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Contact Information:

Robert Van Vranken

P.O. Box 278

Peacham, Vermont 05862

USA

E-mail:  movingartvan@gmail.com

BORN: 1960; USA

RESIDES: Peacham, Vermont

EDUCATION

  • 1985 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA; MFA
  • 1982 Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME; BA  
 
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2012 Gilmore Gallery, Peacham Library, Peacham, VT 
  • 2012 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
  • 2009 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
  • 2005 Studio Fire. Complete Loss.
  • 2004 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
  • 2001 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
  • 2000 Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
  • 2000 Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  • 2000 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
  • 1999 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
  • 1997 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
  • 1996 Horwitch-Newman Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
  • 1995 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
  • 1994 O.K. Harris/David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI
  • 1993 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
  • 1993 Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
  • 1989 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
  • 1988 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
  • 1987 Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
  • 1985 Graystone Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2012 3rd Annual Painting Conference, John Natsulous Gallery, Davis, CA  
  • 2011 2nd Annual Painting Conference, Natsulous Gallery, Davis, CA
  • 2006 Landscapes and Interiors, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, SF, CA
  • 2005 Annual Realism Show, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, SF,CA
  • 2005 Celebrate Summer, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, SF, CA
  • 2004 Annual Realism Show, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, SF, CA
  • 2004 Brevard Museum of Art and Science, Melbourne, FLA
  • 2004 San Francisco International Art Exposition, SF, CA.
  • 2003 Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
  • 2001 Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
  • 2000 Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA
  • 2000 Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
  • 1998 Van de Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • 1998 Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
  • 1996 Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN
  • 1996 Horwitch-Newman Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
  • 1996 DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
  • 1996 Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
  • 1995 Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1994 Weatherspoon Art Gallery, UNC, Greensboro, NC
  • 1993 Weatherspoon Art Gallery, UNC, Greensboro, NC
  • 1993 OK Harris/David Klein Gallry, Birmingham, MI
  • 1993 Gleason Fine Art, Portland, ME
  • 1991 OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
  • 1990 Maine Coast Artists Gallery, Rockport, ME
  • 1990 Queens Museum, Queens, NY
  • 1989 Glenn Dash Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1987 Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
  • 1987 California State University, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1986 Portland School of Art, Portland, ME
  • 1986 Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
  • 1986 University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
  • 1986 Duxbury Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA
  • 1985 Zaner Gallery, Rochester, NY
  • 1985 Wingspread Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME
 
 

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

  • 2004 National Academies of Science, Washington, DC
  • 2002 National Academies of Science, Washington, DC

FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

  • 2004 Ballinglen Arts Foundation
  • 1994 Djerassi Foundation
  • 1993 Maine Arts Commission
  • 1991 MacDowell Colony for the Arts
  • 1990 Yaddo
  • 1990 Djerassi Foundation
  • 1989 The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
  • 1988 The MacDowell Colony for the Arts
  • 1988 The Millay Colony for the Arts
  • 1987 The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation
  • 1986 The MacDowell Colony for the Arts

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 1999 Visiting Artist, The University of Maine at Augusta
  • 1991 Lecturer in the Visual Arts, Princeton University
  • 1984 Graduate Assistantship, San Francisco Art Institute
 
CATALOGUES
  • 2000 Robert Van Vranken: Silent Paintings, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  • 1996 Artists 9 Artists/9 Visions: DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
  • 1995 Robert Van Vranken: Paintings on Plaster 1995. OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
  • 1994 29th Annual Exhibition of Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, UNC, Greensboro, NC
  • 1990 The Expressionist Surface; Contemporary Art in Plaster, The Queens Museum, Queens, NY

BOOKS

  • 2003 Citizen's Dissent, Wendell Berry and David James Duncan, The Orion Society, 2003.
  • 1999 Ways of Reading, David Bartholomae and Anthony Petrosky, St. Martins Press, 1999.
  • 1992 The Fine Art Index, North American Edition, International Art Ref., Inc., Chicago, IL 1991.
  • 1986 Notes From the Top of a Hillulnone , Robert Van Vranken, Abby Point Press, Bowdoin, ME, 1986
  • 1985 Notes From an Empty Houseulnone , Robert Van Vranken, End Storrie Press, S.F. CA, 1985

MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS

  • 2003 Harper's Magazine, " Common Ground; . . . ", Thomas de Zengotita, January, 2003.
  • 2003 The National Academies Press, Fall 2003 Trade Offerings.
  • 2003 The New York Times, " A Citizen's Response . . . " February 9, Section 1, page 5, 2003.
  • 2003 Orion Magazine, " A Citizen's Response . . .' , Wendell Berry, March/April 2003.
  • 2001 Harper's Magazine, " The Tenth Muse . . . " , Jacques Barzun, Special Issue, Fall, 2001.
  • 1999 Metro Pulse, " Escape Artists " , Heather Joyner, November 4, 1999. Knoxville, TN
  • 1997 The Times Record, " Painting with Power ", John Johnson, April 23, 1997. Brunswick, ME
  • 1996 The Boston Globe, " The Word on the New DeCordova ", Christine Temin, June 11, 1996.
  • 1995 Artnow, Gallery Guide, Cover, March, 1995.
  • 1995 ArtNews, Reviews: New York: Robert Van Vranken, Susan Scott, Summer, 1995.
  • 1995 DownEast Magazine, " A Brilliant Conversion ", Sarah Goodyear, August, 1995.
  • 1993 The Maine Sunday Telegram, " Painting's Splendor: . . . ", Ken Greenleaf, January 17, 1993.
  • 1993 The Maine Times, " Moving Mental Furniture . . .", Bryce Muir, February 2, 1993.
  • 1993 Casco Bay Weekly, " The Deafening Sound of Silence ", M. McWilliams, February, 18, 1993.
  • 1993 ArtNewEngland, " Robert Van Vranken . . . ", Carl Little, April, 1993.
  • 1993 The Times Record, " Fantasy and Reality ", Kimberly Canon, January, 28, 1993.
  • 1990 The New York Times, " Plaster as a Medium . . . ", Michael Brenson, July 13, 1990.
  • 1989 Fine Homebuilding Magazine, " A Rowhouse Renovation ", Robert Van Vranken, July 1993.
  • 1988 Sunstorm, " NY Reviews ", Dennis Wepman, December 1988.
  • 1985 Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, " Art Agenda ", Ron Netsky, July 14, 1985.
 
 
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