Ron Krouk

Education

Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts/ Medford,MA /  M.F.A in painting and printmaking

Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture/ Skowhegan, ME / Summer Resident Tuition Scholarship

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA / B.A in Psychology and Art (Magna Cum Laude)

 

Teaching Experience (* = current)

* DanforthArt School /Instructor in Beginning Drawing, Monotype from Observation, Figure Drawing, Beginning and Intermediate Painting, Palette Knife Painting, Finding Your Own Style

* Concord Art Association / Instructor “What to paint when the Class is Over”, “Painting: The Basics Revisited”

Massachusetts College of Art, Continuing Education Program, Boston, MA / Instructor in Etching

School of the Museum of Fine Arts Evening Division, Boston, MA / Instructor in Drawing

Tufts University, Graduate Assistant / Teaching Assistant, Introduction to the History of Art

Massachusetts Art Teacher Certification #0186963 11/14/1974

 

Exhibits

2016: Members Juried 1: Painting and Sculpture | Concord Art Association, Concord, MA | Jurors: Ellen Wineberg and Kathleen Daley co-owners of Room 83

2015: Members Juried 1: Painting and Sculpture | Concord Art Association, Concord, MA | Juror: Mary Tinti, Curator Fitchburg Art Museum

2014: 15th Annual Roddy Open Competition  | Concord Art Association, Concord, MA  | Juror: Meg White, Director of Gallery NAGA, Boston

2014:  Sight Specific: A Selection of American Perceptual Paintings,curated by George Nick, is one of the most significant undertakings to date for the Concord Art Association. For this show, Nick selects a range of artists from legendary to mid-career painters, assembling 70 paintings from more than 50 artists.

George Nick comments: “The goal of the show is to celebrate the tradition of careful observation as the basis for an important aspect of American painting and to emphasize the remarkable variety of imagery it has generated.”

Other Work Experience

IBM, Cambridge, MA

Global Constituency Program Manager: PwD,  Cross-Generational 2008 – 2010
 Diversity Business Unit Partner for Software Group and Global Business Services 2001 – 2008

 

Lotus Development Corporation, Cambridge, MA

Manager of Change Management and Diversity 1996 – 1999

 

STATEMENT
I have been fascinated by looking at drawings and paintings from my teenage years.  Since I started drawing myself I have been intrigued by the mystery of representing the three dimensional world in two dimensions. And since I started painting I have been seduced by the wonder of the process of seeing itself.  I hope this comes through in my work but I wouldn’t  claim that I make any attempt to put it there.    For me, the process of painting is a way to find something beyond the initial attraction of something I see and choose.  Most of what turns out to be worthwhile is elusively beyond my conscious control so I just try to keep painting, to get used to the idea that painting is continuous learning, and to accept that my work “is what it is”.

One Response

  1. Nancy Boyle

    I really enjoy the work. Expressive and great color.

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