Carl Grauer

Carl Grauer

Poughkeepsie , NY, United States

About Carl Grauer

Grauer explores the construction of identity, how to memorialize objects and individuals through a contemporary documentarian approach to painting. Examples of the present becoming the past so quickly, he focuses on the documentation of time, memory and imagination and how through these aspects he may occupy the past, present and future. He is interested in the observation of that evolution of time and how it affects the artifice of the presentation of self, and finally, how by the act of creating a painting, the art itself acquires an identity and timeline of its own.

Grauer has garnered success showing work internationally, including: being awarded a residency at Jentel, Blue Mountain Artist Residency and shortlisted for the 2015 Wells Art Contemporary Award. He has exhibited with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall Galleries in London and the Salmagundi Club in NYC. Currently, he is showing with several galleries throughout the Hudson Valley and continues his practice of art and happiness.

Education

Master of Fine Arts, Medical and Biological Illustration, University of Michigan
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, University of Kansas,

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
2019
- FROM MEMORY, Queen City 15 Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY
- The Lavender Temple of Their Most Fabulous, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
- Oil Paintings, Cunneen-Hackett Theatre Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY
2017
- #twohourportraits, 510 Warren Street Gallery, Hudson, NY
2016
- Recollections, Point Gallery, Denver, CO
2012
- Recollections, Goose Barnacle, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020
- TIME, Bau Gallery, Beacon, NY
- INTERIORS, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA
- Providence Art Club National Juried Show, Providence, RI
- Margins, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
2019
- Body Beautiful II, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
2018
- Lights Up!, Queen City 15, Poughkeepsie, NY
- Here's Looking at You Kid, The Loft at Liz's, Los Angeles, CA
- Peculiar Rarities, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
- The Other Art Fair, Featured Artist; Los Angeles, CA and Brooklyn, NY
2017
- Americana, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
- Dia Staff Art Show, Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY
- The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn Expo Center, Brooklyn, NY
- Petit: A Group Exhibition of Smaller Art, Emerge Gallery & Art Space, Saugerties, NY
2016
- Being Her Now: Feminine Identity In The 21st Century, Salisbury University Gallery, Salisbury, MD
- Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK
- Recollections, Point Gallery, Denver, CO
- Annual Non-Members Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
- Strange Figurations, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
2015
- Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK
- The Wells Art Contemporary Awards Shortlist, Wells & Mendip Museum, Wells Somerset, UK
- The Other Art Fair, London, UK
2014
- SATURNALIA, Sweet ‘Art, London, UK
- The Other Art Fair, London, UK
- SEAMS, Sweet ‘Art, London, UK
2013
- SONYA Prelude Exhibition, Free Candy, Brooklyn, NY
2012
- Blue, Rising Arts Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
- Recollections: Contemporary Portraits & Life Renderings, Goose Barnacle, Brooklyn, NY
2011
- Free Parking Group Show, RePOP, Brooklyn, NY
2008
- Family Matter, RePOP, Brooklyn, NY
2005
- Prodigal Suns, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Opie Gallery, Kansas City, MO
- Annual Juried Exhibition, Images Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2004
- The Kansas Group, APARTMENT Pop-Up Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2003
- Explorations of Prodigal Suns, APARTMENT Pop-Up Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2000
- Skin Deep, JJ Brookings Gallery, San Francisco, CA
- MFA Graduate Exhibit, Rackham Galleries, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1999
- Seeing It Through, University Museum of Art Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI