douglas max utter
Professional Activities
1987 – 2018

Born 12/1950, Cleveland, OH
Douglas Max Utter is an exhibiting painter and art critic based in Cleveland Ohio. He was educated in part at Case-Western Reserve University and has
taught painting and drawing courses at the University of Akron, Kent State University, and Cleveland Institute of Art. Utter’s work in painting and criticism
has been recognized with a 2011 Creative Workforce Fellowship (disbursed through CAC / CPAC), three Individual Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council,
the Best Painting Award at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s May Show (1987), and journalism awards from the Cleveland Press Club (among others). To
date his prints and paintings have been shown in 40 solo shows in Cleveland, New York, Phoenix, and Germany. In addition he has published several
hundred reviews, articles, and essays in the pages of Sculpture Magazine (Washington, DC), Architects Newspaper (New York), Art Papers (Atlanta),
AfterImage (Rochester, NY), ArtPulse Magazine, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Northern Ohio Live, New Art Examiner (Chicago), Angle (a journal of arts and
culture Utter co-founded with Amy Sparks and Dan Tranberg, 2003-2006), Artefakt, Dialogue, the Cleveland Free Times, Cleveland Scene Magazine,
Fiberarts, Ceramics Monthly, and for MOCA Cleveland, the John J. McDonough Museum, Kent State University Press, The Sculpture Center (Cleveland),
and various galleries and individuals. He is the recipient of a 2013 Cleveland Arts Prize, Lifetime Achievement Award.

2019        Hedge Gallery, Cleveland, OH (April-June)
Falling from the Sky of Now
2016        Feinman Gallery, Cleveland, OH (June) The Light Between the Shadows
2015        William Busta Gallery (March) Timelines
2011        William Busta Gallery (Sept.)
           BayArts Gallery, New Work (April)
2010        Asterisk Gallery (Cleveland, OH) Douglas Max Utter (May)
          The Art Scene (Vermilion, OH) Douglas Max Utter (June-August)
          Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (Cleveland, OH) Selected Works (Sept)
2009        William Busta Gallery (Cleveland, OH), Works on Paper (Nov)
2008        William Busta Gallery, Works on Paper
2006        1point618 Gallery (Cleveland, OH)
          Convivium 33 (Cleveland, OH) 12/06
2005        E. Gordon Gallery (Cleveland, OH)
          Gallery Ü (Cleveland, OH)
2004, 2003, 2002, 2001        Dead Horse Gallery Cleveland, OH)
2004        Zygote Press (Cleveland, OH) Prints and Paintings
1999        Lakeland College (Kirtland, OH)
          Fruit Avenue Gallery (Cleveland, OH) The Journey from Skin to Skin
          Mannequin Odd Gallery (Aurora, OH) Match after Match in the Blackness
1998, 1997, 1995, 1993, 1990, 1989        The William Busta Gallery (Cleveland, OH)
1998        Art Essence Gallery (Painesville, OH)
1996        The Hub Gallery (Phoenix, AZ)
1995        The Interchurch Center (475 Riverside Dr., NYC)
1993        Cleveland Independent Art (Cleveland, OH)
          Brooklyn 11205 Art (Brooklyn, NYC)
1991        Galerie Kneipe (Augsburg, Germany)
          Gallery Saireido (482 W. Broadway, NYC)
          Venustatis (104 W.14th St., NYC)
1990        International House Gallery, The Rockefeller Foundation (NYC)
          College of Wooster (Wooster, OH) Paintings of Douglas Utter
          The European Art Connection (Chagrin Falls, OH) Recent Paintings
1988        Joyce Porcelli Gallery (Cleveland, OH) Paintings and Photocopy Derivations
1987        Dobama Theater Gallery (Cleveland)

2018        Dalad Group Collection, Worthington Project Inaugural Exhibit (Liz Maugans, curator)
2017        BayArts Gallery Between Presence and Projection Bay Village, OH January 6
          Encore Heights Arts Gallery June-July
          ARTneo Museum (Cleveland, OH) Artmeow: The Cool Cats of Cleveland June-August
2016        Hedge Gallery, "Face Value" July, 2016
2015        Hedge Gallery, "Hedge Represents" (Sept-Nov)
2014        William Busta Gallery, Twenty-five (Jan)
2013        Survival Kit Gallery, Curious Things (late June)
2012        Loren Naji Studio(Cleveland, OH) Space Odysseys (curator and participant)
2011        WallEye Gallery Spacelift (Curator Kristin Bly)
2010        Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery (Cleveland, OH) Cinema One
2009        Ingenuity Festival, Play House Square: Douglas Max Utter, Works
          Arts Collinwood Gallery (Cleveland, OH) Randall Tiedman and Douglas Max Utter (Sept)
