AARON FINK BIO

 

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E D U C A T I O N

          School of Art and Architecture, Yale University, Hew Haven, CT, MFA 1979
          Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD, BFA 1977
          Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine; Summer 1976

Awards/Grants/Residencies


Residency, Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO, 1998, 1996
National Endowment for the Arts, 1987, 1982
Artist Fellowship, Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, 1984
American Academy in Rome, Prix de Rome – Alternate in Painting, 1979
Yale University, Ford Foundation Special Project Grant, Fall 1979
Skowhegan Scholarship Award, conferred by the Maryland Institute College of Art, Spring 1976

Solo Exhibitions
 

“Sail On: New Work/New World”, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2011
Galerie d’Avignon, Montreal, Canada, 2010
“Americana”, Alpha Gallery, Boston, 2009
212 Gallery, Aspen, CO, 2009
Galerie Egelund, Capenhagen, Denmark, 2008
Magidson Fine Art, Aspen, CO, 2008
Galerie d’Avignon, Montreal, Canada, 2007
Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2007
Magidson Fine Art, Aspen, CO, 2007
Galerie Mourlot, New York, NY, 2006
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2006
“Aaron Fink: Elements and Other Prints,” The Dean’s Gallery, MIT Sloan School of Management,
Cambridge, MA, 2006
“Recent Paintings,” Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2005
Galerie D’Avignon, Montreal, 2004
Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, 2004
Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2004
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2002
Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, OR, 2002
Magidson Fine Art, Aspen, CO, 2002
Pamela Auchincloss/Project Space, New York, NY, 2002
“Works on Paper,” Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 2001
Magidson Fine Art, Aspen, CO, 2001
Recent Monotypes, Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, OR, 2000
Galerie Eglund, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2000
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1999
Aaron Fink: Paintings and Sculpture, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI, 1999
Works on Paper, Magidson Fine Arts, Aspen, CO, 1999
Magidson Fine Arts, Aspen, CO, 1999
Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, 1998
Woman: States, 1985-1998, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1998
Vitreographs (Portland Suite), Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, OR, 1998
I. Wolk Gallery, St. Helena, CA, 1997
Magidson Fine Art, Aspen, CO, 1997
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1997
Aaron Fink: Hats, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, 1997
Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, 1996
Gouaches, David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY, 1996
Aaron Fink: Paintings, 1984-1995, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL, 1995
Magidson Fine Art, Aspen, CO, 1995
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1995
Aaron Fink: Rembrandt’s Shell, Center Street Studio, Boston, MA, 1995
Daivd Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY, 1995
Galerie Barbara Farber, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1994
Magidson Fine Art, Aspen, CO, 1994
Aaron Fink: Ten Years of Printmaking at the Center Street Studio, Center Street Studio, Boston,
MA, 1994
Aaron Fink: Works on Paper, Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO,
1994
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1993
Daivd Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY, 1993
Monotypes, Prints and Gouaches, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1992
Lisa Sette Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, 1992
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1991
Rutgers Barclay Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 1991
Works on Paper, David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY, 1991
Galerie Barbara Farber, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1991
New Monotypes, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, ID, 1990
Roger Ramsay Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1990
Counterproofs, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1990
Daivd Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY, 1990
Hartje Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany, 1989
David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY, 1988
Jack Shainman Gallery, Washington, DC, 1988
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1987
Galerie Barbara Farber, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1987
Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York, NY, 1987
Hartje Galerie, Frankfurt, Germany, 1986
Castelli Uptown, New York, NY, 1986
East End Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 1986
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1985
Jack Shainman Gallery, Washington, DC, 1985
Galerie Barbara Farber, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1985
Galerie Barbara Farber at the Forum Art Fair, Zurich, Switzerland, 1985
East End Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 1985
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1985
East End Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 1984
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1983
American Graffiti Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1982
American Graffiti Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1981
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1981
Hayden Corridor Gallery, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 1980

