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Attended Harvey Mudd College
Lives in Fairbanks, AK
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I see that! And I've been going through your site, and reading your adventure. I really appreciate your showing how you work in that wilderness, that is incredibly awesome, I believe. You have so much depth in your paintings. And I can see how you as a figurative artist show those forms in landscape work, I think it's brilliant really. Really love seeing your work. Personally, I come from a very technical form myself, I'm quite the other way around, hehe. I went through drafting courses, and my works tend to be very mechanically driven, even my grandmother was a technical illustrator after the War. But I so enjoy seeing your work which is beautiful and organic even.
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I will participate in the International Painters Camp PLENER - 2014 to be held 24 of August to 05 of September, 2014 in the Yamal-Nenets autonomous district of Siberia. There will be a number of artists painting in Khanty-Muzhy, a small settlement on the Ob River about 100 miles from Salekhard, the capital. After painting in the settlement, we will finish our work in Salekhard, the capital, followed by an exhibition. Thanks to Julie Decker of the Anchorage Museum who contacted me, and Dimitry Golikov, an official in the Yamal-Nenets autonomous district Government, Department of International and External Economic Relations, who is organizing this event.
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- self-employedArtist, 2006 - present
- University of Alaska FairbanksProfessor Emeritus, 1967 - 2006
- Ripon CollegeAssistant Professor, 1970 - 1975
- Eastern Connecticut State UniversityProfessor, 1990 - 1991
- Arctic Region Supercomputing CenterVisualization Research Specialist, 2000 - 2006
Port Saint Lucie, FL - Mohegan Colony, NY - Claremont, CA. - Port Saint Lucie, FL - Ripon, WI - New York, NY - Mansfield Center, CT - San Francisco, CA
I am a visual artist. Most of my work represents what it is like to be somewhere, be it inside my head or out in the wilds.
ARTIST'S STATEMENT Each summer I go deep into the wilderness of Alaska's mountains to paint. I spend my time chasing light and dancing shadow, trying to capture the dynamic richness of this spare and wonderful northern landscape. Recently I relocated to Florida so my opportunity to work outside has dramatically increased. Working immersed in a living landscape is my wellspring, grounding me for the more speculative flights of fancy in the studio. I reflect on my outdoor experiences when I make prints and intensely colored paintings on canvas and carved metal, fusing the figure with the landscape. This cycle of renewal has been repeated and refined over a number of years. BIOGRAPHY I have been going into the wilderness for the past 25 years to witness the landscape by painting and drawing what it is like to be there in mind and body. I commit to this venture so long as I am able. This is my beacon, the measure against which all the rest of my art must stand. When I'm out in the landscape I wait until the land seems to move; to come alive. I start to see geological processes and personalize them. I feel how the land folds back onto itself, touching one part to another like a blow; like a caress; like hands rubbing against the cold... And then there's the light, and the amazing weave of clouds dancing in the sky. I paint all day, most every day. It is enormously satisfying to finish a large canvas in the field; the more difficult the subject matter, and the more challenging the terrain the better. Sometimes I force myself to break away and explore. Then I sketch and take panoramic photographs. The photographs are not source material for my paintings, but rather material for another kind of art, one of immersion in virtual reality, or for web presentation, or as very large photographic prints. The sketches, journals, and panoramas are source material for other artwork; paintings, prints and very large-scale works on forged and carved copper and bronze. EMPLOYMENTUniversity of Alaska Fairbanks Art Professor 1967-69; 1977-2000Arctic Region Suprcomputing Center 2000-2006Visualization Researcher, BLUI project1997 - 2006 GALLERIESAlaska House Gallery 14 Stephan Fine Arts SELECTED COLLECTIONSBrooklyn MuseumArizona State UniversityNeville MuseumUniversity of Alaska MuseumUniversity of Alaska FairbanksFairbanks North Star BoroughSt. Lawrence UniversityQueensborough Community CollegeAnchorage Museum of History and ArtOklahoma State UniversityPortland Art MuseumSouthern Illinois UniversityAlaska State Art BankAlaska State CourtAlaska State Virology LabAlaska State Criminology LabKenai BoroughRobert Draft, ArchitectsNumerous public and private collectionsKensington Publishing STATE OF ALASKA PERCENT FOR ART COMMISSIONSAlaska State Criminology Lab 12' w x 3' h painting. Installation date May, 2012. Anchorage, AlaskaRabinowitz Courthouse, 28’ w x 4’ h carved and painted copper. Fairbanks, Alaska 2001. Hutchison Technology Center, two carved and painted bronze panels each 13.5’ w x 4’ h x 2’d. Fairbanks, Alaska 2005. Kenai Borough School District, 44"w x 72" h oil painting. Soldatna, Alaska 2005 Alaska State Virology Laboratory, 12' w x 4' h oil painting. Fairbanks, Alaska 2008 Talkeetna Middle/Senior High School, 10'w x 4'h acrylic on carved naval bronze. Talkeetna, Alaska 2009 Alaska State Criminology Lab 12'w x 4'h painting. Anchorage, Alaska 2012 ORGANIZATIONS The Explorer's Club Northwest Print Council Los Angeles Printmakers SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS Plenair 2014, Salekhard, Yamalkhan-Nenets autonomous district, Russia Smithsonian Exhibition of Contemporary Alaskan Art, Washington, D. C. Wignalls Museum at Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, California Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Alaska University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks, Alaska Alaska State Museum, Juneau, Alaska Graham Gallery, New York, New York Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska Queensborough Community College, Queens, New York SELECTED JURIED SHOWS AND AWARDS Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art Biennial, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Print Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania The Brooklyn Museum Biennial, Brooklyn, New York, catalog reproduction Los Angeles Printmakers, Los Angeles, California, award, catalog reproduction Chautauqua National, Chautauqua, New York, award Boston Printmakers, Boston, Massachusetts, catalog reproduction Harrisburg National, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, awards Mini-Print International of Caldaques, Barcelona, Spain, catalog reproduction Salon du Portrait de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, award Prints and the Paper, San Diego, California, award Cheekwood National, Nashville, Tennessee, catalog reproduction Cimmeron Biennial, Stillwater, Oklahoma, award Northwest Print Council / China Print Exchange I have been professionally active since 1964 as an artist, professor, curator, mentor, and technological innovator in fields as diverse as printmaking and virtual reality programming.
Plein Air painter working very large in remote and wild places.
- Harvey Mudd CollegeMathematics, 1961 - 1965
- Claremont Graduate UniversityPainting, 1965 - 1967