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Will Lustenader

Will Lustenader’s new abstract body of work addresses spatial issues as well as the exploration of color and textural relationships. Lustenader’s masterful painterly technique draws a distant dialogue with renaissance through 19th century painting as well as tipping his hat to the modern masters. Will Lustenader lives and works in New Haven, CT. Lustenader received his MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London and his BA from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. His work has been included in numerous exhibits, including the San Diego Art Institute (2009), the Neuberger Museum (2008), and The New Britain Museum of American Art. His work can be found in many private and public collections.

Education

Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, M.A. 1981

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, B.A. 1979

 

Selected Exhibitions

 

2017

67th Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT  July- Aug. Curated by David Kiehl, Fred Poses Curator, Whitney Museum.

Fred Giampietro, Dialectical Praxix, Donald Martiny and Celia Johnson, W. Lustenader in office gallery.

2016

Fred. Giampietro Gallery,  8 person exhib.  New Geometry: Gary Stephan; Don Voisin; Will Lustenader;Robert Storr, Blinn Jacobs;  Power Booth, Anoka Farugee, Celia Johnson. Jan. 9 – Feb 20, 2016

2015

65th Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, CT  June- July, 2015,

Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam curators.

Remythologies: New Inventions of Old Stories, Housatonic Museum of Art, 

June 11 - July 24, 2015

2014

Fred. Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT “Self-Absorbed”  group exhib. June, 2014

Paul Mellon Arts Center, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT,  “Manufactured Rarities”

Will Lustenader & Blinn Jacobs, Sept. – Oct. 2014

Artspace, New Haven, CT, City-Wide Open Studios, October

Fred. Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT  Solo exhibition: “Approximating Continuity”  April 25- May 24

Artspace, New haven, CT  “Something Blue”  benefit auction exhib.  April

2013

The Gallery at Whitney Center, Hamden , CT  “Vibrant, A Look at Contemporary Lyricism”

Curated by Debbie Hesse and Insook Hwang, Presented by The Arts Council of Greater New

Haven  Nov. 2013 – Feb. 2014

Artspace, New Haven, CT City-Wide Open Studios, Oct. 2013

John Slade Eli House Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT  “Handful of Art” Group Show  June 2013

Artspace, New Haven, CT  “Domestic Spaces”  Flatfile selections.  July – Sept. 2013

2012

Fred. Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT  “Look Out / Out Look”  Nov. 16 – Dec. 21

2011

Giampietro  Gallery,  New Haven, CT  “Areas of Refuge” Solo exhibition  June 2011

Artspace, New Haven, CT  “Out of Line” work on paper curated by Leslie Nolan, Dir.  Center of Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT

Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH group show “ ARCH., Exploring Made Space”  Mar. 2011

Flinn  Gallery,  Greenwich Public Library, Greenwich, CT    “Three Visions: Perry Burns, Willard Lustenader and Karen  Santry”  Feb 3 – March16, 2011

2010

Silvermine Galleries,“61st Art of the Northeast”, New Canaan, CT  Katie Rashid, director  Jack Shainman  Gallery, NY, juror

International Juried Show 2010, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ   Jan. – Mar. 2010

Artspace  “Conspectus I”  flat file  exhib.  New Haven, CT curated by Liza Statton

195 Gallery, New Alliance Bank Exec. Suite, New Haven, CT

2009

San Diego Art Institute,  “50th Annual Awards Exhibition”, San Diego, CA

Manifest Gallery , “Monochrome”, Cincinnati,  OH

Artspace, “Refurbished Means”, New Haven, CT

Bachelier Cardonski Gallery,  “Open House, David Eddy, Willard Lustenader, Kathryn McAuliffe, Melissa Stern and Luari Zarin”  Kent, CT

Artspace, “ Index II”, New Haven, CT

Member’s Exh. City Wide Open Studios, artSPACE, New Haven, CT

John Slade Ely House Center for Contemporary Art,  “Inviting Abstraction, W. Lustenader, Megan Craig and Levni Sinanoglu”, New Haven, CT

2008

Wesport Arts Center, solo exhib. “Willard Lustenader”  Westport , CT .  Solo  Exhib.

Creative Arts Workshop, “Painting as Presence”, New Haven, CT   William  Bailey  juror, Honorable Mention.

Silvermine Galleries, “59th Art of the Northeast” New Canaan, CT  Thom  Collins , Dir. Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY  juror. Honorable Mention

Hygienic Gallery, New London, CT “Third Crossing” Jeffery Anderson, Dir.  F. Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT juror,  Best in Show Award.

Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, FL   “Co-Existence” 23rd Anniversary Exhib. Dec. 2007 – Feb. 2008

Seton Art Gallery, Sacred Heart University, Faculty Show, Fairfield, CT

2007

Hoorn-Ashby Gallery, New York, NY  “The Unexpected”

Luchsinger Gallery, Wallace Performing Arts Center, Greenwich Acad.,

Greenwich, CT  Solo Exhib.  New Work

Haskins Laboratories, New Haven , CT “Table Tops” ,Debbie Hesse curator

Seton Gallery, Uni. of New Haven, CT   Faculty Show  Nov./ Dec.

Brad Cooper Gallery Group Show, Tampa, FL

Hoorn Ashby Summer group, Nantucket, MA

Artspace, New Haven, CT

2006

Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, FL  “Conventional Wisdom”     Solo Exhib.

Chase Freedman Gallery,  JCC Greater Hartford, West Hartford, CT

“Four Years of Space”  Solo Exhib.

Vanbrundt Gallery, Beacon, NY

Artspace, Open Studios, New Haven, CT

Hoorn-Ashby Gallery, Nantucket, MA

Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, FL

Greenwich Art Soc. Members Exh.  Greenwich, CT  Dede Young juror

Stamford Art Assoc. Winter Exhibition, Stamford, CT

2005

Longstreth Goldberg Gallery, Naples FL

Artspace, Open Studios, New Haven, CT

Bachelier Cardonsky Gallery, Carol Anthony, Willard Lustenader and Melissa Stern .  Kent, CT

Hoorn-Ashby Gallery, Summer Group, New York, NY

Hoorn-Ashby Gallery, Nantucket, MA

Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa , FL

2004

Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, FL  “20 Years, 20 Artists”

Gallery North, Setauket, NY 

Cooley Gallery,  Old Lyme , CT  “Annual Group Exhibition”

Hoorn-Ashby Gallery, New York, NY  “City Life”

Artspace, New Haven, CT  Open Studios

Louisiana State University Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA “20x20x20”  1st prize.

Hoorn-Ashby Gallery, Nantucket, MA summer group

Artspace, New Haven, CT benefit auction

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain , CT  benefit

Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, FL  summer show, gallery artists

2003

Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, FL  “Painting and Drawing”  Solo Exhib.

Melvin Gallery,  Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL  “Painting and Drawing”  Solo Exhib.

Stephen F. Austin  State University, Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX

Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA

Kauffman Gallery, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA

Louisiana State University Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA  “20 x 20 x 20”

Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, FL  “Realist Arrangements”

Artspace, New Haven, CT  Open Studios

Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT  “Annual Group Exhibition”

2002

Premier Etage Galleries, Newport, RI  “Recent Paintings”  Solo Exhib.

Hartford Steam Boiler, Polytechnic Club, Hartford, CT  Solo Exhib.

Brad Cooper Gallery, Tampa, FL  “Nude in the Postmodern”,  Best in  Show.

John Slade Ely House, Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT “Portraits”

Artspace,  New Haven, CT  City Wide Open Studios

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT  “The Body Revealed, 200 Years of the American Nude”, Douglas Hyland, curator

Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT  “Annual Group Exhibition”

Premier Etage Gallery, Newport, RI  “Gallery Artists”

2001

Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT “Annual Group Exhibition”

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain ,CT  “Recent Acquisitions”

Premier Etage Galleries, Newport, RI  “Figures and Still Life” Solo Exhib.

artSPACE, Citywide Open Studios, New Haven, CT

New  Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT  “Art for the Cure”, Honorable Mention.

