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Evolution is a life process. My artistic journey has taken me to a place of both "reductionism" - the hunt for the smallest building blocks of more complex organisms, and a "synthesis" of past artistic endeavors. Fewer colors and broader painted gestures are part of this evolution. As a professional violinist as well as a painter and sculptor, most of my visual arts work is related to music. I came to realize that many miniature paintings exist in the details of my more complicated compositions, and in working with many of the same formal elements I also had visions of Asian calligraphy - "saying more with less." My newest paintings, "Imaginaries" are Rorschach tests for the viewer. They stimulate the imagination as the audience experiences their rhythm and flow. I also realized my artistic connection with my father's "Curvilinear" style - the use of Einstein's curved space and time. My experiences as a professional musician strongly influence the presence of rhythm in my "Imaginaries". Before painting, I contemplate many internal visualizations as being possible painting solutions. When ready, I jump to the canvas.
- Home study with his father illustrator Alton S. Tobey, through 1965 Music Conservatory of Westchester 1965-1969 The Art Students League, 1970-1971 The Juilliard School, BM, 1975 NYS Teaching Certification, 2002 The College of New Rochelle, MA 2003
- 1957 - 1980 - Studied under his father, the late artist Alton S. Tobey 1963 - 1969 - Study at The Music Conservatory of Westchester 1967 - 1970 - Study at The Art Students League, New York City 1975 - The Juilliard School, New York City - Bachelor of Music degree 1984 - Steve Bush Gallery, New York - solo show 1985 - Salon West II, New York - group show 1985 - Madison Square Garden, NYC - New Artists Show - group show 1985 - Paintings published as prints by Ray Greenberg Art Publishing 1985 - Paintings published as prints by SCAFA Modern Art 1985 - Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit, New York - group show 1986 - Outer Space Gallery, New York - group show 1987 - Larchmont Public Library, Larchmont, NY - group show 1988 - Neustadter Galleries, DelRay Beach, FL - group show 1989 - ISOA Gallery, Greenwich, CT - group show 1989 - Art Barn, Greenwich, CT - group show 1998 - present - music & art teacher - New Rochelle, NY 1998 - present - orchestra director - New Rochelle, NY 2002 - Mooney Center Gallery, College of New Rochelle - group show 2002 - New York State Teaching Certification - Music & Art 2003 - Feature article - Gallery & Studio magazine, Summer issue 2003 - The College of New Rochelle, Master's degree in art 2004 - present - Sculpture work at Les Metalliers Champenois, NJ 2004 - Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle - group show 2004 - Feature article - The New York Times, 3/14/04 2004 - Gallery 49, New York City - solo show 2004 - Marx Gallery, The Music Conservatory of Westchester - solo show 2004 - 2010 - Broome Street Gallery, NY - 6 group shows 2004 - Cover for Oren Fader CD First Flight 2005 - Feature article - The Larchmont Gazette 2005 - Named a top 100 graduate by Juilliard's president, Joseph Polisi 2005 - Fallen Angels acquired by The G.W. Bush Presidential Library 2005 - 2010 - Pleiades Gallery, New York - 4 solo & 5 group shows 2005 - 2007 - Co-chairman of The New Rochelle Council on The Arts 2005 - Program cover - MCW 75th Anniversary Lincoln Center 2006 - Benefit solo Pleiades Gallery for the NSCF 2006 - Artist selection panel the Westchester Arts Council 2006 - 2010 - Membership in Manhattan Arts International 2006 - 2010 - CAG - 4th Annual groups 2007 - Feature article Gallery & Studio magazine, Sept/Oct issue 2007 - Benefit solo Cunningham Gallery, Hawthorne, NY for the ACS 2007 - Book cover & illustrations for Aaron Minsky book Beyond Faith 2007 - Cunningham exhibition notes - Art Business News 2007 - Reaching for The Cure acquired by The American Cancer Society 2007 - Feature article: Juilliard Alumnae/i newsletter 2007 - Feature article: CNRochelle Quarterly - alumni/ae newsletter 2007 - Feature article: Michael Dandry- Eastchester Record 2007 - Manhattan Borough President's Gallery, NYC - CAG group show 2008 - Feature article: Gallery & Studio magazine 2008 - Art exhibition notes in Art Times Journal 2008 - Article in WestArts section The Westchester Business Journal 2009 - Benefit for The Danny Club, New Rochelle, NY 2009 - Berkeley Gallery, Berkeley College, NYC - solo show 2009 - BID Gallery 542, New Rochelle, NY - Benefit : Westchester Phil 2009 - Exhibition notes: Art in America 2009 - Feature article - Overtones, Westchester Phil newsletter, Spring 2009 - Feature article - Overtones, Westchester Phil newsletter, Winter 2010 - Benefit for The Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle 2010 - Flat Iron Gallery, group Paramount Center Arts, Peekskill 2010 - The Gallery on Nob, New Rochelle, NY - solo March - June 2010 - Juror NRCA Utopioptix - Lumen Winter Gallery NRPL 5/10 2010 - Shakespeare at NR Museum Arts & Culture, 5/10 - group 2010 - Solo Pleiades Gallery, NYC 11/2-11/27, Juilliard Benefit 2011 - Sculpture at Washington Square Gallery, Rye Brook, NY 2011 - White Plains Museum Gallery: Solo 3/30 - 6/15 2011 - Feature Article: The Journal News 3/27/11 2011 - Sculpture at James Bedford, NY 2011 - Sculpture at the Katonah Museum gift Shop 2011 - Seaside Steel Sculpture solo - Rye Town Park 10/22 - 11/19 2012 - Pleiades, NYC 38th annual group 2/21 - 3/17 2012 - NRCA Honoring Thea Eichler group 3/11 - 3/28 2012 - ArtsWestch' Contemp. Rhythms Horizon, Fltwd, grp 3/13 2012 - Sculpture featured in Westchester Home article, 3/12 p. 42 2012 - 4th Juried Group: Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers 3/14 - 4/21 2012 - CAG group: Tangential Vision - Manhattan Boro President, 4/3 - 4/27 2012 - Abstract Imaginaries, solo show, Pleiades Gallery, NYC 5/15 - 6/9 2012 - Abstract Imaginaries, private home in New Rochelle, 6/10 - prsent 2013 - "Visual Symphony" group benefit United Hebrew of NR 2/13 - 8/2/13 2013 - Donation of "Wave" art auction benefit for Leukemia/Lymphoma 5/17 2013 - Music Conservatory of Westchester "Distinguished Alumni Award" 6/1 2013 - Music Conservatory of Westchester, solo show: "Imaginaries" 6/1-7/31