KARL PETRUNAK
3901 Rigel Ave.
Lompoc, California  93436

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2010 Gallery Surprenant, Kingston, New York (catalogue essay Stephen Westfall)
2001 Art Resources Transfer, New York City
1990 Coup de Grâce Gallery, New York City
1981 Space Gallery, Los Angeles
1979 Space Gallery, Los Angeles
1975 Edward Thorp Gallery, Santa Barbara
1974 University of California, Santa Barbara
Art Museum

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2017 Disorderly Construct, Arts Fund Gallery, Santa Barbara
2010 It's a Wonderful Tenth, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2008 What’s in a Face, Selena Gallery, Brooklyn Campus Long Island University, New York
2007 War is Over, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn
2004 Merry Peace, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn
2002 Jessica Weiss/Karl Petrunak, A Conversation, Art Resources Transfer, New York
2000 Paintland, Jim Schmidt Gallery/Lemon Sky Project Space, Los Angeles, Terry Myers curator
1999 Outer Boroughs, White Columns, New York
1998 Pierogi 2000, New York, The Flatfiles, Kunstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria
1997 Current/Undercurrents-Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art
New York Drawers, The Pierogi 2000 Flatfiles, Gassworks, London, England
1995 Strappy Sandals and Skinny Belts, the Hyper Feminine in Painting, The Victoria Room/Push, San Francisco, Sue Spaid curator
1994 Full House, 54 White Street, New York City
Redefining the Pop Icon in the Nineties, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York City, Jeanie Deans curator
1993 Fluxus/Mail Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California
1992 New Acquisitions, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California
1991 Paintings on Paper, Coup de Grâce Gallery, New York City
1990 Small Painting in the Abstract, Coup de Grâce Gallery, New York City
1989 Painting Between the Sacred and the Profane, Gallerie Rahmel, Cologne, Germany, catalogue essay/curator Sol Ostrow
Painting Between Desire and Awareness, Cyrus Gallery, New York City, Sol Ostrow curator
1988 Invitational, John Davis Gallery, New York City
Spirited Logic, M-13 Gallery, New York City, catalogue essay by Nancy Grimes
1987 Invitational, Damon Brandt Gallery, New York City
Romantic Science, One Penn Plaza, New York City, essay/curator Stephen Westfall
1986 Invitational, Postmasters Gallery, New York City
1985 Abstract/Issues, Tibor De Nagy, Sherry French and Oscarsson Hood Galleries, New York City, catalogue essay/curator Steven Madoff
1984 Small Works: New Abstract Painting, Lafayette and Muhlenberg Colleges, Pennsylvania, Tom Hudspeth and Ron Janowich curators; catalogue essay by William Zimmer and Barbara Zabel
1983 Karl Petrunak and Alan Harrison, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, Santa Barbara, California
1982 Of This Time, Of That Place, Open Space Gallery, Victoria, B.C., Canada
1980 California Dialogues, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, essay/curator William Spurlock
1979 California in Chicago, West Hubbard Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1977 Invitational, Dorothy Rosenthal Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1976 Painting - Los Angeles, Gloria Cortella Gallery, New York City
Six from California, Orayone - Art et Choses du Monde, Montreal Canada
1975 Drawing U.S.A., Minnesota Museum of Art, Saint Paul, Minnesota, catalogue essay/curators Janet Fish and Malcolm Lein

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Blakeney, Rae, From Paradox to Synonymy, Artweek, vol. 10, no. 15, 1979
Cyphers, Peggy, New York in Review, Arts Magazine, pp. 96-97 with illustration, March 1991
Danieli, Fidel, Black on Black, Images and Issues, vol. 4, no. 3 Nov/Dec 1983
Hugunin, James, Karl Petrunak, The Dumb Ox, Number 6 and 7, fall 1977/spring 1978
Kienholz, Lyn, Karl Petrunak, The Encyclopedia of Southern California Artists, 2010
Krainak, Paul, Six California Artists, New Art Examiner, April 1979
Myers, Terry R., Karl Petrunak, La Piz, pp. 86-87, February, 1991
Muchnic, Suzanne, Los Angeles Times (review), March 30, 1979 and September 18, 1981
Timberman, Marcy, Shape and Space, Artweek, vol. 4, no. 26 July 30, 1983
Westfall, Stephen, Karl Petrunak at Edward Thorp Gallery, Daily Nexus, Feb. 1975
Westfall, Stephen, Making Sense, Catalogue for solo show at Surprenant Gallery

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
Minnesota Museum of Art, Saint Paul
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara,
University of California, Los Angeles
The Prudential Insurance Company of America
Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
1993-2005 Instructor, Parsons School of Design
1980 - 1984 Lecturer, University of California, Santa Barbara
1978 Visiting Artist, The Ohio State University
1977 Visiting Artist, The Art Institute of Chicago
1974 - 1978 Instructor, Los Angeles Pierce College

MFA University of California, Santa Barbara 1974
BA California State University, Northridge 1971
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