Zbigniew Grzyb

Born: 1943, Przemysl, Poland

EDUCATION

1965-1971 Academy of Fine Art, Krakow, Poland
1960-1965 Jaroslaw High School of Art

AWARDS/GRANTS
2008 Greater Hartford Arts Council / New Boston Fund Individual Artist Fellowship
2001 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2001 Individual Artist Grant, Greater Hartford Arts Council
1984-85 Blanche E. Colman Grant, Boston, MA
1971 Polish Ministry of Art and Culture Grant for free study
1966-68 Annual Academy of Fine Art Award for Drawing, Krakow, Poland

SELECTED ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2015 Zbigniew Grzyb: Recent Paintings, Brick Walk Fine Art, West Hartford, CT
New Paintings, Stockman Gallery, New Britain, CT
2014 The Italian Paintings, Brick Walk Fine Art, West Hartford, CT
2012 Zbigniew Grzyb, Immamura Art Gallery, Krakow
2011 Zbigniew Grzyb: A Retrospective, Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT
Branch/Sky Series, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
Zbigniew Grzyb /USA/ Malarswto, Kastel Szymbarku, Poland
Zbigniew Grzyb, Liceum Sztuk Pieknych, Jaroslaw, Poland
2010 The National Museum (Muzeum Narodowe Ziemi Przemyskiej), Przemyśl, Poland
The Radiant Line, Brick Walk Fine Art, West Hartford, CT
2009 The Landmark Gallery, Tarrytown, NY
2006 Art in the Heart of the City, New Britain City Hall, New Britain, CT
New Work, Paesaggio at 100 Pearl, Hartford, CT
2004 Recent Work, Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT
2002 Recent Work, Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT
2001 NEW/NOW, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
1999 Works on Paper—A Ten Year Retrospective, Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT
1996 Recent Paintings, Paesaggio Gallery, Canton, CT
1995 Gateway Crossing: Black Paintings, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
1993 Paesaggio Gallery, Hartford, CT
1991 Inaugural Exhibition, Paesaggio Gallery, Hartford, CT
1989 University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT
1986 The Art Guild, Farmington, CT
1985 Saltbox Gallery, West Hartford, CT
1983 New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015 Zbigniew Grzyb & Grant Frost at 360 State Street, Reynolds Fine Art, New Haven, CT
Sunstruck, Brick Walk Fine Art, West Hartford, CT
2014 Let It Snow: Selected Works, Brick Walk Fine Art, West Hartford, CT
Wielka Wystawa Z.P.A.P. w Rzeszowie, BWA, Rzeszow, Poland
Pure Abstraction: The Artwork of Gregory West and Zbigniew Grzyb, Reynolds Fine Art, New Haven, CT
2011 International Painting "East-West", Muzeum Dwory Karwacjanow i Gladyszow, Gorlice, Poland
2009 Current Connecticut, Paper New England at ArtSpace, Hartford, CT
2008 Speak to Me: The Connecticut Biennial 2008, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
2007 Konfrontcja, Galeria Rynek 6, Jaroslaw, Poland
2006 Heart in Hand, Paesaggio Fine Art, Hartford, CT
2004 10 Years at 100 Pearl, 100 Pearl Gallery, Hartford, CT
2003 Physical Culture, Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT
Holiday Salon, Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT
2001 Collecting at Paesaggio: A Tenth Anniversary Celebration, Paesaggio Gallery, West Hartford, CT
1998 DD-MM-YY, 50 Bartholomew Street, Hartford, CT, curated by David Borawski
1997 Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT (three person exhibition)
Gallery Artists, Paesaggio Gallery, Canton, CT
1996 Notewell, ARTSPACE, New Haven, CT
1994 Zbigniew Grzyb & Tom Doyle, 100 Pearl Gallery, Hartford, CT
Gallery Artists, Paesaggio Gallery, Canton, CT
Holiday Salon, Paesaggio Gallery, Hartford, CT
1992 Times 3, Aetna Gallery, Hartford, CT
1991 Ten for Ten, Paesaggio Gallery, Hartford, CT
1987 Inaugural Exhibition, Bayless Gallery, Norfolk, CT
1986 Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts 76th Annual Exhibition, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
1982 Paean to Spring, Saltbox Gallery, West Hartford, CT
New England Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Silvermine Guild Center for the Arts, New Canaan, CT
1981 A Poetic View, Fischer Gallery, Farmington Valley Art Center, Avon, CT
1980 31st Annual New England Competition of Painting and Sculpture, Silvermine Guild Center for the Arts, New Canaan, CT
1979-78 Ellsworth Gallery, Simsbury, CT
1978-74 Zarick Gallery, Farmington, CT
1973 Mural Commission, Ankara, Turkey
Rami Uhler Gallery, Ankara, Turkey
1972 Duccio Gallery, Sienna, Italy
Gallery IF-2000, Sienna, Italy
1972-71 Exhibited with "Seine" group of artists:
     Gallery Z.P.A.P. (Polish Society of Art), Rzeszow, Poland
     Center Gallery, Jaroslaw, Poland
     International Book and Press Club, Przemysl, Poland

