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JOHN van ALSTINE

PO Box 526
Wells, NY 12190, U.S.A.
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Phone: 518-924-9204
Email: john@johnvanalstine.com
URL: http://www.johnvanalstine.com

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EDUCATION

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; M.F.A. 1976
  • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio; BFA, 1974
  • Blossom Festival School, Cleveland-Kent, Ohio, 1973;
  • St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York; attended 1970-72

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  • ALBANY INSTITUTE OF HISTORY AND ART, Albany, NY
  • BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART, University of Texas, Austin
  • BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART, Baltimore. MD
  • CARNEGIE INSTITUTE OF ART, Pittsburgh, PA
  • CITY OF BEIJING, CHINA, 2008 Olympic Park Exhibition Collection
  • CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART, Washington, D.C.
  • DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART, Dallas, TX.
  • DELAWARE MUSEUM OF ART, Wilmington, DE.
  • DENVER ART MUSEUM, Gift of List Foundation, NYC
  • HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Washington, D.C.
  • HERBERT F. JOHNSON MUSEUM, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • THE MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON, Houston, TX
  • THE ADIRONDACK MUSEUM, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
  • NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
  • NATIONAL RESERVE BOARD, Washington, D.C.
  • NEWARK MUSEUM OF ART, Newark, NJ
  • MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION, Lisbon, Portugal
  • PHOENIX ART MUSEUM, Phoenix, AZ
  • THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION, Washington, DC
  • U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT, Art in Embassies Program/ Bollivian Embassy, Wash,DC; Jamaican Embassy, Kingston; Nepal Embassy, Katmandu; Chilian Embassy, Santi

SELECTED AWARDS, GRANTS    

  • 2008 Merit Award, Beijing, China - competition for construction of large scale permanent work for Olympic Park - 2008 Olympic Games
  • 2005 Gottlieb Fellowship, Adolph and Ester Gottlieb Foundation
  • 2002 Pollock-Krasner Fellowship, Pollock-Krasner Foundation
  • 1996 Resident Fellowship, Casting Institute, Art Dept. State University of NY at Buffalo
  • 1994 Development Grant - New York State Artists, Empire State Artists Alliance
  • 1988 Individual Artist Fellowship, New Jersey State Council on the Arts
  • 1986 Individual Artist Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, sculpture-$15000
  • 1985 Yaddo Fellowship, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 1984 Individual Artists Fellowship, New Jersey Council on the Arts
  • 1981 Individual Artist Fellowship, DC Commission on the Arts
  • 1980 Louis C. Tiffany Foundation Individual Artist Fellowship
  • 1978 Rome Prize Fellowship, sculpture finalist
  • 1974-75 Cornell Graduate Fellowship in Sculpture

    SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    • OPALKA GALLERY, Sage College, Albany, NY, 2012
    • NOHRA HAIME GALLERY, New York City, 2006, 2004,2000, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988
    • GRIMALDIS GALLERY, Baltimore, 2008, 2000, 1999, 1997, 1995, 1992, 1984
    • GERALD PETERS GALLERY, Santa Fe, NM, 2008, 1991, 1988
    • BUSHLEN MOWATT GALLERY, Palm Desert, CA, 2002
    • HYDE COLLECTION ART MUSEUM, Glens Falls, NY., 1999
    • STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, PLATTSBURGH, ART MUSEUM, "Acknowledging the Figure" 1998
    • DECORDOVA MUSEUM, Lincoln, Mass. "Vessels and Voyages" 1996-7
    • KENDALL CAMPUS ART GALLERY, Miami-Dade Com. Collage, Miami, Fl, October 1997
    • DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, Hanover, NH, Studio Art Exhibition Program, 1995
    • TROYER FITZPATRICK LASSMAN GALLERY, Washington, DC, 1994
    • ART GALLERY, UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, Durham, NH, 1994
    • ART GALLERY, CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY, Cleveland, April 1994
    • SUN VALLEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Sun Valley, Idaho, February 1993
    • SONSBEEK INTERNATIONAL ART CENTER, Arnhem, The Netherlands, Sept.-Nov. 1991
    • NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, Washington, D.C., "Documents" (drawings and related documents produced

    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    • 2011 "CONFLUENCE OF OPPOSITES - PANTHA RHEI" John Van Alstine and Caroline Ramersdorfer
    • 2011 HOUSTON ART FAIR, Houston, TX, Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore
    • 2010 ABU DHABI ART FAIR, Emarates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    • 2010 TSINGUA UNIVERSITY, Beijing, China, Centenial Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition
    • 2008 BEIJING OLYMPIC PARK EXHIBITION, Beijing, China, MERIT AWARD - competition for construction of large scale permanent work on Olympic Park for 2008 Olympic Games
    • 2007 LAKE PLACID CENTER FOR THE ARTS, lake Placid, NY, "Confluence of Opposites" 2 person
    • 2007 GRIMALDIS GALLERY, Baltimore, MD, "Sculpture: Caro, Isherwood, Ruppert, Van Alstine"
    • 2007 NOHRA HAIME GALLERY, New York, NY, "Sulpture: Calder to Bolla" April-May
    • 2005 GALLERY PRISMA, Sudtiroler Kunstlerbund Bolzano, Italy, "Exposition Transfer"
    • 2002 AVA CONTEMPORARY GALLERY, New York, NY, "From Nature"
    • 2002 BUSHLEN MOWETT GALLERY, Palm Desert, CA
    • 2002 GRONDS FOR SCULPTURE, Hamilton, NJ, "New Additions"
    • 2001 GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE -Spring 2001, curated by Brooke Barrie
    • 2000 BIRTH, 57 "N" Street Fine Arts Gallery, Washington, DC
    • 1999 INTO BALANCE, Outdoor sculpture exhibition, Washington, DC
    • 1999 INDOOR/OUTDOOR SCULPTURE, Nohra Haime Gallery, NYC, June-July
    • 1999SENZA PREGIUDIZI, un secolo d’Arte 1900-1999, Capricorno Galleria, Capri, Italy
    • 1999 PIERWALK 99, International outdoor sculpture exhibition, Chicago Navy Pier, May-October
    • 1999 EQUILIBRIUM OF THE SENSES, Nohra Haime Gallery, NYC, Jan-Feb.
    • 1998 PIERWALK 98, International outdoor sculpture exhibition, Chicago Navy Pier, May-October
    • 1998 WOOD STREET GALLERY, "Maquette Exhibition-Pier Walk '98" Chicago, January-March
    • 1997 HIRSHHORN MUSEUM, "The Hirshhorn Collects: Recent Acquisitions 1993-96", Washington
    • 1997 FIAC, "Drawings", Nohra Haime Gallery, Paris, France, October
    • 1997 SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK, "From the Ground UP", NYC, May - September
    • 1997 CHICAGO NAVY PIER, "Pier Walk ‘97", Chicago, May-October
    • 1997 NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM, Smithsonian Institution, "Tool as Art II, Exploring Metaphor - Hechinger Collection", Curated by Sarah Tanguy, Washington, DC, April-September
    • 1996 FIAC 1996 PARIS, Nohra Haime Gallery, Paris, October
    • 1995 PHILLIPS COLLECTION, "Recent Acquisitions", Washington, DC, Spring/Summer
    • 1981 MARLBOROUGH GALLERY, "Color-Five New Views" photography, New York, NY
    • 1980 HIRSHHORN MUSEUM, Smithsonian Institute "Recent Acquisitions," Washington, D.C.
    • 1979-80 -- First Western States Biennial Tour: DENVER ART MUSEUM, SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ARTS; SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
    • 1979 HIRSHHORN MUSEUM, Smithsonian Institute "Directions '79,", curated by Howard Fox, Washington, D.C.

    INSTALLATIONS

    • THE PHOENIX ART MUSEUM, museum entrance, Phoenix, AZ 1997-
    • STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, Plattsburgh
    • DE CORDOVA MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Lincoln, (Boston) MA, 1997-
    • HIRSHHORN MUSEUM SCULPTURE GARDEN, permanent collection, lower garden 1982-96
    • SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK, New York City, 1997-8
    • PHILLIPS COLLECTION, Washington, D.C., 1995-7, Large scale sculpture at museum entrance
    • AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS HEADQUARTERS, Washington, D.C., Spring 1983

    LARGE SCALE OUTDOOR SCULPTURAL COMMISSIONS

    • TSINGUA UNIVERSITY, Beijing, China, Large Scalle sculpture for university campus built in Beijing, for "Centenial Exhibtion" 2011
    • 911- MEMORIAL, "TEMPERED BY MEMORY", 35' public monument using World Trade Center Steel, Saratoga Springs, NY 2011
    • MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, "FUNAMBULIST" 30' high sculpture for campus- Federal percent for the Arts, 2010
    • CITY OF BEIJING CHINA, "Rings of Unity-Circles of Inclusion" permanent collection commission for Olympic Park in conjuction with 2008 games - merit award
    • INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Indianapolis, IN "CARDINALIS" 35' steel and granite, 2008
    • STATE UNIVERSITY OF INDIANA, Terre Haute, "VIA SOLARIS" 2006
    • 911 MEMORIAL, Kettering, Ohio, inconjuction with Kettering International Sculpture Symposium "City Sites" 2002
    • REED MEMORIAL, Harleysville, PA; 11' high granite and bronze monument with sundial 2002
    • NJ TRANSIT HUDSON-BERGEN LIGHT RAIL , Hoboken 2nd Street Station 2001
    • JERSEY CITY STATE COLLEGE, funded by New Jersey State Council on the Arts. 1994
    • ARTERY PLAZA HEADQUARTERS, Bethesda, MD, for the Artery Organization Inc. ,1993. 18' bronze and granite, Solstice Calendar.
    • DEMOCRACY PLAZA, Washington, D.C., for the Artery Organization Inc., 1988-89
    • INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYZES, Super Computing Research Ctr., Washington, D.C., 1988-89
    • AUSTIN COLLEGE, Sherman, TX. Funded in part by the Texas Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts
    • OUTDOOR PUBLIC SCULPTURE, Billings, MT. Funded by American Linen Co., 1982. Burlington Northern Railroad, Ravenhust Corp., First Northwestern National Bank.
    • OUTDOOR SCULPTURE Luck Stone Corporation, Richmond VA, 1983