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POWER BOOTHE

Power Boothe has had over twenty one-person exhibitions and his work is in many public collections, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Wadsworth Atheneum. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for Painting, a National Endowment Individual Artist’s Fellowship, and a Pollock/Krasner Fellowship. Power Boothe is a Professor of Painting at the Hartford Art School, University of Hartford.

Education

1969 Colorado College, BA; Honorary Doctorate of Arts, 1989

1967-68 Whitney Museum Independent Study Program

1990 American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece, Post-graduate research in classical archeology

1996 University of California at Berkeley, CA, Post-graduate research associate in philosophy and cognitive studies

 

Teaching

Hartford Art School, University of Hartford 2011 - present, Professor of Painting and Drawing

University of Hartford, 2001–2010, Dean, Hartford Art School

Ohio University, 1998–2001, Director, School of Art

Maryland Institute, College of Art, 1993–1998, Co-Director, Mt. Royal Graduate School, and Artist and Critic-in-Residence Princeton University, 1988–1995, Lecturer in the Humanities, Visual Arts Program, School of Visual Arts, 1979–1988 Instructor Colorado College, 1977, Director, Painting and Drawing Summer Program

University of Hartford’s Academic Strategic Planning Committee, 2008–2009, Chair

National Association of Schools of Art and Design, 2007–2012, Delegate, Commission on Accreditation Accreditation Chair, Evaluation Teams to assess schools for National Association of Schools of Art and Design accreditation, 2005–2012

Co-Director (with composer, Dick Connette) of Present Company, Inc., Not-for-Profit Production Company in New York, NY to produce original theater and film projects, 1986–1998

 

Selected Exhibitions

2016

Chromatic Space, Shirley Firerman Art Center, New York, NY  

Ten/Forty, Florance Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT  

American Abstract Artists, RCM Gallery, Paris, France  

Abstraction Part 1, group exhibition, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT

Onward, group exhibition, Avenue of the Americas Gallery, New York, NY

New Geometry, group Exhibition, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT

2015

TEN WAYS, group exhibition Milan, Italy and in Bonn Germany

Power Boothe, New Work, Celest LeWitt Gallery, UCONN Health, Farmington, CT

Power Boothe, New Work Hostetler Gallery, group exhibition, Nantucket, MA

2014

Power Boothe: Paintings, solo exhibition, EBK Gallery (small works), Hartford, CT

Borderline, solo exhibition, Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT

New Work Hostetler Gallery, group exhibition, Nantucket, MA

Rhythm and Repetition in 20th Century Art, group exhibition, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY

For Leo, group exhibition, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

75th American Abstract Artists Print Portfolio, group exhibitions at: Martin Gallery, Allentown, PA

2013

New Work, Hostetler Gallery, group exhibition, Nantucket, MA

2012

Minimalist Aesthetic, group exhibition, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

New Work, Hostetler Gallery, group exhibition, Nantucket, MA

Infinite Connections, group exhibition, ArtSpace Torrington, Torrington, CT

2011

Power Boothe: Out of Order, solo exhibition, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

Excavating New Ground: American Art in the 1970s, group exhibition, University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA

2008

American Abstract Artists Exhibition, group exhibition, The Painting Center, New York, NY

Interspace: Line and Color, three-person exhibition, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT

1999

Columbia Festival of the Arts, solo exhibition, Columbia MD

New Work, group exhibition at Goya-Girl Press, Baltimore, MD

Twenty-Third Annual National Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

1998

New Prints Published by Goya-Girl Press, group exhibition, Baltimore MD The Fanelli Show, O.K. Harris Gallery, NY Chance + Necessity, Goya-Girl Press, Baltimore, MD

Tilted Arc, set design, Doug Verone Dance Co., Joyce Theater, NY

1997

Investigations, four-person exhibition, Goya-Girl Press, Baltimore, MD

Abstract Index, group exhibition, Condeso/Lawler Gallery, NY

Made at the Mill, group exhibition of prints, Goya-Girl Press, Baltimore, MD

Art Without Curves, 1120 Gallery, Phoenix, AZ

Breaking Boundaries, group exhibition, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL

Painted Black, OIA group exhibition, New York Law School Gallery, NY

1996

American Abstract Artists 1936–1996, Mishkin Gallery, NY

American Abstract Artists, 60th Anniversary Exhibition, Kean College Art Gallery, NJ and Westbeth Gallery, NY Small Works, Stephen Haller Gallery, NY

