DAVID NOVAK - RESUME

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Biography
Born: Cedar Rapids, Iowa - 1941
Residence/Studio: Oak Harbor, Washington
Aesthetic Biography
2010 - Present: Started making sculpture. All media in use at this time.
2008 - Present: Added digital photography; computer manipulated photographic reimaging.
2007 - Present: Return to minimalistic AE; focus on simplification; added encaustic media.
2004 - 2006: Neo-Geo abstractions on computer, paper, and canvas.
2002 - 2003: Progress toward simplifying the structure; add minimalism to AE.
1997 - 2001: Painting from easil to flat; return to gesture; fast one session painting.
1995 - 1997; 2004-2006: Digital abstractions on computer, paper, and canvas.
1992: Closed 22-year program in seascape abstractions.
1991: Began computerized subjective abstractions using image structuring started in late 1987.
1988: By searching through early paintings of the '60's to find Roads not Taken, discovered an opening covering color, mass, texture, and paint as subjects. Small work on paper and canvas include wax and egg yoke as part of the oil medium. Larger pieces on canvas are executed in acrylic polymer with added materials.
Late 1987: Began working again with painting and techniques related to automatism and subjective esthetics in oil on paper and canvas.
1979 - 1988: Sabbatical from pure abstraction; concentration on abstract seascape themes using watercolor techniques in acrylic polymer on paper and canvas.
1973: Abandoned figure painting and returned to abstraction working from an interest in Cy Twombly, Antoni Tapies, and John Cage. Work is conceptually related to Automatism and non-objective esthetics using linear structures.
1967: Became interested in working with the human figure using oil and airbrush techniques in addition to traditional techniques. Francis Bacon and Paul Wunderlich influences.
1960's: Influenced by Abstract Expressionism; H. Hofmann, J. Pollock, M. Rothko, A. Gottlieb and P. Guston; European artists Nicholas De Stael and Asgar Jorn. Themes: Iowa landscape and Cape Cod land/seascape.
Statement
Art is about what the artist sees and about what he or she can make other people see. Through my work I try to create an encapsulation of a private moment of seeing-feeling. This presentation takes on the action of a mirror. The audience - which includes the artist once a piece becomes public - manipulates this issue to locate a private connection to the art; to catch a glimpse of a confidentiality of self. This, at times, can be an uneasy experience. Herein lies the truth in art - its purpose regardless of medium or style.
Selected Group Exhibitions
The 4th annual Fine Art Exhibition/Anacortes WA '17
White River Vallery Museum, Small Works Big Presents/Auburn WA, December '15
Guild of Charlotte artists/Charlotte NC, September '15
Photographic Image Biennial/East Carolina University/Greenville NC, January-February '15
Charlotte Art League/Charlotte NC, December '14
Mint Hill Arts Organization/Mint Hill, NC '12, '13, '14, '15
Campbell House Galleries, Arts Council of Moore County/Southern Pines, NC '11
    Art Anonymous Revealed; A Special Juried Art Exhibit
Center for Fine Art Photography/Fort Collins, CO '10
Campbell House Galleries, Arts Council of Moore County/Southern Pines, NC '09-'10
Edge Gallery/Philadelphia/PA '08, 09
Monkdogz Urban Art Inc/NYC '06, '07-
Modern Eye Gallery/Charlotte, NC 05 & '06
Hart Witzen Gallery/Charlotte, NC '04-'05
Berkshire Artisans Gallery/Pittsfield, MA '78, '82, '83, '91, '02 , '03 & '04
