Rick Salafia


Contact Information

salafia@kutztown.edu

http://www.ricksalafia.com

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Photography

Mixed Media/Sculpture

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2003
Rick Salafia, Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

1997
Just in Case, Center Gallery / Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Invitational

1992
Horodner Romley Gallery, New York, NY
Invitational

Gallerie Christine Chassay, Project Room, Montreal, Quebec
Invitational

Two-person
1991
Salafia / Nelson, No Name Gallery ~ Minneapolis, MN

Three-person
1991
Sculpture Invitational, Forum Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Group
2017
Context II, Foundry Art Centre, Saint Charles, MO Juried Exhibition

2015
Context, Foundry Art Centre, Saint Charles, MO
Juried Exhibition

Generations: 40 Hues Between Black & White, Orange County Center For Contemporary Art in collaboration with the Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association, Santa Ana, CA

Spectrum Gestalt, bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2014
Works On Paper, South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA Juried Exhibition

Process: Metals Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition

Hughes Remix, Screening at Society for Photographic Education National Conference, Baltimore, MD

2011
The Video Show; 2nd International Juried Exhibition, Raritan Valley Community College, North Branch, NJ
Juried Exhibition

FATE / MACAA Member’s Juried Exhibition, MAD Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2010
Reinventing The Wheel, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Princeton, NJ Invitational

Systems Failure, The Target Gallery, The Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA
Juried Exhibition

More Serious Business, Fowler Art Center, Bethlehem, PA
Invitational

2009
Kutztown University Faculty Exhibition, Kutztown, PA

2008
Video Screening; Run, Technocracy, SPE Mid Atlantic Conference, Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA
Juried Exhibition

Video Screening; Run, 007: Acts and Actions, PFVAC, Zero Station, Portland, ME Juried Exhibition

The Audacity of Desperation, Independent Media Center, Urbana, IL
Juried Exhibition

DEMO Space 122 at PS 122 Gallery, New York, NY

Sea and Space Explorations, Los Angeles, CA

2007
Masters of The Arts, Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA
Invitational

2006
A Safe Space For Bad Ideas, performance with James Weiss, EckHaus Gallery, Kutztown, PA

Some Serious Business; Portrait Of The Artist According To His Mother, installation in former Bethlehem Steel Headquarters, Bethlehem, PA
Invitational

Adjacent To Familiar, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
Invitational video installation

2005
Why Every Family Should Have An Artist But No Family Should Have Two, with Leigh Kane, Northampton
Community College, Bethlehem PA
Invitational

Video Screening; Adjacent To Familiar, Atrium Gallery, Cluis, France Invitational

2004
A Safe Space For Bad Ideas, performance with James Weiss, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA

In Our Own Back Yard, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibit
Juried Exhibition

Cross-Cultural, Digital Art Exhibition Project, The Digital Art Institute, Bethlehem, PA
Invitational

2002
28th Juried Exhibit, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
Juried Exhibition

2001
Off The Wall, Bristol Myers Squibb Gallery, Princeton, NJ
Juried Exhibition

Project Room, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Invitational

2000
Art Of The State, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
Jurors Award

LaGrange National XXI Biennial, Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange, GA
Jurors Award

What's Love Got To Do With It?, Venue Gallery, Kutztown, PA
Invitational

1999
One-Hundred-Something Darts and a Two by Four, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
Invitational

Sculpture in The Park, Mayfair Festival, Allentown, PA Juried Exhibition

Kutztown University Faculty Exhibition, Kutztown, PA
Invitational

1998
Common Objects / Obsessive Forms, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts
Juried Exhibition
(catalog)

10,000 Lincoln Cheese Logs, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Juried Exhibition

10,000 Lincoln Cheese Logs - Wriston Art Center / Lawrence University ~ Appleton Wisconsin

1997
Drawing into Sculpture, Mandeville Gallery / Union College, Schenectady, NY
Invitational
(catalog)

1996
Wood and Graphite, with Joseph Beuys & Charles Ray, Gallery F, New Brunswick, NJ
Invitational

1995
Intimate Objects, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
Invitational

Chicago Pier Show, Chicago IL
Invitational

1994
5 Gestures, Horodner Romley Gallery, New York, NY
Invitational

Five Faculties, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Invitational

1993
Substitute Teacher, Centre Saidye Bronfman, Montreal, Quebec
Invitational

Transient Decor, Roger Smith Hotel, New York, NY
Curators: Sol Ostrow, Stuart Horodner

