Don Voisine, ‘Z-Divide’, 2013, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery
Don Voisine, ‘Z-Divide’, 2013, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery

Don Voisine
Statement

Concerns, themes, etc.:
Architecture – a language of space – delineates boundaries, exposes points of access, exit or entry, and enables the user to interact with the structure of a defined space. This simple vernacular of architecture informs my paintings. Working with symmetry and a standardized format to reduce variables, I establish borders on all planes. Color activates an apparent void; a reflective surface opens a window into the painting, both mirroring and obscuring the view. Such devices restrict and ultimately reveal the interior spaces, establishing a fluid subjectivity between the viewer and the work.
My earlier paintings were about limits, restrictions, and controlled access. With the introduction of more complex angles, the space becomes charged, resonating with implied speed, curve and thrust. These interactions seem to extend beyond the edges of the picture plane, shifting perceptions of scale and perspective.
I try to counter my own expectations, juxtaposing unlike elements to create an active visual field. Compositional elements: space, light, color, and form, combine with the perception of the viewer to create an individual and particular experience.

Evolution of the work:
Years ago I began working with imagery derived from floor plans of places I lived in or worked in. Over time the paintings became more and more geometrically structured and less about a specific place. My work evolved slowly through repeated explorations of variations and form. I don’t work in series per se but continually on a number of paintings at once with ideas feeding individual paintings back and forth. Certain features may begin to appear sporadically but a year later those features may have become the prominent areas that the work is exploring. It’s a long slow back and forth, a give-and-take that isn’t always linear.
In 2006, in addition to working on wood panels, I began painting on small chunks of Styrofoam boards. Although I use the same type of imagery on both substrates, wood or foam, the Styrofoam paintings maintain a funkier edge, with perhaps less gravitas, and convey a quality of humor not associated with rigorous geometric forms. Each material, foam or wood, generates ideas for the other.

DON VOISINE

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT

2013 McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
Don Voisine: MAT/tam Verona, Spazio Isolo, Verona, Italy

2012 Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, Miami, FL
Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2011 McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

2010 Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA
Reading Area Community College, Reading, PA
New Arts Program Exhibition Space, Kutztown, PA

2009 McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY (catalogue)
Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008 Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

2006 Abaton Garage, Jersey City, NJ
Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

2005 Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

1998 Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, ME

1990 Deson Saunders Gallery, Chicago, IL

1987 Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, IL

1985 Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
22 Wooster Gallery, New York, NY

1982 Moming Arts Center, Chicago, IL

1980 80 Papers, New York, NY
GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 Approaching Infinity, The Richard N. Green Collection of Contemporary
Abstraction, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA (catalogue)
The Annual: 2013, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
POI-Point of Interest, Galerie Lindner, Vienna, Austria
Emergence, Hôtel de Sauroy, Paris, France (catalogue)
Criss Cross Straight Across: Gilbert Hsiao and Don Voisine, dr. julius | ap galerie,
Berlin, Germany
20th Anniversary Group Exhibition, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Dynamic Invention: American Abstract Artists at 75, Brattleboro Museum and
Art Center, VT
Doppler, Parallel Art Space, Ridgewood, NY
Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1, Industry City, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY
Repetitive Pattern Phobia, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
Correspondences: Ad Reinhardt at 100, Temp Art Space, New York, NY

2012 MIC: CHECK (occupy), Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Dana Bell/Alisdair Duncan/Don Voisine, THEODORE: Art, Brooklyn, NY
FutureShock One Two, dr. julius | ap galerie, Berlin, Germany (catalogue)
American Abstract Artists 75th Anniversary, ParisCONCRET, Paris, France
Salon des Réalités Nouvelles 2012, Parc Floral de Paris, Paris, France (catalogue)
Did You See Heaven: Spectra, PEREGRINEPROGRAM, Chicago, IL
Decade, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Cannonball, Frosch & Portmann, New York, NY
Line and Plane, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
Dripping Color Amazement, Galerie Oqbo, Berlin, Germany
30/30 Image Archive Project (IAP) A Collective Collection, Moins Un, Paris, France

2011-12 8 American Abstract Artists, Selections from the Exhibition 'Abstraction ∞,' Honoring the 75th Anniversary of the AAA, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia,
PA

2011 New Year, New Work, New Faces, STOREFRONT, Brooklyn, NY
Plane Speaking, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
Splendor of Dynamic Structure: Celebrating 75 Years of the American Abstract Artists,
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (catalogue)
An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, Cabinet, Brooklyn, NY
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Brooklyn Art Now, 111 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY
Williamsburg2000, Art 101, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Portland, ME (catalogue)
Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards,
American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
American Abstract Artists International, 75th Anniversary 1936-2011,oqbo and Deutscher Künstlerbund, Berlin
American Abstract Artists, 75th Anniversary, OK Harris, New York, NY
Presents: Three Months of Mail Art at Hyperallergic HQ, Hyperallergic, Brooklyn, NY
The Ghost in the Machine, Lennon, Weinberg, New York, NY
2011 Contemporary Selections: Aligning Abstraction, National Academy Museum,
New York, NY
Schnittstellan, IS Projects, Leiden, The Netherlands
Faction, ArtStreet: Studio D, University of Dayton, OH
Abstraction ∞, The Icebox, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Gallery Artists, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME
A Romance of Many Dimensions, Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY

2010-11 Might It Again be Somewhat Less? Eleven Positions in the Salon of the 21st Century,
pp Projects, Hamburg, Germany
High Def, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2010 Paper Works, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY
Geometric Themes and Variations, Gallery 128, New York, NY
Escape from New York, The Engine Room, Massey University, Wellington,
New Zealand
Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
American Abstract Artists International, Aragonese Castle of Otranto, Italy
Cooler Heads Prevail, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Exhibition/M5, Feldman Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Expansion, Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
Touch, ParisCONCRET, France
Concrete Things, Galerie Im Regierungsviertel, Berlin

2009-10 Susanne Jung, Rolf Rose, Don Voisine, pp Projects, Hamburg, Germany

2009 Linda Francis, Don Voisine, Joan Waltemath, Michael Zahn, Galeria Janet
Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY
Next to Nothing is Everything, Reed Gallery, University of Maine at Presque Isle
Escape from New York, Project Space Spare Room, RMIT University, Melbourne,
Australia
Forever Summer, Denise Bibro Fine Art/Platform, New York, NY
Chunky Monkey, Red Flagg, New York, NY
Planes of Abstraction, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
Party at Chris's House, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY

2008-09 Counterpoints, Robischon Gallery, Denver
Minus Space, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY

2008 Geometric Abstraction, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
Shape Shifters: New York Painters, University of North Carolina, Pembroke, NC; traveled to Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Spring Selections, Ober Gallery, Kent, CT
The Discerning Eye of Rose Marie Frick, Aucocisco, Portland, ME
Words Fail Me, H29, Brussels, Belgium
183rd Annual: Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art, National Academy Museum, New York, NY (catalogue)
Unpainted - New Abstract Painting, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL
Horror Vacui, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
American Abstract Artists: Tribute to Esphyr Slobodkina, The Painting Center, New York, NY
2008 Escape from New York, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

2007 Mark Dagley, Don Voisine, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
Brooklyn Abstract, Eyewash @ Supreme Trading, Brooklyn, NY
Unwrapped II: New Gifts to the Permanent Collection, Missoula Art Museum, MT
Continuum: In Celebration of 70 Years of the American Abstract Artists, St. Peter’s College Art Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
Corpse of Time, Galeria Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY
In a Series, 'temporary Museum of Painting (& drawing), Brooklyn, NY
The Orpheus Selection: In Search of Darkness, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center,
Long Island City, NY
Summer, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME
Escape from New York, Sydney Non-Objective (SNO), Sydney, Australia
Material Matters, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2006 The Square, 'temporary Museum of Painting (& drawing), Brooklyn, NY
Abstractions, Spencertown Academy Arts Center, Spencertown, NY
Inaugural Exhibition, Ober Gallery, Kent, CT
Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
Presentational Painting III, Hunter College/Times Square Galleries, New York, NY
17th Anniversary Group Exhibition, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME
War Is Over, SideShow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Optical Simulations, Yellow Bird Gallery, Newburgh, NY

2005 Art Makes a Difference, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
Paint it with Black, Betty Cunningham Gallery, New York, NY
Ideal: Selections from the American Abstract Artists, Metaphor Contemporary Art,
Brooklyn, NY
Sublime Geometries, CMCA in Portland at June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, ME

2004 Merry/Peace, SideShow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Naked, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, ME
Sublime Geometries, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
Pierogi a Go-Go, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
Group Exhibition, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME
Eccentric Spaces: The Fiction of Place, N3 Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

2003 Merry/Peace, SideShow, Brooklyn, NY
Incredible Lightness of Being, Black & White Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2002 Breathing Room, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Abstract Dilemmas: American Abstract Artists, Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
Brooklyn Rail Presents: Made In Brooklyn, Whyte Studios, Brooklyn, NY
round/rounded, S. Cono, Brooklyn, NY

2001 Sharon Brant, Robert Sagerman, Don Voisine, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Merry/Peace, SideShow, Brooklyn, NY
Tondo Rondo, C. W. White Gallery, Portland, ME
Repetition in Discourse, The Painting Center, New York, NY
2001 Group Exhibition, Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME
Abstraction: 22 Visions, Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, ME
Inaugural Invitational Exhibition, Collaborative Concepts, Beacon, NY
BibliLOtech, Kerry Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
In House, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

2000 The Toy Show, 41/2 Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Punk & Bloat, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY
Significant Pursuits: Paint and Geometry, Smack Mellon Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Toward the New: American Abstract Artists, Hillwood Art Museum, Long
Island University, C.W. Post Campus, Brookville, NY
Summer Indulgence, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Separated At Birth: Selections from the Fidelity Corporate Art Collection, Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

1999 An Homage to Albert Pinkham Ryder, The State of Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Inaugural Salon - Winter 1999, Splendid, Brooklyn, NY
The Passion/Passions of Art, Richard Anderson Fine Arts, New York, NY

1998 Morir Sonando, 76 Varick, New York, NY
Big Little Drawing Show, N3 Project Space, Brooklyn, NY
After Dark, Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, ME

1996 Defining Spaces, Sigma Gallery, New York, NY

1995 Reconstructivism, Space 504, New York, NY
Works on Paper, S. Cono, Brooklyn, NY

1994 Drop Dead Painting, 103 Reade Street, NY

1992 Salon of the Mating Spiders, Herron Test Site, Brooklyn, NY

1991 Aroostook: Art in Isolation, Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, ME

1990 Downtown/Downeast, Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, ME
Memory and Evidence, Painting Space 122, New York, NY
January 1990, Sally Hawkins Gallery, New York, NY

1989 Elements of Style: A History of the Dividing Line, Deson Saunders Gallery,
Chicago, IL
Poetry and Process; 9 Abstract Artists, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY and
Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
Acts Gallery, Fort Kent, ME

1988 Don Voisine, Katherine Bradford, Art Gallery, Kingsborough Community College,
Brooklyn, NY
Abstraction, Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, IL

1986 Eight Artists, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
New Visions in Contemporary Art: The RSM Company Collection, Cincinnati Art Museum, OH
1986 Paintings and Objects, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY

1985 American Abstraction: 4 Currents, Louis Meisel Gallery, New York, NY
New Artists/New Work, Marianne Deson Gallery, Chicago, IL
Objects of Comfort, City without Walls, Newark, NJ

1984 Small Works: New Abstract Painting, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

1982 Works on Paper, 80 Papers, New York, NY

1981 Annual Small Works Exhibit, 80 Washington Square East Gallery, New York, NY
Works on Paper, 80 Papers, New York, NY

1979 Inaugural Exhibition, Black Brook Gallery, Lake Placid, NY

1976 Metro Show, Metro Gallery, Rochester, NY
J. N. Niepce Memorial Exhibit, Cal Arts, Valencia, CA
1975 Rochester-Finger Lakes, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

1974 Three Painters, Canal National Bank, Portland, ME
Haystack, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

1973 Concept-Exhibition of Paintings, Concept, Portland, ME
Skowhegan Award Competition, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

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EDUCATION

1976 Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
1974 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine
1973-4 Concept Center for Visual Studies, Portland, Maine
1970-3 Portland School of Art, Portland, Maine

ASSOCIATIONS

American Abstract Artists
Member since 1997
President, 2004-2012

National Academician
National Academy of Design, New York
Elected 2010

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Art in Embassies Program, United States Department of State, Washington, DC
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
National Academy Museum, New York, NY
Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT
Special Collection of the Library, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Neuberger Berman, New York, NY
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center, University of Richmond Museum, Richmond, VA

AWARDS

2011 Hassam, Speicher Betts and Symonds Fund Purchase Award, American Academy of
Arts and Letters, New York
2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial Purchase Prize, ME

2008 Henry Ward Ranger Fund Purchase Award, National Academy Museum, New York

2006 Artist’s Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts

2004 Edward Albee Fellowship

2000 Honorary BFA, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

About Don Voisine

Abstract painter Don Voisine creates hard-edged compositions of graphic swaths of black oil paint, variously applied to wood panels and Styrofoam. Working within these limits, he has created a seemingly unending language of overlapping geometric forms. “Years ago, I began working with imagery derived from floor plans of places I lived in or worked in,” Voisine has said. “Over time the paintings became more and more geometrically structured and less about a specific place.” In their clean minimalism, the works call to mind the sculpture of other New York artists Carl Andre and Richard Serra, as well as the work of painters Kasimir Malevich and Ad Reinhardt.

American, b. 1976, Fort Kent, Maine, based in Brooklyn, New York