Robert Gniewek


ROBERT GNIEWEK

Born 1951, Detroit, MI

 

EDUCATION

1979    M. A., Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

1973    B.F.A., Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS  

2014-2015        Bernarducci-Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

2010                  Bernarducci-Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

2004                 Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI

2003-2004      Louis Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

2001                  Louis Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

2000                 van de Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1999                  David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI

Louis Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

1997                  Louis Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

1996                  David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1994                  Louis Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

1993-94            David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1993                  Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

1992-93            Louis Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

1990-91            Helander Gallery, New York, NY

1989                  Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

1987                  Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FL

1986                  Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1984                  O.K. Harris West, Scottsdale, AZ

1982                  Semaphore Gallery, New York, NY

1981                  O. K. Harris West, Scottsdale, AZ

1979                  Lee Hoffman Gallery, Birmingham, MI

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015-16            “Photorealism, 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting”, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn,

Estonia; Musee d’lexelles Brussels, Belgium.

2013-14            “Photorealism, 50 Years of Hyperrealistic Painting” Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain.

Birmingham Museum, Birmingham, England. Museum, Birmingham, England.

Museum de Bellas Artes Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain.

2013                  “Photorealism Revisited”  Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

2013                  “Car Culture, Art and the Automobile”, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY.

2011-12            “Our Own Directions: The Louis K. & Susan P. Meisel Collection”.  Eileen S.

Kaminsky Family Foundation at MANA Art Center, Jersey City, NJ

2011                 “The New York Project: Paintings of the City by Artists from Around the World,

Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

2011                  “Signs”, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY.

2010                 Hyperrealisme”, Galerie Rive Gauche-Marcel Strouk, Paris, France.

2010                 “Expansion:  Gallery Group Exhibition”, Bernarducci-Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

2009                 “American Dream”, National Museum in Krakow, Poland.

2009                 “40 Years:  Louis Meisel Gallery”, New York, NY

2009                 “Photorealism:  A Closer Look,” Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

2009                 “The City:  Day & Night, Louis Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

2009                  “Small Paintings From Around the World”, Bernarducci-Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

2008-09            “Shock of the Real, Photorealism Revisited”, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

2008                  “Zurich Project”, Prince Fine Arts, Monte Carlo, Monaco

2007                  Photorealism Today”, Plus One Gallery, London, England

2006                  Photorealism : Cultural Icons”, Jonathon Novak Contemporary Art, Los

Angeles, CA

2005                Industrial Landscapes in Contemporary Painting”, Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

Winter Group Show”, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI

2004                Winter Guests, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

The New Photorealists, Louis Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

2003                10th Annual Realism Invitational, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Iperrealisti, Chiostro del Bramante, Rome, Italy

2001                8th Annual Realism Invitational, van de Griff Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Near and Far, Perspective and Structure, Louis Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

2000                7th Annual Realism Invitational: Real Illusions, van de Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

The Photorealists, Center for the Arts, Vero Beach, FL

1999-2000       Outward Bound – American Art at the Brink of the 21st Cent., Meridian

Center; Venues: Washington D.C.; Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi, Vietnam;

Museum of Fine Arts, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Painting Institute,

Shanghai, China; Working People’s Cultural Palace, Beijing, China; Singapore

Museum of Art, Singapore; Jakarta Arts Center, Jakarta, Indonesia

See the USA: Travel, Tourism and Design in the 20th Cent., National Building

Museum, Washington, DC

1999                6th Annual Realism Invitational: Realism Knows No Bounds, van de Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Photorealism, The Next Generation, Louis Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

1998                Fifth Annual Realism Invitational: Realism Knows No Bounds, van de Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1998                Realism ’98, Amarillo Museum of Fine Arts, Amarillo, TX

Photorealism, Jaffe Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

1997-98          The New Photorealists, Louis Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

1997                Fourth Annual Realism Invitational: Realism Knows No Bounds, van de Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Hot Times, Louis Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

Ambient Luminosity, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI

1996-97          Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition, Robert Kidd Gallery,Birmingham, MI

1996                Realism ’96, van de Griff Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Realism-Photorealism, Margulies/Taplin Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

1994                Realism in Our Time, Broden Gallery, Madison, WI

1993                Art Midwest Fellowship Recipients, MCA Gallery, Detroit, MI

Photorealism Since 1980, Louis Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

1992                Photorealism From Nashville Collections, Cheekwood Fine Arts Center, Nashville, TN

New York: City By Day / City by Night, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

1991                Get Real, North Miami Center of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL

1990                New York at Night, Helander Gallery, New York, NY

1988                Four Painters, Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI

1987                Mainstream America – The Collection of Phil Desind, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

1986                Night Visions, O.K. Harris Gallery, New York, NY

MCA Grant Recipients, Pontiac Art Center, MI

National Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

1985                Selected American Realists, Capricorn Gallery, Bethesda, MD

Zimmerman-Saturn Gallery, Nashville, TN

1984                New Realism, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1983                O.K. Harris West, Scottsdale, AZ

1982                Four Poetic Viewpoints, Detroit Focus Gallery, Detroit, MI

1979                Urban Landscape, Detroit Artists’ Market, Detroit, MI

1978                Return of Realism, Part 2- Detroit Realists, Meadowbrook Gallery, Rochester, MI

 

GRANTS AND AWARDS

1989                Michigan Council for the Arts

1988                Arts Midwest – NEA Regional Fellowship

1985                Michigan Council for the Arts

 

BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS

Meisel, Louis. “Photorealism in the Digital Age”, Abrams, Inc. 2013.  pp. 120-134.

“Photorealism XX” American Art Collector Oct. 2010: pp 214-17.

Czubinska, Magdelena, ed. “American Photorealism: From the Louis K. and Susan P. Meisel

Family Colletion”, Krakow: National Museum of Krakow, Poland, 2009.

Kervandjian, Melina V., ed. Shock of the Real Photorealism Revisited. BocaRaton: Boca Raton Museum of Art, 2008.

“American Art at the Flint Institute of Arts”, Hudson Hills Press, 2003. pp. 262-3, illus.

“Iperealisti,” Viviani Arte, Chiostro del Bramante, Rome, Italy 2003. pp. 20,118-121 illus.

Meisel, Louis. “Photorealism at the Millennium”, Harry Abrams, 2002. pp. 125-130, illus.

“This is America”, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark, 2001 pp. 130-139, illus.

Meisel, Louis. “Photorealism Since 1980,” Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1993. pp.7,123, 350-51 illus.

McDougal, Littel. “The Language of Literature,” 1997. p.372.

Oates, Joyce Carol. “Das Rendezvous,” Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, Germany, 1997; Cover.

Bukowski, Charles. “Ein Profi,” Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, Germany, 1997; Cover.

“American Short Stories 1950 to Present.” Penguin Audiobooks LTD., England 1998; Cover.

 

 

REVIEWS AND ARTICLES

2015     Devito, Lee.  Studio Visit: “Mean Mugs”, Metro Times. Detroit, MI.  Jan. 14 p.50.

2008     Aydlette, Larry. “The Boca Museum’s Big Winter Show:  A Photorealism Retrospective.”

The Palm Beach Post 112 Dec. 2008.

2005     Mannisto, Glen.  Review. “Winter Group Exhibition”, Metro Times. Detroit, MI. Feb. 16.  p.24.

2004     Windsor, Shawn. “Detroit is the Artist’s Muse,” Detroit Free Press, MI  Dec. 6. pp. 1B-2B., illus.

2004     Cohen, Keri. “Painter Projects a Multilayerd Detroit,” Detroit Free Press, MI.  Nov. 21. p.4G.

2001    Hall, Sheri. “Dearborn Gallery Debuts”, The Detroit News, MI. September 11, p. 3-D

Chomin, Linda. “Getting Real”, The Observer and Eccentric, Birmingham, MI. May 20, pp. CI-2, illus.

2000   Nott, Robert. “Show on the Road”, The New Mexican, Santa Fe, NM. September 29, p. 22, illus.

1999    Hakanson Colby, joy. “Detroiters Treasure Their Screen Gems”, The Detroit News, MI. November 3, pp. 1-2E, illus.

Bulanda, George. “Now Showing”, Hour Detroit Magazine. November, p.50. illus.

Provenzano, Frank. Review. “Artful Relevance”, Observer and Eccentric, Birmingham, MI. November, p.50, illus.

DiDonna, Liz. Review. Metro Times, Detroit, MI. November 17, p.51, illus.

1997    New American Paintings, Open Studio Press, Wellesley, MA. August, pp. 36, 37, 118

Hakanson Colby, Joy. Review. “Ambient Luminosity”, The Detroit News, MI

1994    Lynch, Kevin. “The Art’s for Real, and Easy for the Eye”, The Capital Times, Madison, WI, April 28, pp.1-E, 3-E, illus.

1993    Hakanson Colby, Joy. Review. “City Lights Inspire Glowing Work from Robert Gniewek”, The Detroit News, MI, December 30, p.4-F, illus.

Birmingham Eccentric, Review. December23

1989    Wolff, Millie. Review. Palm Beach Daily News, FL, April 16, p.A-9

1986    Hakanson Colby, Joy. Review. The Detroit News. MI, November

Meilgaard, Manon. “Moving Beyond Photo-Realism”, Observer

&Eccentric, Birmingham & Rochester, MI, November, p. 6-E illus.

1985    Miro, Marsha. Review. The Detroit Free Press, MI, January 5, p 5-C

Abatt, Corinne. “A Fresh Glimpse of Reality”, Observer & Eccentric, Birmingham & Rochester, MI, January 3, p. 1-D

Cullinan, Helen. Butler Institute Review, Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH, July 24, p.F-8

1984    Hakanson Colby, Joy. Review. The Detroit News. MI, December 23

Miro, Marsha. “The Art of Detroit”, The Detroit Free Press, MI, February 28, p. 1-2-C, p. 1-C illus.

1982    Darton, Eric. Review. East Village Eye, NYC, November, p. 24 illus.

Miro, Marsha. Review. The Detroit Free Press, MI, July 18, p 8-D

1981    Bush, Donald. Review. Art Voices, July/August, p. 81, p. 82 illus.

Miller, Marlan. Review. Phoenix Gazette, AZ, May 16

Cortright, Barbara. Review. Scottsdale Daily Progress, AZ, May 8, p.49

Walton, Kelly. “City Lights”, Scottsdale Daily Progress, (Weekend Magazine), AZ, May 1, pp. 14-15, p. 14 illus.

1979    Hakanson Colby, Joy. Review. The Detroit News. MI, June 10, p. 6-F illus.

Hakanson Colby, Joy. Review. The Detroit News. MI, March 11, p.6-K

Miro, Marsha. Review. The Detroit Free Press. (Sunday Magazine), MI, May 20, pp. 16-19 illus.

1978    Zucker, Helen. Review. Observer & Eccentric, Birmingham & Rochester, MI, December 18

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark

Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI

First USA Bank, Willmington, DE

Ameritech, Detroit, MI

Charles Levy Circulating Company, Chicago, IL

American Republic Insurance Company, Des Moines, IA

K Mart Corporation, Troy, MI

Ambassador Bridge Company, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Brown, Wood, Ivey, Mitchell and Petty, New York, NY

Arthur Sherman Associates, New York, NY

Merit Holdings Company, Des Moines, IA

Vinson and Ellsins, Houston, TX