Roberto Azank

American, born in Argentina

 

Roberto Azank was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1955; the grandson of an oil canvas artist and the son of a master embroidery designer.

At the age of 14, Roberto won the first prize in painting at his High School; he went on to first study photography and later architecture at the University of Buenos Aires.

 

In 1979, he moved to the United States where experimentation with various artistic forms and media led to his decision to pursue a career in the arts. As he continued to hone his craft, Azank began painting brightly colored abstract works in acrylics. By the late eighties, his style had evolved from abstract to figurative and he started painting in oils.

In 1994, Azank moved to New York's Catskill Mountains and found in his still life and flowers works the definitive style for which he is known.

Galleries:

- Virginia Miller Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida -  www.virginiamiller.com

- A Gallery, Palm Desert, California -  www.agalleryfineart.com

 

 

Important Collections:

- Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C.

- American Express

- Sprint Telecommunications

- Robert Miller, New York

- Bard College, Rhinebeck, NY

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

 

2011         Consulate of Argentina, New York.

 

2010         Eleonore Austerer Gallery, Palm Desert, California

 

2009         Eleonore Austerer Gallery, Palm Desert, California

 

2008         Eleonore Austerer Gallery, Palm Desert, California

 

2007         Eleonore Austerer Gallery, Palm Desert, California

 

2006         Eleonore Austerer Gallery, Palm Desert, California

                 Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, Connecticut

 

2005         Eleonore Austerer Gallery, Palm Desert, California

                 The Simmons Gallery, San Francisco, California

                 Unison Arts Center, “Still Life Retrospective”, New Paltz, NY

 

2004         Eleonore Austerer Gallery, Palm Desert, California

                 The Simmons Gallery, San Francisco, California

                 Center of the Earth Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina

                 Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, Washington

 

2003         Eleonore Austerer Gallery, Palm Springs, California

                 Center of the Earth Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina

                 Eleonore Austerer Gallery, San Francisco, California

                 Addison-Ripley Gallery, Washington, D.C.

                 Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, Connecticut

 

2002         Eleonore Austerer Gallery, San Francisco, California           

                 Austerer-Crider Gallery, Palm Springs, California

 

2001         Eleonore Austerer Gallery, San Francisco, California

                 Gomez Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland

                 Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, Kent, Connecticut

 

2000         Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

 

1999         Brewster Arts Limited, New York City

                 Addison-Ripley Gallery, Washington, D.C.

                 Albert Einstein University, New York City

 

1998         Hooks-Epstein Galleries, Houston, Texas

                 Albert White Gallery, Toronto, Canada           

                 Lizan Tops Gallery, East Hampton, New York           

                 Albers Fine Art Gallery, Memphis, Tennessee

 

1997         Consulate General of Argentina, New York City           

                 Gallery @ 425 Lexington, New York City           

 

1991         Marcos J. Alegria School of Fine Arts, Puerto Rico

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

 

2010         Mason Murer Fine Art / Besharat Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

 

2009         Center of the Earth Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina

                 Plus One Gallery, London, England

 

2008         Plus One Gallery, London, England

                 Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia

 

2007         Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, Connecticut

                 Plus One Gallery, London, England

                 Eleonore Austerer Gallery, Palm Desert, California

 

2006         Mason Murer Fine Art, “Primavera”, Atlanta, Georgia

                 Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, Nantucket, Massachusetts

                 Center of the Earth Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina

                 Plus One Gallery, London, England

 

2005         London Art Fair, Plus One Plus Two Galleries, London, England

                 Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

                 Center of the Earth Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina           

                 Eleonore Austerer Gallery. Palm Desert, California

 

2004         Plus One Plus Two Galleries, “American Realism”, London, England.

                 London Art Fair, Plus One Plus Two Galleries, London England.

                 Plus One Plus Two Galleries, Art London ‘2004, London, England

 

2003         Vero Beach Museum of Art, “Collector’s Choice”, Vero Beach, Florida        

                 Plus One Plus Two Galleries, Art London ‘2003, London, England

                 Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, Washington.

