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C Bangs
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bedford-Stuyvesant



ARTIST STATEMENT: My work investigates frontier science combined with symbolist figuration. My paintings on canvas with sanded surfaces are painted with acrylic containing mica, overlayed with oil and powered gold pigments, which visually and conceptually references illuminated manuscripts. Archetypes of the Earth and cosmological elements are depicted from a ecological feminist perspective. One premise is that we are part of the Earth and all the elements of our bodies at one time were within a star. We contain both systems within us. My art is informed by mythology and the hope for human evolution, in a wide variety of mediums. I’ve included quantum equations and diagrams by quantum physicist, Dr. Evan Harris Walker as sacred writing. In 1991 I met noted quantum physicist, Dr. Evan Harris Walker. We exchanged ideas on the reality or non-reality of “space-time” and on his innovative theories concerning the relationship between quantum mechanics and consciousness that lasted until his death in 2006. These equations function as design elements and refer to the interconnectivity of everything and the relationship of time to space.
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C Bangs, 417 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11216 718-638-7586 Tel/Fax www.cbangs.com 1CBangs@gmail.com
Public Collections
The British Interplanetary Society, London, UK Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
New York City College of Technology
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center, Huntsville, AL Accademia dei Fisiocritici, Siena, Italy
Pantera Contrade Museum, Siena, Italy
Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita Degli Studi di Siena, Italy Torre di Luciana, Universita Degli Studi di Siena, Italy
Bob Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, NYC
Pace University, Civic Center Campus, NYC
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina
Annabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Solo Exhibitions
New York College of Technology Library, Brooklyn, NY, March 13-April 30, 2008 Pratt Institute Library, Brooklyn, NY, January 8-February 30, 2007
Gallery 718, 164 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, September 1- October 4, 2003
Art Resources Transfer, 210 11th Avenue, NYC, Febuary-March 2001, June 23-August 27, 1999
Audart, 60 Broad Street, NYC, October l997-January l998
Art Resources Transfer, Inc. 504 West 22nd Street, NYC ApriI 9, 1997
Accademia dei Fisiocritici, Siena, Italy, June/July 1994
Belanthi Gallery, Court Street, Brooklyn, NY, January 1992
Ten Brooks Gallery, Reade Street, NYC, March/April 1991
Pace University Art Gallery, Civic Center Campus, NYC, November, 1985
Tompkins County Center for Culture and the Performing Arts, Ithaca, NY, August, 1979
Selected Group Exhibitions
FRAMED, Holland Tunnel, 59 South 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 7, 2014 Common Descent, CENTRAL BOOKING, 21 Ludlow Street, NYC, April 17-June 8, 2014
The Medicine Show, CENTRAL BOOKING, 21 Ludlow Street, NYC, Nov. 7 , 2013- Jan. 12, 2014
Artist’s Book Gallery, CENTRAL BOOKING Gallery, 21 Ludlow Street, NYC, 2013 GO: A Community-Curated Open Studio Project, 2012
“I Am The Cosmos” New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ , Dec 4, 2010-May 29, 2011
“Astronomy” Central Booking, Front Street, Brooklyn, March-April 2010 “Advanced Scientific Space Missions to the Solar System and Beyond”, “Paradise Regained”Aosta , Italy, July, 5 2009

“Harmony of Elements” Global Fusion Arts, Noho Gallery, 530 West 25th St. NYC, August 5-23, 2008
“Blast 10 Years of Holland Tunnel Gallery” 61 South 3rd St. Brooklyn, NY January 6- February 11th 2007
“Elegy in a Variable Key”, Theo Ganz Studio, 44 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY, September 17-October 8, 2006
“Arc(ane)/Arc(haic):Works on paper, C Bangs & Lynn Hassan, Simon Liu Gallery, 645 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY, March 10-30, 2006
“Las Vegas Centennial Exhibition”, Las Vegas Art Museum, 9600 West Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada, April-June 2005
“Crossed Destinies”, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, March 12- April 3, 2005 “When Brooklyn Artists Speak, Art Listens”, Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Jarolemon Street, January 2005, Pratt Institute, September 2005, Bklyn, NY
