Garry Mitchell

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A graduate of University of Hawaii and Pratt Institute, Garry Mitchell has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. He has received fellowships from Yaddo, The MacDowell

Colony, the Edward Albee Foundation, and the Provincetown Fine Arts Workcenter, among other places, and grants from the Ford Foundation, the Massachusetts Arts Council, the

Arizona Arts Commission, and the Maryland Commission on the Arts. He’s exhibited in many cities, including New York(Barbara Toll Gallery, The Hyde Collection, Damon Brandt Gallery,

the Drawing Center, Claudia Carr Gallery, and Art in General,); in Boston(Alpha Gallery) and Tokyo(Japanese International art Expo, and Zephyrus Contemporary Art.). In Maine, he’s

been included in Biennials at the Portland Museum of Art , and Maine Center for Contemporary Art. He has had solo exhibitions with the Colby College Museum of Art, University of

Maine-Farmington, Maine Center for Contemporary Art, and ICON Contemporary Art. (ICON represents Mitchell’s work in Maine). Garry teaches studio art at Colby College and lives in

North Yarmouth, Maine, with his wife and son.

 

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012     ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick, Me.

2010     ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

2009     Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

2008     317 Music And Arts Center  Yarmouth, Maine

2008     ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

2006     Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2005     Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME  

ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

2003     ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

University of Maine-Farmington, Farmington, ME

2001     ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

2000     Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY

1999     Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME

Maine Center for Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

1997     Takara Gallery, Houston, TX

1992     Albert Merola Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1991     Universal Fine Objects Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1990     Universal Fine Objects Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1989     Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

1988     George Ciscle Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Phoenix Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1986     Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

George Ciscle Gallery, Baltimore, MD

1984     Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013     Three person Exhibition Artstrand Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Summer Gathering, ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

2011     Nancy Margolis Gallery,  NYC

Artstrand Gallery, Provincetown, MA

ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

2010     Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME

2009     Biennial, Maine Center For Contemporary Art

2009     EA Gallery, Rye, NY

2008      Bryant Street Gallery  Palo Alto, CA

2008     Painters Who Teach, Greenhut Gallery, Portland, ME

2007      Dan Leach Collection, Tucson Museum of Art

2007     Summer Group Show, ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

2006     Gallery Artists, Costello/Childs Contemporary Art, Phoenix, AZ

Gallery Artists, ICON Contemporary Art,  Brunswick, ME

2004     Biennial, Maine Center for Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

Gallery Artists, ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

Gallery Artists, ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

2002    Yaddo Variations, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

Biennial, Maine Center for Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

Former Fellows 1985-86 Exhibition, Fine Arts Work Center,

Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2001     Gallery Artists, ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

Faculty Exhibit, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME

New Talent, Richard Rosenberg Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2000     Faculty Exhibit, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME

Art Etc., AIDS Art Auction, Boston, MA

Six Abstract Painters: Karen McCready Fine Art, New York, NY

Yaddo Artists, Claudia Carr Gallery, New York, NY

Friendships in Arcadia:  Yaddo Artists, Art in General, New York,

Friendships in Arcadia:  Yaddo Artists, The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY

1999     New American Talent, Texas A&M Galleries, Commerce, TX

New American Talent, Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University, Waco, TX

Faculty Exhibit, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME

1998     Art Etc, AIDS Art Auction, Boston, MA

Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, MA

Artists Cornucopia 2, Yukiko Lunday Gallery, Houston, TX

New American Talent, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TX

1997     New American Talent, Texas Fine Art Association, Austin, TX

Baltimore Collects, Villa Julie College, Baltimore, MD

Faculty Exhibit, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME

1996     Four Artists:  Harbor Gallery, U-Mass-Boston, Boston, MA

1995     Strictly Painting, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

Now and Then: Abstract Painting-1945-1995, Tucson Museum of Art, AZ

Artists-in-Residence Biennial, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD

Group Show, Universal Fine Objects Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1994     Recent Acquisitions:, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

Americans in Japan, Gallery Viva, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, JAPAN

Annual Juried Exhibition, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD

Group Show, Universal Fine Objects Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1993     Biennial Studio Artists Exhibition, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD

Tucson Collects, Davis Gallery, Tucson, AZ

Group Show, Universal Fine Objects Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1992     Hidden Spaces, Davis Gallery, Tucson, AZ

1991     American Artists in Japan, Zephyrus Contemporary Art, Japan, Tokyo

Tokyo International Art Exposition, JAPAN

1990     Visual Aids, Museum for Contemporary Arts, Baltimore, MD

1989     Contemporary Provincetown, Provincetown Art Assoc and Museum, MA

Fellows of the Fine Arts Center in Provincetown, Twining Gallery, NYC

1988     Drawing:  Artists Fellowship Program, Artists Foundation, Boston, MA

1987     Group Show, East End Gallery, Provincetown, MA

New Talent, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

1986     Invitational, Damon Brandt Gallery, New York City, NY

Young Artists, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA

Invitational, East End Gallery, Provincetown, MA

Fellows of the Fine Arts Work Center, Wheeler Gallery, Providence, RI

1985     Recent Acquisitions, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA

Group Show, Washburn Gallery, New York City, NY

 

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

1997     Juror’s Award, New American Talent, Texas Fine Art Association.  Robert Storr, juror.

1995     Maryland State Arts Council, Individual Artists Grant

Esteban Vincente Endowed Fellowship, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

1993     Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, Fellowship

1992     Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, Fellowship

1991     Arizona Commissions on the Arts, Artists' Grant

Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, Fellowship

1985     Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, Fellowship

1984     Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA, Fellowship

Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY, Fellowship

1983     The Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY, Artist-in-Residence

The Helena Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, NM, Grant

Edward Albee Foundation, New York City, NY, Artist-in-Residence

1982     The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH, Fellowship

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2009     Reinventing The Natural World , Suzette McAvoy,  Maine Home And Design, July issue

2008     Maine in the Abstract,  Edgar Allen Beem, Yankee Magazine, August

2006      Margaret Regan, “Beyond the Edges,” Tucson Weekly, 4/26/06

2004      New American Painting, Winter issue

Sarah Morneau, “Alluding to Notation,” Portland Phoenix, 4/18/03

Cover, Amartya Sen, Freedom and Justice (Harvard Univ Press)

Cover, Micahel Tomasella, Constructing a Language (Harvard Univ Press)

2001     Philip Isaacson, “Tension Intensifies Impact of Mitchell’s Colorful

Paintings,” Maine Sunday Telegram, 3/18/2001

Autumn Phillips, “How Much is Art a Mirror of the Artist?” Brunswick

Times Record, 3/1/2001

New American Painting, Winter issue

2000      “Six Abstract Painters,” Karen McCready Fine Art, The New York Times

Cover, Ploughshares Magazine, Fall 2000

“Yaddo’s Friendships in Arcadia,” Glen Falls Journal

1998       Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Catalog

Arts Etc, Annual AIDS Benefit Catalog

Robert Storr, “Essay on the New American Talent, ”Arts News

1997       Robert Storr, New American Talent 13, Catalog

“New American Talent Award Recipients Chosen,” New Art Quarterly

Suzanne Akhtar, “Paintings Are In Again,” Star Telegram, Fort Worth, TX

1995       Mike Guilliano, “Biennial--School 33,”Baltimore City Paper

John Dorsey, “Biennial--School 33,”Baltimore Sun

1994       Mike Guilliano, "Spring Juried Show," Baltimore City Paper

Alice Yang, Curator, Alternative Museum, New York, “Essay, Annual

Juried Exhibition, ” Catalog, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD

1993       Fine Arts Work Center: 25th Anniversary, Catalog

Mike Guilliano, "Happily, School 33 Artists Emerge,"Baltimore Sun

1992      "Arizona Illustrated," KUAT-TV, Tucson, Interview

Margaret Regan, "Peculiarly American, " Tucson Weekly

1990      Cindy Nickerson, "Abstract Paintings in Provincetown," Cape Cod Times

Ann Wilson Lloyd, "Garry Mitchell Paints, " Cape Cod Art and Antiques

1989       Artist's Statement and Reproduction, Provincetown Arts, V. 3

Contemporary Provincetown, Provincetown Art Assoc and Museum, Catalog

1988      John Dorsey, "Portrait of an Artist in Transition," Baltimore Sun

1987     “New Talent at Alpha Gallery," The Boston Globe

1986     "Paintings: Garry Mitchell," Baltimore News American

Visual Fellows from the Fine Arts Work Center, Catalog

1985     Visual Fellows from the Fine Arts Work Center, Catalog

Charles Guilliano, "Recent Acquisitions: Provincetown Art Association,”

Art New England

EDUCATION

1982     M.F.A., Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

1978     B.F.A., University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2002-present

Assistant Professor, Art Dept, Colby College, Waterville, ME

1997-2002

Visiting Assistant Professor, Art Dept, Colby College, Waterville, ME

1979-2000      Freelance installation/conservation picture framing/restoration.

Jobs include work for Colby College, Tucson Museum of Art; Hudson D.

Walker Gallery; and, in New York, John Weber, Damon Brandt, and

C.D.S. Galleries

1994-2000       Assistant to the President, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

2000

Curator, “Six Upstate Artists: Yaddo Centennial Exhibition,”

Saratoga Springs Art Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

Instructor, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

1990-93 

Faculty, Tucson Museum of Art School, Tucson, AZ

1986-8 

Visual Arts Program Coord., Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

1982-83 

Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute, New York City, NY

Instructor in Drawing, Metropolitan Corrections Center (federal holding prison), New York City, NY

1979-80

Adjunct Faculty, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI