GREGORY GILLESPIE

(1936-2000)

BORN: Roselle Park, NJ

EDUCATION:

1954-1960 The Cooper Union for Advancement of Science and Art, New York
1961-1963 San Francisco Art Institute, B.A. and M.F.A
1964-70 American Academy in Rome

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

1966 Forum Gallery, NY
1968 Forum Gallery, NY
1969 American Academy in Rome, Italy
1970 Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Forum Gallery, NY (cat)
1971 The Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
Smith College Museum of Art, Smith College, Northampton, MA
1972 Forum Gallery, NY
1973 Forum Gallery, NY
1974 The Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
Galeria Il Fante di Spade, Rome and Milan, Italy
1976 Forum Gallery, NY
1977 Forum Gallery, NY
The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,
Washington, DC, and traveling exhibition (Retrospective) (cat)
1979 Forum Gallery, NY
1982 Forum Gallery, NY
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1983 Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Joseph and Margaret Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
1984 Forum Gallery, NY
1986 Duke University Art Museum, Durham, NC
Forum Gallery, NY (cat)
Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
Atrium Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
1988 J. Rosenthal Fine Arts, Chicago, IL
1989 Forum Gallery, NY (cat)
Cooper Union for Advancement of Art and Science, NY
1990 Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA (cat)
1991 Forum Gallery, NY
1992 Forum Gallery, NY (cat)
Harcourts Modern and Contemporary, San Francisco, CA (cat)
Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA
1994 Forum Gallery, NY
1996 Forum Gallery, NY (cat)
Phyllis Kind Gallery, NY
1998 Hart Gallery, Northampton, MA
1999 Lafayette College Art Gallery, Williams Center for the Arts, Easton, PA
Forum Gallery, NY
1999-2000 A Unique American Vision, Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia,
Athens, GA and Traveling exhibition (Retrospective) (cat.)
2000 Memorial Exhibition, Forum Gallery, NY
2006 Forum Gallery, NY
2007 Self Portraits and Other Paintings, Salander-O’Reilly Galleries, NY
2010 Gregory Gillespie: Paintings, Forum Gallery, NY
2012 Transfixed: Selected Works 1995-2000, Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA
2014 Gregory Gillespie: Supernatural Observation, Forum Gallery, NY

TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS:

