BIOGRAPHY

STANFORD KAY

Born in Brooklyn, New York. 

THE ARTIST'S STATEMENT:

"I am interested in painting that is formally abstract, yet referential. The images are arrived at through a process of unconscious painting. As the work progresses, opportunities present themselves, form is teased out, a nexus of color asserts itself and an image takes shape. My personal relationship to the imagery, whether it is a collection of books, artifacts, or the stuff that makes up a life, has to do with loss, ambition, impermanence, memory, and identity."

SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 

2014 Collected Works, Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, Scarsdale, NY
  Things Fall Apart, Mad Dooley Gallery, Beacon, NY
2011 Titled / Untitled, Blank Space, New York, NY
2008 New Paintings, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
2007 Gutenberg Variations Book 2, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
2005 Paintings from the Gutenberg Variations, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
2004 The Gutenberg Variations, Fish Tank Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2003 Life Signs, A two-month installation piece. Art in the Parks Program, Union Square Park, New York, NY

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 

2013

Life Signs, Outdoor Installation, 3-years, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY

  Scope, Blank Space Gallery, Miami, FL
  Summer Show, Blank Space, New York, NY
2012 Fresher Paint, Rockland Center for the Arts, ROCA, West Nyack, NY
2011 Stanford Kay + Sarah Ferguson, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX
  Group Show, Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX
  Close to Home, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
  Winter Show, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY
 

Ekphrasis, Lift Trucks Project, Croton Falls, NY

2009

Readings, Works by Stanford Kay, Buzz Spector. Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY

 

Readings, Works by Stanford Kay, Buzz Spector, Adam Bateman. Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY

 

What’s the Story?, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY

2008

Inaugural Exhibition, Ken Jones Jr. Fine Art, Easton, PA

2007

Bridge Art Fair, Van Brunt Gallery, Miami, FL

 

Iconic to Ironic, Booma Gallery, New York, NY

2006

The Gift, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY

 

Momenta Art 2006 Benefit, Momenta Art in Brooklyn, NY & White Columns in New York, NY

 

Group Show 2, Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY

2005

Affordable Art Fair, Aswoon Studio, Hudson Piers, New York, NY

2004

Momenta Art 2004 Benefit, Momenta Art in Brooklyn, NY & White Columns in New York, NY

2003

Scent, The Proposition, 559 W. 22nd Street, New York, NY

2002

Kaddish, an installation piece, The Nyack Center, Nyack, NY

 

Group Show, curated by Lisa Phillips, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY

2005

Affordable Art Fair, Aswoon Studio, Hudson Piers, New York, NY

2004

Momenta Art 2004 Benefit, Momenta Art in Brooklyn, NY & White Columns in New York, NY

2003

Scent, The Proposition, 559 W. 22nd St., New York, NY

2002

Kaddish, and installation piece, The Nyack Center, Nyack, NY

 

Group Show, curated by Lisa Phillips, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY

2001

Take Heart, MPI, New York, NY

 

Selections, curated by David Fratkin, The Painting Center, New York, NY

2000

The Big Bloom Theory, Two-person show with Daniel Bohzkov, The Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center, Nyack, NY

1999

Millenium Show, The Alternative Museum, New York, NY

 

9 Choose 9, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack

1996

Group Show, Z Gallery, New York, NY

 

Beyond Tradition, curated by Thelma Golden, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

1990

Summer in the City, ID Galerie, Dusseldorf, West Germany

1989

Alles Neu Macht Der Mai, ID Galerie, Dusseldorf, West Germany

1988

Group Show, curated by Larry Aldrich, Soho Center for Visual Artists, New York, NY

1987

Invitational Exhibition, curated by Daniel Kletke and Illya Damm, Mercer Street Gallery, New York, NY

1985

Brooklyn ’85, curated by Richard Waller, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY



GRANTS AND AWARDS: 

2003

The Puffin Foundation, Grant, Funding for “Life Signs,” a public art installation in NYC

2002

The Gunk Foundation, Grant, Funding for “Life Signs,” a public art installation in NYC

1988

Fellowship Award in Painting, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)

1976

Fellowship, Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

 

Brooklyn Museum Art School, Scholarship, Brooklyn, NY



EDUCATION:

The Brooklyn Museum Art School

Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, Fellowship

BFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY



SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Arts Review, Wayne Alan Brenner, The Austin Chronicle, Stanford Kay and Sarah Ferguson, Aug. 26, 2011. http://www.austinchronicle.com/arts/2011-08-26/stanford-kay-and-sarah-ferguson/

Review, D. Dominick Lombardi, Culture Catch, Dec. 20, 2009. http://culturecatch.com/art/readings-edward-hopper-house-art-center-nyack

Review, Elizabeth Stevens, Culture Catch, May 7, 2007. http://culturecatch.com/art/van-brunt-gallery/

“Artist to Artist: Tom Gottsleben and Stanford Kay” Edited by D. Dominick Lombardi, NY Arts Magazine, Nov.-Dec. 2006.

“Cityscape,” with George Bodarky, WFUV, September 20, 2003. Interview regarding Life Signs installation

“High Art” by Rebecca Fox, Street Level, Sept., 2003