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BARRY MASTELLER


Curriculum Vitae









BARRY MASTELLER


Born: April 21, 1945, Silver Lake District, Los Angeles, California

Lives and Works in New York, New York and Albuquerque, New Mexico.



Solo Exhibitions:

2017 Paul Mahder Gallery, Natural Occurrence. Healdsburg, California

2015 Triton Museum of Art, Abstractions. Bridges and Echo's. Santa Clara, CA.

2013 Hartnell College Art Gallery, Along The Way  selections from
              'Natural Occurrence' series and The White Paintings.

2011 Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Paintings Seattle, WA

2010 U.S Embassy, Kathmandu, Napal

2009 Elenor D. Wilson Museum of Art, Hollins University, Boulevards
             Roanoak, VA

2008 Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Recent Paintings, Seattle, WA

2007 The Grace Museum, Earth + Sky, Abilene, TX

2007 Caldwell / Snyder Gallery, Recent Paintings, Saint Helena, CA

2007 Caldwell / Snyder Gallery, Recent Paintings, San Francisco, CA

2007 Trajan Gallery, Recent Paintings Carmel, CA

2007 Wiregrass Museum of Art, Imagined Journey's, Dothan, AL

2007 Dubuque Museum of Art, Cityscapes Dubuque, IA

2006 Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA

2006 Campton Gallery, New York, NY

2006 Trajan Gallery, Recent Paintings Carmel, CA

2006 Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey Now, Monterey CA

2006 Museum of the Southwest, Mythical Landscapes, Midland, TX

2005 Campton Gallery, Recent Paintings, New York, NY

2005 Anderson Fine Art Center, Boulevards, Anderson, IN

2004 Caldwell / Snyder Gallery, New York, NY

2003 Trajan Gallery, Carmel, CA

2003 Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Kirkland, WA

2002 Caldwell / Snyder Gallery, New York, NY

2002 Caldwell/Snyder Gallery, San Francisco,CA

2001 Caldwell/Snyder Gallery, New York, NY

2001 Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Kirkland, WA

2000 Caldwell/Snyder Gallery, San Francisco,CA

1999 Nelson/Rovzar Gallery, Kirkland,WA

1998 Robert Aichele Gallery, Menlo Park, CA

1997 Tamara Bane Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

1997 Emmie Smock Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1996 Lisa Parker Fine Art, New York, NY

1995 Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA

1994 Shaklee Corp Gallery, San Francisco,CA

1993 Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, CA

1993 Bank of America World Headquarters Gallery,
            San Francisco, CA
1990 Claypoole-Freese Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA

1989 Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA

1989 Shaklee Corp Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1986 PDA Gallery, Carmel, CA

1985 Site 311 Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA

1984 Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1984 Maple Gallery, San Diego, CA

1983 Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA

1983 Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA

1982 San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

1981 Maple Gallery, San Diego, CA

1981 Rubicon Gallery, Los Altos, CA

1981 Collectors Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA

1979 Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, CA

1978 Will Stone Collection, San Francisco,CA

1976 Pacific Grove Art Center, Pacific Grove, CA

1975 Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA

1968 Jabberwock Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1967 La Cienega Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1967 Playhouse Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Group Exhibitions:

2014 Contemporary Heritage, Selections from the Permanent Collection.
               Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

2013 / 2015 / 2017  Art Auction / Exhibition, Crocker Art Museum. Sacramento, CA

2012  Big Names, Small Art, and Art Auction / Exhibition,
              Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

2011  Face Forward, New Acquisitions, 2000 to the Present
              Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA

2009 Within the Dialogue with: Ursula O'Farrell, Chris Winfield, Tom Burns
              Claypoole Freese Gallery, Carmel, CA
.
2009 Made in Monterey. Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA

2008 Parallel Lines. Works on Paper, Hartnell College Gallery, Salinas, CA

2007/2006  Annual Group Exhibition, Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA
2007/2006/2005/2004/2003/2002/2001/2000/1999 Annual Group Exhibition
            Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Kirkland, WA

2007 Thick Paint / Thin Paint. Hartnell College Gallery, Salinas, CA

2006 Monterey Collects. Monterey Museum of Art

2004 Masters of the Sea. Five Centuries of Marine Painting.
              Hartnell College Gallery Salinas, CA
2004 Art Chicago, Chicago, Ill
2004 San Francisco International Art Exposition, San Francisco, CA

2003 Caldwell / Snyder Gallery 20th Anniversary Exhibition

2003 Monterey Museum of Art, Annual Juried Show
             Juror: Scott A. Shields. First Award in Painting.

2003 Six Centuries of Portraits, Part 2. Hartnell College, Salinas, CA

2003 Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, CA. Artist's at the Edge
             with: David Kimball Anderson, William Henry, Roy Lichtenstein, John Babcock,
             Sirima Sataman, Brian Coleman, Marsha Blaker-DeSomma, Paul DeSomma,
             Melita Crowie, Leo Bersamina, James Morris, John Hylton, Masima Teraoka.

