MARC BLUMTHAL - CURRICULUM VITAE


EDUCATION

2010        MFA, Painting, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 

2008        MA, Studio Art/Painting and Drawing, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

2006        BA, Studio Art/Printmaking and Painting, Magna Cum Laude, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

2000        AA, Studio Art, Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015  Super Cuts, Napoleon Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013  The Flame And The Flower, Napoleon Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Giftshop, Gallery Store at The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

2012  Marc Blumthal, SpaceCamp Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

Finding Nemo, Napoleon Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009  Of An American, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

2007  Minimum Wage, Aroma, Champaign, IL

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016  A Body Has No Center: Distraction and Dispersion (Curator Ricky Yanas), Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA

Lost In Transit (Curators Marc Blumthal, John Thompson, & Ricky Yanas), SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA

Far From Real (Curator Liza Coviella), COOP Gallery, Nashville, TN

2015  Press Play (Curator Lisa Sylvester), Pagus Gallery, Norristown, PA

        Pressure Points (Curators Alexis Granwell and Cindi Ettinger), Savery Gallery, Philadelphia PA

        Traction Company, PAFA Museum, Philadelphia, PA

        89th International Printmaking Competition, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

        Other Selections, The Center For Art in Wood, Philadelphia, PA

        Process & Product: Redefining the Quilt, Sunshine Art+Design Gallery, Lancaster, PA

2014  Before, Again (Curator Bill Scott), Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

        artNOW Philadelphia (Curator Benjamin Bellas), Kohl gallery, Washington College, Chestertown, MD

        7th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro, Douro Museum, Alijo, Portugal

2013  There Is Still Time: Marc Blumthal, Pernot Hudson, Matt Neff, Ivanco Talevski, Gallery MC, New York, NY

        Upside Down (Curator Oscar Figuero), Drive-Thru Projects, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

        Faculty Exhibition, DCCC Gallery, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA

        As First As Exactly, Citywide, Traction Company, Philadelphia, PA

        Altered Realities: Christina P. Day, Ryan Wilson Kelly, Tim Portlock, Marc Blumthal, Gallery 224, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

        Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Charles Adams Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

        Global Print 2013, Lamego Museum and Douro Museum, Alijo, Portugal

        Comic Sans, Kelly Writer’s House, Philadelphia, PA

        Undefined Abstract/Undefined Expression, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

        Ink, Press, Repeat (Curator Jacob Lewis), William Patterson University, Wayne NJ

2012  Fresh Impressions (Curator Elizabeth F. Spungen), Projects Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

        PPAC’s 3rd Annual Contemporary Photography Exhibition, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

        Four By Six Equals Twenty-Four, SpaceCamp Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2011  Paint! Emerging Painters Selected by Bill Scott, Mainline Art Center, Haverford, PA

        Up and Coming Printmakers, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Hunterdon, NJ

        Drawing in the Post-Digital Age, Woodbury University, Los Angeles, CA

        Faxination Japan, XYZ Collective, Tokyo, Japan

2010  Tri-State, Jolie Laide Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

        New Prints Spring, International Print Center, New York, NY

        Deck Heads III, Exit, Philadelphia, PA

        MFA Thesis Exhibition, University of Pennsylvania, Icebox Project Space, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

        Philagrafika Independent Projects, Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009  New Prints Autumn, International Print Center, New York, NY

        Vox V, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

        Diary of an American, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

        10x10, InLiquid, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

        Under Pressure, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

        FAQ, Common Press, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

        Waste, Meyerson Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2008        Painterly Paintings, Spurious Fugitive Gallery, South Bend, IN

        MA Thesis, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

2007        Pont Avenir, Centre International d’Arts Contemporain, Pont-Aven, France

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2016  Curator, THEY, Savery Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

        Curator, No Joke, Sascha Hughes-Caley, NAPOLEON, Philadelphia, PA

        Co-Curator, Lost In Transit, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA

2015  Co-Curator, Aim At What You See, Philadelphia PA

2014  Curator, Phases Of Reflection: Kathryn J. Amstrong, NAPOLEON, Philadelphia, PA

2013  Curator, Trusted Friends Are The Ones That Can Get You In The End: Pernot Hudson & Ivanco Talevski, NAPOLEON, Philadelphia PA

 

GUEST LECTURES

2014        Washington College, Chestertown, MD

2013        Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

2009        Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

 

GALLERY AFFILIATION

2013 - Present        NAPOLEON, Philadelphia, PA

 

AWARDS, GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS

2015  Semi-Finalist, 89th International Printmaking Competition, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

2010  Extended Studio Program Fellowship, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2009  Stuart Egnal Scholarship, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2008  School of Design Departmental Grant, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

        ICA Graduate Lecturer Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2007  Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

        Visual Research Grant, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

        Fellowship, Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art, Pont-Aven, France

        Chairman’s Award, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

2006  Ruth C. Boyd Cook Memorial Award, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

        Visual Research Grant, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

 

REGISTRIES AND FILES

2010 - Present        White Columns, New York, NY

2013 - Present        The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

 

COLLECTIONS

Private Collections in California, France, Illinois, Indiana, New York, Philadelphia, Portugal, and Toronto

The Common Press, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Reed Foundation, New York, NY

Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art, Pont-Aven, France

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

 

TEACHING AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2015 - Present        Lecturer, Visual Studies, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

2011 - Present        Adjunct Professor, Foundations, Delaware County Community College, Media, PA

2010 - Present        Lecturer, Printmaking, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2010 - Present        Print Studio Technician, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2008 - 2009            Graduate Lecturer, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

 

MASTER PRINTER EXPERIENCE

2015        Bayside Re-Visited, Gabriel Martinez

2013        Liquid Gardens (from the series The Principalities), Terry Adkins

2012  Chymia, Common Press, University of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

        The Philadelphia Negro Re-Visited, Terry Adkins, Common Press, University of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

        Romare Bearden Project, Terry Adkins, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

2011  The Stewart Davis Group, James Hyde, Jolie Laide Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

        Goya Series, Gabriel Martinez

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Sylvester, Lisa. Press Play catalogue, October 2015.

Montana, Kelly. “Secrecy, Surveillance and a Dead Joseph Beuys: Marc Blumthal’s Supercuts,” NapoleonNapoleon, September 29, 2015.

https://napoleonnapoleon.com/2015/09/29/secrecy-surveillance-and-a-dead-joseph-beuys-marc-blumthals-supercuts-an-essay-by-kelly-montana/

Bellas, Benjamin. artNOW Philadelphia! Catalogue Essay, February 2014.

Faye, Serigne. “Q&A with Napoleon’s Marc Blumthal,” The Anthro-Ledger, December 15, 2013.

https://anthroledger.wordpress.com/2013/12/15/qa-with-napoleons-marc-blumthal/

Van Buskirk, Darcy. “Marc Blumthal: The Flame & The Flower,” Title-Magazine, June 18, 2013.

http://www.title-magazine.com/2013/06/marc-blumthal-the-flame-and-the-flower/

Schwartz, Chip. “Marc Blumthal’s Visage of America at Napoleon,” Knight Arts, June 11, 2013.

http://www.knightfoundation.org/articles/napoleon-marc-blumthal-the-flame-and-the-flower

Flacone, Alissa. “First Friday Roundup: June,” Philly.com, June 7, 2013.

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/art_attack/First-Friday-Roundup-June.html

Otterbein, Holly. “First Friday Focus,” The City Paper, June 6, 2013.

http://mycitypaper.com/First-Friday-Focus/

Fox, Charles. “A Good Question: Marc Blumthal's The Flame and the Flower,” NapoleonNapoleon, June 3, 2013.

https://napoleonnapoleon.com/2013/06/03/a-good-question-marc-blumthals-the-flame-and-the-flower/

Roberston, Duncan. “FPO:Chymia,” Underconsideration, March 18, 2013.

http://www.underconsideration.com/fpo/archives/2013/03/chymia.php

Dell, Allison. “CHYMIA: Treasure Of Alchemical History,” Printeresting, February 23, 2013.

http://archive.printeresting.org/2013/02/23/chymia-phillys-common-press-runs-with-a-newly-discovered-treasure-trove-of-alchemical-history/

Ricardo, João. “Desfiguras De Marc Blumthal,” Lounge Obvious Magazine, January 6, 2013.

http://lounge.obviousmag.org/moksha/2013/01/marc-blumthal-nasceu-de-forma.html

Emmons, Amze. “Fresh Impressions at Projects Gallery,” Printeresting, Oct 22, 2012.

http://archive.printeresting.org/2012/10/22/fresh-impressions-at-projects-gallery/

McMenaminm Alison. “Third Annual Photography Competition at PPAC - Surrealism is Alive and Well,” The Artblog, Aug 23, 2012.

http://www.theartblog.org/2012/08/third-annual-photography-competition-at-ppac-surrealism-is-alive-and-well/

Feige, Jacob. “Marc Blumthal: Finding Nemo,” Title-Magazine, July 23, 2012.

http://www.title-magazine.com/2012/07/marc-blumthal-finding-nemo/

Kimball, Whitney. “Road Trip! AFC Goes To Philly,” ArtFagCity, July 20, 2012.

http://artfcity.com/2012/07/20/road-trip-afc-goes-to-philly/

Day, Christina P. “Current Artist on View at NAPOLEON, Marc Blumthal, Shows Cut and Pieced Photography in Notewworhty Exhibit by PPAC,” NapoleonNapoleon, July 19, 2012.

https://napoleonnapoleon.com/2012/07/19/current-artist-on-view-at-napoleon-marc-blumthal-shows-cut-and-pieced-photography-in-noteworthy-exhibit-by-ppac/

Monroe, Blaire. “First Friday Round-Up: July 2012,” Philly.com, July 3, 2012.

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/things_to_do/First-Friday-Round-up-July-2012.html

Drysdale, Rebekah. “Fan Mail: Marc Blumthal,” The Daily Serving, Sept 21, 2010.

http://dailyserving.com/2010/09/fan-mail-marc-blumthal/

Greenhill Hannum, Gillian. “Annual Print Week Breakfast at International Print Center New York,” Print Club of New York Newsletter, Winter 2010. pg 4.

http://printclubofnewyork.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/PCNY_Newsletter_2010_Winter.pdf