1984 Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, traveled to La Jolla
Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA (cat)
1996 Portraits of and by William Beckman and Gregory Gillespie, The Frances
Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY (cat)
1999 Paintings & Constructions, Joseloff Gallery, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2017-18 Fool the Eye, Nassau County Museum, Roslyn Harbor, NY
2017 Forum Gallery Celebrates 55 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2016 American Views, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
20/20 – VISIONARY ARTISTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Wives, Daughters and Lovers, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
1961 The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Bolles Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY
The National Institute of Arts and Letters, NY
1964 The National Institute of Arts and Letters, NY
1965 The American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY
American Academy in Rome, Italy
Galleria Capicorna, Spoleta, Italy
Galleria Feltrinelli, Rome, Italy
The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
1966 Galleria Due Monde, Rome, Italy
American Academy in Rome, Italy
Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI
1967 Galleria Il Capitello, Rome, Italy
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
1968 The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
1969 Galleria Il Margherita, Rome, Italy
The American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY
Graham Gallery, NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Traveling to: University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1970 The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
The American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY
1971 Birmingham Museum of Arts, Birmingham, AL
The American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY
National Academy of Design, NY
Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME
1972 The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME
National Academy of Design, NY
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Medici Il Gallery, Miami, FL
The American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
The New York Cultural Center, NY
1973 The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
The Art Gallery, Randolph Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, VA
National Academy of Design, NY
1974 Krannert Art Museum, College of Fine and Applied Arts, Portland, OR University of Illinois, Urbana-Champlain, IL
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Gallery One, Alberta College of Art, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, Canada
1975 Union Carbide Gallery, NY
Arte Fiera Di Bologna, Italy
Marion Koogler McNay Art Institute, San Antonio, TX
The Museum of Modern Art, NY
1977 Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK
1978 American Academy in Rome, Italy (cat)
1980 Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
1981 Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI (cat)
The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY (cat)
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA (cat)
Traveled to: Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA:
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA:
Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal:
Germanische National Museum, Nuremberg, Germany
1982 Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
1983 Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston traveled to:
Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY:
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH;
Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY:
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara (cat)
1984 Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC (cat)
1985 Artists’ Choice Museum, NY
1986 Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, NY
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA (cat)
1987-1989 De Cordova and Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln, MA (traveling exhibition)
1989 Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
Phyllis Kind Gallery, NY
Jeremy Stone Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Edward Thorpe Gallery, NY
Pratt Institute Galleries, NY and Brooklyn
Katzen-Brown Gallery, NY
1990 J.M. Kohler Arts Center, Sheboyhan, WI
Center for African Art, NY
1991 American Federation of Arts, New York (cat)
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1991-92 “American Realism & Figurative Art: 1952-1990,”
Traveling Exhibition in Japan:
The Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Miyagi (1991)
Sogo Museum of Art, Yokohama (1992)
The Tokushima Modern Art Museum, Tokushima (1992) The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga (1992)
Kochi Prifectural Museum of Folk Art (1992)
1992 Elemental Nature, Midtown Payson, NY
Ways to See, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
1993 Artists by Artists, Forum Gallery, NY, curated by Barbara Krulik
1994 20th Century Figurative Drawings and Paintings, Forum Gallery, NY
The Springfield Museum of Fine Art, Springfield, MA
Aspects of Realism, Laura Craig Galleries, Scranton, PA
1995 The Herbert W. Plimpton Collection of Realist Art,
18th Annual Patrons and Friends Exhibitions, Brandeis University, Watham, MA.
Re-Presenting Representation II, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (cat)
1996 American Art Today: Images from Abroad, The Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL (cat)
1997 Gillespie, Hauptman, Stelzmann: Works of Art, Ann Nathan Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Figure Revisited: Part 2, Recent Works, The Gallery at Hastings-on-Hudson, New York
Intimate Universe (Revisited), James Howe Gallery, Kean College, Union,
NJ, and Robert Steele Gallery, New York, NY
Derriere Guard Festival, The Kitchen, New York, NY
Attributes of the Artist, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA
1998 Self-Portraits, Kragsdale Corporation at Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, NY
The Figurative Impulse, Miami Dade Community College, Kendall Campus Art Gallery, Miami, FL
Still Life Painting Today, Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Peep Show, Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY
Duke University Art Museum, Durham, NC (cat)
Northampton Village Figurative Artists, Cacciola Gallery, NY
It’s Still Life, Forum Gallery,NY
Nielsen Gallery: 30th Anniversary, Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA
1998-99 Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection from the National Museum of American Art:
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
Madison Art Center, Madison, WI
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, GA
Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
2000 Provincetown Print Project, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Collecting Ideas: Works from the Mark and Polly Addison Collection, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
2001 Self-Made Man, DC Moore Gallery, NY
2002 Modern and Contemporary Portraits curated by Townsend Wolfe,
Forum Gallery, NY
2003 Facing Reality: The Seavest Collection of Contemporary Realism, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
2003-2004 Art as Life: Paintings by Gregory Gillespie and Francis Cohen Gillespie, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA
2004 Masters and Mavericks, Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Contemporary Landscapes, Forum Gallery, NY
2005 Figurative Impulse, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006 Subject, Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT
2006-7 New Old Masters/ Nowi Dawni Mistrzowie, National Museum,
Gdansk, Poland
2007 The Contemporary Landscapes Show, Forum Gallery, NY
The Fine Art of Drawing: Modern & Contemporary Works on Paper,
Forum Gallery, NY
2008 New Acquisitions, Forum Gallery, NY
Summer Selections, Forum Gallery, NY
2010 Summer Selections, Forum Gallery, NY
2011 That Seventies Show, Forum Gallery, NY
Vantage Point 2011, Forum Gallery, NY
Peace on Earth: Art Against War, Forum Gallery, NY
2012 Five Decades: Art and Artists of Forum Gallery 1962-2012, Forum
Gallery, NY
Perception of Self, Forum Gallery, New York, NY
2013 Face to Face: Artist Self-Portraits from the Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch Jr., Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR

PUBLICATIONS (select):

Gregory Gillespie: Paintings (Italy 1962-1970), NY Forum Gallery, 1970 (cat)
Gregory Gillespie, exhibition catalogue, Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1977
Beckman/Gillespie, exhibition catalogue Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 1984
Gregory Gillespie, exhibition catalogue, NY Forum Gallery, 1986
Gregory Gillespie, exhibition catalogue, NY Forum Gallery, 1989
Gregory Gillespie, exhibition catalogue, Boston, Nielsen Gallery, 1990
Gregory Gillespie: Self-Portraits 1969-1991, NY Forum Gallery, 1992 (cat)
Gregory Gillespie, NY Forum Gallery, 1996 (cat)
Haven, Stephen. “Faith in the Void: The Art of Gregory Gillespie,” Image: A Journal of the Arts & Religion. Summer 1999, Number 23, pp.65-77.
Georgia Museum of Art. A Unique American Vision: Paintings by Gregory Gillespie. Exhibition cat. Athens, GA, 1999.
Gregory Gillespie: New Works, NY Forum Gallery, 1999 (cat)

AWARDS AND GRANTS:

1962 Fullbright-Hays Grant
1962, 1965, 1966 Chester Dale Fellowship
1967 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant for Painting
1994 The Augustus St. Gaudens Award, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
The Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
The National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, Athens
Nebraska Art Association, Thomas C. Woods Memorial Collection, Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Creative Arts Center, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
Sara Roby Foundation Collection, NY
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro