HAAS GALLERY

Artist Bio

Gordon Haas

I received my BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1984. At R.I.S.D. I focused primarily on traditional figurative painting. The works of Thomas Eakins and John Singer Sargent played a major role in the development of my styles.

I work in two methods, first my studio work. I use color theories related to that of the French Impressionists. I developed my color theory in order to express a mood by using a complex series of colors to formulate the final hue. I work in a series of glazes - about fifteen to build up the layers to create the final color. The Dutch masters were most known for their glazing techniques. Second, my plein air style. I work out on the scene using my same color theories as in the studio, however I use much larger brushes and layer the paint "lean to fat" in about 7 layers, leading to a freer expression.

EXHIBITIONS
1993-12Haas Galllery, Lambertville, NJ
2011-12 Netherfield Gallery, New Hope, PA
2009-10 The Collective, 15 N. Union Street, Lambertville, NJ
2009-12 Design Domaine, Bernardsville, NJ
2008-09Gallery of Art, Positano, Italy
2007-09Fieldstone Fine Art Gallery, Ramsey, NJ
2009Art Italian Style, Riverrun Gallery, Lambertville NJ
2004-07Haas - Muth Gallery, New Hope, PA
2006The Nassau Club, Princeton NJ (solo exhibition)
2003Gallery of Fine Art, Newtown, PA
2002Premier Fine Arts, New Hope, PA (solo exhibition) "The Early Paintings"
2001August & Bischoff Gallery, Lancaster, PA.
2001Premiere Fine Arts, Lambertville, NJ
1999Davis & Fae Gallery, Baltimore, MD. (Solo Exhibition)
1999The Artists' Gallery, Lambertville NJ (two person exhibition)
1999The Bianco Gallery, Buckingham, PA. Annual Juried Exhibition
1999Oblique Gallery Inc. New York, NY (Solo exhibition, Feb. 8 - March 13)
1998The Haas Gallery, Lambertville, NJ. "L'Exhibition Francais"
1998The Leleu Gallery, Doylestown, PA April 10 - May 17 (three person exhibition)
1998The Artists Gallery, Lambertville, NJ June 5-June 28 (two person exhibition)
1998The Coryell Gallery, Lambertville, NJ 18th Annual Juried Exhibition.
1997Riverrun Gallery, Lambertville NJ. Salon des Refuses, Unchosen Exhibition
1997Artsbridge Annual Members Show, Washington Crossing Visitors Center, Wash. Cross. PA
1997The Artists Gallery, Lambertville, NJ (two person exhibition)
1997The Leleu Gallery, Gallery du Paradis, Doylestown, PA (group exhibition)
1997Stony Brook Gallery, Pennington, NJ. (Solo exhibition)
1997New Hope Arts Commission, "The New Century" Juried Exhibition
1997Art Ventures Gallery, Spring House, PA, (two person exhibition with Laszlo Ispanky)
1997 The Coryell Gallery, Lambertville, NJ, 17th Annual Juried Exhibition
1996 The Lelue Gallery, Galerie du Paradis, Doylestown, PA. (group exhibition)
1996 Artsbridge Annual Members Show, Riverrun Gallery, Lambertville, NJ.
1996 Artworks, Trenton, NJ. Faculty Exhibition.
1996 The Phillips Mill, 67th Juried Art Exhibition, New Hope, PA.
1996Local Color: The Garden Illustrated, (Mill Hill Playhouse), Trenton, NJ
1996 The Baum School of Art, 7th Juried Painting Exhibition.
1996 The Bianco Gallery, Buckingham, PA. Annual Juried Exhibition
1996 Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA. "Color Now Exhibition"
1995 The Leslie Eadeh Gallery, Devon,PA. "Art Makes a Great Gift" Holiday Exhibition.
1995 The Bianco Gallery, Buckingham, PA. Annual Juried Exhibition
1995 New Hope Arts Commission, "The New Century" Juried Exhibit
1995 Sussex Co. Arts & Heritage Council, Skylands & Invitational Judicial Complex
1995 Artsbridge members show, "Whaddayudu" Riverrun Gallery Lambertville, NJ.
1995 Artworks "Contemporary Expressions" Trenton, NJ.
1995 Lehigh Art Alliance, The Pearl S Buck Foundation "Beginnings"
1995 Upper Merion Cultural Center, King of Prussia, PA. Juried Exhibit, First Place.
1995 Coryell Gallery, Lambertville, NJ. 15th Annual Juried Exhibit.
1995 Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA. "Count Yourself In" Juried Exhibit, 4th Place.
1994 Genest Gallery, Lambertville, NJ. (two person show with Anne Boyson)
1994 Phillips Mill Community Assoc. Annual Juried Art Exhibition
1994 Artsbridge, Obsessions & Reflections, Lambertville, NJ. Juried Exhibition.
1994 Center for the Arts in Southern NJ. Annual Juried Arts Exhibition.
1994 Genest Gallery, Lambertville, NJ. (solo show)
1993 SOHO International Art Competition, Agora Gallery, New York, NY.
1993 Ringwood Manor Assoc. of the Arts, 28th Annual, Ringwood, NJ.
1993 Cooperstown Art Assoc. 58th National Annual, Cooperstown, NY.
1993 Kent Art Assoc. Presidents Show, Kent, CT.
1993 Sussex Co. Arts & Heritage Council, Skylands Exhibit, Sparta, NJ.
1993 Carrier Foundation, 11th Annual, Belle Mead, NJ.
1993 Community Arts Assoc. Tri-State Juried Show, Ringewood Arts Institute, Ringewood, NJ.
1991 Swain Galleries, Plainfield, NJ. (solo show)
1989/8/7Discerning Images Fine Art Gallery, Upper Montclair, NJ. (solo shows)
1989/8/7Hilltop, Sparta, NJ.
1988 Glaser Gallery, Morris Plains, NJ.
1988 White Wind Gallery, Mendham, NJ.
1988 Bellmead Corporation, A.C.E.A. Juried Competition.
1988/4 The Sparta Gallery, Sparta, NJ.
1986 Robins Hutchins Gallery, Maplewood, NJ.
1986 Nabisco Brands Corporation, NSAL, E. Hanover, NJ.
1986 National Society of Arts and Letters, Washington, DC.
1984 Woods-Gerry Art Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
2008-09Gallery of Art, Positano, Italy
2006Montalcino Arte, Montalcino Italy
2003Cotignac, France, The Lambertville Atelier
1998Laon, France, Galerie d' art de L 'Echanson, June 9 - June 28 (solo exhibition)
MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS
1997The State Museum of PA, "Art of the State Pennsylvania '97"
1996 Kentucky Derby Museum, at Churchill Downs, Horses in Motion, special invitation.
1996 Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY. 63rd Annual Regional Exhibition.
1995 Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA. 55th Annual Juried Exhibition
1994 Harve De Grace Decoy Museum, Arts Commission Juried Exhibition.
1993 Slalter Memorial Museum, Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts. 82nd Annual Exhibition
1984/2 Museum of American Illustration, New York, NY.
AWARDS
1997 The Coryell Gallery, 17th Annual Juried Exhibition, Mullham Companies Award.
1995 New Hope Arts Commission, "The New Century", Honorable Mention
1995 Upper Merion Cultural Center, King of Prussia, PA. 1st. Place
1995 Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA. Merit Award
1993 SOHO International, Certificate of Excellence
1993 Ringwood Manor Assoc. of Arts, Oil - First Place
1993 Kent Art Assoc. Certificate of Merit
1993 The Sally Logue Foundation Award, CAA Juried Show
1986 National Society of Arts and Letters, 1st Place NJ. Chapter.
1986 National Society of Arts and Letters, National Awards Competition, Honorable Mention.
EDUCATION
1980-84BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.