MIKE SOLOMON

EDUCATION

1989
MFA Hunter College, New York, NY

1979
BA College of Creative Studies, U.C.S.B.
Santa Barbara, CA

1978
Yale Summer School Of Music & Art, Norfolk, CT

1975
Skowhegan School of Sculpture & Painting, Skowhegan, ME

Awards
2001Pollock — Krasner Foundation Grant
2012 Pollock — Krasner Foundation Grant

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2015

  • Kathryn Markel Fine Art, Bridgehampton, NY
  • Alfstad & Contemporary, Sarasota, FL

2014

  • Allyn Gallup Contemporary, Sarasota, FL

2012

  • Salomon Contemporary, New York, NY

2008

  • Salomon Contemporary, East Hampton, NY
  • John McWhinnie at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, NY

2006

  • Salomon Contemporary, East Hampton, NY
  • Greene Contemporary, Sarasota, FL

2002

  • The Green Barn, Sagaponack, NY

1999

  • Heckscher Museum, Roslyn, NY

1996

  • Ann Harper Gallery, Amagansett, NY

1993

  • Benton Gallery, Southampton, NY

1992

  • Benton Gallery, Southampton, NY

1989

  • Hunter College, New York, NY

1988

  • Queens Museum, Queens, NY

1986

  • Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY

1979

  • University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

  • Something: Curated by Noah Becker, January 6-February 6, Berry Campbell Gallery New York, NY
  • Alfstad& Editions, Alfstad& Contemporary, Sarasota, FL
  • Berry Campbell Gallery, New York, NY

2015

  • Defining Abstraction:  Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
  • “The Lightness of Being: Abstracts: Part 1”, May 1-June 13, Allyn Gallup Contemporary, Sarasota
  • Sara Nightingale Fine Art, Watermill, NY

2014

  • A Few Great, Big Pictures, May 16-July 28, Allyn Gallup Contemporary, Sarasota, FL
  • Mark Makers, McNeill Art Group, July 4- Aug 4   Southampton, NY
  • Dallas Art Fair, Ashley Tatum Fine Art, Dallas, TX

2013

  • “Some Wonderful Abstractions”, Allyn Gallup Contemporary, Sarasota, FL Aug15- Oct. 5, 2013
  • Devil’s Heaven: The 20th Annual Watermill Center Benefit, Water Mill, NY, July 27th
  • Hamptons Art Market, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY, July 11 – 14
  • Artists & Writers They Played in the Game, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY, June 15 – July 28
  • Selections,  Sarah Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY, April – May 30
  • Abstract, adj.; Expressing a quality apart from an object, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL, Feb 21- April 3

2012

  • Inside Outsiders, Curated by Mary Heilmann, Fireplace Project, Springs, 6.29 – 7.16
  • Open for the Stones, Harper’s Books, East Hampton, NY May 26th – June 25th
  • Dallas Art Fair, Salomon Contemporary Booth, Dallas TX
  • Group Therapy Harper’s Books, East Hampton, NY   April 21 – May 21

2011

  • “Artists Chose Artists”, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, August 21 – October 9(Chosen by sculptor Alice Aycock)
  • “Flag Day”, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY, June 15 – Sept.4
  • “Local 87”, John McWhinnie at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, NY, July 2 – September
  • “Hampton’s Artists: Then and Now”, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY, May 5 – June 5

2010

  • Plank Road, Salomon Contemporary, New York, NY

2009

  • Plastic, Rubber, Wood, Mc Neill Art Group Project Space, 143 Reade St. New York, NY, Oct 21 – December 2009

2008

  • Sand: Memory, Meaning and Metaphor, June 29 -September 14, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
  • Scope Hamptons, July 24 – 27, 2008, East Hampton, NY
  • Anelle Gandelman Gallery, Larchmont, NY

2007

  • East End Artists: Past and Present, Telfair Museum Of Art, Savannah, GA, October 17, 2007 – January 6, 2008
  • Assemblage, Greene Contemporary, Sarasota, FL, August 3 – September 1, 2007
  • Scope Art Fair East Hampton, NY, July 26 – July 29, 2007
  • Water, Salvatore Ferragamo Gallery, New York, NY, February 7 – June 4, 2007, Curated by Blair Voltz Clark

2006

  • The Food Show: The Hungry Eye, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY, November 16 – February 24, 2007
  • Long Island Abstraction 1950 To The Present, Spanierman Modern, New York, NY September 7 – October 28
  • Hanging Out: A Re-visitation of Summer 2006, Salomon Contemporary, East Hampton, NY, September 10 – October 7

