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Mary Hrbacek

BIO

   
I am an artist, and an art critic (AICA) based in NYC. I’ve exhibitied Internationally in China, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Greece and Canada, in the “Drawn Festival,” and in a two-person show “Charcoal and Thread” at Elliot Lewis Gallery, Vancouver. My human-tree drawing, at the “American Drawing Biennial VI,” the Muscarelle Museum, VA, won Juror’s Prize, from Ann Philbin, The Drawing Center, NYC. In 2010 I participated in the Beijing Art Fair, Beijing, China. “Life Before Life” marks my fourth solo show at CREON, NYC. In 2016 I was awarded the Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation, ESKFF Foundation, The Helis Foundation, Financial Grant for artwork exhibited in “Mixing Medias” curated by Carole Feuerman, at MANA CONTEMPORARY in Jersey City. In 2016 my solo exhibition “Vital Connections”opened to critical acclaim at Gallery D’Arte, Chelsea, NYC. I participated in the Pusan Art Fair South Korea in 2016. In 2015-16 I exhibited in the Mykonos Biennial; four drawings are included in “Whispers,” at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete. The Museum has acquired the drawings for their permanent collection. The show “Whispers” is currently on view at the State Museum of Contemporary Art of Thessalonica, Greece 2017.

 

 

WORKS IN OTHER WEBSITES

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Saatchi Galleries

The Artist Network

 

AWARDS

2016     MANA CONTEMPORARY, “Mixing Medias,” Carole A. Feuerman Sculpture Foundation, ESKFF Foundation,
               The Helis Foundation, Financial Grant for artwork exhibited in “Mixing Medias”
1999     "American Drawing Biennial VI," MUSCARELLE MUSEUM, College of William & Mary, VA,
               Curator:  ANN PHILBIN, THE DRAWING CENTER, NYC.  JUROR'S PRIZE.
1999     "Yosemite Renaissance," YOSEMITE MUSEUM GALLERY, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA
               Traveled to 7 sites, Curator:  OAKLAND MUSEUM, CA , HONORABLE MENTION

 

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

2017     STATE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART OF THESSALONICA, “WHISPERS,”
               Curated by Maria Marangou
2016     MUSEUM OF CONTEMPOARARY ART OF CRETE, “WHISPERS,” Curated by Maria Marangou
2005     THE PARRISH ART MUSEUM, NY, Southampton, "37th Annual Exhibition," Curated by Sara Nightingale,
               A. Budick, Critic Newsday, J. Brody, Editor, Print Collector's Newsletter, NY
2000     THE TRENTON CITY MUSEUM, NJ, "TAWA at Ellarslie" Curated by Kristen Accola, Huntington Museum
               of Art, PA
1999     THE TRENTON CITY MUSEUM Trenton, NJ, "Invitationals at Ellarslie," Curated by Brian Peterson,
               Michener Art Museum, PA
1999     THE YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK MUSEUM GALLERY, "Yosemite Renaissance,"
               Yosemite National Park, CA, Curated by the OAKLAND MUSEUM, CA, Traveled to 7 sites
1999     THE MUSCARELLE MUSEUM, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, "American Drawing Biennial
               VI,"  Curated by Ann Philbin, Director of The Drawing Center, NYC
1992     THE MUSCARELLE MUSEUM, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, "American Drawing Biennial
               III," Curated by JACK BEAL, NYC
1990     THE NATIONAL ACEDEMY OF DESIGN, NYC, "The 165th Annual Exhibition"

