Martin Ries

painter, printmaker, art historian.

RESUMÉ:

POSITIONS:

Professor Emeritus, Long Island University, University Plaza, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201-5372.

Board of Directors, A.R.E.A. (Artists Representing Environmental Art, Inc.)

Member, Association Internationale des Critiques d'Art, American Section.

Member, Artists Equity Association.

Member, American Society of Contemporary Artists.

Member, National Writers Union.

U.S. Editor, Irony & Rude Questions, art journal, Vence, France.

Juror, Institute of International Education, J. William Fulbright art scholarships.

STATUS:
Married to Dianys d'Arcy Frobisher, writer, artist, teacher, four children, ten grandchildren.

EDUCATION:
1940-44 Corcoran Gallery of Art School.
1941 Informal etching lesson with Jacob Kainen, Smithsonian Instution.
1947-50 American University, BA Fine Arts (William Calfee, Robert Gates, Leo Steppat, Jack Tworkov).
1962-63 Pratt Graphics Art Center (Walter Rogalski, Andrew Stasik).
1963-68 Hunter College, MA Art History (E.C. Goossen, William Rubin, Leo Steinberg, Tony Smith, Ad Reinhardt, Ray Parker).
Thesis: "The Minotaur in Western Art," Leo Steinberg, Advisor. Post Graduate: Museum Administration (Everett Ellin,
Assistant Director, Guggenheim Museum & Director Computer Research, MoMA; Wilder Green, Director of
Exhibitions, MoMA; James Elliott, Director, Wadsworth Atheneum).
1973-75 New Rochelle Extension Course, Photographic Silk Screen.
1976 Art Students League, Lithography, (Ponce de Leon).
1977 Midchester YMYWHA, Sculpture in Plastics (George Adamy).

EXPERIENCE:
1945 U.S. Army, Intelligence & Reconnaissance.
1946 U.S. Army, Information & Education Division, Southwest Pacific.
1951 Assistant Director, Public Relations, National Congressional Committee, Washington D.C.
1954 Fellowship to Yaddo Art Colony, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
1955-56 Lived and painted in Spain (including Guernica), Europe, and England.
1957-67 Assistant Director, Hudson River Museum. Curated numerous exhibitions, including (with E.C. Goossen) "Eight
Young Artists" (Carl Andre, Walter Bannard, Robert Barry, Robert Huot, Patricia Johanson, Antoni Milkowski,
Douglas Ohlson, Terrence Syverson) Hudson River Museum and Bennington College.

Advisor to Westchester Cultural Center (Rep. Ogden Reid, Chair). Advisor to Westchester Art Center.
1967-94 Taught art history, drawing & painting, printmaking, color theory, at Long Island University, Brooklyn & CW Post
campuses. Full Professor with tenure.
1974-75 Contributing Editor, Arts Magazine.
1976-77 Art Editor, Greenwich Village News.
1982 Curated, oversaw production of catalog, "Albert Kotin Memorial Exhibition", Barron Art Center, N.J., and Long Island
University.
1987 Seminar and critique, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
1988-94 Received series of grants from Long Island University for independent art work, and scholarly research.
1992 Chaired symposium on environmental art and ecology for Artists Representing Environmental Art, at Soho 20
Gallery, N.Y., N.Y.
1998 Juror for Institute of International Education, William J. Fulbright Art Scholarship, United Nations, N.Y.
2001 Westchester News channel 12 "Spotlight" interview with Tracy Everson, and cameraman Bart Delarmi.
2001 Two paintings at Sotheby's Auction House to benefit J William Fulbright Legacy Fund.
2004 Supplied transparency and photographs of Carl Andre to Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles for inclusion in their catalog, A Minimal Future? Art As Object 1958-1968, MIT Press, 2004, p.136, 137.

EXHIBITIONS:
1952 Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
1953 Whyte Gallery ("Critics' Choice" selected by Leslie Judd Ahlander, art critic, The Washington Post).

Corcoran Gallery of Art (Honorable Mention).
1954 National Society of Arts & Letters Invited Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art.
1955 Instituto de Cultura Hispanica, Madrid University, Spain (solo).
1956 Museum of Modern Art, N.Y.C. (drawing exhibition).
1957 Toledo Museum, Ohio.

Riverside Museum, N.Y.C.
1958 ART:USA'58, N.Y.C.   

James Gallery, N.Y.C.
1959 Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany N.Y.
1963 Photograph of Those Who Sit In Darkness: The Tragedy in John F Kennedy Library, Boston Massachusetts.
1964 Riverside Museum N.Y.C. (three paintings purchased for museum collection; now in Rose Art Museum, Brandeis
University).
1966 Loeb Student Center, New York University, N.Y.C.
1967 Pace University, Pleasantville, N.Y. (painting in permanent collection).

East Hampton Gallery, N.Y.C. ("The Visionaries" exhibition).

New York State University, Albany N.Y.
1968 Paul Gallery, Tokyo Japan (solo, silk screen prints).

Atelier Gallery, N.Y.C. (solo).
1969 Fordham University, N.Y.C. (solo).

Downey Museum, Los Angeles California.
1970 Mann Gallery, N.Y.C.
1971 International Center, N.Y.C. (solo).
1973 Atelier Terre d'Ocre, Verfeil France (solo).
1974-75 Norman Kramer Gallery, Danbury Connecticut (series of group shows). 1976 Unicorn Gallery, Soho, N.Y.C. (solo).
1977 Landmark Gallery, N.Y.C.
1978 Ganesh Gallery, Lenox Massachusetts (solo).
1979 Casa dela Cultura Ecuatoriana, in Cuayaquil; and Museo del Banco Central, in Quito Ecuador.
1980 "Critics Choice For the 80s" (selected by Noel Frackman, Contributing Editor, Arts Magazine) Hammer Gallery, N.Y.C.
1982 "Arteder 82 Muestra Internacional de Obra Grafica", Bilbao, Spain (silk prints).

Curated and exhibited, "Points of View: Nine Individual Shows" Westbeth Gallery, N.Y.C.
1983 "Beyond the Wall" Aaron Berman Gallery, N.Y.C.
1984 "Borrowings and Perceptions" Belanthi Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y. (solo). 1985 "The Gathering of the Avant-Garde"
Kenkeleba Gallery, N.Y.C.

John Christian Gallery, Soho N.Y.C.
1986 "Abstract With Memories: 1948-86" Fordham University, Lincoln Center, N.Y.C. (retrospective of paintings, prints, and
drawings).
1987 "New Work" Stamford Museum, Stamford Connecticut (solo).
1988 "New American Art", Institute of Contemporary Art, Mall Galleries, London, England; curated by Sheila Reid.
1989 "The Sign Is Operative: Prints in Juxtaposition" Raja Idris Gallery, Melbourne Australia; also Robb Street Gallery,
Bairnsdale Australia (solo, silk screen monoprints).
1990 Glass Gallery, N.Y.C. (silk screen monoprints).

"Images/1990" American Society of Contemporary Artists, Broome St Gallery, Soho,N.Y.C.
1991 Grace Gallery, N.Y.C. Technical College, Brooklyn N.Y. (solo).
1993 American Society of Contemporary Artists 75th Anniversary Exhibition, Broome St Gallery, Soho, N.Y.C.
1994 "The Homages: Interlaced Images" Salena Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, N.Y. (solo).

"Effect or Infect (Art and the Ecology)", Artists Representing Environmental Art, Invitational Space Soho 20, N.Y.C.
1996 "Homages, Images, Juxtapositions" 2/20 Gallery, Chelsea,N.Y.C. (solo).

"Small Works" Nexus Gallery, East Village, N.Y.C. (Best in Show Award).
2000 "Celebrating Yaddo Artists" Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn.

"The Beginning of a Circle: Homages & Juxtapositions" Watkins Gallery, American
University, Washington DC. (retrospective).

"Snapshot" Contemporary Museum, Baltimore.
2001 Two paintings exhibited for auction at Sotheby's to benefit J William Fulbright Legacy Fund.
2002 "Homages, Conjunctions and Juxtapositions" Karpeles Museum, Newburgh NY (solo).

