Gary Bukovnik (American, b. 1947- )

Born and edu­cated in Cleve­land, Gary Bukovnik has lived in San Fran­cisco for more than a third of a cen­tury. Pri­mar­ily using the media of water­color, mono­type, and lith­o­graph, Bukovnik fuses sen­sual vital­ity with fluid yet pow­er­ful col­orations, cre­at­ing flo­ral and culi­nary images of great depth, inten­sity, and size.

In 2003 and 2005, invited Bukovnik was Vis­it­ing Artist at the Amer­i­can Acad­emy in Rome in 2003 and 2005 and was an artist-in-residence at the Michi­gan Insti­tute of Arts in Kala­ma­zoo in 2010, as well as mak­ing a tour of exhi­bi­tions and water­color demon­stra­tions across Japan in 2010.

Solo exhi­bi­tions include Cald­well Sny­der Gallery in San Fran­cisco and in St. Helena, CA, Camp­ton Gallery in New York City; the Con­cept Gallery in Pitts­burgh, the A.C.T. Gallery in San Fran­cisco, and the Bon­foey Gallery in Cleve­land. Other recent exhi­bi­tions have been orga­nized by the But­ler Insti­tute of Amer­i­can Art, Youngstown, Paula Brown Gallery, Toledo, Neuhoff Gallery, New York; Lisa Kurts Gallery, Mem­phis; Irv­ing Gal­leries, Palm Beach; Galerie Kut­ter, Lux­em­bourg; the South­ern Alleghe­nies Museum of Art, John­stown, Penn­syl­va­nia; Chin Show Cul­tural Cen­ter, Taipei; Takashimaya, Tokyo; the Hunt Insti­tute for Botan­i­cal Doc­u­men­ta­tion, Carnegie Mel­lon Uni­ver­sity, Pitts­burgh; and Bre­vard Museum of Art, Mel­bourne, Florida.