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Gary Kulak

1427 Humphrey Ave
Birmingham, MI 48009, U.S.A.
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Phone: 2485151044
Email: grkulak@gmail.com
URL: http://garykulak.com

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GARY KULAK

                                                                       

EDUCATION:

 

1983 MFA – Hunter College, New York, NY

1975 BFA – Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

1976-present      Gary Kulak Sculpture LLP, Birmingham, MI

2005-present      Artist in Residence/Head Department of Fine Arts, Cranbrook-Kingswood, Bloomfield Hills, MI

1992-2002          Design/Fabrication, Dirk Denison Architects, Chicago, IL

1997                 Visiting Artist, Cranbrook Academy of Art

1990-1992          Adjunct Professor, University of Toledo, OH

1989-1991          Adjunct Professor, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

 

SELECTED ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

2012                                            Oliver Art Center, Frankfort, Mi.

2007                                            G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, New York

2006                                            G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006                                          G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Detroit, MI

1995, ‘90, ‘89, ‘87, ‘84, ‘81           Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1988                                         Gallerie Ninety-Nine, Bay Harbor Island, FL

1985, ‘83, ‘80                             Kornblee Gallery, NY

1985                                         Henri Gallery, Washington, DC

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

 

2012                                “International Sculpture Exhibition”, Chicago IL

2012                               “80 Years of the Detroit Artist Market” Detroit Historical Museum, Detroit MI

2011-12                           Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, MI

2011                                SOFA, Chicago, IL

2011                                Next Step Gallery, Ferndale, MI

2010                                SOFA, Chicago, IL

2009                                Chelsea Sculpture Walk, Chelsea, MI

2009                               “Art Chicago”, G.R. N’Namdi Gallery, Chicago

2009                               “Spring Happening”, Next Step Gallery, Curator, Narine Kchikian

2008                               “Detroit Art”, Selections by Andreas Serrano, Center for Creative Studies, Detroit

2008                                Marshall Fredericks Museum, Saginaw, MI

2007                                G.R.N’Namdi Gallery, Detroit

2006                                “AAF”, G.R.N’Namdi, NYC, NY

2006                          “XXX”, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

2005                                “Governor of Michigan Residence”, Lansing, MI

2005                           “Cartunes on Parade”, Detroit, MI & Windsor, Ontario

2005                          “Michigan Annual”, Mt. Clemens Art Center, Mt. Clemens, MI

2004                           “Great Lakes Annual”, Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe, MI

2001, ‘97, ‘95, ’93,’92,’91   Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

 

 

 

 

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC                               Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI

Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI                  Kmart Corporation, Troy, MI

Holtzman/Silverman Co., Southfield, MI                            AT&T, Southfield, MI
IBM Corporation, Southfield, MI                                        Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, OH

Royal Maccabees Insurance Co., Charlotte, SC                City of Mt. Clemens, MI

Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI                     Elm Development Inc., Chicago, IL

Forbes-Cohen/Nemer Assoc., Southfield, MI                     Michigan Legacy Art Park, Thompsonville, MI

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

2008                  Nawrocki, Dennis, “Detroit Art in Public Places”, Wayne University Press

2006                  Carducci, Vince, Metro Times, January 2006

1999                  Cho, Hanna, The Detroit News, Wednesday, July 21, 1999

1995                Birkenhauer, Tracey, Oakland Press Review, Wednesday, February 8, 1995

1994                Pasfield, Veronica, Detroit Monthly, November 1994

1993                Green, Roger, Ann Arbor News, Review, Friday, January 29, 1993

1990                Colby, Joy Hakanson, Exhibits, The Detroit News, Thursday, November 8, 1990

1990                Westenberg, W.D., Metro, The Grand Rapids Press, Friday, June 22, 1990

1989                Carducci, Vincent A., Artforum, May 1989

1989                   Colby, Joy H., “Reviews”, Detroit News, Friday, March 24, 1989

 

 

AWARDS AND COMMISSIONS:

2011-12              Sally Brown Heavenrich Award, Cranbrook Schools, Bloomfield Hills

2009                   Miro Award, Cranbrook Schools, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2007                   Schulak Grant, Cranbrook Schools, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2005                 YMCA, Detroit, MI

1999                 Art in Public Places, The Art Center, Mt. Clemens, MI

1991                 Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC

1990                 Art in Public Places, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI

1987                 ArtQuest ’87, First Place, Drawing

1985                 Direct Artist Grant, Michigan Council for the Arts

1983                 Tony Smith Sculpture Award, Hunter College

1982                 William Graff Scholarship Award, Hunter College

1981                 Direct Artist Grant, Michigan Council for the Arts