Larry Blizard

In creating my art, I have always been drawn to the form known as “narrative art. While this seems to run counter to contemporary trends, which seems to favor shock subject matter and novelty of technique, it has been for me, a deeply satisfying direction.

Also, contrary to the popular slick finish offered by digital media, I prefer simple drawing tools, which result in a hand-made look that for me conveys a sense of life.

My subject matter comes from my experience of the world around me. To express my feelings, I employ stand-ins for humans. In one series of pieces for example, bananas represent people in “human” settings. Another series employs “mischievous” angels. My current work involves using “critters” in everyday situations, inspired by my observation of small creatures struggling to survive in an increasingly urbanized environment.

EXHIBITIONS Razor Gallery, SOHO, NYC
Galerie Rutzmoser, Munich, Germany
Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
National Academy of Design, NYC
North Carolina Museum of Art
Ball State University
Davidson College
SUNY Potsdam, NY
Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC
Hurlbutt Gallery, Greenwich, CT
Main Street Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY

PRIZES/AWARDS CAPS Fellowship, NY State Council on the Arts
Purchase Award, SUNY Potsdam
Purchase Award, North Carolina Museum of art
(Print and Drawing Society)
Stern du Woche” awarded by writers and critics of
der Abenzeitung, Munich

REVIEWS AND COMMENTARY
“Spotlight” Gallery Guide Sept. 1999
Art in America
The New York Times
The Village Voice
The Soho Weekly News
Arts Magazine
The New Yorker

EDUCATION School of Art, East Carolina University MA, BA
Art Students League of NY
Pratt Graphic Art Center, NY
Mercy College

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