2008        William Busta Gallery (Cleveland, OH) Summer Painting Exhibition
          19 Asterisk Gallery (Cleveland)
2007        Cuyahoga Community College (Cleveland, OH) Five painters
          Exit (A Gallery Space) Beka Goedde and Douglas Max Utter: Articulating Space
          1point618 Gallery Selected Gallery Artists
2006        Cleveland Foundation, Patricia Zinsmeister Parker and Douglas Max Utter
          Convivium 33 (Cleveland, OH) The Seven Deadly Sins
2005        Notre Dame University (Cleveland, OH) Making Eye Contact
2004        Sandusky Cultural Center (Sandusky, OH) Go Figure
Zygote Press (Cleveland, OH) Prints
Allegheny College, Bowman and Penelac Galleries, 8-Hour Drawing Exhibit
2003        McDonough Museum, Youngstown, OH Overflow Feb.
Appalachian State University (Boone, NC) Halpert Biennial Exhibition
2002        Dead Horse Gallery Objects That Don’t Move January
The Beck Center, Lakewood, OH The Many Faces of Cleveland: A Century of Portraiture
BK Smith Gallery, Lake Erie College The Artists Project
2000        Dead Horse Galley (Cleveland, OH) Four Takes on the Figure
Here Here Gallery (Cleveland, OH) Trail of Narratives
1999        Lewallen Contemporary Art (Santa Fe, NM) The Power of Paint Feb.
Beck Center for the Arts (Lakewood, OH) First Ohio Print Biennial Sept.
1998        Ursuline College (Cleveland, OH) The Hallinan – Newman Religious Art Collection Jan-March
The Mansfield Art Center (Mansfield, OH) A Body of Work June-July
SPACES (Cleveland, OH) Howling at the Edge of a Renaissance
1997        Cuyahoga Community College (Cleveland, OH) Print Show
Tribes Gallery (285 E. 3rd St., NYC) Poets and Painters II
System (76 E.13th St., NYC) Works from Poets and Painters at Tribes Gallery 1995-1997
1996        Massilon Museum “Insights”
1995        Cleveland State University (Cleveland, OH) The Measure of All Things
1992        Cuyahoga Community College (Cleveland, OH) Finding Time
1991        Wesley Theological Seminary Center for the Arts and Religion (Washington, DC) Wrestling With the Angel
1990        Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center (Portsmouth, OH) Mother and Child
The Governor's Residence Art Collection (Columbus, OH) Ohio Arts Council
1989        Sandusky Cultural Center (Sandusky, OH) Young and Restless
1988        SPACES (Cleveland, OH) Anna Arnold, Brian Azzarello, Douglas Utter
1987        Edinboro University of PA, Psychotronic and Neopunkedelic Art Exhibition

2014        BayArts (Bay Village, OH) Eye of the Beholder (August)
2013        Studio Gallery (Cleveland, OH) Then and Now: Self Portraits
           Doubting Thomas Gallery (Cleveland, OH) Luminescence
2012       Bay Arts The Bomb
           Cleveland West Art League and Loren Naji Studio tall walls
            Doubting Thomas Gallery (Cleveland) Naked
          Gallery Wolfey (Cleveland) 20 Years Ago, or So
          Zygote Press Collected Gems II: Zygote Members Collect
          Rupnik Gallery (Cleveland, OH) Annual Group Invitational
2011       Zaller Gallery (Cleveland, OH) Controversy
2010       Hyperallergic (Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY) One Image One Minute
2006       Erie Art Museum 63rd Annual Spring Show (Erie, PA)
2004       Thrive Texture (Cleveland, OH)
           Heights Arts Gallery Show (Cleveland Heights, OH)
2003       Heights Art Gallery Winners
2002       Superior (An Exhibition Space) One 3/02
2001       1st Cleveland Biennial Exhibition (Cleveland State University) 10/01
2000       The Dead Horse Gallery Mixed Emotions (Cleveland, OH) 8/00
          National Collage Society, 16th Annual Exhibit
1999        Independent Art Reopens  (Cleveland, OH) 1/99
          Independent Art Spring Group Painting Show (Cleveland, OH) 4-5/99
          Studio Gallery Tremont Arts Festival September - October
1998       Metro Art Galleries (Cuyahoga Community College) Small Treasures December
1996       The Currier Gallery of Art, (Manchester NH) Art, Healing and Friendship: The Dr. Albert Grokoest Collection
1995       Horsehead VII International (Cleveland, OH)
          SPACES (Cleveland, OH) Still Here
          Hallinan Center (Cleveland, OH) 40th Annual Newman Religious Art Show
1994       Ohio-India Portfolio The Chitrakala Parishad School of Visual Art, Bangalore
          Brooklyn 11205 Art (New York, NY) Small Medium and Large
          Northeast Ohio Art Dealers Association Fine Arts Exposition
          Studio Gallery (Cleveland, OH) Forgeries and Parodies
1993       Cleveland Museum of Art, May Show
          Asian American Arts Center (New York, NY) China, June 4, 1989
          Northeast Ohio Art Dealers Association Fine Arts Exposition
1992       Hallinan Center (Cleveland, OH) 37th Annual Newman Religious Art Show
1991       Hallinan Center 36th Annual Newman Religious Art Show
          Atrium Gallery (Cleveland, OH) History of the Self
          Cuyahoga Community College (Cleveland, OH) Artists; As They See Themselves
          Hallinan Center (Cleveland, OH) 35th Annual Newman Religious Art Show
          Cleveland Museum of Art  May Show
1990       Cleveland Museum of Art May Show
          Hallinan Center 35th Annual Newman Religious Art Show
          Community College Artists: As They See Themselves
1989       Cleveland Center For Contemporary Art,  A to ZiZi
          Cleveland Museum of Art,  May Show
          Joyce Porcelli Gallery (Cleveland, OH) Ten By Ten
1988       Cleveland Museum of Art,  May Show
          Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art Off the Wall
          Valley Art Association (Chagrin Falls, OH) Contemporary Vignettes
1987       Cleveland Center For Contemporary Art  Off The Wall
          Butler Institute of American Art (Youngstown, OH) Fifty-first National Midyear Exhibition
          Cleveland Museum of Art  May Show
1986       Artspace Gallery (Sacramento, CA) Third International Artspace Exhibition
          Canton Institute of Art (Canton, OH)  All Ohio Show
          Cleveland Museum of Art  May Show
1982       The Valley Art Center Great Lakes Regional Art Exhibition (Cleveland, OH)
1983       NOVA Group Art Exhibit (Cleveland, OH)


2013     Cleveland Arts Prize, Lifetime Achievement Award
2011     Creative Workforce Fellowship (CPAC Cleveland, OH)
2006     Artists Fellowship (New York, NY) Assistance Grant
2004     Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH  Artist in Residence Program Fellowship
Artists Fellowship (New York, NY) Assistance Grant
Cleveland Press Club Excellence in Journalism Award
Poets and Writers Guild of Greater Cleveland Special Award
2001     Best Painting Award, First Cleveland Biennial Juried Exhibition, CSU Gallery
Ohio Arts Council, Individual Fellowship (Criticism)
1995     Award, 40th Annual Newman Religious Art Show
1995     Ohio Arts Council, Individual Fellowship (Criticism)
1993     Ohio Arts Council, Individual Fellowship (Painting)
1990     First Prize - Purchase Award, 35th Annual Newman Religious Art Show
1987     Best Painting Award, May Show, Cleveland Museum of Art


Albert Grokoest Collection, Hamilton College, Hamilton NY, and 41 Union Square, Suite #1121 NY, NY
Asian - American Society, New York, NY
carta Collection (Cleveland Art Association)
Case-Western University, School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Cleveland Artists Foundation, Lakewood, OH
Governor's Residence Art Collection, Columbus, OH
Hallinan Center, Cleveland, OH 44106
John J. McDonough Museum, Youngstown, OH
Kent State University Department of Fine Arts
Progressive Insurance, Cleveland, OH

Kent State University, Essential Motives and the Art of Painting, Lecture on Professional Practice 10/26/16
Waterloo Arts, Loren Naji micro-Gallery, Nickie Brown Selected Works, Curator September 2016
Judge, Ohio State Fair, Fine Arts Exposition, Columbus, OH June 2016
Fifth Annual Tower Press Artists Group Exhibition, Wooltex Gallery  Curator June 2016
The National Arts Program Cleveland Ohio Exhibition, Juror, Waterloo Arts Gallery March 2016
Case Western Reserve University,
Rust Belt Art: Is That a Thing? 11/4/15
Kent State University, Lecture On Professional Practise 9/30/15
WRUW (91.1 FM) Radio Italia, Le Quatre Gats 5/23/15 (6pm)
Art Fur Animals Benefit 6/15
Cleveland Arts Prize, Juror, Visual Arts Panel 2015
Wired and Ready to Hang (CIA Student Exhibit) Juror, Hedge Gallery (Cleveland, OH) 4/15
William Busta Gallery Timelines talk, 4/11/2015
Juror, Arts Collinwood I Am Trans Art Show (4/15)
CAN Journal Benefit 7/14
Art  Fur Animals Benefit 6/14
Zygote Press “The Big Show” Annual Benefit 4/11/14
ArtCares 2014 MOCA Annual Benefit 4/6/14
Kent State University, “Imagining Touch” (lecture) 4/8/14
Cleveland Arts Prize, Juror, Visual Arts Panel 2014
Cleveland Arts Prize, “Eyes on the Prize 2014,” the Transformer Station, CAP Annual Benefit (donor)
Randall Tiedman: Genius Loci, A Retrospective Exhibition, Hedge Gallery & Kokoon Arts Gallery (co-        curator, author of catalogue essay) Cleveland,
OH Oct 2013 – Jan 2014
Imagining Touch, Reconfiguring Sight Ellen Johnson Guest Lecture, Oberlin College 10/14/13
Y2CAN Benefit, Convivium 33 6/29/2013
Cleveland Arts Prize Awards Ceremony, Acceptance Remarks, Cleveland Museum of Art 6/27/13
Around Noon with Dee Perry WCPN (Douglas Max Utter 2013 CAP winner talks about his art) 6/25/13
Art Fur Animals Benefit 5/11/2013
ArtCares 2013 AIDS Benefit 5/20/13
Zygote Press 100 X 100 Annual Benefit 5/5/13
Kent State University Unprofessional Practices 2 (lectures on art writing) 2/4-5/13
Cleveland Artists Foundation Cleveland Collects (contributing collector) 12/12
Market Square Garden Rust Belt Chic (Reading of Genius Locii) 11/13/12
Convivium 33 American Institute of Architects Exhibition “Architects Draw” Juror, 11/2/12
Kent State University Unprofessional Practices  (lecture on art writing) 10/18/12
Arts Collinwood Gallery Artist’s Talk with Dustin Nowlin 4/26/12
BAYarts  Monoprint Workshop, Instructor, August 14-15, 2012
1point618 Gallery (Cleveland, OH) Artist’s Talk with Jenniffer Omaitz, 4/12/2012
SPACES Gallery, American Greetings 33rd Annual Fine Arts Show, Juror, April 2012
Arts Collinwood Gallery Artist’s talk with George Kocar 2/23/2012
William Busta Gallery (Cleveland, OH) Artist’s Talk with Barbara Polster 1/24/2012
Around Noon / Ideastream (broadcast 1/10/2012) Northeast Ohio Public Radio Discussion of CAN Journal
CAC/CPAC Video Presentation, Douglas Max Utter 2011
Cleveland Artists Foundation, Curator Shirley Aley Campbell Retrospective: The Way of All Flesh
9-10/2011 Beck Center for the Arts, Convivium 33, Tri-C East Gallery
Virginia Marti School, COSE Professional Practices Panel Discussion 5/30/2011
Lakeland Community College, Juror 2nd Annual May Show, 2011
Kent State University, Visiting Artist, Professional Practice Class 10/26/2010
BayArts 48th Annual Juried Show, Juror 2010
Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation (Baltimore, MD), Consultant, Fellowship juror Sept.2009
Cleveland Museum of Art The Color Blue Gallery Tour 10/8/2009
Oberlin College, Art Criticism – Lecture 4/14/2008
Cleveland State University, Student Art Show, juror 3/21/2008
Cleveland State University, Lecture (Sculpture Dept.) 2/29/2008
MOCA Cleveland, Contemporary Conversations (with Pulse artist Craig Lucas) 2/28/2008
MOCA Cleveland, Contemporary Conversations (with Pulse artist Peggy Kwong-Gordon) 2/22/2006


Adams, Henry Overflow (catalogue essay, John J. McDonough Museum, Youngstown OH) Feb 2003
Aichacher Zeitung, Schwerpunkt Fleisch  Augsburg, Germany 8. Mai, 1991
Augsburg Scene (USMC Augsburg)  American Artist Exhibits Here  4/30/91 pg.14
Aurora Advocate, First exhibit set at gallery 3/15/00 pg.6
Bedford, Christopher, Exhibit Shows Strategy Works The Plain Dealer 3/18/03 pp.E1,E3
     Repositioning the Referent: Obstruction of the Symbolic Order in the Art of Douglas Max Utter
     (privately published essay written for the Dead Horse Gallery, 6/01)
Berardi, Marianne, Catalogue: "In Search of a New Mind: Douglas Max Utter,"(with essays by William Busta and Christopher Richards,
introduction by  Hilary Gent)  ARTNeo  Museum, 2020         (ISBN: 978-0-578-57827-9)
Catalogue, American Cancer Society Designer Hope House  1992 pg.17
Catalogue, The Governor's Residence Art Collection 1990-91, The Ohio Arts Council pp.60-61
Catalogue, Fifty-first National Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art (1987) pg.29
