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Gary Shankman: A Retrospective
Monday, April 22–Sunday, May 12
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until May 12, 2019
Albany has inspired Shankman since he moved to the city in 1986 to join the faculty at The Sage Colleges. The Ten Broeck Mansion and its gardens, the former St. Joseph’s church and other landmarks in Albany’s Ten Broeck Triangle are often settings of his landscapes. He is also known for still lifes of toys, fruit and chocolate.
Shankman has taught drawing and two-dimensional design on Sage’s Albany campus since he was hired in 1986, and painting since 2008. For the past few years, he has also taught drawing, 2D design and painting on Sage’s Troy campus. In the classroom, he is known for both his sense of humor and his high standards, especially when preparing first-year students for the rigors of college work. He will retire at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year.
Shankman is a member of the Oakroom Artists association. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions in Antwerp, Belgium, London, Washington D.C., and Albany, New York, and in group exhibitions throughout the United States. His paintings are in the Watkins Collection, American University Museum, the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Shawnee, Oklahoma, the Superior Court Art Trust of Washington D.C., and the National Home Furnishings Association of Chicago. He received an ITT International Fellowship to study at the Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp, Belgium, a scholarship to study at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in rural Maine, and was an Artist-in-Residence for the State of Oklahoma and the City of Rockville, Maryland. He has taught at the Smithsonian Institution, the University of the District of Columbia, Maryland College of Art and Design and Northern Virginia Community College.
He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Boston University in addition to his MFA from American University.