Born: March 22, 1949
Education: 1970-1974 BFA Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York 1974-1976 Private Study under David Byrd
2000-2001 Caesarea Gallery - Boca Raton, Florida
1999-2000 Barry Gross Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia
1996 The Atlanta History Center - Atlanta, Georgia The Lowe Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia Caesari Gallery - Boca Raton, Florida
1995 Trinity Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia
1995-1991 Barry Gross Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia
1990 The Lowe Gallery - Atlanta, Georgia
1989 Galleria Renata - Chicago, Illinois
1988 Fulton County Library - Atlanta, Georgia State Capitol of Georgia - Atlanta, Georgia
1984 Brooklyn Museum - Brooklyn, New York Winter Gallery - Naples, Florida Madison Noble Gallery - Sarasota, Florida
Collectors: Richard T. Rice Regional Retail Director Hard Rock Cafe International Steven R. Kanter Senior Planner Worldwide Licensing and Retail Operations The Coca Cola Company Gregory Hughes Anesthesiologist Crawford Long Hospital Mr. Louis Malaer Burt Reynolds, Actor Malcom Forbes, Financier Elton John, Entertainer Mr. And Mrs. Marvin Singer, Singer Sewing Machine Company The Woodruff Family, Coca Cola Company Mr. And Mrs. A. D. Frazier, COO Atlanta Olympic Games, CEO Invesco, Inc. Mr. And Mrs. Leo Mullin, CEO Delta Airlines Hartsfield International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia Numerous commissioned pieces and individual collectors
Organizations supported through art donations: Breast Cancer St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Childhood Diabetes Aids Atlanta Center One (various causes) Mario Leumieux Foundation (Hodgkins Disease/Cancer,Neonatal Research) Sicle Cell Anemia
Barry Gross Artistic Statement
Who really is the Creator? In the Quest for who we are and why we're here, I have confronted myself and consequently retrained myself to be more positive, while experiencing the outer world of mankind, the self, and moving inward toward the spirit.
The imagery and intimacy I capture on canvas emanates from passions in dreams and visions. Sleep, meditation, and acknowledgment of the human condition permeates these acquisitions. I do not think that it all comes from the self. There is a higher power at work. Creating a powerful image, expressing inner and outer qualities in relationship with spirit, psyche, and myth lays the foundation of a strong representational piece of art.
The creation is also empowered with technique-the use of paint, the consistency of oils which seems to flow through the body to the brush, the powers of space, shape, form and color. The amazing conclusion is how the public interacts with the work through many emotions, whether spiritual inspiration, humor, drama, anger, or sensuality. It seems that the viewer becomes reflective and inherits a deeper access to the canvas, becoming more involved with its theme. Again, who really is the creator? The universe, the artist, people or the essence of all these energies intertwined? Imagination: The passage through the unknown.