995 Power Boothe, solo exhibition, Stephen Haller Gallery, NY

Small Works, group exhibition, Stephen Haller Gallery, NY

Scratching the Surface, group exhibition, Stephen Haller Gallery, NY

1994

The Persistence of Abstraction, group exhibition, Noyes Museum, Ocean Park, NJ

Maryland Institute, Then and Now, traveling exhibition, Josiah White Center, Jim Thorp, PA, Anita Shapolsky Gallery, NY Between the Sexes, group exhibition, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

New Performances in Found Spaces, exhibition of drawings and photographs of set designs, Lincoln Center Library, NY

Our Town, set design for dance production, choreographed by Emily Keeler, music by Richard Beggs, Oakland Ballet, Premiere Paramount Theater, Oakland, CA

Set in Motion, New York State Council selection of films, Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater, NY

1993

Inaugural Show, group exhibition, The Painting Center, NY

Recent Painting and Sculpture, group exhibition, Robert Morrison Gallery, NY

Private Lives, group exhibition of artists who make films, Zooma Gallery, NY

Ring Around the Rosie, set design for dance/theater production in collaboration with David Parsons, music by Richard Peaslee, lighting by Michael Chyboski, Premiere Hancher Auditorium, Iowa City, IA

Thicker Than Water, set design for dance production, choreographed by Stephan Koplowitz, music by Scott Killian, Premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NY

The Devil Comes to Princeton, set design for theater production, text by Mac Wellman, directed by Beth Schachter, Premiere Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

1992

Recent Paintings, solo exhibition, Robert Morrison Gallery, NY

Drawings, solo exhibition, Lewiston Aubern College Gallery, Lewiston, ME

Action, group exhibition, Trenkmann Gallery, NY A Momentary Order, set design for dance/theater production in collaboration with Doug Varone, choreographer, music by C. Hyams Hart, costume design by Lynne Steincamp, Premiere Lewiston, ME Short Shorts, film showing, Thread Waxing Building Space, NY

1991 Paintings and Drawings, solo exhibition, Dance Theater Workshop Gallery, NY Recent Paintings, solo exhibition, Trenkmann Gallery, NY

Group Show, Robert Morrison Gallery, NY

Interactions, group exhibition, Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

Once and Once, director, designer, filmmaker for theater/film production in collaboration with Keely Garfield, choreographer and C. Hyams Hart, composer, Premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NY

Five Films, film showing, Dance Theater Workshop, NY Garden Party, set design for dance production by Claire Porter, Premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NY

Intimate and Not So Intimate, set design for dance production, choreographed by Blondell Cummings, Premiere St. Marks Dance Space, NY

1990

New Paintings, solo exhibition, Time Life Building, NY Paintings and Photographs, two-person exhibition, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

30 Stories, set design, theater production by Ain Gordon, Premiere P.S. 122, NY

Cartoon, set design, dance production choreographed by Keely Garfield, Premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NY

Ringer Pike, co-director and set design, multimedia stage production by Dale Worsley, Premiere Hall Walls, Buffalo, NY

Dinizulu and His African Dancers and Singers, set design for video production by Skip Blumberg, NY

1989

Recent Work, solo exhibition, Souyun Yi Gallery, NY New Painting, solo exhibition, The Harrison Gallery, Boca Raton, FL Restructure/Subtracting the Grid, group show, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ

Set Drawings for Modern Dance, group exhibition, Harvard Theater Collection, Cambridge, MA

Postcards, set design for video production by Mark Rappaport, NY

Quad, set design for video, dance production by Samuel Becket, Global Village Production, NY

Moon, film premiere, Equitable Center Theater, Whitney Museum, NY

Film/Video Arts Angel Award Showcase, film showing, Museum of Broadcasting, NY

1988

Paintings: 1971–1988, solo exhibition, Hurlbutt Gallery, Greenwich, CT

Recent Paintings, solo exhibition, PMW Gallery, Stamford, CT

Drawings for Sets and Films, solo exhibition, Dance Theater Workshop Gallery, NY Wilderness, director, designer, filmmaker for theater/film production in collaboration with Catlin Cobb, choreographer, Stephen Fechter, writer, A. Leroy, composer, Premiere Dance Theatre Workshop, NY The Joys and Enigmas of a Strange Hour, set design, Dance Theater Workshop, NY

1987

New Paintings, solo exhibition, painting, Souyun Yi Gallery, NY

Boothe and Zetterstrom, two-person exhibition, drawing, Almquist Gallery, New Preston, CT

Twenty Summers Past, group exhibition, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO
House Keeping, set design for dance production in collaboration with Catlin Cobb, choreographer, Premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NY

The Event of the Year, set design for dance production choreographed by Emily Keeler for Jacques d’Amboise’s National Dance Institute, Premiere San Francisco Opera House, CA

Keeping up with the Eighties, set design for theater production in collaboration with Michael Smith and A. Leroy, Premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NY

Beside Herself, 16mm film, Premiere Performance Space 122, NY Our Man, 16mm film, Premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NY Films by Artists, group film showing, White Columns Gallery, NY

Naked Eye Cinema, group film showing, Zone Gallery, NY Art Mix 87, film showing, Avenue B, NY

1986

New Paintings, solo exhibition, Lynn Mayhew Gallery, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH

Drawings and Notations for Post-Modern Dance, group exhibition, Harvard University Theater Collection, Cambridge, MA

Low Tide, set design for dance production, Catlin Cobb, choreographer, Premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NY

Transparent Means for Traveling Light, set design for dance production in collaboration with David Gordon, John Cage, composer, Premiere Loeb Theater, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA and Brooklyn Academy of Music, NY

Overture, 16mm film, Premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NY New Film Works, group film showing, curated by Amy Taubin, The Kitchen, NY Avant Garde Arama, group film showing, Performance Space 122, NY

1984

Currents, solo exhibition, Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

Modern Art, group exhibition, selected by John Yau, Ted Greenwald Gallery, NY Illusion in Contemporary Art, group exhibition, Trompe L’Oeil Gallery, NY

8 in ’84, group exhibition, Ronald Feldman Gallery, NY Framework, set design for dance production, in collaboration with David Gordon, choreographer, Premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NY and Loeb Theater, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Variety Show, set design for dance production in collaboration with choreographer Charles Moulton and composer A. Leroy, Premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NY

And So and Also, 16mm film, Premiere The Collective for Living Cinema, NY

New Filmmakers, group film showing, San Francisco Cinemateque, San Francisco, CA

1983

Paintings: 1973 to 1983, solo exhibition, Climenhaga Fine Arts Center, Grantham, PA Subtleties, group exhibition, painting, Sutton Gallery NY

Art and Dance, group exhibition, Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston, MA Group Exhibition, A.M. Sachs Gallery, NY

Dance Environments, set design and performance in collaboration with contemporary choreographers, Premiere Institute for Art and Urban Resources, P.S. 1, Queens, NY

Bill Loman Master Salesman, set design for video production in collaboration with Michael Smith, Premiere The Kitchen, NY

The Mother of Us All, set design for musical by Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson, directed by Stanley Silverman, Premiere Saint Clement’s Theater, NY

Phantom Limbs, set design for theater production directed by Gitta Honninger, Theater of the Open Eye, NY 1982 New Paintings, solo exhibition, A.M. Sachs Gallery, NY Navigation Series, solo exhibition, Dance Theater Workshop Gallery, NY Trying Times, set design for dance production in collaboration with David Gordon, Premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NY

Step Wise Motion, set design for dance production, choreographed by Charles Moulton, Premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NY It Starts at Home, set design for theater production in collaboration with Michael Smith, Whitney Museum, NY

Film Works, group film showing selected by Amy Taubin, The Kitchen, NY

1981

New Paintings, solo exhibition, A.M. Sachs Gallery, NY Transitions, group exhibition, Summit Art Gallery, Summit, NJ

Drawings, group exhibition, The Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

Bridge Dance, set design for dance production by Meg Eginton, Premiere Dance Theater Workshop, NY

1980

The Cold Eye, set design for film by Babette Mangolte, NY

1979

The Language of Abstraction, group exhibition, Betty Parsons Gallery, NY

Group Exhibition, A.M. Sachs Gallery, NY

1978 Recent Paintings, solo exhibition, A.M. Sachs Gallery, NY

Group Exhibition, A.M. Sachs Gallery, NY

1977

Private Images, group exhibition, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Collectors’ Choice X, group exhibition, McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, TX

