Biography

CARL  PLANSKY
Born May 12, 1951, Miami Beach, Florida
Died October 10, 2009, New York City, NY

Education
197 0-71; 1974-76  New York Studio School
1969-70  Maryland Institute College of Art
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017  Landscapes by Carl Plansky, Gallery at Carillon, Charlotte, NC
2016  Figures and Landscapes, Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2013  Thirty Years of Painting, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC
2012  Carl Plansky, Thirty-five Year Retrospective, Atherton Mill Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2011  Carl Plansky, Spring Arrival, Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC
           Carl Plansky: Bad Boys, Schroeder Romero & Shredder, NYC
2010 Retrospective: Carl Plansky, Gallery at Carillon, Charlotte, NC
2009 Sacred Monsters: Carl Plansky’s Divas, New York Studio School, NYC
           From Budapest to New York, Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC
           Oil Paintings, Fischbach Gallery, NYC
2008  Carl Plansky, Abstract Expressionist, Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2007  Painterly Expressionism, Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2006  Nature of Perfection, Fischbach Gallery, NYC
2004  Oil Paintings, Fischbach Gallery, NYC
2002  Still Life, Fischbach Gallery, NYC
2001  Carspecken-Scott Gallery, Wilmington, DE
2000  Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY
            Bangs Street Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1999  The Gallery at R and F, Kingston, NY
           Carspecken-Scott Gallery, Wilmington, DE
           Bangs Street Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1998  Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, NY
           Recent Works, Perugia, Italy
1996  Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, NY
           Carspecken-Scott Gallery, Wilmington, DE
1994  55 Mercer Gallery, NYC
           Lyons-Weir Gallery, Chicago, IL
1993  55 Mercer Gallery, NYC
           Carspecken-Scott Gallery, Wilmington, DE
1992  55 Mercer Gallery, NYC
           Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, NY
1990  Carspecken-Scott Gallery, Wilmington, DE
1989  Carspecken-Scott Gallery, Wilmington, DE
1988  Carspecken-Scott Gallery, Wilmington, DE
1981 Postgraduate Center of Psychoanalytical Research, NYC
1980 Wesbeth Gallery, NYC

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017   Gender and Sexuality, Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2005    40 Years of The New York Studio School. Jennifer Samet, curator
2005    New Artists, Elder Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2004   The Still Life, Fischbach Gallery, NYC
2003    Hothouse: Contemporary Flora. New York Academy of Science, NY
               Peace, Sideshow, Brooklyn, New York
2001 New York Painters, Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY
          Artists on the Edge, Yeshiva University Museum, NY
2000 Artists on the Edge, University of New Mexico, Santa Fe
1998 Five New York Artists, Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY
1997 Landscapes, The Painting Center, NYC
          Nude Figuration, The Painting Center, NYC
1996 Artworks, Basilico Fine, NYC
1995 Thirty Years of Drawing, New York Studio School, NYC  
           Renee Fatouhi, NYC
1994 Landscapes, Apex Gallery, New York, Michael Toledo, curator
          Pages, 450 Broadway, NYC
          American Abstraction: A New Decade, Southern Alleghenies Museum Of Art, Loretto, PA
          Art Discover ‘94, Cooperstown Art Association/Smithy Pioneer Gallery, Cooperstown, NY
          Matter Matters, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, Ellen K. Levy, curator
1993 Preview Show, The Painting Center, NYC
          Figuration ‘93, 55 Mercer Gallery, NYC, Susanna Coffey, Curator
          Abstracted Reality, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NYC
          Thick and Thin, Islip Arts Museum, Islip, New York
          Alumni Show, New York Studio School, NYC
1992 Painters, Trenkmann Gallery, NYC
          Large Drawing, 450 Broadway Gallery, NYC  
          Trees, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
          Sasama Gallery, Chicago, IL
          Alumni Show, New York Studio School, NYC 
1991 Carspecken-Scott Galleries, Wilmington, DE 
1990 Alumni Show, New York Studio School, NYC 
1989 Positive I.D., Northern Alleghenies Museum, PA
          Carenga-Foxley-Leach Gallery, Washington, D.C. 
1987 Jack Tilton Gallery, NYC
          Wilkov-Goldfeder Gallery, NYC
          Jack Tilton Gallery, NYC
1986 50 at 50 West, 50 West Gallery, NYC
          Jack Tilton Gallery, NYC
          Lever-Meyerson Gallery, NYC
1984 Lucky Strike Gallery, NYC
 
