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Douglas Sanderson

 

Seed of Life Paintings 2015

Seed of life (1)
“Seed of Life” #1, 2015  70’H by 39.5’W

 

Seed of life (2)
“Seed of Life” #2, 2015 70’H by 39.5’W

 

Seed of life (3)
“Seed of Life” #3, 2015 70’H by 39.5’W

 

 

 

Hampshire Road Garden Paintings 2017

©JerryBirchfield2017 - DougSanderson
“Hampshire Road Garden” #1, 2017 63.5’H by 38.5’W

 

©JerryBirchfield2017 - DougSanderson
“Hampshire Road Garden” #2, 2017 63.5’H by 38.5’W

 

©JerryBirchfield2017 - DougSanderson
“Hampshire Road Garden” #3, 2017 63.5’H by 38.5’W

 

©JerryBirchfield2017 - DougSanderson
“Hampshire Road Garden” #4, 2017 63.5’H by 38.5’W

 

©JerryBirchfield2017 - DougSanderson
“Hampshire Road Garden” #5, 2017 63.5’H by 38.5’W

 

©JerryBirchfield2017 - DougSanderson
“Hampshire Road Garden ” #6, 2017 63.5’H by 38.5’W

 

 

 

©JerryBirchfield2017 - DougSanderson
“Detail Hampshire Road Garden” #6 2017

 

 

 

Curious Case of Color (Cleveland State University 2017)
“Hampshire Road Garden” — Installation View 2017 (Curious Case of Color, Cleveland State University Galleries)

 

 

 

 

“Seed of Life” 2015- medium, acrylic paint, acrylic ink, on mylar. Price upon request.

“Hampshire Road Garden” 2017- medium, acryla, gouache, acrylic paint, alkyd oil paint on mylar. Price upon request.

 
ARTIST STATEMENT: Hampshire Road Gardens Series 2017, “Curious Case of Color”

After taking a couple years off, away from the studio, I promised myself I would begin again, and make paintings as sensuous and generous as my summer garden 2016.
I thought the climate of my Hampshire Road garden had potential for pleasure and commitment. A pleasure maintained by a soil of mixed chemistry and a harvest of unique taste… texture and color. How better can we celebrate the ‘flower of life’.
When beginning this project, I was sure I wanted to use the DNA double helix as a pattern motif. I have consistently used significant form as an ‘invented and arcane’ iconography. A processing of motifs that symbolize and clearly represents a cognitive ‘push and pull’ that Pieter Cornelis “Piet” Mondriaan described as ‘dynamic equilibrium’.
The drafting and processing of the background imagery is also reinvented through color juxtaposition. The ability of hue and simultaneous contrast to change our perception of form.
The centered ‘ladder’ figuration references the Watson-Crick DNA structure.
I selected and favor this geometric color coded ‘ladder structure’ as a synergistic and expressive metaphor. My drawing and painting remain representations of graphic ‘content’… the substance or matter of cognition… a ‘garden variety paradigm’.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY:

