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Lived/Active: California/New York      Known for: mixed media abstraction

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D. Jack Soloman Composite #4
"Composite #4" acrylic on canvas 24x18
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Known for his mixed media on paper works, D Jack Solomon creates complex, richly colored abstract surfaces.

Solomon was born in California but settled in upstate New York, having moved to that state in the mid 1960s. He teaches at the Parsons School of Design in New York City but lives in upstate New York.

Grants and Honors:
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant  2005
Special Opportunity Stipends, Rensselaer County Council for the Arts 1994, 2000, 2005
Altos de Chavon, Residency, Dominican Republic  1996
Change, Inc. Grant  1991
National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Grant  1970

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY Nov, 2009
Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY 2004          
Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT  2001
Columbia Greene Community College, Hudson, NY  1994

Selected Group Exhibitions:
Greenhill Breakfast Club, Greene County Council of the Arts, Catskill, NY Sept. 2009
Jeanette Fintz & D. Jack Solomon, Columbia-Greene Community College, Hudson, NY 2006
D. Jack Solomon & Jeanne Crane  Strausman, Albany Center Galleries - Art in Public Places, Albany, 2003                         
Art On Campus, Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT  2002
Works on Paper W/ Jeanette Fintz, Valentine Willie Fine Art, Kuala Lumpur, MY 1997
Gallerie Taksu, Kuala Lumpur, MY  1996
Collector's Show, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas  1996
Human Portrayals, Catskill Gallery, Catskill, NY  1995
Friends": 55 Mercer Memembers Invitational, 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY  1994
Artist's Nature, Catskill Gallery, Catskill, NY Curator: Barbara Schwartz  1994
Abstraction - A - Z, 0 - 9, Gallery Esvandam, New York, NY  1993
Group, Warren Street Gallery, Hudson, NY  1991
Small Works ll, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY  1990
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC  1990
Discoveries, Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, IL   1988
Admissible Evidence - Abstract Paintings, SUNY College at Purchase, Purchase, NY  1988
Hybrids: 13 New York Sculptors, Addison/Ripley Gallery, Washington, DC  1987
Myths and Magic, Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY  1987
Waterworks, Sara Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY  1987
Kikuo Saito & D. Jack Solomon, Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton,FL  1986
Animals: Contemporary Visions, Robert L Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI  1985
American Art Now, Columbus Museum of Arts and Sciences, Columbus, GA  1985
Drawings, The Sculpture Center, New York, NY  1984
Through the Looking Glass: Images in Contemporary Art, The Heckscher Museum,  Huntington, NY  1984
The Decorative Continues", Pam Adler Gallery, New York, NY  1984
Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN  1984
The Garden, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD  1984
New Work, New York: Newcastle Salutes New York, Newcastle PolytechnicGallery, Newcastle, England  1983
Other Directions:  Donato, Conine and Solomon, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA  1983
New Decorative Works, From the Collection of Norma and William Roth Lock Haven Art
Center, Orlando, FL and The Jacksonville Art Museum,Jacksonville, FL  1983  (cat ill.)
Art on Paper, 1982, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC  1982  (cat.)
Invitational, 14 Sculptors Gallery, New York, NY  1982
Small Works, Getler/Pall Gallery, New York NY  1982
Biff Elrod, Claire Seidl & D. Jack Solomon, The Root Art Center, Hamilton College, Clinton, NY   1982
The Pattern Principle, Ohio Foundation of the Arts, Touring Exhibition  1981
Group, Dart Gallery, Chicago, IL.  1981
A New Bestiary:  Animal Imagery in Contemporary Art, Institute of Contemporary Art of the
Virginia Museum, Richmond, VA   1981 (cat., ill.)
Menagerie, Goddard-Riverside Community Center, New York, NY  1981  (cat.)
Between Painting and Sculpture, Pam Adler Gallery, New York, NY  1981
The Animal Image - Contemporary Objects and Beast", Renwick Gallery of the National
Museum of American Art, Washington, DC  1981  (cat.)
Decorative Sculpture, The Sculpture Center, New York, NY  1981  
Artists from the Pam Adler Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL  1980
Group, Gallery Yves Armand, New York, NY  1980
Painting and Sculpture Today - 1980, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN  1980 (cat., ill.)
Other Media, Florida International University, MI  1980
Review - Preview, Nancy Luri Gallery, Chicago, IL  1979
Paper Works, Pam Adler Gallery, New York, NY  1979
Francis and Sydney Lewis Collection, Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, VA  1979   (cat., ill.)
Three Artists from New York;  Lieberman, Ripps, Solomon, The Anderson Galler, Virginia Commonwealth
University, Richmond, VA   1978
Double Take, The New Museum, New York, NY  1978
Eebee-Geebee, Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, IL  1978
New Abstract Objects, Hallwalls Gallery, Buffalo, NY  1977
Group, Alessandra Gallery, New York, NY  1977
New Work - New York" Gallery of July and August, Woodstock, Ny (New Museum)   1977
Group, James Yu Gallery, New York, NY  1974
Group, Jefferson Place Gallery, Washington, DC  1972
Group, The Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, VA  1972
25 Washington Artists, International Monetary Fund Building, Washington, DC  1971
Local Color - Washington Color Painters, Antheneaum, Alexandria, VA   1971
Virginia Artists, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA  1971
Box Top Art, Illinois State University, Normal, IL  1971
Group, Jefferson Place Gallery, Washington, DC  1971
Group, The Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, VA  1971
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Lewis, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA  1970
New American Artists", Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA  1968
20 Virginia Artists, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC  1967
Small Imagers, Los Angeles State College, Los Angeles, CA  1966
Nine California Artists, Purdue University  1964.

Selected Public and Corporate Collections:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Long Haven Art Center, Inc., Orlando, FL
The Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
Home Box Office, New York, NY
Chemical Bank, New York, NY
Chemical Bank, London, England
Prudential Insurance Company of New Jersey
First and Merchants National Bank, Richmond, VA
Citibank, New York, NY
American Telephone and Telegraph, New York, NY
Kemper Insurance Company, Chicago, IL
New York City Health and Hospital Corporation, New York, NY
American Can Company, Stamford, NY
American Express Company, New York, NY
Southeast Banking, Coral Gables, FL
Best Products, Inc., Richmond, VA
Lehman Brothers, Kuhn, Loeb, Inc., Atlanta, GA
Amoco Productions, Denver, CO
Zale Productions, Dallas, TX
North Carolina National Bank, Winston-Salem, NC
Richmond Newspapers, Richmond, VA
C. Tasi and Company, New York, NY
Plasa Club, Chicago, IL
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, VA
TRW, Inc., Cleveland, OH
Guilford College, Greensboro, NC
Radford University, Radford, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Rawls Museum, Courtland, VA
Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
Dade County Community College, Miami, FL
Longwood College, Farmville, VA
Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Glave, Newman, Anderson Associates, Inc., Richmond, VA
NTV, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Selected Bibliography:
Brickman, David,  “Form and Fun”, Metroland, March 17 – 23, 2005, p.26
Baim, Richard,  Art Review,  The Independent,  Hudson, NY, October 29, 2004, (ill.)
Monologue, “D. Jack Solomon: Dark to Light”, Hudson River Art, Summer 2004, pp 30 – 33 (ill.)
Brickman, David, “D. Jack Solomon: Recent Work”, Metroland, April 8 – 14, 2004, p 25
Barton, Peter, “Jeanette Fintz & D. Jack Solomon”, The Artful Mind, August 2002, pp 28 – 29 (ill.)
Ford, Jasmine, “D Jack Solomon: Small Works on Paper”, Arts Media, April/May, 2001, p.34 (ill.)
Gomez, Edward M., “New Era, New Techniques”, Art & Antiques, Dec. 2000, pp 73 – 83 (ill.)
Grant, Daniel, "Of Mirrored Images and Abstract Reality", Newsday, June, 1984 (ill.)
Westfall, Stephen, "Reviews", Arts, March, 1985, p. 36
Lighthill, Amy M., "Solomon's Encounters", Dialogue, The Ohio Arts Journal,  July/August, 1983, pp 14-15
Temin, Christine, "An Opulent Approach to Painting - As Sculpture", The Boston Globe, January 20, 1983, p. 47
Westfall. Stephen, "Song of Solomon; The New Work of D. Jack Solomon", Arts, February, 1988, pp. 82-83
Cohen, Ronny H., "Reviews", Artforum, December, 1982, p. 75
Butera, Virginia Fabbri, "Reviews", Arts, December, 1982, p. 43
Shinn, Dorthy, "Reviews", Akron Beacon Journal, September 23, p. C-3
Westfall, Stephen, "Reviews", Arts, March, 1982, p.20
Westfall, Stephen, "Reviews", Arts, October, 1981,pp. 14-15
Hess, Elizabeth, "Menagerie", The Village Voice, May, 1981
Cohen, Ronny H., "Reviews", Art in America, April, 1981, p. 145
Staniszewski, Mary Anne, "Reviews", Artnews, March, 1981, p. 230
Westfall, Stephen, "Reviews", Arts, February, 1981, p. 29
Russell, John, "Decorative Sculpture", The New York Times, January 30, 1981
Pomfret, Margaret, "Reviews", Arts, May, 1979, p.38
Sloane, Leonard, "Collecting at the Chase:  Fine Art Stands for Good Business",
Artnews, May, 1979, p. 50
Ellenzweig, Allen, "Three Artists:  Rodney Ripps, Martha Diamond and D. Jack Solomon", Arts, April, 1979, pp. 100-101
Kingsley, April, "Planes in Space", The Village Voice, April 16, 1979
Lieberman, Louis, "D. Jack Solomon at Pam Adler", The New York Arts Journal, No. 14, 1979
Tucker, John, "Steven Keister, Jack Solomon, The New Art Examiner, January, 1978
Tatransky, Valentine, "Reviews", Arts, October, 1977, p. 32
Grove, Nancy, "Reviews", Arts, January, 1976, p. 16
Schultse, Fran, "Cool Canvas from New York", Chicago Daily News, June 1, 1975
Pieszak, Devonna, "Reviews", The New Art Examiner, June, 1975

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