Bart Gulley, 2016 VI
ART - 665Regular price $3,500.00 Save $-3,500.00
oil on birch panel
Bart Gulley Biography
Bart Gulley has exhibited throughout the US. His work is in hundreds of private collections. He has received grants from Skowhegan, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and The Millay Colony for the Arts. Bart has a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MFA from Queens College, NY, where he studied with Robert Pincus-Witten. He taught painting and drawing at the Parsons School of Design from 1990 to 1995. He is presently based in Chatham, NY where his studio is a large restored barn. As a painter, Bart Gulley’s life-long interest has been to explore three traditions: fine art, classic American commercial graphics, and architecture. For much of his 40 year career, Bart saw these traditions as being opposed, but for the last 10 years or so his work has drawn from across all three disciplines to extend and enrich the American vernacular. Years of landscape painting and figure drawing gave Bart a structural intuition that later allowed him quick access to chromatic and graphic distinctions that meld reality with abstraction, playing optically with figure and ground, architecture and space, color and spacial perception. With his collages Bart is able to quickly create unexpected compositions characterized by strong contrasts and abrupt juxtapositions of shape, scale and material.