Bill Brody

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Cathedral. Oil on canvas, 36 x 60 in, Aichilik River, June 1990.

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Cloud Mystery. Oil on canvas, 72 x 40 in, Hulahula River, July 1996

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Falcon Valley. Oil on canvas, 72 x 44 in, Jago River, July 1995

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Gates of the Valley. Oil on canvas, 71 x 44 in, Upper Marsh Fork, Canning River, July 1993

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Rushing from the Glacier to the Lake. Oil/alkyd on canvas, 44 x 72 in, Lake Peters, 1991

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Scoter Canyon. Oil on canvas, 44 x 72 in, Hulahula River, July 1996

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Spring Awakening . Oil/alkyd on canvas, 44 x 72 in, Lake Peters, July 1991

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Veil. Oil on canvas, 72 x 44 in, Hulahula River, July 1997

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Hillside. Woodcut on acrylic on fabric, 60 x 30 in, Jago River, July 1995

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Rock Fall/Flower Fall. Oil on canvas, 44 x 72 in, Lower Marsh Fork, Canning River, July 1994

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Counterpoint. Oil on canvas, 72 x 44 in, Lower Marsh Fork, Canning River, July 1994

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Storm Jago. Oil on canvas, 72×44 in, Jago River.


ARTIST’S STATEMENT

Each summer I go deep into the wilderness of Alaska’s mountains to paint. I spend my time chasing light and dancing shadow, trying to capture the dynamic richness of this spare and wonderful northern landscape.

Working in the endless light of the arctic summer is my wellspring; it grounds me for the flights of introspection which occupy me in the studio during the majority of the year when it is too cold to paint outside. I reflect on my summer experiences when I make prints, computer animations and intensely colored paintings, fusing the figure with the landscape.

This cycle of renewal has been repeated and refined over a number of years. My memories of the summer provide a concrete grounding for the work I do during the winter, and the insights and technical experiences gained each winter are reflected in turn the next summer. The intensity of the wilderness experience fuels my embrace of virtual reality.


EDUCATION
1967: MFA, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA. Painting/Printmaking
1965: BS, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA. Mathematics/Physical Science

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2000: The Alaska House Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
1999: Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK
1998: Artique Gallery, Anchorage, AK
1997: New Horizons Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
1996: Albany Arts Gallery, Albany, CA
1995: Artworks, Fairbanks, AK
1995: Murray State University, Murray, KY
1993: Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV
1993: Civic Center Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
1993: Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK
1991: Queensborough Community College, New York, NY
1991: The Artworks, Fairbanks, AK

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1999: Los Angeles Printmaking Society biennial print exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
1999: “Across the Grain,” Woodcut Print Exchange, Los Angeles County Museum, CA
1999: “6 Printmakers,” Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK
1999: New Horizons Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
1999: Artworks Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
1999: Newman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1998: “Prints Across the Pacific,” Portland Museum, OR, and Taipei, Taiwan
1998: Artworks Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
1998: Newman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1997: “Portland Museum International Juried Print Show,” Portland, OR
1997: “Los Angeles Printmakers Members Juried Show,” Glendale, CA
1997: “64th Parallel Juried Show, Fairbanks, AK (Juror’s Choice Award)
1997: Woodcut Exchange, Los Angeles, CA
1997: Artworks Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
1997: Newman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1996: “All Alaska Juried Exhibition,” Anchorage, AK (Honorable Mention)
1996: Northwest Print Council, Portland State University, Portland, OR
1996: “64th Parallel Juried Show,” Fairbanks, AK
1996: Artworks Gallery, Fairbanks, AK
1996: Newman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1995: “Prints and the Paper,” San Diego Art Institute, CA
1995: “34th Poudre Valley Juried Exhibition,” Fort Collins, CO
1995: “67th Annual Juried Exhibition,” Art Association of Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA
1995: “Cimmeron Works on Paper Biennial,” Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
1995: “Northwest Print Council Show,” Do Art Gallery, Beaverton, OR
1992: Portland State University, Oregon
1992: Vorpal Gallery, New York, NY
1992: Newman Gallery, Bryn Mawr, PA
1992: Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
1992: Wenniger Gallery, Boston, MA
1991: Vorpal Gallery, New York, NY
1991: Newman Gallery, Bryn Mawr, PA
1991: Wetherholt Gallery, Washington, DC
1991: Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

COLLECTIONS
Brooklyn Museum
Neville Museum of Green Bay
St. Lawrence University
Portland Art Museum
Arizona State University
Queensborough Community College
Southern Illinois University
Oklahoma State University
Alaska State Court System
Anchorage Museum of History and Art
University of Alaska Museum
Alaska Contemporary Art Bank

TEACHING/PROFESSIONAL
2000-: Research Specialist, Arctic Region Supercomputing Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks
1967-2000: Professor, University of Alaska Fairbanks (Dept. Chair, 1989-90, 1991-95, 97-2000)
1990-1991: Professor, Eastern Connecticut State College
1983-1984: Visiting Associate Professor, Scripps College
1970-1975: Assistant Professor, Ripon College

RECENT WORK

 

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Needle Mountain above Granite Creek. Carved copper panel, 2 x 4 ft, 2003

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Amphitheater of the Ruth Glacier. Curved and carved copper panel, 8 x 4 in, 2003

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Amphitheater of the Ruth Glacier. Oil/alkyd on synthetic canvas, 72 x 44 in, 2003

 

Learn more about Bill Brody and his work at www.billbrodyartist.com.


Artwork ©1990-2018 by Bill Brody. Used with permission of the artist.

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