Painting, group exhibition, P.S. 1, Institute for Urban Resources, Queens, NY

Book-Objects by Contemporary Artists, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Group Exhibition, A.M. Sachs Gallery, NY 1976 Recent Paintings, solo exhibition, A.M. Sachs Gallery, NY

Books, two-person exhibition, Franklin Furnace Gallery, NY

Rooms, group installations, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, P.S. 1, Queens, NY

Gallery Artists, group exhibition, A.M. Sachs Gallery, NY

Southern Exposure, set design for theater production by Mabou Mines Theater Group, directed by Joanne Akalaitis, Premiere Performing Garage, NY

1975

Collectors’ Choice V, group exhibition, Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, OK

Recent Acquisitions, group exhibition and traveling exhibition, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY

Painting Endures, group exhibition, selected by Dore Ashton, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA

Group Exhibition, A.M. Sachs Gallery, NY

1974

New Paintings, solo Exhibition, A.M. Sachs Gallery, NY

Group Exhibition, A.M. Sachs Gallery, NY

Art of This Decade, group exhibition, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY

Victor, 16mm film, Premiere Collective for Living Cinema, NY

Glass Curtains, 16mm film, Premiere Collective for Living Cinema, NY

1973

Paintings, solo exhibition, A.M. Sachs Gallery, NY

Group Exhibition, A.M. Sachs Gallery, NY

Art for Acquisition, group exhibition, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI

Jim, 16mm film, Premiere Collective for Living Cinema, NY

Match, 16mm film, Premiere Collective for Living Cinema, NY

1972

Recent Work, group exhibition, Art and Urban Resources, NY

Group Exhibition, A.M. Sachs Gallery, NY

1971

New Talent, group exhibition, A.M. Sachs Gallery, NY

Ten Young Artists, group exhibition, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY

1970

Red Horse Animation, set design for theater production by Mabou Mines, directed by Lee Breur, Premiere Guggenheim Museum, NY

1968

Painting and Sculpture, group show, Whitney Museum, Art Resources Center Gallery, NY

Elephant Steps, set design for musical theater production by Richard Foreman and Stanley Silverman, Premiere, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA

 

Public Collections

Baltimore Museum of Art, MD

The British Museum, UK Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY

Climenhaga Fine Arts Center, PA

Colby College Museum of Art, ME

Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, CO

Fogg Museum, Harvard University, MA

Gateway Community College, New Haven, CT

Joel & Lila Harnett Print Study Center, University of Richmond Museum, VA

Harvard University Museums, MA

Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY

Hunterdon Museum of Art, NJ

Kennedy Museum, OH Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb, Inc., NY

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

Mississippi Museum of Art, MS

Missoula Art Museum, MT

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Modern Art, NY

Muscarelle Museum of Art The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

New Britain Museum of American Art, CT

New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY

Princeton University Library, NJ

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY

Stanford University Art Museum, CA

University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, CT

Weatherspoon Art Gallery, NY

Whitney Museum of American Art, NY‚Äč

 

Collections

De Menil

California Center for the Arts Escondido, CA

Linda Jacobs

Weatherspoon Gallery

William Benton Museum of Art, Conn.

Blackstone Group

San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art

Richard Pino

 

Publications

Acocella, Joan, “Power Boothe on Two Edges,” The Village Voice, February 20-26, 1991, review with photo.

Joan, “New York Reviews,” Dance Magazine, September 1988, review with photo.

 Joan, "Brain Fever", Art in America, June 1991

Ashton, Dore, American Art Since 1945 (Oxford University Press), 1982, pages 159-160, with photo.

Power Boothe’s Gait,” Arts Magazine, June 1981, article with photos.

“Painting Endures,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, 1975, catalogue with photo.

Baker, Kenneth, “Inauspicious Content in a New ICA Form,” Boston Phoenix, May 17, 1975, review.

Bannon, Anthony, “Members Gallery, Albright Knox,” Buffalo Evening News, April 15, 1977, review.

Bell, Jane, Arts Magazine, January 1974, review with photo.

Betz, Margaret, “Power Boothe (A.M. Sachs),” Art News, May 1976, review with photo.

Burnside, Madeleine, “Power Boothe (A.M. Sachs),” Art News, December 1977, review with photo.

Catlin, Roger, “Power Boothe’s Work Rises Out of ‘Order’, Hartford Courant, January 30, 2011.

