Cleveland-born and educated, Gary Bukovnik has lived in San Francisco for over 25 years. Bukovnik’s art conveys a monumental quality. Primarily using the mediums of watercolor, monotype, and lithograph, Bukovnik fuses sensual vitality with fluid yet powerful colorations, creating floral images of great depth and intensity.
To produce his graphic works, Bukovnik collaborates with Trillium Press, whose owner and master printer, David Salgado, studied at the Tamarind Workshop, formerly in Los Angeles. Among the artists who have printed with Trillium are Joseph Raffael, Mark Adams, Beth Van Hoesen, Nathan Oliveira, and Paul Wonner.
In 2003, the American Academy in Rome invited Bukovnik to attend the academy as a Visiting Artist and provided him with a room and studio for six weeks. He was asked to attend a second session in February 2005. In 2001, he was selected to create a poster for the prestigious List Collection, which creates posters to commemorate programs at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York. Lincoln Center past contributors have included Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Robert Motherwell, Helen Frankenthaler, Alex Katz, Elizabeth Murray, and Donald Sultan.
SELECTED MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:
Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario The Art Institute of Chicago Atlanta Botanical Garden Brooklyn Museum
Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown Dallas Museum of Art
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Frye Art Museum, Seattle
Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Richard L. Nelson Gallery, U.C. Davis, California The New York Public Library
Oakland Museum of California
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Phoenix Art Museum
Portland Art Museum, Oregon
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson University of California, Berkeley Art Museum