Selected Group Exhibitions


Bon Appetit,Concord Art Association (curated by Meredyth Hyatt Moses)
Go Figure: The Figure in Contemporary Art – A Response to Art History,
McIninch Art Gallery, Southern New Hampshire University, 2007
More Than One: Prints and Portfolios from the Center Street Studio, Boston
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, 2004
Painting in Boston: 1950-2000, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA, 2002
A Tribute to John Powers, Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2000
A Salute to Boston, Wiggin Gallery, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, 1998
Be Still Dear Art, New England School of Art and Design, Boston, MA, 1998
Attributes of the Artist, The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA, 1997
Working Sources: The Painter and the Photographic Image, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA, 1997
The Unique Print: Six Innovative Approaches to the Monotype, Starr Gallery, Newton, MA, 1997
Face and Figure, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1996
Grand Illusions: Four Centuries of Still Life Painting, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1994
The Label Show, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1994
Selections from Atelier Mourlot, Hankyu Department Store, Tokyo, Japan, 1993
Yale Collects Yale, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, 1993
Fast Forward: Six Years of Collecting for a New Museum, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL, 1993
A Decade of Print Publishing, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY, 1993
The Art Collection of the Federal Reserve Board: Five Years of Accessions, Board of Governors Building, Washington, DC, 1992
The Object: Found, Observed, Imagined, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA, 1991
The Unique Print, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1990
8 Artists/8 Visions, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, 1990
The 1980s: Prints from the Collection of Joshua P. Smith, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1989-1990
The Age of Pluralism, Centro di Cultura Ausoni, Rome, Italy, 1989
Award Candidates Show, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, 1987
70’s into 80’s: Printmaking Now, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1986-1987
Skowhegan Alumni, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, and Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine, 1986
Public and Private: American Prints Today, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 1986
Highlights: Selections from the Bank of America Headquarters, San Francisco, CA, 1984
Local Visions IV: Portraits, Hayden Gallery, MIT, Cambridge, 1984
Contemporary Miami Collectors, Metropolitan Museum, Coral Gables, FL, 1984
The Modern Art of the Print: Selections from the Lois and Michael Torf Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Williams College Museum of Art, 1984
Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 1984
The New Portrait, Institute of Art and Urban Resources, Project Studio One, Long Island City, New York, 1984
The American Artist as Printmaker, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 1983-84
Boston Now: Part II, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, 1983
Jon Abbot, Aaron Fink, Tom Lieber, Chris Wool, Delahunty Gallery, New York, NY, 1983
The Figure Beside Itself: Contemporary Figurative Prints, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, 1982
Art of the State, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 1982
Boston Now: Figuration, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, 1982
A Private Vision: Contemporary Art from the Graham Gund Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, 1982
Boston Printmakers 32nd National Exhibition, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, 1979-1980
Works on Paper from the Yale School of Art, Victorian College of the Arts Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, 1978

S E L E C T E D  C O L L E C T I O N S

          Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC
          Anderson Industries, Rockford, IL
          Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA
          Art Institute of Chicago
          Bank of America
          Boston Public Library
          Bouwfonds Netherlandse Gemeenten, The Netherlands
          Brooklyn Museum of Art
          Castelli Collection, New York
          Chase Manhattan Bank
          Chemical Bank
          Childrens Hospital, Chicago
          Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingofrd, CT
          Citizens Bank, Boston
          Coopers & Lybrand
          Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
          Danish House of Parliament
          Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
          DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park Lincoln, MA
          Farnsworth Museum, Maine
          Fidelity Investments, Boston
          Firstbank of Minneapolis
          Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
          Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA
          G.E. Corporation
          Goldman Sachs & Company
          Graham Gund Collection
          Hara Museum, Tokyo
          Samuel P. Harn Museum, University of Florida, Gainsville
          Arthur J. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin
          E.F. Hutton
          IBM, New York
          Indianapolis Museum of Art
          Library of Congress
          Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
          Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
          Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
          Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
          Museum of Modern Art, New York
          National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
          New York Public Library
          Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
          Paine-Webber Group, New York
          Peat, Warwick, Mitchell & Co., New York & Florida
          Philadelphia Museum of Art
          Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
          Kimoko and John Powers
          Prudential Life Insurance Co.
          Putnam Investments, Boston, MA
          Roxbury Community College
          Sonesta International Hotel Corp.
          Stop & Shop Inc., Boston
          Sundance Institute, Provo, Utah
          Peter Stuyvesant Foundation, The Netherlands
          Texas Instruments
          J.Walter Thompson
          Lois and Michael Torf Collection
          Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA
          Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston
          United States Department of State
          University of Massachusetts, Amherst
          Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
          Wellington Management Co., Boston
          Worcester Museum of Art, Worcester, MA
          Zimmerli Art Museum, Brunswick, NJ

 

Selected Bibliography

 

Cate McQuaid, “Icons, with a Fresh Coat of Paint,” The Boston Globe, April 1, 2009.
Cate McQuaid,  “Bold Strokes Color His World,” The Boston Globe, April 19, 2007
Stewart Oksenhorn, “Fink Objectifies Aspen,” Aspen Times Weekly, March 11, 2007
Kenneth Baker, “Oversized still lifes bring a wealth of color and form to Elins Eagles-Smith,” San Fransisco Chronicle, Jan. 2004
Kenneth Baker, “Interesting Discoveries at S.F. Art Fair,” San Fransisco Chronicle, Jan. 2003, Section D1
Cate McQuaid, “Aaron Fink: New Paintings,” The Boston Globe, Nov. 2002
William Corbett, “Material Boy, The juicy fruits of Aaron Fink at the Alpha Gallery,” The Boston Phoenix, Nov. 2002, p. 14
Raphael Rubenstein, “Aaron Fink at Pamela Auchincloss,” Art in America, Dec.2002, p. 115
Eleanor Heartney, Aaron Fink: Out of the Ordinary, Hard Press Editions, 2002, 230 pages, 203 color illustrations
Cate McQuaid, “Aaron Fink Finds There’s More to a Rose than Meets the Eye,” Boston Globe, March 29, 2001, p. C12
Monica Nakemine, “Painter Invites Viewers to Frame Own Opinions,” Boston Globe, March 11, 2001, p. C19,10
Linda G. Frickman, “A Tribute to John Powers,” (exhibition essay), Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2000
Ben Mitchell, “The Object is the Poetics,” Muskegon Museum of Art,Muskegon, MI, 1999 (exhibition essay)
Roger Green, “Aaron’s Art Grabs Your Attention,” Muskegon Chronicle, Sept. 9, 1999, p. 1D and 5D
Working Proof: Aaron Fink, Woman: States (1985 – 1998),” Art on Paper, Jan./Feb. 1999, p.51
Debra Bricker Balken, The Lois Beurman Torf Collection for the University of Massachusetts, University Gallery, Amherst, 1997
Carrie Click, “Aaron Fink: A Famously Refreshing Artist,” Aspen Times Weekly, July 26 and 27, 1997
Carole Gold Calo, “Aaron Fink: Hats,” Art New England, Aug./Sept. 1997, p.38
Cate McQuaid, “Aaron Fink’s Light Motifs,” The Boston Globe, March 14, 1997, p. C1, C10
Christine Temin, review (“The Unique Print” at Starr Gallery), The Boston Globe, March 5, 1997, p. F5
Mary Sherman, “In Near Obsessive Style, Fink Covers His Topic in ‘Hats’,”Boston Sunday Herald, Feb. 16, 1997, p. 50
Constance Gorfinkle, “Artist Likes to Focus on the Stuff of Everyday Life,” The Patriot Ledger, Jan. 25/26, 1997, p. 33
Christine Temin, “MFA Has Serious Fun with ‘Face and Figure’,” The Boston Globe, Nov. 15, 1996, p. D1, D10
“Aaron Fink, Rembrandt’s Shell,” The Print Collector’s Newsletter, Sept. – Oct.,1995, p. 138
Charles Guiliano, “Perspective, Labeling Contemporary Art,” Art New England, June/July, 1994, p. 82
Reva Wolf, Repetition as Regeneration: Works on Paper by Aaron Fink, Fort Collins: Colorado State University, 1994 (exhibition catalogue)
Nancy Stapen, “Pushing Paint’s Possibilities,” The Boston Globe, Nov. 23, 1993, p. 25, 31
William Zimmer, “Yale Celebrates Its Artists and Its Collectors Since 1950,”
The New York Times, June 27, 1993
Nancy Stapen, “The French Connection: gallery owner promotes Boston artists,” Boston Globe, Jan. 7, 1993, p. 56
Nancy Stapen, “Alpha Gallery’s Striking ‘New Beginning’ in a new locale,” Boston Globe, Oct. 8, 1992, p. 75
Gary Susman, “Artists on Art,” Boston Phoenix, May 15, 1992
Nancy Stapen, Review, Boston Globe, Nov. 21, 1991, p. 73, 78
Simone Ellis, Review, Santa Fe New Mexican, Pasatiempo Magazine, Aug. 16, 1991, p. 6
Ed Wingen, Aaron Fink, Galerie Barbara Farber, Amsterdam, 1991 (exhibition catalogue)
Christine Temin, “Amsterdam,” Boston Globe, Jan. 23, 1991
Francine Koslow, Review, Art Forum, Sept. 1990
Ruth E. Fine, ed., The 1980’s: Prints in the Collection of Joshua P. Smith, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1989 (exhibition catalogue)
Paul Genega, Striking Water, Galway, Ireland; Salmon Publishing, 1989 (Cover illustration)
David Bonetti, Review, The Boston Phoenix, April 14, 1989
Gloria Kury, Aaron Fink, Boston: Alpha Gallery, 1989 (exhibition catalogue)
Paul Smith, Review, Art in America, Sept. 1988
Jo Anna Lewis, Review, Washington Post, Feb. 12, 1988
Nancy Stapen, “Alpha Maintains Artistic Dynasty,” Boston Herald American, Dec. 18, 1987
Jacqui Taylor, “Area Painter Finds Fame and Fortune,” East Boston Community News, Dec. 8, 1987
Dan Cameron, “Opening Salvos, Part One,” Arts, Dec. 1987
David Bonetti, Review, Boston Phoenix, April 24, 1987
Christine Temin, Review, Boston Globe, April 23, 1987
Kathy Halbreich, Aaron Fink, Hartje Galerie, Frankfurt, 1986 (exhibition catalogue)
Review, Main-Echo, Frankfurt, Dec. 12, 1986
Review, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Dec. 9, 1986
Christine Temin, “Aaron Fink Thinks Big,” Boston Globe, May 23, 1985
The Modern Art of the Print: Selections of the Collection of Lois and Michael Torf, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Williams College Museum of Art, 1984 (exhibition catalogue)
Christine Temin, “Local Artists Dominate Top Shows of ’83,” Boston Globe, Dec. 25, 1983
Idem, Review, Boston Globe, Nov. 24, 1983
Barry Walker, The American Artist as Printmaker, Brooklyn Museum, 1983 (exhibition catalogue)
Ronny Cohen, Review, Art News, Oct. 1983, p. 184
Boston: Now, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 1983 (exhibition catalogue)
John Russell, Review, The New York Times, June 24, 1983
Sarah McFadden, “Report from Boston,” Art in America, May 1983
Christine Temin, Review, Boston Globe, Aug. 1, 1982
Robert Taylor, Review, Boston Globe, May 23, 1982
Nan Burks Freeman, “Boston Drawing Makes Its Mark,” Drawing, May – June,1982
Ceil Friedman, Review, Art New England, Nov. 1982
Ed Wingen, Review, De Telegraaf, (The Netherlands), Oct. 13, 1982
Boston Now: Figuration, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 1982 (exhibition catalogue)
Idem, Review, Kuntsbeeld, (The Netherlands), June 1981
Review, Elseviers, (Amsterdam), April 1981 and Oct. 1981
Rebecca Nemsner, Review, Art New England, Jan. 1981
Peter Heyden, Review, De Volskrant, (The Netherlands), April 1981
Robert Storr, Review, New Art Examiner, Jan. 1981
Robert Taylor, Review, Boston Globe, Dec. 9, 1981