Warner Friedman 

Warner Friedman frames his meticulously detailed realist paintings of landscapes with architectural elements such as doors, fences, balconies, or bridges. Working in the liminal space between interior and exterior affords him the opportunity to study the interplay between natural light and shadow, artificial light, architecture, and landscape. He works from photographs and models, enjoying the precision they enable. Friedman left his job as an engineer at the end of World War II and integrated the profession’s geometric forms into his early abstract work. In the 1960s, he incorporated these abstract elements into large-scale realist paintings, which he has continued to develop ever since. Friedman has cited the lines and flat color planes of Piet Mondrian as a major influence on his practice.

 

Selected one-person exhibitions

2014

Warner Friedman Paintings 2014, Clark Gallery, Lincoln

2010

Clark Gallery (Lincoln, MA) – Exhibition “Places in the Sun”

Morrison Gallery (Kent, CT) – Exhibition of Recent Work

2008

New Arts Gallery (Litchfield, CT) – Exhibition of Recent Work

2007

Ferrin Gallery (Pittsfield, MA) – Exhibition “Black White and Blue”

Selected group exhibitions

2014

Salon Show: 2014, Clark Gallery, Lincoln

2011

The Morrison Gallery (Kent, CT) – “Group Exhibition 6”

2010

Ferrin Gallery, (Lenox, MA) – “Couples”

2009

The Morrison Gallery (Kent, CT)

2007

Ferrin Gallery, (Lenox, MA) – “We Are There”

2006

Scott Richards Contemporary Art (San Francisco, CA)

2005

Berkshire Museum (Pittsfield, MA) – “The Power of Place”

Ferrin Gallery, (Lenox, MA) – “House of Wonder”

2004

New Arts Gallery (Litchfield, CT) – “Drawing Today”

Armory Art Center, (Palm Beach, FL) – “Bakers Dozen” 

Ferrin Gallery, (Lenox, MA) – “Winter Light”

2003

New Arts Gallery (Litchfield, CT) – “Clear Vision”

2001

Hoorn-Ashby Gallery, (N.Y.C) – “The Discerning Eye”

Louis K. Meisel Gallery, (N.Y.C) –“Near and Far, Perspective & Structure”

1999

Geoff Young Gallery, (Gt. Barrington, MA)

The Albany Center Galleries, (Albany, N.Y.) – “Berkshire Artists”

1998

Cristinerose Gallery, (N.Y.C)

1997

Krasdale Foods Inc.

Westunberg Gallery, (Gt. Barrington, MA) – “The Alphabet of Trees”

1996

Robert Kidd Gallery, (Birmingham, MI)

1995

The Springfield Museum of Fine Art, (Springfield, MA) – “The New Landscape”

1994

Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, (Kent, CT) – “Viewpoints”

1993

Carone Gallery, (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)

1992

Robert Kidd Gallery, (Birmingham, MI)

Spazzi Fine Art, (Housatonic, MA) – ”Cacophony”

Five Points Gallery, (Chatham, N.Y.) – ”Spirituality and Symbols of Eroticism”

1991

Schillay & Rehs Gallery, (N.Y.C.)

1990

Ted Gallery, (Albany, N.Y.) – ”Aspects of Realism”

1989

Berkshire Artisans Gallery, (Pittsfield, MA)

1987

Leonarda Di Mauro Gallery, (N.Y.C.)

1985

Civilization, (N.Y.C.) – Benefit Exhibition of Small Works

1981

Berkshire Museum, (Pittsfield, MA) – First Annual Invitational Exhibit, Curated by Debra Balken

1978

Susan Caldwell Gallery, (N.Y.C.) – ”Towards the Monochromatic”, Curated by Michael Walls

1975

Contemporary Gallery, (Dallas, TX)

1973

University of Connecticut – Faculty Show

1972

Wadsworth Atheneum – Connecticut Academy

1970

Wadsworth Atheneum – ”Black, White & Grey”, Curated by Sam Wagstaff

1966

Corcoran Gallery, (Washington, D.C.)

Park Place Gallery, (N.Y.C.)

1964

Pennsylvania Academy

1963

Brata Gallery, (N.Y.C.) – ”Friends of the Tenth Street Co-ops”

Awards

2012

Massachusetts Cultural Council, Painting Award

2006

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant 

1996

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

1993

Richard Florsheim Art Fund Grant

1990

Massachusetts Artist Fellowship