2003 Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2003 Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

2002 Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN. Summer Group Exhibition
            with: Marcia Myers, Scott Duce, Anita Huffington, James Crosby, Bennett Bean,
            Thomas   Ostenberg, Walter Anderson, Jeff Muhs, Peter Hershberger, Roy Timboli,
            Ted Larson, Charles Carraway,, Wade Hoeffer, Edith Caywood, Jillian Banks,
            Gary Bukovnick, Peter Opheim, Carroll Cloar, Joe Andoe.

2002 Art Miami, Miami, Fl

2002 Land and Legacy. Monterey Museum of Art at La Mirada.

2002 San Francisco International
            Art Exposition, Caldwell / Snyder Gallery

2001/2000 Caldwell Snyder Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Gallery Artist's

2000 Woodward Gallery, NYC. Trees
             with: Connie Borup, Marilyn Bridges, Deborah Claxton, Kyu Nam Han,
             Joseph Hyde, Bill Martin, Charles Yoder.

1999 Air Born, Monterey Airport Terminal, CA.
             with: Robert Matheny, Marc Destout, Paul Jacobson, Jon Pittman.

1999 California State Art Collection, California Senate, Sacramento, CA

1999 Woodward Gallery, NYC. Outdoors/Inside
             with: Hugo Bastidas, David Febland, Hiro Ichikawa, Margaret Morrison,
             Christina Vergano, Allen Whiting, Charles Yoder.

1998 Nelson/Rovzar Gallery, Kirkland, WA

1998 Santa Cruz Museum of Art.

1998 Carl Cherry Center for the Arts,Carmel, CA. Rendering and Articulation

1998 Monterey Museum of Art at LaMirada,Monterey,CA. Towards the  Millennium
             with: Rick   Arnitz, Manual Neri, David Ligare, David Martin-Loza, David Seiler,
             Raymond Saunders, Sara Carter, Christopher Brown.

1997 Tamara Bane Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

1997 Emmie Smock Gallery, SanFrancisco, CA

1996 Lisa Parker Fine Art, NYC

1994 Pence Gallery, 1994 Art Auction, Davis, CA

1993 Claypoole/Freese Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA

1991 Juried Biennial, Phillip Linhares, Oakland Museum
             at Monterey Museum of Art
.
1991 Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1991 Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA. For Better or For Worse
             with: Michael Mew, Laura Raboff, Carl Dern,Kathleen Jesse.
             Mary Louise-Stanley, Paul Pratchenko, Mark Stock, Edwardo Carillo,
             Inez Storer, Rupert Garcia, Anita Benson.

1990 Claypoole/Freese Gallery,Pacific Grove,CA
             with: Deanna Forbes, Karen Nagano, Michael Pavlov, Gerald Richman.

1988 Katherina Rich Perlow Gallery,NYC. Summer Group Show

1988 Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, UC Santa Cruz. Exemplary Contemporary.

1988 Newport Harbor Art Museum,CA

1987 J.J. Brookings Gallery, CA.
             with: Lawrie Brown, Monroe Hodder, Jim Jacob, Geir Jordahl,
             Ken Matsubara, William Morehouse, Mark Templeton, Lee Tribe, Todd Watts.

1986 Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco,CA
             with: Peter Wayne Lewis, Kenneth Matsumoto.

1985 / 1987 Hokin Kaufman Gallery. Chicago, IL. Work on Paper.

1985 Monterey Museum of Art, CA. Works in Wood.
             with: Jeremy Anderson, John Buck, Michael Cooper, Dovey Dee, Colin Gray,
             Sam Hernandez, Anthony Priolo, Italo Scanga, Dan Snyder, Michael Stevens,
             James Surls, H.C. Westerman.

1985 Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA.  A Serious Look at Humor
             with: Ruth Bavetta, Dwan Beveridge, James Buddle, Gael Crimmins,
             William Crutchfield, John Egan, Kari Hildebrand, Jim Jenkins, Paula, Kersulis,
             Pat Klotz, Martha Matthews, Julie Medwedeff, William Otten, Everett Peck,
             Jeff Reed, Karen Innis Reid, Craig Shannon, Robin Van Lear, Gordon Wagner,
             Earnest Wrege, Ray Jacob, Clyd San Juan, Lars Isrealson.