1992
Montreal Art Fair, Montreal, Quebec
Invitational

10 Steps, Horodner Romley Gallery, New York, NY
Invitational

Book, Box, Word, North Miami Center of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
Invitational

1991
Fresh Currency, Artifex Alternative Arts Museum, Minneapolis, MN
Invitational

1991
War and Peace, Icebox Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
Juried Exhibition

The Circle and the Abyss, South Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ
Invitational

1990
Action and Artifact, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Invitational

1989
Yale Exchange Show - A & A Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT Invitational

1988-1992
XYZ Committee, Collaborative Agitprop Collective working in public spaces in NY/NJ

1988
Unrealism, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Invitational

Art After Silence, Rutgers Summerfest, New Brunswick, NJ
Invitational

Photo Agency, City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
Invitational

1987
Metro Show, Windows on White Street and Phillip Stansbury Gallery, New York, NY
Juried Exhibition

1986
Site Complex, Trenton State Museum, Trenton, NJ
Juried Exhibition

Artist's Bibliography

White, J., Meier, E. Garoian, C., & Lucerio, J. “In Advance of a Broken Metaphor” paper presentations on the panel Delay at the National Art Education Association Conference, Seattle, WA, Fall 2011

Wichlinski, Lawrence J. “Building Neural Networks Within the Academy: Connecting Neuroscience to Other Disciplines” The Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education, Fall 2009

Bradley, Laurel “The Liberal Art of Woodworking” Carleton College Art Gallery Webpage, January 2008

Gehman, Geoff “A Mixed Verdict for Allentown’s Juried Show” The Morning Call, May 16, 2002

Lovejoy, Andrea and Donna Reames “21st LaGrange National” LaGrange Daily News, April 2, 2000

Randall, Cynde "Mood-Altering Work by Six Sculptors" catalog essay, 1999

"New Arts Alive" BCTV interview by James Carroll, Director New Arts Program, April 13, 1999

Judy Arginteanu, Judy "Art of the Obsessive" Saint Paul Pioneer Press, January 4, 1999

"Missed Opportunities" New Arts Program Panel Discussion BCTV, July 6, 1999

Delano, John “Art Center Defines Postmodernism” The Chicago Maroon, January 23, 1998

Galloway, Anne "Common Obsessions" Twin Cities Revue, December 17, 1998

"Work by Six..." Eden Prairie News, December 10, 1998

Patner, Andrew "Something Different..." Chicago Sun Times, February 5, 1998

“Reconstruction” Surface Magazine, December 1996

Caniglia, Julie "Five Faculties" catalog essay, 1994

Kohen, Helen L. "COCA show exceptional..." The Miami Herald, January 3, 1993

"Contemporary Drawings" The Wall Street Transcript, October 11, 1993

Project pages, ATLAS #11, 1992

Arginteanu, Judy "Exhibits at No Name Breathe New Life..." Minneapolis Star-Tribune, October 31, 1991

Caniglia, Julie "Cold War" Minneapolis City Pages, September 4, 1991

Morgan, Cynthia, ArtPaper, Summer Issue, 1991

Hellekson, Diane "Against the Current" Saint Paul Pioneer Press, May 22, 1991

Abbe, Mary "'Fresh Currency' Art Uses Charm, Hostility" Minneapolis Star-Tribune, May 4, 1991

Arginteanu, Judy "Best of the Visual Arts" Twin Cities Reader, December 25, 1991

Pyznar, Abby, Interview The Record, March 30, 1990

Mowad, John and Honore LaSalle, "Photo Agency", catalogue essays, 1988

Seidel, Mitchell Sunday Star Ledger, May 1, 1988

"State Of The Arts", New Jersey Network / Public Television, July 10, 1988

Latter, Ruth The Daily Progress, October 30, 1988

Awards and Honors

2003
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship in Visual Arts

1997, 1998
Finalist, McKnight Foundation Fellowship

1993
Pollock Krasner Foundation Artist Grant

Collections

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego,CA

The Book Under Pressure; private collection of Allan Chasanoff
Curated by Doug Beube