Varujan Boghosian

Born 1926, New Britain, CT


ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2013
Varujan Boghosian, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
Eye Heart Duchamp, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York

2009
Constructions and Collages, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
Varujan Boghosian, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

2008
Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2007
Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA
A Survey: Collages, Watercolors and Sculpture, Big Town Gallery, Rochester, VT

2006
Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2004
Constructions, Joan Washburn, New York

1999
Berry Hill Galleries, New York

1997
Berry Hill Galleries, New York

1992
David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
Norton Gallery of Art, Palm Beach, FL

1991
Claude Bernard Gallery, New York

1988
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
The Century Association, New York

1987
Wiggin Gallery, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisberg, PA

1986
American Academy in Rome, Italy

1983
Van Buren/Brazelton/Cutting Gallery, Cambridge, MA

1980
Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

1978–88
Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1975
Robinson Galleries, Houston, TX

1972–99
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
Jorgensen Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Thorne Art Gallery, Keene State College, Keene, NH

1970
The Art Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
J.L. Hudson Gallery, Detroit, MI

1969–88
Cordier and Ekstrom, New York

1968
Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

1966
H.C.E. Gallery, Provincetown, MA
Harbor Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

1963–66
Stable Gallery, New York

1962
R.M. Light Company, Boston, MA

1950–65
Swetzoff Gallery, Boston, MA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
Heavy Metal, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
[Mostly] White, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York

2012
“Summer Edition” — Lori Bookstein Fine Art, NY, June— August

2011
Group 2011, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
On the Wall/Off the Wall, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
Summer Paper, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
Remix: Selections from the ICC, International Collage Center, Milton, PA

2010
2010 Collectors Show and Sale, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

2009
Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA (three-person show with Charles Hawthorne and Paul Resika)
Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI (two-person show with John Udvardy)
Big Town Gallery, Rochester, VT

2008
Gallery Selections, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
What Matters Most... John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

2007
Anniversary: Ten Years of Gallery Art and Artists, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York

2006
Works on Paper, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York (two-person show with Paul Resika)

2004
Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA (two-person show with Paul Resika)

2002
Five in Collage, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York

1988
Hopkins Center 25th Anniversary Exhibition: Artists-in-Residence at Dartmouth, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

1986
Exhibition of Work by Newly elected Members and Recipients of Awards, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York

1976–77
Boites, Musee d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris and Maison de la Culture de Rennes, France

1975
21 American Fulbright Artists, The Institute of International Education, New York

1968
The Door Show, Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York

1966
The Box Show, Byron Gallery, New York
The Poetic Image, Hanover Gallery, London, England

1964
The Artist’s Reality: An International Sculpture Exhibition, The New School Art Gallery, New York

1956
Painters and Sculptors of Promise, Alan Gallery, New York

1953
Group Show, Obelisco Gallery, Rome, Italy


TEACHING POSITIONS

1984
MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH; Co-Chairman, Chairman of the Board of Trustees

1982
MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH; Member of the Board of Trustees

1968–96
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Professor of Art (appointed George Frederick Jewitt Professor of Art, 1982)

1964–68
Brown University, Providence, RI; Associate Professor, Department of Art History

1962–64
Yale University, New Haven, CT; Instructor in Drawing, School of Art and Architecture

1961
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY; Instructor in Foundation Courses

1959–64
Cooper Union, New York; Assistant Professor, Advanced Drawing, Two- and Three-Dimensional Design

1958–59
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Instructor in Drawing and Painting, School of Architecture


AWARDS AND PRIZES

1991
Saint Botolph Club Foundation Award

1986
Elected member, American Academy & Institute of Arts/Letters

1985
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship

1975
Sculptor in Residence, American Academy in Rome

1972
National Institute of Arts and Letters Award

1968
Artist in Residence, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

1966–67
Sculptor in Residence, American Academy in Rome

1967
First Prize, Drawing Category, Providence Art Club

1966
Howard Foundation Fellowship

1961
United States Department Specialists Grant
Watercolor Prize, Boston Arts Festival

1958
Watercolor Prize, Portland Arts Festival
First Prize, Drawing Category, New Haven, CT

1953
Fulbright Grant for Painting, Italy


PUBLICATIONS

1989
Doty, Robert M., Varujan Boghosian: A Retrospective, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire.

1968
Orpheus, A Collection of Ten Woodcuts

1951
Orpheus, A Portfolio of Woodcuts, Reprinted with Additional Blocks and Poems in 1959

PRESS

2014
Reiter, Mark. The Blade. “Found Objects Inspire ‘sculptor-assembler’ Varujan Boghosian,” January 26, toledoblade.com.
Wilkin, Karen. The Wall Street Journal. “Altered States: Varujan Boghosian at the Toledo Museum of Art,” May 7, D4.

2010
Esplund, Lance. The Wall Street Journal. “Art that Defies Definition,” January, wsj.com.
Wilkin, Karen. The Hudson Review. “At the Galleries,” Vol. LXIII, No. 1, Spring, hudsonreview.com.

2009
Busa, Christopher. Provincetown Arts. “Varujan Boghosian: The Artist as Orpheus.” Pg. 34-42.
Drake, Gillian. Cape Cod Artists’ Registry. “Varujan Boghosian,” July.
Drake, Gillian. Provincetown Arts. “Varujan Boghosian: A Poet without Words,” July 24, pg. 54-56.

2004
Goodman, Jonathan. Art in America. “Varujan Boghosian at Joan Washburn,” December.

1989
Hart, Jeffrey. National Review. “The Vergil of Things,” October.

1988
Kimmelman, Michael. The New York Times. Excerpt from “Uptown, Novices and Modern Masters,” February 26.

1970
Time. “The Mythmaker,” February 9.


EDUCATION

1956–59
Yale University School of Art and Architecture, New Haven, CT; (B.F.A. 1957, M.F.A. 1959)

1948–50
Vesper George School of Art, Boston, MA

1946–48
Central Connecticut Teachers College, New Britain, CT


MILITARY SERVICE

1944–46
United States Navy


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Albright – Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA
The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH
Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY
University Gallery, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA
The Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
The New York Public Library, New York, NY
The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY
Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Varujan Boghosian