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Noa Bornstein
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Greenpoint

ARTIST STATEMENT: I am a drawer who became a sculptor. Drawing is the basis for my art; my main subject, the human being. In drawing and sculpture I strive to arrive at a shape, a form, a feeling--and to experiment--to communicate something of the "truth" of my experience of my subject. Underlying my work is the hope or belief in the human potential for intelligence and compassion, and the tension between these and other human propensities.

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studio, 1205 Manhatttan Ave., #156, Brooklyn, NY 11222

Sculpture Center, bronze casting and mold making New York, NY, 1996-97;
Selected courses in sculpture, painting, architectural perspective, National Academy of Design, NY, NY, Parsons, NY Academy of Art 1986- 1988;
Functional Human Anatomy, Science Department, Santa Monica City College, SM, CA, 1981;
B.A., Major in Art, Minor in Dance Theater, University of California at Santa Cruz, 1974-
traveled abroad before junior year, guest student, spring semester, Art Academy of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

BORN, San Rafael, California (earliest childhood in Washington Heights, NYC)

2013 "Survival of the Fittest", Noa Bornstein, Sculpture; Daniel Clurman, Painting-
P339 Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (DUO
2003 "Quiet Places", Atelier Fine Art Gallery, Frenchtown, NJ (TRIO)
1994 “Noa Bornstein Drawings”, Planet Thailand, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
1986 “Peintures Murales de Noa Bornstein” (painting, drawings, photo replicas)
(Traveling Show):
The Wuk Kulturhauser, Vienna, Austria;
L'Institut superieur pour l'Etude du Langage Plastique, Brussels, Belgium;
La Galerie de la province de Hainaut, Mons, Belgium
1978 Claudia Chapline I.D.E.A. Studio (Institute for Dance and Experimental Art)
Santa Monica, CA

2017 "Discourse on Drawing", 8th Annual International Contemporary Art Exhibition,
Unviversity of North Carolina,Asheville, juror: Scott Noe
"When Language Meets Art", Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUC)
Lubbock, TX
2016 "Dancers we Lost: Honoring Performers Lost to HIV/AIDS" (portrait drawings of the late
dancer, Billy Gornel) Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica, CA, curated by
Glenne McElhinney of "Impact Stories"
2014-2015 "Metro 31, Small Works", City without Walls", Newark, NJ
"Sculpture within Reach”, Sculpturesite Gallery, Sonoma, CA
“Alamo”, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
"Unbounded", Prague/Manhattan Graphic Center Selections, Hallor Gallery, Prague,
Czech Republic
"Scholarship Recipients, Prints from the Collections", Manhattan Graphics Center,
New York, NY
2012 "Clayfest, NYC", Clay Space 1205 Showroom", Brooklyn, NY
“Mic:Check (Occupy) Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Grounds for Sculpture, Toad Hall Gallery, Hamilton, NJ
“Distant Cousins: Jewish and Muslim Women Speak, Exhibition”,
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, New York, NY,
curated by Haifa Bint-Kadi
“Animal Dreams”, Sculpturesite Gallery, Sonoma, CA
2010 “20th Anniversary Exhibition”, Sculpturesite Gallery, San Francisco, CA
"Holiday Group Show" AES (Bronze) Gallery, Long Island City, Queens, NY
“It’s a Wonderful 10th”, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
2009 “Selections from the Gallery’s Artists”, Walter Randel Gallery, New York, NY
“Dreamwork”, Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, New York, NY
2008 "Holiday Group Show", AES Gallery, LIC, Queens, NY
"Peace", Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
2007 “Big Ideas, Small Works, Miniature Sculptures and Maquettes”,
Sculpturesite Gallery, SF, CA
“Common Ground, Proposals for Public Art”, Westchester Community College,
State U of NY, Valhalla, NY
SOFA Chicago, with Sculpturesite Gallery
2006 “Images of Social Justice, Small Works, Big Heart”, St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn, NY
“We are Brooklyn”, Clinton Hill Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2005 “Vernissage”, A New Leaf Gallery and Sculpturesite, San Francisco & Sonoma, CA
“Spectrum”, Micro Museum, Brooklyn, NY
“Gallery Artists”, The Figurative Gallery, La Quinta, CA
"Williamsburg Gallery Association Walking Tour", Holland Tunnel Gallery and
Sculpture Garden, Brooklyn, NY
2004 “Metamorphoses”, Studio 18 Gallery, New York, NY
“Italian Painters and American Sculptors” Gallery Boreas satellite project,
Gateways Inn, Lenox, MA
"Olympus Revisited", Holland Tunnel Gallery Extension, Paroika, Paros, Greece
2002 “To Scale”, The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY,
“20th Anniversary of Outdoor Sculpture”, Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, Brooklyn, NY
“The Figure in Bronze”, Grounds for Sculpture, Toad Hall Gallery, Hamilton, NJ
“Drawing from Perception”, Wright State University Gallery, Dayton, OH,
juror: Graham Nickson
“The Pastel National, 2002”, The Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS,
juror: Wolf Kahn
2001 “BROOKLYN!” Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Lakeworth, FL,
2000 “North American Sculpture Biennial”, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO, juror:
Alison Saar
"Figurative and Portrait Show", Williamsburg Art and Historical Center (Wah)
Brooklyn, NY
1998 “Wood Memorial Biennial”, Gallery in the Wood, South Windsor, CT, juror: Susan Cross
“Children in Crisis, Int’l Benefit Exhibition”, Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Theodora Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
1997 “National Juried Competition”, Denise Bibro Gallery, New York, NY, juror: Judd Tully
“42nd Long Island Artists’ Exhibition”, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY,
juror: Holly Solomon
1996 “Summer Group Show” Caelum Gallery, New York, NY
(showed “small sculptures to see touch and hold”- outreach to visually impaired
community included invitations with Braille)
1995 "The Best Contemporary Art CD-ROM, Juried Collection”, Art Communication Int’l,
Philadelphia, PA, jurors: Claudia Stone, Ivan Karp, Pamela Auchincloss
1994 “The Self-Portrait Show, Part I” The New York Law School, NYC
1993 Outdoor Museum of Art, a Frankensteinberg Project, sponsored by Northside
Merchants, Assc., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
1992 “Family”, Goddard-Riverside Center, New York, NY
1991 "Positive Actions", Visual AIDS Competition, Clocktower Gallery, New York, NY
1989 "Allied Arts", The Michigan Gallery, Multi-Media Exhibition curated by Allied Arts, Inc.
Detroit, MI
1985 “Fusion '85: Works of Asian, Black, Jewish and Latino Artists of Los Angeles”,
Jewish Federation, Los Angeles, CA
1985 “Southern California Figurative Art”, California State University, Los Angeles, CA,
Juror: Ruth Weisberg

