Biography

 

GREGORY GILLESPIE

 

BORN:

Roselle Park, NJ, 1936

 

DIED:

Belchertown, MA, 2000

 

EDUCATION:

The Cooper Union for Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY, 1954-1960

San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco CA, BA 1961; MFA 1963

American Academy in Rome, Rome, IT, 1964-1970

 

AWARDS:

Fullbright-Hays Grant, 1962.

Chester Dale Fellowship, 1962, 65, 66.

Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant for Painting, 1967.

The Augustus St. Gaudens Award, Cooper Union, 1994.

 

SELECTED SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

"Gregory Gillespie: Mind/Body/Spirit" George Adams Gallery, New York, NY, 2018

“Gregory Gillespie: rorschaching” Stevven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY 2015

“Gregory Gillespie: Supernatural Observation” Forum Gallery, New York, NY 2014

“Gregory Gillespie, Transfixed: Selected work 1995-2000” Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA 2012

“Self Portraits and other Paintings” Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, New York, NY 2007

Forum Gallery, New York, NY 2006, 2010

“Life as Art: Paintings by Gregory G. and Frances Cohen Gillespie” Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 2004

“Memorial Exhibition” Forum Gallery, New York, NY 2000

“A Unique American Vision: Paintings by Gregory Gillespie” retrospective exhibition, Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 1999; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA 1999; List Visual Arts Center, M.I.T. Cambridge, MA 199; Butler Institue of American Art, Youngstown, OH 2000.*

“Paintings and Constructions” Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT 1999

Lafayette College Art Gallery, Williams Center for the Arts, Easton, PA 1999

Hart Gallery, Northampton, MA 1998

Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY 1996

“Portraits of and by William Beckman and Gregory Gillespie” The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY1996*

Harcourts Modern and Contemporary, San Francisco, CA 1992*

Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA 1990*, 1992

Cooper Union for Advancement of Art and Science, New York, NY 1989

J, Rosenthal Fine Arts, Chicago, IL 1988

Atrium Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 1986

Duke University Art Museum, Durham, NC 1986

La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 1984

Joseph and Margaret Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA 1983

Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1983

“Gregory Gillespie” retrospective exhibition, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC 1977*

Galeria Il Fante di Spade, Rome and Milan 1974

Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA 1971, 1974, 1982, 1986

Smith College, Northampton, MA 1971

Smith College, Museum of Art, Northampton, MA 1971

Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 1970

American Academy in Rome, Rome, IT 1969

Forum Gallery, New York, NY 1966, 1968, 1970*, 1972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1986*, 1989*, 1991, 1992*, 1994*

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

“Face to Face: Artist Self Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch Jr.” Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR 2013

“Five Decades: Art and Artists of Forum Gallery 1962-2012” Forum Gallery, New York, NY 2012

“New Old Masters (Nowi Dawni Mistrzowie)” National Museum Gdansk, PL 2006

“Subject” Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT 2006

“Facing Reality: The Seavest Collection of Contemporary Realism” Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY 2003

“Self-Made Man” DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY 2001

“Provincetown Print Project” Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 2000

“Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection from the National Museum of American Art” Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL; Madison Art Center, Madison, WI; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, GA; Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY 1998-1999.

“Nielsen Gallery: 30th Anniversary” Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA 1998

“It’s Still Life” Forum Gallery, New York, NY 1998

“North Hampton Village Figurative Artists” Cacciola Gallery, New York, NY 1998

Duke University Art Museum, Durham, NC 1998*

“Peep Show” Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY 1998

“Still Life Painting Today” Jerald Melberg Gallery, Inc, Charlotte, NC 1998

“The Figurative Impulse” Miami Dade Community College, Kendall Campus Art Gallery, Miami, FL 1998

“Self-Portraits” Kragsdale Corporation at Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, NY 1998

“Attributes of the Artist” Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA 1997

“Derriere Guard Festival” The Kitchen, New York, NY 1997

Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY 1997

“Intimate Universe (Revisited)” James Howe Gallery, Kean College, Union, NJ 1997

“The Figure Revisited: Part 2, Recent Works” The Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 1997

“Gillespie, Hauptman, Stelzmann: Works of Art” Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL 1997

“American Art Today: Images from Abroad” The Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL 1996*

Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 1995*

“Re-Presenting Representation II” Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY 1995

“The Herbert W. Plimpton Collection of Realist Art” 18th Annual Patrons and Friends Exhibition, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 1995

“Aspects of Realism” Laura Craig Galleries, Scranton, PA 1994

The Springfield Museum of Fine Art, Springfield, MA 1994

“20th Century Figurative Drawings and Paintings” Forum Gallery, New York, NY 1994

“Artists by Artists” curated by Barbara Krulik, Forum Gallery, New York, NY 1993

“Ways to See” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA 1992

“Elemental Nature” Midtown Payson, New York, NY 1992

“American Realism and Figurative Art: 1952-1990” travelling exhibition in Japan, The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Miyagi; Sogo Museum of Art, Yokohama; The Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Tokushima; The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga; Kochi Prifectural Museum of Folk Art, 1991-92

Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 1991

San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA 1991

American Federation of Arts, New York, NY 1991*

J.M. Kohler Arts Center, Sheboyhan, WI 1990

Center for African Art, New York, NY 1990

Katzen-Brown Gallery, New York, NY 1989

Pratt Institute Galleries, New York, NY 1989

Edward Thorpe Gallery, New York, NY 1989

Jeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1989

Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY 1989

Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA 1989

De Cordova and Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln, MA traveling exhibition 1987-1989

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA 1986*

New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ 1986

Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 1986

New York Studio School of Drawing Painting and Sculpture, New York, NY 1986

Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS 1986

Artists’ Choice Museum, New York, NY 1985

Greenville County Museum of ART, Greenville, SC 1984*

University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 1983*

Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR 1983

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA 1982

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY 1982

Haus der Kunst, Munich, DE 1982

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA travelling: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA; Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, PT; Germanische National Museum, Nuremberg, DE 1981*

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY 1981*

Marquette University, Miwaukee, WI 1981*

Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ 1980

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgfield, CT 1980

American Academy in Rome, New York, NY 1978*

Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK 1977

Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 1977

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY 1975

Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, TX 1975

Arte Fiera Di Bologna, Bologna, IT 1975

Union Carbide Gallery, New York, NY 1975

Gallery One, Alberta College of Art, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, CA 1974

Hirshhorn Museum and sculpture Garden, Washinton DC 1974

Krannert Art Museum, College of Fine and Applied Arts, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champlain, IL 1974

National Academy of Design, New York, NY 1973

The Art Gallery, Randolph Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, VA

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY 1973

The New York Cultural Center, New York, NY 1972

Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL 1972

The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY 1972

Medici Il Gallery, Miami, FL 1972

The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH 1972

National Academy of Design, New York, NY 1972

Museum of Art Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME 1972

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY 1972

Museum of Art Ogunquit, Ogunquit, ME 1971

National Academy of Design, New York, NY 1971

The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY 1971

Birmingham Museum of Arts, Birmingham, AL 1971

The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY 1970

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY 1970
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA 1969

Graham Gallery, New York, NY 1969

The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY 1969

Galleria Il Margherita, Rome, IT 1969

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY 1967, 1968

The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH 1967

Galleria Il Capitallo, Rome, IT 1967

Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI 1966

American Academy in Rome, Rome, IT 1966

Galleria Due Monde, Rome, IT 1966

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY 1965

Galleria Feltrinelli, Rome, IT 1965

Galleria Capicorna, Spoleta, IT 1965

American Academy in Rome, Rome, IT 1965

The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY 1961, 1964, 1965

Bolles Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1961

The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA 1961

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
The National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Nebraska Art Association, Thomas C. Woods Memorial Collection, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Creative Arts Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Sara Roby Foundation Collection, Washington, DC

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA

Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC