BOBBIE OLIVER
One and two-Person Exhibitions
 
2015       Valentine Gallery, Ridgewood, Queens
                Hionas Gallery, NY (two-person with Alain Kirili)
2013       “Upfront”, Feature Gallery, NY (a solo installation)       
                Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto (also 2010, 2006, 2003, 1999,                                1996, 1994, 1991, 1989, 1987)
2012       “Floating Explosions”, The George Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
               (2 person show with Mary Jones)
2007       Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles
               Alliance Gallery, Narrowsburg, NY
2004       Sears-Peyton Gallery, NY           
2000       Sean Scully's West Space, NY
1999        "Nameless Waters: the paintings of Bobbie Oliver 1993-1998",
                University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo, Canada; Tom                                    Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, Canada; Illingworth Art
                Gallery/Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Canada (catalogue)
1998        Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence (two-person with Melissa                                    Meyer)  
1995        Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence
1993        Wheeler Gallery, Providence
1985        Wolff Gallery, NY
1984        Freidus/Ordover Gallery, NY
1979         Art Gallery of Southern Alberta, Lethbridge, Canada
1978         Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa, Canada
1977         Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (two-person show)
1977         Feigenson/Rosenstein Gallery, Detroit
1976         “A” Space, Toronto
1977         Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Canada (two-person with                                   Brenda Goodman)
1970         Canada House, London, England
                 York University, England
 
Group Exhibitions
 
2017        “The Painted Desert Part II”, High Noon Gallery, NY
                Group Show, Catskill Arts Society, Livingston Manor, NY          
2016        “Drawing”, Kerry Schuss Gallery, NY
               “World Made By Hand”, Edlin Gallery, NY (curated by Sam                                     Gordon)
2014        “Let’s Go Let Go”, Jane Kim Gallery, NY
                “Flux/Quirk”, The George Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012        “Gang of Six”, The George Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                “Slow Numbers”, Showroom, NY
                 “Connected”, Feature Gallery, NY
                 “Recent Acquisitions”, Art Bank Collection, US Department                                    of State, Washington, DC
2011         “Bodybraingame”, curated by Hudson, Feature Gallery,                                         Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Ill.
                “Summer Show”, Feature Gallery, NY       
2010        “The Tenant Show”, 106 Green Street, Brooklyn, curated by                                   Vera Iliatova
2009        “Interventions”, Callicoon Fine Arts Gallery, Callicoon, NY
                 “May/December”, Painting Gallery, RISD, Providence,                                           curated by Dike Blair
2008        "Cool and Austere", Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles
                  Benefit Auction, Dumbo Arts Centre, Brooklyn, NY     
2007         Aljira Fine Art Auction, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art,                                 New Jersey
                 "Arts Desire:The Art Auction", Museum of Art, St. Louis,                                     Missouri
2006        "RISD Painting Faculty", Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence
                 "Small Works", Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto
2004        "Up and Off the Wall".  curated by Donald Sultan, Dumbo                                       Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
2003        "Thinking in Line", University of Florida, Jackson, Florida
2001        "Guide to Trust #2", Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San                                     Francisco
2000        "3ness", Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium                                              (catalogue)
                 "Re: Place", Planet Thailand, New York
1999         "Choice 99", Exit Art, New York
                 "Abstraction", Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi, India
                 "Mind's Eye", Boothe Contemporary Art, Wakefield, R.I.
1998         "The Fanelli Show", O.K. Harris Gallery, New York
                "Diverse Works, Urban Configuration", Starwood Urban                                          Investments, Washington, D.C.
1997         "So Much Deathless", Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, NY, a curated
                 installation by Peter Nagy
                "Land", Forster/Goldstrum Gallery, NY
                "New York/North York" North York Arts Centre, Toronto                                       (catalogue)
1996        "Image/After Image", The Work Space, NY, curated by Paul                                   Campbell (catalogue)
                "In a Meditative Manner", E.S. Vandam Gallery, New York
                "Drawing", Nancy Solomon Gallery, Atlanta
1994        "East/West", E.S. Vandam Gallery, New York (essay Sol                                         Ostrow)
                "Recent Painting", E.S. Vandam Gallery, NY
                "Addressing Surrender", Paolo Baldacci Gallery, NY
                "Contemporary Art in Rhode Island", Museum of Art, Rhode                                   Island
                 School of Design, Providence (catalogue)
                "Whateva", Dru Arstark Gallery, NY
1993        "Canadian Contemporary Works on Paper", University of                                        Waterloo, Canada
                Group Show, Bomb Magazine Benefit, Fawbush Gallery,                                        New York
                "The Bridge Has the Blues", Art Auction, Bridge Center for                                     Contemporary Art, El Paso, TX.
                "A Celebration of Life", Mount Sinai Breast Resource Center,                                  Auction, United Nations, New York
                 Group Show, E.S. Vandam, NY
1992         Group Show, Faculty, Rhode Island Museum of Art,                                               Providence  
                 Group Show, Spotted Dog Gallery, Old Chatham, New York,                                 curated by Holly Hughes
1990        "Sooner or Later: Edward Albee’s Eye", Hillwood Art                                             Museum, Long Island University, NY (catalogue)
1989         Group Show, 49th Parallel Gallery, New York
1988         "17 at the Barn", Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, cur by                                       Edward Albee
                 Group Show, Anne Plumb Gallery
1986         "Fashion Moda Benefit", Ronald Feldman Gallery, NY
1984        "Parallels and Boundaries", Powerhouse Gallery, Montreal                                       (catalogue)
1982        "Artists from the Edward Albee Foundation", Guild Hall                                         Museum, East Hampton
1981        "Viewpoint", Hamilton Art Gallery, Hamilton; Harbourfront                                  Gallery, Toronto;
                Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa; Art Gallery of Windsor
                Stratford Art Gallery, Stratford; Kitchener-Waterloo Gallery,                                Kitchener;
                Agnes-Etherington Gallery, Kingston; Rodman Hall, St.                                        Catherines;
                Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada (catalogue)
1980        "Aspects of Canadian Painting in the 70’s", Glenbow                                              Museum, Calgary; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon (catalogue)
               "Material Matters", Norton Art Gallery, West Palm Beach; The                                Clocktower, New York; The Spoletto Festival, Charleston;                                      Stamford Museum, Ct., cur by Edward Albee (catalogue)
1979        "A Great Big Drawing Show", P.S.1, NY
                Group Show, 288 West Street, NY
               "Beyond the Border", (four painters), Harbourfront Gallery,                                    Toronto
               "Making A Fresh New Thing: 10 Painters", Harbourfront                                        Gallery, Toronto
                55 Mercer Gallery, NY (two-person show)
1978        Group Show, 55 Mercer Gallery, NY
               "Paperworks", Feigenson-Rosenstein Gallery, Detroit
                A.C.T. Gallery, Toronto (two-person show)
1977         "New Abstract Objects", Hallwalls, Buffalo
               "Emerging Talent", Albert White Gallery, Toronto
                Group Show, Kingsborough College, Brooklyn, NY
                Group Show, Feigenson-Rosenstein Gallery, Detroit
1976         Group Show, O.K. Harris Gallery, NY
                "Arts and Crafts in Detroit, 1906-1976, the Movement, the                                     Society, the School",
                Art Institute of Detroit
1975        "Three New York Artists", University of New Hampshire
 
Bibliography

Blair, Dike, “Arlene Schechet, Steve Keister, Bobbie Oliver, Ash Ferlito”, Zing Magazine, Issue 24, 2015
Rhodes, David, “Slow Spilling Movement: The Paintings of Bobbie Oliver”, Artcritical Magazine, October 2015
Frank, Peter: “Haiku Reviews”, Huffington Post, January 2012
Dillon, Noah: “Connected”, The Brooklyn Rail, February 2012
Thompson, Mimi: “Editor’s Choice: BOMB Magazine, Summer Issue 2009
Frank, Peter: "Hits of Ecstacy", LA Weekly, May 2007
Dault, Gary: "Bobbie Oliver at Olga Korper", The Globe & Mail, March 2003
Fiers, Els: "Museum Light", Knack, Belgium, August 2000
Pieters, Rudy: "A Clear, Playful Threeness", De Morgan, Belgium, August 2000
Laureyus, Jeroen: "Light, Airy and Transitory", De Standard, Belgium, August 2000
Johnson, Ken: "Choice 1999", The New York Times, December 1999
Murray, Joan: "Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century", Durdurn Press, 1999
Dault, Gary: "Bobbie Oliver at the Olga Korper Gallery", The Globe & Mail, June 1999
Reid, Robert: "Paintings evoke vague apocalytic feel", The Record, Jan. 1999
Van Siclen, Bill: "Watery-smudge master", The Providence Journal, Dec. 1998
Kissick, John: "A Tale of Two Painters", Canadian Art, Fall 1996
Campbell, James: "Image/After Image", catalogue May 1996
Van Siclen, Bill: "Art Wrap-up", The Providence Journal, Oct. 1995
Slonin, Jeffrey: "In with the Out Crowd", interview with Bruce Ferguson, Artforum, March 1995
Silberger, Kathy: "New York Artists", Saison Magazine, Germany, 1994
Gersh-Nessie, Beth: "Bobbie Oliver, Paintings", Art New England, Jan. 1994
Van Siclen, Bill: "Art Wrap-up", Providence Journal, Sept. 1993
Mays, John Bentley: "Invoking a Sense of Place", The Globe & Mail, Toronto, Mar. 1989
Loughery, John: "17 Years at the Barn", Art Reviews, Mar. 1988
Raynor, Vivien: "Edward Albee vs. the Establishment", New York Times, Aug. 1985
Zinsser, John: "Bobbie Oliver at Wolff", East Village Eye, May 1985
Zimmer, William: "Review", Soho News, 1980
Larson, Kay: "Review", Village Voice", June 1980
Bell, Tiffany: "Group Show", Artsmagazine, Apr. 1979
Murray, Joan, "Making a Fresh New Thing, 10 Painters", Artsmagazine, June 1979
Purdie, James: "Gallery Reviews", Globe & Mail, Toronto, Nov. 1978
Frank, Peter: "Review", Village Voice, Jan. 1978
Bell, Tiffany: "Group Show", Artsmagazine, Mar. 1978
White, Peter: "Juggling the Dimensions", Globe & Mail, Toronto, July 1978
Rhodes, Ric: "Paintings that Hold their Ground", Ryerson Review, Oct. 1978
Rhodes, Ric: "Sydney Drum and Bobbie Oliver at the AGO", Artsmagazine, Nov.-Dec. 1978
Colby, Joyce: "Poems, Paintings", Detroit News, 1978
 
Awards

Canada Council Arts Award, "A" and “B” Grants
Canada Council Arts Award, Travel Grant
Ontario Arts Council Award
New York State Council for the Arts Grant
Pollock/Krasner Award
Rhode Island School of Design Faculty Development Grants
 
Teaching Experience

2006-8           Chair, Painting Department,RISD, Providence
2003-5           Chief Critic, European Honors Program,RISD , Rome
1992-2008     Professor, Painting Department, RISD, Providence
1985               Head, Summer Program, Visual Arts Banff School of
                       Fine Arts, Canada
1982-83         Acting Head, Painting Department, RISD, Providence
1981               Lecturer, Banff School of Fine Arts, Canada.
                       Lecturer, Painting, School of Visual Arts, NY
                       Lecturer, Painting, Princeton University, Princeton
1980 -92        Rhode Island School of Design, Adjunct Lecturer,                                                   Painting, RISD
 
Visiting Lecturer

1996        Visiting Lecturer, National College of Art Lahore, Pakistan,
1989        Visiting Lecturer, Painting, Anderson Ranch, Aspen,                                              Colorado.
 
Artist Lectures

Brandeis University, National College of Art, Lahore, Guelph University, Canada, RISD, Anderson Ranch, Aspen, Banff School of Fine Arts, Canada, York University, Canada
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
 
 

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