“Forces of Nature” Danny Simmons’ Corridor Gallery, 334 Grand Avenue, November- January 2005, Bklyn, NY
“Discoveries” Brooklyn Borough Hall, May 2004, Bklyn, NY
“PMS, Painters, Musicians, Painters”, Broklyn War Memorial, March 2004, Bklyn, NY
“Forms of Divinity”, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Dec 6-28, 2003, Bklyn, NY “ Postcards From the Edge”, Galerie Lelong, 528 West 26th Street, NYC, Nov. 16, 2003
“Brave Destiny”, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Sept. 20-Nov. 2, 2003, Bklyn, NY
“Digital Bridges”, West Beth Gallery, July 12-August 17, 2003, West Street, NYC “BAM SONYA Spring 2003 Group Show, Corridor Gallery, 334 Grand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, March 30-April 23, 2003
“Rainforest”, Taipei Gallery, McGraw-Hill Builing, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, NYC, November 2-December 14, 2001, Las Vegas Museum of Art, Las Vegas, Nevada, January 17-March 7, 2002
“Messages from Earth”, curated and exhibited, Aosta, Italy, and Marshall Spaceflight Center, Huntsville, Alabama, July, 2000 and workshop on the collaboration between Art and Science and Interstellar Message Plaque design, March 17 & 18, 2002, Paris, France “Trade Post”, Installation for Germaul Barnes, dance performance at Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, NYC, June 25 & 26, 1999
“Money", The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, December 1998
La Galeria,Quito, Eucador, November, 1998
"Emergency Benefit Exhibition",Pat Hern Gallery,530 West 22nd Street, NYC 1997 Deep Space, 57 Broad Street, NYC, August-September 1996
"The Tradition Carries On" Brooklyn Borough Hall, June-August 1996,
CHRION, A collaboration between a visual artist & composer, Ithaca, New York, July, 1996, with cellist Hank Roberts
Group Show 46th IAF Congress, Norway, October,1995
Art Proper,106 E. 60th St. NYC , March-June, 1994
Emerging Collector,62 Second Avenue, NYC, April-May, 1995
Group Show 46th IAF Congress, Norway, October,1995
“Arsenal/Wreath show”, 60th & 5th, NYC, December, 1994
“Mass Exposure”, Tribeca 148, NYC, December, 1994
“Dallas Museum Beaux Arts Auction”, Dallas, Tx, April, 1993, 1994, Spaziali, Circolo Imbianchini, Turin, Italy, June/July,1992
Z Gallery, 382 West Broadway, NYC, October, 1991
“SISEA” (Second International Symposium on Electronic Art) Groningen, Holland, Nov. 1990
"Keepers of the Light"Sun Valley Arts Center, Sun Valley, Idaho, May 1990 traveled from the Boise Art Museum December 1989
"Macro/Micro”, Helio Gallery, 488 Broadway, NYC, August 1989
S.R. Rage Gallery, East 9th Street, June 1986 NYC
Reynold Kerr Gallery, 76 Greene St. NYC, June 1985 & June 1984
“PHOTOKINA”, October 1984, Cologne, West Germany
Whitney Counterweight, "WC4, 10,000", A mailing exhibition of 100 artists, April 1983
Bob Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop, "Jerome Foundation's Awards Exhibition”, Cayman Gallery, September 1983
Galeria San Juan, May 1981, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Chrysler Museum,"American Figure Painting: 1950-1980", Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia, October 1950-1980
"Works on Paper", Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1980
"CAPS Semifinalists"Islip Town Art Gallery, Islip Town Art Gallery, East Islip, NY, May 1979
"Hudson River Open "Hudson River Museum, September, 1979
"Staten Islands Annual Juried Exhibition",Staten Island Institute of Arts & Sciences, Staten Island, NY June 1977, 1976, Pratt Phoenix Center, NYC, June 1975 Pratt Manhattan Center, NYC, May, 1974
Awards and Honors
British Interplanetay Society, joint presentation with Dr. Greg Matloff on Stellar Consciousness, 2013
Dragon*Con, joint presentation on artists who incorporate scientific principles in their work, Atlanta, Georgia, 2012
LibertyCon, Synapse Series, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 2012
“Silver ADDY Award, “Encountering Old Mythology on the Wings of New Technology”, 2004
Who’s Who of American Women, 2002-2013
NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center, Huntsville, Alabama “Summer Faculty Fellow”, 2002-2004
NASA grant to create and test a holographic“message plaque”, 2001
Co-Innovator, Disclosure of Invention / New Technology, “Holographic Space Billboards”, 2001
