DOUG SAFRANEK (b. 1956)

EDUCATION

1984MFA Painting and Drawing, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
1978- 80Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
1977University of Paris, Paris, France
1978BA Romance Languages — French, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2006ACA Galleries, New York, NY
2001Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
1999Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York, NY
1992Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York, NY
1988Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York, NY
1982City County Building, Madison, WI
1980Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

201683rd Annual Juried Exhibition--Hudson Valley Art Association
Jane Peterson Memorial Award
Lynn Loflin: Textiles, Doug Safranek: Paintings, The Centerpoint Gallery at Anthroposophy NYC, March 16th through June 30th.
2015The Salmagundi Club Non-Members' Painting and Sculpture Exhibition
Recent Works by Doug Safranek and Lynn Loflin, The Goatshed Gallery, Williamsburg Brooklyn
2014The Salmagundi Club Non-Members' Painting and Sculpture Exhibition
ACA Galleries Summer Exhibition
82nd Annual Juried Exhibition--Hudson Valley Art Association
Frank and Marjorie Van Steen Memorial Award
201385th Grand national Exhibition--The American Artists Professional League
100th Annual Exhibition--Allied Artists of America
America China Oil Painting Artists League Award
2012 - 14 Two to Tango: Artist and Viewer, The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane, WA
2012The Allied Artists of America, Inc. 99th Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club Galleries, New York, NY
The Gold Medal of Honor
Salmagundi Club NY 35th Annual Non Member Painting & Sculpture Exhibition,
Denise Bibro Gallery, New York, NY
Jack Richeson & Co. Certificate Award: Runner Up for Best in Show
2010Egg Tempera: Contemporary Masters, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
2009Layered Luminescence: The Art of Egg Tempera, ACA Galleries, New York, NY
2006 Splash: Artist’s Reflections on the Water, ACA Galleries, New York, NY
2005James Watrous and Friends: The Legacy and Influence of James Watrous, Overture
Center for the Arts, Madison, WI
NYC, DFN Gallery, New York, NY
2004Group Exhibition of 19th and 20th Century American and Contemporary Art, ACA Galleries, New York, NY
2000Painting the Town: Cityscapes from the Museum of the City of New York, Paine Webber Gallery, New York, NY
The Enduring Figure, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
1999Summer in the City, Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York, NY
Scale Matters: Mega vs. Mini, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
1997Our Town: Images from the Museum of The City of New York, New York, NY
Realism in 20th Century American Painting, Ogunquit Museum of Art, Ogunquit, ME
1996Daily Life in America, Kennedy Museum of American Art, Ohio University, Athens, OH
1995New York Now: Contemporary Cityscapes from the Museum of The City of New York, New York, NY
1994The City Observed, Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Dialogues: On and Off the Wall, Schmidt Bingham Gallery and Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
1992 - 93Silverpoint Etcetera: Contemporary American Metalpoint Drawings. Traveling museum show: The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK; Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL; Farnsworth Museum of Art, Rockland, ME
1991Academy-Institute Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
1990The Figure, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK
1988Focus on Art, National Council of Jewish Women, Livingston, NY
1986Ten Contemporary Realists, Alice Bingham Gallery, Memphis, TN
America: New Vistas, Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York, NY
Character Revealed: Faces and Figures, Schmidt Bingham Gallery, New York, NY
1985 - 86The Object Revitalized, The Paine Art Center, Oshkosh, WI and The Muscatine Art Center, Muscatine, IA
1985The Collector’s Show, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AK
1982The Wisconsin Biennial, Madison Art Center, Madison, WI

GRANTS AND AWARDS

1995E.D. Foundation Award, New York, NY
1993E.D. Foundation Award, New York, NY
1986The Elizabeth Greenshield’s Grant, Montreal, Canada
1981 - 84Marie Kohler Fellowship, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
1980 - 81WARF Graduate Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

The Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
The Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Museum of the City of New York, New York, NY
The New York Historical Society, New York, NY
The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane, WA
The Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Haynes and Boone, Dallas, TX
Tudor Investment Company, New York, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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Crain,Caleb. "The Artistic Animal" Cover Story: Lingua Franca, Volume 11, No. 7--October 2001.
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———. “Nuovi Realismi — American Tabloid,” Arte (December, 2002): 99–105.
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