                 Artspace / Virginia Miller Gallery, “Latin American Invitational”, Miami, Florida

                 Eleonore Austerer Gallery, “Latin Diversity”, San Francisco, California

                 Artspace / Virginia Miller Gallery, Arte Americas Miami ‘2003, Miami, Florida

 

2002         Center of the Earth Gallery, “The New Realism”, Charlotte, North Carolina

                 Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery, “Still Lifes”, Kent, Connecticut

                 Austerer-Crider Gallery, “Flower Power”, Palm Springs, California   

        

2001         Eleonore Austerer Gallery, Palm Springs Intl. Art Fair, California

                 Center of the Earth Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina

                 Artspace / Virginia Miller Gallery, Miami, Florida

                 Lyons-Wier / Packer Gallery, Art Miami ‘2001, Florida

                 Austerer-Crider Gallery, Palm Springs, California

 

2000         Eleonore Austerer Gallery, Palm Springs Intl. Art Fair, California

                 Artspace / Virginia Miller Gallery, Miami, Florida

                 Center of the Earth Gallery, “The New Masters”, Charlotte, North Carolina

                 Brewster Arts Limited, Art Miami ‘2000, Florida

 

1999         Eleonore Austerer Gallery, San Francisco, California

                 Artspace / Viginia Miller Gallery, Miami, Florida           

                 Brewster Arts Limited, “Major Works”, New York City           

                 William Havu Gallery, Denver, Colorado           

                 Brewster Arts Limited, Art Miami ‘99, Florida        

               

1998         Ramis Barquet Gallery, Art Miami ‘98, Miami, Florida

                 Artspace / Virginia Miller Gallery, Miami, Florida           

                 Brewster Arts Limited, New York City           

                 Meredith-Kelly Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

                 Elite Fine Art, Miami, Florida

                 Byron Cohen Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

                 Mulligan-Shanoski Gallery, San Francisco, California

                 DeArte Magick, ‘Disegno e Colore’, (cur. Lee Klein), Easton, PA

                 Lyons Wier Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

 

1997         Ramis Barquet Gallery, Art Miami ‘97, Miami, Florida

                 N.Y. Arts Magazine 2nd City-Wide Biennial, (cur. Lee Klein), New York City

 

1993         Art and Mathematics Conference AM 93, SUNY Albany, New York

 

1992         Gallery @ Broward Community College, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

 

1991         Olympia and York Gallery, (cur. Ludwig Datene), New York City

 

1990         Galaxy Gallery, ’Duel in the Sun’, Miami Beach, Florida 

 

 

Publications:

 

▪Who's Who in American Art (1999-2014)

▪Pulse, Interview by John Nelson. March 31, 2005

▪Woodstock/New Paltz Times, “Moving Stills”, by Mala Hoffman, April 14, 2005

▪Desert Post Weekly, “Buenos Aires artist brightly colors Reality”, by Marc Thomson, February 5, 2004

▪The Miami Herald, “Latin American Art in Coral Gables”, June 29, 2003

▪Palm Springs Life,”Where to see Roberto Azank”, by Steve Biller, August 2003

▪Coral Gables Gazette, “Latin American Masters of Today and Tomorrow”, July 3, 2003.

▪Washington City Paper, Exhibition Review, by Louis Jacobson, March 7, 2003

▪“When the Subject is also an Object (Conversations/Solitaire)”, Essay by Lee Klein, published by Addison-Ripley  Gallery, February 2003

▪Old Town Crier, Review by G. Lennox Campello, March 2003

▪San Francisco Business Times, ”Viewing Art with an Eye towards Capital Growth”, by Lizette Wilson, Sept. 27 2002

▪Woodstock-New Paltz Times,”Personally Speaking” by Mala Hoffman, August 22, 2002

▪Chronogram, “On the Cover”, July 2002

▪New York Arts Magazine, by Lee Klein, December 2001

▪San Francisco Examiner, Review, by Anne Lawrence, June 12, 2001.

▪The Desert Sun, Review by Jean McKig, December 2001

▪Washington Post, exhibition review by Michael O'Sullivan, March 26, 1999

▪Wall Street Journal, ‘Inside Art - Trendsetters- Creating the Next Direction’, “Cypherism and the Age of    Computation”, New York, August 1999

▪Miami Herald, “Cypherism and the Metaclassical Style of Roberto Azank”

▪Essay by Dr. Ronald Vigo, published by Brewster Arts Ltd., March 1999

▪”Big Names in the Summer” by Armando Bravo, August 1, 1999

▪Coral Gables Gazette, ”Gables Gallery exhibits Latin American Jewels”, July 1999

▪Kansas City Star, ”Still Lifes are Still Effective”, by Robin Trafton, November 26, 1999

▪Night Magazine, “An Appreciation” by Lee Klein, June 1999

▪Easton [Pennsylvania] Irregular - “Disegno e Colore”, by Isadore La Duca, October 1998

▪Kansas City Star, Review, by Alice Thorsen, July 1998

▪New York City Arts Magazine, Review ”Art Miami 98”, by Lee Klein, February 1998

▪New American Paintings, February 1998

▪Waterfront Week, “Objectification” by F. Chapman, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, May 1997.