Original watercolor of a bouquet of dark Anemones / flowers in burgundy wine colors from Gary Bukovnik, whose dazzling still life drawings and watercolors delight the senses. The paper is 24 x 17 1/2 inches. Framed in museum quality clear maple hard wood and all archival framing materials. The frame's outer dimension is 28 x 21 1/4 inches.
Signature: Artist signed front pencil
Image rights: Artist copyright
Exhibited: So— Andra Norris Gallery
Cleveland-born and educated Gary Bukovnik has lived in San Francisco for over 40 years. Bukovnik’s art conveys a monumental quality. Primarily using the mediums of watercolor, monotype, and lithograph, Bukovnik fuses sensual vitality with fluid yet powerful colorations, creating floral images of great depth and intensity.
In 2003 and 2005, the American Academy in Rome invited Bukovnik to
attend the academy as a Visiting Artist and provided him with a room and studio for six weeks. In 2001, he was selected to create a poster for the prestigious List Collection, which creates posters to commemorate programs at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York. Lincoln Center past contributors have included Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Alex Katz, Elizabeth Murray, and Donald Sultan.
Solo exhibitions include Caldwell Snyder Gallery in San Francisco and in St.
Helena, CA; Trajan Gallery in Carmel, CA; Campton Gallery in New York City; Concept Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA; Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery and A.C.T. Gallery in San Francisco, the Bonfoey Gallery in Cleveland and the Erickson Fine Art Gallery in Healdsburg. Other recent exhibitions have been organized by the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Paula Brown Gallery, Toledo, Neuhoff Gallery, New York; Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis; Irving Galleries, Palm Beach; Galerie Kutter, Luxembourg; the Southern Alleghenies.
Museum of Art, Johnstown, Pennsylvania; Chin Show Cultural Center, Taipei; Takashimaya, Tokyo; the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; and Brevard Museum of Art, Melbourne, Florida. Among the artwork displayed at the Brevard Museum of Art was a tapestry based on a Bukovnik watercolor and hand-woven in Aubusson, France by Atelier Raymond Picaud, weavers since the eventeenth century. Atelier Raymond Picaud has been at the forefront of progressive tapestry firms since the 1930s, focusing on images of modern artists such as Alexander Calder, Georges Braque, and Helen Frankenthaler.
Bukovnik’s watercolors and monotypes are the subject of Flowers: Gary Bukovnik Watercolors & Monotypes, published by Harry N. Abrams, New York. This book includes a foreword by James J. White, curator at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation; an interview with the artist
by Robert Flynn Johnson, curator at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; and an essay about Bukovnik and the depiction of flowers in art by Judith Gordon, a San Francisco-based writer.
A new book (GaryBukovnik Watercolors) was released in October 2005 by the publisher Hudson Hills Press. It contains over 70 Plates, a foreword by Louis A. Zona, Director of the Butler Institute of American Art, an introduction by Carter E. Foster, Curator of Drawings at the Whitney Museum and an interview by Clare Henry, art critic for he Financial Times.
His work is represented in diverse public and private collections, such as the Brooklyn Museum; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Chicago
Museum of Art; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown;
Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco; Bank of America; AT&T; Neiman Marcus; and Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles. Bukovnik also donates his art to benefit community and civic organizations such as the San Francisco Symphony, which since 1982 has commissioned a poster announcing its fall season. Other organizations include the New York Metropolitan Opera; Refugees International, Japan; and Project Open Hand, San Francisco and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts New York City (List Collection). Bukovnik has exhibited widely in Japan, Taiwan and China. Most recently The Shanghai Hongqiao Contemporary Art Museum, Shanghai The Today Art Museum, Beijing-The Xiamen Museum of Art, Xiamen-The Tianjin Museum of Art, Tianjin and
The Suzhou Art Academy Museum, Suzhou.
About Gary Bukovnik
American, b. 1947, Cleveland, OH, United States, based in San Francisco, CA, United States