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Adolf Resume

  1. 1. ADOLF BENCA 700 W. 192nd Street, Apartment 414 New York, NY 10040 646-756-4302, mobile: 484-268-7515 EDUCATION Columbia University, M.F.A. Painting, 1987 The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art B.F.A. Painting, 1981 Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons 1982-1985 Anatomical studies University of Bologna, Anatomical Studies, 1987-88 EXHIBITIONS (SOLO) 2013-2014 Permanent Installation, Danube, “Fleeces of Aba”, Bratislava, Slovak Republic 2005 Michalelsa Brana Galleria, Bratislava, Paintings on Iraq 2003 International Kommerz Bank Gallery, Bratislava May 2001 Pantheon of Arts & Sciences, Kulturnom Dome, Budapest November 2000 UNESCO-NWICO Austria-Slovakia New World Information Exhibition Foundation November 2000 Pantheon of Arts & Sciences, Kulturnom Dome, Stupava, Slovak Republic November 2000 Aesthetic Gallery, House of Culture, Stupava, Slovak Republic September 2000Slovak Exhibition, Cantos, Washington, DC January 2000 Seton Hall University School of Law, Portraits, History of Law February 1999 United Nations, Work from the Sudan February 1998 Seton Hall University School of Law, Jazz Drawings October 1998 Jazz Drawings, New York, New York Sept/October 1998 Inkubus Gallery, Miami, Florida, Paintings, “Birth of Continents” May/July 1998 Inkubus Gallery, Miami Florida, Drawings, “Encyclopedia” April 1998 Inkubus Gallery, Miami, Florida, Tempera Paintings March 1998 Inkubus Gallery, Miami, Florida, Drawings February 1998 Inkubus Gallery, Miami, Florida, Paintings November 1997 Inkubus Gallery, Miami, Florida, Tempera Paintings August/Sept 1997 Inkubus Gallery, Miami, Florida, Drawings May 1997 Inkubus Gallery, Miami, Florida, Paintings April 1997 Embassy of the Slovak Republic, Washington, DC October 1996 Seton Hall University School of Law, Medical Portrait Drawings January 1996 M-13 Gallery, New York May 1996 Baldachino Gallery, New York May 1994 Sterling Gallery, Chicago, Illinois May 1993 Sterling Gallery, Chicago, Illinois December 1992 M-13 Gallery, New York September 1991M-13 Gallery 1988 Galerie Le Cargo/Galerie Losange, Grenoble 1988 Twining Gallery, New York 1988 ARTE FIERE, Bologna 1987 Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH 1986 Twining Gallery, New York
  2. 2. 1985 Gallery Jean-Yves Noblet, Paris 1985 Twining Gallery, New York 1984 Twining Gallery, New York 1983 Paul Olsen Gallery, New York 1983 Twining Gallery, New York 1982 Alexander Carlson Gallery, New York 1981 Arthur A. Houghton Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2014 Matica Slovenska, “Cultural Revolutions”, Martin, Slovak Republic October 1998 United Nations, Artists From Slovakia June 1996 Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection February 1995 Achim Moeller Fine Art, New York September 1995 Achim Moeller Fine Art, Salon des Beaux Arts, Paris May 1994 Kennesaw State College, Marietta Georgia May 1992 Gallery Three Zero, New York, AMFAR benefit January 1992 The Cooper Union, “Good Work” by recent alumni 1991 Stuart Levy Gallery, New York 1991 Twining Gallery, New York, Drawings on War 1991 M-13 Gallery, New York 1990 M-13 Gallery, New York 1990 Stuart Levy Gallery, New York 1990 Achim Moeller Fine Art, New York 1989 Achim Moeller Fine Art, New York 1988 Czechoslovak Society of Arts & Sciences, Washington, DC 1988 Queens Museum, New York 1988 Twining Gallery, New York 1986 Gallery Two Nine One, Atlanta 1986 Georgia Museum of Art, Athens 1986 Twining Gallery, New York 1986 The Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture, University of Tennessee 1985 Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary 1985 Twining Gallery, New York 1984 Brenda Kroos Gallery, Columbus, Ohio 1984 Deborah Sharpe Gallery, New York 1984 Czechoslovak Society of Arts & Sciences, Montreal 1983 Paul Olsen Gallery, New York 1982 Paul Olsen Gallery, New York 1981 Allan Stone Gallery, New York 1981 Alexander Carlson Gallery FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship 1994 Millay Colony Residency, April 1992 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant 1991-1992 Edward Albee Foundation Residency, September 1990 Yaddo Fellowship, April 1990 Fulbright Grant to Italy 1987-1988 Studied anatomy and painting in Florence Friends of Johns Hopkins, University of Bologna, exhibition grant French Ministry of Culture Painting Grant 1988
  3. 3. Recanati Fellowship, Columbia University 1986-1987 Tyler School of Art, Fellowship to Rome 1979-1980 Sarah Cooper-Hewitt Prize, Cooper Union 1981 MUSEUM COLLECTIONS National Gallery of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava The Museum of Modern Art, New York The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York National Museum of American Art, Washington,DC University of Oklahoma Museum of Art High Museum, Atlanta Vatican Museum, Rome Williams College Art Museum, Williamstown, Massachusetts Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection, Little Rock, Arkansas SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS Angela Ho, Hong Kong Nicole Klagsbrun, New York Edward Albee, New York Cornelia Roethle, Munich Christiana von Ribbentrop, Eltville am Rhein Klaus Schroter, Hamburg Mr. & Mrs. Robert Borden, Calgary Achim Moeller, New York D. Basha, Paris Barbara Schwartz, New York Bill N. Lacy, New York Karl Stibolt, Geneva Vibeke & Giulio Castelli, Rome Enrico Crispolti, Rome Bobby Hardy, New York David Tunick, New York Melanie & Russell Johnson, New York Paul Olsen, Madrid, New Mexico Richard Eagan, New York Diane Grossman, Montreal BIBLIOGRAPHY 1998 Exhibition Review, LOCAL COLOR, May 1998, Miami 1998 Exhibition Review,COCONUT GROVER, February 1998, Miami 1998 Exhibition Review, FASHION TIMES, March 1998, Miami, New York 1997 Exhibition Review, FASHION SPECTRUM, November 1997 “Adolf Benca invokes mythological painting”, Miami New Times, May 22 1997 Exhibition/Gallerie Michele/Slovak Embassy, review, Washington Post, April 1 1997 Exhibition review, Slovak in America, “The New Metamorphoses”, April/May 1997 Exhibition review, JEDNOTA, “The New Metamorphoses”, May 1997 Exhibition review, SOKOL, “The New Metamorphoses”, April/May 1996 Exhibition catalogue, Arkansas Arts Center, Arlene Raven, essay 1996 Prekov, Rudo, “Adolf Benca Interview on Warhol”, Prague 1996 Varos, Milan, in Putovanie Zakrajanmi, “Adolf Benca, America’s Other Warhol”,
  4. 4. EUROSKOP, May 1996. Pp. 37-45. 1993 “Adolf Benca”, ZIVOT, Bratislava 1993 “Sex Quake: Art After the Apocalypse”, Art Genes Portable Museum, September 1992 Exhibition catalogue, Gallery Three Zero, AMFAR Benefit 1992 Bellamy, Peter, The Artist Project, portraits of comtemporary artists 1991 “A Critical Study of Adolf Benca’s Art”, ART LIFE, Bratislava/Vienna, April 1990 “The Painting of Adolf Benca”, Chicago Design, Fall 1990 1989 Payne, Nancy, “Uncovering the Truth of Humans”, Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster, PA April 5, 1989 1988 Varias, Alexander, “Adolf Benca and the Revival of Mythic Painting”, The Greek- American, New York 1988 Review, ART NEWS, November, group show, M-13 Gallery 1988 Exhibition catalogue, The Queens Museum, “Classical Myth and Imagery in Contemporary Art”, Barbara C. Matilsky, curator 1988 “Mostro Mercato/La Partecipazione Stranera”, Bologna ARTE FIERA in “Il Resto del Carlino” 20 Febbraio 1988 Review of exhibition Le Cargo/Losange in “Liberation”, Lyon, France 1988 “Adolf Benca...”, in FALCON, June 29 1987 “Adolf Benca”, Chicago Tribune, April 15 1987 Stuart, Claudia, “A Beautiful Setting for Benca’s Art”, Valley News, Cornish, New Hampshire, June 22 1986 E. Heartney, review, “Adolf Benca”, ART NEWS 85, January, 135 1986 Benamou, Genevieve, “European Contemporary Art”, introduction by Pierre Restany 1986 Pressler, Melissa, review, “Adolf Benca”, ARTS 60, V 1985 Exhibition catalogue, Twining Gallery, Adolf Benca, New York 1984 Pressler, Melissa, review, “Adolf Benca”, ARTS, December 1981 Sofer, Ken, review, “Adolf Benca”, ART NEWS, January 1981 Stasko, Joseph, “Adolf Benca”, HORIZONT, May/June 1981 “Adolf Benca: The River is My Metaphor”, PEOPLE, May 11 1977 “Adolf Benca”, Chicago Daily News, May 9 1977 Klein, Mike, “Adolf Benca”, Chicago Sun Times, May 11 1977 Davis, B., “Adolf Benca”, Waukegan News Sun, April 29 1977 Dadisman, Maryann, “Adolf Benca”, Waukegan News Sun, January 9