ALAN MAGEE

BORN Newtown, Pennsylvania, May 26, 1947

EDUCATION

1965-66 Tyler School of Art
1966-67 Bucks County Community College
1967-69 Philadelphia College of Art

SELECTED ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2016 Songs for All Hours, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2012 Alan Magee and Rob Shetterly: The War on Peace, Waterfall Arts, Belfast, ME
2011 George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010 In Sight: New Paintings and Sculpture, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Alan Magee: Tapestries, Gallery 51, Philadelphia, PA
2007 Alan Magee: Paintings and Tapestries, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Alan Magee: New Tapestries and Prints, Galerie Raab, Berlin, Germany
Alan Magee: From the Underground River, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
2006 Alan Magee: Beyond Recognition, Sordoni Art Museum Wilkes-Barre, PA
Alan Magee: Trauerarbeit, Goethe Institut New York, NY, sponsored by Spectrum Concerts, Berlin
Alan Magee: Time Pieces, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Luxembourg Embassy, Berlin, Germany, by invitation, Spectrum Concerts,
Berlin
Alan Magee: Retrospective Exhibition, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2004 Thingpoems: New Paintings and Tapestries, Elan Fine Arts, Rockland, ME
Owls Head Transportation Museum
Alan Magee: Retrospective Exhibition, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
Alan Magee: Retrospective Exhibition, Museum at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
2003 Parables, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Alan Magee: Retrospective Exhibition, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA
Archive Monotypes, NEC Gallery, New England College, Henniker, NH
2002 Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Alan Magee: Archive Monotypes, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
2001 Undercurrents, Atrium Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston, ME
Archive Monotypes, The Art Gallery, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
2000 Alan Magee, Monotypes, Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany, by
invitation, Spectrum Concerts, Berlin
Hollis Taggart Galleries, NY, NY
1998 Edith Caldwell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Alan Magee: Literacy and Fiction in Portraiture, OP Photogallery, Hong Kong
1997 Edith Caldwell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1996 Edith Caldwell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1995 Edith Caldwell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1994 Edith Lambert Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Carnegie Hall, University of Maine at Orono
1993 Edith Caldwell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1992 Edith Caldwell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Alan Magee: A Ten Year Survey, Cheekwood Center for the Arts, Nashville, TN
Kodak’s Center for Creative Imaging, Camden, ME
A Ten Year Survey, Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL
1991 A Ten Year Survey, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
A Ten Year Survey, James A. Michener Art Center, Doylestown, PA
1990 Staempfli Gallery, NY, NY
Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Inlets, Joan Whitney Payson Gallery, Westbrook College, Portland, ME
Maine Photographic Workshop, Rockport, ME
1989 Schmidt Bingham Gallery, NY, NY
Allport Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1988 Gallerie Gérard Gustau, Paris, France
Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA
1986 Schmidt Bingham Gallery, NY, NY
Meckler Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Allport Caldwell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Henry Gardiner Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
1985 Fresno Art Center, Fresno, CA
University of Maine, Orono, ME
1984 Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI
Allport Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1983 San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Norton Gallery and School of Art, W. Palm Beach, FL
FIAC Grand Palais, Paris, France
1982 Staempfli Gallery, NY, NY
1981 Allport Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1980 Staempfli Gallery, NY, NY

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS (since 1995)

2017 American Realism: A Survey, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY
Forum Gallery Celebrates 55 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2016 20/21 – VISIONARY ARTISTS OF THE 21ST CENTURY, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, ME
2015 Celebrate! A Local Remix, Greenhut Galleries of Maine, Portland, ME
Nature Unbound, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Re-presenting Representation VIII, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
2013 Singular Vision, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2012 Five Decades: Art and Artists of Forum Gallery: 1962-2012, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Peace on Earth: Art Against War, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
43rd Collectors Show & Sale, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Vantage Point, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Group Summer Show, Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, ME
2010 2010 Collector’s Show & Sale, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Reality Check: Contemporary American Trompe l’Oeil, Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA
2009 Summer Selections, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Direct Encounters: The Essence of Portraiture, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 The Contemporary Landscape Show, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
Recent American Watercolors, Peninsula Fine Arts, Newport News, VA
Tapestries, Edith Caldwell Gallery, Sausalito, CA
Élan Fine Arts, Rockport, ME
2006 2006 Biennial: Contemporary American Realism, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
Not-So-Still Life: An Invitational Still Life Exhibition, Greenhut Galleries, Portland, ME
Maine Printmakers: 1980-2005, Elan Fine Arts, Rockport, ME
Maine Printmakers: 1980-2005, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
Tapestries, Edith Caldwell Gallery, Sausalito, CA
Magnolia Editions Tapestry Project, Sullivan Goss, Santa Barbara, CA
Magnolia Editions Tapestry Project, Klaudia Marr Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Magnolia Editions Tapestry Project, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2005 Important New Works by Forum Gallery Artists, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture, American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY
Masters of Illusion, Kresege Art Museum, Michigan State University
Tapestries, Edith Caldwell Gallery, Sausalito, CA
2004 Seeing is Believing: American Trompe l’oeil, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Masters and Mavericks, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Tapestries, Edith Caldwell Gallery, Sausalito, CA
2003 Contemporary Works on Paper, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2001-02 Magic Vision, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
2001 Real(ist) Men, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
Realist Paintings, College of the Atlantic, Selby Gallery, Bar Harbor, ME
Print Portfolios, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
Forum Gallery, New York, NY
The Liff Collection, Naples Art Museum, Naples FL
2000 New Realism for a New Millennium, Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester
Deja Vu: Revisioning the Past Millennium, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
1999 Contemporary American Realist Drawings, Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1998 FADA, Los Angeles, CA
Literacy and Fiction in Portraiture (2-person show), OP Photogallery, Hong Kong
Hollis Taggart Gallery, NY, NY
Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997 A Legacy for Maine, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
The Monotype in America, National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
1996 Exactitude, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
1995 Rolywholyover, A Circus, John Cage, Curator, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Digital Masters, Creiger Dane Gallery, Boston, MA.
Contemporary Collage & Assemblage, Frick Gallery, Belfast, ME

