Gary Jurysta

Emerging Light
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Topography Series - greens
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Topography Series - orange
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Topography Series - reds
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Artist Statement

My interests in painting have evolved through many technical and stylistic changes and in the process a useful understanding has gradually informed my work. The essence of authentic "painting" I believe, resides in pure inventive abstraction. These pieces demonstrate a consistent interest in a technique that explores and utilizes the fluid application of paint to achieve a dynamic visual result, which could not have been predetermined. This type of painting for me epitomizes the meaning of the term "freedom of expression." In the new work, I am attempting to locate that optimum moment of visual energy that exists in the process somewhere between impulse and resolution.

Gary Jurysta
6049 Jackson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206


M.F.A., Painting, CUNY, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY


Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY

The Atrium Club Gallery, New York, NY

David Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, NY

Westmoreland County Museum of Art, Greensburgh, PA

The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts,Pittsburgh, PA

The Hemingway Galleries, New York, NY

New Acquisitions Gallery, Syracuse, NY

Barry Merritt Galleries, Rochester, NY

Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, School of Art, Utica, NY

The Concept Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

819 Gallery, Fells Point, Baltimore, MD

Zak-Schuster Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

The George Frederic Gallery, Rochester, NY

The Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, NY

Works In Public Collections

 Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME

Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

Westmoreland County Museum of Art, Greensburg, PA

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

The Art Center, Erie, PA

University of Western Illinois, Macomb, IL

Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., Pittsburgh, PA

Jones and Laughlin Steel Co., Pittsburgh, PA

Union Bank and Trust Co., Erie, PA

Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA

Josiah White Collection, Jim Thorpe, PA

Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA

Gallery Represenation (current)

Ward-Nasse Gallery, NYC

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