Biography

BORN:

Banja Luka, Bosnia, 1975

 

LIVES:

New York City

 

EDUCATION:

MFA - Montclair School of the Arts at MSU, Montclair, NJ, 2005.

BFA - Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL, 2003.

 

AWARDS:

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, 2013.

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 2006.

The Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, 2005.

Paul Shields Award, 2004.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

 “Amer Kobaslija: Places, Spaces; A Survey of Painting 2005 – 2015.” George Adams Gallery, New York, NY 2015. *

            Traveling to: Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL, 2015 16.

“Amer Kobaslija.” Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA, 2015.

“Kesennuma, Japan’s Altered Landscape.” Rosa Lehrman Gallery at HACC, Harrisburg, PA, 2014.

“Miniatures.” George Adams Gallery, New York, NY 2013.

“One Hundred Views of Kesennuma: Paintings of Japan’s Altered Landscape.” George Adams Gallery, New York, NY, 2012.

“One Hundred Views Of Kesennuma.” Schmucker Gallery; Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA, 2011.

“The Road to Rossiniere.” George Adams Gallery, New York NY, 2011. *

“(In) Significant Objects.” Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, 2008.

“Poetics of Space: New Paintings.” George Adams Gallery, New York, NY 2008.

"Recent Paintings.” GalerieRX, Paris, 2006-2007

"Large-Scale Studio Paintings." George Adams Gallery, NY, 2006.

"Studio Paintings." George Adams Gallery, New York, NY, 2006.

"The Newsstand Project." Honor Fraser, Venice, CA, 2006.

"New Paintings." Finlea Gallery, Montclair, NJ, 2004.

"Suburban Paintings." Haskell Gallery, Jacksonville, FL, 2003.

"New Paintings." Croslley Gallery, Sarasota, FL, 2003.

"Elemental." Mussallem Gallery, Jacksonville, FL, 2002. *

"Brown Paintings." Pecci Gallery, Jacksonville, FL, 2001. *

"Drawings of Bosnia." Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens, Jacksonville, FL, 1999.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

“Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath – Force of Nature.” Wave Hill Museum, Bronx, NY 2015. *

“Objects to be contemplated.” Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL 2015. *

“Space, Place, and Order.” Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2013.

“Faculty Exhibition.” Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 2012.

“Art of Collecting.” Flint Institute of the Arts, Flint, MI, 2011.

“Art on Art” Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, 2011.

“Small.” Louise Ross Gallery, New York, 2011.

“Size Matters.” George Adams Gallery, New York, 2011.

“Narcissus in the Studio: Artist Portraits and Self-Portraits.” Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts,

Philadelphia, PA, 2010-2011. *

“REAL(ist).” Ringling College of Art and Design, Selby Gallery, Sarasota, FL 2010.

“New / Classical.” George Adams Gallery, New York, NY 2010.

“Gallery Artists Summer Show.” George Adams Gallery, New York, NY 2009.

“COOL: Summer Invitational Exhibition.” George Adams Gallery, New York, NY 2008.

“Art Miami.” Wynwood Art District, Miami, 2007. *

"Inside/Outside." George Adams Gallery, New York, NY, 2007.

“Art Chicago.” The Merchandise Mart, Chicago, 2007. *

“Montclair Alumni Exhibition.” PPOW Gallery, New York, NY, 2007.

"Dreams Take Flight-2007 Annual Auction." Pacific Academy, Anchorage, AK, 2007.

"Private Viewing." Leroy Neiman Center Gallery, Columbia University, New York, 2006.

"2004-2005 Joan Mitchell Grant Recipients." Cue Art Foundation, New York, 2006. *

"GROUP SHOW." George Adams Gallery, New York, NY, 2006.

"MFA Show." White Box Annex, New York, NY, 2005. *

"Views of Distant Lands." Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens, Jacksonville, FL,1999.

"Points of Color." Cornell Museum of Art, Delray Beach, FL, 1998.

