Born 1961, Salt Lake City, Utah
Lives and works in NYC
   
EDUCATION
1987 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
  Degree: Master of Fine Arts; Graduated with Distinction
  Major: Painting; Minor: Art Criticism
1984 University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts; Graduated Cum Laude
  Major: Painting and Drawing
 
ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2013 Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
2010 Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
2001 Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
1989 Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
1984 University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
   
TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2004 Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, FL
   
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 New Gallery/New Work, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York
2013 Wit, The Painting Center, New York, NY
  Slideshow Nation, Slideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012 Revisions, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  Collage Invitational, Allyn GAllup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, FL
2011 Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
  Its All Good!; Apocalypse Now, Slideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  Faculty Exhibition, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2010 It's A Wonderful Life, Sideshow, Brooklyn, NY
  Gallery Artists Group Exhibition / Summer, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Punchbowl”, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY
  Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
  Some Beautiful Things Part II, Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota , FL
  Cosmix, South Florida Museum of Art, Bradanton , FL
  Manufactured Unreality; The Art of Collage, Francis M. Naumann Fine Art Ltd., New York, NY
  The 183 rd Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, The National Academy , New York, NY
2007 Bits and Pieces: The Collage Impulse, curated by Susan Hoeltzel, Lehman College Art Gallery, Lehman College, Bronx, NY
  In Context: Collage + Abstraction, Pavel Zoubok Gallery,
New York, NY
2004 Balancing Act, curated by Rene Lynch, Abrons Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY
2003 Drawing Conclusions: Work by Artists-Critics, New York Arts, New York, NY
  Art for Kids' Sake, IS-20, New York, NY
2002 The Elements, New York Studio School, New York, NY
  New to Sarasota, Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, FL
  Art Space II, Birmingham, MI
2001 Art for Kids' Sake, IS-20, New York, NY
2000 Art for Kids' Sake, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY
1999 Benefit Auction, New York Studio School, New York, NY
  30 Years of Printmaking, Alvin Gittins Gallery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  Art for Kids' Sake," Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY
  Benefit for the New York Studio School, David McKee Gallery, New York, NY
1997 Abstraction Index, Condesco-Lawler Gallery, New York, NY
1996 Benefit Auction, New York Studio School, New York, NY
1995 New York Selections 1995-96, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
1994 Citibank, Long Island City, NY
1993 European and American Works on Paper, Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York, NY
1991 LaFond Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
  International Design Center, Long Island City, NY
1990 A Decade of the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
1989 Artist in the Marketplace, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
1988 Summer Spectrum, Strathmore Hall Arts Center, Rockville, MD
  Pete and Repeat, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT
1987 Small Works, Brooklyn Arts Council, Brooklyn, NY
1985 Utah, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT
   
BIBLIOGRAPHY
2013

Franklin Einsprunch, " Improvisational Geometry ", Mario Naves at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, The Sun
David Cohen, " Naves/Baker at Elizabeth Harris ", Art Critical
Panero, James, " Gallery Chronicle ", newcriterion.com, February
Goodrich, John, " Surface Rhythyms: Mario Naves' Rewarding New Direction ", artcritical.com, January
Butler, Sharon, " Thin and Thick: Mario and Brett Baker ", twocoatsofpaint.com, Jan

2010 Del Conde, Teresa, "Gabriel Orozco en al MoMA", La Jornada, March 3
  Mandarino, Grant, "Magazine Rack," Artnet.com, February
2008 Cohen, David, "Mario Naves: Postcards from Florida", The New York Sun, September 4
2005 Mullarkey, Maureen, " Mario Naves: Collages ", The New York Sun, December 8
  Walentini, Joseph, "Mario Naves, the Elizabeth Harrris Gallery", Abstract Art Online, December 1
2004 Esplund, Lance, "Mario Naves at Elizabeth Harris", Art in America, January, pp 104-5
  Johnson, Ken, "Art Guide: Balancing Act," The New York Times, Feb. 20
2003 Mullarkey, Maureen, "Mario Naves", artcritical.com, September
  Cohen, David, "Gallery Going" The New York Sun, September 25
  Walentini, Joseph, "Mario Naves at Elizabeth Harris Gallery", Abstract- ArtonLine, September
  _______"Interview with Mario Naves, Part 1", AbstractArtonLine, March
  _______"Interview with Mario Naves, Part 2', AbstractArtonLine, April
  Halasz, Piri, (An Appropriate Distance From) The Mayor's Doorstep.com, April 15
- Panero, James, "Mario Naves Writes In", armavirumque: Commentary, April 8
  Finch, Charlie, "When Your Friends Make Art", Artnet.ComMagazine, March
  Kramer, Hilton, "I Finished One Point Up on Immanuel Kant", The New York Observer, January 13
2002 Halasz, Piri, (An Appropriate Distance From) The Mayor's Doorstep.com, October 15
  Allen, Greg, Greg.Org, August 7
  Anonymous, "New Art in the Old Town Tonight", The Pelican Press, June 27
  Anonymous, "Another Newspaper, More Bad Art Criticism", Artnet.Com Magazine News, April 16
  Boner, Art, "Jed Perl and Gerhard Richter", Artforum.Com talk Back, April 2
2001 Belasco, Daniel, "Crashing the Predator's Ball", The Jewish Week, December 7
  Walentini, Joseph, "Mario Naves at Elizabeth Haris Gallery", Abstract Art Online, December
  _______, "Mario Naves: Focused Nonchalance", Abstract Art Online, March
  Nordland, Gerald, Richard Diebenkorn, Rizzoli, New York, NY
  Plagens, Peter, "Postmodern Churn", Artforum, Spring
1996 Lewis, Michael, "Homer, Hopper and the Critics", The New Criterion, September
   
GRANTS  
2010 Pollock Krasner Grant
2003 George Sugarman Foundation Grant
1994 E.D. Foundation Grant
1989 National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fello
1987 Binney and Smith Liquitex Grant
   
AWARDS  
2010 Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
2008 John Pike Memorial Award, National Academy Museum & School, New York , NY
2003 George Sugarman Foundation Grant
1994 E.D. Foundation Grant
1989 National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowhip
1987 Binney and Smith Liquitex Grant
   
CRITICISM  
2009 City Arts, New York, NY, Gallery critic
1999 The New York Observer, New York, NY
  Weekly gallery critic for the column "Currently Hanging"
1989 Freelance Art Criticsm:
  Essays on art have been published in Smithsonian, American Art: The Journal of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, ARTS, COVER, New Art Examiner, The New Criterion, The New York Review of Art,The New York Sun, Tema Celeste, Contemporary Art Review, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Times Book Review.
   
SELECTED PUBLISHED ARTICLES & CATALOG ESSAYS
2004 - "Striking Poses: Fashioning Fiction in Photography, Slate.com
2003 - Ann Schaumberger (catalogue essay), A.I.R. Gallery
- "Eros Uprooted From the Garden, Displayed and Photographed", The New York Observer, May 5
- "Stitching Up 'Art and Craft': The Abstract Marvel of Quilts", The New York Observer, February 21
- "Heads Up: Fine Sculptor Reconfigures the Nogging,", The New York Observer, January 13
2002 - "It's a Michelangelo", Smithsonian, September
- "The Paintings of Joan Mitchell", The New Criterion Online, Summer
- "Learning to Say 'No'", American Art:: The Journal of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Spring
- "Rejoicing in the Multifariousness of American Art", The New York Sun, April 25
- "With Nauseating Richter Show, MOMA to Shut with a Whimper",The New York Observer, March 18
- "From Paris to Pollock and All the Self-Doubt in Between", The Wall Street Journal, January 3
2001 - "Art That Traverses the Kama Sutra", The New York Observer, September 24
2000 - "Looking at Art, Stripping Away the Hype", The Wall Street Journal, June
1999 - Sue Hettmansperger (catalogue essay), A.I.R. Gallery
1998 - John Dubrow (catalogue essay),Salander-O'Reilly Gallery
1997 - American Art Today: The Garden (catalog essay), Florida International Museum
1994 - "The British Invasion (of New York), New Art Examiner, May
1989 - "History Subsumed: The Paintings of Ross Neher", ARTS, Summer

TEACHING
2009 - Monclair State University, Montclair, NJ, Visiting Professor in Graduate Fine Arts Department
2008 - Brooklyn College, Brooklyn , NY , Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts;connoisseurship & drawing
2006-8 - The Ringling Professor of Drawing, taught Junior & Senior Paintingand Basic Drawing & Painting
2006 - The New York Studio School , New York , NY , Visiting Instructor inlife drawing classes
2003-6 - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn , NY , Visiting Professor, Graduate Paintingand Drawing, Fine Arts Department
2002 - present - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Visiting Professor, Fine Arts - Department. Taught Graduate Painting and Drawing, Senior Seminar, Painting Processes, Life Study, Foundation Drawing, Color & Design and Portfolio Development
1999 - Cooper Union, New York, NY, Instructor of drawing for Saturday Outreach Program
1996 - The New York Studio School, New York, NY, conducted art history seminars on undervalued 20th century artists
1989-95 - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, Instructor of drawing for the School of Professional Studies

VISITING ARTIST APPOINTMENTS, LECTURES & PANELS
2010 - Juror, "Carolina's Got Art," Elder Art Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Juror, Student Art Exhibition, Hofstra University City, Hempstead, NY
“The Review Panel: Four Critics on Four Shows," Panel Discussion, The National Academy of Design, New York, NY
2009 - Moderator, “Twenty-Five Under Thirty-Five," The Painting Center, New York, NY
2008 - “Art is the Communication - It is the Ability to Manipulate People ”, The Art Directors Club, New York, NY
“Artist's Talk", Cooper Union, New York, NY
“Artist's Talk on Art ", Ringling College of Art & Design, New York, NY
“The Review Panel: Four Critics on Four Shows," Panel Discussion, The National Academy of Design, New York, NY
2007 - “ Fairfield Porter as Art Critic: Idiosyncratic and Indespensable”, CAA Annual Conference, New York, NY
-“Artist's Conversation with Olive Ayhen”, The New York Public Library New York, NY
-“The Collage Aesthetic in Painting”, New York , NY
2006 -“Art Critics Panel: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly”, Sarasota Season of Sculpture, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens , Sarasota , FL
-“On My Work”, The New York Studio School , New York , NY
2005 -Graduate Art Critique, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University , New Brunswick , NJ
-The Review Panel: Four Critics on Four Shows , Panel Discussion, The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts , NYC
-Why Isn't Abstract Painting Dead? Panel Discussion, The PaintingCenter, NYC
-Visiting Artist/Critic, Ringling School of Art & Design, Sarasota , FL
-“Balancing Act” Panel Discussion, Abrons Art Center , Henry StreetSettlement, NYC
-Juror, Utah Arts Council Fellowship, Salt Lake City , UT
-Visiting Artist/Critic, School of Art and Architecture, University of Utah ,Salt Lake City , UT
2004 -“The Review Panel: Four Critics on Four Shows”, Panel Discussion, The -National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts , New York ,NY
-“Why Isn't Abstract Painting Dead?, Panel Discussion, The Painting Center, New York , NY
-Visiting Artist/Critic, Ringling School of Art & Design, Sarasota , FL
-Balancing Act Panel Discussion, Abrons Art Center, Henry Street Settlement, New York, NY
- Juror, Utah Arts Council Fellowship, Salt Lake City, UT
- Visiting Artist/Critic, School of Art and Architecture, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
2003 - "Dia Beacon: A Discussion", sponsored by Modern Painters, Border's Books, New York, NY
- Selection Committee, Lambent Fellowship in the Arts, New York, NY
- Senior Painting Critique, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
- Graduate Symposium, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
- Mentor Program, College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, NY
- "Artists Talk on Their Art", The Little Red School House, New York, NY
1999 - Visiting Artist, School of Art and Architecture, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
1997 - Visiting Artist, The Chapin School, New York, NY
1996 - "On the Importance of Drawing: Critic's Lecture Series", The New York Studio School, New York, NY