Mel Leipzig, American (1935 - )

Mel Leipzig

EDUCATION
1970-72 Pratt Institute. M.F.A. (Studied under Nan Benedict, Ralph Wickiser and Walter Rogalski)
1956-58 Yale University, School of Art & Architecture, M.F.A. in June 1972 (Studied under Josef Albers, James Brooks and Gabor Peterdi)
1953-56 The Cooper Union, 3-Year Certificate (Studied under Nicholas Marsicano, Morris Kantor, Will Barnet and Neil Welliver)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011 Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ
2010 Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
“Portrait of Michael Graves and Other Paintings,” Rizzo Gallery, Princeton, NJ
2009 “Mel Leipzig: Life Observed,” Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
“Mel Leipzig: Selected Paintings”, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
“Mel Leipzig: Recent Paintings,” Villanova University Art Gallery, Villanova, PA
2008 “Recent Paintings,” Rizzo Gallery, Chatham, NJ
2007 “Artists in Their Studios,” The Tomasulo Gallery, Cranford, NJ
“Portrait of a College,” Artworks, Trenton, NJ
2006 “Recent Paintings,” Schering-Plough Corp., Kenilworth, NJ
2005 “Paintings of Modern Life,” Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
Artworks, Trenton, NJ
2003 “Recent Paintings,” Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
2002 Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
“The Faculty,” Mercer County Community College, Trenton, NJ
2001 Numina Gallery, Princeton, NJ
“A Realist Vision of Family Life,” Princeton Day School, NJ
2000 Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
1998 “A Retrospective,”New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
1996 Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
1993 Mercer Medical Center, Trenton, NJ
1992 American Cyanamid Company, Princeton, NJ
1991 Hot Springs Art Center, Hot Springs, AK
1990 Maurice Pine Free Library, Fair Lawn, NJ
Schering Plough, Madison, NJ
Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ
Gallery Henoch, New York, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012 National Academy Museum, New York, NY
Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
2011 Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
Three Man Show, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA
2010 “Solemn & Sublime: Contemporary American Figurative Painting,” Akus Gallery, Willimantic, CT
Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
2009 Realism Unbound, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ
Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
National Academy Museum, New York, NY
2008 Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
“A Matter of Perspective,” Johnson Education Center, Princeton, NJ
2007 Art of the 20th Century, New York, NY
National Academy of Design, New York, NY
Alumni Show, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
“New Jersey Arts Annual, Fine Arts,” Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ
“Male/Female: The New Realism,” Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
“Invitational of Visual Arts,” American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York, NY
LA Art Show, Santa Monica, CA
Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
2006 Art of the 20th Century, New York, NY
Alumni Show, The Cooper Union, New York, NY
TAWA Salon Show, Artworks, Trenton, NJ
“40 Years: A Dealer's Collection,” Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
“Fine Art from the Collection,” Morris Museum, Morris Township, NJ
20th International Juried Show, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
“Pop Art,” Utah Valley State College's Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, UT
“A Sense of Place: New Jersey,” Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ
2005 Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
New Jersey Artists, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ
“About Faces: Portraits Past & Present,” Staten Island Museum, NY
Art of the 20th Century, New York, NY
USArtists, Philadelphia, PA
San Francisco International Art Exposition, CA
2004 TAWA 25th Anniversary Gala Exhibition, Trenton City Museum, NJ
“Celebration 2004,” The Dr. David Flinker Pavilion Art Gallery, Mount Holly, NJ
NJ State Council on the Arts Fellowship Exhibition, Stedman Gallery, Camden, NJ
“The Founders Exhibition,” Artworks, Trenton, NJ
Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
Art of the 20th Century, New York, NY
USArtists, Philadelphia, PA
2003 Art of the 20th Century, New York, NY
US Artists, Philadelphia, PA
Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
2002 Art of the 20th Century, New York, NY
National Academy Invitational, New York, NY
International Juried Show, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts,Summit, NJ
“Artist & Model,” Artworks, Trenton, NJ
2001 “Eyes on Trenton” New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
“Crossing Boundaries,” Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, NJ
2000 “Invitational”, Broome Street Gallery, New Tork, NY
“What A Combo,” Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Trenton, NJ
“Face to Face,” Johnson gallery, Bedminster, NJ
175th Annual, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
1999 Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
Invitational, Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY
“New Jersey Landscapes,” Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
“American Figurative Painters” Gallery Henoch, NY
1998 Fleisher Art Memorial Group Show, Philadelphia, PA
Gallery Group Show, Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
1997 Invitational, Mercer Medical Center, Trenton, NJ
Gallery Henoch, New York, NY
1996 “Real People” Bristol/Myers Squibb, Lawrenceville, NJ
1995-96 As Seen by Four, Artworks, Trenton, NJ
Realism / Surrealism, Trenton City Museum at Ellarslie, Trenton, NJ and Nabisco Gallery, East Hanover, NJ
“Virtuosity,” Art Communication International, New York, NY
1995 “Realism / Surrealism”, Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ
Two Man Show (w/ Lou Draper), Mercer County Community College, Trenton,NJ
1994-95 “Art & the Law”, Washington State Convention Trade Center, Seattle, WA;
Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA; Canton Art Institute, OH; Gallery of
Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs,CO; Tyler Art Gallery, Oswego, NY
1994 “From Realism to Abstraction”, Wyckoff Gallery, Wyckoff, NJ
“More Than Meets the Eye: A Century of Realism in New Jersey; 1990-1994,” Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

