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Visual Arts

Curriculum Vitae


Education

1973 MFA, Painting, University of Miami, Florida
1971 BFA, Painting, University of Miami, Florida

Present Teaching Position

1985-present
A. LeRoy Greason Professor of Art, Director, Visual Arts Program Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine

Previous Teaching  Positions

1998
Visiting Professor of Art   California State University, Long Beach, California
1978-85
Associate Professor of Art California State University, Long Beach, California
1976-78
Assistant Professor of Art University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa
1974
Instructor Barry University, Miami, Florida

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2004    Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, Maine
2001    Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, Maine
2000    Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, Maine
1999    Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1997    Tatistcheff & Company, New York, New York
1996    Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, Maine
1995    Tatistcheff & Company, New York, New York
1994    Ames Gallery, Belfast, Maine
1992    Tatistcheff & Company, New York, New York
1989    DeCordova Museum of Art, Lincoln, Massachusetts
          Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
1987    Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1985    Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1980    Art Space Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1973    Corcoran & Corcoran Gallery, Miami, Florida

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2005
2005 DeCordova Annual DeCordova Museum of Art, Lincoln, Massachusetts
2004
Sublime Geometry Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine
2003
Portland Museum of Art Biennial
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
Contemporary Prints & Photographs from the Bruce Brown Collection Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine
Summer Group Exhibition
Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, Maine
2002   
50th Anniversary Exhibition
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine Structure & Situation
College of Environmental Design, California Polytechnic University, Pomona, California
2001
Making Visible the Invisible
Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
House: Charged Space
McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts
2001   
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Bernarducci-Meisel Gallery, New York, New York
Interiors Observed Bernarducci-Meisel Gallery, New York, New York
Winter Group Exhibition
Icon Contemporary Art, Brunswick, Maine
2000
Drawings V Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Lasting Impressions: Contemporary Prints from the Bruce Brown Collection Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
1999   
Carried Away: The Joy of Collecting Art in Maine
Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine
1998   
Portland Museum of Art Biennial
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
Drawings IV
Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, California
After Dark Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine
Drawing from Perception II
Wright State University Art Galleries, Dayton, Ohio
1997
Re-Presenting Representation Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, New York
Gallery Artists Icon Gallery, Brunswick, Maine
1996   
Degrees of Light: Paintings by Katherine Bradford and Mark Wethli
Farnsworth Museum of Art, Rockland, Maine
Reinventing Realism: Contemporary American Perspectives
Everheart Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania Certain Uncertainties: Chaos and the Human Experience Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine Gallery Artists Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1995    
Recent Acquisitions DeCordova Museum of Art, Lincoln, Massachusetts           
1994    
Parallax Views
Contemporary Realist Gallery, San Francisco
The Luster of Graphite Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, Maine
Self-Portraits Icon Gallery, Brunswick, Maine
1993   
45th Annual Academy-Institute Purchase Exhibition
American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
A Perfect 10:  A Decade of Collecting at the Portland Museum of Art
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
Drawings III Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Interiors Tortue  Gallery, Santa Monica, California
1992   
Isolation
Tatistcheff & Company, New York, New York
Two Extremes: Mark Wethli & Andy Wilf Spokane Art Center, Spokane, Washington
On the  Edge:  Forty Years of Maine Painting
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, Maine. Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine. University of Maine, Presque Isle, Maine
Drawings II
Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Home
Icon Gallery, Brunswick, Maine
1991   
43rd Annual Academy-Institute Purchase Exhibition
American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Drawings
Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Recent Acquistions
Farnsworth Museum of Art, Rockland, Maine
Gallery Group Exhibition
Art Space, Los Angeles, California
Lighting the Landscape: Artists' Use of Light
Portland Museum of Art Touring Exhibition, Rumford, Maine Artists by Artists Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, Maine
1990   
42nd Annual Academy-Institute Purchase Exhibition
American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York Small Works/Big Talents Levinson-Kane Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts         
Reflections on the Built Environment: Architectural Images from the Permanent Collection Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
Seven Maine Painters as Printmakers
Unity College, Unity, Maine
1989    
Gallery Artists
Tatistscheff Gallery, New York, New York
1988     
Reveal Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, California New England Now DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain, Connecticut Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
1987   
Ten Gallery Artists
Tatistcheff Gallery, New York
Interior Spaces
Danforth Museum of Art, Farmington, Massachusetts
1986   
Uncovering the Past: Tribute & Parody
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California
1986   
Gallery Artists
Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1985
Levels of Reality Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, California
Interior/Exterior
Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1984
West Coast Realism Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Louisiana Arts Center, Baton Rouge, Louisana Visual Arts Center, Illinois State University, Illlinois Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Florida Laguna Beach Museum of Art, California
California Drawing Modernism, San Francisco, California      
1983   
Group Exhibition
Risser Gallery, Pasadena, California
1982
Southern California Realist Painting Laguna Beach Museum of Art, California
1980
American Drawing in Black & White: 1970-1980 Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York
1978   
Ten Iowa Artists
Cedar Rapids Art Center, Iowa
1977
Summer Invitational Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, New York
1976
Realism from the Nancy Hoffman Gallery Art Gallery, University of Notre Dame, Illinois
1975
Whitney Biennial Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
Ten American Realists DM Gallery, London, England
Time & Transformation Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida
Drawings Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, New York Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida Visual Arts Center, University of Illinois
1974   
Works on Paper
Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, Virginia
1974   
Three Miami Artists
Tampa Bay Art Center, Tampa Bay, Florida           
1973
Sixteen Miami Area Artists Downtown Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana Pensacola Art Center, Pensacola, Florida
1972
Drawing Corcoran & Corcoran Gallery, Miami, Florida

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine
DeCordova Museum of Art, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine
Maine Museum of Art, University of Maine, Orono, Maine
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts

FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

1996
Artist's Fellowship National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.
1995
Artist's Fellowship Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, New York
Artist's Residency Fellowship MacDowell Colony for the Arts, Peterborough, New Hampshire
1994
Purchase Award American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, New York
1990
Purchase Award American Academy  of Arts and Letters, New York, New York
1988
Artist's Residency Fellowship Rockefeller Study & Conference Center, Bellagio, Italy
1983
Artist's Residency Fellowship MacDowell Colony for the Arts, Peterborough, New Hampshire
1983
Artist's Residency Fellowship Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, New York
1974
Painting Fellowship National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C. Artist's Workshop Grant Florida Fine Arts Council, Tallahassee, Florida
1973
Distinguished Graduate Painting Award University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

CATALOGS & BOOKS

2003   
2003 Portland Museum of Art Biennial O'Leary, Daniel E. Portland Museum of Art, Portland
1999
Carried Away: The Joy of Collecting Art in Maine McLean, Genetta Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine
1998   
1998 Portland Museum of Art Biennial O'Leary, Daniel E. Portland Museum of Art, Portland
1997   
Re-Presenting Representation O'Hern, John D. Arnot Museum, Binghamton, New York
1992   
On the Edge: Forty Years of Maine Painting Wolff, Theodore Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport
1990   
Maine Art  Now Beem, Edgar Allen Dog Ear Press, Brunswick
1989
Perspectives: Mark Wethli Severins, Martha Portland Museum of Art, Portland
1987   
New England Now Coffey, John Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick
1986 
Uncovering the Past: Tribute & Parody
Boutelle, Patricia L. & Wilson, Polly Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach
1983   
West Coast Realism Gamwell, Lynn Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach
1982   
Long Beach Artists Schimmel, Paul & Shee, Mary Venner Metro Gallery, City of Long Beach, Long Beach
1976
Aspects of Realism from the Nancy Hoffman Gallery Porter, Dean Art Gallery, University of Notre Dame, South Bend
1975   
1975 Whitney Biennial Exhibition Armstrong, Tom Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1974
Drawings Hoffman, Nancy Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York
Drawings Thompson, Paul Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables
1974   
Lines: Drawings by Mark Christian Wethli   Wethli, Mark Florida Fine Arts Council, Tallahassee

