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

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

Group Exhibitions

Abstractions,” Blue Hill Art and Cultural Center, Pearl River, NY
Tovin Studio Gallery, inaugural exhibition, Nyack, NY
Garner World,GAGA Art Center, Garnerville, NY
Light Entanglements,” Blue Hill Art and Cultural Center, Pearl River, NY
Columbia University School of the Arts Alumni exhibition, New York, NY
24×24,GAGA (Garnerville Art Center), Garnerville, NY
Artists’ Night,” Newark Museum sponsored exhibition, Park Ridge, NJ
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
Off the Wall,” Rockland Connection ‘91, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY.
L’Atelier Gallery, Piermont NY.
Profound,” Outer Space Gallery, New York, NY
Sense of Self,” Triplex Gallery, Manhattan Community College, New York, NY
Collage,” Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY
L’Atelier Gallery, Piermont, NY
Member Artists ‘89,” Katonah Gallery, Katonah, NY
Contemporary American Drawing,” Kansas Art Commission (circulating)
Mount Aramah Exhibition,” Clove Furnace, Arden, NY (NY Telephone Award)
Schwitteria,” The Art Lobby, New York, NY
The Abstract Vision,” Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center, New York, NY
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
Art for the Collector,” Katonah Gallery, Katonah, NY
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)
Fifth Annual National Invitational Drawing Exhibition,” Emporia State University, Emporia Kansas
Paperworks ‘80,” Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY (Juried by Grace Glueck, Ken Tyler, and Philip Pearlstein) Hudson River Contemporary Artist Prize
Drawing ‘79,” Trenton State College, Trenton, NJ (Juried by Bernice Rose, MoMA)
5 on Paper,” Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Post Cards and Other Mail,” Truman Gallery (formerly Betty Parsons Gallery), New York, NY


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


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