1985 Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
             with: Earnest Wrege, Martha Matthews.

1985 - 1988 Hunsaker Schlesinger Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1984 San Francisco Arts Commission. Small Works Invitational

1984 Monterey Museum of Art. Oh Well Orwell Invitational

1984 Maple Gallery, San Diego, CA
             with: Russell Forester, Andrea Hoffman, Christopher Lee, Peter Mitten,
             John Okulick, Edward Pieters, Roland Reiss, Italo Scanga, Ron Tatro.

1983 Pacific Grove Art Center.
            The 18 castings of the nose of King Izzyod, Loof Lirpa

1983 Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA, Winners, Survey Invitational.

1982 Maple Gallery, San Diego, CA Six Painters
             with: William Gambini, Ethel Green, Ken Manly, Mario Urebe, W.Hasse Wojtyla.

1981 Pacific Grove Art Center. Three Friends
             with: Gordon Wagner, Elsbeth Ramos.

1981 Taylor Gallery, Taos,NM. Gallery Artists

1979 Juried Annual, Paul Mills,
             Monterey Museum of Art

1977 Monterey Conference Center, Monterey California

1976 Pacific Grove Art Center. Paintings

1976 Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History

1976 Juried Annual, Alexander Napote. First Award
             Monterey Fair Grounds Contempoary Gallery

1975 Juried Annual, Harry X. Ford, Best of Show Award
             Monterey Museum of Art.

1974 Monterey Museum of Art.

1973 Lincoln Gallery, Carmel, CA

1972 Pacific Grove Art Center.
            with: Jim Casteel, Robert Divale.

1971 Pacific Grove Art Center.
            with: Jim Casteel, Robert Divale, Victor Digesu, Janet Amant.

1967 McKenzie Gallery, Los Angeles,CA

1967 Third Eye Gallery, Encino,CA

1964 Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles,CA. City wide juried show, Barnsdale Park



Bibliography: 







Exhibition Catalog, 'Oh well Orwell', Monterey Museum of Art, Rick Deragon 1984


The California Art Review, American References, Les Crantz 1989

Who's Who in American Art, R.R Bowker 1993-1994

Who's Who in American Art, R.R. Bowker 1995-1996

New American Paintings, Volume 1 Number IV, Open Studios Press, 1996

Who's Who in American Art, R.R. Bowker 1997-1998

Who's Who in American Art, Marquis 1999-2012

Exhibition Catalog, Newport Harbor Art Museum, 1988

"Masteller makes symbolic forms, visual elements interact" Rick Deragon, Monterey Herald 1989                                                            


Exhibition Catalog, 'Night of the Mask', Newport Harbor Art Museum 1994


Exhibition Catalog, Lisa Parker Fine Art, New York 1996

Contemporary California Art Collection 1998-1999, The California State Senate, Catalog.

Exhibition Catalog, Caldwell / Snyder Gallery, Kristin Dickson, San Francisco 2000

Exhibition Catalog, Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Kirkland, WA 2001

Exhibition Catalog, Caldwell / Snyder Gallery, New York 2001

Exhibition Catalog, Caldwell / Snyder Gallery, New York / San Francisco 2002

Exhibition Catalog, Trajan Gallery, Carmel, Ca 2003


Exhibition Catalog, Recent Paintings, Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA

Boulevards, Traveling Exhibition Catalog, Marcelle Polednik and Donald Kuspit.



Gentry Magazine, "Art Imitating Life" September 2007

ArtWorks Magazine Out of the Dark, Winter 2007

American Art Collector Magazine, January 2007

Carmel Magazine, Winter 2007

Architectural Digest,  June 2009


Studio Visit Magazine, Fall 2011, Volume 15, Juror, Ian Berry, Curator,
  The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College.

Beyond Words. Essays on Art and Healing. pages 173-174.CHOMP

Catamaran Literary Reader, Summer2014. pages 38,40,42,47.

Exhibition Catalog. Triton Museum of Art. 2015


Selected Collections:

Achenbach Foundation,
   Legion of Honor, San Francisco.

Crocker Art Museum,
  Sacramento, CA

San Jose Museum of Art

Seven Bridges Foundation,
    Greenwich, CT

Bank of the West. San Jose, CA

Saratoga Capital, San Jose, CA

Alicante Hotel

Payden and Rygel Investments,
  Los Angeles, CA

Stoffer Corp, Los Angeles

Weight Loss Clinics

Gonzaga University, Spokane,WA

Monterey Museum of Art

First Capital Corp

Garrison Capital, Beverly Hills, CA

J.W. Robinson Co./ Macy's Inc.
  Los Angeles, CA

Coldwell Banker Corp

Home Federal

Pebble Beach Co.

Monterey Conference Center

Hagens,Berman,Sobol, Shipiro LLP
  Seattle, WA

Community Hospital, (CHOMP)
  Monterey, CA

Triton Museum of Art,
   Santa Clara, CA
Roche Bioscience / Syntex Corp.
    San Jose, CA

Bank of America World
    Headquarters, San Francisco.

Price Waterhouse,NYC

Sapporo Royal Hotel, Japan

C&H Sugar, Crockett, CA

Club Corp. Dallas, TX

Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

Bachalter, Neimer, Fields & Younger.
     Los Angeles, CA

Lifescan / Johnson & Johnson

Hyatt Regency, Chicago

Tanimura & Antle
      Salinas, CA

Crowne Plaza Hotel, NYC

Cypress Inn, Carmel,CA

Santa Cruz Museum of Art

Duke Energy , Charlotte, NC

Siemans AG, Beijing, China

Symantec Corp./ Veritas Software
      Mountain View, CA

Beshoff,  San Jose, CA

National Steinbeck Center.
     Salinas,CA

The Paramount, Seattle, WA

Palm Springs Art Museum

Prudential Insurance, NYC

University of California

Related History:  

1963-1969  Assistant Manager, Picture Framer, ABC Art and Framing.
                       Studio City, CA. Van Nuys, CA. Tarzana, CA.

1969-1970 Manager, Picture Framer, ABC Art and Framing.
                       Palm Springs, CA.

1970-1972 Picture Framer, Ramon Oliver, Ramon's Workshop.
                       Monterey, CA.

1971-1973 Co-Owner Cannery Row Leather Company.
                       Fabrication and Design. Monterey, CA.

1973-1975 Picture Framer, Painting Restorer.
                       Fitzgeralds Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA.

1975-1981 Picture Framer, Painting Restorer.
                       Don Hartman Framing, Monterey, CA.

1981-2003 Owner: Barry Masteller Fine Art Framing and Art Restoration.
                       Fine art and frame restoration, compo replication and finishes.
                       Pacific Grove, CA.

1986-2003 Owner: Masteller Frames, Monterey.
                       Specializing in Hand Carved Wood Frames and Water Gilding.
                       Pacific Grove and Monterey, CA.

1989-2003 Owner: Claypoole Freese Gallery.
                       Exhibiting Regional Contemporary Artists.
                       Pacific Grove, CA



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Biography

Barry G. Masteller (born 1945) is an American abstract painter and photographer. His oil paintings are notable for their meticulous use of color and texture, often incorporating a substrate of cut canvas collage and other elements. His imagery ranges from landscape to non-objective abstract utilizing layers of tonal glazes.

Masteller was born April 21, 1945 in CityLos Angeles StateCalifornia growing up in the placePlaceNameSilver PlaceTypeLake district. His paintings are in the public collections of The Palace of The Legion of Honor, Achenbach Collection. San Jose Museum of Art, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, The Palm Springs Museum of Art, Crocker Art Museum, the Triton Museum of Art and the Monterey Museum of Art. He began painting as a teen and is mostly self-taught. During the 1960s his work was figure based and focused on portraits and abstracted landscapes. During the 1970s he moved toward a more surreal style in the manner of Rene Magritte and the Italian abstract artist Alberto Burri who influenced his use of cut and found fabrics often hand stitched to the canvas surface. In the 1980s he incorporated elements of architecture - pillars, cracked walls, arches and for a brief period illusionism. During the 1990s he returned to abstraction in a continuing series titled “Natural Occurrence” which began as impressions of the movement of water as seen in the reflections of sun and sky on the bay in CityplaceMonterey StateCalifornia.

Masteller has had a deep interest in photography, especially after locating to the PlaceNameMonterey PlaceTypePeninsula from placeCityLos Angeles in 1970. His photographs are centered around landscape and the figure, often reworked in post production into abstractions that have an otherworldly look.

He said this about his photo work:

“As a painter - when I pick up a camera it becomes a drawing tool. Night photography has so many things about it that fit my aesthetic - a way to truly capture light and movement. Since the light is limited at that time of day and I'm using a hand held camera I can't expect to get a “picture.” What I get instead is an image of long exposure red, white, yellow and green light line tracings; from street lights, signals, car and porch lights - the reseeding and approaching sunlight for it's beautiful blues and violets and any other accidental light source that finds it's way onto the sensor of my camera”.











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