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Rockland County, NY, USA

BIOGRAPHY

 
Norman Galinsky’s abstract geometric art has been inspired and informed by his background in science and engineering, and his ongoing interest and study of meditative and energy healing disciplines and consciousness explorations.

His work represents the intimate relationship between the energetic and quantum nature of reality and the spiritual essence embodied by art. He believes that art expression is energy itself –an aspect of what the Chinese term Qi, the universal life energy. The images depict a “stillness in motion”, drawing the viewer into a meditative dialog with the present moment. His over 30 year practice and teaching of Chinese martial arts, Tai Ji Quan and qigong exercises, as well as study of other energetic healing disciplines have been foundational in helping him generate, cultivate, and utilize energy patterns that often find their way into his images. Additionally, his earlier career and professional background in chemical engineering was instrumental in combining his use of mathematics with “permutational” and intuitive approaches to making art. His understanding and study of sacred geometry became a roadmap to explore how energy, science, and esthetics can be related.

 
BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION

Born and raised in Charleston, WV, 1942

1964 BS in Chemical Engineering, University of Cincinnati

1973 MFA, Columbia University, School of the Arts

Study: painting with Philip Guston, Jack Tworkov, Stamos, Dorthea Rockburn; printmaking with Bob Blackburn and Tony Harrison

Additional study: Art Students League (George Tooker, Will Barnet) The New School (Henry Pearson), New York University, Pratt Graphics Center, Printmaking Workshop, School for Visual Arts, Women’s Studio Workshop

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019     Ruminative Marks,  Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD

2019     Searching for Stillness, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack NY

 

2016    Seen/ Unseen, Union Arts Center, Sparkill NY

            Artist of the Month, Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack NY

 

2014    Stillness in Motion, Union Arts Center, Sparkill, NY

2011    Portals, The Outside in Piermont Gallery, Piermont, NY

 

2008    Mandalas of Awareness: Images of Healing and Transformation, The Art Gallery at the
            Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Sleepy Hollow, NY

 

2006    Invoking Presence: Synthesizing Art, Science and Spirituality, NY Hall of Science,

            Queens, NY

2004    Healing Paradigms, Durst Corporate Gallery, New York, NY

1996    Selected Works: 1970-1995, Blue Hill Cultural Center, Pearl River, NY

 

1995    Healing Paradigms, Allen Sheppard Gallery Piermont, NY

 

1990    Constructions, Wooden Tent Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA

 

1979    Katonah Gallery, Katonah, NY

 

1978     Jock Truman Gallery, New York, NY

 

            Edward Hopper House, Nyack, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2019        Rockland Center for the Arts Members Exhibition, West Nyack NY

 

2018        Hopper House Artist Member Show
 

                Lorin Marsh Showroom, New York, NY
 

                Art Walk, Nyack, NY
 

2016        Song of Light, Blue Hill Art and Cultural center, Pearl River, NY

 

2014        Lorin Marsh Showroom, New York, NY

 

2014        Rockland Past and Present: A Chronicling of Time, Blue Hill Art and Cultural Center,

                Pearl River, NY

 

2013-14   Change/Transformation, Blue Hill Art and Cultural Center, Pearl River, NY

 

2011        Abstractions, Blue Hill Art and Cultural Center, Pearl River, NY

2010        Tovin Studio Gallery, Inaugural Exhibition, Nyack, NY

2009        Garner World, GAGA Art Center, Garnerville, NY

2008        Light Entanglements, Blue Hill Art and Cultural Center, Pearl River, NY

2006        Columbia University School of the Arts Alumni exhibition, New York, NY

2004        24×24, GAGA (Garnerville Art Center), Garnerville, NY

1998        Artists’ Night, Newark Museum sponsored exhibition, Park Ridge, NJ

1992        Joy Roy Fine Art, Group Exhibition, New York, NY

                Drawings from Emporia State University Collection, Gallery 303, Brigham Young
                University. Provo, Utah ,L’Atelier Gallery, Piermont, NY

 

1991        Off the Wall, Rockland Connection ‘91, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY

                L’Atelier Gallery, Piermont NY

1990        Profound, Outer Space Gallery, New York, NY

                Sense of Self, Triplex Gallery, Manhattan Community College, New York, NY

                Collage, Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY

1989        L’Atelier Gallery, Piermont, NY

                Member Artists ‘89, Katonah Gallery, Katonah, NY

1987        Contemporary American Drawing, Kansas Art Commission (circulating)

1986        Mount Aramah Exhibition, Clove Furnace, Arden, NY (NY Telephone Award)
             

                Schwitteria, The Art Lobby, New York, NY

1985        The Abstract Vision, Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center, New York, NY

 

1984        Panel Gallery Show, Katonah Gallery, Katonah, NY

                Eight Bank Street Parents, Bank Street College, New York, NY

                Selections from the Caraccio Print Collection, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

1983        Art for the Collector, Katonah Gallery, Katonah, NY

 

1982        Synergy/Artists – 1+1=3, Thorpe Intermedia Center Gallery, Sparkill, NY

                Mountains and Rivers of Rockland, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY

                Small Works, Sixth Annual Show at New York University, New York, NY (Juried by Nancy                     Hoffman)

1981        Fifth Annual National Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Emporia State University, Emporia                   Kansas

1980        Paperworks ‘80, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY (Juried by Grace Glueck, Ken Tyler,                     and Philip Pearlstein) - Hudson River Contemporary Artist Prize

1979        Drawing ‘79, Trenton State College, Trenton, NJ (Juried by Bernice Rose, MoMA)

1978        5 on Paper, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

1977        Post Cards and Other Mail, Truman Gallery (formerly Betty Parsons Gallery), New York, NY

 
COLLECTIONS

IBM

Astra Merck

Bank of America

Continental Illinois Bank

Southeast Banking Corp.

AMOCO

Exxon-Mobil Oil Corp.

Four Seasons Hotels

Hyatt Regency Hotels

Novartis

Smith Barney

Lord, Day, and Lord

FMC Corp.

Ted Bates Advertising

Pepsico

Columbia University

Charleston Art Gallery and Museum

Kansas Art Commission

Helen Foresman Spencer Museum

Numerous private collections

PUBLICATIONS (selected)

IArts Magazine, September, 1978

House and Garden, May 1980

Art in America, July/August, 1982, 1984

Art Speak, February, 1985

Who’s Who in American Art, 1987

New York Times, January 28, 1990

Vineyard Gazette, July 26, 1990

BOARD MEMBER

Rockland Center for the Arts, multi-media art center and school, West Nyack, NY