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Robert Reed 1938-2014

Robert Reed studied at Morgan State College, where he received a B.S. in 1958, and later at Yale School of Art, where he received a B.F.A. in 1960 and an M.F.A. in 1962. He attended the art division of the Yale Summer School of Music and Art in 1960. His work has been exhibited in America and in Europe and has been included in group exhibits at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Biennial of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hirshhorn Museum, the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Yale University Art Gallery. His solo exhibits include the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Bayly Museum in Charlottesville, Virginia; the Washburn Gallery in New York; and the McIntosh Gallery in Atlanta. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Hirshhorn Museum, the Walker Art Center, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, and the Bayly Museum. 

Mr. Reed has lectured extensively in this country and has taught at Skidmore College and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where he was head of the Foundation Studies Division in 1964. He is the author of several intensive studio programs, and is the founder and director of the Institute for Studio Studies in Auvillar, France, which is associated with Yale Summer Session. From 1970 to 1974 he directed the art division of the Yale Summer School of Music and Art. He has had several appointments as director of undergraduate studies in art at Yale since 1969 and has also served as director of graduate studies in painting. He has been a Yaddo Fellow and a board member for the McDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. In 1980 he was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2000 he received the national award from the National Council of Art Administrators, and in 2001 he received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In 2004 Mr. Reed received the Distinguished Teaching of Art award from the College Art Association, and in 2009 he was elected to the National Academy Fellowship in New York. His work is represented by David Findlay Jr. Fine Art in New York. He was appointed to the faculty in 1969 and is professor of painting/printmaking.

EDUCATION

2001 D.F.A. (Hon.) Minneapolis College of Art and Design 1962 M.F.A., Yale University
1960 B.F.A., Yale University
1960 Yale Summer School for Music and Art, Norfolk, CT 1958 B.S., Morgan State College, Baltimore, MD

 

ONE MAN EXHIBITS

Selected

2015 The Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
2013 The Martin Museum, Baylor University, Waco, TX
2011 The Formalist Sidewalk Poetry Club, Miami Beach, FL
2001 The Bayly Art Museum Charlottesville, VA
1994 McIntosh Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1992 The DuPont Gallery, Lexington, VA
1989 Gallerie Simonne Stern Ltd, Atltanta, GA
1988 Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
1984 Mona Berman Gallery, New Haven, CT
1981 Munson Gallery, New Haven, CT
1977 Washburn Gallery, New York, NY
1977 The Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, NY
1976 The Hopkins Center, Hanover, NH
1976 Gallery Seven, Detroit, MI
1975 Washburn Gallery, New York, NY
1975 Lantern Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI
1973 Washburn Gallery, New York, NY
1973 Webb & Parsons Gallery, New Bedford, NY
1973 The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1969 The Gallery Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
1965 Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Little Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

GROUP EXHIBITS

Selected

2016 ”New Genealogies: 2016”, Yale School of Art, New Haven. CT
2015 “America Is Hard To See”, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC 2009 “Four x Four” David Findlay Jr. Fine Arts, NYC
2008 “EPOCH”, The Lewis Museum, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD 2003 “Invitational” Second Street Gallery Charlottesville, VA
2000 “Award Winners” Connecticut Commission for the Art New Haven, CT 1994 The Big Picture, The Bayly Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA
1993 The Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, VA
1992 Eve Mannes Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1991 Marilyn Perl Gallery, New York, NY
1990 Abstractions, Eve Mannes Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1989 The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
1989 The Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH
1989 Boxes, Galerie Simonne Stern Ltd. Atlanta, GA
1989 Drawing X Three, Aetna Institute Gallery, Hartford, CT
1989 The Bayly Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA
1987 On Abstraction, Galerie Simonne Stern Ltd. New Orleans, LA
1986 The Sheldon Museum, Lincoln, NE
1985 Drawings from the Yale School of Art, Mona Berman Gallery, New Haven, CT 1982 New Painting, New England, The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH 1982 Collages, Selections from the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC
1981 Post Modernist Metaphors, The Alternative Museum, New York, NY ​

Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL
The Art ofCollage, Impressions Gallery, Boston, MA
Collages from the Permanent Collection, The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC
Connecticut Painting and Sculpture, The New Britain Museum, New Britain, CT
American Collage, Davis and Long, Inc-, New York, NY ' Dimeglio, Peterdi, Reed, Lockwood-Matthews Museum, Norwalk, CT
Discover the Monotype, Impressions Gallery, Boston, MA
Contemporary Monotypes, Santa Barbara Museum, Santa Barbara, CA
Source Detroit Two, The Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Yale Faculty Drawing, Marilyn Perl Gallery, New York, NY
The Albright-Know Museum, Buffalo, NY
The Akron Institute of Art, Akron, OH
The Wadsworth Antheneum, Hartford, CT
American Drawing 1970 – 73, The Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Connecticut Artists, The Wadsworth Antheneum, Hartford, CT
Contemporary American Painting, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
New Talent; A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York, NY
Four Artists, Museum of Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
The New England Exhibition, The Silvermine Guild, Norwalk, CT
American Drawing, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Drawing in Minnesota, Tweed Museum Gallery of Art, Duluth, MN
Invitation '65, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
The Art ofTwo Cities, American Federation of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Biennial, The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

 

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

Selected

The New York Times, William Zimmer, March The New York Times, William Zimmer, January The Atlanta Constitution, Amy Jinker-Lloyd, April New Art Examiner, Victoria Beck, May

Art Journal, Susanne Foley, Summer
The New Haven Register, Shirley Gonzales
Art in America, Judith Wilson, February
Art New England Martha Scott, October
The New York Times, Vivian Raynor, March
Art New England, Roger Baldwin, November
Arts News, Carter Ratcliff, April
Arts Magazine, Judith Tannenbaum, May-June
Arts Forum, Roberts Panacoast Smith, June
Art International Sanford Schwartz, Summer
Interview, Robert Doty, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

 

AWARDS

Devane Medalist, Yale University
Whitney Fellow, Yale University
National Academy Fellow, New York, NY
The College Art Association, Distinguished Teaching of Art Award
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Award, Minneapolis College of Art & Design, Minneapolis, MN The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA

A. Whitney Griswold Grant in the Humanities, Yale University
NAFEO Presidential Citation for Distinguished Alumni, Morgan State College Yaddo Fellowship, Saratoga Springs, NY
National Endowment for the Arts Award, Washington, DC


PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

The Martin Museum, Waco, TX
National Academy Museum, NYC
The National Museum for Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
The Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI
The Bayly Art Museum, Charlottesville, VA
The Walker Art Center, Minneaplois, MN
The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC
The Tweed Museum Gallery of Art, Duluth, MN
The Afro American Museum of Art and Culture, Dallas, TX
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The Museum Gallery of Art, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA The Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

 

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

1994 Cesar Pelli and Associates
1985 The Connecticut Commission for the Arts
1979 The State of Maryland, R.T.K.L. Inc., Architects

 

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Aetna Life CIGNA
General Electric Singer Corporation G.D. Searle Co. SONECOR

 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

1979 University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 1976 Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

 

GUEST ARTIST

2005 Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art, Pont Aven, Trance 2004 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
2001 University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA
2001 The Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minneapolis, MN 2000 The Connecticut Graphic Center Norwalk, CT

1994 Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
1992 University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
1992 Randolph Macon Women’s College, Lynchburg, VA 1992 Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA
1992 Spelman University, Atlanta, GA
1990 The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 1989 University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
1989 University for Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
1989 Trinity College, Hartford, CT
1988 Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 1988 National Endowment for the Arts, Miami, FL
1988 Miami Dade Junior College, Miami, FL
1988 University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
1987 Luther College, Decorah, IA
1987 The New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA 1986 Penn State University, State College, PA
1986 University of Louisville, Louisville, KY ​

 

1986 University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
1986 The Portland School of Art, Portland, ME
1986 University of Kansas State, Manhattern, KS
1985 The Portland School of Art, Portland, ME
1985 The Meadows Foundation, Dallas, TX
1984 University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
1983 The Vermont Studio School, Johnson, VT
1982 The Swain School of Design, New Bedford, MA
1981 The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1980 Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
1979 University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
1979 The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1979 Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
1979 Baylor University, Waco, TX
1979 Montclaire State College, Montclaire, NJ
1979 Fort Wright College, School of Art, Spokane, WA
1979 University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
1978 Trinity College, Hartford, CT
1978 Fort Wright College, School of Art, Spokane, WA
1978 University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
1977 Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
1977 Trinity College, Hartford, CT
1977 Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
1976 Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
1975 Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 1975 Lehman College, Bronx, NY
1975 Florida International University, Miami, Fl
1974 Atlanta College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA
1974 Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
1974 Florida International University, Miami, FL
1974 Warren Wilson College, Swananoah, NC
1974 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1973 Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
1973 University of Utah, School of Architecture, Salt Lake City, UT
1973 Pennsylvania State University, PA
1972 The Royal Academy of Art, Copenhagen, Denmark
1972 The Chelsea School for Art, London, England
1972 Atelier 17, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1972 Briarcliff College, Briarcliff, NY
1972 Minneapolis College of Art & Design, MN
1972 California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
1972 Connecticut College, New London, CT
1972 Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD
1972 University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI
1972 The Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1972 Lehman College, Bronx, NY
1971 University of Miami, Coral Gable, FL
1971 East Texas State University, Commerce, TX
1971 Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
1969 Bennington College, Bennington, VT
1968 University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
1967 University of Utah, School of Architecture