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017     PARIS KOH FINE ARTS, "The Painted Veil, that those who live call life: Mary Hrbacek,"
             Curated by Suechung Koh, NYC
2016     GALLERY D'ARTE, "Vital Connections, New Works by Mary Hrbacek," Curated by Suechung Koh, NYC
2016     107 WEST, “World Trees,” Curated by Ben Goucheon, NYC
2015     CREON GALLERY, NYC, "Life Before Life," Curated by Norm Hinsey, NYC
2013     CREON GALLERY, NYC, “Peopled Forest of My Mind,” Curated by Elga Wimmer, NYC
2011     CREON GALLERY, NYC, "Entwined," Curated by Richard Pasquarelli, NYC
2009     CREON GALLERY, NYC, "Icons," Curated by Norm Hinsey, NYC
2006     ROGER SMITH ARTS, NYC, "World Tree Series - Drawings," Curated by Matthew Semler, Dominick Lombardi,
2002     PROGRESSIVE GALLERY AT THE WELL, NYC, Curated by Lucy Stylianou
2001     FLORA DANICA GALERIE, "Metamorphoses," Curated by Fleur Boel, NYC
1999     TRENTON CITY MUSEUM, "Invitationals at Ellarslies," Curated by Brian Peterson, Michener Art Museum PA
1992     POSITIVELY 104TH STREET, NYC, "Southwest Landscapes," NYC
1989     ADELPHI MANHATTAN CENTER GALLERIES, Urban Center, " Landscapes,"
               Curated by Dr. Elliot Pruzan, NYC

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017     ANNA KUSTERA GALLERY, "A Call To Action," Curated by Anna Kustera, Red Hook
             LAZY SUSAN GALLERY, "Points of View," Curated by Jill Conner, Lower East Side, NYC
             GWANGHWAMUN INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL, Seoul, Republic of Korea
             METRO PICTURES, "Postcards from the Edge," Visual Aids Benefit, NYC
             GALLERY D'ARTE, "Highlights," Chelsea, NYC  
             SIDESHOW, "Nation V, Thru The Rabbit Hole 2," Curated by Rich Timperio, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
2016     PUSAN CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, Curated by Suechung Koh, South Korea  
             SIKKEMA JENKINS & CO, “18th Annual Postcards on the Edge,” Visual Aids Benefit, NYC
             SIDESHOW, “Through The Looking Glass,” Curated by Rich Timperio, Williamsburg, Brklyn, NYC
2015/16    MANA CONTEMPORARY, “Mixing Medias,” Curated by Carole Feuerman, Jersey City, NJ
             MUSEUM OF CONTEMPOARARY ART OF CRETE, “WHISPERS,” Curated by Maria Marangou.
             BLUE HILL ART AND CULTURAL CENTER, “Ode To Earth,”, Curated by Barbara Sussman and Joanna
               Dickey, Rockland County
2015     MYKONOS BIENNIALE, Curated by Lydia Venieri, (NYC) Mykonos, Greece,
             BARUCH COLLEGE, Mishkin Gallery, “Baruch Small Works,” Curated by Richard Timperio, NYC
             LUHRING AUGUSTINE, “Postcards From The Edge,” Benefit, Chelsea, NYC
             SIDESHOW, “Circle The Wagons,” Curated by Richard Temperio, Brooklyn, NYC
2014     CHOSUNILBO MUSEUM, 22nd Seoul International Art Festival, Curated by Bosuk Lee, President 21St Century
               International Creative Artists Association, Seoul, Korea
             SEJONG CULTURAL CENTER MUSEUM AND STORY HALL, 10th GIAF, Seoul, Korea.
               Curated by Kyoo Seong Jeon, Art Professor, Mokpo National University, Korea
             TABLA RASA GALLERY, “Intimate Forest,” Curated by Anders Knutsson and Audrey Frank Anastasi,  NYC
             LUHRING AUGUSTINE, “Postcards From The Edge,” Benefit, Chelsea, NYC
             SIDESHOW, “Nation II, The Alamo,” Curated by Richard Temperio, Brooklyn, NYC
2013     "Cityarts 45th Anniversary Celebration," Curated by Tsipi Ben-Haim, Courtesy of Elga Wimmer, NYC, 2013    
             TENRI CULTURAL INSTITUTE, “Covert Narratives,” Curated by Thalia Vrachopoulos, NYC
             SIDESHOW, “Nation,” Curated by Richard Timperio, Brooklyn, NYC
             SIKKEMA JENKINS & CO., “Postcards from the Edge,” Visual Aids Benefit, NYC
2012     AFP Gallery, NYC, "Getting From Here To There; Images In and About Transition," Curated by Robert Edelman
             FRAN HILL GALLERY, Toronto, Canada, "In the End a Good Story Is All That Remains,"
               Curated by Edward Rubin, NYC
             SIDESHOW, "MIC:CHECK, " (12th Annual Extravaganza), Curated by Richard Temperio,
               Williamsburg, Brooklyn
             CHEIM AND REID, NYC, "Postcards from the Edge," Visual Aids Benefit
2011     PINK ART FAIR SEOUL 2011, Seoul, South Korea, CREON GALLERY, curated by Grace Rim and
               Norm Hinsey, NYC
             SEOKJANG-RI ART MUSEUM, 2011 KOREAN DMZ ART FESTIVAL, "Outdoor Installation Art,
               Drawing Flags," South Korea, Curated by Soojung Hyun.
             THE NEW ART CENTER/CAN, NYC, "Canasta," Curated by Serge Gregorian,
             SIDESHOW GALLERY, Brooklyn, "It’s All Good/Apocalyse Now," Curated by Richard Timperio, NYC
             CRG GALLERY, NYC, "Postcards from the Edge," Visual Aids Benefit
2010     ELGA WIMMER GALLERY, NYC, BJORN RESSLE ART PROJECTS, "The 2010 Winter Salon: In Synthesis,"
               Curated by Bjorn Ressle, and Hee Yuen Chun
             EXIT ART, NYC, "Fracking: Art and Activism Against the Drill," Curated by Lauren Rosati, Peggy Cyphers,
               Alice Zinnes, and Ruth Hardinger
             ELLIOT LOUIS GALLERY, Vancouver, B.C., Two-Person Show, "Charcoal and Thread,"
               Curated by Lynn Ruscheinsky, Founder, Drawn Festival, Canada
             BEIJING ART FAIR, Beijing, China, Curated by the:artist:network Curatorial Pool, NYC
             SHORE INSTITUE FOR THE CONTEMPORARY ARTS, Long Branch, NJ,
               "Nature Calls," Curated by Dominick Lombardi
             FOUNTAIN ART FAIR, NYC, Curated by Norm Hinsey, CREON GALLERY
             HEADBONES GALLERY Toronto, Canada"Winter Slasher Salon," Curated by Julie Oakes
             GALLERY H215, NYC, "Homage to Ray Johnson, Mail Artist, Curated by Peggy Cyphers
2009     ZIEHERSMITH GALLERY, NYC, "Postcards From The Edge," Visual Aids Benefit
             PAINTING CENTER NYC, "Modern Romantics, The Spiritual in Paint, NYC, Curated by Janet Larose
             A.I.R. GALLERY NYC, "Wish You Were Here," Benefit Auction, DUMBO Brooklyn
             DENISE BIBRO FINE ART, NYC, "Forever Summer," Curated by Scott Malbaurn,
             FRANKLIN 54, MICHEL ALLEN PROJECTS, NYC,"Vacation Venues," Curated by Michel Allen,
               and Joyce Pommer
             BRIDGE ART FAIR, NYC, Curated by Broadthinking Group
             BJORN RESSLE GALLERY, NYC, "The Winter Salon, Works on Paper," Curated by Bjorn Ressle,
             CLEMENTE VELEZ SOTO CENTER, NYC, "Enigmatic Visions," Curated by Paul Cabezas
             FRONT ROOM GALLERY, Williamsburg, "WAGMAG Benefit, Curated by Daniel Aycock, Brklyn
             SIDESHOW GALLERY, Williamsburg, "It’s A Wonderful Life," Curated by Rich Timperio, Brkln
2008    "Crest Hardware Art Show," Williamsburg, Curated by Joe Franquinha and Ron Esmay, , Brooklyn
             ABC NO RIO, NYC, "The Clothesline Benefit," Lower East Side
             ABC NO RIO, NYC, "Cosmological Map," Ides of March Installation, Broadthinking, Curated by
               Peggy Cyphers, Alyssa Fanning, Lower East Side
             FRONT ROOM GALLERY, Williamsburg, "WAGMAG Benefit," Curated by Daniel Aycock, Brklyn
             SIDESHOW GALLERY, "Peace," Williamsburg, Curated by Richard Timperio, Brooklyn
2007     JAMES COHAN GALLERY, Chelsea,"Postcards from the Edge," Visual Aids Benefit, NYC
             ARTIST SPACE, NYC, "Night of 1000 Drawings, "Artist Space Benefit Auction
             BLACK & WHITE GALLERY, Chelsea, "En Plein Air, Reloaded," Curated by Tatyana Okshteyn, NYC
             ARTISTS UNION, "Digital Printouts," Osh, Kyrgyztan, Curated by Stefan Eins, travels to
               Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
             CUE FOUNDATION, Chelsea, "New ’07," NURTUREart Spring Gala, NYC
             SIDESHOW GALLERY, Williamsburg, "War Is Over Again," Curated by Richard Timperio, Brooklyn
             THE:ARTIST:NETWORK NYC, "Memento Mori," Curated by Mariko Tanaka,
2006     THE FRONT ROOM GALLERY, Williamsburg, "WAGMAG Benefit," Curated by D.Aycock, Brooklyn
             HEADBONES GALLERY, Toronto, "X-Country Selections," New York Representative for Canadian Group
               Curated by Julie Oakes, Canada
             CUE FOUNDATION, Chelsea, "Nurturing the Edge," Spring Gala for NURTUREART, NYC
             THE:ARTIST:NETWORK, "Art Supermarket," Benefit, Curated by Mariko Tanaka, NYC
2005     SIDESHOW GALLERY, Williamsburg,"War Is Over," Curated by Richard Timperio, Brooklyn
             ROBERT MILLER GALLERY, NYC, "Postcards from the Edge, Visual Aids Benefit
             ARTISTS SPACE, NYC, "Night of 1000 Drawings," Benefit
             THE PARRISH ART MUSEUM, Southampton, NY, "37th Annual Exhibition," Curated by Sara Nightingale,
               A. Budick, Critic, Newsday, J. Brody, Editor, Print Collector's Newsletter.
2004     SIDESHOW GALLERY, Williamsburg, "Holiday Show," Curated by Richard Timperio, Brooklyn
             BRENT SIKKEMA GALLERY, NYC, "Postcards from the Edge," Visual Aids Benefit
             ARTISTS SPACE, NYC, "Night of 1000 Drawings," Artist space Benefit
             ETHAN COHEN GALLERY, NYC, "artincubator," Curated by Ethan Cohan
             ABCNO RIO, NYC, "The Clothesline Show," Benefit
             POOL, New York Underground Art Fair, Chelsea, "Pool Art Addict," Four Points Hotel, NYC
2002     NY ARTS MAGAZINE GALLERY, NYC, "Drawing Conclusions II," Curated by Gae Savannah and Jill Conner
             MONIQUE GOLDSTROM GALLERY, NYC, "Winter Exhibition, "Curated by Monigue Goldstrom
2001     THEATRE FOR THE NEW CIT Y, NYC, "Counting Coup/Undo," East Village
             GALLERY X, Harlem, "Xtreme Xteriors," Curated by Gulsen Erbel, NYC
             SIDESHOW, Williamsburg, "Art & Performance," Curated by Richard Timperio, Brooklyn
             GALLERY ONE-TWENTY-EIGHT, NYC, "Women & Children in Solidarity with Afghan Women's Mission
2000     TRENTON CITY MUSEUM, NJ, "TAWA at Ellarslie," Curated by Kristen Accola, HUNTINGTON MUSEUM
               OF ART, PA
             ART/WORKS, Trenton, "Fantasy and Desire," NJ
1999     MUSCARELLE MUSEUM, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg VA, "American Drawing Biennial VI,"
               Curated by Ann Philbin, Director, The Drawing Center, NYC
             GALLERY X, "Koridor," Curated by Gulsen Erbel, NYC
             ART STUDENTS LEAGUE GALLERY, NYC, "Drawings," Curated by Anthony Palumbo
1997     THE MOSS-THORNS GALLERY OF ART, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS,"Third Great Plains National,"
               Curated by Deborah Emont Scott, The Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO
1995     COASTAL ARTS CENTER, St. Simmons Island, GA, "Artists National," Curated by Dr. Henry Adams,
               Director CUMMER MUSEUM, FL
             SOUTHWEST TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY GALLERY, San Marcos,Texas, "Works on Paper,"
               Curated by LUCY LIPPARD, NYC
1993     BENT F. LARSEN GALLERY, Brigham Young University, Utah, "Drawing '92,"
               Curated by Donald Perry, Norman R. Eppink Art Gallery, Emporia State University, Kansas
1992     ATRIUM, THE CITY GOVERNMENT CENTER, Harrisburg, "Global Awareness," Curated by
               The Greater Harrisburg Arts Council, Harrisburg, PA
             THE MUSCARELLE MUSEUM OF ART, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA,
               "American Drawing Biennial III," Curated by JACK BEAL, NYC
1991     WATCHUNG ARTS CENTER, Watchung NJ, Curated by Dr. Hildreth York, Rutgers University, NJ
1988     HELIO GALLERIES, East Village,"20/20 Show," Curated by TED CASTLE, "Art in America," NYC
1986     MID-HUDSON ARTS AND SCIENCE CENTER, Poughkeepsie, NY, "Hudson Valley 86,"
               Curated by HOLLY SOLOMON, NYC

 

REVIEWS

2015     Thalia Vrachopoulos, “Mary Hrbacek: The Tao of Trees, Culture Catch.com
             Faye Nwafor, “An Eco-Artist Grows in Manhattan,” The Spirit/Westsider, westsidespirit.com
             Jonathan Goodman, “The State of the Arboreal: Mary Hrbacek at Creon in New York City, d’Art Internaltional,
              Spring/Summer 2015
2013     Ed Rubin Interview, "Peopled Forest of my Mind: A Conversation with Artist Mary Hrbacek,"                                                        www.NYArtBeat.com/nyablog/2013     
             John Haber, "Some Trees at Creon Gallery, by Mary Hrbacek," www.haberarts.com, 4.29.13
             Edward Rubin, "Creon, NYC, With Contemporary paintings of Mary Hrbacek," Artes Magazine, May 6, 2013
             Ed Rubin, "Diaglogue With Artist Mary Hrbacek," Berkshire Fine Arts, 04/24/2013
             Ann Landi, Catalogue Essay
2012     Jonathan Goodman, “The Subliminal Life of Trees,” Essay
             Afrika Brown, “The Secret Life of Trees,” F.A.M.E.NYCMAGAZINE.Com 2012/11/26
             Emese Krunak-Hajagos, "Toronto's Fran Hill Gallery Features Eight Contemporary New York Artists,"
              Curated by Ed Rubin, Artes Magazine, February
             Earl Miller, "Toronto Via New York With Eight Artists," Curated by Ed Rubin, NY Arts Magazine, April
             Earl Miller, "In The End A Good Story Is All That Remains: Eight New York Artists Figuratively Speaking,"
              Curated by Ed Rubin, NY Museums; Curator's Choice, March
2011     Edward Rubin, "Mary Hrbacek’s Wounded Forests Touch the Human Heart," Adobeairstream, April 13
             Edward Rubin, "Entwined: Into the Woods! In Search of a metaphor for the Human Condition,"
               Artes Magazine, April 9
             Edward Rubin, "Mary Hrbacek at NY’s Creon Gallery: Entwined Depicts the Forest Primeval,"
               Berkshire Fine Arts, April 15
             Robert C. Morgan, "Entwined: Selected Paintings and Drawings by Mary Hrbacek," Catalogue Essay
             John Mendelsohn, "Entwined, Mary Hrbacek’s Paintings at Creon Gallery in New York Cit"” dart International,
               Volume 12, number 2, p. 36
             Edward Rubin, "Entwined: Into the Woods!," Dialog of Arts. Moscow,Summer
             Edward Rubin, NY Museums, CURATOR’S CHOICE, "Mary Hrbacek at CREON GALLERY in NYC,"
               Gallery Gazeteer, April 2011
             Edward Rubin, "Entwined…Metaphor for the Human Condition," Huma3.com, April 18, 2011.mht
             Edward Rubin, "Entwined: Into the Woods!...," NY Arts Magazine, p. 144-145, Summer
2009     Dominick Lombardi, "Trees With Personality," Culture Catch, May
             Dominick Lombardi, "Winter Salon, Works on Paper", d’Art International, Winter
             Joel Simpson, "Winter Salon," The M Magazine, February 2009
             Dominick Lombardi, "Vibrant and Varied Works on Paper," Culture Catch, Jan 9
2006     Julie Oakes, "X-Country Selection," Headbones Anthology, December
             Chris Twomey, "Entwined," Drawings, NY Arts Magazin,. May/June
             Chris Twomey, "A Place To Hang," Review, Resolve Forty, On-line Magazine, December
2002     Korotkin, Joyce, Mary Elizabeth Hrbacek "Metamorphoses," NY Arts Magazine, January
2002     Lily Faust, Catalogue Essay
1999     U.S. 1, Princeton, NJ, TAWA INVITATIONAL, Mary Person Hrbacek, "Close Call" reproduced, July
1998     Simone, Ashley, "Art Show Alive and Well at Muscarelle," The Virginia Gazette, Williamsburg,
               December.
1992     Bledsoe, Shari, "Drawings As Varied As Their Number"” The Virginia Gazette, Williamsburg, April

 

ART WRITER:   The M Mag  (former) M - New York Art World     (Listings Guide & Arts Journal)
                              NY Arts Magazine  (former)
                              D’Art International
                              Resolve 40 Online Magazine (former)
                              Co-authur of the book, "Accelerating on the Curves," by KTC & Associates
                              Culturecatch.com
                              Whitehotmagazine.com
                              NYartbeat.com


EDUCATION
:    M.S. Adelphi University, NYC, Magna Cum Laude
                             B.S. University of Dayton, OH
                             San Francisco Art Institute, CA, Painting
                             FIT, Certificate
                             The Art Students League of New York


COLLECTIONS:
Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete              


WORKS OWNED BY
:

John Butler, Gulsen Calik, Case White Law Firm, Stefan Eins, Ellen Fox, Al Kresch, Micael Jacoff, Ann Landi, Sebastian
Lemm, Frada Litman, Malka Lubelsky Foundation, Coco Masuda, Dr. Peter and Elizabeth McCue, Richard Pasquarelli,
Valerie Pels, Roberta Newman, Roy Person, Everett Person, Kurt Sung, Robert and Anne Person, Martha and Tom Sowers, Arisa Suda, Angela Vance, Mike Weiss,Tom Whalen and Dana English, Eva-BritaJänefors, Louise McCagg, George Robertson, Ron Rangel, Paul and Kathleen Atkins, Rosemary Gaffney, Anne Person, Judy Rosenblatt, Ron and Dierdre Pasquarelli, Adrienne Choma and Bo Dziben, Norm Hinsey, Barbara Nessim, Jess Fox, Ed Rubin