Kothe Howard/Charlotte, NC '97-'98
Fovea Gallery/Blowing Rock, NC '93-'95
Arlene McDaniels Gallery/Simsbury, CT '90-'91
Munson Gallery (Chatham, MA & Vero Beach, FL) (annually) '83-'93
Atria Architects Gallery/Hartford '86-'88
Temple Beth Tikvah, Madison, CT '87
Artists Signature Gallery/New Haven (annually) '80-'86
Mattatuck Museum/Waterbury '89
Museum of Art, Science & Industry/Bridgeport '89
Shoreline Alliance for the Arts (Choices '85)
Art at the Governor's Residence/Hartford, CT '81 & '82
New haven Paint & Clay Club '81
Guilford Handcraft Center '81, '82, '83 & '84
Stamford Museum '80
Milford Public Library/Milford, CT '80-'81
Slater Memorial Mus./Norwich CT (CT Annuals) '80-'87/'89,'90 & '91
Terrain Gallery/NYC '77 & '78
Viridian Gallery/NYC '76, '77 & '85
Peter M. David Gallery/Minneapolis (annually) '76-'80
Second Story Spring Street Gallery/NYC '76 & '77
Illinois U./Carbondale (drawing invitational) '75
Backus Gallery II/Stowe, VT '74
Backus Gallery/E. Montpelier, VT '73
Goddard College '73 & '75
Fleming Museum, U. of VT/ Burlington '72
Norwich University/Northfield, VT '71
Loft Gallery/Lenox, MA '68, '69 & '70
Artists Outlet Gallery/Hinsdale, MA - Annually '69-'73
Berkshire Museum/Pittsfield, MA '68, '69 & '70
Berkshire Art Assoc (Annuals)/Pittsfield, MA '67, '68, '69 & '70
Sioux City Art Center (Iowa Annuals), '63, '66 & '67
Maka Gallery/Rock Island, IL '67
SUNY New Paltz-NY, '66
Mercyhurst College/Erie, PA '65
Sophia Art Center, Tokyo, Japan '64
Guild Gallery/Iowa City '62, '63 & '64
Cedar Rapids Art Assoc. '63
Rourke Art Gallery/Fargo, ND (Red River Annuals) '63, & '64
Des Moines Art Center '63, '65 & '66
The University of Iowa '62, '63, '64, '65, '66 & '67'
Walker Art Center/Minneapolis, '62
All Iowa fair/Cedar Rapids '62, '63 & '64
El Camino College/CA '61
Palos Verdis Invitational/CA '61

Selected Solo Exhibitions
Kothe-Howard/Charlotte, NC '97
Fovea Gallery/Blowing Rock, NC '95
Slater Memorial Museum/Norwich, CT- Dec 2, 1990-1/20/1991
Artists Signature Gallery/New haven '81, '82, '83, '84 & 85
Acton Public Library/Old Saybrook '79, '80 & '83
Union Trust Bank/Old Saybrook '82
Berkshire Artisans Gallery/Pittsfield, MA '78, '82, '83, '91, '03 & '04
Terrain Gallery/NYC '77
Backus Gallery II/Stowe, VT '74
The Moscow Gallery/ Stowe, VT '74
Franconia College/Franconia, NH, '73
Springfield College/ Springfield, MA '71
Goddard College/Plainfield, VT '71 & '75
Graphic Arts Gallery/Springfield, MA '69
The Berkshire Museum/Pittsfield, MA '68 & '71
Western Kentucky University/Bowling Green '68
Maka Gallery/Rock Island, Il '67
The Mayflower Gallery/Iowa City '67
University of Iowa '65
University Athletic Club-Iowa City '65
Guild Gallery/Iowa City '64
Fellowships/Awards
3rd Place: Guild of Charlotte Artists/Charlotte, NC September '15.
  Juror: Jason Story/Gaston College/Dallas, NC.
1st Place Photography: Mint Hill Arts Annual Bill Litaker Juried Exhibition, December '14.
  Juror: Eldred P. Hudson/Chair UNCC Art Dept.
1st Place (Best in Show): Charlotte Art League/Charlotte, NC; Fall Into Art Juried Show, Nov '14;
  digital image. Juror: Shaun Cassidy/Sculpture/Winthrop U./Rock Hill SC.
2nd Place Multi Media: Mint Hill Arts Organization/Mint Hill, NC, digital image, Jan '14.
  Juror: Eldred P. Hudson/Chair UNCC Art Dept.
Honorable Mention Photography: Mint Hill Arts Organization/Mint Hill, NC '13
Honorable Mention: Center for Fine Art Photography/Elements of Water, Fort Collins CO '10.
  Juror: John Paul Caponigro.
Solo Exhibition Award- 47th Annual CT Artists Exhibition/Slater Memorial Museum/Norwich, CT 1990-'91.