 

TEACHING

YSS@ISS, Auvillar, France, Yale University
Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art, Pont Aven, France
Professor of Painting/Printmaking
Director of Graduate Studies in Painting, Yale University
Professor of Painting, Yale University
Associate Professor of Painting, Yale University
Yale Summer School for Music and Art, Art Division, Norfolk, CT
Assistant Professor, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Lecturer, School of Architecture, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT Assistant Professor, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN Lecturer, School of Architecture, University of Minnesota
Assistant in Instruction, Yale University

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

Director - The Institute for Studio Studies, Auvillar, France Yale University, Director of Undergraduate Studies in Art Director, ACRE, Fort Wright College, Spokane, WA
Yale University, Director, Art Division

Yale Summer School for Music and Art
Skidmore College, Director, Author, SIX, Summer in Experiment Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Director, Foundation Studies Division

 

YALE PRESIDENTIAL COMMITTEES

Benno Scmidt, Priorities and Planning Bartlett Giamatti, Priorities and Planning Kingman Brewster, Priorities and Planning

 

BOARD MEMBERSHIPS

Board of Directors, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
Board of Advisors, Live Arts Theater, Charlottesville, VA
Board of Directors, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA Board of Advisors, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
Board of Directors, The MacDowell Colony, Peterboro, NH
Board of Advisors, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, New Haven, CT Board of Commissioners, The New Haven Council for the Arts, New Haven, CT Board of Directors, The Silvermine Guild Center for the Arts, New Canaan, CT

 

PROGRAM AUTHORSHIPS

The Institute for Studio Studies, Auvillar, France
SITE, an intensive landscape drawing program
Cancun, Mexico, St. Johns College, Sante Fe, NM, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Luther College, Decorah, IA
ACRE, an intensive drawing program
Fort Wright College, Spokane, WA
SIX, Summer in Experiment
Skidmore College, NY

 

CURATORIAL POSITIONS

VITAL SIGNS, DRAWING AS INQUIRY CAW, New Haven, CT
The Ringling College School of Art, Sarasota, FL
ARRODONDO AND JACOBSON, Artspace, New Haven, CT
TWELVE IN NEW YORK, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
FOCUS, The Hayes Gallery, Silvermine, Guild Center for the Arts, New Canaan, CT ARTIST’S CHOICE, Crapo Gallery, Swain College of Art, New Bedford, MA
IMAGES and IDEAS, Hayes Gallery, Silvermine Guild Center for the Arts, New Canaan, CT

 

JUROR

National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC The Illinois State Arts Council
The Minnesota State Arts Council

The South Carolina Council for the Arts
The Kentucky Council for the Arts
The Virginia Commission of the Arts
The Kentucky Regional Water Tower Annual, Louisville, KY The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT

Boston Transit Authority, Boston, MA
The Connecticut Commission for the Arts
The Massachusetts Council on the Arts
The New Jersey State Board of Education, BFA program

CONSULTANT

Connecticut College, New London, CT
Randolph Macon College for Women, Lynchburg, VA

 

ARCHITECTURAL RELATED EXPERIENCES

Collaboration, Cesar Pelli and Associates, New Haven, CT North Terminal, National Airport, Washington, DC

Vence, France, studied Matisse's Chapel at Vence

Juror, Boston Transit Authority, Boston, MA
Selection of artist and works for subway stations, Red Line, Central Square, Harvard Square

State of Connecticut.
Designed mural for vocational high school

Board of Commissioners, New Haven Arts Council
One of original draftees of municipal 1% for art legislation

Collaboration, RTKL, Inc., Baltimore, MD
Designed three murals for elementary school, city of Baltimore

Fulbright proposal for study in France. Easel painters and architects
Matisse, Chapel at Vence, France
Le Corbusier, Chapel at Ronchamps, France Leger, Leger Museum

Assistant to James Skiritt, landscape architect Wooster Square Project
New Haven Redevelopment Agency, New Haven, CT

Drawings for King Lui Wu, Architect, New Haven, CT