ARTICLES & REVIEWS

2004    "Where Color Meets Color" Keyes, Bob Maine Sunday Telegram, May 16, 2004
"Keeping Track of Wethli's Shifting Focus" Isaacson, Phil Maine Sunday Telegram, May 9, 2004 "Mark Wethli, Cassie Jones Share Icon Space" Keyes, Bob Portland Press Herald, Thursday, April 29, 2004 "Dual Exhibit Shows Latest Work" Talmadge, Leslie The Times Record, Thursday, April 289, 2004
2003    "The Biggest Show" Keyes, Bob Maine Sunday Telegram, April 6, 2003 
"Most Ambitious Biennial Challenges Exhibitors, Visitors Alike" Keyes, Bob Maine Sunday Telegram, April 6, 2003  "Moving Images: The 2003 Portland Museum of Art Biennial" Thompson, Chris The Portland Phoenix, April 11, 2003 "Not To Be Missed" Tyler, David The Times Record, April 24, 2003
2002    "An Explosion of Color" Sutherland, Amy Down East Magazine, February, 2002 "Not a Who's Who, But a Very Good Start" Isaacson, Phil Maine Sunday Telegram, September 1, 2002 "Art of Gold" Andressen, Kristen Bangor Daily News, September 28-29, 2002
2001    "Be Spectacled / Bradford and Wethli at ICON" Thompson, Chris The Portland Phoenix, September 7, 2001
2001    "Homing in on Artful Houses" Temin, Christine Boston Globe, August 8, 2001
1998    "100 Acres of Solitude: Place as Art in Maine" Weisgall, Deborah The New York Times, December 27, 1998 "Why People Are Talking About the Biennial" Beem, Edgar Allen Down East Magazine, November, 1998
1998    "Art Reviews" Pagel, David Los Angeles Times, August 28, 1998 "Metaphysics Made Manifest" Beem, Edgar Allen Maine Times, November 19, 1998 "And the Winners Are..." Seikonia, Annie Casco Bay Weekly, November 26, 1998
1996    "Reviews: Maine/The Farnsworth Art Museum/Rockland" Greenleaf, Ken Art New England, October/November, 1996 The Times Record, August 22, 1996 "Shared Space" Humez, Nick
"Abstract or Real?" Monegain, Bernie The Times Record, May 2, 1996 "New Farnsworth Show Explores Harmony and Dissonance" Tate, Haines Sprunt Maine Times, April 11, 1996 "Spotting Realist, Abstractionist Easy, But Which is Which?" Greenleaf, Ken Maine Sunday Telegram, April 7, 1996 "Another Strong Maine Pairing" Greenleaf, Ken Portland Press Herald, March 21, 1996
1995    "Gallery Artists' A Tasty Blend" Isaacson, Philip Maine Sunday Telegram, December 24, 1995
1994    "A Summer Blowout in Belfast" Isaacson, Philip Maine Sunday Telegram, August, 1994 "Shades of Graphite" Isaacson, Philip Maine Sunday Telegram, June 26, 1994
1994    "Artists by Themselves" Tate, Haines Sprunt Maine Times, June 3, 1994 "Look Out: 27 Artists Looking In" Isaacson, Philip Maine Sunday Telegram, May 29, 1994
1992    "Mark Wethli" Cohen, Ronny ArtForum,  October 1992 "Seeing It All, or Six Weeks in Manhattan Galleries" Bourdon, David Art in America, September 1992      "Drawings Show Outlines Attitudes, Process, Ideas" Kapitanoff, Nancy Los Angeles Times,  August 30, 1992 "Maine Coast Artists Emphasizes Younger Artists  'On the Edge " McWilliams, Margot Brown Casco Bay Weekly,  August 27, 1992 "Forty Years of Maine Art" Isaacson, Philip Maine Sunday Telegram, August 23, 1992 "All About Absence and Presence" Haynes, Debra J. Artweek, May 7, 1992 "A Treat with Dutch Roots: Artists Celebrate the Home" Isaacson, Philip Maine Sunday Telegram, April 12, 1992    "Art in the Extreme" Guilfoil, Michael Spokane Chronicle, April10, 1992
1991    "Portraits of the Artists" Beem, Edgar Allen Maine Times, June 14, 1991
1989     "Paintings by Mark Wethli" Stitt, Peter (Editor) Gettysburg Review, Fall, 1989
"Mark Wethli: Paintings" Pardee, Hearne Art New England, April, 1989
"An Adroit Balance of Manic and Austere" Taylor, Robert The Boston Sunday Globe, April 2, 1989 "Maine Perspectives" Isaacson, Philip Maine Sunday Telegram, March 5, 1989
1989    "The Pursuit of Profoundly Simple Ideas" Beem, Edgar Allen Maine Times,  January 27, 1989
1988    "New England Now" Isaacson, Philip Maine Sunday Telegram, July 24, 1988
1988    "Unexpected Talents Fill DeCordova Show" Taylor, Robert The Boston Globe, January 10, 1988
1987    "Exhibits: DeCordova Choice" Taylor, Robert The Boston Globe Calendar,  December 31, 1987 "Interior Spaces" Temin, Christine The Boston Globe, November 12, 1987
"Illuminating Inner Spaces" Day, Meredith Fife Middlesex News, October 23, 1987
"The Galleries" McKenna, Kristine Los Angeles Times, May 15, 1987
"Ideal Forms, Everyday Realities" Beem, Edgar Allen Bowdoin, Spring, 1987
"What's Up; Mark Wethli: New Paintings" Kavookjian, Chake Artists in Maine, Spring, 1987 
1986    "Among New England's Best" Beem, Edgar Allen Maine Times, November 21, 1986
1985    "The Galleries" Wilson, William Los Angeles Times, March 29, 1985
1984    "Surveying Drawing in California" McDonald, Robert Artweek, January 21, 1984
1983    "Shows at Museum of Art Reflect Reality" Kohen, Helen L. The Miami Herald, November 20, 1983
1982    "Surveying Southern California Realist Painting" Weisberg, Ruth Artweek, June 5, 1982
"Realist Painting in Laguna Beach" Ianco-Starrels, Josine Los Angeles Times,  April 25, 1982
1980    "American Drawing of the Seventies at Brooklyn" Kramer, Hilton New York Times, November 28, 1980    "The Galleries" Muchnic, Suzanne Los Angeles Times, September 22, 1980
1980    "Outer Space" Olson, Kathleen NewWest, April 7, 1980
"Reality: What a Concept" Kurcfeld, Michael New West, February 25, 1980
1975    "Art Trends, 1975" Smith, Griffin The Miami Herald, March 15, 1975
1974    "Wethli 'Lines' Like Poetry Smith, Griffin The Miami Herald, July 28, 1974
1973    "Contemporary Show Excellent" Smith, Griffin The Miami Herald, December 16, 1973
1972    "New Realism Comes to Fore" Janss, Dagny The Miami Herald, December 24, 1972

SELECTED GUEST LECTURES

2004
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine
2002
Center for Art & Culture, Aix-en-Provence, France
California State University, Long Beach, California
2001
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Massachusetts
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine
2000
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine
1999
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine
Monhegan Artists Residency Corporation, Monhegan, Maine
1998
Getty Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, California
Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio
1997
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
1996
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Farnsworth Museum of Art, Rockland, Maine
1995
MacDowell Colony for the Arts, Peterborough, New Hampshire
1994
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
1993
Academic & Cultural Collaborative of Maine Summer Institute, Brunswick, Maine James Bowdoin Day Address, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
1992
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine
1991
Academic & Cultural Collaborative of Maine Summer Institute, Brunswick, Maine
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine
1990
Union College, Schnectady, New York
1986
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin