Contact

rklementovich@yahoo.com 603-401-4399

CV-Circa 1969

Education

Fashion Inst. of Technology NYC -Bachelor of Fine Arts 1988-1992

Copper Union 1995-1996

Students Art League 1998

 

Museums-

2016 Curator for the Rochester for the Museum of Fine Arts, NH

2016 Solo Show of Femme Fatales of the North at Rochester Museum of Fine Arts, NH

2015 Painting in Permanent collection Rochester Museum, NH

2012 12x12”, Newport Art Museum & Art Association, RI

2012 Abstract Portraits Newport Art Museum & Art Association, RI

 

Collections

Private collectors

Shaza, NYC

Michael Cunningham, NYC

Noam Chomsky, MIT

Private collections are in United States, Germany, Austria, and Canada.

Public collectors

City of New York, Bellevue Hospital

University of Cambridge Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

(Stephen Hawkins)

 

Permanent Art

2017 Can We Talk Mural 7x10’ commissioned by OVM for Settlers Green Mall

 

Public Appearances and Events

2017 Interview Chanel 16 TV North Conway, NH

2017 Art Talk Femme Fatales of the North and Public Art for MWVAA

2017 Noosuc Art Festival, Littleton, NH July 8th2017- Art along the river hung on trees.

2017  Interview on Chronicle TV March 1

2017 Art Along the Trails, Abstract Art on the snow trails of Jackson Ski Touring Foundation

2015 Femmes Fatales of the North- Mt Washintong Omni Hotel (live painting and lecture along with                      Modern dancers)

2015 Art Talk at WREN Bethlehem, NH

2015 Art Lecture on Hans Hoffman, PatriciaCarega Gallery, Sandwich NH

 

Magazine and Newspapers

2017New Hampshire magazine “Top women to look for”

2017 Conway Daily Sun, five page spread on Femme Fatales of the North (front page)

2017 IN New Hampshire (front page) on Mural

2017 Conway Daily Sun (front page) Art in the Park

 

 

Permanent Gallery

Canterbury Hill Studio, Rockport, Mass

Carver Gallery Rockland, Maine

Soho Picture framing, 568 Broadway, NYC

Jackson Art Studio and Gallery, NH

Wren, Bethlehem, NH

Harvest Gold, Lovell, Maine

Patricia Carega Gallery, Sandwich NH

Cove Gallery, Wellfleet, Mass

 

Solo exhibitions

2016 Solo Show of Femme Fatales of the North at Rochester Museum, NH

2015 Horizons and ConstellationsWren Gallery, Bethlehem NH

2011 Abstract Paintings, Jackson Art and Gallery, NH

2010 Retrospective of Klementovich, MWVAA, NH

2001 Paintings by Klementovich, Brown Dog Studio, BKLN

1998 Klementovich, Gallery 13, Conn

 

 

Group exhibitions

2017 bG Gallery Santa Monica, CA

2017 Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, NH Abstract Art and Ski

