Born 1935, Winston-Salem, NC
Died 2015, Richmond, VA

Education

1958
BA, Virginia Commonwealth University

1957
Hans Hofmann, Provincetown, MA

1953-54
University of North Carolina

1954-55
Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC

Select Solo Exhibitions

1995
Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1990
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1989
Reynolds Minor Gallery, Richmond, VA

1988
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1985
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1979
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1978
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA

1977
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1975
Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

1963
Barbara Cecil Gallery, New Orleans, LA

1960
Fleishman Gallery, New York, NY

Select Group Exhibitions

2007
December Project, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2002
Gallery K, Washington, DC

2001
New Works, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA

2000
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1999
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1998
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1997
University of Haifa, Israel
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1996
Peruvian North American Cultural Institute, Lima, Peru
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1995
Galeri Corti, Brussels, Belgium
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1994
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1993
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1992
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1991
Kishinev Moldova, Cinema Center, Moscow, U.S.S.R.
Encuentro Americano, Museo de Osma, Lima, Peru
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1989
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1988
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1987
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1986
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1985
Interior/Exterior, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Traveling Exhibit, Washington, DC

1984
Interior/Exterior, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Traveling Exhibit, Washington, DC

1983
Interior/Exterior, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Traveling Exhibit, Washington, DC

1982
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1981
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) Realist Invitational, Winston-Salem, NC
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1980
American Painting of the Fifties, Gallery K, Washington, DC
New Directions from the Southeast First Annual Invitational Exhibition, Barbara Fiedler Gallery, Washington, DC
Metarealities, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC

1979
Twenty Virginia Artists, National Traveling Exhibition organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1978
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1977
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1976
200 Years of the Visual Arts in North Carolina, North Carolina Museum, Raleigh, North Carolina
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1975
Gallery K, Washington, DC

1965
Art Across America, An Exhibition of 50 Contemporary Paintings and Wall-Hang Constructions, Traveling exhibition shown at museums in sixteen major American cities
The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH

1959
Art U.S.A., New York City

Select Collections

American Airlines
Capital One
The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
Crestar Bank, Richmond, VA
Cyclops Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
El Banco de Credito del Peru, Lima, Peru
El Instituto Nacional de Cultura, Lima, Peru
E.R. Carpenter Co., Richmond, VA
Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond, VA
First Union Securities, Richmond, VA
Hunton-Williams, Richmond VA
James River Corporation, Richmond, VA
Markel Corporation, Richmond, VA
Neison and Bette Harris, Chicago, IL
The North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Philip Morris Incorporated, Richmond, VA
Philip Hanes, Winston-Salem, NC
Proctor Silex, Richmond, VA
Robert Scull, New York, NY
Sheltering Arms Hospital, Hanover, VA
Shearson Lehman, New York, NY
Sidney and Francis Lewis, Richmond, VA
Solomon Brothers, New York, NY
Virginia Museum of Fine Art, Richmond, VA
Virginia Power, Richmond VA
Virginia State Bar Association, Richmond, VA

Fellowships

1980
National Endowment for the Arts Grant, Visual Arts in the Performing Arts in the Performing Arts Category

1976
Virginia Commonwealth University, Grant for Creative Research

1975
Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts Grant

1957
North Carolina Museum of Art Scholarship
Hans Hofmann Scholarship

Awards

1977
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Purchase Prize
The Virginia Museum Certificate of Distinction

1963
The Virginia Museum Certificate of Distinction

1962
North Carolina Museum of Art, Special Award in 1959, Painting

1961
The Virginia Museum Certificate of Distinction

1960
North Carolina Museum of Art, Special Award in 1959, Painting

1959
The Virginia Museum Certificate of Distinction

1958
North Carolina Museum of Art, Special Award in 1959, Painting

1957
North Carolina Museum of Art, Special Award in 1959, Painting
North Carolina Museum of Art, Purchase Prize

Select Publications

1975-2003
“Who’s Who in American Art”

1996
“New Art From an Ancient Land,” Contemporary Art from Haifa

1988
Virginia Power Collection Catalog

1985
New Art Examiner, “James Bumgardner: Beyond Refinement”, September issue

1983
Alumni of the Masonic Temple, Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond VA

1980
Images & Issues Vol. 1 #3, Winter
Nina Felshin, “Metarealities”, Washington Project for the Arts

1979
Art Voices South, “James Bumgardner,” Jan./Feb.

1976
“200 Years of Art in North Carolina”, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

1962
North Carolina Artist’s Annual Catalogue

1960
“Award Winners Part Two Catalogue”, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
North Carolina Artist’s Annual Catalogue

1959
North Carolina Artist’s Annual Catalogue

1958
North Carolina Artist’s Annual Catalogue

1957
North Carolina Artist’s Annual Catalogue

Professional Appointments

Professor Emeritus, Painting and Printmaking Department, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

My work comes from everything I ever looked at, dreamed about or remembered.  I am moved by feelings I get from vast spaces that go from my eye to the vanishing point.  I paint things that are the greatest distance from my eye, more felt than observed.  I work quickly: formal considerations are almost second nature to me now.  What I am searching for is not the recording of place, but the poetic mystery within it.