"Neue Zeichnungen." Altstadt Galerie, Duesseldorf, Germany, 1996.

"Ulja." Selman Galerija, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Hercegovina, 1992.

*Catalogue

      

REVIEWS:

AMIRKHANI, Jordan. “Amer Kobaslija at Arthur Roger Gallery.” Daily Serving, May 2015.

AMY, Michael. “Studio Paintings at George Adams.” Art in America, November 2006.

AYERS, Robert. “Amer Kobaslija.” Reviews. ARTnews. May, 2011: p. 115. Illus.

BAKER, Kenneth. “Unusual Self-Portraits, ‘Exceptional’ Photos.” SF Chronicle, 28 July, 2008.

BAKER, R.C. "The Examined Life." The Village Voice, July 20, 2006.

BILALAGIC, Braco. "Zapisi o Prostoru." SABAH, St. Louis, MO, 2005.

D’ARCY, David. “Nuclear Wave Cinema-and Art.” ARTINFO. March 12, 2012.

DEE, Ivette. "Best of Show." Florida Times Union, Jacksonville, FL, 2002.

GOMEZ, Edward. “Visualizing Disaster.” Art & Antiques, June 2012.

GOMEZ, Edward. “Recalling Nature’s Furry Abstractly in Oils.” The Japan Times, Tokyo, Japan, December 2013.

HEARSE, Emma. “Artist Amer Kobaslija Cleaning Service Couldn’t Make It.” NY Magazine, June 28, 2008.

HUTTON, Bo. "Young Bosnian to Hang in Cummer." Florida Times Union, Jacksonville, FL, 1998.

MORRONE, Francis. “Funk Art,' Psychedelia, and Post-Punk Sensibility.” The New York Sun, August 30, 2007.

JOHNSON, Ken. "Large-Scale Studio Paintings." The New York Times, June 30, 2006.

KOKOTOVIC, Aleksandra. "A Bosnian in New York." IEVE Magazine, Sarajevo, Bosnia, 2004.

KOSOG, Simone. "Bosnien ist Viel Weiter." WAZ, Duesseldorf, Germany, 1997.

GOODEVE, Thyrza. “Vulnerability and its Vicissitudes.” The Brooklyn Rail, October 3, 2013.

GOODRICH, John. "Bless This (Well-Composed) Mess." The New York Sun, August 3, 2006.

GRANT, Daniel. “Affordable Prices on Upswing.” ArtNewsLetter.  January 22, 2008.

MACK, Joshua. “Poetics of Space.” New York Time Out, June 20, 2008.

MRKALJEVIC, Cazim. "Svijet u Kome  Zivim." Balkan Link, Atlanta, GA, 2001.  

MUSALLEM, Tori. "Mussallem: Elemental Show." ARBUS, Jacksonville, FL, 2002.      

O'HERN, John. "The Studio as Muse, Workplace and Refuge."American Art Collector, September 2006.

PECK, Madeline. "Masterworks." Follio Weekly, Jacksonville, FL, 1999.

RODRIGUEZ, Kathy. “Amer Kobaslija – Paintings.” New Orleans Art Review, July 2015.

SMITH, Roberta. “Poetics of Space.” The New York Times, June 20, 2008.

VEIDT, Anella. "A Farewell Song." SABAH, St. Louis, MO, 2003

--- "Burning the Past." Movement Magazine, Jacksonville, FL, 2003.

---"Tragom Uspjeha." Peta Strana Svijeta, Chicago, IL, 2002.

VOELLER, Megan. "Artropolis: Art Chicago." Art Fairs International, September-October. 2007: P. 16-17. Illus.

 

PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS:

Consulate General of Japan, New York, NY

Ballard Management

Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brussels, Belgium

G.U.C. Collection, Chicago, Illinois

Middlebury College Museum, Middlebury, VT

George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

Staten Island Museum, New York, NY

The Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY

United State Embassy, Sarajevo, Bosnia