COLLECTIONS
  • New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
  • Connecticut Artists Collection, Hartford, CT
  • Charter Communications, Stamford, CT
  • Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT
  • Conning & Company, Hartford, CT
  • Peoples Savings Bank, New Britain, CT
  • Northeast Savings Corporate Headquarters, Hartford, CT
  • Bronson & Hutensky, Hartford, CT
  • Hoberman & Pollack, Hartford, CT
  • Connecticut Bank & Trust, Hartford, CT
  • Gengras Motors, Hartford, CT
  • Cisco Corporation, Farmington, CT
  • WFSB Channel 3, Hartford, CT
  • Private Collections

BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • Patricia Rosoff. “Innocent Eye: A Passionate Look at Contemporary Art,” Tupelo Press, 2013.
  • Pawel Nowicki. “Ars Longa,” Muzeum Karwacjanow, Gorlice, Poland, 2013.
  • Roger Catlin. “Two Abstract Shows at Real Art Ways,” The Hartford Courant, April 21, 2011.
  • Dan Pope. “The Museum Guard,” Northeast Magazine, November 21, 2004.
  • Steve Starger. “Physical Culture: Abstracts by Elizabeth Gourlay, Zbigniew Grzyb, Letty Fonteyne, Elizabeth MacDermid, and Pamela Stockamore,” Art New England, December 2003 / January 2004.
  • Patricia Rosoff. “What's Going On,” The Hartford Advocate, September 27, 2002.
  • Owen McNally. “Triumph and Tragedy,” The Hartford Courant, September 17, 2001.
  • Desiree Grant. “Exhibit of Local Artist’s Work to Open at Museum,” The Herald, September 4, 2001.
  • Michael Rush. “Zbigniew Grzyb: Works on Paper,” Art New England, October/November, 1999.
  • Steve Starger. “The DNA of Art, Gallery Celebrates Relationship with Artist,” Journal Inquirer, July 23, 1999.
  • Matt Damsker. “Edgy Art Inhabits Hartford Foundry,” The Hartford Courant, February, 1999.
  • Patricia Rosoff. “Extension Cords and Serendipity,” The Hartford Advocate, February 10, 1999.
  • William Zimmer. “A Glimpse of Contemporary Taste,” The New York Times, February 25, 1996.
  • Patricia Rosoff. “Sky and Stars like Old-World Battlements,” The Hartford Advocate, February, 1996.
  • Jude Schwendenwien. “The Fleeting Beauty of a Mandala,” The Hartford Courant, February 4, 1996.
  • Patricia Rosoff. Catalogue essay. Central Connecticut State University exhibition, 1995.
  • Jude Schwendenwien. “New Display Sobering at Pearl Street,” The Hartford Courant, August 14, 1994.
  • Margaret Plaganis. “High-Voltage Synergy,” The Hartford Advocate, August 11, 1994.
  • Owen McNally. “Driven by Art,” The Hartford Courant, July 14, 1992.
  • Margaret Plaganis. “Times Tables,” The Hartford Advocate, July 2, 1992.
  • William Zimmer. “Group Show That’s a ‘Bit of Incandescence,’” The New York Times, June 28, 1992.
  • Vivien Raynor. “A New Gallery in Hartford Offers Varied Works by 10 Artists,” The New York Times, August 11, 1991.
  • Wendy Jackson. “A Perfect Ten,” The Hartford Advocate, July 25, 1991.
  • Jude Schwendenwien. “Exhibit’s Easy Feeling Spotlights 10 Artists,” The Hartford Courant, July 7, 1991.
  • Susan M. Wadsworth. Review, Art New England, June/July 1991.
  • WHTV, West Hartford Community Television, “Art & Fashion, with Elise Mischel,” March 1991.
  • Jude Schwendenwien. “Grzyb’s Strongest Works are Black and White Studies,” The Hartford Courant, March 17, 1991.
  • Margaret Plaganis. “Something Pole, Something New,” The Hartford Advocate, March 7, 1991.