, Zurich, Switzerland

Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado
Galerie ProArta, ZUrich, Switzerland

100 NJ Artists Make Prints, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey
The Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey

The Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, New Jersey
The Maker's Mark, The University of New Orleans, New Orleans,

Louisiana
Works on Paper with Burton Marinkovich Fine Art, The Armory, New York, New York 

 

2001

Juried Exhibition, National Academy of Design Museum, New York City, New York
Almost Giddy, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
New Directions, Masur Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana Report & Find,

Robischon Gallery, Denver, Colorado

Paintings on Paper, Tim Hill Gallery, Birmingham, Mississippi
New York/New Works on Paper, Lizan Tops Gallery, East Hampton, New York
Chicago Art Fair with Tandem Press, Chicago, Illinois
San Francisco Art Fair with Tandem Press
Works on Paper with Burton Marinkovich Fine Art, The Armory, New York, New York

 

2000

The Print Fair at the Armory with Tandem Press, New York, New York

Homage to the Twentieth Century, New Orleans Center for

Contemporary Arts, New Orleans, Louisiana
Chicago Art Fair with Thomas McCormick, Chicago, Illinois
St. Louis Print Fair with Burton Marinkovich Fine Art, Washington, DC

The Baltimore Print Fair with Gary Godwin Gallery
Works on Paper with Burton Marinkovich Fine Art, The Armory, New York, New York

 

1999

The American Summer, Tim Hill Gallery, Birmingham, Mississippi

San Francisco Art Fair with Fay Gold Gallery, Greg Kucera Gallery,

and Brian Gross Fine Art
Works on Paper with Jeffrey Hoffeld and Co., The Armory, New York, New York
Nature Naturing, Percival Gallery, Des Moines, lowa
About Paint, Linda Cathcart Fine Arts, San Francisco, California

Komarin Monotypes, Aurobora Press, San Francisco, California

Grant Winners/ A Survey of New Work, Rutgers University, Rutgers,

New Jersey 

 

1998

On Paper-Associated American Artists, New York, New York

Mac Attack, John McEnroe Gallery, New York, New York Third Person, Merrill Lynch, New York, New York

Works on Paper, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington

Works on Paper, Adam Baumgold Gallery at the Armory, New York, New York
The Chicago Art Fair with Garner Tullis
Susan Conway Gallery, Washington, DC

The French Wig, Jan Anderson, New York, New York

 

1997

New Jersey Biennial, Newark Museum, curated by Joseph Jacobs (catalogue), Newark, New Jersey

National Invitational Works on Paper, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii
East Hampton Drawing Invitational, curated by Arlene Buljese Gallery, East Hampton, New York

The Rain Forest Foundation Art Benefit, John McEnroe Gallery, New York, New York
Gramercy Park, Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles, California
Pinned to the Wall, Parchman Stremmel Gallery, Austin, Texas

Perspectives of Nature, Jan Abrams Fine Arts,

New York, New York

Young Painters, Montgomery Glasoe, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The New Americans, The John McEnroe Gallery in Kobe, Japan

 

1996 

Guston, Basquiat, Komarin, Traylor, John McEnroe Gallery, curated

by Jordan Tinker (catalogue), New York, New York
A Changing Cast/Changing Color, Ruth O'Hara, curated by Michael

Walls, New York, New York
Fifty/50, Terrain, curated by Peter Wright, San Francisco, California

Balancing Act, Room, curated by Richard Dickens, New York, New York
The Chicago Art Fair with Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

Works on Paper with Jan Andersen Fine Art, The Armory, New York, New York

 

1995

A Part; A Whole (catalogue), Room, New York, New York
New York, New Work, curated by Gilles Presti, Gagosian Gallery,

Miliana Gallery, Marseilles, France
New Works on Paper, An Installation at Margaret Lipworth, New York, New York

On a Smaller Scale, Grace Hokin, Palm Beach, Florida

 

1994

Narrative Abstractions, Bruce Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida

New Directions, William Campbell Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas

American Painting, Meredith Long and Co., Houston, Texas

 

1993

Art and Object, Frankel Nathanson Gallery, curated by Marjorie Nathanson, Maplewood, New Jersey

Post Modern Abstractions, Grace Hokin Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida

 

1992

A Drawing Survey, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, New York

 

1991

Rethinking the Grid, Brian Reddy Gallery, New Jersey

 

1990

Past. Present, Future, Margulies Taplin Gallery, Miami, Florida
The Figure in the Twentieth Century, Meredith Long Gallery, Houston,Texas

The Morris Museum! Biennial Survey Show, curated by R. Ferguson,

The Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey
Wet Paint, Scott Hanson Gallery, New York, New York 

 

1988

Recent Drawings Here and Abroad, Herbert Palmer Gallery, Los Angeles, California
The Morris Museum Biennial, Morristown, New Jersey
Chicago Art Fair with Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, New York

Texas Artists, The University of Texas Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas 

San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas
The Long View Museum, Longview, Texas
Fun and Brains, The Kraine Club, New York, New York 

 

1987

Texas Artists, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas

Fun and Brains, Kraine Club Gallery, New York, New York 

 

1986

Indigestion, P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York, New York
Words, Joy Moos Gallery, Miami, Florida
The Society of Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida
The Dog Days of August, curated by Fred Boyle, Littlejohn/Smith Gallery, New York, New York

New Jersey Biennial Show, curated by Grace Glueck, Noyes Museum of Art,Oceanville, New Jersey

Chicago Art Fair with Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, New York Words, Joy Moos Gallery, Miami, Florida

 

1985

Ten Painters in Texas: Survey of Contemporary Painting, University of Texas . El Paso

The Meadows Museum Of Arts, Dallas, Texas

 

1983

Recent Trends in American Art, The Tampa Art Museum, Tampa, Florida

Modern Masters/Contemporary Works on Paper, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, New York

The Painted Object Painted, Herbert Palmer Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Art and the Law, curated by Harry Parker, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas

National Drawing Competition, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

 

1982

Wunsch Art Center, juried by Patterson Sims, Long Isand, New York

Arkansas Art Center/26th Annual Painting Competition, Little Rock, Arkansas

About Face, Laura Carpenter Gallery, Dallas, Texas 

 

1981

Museum of Fine Arts, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 

 

1979

In Context, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, New York
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Art Gallery, Geneva, New York 

 

 

COLLABORATIONS 

 

2004 Flatbed Press, Austin, Texas

2002 Aurobora Press, San Francisco, California

2001 Segura Press, Tempe, Arizona

2000 Tandem Press, University of Wisconsin

1999 Aurobora Press, San Francisco, California

1998 Rutgers University Press, School of Innovative Printmaking, New Jersey 

1997 Garner Tullis, New York, New York

 

 

ARTICLES & REVIEWS


'Basic Ways of Being' by lnga-Marie Barnett lnsideOUT, 2010

'Gary Komarin at the Spanierman Modern' by Carol Diehl Art in America , 2008

'Komarin at Elins Eagles-Smith' by Kenneth Baker San Francisco Chronicle, 2008

'Gary Komarin at Peyton Wright- Santa Fe- Art Exhibits' by Sarah S. King Art in America, 2003

'Complex Paintings from Overseas,' by Andreas Brandenberg Zuger Presse, 2002

'Komarin at Lizan Tops' by Art Taylor, East Hampton Arts, 2002

'Paintings do the Talking Without Too Many Specifics,' by Barry Schwabsky The New York Times, 2000

'Just in: Gary Komarin- He Employs the Scribblato' by Jon Carver Arts Magazine, 2000

'French Wig in East Hampton,' by Davis Langdon Hamptons Gazette, 1998

'Gary Komarin's The Naming of John Dreamer' by Janet Foxworth The Atlanta Journal, 1997

'Subjects Simple but Art Deceptively Sophisticated' by Chris Waddington The New Orleans Lagniappe, 1996

'Gary Komarin at Susan Conway' by Clive Grayson The Washington Post, 1995

'Gary Komarin Shows New Expressive Work at Sandier/Hudson' by Amy Lloyd Art in America, 1994

'Komarin Explores the Painterly' by Vincent Reed Arts Magazine, 1993

'Komarin, The Master of the Elemental Image' by John Loughery Arts Magazine, 1991

'Surrealist Loads Canvas' by Edward Watson The New Jersey Star Ledger, 1989

'The Dog Days of August' by John Russell The New York Times, 1987

'Something-But What?' by William Zimmer The New York Times, 1985

'A Rich Array...From Newburgh to Newark' by William Zimmer The New York Times, 1985

'A Comical View of the American Dream' by Carol Everingham The Houston Post, 1982

Paloma Perry, 'Stories in Paint' The Atlanta Journal , 1981

Janet Kutner, 'Komarin Shows Strong Work' The Dallas Morning News, 1981

Ralph Baker, 'Komarin Paintings and Works on Paper'

The Museum of Art at The University of Oregon, Eugene, catalog

essay, 1980
'Gary Komarin, New Work at Maxwell Davidson
' by Addison Parks Arts Magazine, 1979

 

 

MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS

Musee Mougins, Mougins, France

Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, Texas

Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas

Musee Kiyoharu, Japan

Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, New Jersey

Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey

Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey

Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey

Noyes Museum, Oceanville, New Jersey

 

 

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

 

Arkansas Art Center,Little Rock, Arkansas

AT&T Corporation, NewYork, New York
Aurobora Press, San Francisco, California
Blount Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia
Continental Airlines, Houston, Texas
Faegre & Benson, Des Moines, Iowa
Galerie ProArta, Zurich, Switzerland
Gremillion & Co. Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Houston Memorial Hospital & Medical Center, Houston,Texas

Hyatt Corporation, Houston, Texas

Jeffrey Hoffeld & Co., New York, New York
John Rubenstein & Associates, Bernardsville, New Jersey

McDonald's Corporation, Los Angeles, California
Meredith Long & Co., Houston, Texas
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington
New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Trenton, New Jersey

Newark Public Library, Newark, New Jersey
Nordstrom Corporation, Seattle, Washington
Prudential Insurance Company of America, Boston,

Massachusetts
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Sandier/Hudson, Atlanta, Georgia
Steven's Corporation, Los Angeles, California

Touche/Ross, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
Transco, Inc., New York, New York
United Bank of Houston, Houston, Texas

 

 

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS


Barry Blitt, Roxbury, Connecticut
Candace Bushnell, New York, New York
Dick Cavett, New York, New York
David Alan Greer, Los Angeles, California
Garner Tullis, New York, NY and Tuscany, Italy
Gisep Biert, Zurich, Switzerland
Herbert Palmer, Los Angeles, California
John McEnroe, New York, New York
Ted Pillsbury, Director of Kimball Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

Luke Honey, de Pury and Luxembourg, London, England

Florence deDampierre, Connecticut

Harry and Randy Moses, Connecticut
Herbert Palmer, Los Angeles, California
J. Lowry and M. Rossellini, New York, New York Gary and Deb Sargent, Connecticut

Mason Klein, Curator, Jewish Museum, New York, New York

Jim and Polly Maher, New York, New York
Joanna and Arthur Koeppel, New York, New York
John and Ellen Stiteler, Washington, CT

Jenny and Chris Kennedy, New York, New York Karen Kelley, New York, New York
Katherine McCarver Root, New York, New York

Krista and Krieger Hemingway, New York, New York Meridth Long Houston, Texas

Merrill Falkenberg New York, New York Marian Boesky, New York, New York

Maxwell Davidson, New York, New York

Michael Hoban, London, England

Robert Lamb, Los Angeles, California

Ruth O'Hara, New York, New York

Tanaka Shiroga, Tokyo, Japan

The Broadbent Collection, London, England
The Gonzalo Alvar Collection, Madrid, Spain
Tim Jefferies, London,England
Toby Clarke, Vigo Gallery
, London, England
The Abrusezze Collection
, New York, New York
The Horiuchi Collection, London, England and Tokyo, 
Japan Visko Hatfield, Connecticut

Wendy Olsoff, P.P.O.W., New York, New York

 

 

ARTFAIRS

 

Art Basel
Art Basel Miami Beach
MiArt, International Fair of Modern & Contemporary Art, 
Milan Abu Dhabi Art Fair

London Art Fair
Arte Fiera Art First, Bologna
KIAF, Korea International Art Fair
Art Toronto, Toronto International Art Fair
artMRKT San Francsico

Expo CHGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art

 

 

UPCOMING

 

Museo Patio Herriano, Valladolid, Spain

Musee d’Art Classique de Mougins, Mougins France

Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern, Germany 

Lotte Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Galerie Proarta, Zurich, Switzerland 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1975 - 1977 Boston University, Graduate Teaching Fellowship / MFA in Painting, Boston, Massachusetts

1975 Brooklyn Museum School, Brooklyn, New York New York Studio School, New York
New School, New York, New York

1973 Albany State University, BA in Art and English Literature, Albany, New York

 

Born 1951 New York, New York 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

selected works

Ipso Facto
2009
A Suite of Blue Sea Laguna Beach
Jack's Bridge
2012
Dirty White Tapping Reeve
2012

past exhibitions

14 March – 3 April 2013

Gary Komarin

In which the Baron Fallow

Vigo Gallery

Ipso Facto

2009Water based enamel, oil, crayon, charcoal and pencil on canvas182 x 162 cm / 71 5/8 x 63 3/4 in

A Suite of Blue Sea Laguna Beach

Water based enamel, oil, crayon, charcoal and pencil on canvas182 x 152 cm / 71 5/8 x 59 7/8 in

Jack's Bridge

2012Water based enamel, oil, crayon, charcoal and pencil on canvas 137.2 x 121.9 cm / 54 x 48 in

Dirty White Tapping Reeve

2012Water based enamel, oil, crayon, charcoal and pencil on canvas198.1 x 152.4 cm / 78 x 60 in