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D. Jack Solomon

Biography

D. Jack Solomon received a BA degree in Art from San Diego State University and an MA degree in painting from San Francisco State University. He also attended, El Camino Collage in Torrance, CA, the University of California at Los Angeles, The Art Center in Los Angeles, and Mills College in Oakland California. His teaching career began in 1967 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia where he was a tenured faculty in the Department of Painting and Printmaking. He moved to New York City in 1974. He has taught at the Brooklyn Museum School of Art, New York State University at Purchase, and at the New York State University at New Paltz. And, for 28 years he taught drawing at Parsons, The New School For Design in New York City. He is now retired. During the 1996 – 97 academic-year, he was among a small group of instructors that were sent to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to initiate a Parsons’ affiliate school – Center for Advance Design. He has also been invited as a visiting artist and lecturer at numerous Universities in the Midwest and on the East Coast, including Ohio State University, and an artist in residence at Altos de Chavon in the Dominican Republic. Mr. Solomon is a painter who has exhibited widely in one-person and group exhibitions throughout the United States. He has received many artist grants including the National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist grant for painting and the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant. He is represented in numerous public, corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Southeast Asia. The Fox Gallery NYC represents him in New York.

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NAVY YEARS

1953 – 1957 US Navy, Underwater Demolition Team 12

EDUCATION

1957 – 1959 El Camino College, Torrance, CA
1959 Art Center School (nights), Los Angeles, CA
1960 El Camino College, Torrance, CA
1961 (summer) UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
1960 - 1962 San Diego State College, San Diego, CA BA Degree
1962 - 1964 San Francisco State College, San Francisco, CA MA Degree
1964 Mills College, Oakland, CA

PROFESSIONAL ART EXPERIENCE

1959 Graphic Designer, Hughes Aircraft Company, Culver City, CA

TEACHING

1967 - 1974 Assistant Professor of Painting, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (tenured)
1974 - 1975 Instructor of Painting, Brooklyn Museum School of Art, Brooklyn, NY
1981 - 1982 Visiting Assistant Professor, SUNY, College at Purchase, Purchase, NY
1991 - 1995 Instructor of Drawing & Painting, SUNY, College at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
1982 - 2010 Parsons The New School of Design, New York, NY (retired)
1996 - 1997 Faculty, Center for Advanced Design, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

VISITING ARTIST

1976 & 1985 Illinois State University, Normal, IL
1980 SUNY, College at Purchase, Purchase, NY
1981 Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

LECTURES, INTERVIEWS AND PANELIST

1972 Lecturer (Eight), Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, VA
1974 Lecturer, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
1976 Lecturer (Slides), Illinois State University, Normal, IL
1978 Panelist, Artists’ Talk on Art”, 22 Wooster Gallery, New York, NY
1980 Panelist, Ohio Council of the Arts, Columbus, OH
1981 Lecturer (Slides and Videotaped Interview), Ohio University, Athens, OH
1981 Lecturer (Slides), SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY
1981 Presentation, Goddard-Riverside Community Center, New York, NY
1981 Lecturer (Slides), Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, VA
1984 Lecturer (Slides), SUNY, College at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
1985 Lecturer (Slides), Illinois State University, Normal, IL
1989 Lecturer (Slides), Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
1994 Lecturer (Slides), Columbia Greene Community College, Hudson, NY
1996 Lecturer (Slides), Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic
1997 Lecturer (Videotaped Interview), Gallerie Taksu, Kuala Lupur, MY
2001 Lecturer (Slides), 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
2004 Interview, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY
2005 Interview, Firlefanz Gallery, Albany, NY
2006 Lecturer (Slides), Parsons School of Design, NY, NY
2006 Lecturer (Slides), Columbia-Greene Community College, Hudson, NY

GRANTS AND HONORS
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant 2005
Special Opportunity Stipends, Rensselaer County Council for the Arts 1994, 2000, 2005
Altos de Chavon, Residency, Dominican Republic 1996
Change, Inc. Grant 1991
National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Grant 1970

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Gallery A, Richmond, VA 2013
Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY 2011, 2009
Conde Nast Gallery, New York, NY 2011?
Clement Art Gallery, Troy, NY 2010
Broderick Fine Art Gallery, Freehold, NY 2006, 2008
A.D.D. Gallery, Hudson, NY 2004?
Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY 2004
1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA 2001
Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT 2001?
J.H. Rowbotton Fine Art, Cumberland, R.I. 1999, 2001?
Davis & Hall, Hudson, NY 1999, 2000
Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY 1999, 2000
Gallerie Taksu, Kuala Lumpur, MY 1997
Columbia Greene Community College, Hudson, NY 1994?
Pam Adler Gallery, New York, NY 1997, 1980, 1982, 1985
John Davis Gallery, Akron, OH 1981, 1983, 1985, 1986
Helen Schlein Gallery, Boston, MA 1983?
Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, IL 1975, 1977
James Yu Gallery, New York, NY 1974, 1975?
Jefferson Place Gallery, Washington, DC 1971, 1974

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Eye on the Storm, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Fort Myers, FL & Housatonic Museum, Bridgeport, CT 2013
Sideshow Nation, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2013
Toys and Toons, Arts guild New Jersey, Rahway, NJ 2012 ?
Fox Gallery NYC, Jeanette Fintz & D. Jack Solomon, New York, NY 2012
mic:check (The: human mic), Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2012
It's All Good!! apocalypse now, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2011
Nature Vs Nurture, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY 2010
Decadence & Decline, Windham Fine Arts, Windham, NY 2009

Greenhill Breakfast Club, Greene County Council of the Arts, Catskill, NY
What's In A Face, Selena Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY 2008
What's In A Face, Brik Gallery, Catskill, NY 2006
Jeanette Fintz & D. Jack Solomon, Columbia-Greene Community College, Hudson, NY 2006
Group, Bond Gallery, New York, NY 2005
D. Jack Solomon & Joanne Axford, Firlefanz Gallery, Albany, NY 2005
Shock and Awe: Some American Art, Firlefanz Gallery, Albany, NY 2004
Fundamental Change, A.D.D. Gallery, Hudson, NY 2004
New Hudson, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY 2004
Resilience, Richard Sena Gallery, Hudson, NY 2003
D. Jack Solomon & Jeanne Crane Strausman, Albany Center Galleries - Art in Public Places, Albany, 2003
Art On Campus, Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT 2002
Recent Work, J.H. Rowbotton Fine Art, Cumberland, RI 2002.
The Line Show”, J.H. Rowbottom Fine Art, Cumberland, RI 2001
The Erotic Art Show, J. H. Rowbottom Fine Art, Cumberland, RI 2000
Works on Paper W/ Jeanette Fintz, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, MY 1997
Gallerie Taksu, Kuala Lumpur, MY 1996?
Collector's Show, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas 1996
Human Portrayals, Catskill Gallery, Catskill, NY 1995
Friends": 55 Mercer Memembers Invitational, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY 1994
Artist's Nature, Catskill Gallery, Catskill, NY Curator: Barbara Schwartz 1994
Abstraction - A - Z, 0 - 9, Gallery Esvandam, New York, NY 1993
Group, Warren Street Gallery, Hudson, NY 1991
Small Works ll, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY 1990
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC 1990
Discoveries, Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, IL 1988
Admissible Evidence - Abstract Paintings, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY 1988
Hybrids: 13 New York Sculptors, Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC 1987

Myths and Magic, Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY 1987
Waterworks, Sara Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY 1987
Kikuo Saito & D. Jack Solomon, Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton,FL 1986
Animals: Contemporary Visions, Robert L Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI 1985
American Art Now, Columbus Museum of Arts and Sciences, Columbus, GA 1985?
Drawings, The Sculpture Center, New York, NY 1984?
Through the Looking Glass: Images in Contemporary Art, The Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY 1984
The Decorative Continues", Pam Adler Gallery, New York, NY 1984
Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN 1984
The Garden, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD 1984
New Work, New York: Newcastle Salutes New York, Newcastle Polytechnic Gallery, Newcastle, England 1983
Other Directions: Donato, Conine and Solomon, 1708
Gallery, Richmond, VA 1983
New Decorative Works, From the Collection of Norma and William Roth Lock Haven Art Center, Orlando, FL and The Jacksonville Art Museum, Jacksonville, FL 1983 (cat ill.)?
Art on Paper, 1982, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC 1982 (cat.)?
Invitational, 14 Sculptors Gallery, New York, NY 1982
Small Works, Getler/Pall Gallery, New York NY 1982
Biff Elrod, Claire Seidl & D. Jack Solomon, The Root Art Center, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY 1982?
The Pattern Principle, Ohio Foundation of the Arts, Touring Exhibition 1981
Group, Dart Gallery, Chicago, IL 1981
A New Bestiary: Animal Imagery in Contemporary Art, Institute of Contemporary Art of the Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA 1981 (cat., ill.)
Menagerie, Goddard-Riverside Community Center, New York, NY 1981 (cat.)
Between Painting and Sculpture, Pam Adler Gallery, New York, NY 1981
The Animal Image - Contemporary Objects and Beast", Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC 1981 (cat.)

Decorative Sculpture, The Sculpture Center, New York, NY 1981
Artists from the Pam Adler Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL 1980
Group, Gallery Yves Armand, New York, NY 1980
Painting and Sculpture Today - 1980, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN 1980 (cat., ill.)
Other Media, Florida International University, MI 1980
Review - Preview, Nancy Luri Gallery, Chicago, IL 1979
Paper Works, Pam Adler Gallery, New York, NY 1979 Francis and Sydney Lewis Collection, Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, VA 1979 (cat., ill.)
Three Artists from New York; Lieberman, Ripps, Solomon, The Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 1978
Double Take, The New Museum, New York, NY 1978
Eebee-Geebee, Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, IL 1978
New Abstract Objects, Hallwalls Gallery, Buffalo, NY 1977
Group, Alessandra Gallery, New York, NY 1977
New Work - New York" Gallery of July and August, Woodstock, NY (New Museum) 1977
Group, James Yu Gallery, New York, NY 1974
Group, Jefferson Place Gallery, Washington, DC 1972
Group, The Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, VA 1972
25 Washington Artists, International Monetary Fund Building, Washington, DC 1971
Local Color - Washington Color Painters, Antheneaum, Alexandria, VA 1971
Virginia Artists, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA 1971
Box Top Art, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 1971
Group, Jefferson Place Gallery, Washington, DC 1971
Group, The Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, VA 1971
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Lewis, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 1970
New American Artists", Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA 1968
20 Virginia Artists, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC 1967
Small Imagers, Los Angeles State College, Los Angeles, CA 1966
Nine California Artists, Purdue University 1964

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