Curriculum Vitae – Bruce Gagnier

Born

Born 1941, Williamstown, MA

Education

1963-69 Columbia University, New York (Drawing: Nicholas Carone, Peter Agostini; Sculpture: Peter Agostini; Painting: John Heliker)

1963 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

1959-63 Williams College, Williamstown, MA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016

Sculpture, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2015
Bruce Gagnier: Corpus, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY
Ceramics, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY
Bronzes in the Garden, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2014
Paintings, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY
Sculpture in the Garden, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2013
Made for Bronze, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY
Sculpture (Garden) John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY
Moses Fountain, installed The National Academy, New York, NY

2012
Moses Striking The Rock: A Commission, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY
Sculpture Exhibition, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2011
Large and Small Bronzes: 1995-2011, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY
Sculpture, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2010
Bruce Gagnier: Incarnate, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY

2006
Bruce Gagnier: Sculpture, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, N

2003
Bruce Gagnier, Sculpture, 1989-2003, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY

2001
Solo Exhibition, ISA Gallery, Umbria, Italy

2000
Solo Exhibition, ISA Gallery, Umbria, Italy

1999
Solo Exhibition, ISA Gallery, Umbria, Italy

1998
Solo Exhibition, ISA Gallery, Umbria, Italy

1997
Solo Exhibition, ISA Gallery, Umbria, Italy

1996
Solo Exhibition, ISA Gallery, Umbria, Italy

1995
Bruce Gagnier, Comfort Gallery, Haverford College, PA
Solo Exhibition, ISA Gallery, Umbria, Italy

1992
Solo exhibition, Project Room, M-13 Gallery, New York, NY

1989
Solo Exhibition, Leslie Cecil Gallery, New York, NY
Aspects of the Figure 1936-1989, Gauman Cicchino Gallery, FL

1987
Solo Exhibition, Leslie Cecil Gallery, New York, NY

1977
Solo Exhibition, University of Kentucky, KY

1976
Solo Exhibition, Haverford College, PA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
Group Show, National Academy Benefit, New York, NY

2014
Art in Nature: A Collaboration of Greenwood Gardens and Studio Montclair, Greenwood Gardens, NJ
Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Benefit Exhibition, The New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
Heads: A Retelling, Salena Gallery, LIU Brooklyn, NY
Exhibition of Plaster Heads, Thomas in the Park Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2013
Heavy Metal, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY
[MostlyWhite ] Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY
Tri-Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

2012
Summer Edition, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY
Drawings,(two person show), Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Take Home a Nude, Sotheby’s, New York Academy, New York, NY
Art on Paper, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY

2011
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Group 2011, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY
It’s All Good!! (Apocalypse Now), Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
First in Translation: Works on Paper by the New York Studio School Faculty, New York Studio School, New York, NY
Bruce Gagnier: Sculpture, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY
Summer Paper, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY

2009
Opening a World: Five Figurative Artists, The Painting Center, New York, NY
It’s A Wonderful Life, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Transfiguring the Figure in American Art, The National Academy of Design, New York, NY

2008
Visions of the Figure: From Where We Stand, Repetti, Long Island City, New York
2008 Collectors Show, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
War Is Over, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Heads, Steven Harvey Projects, New York, NY

2007
Anniversary: Ten Years of Gallery Art and Artists, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
182nd Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
Contemporary Figurations: A Survey of New York Artists, Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY

2006
Clay: Four Artists, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY
Five Sculptors, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
War Is Over, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2005
In Black and White, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY
Small Work/Large Scale, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY
Disegno, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
The Continous Mark, curated by Jennifer Sachs Samet, New York Studio School, New York, NY

2004
Inaugural Exhibition, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY
Benefit Exhibition for Share, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Invitational Juried Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

2003
Bruce Gagnier, Sculpture, 1989-2003, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY
Artists Select Artists, The Century Club, New York, NY

2002
Summer Selections, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY
Portraits, Diamantina Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Group Exhibition, Maurice Arlos Gallery, New York, NY

2001
Drawing and Sculpture, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY
Group Exhibition, Carl Schlossberg Gallery, Sherman Oaks, CA

2000
Bruce Gagnier and Steven Harvey, Schlesinger Gallery, New York, NY

1999
Brooklyn Artists, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

1998
Benefit Exhibition, McKee Gallery, New York, NY

1996
Group Exhibition, William O’Reilly Gallery, New York, NY

1995
Group Exhibition, Salander-O’Reilly Gallery, New York, NY

1993
Invitational, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
The Face Not Only a Parent Could Love, Triplex Gallery, Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York
Figuration 93, Invitational Exhibition, 55 Mercer Street, New York, NY

1991
Group Exhibition, Magareth Lipworth Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
Group Exhibition, Rising Tide Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1990
Drawings, Group Exhibition, Proctor Art Center, curated by John Lees, Bard College, Hudson, NY
Two Person Exhibition (with Calvin Albert), Gaumann-Cicchino Gallery, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Small Works Invitational, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY

1988
Group Exhibition, Leslie Cecil Gallery, New York, NY

1987
Group Exhibition, Leslie Cecil Gallery, New York, NY

1986
Heads,Curated by Jonathan Silver, New York Studio School, New York, NY
Survival of the Fittest, Ingber Gallery, New York, NY
Portraits and Self-Portraits, Emily Sorkin Gallery, New York, NY

1985
Organism to Architecture, curated by Ross Bleckner, New York Studio School, New York, NY

1984
The Illusive Image, Schlesinger-Boisante Gallery, New York, NY

1983
The Painterly Image, Jersey City Museum, NJ

1979
Faculty Choice Exhibition, New York Studio School, New York, NY

1973
American Figurative Painting, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI

 

Bibliography

Bailey, Patricia “Vintage Art After Thirty”, Art/World, 1983.
Brenson, Michael, The New York Times, March 1989.
Brenson, Michael, The New York Times, 1987.
Brenson, Michael, The New York Times, 1985.
Brenson, Michael, The New York Times, 1984.
Brenson, Michael, The New York Times, 1983.
Carr, Simon, “Body and Soul,” New York Sun, June 30, 2015.
Cohen, David, New York Sun, May 2003.
Donohoe, Victoria, Philadelphia Enquirer, 1995.
Ebony, David, Art in America, April 1993, p.134
Esplund, Lance, Art in America, July 2001, Issue 7 p.107,
Forman, Nessa, Artnews, 1974.
Glueck, Grace,The New York Times,1994.
Goodrich, John, “Life-Size Nudes, Slumping but Self-Possessed,” Hyperallergic, August 4, 2014.
Indiana, Gary,The Village Voice,1985.
King, Sarah S, Art in America, October 7, 2010.
McCann, Margaret, “The Figure”, Skira Rizzoli, 2014 p.146-147.
Mullarkey, Maureen, “A Postal Worker’s Radical Innovations”, The New York Sun, June 2006.
Nichols, Matthew Guy, Art in America, November 2006, Issue 10, Volume. 94, p.206. 2014
Panero, James, “Gallery Chronicle,” The New Criterion, April 2014.
Panero, James, “Gallery Chronicle,” The New Criterion, May 2010.
Radell, Thaddeus, “Bruce Gagnier: Shouldering into the Past,” Artcritical, July 2, 2015.
Raynor, Vivian, The New York Times, 1986
Reist, Derek ”Gagnier, Scale and Gesture”, Art/World, 1987.
Silverstein, Joel, Review NY, 2000.
Turner, Norman, ARTS, 1984.
Turner, Norman, The Painterly Image, Catalogue, 1984
Wilkin, Karen,“At the Galleries,” Hudson Review, Autumn 2014, p.466.
Wilkin, Karen, The Hudson Review, 2010, Volume LXII, no.2.
Wilson, Michele, “Figures Are Quite A Vision at the L.I.C’s Repetti Gallery”, Queens Chronicle, July 2008.
Yates, Sam, American Figurative Art, Catalogue, 1974.

 

Grants, Honors, and Residencies

2014
Arts and Letters Award in Art, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

2004
Elected, Academician, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

2001
ISA, Umbria, Italy

1998
ISA, Umbria, Italy

1993
Ingram Merril Award

1985
New Jersey State Council Award

 

WRITING

1998
Perspective on the Picture Plane, Instructional Video, produced by the Rudy Foundation

1997
Art in America, Reviews of Bishop, Matta

1990
Zwika Lachman Catalog, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Introduction

1986
An Art Lesson, Say Magazine, Volume.1, no.6, article

1985
Art and Tradition, Creativa, 7 anno, 2 Aprile-Maggio

 

TEACHING

1990-Current
New York Studio School, New York, NY

1998-99
New York University, New York, NY

1994-2001
International School Of Art, New York, NY

1995
Yale University, New Haven, CT

1994
Sarah Lawrence College, New York, NY
New York Studio School, New York, NY

1990-93
Parsons School Of Design, New York, NY, Faculty, Acting Chairman
New York Studio School, New York, NY, Faculty

1989
New York Studio School, New York, NY, Faculty
Parsons School Of Design, New York, NY, Continuing Education

1988-89
Parsons School Of Design, New York, NY, Visiting Lecturer

1988
Chautauqua Institution, School Of Art, Chautauqua, NY

1979-87
New York Studio School, NY, Faculty

1978-79
Parsons School Of Design, NY, Faculty

1975-76
Haverford College, Haverford, PA

1971-73
City University Of New York, Kingsborough, NY