Portfolio of Martin Mugar

Artist Statement

The last ten years of painting have moved beyond any sort of representational art whether figurative or abstract which if it uses recognizable forms is still representative.Every day the work gets more and more complex and subtle and seems to embody the words of the Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva: When pursuing the deep prajñaparamita, recognized the five skandhas as completely empty and passed beyond all vexations and distress. Shariputra, appearances are not different from emptiness, emptiness is not different to appearances. Appearances are emptiness, emptiness is an appearance. Impressions, thoughts, associations and knowing too, are also like this. Shariputra, all dharmas are empty of appearances, are not created, are not extinguished, are not defiled, are not pure; do not increase, do not decrease. gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha.


MARTIN MUGAR 314 DURHAM PT RD DURHAM,NH 03824 603 868 1769 EDUCATION 1974 Yale University School of Art, MFA 1971 Yale Universtiy, BA,/cum laude, /John Courtney Murray Travelling Fellowship 1970 Yale Summer School of Music and Art,Norfolk TEACHING 2007-2008 NHTI Concord,NH 2005 Art New England,Massart 2001 Visiting Artist,Montserrat College of Art 2001-2005 Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown,MA 1988-1999 Assoc. Prof., Art Institute of Boston at Lesley 1994-1995 Lecturer, UNH, Durham,NH 1991 Assoc.Prof, Massart Summer School In Italy 1987-1988 Asst.Prof., Dartmouth College 1986-1987 Asst. Prof. UNH, Durham 1980-1986 Asst. Prof.U of NC at Greensboro SELECTED SOLOS SHOWS 2008 The Bowery Gallery,New York,NY 2007 Paul Mellon Art Center, Wallingford, CT 2006 New England School of Art and Design 2005 Merrimack College,N. Andover MA 2000 Creiger-Dane Gallery,Boston 1998 Creiger-Dane Gallery,Boston 1996 Rising Tide Gallery, Provincetown , MA 1995 Bromfield Gallery, Boston 1994 Rising Tide Gallery, Provincetown, MA Bromfield Gallery 1991 Bowery Gallery, New York City 1987 MIT Museum,Cambridge, MA 1983 Weatherspoon Gallery, UNC-Greensboro 1980 Van Buren Gallery, Cambridge,MA SELECTED GROUPS SHOWS 2010 “Off the Wall”Danforth Museum, “Papillon” Bow St Gallery Cambridge with Larry Deyab,,Mark Tobey ,Richard Tuttle and others 2006 “New Hampshire Painting of the 21st c”Concord,NH 2004 “Water”DNA, Provincetown,MA 2003 “Boston Painters”, New England School of Art and Design, Boston 2001 “Wilderness of Sweets “ Montserrat College of Art,Beverly,MA Barbara O’Brien, Curator 2000 “Picture Perfect”, New England School of Design Charles Giuliano, Curator with Bill Thompson, Thad Beal 1999 “The Severed Ear” at Creiger-Dane, Curator Addison Parks with DiDonna, Tuttle, Snyder, Resnick, Jensen and others “New England Triennial Exhibition” Fuller Museum Brockton, MA Carl Belz , 1998 “Six Curators,Six Artists”Selected by Andrew Spahr of the Currier Museum,at Plymouth State College,NH 1997 DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA 1995 “New England,New Talent”,Fitchburg Museum,, MA “Visions of Order”, Mercurey Gallery,Boston with Joe Santore,Eric Holzman, Don Shambroom Curator 1991 “Contemporary Landscape” with Bernard Chaet, Louis Finkelstein and others, Janet Cavallero, Curator 1987 “Vision and Tradition” with Robert de Niro, Leland Bell and others, Morris Museum and Colby College ,Hearne Pardee , Curator 1986 “Five Armenian-American Artists” Museum of Modern Art , Armenia SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY 2007 Rosanna Warren,”Provincetown Arts”Annual 2006 Cate McQuaid “The Boston Globe”Jan.26 Kate Ledogar “The Weekly Dig” Feb.1-8 2000 Cate McQuaid, “The Boston Globe” June 15 Charles Giuliano, “ Arts Media” Boston, June/July Marty Carlock, “Art New England” Dec./Jan. 1996 Gail Kelley, “The Boston Globe” Oct. 19 1996 Cate McQuaid, “The Boston Globe” June 25 Leon Nigrosh, “The Worcester Phoenix” May 24 1995 Nancy Stapen “The Boston Globe” Oct.5 1991 Nancy Stapen “The Boston Globe” March 7 Charles Giuliano “Art New England” July?Aug 1987 Robert Taylor“The Boston Globe” June 21 1980 Robert Taylor “The Boston globe” Oct 23 1977 Robert Taylor “The Boston Globe” Jan 1 1977 Robert Taylor “The Boston Globe” Nov 20 1974 Caron Lebrun “The Christian Science Monitor” May 31, Bob Garrett “The Boston Herald” MISC 1999 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award,Nominee American Academy of Arts and Letters Awards Nominee SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS Danforth Museum,Framingham,MA Simmons College,Boston Merrimack College ,N. Andover,MA Boston Public Library MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA Weatherspoon Museum, UNC-Greensboro UNC Chapel Hill ,Kenan Building Harvard Business School Burlington Industries, NC Thomasville Fibers, NC Glaxo Pharmaceuticals Sogen International, NY Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Tufts University Museum Museum of Modern Art, Armenia SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS Placido Arango, Madrid and Palm Beach Donald Droll, NY Mrs William A Henry 111, NH Sally Cone, NC Jim Lonborg, MA Gov. Howard Dean, VT Robert Horstbrink, Bad Salzafluen, Germany Betty and Jean-Marie Eveillard,New York,NY

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603 868 1769

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