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.


2017                ADA Gallery, ”This Must Be the Place”,  Richmond, Va
2015                ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA
                        Marcia Wood Gallery, “Lost and Found”, Atlanta, GA
2014                Mulherin + Pollard, “A Salior’s Diary”,   New York, NY
2013                Sonoma State University Gallery,  Rohnert Park, CA
2012                Sarah Moody Gallery, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
                        ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA
2011                Mulherin + Pollard, “Picture Fishing”,  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


2018                Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, "(Pre)Crtano Drawn(Over)" Novi Sad, SERBIA
2017                Massachusetts College of Art & Design, “DRAW/Boston”, Boston, MASS
2015                Southampton Art Center, “Surface of Revolution”, Southampton, NY
                        Wave Hill, “Wrath: Force of Nature”, Bronx, NY
                        Dali Contemporary Art Center, “Mapping Madness”, Dali City, Yunnan Province CHINA
2014                Inside Out Art Museum, “Mapping Madness”,  Beijing, CHINA
2013                MC Gallery, “Sing Sweet Songs of Conviction”,  New York, NY
2012                Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing, CHINA
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”,  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                                
1998                Bucheon Gallery,   San Francisco, CA
                        Carl Schlosberg Fine Arts, “25th Anniversary Exhibition”, Sherman Oaks,CA                            
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
1989                Columbus Museum of Art,“79th Annual Columbus Art League Exhibition”,Columbus,OH 
1988                Columbus Museum of Art,“78th Annual Columbus Art League Exhibition”,Columbus,OH


2017                Adolph Gottlieb Foundation Grant
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


Felicia Feaster, review, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA   March 12, 2015
Jerry Cullum, review,  ArtsATL, Atlanta, GA   March 5, 2015
Roberta Smith, review, New York Times, New York, NY Dec  2011
Diane McClintock, 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 Arts, Beijing, CHINA
State University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
The Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts, New York, NY
Microsoft, Redmond, WA
Progressive Insurance Co., Middle Village, OH
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, MD
The Daum Museum of Contemporary Arts, Sedalia, MO
Reader’s Digest, Inc., White Plains, NY