Chuck Connelly

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Chuck Connelly
Born January 7, 1955
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Occupation Painter
Nationality American
Website
www.chuckconnelly.net

Chuck Connelly (born January 7, 1955 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American painter.

Biography[edit]

Connelly graduated from the Tyler School of Art in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania in 1977. Afterward, he moved from the Philadelphia area to New York City, where Robert C. Atkins became one of his first patrons.

Connelly went on to spend two years in Germany, where he continued to develop his art work with the patronage of Atkins. Upon his return to New York in the early ’80s, the Annina Nosei Gallery began to show his work. During this time, Connelly began to rise to fame along with Julian Schnabel and Jean-Michel Basquiat in the New York City art world.

A movie was eventually made roughly based on Connelly (the "Life Lessons" segment of New York Stories), directed by Martin Scorsese. Not long after the film's release, Connelly made unfavorable comments about the film's script, calling it "cliché and mundane".

The Art of Failure: Chuck Connelly Not for Sale, an Emmy award winning documentary directed by Jeff Stimmel, premiered at the L.A. Film Festival in June 2008 and was shown on HBO in July. The documentary chronicles Connelly as he struggles with his temperament, alcoholism, and disillusionment with reality. These factors culminate in the alienation of gallery owners, collectors, and his wife; serving to depress Connelly further. The documentary details the tragedy of the fallen artist as he fights to maintain his dignity and integrity in the face of a world that refuses to accept him.

On June 15, 2010, Connelly started a new web show called Stream of Thought.

Bibliography[edit]

Selected solo exhibitions[edit]

  • Chuck Connelly: Westward Bound, Peters Projects, Santa Fe, NM (2015)
  • Chuck Connelly: Rediscovery, Trigg Ison Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA (Oct–Nov 2009)
  • Selected Work 1977–2008, DFN Gallery, New York, NY (2008)
  • In Fashion, Knapp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (2008)
  • East Oak Lane, DFN Gallery, New York, NY (2007
  • DFN Gallery, New York, NY (2005)
  • Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Arts, New York, NY (2004)
  • Lennon, Weinberg, New York, NY (2002)
  • Chuck Connelly: Paintings 1996–2001, Galerie L'Enfant, Washington DC (2001)
  • Chuck Connelly: Paintings 1990–1998, Galerie L'Enfant, Washington DC (1999)
  • Lennon, Weinberg, New York, NY (1999)
  • Alexander de Folin, New York, NY (1998)
  • Alexander de Folin, New York, NY (1997)
  • Lennon, Weinberg, New York, NY (1996)
  • Chuck Connelly: Flowers, Exhibition Space, Elizabeth Moore, curated by Mary Lou Swift (1994)
  • Lennon, Weinberg, New York, NY (1994)
  • Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (1993)
  • Chuck Connelly: Portraits, Lennon, Weinberg, New York, NY (1992)
  • Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (1991)
  • Chuck Connelly: New Paintings 1989–1990, Lennon, Weinberg, New York, NY (Catalogue) (1990)
  • Chuck Connelly: New Paintings, Lennon, Weinberg, New York, NY (1989)
  • Chuck Connelly, Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA (1998)
  • Galleria La Planita, Rome, Italy (Catalogue) (1987)
  • Chuck Connelly, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY (1987)
  • Chuck Connelly, Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (1986)
  • Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY (1986)
  • Chuck Connelly: Paintings, Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (1985)
  • Chuck Connelly: Paintings, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY (Catalogue) (1985)
  • Northern Illinois University Art Gallery, Chicago, IL (1984)
  • Serra di Felice Gallery, New York, NY (1984)
  • Chuck Connelly: Paintings, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York, NY (1984)
  • Chuck Connelly: : Bilder and Sculpturen, Arno Cohen, Düsseldorf, West Germany (1982)

Public collections[edit]

Exhibitions catalogues[edit]

  • Chuck Connelly: East Oak Lane, New York, NY: DFN Gallery (2007)
  • Chuck Connelly, New York, NY: DFN Gallery (2005)
  • Chuck Connelly, Washington DC:Galerie L'Enfant (2001)
  • THE FIGURE Another Side of Modernism, introduction by Olivia Georgia. Staten Island, NY: Snug Harbor Cultural Center (2000)
  • Page, Judith. Chuck Connelly. New York, NY: Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. (1996)
  • Lieberman, William S. American Narrative Painting and Sculpture: The 1980s.
    • From the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Roslyn Harbor, NY: Nassau County Museum of Art (1991)
  • Chuck Connelly. Introduction by J. Adams, B. Lennon. New York, NY, Lennon, Weinberg, Inc (1990)
  • Pellizzi, Francesco et al. 1979–1989 American, Italian, Mexican Art from the Collection of Francesco Pellizzi, Hempstead, NY:
    • Hofstra Museum, Hofstra University (1989)
  • Yau, John. "A Contemporary View of Nature," Aspects of Nature, Ridgefield, CT: Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (1986)
  • Diacono, Mario. David Bowes, Michael Byron, Chuck Connelly, McDermott & McGough: The Burning Brush, Boston, MA:
    • Mario Diacono Gallery (1986)
  • Chuck Connelly. Statement by the artist, Philadelphia, PA: Locks Gallery (1985)
  • Becker, Robert. "Chuck Connelly's Architecture," Chuck Connelly, New York, NY: Annina Nosei Gallery (1985)

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