Varujan Boghosian

BORN
1926 New Britain, Connecticut

EDUCATION
1956–59 Yale University School of Art and Architecture, New Haven, CT; (B.F.A. 1957, M.F.A. 1959)
1948–50 Vesper George School of Art, Boston, MA
1946–48 Central Connecticut Teachers College, New Britain, CT

MILITARY SERVICE
1944–46 United States Navy

TEACHING POSITIONS
1984 MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH; Co-Chairman, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
1982 MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH; Member of the Board of Trustees
1968–96 Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Professor of Art (appointed George Frederick Jewitt Professor  of Art, 1982)
1964–68 Brown University, Providence, RI; Associate Professor, Department of Art History
1962–64 Yale University, New Haven, CT; Instructor in Drawing, School of Art and Architecture
1961 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY; Instructor in Foundation Courses
1959–64 Cooper Union, New York; Assistant Professor, Advanced Drawing, Two- and Three-Dimensional  Design
1958–59 University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Instructor in Drawing and Painting, School of Architecture

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2013 Varujan Boghosian, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
2013 Eye Heart Duchamp, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
2009 Constructions and Collages, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
2009 Varujan Boghosian, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
2008 Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2007 Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2007 A Survey: Collages, Watercolors and Sculpture, Big Town Gallery, Rochester, VT
2006 Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2004 Constructions, Joan Washburn, New York
1999 Berry Hill Galleries, New York
1997 Berry Hill Galleries, New York
1992 David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
1992 Norton Gallery of Art, Palm Beach, FL
1991 Claude Bernard Gallery, New York
1988 Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
1988 The Century Association, New York
1987 Wiggin Gallery, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA
1987 Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisberg, PA
1986 American Academy in Rome, Italy
1983 Van Buren/Brazelton/Cutting Gallery, Cambridge, MA
1980 Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA
1978–88 Long Point Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1975 Robinson Galleries, Houston, TX
1972–99 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1972 Jorgensen Gallery, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
1972 Thorne Art Gallery, Keene State College, Keene, NH
1970 The Art Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1970 J.L. Hudson Gallery, Detroit, MI
1969–88 Cordier and Ekstrom, New York
1968 Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
1966 H.C.E. Gallery, Provincetown, MA
1966 Harbor Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
1963–66 Stable Gallery, New York
1962 R.M. Light Company, Boston, MA
1950–65 Swetzoff Gallery, Boston, MA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013 Heavy Metal, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
2013 [Mostly] White, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
2012 “Summer Edition” — Lori Bookstein Fine Art, NY, June— August
2011 Group 2011, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
2011 On the Wall/Off the Wall, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
2011 Summer Paper, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
2011 Remix: Selections from the ICC, International Collage Center, Milton, PA
2010 2010 Collectors Show and Sale, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
2009 Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA (three-person show with Charles Hawthorne and Paul  Resika)
2009 Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI (two-person show with John Udvardy)
2009 Big Town Gallery, Rochester, VT
2008 Gallery Selections, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
2008 What Matters Most... John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
2007 Anniversary: Ten Years of Gallery Art and Artists, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
2006 Works on Paper, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York (two-person show with Paul Resika)
2004 Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, MA (two-person show with Paul Resika)
2002 Five in Collage, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York
1988 Hopkins Center 25th Anniversary Exhibition: Artists-in-Residence at Dartmouth, Hopkins Center,  Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
1986 Exhibition of Work by Newly elected Members and Recipients of Awards, American Academy and  Institute of Arts and Letters, New York
1976–77 Boites, Musee d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris and Maison de la Culture de Rennes, France
1975 21 American Fulbright Artists, The Institute of International Education, New York
1968 The Door Show, Cordier & Ekstrom Gallery, New York
1966 The Box Show, Byron Gallery, New York
1966 The Poetic Image, Hanover Gallery, London, England
1964 The Artist’s Reality: An International Sculpture Exhibition, The New School Art Gallery, New York
1956 Painters and Sculptors of Promise, Alan Gallery, New York
1953 Group Show, Obelisco Gallery, Rome, Italy

AWARDS AND PRIZES
1991 Saint Botolph Club Foundation Award
1986 Elected member, American Academy & Institute of Arts/Letters
1985 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
1975 Sculptor in Residence, American Academy in Rome
1972 National Institute of Arts and Letters Award
1968 Artist in Residence, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
1966–67 Sculptor in Residence, American Academy in Rome
1967 First Prize, Drawing Category, Providence Art Club
1966 Howard Foundation Fellowship
1961 United States Department Specialists Grant
1961 Watercolor Prize, Boston Arts Festival
1958 Watercolor Prize, Portland Arts Festival
1958 First Prize, Drawing Category, New Haven, CT
1953 Fulbright Grant for Painting, Italy

PUBLICATIONS
1989 Doty, Robert M., Varujan Boghosian: A Retrospective, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, NH
1968 Orpheus, A Collection of Ten Woodcuts
1951 Orpheus, A Portfolio of Woodcuts, Reprinted with Additional Blocks and Poems in 1959

PRESS
2014 Reiter, Mark. “Found Objects Inspire ‘sculptor-assembler’ Varujan Boghosian,” The Blade, Jan 26,  toledoblade.com.
2014 Wilkin, Karen, “Altered States: Varujan Boghosian at the Toledo Museum of Art,” The Wall Street  Journal, May 7, D4
2010 Esplund, Lance, “Art that Defies Definition,” The Wall Street Journal, January, wsj.com.
2010 Wilkin, Karen, “At the Galleries,” The Hudson Review, Vol. LXIII, No. 1, Spring, hudsonreview.com
2009 Busa, Christopher, “Varujan Boghosian: The Artist as Orpheus.” Provincetown Arts, Pg. 34-42.
2009 Drake, Gillian, “Varujan Boghosian,” Cape Cod Artists’ Registry, July.
2009 Drake, Gillian, “Varujan Boghosian: A Poet without Words,” Provincetown Arts, July 24, pg. 54-56.
2004 Goodman, Jonathan, “Varujan Boghosian at Joan Washburn,” Art in America, December.
1989 Hart, Jeffrey, “The Vergil of Things,” National Review, October.
1988 Kimmelman, Michael, Excerpt from “Uptown, Novices and Modern Masters,” The New York Times,  February 26.
1970 “The Mythmaker,” Time, February 9.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Albright – Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA
The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH
Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington, KY
University Gallery, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA
The Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
The New York Public Library, New York, NY
The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY
Norton Gallery of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT