About Lee Kaloidis

ARTIST STATEMENT

My paintings are a direct byproduct of intense involvement with improvisational music and free-verse poetic composition.  They are about expressive freedom, dramatic and evolutionary movement, balance and integrity/synthesis, and ultimately about natural order.  What drives movement is tension.  I like to think of my paintings as places where the most divergent and unexpected things collide, converging at just the right time into articulate realizations of new compositional possibilities.

Solo Exhibitions:

2014   Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ
2012   Lee Kaloidis Painting Studio & Gallery, Chicago
2011   The New Hope Arts Center, New Hope PA
2010   PNC Bank, New Hope PA
2010   "Flying Colors",  Riverrun Gallery, Lambertville NJ
2008   The Frame Shop Gallery, Lambertville NJ
2004   Philadelphia Art Expo, Philadelphia PA

Group Exhibitions:

2013   Abstraction Revisited: The New Hope Arts Center, New Hope, PA
2013   Mark Gallery, Englewood, NJ
2012-2013   The Estate, Curated by Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta GA
2012-2013   Mandarin Oriental, Curated by Bill Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2012   Atelier Gary Lee, Merchandise Mart, Chicago
2011   New Hope Film Festival, New Hope Arts, New Hope PA
2010   Sculpture New Hope, New Hope Arts, New Hope PA
2009   The Frame Shop Gallery,  Lambertville NJ
2009   Philips Mill Annual Juried Show, Bucks County PA
2009   Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, Juried by Virginia Mecklenberg,
           Curator Painting/Sculpture Smithsonian, New Castle PA

University Education:

1979-1982  Brooklyn College, English Literature
1978   The New School for Social Research, Poetry with William Packard, NYC
1973-1975   University of Miami School of Music, Jazz Studies

Private/Ongoing Studies:

2008   to Present: Founded the Private Online Discussion Group
          "Thinking About Art" on Flickr
2004   to Present: Online Visual Art Sessions/Discussions/Critique Groups
          (Painting/Photography)
1994-1998   Improvisation with Michael Disibio (Student of Lennie Tristano), Jazz Trumpet, NYC  
1992-1994   Private study, Trumpet, Jerome Callet (Trumpet Designer/Technical Coach), NYC
1975   Private study with Bob McCoy (NYC Studios), Trumpet, NYC
1969-1972   Private study with Vinnie Tanno (Stan Kenton), Trumpet, South Florida

Poetry Publication:

1992-1994   Published in Various Poetry/Literary Quarterlies:
Orbis, Special American Poetry Edition, UK
The Little Magazine, SUNY (State University of New York)
Painted Bride Quarterly, Philadelphia
The Howling Mantra, WI
Asylum Annual, Greg Boyd Editor, Bay Area, CA
1980 The Woodstock Times, NY

 

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