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Andrew Saftel

Born 1959, New Bedford, MA
Education: B.F.A. 1981, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Solo Exhibitions

2015

  • Tew Galleries, Atlanta, GA
  • Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
  • Flying Solo Exhibition Series – Nashville International Airport, Nashville, TN

2014

  • The Front Gallery, Chattanooga, TN

2013

  • Central Cultural Antiguo Colegio Jesuita, Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico
  • Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN

2012

  • Bennett Galleries, Knoxville, TN

2011

  • Lanoue Fine Art, Boston MA

2010

  • Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
  • Bennett Galleries, Knoxville, TN

2009

  • Bennett Galleries, Knoxville, TN

2008

  • Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA
  • Bennett Galleries, Knoxville, TN

2007

  • Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN
  • Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • Bennett Galleries, Knoxville, TN

2006

  • Lanoue Fine Art, Boston, MA

2005

  • Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Huntsville Museum of Art and Design, Huntsville, AL
  • Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

2004

  • Bennett Galleries, Knoxville, TN
  • Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • University Art Gallery, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN

2003

  • Gallery Camino Real, Boca Raton, Fl
  • Bennett Galleries, Knoxville, TN
  • Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2002

  • Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN

2001

  • Bennett Galleries, Knoxville, TN
  • Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

2000

  • Tennessee Arts Commission (Fellowship Exhibition)
  • Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • St. Andrews-Sewanee School, Sewanee, TN
  • Cleveland State Community College, Cleveland, TN

1999

  • Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN

1998

  • Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

1997

  • Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Albertson-Peterson Gallery, Orlando, FL

1996

  • Spirit Square Center for the Arts, Charlotte, NC
  • Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI
  • Bennett Galleries, Knoxville, TN
  • Tennessee Performing Arts Center/Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN

1995

  • Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

1994

  • Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

1993

  • Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1992

  • Bennett Galleries, Knoxville, TN
  • Lowe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1991

  • Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

1990

  • Carlton Cobb Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1989

Kyle Belding Gallery, Denver, CO

1988

  • Carlton Cobb Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1985

  • Artifacts Gallery, Bozeman, MT

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009

  • The Green Show, benefit for TN Parks and Greenways, Cumberland Gallery, Nashville, TN

2007

  • The Hunter Invitational, Hunter Museum of American Art. Chattanooga, TN

2003

  • The Art of Tennessee, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN

2002–3

  • A Century of Progress: Twentieth Century Painting in Tennessee, Cheekwood Museum of Art (traveling exhibition: West Tennessee Regional Art Center; Knoxville Museum of Art; Carroll Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University; Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia)

Awards

2014

  • U.S. State Department, Visual Arts Initiative, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2010

  • U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh, Janmasthaan/Native Land, Artist Residency
  • Patzcuaro, Mexico, Printmaking, Professional Development Fellowship, Tennessee Arts Commission

2003

  • Artist Residency, Spring Concentration, Penland School of Crafts

1999

  • Individual Artist Fellowship, Tennessee Arts Commission

1998

  • Tennessee-Israel Visual Artists Exchange

1988

  • Purchase Award, Dulin National Works on Paper Competition, Knoxville Museum of Art (Juror: Thomas Leavitt)

Public Commissions

2009

  • l’Amour du Vin, Knoxville Museum of Art; featured artist: original painting “River of Wine” for invitation, poster

2005

  • Imagery Winery, Glen Ellen, CA
  • “Offering,” original watercolor for wine label
  • Bonnaroo Music Festival Poster, Manchester, TN

2003

  • Oregon Episcopal School, Portland, OR
  • “Learn to Grow,” 9′ tall welded steel outdoor sculpture

2002

  • Knoxville Convention Center, Knoxville, TN
  • “Local Talent,” wood and steel, 5′ tall pedestal structure

2001

  • Ruby Tuesday Headquarters, Maryville, TN
  • Pair of paintings for public foyer, each 80″ × 55″
  • CNL Corporate Headquarters, Orlando, FL
  • “Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow,” 5′ × 35′ acrylic and mixed media painting on wood

2000

  • St. Andrews-Sewanee School, Sewanee, TN
  • “A Head of Our Time,” 10′ tall steel and found object outdoor sculpture

1997

  • Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta, GA
  • “Seranade the Procession,” 18′ long steel and found object mobile sculpture

1996

  • Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs
    “We Can Go,” acrylic and mixed media painting on wood panels, 2″ × 168″ running feet;
    4 steel and found object sculptures on 70′ long baggage claim carasels in Concourse E (International Terminal)

1994

  • Bell South Headquarters, Nashville, TN
  • Pair of Paintings for public foyer, each 72″ × 48″

Public Collections

  • Ashville Art Museum
  • Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN
  • Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA
  • Huntsville Museum of Art
  • Knoxville Museum of Art
  • Nashville International Airport
  • Orlando City Hall
  • Tennessee State Museum
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Bibliography

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