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Donald Groscost
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Williamsburg

ARTIST STATEMENT: This recent body of work continues my investigation and dialogue with the fragmented world of the hyperreal and its relation to our immediate environment as a source of information “overload”. My primary interest lies in the observation of natural phenomena and the systems they inhabit. While exploring the natural world through the arena of memory and the subconscious, a myriad of cultural references as disparate as animated films, children’s books or visual technologies often collide simultaneously. Within this construct it is my attempt to organize states of feeling whereby the rhythms and complexities of nature and culture merge into a singular given form. When all goes well I hope to arrive at an image of “inevitability” where something akin to a true force of nature manifests itself. In a catalogue essay for two recent exhibitions in Japan, the critic Robert Morgan wrote: …Donald Groscost’s perception of nature is neither present nor absent. Rather it goes in the direction of transforming the way we perceive the natural world, not through technological interference or its consequential detritus, but through envisioning a possibility where representation and abstraction declare a new visual structure.

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Donald Groscost

Lives and works in N.Y.C.


B.F.A. Edinboro University, 1984
M.F.A. Rochester Institute of Technology, 1987

Solo Exhibitions

2008 Border Crossings, Cohju Contemporary, Kyoto, Japan
2008 Border Crossings, Kyoto City International Foundation, Kyoto, Japan
2007 Weave, Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2004 Rilke Project, Video installation (catalogue), twenty-four cities including Berlin, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Leipzig and Munich, Germany
2003 Lorinda Knight Gallery, Recent Paintings, Spokane, Washington
2003 Galeria Trece, Obras Recientes, Ventillo, Spain
2002 CSC Gallery, Selections from the Transmission Suite, NYC
2001 Kunsthaus Orfeo’s Erben, techNo+, Frankfurt, Germany
2001 Galerie Tucherpark, Transmission Suite, Munich, Germany
2001 Lustspielhaus, Rilke Project, Munich, Germany
2000 Galeria Rosa Pous, Obra sobre papel, Girona, Spain
2000 Heidi Cox Salon, NYC
2000 University of Southern Indiana, Transmissions
1998 Theodore Stamas Salon, NYC
1998 Galeria Maria Salvat, Trabajos Recientes, Barcelona, Spain
1995 Fifth Avenue Gallery, NYC
1984 Bates Gallery, Edinboro, PA

Group Exhibitions

2010 It’s a Wonderful Tenth, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Gallery Artists, Cohju Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
2009 Old School, Jack The Pelican Presents, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Viridis I, Hewitt Gallery, NYC
2005 Excavated, Planet Thailand, curated by Rene Pierre Allain, Brooklyn, NY
2004 Pierogi a Go-Go!, Pierogi 2000, NYC
2003 Brave New World, Organization of Independent Artists, NYC
2003 Williamsburg Salon, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut
2003 The Extended Dot, Marymount Manhattan College Gallery, NYC
2003 Nurturing The New, NURTUREart, curated by Amy Wilson, NYC
2002 New Concepts, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, NYC
2002 Champions of the Arts, N.Y. Foundation for the Arts benefit auction, NYC
2002 Reactions, Exit Art, NYC
2001 Buying Time, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship recipients, Sotheby’s, NYC
2001 Faculty Exhibition, Brookdale College, Lincroft, NJ
1999 Exposicion Collectiva, Galeria Rosa Pous, Girona, Spain
1998 Exposicion de Artistas Internacionales, Foundacion Josep Niebla, Girona, Spain
1998 Gallery Artists, Galeria Maria Salvat, Barcelona, Spain
1998 Faculty Exhibition, Brookdale College, Lincroft, NJ
1997 Espacio Urbano y Escultura: Paseo Manzanares 1997, Cumana, Venezuela
1997 Drawings & Recent Works, Ayacucho Museum, Cumana, Venezuela
1997 Obsessions, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC
1996 The Art Market, curated by GEN ART, NYC
1995 Works on Paper, Mary Anthony Gallery, NYC
1995 Four Wheels at Four Walls, Brooklyn Gravity Racers, Pierogi 2000, Four Walls, NYC
1994 New Painting, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ
1993 DADA, Aids Project L.A. Benefit, Sebastian International, Los Angeles, CA
1992 The Salon Of the Mating Spiders, Herron Test-Site, NYC
1992 1.5 Show, curated by Muranushi/Lederman, Tribeca 148 Gallery, NYC
1991 Damage Assessment, Snug Harbor Gallery, Staten Island, NYC
1989 Group Painting Show, The Gallery, NYC
1987 Light and Sound, Bevier Gallery, Rochester, NY
1986 Momento Mori, Bevier Gallery, Rochester, NY
1984 New Directions, Edinboro, PA
1983 Space in Time, Erie, PA
1982 25 under 25, Johnstown Museum of Art, Johnstown, PA

Grants, Fellowships, Awards

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship


Border Crossings: Painting for a New Era, Robert C. Morgan, 2008, Exhibition essay
Towards a Perception of the Real, Robert C. Morgan, 2004, Catalogue essay
The Spokane, Spokesman Review, Julianne Crane, April 3, 2003, Spokane, Washington
Playbill, CSC gallery, November 1, 2002, New York City
Die Zeit, Konrad Heidkamp, March 29, 2001, Hamburg, Germany
Vogue, April 1, 2001, Hamburg, Germany
Stern, March 22, 2001, Hamburg, Germany
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Andreas Obst, March 11, 2001, Frankfurt, Germany
Die Welt, Ringo Frey, March 3, 2001, Berlin, Germany
The News, May 9, 2000, New Harmony, Indiana
Bellas Artes de Barcelona, Febrero de 1998, Barcelona, Spain
El Punto De Las Artes, 23 al 29 de enero de 1998, Madrid, Spain
El Periodico, Josep M. Cadena, Martes, 27 de enero de 1998, Barcelona, Spain
Crazy Like a Textile Designer, Frances Chapman, Waterfront Week, Volume 7.10, May 22, 1997
Damage Assessment, Michael Fressola, Staten Island Advance, May 3, 1991

Teaching Positions

Visiting Artist/Guest Lecturer, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, Japan 2008
Visiting Artist/Guest Lecturer, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, 1999 & 2003
Associate Professor, Brookdale College, Lincroft, NJ
Visiting Artist, Marymount Manhattan College, NYC
Instructor of Fine Arts, Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ
Adjunct Instructor, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Selected Lectures / Public-Speaking

The Power of One, Marymount Manhattan College, NYC, April 23, 2009
Mining Your Gold, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, Japan, November 26, 2008
Holistic Medicine for the Artist, Marymount Manhattan College, NYC, 2004
Is Seeing Believing? Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, April 3, 2003
Williamsburg Salon, lecture and panel discussion, Central Arts, Nutmeg Television, Feb. 2003
Conversations, American Folk Art Museum, NYC, April 25, 2002
The Artist Responds, NYFA fellowship recipient lecture, Sotheby’s, NYC, June 22, 2001
Artist and Audiences Exchange, The Neighborhood School, NYC, June 14, 2001
German Cultural TV Programming, syndicated interview, Munich, Germany, March 8, 2001
Transmissions, public lecture, University of Southern Indiana, May 20, 2000
A Decade in New York, public lecture, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash., March 7, 1999
Onda Cero Radio, Formas y Angulos, radio interview, Barcelona, Spain, Jan. 27, 1998