Private sculpture and drawing commissions, New York, NY, 2015-2016
Cover illustration, Origins of Felis Catus in the New World Kindle Book,by Tony Batchelor and Carlee Marrer-Tising, 2012
Engineers w/out borders, Cambodia Water Dam Project, sculptures for model of dam, 2008
Baltimore Sculpture Project, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Live Well! sculpture installed, Pearlstone Park, Baltimore, MD, 2007
Mayor’s Partnership for Summit Arts and Summit Outdoor Art Project (SOAP),
Shangri-La in Miniature, sculptures installed in Promenade Park, Summit, NJ, 2005
Polk Museum of Art, “The Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition”, Live Well! sculpture installed Lakeland, FL, 2001
City of New York Parks & Recreation, Live Well! sculpture installed, TriBeCa Park,
New York, 2000.
Bellmont Italian American Playhouse, Luigi Pirandello’s Henry 1V, life-size painted portraits for onstage, New York, NY, 1998
Wellstone Inc., Architectural Associates, , Dream of the Two Houses , mural for courtyard linking two new sculptural homes, fresco pigment in acrylic medium, 8’ x 7’ on wood, Santa Monica, CA, 1992
Drawings and paintings for onscreen for independent feature, Practice to Deceive by
Michael Bergmann, , New York, NY 1991
The New York Times Book Review, illustrations, 1991
The Harlem Girls Ensemble, painting, The Rehearsal, card printed from painting sold at the Studio Museum in Harlem, 1989
Theater for the New City, Mural Backdrops for The Breakaways by Bob Borsodi, New York, NY, 1989
Operation GreenThumb, Department of General Services, the New York State
Council on the Arts, (NYSCA) Striving Together, Mural at the Harlem Rehabilitation Center,
43' high x 90' long, oil on exterior of brick building, NYC, 1987
LA Cultural Affairs Department, Chevron, Inc., and IBM, Inc., mural,
Magritte in Los Angeles, 17' high x 100' long, acrylic on exterior cement wall, near LAX, 1984
Clint Eastwood, Warner Brothers, drawings and on-screen painting of Sondra Locke for film,
Sudden Impact, 1983
Grifftex Corporate Collections, purchase of Chaim Soutine Drinking, oil on canvas, lithographic poster reproductions, nationwide distribution, 1983

Scholarship, Manhattan Graphics Center, NYC (Lithography) 2012
First Place, Images of Social Justice, Small Works, Big Heart, St. Josephs College,
Brooklyn, NY (sculpture) 2006
Honorable Mention Snapshot of Survival, Gilda's Club Worldwide & Sanofi-Aventis (drawing) 2006
Knox Galleries Award for Cast Bronze, North American Sculpture Biennial, Juror: Alison Saar, 2000
Catherine and Denis Krusos Award of Excellence (sculpture, one of 5 first place awards) Heckscher Museum of Art,. Juror: Holly Solomon, 1996
Award of Outstanding Contribution to the Los Angeles Murals Program,
L.A. Cultural Affairs Department, 1985