Berkshire Artisans /Pittsfield, MA 1991 (Juror Renato Danese, Dir. Pace Gallery/NYC).
CT. Com. on the Arts/Art in Sen. Dodd's Offices/Hartford, 1986.
CT. Com. on the Arts/Art in the Governor's Residence/Hartford 1981 & 82
Grant for Painting/The Goddard Foundation/Goddard College, VT 1973.
Judges Award in Painting- 3rd Annual/Littleton, NH '1972.
Honorable Mention in Painting- Vermont Annual/Norwich U./Northfield, VT 19'71.
Purchase Prize in Painting- 30th Iowa Annual/Sioux City Art Center 1967.
Commendation Award in Painting- SUNY New Paltz/1st New Paltz Intercollegiate Exhibition 1966 (Juror Clement Greenberg).
Purchase Prize in Painting- 1962 Biennial of Painting and Sculpture/Walker Art Center/Minneapolis 1962.
Selected Collections
Represented in over 50 public collections including:
Center for Fine Art Photography/Fort Collins, CO
American Assoc. of University Women/Minneapolis Chapter
Walker Art Center/Minneapolis
El Camino College/Los Angeles
Sunrise Motel, Inc./Madison, WI
Holiday Inn/Los Angeles & Iowa City
Los Angeles Airport Village
The University of Iowa
Sioux City Art Center
Woodmen of the World Office Center/Chicago
University of Cincinnati/Ohio
Taconic High School/Pittsfield, MA
The Berkshire Museum/Pittsfield, MA
Berkshire County Savings Bank/Pittsfield, MA
Berkshire Community College/Pittsfield, MA
Mount Mansfield Co./Stowe, VT.
Northfield Dental Group/Northfield, VT.
H. T. Hillard Oil Co./Menlo Park, CA
Peter M. David Gallery/Minneapolis
Echlin Mfg. Co./Branford, CT
Union Trust Co./New Haven
Colonial National Bank/New Haven
Beth el Temple/Hartford
Southern New England Telephone/New Haven
Ensign Bickford Co./Simsbury, CT
Many private collections throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Japan.
Gallery Affiliations
Munkdogz Urban Art Inc./ New York, NY '06 –'14
Edge Gallery/Philadelphia, PA '08-'09
Modern Eye Gallery/Charlotte, NC '05-'06
Hartwitzen Gallery/Charlotte, NC '04-'05
Darious Gallery/Atlanta, GA '02
Art-Exchange online gallery, Little Rock, AR '01-'15;
iDreamOfArt online gallery, CA '00-'02
Fovea Gallery/Blowing Rock, NC '93 - '99
Munson Gallery (Chatham, MA & Vero Beach, FL) '83-'93
Arlene McDaniels Gallery/Simsbury, CT '90-'91
Atria Architects Gallery/Hartford '86-'88
Artists Signature Gallery/New Haven '79-'86
Spectrum Galleries Ltd./Brewster, MA '82
Peter M. David Gallery/Minneapolis '76-'79
Gombinski Gallery/NYC '76-'78
Terrain Gallery/NYC '76-'78
Viridian Gallery/NYC '76
Second Story Spring Street Gallery/NYC '76
The Grist Mill Gallery/Reading, VT '75
Backus Gallery II/Stowe, VT '74
Backus Gallery/East Montpelier, VT '73-'74
Loft Gallery/Lenox, MA '69
Artists Outlet Gallery/Hinsdale, MA. '69-'75
Maka gallery/Rock Island IL '66-'79
Guild Gallery/Iowa City '62-'65
Education
The University of Iowa/Iowa City:  MFA (painting/drawing), August '67
The University of Iowa MA (painting), Feb '66
The University of Iowa BA (art & art education) '64
El Camino College/El Camino, CA '61, graphic design and drawing
Northrop Institute of Technology/Inglewood, CA '60-'61, engineering
Teaching
Guilford Handcraft Center/Guilford, CT '79-'83
Adult Education Program/Old Saybrook, CT '82
Johnson State College/ Johnson, VT, '77
Goddard College/Plainfield, VT '70-'75
Berkshire Community College/Pittsfield, MA '67-'70
The University of Iowa '64-'67
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