RESUME

 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  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: Retrospective, Manchester Com. College, 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 , Przemyśl, Poland

                (Muzeum Narodowe Ziemi Przemyskiej)
               The Radiant Line, Brick Walk Fine Art, West Hartford, CT   

2009  The Landmark Gallery, Tarrytown, NY   

2006   Art in the Heart of the City, 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   

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 

Connecticut Artists Collection, Hartford, CT

New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, 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.
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  • 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.


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