D. Jack Solomon


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.


1953 – 1957         US Navy, Underwater Demolition Team 12

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

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

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

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

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 Unitersity, 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-Grenne Community College, Hudson, NY

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Long Haven Art Center, Inc., Orlando, FL
The Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
Home Box Office, New York, NY
Chemical Bank, New York, NY
Chemical Bank, London, England
Prudential Insurance Company of New Jersey
First and Merchants National Bank, Richmond, VA
Citibank, New York, NY
American Telephone and Telegraph, New York, NY
Kemper Insurance Company, Chicago, IL
New York City Health and Hospital Corporation, New York, NY
American Can Company, Stamford, NY
American Express Company, New York, NY
Southeast Banking, Coral Gables, FL
Best Products, Inc., Richmond, VA
Lehman Brothers, Kuhn, Loeb, Inc., Atlanta, GA
Amoco Productions, Denver, CO
Zale Productions, Dallas, TX
North Carolina National Bank, Winston-Salem, NC
Richmond Newspapers, Richmond, VA
C. Tasi and Company, New York, NY
Plasa Club, Chicago, IL
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, VA
TRW, Inc., Cleveland, OH
Guilford College, Greensboro, NC
Radford University, Radford, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Rawls Museum, Courtland, VA
Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Dade County Community College, Miami, FL
Longwood College, Farmville, VA
Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Glave, Newman, Anderson Associates, Inc., Richmond, VA
NTV, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Parsons The New School of Design, New York, NY

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

Gallery A, Richmond VA 2013
Galerie Cerulean (on line) Project Room, Jan 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

En Masse 2018, Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham NY 2018
En Masse 2017,Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham NY 2017
En Masse lll, Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham NY 2016
Casheesh, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA 2016
Sideshow Nation – Through The Rabbit Hole, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn NY 2016
Visions & Voices, Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham NY 2015
Circle The Wagons, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn NY 2015
En Masse II, Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham NY 2015
Longitude & Latitude, W/Jeanette Fintz, Broderick Fine Arts Gallery, Freehold NY 2015
Sideshow Nation II, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn NY 2014
En Masse, Thompson Giroux Gallery,, Chatham NY 2014
Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational, Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany NY 2014
Sideshow Nation, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn NY 1963
Shape-Shifter, Thompson Giroux Gallery, Chatham, NY 2013
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 PolytechnicGallery, 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 Galler, 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. 

Sanderford-Shultz, Johana, "Art Pioneer D. Jack Solomon Returns With Solo Show At Gallery A,
RVA Magazine (on line). Sept 17 2013
Newton, Karen, "Happy Jack", Style Weekly, Richmond VA, October 23, 2013
Brickman, David,  “Form and Fun”, Metroland, March 17 – 23, 2005, p.26
Baim, Richard,  Art Review,  The Independent,  Hudson, NY, October 29, 2004, (ill.)
Monologue, “D. Jack Solomon: Dark to Light”, Hudson River Art, Summer 2004, pp 30 – 33 (ill.)
Brickman, David, “D. Jack Solomon: Recent Work”, Metroland, April 8 – 14, 2004, p 25
Barton, Peter, “Jeanette Fintz & D. Jack Solomon”, The Artful Mind, August 2002, pp 28 – 29 (ill.)
Ford, Jasmine, “D Jack Solomon: Small Works on Paper”, Arts Media, April/May, 2001, p.34 (ill.)
Gomez, Edward M., “New Era, New Techniques”, Art & Antiques”, Dec. 2000, pp 73 – 83 (ill.)
Grant, Daniel, "Of Mirrored Images and Abstract Reality", Newsday, June, 1984 (ill.)
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Artnews, May, 1979, p. 50
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Kingsley, April, "Planes in Space", The Village Voice, April 16, 1979
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Tucker, John, "Steven Keister, Jack Solomon, The New Art Examiner, January, 1978
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Schultse, Fran, "Cool Canvas from New York", Chicago Daily News, June 1, 1975
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