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Allan Gorman
West Orange, New Jersey

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I look for a dance of patterns, shapes and colors. Although my art is informed by photos, the focus for me isnít necessarily on rendering an object per se, but rather on conveying the aesthetic information created by - and within - the object.

In this way, I think of my works as abstract compositions in the guise of realism, and I use this criteria to inform my choices of what to paint.





born: 1947, Brooklyn, NY


selected awards/honors

The Salmagundi Club Award, American Artist's Professional League, 2015
Still Life Artist of the Year, ADC Gallery's Art Comes Alive!, 2015
The John Collins Award for Oil Painting, American Artist's Professional League, 2014
Fellowship Recipient for Painting - New Jersey State Council on the Arts, 2013


selected publications

Galeria ArteLibre, Art & Liberty, Vol. 10, p 30-31, Nov 2015
On View! Magazine, "Masterworks from the International Guild of Realism", p 36-37, July, 2015
Motorcycle Magazine, "The Dance Captured Through The Eyes of Mad Men", May, 2015
Encore - Supplement to Poets/Artists #50, Allan Gorman- Artist's Profile, Oct 2013


selected solo or two-person exhibits

Surfaces, Shapes and Spaces - Paintings by Allan Gorman - McGraw Gallery @ Newark Academy - Livingston, NJ, 2015
Magic in the Machines - Paintings by Allan Gorman - Rotunda Art Gallery - J&J World Headquarters, New Brunswick NJ, 2014
Revved Up and Ready to Rumble - Paintings by Allan Gorman - Azarian MCCullough Art Gallery, Sparkill NY, 2014
Geometries & Reflections - Allan Gorman Paintings - Holy Family University, Philadelphia PA, 2013


selected group shows

Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Oh My! - The Monmouth Museum - Lincroft, NJ, 2015
ArtPrize- Grand Rapids MI, 2015
International Guild of Realism Masterworks Museum Tour - E.W. Norton Galleries - Shreveport LA;  Ocala Museum of Art - Ocala FL; Albany Museum of Art - Albany GA, 2015-2016
Re-Presenting Representation Invitational VIII - Arnot Art Museum, Elmira NY, 2014



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