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Vincent Serbin

1951 So. Bound Brook, New Jersey, United States

24 Works exhibited

Current location

Kingston, New York

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bibliography
  • Awards

Vincent Serbin is a New York-based artist currently living and working in the Catskills.

His latest series of canvas works explore a new medium and technique for the artist, whose career began by developing a unique method of photomontage (what he calls the “negative collage”). Though spanning decades, for the last 12 years, Serbin has dedicated his practice to an approach that investigates the materiality of the medium. Influenced by the avant-garde strategies of artists such as Robert Ryman, Alberto Burri, and Frank Stella, Serbin is interested in the process of art than in its material realization.

The series of works on exhibition at the Gallery are a continuation of this development, wherein the artist has painted abstract canvases of varying sizes and shapes that are then covered over. Ropes and twine pull at the edges and folds, making the covering take on an almost skin-like aesthetic. This process of concealing and revealing is described by the artist as an “evolutionary adventure.” Having started his career in photographic collage (wherein he had to literally cut and reform his photographs), this collection appears to be a progression from that, giving the corporeal effect of the canvas that conceals and reveals various aspects of the painting behind it, as if these spaces are incisions in the skin of the canvas itself.

However, the process of Serbin’s work may be even further thought of as indicative of the experience of the artist as a creator himself. In the creation of art there is always a giving and taking of oneself. The artist’s work lays bare an expression of the self for public viewing. Yet, it is not the full self, only an aspect that the artist desires one to see. It is a game that the artist plays with his works: at once devoted fully to their execution, but understanding the distance between their materialization and his own identity.

Constructed from acrylic, canvas, and other media, Serbin has developed a consistent body of work that displays a progression of thought. Behind each work is a detailed catalog of the media used. What once served as a reference point for the artist becomes an almost catalog of process for the collection as a whole.

Serbin has exhibited extensively around the US including recent exhibitions at the University of Texas and at Pirate Contemporary Art in Denver. His photo works have been widely exhibited and collected by private individuals and institutions such as The Museum of Photographic Arts, The University of Maine Art Museum and the Museet for Fotokunst, in Denmark. He is currently represented by the Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery.

SELECTED SHOWS:

2019  
Seattle Art Fair , Seattle,WA , featured in the Alvarez Gallery booth
Art Wynwood , Miami,FL , featured in the Alvarez Gallery booth
Art Palm Beach , West Palm Beach,FL , featured in the Alvarez Gallery booth
2018  
Museum of Fine Arts , St. Petersburg,FL, "Recent Acquisitions"
Texas Contemporary , Houston,TX , featured in the Alvarez Gallery booth
Market Art + Design , Bridgehampton,NY , featured in the Alvarez Gallery booth
Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery , Stamford,CT , "Be(come) a Collector"
2017  
Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery , Stamford, CT, "Like Skin" , solo exhibit
Ulster County Comm. College , Stone Ridge,NY," Artsits as Innovators"
Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery , Stamford,CT , "Shaped and Shrouded" , solo exhibit
University of Texas , Tyler,TX , "32nd International Annual Exhibition"
2016  
Pirate: Contemporary Art , Denver,CO , "Annual Juried Exhibition"                              
Barrett Art Center , Poughkeepsie, NY , "New Directions '16"
d' Art Center , Norfolk,VA , "The Eclectic"
Stephen F. Austin University , Nacogdoches,TX  , "Texas National 2016"                     
Valdosta State University , Valdosta,GA , "Valdosta National 2016"
2015  
Bakehouse Art Complex , Miami,FL , "Last Exit: Painting"
Gallery 263 , Cambridge,MA , "Chroma"
2014  
Woodstock Artist's Association & Museum , Woodstock,NY, "Far and Wide"
The Arts Society of Kingston , Kingston,NY
Tappan Z Gallery , Tarrytown,NY
2013  
Hoadley Gallery , Lenox,MA
Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Festival , Philadelphia,PA
2012  
Castell Gallery , Asheville,NC , "ROAD"
2011  
The University of Maine Museum of Art , Bangor,ME , "New York, New York"
Castell Gallery , Asheville,NC , "Manipulated"
2010  
Galerie BMG , Woodstock,NY , "Raw Objects Appear Life Size" , solo exhibit
2008  
Oriole 9 , Woodstock,NY
2007  
Museum of Photographic Arts , San Diego,CA , "Picturing Eden"
Galerie BMG , Woodstock,NY , "Metaphysical Ground" , solo exhibit   
2006  
Woodstock Artist's Association & Museum , Woodstock,NY , "Magic"
George Eastman House , Rochester,NY , "Picturing Eden"
2005  
John Stevenson Gallery , New York,NY , "New Art : Redefining the Photograph"
Galerie BMG , Woodstock,NY , "Toward Omega" , solo exhibit
2004  
John Stevenson Gallery , New York,NY , "Photo Collages"
Marist College , Poughkeepsie, NY , "Disparate Visions"
2002  
Art & Soul Gallery , Woodstock, NY , "Laboratories of the Spirit" , solo exhibit
2001  
Art Forms Gallery , Red Bank, NJ , "Distillation"
2000  
The Noyes Art Museum , Oceanville,NJ , "A New View:Worked Images by... Photographers"
1999  
The Alternative Museum , New York,NY , "8th Annual Showcase Exhibition"
1998  
Schneider Gallery , Chicago,IL , "The Still Life"
1996  
Noyes Museum , Oceanville,NJ , "The Fellowship Exhibition"
1995  
The University of Northern Iowa , Cedar Falls,IA , "The Magic Silver Show"    
1994  
Robin Rice Gallery , New York,NY , "The Nurturing Spirit"
Synchronicity Space , New York,NY , "From the Transparent to the Opaque"
1992  
Neikrug Photographica , New York,NY , "Rated X"
1990  
Art Forms Gallery , Red Bank,NJ , "Diverse Directions
Level 3 Gallery , Philadelphia,PA
1989  
The Camera Club of New York , solo exhibit
1980  
The Nikon House , "Inner Landscapes"
1974  
Rutgers University , New Brunswick,NJ , "New Jersey Photography"