Catalogue, NOADA 1993 Illustrated Exhibition Catalogue and Membership Directory pg.12
Catalogue, Howling at the Edge of the Renaissance: SPACES and Alternative Art in Cleveland, 9/1998 pp.42,66, 80
Catalogue, The Measure of All Things / The Body and the Human Condition CSU 1995
Catalogue, Mother and Child / Variations on a Universal Theme, Southern Ohio Museum 1990
Catalogue, National Collage Society Sixteenth Annual Exhibit 2000
Catalogue, Psychotronic and Neopunkedelic Art Exhibition Edinboro University of PA 9/87 pg.3, pg.19
Catalogue, Young and Restless Sandusky Cultural Center  March 1989
Chagrin Valley Times, Utter Shows at Art Connection 4/5/90 pg.B7
Chico, Beth, Erotic Economy: Contours of Desire Dialogue, Sept/Oct. 1993 pg.21
Clark, Joseph, A Lifetime Represented Scene Magazine, July 17-23, 2013 pg.40
The Cleveland Review, Ambivalence (cover illustration), Ecce Homo (back page illustration) Winter 1992
The Cleveland Review, Madonna and Child (cover), The Abduction of Persephone (interior page) Winter, 1995
Columbia University Record (Columbia University, NYC), Transfiguring Reality (3/10/95)
Cullinan, Helen, The Plain Dealer
A May Show with oomph 4/26/87 pg.11
A Mean Streak at the May Show 5/13/86 pg.4D
Huge Art Big at May Show 6/27/89
May Show Varied, Dynamic 4/21/87 pg.13A
More than a name change, FRIDAY 12/29/89 pg.12
Paintings of Poignant Impact 6/9/89 FRIDAY 6/9/89 pg.10
Seeing every face as a work of art  FRIDAY 9/28/90 pg.3
Solid Professionalism Dominates the Yearly Event 5/29/88 pg.7H
Spoofs in with April Fools Day opening FRIDAY 4/1/94 pg.18
The May Show FRIDAY 5/6/90 pg.17
Varied Works Displayed at Newman Show FRIDAY 2/23/90
Works to disturb, challenge 2/12/88
Depke, Nancy E. An artful way to gather funds The Plain Dealer 2/24/00 pg. 4F
Desmett, Don Art with an edge: the William Busta Gallery Dialogue 5-6/90 pg.21
DiPiero, Dianne D. The Juggling Act The Plain Dealer Sunday Magazine  8/26/01 pg.19
When Worlds Collide Northern Ohio Live 4/99 pg.26
Dottavio, Peg Museum is ready The Massillon Independent 5/11/96 pg.1
Freligh, Rebecca Arts council distributes grants The Plain Dealer 10/31/92 pg.2E
Fedevich, Julie Douglas Utter CLE Magazine, #5 6/97
Gibans, Nina Freedlander Creative Essence / Cleveland”s Sense of Place Kent State University Press 2005 pp.84-6, 118
Gill, Michael, Lunar Paraphrase: The Terrain of Intimacy Cleveland Scene Magazine 6/30/10 pg.28
More Than the Sum of Our Parts CAN Journal, Summer 2013, pg 47
Green, Frank The Body as Self, Wound The Free Times 2/8/95
Transcending the Body The Free Times 3/11/98
Art Appreciation The Free Times 4/28/99 pg.58
Douglas Max Utter at Dead Horse Art in America 1/02 pg.116
The Dead Horse Whinnies Northern Ohio Live 2/02 pp.12-13
Preview, Utter and Kasner at the Dead Horse Northern Ohio Live 9/02 pg.95
Harvey, Don Utter genius (letter, Cleveland Free Times 8/9-15/00 pg.5)
Hellerman, DJ Vacation Cleveland Free Times         7/16/08 pg22
Hershey, Rice Artists at Work Northern Ohio Live 1/91 pg.33
Busta’s Last Stand Northern Ohio Live 3/98 pp. 24-5
Hinson, Tom The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art April 1987 pg.149 and back cover
Jack, Carolyn A Gallery for Today The Plain Dealer 2/25/02 pg.C4
Jack, Carolyn Vocal for the Locals The Plain Dealer 9/10/02 pg E1,3
Johnson, Christopher Douglas Max Utter (bio) Cleveland Arts Prize Program, 6/27/13 pp 8-11
Photos by Robert Muller
Kennelly, Laura Face Value Scene 3/14-20/02 pg.26
Kurtz, Robert Exhibit has talent “Overflow” The Vindicator, 3/12/03
Lawson, Ellen Nickensie Abstracts out, images in among May Show works 4/30/87 The Sun Press pg.B1
Lewis, Zachary Utterly Fresh The Plain Dealer FRIDAY 12/3/04 pp.40, 41
Litt Steven Erotica exhibition could use shadings of subtlety The Plain Dealer 5/17/93 pg.4C
An artistic statement on homoerotica 1/8/94 pg.6E
Artists mirror violence 2/14/95
Busta Gallery winds down on high note  FRIDAY 1/2/98 pg.12
Elegant Constructions beguile, hold promise 4/14/99 pp. 1-6E
Horsehead Show extends innovative art movement 8/10/95 pg.7E
Portraits of Cleveland: Exciting,fresh exhibit ties past to present 3/8/02pp.1,3E
Utter exhibit shows why Busta Gallery will be missed 3/19/98 pp.1,4E
Long, Karen Writers weigh in on problematic, scruffy Cleveland The Plain Dealer 10/20/12 pg E1
McCoy, Mary Angel at the Dadian Gallery The Washington Post 9/28/91 pg.D2
Muse (literary magazine, first issue, summer 2008), cover illustration, “Silence, #2”
Northern Ohio Live Awards of Achievement 10/99 pg.14
Plain Dealer: Ohio Arts Council awards 133 grants 5/12/95 pg.6E
Putre, Laura, Night and Day Cleveland Scene 4/15-21/99
Raygun, Issue #3: Syzygy (Anima) (Utter's painting reproduced on the centerfold) Ecce Homo (detail on         questionnaire)
Issue #4 March 1993 "J" (full-page portrait of the German singer) Anger (Utter's painting inset in        interview text) Adam and Eve (back page)
Issue #5 O, What Shall I Hang on the Chamber Walls (full-page reproduction, Raygun subscription page)
Rosenberg, Donald
Cleveland Arts Prize honors gifts of the gifted among us The Plain Dealer pg. E8 6/23/13
Douglas Max Utter makes art with brushes and words 6/21/13
Rosenthal, Mary Owen Douglas Utter The New Art Examiner March 1994 pg.45
Sandstrom, Karen Art with heart The Plain Dealer 11/23/98 pg.3E
Sandusky Register New Ideas at Center 3/9/89 pg.B4
Santer, Rikki Douglas Utter: Paintings and Photocopy Derivations Dialogue 3/4/89
Shinn, Dorothy Erotic Paintings Masterful The Akron Beacon Journal 5/23/93 pp.E1, E4
The Meaning of All Things: The New Art Examiner May 1995 pg.55
Slawson, Corrie Zygote Press Working Archive Project CAN Journal Summer 2013 pg.27
Sockel, Tom Classic Dynamic The Plain Dealer 8/11/96 pg.18
Sparks, Amy We need a May Show that matters Cleveland Edition 6/23/88 pg.15
Yearning for Sex and Magic Free Times 5/26/93 pg.14
An Intensity of Painters Northern Ohio Live January 1988
Stuff to Look at 2 Cleveland Free Times 9/15-21/99 pp.37-8
Flogging the Art Scene Cleveland Free Times 8/9-15/00 pg.57
Congratulations are in order (announcement of OAC Fellowship) Cleveland Free Times 12/20/00
The Stuff of Life Cleveland Free Times 1/16/02
Stenina, Maria        speechless at e. gordon Artefakt 9-10/05 pg.15
Stockdale, Eileen New Douglas Max Utter works at BAYarts  Westlake / Bay Village Observer 4/5/11
Tranberg, Dan Fine Prints Cleveland Free Times 9/27/99 pg.63
Art of Darkness Cleveland Free Times 10/4/00 pg.54
An Unruly Mishmash Cleveland Free Times 10/25/00 pg.26
Painter injects fresh life into old subjects The Plain Dealer FRIDAY 6/8/01 pg.23
Non-traditional materials convey meanings The Plain Dealer 6/21/01 pg.4E
Spotlight is on local artists in out-of-town exhibits The Plain Dealer FRIDAY 4/5/02 pg.59
Into the Shadows Cleveland Free Times 9/11/02 pg.59
Douglas Max Utter Retrospective (catalogue essay for Dead Horse Gallery, 10/03)
Landscapes of the Mind Cleveland Free Times 9/26/07 pg.19
Paint Crush: Tiedman and Utter at Arts Collinwood Cleveland Scene Magazine 9/23/09 pg26
Turner Anderson Commitment on display Akron Beacon Journal 5/5/2019 Pg D1, Pg. D4, Douglas Max Utter notices a tendency 12/04/08
Tobacco tax money supports 20 artists 6/9 & 18/09
Usmani, Josh Optique: Curious Things at Survival Kit Gallery 06.19 – 06.26.13
             Is Tremont Still an Art Community? 7/22/2013
Washington, Julie 20 local artists are awarded $20,000 fellowships 12/11/10 pp. E1, E5
Two alternative monthlies hit the streets The Plain Dealer 3/7/03 pg.E1
Yannopoulos, Charles Tales From the City Scene 11/2-8/00 pg.26
Yellow Silk (Issue #47, 1994)  (Cover and all art by Douglas Utter)


Douglas Max Utter is the author of reviews, articles, book introductions, and catalogue essays commenting on visual art, published since 1989 by Dialogue
(Columbus, OH), New Art Examiner, The River Burns (Cleveland), Link (The Cleveland Institute of Art Alumni Magazine), The Cleveland Historical Society,
The Cleveland Free Times, Ceramics Monthly, Northern Ohio Live, FiberArt Magazine, Angle: A Journal of Arts and Culture, The Cleveland Plain Dealer,  
Artefakt Magazine (Great Lakes region), Kent State University Press, MOCA Cleveland, The John J. McDonough Museum (Youngstown), Art Papers
(Atlanta), Sculpture Magazine (Washington DC), Architects Newspaper (New York), Cleveland Scene Magazine, and CAN Journal.