AWARDS & HONORS
2009 Allies for Humanity Award, Given by Trenton based organization BOOST and the New Jersey State Legislature
2006 Elected to membership, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
2004 Nisod Excellence Award, University of Texas, Austin, TX
2003 Purchase Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters
Best in Show (Associate Curator at MOMA: Anne Umland), New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, NJ
2002-03 Grant from New Jersey State Council on the Arts
2002 Bertelson Prize, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
Merit Award, International Juried Show, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
2001 Denise Collins Award for Artistry & Teaching Excellence, Association of American Educators
2000 Raymond P.R. Nelson Prize, National Academy of Design, New York, NY
1995-96 National Endowment for the Arts Grant
1995 Outstanding Artist Award (from W. Windsor, Plainwood Art Dept.)
1992 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2012 “Beyond the Portrait,” Kim Hall, Professional Artist, November, p18-23
2011 "Four Color Process," Celia McGee, ARTnews, November, p86-88
"Mel Leipzig," half-hour program, New Jersey Network (NJN)
2009 Selected Contemporary American Figurative Painters, edited by Qimin Liu, pgs. 83-97
Victoria Donohoe, "Leipzig at Drexel," The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 11
Benjamin Genocchio, "Celebrating Talent and Taste," The New York Times, Aug. 2
Diccon Hyatt, "Artist Gets Realistic at Museum," The Downtowner, July
Edward Sozanski, "Art: Master of Realism," The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 24
Janet Purcell, "Artist Doubles as Curator," The Times, Trenton, April 24
Ilene Dube, "Real World View," Time Off, March 20
Victoria Donohoe, "Portraits of Americans in their environments," The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 30
Burt Wasserman, "Mel Leipzig," ICON, January
2008 Ilene Dube, "Painted Reflections," Time Off, December 26
Ilene Dube, "Personal Landscapes: In the Mind's Eye," Time Off, February 9-17
2007 Dan Bischoff, "People's Portraitist," The Star Ledger, October 18
Janet Purcell, "From the Campus to the Canvas," The Times, Trenton, March 16
Susan Van Dongen, "Portrait of a College," Time Off, March 2-11
"Portrait of a College; Mel Leipzig's MCCC Inspired Work," The Downtowner, March
Dan Bischoff, "Mel Leipzig, Portraits," The Star Ledger, February 22
Dori Seider, Teach Me Something Real, pp. 25-27, Xlibris Corporation
New Jersey Arts Annual: Fine Art, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ
2006 "35 Years on Canvas; The Artistry of Mel Leipzig at MCCC," The Viking, MCCC
Fred B. Adelson, "From Waves of Grain to the Shore," The New York Times, January 15
Dan Bischoff, "Morris Bounty," The Star Ledger, January 20
Gerard Haggerty, "Mel Leipzig," ARTnews, March
Edward Leffingwell, "Mel Leipzig at Gallery Henoch," Art in America, April
Margaret O'Reilly, "Collecting 21st Century Art," New Jersey State Museum, Spring Newsletter
Ilene Dube, "Eyes on Trenton," Time Off, August 4-13
2005 Ken Johnson, "Mel Leipzig," The New York Times, November 18
Dan Bischoff, "Work in Progress," The Star Ledger, November 21
"Mel Leipzig," American Art Collector, October
2004 Dan Bischoff, "Painting with Structure," Sunday Star Ledger, April 2
Ilene Dube, "Face to Face," Time Off, December 3
Anne R. Fabbri, "Subjects in their Own Settings," Acrylic Highlights American Magazine
Burton Wasserman, "A Celebration of Local Artists and Community," Art Matters, May
