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Gary Dobry

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Birthplace
Chicago

Lives in
Chicago

Works in
Chicago

Website

Schools
Sorbonne, Paris, France, 2000, french
SAIC (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)

Representing galleries
Packer Schopf Gallery - Chicago, Henry Boxer Gallery - England, Galerie L'Art Rien - Paris/France

Tags
figurative

Statement
Artist Biography:
Gary studied painting & drawing at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Il, USA and apprenticed as a painter under the late, great Ed Paschke and, a classmate of Paschke’s (School of the Art Institute of Chicago, class of ’57), “Bumble-Bee” Bob Novak.  Both Paschke & Novak studied @ SAIC under Isabelle MacKinnon, a student of Hans Hoffman. Gary earned a Diplome de Francaise from the Sorbonne, Universite’ de Paris , and a tattoo apprenticeship under Electric Art Tattoos' owner, Ernie Gonzales.
Gary is/has been represented by, or/and exhibited at; the Judy A Saslow Gallery in Chicago, Il, eklektikos Gallery in Washington DC, The Henry Boxer Gallery in England, Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago, Galerie L'Art de Rein, Paris, France, Jack Olson Gallery @ Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, Illinois, L'Art Noir Gallery in New Orleans, La., Gallery Mornea in Evanston, Il, as well as exhibiting with Ed Paschke at the World Tattoo Gallery in Chicago, Il, with Andy Warhol at the Franklin Roosevelt Hotel in LA, California, with Leon Golub at the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Art in Chicago, Il & his work with Brenda Venus at the Zhou B Art Center in Chicago, Il., and the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur, California.  Gary has been featured on PBS's Artbeat twice and has been interveiwed, or written about, in numerous magazines, newspapers  and TV shows including the Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun Times, Gallery Magazine, Current Affair, Danny Bonaduce Show and numerous others.
Gary owns a boxing gym in Crystal Lake, Il., USA. (http://www.pugsboxinggym.com)
Gary has 3 novels published to much critical acclaim, Kingdom Come, In Good Faith & En La Lona.
You can contact Gary via his website;  www.onthecanvas.com
or email him at: pugsgym@aol.com

 
Studied:
SAIC, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Il
Universite' de Paris, Sorbonne, Paris France
Painting apprenticeship w/ Ed Paschke
Painting apprenticeship w/ Bumble-Bee Bob Novak
Tattoo apprenticeship w/ Ernest Gonzales, Electric Art Tattoo

  Books:
2009, David Scott, Roger Conover The Art and Aesthetics of Boxing, U of Nebraska Press, 204 pages (color)
1997, George Plasketes Images of Elvis Presley in American Culture, 1977-1997: The Mystery Terrain, Haworth Press, Inc (color)


  Museums:
upon request,


  Exhibition Record (Museums, Institutions and Awards):
selected exhibitions,
Jack Olson Gallery @ Northern Illinois University, "INKED" w/ Glen Davies, Michael Ferris Jr. & Mitch O'Connell, August, 2011
ZHOU B ART CENTER, Art Matrix Gallery, Chicago, Il, 2-Man show w/ Bumble-Bee Bob Novak, 2011
ZHOU B ART CENTER, Art Matrix Gallery, Chicago, Il, Solo Exhibition (Mentors), November 2010
Henry Miller Library, Big Sur, California, June, 2010 (Selected Works from 'Mentors' w/ Brenda Venus)
Galerie L'Art de Rien, Paris, France, December, 2009 - group show
L'Art Noir, New Orleans, 2007
eklektikos Gallery, Washington DC, 2001,one-man show
eklektikos Gallery, Washington DC, 2000, 3-man show
Judy Saslow Gallery, Chicago, Il.,2002
Mars Gallery. Chicago, Il, 2003, last 2-man show w/ Bumble-Bee Bob Novak
Judy Saslow Gallery, Chicago, Il, 2001, 3-man show w/ Eileen Doman & John Fuller
Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, Il, 2003
Gallery Mornea, Evanston, Il, 2004
Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Art, Chicago, Il., 2002, Artists for Peace 9/11 exhibition
Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Art w/ Leon Golub, Chicago, Il, 2003
Judy Saslow Gallery, Chicago, Il., 1999, group show
World Tattoo Gallery, Chicago, 1992, w/ Ed Paschke
Franklin Roosevelt Hotel, LA, Ca., 1992, group show w/ Andy Warhol & others

          Dealers or Representatives:
to acquire a painting in the USA, contact Aron Packer c/o the Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, Il, aronpacker@earthlink.net
In Europe, contact Henry Boxer c/o the Henry Boxer Gallery, henryboxer@aol.com

Artist Statement:

you gotta paint a lot of bad paintings before you paint a good one. Listen to everyone but find your own voice. Spend as much time, if not more, living life so you have something to say in your work.  

Review of Artist's Work:
"Dobry is a Renaissance man of the 21st Century!",

Ed Paschke
Recent Exhibits

Gary Dobry participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2012 New Work
Packer Schopf Gallery
 
Jun, 2012 Life After Ed Paschke and Henry Miller
Packer Schopf Gallery
 
Oct, 2011 Artists for Peace
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Art
 
Sep, 2011 Tattoo: Badges of Honor - Lecture
Jack Olson Gallery
 
Aug, 2011 INKED: Tattoo Imagery in Contemporary Art
Jack Olson Gallery
 
Nov, 2010 Life After Henry Miller and Ed Paschke
Zhou B Art Center
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Gary Dobry
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