George Towne
georgeerictowne@gmail.com 
www.georgetowneart.com
 
Occupation:  Painter / Visual Artist

Education:
M.F.A. School of Visual Arts 1997
B.F.A. School of Visual Arts 1990

One & Two-Person Exhibitions:
2013:
“Painted Love: Artwork by George Towne” 7/2013
One-Person Exhibition 7/10 – 7/27, michaelmutgallery.com
Michael Mut Gallery, 97 Avenue C (near 6th Street), NYC
 
2012:
“George Towne: Portraits & Landscapes” 6/2012
One-Person Exhibition 6/1 – 7/14, michaelmutgallery.com
Michael Mut Gallery, 97 Avenue C (near 6th Street), NYC
 
2011:
“The Company Of Men: Recent Paintings By George Towne” 6/2011
One-Person Exhibition 6/2 – 7/9, michaelmutgallery.com
Michael Mut Gallery, 97 Avenue C (near 6th Street), NYC

2004:
“Portraits by Aileen Boyce and George Towne” 9/2004
The Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY
“George Towne – Portraits” 2/2004
Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY

2003:
“The Ground Zero Portraits – New Work by George Towne” 9/2003
The Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY

2002:
“Full Frontal – Paintings & Prints by George Towne” 11/2002
LGBT Center, 208 West 13th St., NYC

Recent (Selected) Group Exhibitions:
2015:
LeslieLohman Museum Wooster St., "On The Domestic Front"   9/2015
LeslieLohman Museum Wooster St., "Interface" curated by Walt Cessna 5/2015
LeslieLohman Prince St, "Dirty Little Drawings”  weekend art show/sale 3/2015
LeslieLohman Museum Wooster St., "Art&AIDS: Amor y Pasion"  1/2015
 
2014:
SVA Chelsea Gallery, "We tell Stories” SVA Alumni Show 12/2014
National Arts Club, "Meeting Mythology” curated by Robert Yahner 9/2014
Art for Action, HousingWorks curated/Scooter LaForge/Johnny Rosza 7/2014
National Arts Club, Gramercy Park "Arbor Day” curated/Robert Yahner 4/2014
Luhring Augustine "Postcards From The Edge”–Benefit/Visual AIDS  1/2014
 
2013:
LeslieLohman Museum Wooster St., "Art&AIDS:Perceptions of Life"  12/2013
LeslieLohman Museum Wooster St., "Recent Acquisitions”   8/2013
LeslieLohman Prince St, "Spunk Mag No. 9 Launch/Exhibition”  8/2013
LeslieLohman Prince St, "Boys of Summer”–Pines Nude Drawing Show  4/2013
Sikkema Jenkins, "Postcards From The Edge”–Benefit/Visual AIDS 1/2013

2012:
Kymara Gallery (Biddeford, Maine), "Affordable Erotic Art Sale" 12/2012
LeslieLohman Museum, "Art & AIDS: It's Not Over", Group Show 12/2012
Metropolitan Pavilion, GLAAD Art Auction, Exhibition, Part & Sale 11/2012
LeslieLohman Annex Gallery, "Art of Men by Men" Art Fair & Sale 10/2012
LGBT Center, "Art & Sin" - Black Party Posters, Artists Drawings 3/2012
Cheim & Read, "Postcards From The Edge", Benefit for Visual AIDS 1/2012
 
2011:
Forever & Today Gallery, "Petite Mort-Book Launch"  9/17 9/2011
SVA Westside Gallery, "Condition X" SVA Alumni Show 8/6-8/20 8/2011
The Forbes Galleries, "The Timberfield 10" 60 Fifth Ave 6/23-7/30 6/2011
P.J.S. Exhibitions, "Seduction - Queer Visions of Masculinity", NYC 4/2011
CRG Gallery, “Postcards From The Edge” – Benefit for Visual AIDS 1/2011

2010:
Leslie-Lohman Gallery, “Art & AIDS: Loving Life”, NYC 10/2010
LGBT Center, “Harvey Redding’s ‘Muscle Beach Sexy Art Party’” 8/2010
Leslie-Lohman Gallery, “Drawn Together”, curated by Rob Rosen 2/2010
Envoy Enterprises, “artistsFOR:HAITI (Benefit)”, NYC 2/2010
ZieherSmith Gallery, “Postcards From The Edge”, NYC 1/2010

2009:
Leslie-Lohman Gallery, “Living For The Moment”, GMHC Show 11/2009
Envoy Enterprises, “The Sparky Project”, NYC 9/2009
LGBT Center, “Stripped, Uncensored Book Party/Exhibition” 8/2009
LGBT Center, “Harvey Redding’s ‘Painted Boy Erotic Art Fair’” 4/2009
Metro Pictures, “Postcards From The Edge”, NYC 1/2009

2008:
The Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, Bridge Art Fair, Booth 8, Miami, FL 12/2008
Leslie-Lohman Gallery, “Art, Actually”, curated by Charles Leslie 3/2008

2007:
James Cohan Gallery, “Postcards From The Edge”, NYC 12/2007
SVA Westside Studios, “Printmaking Summer Residency Show” 8/2007

2006:
Sikkema Jenkins & Co, “Postcards From The Edge” 12/2006
SVA Westside Studios, “Painting Summer Residency Show” 8/2006

Recent Selected Press / Publications:
Next Magazine, "Art: What's Next"GMHC Show by Benjamin Lindsay  1/2015
Advocate.com, "Best Art of the Year:2014" by Advocate Editors 1/2015
Advocate.com, "Artist Spotlight" by Christopher Kit Harrity 3/2014
Art & Understanding, "Perception As Muse", by Angela Leroux-Lindsay  12/2013
Metrosource, "All is Bright" by Jennifer Schiavone 11/2013
Poz Magazine, "Artful Warriors" by Mark Leydorf 5/2013
Edge New York.com, "Portraits of Hope" by Steve Weinstein 12/2012
Metrosource, "Marking The Day" by Jennifer Schiavone 12/2012
The Adirondack Review, 5 Reproduction Feature, Summer 2012 7/2012
Gay City News, Listing, Blurb, "George Towne's Erotic Geography" 6/2012
Time Out NY, Listing,Blurb, "George Towne at Michael Mut Gallery" 6/2012
Out Traveler, Online Edition, "Selections from Petite Mort", Pictorial 10/2011
Art & Understanding, "Band of Brothers", Feature by Chael Needle 8/2011
Chelsea Now, Listings Article "The Art of Pride" by Scott Stiffler 6/2011
Metrosource, Image Reproduction 6/2010
Art & Understanding, show coverage, Angela Leroux-Lindsay 5/2010
Next Magazine, Full Cover Image Reproduction 2/2010
American Artist Magazine, Feature Article by M. Stephen Doherty 12/2009
The Archive Journal of LLGAF No. #23, Interview by Nelson Santos 4/2007
HX Magazine, Feature Article by Joe E. Jeffreys 10/2002
Blue Magazine (Australia), Feature by Robert Vescio 8/2002
Art & Understanding (A&U) – Feature by Alistair McCartney 9/2001

Art Book Anthology Inclusion:
“Raunch", BrunoGmuender.com,Germany 2014
“We Tell Stories", Alumni - School of Visual Arts Publications 2014
"The Art of Man", Issue #11, Firehouse Publications, artofman.net 2012
"Petite Mort:Recollections/Queer Public", Forever & Today, Inc. 2011
100 Artists Of The Male Figure”, Schiffer Publishing 2011
“Big Love: Sexy Bears In Gay Art”, BrunoGmuender.com,Germany 2011
“Completely Stripped”, BrunoGmuender.com, Germany 2010
“Stripped, Uncensored”, BrunoGmuender.com, Germany 2009
“Powerfully Beautiful”, Firehouse Studio Publications 2009

Teaching Experience:
School of Visual Arts: “Pre-College Program for High School Students”.
Courses taught:
“Basic Painting” & “Portfolio Preparation”
2001-2004

Awards / Grants / Residencies:
Visual AIDS – Artists’ Materials Grants '14  '13  '12  '11, ’10, ’09, ‘07
SVA Summer Studio Residencies,  Printmaking Sum ’07, Painting Sum ‘06
Stonewall Community Foundation’s Billy Heekin Arts Award 2002
Paula Rhodes Memorial Award / SVA 1997
SVA Alumni Society Award 1990
 
 
 
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