BILL BRODY artist

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email: awbrody@gmail.com - phone: 772-618-0126

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On on the Buckskin Glacier


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Each summer I go deep into the wilderness of Alaska's mountains to paint. I spend my time chasing light and dancing shadow, trying to capture the dynamic richness of the northern landscape. .

I go into the wilderness to witness the landscape by painting and drawing what it is like to be there in mind and body. I commit to this venture so long as I am able. This is my beacon, the measure against which all the rest of my art must stand. When I'm out in the landscape I wait until the land seems to move; to come alive. I start to see geological and biological processes and personalize them. I feel how the land folds back onto itself, touching one part to another like a blow; like a caress; like hands rubbing against the cold... And then there's the light, and the clouds blowing and dancing in the sky, the endlessly flowing water and blowing trees.

In wilderness the shy truth comes out to play.

 

BIOGRAPHY
b. New York, New York 1943
B. S. Mathematics Harvey Mudd College 1965
M. F. A. Painting, minor Printmaking Claremont Graduate University 1967

GALLERIES
The Alaska House Gallery, Fairbanks, Alaska                             
Stephan Fine Arts Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska
Blue Hollomon Gallery, Anchrage, AK

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Explorer’s Club
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Professor Emeritus in Art

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Neville Museum, Wisconsin
University of Alaska Museum
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks North Star Borough
St. Lawrence University, New York
Queensborough Community College New York
Anchorage Museum of History and Art
Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma
Portland Art Museum, Oregon
Southern Illinois University
Alaska State Art Bank
Alaska State Museum, Juneau, Alaska
Kensington Publishing New York
Alaska State Courthouse
Kenai Borough, Alaska
Robert Draft Architects, Chicago
Numerous public and private collections

STATE OF ALASKA 1% FOR ART COMMISSIONS
Rabinowitz Courthouse, 4’ h x 28’ w carved and painted copper, Fairbanks, Alaska 2001. $35,000
Hutchison Technology Center, two carved and painted bronze panels each 4’ h x 13.5’ w x 2’d, Fairbanks, Alaska 2005. $49,000
Kenai Borough School District, 72” x 44” oil painting, Soldatna, Alaska 2005. $8,000
Alaska State Virology Lab, 48” x 144” oil painting, Fairbanks, Alaska 2008. $15,000
Su Valley High School, 48” x 120” acrylic on carved bronze, Talkeetna, Alaska 2009. $15,000
Alaska State Criminology Lab, 36” x 144” oil painting, Anchorage, Alaska 2012. $20,000
Wasilla Public Library, 4'h x 5'w x 2'd sculpture in carved, etched and forged aluminum, Wasilla, Alaska 2016(scheduled) $20,000

ARTIST RESIDENCIES
Gates of the Arctic National Park (3)
Denali National Park
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Town of McCarthy in Wrangell Saint Elias National Park (5 ongoing)
Everglades National Park

SELECTED SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Smithsonian Exhibition of Contemporary Alaskan Art, Washington, D. C.
Wignalls Museum at Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, California
Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, Alaska
Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, Alaska
University of Alaska Museum, Fairbanks, Alaska
Graham Gallery, New York, New York
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
Queensborough Community College, Queens, New York
Alaska State Museum, Juneau, Alaska
Suitcase show, art from the Everglades Artist in Residence Progra, traveling the world
Voices of the Wilderness, travelling show of art from Alaska's national parks

SELECTED JURIED SHOWS AND AWARDS
State of Alaska Governor’s Individual Artist Award
Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art Biennial, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Print Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (several)
The Brooklyn Museum Biennial, Brooklyn, New York, catalog reproduction
Los Angeles Printmakers, Los Angeles, California, award, catalog reproduction (several)
Chautauqua National, Chautauqua, New York, award
Boston Printmakers, Boston, Massachusetts, catalog reproduction (several)
Harrisburg National, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, awards
Mini-Print International of Caldaques, Barcelona, Spain, catalog reproduction
Salon du Portrait de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, award
Prints and the Paper, San Diego, California, award
Cheekwood National, Nashville, Tennessee, catalog reproduction
Cimmeron Biennial, Stillwater, Oklahoma, award
Northwest Print Council / China Print Exchange
Pacific Rim International Exhibition, Christchurch, New Zealand