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KAARE RAFOSS    
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BORN:                               Flekkefjord, Norway, 1941
 
EDUCATION:                      Yale University, MFA 1966
                                        Pratt Institute, BFA 1964
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2000            SAMPLING, Trans Hudson Gallery, NYC
1999            ALTERED STATES, Trans Hudson Gallery, NYC
1984            Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikoddden, Norway
1974            Michael C. Rockefeller Art Gallery, Fredonia, New York
1971            Rockland Community College, Suffern, New York
1969            SUNY College at Cortland, Cortland, New York
1968            Flemming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
1967            Tomac Gallery, Buffalo, New York
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2019           Sustained Investigations, The Berrie Center Art Galleries, NJ

2012           Singular Visions/Multiple Views, Edward Hopper House, Nyack, NY

2012           MIC:CHECK (occupy), Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NYC

2011            It's All Good! (Apocalypse Now), Sideshow Gallery,
                   Williamsburg, NYC

2010            It's a Wonderful Tenth, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NYC

2005            Studio: Seven Months of My Aesthetic Education (Plus Some),
                   A multimedia installation by Tony Oursler in collaboration with John
                   Baldessari, Mike Kelly, Kaare Rafoss and others. Metropolitan         
                   Museum of Art, NYC

2005            Munch Revisited, Henie Onstad Art Center, Oslo, Norway

2004            Tony Ousler / Courbet, Musee d'Orsay, Paris, France

2002            ACT OF DRAWING, Tompkins College Center Gallery, Cedar Crest
                   College, Allentown, PA

2000            THE ACT OF DRAWING: Meaning/Method/Meaning, Rusharts
                   Gallery, NYC

1999            ACRYLIC/PLASTIC, Trans Hudson Gallery, NYC

1998            SPELLED OUT, James Howe Gallery, Kean University, Union, NJ

1997            THE WHOLE WORLD IN A SMALL PAINTING, Trans Hudson
                   Gallery, NYC

1996            CURRENT GEOMETRIES IN ABSTRACTION, Trans Hudson
                   Gallery, NYC

1996            SIGHT UNCERTAIN, Tans Hudson Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

1995            THE PER HOVDENAKK COLLECTION, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter,
                    Høvikodden, Norway

1995            RECONSTRUCTIVISM: NEW GEOMETRIC PAINTING IN NEW YORK,
                   Space 504, NYC

1995            INSPIRATION, Trans Hudson Gallery, Jersey City, New Jersey

1993            25 ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter,
                   Høvikodden, Norway

1993            FUSION, Trans Hudson Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

1992            ABSTRACTION AND REALITY, Montgomery Center, Jersey City,
                   New Jersey

1991            SELECTIONS '91, Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY

1991            NEW JERSEY ART INVITATIONAL '91, Montclair Art Museum,
                   Montclair, NJ

1991            NEW JERSEY FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION, Bristol-Myers Squibb
                   Gallery, Princeton, NJ

1988            CONTEMPORARY SYNTAX-STRUCTURE AND GEOMETRY, Robeson
                   Center Gallery, Newark, NJ

1987            TENTH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION, Montclair Art Museum,
                   Montclair, and the Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

1987            STRUCTURES, Kornbluth Gallery, Fair Lawn, NJ

1986            CONSTRUCTED IN JERSEY CITY, Summit Art Center, NJ

1986            STRUCTURES: 13 NEW JERSEY ARTISTS, Montclair Art Museum,
                   Montclair, NJ

1981            TEN PAINTERS, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

1978            O.I.A. AT THE BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL, Brooklyn, NY

1975            WHITNEY BIENNIAL EXHIBITION OF AMERICAN ART,
                   Whitney Museum Of Art, New York, NY

1974            CONTEMPORARY DRAWINGS - CAPS RECIPIENTS,
                   Arnot Museum, Elmira, NY

1972            AMERICAN  WATERCOLORS  1850-1972, Birmingham Museum of
                   Fine Art and The Mobile Gallery of Art, AL

1971            KUNST MARKT, Cologne, Germany

1971            GALLERY ARTISTS, Reese Paley Gallery, New York, NY

1971            FOUR PAINTERS, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX

1971            CONTEMPORARY SELECTIONS, Birmingham Museum of Fine
                   Art, Birmingham, AL

1967            WESTERN NEW YORK STATE EXHIBITION, The Albright-Knox
                   Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

1966            THREE ARTISTS, Yale University School of Art and Architecture,
                   New Haven, CT         
 
AWARDS:
1990            New Jersey State Council for the Arts - Fellowship in Painting
1983            New Jersey State Council for the Arts - Fellowship in Painting
1975            National Endowment of the Arts - Award in Painting
1973            Creative Arts Project (Painting) New York State Arts Council
1971            SUNY Research Fellowship and Grant-In-Aid for Painting
 
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
Stavanger Kunstmuseum, Norway

Henie-Onstad Museum,  Høvikodden, Norway
Rutgers University,Newark, New Jersey
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas           
Flemming Museum, Burlington, Vermont
Omni International Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia
United California Bank, Los Angeles, California
Erie County Bank, Buffalo, New York
SUNY College at Cortland, Cortland, New York
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY:
GOODMAN, JONATHAN.....Review, "Sampling", Art In America magazine, May 2001
NAHAS, DOMINIQUE.....Exhibition Announcement Essay, "Sampling", 2000
JOHNSON, KEN.......Review, "Altered States", New York Times: "New or Noteworthy Section",
                                    Feb. 12, 1999
NAHAS, DOMINIQUE...Review "Altered States", Review Magazine, Feb. 1, 1999
MORGAN, ROBERT.....Review, Inspiration, Cover Magazine, November 1995
RAYNOR, VIVIAN.....Review, Abstraction and Reality. The New York Times, September 27, 1992
FRANK, PETER........Reconstructivist Painting, Artspace Magazine, March/April 1990
ZIMMER, WILLIAM...Review, Constructed in Jersey City.  The New York Times, September 28,                                     1986
FLOR, HARALD....... Review, Norway-U.S.A.-Norway Aften Posten, Oslo,  Norway.  June, 1984
SCHJELDAHL, P....Catalogue Essay, Norway-U.S.A.-Norway. Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter,                                     Høvikodden, Norway.  June 1984
ZIMMER, WILLIAM...Review, Fellowship Winners, New Jersey Arts Council.  The New York Times,                                     March, 1984
RAYNOR, VIVIAN.....Review, Structures, Montclair Art  Museum, New Jersey. The New York                                     Times, February 10, 1984
RAYNOR, VIVIAN.....Review, Ten Painters, Jersey City Museum, New Jersey, New York Times,
                                    December 12, 1981
SMITH, ROBERTA...Review, Whitney Biannual.  Art Forum, April/May, 1975
MURDOCK, R.M. .....Catalogue essay, Four Painters. Dallas Museum of Fine Arts.  1971
WEEKS, EDWARD .Catalogue Essay, American Watercolors 1850-1972. Birmingham                                                 Museum/ Mobile Gallery of Art, 1972,  Catalogue Essay, Contemporary                                     Selections.  Birmingham Museum of Art, 1971
ROSE, BARBARA....A Gallery Without Walls, Art  in America.  March/April 1968