artists

HOLLIS DUNLAP

Hollis Dunlap is part of the emerging group of artists who painstakingly study the old masters such as Caravaggio and Vermeer while being fully informed by modernists such as Diebenkorn. The mixture of precise draftsmanship with spontaneous brushwork and contrasting areas of thick and thin pigments echo Dunlap’s immersion of the classic and contemporary. Dunlap lives, paints and teaches in Connecticut and numbers among his collectors the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hollis Dunlap, contemporary representational artist

What I admire about realism is the time and devotion that it takes to reproduce a single object beautifully — that commitment.

Professional Experience

  • Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme CT, Instructor in figure painting, figure drawing, landscape painting, still life painting, 2002-present
  • Garde Arts Center, New London CT, Worked on restoration project of interior of the theater Instructor of figure painting and drawing classes, 1999-2003
  • Mystic Arts Center, Mystic CT, Instructor in figure drawing, painting, and composition, 2003-04
  • Lyman Allyn Museum, New London CT, Instructor in drawing and composition, 2008
  • Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme CT, Instructor in figure drawing, painting for pre-college and continuing education, 2004-06

Education

  • Graduated from St Johnsbury Academy in 1995
  • BFA from Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in 1999

Awards

  • National Arts Club Student Show first prize 2 consecutive years while at Lyme Academy
  • 1st prize at Copley Society Student Show while at Lyme Academy
  • Stobart Fellowship from Lyme Academy
  • Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant 2 times
  • Adele K. Paier prize, New Haven Paint and Clay club
  • Best in show, Mystic Arts Center annual group show

Solo/Group shows:

  • Solo show, Stobart Fellowship, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, 2001
  • Group show, Hygienic Galleries, New London CT 2003
  • Solo show, Axelle Fine Arts, NY, NY 2005
  • Solo show, Axelle Fine Arts, Boston MA, 2008
  • Solo show, Axelle Fine Arts NY, NY, 2009
  • Solo show, Axelle Fine Arts, Boston MA, 2010
  • Solo show, Axelle Fine Arts, Boston MA, 2011
  • "Celebrating Lyme's Beauty", Lyman Allyn Art Museum, 2011
  • Q Art Salon “Drawn In” group show, Los Angeles CA, 2013
  • California Museum of Fine Art, Fall Exhibition, Los Angeles CA, 2013
  • Winter Group Show, Axelle Fine Arts, New York NY, 2013
  • Summer Collection, Axelle Fine Arts, New York NY, 2013
  • Group Exhibition, Gallery 1261, Denver CO, 2013
  • Illuminations, solo show, Axelle Fine Arts, Boston MA, 2013
  • Q Art Salon “Figured Out”, group show, Los Angeles CA, 2013
  • "Doors of Perception",  Six Summit Gallery, Ivoryton CT, 2014
  • Structure and Space, solo show, Axelle Fine Arts, New York, NY, 2014