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Carl Gombert
Maryville, Tennessee

Maryville College, Professor

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I am drawn to the human face. I am fascinated by its flexibility and the variety of expressions it can achieve. Although I work from photographs, I am not a photorealist. I use the techniques of realism, but I do not for a minute buy the photo's presumed link to reality. Rather, I think of these works as "plausible fictions."



born: 1959, Brimfield, Ohio


Texas Tech University, PhD 1994
Kent State university, MFA 1988
University Of Akron, BFA 1982

selected awards/honors

Red Clay Survey Purchase Award, Huntsville Museum of Art, 2012
Smith College Museum Purchase Award, Monotype Guild of New England, 2008
Felix Rossi Memorial Award, Haggin Art Museum, 2008
Purchase Award, Southeastern Exhibition, Mobile Museum of Art, 2004

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Arts and Culture Alliance Gallery, Radiant Geometries, Knoxville TN, 2013 (upcoming)
Almond Tea Gallery, Recent Work, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, 2010
Rocky Mount Art Center, The Real Me, Rocky Mount, NC 2009-10
Roy G. Biv Gallery, Specifically Generic, Columbus, OH 2005

selected group shows

Huntsville Museum of Art, Red Clay Survey, Huntsville, AL, 2012
Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Contemporary Realism, Fort Wayne, IN 2012
William King Museum, Point Time, Abingdon, VA 2010
Howard County Center for the Arts, Fluid Identity, Ellicott City, MD 2009


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