Selected Collections

Mr. & Mrs. Hideyuki Nishieda, Kyoto, Japan
Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Rubin, Sydney, Australia
Ms. Marina Michelutti, Buenos, Aires, Argentina
Pfizer Inc., New York City
Mr. Effendy Widjaja, Jakarta, Indonesia
Mr. Peter Ries, Wiesbaden, Germany
Mr. & Mrs. Rafael Carrillo, Singapore
BMG Classics, Munich, Germany
Mr. Matt Blanc, New York City
Dr. Adam Glassman, New York City
Mr. & Mrs. Bruno Montalvo, Madrid, Spain
Beutel & Joyce, CPA, New York City
Tricon Films Inc., Toronto, Canada
Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Foster, New York City
Mr. Reinhard Besser, Frankfurt, Germany
Ms. Heidi Cox, New York City
Mr. Jaoquim Ma Puyal, Barcelona, Spain
Ms. Susan Cook & Mr. Drew Fine, New York City
Mr. Cecilio Granada, Barcelona, Spain
Mr. Michael Gebauer, London, England
Ms. Martha Luchsinger, Caracas, Venezuela
Mr. Heinz Henn, New York City
Dr. Michael Feiler, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Mr. Manuel Baro Artigas, Barcelona, Spain
Ms. Jamie Nicholson & Mr. Lance Leener, New York City
Mr. John Lantow, Los Angeles, California
Mr. & Mrs. Carlos Martinez, Darien, Connecticut
Mr. & Mrs. Howard Chatzinoff, New York City
Mr. & Mrs. James Gorra, New York City
Mr. & Mrs. Ted Stamas, New York City
Mr. & Mrs. Jose Maria Serra, Barcelona, Spain
Mr. & Mrs. Jay Larkin, New York City
Mr. & Mrs. Javier Granada, Barcelona, Spain
Ms. Clara Krivoy, Caracas, Venezuela
Mr. & Mrs. Andres Fernandez Estalayo, Barcelona, Spain
Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Silverman, New York City
Ms. Allison Tolman, New York City
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Andrews, New York City
Ms. Brooke Anderson & Mr. Jay Potter, New York City
Mr. Javier Escote, Barcelona, Spain
Ms. Janice Smith, New York City
Mr. David Urman, Portland, Oregon
Mr. & Mrs. Juan Carlos Pinilla, Madrid, Spain
Mr. & Mrs. Sean Mahony, Newport, Rhode Island
Mr. Manuel Alvarez, Barcelona, Spain
Ms. Patricia Maloney, Washington, D.C.
Mr. & Mrs. Sherman Hu, New York City
Mr. & Mrs. Mario Zucchitello Coris, Girona, Spain
Ms. Julie Meridy & Mr. Richard Karz, New York City
Ms. Emily Heckman, New York City
Mr. & Mrs. Johnathan Fedorko, Hollywood California
Mr. & Mrs. Alex Gruen, New York City
Mr. & Mrs. Ed Reilly, Hoboken, New Jersey
Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Nevad, Longbranch, New Jersey
Ms. Brooke Anderson & Jay Potter, New York City
Ms. Rachael Palacios, Darien, Connecticut
Ms. Diane Rooney, New York City
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Hosking, New York City
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Johnson, Aspen Colorado
Mr. & Mrs. Dean Groscost, Los Angeles, California
Mr. & Mrs. Hannes Krarup, New York City
Mr. & Mrs. Eric Derfner, New York City
Mr. & Mrs. Sam Morse, New York City
Ms. Alexandra Y. Baer, Washington, D.C.
Mr. Patrick O’Hare, New York City
Mrs. Elan Rockefeller, Oil City, Pennsylvania
Ms. Ranee McGarry, New York City
Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Wolfe, Charlotte, North Carolina
Mr. William Demarco, Tallahassee, Florida
Mr. Steve Petrosky, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mr. James Carter, Rochester, New York
Mr. & Mrs. John Proakis, Houston, Texas
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Cicci, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ms. Marsha Pasko, Montclair, New Jersey
Ms. Erma Direnzo, Midland, Pennsylvania
Mr. Daniel Page, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mr. & Mrs Richard Cairns, Charlotte, North Carolina
Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Granito, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mr. Robert King, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mr. & Mrs. Blake Cook, Cleveland, Ohio
Mrs. Josephine Groscost, Midland Heights, Pennsylvania


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