Selected Bibliography
Balazs, Eszter. “Land of Light and a Lack of Cynicism.” The Budapest Sun, September 2005
Perl, Jed. “The Beauty Trap.”  The New Republic, November 2004
Art listings review. New York Times, January 19, 2003.
 Esplund, Lance. “Carl Plansky at Fischbach Gallery.” Art In America, October 2003.
 Perl, Jeb. Eyewitness: Reports from an Art World in Crisis. New York: Basic Books, 2000.
 Maronate, Jan. “Réseaux de partage des saviors techniques et pratiques artistiques: la conception et l’appropriation par les artistes des mediums synthétiques
en Amériques du Nord,” Techne, no. 8 (1998).
Solomon, Debra. “Ingredients for Success: Group Pigments and Linseed Oil.” The New York Times, September 23, 1998.
Cooper, Michael. “A Mix Master: His Art Lies in Paint Itself.” The New York Times, July 25, 1995.
Creevy, Bill. The Oil Painting Book. New York: Watson-Guptil, 1994.
Perl, Jeb. “Earth” The New Republic, November 14, 1994.
Savage, Tom. “Carl Plansky.” Cover Magazine, April 1993.
Appearances, Spring 1992. [image reproductions]
Perl, Jeb. “Breakthrough, Idyll, Icon, Allegory.” The New Criterion, May 1992.
Perl, Jeb. “The Art Nobody Knows.” The New Republic, October 19, 1992.
Artists in New York. NHK Television, Tokyo, 1991.
Enders, Alexandra. “Carl Plansky.” Art and Antiques, November 1990.

Selected Public Collections
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock AR
Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
Bank of America, San Francisco, CA
Bankers Trust, New York, NY
Belk Gallery, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
The Butler Museum, Youngstown, OH
Commerce Bancshares, Inc., Kansas City, MO
Hercules Corporation, Wilmington, DE
Hinson Museum, Wingate University, Wingate, NC
Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, NY
Northern Alleghenies Museum, PA
The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC
University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC
Wilmington National Bank, Wilmington, DE
 
Teaching Experience
 2006-2009 New York Studio School, NYC
 2005  Vermont Studio Center, Johnson VT, Guest Teacher/Lecturer             
 2004-2005 New York Studio School, Painting Instructor
 2000-2005 Maryland Institute College of Art, Professor of Painting                                                           
 2000 Art Institute of Chicago, Visiting Artist
 1999 Maryland Institute College of Art, Professor of Painting
            Oxbow School of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Professor of Painting
            Hoffberger School, Maryland Institute College of Art,Visiting Critic/Lecturer
 1998  Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont,Guest Teacher/Lecturer
            Bennington College, Visiting Teacher
            Smith College, Visiting Teacher
            Mid-American College Art Association, Lexington, KY
 1997 Smith College, Visiting Teacher
           Hoffberger School, Maryland Institute College of Art, Visiting  Teacher/Lecturer
 1996 Bard College, Visiting Lecturer
           Oxbow School of Art, Art Institute of Chicago,Professor of Painting
           Hoffberger School, Maryland Institute College of Art,Visiting Critic/Lecturer
           Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois, Visiting Lecturer
           Art Institute of Chicago, Artist in Residence
 1995 Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts,Visiting Teacher/Lecturer
           Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts,Visiting Teacher/Lecturer/Critic
           Hoffberger School, Maryland Institute College of Art,Visiting Teacher
           Bennington College, Vermont, Visiting Teacher
 1994 Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, Visiting Lecturer
           State University of New York at Purchase, Visiting Lecturer
           Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York,Visiting Lecturer
           Oxbow School of Art, Art Institute of Chicago,Professor of Painting
 1993 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Lecturer
            Parsons School of Art Graduate Program, New York,Visiting Critic                                  
            The Cooper Union, New York, Visiting Critic
 1992  Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, New York,Visiting Lecturer
            Oxbow School of Art, Art Institute of Chicago,Professor of Painting
            The Cooper Union, New York, Visiting Critic