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Bo Bartlett Biography

Bo Bartlett (b. 1955, Columbus, Georgia) received his Certificate of Fine Arts in 1981 from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

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He has had numerous solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include Bo Bartlett: American Artist, The Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando, FL; Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA; The University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford, MS; Love and Other Sacraments, Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland, ME; Paintings of Home, Ilges Gallery, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA; A Survey of Paintings, W.C. Bradley Co. Museum, Columbus, GA; Paintings of Home, P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York, NY; and Bo Bartlett, Ogden Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA.

Recent group exhibitions include Truth & Vision: 21st Century Realism, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE; Behind the Easel, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE; Rockwell and Realism in an Abstract World, Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA; Brine, SOMA New Art Gallery, Cape May, NJ, curated by Victor Grasso; The Things We Carry: Contemporary Art in the South, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC; American Masters, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE; The Philadelphia Story, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC; The Outwin Boochever 2013 Portrait Competition Exhibition, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC; Best of the Northwest: Selected Paintings from the Permanent Collection, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; Perception of Self, Forum Gallery, New York, NY; Real: Realism in Diverse Media, Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA; Thriving in Seattle: A Retrospective, GAGE Academy of Art, Seattle WA; private (dis)play, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY; Figure as Narrative, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA; Solemn & Sublime: Contemporary American Figure Painting, Akus Gallery, Eastern CT State University, Willimantic, CT; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, private(dis)play, Center of Creative Arts, St. Louis, MO; and Five Artists of Accomplishment from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

His work may be found in the permanent collections of the Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC; La Salle University Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA; Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, PA; Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA; McCornick Place Metropolis Pier and Exposition Authority, South Hall, Chicago, IL; United States Mint, Philadelphia, PA; Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA; Office of the Governor, Harrisburg, PA; Curtis Institute, Philadelphia, PA; Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA; Hunter Museum of American Art; Chattanooga, TN; Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA; Denver Museum of Art, Denver, CO; and Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA.

Bartlett is the recipient of the PEW Fellowship in the Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Award; Museum Merit Award, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, GA; William Emlen Cresson Traveling Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Charles Toppan Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; and Packard Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

Bo Bartlett lives and works in Columbus, GA and lives seasonally in Maine.

Bo Bartlett Featured Artworks

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The Flood by Bo Bartlett contemporary artwork
Bo BartlettThe Flood, 2018Oil on linen
208.3 x 254 cm
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Outrider by Bo Bartlett contemporary artwork
Bo BartlettOutrider, 2018Oil on linen
121.9 x 121.9 cm
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The Swing by Bo Bartlett contemporary artwork
Bo BartlettThe Swing, 2017Oil on linen
152.4 x 152.4 cm
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Dominion by Bo Bartlett contemporary artwork
Bo BartlettDominion, 2016Oil on linen
208.3 x 254 cm
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Diaspora by Bo Bartlett contemporary artwork
Bo BartlettDiaspora, 2016Oil on linen
208.3 x 254 cm
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The Day You Came to Pose by Bo Bartlett contemporary artwork
Bo BartlettThe Day You Came to Pose, 2017Gouache on paper
57.2 x 76.2 cm
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Station by Bo Bartlett contemporary artwork
Bo BartlettStation, 2017Gouache on paper
38.7 x 57.2 cm
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Outpost by Bo Bartlett contemporary artwork
Bo BartlettOutpost, 2017Gouache on paper
57.2 x 76.2 cm
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Bo Bartlett Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Bo Bartlett, Bo Bartlett at Miles McEnery Gallery, New York
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31 May–7 July 2018 Bo Bartlett Miles McEnery Gallery525 West 22nd Street, New York
Contemporary art exhibition, Bo Bartlett, Solo Exhibition at Miles McEnery Gallery, New York
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7 July–12 August 2016 Bo Bartlett Solo Exhibition Miles McEnery Gallery525 West 22nd Street, New York

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Bo Bartlett In Related Press

Between Fantasy and Realism, Bo Bartlett Unmoors His Visions from the Everyday Related Press Between Fantasy and Realism, Bo Bartlett Unmoors His Visions from the Everyday 9 August 2016, Hyperallergic

On the same block where Bo Bartlett’s first solo exhibition in New York opened 35 years ago, Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe is giving audiences a sneak peek into the much anticipated Bo Bartlett Center, set to open in Columbus, Georgia next fall. Journals, preparatory drawings, and palettes piled high with miniature cliffs of oil paint are just a...

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