Nick Blosser

Statement

The subjects for [much of work] are places within the general area where I live in northeast Tennessee. . .I hope in these pieces I have extracted some of the particulars of the place each painting is based on, but I have also tried to not allow specific visual information to crowd out the internal response I had to each place. The drawings I use as sources for paintings are not so much about fact finding in process, as they are immediate responses to the personality of the chosen site. I then work toward getting something in the finished paintings that blends what I see with how I feel or associate with what I believe.

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BORN
1958 Columbiana, OH
resides and works as an artist in Johnson City, TN and teaches at Milligan College

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
Exteriors, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR

2013
Nick Blosser: New Paintings, Nelson Fine Art, Johnson City, TN

2011
Outside-In, Johnson City Area Arts Council Gallery, Johnson City, TN

2010
Inside the Edge of the Woods, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

2008
Off-Road, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

2005
New Paintings, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland,OR

2003
From Here and There, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland,OR

2002
Landscape Paintings, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Nick Blosser, Recent Paintings, College Of The Ozarks, Jones Gallery, Lookout, MO

2001
Out-of-Doors, Adam Baumgold Fine Art, New York, NY
Nick Blosser, Signature Gallery,Johnson City Area Arts Council,Johnson City,TN

1999
New Paintings, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Eastern Tennessee State University, Slocumb Gallery, Johnson City, TN

1998
Paintings, Adam Baumgold Fine Art, New York City, NY
Recent Paintings, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

1997
Paintings, Adam Baumgold Fine Art, New York City, NY

1995
Nick Blosser: Paintings, Adam Baumgold, Fine Art, New York City, NY

1994
Every Living Thing, Jamison/Thomas Gallery, Portland, OR
Paintings, Houghton College Art Gallery, Houghton, NY

1993
Out-Of-Doors With Eyes Half-Shut, Jamison/Thomas Gallery, Portland, OR
New Paintings, Mount Vernon, Nazarene College Art Gallery, Mount Vernon, OH

1992
Paintings, McMahan Student Center, Milligan College, TN
New Paintings, Jamison/Thomas Gallery, Portland, OR

1989
Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Bowling Green State University Art Gallery, Bowling Green, OH

1987
Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
Olin Gallery, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
United Christian Center Gallery, Columbus, OH

1980
Hopkins Hall Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
Dislocation, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR

2016
A Stand of Pine in a Tilled Field: 21 Years at PDX, PDX CONTEMPORARY ART, Portland, OR

2015
Nature, Robots and Elvis, Milligan College Art Gallery, Milligan College, TN
4 x 4, invitational group exhibit, Johnson City Area Arts Council Gallery, Johnson City, TN

2014
I Never Complained About the Past: New Work / New Year, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

2010 - 2013
Art in Embassies, U.S. Department of State, Libreville, Gabon

2008
Road Works, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY

2007
true bearing, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

2005
Nick Blosser, Dan Drage, and Evan Longfield, Johnson City Area Art Council, Johnson City, TN

2004
Wood Work, J.G. Contemporary, New York, NY

2003
First Tennessee Bank Show, Carroll Reece Museum, Annual Juried Show, Johnson City, TN
Appalachian Art Show, regional juried exhibit, Renaissance Center, Kingsport, TN, Award Winner

2002
Selections: Gallery Artists, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY

2001
Double Vision, Adam Baumgold Gallery,New York, NY

2000
Observation/Revelation: Plants & Insects through the Lens of Art, Prichard Art Gallery,
Sun Valley Art Center, Sun Valley, ID
Physical Manifestation, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

1998
New Paintings, Adam Baumgold Fine Arts, New York, NY

1997-8
Land and Body, traveling invitational at 3 Florida Universities: University of Florida, Gainesville,
University of Central Florida, Orlando, University of North Florida, Jacksonville

1997
Gallery Artists, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Geography and Spirit, Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Humanities, Sun Valley, ID
A group landscape invitational, Rudolph Poissent Gallery, Houston, TX

