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EDGAR HARTLEY

As a Queer Buddhist artist of the 21st century the way I see the world is heavily influenced by queer sexuality and the struggles of marginalized peoples, but especially by the profound Buddhist View (Minds Only School) and insight into how we are constantly arising in each moment as new sentient beings. While not everything I make is overtly themed along these lines, almost all my imagery is informed by an exploration of these ideas.  Like many artists, I choose a polymathic approach, using a universe of different techniques to explore the points where the technology of belief systems (the software of Thinking) meets the reality of daily living (the projection of Karma in the present moment).  While some shows or projects demand a specific theme or printmaking method, many times the work spontaneously arises simply as joyful expressions of the present moment.  There is no sound, image, or medium which I consider forbidden to use to express my vision.

CV

2019   

Grinding Iron Rods into Needles (铁杵磨成针): Various Prints and Techniques, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2018   

Ad Hoc:  Advanced Processes and Methodologies, Wolf at the Door, Reeds and Metal Plate, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2018   

1st India Print Biennale, Revelation, Lalit, Kala Institute, New Delhi, India

2016  

USA-Iceland Exchange Show, Keys and Cola, Îslenk Grafik, Reykjavik, Iceland

2016  

British Printmakers Exchange, And Then The Stones Flew Up Into The Sky, Manchester, England

2015  

Wanderlust; Australian Printmakers Exchange, Renunciation I, Umbrella Studio, Townsville, Australia

2013  

Unbounded: Czech Printmakers Exchange, Single Present Moment thinking Only, Hollar Gallery, Prague, Czechoslovakia

2013  

Prints for Peace Mexico, Namo Buddhaya: Mantra of World Peace, Arte AC/Tecnologico de Monterrey and Instituto Mexicano Norteamericano de Relaciones Culturales: Galeria Rodolfo Carpinteiro, Monterrey, NL Mexico

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

Postcards From The Edge, The Love You Show Your Queer Children…, Bartolami Gallery/Virtual Auction, Visual AIDS,          New York, NY

2021

After Ray Johnson: David Thomas and Friends; Save Your Own Skin, Girls!, Private Collection, New York, NY

2021

Barnwood 2021Beauty Way (Hozhoonin Deya), Bunnymen (chine collé) 3 of 5, Dont Look Now, How Else Should It Be?, Love You Have For Me, Oh! But the  Children!, Remember_Fantasy State II, Revelation, Science Alone Cannot Save Us, Touch Hold  Feel, Barnwood, Pink Stallion Productions, New York, NY

2021  

Postcards From The Edge; The Blessings of Santa Julia, Bortolami Gallery/Virtual Auction, Visual AIDS, New York, NY

2020  

Full Deck/It’s in the Cards, Collaborative Deck of Cards: 10 of Skulls, Wild Yogi, 10 of Vajras, 9 of Skull Cups, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2020  

MGC Benefit Auction, Ecos Y Sombras; Don’t Look Now…, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2020 

Postcards From The Edge; My Phenomena and Yours, Bortolami Gallery, Visual AIDS, New York, NY

2019 

Threads, Beauty Way (Hoozhoonin-deya), Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2019 

Below the Surface (intaglio exhibition), Bunnymen (chine collé), Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2019 

Climate Change, Science Cannot Save Us, Acid Rain, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2019 

MGC Portfolio Exhibition: The Blues; touch/hold/feel, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2019 

Postcards From The Edge, When I See A Naked Body, Bortolami Gallery, Visual AIDS, New York, NY

2018 

Violence Against Women, White Tara Chemigram, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2018 

Power to the Silkscreen; A Ah Sha Sa Ma Ha (Liberation of the Six Realms), Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2018 

Postcards From The Edge,  Bortolami Gallery, Visual AIDS, New York, NY

2017 

Evidence (portfolio exchange), Evidence of Vast Awakening, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2017 

Selfies, Self Portrait-Chemigram, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2017 

MGC Annual Members Show, Almost Nonexistent, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2017 

Post Cards From The Edge, Furniture, Bortolami Gallery, Visual AIDS, New York, NY

2016 

MGC Annual Members Show, A Trembling of Cardinals, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2016 

Iowa State Postcard Exchange: Abstracted Simplicity, Iowa State University Print Society, Ames, IA

2016 

Exquisite Corpse: Collaborative Box of Monsters, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2015 

Erotica XXX, Narcissus, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2015 

Iowa State Postcard Exchange: Heroes, Enlightened Hero, Iowa State University Print Society, Ames, IA

2014 

One, Serpent Deity Meditates on the Vajra Nature, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2014 

Living Large, Vajra Blueprint of the Universe, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2014 

Portfolio Exchange: Undone, The Antikythera Mechanism or How Jesus Forgave Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2014 

Lazarus Project: Desert Pavilions, Language of the Ancestors, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2014 

The Red and The Black, Hopi Snake Priests, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2014 

Holiday Show, Zi You Min Zhu (Freedom and Self Determination) t- shirt design, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2013 

Square Deal: Art in Response, Glittering Sun, Cultivated Fields, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2013 

Juried Show, The Emptiness of Pots and Vases, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2013

Members Holiday Show, Momento Exultatem, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

2006

Winter Solstice, monoprints, gourd sculpture, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV

2005

Salon Des Refuses, etchings, collagraphs, gourd sculpture, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV 

2005

Winter Group Show, etchings, monoprints, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV

2005

Halloween Show, etchings, mixed media collage, Dirk Vermin’s Gallery Au-Go-Go, Las Vegas, NV 

2005

The Portrait: b/w photography, Dirk Vermin’s Gallery Au-Go-Go, Las Vegas, NV

2005

The Vagina Monologues, gourd sculpture, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV

2003

The Center, Silent Charity Auction, monoprints, collagraphs, etchings, The Center, Las Vegas, NV

2003

Las Vegas Gay Pride Festival, etchings, photomontage, mixed media, collagraphs, monoprints, Las Vegas, NV

2003

Gallery Au-Go-Go, etchings, mixed media, monoprints, Dirk Vermin’s Gallery Au-Go-Go, Las Vegas, NV

2001

Gallery 1448, Fall Show 2001, etchings, photomontage, mixed media, Gallery 1448, Baltimore, MD

2001

Gallery 1448, Spring Show 2001, etchings, photomontage, mixed media, Gallery 1448, Baltimore, MD

2001

School 33 Open Studio Tour 2001, etchings, mixed media, mixed media sculpture, Gallery 1448, Baltimore, MD

2000

Snapshot, b/w photographs, Contemporary Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

2000

Artomatic, etchings/collagraphs/poetry, Baltimore, MD

2000

Ides of March, etchings/collagraphs, Mr. Henry's Upstairs, Washington, DC

1999

Gone Postal, collage/mixed media, Sowebo Art Festival, Baltimore, MD

1997

National Capital Orchid Society, 50th Annual Show, 2nd and 3rd place in show, Ikenobo School, ikebana flower arrangements: traditional-in-frame, freestyle and moon boat, National Arboretum, Washington, DC

ART BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS

2017

Book of Q, Edgar Hartley, unique edition, self-published

2016   

The Body In Question, Rich Turnbull, Edgar Hartley, David Thomas,Furious Day Press, edition of 30

REFERENCES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY

2019

Collins, Doug, Edgar Hartley’s Ceremonies of Chemigram Magic, Nonfigurative Photo Blog, Sunday, January 27

2017   

Merriam, Phyllis and Victor, 3D to 2D Workshop Collaboration, The Postdigital Printmaker Blog, July