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Derek Buckner
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Gowanus

Media:Drawing; Painting;


ARTIST STATEMENT: In Derek Buckner's most recent series of paintings, the vibrant palate and intensity of light-- now, more than ever-- lend his subject matter an almost reverential weight. Buildings and factories appear not only as elements of industrial Brooklyn but also as blocks of pure color. The artist, who works in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn, says, “For me, painting is not about inventing something new but instead it's the act of seeing and considering my world from new perspectives. A painting, unlike a photograph, does not represent a moment in time but is itself an collection of memories and decisions - an artifact of an experience. It is the desire to translate my experience of seeing through paint which compels me to put my brush to canvas. In order for me to paint I need to be emotionally excited by a subject, whether it be the afternoon sun hitting a factory wall, clouds gathering on the horizon or the delicate shifts of shadow in the folds of a white curtain. My goal is not to reproduce what I see but to provoke that same excitement in the viewer as well. Derek Buckner grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He went on to study at Vassar College and received his B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Chicago, England, Italy, Mexico and Korea. He has had ten solo exhibitions with the George Billis gallery in New York and Los Angeles, In 2012 his work was exhibited at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. His work is in numerous private and corporate collections in this country and abroad, and has been reviewed in the The New Yorker, The New York Times, Art News, The New York Sun and The Wall Street Journal, among many other publications. Derek Buckner currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife, the novelist Joanna Hershon and their two sons Wyatt and Noah.
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Artist Links:
derekbuckner.com

 

ARTIST RESUME:


Born 1970, Derek Buckner currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife, the novelist
Joanna Hershon and their two sons Wyatt and Noah.

EDUCATION:

Laguardia High School of Music and Art
Vassar College
The Art Students League of New York
B.F.A., The School of the Art institute of Chicago
Boston Museum School: stone carving Program, Carrara, Italy

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2014:
New Paintings, George Billis Gallery, New York

2013:
Art In Embassies Project, American Embassy in The Gambia
2012:
City Views, George Billis Gallery, New York

2011:
Recent Paintings , George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles

2010:
Recent Paintings, George Billis Gallery, New York
New Paintings, Miami-Dade Public library, Florida

2009:
Marshmallows, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles
Recent paintings, Craven Gallery Marthas Vineyard MA

2008:
Marshmallows, George Billis Gallery, New York
UFO Series, Slocumb Gallery, East Tennessee State University

2007:
Works on Paper, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles

2006:
Recent Paintings, George Billis Gallery, New York
American Perspectives, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles

2005:
Recent Paintings, George Billis Gallery, New York
New Works, Laurel Tracey Galleries, Red Bank, NJ
Pamela Williams Gallery, Amagansett, NY
Carol Craven Gallery, Marthas Vineyard, MA

2004:
Recent Paintings, Lizan Tops Gallery, East Hampton, NY

2002:
Recent Paintings, Carol Craven Gallery, Marthas Vineyard MA

2001: Fast Enough To Catch It, Lizan Tops Gallery, East Hampton, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2013: Summer in The City, George Billis Gallery, NY

2012: "Still life in The 20th Century" Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Maryland

2011:
Recent Work. Pamela Williams Gallery. Amagansett, NY
Gallery Artists, Laurel Tracey Gallery, Red Bank, NJ
Summer in The City, George Billis Gallery, NY


2010:
Group Show, Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton FL
Group Show, George Billis Gallery , NY
Land and Sea, Pamela Williams Gallery, Amagansett, NY
Carol Craven Gallery, Marthas Vineyard, MA

2009:
The Open West. Cheltenham Museum, Gloucestershire, UK
Summer in the City, George Billis Gallery, NY
Garish, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Art Discovery in Seoul, A&C Art Fair Seoul Korea
Mixed Greens” Parish Art Museum online exhibition, South Hampton, NY
"What's the Rush Topics on Convenience", Cal State Fullerton,CSU, CA
Positive/Negative 24 Annual National Juried Art Exhibition, Slocumb Gallery, ETSU, TN
The Open West. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK
A&C Art Fair, Seoul Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The Concept of Contemporary Art, Meepyung Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2008:
The Circular Exhibition, Hun Gallery, NY, Ho Gallery, Seoul, Korea
New Life Visuals, New Life Shop, Berlin
small Works Show, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Pulse Art Fair NY, Saatchi online
“Art For the Arts” curated by Laurel Bysonette, Laurel Tracey Gallery, Red Bank, NJ
Texas National 08, The Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University Texas
(juror-Roger Shimomura)
3rd Annual Human Rights Exhibition, 2008 Juried Traveling show, South Texas
College, Progreso Art Gallery, Mexico,University of Texas Pan American, University of
Monterrey, Mexico
It’s Gouache and Gouache Only, Andrea Meislin Gallery, NY

2007:
Good Night Sun, George Billis Gallery, New York
Shore Scenes, Laurel Tracey Galleries, Red Bank, NJ

2005:
Group Show, George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Recent Acquisitions, Madelyn Jordan Fine Art Scarsdale, NY

2004:
NY Juried Exhibition, Viridian Gallery,Curator Charlotta Kotik (Brooklyn Museum)
Out East, Laurel Tracey Galleries, Red Bank, NJ

2003:
Small Packages, Madelyn Jordan Fine Art Scarsdale, NY
Recent Paintings, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
Urban Pastoral, McGrath Galleries, New York, NY
Recent Landscape Paintings, Laurel Tracey Galleries Red Bank, NJ

2002:
New Paintings, Lizan Tops Gallery, Armory Show, NY
Recent Paintings, Laurel Tracey Gallery, Red Bank, NJ
A Summer Place, Madelyn Jordan Fine Art Scarsdale, NJ

2001:
Recent Painting: Carol Craven Gallery, Marthas Vineyard MA

2000:
Lizan Tops Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Group Show, Carol Craven Gallery, Marthas Vineyard MA

1998:
Catherine Dail Fine Art, New York
Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Galleria de Todos Santos, Todos Santos, Mexico

1997:
Catherine Dail Fine Art, New York
Jack Meier Gallery, Houston Texas, Group Show
Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts

1996:
Lyons Weir Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

PUBLICATIONS:

American Art Collector: April 2014, “ Industry and Nature Unite”
Washington Herald Mail "An artist creates his own world" November 11, 2012 | Washington
County Museum of Fine Arts. by Rebecca Massie Lane, director of Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
Wall Street Journal: "Diving into the Gowanus," by Lizzie Simon, April 2012
American Art Collector: May 2012, "Derek Buckner, Industrial Brooklyn"
George Washington Literary Review Jan 2012
Flavorpill: 2010, May 20th
The New York Sun: When Marshmallows are the Muse: Chat with the artist, By Lizzie Simon 2010
Flavorpill: 2009, August 29th
Flavorpill: 2008, October 4th
Saatchi Gallery: March 26, 2008 Daily Magazine Blog
Lillies, Cannonballs Review, winter 2008
Making America, Volume 2, (Cover), 2007
Folio Journal, winter 2007
The New Yorker Sept 2006, (short review).
March 25th, 2005
New York Times Jan 27th, 2002
New York Sun July 20th, 2006
The New York Post March 26th, 2005
The LA Times
The New York Observer, Feb 15th, 2004
Santa Fe Paseo Tiempo
Tameme Literary Journal
Poetry Magazine
Conde Nast Traveler

AWARDS & MENTIONS:

2011 Dave Brown Projects Semi Anual Art Competition Finalist
2009 Artslant online jurried showcase winner
2008 Pulse Art Fair New York,
Saatchi online booth, 69th Regiment Armory
2007 Art-online competition (honorable mention)
2007 Wooloo special exhibition – Selection for New Life Visuals 08, New Life Shop ?2007
Saatchi Online Daily Magazine, Dec 1st,“Top Ten Exhibition Picks”


SELECTED CORPORATE AND PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

US Department of State
Stowers Institute Kirkland & Ellis Law Firm
Verizon?Pfizer
The Kellogg Group
Downtown Associates
MTC Financial Holdings
Clark and Weinstock

SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:

Rufus Wainwright
Virginia and Norton Mailman
Roger and Carolyn Mansell
Guillermo Sallis
Fernando Sallis
Adam Silver
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Enders
Maureen and Marshall Cogan
Mr. and Mrs. John Watts
Mr. Robert Mertz
Mr. Dan Rizzie
Mr. and Mrs. Otis Pearsall
Mrs. Bunny Dell
Mr. and Mrs. Denis Krieger
Mrs. Lori Bookstein
Davis and Betsy Weinstock
Mr. Dan Shedrick?
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Roosevelt
Ken and Abbey Colen
Catherine Mayo
Hugh and Suzanne Weissman

 








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