Norman Galinsky

Biographical Summary

Norman Galinsky’s artwork has been inspired by his background in science and engineering and his ongoing studies of metaphysics and spiritual issues.

His art studies began with a focus on traditional renaissance oil and egg tempera painting techniques, followed by classes with Henry Pearson at the New School and with Will Barnet and George Tooker at the Art Students League in NYC. In the late 1960’s, he participated in the Experiments in Art and Technology program developed by Billy Kluver and Robert Rauschenburg. After a seven-year career in chemical engineering, he left industry and turned fully to art, earning an MFA degree from Columbia University in 1973. At Columbia he studied painting with Philip Guston, Jack Tworkov, and Stamos, and printmaking with Bob Blackburn and Tony Harrison.

In addition, his artwork has been shaped by his 20 year experience in the practice and teaching of Chinese healing exercises and martial arts, including qigong, Taiji Quan, and other meditative and energetic healing disciplines. He has taught these forms in his studio as well as in area hospitals, including: New York Presbyterian (under the direction of Dr. Mehmet Oz), Englewood Hospital, Nyack Cancer Center, and St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, NY.

By synthesizing and translating the seemingly disparate worlds of the quantum sciences and spirituality into compelling images, Galinsky’s art depicts the evolving dynamic order underlying our world today and forecasts possibilities for the future.

Background and Education

  • Born and raised in Charleston, WV, 1942
  • BS in Chemical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 1964
  • MFA, Columbia University, School of the Arts, 1973
  • Additional studies: Art Students League, The New School, New York University, Pratt Graphic Center, Printmaking Workshop, School for Visual Arts, Women’s Studio Workshop

Solo Exhibitions

2011
Portals,” The Outside in Piermont Gallery, Piermont, NY
2008
Mandalas of Awareness: Images of Healing and Transformation,” The Art Gallery at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve, Sleepy Hollow, NY
2006
Invoking Presence: Synthesizing Art, Science and Spirituality,” NY Hall of Science, Queens, NY
2004
Healing Paradigms,” Durst Corporate Gallery, New York, NY
1996
Selected Works: 1970-1995,” Blue Hill Cultural Center, Pearl River, NY
1995
Healing Paradigms,” Allen Sheppard Gallery Piermont, NY
1990
Constructions,” Wooden Tent Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA
1979
Katonah Gallery, Katonah, NY
1978
Jock Truman Gallery, New York, NY
Edward Hopper House, Nyack, NY

Group Exhibitions

2011
Abstractions,” Blue Hill Art and Cultural Center, Pearl River, NY
2010
Tovin Studio Gallery, inaugural exhibition, Nyack, NY
2009
Garner World,GAGA Art Center, Garnerville, NY
2008
Light Entanglements,” Blue Hill Art and Cultural Center, Pearl River, NY
2006
Columbia University School of the Arts Alumni exhibition, New York, NY
2004
24×24,GAGA (Garnerville Art Center), Garnerville, NY
1998
Artists’ Night,” Newark Museum sponsored exhibition, Park Ridge, NJ
1992
Joy Roy Fine Art, Group Exhibition, New York, NY
“Drawings from Emporia State University Collection,” Gallery 303, Brigham Young University. Provo, Utah
L’Atelier Gallery, Piermont, NY
1991
Off the Wall,” Rockland Connection ‘91, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY.
L’Atelier Gallery, Piermont NY.
1990
Profound,” Outer Space Gallery, New York, NY
Sense of Self,” Triplex Gallery, Manhattan Community College, New York, NY
Collage,” Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY
1989
L’Atelier Gallery, Piermont, NY
Member Artists ‘89,” Katonah Gallery, Katonah, NY
1987
Contemporary American Drawing,” Kansas Art Commission (circulating)
1986
Mount Aramah Exhibition,” Clove Furnace, Arden, NY (NY Telephone Award)
Schwitteria,” The Art Lobby, New York, NY
1985
The Abstract Vision,” Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
1984
Panel Gallery Show,” Katonah Gallery, Katonah, NY
Eight Bank Street Parents,” Bank Street College, New York, NY
Selections from the Caraccio Print Collection,” Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
1983
Art for the Collector,” Katonah Gallery, Katonah, NY
1982
Synergy/Artists – 1+1=3,” Thorpe Intermedia Center Gallery, Sparkill, NY
Mountains and Rivers of Rockland,” Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY.
Small Works,” sixth annual show at New York University, New York, NY (Juried by Nancy Hoffman)
1981
Fifth Annual National Invitational Drawing Exhibition,” Emporia State University, Emporia Kansas
1980
Paperworks ‘80,” Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY (Juried by Grace Glueck, Ken Tyler, and Philip Pearlstein) Hudson River Contemporary Artist Prize
1979
Drawing ‘79,” Trenton State College, Trenton, NJ (Juried by Bernice Rose, MoMA)
1978
5 on Paper,” Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
1977
Post Cards and Other Mail,” Truman Gallery (formerly Betty Parsons Gallery), New York, NY

Collections

IBM, Astra Merck, Bank of America, Continental Illinois Bank, Southeast Banking Corp., AMOCO, Exxon-Mobil Oil Corp., Four Seasons Hotels, Hyatt Regency Hotels, Novartis, Smith Barney, Lord, Day, and Lord, FMC Corp., Ted Bates Advertising, Pepsico, Columbia University, Charleston Art Gallery and Museum, Kansas Art Commission, Helen Foresman Spencer Museum, and numerous private collections

Publications

Arts Magazine, September, 1978, House and Garden, May 1980; Art in America, July/August, 1982, 1984; Art Speak, February, 1985; Who’s Who in American Art, 1987; New York Times, January 28, 1990; Vineyard Gazette, July 26, 1990

Board Member

Rockland Center for the Arts, multi-media art center and school, West Nyack, NY

Norman Galinsky
Norman Galinsky