About

Alan Urban

Born in Chicago, IL 

Lives and works in Miami, FL & Key Largo, FL

 

Artist's Statement:

My work is informed by two equally impassioned drives. First, experimentation and exploration of surface and process. The continual search and discovery that, for me, keeps art fresh, exciting and vital. And second, to investiagte that intriguing place between chaotic, random markmaking and viable fine art.

 

In this era when more and more artists are abandoning conventional art for video, environmental and installation art, I find myself more committed than ever to investigating new tools and exploring innovative ways of making compelling works of art that challenge the status quo.

 

In the end, I want the viewer to experience my work on several levels; to feel the bold and dramatic sweep of the piece from across the gallery and then be drawn into the subtle nuances of color and texture, gradually completing the experience "nose-to-nose" with the work. 

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Education

BFA University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 

 

Selected Exhibitions

2006 - New Artists Exhibition No. 2,

Arts on Douglas, New Smyrna Beach, FL 

 

2005 - 54th Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

 

2005 - 2004, ADSO Golden Brush Award Winner, Alan Urban

Holzhauer Gallery, Niceville, FL 

 

2005 - 2D/3D Best in Show Winners, The Past Decade, Alliance for the Arts, Ft. Myers, FL 

 

2005 - Tri-State National 43rd Annual Juried Exhibition,

Beaumont Art League, Beaumont, TX

 

2004 - BOLD, The Artwork of Scott Miller, Celeste Pierson and Alan Urban, Lake Wales Art Center, Lake Wales, FL

 

2004 - 12th Southeast Regional Fine Arts Exhibition, Best in Show, Arts and Design Society of Fort Walton Beach, FL

2004 - 53rd Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL 

 

2003 - Art Encounter 2003, A Statewide Juried Awards Exhibition, Honorable Mention, The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL

 

2003 - 5th Annual Renaissance Regional Art Exhibit, Excellence Award, The Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN

 

2002 - Made in Florida Abstraction, Recent Paintings by Florida Artists, Braun, Jeffcoat, Larsen, McCallum, Urban, The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL 

 

2002 - Artists Council 33rd Annual National Juried Exhibition, Merit Award, Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA

 

2002 - 2D/3D All Florida Exhibition, Best in Show, Art Center, Alliance for the Arts, Ft. Myers, FL 

 

2001 - 45th Annual International Award Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA

2001 - The Tallahassee Florida National Competition: Combined Talents 2001, FSU Museum of Fime Arts, Tallahassee, FL

2001 - 51st Anniversary Exhibition, Ridge Art Association, Winter Haven, FL

 

2000 - 4th Annual National All-Media Competion, Merit Award, Ridge Art Association, Winter Haven, FL

2000 - Art 2000, Nathan D. Rosen Museum Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

 

2000 - 2D/3D All Florida Exhibition, Alliance for the Arts, Ft. Myers, FL 

 

2000 - Spin — National Theme Show, First Place Award, Broward Community College, Davie, FL

1999 - Nancy Cervenka-McLaughlin, Film Sculpture and Alan Urban, Paintings and Graphic Design, Pensacola Junior College, Pensacola, FL

 

1999 - 48th Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, Merit Award, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

1998 - 60th Annual of Contemporary American Painting, Society of the Four Arts, West Palm Beach Florida, West Palm Beach, FL

Honors, Awards, Memberships

Marquis, Who's Who in the World, Millenium Edition

Best in Category, University of South Florida Gallery

Best in Show, South Dade Gallery

Award of Merit, The Latham Foundation

ADSO Golden Brush Award, Holzhauer Gallery

Best in Show, Arts and Design Society

Award of Merit, Ridge Art Association

First Place, Broward Community College

Award of Merit, Boca Raton Museum of Art

Selected Collections

Great Northern Paper Products, Connecticut

Havatampa Cigar Corporation, Tampa, Florida

Southeast Bank Collection, Miami, Florida

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