Barry Buxkamper

Barry Buxkamper grew up in Texas and has lived and worked in Nashville, TN since 1972. He has taught at Vanderbilt University and Middle Tennessee State University, while maintaining an active schedule of personal work and exhibitions. Buxkamper has been featured in the Whitney Biennial of Contemporary American Art, Whitney Museum, NY; the 1990 Mint Museum Biennial, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte NC; and "20th Century Painting in Tennessee," Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN. His works are included in the collections of the McDonald’s Corporation, Chicago IL, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN, The Bridgestone Collection, Nashville, TN, and Nations Bank, Charlotte NC, to name but a few.

 

STATEMENT

For several years I've been trying to locate a sweet spot between the single-mindedness and functionality of illustration and the ambiguity and nuance of "fine" art with work about the transient nature of life itself. I also remain firmly committed to a decades-old visual interest in the intersection of humankind and our brethren flora and fauna.

 

RESUME

Education
B.F.A., University of Texas - Austin, 1968
M.F.A., University of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana, 1972
Professor of Art, Middle Tennessee State University


Bibliography
The Oxford American, March 2012
Nashville Arts, March 2012
The Nashville Tennessean, Oct. 2009
Art Papers, July/August 2002
Nashville Scene, Jan. 2002, June, 1999, Oct., 1993


Biennial Exhibitions
1990 Mint Museum Biennial, Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, 1990, Juried
Whitney Biennial of Contemporary American Art, Whitney Museum, New York, NY, 1975, Curated
New Orleans Artists' Biennial, Delgado Museum, New Orleans, LA, 1975, Juried


Solo Exhibitions
Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2009/2006/2002/1998/93/90/86
Coleman Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, 1998
Tusculum College, Greeneville, TN, 1996
Morningside College, Sioux City, IA, 1976
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 1975
George Peabody College, Nashville, TN, 1972


Selected Exhibitions

Altered Reality, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN 2018

New Arrivals, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2017

Local Fare, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2016
Without Borders, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2012
The Painter’s Eye, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2010
LA Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA, 2012/2011/2010/2009
San Francisco International Art Exposition, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA, 2005
“AAF”, New York City, NY, 2004
“Small Packages”, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2004
San Francisco International Art Exposition, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA, 2004
“Real Illusions”, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, 2003
Faculty Exhibit, Middle Tennessee State Univ., Murfreesboro, TN, 2003
San Francisco International Art Exposition, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA, 2003


Collections
- Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN
- Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN
- McDonald's Corporation, Chicago, Il
- Endata Inc., Nashville, TN
- Nations Bank, Charlotte, NC
- South Central Bell, Nashville, TN
- Sun Trust Bank, Nashville, TN
- Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


Awards
- Northern Telecom Fellowship in the Arts, 1993, Selected alternate
- "Awards in the Visual Arts" national artists award, 1991, Nominee
- Nashville Advertising Federation, MCA Records "Riders in the Sky" album cover illustration, Nashville, TN, 1989, Diamond Award
- Nashville Advertising Federation, MCA Records point-ofpurchase poster illustration, Nashville, TN, 1987, Diamond Award
- Nashville Advertising Federation, call for entries poster, illustration, Nashville, TN, 1986, Diamond Award
- "Tennessee Bicentennial Art Competition", Nashville, TN, 1976, Jury Purchase Prize
- Texas Fine Arts Association Exhibit, Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, TX, 1970, First Prize