Brooklyn NY-born, Allan Gorman is a realistic oil painter who brings his strengths as an internationally celebrated brand marketing consultant and graphic designer to artworks that certainly reflect his own unique and distinctive brand. Soaring towers of industry, chrome exhaust pipes, distorted reflections, a macro trip inside mechanisms and technology – hard angles, strong colors and carefully thought-through compositions permeate works that have been featured in numerous gallery and museum shows and private collections in both the US and Europe.
In 2013, Gorman was awarded a Fellowship for Painting from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts - one of only six painters to win the prize, which is given only once every three years. In 2011, he was awarded a resident fellowship to Vermont Studio Center and was invited back to VSC for a second visit in the summer of 2014, and in 2016 he was selected for a fellowship residency by the ESKFF Foundation at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ.
Major exhibits have included solo and invitational showings at Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts (Binghamton, NY); CK Contemporary Galleries (San Francisco, CA); The Miller Gallery (Cincinnati, OH); Lia Skidmore Fine Arts (Santa Monica, CA); Galleria GUM in Miami, FL, and Howard Rehs Contemporary Galleries in NYC. Museum and Art fairs include: "Hyperrealism" at The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago; The Chattauqua Institute (NY) Exhibition 2013; Mid-Atlantic New Oil Painting 2012 and 2014 at the Ritterhoff Martin Galleries (Fredericksburg, VA); the 2010 and 2016 Arts Annuals at the NJ State Museum (Trenton, NJ) and The Noyes Museum of Art (Atlantic City, NJ); Re-Presenting Realism at the Arnot Art Museum (Elmira, NY); ArtPrize 2014 and ArtPrize 2015 in Grand Rapids, MI.; ArtHamptons Art Fair (NY); Art Palm Springs (CA); twice on board the luxury art yacht Seafair at Art Greenwich (CT); the International Guild of Realism's Masterworks Museum Tour traveling to art museums around the country from May 2015 through June 2016, and "Something More Than Realism" at Galeria ArteLibre in Zaragoza, Spain.
Gorman's work has been profiled in Arte Libre X (2016), Manifest's International New Painting Annuals 2 and 6, America Art Collector (several issues), Transportation Today, Poets & Artists Magazines (3 issues), Steadfast Arte, The Huffington Post, CreativeTime4Talk, about.com, and dozens of other print and electronic publications.
Allan Gorman currently maintains a studio practice in Kearny, NJ, and resides in West Orange, NJ.
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