Commanday, Robert, “Effective Vision in Oakland,” San Francisco Chronicle, September 24, 1994.

Dieckman, Katherine, “Film Noir et Blanc,” Village Voice, February 10, 1987, review.

Dunning, Jennifer, “Symbolism by Power Boothe,” New York Times, March 17, 1991, review.

“Out in the Proving Grounds, Times Get Tougher,” New York Times, May 26, 1991, article.

Edelman, Robert G., “Power Boothe at Stephen Haller,” Art in America, May 1996, review with photo.

Ellenzweig, Allen, “Power Boothe,” Arts Magazine, May 1976, review with photo.

“Power Boothe,” Arts Magazine, December 1977, review with photo.

Everingham, Carol J., “Power Boothe’s Abstract Musical Figures in Paint,” The Advocate and Greenwich Time, November 1988, review with photo.

Foster, Hal, Artforum, December 1977, review with photo.

Frank, Peter, “Power Boothe (A.M. Sachs),” Art News, January 1975, review with photo.

Haggerty, Gerard, “Power Boothe, Ron Ehrlich, Melinda Strickney-Gibson,” Art News, June 1995, review with photo.

Jennings, Kate, “Power Boothe’s Method:  Courting the Artistic Accident,” Greenwich News, October 1998, review.

Power of Suggestion,” Fairpress, 1988, review with photo.

Kisselgoff, Anna, “French Canadian Newcomers,” New York Times, December 19, 1992, review.

Kramer, Hilton, “Guggenheim Shows Ten Young Artists,” New York Times, September 25, 1971, review.

Power Boothe (Sachs, 29 West 57th Street), New York Times, November 3, 1973, review.

Power Boothe (Sachs, 29 West 57th Street), New York Times, November 16, 1974, review.

Power Boothe (Sachs, 29 West 57th Street), New York Times, June 12, 1981, review.

Larson, Susan, “The Language of Abstraction,” Betty Parsons Gallery, NY, June 1979, catalogue with photo.

Learsy, Raymond, “SCAF Gallery:  First Show Offers Variety,” The Lakeville Journal and the News, June 30, 1977, review with photo.

Matturri, John, “Obstructed Windows:  The Films and Paintings of Power Boothe,” Motion Picture, Fall 1986, article with photo.
Mahoney, Robert, Souyun Yi Gallery, New York Exhibit, Arts Magazine, April 1989

Nicolescu, Alec, “American Abstract Artists 60th Anniversary Exhibition,” 1996, catalogue with photo.

Protzman, Ferdinard, “It All Adds Up, From Twenty Strong Works, One Strong Show,” The Washington Post, April 29, 1999, review with photo.

Raynor, Vivien, “Art:  A Modest Survey Spotlighting Subtleties,” New York Times, December 1983, review.

Works by Power Boothe in Stamford and Greenwich,” New York Times, November 1988, review with photos.

“Surprises at State Museum,” New York Times, June 1992, review.

Russo, Francine, “Comedy of Errors,” The Village Voice, February 5-11, 1992, review.

O’Shaughnessy, Tracy, Boothe A Showstopper in Torrington, Republican American, Waterbury, CT

Smith, Roberta, Artforum, February 1974, review with photo.

“Power Boothe,” New York Times, October 20, 1995, review.

Sussman, Elizabeth, “Power Boothe,” Institute of Contemporary Art, June 1984, review.

Thomsen, Barbara, “Power Boothe at Sachs,” Art in America, March-April 1975, review with photo.

“A.M. Sachs, 29 West 57th Street, Power Boothe, March 6 25,” 57th Street Review, 1976, review with photo.

Tucker, Marlyn, “Our Town as ballet is an all-out triumph,” Contra Costa Times, September 1994, review.

Ulrich, Allen, “New Oakland Ballet Season,” San Francisco Examiner, September 23, 1994, review.

Waldman, Diane, “Ten Young Artists:  Theodoran Awards,” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1971, catalogue with photo.

Wechsler, Jeffrey, “Subtleties,” Sutton Gallery, 1983, catalogue with photo.

Werthman, Francine, “Drawings,” University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1981, catalogue with photo.

Yau, John, “Power Boothe at A.M. Sachs,” Art in America, December 1981, review with photo.

Zimmer, William, “Geometry, Sometimes Almost Garish,” New York Times, December 10, 1989, review.