New American Paintings, Number 57, Open Studies Press, Boston, MA, May
Paintings of Modern Life, curated and introduction by William Zimmer, Gallery Henoch
A Sense of Place, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ
About Faces, Staten Island Museum, New York, NY
2001/2002 Fellowship Exhibition, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers, Camden, NJ
2003 Anne R. Fabbri, "Defining the Subject with the Background," American Artist, August
Thomas M. Disch, "Gallery Going," The New York Sun, July 31
Dan Bischoff, "Return of Realism Blossoms," The Star Ledger, April 13
Leon Rainbow, Artist Profile, Trenton Downtowner, August
Dan Bischoff, "A Life in Art, One Portrait at a Time," The Star Ledger, March 16
2002 Dan Bischoff, "Exhibition Offers a Special Place for the Art of 9/11," The Star Ledger, February 3
"Joshua's Tattoos" by Mel Leipzig (reproduced), page 26, Harpers, April issue
Dan Bischoff, "Portraits with Perspective," The Star Ledger, April 19
2001 Pat Summers, "Year of the Leipzig," U.S. 1, January 3
Susan Brodrick, "Mel Leipzig, Gallery Henoch" ARTnews, February
Janet Purcell, "Bound to Open Some Eyes," The Times, February 9
Susan Van Dongen, "Eyes on Trenton," Time Off, March 2
Mea Kaemmerlen, " A Brush with a Great Painter," The Times, April 17
Janet Purcell, "Sharing the Art of Making Art," The Times, April 22
William Zimmer, "Crossing Boundaries in the Fine Arts Annual," The New York Times, July 1
Joe Emanski, "Will Arts Help Rebuild Downtown Trenton," Trenton Downtowner, December
"Mercer County Professor Honored for Artistry and Teaching Excellence," New Jersey Education Association Review (NJEA), December
Ilene Dube, "Looking Inside Open Doorways," Time Off, December 14
New Jersey Arts Annual: Fine Art, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ
Earthline Landscape, Gallery of South Orange, South Orange, NJ
2000 New American Paintaings, Volume 27, Open Studios Press, Welles, MA, April
"Mel Leipzig, Gallery Henoch," The New Yorker, October 9
"Dynamic Duo Debut," The Trentonian, November 29
Victoria Donohoe, "In Trenton, New Jersey's Master of Informal Portraiture," The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 24
"Mel Leipzig, Gallery Henoch," The New Yorker, October 9
Dan Bischoff, "Winning Combo," The Star Ledger, November 5
Janet Purcell, "What a Combo, Pairs Two Prominent Artists," The Times, Trenton, December 1
"Mel Leipzig and Vince Ceglia at the Trenton City Museum," Museum Spotlight,
ArtNow Gallery Guide, Philadelphia/Midatlantic, December
Cathie Viksjo, "A Gallery of Familiar Faces in 2000," The Times, December 31

SELECTED INSTITUTIONAL COLLECTIONS
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The University of Pennsylvania, Architectural Archives, Philadelphia, PA
Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
The New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ
The Morris Museum of Arts & Sciences, Morristown, NJ
The Cooper Hewitt Museum for Decorative Arts, NY
Mercer County Community College, Trenton, NJ
Shorewood Art Publications, NYC
AT&T
Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Schering - Plough Corporation, Madison, NJ
The White House Collection, Washington, DC
The Marriott Hotel, Princeton, NJ
Rider College, Lawrenceville, NJ
Nabisco Brands, Inc., East Hanover, NJ
Trentmos Restaurant, Moscow, USSR
Rutgers University, Center for Alcohol Studies, Piscataway, NJ
Rutgers University, Graduate School of Management, Newark, NJ
New Jersey Veterans Home, Paramus, NJ
Mercer Medical Center, Trenton, NJ
Newark Public Library, NJ

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