2017 bG Gallery, Santa Monica CA

2016 University of Southern Maine, Portland Maine

2016 July Group show Jackson, Studio Art and Design Jackson, NH

2015 July Group show Jackson, Studio Art and Design Jackosn, NH

2015 Three artists, Patricia Carega Gallery Sandwich, NH

2015 May Group Show Jackson, Studio Art and Design Jackosn, NH

2015 Galashow Wren, Bethlehem NH

2014 Group showGallery 8, Jackson, NH

2014 Group show Jackson, Studio Art and Design ,Aug and Nov

2014 De Stael show North Conway,NH

2014 Danbury Library NHJuly

2014 Colby library Goup showNH 2014

2014 Wren 20/20 Bethlehem ,NH

2013 White Show, Jackson Art Studio and Gallery, NH

2012 Joan L. Dunfey Exhibition, New Hampshire Art Association, NH

2012 David Baker and artist, MWVAA, NH

2012 White show, Ja­­­­ckson Art Studio and Gallery, NH

2012 Group show, Jackson Art Studio and Gallery, NH

2012 12x12”, Provincetown Arts and Association Museum, MA

2012 Abstract Portraits, Provincetown Arts and Association Museum, MA

2012 Charit

2016 Icefalls, Patricia Carega Gallery Sandwich, NH

2016 July Group show Jackson, Studio Art and Design Jackosn, NH

2015 July Group show Jackson, Studio Art and Design Jackosn, NH

2015 Three artists, Patricia Carega Gallery Sandwich, NH

2015 May Group Show Jackson, Studio Art and Design Jackosn, NH

2015 Gala  show Wren, Bethlehem NH

2014 Group showGallery 8, Jackson, NH

2014 Group show Jackson, Studio Art and Design ,Aug and Nov

2014 De Stael show North Conway,NH

2014 Danbury Library NHJuly

2014 Colby library Goup showNH 2014

2014 Wren 20/20 Bethlehem ,NH

2013 White Show, Jackson Art Studio and Gallery, NH

2012 Joan L. Dunfey Exhibition, New Hampshire Art Association, NH

2012 David Baker and artist, MWVAA, NH

2012 White show, Ja­­­­ckson Art Studio and Gallery, NH

2012 Group show, Jackson Art Studio and Gallery, NH

2012 12x12”, Provincetown Arts and Association Museum, MA

2012 Abstract Portraits, Provincetown Arts and Association Museum, MA

2012 Charity show for aids, Housing works, NYC

2011 Group show, Jackson Art Studio and Gallery, NH

2010 Aids charity show, Housing works, NYC

2009 Artist of the month Myspaceart.com 

2009 Mothers, A.I.R gallery Brooklyn

2007 Group show, Rockaway Art Alliance NY, 2007

2007 Small Works, 80 Washington Square East Gallery, NYC

2007 Silent auction, Rockaway Art Alliance, NY

2007 Landscapes, Leighton Gallery, Maine

2006 Group show, The Arch Inc. NYC

2006 Queens Artists, Topaz Arts, Queens

2004 Punk Rock knitting and Geometry class,CBGB’s 313 Gallery, NYC

2003 Creatures from Outer Space, Foundation, BKLN

2001 Group show McKibbin Open Studios, BKLN 2001

2001Artrageous Gallery, NYC

1999 Three, Gallery Spark, NYC

1999 Group show, The Painting Center, NYC

1998, Student show, Student Art League NYC

1998, Gas ball, Gas Ball Conn

1998 Visiting artists, Durante Frame Shop Conn

 

Awards

2014-Art Takes Miami | The Fifth Annual  chosenfor See | Me

2014- Curator’s choice to Invest in at Harn Gallery

2014- Selected for the online show from Saatchi, Influences of Kandinsky, Aug.

2013-Selected for the online show on work representing art over5,ooo from the Saatchi online gallery

2012, Top Honor Award, International Abstract Contest, Abstract Artists Gallery.org

 2011, Art in the Park best in show, North Conway, NH

2009, selected artist for the month, Saatchi on-line gallery

1988, Scholarship Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia

 

 

Affiliated On-line galleries

2007-2009 The Painting Center.com, NYC

2008 Wooloo.org

2009 Zatista .com

2009 Saachi gallery online.com

2013 Articulate Gallery.com

2014 Harn Gallery.com

2017 Patron.Gallery.com

 

Bibliography

First group show of the Jackson Art, Studio, and Gallery, The North Conway Sun, Nov 16th edition 2011

Art in the park, The North Conway Sun, July 3rd edition 2011

 

Cable TV Appearance-

2017 Interview on Chronicle TV March 1

2010 Abstract painting interview on “Outside Television”

White Mountain 16 Cable show

2006 Artwork featured on cable for “Cool in your Code” Ch 25

 

Instruction

2012, Sessional instructor, Kennett High School, NH

2011- 2012, Seasonal instructor and Co-founder, Jackson Art and Studio, NH on going

2010, Guest Lecturer, Mt Washington Valley Arts Association, NH

2009, Guest Lecturer, Bellevue Hospital, NYC

The Kurt Vonnegut like Artist Statement

It is true I weigh 104lbs, less than most trees on Mount Washington, which I paint. Painting the 6,288 foot mountain in and around is an enormous process. I love the smuchy feel of paint dragging on the canvas. Painting is a lot like the tactile enjoyment of putting frosting on a hot cake-delicious.

Why paint on the top of Mount Washington? The study of massive wind, loss of horizon lines by fast moving weather patterns, and the observation of generous diagonal lines that the mountain tops produce are intoxicating. Somedays when the clouds are at the same level that you are, you are literally painting in clouds, making it a rather wet painting adventure. The mountain studio floor is made of thousands of tons of granite. I must add that painting beyond the white gallery walls is essential in producing paintings that feel alive. Lately, I have realized that weather and abstract work are bedfellows due to them both erase details of leaves and the edges of landscapes.

There is a small thrill, I admit in the State motto of New Hampshire, “Live Free or Die”. To some degree it gives me permission to expand my color palette in representing the mountains, to paint beyond green, brown, and blue skies, to go deeper, to see the layers. The visual state treasure, the alpine glow on the mountain ranges shows the complexity of the purple mountain majesty which has twenty two variations of purple in it, an example that illustrates the level of color unexpressed here. It is my hope that a new language of color to represent the mountains becomes more common. The mountains deserve at least twenty colors of purple.

 

My co-painter Kristen Pobatschnig and I developed the photo concept of the Femme Fatales of the North to move away from women as art hobbyists. We want to show what it is like to paint on mountains, unabridged by white walls. The fatales were created to give another voice for women to step and paint with conviction and focus. The last public examples of women being photographed as painters in this region are the photos in the 19 century. The photo piece titled, “Climbers at the White Cairn on Lowe’s Path, 1897” by Guy Shorey, depicts women who finished climbing wearing long heavy skirts of the day .Many younger women in the valley get what we are doing and appreciate that we are raising the bar for painters in the area. My work has a language of its own to create a new value of landscapes with unexpected color weaved into weather under tundra conditions, with the remembrance that all art work was once modern to the eye. Our mission is to grab the highest talent and paint the highest standards of these peaks.

 

Vonnegut says it best about his abstract painter friend Syd Solomon,” He connects his hand and paint brush to the deeper, quieter, more mysterious parts of his mind.- and he paints pictures of what he sees, and feels down there.” I am glad Vonnegut has been besotted to the mysterious part of his mind.

 

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Teaching locally

Teaching art especially abstract art has helped kids and adults see art in a new way, with more understanding people are apt to appreciate art in general more.

 

You never know where paintings takes you. PHOTO by Joe Klementovich (brother and NY Times photographer)

You never know where paintings takes you. PHOTO by Joe Klementovich (brother and NY Times photographer)