1996
Gallery Artists, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Invitational+, Adam Baumgold Fine Art, New York City, NY
Chicago Art Fair, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
Works on Paper, The Armory, New York City, NY

1995
After 15 Years of Business, Final Show of Jamison/Thomas Gallery, Portland, OR
The Flower Show, Jamison/Thomas Gallery, Portland, OR
First Tennessee Bank Show, Carroll Reese Museum, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

1993
25th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
New Regional Painting II, Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

1992
In-Outsiders From the American South, Montgomery Biennial-Montgomery Museum of Art,
Montgomery, AL

1991
Landscape: Three Views, Jamison/Thomas Gallery, Portland,OR

1989
Two Person Show, Emily Davis Gallery, The University of Akron, Akron, OH

1988
Figurative Painting, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL

Drawing Our Own Conclusions, Fort Hayes School for the Arts Gallery, Columbus, OH, invitational

1987
Annual Ohio Governor’s Residence Collection, by invitation

1986
Two Person Show, Houghton College Gallery, Houghton,NY

Two Person Show, Michael Allen Gallery, Columbus , OH

1985
The American Academy In Rome, Rome, Italy, Fellows Annual Exhibition

1984
Drawing Exhibition, The American Academy in Rome
Fifth Floor Gallery At Lazarus, Columbus, OH

1983
Ohio Selections, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
Animism: Four Ohio Artists, The Watertower, Louisville, KY
Two Person Show, Artreach Gallery, Columbus,OH
Group Exhibition, Gallery 200, Columbus, OH

1982
Four Young Painters, Municipal Center Gallery, Upper Arlington, OH
Eighth State Annual Painting, J.B. Speed Museum, Louisville, KY
Columbus Art League Juried Exhibition, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

1981
Two person Show, Gallery One, Columbus, OH
Group Juried Exhibition, State Office Tower, Columbus, OH

1980
The United Christian Center Juried Exhibition, Columbus, OH

AWARDS
1991-92
National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowship, $20,000

1987-88
National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowship, $5000
1984-85
Rome Prize Fellowship in Painting - year long residency award

1983-84
Ohio Arts Council individual fellowship in painting, $5000

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2008
Lake, Eva, “Nick Blosser at PDX,” video and blog post, August 11http://evalake.blogspot.com/2008/08/nick-blosser-at-pdx.html

2007
Duford, Daniel, “true bearing at PDX,” Artweek, Oct, 2007

2005
DeLuca, Andie, “Nick Blosser at PDX,” PORT, July 16

2003
“Tennessee Quiet,” The Oregonian, September 26

2001
Johnson, “Nick Blosser,” The New York Times, March 30
“Nick Blosser; Out-of-Doors,” Adam Baumgold Gallery, show preview, March

2000
“On View, Contemporary Landscapes,” New York, July 24
Friedman, Ann, “Observation/Revelation: Plants and Insects through the Lens of Art,”
Sun Valley Center for the Arts, March

1998
“Art of the Pacific Northwest,” Artnews, March

1993
Gragg, Randy, “‘Out-of-Doors’ Paintings Evoke Northwest Feel,” The Oregonian, June
18, p. 30

1992
Morris, Gregg, “Fresh Weekly,” Willamette Week, March 12 - March 18
Duckler, Garrick, “Art,” Willamette Week, March
Gragg, Randy, “Landscapes Reach to Core of Feeling,” The Oregonian, March 12
Gragg, Randy, “Jamison/Thomas Gallery,” The Oregonian, March 5

1989
“Blosser’s Art on Show in Ohio,” Mount Vernon Ohio News, February 9
Bomann, Mleke H., “The Imaginative Art of Nick Blosser,” Kenyon College, January

1988
Constable, Lesley, “Show Draws Visual Conclusion,” Columbus Dispatch, August 14

1987
“Blosser’s Work Included in Governor’s Exhibit,” Mount Vernon Ohio News, February

1982
Reverman, Brian, “Poetic Places,” Columbus Art, July