EXHIBITIONS

 

SOLO SHOWS

Manhattan Graphics Center New York City, July-August, 2018.

Hebrew Tabernacle Gallery, New York City, January-February, 2006.

Manhattan Graphics Center, New York City, May-June, 2001.

Westbroadway Gallery, New York City:  November, 1977; January, 1976; March, 1974; February, 1973.

Columbia University, New York, N.Y.; September, 1971.

The University of Maine, Farmington, Maine; February, 1971.

The Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania; June, 1969.

Sheldon Swope Art Gallery, Terre Haute, Indiana; March, 1969.

 

GROUP SHOWS

1st Print Biennale India, 2018Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India, April-May, 2018.

Unbounded: 67 Prints by 53 Artists, Hollar Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, Sept. 18 - Oct. 13, 2013.

The Manhattan Graphics Center 9/11 Memorial Portfolio, etchings, engravings, lithographs and other prints by artists living and working near ground zero, Siren's Song Gallery, Greenport, New York, Oct. - Nov., 2011. 

1st National Exhibition of Intaglio Prints, The National Arts Club, sponsored by the New York Society of Etchers,

New York City, June, 2011.

The Humor Show, Gallery Project, Ann Arbor, Michigan, August 2nd - September 10th, 2006.

Creatures of the Deep and Shallows, Siren’s Song Gallery, Greenport, New York, Spring, 2006.

Manhattan Graphics Center Printmakers, The New York Law School, New York City, March 7th - April 23rd, 2005.

Multiple Encounters: An Exhibition of Indo-US Prints, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, India, November, 2004 (then traveled to: American Center, New Delhi; Government College of Art & Department of Fine Art, Chandigarh; and Rajasthan Lalit Kala Akademy & Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, India.)

Wish You Were Here, Postcard Exhibition, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York City, May-June, 2004.

Realism 2003 II, The Stage Gallery, Massapequa, New York, November 14-December 14, 2003.

New York Scenes and Dreams, New York Public Library, New York City, April, 2003; March, 2004.

Contemporary Printmaking, Chung-Chen Art Gallery, St. John’s University, Queens, New York, November 4, 2002 - January 3, 2003.

31 Graphic Artists from New York, Majsternia Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine, November 10-30, 2002.

31 Graphic Artists from New York, Erlin Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, October 16-30, 2002.

Hoyt MidAtlantic Art Exhibition, Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, Pennsylvania, October 1- November 15, 2002.

9.11, Commemorative Works by Members of the Manhattan Graphics Center, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York City, September, 2002.

New York City Not-for-Profit Workshop Exhibition, sponsored by The New York Society of Etchers, Art Students League of New York Gallery, New York City, July 8-26, 2002.

31 Artystow Grafikow z Nowego Jorku, Galeria Biura Wystaw Artystycznych, Sandomierz, Poland, July, 2002.

MGC Members Exhibition, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York City, December, 2001-2005.

Prints from the Poole Printmakers and the Manhattan Graphics Center, Russell-Cotes Museum, Bournemouth, England, Fall, 2001.

29 Artystow Grafikow z Nowego Jorku, Galeria Slad , Elckiego Centrum Kultury, Warsaw, Poland, July, 2001.

29 graveurs New Yorkais à Paris, Delta Gallery, Paris, France; June 8-24, 2001.

Hudson Cliffs Artists and Craftsmen, Hudson View Gardens, New York City; November, 1998;

November, 2000; November 2001.

BVAU-Westbroaday Exchange Exhibition, Boston Visual Arts Union Gallery, Boston, MA; June, 1976.

Charlottenborg Kunstudstillingen (Gevind), Royal Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark; August, 1974.

Recent Works by Westbroadway Artists, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia; June-July, 1974.

New York Avant-Garde 74, Saidye Bronfman Center, Montreal, Quebec; November-January, 1973-74.

New York Artists--Soho, Rundetarn, Copenhagen, Denmark; August, 1973.

Five New York Artists in Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University (in cooperation with the Baltimore Museum of Art), Baltimore, MD; May, 1972.

Indiana Artists Exhibition, Herron Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana, Spring, 1969.

 

REVIEWS

 

Manhattan Times, January 19, 2006.

Art News, February, 1978; April, 1973.

Arts Magazine, December, 1977; April, 1973.

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

The New York Historical Society, New York, New York.

The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

The New York Public Library, New York, New York.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

The Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Columbia University, New York, New York.

The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.

Kutztown State College, Kutztown, Pennsylvania.

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

 

ART STUDIES

 

Manhattan Graphics Center, 2000-11 (Copper Engraving, Lithography, Intaglio Printmaking)

Art Students League of New York, 1998-99 (Drawing, Intaglio Printmaking)

Columbia University, 1969-75 (Ed.D. in Studio Art)

Northern Illinois University, 1965-67 (M.F.A., studied with printmaker David Driesbach)

Harvard College, 1961-65 (B.A., studied with painter Murray Reich)

The Art Institute of Chicago, 1963 (Painting, Figure Drawing)

 

ART TEACHING 

 

Guest Lecturer: University of Kentucky Art Department, Lexington, Kentucky, March, 2007.

Lecturer in Painting and Drawing: Queen Elizabeth II World Cruise, Cunard, January-March, 1975.

Art Instructor: Columbia University, Molloy College, Fashion Institute of  Technology, Jersey City State College, New York City area, 1970-1975; Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, 1967-69.

BIOGRAPHY

William C. Tucker grew up painting in a basement studio with his artist mother as both teacher and mentor. Thus began a lifetime of intense artistic exploration, culminating in his current experiments in colorful, highly organized yet symbolically suggestive abstract paintings and prints. In describing Tucker's intuitive creative process, Arts Magazine has said that "by groping and searching back, deep within himself, beyond the known, beyond history, he has grasped and concretized the primordial states of mind imbedded in the collective unconscious."

Studies at the Art Institute of Chicago and in an M.F.A. program under traditional Midwestern printmaker David Driesbach gave Tucker a solid foundation in close observation of nature and the figure, which still informs and underlies his work. A decade of teaching at Columbia University and other schools followed, during which he was also a founding member of a cooperative in Manhattan’s then-emerging SOHO district, Westbroadway Gallery, where he held four solo shows in the 1970s.

After three decades in a demanding but rewarding day job with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Tucker has returned to full-time painting and printmaking, including a 2018 solo show of monotypes at the Manhattan Graphics Center in New York. His work can be found in a number of prestigious public collections and has been seen in numerous exhibitions worldwide. He currently lives and works in New York City.

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