Curator of Messages from Earth, first exhibition, Aosta, Italy, July, 2000
Committee for Art & Literature International Academy of Astronautics subdivision of the Astronautical Association 1996-present
Curator of “Messages from Earth”, assembling images for a holographic message plaque to be
placed aboard a future NASA interstellar solar sail probe 2000-2001
Board Member of Artists Equity, 1996-1998
Curator of Discoveries: An Exhibition of the City’s Older Artists, at the City of New
Y ork
Department of Parks & Recreation, 1980-1990 and then Elders Share the Arts, 1991- 1998
Bob Blackburn's Prlntmaking Workshop, Jerome Foundation Scholarship, 1982
United Press & Publishing Award for Painting: Irving Sandler juror, Silvermine Guild, 1981
Edith Susskind Award for Painting, and 1st Prize Painting, Staten Island Inst. for Arts & Sciences, Staten Island, NY, 1975 & 1977
Bibliography (Selected publications in which art work has appeared)
Harvesting Space for a Greener Earth, Greg Matloff, C Bangs, Les Johnson, Springer, 2014
Stars That Wander, Are You Bright by Dr. Greg Matloff-Baen Books, 2012
Siberian Dawn: Tapping Solar System Resources by Dr. Greg Matloff- Baen Books 2012
Interstellar Conference: Equations and Art, Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Centauri Dreams, 2011
Biosphre Extension: Solar System Resources for the Earth by C Bangs & Greg Matloff, Springer, 2011
L’actualite, NY 10 ans apres, 2011
I Am The Cosmos: Exhibitions Catalog, New Jersey State Museum 2010
Paradise Regained by Les Johnson, Greg Matloff & C Bangs, 2009
Living off the Land in Space by Greg Matloff, Les Johnson & C Bangs, Copernicus Books, 2007
A Forum for Alumni and Friends of UArts, ALUMNI CLOSE-UP, The C Bang Theory, Spring 2007
DAILY NEWS: Couple merges art and science with love by Denise Romano, Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Exhibitions Catalog: Crossed Destinies, Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Bklyn, NY, 2005 Essays by James Pinney
BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE: B’klyn Writers View Space As “Biosphere Extension’ 2011, Brooklyn Artist Brings Visions of Deep and Inner Space To the Borough by Jennifer Needleman, Monday, September 29, 2003
Zenit, “Communicatie met buitenaardse beschavingen” by Alexander Ollengren, July- August 2001
Giving a Voice to Sorrow: Personal Responses to Death and Mourning by Steve Zeitlin and
Ilana Harlow
Exhibitions Catalog: Las Vegas Art Museum, Rain Forest, Essays by James Mann Tchen, Yu-chiou, Marianne Lorenz, Chen, Shieh-ni, 2001
One Source/Sacred Journey, 1997
Carrol Gardens/Cobble Hill Courier, 1997
Journal of British Interplanetary Society "Exobiology", August 1996" "A Visual Cosmic
Ark",
January 1994, Telescope Power,1994, The Urban Astronomer, by Greg Matloff, 1991 and The Starflight Handbook, A Pioneer's Guide to Interstellar Travel by Eugene Mallove and Gregory Matloff, John Wiley & Sons, 1989
The New York Art Review, Third Edition, 1988
Exhibitions Catalog: The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia "American Figure Paintlng: 1950-1980", Essays by Thomas W. Styron
The Ithaca Journal, "Focus on the Human Figure" by Jeanne Mackin, August 28, 1979
Education
Jerome Fellow, Bob Blackburns Printmaking Workshop, West 17th Street, NYC 1981 MFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 1975 painting, sculpture & drawing
BFA Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, Pa. 1970 painting , sculpture & drawing
Professional Employment
*SUNY Empire State College, Brooklyn Metrotech Center, Instuctor of Fine and Computer Art, 1993--present.
*Art Resources Transfer Inc., New York, NY, Coordinator of Special Projects, 1996- 2005
*Elders Share the Arts, South Oxford Place, Brooklyn, NY, Curator and Founder of “Discoveries” Exhibitions of Older Artists, 1990--1998. Also taught computer art to people with disabilities at Coler Memorial Hospital and Goldwater Memorial Hospital. “Legacy Arts Project” with veterans at St Albans Hospital, Queens, NY.
*New York City Dept. of Parks and Recreation, Curator and Founder of “Discoveries” exhibition of older artists, 1981--1991. Taught older adults fine and computer arts in the 5 boroughs.
*Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, Cartooning Instructor, 1984. *Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Computer-Art courseware development, 1983--1985.
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