2000

Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT  “Annual Group Exhibition”

artSPACE, Citywide Open Studios, New Haven,CT

1999

Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT  Solo Exhibi.

Yale University, Ezra Stiles College Master’s House, New Haven, CT  Solo Exhib.

Silvermine Galleries,  50th Art of the Northeast, New Canaan, CT

Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT  “Annual Group Exhibition”

1998

Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, Connecticut

Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT

1997

Nassau Club, Princeton, N J  Solo Exhib.

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT  “Art for the Cure”  Honorable Mention.

Gregory Gallery,  Darien, CT

Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT

1996

Ward Center for the Arts, St. Paul’s School,  Baltimore, MD   Solo Exhib.

Paul Mellon Arts Center, Wallingford, CT 

Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme , CT

Gregory Gallery, Darien, CT

Artspace, New Haven, CT

John Slade Ely  House, Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT,  Award

Greenwich Art Society, Greenwich, CT   E.C. Potter Award for Best in show.

Silvermine Guild Galleries, 46th Art of the Northeast, New Canaan, CT

Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT

1995

Paul Mellon Arts Center, Wallingford, CT    "Portraits, Figures and Landscapes"  Solo Exhib.

John Slade Ely House, Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT 

Greene Art Gallery, Guilford, CT

Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT

1994

Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT

John Slade Ely House, Center for Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT

1993

Wallace Library Gallery, Stony Creek, CT   "Selected Paintings 1986-1993"  Solo Exhib.

Artspace, New Haven, CT   "New  Work/New Haven, Juror's Choice"   Willard Lustenader, Linda Lindroth and Bryan Nash Gill  curated by Charlotta Kotik, Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art.

1992

Artspace, New Haven, CT   New Art/New Haven, curated by Charlotta Kotik

CB's Gallery, New York, NY   "American Art Since 1992", curated by Margaret Bodell

1990

Hotel de Ville de Montrouge, Paris, France   "XXXVe Salon de Montrouge"

1989

Madison Gallery, Madison ,CT  

Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT 

1988

Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT  

1987

Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT   "New Work"  Solo Exhib.

Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT    group

1986

Paul Mellon Arts Center, Wallingford, CT   "New Paintings"  Solo  Exhib.

Sarah Rentschler Gallery, New York, NY   3 person exhib.

Greene Art Gallery, Guilford, CT

Southern Massachusettes University Gallery, North Dartmouth, MA

"Evils of Power", catalogue

1985

Showplace Gallery, New Haven, CT   "Recent Paintings"  Solo Exhib.

New Haven Foundation, New Haven, CT   "Works on Paper"  Solo Exhib.

Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT  juried show.

Showplace Gallery, New Haven, CT  Group show.

Richardson-Vicks Corp. Gallery, Wilton, CT, Alice Neal juror

Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT   "Faber-Birren Color Award Show" 2nd prize

Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT  

Silvermine Gallery, New Members Show, New Canaan, CT

1984

Shoreline Alliance for the Arts, Guilford, CT  

Richardson-Vicks Corp. Gallery, Wilton, CT ,  Robert Motherwell  juror

1983

Wilton Gallery, Wilton, CT

Fox Hill Gallery, Ridgefield, CT

1979

Palmer  Gallery, Vassar College,  Poughkeepsie, NY

 

Collections:

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

General Electric Corporation, New York, NY

Warburg Pincus, New York, NY

Surdna Foundation, New York, NY

Stephen Hood, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Robert and Maureen Rothchild, New York, NY

Horace Irvine, II, Boston, MA

Suida-Manning,Dolnier, Watertown, CT and Newport, RI

Housatonic Technical College, Bridgeport, CT

Stoke, Stoke & Lanar LLC. Miami, FL

J. Skagen, Chicago, IL

Patrick and Carol Cardon, Pontlevoy, FR and Camden, ME

Burt and Elena Prohaska Glinn, Southampton, NY

B. and M. Cohen, Greenwich,CT

D. and K. Keegan, Greenwich, CT

Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT

F. and K. Giampietro, New Haven, CT

H. Greene and M. Kluger, Redding, CT

Day Pitney LLP, New Haven, CT

Smilow Cancer Hospital, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

State of CT, Gateway Comm. College, New Haven, CT

 

Bibliography:

The Arts Paper, Arts Council of Greater New Haven, “ Artists Next Door: Evolutionary

Geometry, Willard Lustenader”, by Hank Hoffman, March 2017

Areas of Refuge review Ct Art Scene, online      

http://ctartscene.blogspot.com/2011/06/willard-lustenaders-pure-hybrids.html

New review for "Areas of Refuge" at Giampietro Gallery by Hank Hoffman for CT Art Scene, online

Greenwich Time, Willard Lustenader in ‘Three Visions’ exhibition…”  Jan. 13, 2011

New Haven Magazine, “The Family Home” by Duo Dickinson, Aug. / Sept., 2010 , p. 28

Manifest vol.39,” Monochrome”  catalog  Fine Arts Fund pub. 2009 , vol. 39,  pp. 9-10

Cincinnati Art Snob, blogspot “Manifest” review posted Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009

Garage Noir, blogspot by Karl Stephan. June 6, 2009 vol. 2, issue 6

New Haven Register, “Paean to Painting” by Judy Burke,  Sunday, May 18, 2008

Shoreline Times, “Painting as Presence” by Leah Lopez Schmalz,   May 2008

Tampa Review 31/32,  “Home Movie” p.11,  Uni. of Tampa Pub., 2007

Greenwich Academy Gets Glimpse of Great Art, Greenwich Post, Nov. 15, 2007

Connecticut Art Scene,  “Open Studios”  by Hank Hoffman, Oct. 19, 2006

New Haven Independent,  by Lesha Daley, “From ‘Swimsuit Girl’ to…..” Oct. 16, 2006 

New Haven Advocate, Oct.  9, 2006, p.3

New Haven Register, City-wide Open Studios, Oct. 9, 2005           

New York Times,  CT section, p.13 June 19, 2005

The Ledger, Tampa, FL regional, review Emotion Flows from Realism in FSC Show”, Sept. 19, 2003, p. 4

St. Petersburg Times, Tampa, FL review “Feel the Tension in the Room” by L. Bennett, May 17, 2003

“The Introspective Realism of Willard Lustenader”, by Dr. S. Salamone, Brad Cooper Gallery publication, May 5,  2003

Newport This Week,  Newport, RI  review “Much to Ponder at Lustenader Show” May 30, 2002, P. 13

New Britain Museum of American Art, cat. The Body Revealed,  April-June 2002

The Hartford Courant, Owen McNally,  Oct. 7, 1999, p. 37

Antiques and the Arts Weekly, review “Cooley Gallery To Exibit Works by Contemporary Artist Bill Lustenader” Oct. 1, 1999, p. 80

Optimist, Northampton, MA  cover and article by Mark Auerbach, “Light in the ….Art of Willard Lusternader”  Oct.3, 1996

New Haven Register, May 3, 1987

New Haven Independent, review by Christopher Arnott, Revisionist History”  vol. 1, no. 35, May7, 1987

Connecticut’s Finest Magazine, “People and Places”, Charotte Libov, Winter 1986 issue, p.18

Record-Journal, Wallingford, CT  “Artist Expresses Images, Feelings…” interview by Martin Glasser, Mar. 3, 1986, p. 15

Southern CT Newspapers, Inc. , review by Philip Eliasoph, “Birren Show is a National Draw”, Oct. 27, 1985

New Haven Register, review/interview “Self-taught Painter captures Anxiety” by Diane Osborne, Oct. 1 1985

New Haven Register, “This Week”, Oct. 7, 1985

New Haven Register, review  by Shirley Gonzales “ Kraczyna, Lustenader Shows”  Sept. 26, 1985

The Hour, Norwalk, CT  “New Talent Featured in Silvermine Exhibit”  Mar. 15, 1985

The Sunday Post, Bridgeport, CT “New Muscle,….”  Review by Russell Jinishian, Mar. 31, 1985 D3

Southern CT Newspapers. Inc. review by Philip Eliasoph, “The Best and the Brightest”, Jan. 13, 1985