WRITINGS
Recent art reviews and essays by the artist:
"Wax Poetic"  The New York Sun, January 8, 2015
"Pop Sincerity"  The New York Sun, December 16, 2014
"Untamed Rousseau"  The New York Sun, December 6, 2014
"Major Sargent"  The New York Sun, November 17, 2014

BIO
Simon Carr lives and works in New York City. His recent paints, drawings and prints have focused on street scenes and subway scenes in New York City. He has exhibited widely, most recently at The Painting Center, Prince Street Gallery and Long Island University's Selena Gallery. He teaches Drawing at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, part of CUNY.
Solo Exhibitions
2007 Selena Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
  “Subways, City and Landscape: New York Scenes”
2005 The James Gallery, Union Theological Seminary, NYC
  The Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford, PA
  The Chapel, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
  Tom and Jerry’s Bar/Gallery, NYC   “The Triumph of Flora”
2002 Interchurch Center,  NYC   “Things We Have Seen and Heard” 
2001 Church of All Saints, Briarcliff Manor, NY  “Paintings for Advent”
  Ansonia Windows Gallery, NY  “Landscapes and Sketches”
  Metro Baptist Church, NYC  “New Narrative Paintings”
1998 “Paintings for Lent” Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, NYC
  “Images of Witness”  Metro Baptist Church, NYC
1997 Living room Gallery, Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church, NYC
  James Gallery, Union Theological Seminary, NYC
1996 Maison Française, New York University “Homage to Catherine Pozzi”
1993 Bill Bace Gallery, NYC
1989 Bowery Gallery, NYC
1987 Bowery Gallery, NYC
  Bowery Gallery, NYC
   
Selected Commissions
2008 Church of St. Stephen, Pittsfield Mass. "The Feeding of the 5000".
2002 Church of St. Luke in the Fields, NYC  for September 11 memorial service;
  “I Have Put My Spirit Within You, and  You Will Live”,
2000 Church of St. Luke in the Fields, NYC
  8 works depicting the Stations of the Cross
1999 Riverwood Community Church, Kent, Ohio
  3 large works;“Sin, Penitence and Resurrection”
1999 Private collection, wall mural “Jacob’s Ladder”
   
Grants and Awards
2008 Joseph S. Isidore Award for Painting, National Academy of Design, New York City
2000 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
1999 New School University Faculty Development Grant
  Artist’s Fellowship Grant
1992 New School University Faculty Development Grant
1989 New School University Faculty Development Grant
1984 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
   
Selected Group Exhibitions
2010   "East Meets Midwest" Artists from New York and the Midwest Painters Group.
  Beverly Art Center, Chicago, Illinois April 9-May 9
  Hoffmann-La Chance Contemporary Art  St. Louis, Missouri, July 9- Aug 15
  Westbeth Gallery, New York City  Sept. 11-Oct 3
2009 "Transformations: Drawing into Painting"
  Haverford College, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Fall 09
  Western Carolina University Gallery  Winter, 2010   .
2008 183rd Annual: an Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art
  National Academy of Design. Awarded the Joseph S. Isidore Memorial Award and Medal
2008 " Getting Around, City Transportation Images"
  Object/Image Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2007 "Contemporary Figurations, a survey of New York Artists"
  Westbeth Gallery, New York City
2006 “Four Figurative Painters” Marywood University,  Mahady Gallery, Scranton, PA
  “Thirteenth Anniversary Show” The Painting Center, NYC
2005 “The Spiritual in Art” General Theological Seminary, NYC
  “Signs of the Flesh” Selena Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn NY
2004 “Luminous Forms” Gallery 128,  NYC
2002 “En Plein Air”  Harrison Gallery, Williamstown , Mass.
2001 “Sacred and Profane”  Monmouth Univ., Monmouth, N.J.
2000 “Landscapes”  Object/Image  Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
1998 “Recent Landscapes”  Hardpress Gallery, West Stockbridge, Mass.
  “Landscape and Spirit”  Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
1997 “Spirit of the Place”  Merchant and Ivory Foundation Gallery,
  Claverack, New York
  “Landscape: a Contemporary Survey”  The Painting Center, NYC
  “Mindscapes”   Marine Midland Bank, NYC
1996 “Landscape: a Selection” National Arts Club, NYC,
  “Recent Prints”  The Painting Center, NYC
1995 “Semaphore”  Arts Initiatives Invitational, NYC
1994 “Topographic Discursions”  Shoe-String Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
  “Recent Landscape Studies”  Berlin Free Town Library, Berlin, NY
1993 “Recent Woodcuts”  Parsons School of Design Gallery, NYC
  “A-z, 1-9”  E.S. Van Dam Gallery, NYC
1992 “Large Scale”  Bill Bace Gallery, NYC
1991 “Four Artists”  Bill Bace Gallery, NYC
  “The Drawing Show” County College of Morris Gallery, Randolph,NJ
  “The Art of Fire”  Muse Gallery, NYC
1989 “Seven North American Artists”  Gallerie Centre Municipal, Sarlat, France
   
Publications
2000 “I Happened Upon a Miracle“by David McKirachan, Westminster/John Knox pub. 
  21 illustrations & cover painting.
1996 “Catherine Pozzi, Four Poems” 4 monoprint illustrations
1992 “Phantasmatikon” text Stephen Sartarelli, drawings Simon Carr Alea Press, NYC. 
  “Nocturnal Diaries”  Series of six drawings, Alea Literary Review, NYC
   
Teaching Experience
2003-Present Assoc. Professor of Art, Full-time, Borough of Manhattan Community College, NYC
1993-2003 Drawing and Design Instructor, Borough of Manhattan Community College
1989-Present Art History Instructor, Liberal Studies Dept., Parsons School of Design, NYC
1984-2003 Drawing Instructor, Foundation Program, Parsons School of Design
1992-98 Drawing and Art History Instructor, NYU School of Continuing Education.
1980-1992 Painting and Drawing Instructor, Parsons School of Design Program in France
  Painting Instructor, Rockland Center for the Arts, Nyack, NY
   
Visiting Artist
2008 Visiting Lecturer, New York Studio School, "Walter Sickert"
  Visiting Artist/Lecturer Western Carolina University
2006 Visiting Lecturer, Oxford University, Oxford, England
2001 Visiting Lecturer Haverford College, Haverford PA
1997-2000 Guest Lecturer, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
1999 Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Vermont College, Vermont
1997 Visiting Artist, Hampshire College, Amherst, Mass.  
   
Education
  MFA, Parsons School of Design.
  Studied with Leland Bell, Paul Resika, and John Heliker
1975  BA, Goddard College
   
Born New York City,1953
Married, four children