2005

  • Works On View, Salomon Contemporary, East Hampton, NY, October – December
  • People, Places and Things: Works From The Collection, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, April 2 – May 15
  • Then and Now: Hampton Artists, Remy Toledo Gallery, New York, NY, March 31 – April 16
  • Works On Paper,Hampton Road Gallery, Southampton,  NY, March 6 – March 17

2004

  • Recent Acquisitions: Framing The Collection, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, September- December
  • Fresh Paint, Hampton Road Gallery, Southampton, NY, Sept. 11 – Oct. 11
  • Surf Culture: The Art History of Surfing, Milk Gallery, New York, N, July 2004
  • (Originated at Laguna Museum of Art, Laguna, CA & Honolulu Contemporary Art Museum, Honolulu, HI)

2002

  • Waves, The Work Space, New York, NY, Sept. 19- Nov.16
  • The Sea, The Sea, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, NY May 25 – June 24

2001

  • Surf’s Up: Pop Culture and Beyond, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, NY July 14 – August 16
  • The Global Village: 9 Artists of East Hampton, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY, April 14 – May 27, 2001

1999

  • Waxing Poetic: Encaustic Art in America, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ & Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

1995

  • Southfork Artists, Staller Art Center, S.U.N.Y.,Stony Brook, NY

1993

  • Young Blood, Guild Hall MuseumEast Hampton, NY

1991

  • Centennial Biennial InvitationalO.K. HarrisNew York, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Croak, James “Mike Solomon Whispers Beauty in New Paintings Hamptons Art Hub 6/ 9 /2015
  • Kipling, Kay Visual Arts Sarasota Magazine November, 2013 pg.81
  • Selz, Gabrielle Something for Everyone – Artists & Writers: They Played in The Game HamptonsArtHUb.com July 15
  • Laster, Paul Whitehot Mag.Com November, New York, Mike Solomon: Returning to the Mark at Salomon Contemporary, New York, NY Oct 17 – December 22, 2012
  • Goleas, Janet “Fragrance” Mike Solomon: Returning to the Mark Blinnk@blogspot.com
  • Harrison, Helen Sag Harbor Express, November, 2012 Mike Solomon: Returning to the Mark at Salomon Contemporary, New York, NY Oct 17- Dec. 22, 2012
  • Goleas, Janet “rock and roll on Newtown lane” Open for the Stones at Harper’s Books May 27th 2012 Blinnk@blogspot.com Illustr. of Kick and Snare
  • Rogers, Pat Hamptons Art Hub: Open For The Stones May 23, 2012 Illustr. of Kick and Snare
  • Barbosa, Anthony. Statton, Liza” East End an art magnet since 19th century “: East End Artists Photo Essay, Newsday, Sunday October 29-30, 2011 4 color photos of Mike working in studio, along with April Gornik, Frank Wimberley and others.
  • Goleas, Janet “Art and Artist on the East End / The Portrait Project” Blinnk@blogspot.com Portrait of Mike in studio by Richard Foulser,
  • Schwedener, Martha “Invitation to an Exhibition: Let the Mentoring Begin” New York Times Sunday Sept 26, 2011 Metro/Arts /Long Island
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  • Rogers, Pat “Artist Catches Waves by Bending Grid” June 12, 2008Southampton Press Illustr. of Siphon and Panta Rhei
  • “Sea It to Believe It” Hamptons Cottages and Gardens June, 2008Illustration of Panta Rhei
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  • Botsford, Andrew, A “Third Reality” In Paint and Words Eye On The Arts: Southampton Press, August 2006
  • Long, Robert “Like A Shark” Summer 2006 Catalog, Salomon Contemporary, East Hampton, NY Color Illust. Of GO and Untitled #1, 2006
  • Ormond, Mark Sarasota Pelican, April 2006 “Mike Solomon’s View Of Sarasota Sarasota Elegies” At Green Contemporary” Color Illust. Of “Sunset Scribble” And “Causeway”
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  • Yektai, Darrius “Perspectives” The Southampton Press Arts & Living August 15, 2002 Illust. “2.19.02 Langosta, CR…”
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  • “Walt”
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  • Stein, R.A. “Mike Solomon: Portraits” Heckscher Museum Catalog October, 1999 Zimmer, William. “Wax As A Medium And A Message” The New York Times June 6, 1999 Review of “Waxing Poetic: Encaustic Art In America”
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