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アーティストについて

「成功は幸福への鍵ではありません。幸福は成功への鍵です。あなたがしていることを愛するなら、あなたは成功するでしょう。」     -  アルベルトシュヴァイツァー

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進行中の馬の絵。

Jエイムズ「Kingneon」Guçwaは彼の手に絵筆を持って生まれました。どういうわけか、彼がプロの美術画家になることは間違いありませんでした。これが彼の夢でした。
絵でBFAを取得FTERは、彼はより多くのために憧れとのプライベート学生として、追加調査を始めたダンWelden 、後半の現代画家のアートスタジオで塗装見習いとして、直後にロングアイランド、ニューヨーク州のリソグラフィメーカー、およびグレゴリー・ギレスピー、(フルブライト奨学金、ホイットニー美術館、ハーシュホーン美術館、フォーラムギャラリー、ニューヨーク)。

T彼はフランスのポスト印象派、ゴーギャンは、ライブにタヒチに移動し、その人と熱帯の風景を描きます。この芸術家の選択を賞賛して、グシュワはジャマイカ島に同じことをするために出発しました。

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ジャマイカのポートアントニオにある彼の裏庭の家からのジェームズの眺め

Purchasing just a one-way ticket, his easel, paints. a 10-speed bike, and $300., I set off to the Caribbean. I  was looking for an inexpensive shack to rent, away from tourist areas.  My legs pedaled me around the island until I found the town of Port Antonio where my days were painted away while drinking coconut water, Red Stripe beers, and swimming. After a few months, however, I realized my cash was running low when a Jamaican entrepreneur approached him. The man wanted me to paint him a sign for a new lobster house he was planning to open.  I never painted a sign before, but needing the money, so accepted his offer. When I returned to the states, it was this sign that prompted me to begin painting vintage signs on canvas as fine art. 
I'm currently represented by the Leslie Levy Fine Art Online Gallery and the Xanadu Gallery, both in Scottsdale, AZ
.  I would welcome additional representation at a quality gallery outside Scottsdale.

Gucwa's painting of 'The Blue Swallow Motel.' Acrylic on canvas, 15" x 24.

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「ブルースワローモーテル」  パネルにアクリル、15 "x 24"

My photorealistic paintings of vintage neon signs caught the eye of one fine art gallery after another and before long I was having one-man exhibitions in some of the finest art galleries across the country, from Scottsdale to L.A., San Francisco to New York City, and points in between. In 1998 I was made an Officially Licensed fine artist for Harley-Davidson, Chevrolet-Corvette, and Mattel Toys/Hot Wheels Division. The two images below are available as limited-edition, museum quality, signed and numbered, paper prints (not posters)

'Bill and Wanda's' among the first Harley-Davidson painting that was printed and circulated to H-D dealerships throughout the country.

「ビルとワンダ」  キャンバスにアクリル、64 "x48"。限定版のプリントが利用可能です。

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「キング&アイ」  キャンバスにアクリル、64 "x48"。  限定版のプリントが利用可能です。

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「アーティストの肖像」  キャンバスにアクリル、30 "x 24"

I'll paint any subject of your choice, in your favorite style. Use your imagination and let me bring your idea into reality. Heck, I'll not only paint a masterpiece for you, I'll serenade you with some smooth jazz, and read something from one of the books I've authored. How about a mural on the wall of your business or home? The sky's the limit, (I know, that cliche is worn out already). Hope to hear from you soon.

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   JAMES  GUCWA  BIO/CV

ACADEMIC

Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts, Newark, N.J.

The School of Visual Arts, N.Y.C., N.Y.

Memphis Academy of Art, Memphis, TN

Bachelor of Fine Art Degree

Arizona State University, Special Masters Program with contemporary masters Ralph Goings and Robert Bechtle.

ADDITIONAL STUDY

Private study with Dan Welden, Dan Welden Lithographic Studio, Deer Park, Long Island, N.Y.

Apprenticeship with the late Gregory Gillespie, Belchertown, MA.

AWARDS

The Peabody Hotel (a National Historic Landmark), Memphis, TN,

painted 'The History of Memphis' large scale historic mural.

The City of Mesa, Mesa, AZ. The Mesa Southwest Museum.

painted six historic murals.

Made an "Officially Licensed" fine artist for Harley-Davidson, Chevrolet/Corvette, and Mattel Toys/Hot Wheels Division.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009, 2021, 2024 - Talon Gallery - Northland Pioneer College, Show-Low, AZ

1997 2000 - Bruce R. Lewin Gallery, SOHO, N.Y.C.

1988, 1990, 1997 - Leslie Levy Fine Art Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1993, 1996 - Modernism, San Francisco, CA.

1999 - Shwartz-Cierlak Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1985, Miami State University, Miami, FL.

CURRENT REPRESENATION

Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Leslie Levy Fine Art, Online gallery,  Scottsdale, AZ  

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA

Uptown Gallery, Manhattan, N.Y.

Horwitz-Newman Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Vannier Fine Art Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Suzanne Brown Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

The Cultural Exchange, Scottsdale, AZ

Eiteljorg Museum of American Western Art, Indianapolis, IN

Begovitch Gallery, Cal State Fullerton, CA

'Common Tread, Traversing the American Landscape'

Los Angeles County Museum, L.A., CA

PUBLICATIONS

Voyageur Press, 'This Old Harley.'

Kingneon Books, 'Signs of Art'

California State University Fullerton, Mike McGee, 'Common Tread'

Modern Media Publishing Ltd., Airbrush Art + Action International

Voyageur Press, 'This Old Corvette.'

The Open Studios Press, 'New American Paintings' Number 12.

Chronicle Books, Barnaby Conrad III, 'The Martini.'

Eiteljorg Museum of American Western Art, Mike McGee, 

'New Art of the West.'

MEMBERSHIPS
 

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