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Frank Galuszka Works Biography


My paintings seek after the condition of natural objects.  The subject, as in Large Pacific Landscape, may be representational, referring to the natural world, while the execution parallels it, with systems nesting within systems, as in an ecology.  Visual and material substance interact, as surface.  Relationships recede from the totality of a whole in phases of scale (of incident) toward the microscopic. Within the context of the whole scene, the individuality of parts is nevertheless upheld.  These paintings are wholly visual; they are meant to be understood through the eyes.

-July, 2011



Frank Galuszka studied at Syracuse University and at Tyler School of Art of Temple University, where he earned an MFA in 1972. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Romania during 1969-70.

Galuszka has had forty solo exhibitions including ten one-person shows at the More Gallery, Philadelphia. His shows include exhibitions at the Nicolas Roerich Museum, New York, The New York Studio School, New York, and at the Pennsylvania Academy, Philadelphia, REVOLU- TION Gallery, Detroit, McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, Projects Gallery, Philadelphia and Winfield Gallery, Carmel.

His work has been exhibited in over one hundred group shows including at The Nation- al Academy of Design, New York; the Drawing Center, New York; The National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.; Artist’s Choice Museum, New York; in museums and galleries at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University, Smith College, SUNY, Indiana University, Skidmore College, University of Arizona, University of Utah, University of California, University of Virginia, Rutgers University,     the Academy of Art, Tientsin, China; Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo, Japan; at museums in New Jersey, New Mexico, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Maine, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Indiana, Missouri, and California; at Sherry French Gallery, New York; REVOLUTION Gallery, Detroit; Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts; NEXUS Foundation for Today’s Art, Philadelphia; Silvermine Art Guild, New Canaan,

Connecticut; Fundacion para el Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico; Museum of Modern Art, Venice, Italy; Galleria Primo Piano, Rome, Italy; The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.

Galuszka is a Professor of Art at the University of California, Santa Cruz where he teaches painting. He taught at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia from 1974 to 1995; at Vermont College of Norwich University, Montpelier; at the Studio School of Painting and Sculpture in New York, at Tyler School of Art in Rome and in Philadelphia, at the Louisiana Tech Studies Center in Rome, and at The Aegean School of Fine Arts in Greece.

He curated and co-curated several exhibitions including “Abstract Icons,” 1982; “Body-Mind- Spirit; the Work of Alex Grey,” 1990; “The Map Is Not The Territory,” 1992 and “Intimate Land- scape” 2007. He served on the Philadelphia Art Commission from 1988 through 1992, and was Chairperson of the Art and Architecture Committee. Galuszka also served as member and chair- person of the Public Art Council of the City of Philadelphia.

He writes catalog and gallery essays, and has published in journals and periodicals including Cybernetics and Human Knowing, Constructivist Foundations, Journal of Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Art, Kybernetes, Eyelevel and the New Art Examiner.

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