"Visual Diversities" Katonah Museum Artists Association, Mt Kisco NY .
2004 "What's the Story? Narrative Art from the Watkins Collection," The Watkins Gallery, American University, Washington,
DC.
2002 "Homages, Conjunctions and Juxtapositions" Karpeles Museum, Newburgh NY (solo).
"Visual Diversities" Katonah Museum Artists Association, Mt Kisco NY.
2004 "What's the Story? Narrative Art from the Watkins Collection", The Watkins Gallery, American University, Washington,
DC.
WRITINGS and PUBLICATIONS:
1957 "The Elusive Goya" The New Republic (28 October).
1957-67 Monthly articles for The Hudson River Museum Bulletin, including a series on the history of modern art.
1959 Hudson River Art: Past & Present, curated and wrote catalog introduction (19th and 20th century art exhibition).
1962 "Children's Art Should Be Seen..." The Hudson River Museum Bulletin.
1965 "Endowments for the Great Society" Art Voices Magazine, summer issue, reprinted in critical anthology, The New Art,
ed., G. Battcock, Dutton Co., N.Y.
1968 Represented in Psychedelic Art, by Masters and Houston, Grove Press, N.Y.
1972-73 "Picasso and the Myth of the Minotaur" Art Journal, winter issue [cited in numerous subsequent publications;
excerpt reprinted in Picasso in Perspective, anthology edited by Gert Schiff, volume in "The Artists in Perspective
Series", H.W. Janson, general editor, Prentice-Hall].
1974 Represented in A Select Few, July issue.
1975 "Lucas Samaras's Powdered Absolute" Arts & Artists (London), summer issue.
1976 Made ten illustrations for Cinderella Around the World, anthology of ancient legends requiring authentic renditions of
costumes, backgrounds, etc., David McKay Pub. N.Y. (contract with authors cancelled, book and illustrations not
published).
1977 "John Fenton" monograph on late artist scheduled for publication by Bellevue Press, Binghamton, N.Y.C.; abridged
version in /Greenwich Village News Magazine/, May-June.

"Metamorphosis of a Painter" [Richard Miller], /Greenwich Village News Magazine/, March-April (quoted in /Richard
Kidwell Miller/, catalog, West Virginia Historical Art Collection, West Virginia University Libraries, John A Cuthbert,
Curator, 2004).
1982 "AREA Sculpture - Ward's Island" outdoor sculpture exhibition on grounds of the Manhattan Psychiatric Center, Ward's
Island, N.Y.C.
1984 "Ambience/Stimuli (Alternative Museum, N.Y.C.)" /Re-Dact: An Anthology of Art Criticism/, eds., Peter Frank and Earl
Willis, Locker & Owens Pub., N.Y.C. (quoted in /Richard Kidwell Miller/, catalog, West Virginia Historical Art Collection,
West Virginia University Libraries, John A Cuthbert, Curator, 2004).
1986 Introduction to Picasso's Guernica - Images Within Images by M. Becraft, California.
1989 "Environmental Art: Working with the Elements" (with Roy Moyer), video produced by Artists Representing
Environmental Art, and Hofstra University.
1990 Represented in Design Dimensions: An Introduction To The Visual Surface, by Cynthia Dantzic, Prentice-Hall, N.J., 1990, p.263.
1991 Articles on Carl Andre, Salvador Dali*, and Franz Kline, commissioned by St. James Press, London & Chicago, for
Contemporary Masterworks, Colin Naylor, ed. [Included in website]. *[Dalí article reprinted in Science in Society
journal (UK), 08/10/08, as “Salvador Dalí, Paranoia and Dissolution of Time” / Martin Ries dissects The Persistence of
Memory. See http://www.i-sis.org.uk/SalvadorDali.php]

Reviewed Design Dimensions: An Introduction to the Visual Atrs by C Dantzic, In Women's Caucus for Art, summer 1991.
1992 Art Research and visuals for TV documentary "The Feuding Tombs of Christopher Columbus," Newman Associates,
Washington DC.
1995 "Braque's Ateliers and the Symbolic Bird" Journal of Aesthetic Education, 
University of Illinois Press, vol. 29, no 2, summer 1995.
2002 "André Masson: Surrealism and His Discontents" Art Journal, N.Y., 
vol. 61, no. 4, winter 2002.
2002 "André Masson: Ecstasy of Discontent" ["L'estasi del Disagio"] the lead article in the March 2002 issue, Art e Dossier,
vol.XVII, no.176, Florence , Italy . )
2005 "De Kooning's Asheville and Zelda's Immolation" Art Criticism magazine, 
SUNY at Stony Brook, vol. 20, no. 1. 
2006 "John Hultberg's Abstract Perspectivism" Art Criticism journal,
vol. 21, no. 1, spring 2006.
2007 "Gorky's Centauromachia: Betrothal and Betrayal"  Art Criticism journal,
vol. 22, no. 1, spring 2007.
 
 
• Papers and documents in Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
• Numerous reviews, introductions to catalogs, statements for artists, artist and 
gallery news releases, etc.
• Many citations in scholarly publications.

LISTINGS:

Who's Who in American Art; International Contemporary Arts Directory; International Directory of Art; International Who's Who in Art & Antiquities; Who's Who in the East; Directory of International Biography; American Authors Today; Personaggi Contemporanei (Milan); others.