Bio

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Jim Schantz received his Master’s Degree in Painting at University of California, Davis and his Bachelor’s in Fine Arts at Syracuse University. He also studied at The Hornsey School of Art, London and at the Skowhegan School in Maine. His works are in numerous public collections, including: The Center for Spiritual Life at Emerson College; Lowe Art Museum, Syracuse University; The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury MA; Nelson Museum, U.C. Davis; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University; Skidmore College; Simon’s Rock of Bard College, and University of Massachusetts. Jim has had six solo exhibitions at Pucker Gallery in Boston and recently had a solo exhibition at Harrison Gallery in Williamstown. His work has also been featured in exhibitions at the Berkshire Museum, The Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, The Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, The Albany Institute of Art and the Brooklyn Museum. He currently resides in Glendale, MA.

Born, Perth Amboy, New Jersey 1955

1981 Master of Fine Arts, University of California, Davis, CA

1980 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, MA

1978 Brooklyn Museum School, Brooklyn, NY

1977 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

1975 Hornsey School of Art, Middlesex Polytecnic Institute, London, England

Selected Gallery Exhibitions (*solo exhibition)

Pucker Gallery, Boston MA – 1989*, 1990*, 1992*, 1993*, 1994, 1995*, 1998*, 2000*, 2001, 2004*, 2008*

Leighton Studios, Banff Art Centre, Banff Alberta, Canada 2007

Harrison Gallery, Williamstown, MA – 2001, 2003, 2007

New Arts Gallery, Litchfield CT – 1999, 1998

Simon Gallery, Morristown, NJ – 1997

Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA – 1997*

Bridgewater Lustberg Gallery, New York, NY – 1996

Berkshire Gallery, Great Barrington, MA – 1996*

Ute Stebich Gallery, Lenox, MA – 1996

Rosenfield Gallery, Philadelphia, PA – 1996

Nuance Galleries, Tampa FL – 1993*

Arno Maris Gallery, Westfield State College, Westfield, MA – 1993

Binney Art Gallery, Wilbraham and Monson Academy, Wilbraham, MA – 1992*

Teikyo Post University, Waterbury, CT – 1991*

Edgewood Orchards Gallery, Fish Creek,WI – 1991

Albany Center Galleries, NY -1990*

Frank Bernarducci Gallery, New York, NY – 1989

Atrium Gallery, Simon’s Rock of Bard College, Great Barrington, MA – 1988*

Berkshire Artisan’s Gallery, Pittsfield, MA – 1988

Rice Gallery, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY – 1987

Worcester Polytecnic Institute, Worcester,MA – 1987*

Ruth Siegel Gallery, New York, NY – 1986

Clark Whitney Gallery, Lenox MA – 1985

Adam L. Gimbel Gallery, New York, NY – 1983

Dana Reich Gallery, San Francisco, CA – 1982

California State College, Stanislaus, Turlock, CA – 1982

Hayward Arts Center, Hayward, CA – 1981

Memorial Union Gallery, University of California, Davis, CA – 1981

Richmond Arts Center, Richmond, CA – 1980

University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI – 1979

Fairbanks Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY – 1977

Museum Exhibitions

Albany Institute of History and Art, NY-1990

The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA – 1991

Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA – 1997, 1993

Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY – 1978

Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA, “Byobu Screen and Other Works” 1993*

Gorman Museum, University of California, Davis, CA – 1981

Heritage State Park Museum, Holyoke, MA, – 1992

Lowe Art Museum, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY – 1977

Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA – 2001

Schenectady Museum, NY – 1995

Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA – 1997, 1996, 1995

GRANTS AND AWARDS

Finalist, Massachusetts Council of the Arts Fellowship

Massachusetts Cultural Council, Artist in Residence Grants

Research Assistantship, University of California, Davis, CA

Teaching Assistantships, University of California, Davis, CA

Skowhegan Scholarship, Skowhegan School of Art, Skowhegan, ME

Ford Foundation Grant, Syracuse University, NY

Roswell G. Hill Award for Excellence in Painting, Syracuse University, NY

Foreign Study Scholarship, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

MURAL COMMISSIONS

Potawotami Casino, Milwaukee, WI., September, 2000

Pharsight Corporation, Palo Alto, CA., June, 2000

Rising Paper Corporation, Housatonic, MA., October, 1998

Collaboration

Hawthorne String Quartet, Gasson Hall, Boston College, Boston, MA, 2007

Hawthorne String Quartet, US Ambassadors Residence, Prague, Czech Republic, 2007

Bibliography

“From life” by Jane Whitehead Boston College Magazine, Spring 2007

“The Contented River” by Richard Nunley the Berkshire Eagle August 2004

“Art and The River , Views and Visions of the Housatonic” Sheffield Art League, 2004

“Jim Schantz; The Spirit of Nature” Syracuse University Press, 2001

“Places of the Spirit, Music and Images Inspired by the Berkshires” book and CD, Pucker Gallery Publications – 2003

“Jim Schantz, Artist” , Artful Mind, 2001. Author Mary Childs, Photography, Sabine Von Falken.

“Uncharted Territory”, review by Randall Howe, Berkshires Week, September 1997

“Exhibition Illuminates Nature”, review by Gloria Russell, Sunday Republican, Springfield, MA, November 1996

Cover and Article, Gallery Guide, New England Edition, December 1995

“Interpreting The Landscape”, feature article by Lael Locke, The Paper, Chatham, NY, October 1995

“Artist’s Landscapes”, review by Gloria Russell, Sunday Rebublican, Springfield, MA, January 1995

“Meditations In Landscape”, feature article by Jeffrey Borak, Berkshires Week, October 1993

“Finding A Separate World In Stillness”, article by Melissa Madenski, Christian Science Monitor, October 1993

Interview, WMNF FM, Tampa, FL, February 1993

“Jim Schantz: Into Nature With Pastels”, feature article by Paula Champa, American Artist Magazine, December 1992,(reprinted November 1996)

“Tribute To A Friend At Post”, Rebublican American, Waterbury, CT, June, 1991

feature article, by Carol Sliwa, Education Section, Berkshire Eagle, April 1991

“Rice Artists Alter Land”, review by Margaret White, Albany Times Union, April 1990

“The Berkshire Landscape in Pastels”, feature article by Diana Nunley, Berkshires Week, February 1990

“Schantz’s Pastels”, review by Todd Napolitano, Tuft’s Daily, February 1990

Cover and Article, Gallery Guide, New England Edition, February 1990

Review by Frank Dolan, WEEI AM, Boston, MA, March 1989

“Five Teachers At Artisan’s”, review by Charles Bonenti, Berkshire Eagle, May 1988

“A Fortuitous Meeting Between East and West”, review by Leo Stutzin, Modesto Bee, April 1982