1124 Lauren Lane 4302
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley, California
Master of Fine Arts
Arts and Consciousness, September, 2004
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California
Bachelor of Arts
Studio Art, May, 1999
SELECTED ART EXHIBITIONS
Solo Art Exhibitions:
Wasíl at "Got Split Ends"
Pinellas Park, FL-December 2018
Wasíl at ZENFINITEA
New Port Richie, FL-February to June-2018
The Great Wasil
Sage Coffeehouse and Tea Garden
The Fine Art Gallery, Northumberland County Career and Arts Center
New York City-2009
Bloomsburg, PA-February, May-2009
Santa Fe Consign & Design Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM-2008
Featured artist in residence
Gallery at Wells Fargo Bank, Santa Fe, NM-March-2007
MFA Graduate Exhibition, John F. Kennedy University
Art in Heaven Gallery, New Haven, CT-1990
Represented by The Green Gallery
Dear Mary Sincerely or the Androgine Blues
Center for the Performing Arts, New Haven, CT-1989
Group Art Exhibitions:
Paint By Numbers
Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL-July-2019
PRIDE WITHOUT PREJUDICE 2
The Cider Press Cafe, St. Petersburg, FL-June-2019
The Mahafy Center Gala, St. Petersburg, FL- May-2019
St. Petersburg, FL March-2019
Graphi-ok Gallery, St. Petersburg,FL- February2019
Graphi-ok Gallery, St. Petersburg,FL- January 2019
St. Petersburg, FL- November 2018
St. Petersburg, FL- October-2018
Day of the Dead
The Cider Press Cafe, St. Petersburg, FL- October-2018
The Cider Press Cafe, St. Petersburg, FL-September-2018
PRIDE WITHOUT PREJUDICE
The Cider Press Cafe, St. Petersburg, FL-June-2018
St. Petersburg, FL-2017
Pancakes And Booze
New York City-2015
Mud And Maker
Pottsville, PA- 2014-2016
Pottsville, Pa, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Walk In Art Center
Schuylkill Haven, PA-2011-2016
block of art
Pottsville, PA-April-2010- 2014
Studio 24 gallery
Lancaster, PA, 2013
Local Landmarks Exhibition
Northumberland County Career and Arts Center Gallery
Shamokin, PA -2010
Holiday Art Exhibit
The Fine Art Gallery, Northumberland County Career and Arts Center
Shamokin, PA, November-2009
New Mexico Museum Of Art
The Crystal Ball, 107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe, NM-2008
Heroes and Icons
Fifth annual LGBT art exhibition, Moseley Gallery, Santa Fe, NM- 2008
Eighth annual collect: inside 8, Center for contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM-2008
Seventh annual collect: inside 8, Center for contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM-2007
Chairs for Charity
Santa Fe Design Week and Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival, Santa Fe, NM-2006
The Ring of Paper
Peanut Gallery, Santa Fe, NM-2006
John F. Kennedy University Gallery, Berkeley, CA-2004
Works of Heart
Julia Morgan Ballroom, Merchants Exchange Building, San Francisco, CA-2003
Stillwell Juried Show
San Francisco State University Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA-2000, 2001
Valencia Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA-1998
Gallery at Wells Fargo Bank, San Francisco, CA-1995, 1996
USA Mexico Art Exchange
Traveling art exhibition throughout rural Mexico-1994
Contemporary New Haven Landscapes
John Slade Eli House, New Haven, CT-1988
Upper State Street Juried Show
Showplace Gallery, New Haven, CT-1987
New Haven, CT-1986
Bloomsburg University Art Gallery
B, Bloomsburg, PA-1983
Hazelton Art Association
Manatee Jr. College Art Gallery
Bradenton, FL-1979, 1980
Circles and Cross
SRI Consulting, Menlo Park, CA-2004
S.O.N.O. Arts Celebration, Sculpture Race, South Norwalk, CT-1991
Presented in conjunction with the Re Futurist Variety Exhibit, John Slade Eli House,
New Haven, CT-1990
S.O.N.O. Arts Celebration, Sculpture Race, South Norwalk, CT-1989
First Annual Artie Awards
Center for Creative Endeavors, South Norwalk, CT-1988
Half Heads in Heaven
Chapel Arts Circus, Art in Heaven Gallery, New Haven, CT-1988
From Our Home To Yours
Erector Square, Fare Haven, CT-October-1987
D'Onofrio-Krauss Gallery, New Haven, CT-September-1987
Nature Under Glass
D'Onofrio-Krauss Gallery, New Haven, CT-March-1987
ZZZZZZ does OOH for you
Showplace Gallery, New Haven, CT-February-1987
Audubon Street Taking Flight Festival, New Haven, CT-1986
Private Art Instructor, PA, FL, CT, CA, NM, NY, 1983-continuously
Pennsylvania, Florida, Connecticut, California, New Mexico, New York, are places I have been teaching art privately. My art studio, and ways of seeing tutelage, consists of: drawing, painting, design, sculpture, instillations, creative movement, and new genre. Exploring the, impetus of the art making process, I find makes the most significant approach to teaching art. This fosters discovery deep within. I teach inspiration. I instill in my students to expand beyond the idea of who they are to a more quantum self.
Bella Donna Boutique, Bloomsburg, PA 2009-2014
Window and display artist.
Manager and artistic director of sister boutique Le Muse, Benton, PA
Custom Interior Designer/Event Planner (Self employed) 1980-2011
(3.) Healing Hands Chiropractic, Mount Carmel, PA 2011
This is a considered redesign undertaking involving wall, ceiling, floor, and furniture, considerations. This is an active chiropractic massage healing center, in a small town, in PA. My design plan is to bring this establishment into the 21st century. Ancient Asian motifs’ with contemporary metropolitan flair, will engage a worldly timeless healing factor. The clinical science of chiropractics and a feel for the mysteries of healing acceptable in a small town, is the goal. To create a serene healing environment that can fit in anywhere.
(2.) Urban Moon Nightclub, New Haven, CT 1985
I designed a nightclub interior, with two floors of permanent industrial designed installations. Created, and curator, of an art gallery on the third floor.
(1.) The Island House, Key West, FL 1980
Designed and facilitated parties for numerous clientele and functions. I developed theme parties and coordinated with chefs, florists, and facility managers.
Line Mountain School District substitute art teacher, Treverton and Dalmacia, PA 2010
This teaching position explores art as me being a guest professional artist. I expose the students to the actualization that there are people, as artists, in the real world.
Santa Fe Consign & Design, Santa Fe, NM 2007, 2008
Artistic Director/Artist in Residence
This consignment showroom and art gallery business I developed with a partner. As Artistic Director I was curator of fine art and buyer of refined furniture. The hiring, supervising, and managing of staff, were part of overseeing all aspects of the business. Artist in Residence gave me a venue to display and sell my own art work.
Art Consultant (self-employed), San Francisco, CA 1996-2005
As an independent contract conservator, I was a personal assistant for private art collections. Private collection management and individual research for client purchases of artwork was maintained.
Beverly's Flower Shop, Shamokin, PA 1994-1995
Created and produced ceramic containers for the floral trade.
Lewis Studios, Fair Haven, CT 1985
Manager (ceramic jewelry)
I managed a small manufacturer of ceramic jewelry company. My involvement developed a more efficient product manufacturing systems. By supervising a staff of six employees, I was responsible for marketing, finances, and all aspects of production. In this position I participated in trade shows with direct wholesale activities.
Showplace Art Gallery, New Haven, CT 1984
Art Gallery Attendant
Installed art exhibits with updating mailing lists. I answered clients questions on artists and their artwork. Art sales were also involved with this position.
Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA 1981-1983
University Art Laeson
Responsible for cataloging, selecting, and assigning locations throughout the university to place artwork.
Manatee Jr. College, Bradenton, FL 1979-1980
College art library assistant director
Assisted students with art research, historic and contemporary.
My visual design sense comes from my origins. I dive into my root history, where it all began. As an altar boy growing up in the small town of Shamokin, Pennsylvania, I spent a lot of time in church. The Ukrainian Greek Catholic church, with its bright Byzantium gold and high design line took on great meaning for me. The intoxicating other worldliness fragranced with frankincense and myrrh drew me to line. Line gives me a sense of movement, which metaphors the movement of life. I get a sense of logic, my own logic.
The artwork I do is a synthesis of painting, installation, and sculpture. My art mainly consists of paintings on shaped canvases and sculptural components, which take on the intent of a spirituality.
Growing up in Pennsylvania, I was influenced by Western Art. San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, is where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree (BA), in art studio. This place is where I learned an Eastern Art sensibility.
I completed my Master of Fine Arts degree (MFA), in studio art, in the “Arts and Consciousness” program at John F. Kennedy University, Berkley, CA.
So I have been blessed with two hemispheres in the approach to art. Art is something I am and not something I do.
New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM - John Slade Eli House, New Haven, CT - Mexico City USA art exchange, Merchants Exchange Corporation, San Francisco, CA, and private collections in San Francisco, Santa Fe, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida, and New York City, are some places that house my work in their permanent art collections.
Through my life experience and formal training as an artist, I continue to develop a personal spiritual experience, from the most profound levels of human consciousnesses.
This I find is the foundation for truly significant artwork. I believe in arts ability to transform, inspire, and be fun.