Hyperallergic, online, Allison Meier,"An Annual Floor-to-Ceiling Cross Section of Contemporary
Art”, March, 2014
Impose Magazine and Quiet Lunch, online, Carly Sioux,"Survival of the Fittest", 2013, Brooklyn, NY “Greenpoint Resident Exhibits Arab/Israeli Peace Lithograph in Prague, 2013
KCET TV online , (Los Angeles) Ed Fuentes, "This is not a surrealist mural: Magritte in Los Angeles", December 2012
On the Wall, Four Decades of Community Murals, Braun-Reinitz & Weissman, University Press of Mississippi, 2009
Flavorpill (online magazine, San Francisco), Mark Goldberg, “Woman Reading on a Rock”,
Nov. 2007
Independent Press, Liz Keill, “Promenade in downtown Summit becomes an outdoor art gallery” Pg. A2., Sept.7, 2005
Conservation, (publication of the Getty Museum, L.A.) Jeff Levin, Leslie Rainer, “The Conservation of Outdoor Contemporary Murals” pg. 8, Magritte in Los Angeles, Volume 18, No. 2, 2003
ARTnews, Alexander Pigman, Art Talk, “There goes the Neighborhood”, October 2001
Tribeca Trib, Carl Glassman, “In Tribeca Park, a Small Work Doffs its Hat to Life”, August 2000
New York Daily News, Gayle Dewees, "Size Up New Exhibit at Rotunda Gallery", Dec. 27, 2002
Denver Post, Joanne Ditmer, “Sculpture Expo breaks the mold”, May 26, 2000
Brooklyn Skyline, Rob Taube, “Building a New Williamsburg Bridge”, March 16, 1999
ARTnews, Barbara MacAdam, Art Talk “Tunnel Vision”, November 1998
Journal Inquirer, Steve Starger, Arts, Etc., (Connecticut) “Exhibit’s Visions Offer Individual Pleasures in Range of Media” July 1998
Painting the Towns: Murals of California, Robin Dunitz &James Prigoff, RJD Enterprises, 1997
New York Newsday, Jim Scovel, "New York--Why It's the Place to Be", pg. 7, Sept. 7, 1993
The New York Times, Grace Glueck, "An Immovable Feast: Murals in the City", Weekend, pgs.1& 28, June 22, 1988
ARTnews, Vasari Diary, “Botticelli Comes to Harlem", Barbara MacAdam, pg.11 February 1988,
Art in America ('85-'86 Guide to Galleries, Museums, Artists), "Public Art in Review”
Le Soir, Maurice Williams, "De Los Angeles a Mons », pg. 8, Brussels, January 14, 1986
Le Soir, “Magritte in Los Angeles”, front page, May 28, 1984
The Los Angeles Times, John Needham, "New Mural Spoofs Billboards", June 24, 1984
The Evening Outlook, Kathy Rethlake, “Mural by Santa Monica painter takes on a life of its own”, front page, May 1984

Presentation: "From drawing: prints and sculpture", Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY 2013
Presentation: “From Santa Monica to Harlem: The Story of Three Murals” Symposium, National Society of Mural Painters, American Fine Arts Society Gallery, NYC, 1995
Belgian Television, "Magritte in Los Angeles", television news documentary about mural and exhibitions in Mons and Brussels, March 1986
Panelist, “Spirituality in Contemporary Art”, Eilat Gordon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA,
Sponsored by Los Angeles Artists’ Equity, 1985
United Airlines and NIWS television news segment, “Magritte in Los Angeles”, Olympic-year mural. Shown on all incoming flights to Los Angeles, Summer 1984
KPFK Pacifica Network Radio, Panelist, “Inside L.A.”, “Public Murals”, 1984

Dr. Claude Tolbert, Beaufort, SC
Kleinfelder Engineers, Bohemia, NY
Law offices of Jerod Peterson, Minneapolis, MN
Christian Stephans, President, Price Waterhouse, Hamburg, Germany
Dr. Deborah Stern, Los Angeles, CA
Georges Leroux, Architectes des Interieurs, Brussels, Belgium
Devra Isserman Fine Art Services, Santa Monica, CA
Clint Eastwood, Los Angeles, CA
Grifftex Corporate Collections, GA
John and Annie Pearson, Santa Fe, NM
Dr. Constance Marina, Lexington, MA
Shana Menaker, Laguna, CA
( numerous other private collections)

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