Carl Knickerbocker

   suburban primitive art                                                       
                                                                                                                                                      
                             


                     Knickerbocker's art provides us with a paradox that is simultaneously entertaining and enlightening, thus transforming the prosaic into poetry."      Gary Monroe- Extraordinary Interpretations: Florida's Self Taught Artists. University Press of Florida.  Published 2003

"There is a refreshing directness to his imposing work as it welcomes us into a primitive world of juxtaposed situations and environments. This work is at the extreme other end of the scale from classical and academic renderings.  In this regard, the exhibit challenges the museum visitor in evaluating the ever-changing realm of visual art."   -  David Fithian, Exhibition Coordinator, Museum of Florida Art.

"Knickerbocker's paintings may engage the viewer with childlike playfulness, but it is anything but child's play." - Lindy Shepherd, Orlando Weekly

"I love his work."  Terry Hummel - Orlando Sentinel Visual Arts Columnist

"Spend 5 1/2 minutes in the colorful world of Carl Knickerbocker and just might find yourself somewhere unexpected."  MK Shaw - Sanford Herald. (on my short film A DOG GOES FROM HERE TO THERE)

"The oversized acrylic on canvas paintings of Carl Knickerbocker are as large and powerful as the societal issues they tackle. The rampant and reckless development of Florida is fodder for Knickerbocker's paintings."  Kathleen Frederick. Director AE Backus Gallery & Museum.

"On to the Ritter Galleries, where the exhibit continues in darker confines that are illuminated by Carl Knickerbocker's raw and garish palettes."  - Emma Trelles. Palm Beach Art Papers.

"Knickerbocker exhibition makes a big impression."  Candice Russel - Sun Sentinel Ft Lauderdale.

"The cultural significance of the power watch has even snuck into the art world; 'The Romance of Conspicuous Consumption' currently hangs in the front window of the Magidson Fine Art Gallery on Madison Avenue."  Sandy Dalal.  New York Times.

"It was a leap into the fast lane when Chuluota based artist Carl Knickerbocker recently shared Madison Avenue gallery space with Pop Art icon Roy Lichtenstein."  Lindy Shepherd. Orlando Weekly.



                                                                            SELECTED LIST OF ART EXHIBITS and other stuff
>FLORIDA INDIVIDUAL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP GRANT -1995.  UNITED ARTS OF CENTRAL FLORIDA INDIVIDUAL ARTIST GRANT- 1998.  UNITED ARTS OF CENTRAL FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT- 2004 & 2010.
>ART IN EMBASSIES PROGRAM - U.S. DEPT OF STATE - 1998-2000. Malawi. Africa.

>SOLO EXHIBITS:  1998 - 2011:   MUSEUM OF FLORIDA ART.    BROWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE ART GALLERY.    KING CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS.
                                    HARRIS HOUSE OF THE ATLANTIC CENTER FOR THE ARTS.    OSCEOLA CENTER FOR THE ARTS.    MOUNT DORA ARTS CENTER.
                                    LAKE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE GALLERY.    JEANINE TAYLOR FOLK ART GALLERY.    THOMAS CENTER GALLERIES GAINESVILLE.
                                    LAKE EUSTIS MUSEUM OF ART
                                   
>GROUP EXHIBITS: 1995-2011:     FSU MUSEUM OF FINE ART.    AUSTIN MUSEUM OF AR
T.    MAGIDSON FINE ARTS GALLERY (NY).    ST PETERSBURG CENTER FOR THE ARTS.
                                       MANATEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ART GALLERY.   POLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE ART GALLERY.    ORLANDO CITY HALL. 
                                     BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ART.   ORMOND BEACH MEMORIAL ART MUSEUM.    A.E. BACKUS MUSEUM.    CENTER FOR THE ARTS VERO
                                      BEACH.      FLORIDA GULF COAST ART CENTER.    VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE ART GALLERY.  
                                    FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM

                                     LIQUID MUSE ART OF THE ST JOHNS RIVER TRAVELLING EXHIBIT TO MUSEUMS IN FLORIDA: GAINESVILLE, TALLAHASSEE, JACKSONVILLE,
                                       DELAND, PALATKA.

         

                                 Solo exhibit scheduled for Hillsborough Community College Art Gallery. Ybor City Tampa. January 2016.
                                    




        SCREENINGS and exhibitions  2014  (recent and upcoming)                                             (ongoing at Jeanine Taylor Folk Art) 
    
 
  >  April.    Screening  -  SP #7.   What the Festival.   Alfred State College.    Alfred, NY

    > April.    Screening - The Last Orange Grove of Middle Florida.    Florida Film Festival.    Maitland, FL

     >  April.  Screening - The Last Orange Grove of Middle Florida.    Sarasota Film Festival.     Sarasota, FL

   >  April.    Screening - The Last Orange Grove of Middle Florida.      Indie Grits Film Festival.      Columbia, SC.

   >  April.   Screening -  SP #4.    Who's Your Mama Environmental Film Festival.       Kent, Ohio.

    > April.   Screening -  SP #9.   Athens International Film & Video Festival.    Athens, OH.

     > May-June.   Screening 1910 via the 1900's project.   Xian, China.

      > July.  Screening - The Last Orange Grove of Middle Florida.      Contraband Cinema.       Atlanta, GA

    > August.  Screening - The Last Orange Grove of Middle Florida.  Central Florida Film Festival.  Ocoee, FL.

    > August.  Screening SP #4, SP #5 and SP #6.      The Peoples Experimental Film Festival at The Romsey Arts Festival.      Cambridge. England.

    > October.    Screening.     Xian Film Festival.    "1910" via the 1900's project.     Xian, China.

   > October.  Screening.   Orlando Film Festival.   The Last Orange Grove of Middle Florida.    Orlando, FL
     
      > November.   Screening.   Ft Lauderdale International Film Festival.   The Last Orange Grove of Middle Florida.      Ft Lauderdale, FL.

    
      >      screenings for my short film "1910" - part of the 1900's videoart project "100 x 100 = 900".   Sponsored by Magmart. Naples, Italy.    www.magmart.it/900/
            
              List of cities world-wide screening this project at the bottom of the web page.
 

                                                                                                              
                                                                                                          
                                                                                                          
                           FILM

                       A Dog Goes From Here to There     5:50 minutes             December 2009
                       SP #2    3:30 minutes                                                     June 2011          https://sites.google.com/site/sp2ashortfilm/
                       SP #3      3minutes                                                  December 2011    https://sites.google.com/site/sp3shortfilm/   
                       SP #4    3 minutes                                                    March 2012         https://sites.google.com/site/sp4shortfilm/
                       SP #5    2:47 minutes                                                     May 2012            https://sites.google.com/site/sp5shortmovie/
                       SP #6    3:30 minutes                                                    Sept 2012          https://sites.google.com/site/sp6shortfilm/
                       1910 - short for "100 x 100 = 900" - Magmart's 1900's project  -  Dec 2012    2 minutes       https://sites.google.com/site/1910magmartproject/
                       The Last Orange Grove of Middle Florida     2:45 minutes         June 2013          https://sites.google.com/site/lastorangegroveofmiddleflorida/
                       SP #7      2:30 minutes                                                    July 2013                https://sites.google.com/site/sp7ashortfilm/
                       SP #8      2:30 minutes                                                 August 2013              https://sites.google.com/site/sp8shortfilm/
                       SP #9      3:19 minutes                                                   October 2013           https://sites.google.com/site/sp9shortfilm
                       SP #10    2:35 minutes                                                  November 2013        https://sites.google.com/site/sp10shortfilm/
                       SP #11     2:45 minutes                                                  January 2014           https://sites.google.com/site/sp11shortfilm/
                       SP #12    2:50 minutes                                                   February 2014          https://sites.google.com/site/sp12shortfilm/
                       SP #13    3:25 minutes                                           May 2014                         https://sites.google.com/site/sp13shortfilm/
                       SP #14    2:42 minutes                                           June 2014 
                       SP #15    3:12 minutes                                       July 2014                    
                                                                                                                
                                  to learn about the Magmart "1900's" project "One hundred video artists to tell a century".   www.magmart.it/900/


                                               "Funny. Smart. Sweet. Inventive." Roger Moore. Orlando Sentinel Movie Critic
                                                             on A Dog Goes From Here To There.
                                                             Selected for Heather Henson's Handmade Puppet Dreams film series.
                                                               https://sites.google.com/site/adoggoesfromheretothere/
 
               

                See some of my short films and more photos at the Google Open Gallery      
https://knickerbockerfilms.culturalspot.org/home



 


                                                           


                                                            
                                                            


 
"ELEMENT OF SURPRISE"  -  my Honda Element Art Car     -      https://sites.google.com/site/elementartcar/
 

               
              

 
      - BOOKS that have profiled my art:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FLORIDA'S AMERICAN HERITAGE RIVER: IMAGES FROM THE ST JOHNS REGION - by Mallory O'Conner and Gary Monroe. University Press of Florida.  Historical & cultural survey of the visual arts of the St Johns' River environs.  $44.95. Published August 2009.  Color plate reproduction of my painting Osteen Bridge and essay regarding my art. (pages 160-161)
 
EXTRAORDINARY INTERPRETATIONS: FLORIDA'S SELF TAUGHT ARTISTS.  Exploration of Florida's "self-taught" artists. By Gary Monroe.  University Press of Florida. 2003.  Color plate reproduction of painting & essay regarding my art. (pages 82-83)

                                                                             



 Galleries, Museums, Art Centers, Film Festivals - contact me for exhibit
 and/or screening opportunities.    
      Carl Knickerbocker
         106 Dorell Ct
         Oviedo, FL 32765
        
         407 365 5148

knickerbockerart@bellsouth.net

 
 

 

 

 


Photo courtesy of Seminole Voice & Isaac Babcock. Feb 2012.


Photos below. Florida Museum of Art. Summer 2009
Photo above: Solo exhibit at Lake Eustis Museum of Art. Jan. 2011

photos below: solo exhibit at Broward Community College, Davie, FL

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