Douglas Max Utter is the author of the following reviews, articles, book introductions, poems, and catalogue essays commenting on visual art and other
things, published from 1989 to the present:

Chapelle Letman In Memoriam CAN Journal Spring 2020
Thick and Thin: Louis B. Burroughs CAN Journal Spring 2020
Stranger Beings: Hieronymous at KSU Gallery CAN Journal 10/19
Darius Steward at Bonfoey's CAN Journal 10/19
Seen Unseen catalog essay AAWR Oct. 2019
Loren McKensie at Kink Gallery CAN Journal 4/19
Mandem CAN on line 4/19
Liz Maugans at Hedge CAN Journal 4/19
Lawrence Baker CAN Journal 4/19
Billie Lawless: The Politician  CAN Journal 4/194/19
Matthew Dibble in NYC CAN Journal 4/19
Jerry Birchfield at Akron Art Museum CAN Journal Summer 2018
Jess T. Dugan at Transformer Station CAN blog, 4/2018
The Next Level: Dana Schutz at Transformer Station CAN Journal Spring 2018
GV Catalog Essay Cleveland State University January 2018
The Pelagic Worlds of Eva Kwong Ceramics Monthly, Nov. 2017
The Seismic Power of Women in Prints CAN Journal Winter 2017-2018
Inset (Map of the Past ) (poem) Encore (Heights Arts publication) June 2017, pg.10
Dan Tranberg, In Memoriam CAN Journal Blog May 31, 2017
Focus on Abstraction (CSU) CAN Journal Fall 2017
Death from the Skies:The Art of Mahwish Cheshty CAN Journal Summer 2017
Puzzled Bipeds: Matt Dibble at Tregoning Fine Art April 2017
Mike Meier: Man out of Time at Forum Art Space CAN Journal Blog post April 2017
Intuitive Geometries: Del Ray Loven at Lesko Gallery catalog essay March 2017
Keith Lemley  CAN Journal Blog post 2/2017
George Mauersberger CAN Journal Spring 2017
Christy Wittmer CAN Journal Blog post, 2/2017
Miller Horns CAN Journal Blog post, 2/2017
Waking and Sleeping, Nico Pico Train at Loren’s Art Lounge Gallery Catalog Essay, Waterloo Arts, Sept-Oct, 2016
Elephants and Winnebagos: Eric Ripper at Maria Neil CAN Journal, Fall 2016  In Cleveland Two Artists Picture the Ugly Realities of American Politics posted 7/26/16 Northern Exposure (Amy Casey in Alaska) posted 7/13/16 So Sweet (Dana Oldfather at Zg Gallery) posted 7/13/16
Eric Rippert at Maria Neil CAN Journal, Fall 2016
So Sweet: Dana Oldfather at Zg Gallery CAN Journal blog post, June 2016
Northern Exposure: Amy Casey in Alaska CAN Journal blog post, June 2016
Juror’s Statement Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition Catalog
[PART BODY  BODY BEING] two scripts for Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s “Wrist Action” and “Ce Nonobstant” by Valerie Blass, performed at MOCA Cleveland
4/8/2016 by Benjamin Gregg and Darius Stubbs
Cleveland Neighborhood Guidebook Observatory, Sea Monster (poem) Rustbelt Publishing May 2016
Kate Sopko’s Fixers CAN Journal Spring 2016
Lane Cooper: What Dreams May Come CAN Journal, Spring 2016
Historical Present (Qian Li  Curates at CSU Galleries)  March. 2016
A Little Magic / Mary Spain (catalogue Essay) ArtNEO Museum  January, 2016
Body Language / Lee Heinen (catalog essay) January, 2016

Folding and Holding / Deb Lawrence, CAN Journal, Fall 2015
Ashes to Ashes, Arthopper.  7/2015
On the Money: Josh Usmani at Tregonig Fine Art Scene Magazine, May 13, 2014, pg.34
Lori Kella, William Busta Gallery )catalog essay) June 2015
Strange Country (autobiographical essay for Timelines exhibit) William Busta Gallery, March 13, 2015
Last Words / TR Ericsson at Transformer Station CAN Journal, Spring 2015 pp.62-65
Stephen Yusko, William Busta Gallery (catalog essay) May 2015
Marilyn Farinacci, Bonfoey Gallery (catalog essay) March 2015
Taryn McMahon, William Busta Gallery (catalog essay) January 2015
Eight Essays, W2S (Window to Sculpture Emerging Artist  Series 2014 catalog) Julie Schenkelberg,         Colleen Toledano,  David Colagiovanni, Sara
Holwerda, Amanda Briede, Ryan Legassicke, Janet         MacPherson, Jenny Fine, 2014
Kirk Mangus / MOCA Cleveland  Arthopper, 12/2014
The Newspaper Project William Busta Gallery (review)  Artpulse Magazine, Miami, FL 12/2014
Lainard Bush Wolf Gallery (catalog essay) November 2014
Him in Pursuit (Don Harvey)William Busta Gallery (catalog essay) November 2014
Tide and Time / Kate Budd William Busta Gallery (catalog essay) October 2014
Of Sheltering Skies / Bellamy Printz William Busta Gallery (catalog essay) September 2014
Random Order / Harriet Moore Ballard Bonfoey Gallery (catalog essay) September 2014
Cross Roads / Christi Birchfield William Busta Gallery (catalog essay) April 2014
