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Howard Kalish

PO Box 220088
Brooklyn, NY 11222, U.S.A.
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Phone: 718-389-1258     Fax: 718-609-0790
Email: hskalish@gmail.com
URL: http://www.geocities.com/howardkalish

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Most of the sculptures I make are open: they can be seen through, and the juxtaposition of the forms against each other, and the background, changes as one walks around them. They are also polychrome, and the interplay of the colors, their overlappings and interconnections, also changes. This aspect of my work is dramatically dependent upon the setting. If a piece"works", it seems to do so in most settings, but in surprising and different ways. To me this is most gratifying, since it is serendipitous and unplanned.

I have developed a technique which allows a great deal of freedom within a very solid structure. The sculptures are made of pigmented cement over a welded steel armature, or bronze using a poly chrome patina. The color is an integral part of the sculpture. The cement is mixed with pigment and an acrylic polymer medium rather than water, which increases its strength, durability and resistance to the elements. The resulting sculpture is permanent and virtually maintenance free. The color in the bronzes is achieved through the use of various patinas rather than paint.

 

EDUCATION

  • Cooper Union Art School
  • New York Studio School

SELECTED GALLERY AND MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

  • 2001 Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York NY, One Man Show
  • 2001 Wyndy Morehead Fine Arts, New Orleans, LA
  • 2000 Chesterwood Museum, Stockbridge, MA
  • 2000 Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2000 Art Center of the Capitol Region, Troy, NY
  • 2000 Waterside Gallery, W. Stockbridge, MA
  • 1999 Chesterwood Museum, Stockbridge, MA
  • 1999 Long Beach Island Found ation for the Arts, Loveladies, NJ
  • 1999 Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 1998 Chesterwood Museum, Stockbridge, MA
  • 1997 California State University, Art Gallery, Fullerton, CA
  • 1997 Fordham University, Lincoln Center, New York, NY
  • 1997 Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • 1996 Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT
  • 1995 FFS Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1995 Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA
  • 1995 Cast Iron Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1995 Union League Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1994 Bowery Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1994 Lever House, New York, NY
  • 1994 Chesterwood Museum, Stockbridge, MA
  • 1993 Cast Iron Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1993 Kyoto Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
  • 1991 Cast Iron Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1991 Exhibition Space at 110 Greene St., New York, NY
  • 1990 Sculptors Guild, New York, NY
  • 1988 Henry St. Settlement House, New York, NY
  • 1987 One Man Show, Armstrong Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1984 Artists Choice Museum, New York, NY
  • 1983 Sutton Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1983 Queens Museum, Queens, NY
  • 1982 Sculpture Center, New York, NY
  • 1982 National Academy of Design, New York, NY
  • 1981 55 Mercer Street Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1981 Gallery 120, New York, NY
  • 1981 Kent State University Art Gallery, Kent, OH
  • 1980 Pratt Manhattan Center, New York, NY
  • 1977 Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1977 Green Mountain gallery, New York, NY
  • 1976 "Artists Choice", five Soho gallerries, New York, NY
  • 1975 One Man Show, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1973 First Street Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1973 One Man Show, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1970 State University of NY at Albany, Albany, NY
  • 1970 Two Man Show, Bowery Gallery, New York, NY

PUBLIC ART

  • Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
  • Fulton Ferry State Park, Brooklyn, NY
  • Bridgeport, CT
  • Stowe, VT
  • Flossmoor, IL
  • Roger Williams State Park, Providence, RI
  • Federal Reserve Bank, Philadelphia, PA
  • Station Plaza Sculpture Walk, Trenton, NJ
  • City Hall Park, Clifton, NJ

 

SCULPTURE PARKS

  • Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
  • Wandell Sculpture Park, Urbana, IL
  • Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY
  • Holycroft Sculpture Park, Ivoryton, CT

 

GRANTS

  • National Endowment for the Arts, Sculpture

 

REVIEWS

  • NY Times
  • Art in America
  • Art News
  • Artforum

 

TEACHING

  • National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 15 years
  • New York University, New York, NY, 6 years
  • Nassau County Museum Art School, Roslyn, NY, 4 years
  • Brooklyn Museum Art School, Brooklyn, NY, 1 year
  • Kent State University, Kent, OH, Visiting Artist

 

CURATING AND ORGANIZING EXHIBITIONS

  • 1988 "The Figurative Imagination," Henry St. Settlement Art Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1984 "Richard McDermott Miller Retrospective," Artists Choice Museum, New York, NY
  • 1982 "Narrative Sculpture," Sculpture Center, New York, NY
  • 1980 "Younger Artists: Figurative/Representational Art," 5 57th St galleries, New York,NY
  • 1976 "Artists Choice," 5 Soho galleries, New York, NY

 

RELATED EXPERIENCE

  • Executive Board, Sculptors Guild, New York, NY
  • Board of Directors, Artists Choice Museum, New York, NY