Brian Novatny

Born in Wadsworth, OH 1964

Currently living in Brooklyn, NY


1990   Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT, M.F.A.
1987   Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH, B.F.A.


2013   Sonoma State University Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA
2012   Sarah Moody Gallery, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
           ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA
2011   Mulherin Pollard Contemporary Fine Art, New York, NY
2007   Galerie Schuster, Berlin, GERMANY
           George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006   Galerie Schuster, Frankfurt, GERMANY
           Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2005   Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA
           Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
           Davidson Contemporary, Seattle, WA
2004   Galerie Schuster & Scheuermann, Berlin, GERMANY
2003   Galerie Schuster, Frankfurt, GERMANY
           Davidson Gallery, Seattle, WA
2002   Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2001   Davidson Gallery, Seattle, WA
           Galerie Schuster & Scheuermann, Berlin, GERMANY
           Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
           George Billis Gallery, New York, NY
2000   Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA
           Elliot Smith Gallery, St. Louis, MO
           Frumkin/Duval Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1999   George Billis Gallery, New York, NY
           Washington County Museum of Art, Hagerstown, MD
           Heriard-Cimino Gallery, New Orleans, LA
1998   George Billis Gallery, New York, NY
           Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, NC
           Elliot Smith Gallery, St. Louis, MO
1997   George Billis Gallery, New York, NY
1996   Spangler Cummings Gallery, Columbus, OH
1993   Roberta Kuhn Gallery, Columbus, OH


2013   MC Gallery, “Sing Sweet Songs of Conviction”, New York, NY
2012   Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing, CHINA
           Brooklyn Fireproof Gallery, “Stuck” , curated by Jonathan Newman, Brooklyn, NY
2010   Knoxville Museum of Art, Uncertain Terrain, Knoxville, TN
           Westbeth Gallery, Urban Mythos, NY, NY
2009   Korea Gallery, Group Show , NY NY
           Spruill Center for the Arts, Go Figure, Atlanta
2008   Gallery MC, group Show, NY NY
2007   Heriard-Cimino Gallery, The Figure Revisited, New Orleans, LA
2006   Ambrosino Gallery, Conversations, curated by Sharon Louden Miami, FLA
2004   Kunstverein Speyer- Kulturhof Flachgasse, Speyer, GERMANY
           Center on Contemporary Art, Domicile, Seattle, WA
           Columbus College of Art & Design,125th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, Columbus, OH
2003   Mississippi Museum of Art, Art a Century Apart:1903 and 2003, Jackson, MS
2002   Waddington & Tribby Fine Art, Boca Raton, FL
           Bronx River Art Center, Physical Units, Bronx, NY
           William Carey College, two-person exhibition, Gulfport, MS
2000   Galerie Schuster, Frankfurt, GERMANY
           Carl Schlosberg Fine Arts, Portraits, Sherman Oaks, CA
           Davidson Galleries, Corporeal, Seattle, WA
1999   Frumkin/Duval Gallery, Wrapped-up, Santa Monica, CA
1998   Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
           Carl Schlosberg Fine Arts, 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Sherman Oaks, CA                                                      
1996   Queens Library, The Modern Landscape, Queens, NY
            La Colline, INNsight Art Show, Mill Neck, NY
1995   Layton Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI
1993   Oxford Gallery, Rochester, NY
1992   Marymount Manhattan College Gallery, New York, NY, Broken Narratives
           Oxford Gallery, New Beginnings, three-person exhibition, Rochester, NY
           Roberta Kuhn Gallery, Columbus, OH
1991   New Haven Paint & Clay Club, 90th Annual Art Exhibition, New Haven, CT
1989   Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, 79th Annual Columbus Art League Exhibition
1988   Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, 78th Annual Columbus Art League Exhibition


1999   The Basil H. Alkazzi Award (USA)
1990   Richard Welling Prize in recognition of excellence in drawing,  Yale University School of Art
1989   Louise Sheperd-Hengst Award and Purchase Award,   Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
1988   Valentine Award and Purchase Award,   Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH


Smith, Roberta,      review, New York Times, New York, NY Dec 2011
McClintock, Diane, review, Art Paper, Atlanta, GA, Sept/Oct 2005
McLellan, Marian,   review, New Orleans Art Review, Sept/Oct 2002
MacCash, Doug, review, Times Picayune Laignappe, New Orleans, LA, Aug, 2002
Prescott, Jean, review, The Sun Herald, Gulfort, MS, Sun. Jan. 27,2002
Scott, Bill, review, Art in America, Apr. 2000
Jeff Daniel, review, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, illus., Sun. Apr. 30, 2000
Macello, Dave, interview article, Art & Antiques, Jan. 2000
Naves, Mario, review, New York Observer, Nov. 29, 1999
Willard, Pat, interview article, Brooklyn Bridge Magazine, Nov./Dec. 1999
Daniel, Jeff, review, St. Louis Post Dispatch, illus. Sun., Apr. 12,1998
Ross, Clare, review, Dialogue: Midwest Art Journal, illus., Nov./Dec. 1996
Koeninger, Kay, review, The Columbus Dispatch, illus., Sun. Oct. 6,1996
Harris, Karen, “1995-1996 Exhibitions”, Marymount Manhattan College Gallery Catalogue
Auer, James, review, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sun. Nov. 12, 1995
Constable, Lesley, review, The Columbus Dispatch, illus., Sun. May 9,1993
Hall, Jaqueline, review, The Columbus Dispatch, illus., June, 1989


Central Academy of Fine Art,    Beijing, China
The University of Alabama
Memphis Brooks Museum of Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Knoxville Museum of Art
Progressive Insurance Co.
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
The Daum Museum of Contemporary Arts
Reader’s Digest, Inc.