Carl Grauer

Carl Grauer is a painter based in Poughkeepsie, NY in the beautiful Hudson Valley. He primarily works in oil, painting figure based contemporary realistic paintings and offers portrait commissions.

Born in rural Kansas, the youngest of four, Grauer left to complete his degrees in human biology and his MFA in medical illustration from the University of Kansas and Michigan, respectively. Upon the sudden death of his brother in 2012, Grauer committed his life to an authentic pursuit to his passion of art making. He spent two years in London studying figurative and portrait painting with several studios and garnered success showing work internationally, including being shortlisted for the 2015 Wells Art Contemporary Award in the UK and exhibiting with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in London. Currently he is showing with several galleries throughout the Hudson Valley including Carrie Haddad in Hudson, NY.  

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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2019 The Lavender Temple of Their Most Fabulous, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2019 Oil Paintings, Cunneen-Hackett Theatre Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY
2019 Body Beautiful II, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
2018 Lights Up!, Queen City 15, Poughkeepsie, NY
2018 Here's Looking at You Kid, The Loft at Liz's, Los Angeles, CA
2018 Peculiar Rarities, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2018 The Other Art Fair, Featured Artist; Los Angeles, CA and Brooklyn, NY
2017 Americana, Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson, NY
2017 #twohourportraits, 510 Warren Street Gallery, Hudson, NY
2017 Dia Staff Art Show, Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY
2017 Petit: A Group Exhibition of Smaller Art, Emerge Gallery & Art Space, Saugerties, NY
2016 Being Her Now: Feminine Identity In The 21st Century, Salisbury University Gallery, Salisbury, MD
2016 Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK
2016 Recollections, Point Gallery, Denver, CO
2016 Annual Non-Members Painting and Sculpture Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
2016 Strange Figurations, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY
2015 Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, UK
2015 The Wells Art Contemporary Awards Shortlist, Wells & Mendip Museum, Wells Somerset, UK
2014 SATURNALIA, Sweet ‘Art, London, UK
2014 The Other Art Fair, London, UK
2014 SEAMS, Sweet ‘Art, London, UK
2013 SONYA Prelude Exhibition, Free Candy, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Blue, Rising Arts Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Recollections, Goose Barnacle, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Free Parking Group Show, RePOP, Brooklyn, NY
2008 Family Matter, RePOP, Brooklyn, NY
2005 Prodigal Suns, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Opie Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2005 Annual Juried Exhibition, Images Gallery, Kansas City, MO
2004 The Kansas Group, APARTMENT Pop-Up Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2003 Explorations of Prodigal Suns, APARTMENT Pop-Up Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2000 Skin Deep, JJ Brookings Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 MFA Graduate Exhibit, Rackham Galleries, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI


PRESS

KU College Stories, "Hawks to Watch: Carl Grauer, Contemporary Artist", May, 2019
Poughkeepsie Journal, "'Tickled Pink' artists display their interpretations of color in group exhibit", by Linda Marston-Reid, Feb. 6, 2019
High Country News, "The Ascension of Matthew Shepard", by Katherine E. Standefer, Oct. 12, 2018
Chronogram, "7 Hudson Valley Contemporary Artists to Watch Out for: Local Gallerists Share The Artists on their Radars", By Chronogram Staff, Aug. 23, 2018
Canvas, A Blog by Saatchi Art, "Brooklkyn: Carl Grauer's Two Hour Portraits", by Laura Skudder, Oct. 10, 2018
VoyageLA, "Art & Life with Carl Grauer, June 4, 2018
Art Aesthetics Magazine, "Q&A: Carl Grauer", by D. S. Graham, May 2017
Saatchi Gallery Magazine, "Carl Grauer, Painter", by Emily Catrice, May 2016
Creative Mapping, "Best of Moniker & The Other Art Fair", by Marie-Laurence Camara


EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, University of Michigan
Bachelor of Arts, Biology, University of Kansas


Represenation

Carrie Haddad Gallery


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