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014 Behind the Easel: The Unique Voices of 20 Contemporary Representational Painters by Robert C. Jackson, published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.; 1 edition.
2007 Alan Magee: From the Underground River, CMCA, Rockport, ME
2006 Beyond Recognition: The Art of Alan Magee, Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University
2006 Alan Magee: Timepieces, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Resistance by Barry Lopez, Monotypes by Alan Magee, Knopf, 2004
2003 Alan Magee: Paintings, Sculpture, Graphics, text: Barry Lopez,
Jonathan Weiner, Richard West, and Alan Magee, published by Forum Gallery and Seven Bridges Foundation
2001 Graphis 332, Alan Magee Profile
2000 Mystery of Form, published by Hollis Taggart Gallery.
Archive, essay by Maureen Mullarkey, published by Darkwood Press and Spectrum Concerts Berlin.
1991 ALAN MAGEE 1981-1991, essay by Carl Little, interview with Alan Magee conducted by Beth Critchlow, published by The Farnsworth Art Museum.
1987 STONES AND OTHER WORKS, by Alan Magee, foreword by Theodore F. Wolff and essay by Alan Magee, published by Harry N. Abrams

AWARDS

2001 Communication Arts, Award of Excellence
1992 The Maine Arts Commission Fellowship for Film
1990 National Academy of Design, The Leo Meissner Prize
1983 Communication Arts, Award of Excellence
1982 The American Book Award
1981 American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award
1978 CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE, client: Playboy
Society of Publication Designers, client: Psychology Today
Society of Publication Designers, client: Playboy
1977 Communication Arts, AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, client: Playboy
Playboy Magazine, ANNUAL EDITORIAL AWARD, Best Nonfiction
Illustration
The New York Art Director’s Club Award
1974 Art Directors Club of Los Angeles Award

GUEST LECTURES

American Academy in Berlin, with Frank Dodge, John Harbison and Robert Helps
Philadelphia College of Art
American Society of Printers, Boston, MA
Boston College of Art
Rhode Island School of Design
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME
Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
Colby College, Waterville, ME
Connecticut College
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Utah State University
Emporia State University, Kansas
Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
Cheekwood Center for the Arts, Nashville, TN
Chewonki Foundation
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
The Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
The University of Maine at Orono, Augusta and Portland
Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA, with Barry Lopez
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA
Philadelphia College of Art
San Francisco Art Institute
University of California Santa Cruz
University of New Hampshire
Waterfall Arts, Belfast, ME with Rob Shetterly
Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA

TELEVISION

2014 Gun Shop, a short film by Alan Magee
2013 Party Line, a short film by Alan Magee
2011 Spectrum Concerts Berlin, Spectrum Comes to Carnegie Hall
2003 Maine PBS, “Alan Magee, Maine Master”
1993 MPBN, Lewiston, ME, “Made in Maine, Center for Creative Imaging” Interview
1992 WCBB, Lewiston, ME, “Three Maine Artists”
1991 Cable TV Bucks County, PA, “ALAN MAGEE 1981-1991″
1988 WCBB, PBS Lewiston-Auburn, ME, “ALAN MAGEE, Visions of Darkness and Light”
1983 KGO San Francisco, CA Channel 7, Interview

RADIO

2012 WERU Radio, Blue Hill, ME
2007 WERU Radio, Blue Hill, ME
2000 Utah Public Radio
1993 KPFA, (Pacifica Radio) Berkeley, CA, Interview
1991 WHYY, Philadelphia, ARTSCAPE Interview
1989 Voice of America Interview
1987 Monitor Radio Interview, National Public Radio
1986 Voice of America Interview
1985 Maine Public Radio Interview

SELECTED COMMISSIONS

Portrait of US Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, US Senate, US Capitol Building
Mural, MAINE STATE OFFICE BUILDING, Lobby, 2001
Mural, UNIVERSITY OF MAINE, Bryand Global Sciences Center, Lobby, 1997
Tapestry for Great Gathering Room, Riverview Psychiatric Center, Augusta, ME
ATLANTIC magazine, article, 5/87
ATLANTIC magazine, article, 5/90
NEW YORK MAGAZINE, covers, 12/24/73; 5/27/74
NEW YORK TIMES Sunday Magazine, cover, 9/16/73
TIME Magazine covers, 2/20/78, 4/23/79, 3/9/81, 2/15/82, 4/15/85
Multiple book jacket designs for Simon & Schuster, Bantam, Pocket Books, Avon Books, 1969 – present

SELECTED MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

Achenbach Foundation, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
Art Institute of Chicago, Davidson Collection of American Realist Drawings
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
De Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
Farnsworth Museum of Art, Rockland, ME
Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh, PA
Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV
Jane Vorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NB
Maine State House, Augusta, ME
Newark Museum of Art, Newark, NJ
Norton Gallery & School of Art, W. Palm Beach, FL
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME
United States Senate
Vulcan Inc., Bellevue, WA