 

COLLECTIONS:

The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg,FL.        
The Museum of Photographic Arts
Rochester Institute of Technology
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,TX
Boston Atheneaum
The University of Maine Museum of Art
Museet for Fotokunst
The Center for Photography at Woodstock
Connecticut Photographics
The Camera Club of New York
The Library of Congress
The Boston Public Library
Stanford University   

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

2018
Shadow & Light Magazine.                          
"Alternative Processes"
2017    
Shadow & Light Magazine
Penumbra                                                       
2015    

Alternative Photographic Processes: Crafting   
Handmade Images
New Jersey Artists Through Time  
2014    
SHOTS (issue no.123)                                                
2013  

The Photo Review (vol. 30 #4)  
2012    
SHOTS (issue no.117)
Hook Magazine 
2011    
Blue Canvas Magazine (issue no.8)                        
2010    

Woodstock Times (04/08/10)
Vincent Serbin/portfolios  (www.blurb.com) "Self published collection of work,1992-2008"
2006    
George Eastman House & Steidl Publishers 
2005    
21st Editions  
A monograph featuring 11 original silver prints
essay by John Wood, poems by D. Westover
2003    
Black & White Magazine (May/June issue)                 
2002    

21st:The Journal of Contemporary Photography 
"Strange Genius", vol.5, essay by John Wood
American Photo  (May/June issue)     
The Woodstock Times  (05/23/02)

SELECTED AWARDS:

2012    
Castell Photography "Gallery Choice Award Winner" Asheville, NC
2008
Saint Louis Art Fair  "First Place (in category)" Clayton,MO
2007    
The Bruce Museum Arts Festival "Museum's Choice Award" Greenwich, CT
2004    
Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival "Best in Show" Rerston,VA
2003    
Lakefront Festival of the Arts "Award of Excellence" Milwaukee,WI
2000 
New York Foundation for the Arts - fellowship grant
1996    
Cherry Creek Arts Festival "First Place , Photography" Denver,CO
1995    
Maine Photographic Workshopsn "First Place:New Works on Paper" Rockport,ME
1994
New Jersey State Council of the Arts - fellowship grant

Works by Vincent Serbin

Order by

2015

104.14 x 73.66 cm

6539,05 €

2016

57.15 x 102.87 cm

5011,87 €

2013

60.96 x 76.2 cm

3960,00 €

2016

60.96 x 76.2 cm

3960,00 €

2015

78.74 x 101.6 cm

6820,00 €

2014

60.96 x 76.2 cm

3960,00 €

2017

60.04 x 106.68 cm

6006,00 €

2019

60.96 x 60.96 cm

3167,00 €

2019

60.96 x 60.96 cm

3168,00 €

2018

70.99 x 59.99 cm

3630,98 €

2019

60.96 x 60.96 cm

3168,00 €

2019

60.96 x 60.96 cm

3168,00 €

2019

60.96 x 60.96 cm

3168,00 €

2016

81.28 x 101.6 cm

7040,00 €

2016

81.28 x 106.68 cm

7392,00 €

2016

60.96 x 106.68 cm

5544,00 €

2017

81.28 x 106.68 cm

7392,00 €

2019

60.96 x 60.96 cm

3168,00 €

2019

152 x 168 cm

3375,06 €

2018

59 x 51 cm

2156,00 €

2017

117 x 90 cm

8114,00 €

2019

107 x 135 cm

10907,00 €

2019

107 x 130 cm

10496,00 €

2018

61 x 112 cm

4118,00 €

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