EDUCATION
1966 Master of Fine Arts, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
1964 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University (Carnegie Institute of Technology), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
2009 William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
2007 William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
2002 Firelands Association for the Visual Arts, Oberlin, Ohio
1995 William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
1993 William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
1985 North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina (with Louise Fishman)
Gerald Just Galerie, Hanover, West Germany
John Weber Gallery, New York, New York
1984 Morris R. Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania
Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, New York
1981 The Clocktower, New York, New York
1979 Droll/Kobert Gallery, New York New York
1978 Galerie Ghislain Mollet-Vieville et J.P. Najar, Paris, France
1976 Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York
Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
Galerie Ghislain Mollet-Vieville et J.P. Najar, Paris, France
The George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Cinematography, Rochester, New York
1975 Galerie Schottle, Munich, Germany
Galerie La Citta, Verona, Italy
1973 Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York
Galerie Anonowitsch, Stockholm, Sweden
1972 Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York
1970 Whitney Museum Resources Center, New York, New York
Ithaca College Art Museum, Ithaca, New York (with Linda Benglis)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 “Curious Case of Color” Cleveland State University Galleries, Cleveland Ohio
2013 “The Poetry of Pattern”, Ohio Arts Council / Riffe Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
2009 Hildur Jonsson / Douglas Sanderson, William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
2005 The Neo Show, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
2003 Bonfoey Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
Oberlin College Gallery & Performance Space at Here/Here Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
1997 Una Col.Leccio Particular: Fragments de 1971/1996, Museu d’Art, Girona, Spain
“Works on Paper”: Fisher Gallery, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, Washington
1995 William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio
1994 Silver to Gold, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio
1992 Off the Wall, Cleveland Center for contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio
1990 L’Aventure De L’Abstraction 1960-1990: Collection J.P. Najar, Obregon Foundation avec le concours Du Centre Des Arts Contemporains, d’Orleans, France
1986 Selected Works, John Weber Gallery, New York, New York
1985 John Weber Gallery, New York, New York
1984 Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, New York
Small Abstract Paintings, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania
1982 Unpunctuated, Gromet Gallery, New York, New York
1981 Painting About Painting, Ben Shahn Gallery, Center for Visual Art, William Paterson College, Paterson, New Jersey
1978 Action and Reaction, P.S. 1, The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, New York
Focus, Centre Culturel du Marais, Paris, France
1975 Opening Exhibition, The Drawing Center, New York, New York
Collection in Progress, Selections from the Collection of Milton Brutten and Helen Herrick,
Moore College of Art Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Travaux sur Papier, Galerie Ghislain Molet-Vieville et J.P. Najar, Paris, France
A Painting Show, P.S. 1. The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, New York
Art on Paper 1977, Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina,Greensboro, North Carolina
1976 New York/NewYork, California State University, Los Angeles, California
1975 Fourteen Abstract Painters, F. Wright Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, California
Tendances Actuelles de la Nouvelle Peinture Americaine, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
1974 Spring Group Show, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York
Fall Group Show, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York
Drawings and Other Work, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York
1973 Reflessioni sulla Pittura, Palazzo Comunale, Acizeale, Sicily, Italy
Six Visions, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylavania
Drawings and Other Work, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York
New American graphic Art, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Galeria La Citta, Verona, Italy
1971 Drawing Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Twenty-Six by Twenty-Six, Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York
22-44 Innovation 71, Cooper Union, New York, New York
Paula Cooper Gallery Group Show, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York
Paula Cooper Gallery Group, Windham College, Putney, Vermont
Drawings by New York Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
1970 Referendum 70 Exhibition, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York
Drawings, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, New York

BIBLIGRAPHY
Donald Rosenberg: Cleveland Arts Prize: Douglas Sanderson / Art, Sunday Arts, Sec E, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sunday, June 24, 2012.
Tranberg, Dan. Douglas Sanderson at William Busta. Cleveland Plain Dealer. 23 December 2009.
Litt, Steven. Optical Infusion. Cleveland Plain Dealer. Sunday Arts. Sec 1. 6 January 2008.
Kumar, Navjotika. Arcane Images Series. Catalogue essay. 2007. William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio.
Shinn, Dorothy. KSU Art Faculty, Art Review. Akron Beacon Journal. Sec E4. 17 October 2004.
Litt, Steven. Abstracts are real success. Cleveland Plain Dealer. Sec E. 16 April 2002.
Tremeau, Tristan. En presencia de líObra, p.17, 18 (reproduction). En Presence de líOeuvre, p.41. Una Col.Leccio Particular: Fragments de 1971 a 1996. Catalogue essay. 1997.
Litt, Steven. Reviews. Cleveland Plain Dealer. 10 March 1995.
Scillia, Diane. Douglas Sanderson Paintings 1992-1993. Catalogue essay. 1993. William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio.
Litt, Steven. Portrait. Cleveland Plain Dealer. 2H. 21 February 1993.
Litt, Steven. Reviews. Cleveland Plain Dealer. 3H. 14 February 1993.
Cullinan, Helen. Preview. Cleveland Plain Dealer. Arts magazine. 5 February 1993.
Westfall, Steven. Review of Exhibitions: Douglas Sanderson at John Weber. Art in America. January 1986, pp. 133-35.
Plagens, Peter. Catalogue essay, Louise Fishman/Doug Sanderson. 1985. North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Romero, Rubel. Call to Innocence. Spectator. 29 August 1985.
Silverthorne, Jeanne. Review: Douglas Sanderson, John Weber Gallery. Artforum.  December 1985, pp. 86-87.
Hafif, Marcia. Getting on With Painting. Art in America. April 1981, pp. 132-139.
Einreinhofer, Nancy. Painting about Painting. Catalogue essay, 1981. William Paterson College, Paterson, New Jersey.
Gibson, Eric. New York: Doug Sanderson. Art International. February 1979, p. 44.
Sanderson, Douglas. Travaux sur Papier. Inscriptions. Catalogue essay. 1979, p. 57. Galerie Ghislain Mollet-Vieville et J.P. Najar, Paris, France.
Cavalieri, Barbara. Arts Reviews: Doug Sanderson. Arts Magazine. March 1979, p. 27.
Hafif, Marcia. Beginning Again. Artforum. September 1978, pp. 34-40.
Blistene, Bernard. Information Paris: Nonas, Sanderson, Linda Francis. Flash Art. October 1978, p. 20.
Lubell, Ellen. Reviews. Arts Magazine. March 1976, p. 16.
Pleynet, Marcelin. De la Couleur a la Ligne: Tendancies Actuelles de la Nouvelle Peinture Americaine. Catalogue essay. 1975.
Nordland, Gerald. Fourteen Abstract Painters. Catalogue essay. 1975. F. Wright Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, California.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2012-17 Adjunct Professor. Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
2013-16 Adjunct Faculty. Myers School of Art, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
1999-2012 Adjunct Assistant Professor.  Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
2011 Visiting Professor, Fall Semester. Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio.
1999-2004 Visiting Assistant Professor.  Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
1999 Visiting Lecturer. Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
1996-98 Visiting Artist.  Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, Washington
1997 Visiting Faculty.  University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, Spring Quarter
Visiting Faculty.  Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington, Winter Quarter
1996 Adjunct Faculty. University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
1989-96 Adjunct Assistant Professor. Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
1993 Visiting Lecturer. Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio
1990 Visiting Artist. Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio.
1986 Adjunct Faculty. New York University, New York, New York
1985 Visiting Fellow in the Visual Arts. Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania
Concurrent with exhibition January – February
1984 Visiting Artist. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Spring Semester
1979-80 Adjunct Faculty. New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, Long Island, New York
1977-78 Adjunct Faculty. New York State University, Purchase, New York
1975 Artist in Residence. Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, Fall Semester
1969-75 Adjunct Faculty. Cooper Union, New York, New York
Adjunct Faculty. New York University, School of Continuing Education, New York, New York
1969-70 Adjunct Faculty. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
1965-69 Assistant Professor. University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
1965 Teaching Assistant. University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
Assistant Design Curator. University Art Museum, Austin, Texas

SELECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS
2012 Cleveland Arts Prize, Lifetime Achievement Award
2009 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award
2008 Featured: WVIZPDS Applause Show Feb 21st
2005 Ohio Arts Council Grant
1990 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
1981 National Endowment for the Arts Grant
New York State Creative Arts Public Service Program Fellowship

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York.
Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio
Carnegie Art Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
James A. Michener Foundation, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
J. P. Najar / Obregon Foundation, Barcelona, Spain.
Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri.
Paul Walter Foundation, New York, New York.
Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio.
San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.
Timpkin Foundation, New York, New York.
Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.