Michael Loderstedt / William Busta Gallery (catalog essay) March 2014
Wide Open SPACES / Christina Vassallo CAN Journal Spring 2014
Enact Afterimage Magazine (Rochester, NY) January 2014 (Vol.41, No.4), pp.24-25
Meaning in the City, 25 Years / 25 Artists William Busta Gallery (catalog essay) January 2014
Frank Oriti CAN Journal Winter 2013
Mark Howard / William Busta Gallery November 2013
Randall Tiedman: Genius Loci Hedge Gallery and Kokoon Art Gallery (catalog essay) October 2013
Brinsley Tyrrell / William Busta Gallery October 2013
Lorrie Ott / William Busta October 2013
H.C.Cassill / William Busta Gallery Sept 2013
Shockwaves: Kasumi CAN Journal Fall 2013
Laila Voss / William Busta Gallery June 2013
Kristin Cliffel / William Busta Gallery June 2013
Jeff Chiplis: The Great White Mountains and the Cold Cathode Plains Sculpture Magazine 2013
Ecotone: The Boundary Land of Matthew Kolodziej William Busta Gallery April 2013
Toward a New Vitruvian Man: Douglas Sanderson’s Vision William Busta Gallery March 2013
The Nine CAN Journal Volume 2 Issue 1 Spring 2013
Audra Skuodas: The Flower Knows Its Archetype (catalogue essay) 2013 Cleveland Artists Foundation
Andrea Joki: The Unseen William Busta Gallery February 2013
Dana Oldfather: The Motion in Emotion (catalogue essay) 2013 Butler Museum of American Art
Joseph McCullough: Of Bombers and Bottle Farms (catalogue essay) Artists Archives of the Western Reserve January 2013
Julie Friedman: Roots and Shadows William Busta Gallery January 2013
Harriet Moore Ballard: The Pathfinder (privately published catalogue essay) 2012
Thomas Frontini (catalogue essay) William Busta Gallery December 2012
Hildur Jonsson (catalogue essay) William Busta Gallery November 2012
Plugged In CAN Journal Volume 1 Issue 4 November, 2012
Timothy Callaghan (catalogue essay) William Busta Gallery October 2012
Written in Water CAN Journal Volume 1 Issue 3
Genius Locii: Randall Tiedman (essay) Rustbelt Chic, Rustbelt Chic Press 2012, pp 164-169
West 78th Street Art Berg CAN Journal Volume 1 Issue 2 June 8, 2012
Christi Birchfield at William Busta Art Papers May/June 2012, pg.44
Why a successful artist stretched herself (Sarah Kabot) The Plain Dealer 4/22/2012 E3
Nature Revealed at Kokoon Arts The Plain Dealer FRIDAY 4/20/2012
Art Interprets Altzeimer’s (catalogue essay) Artists Archives of the Western Reserve 3/2012
Artists Ruth Bercaw and Susan Danko at Harris Stanton Gallery The Plain Dealer 3/30/2012
Calm, content painter sees power in color (Natvar Bhavsar at Contessa) The Plain Dealer 3/10/12 E1, E4
Prints by Cuban masters on view The Plain Dealer 3/10/12 E4
The Pathfinder / Harriet Moore Ballard [privately published catalogue essay]
Sculpture shows seek greater depths The Plain Dealer FRIDAY 2/17/2012 pg.T16
Exhibit tackles MOCA’s own move The Plain Dealer 2/14/2012 pgE6
Exhibit reflects Marihatt’s versatility The Plain Dealer  FRIDAY 2/3/2012 pgT24
Facing Alzheimer’s Disease (catalogue essay) Artists Archives of the Western Reserve March 2012
Akron Art Museum’s “Landscapes from the Age of Impressionism” The Plain Dealer 1/22/2012
Something’s Happening Here CAN Journal Volume 1, Issue 1, 2012
Landscape images are thrilling The Plain Dealer FRIDAY 1/6/2012 pg15
A Flawed Mirror: The persuasive world of Robert Crumb (reprint from angle magazine) Large [Fitzroy,
Victoria, Australia 2011] pp.48-55
The subtle telling of a horrific secret The Plain Dealer 12/18/2011 pg E1
Shirley Aley Campbell (catalogue essay) Cleveland Artists Foundation 9/2011
Clampdown Scene Magazine (Cleveland) 5/4/11
Justin Durand @ Proximity Gallery Scene 4/27/11
Matt Dibble @ Tregoning & Co. Scene 4/20/11
The Second Sex @ Convivium Gallery Scene 4/6/11
Willard Tucker / The Sculpture Center Sculpture Magazine April 2011 pp.69-70
Adnan Charara @ Lesko Gallery Scene 3/23/11
4U Exhibition @ Zygote Press Scene 3/16/11
65th Student Independent Exhibition @ CIA Scene 3/9/11
Detroit After Autos / Andrew Moore at DIA Architects Newspaper 8/20/10
Andrea Keys Connell Art Papers 9-10/10 pp.50-51
Amber Kempthorne @ 1point618 Giraffe Trap Magazine, Issue 1
Charles Kanwischer @ Shaheen Gallery Giraffe Trap Magazine, Issue 1
Katy Richards @ Arts Colllinwood Giraffe Trap Magazine, Issue 1
Dott Schneider, Burrows @ legation: a gallery Giraffe Trap Magazine Issue 1 (2010)
Brinsley Tyrrell, Austin Thomas @ William Busta Giraffe Trap Magazine [], Issue 1
Mountain Time / Dana Oldfather @ William Rupnik Scene 4/28/10
Having Her Cake / Thu Tran on IFC Scene 4/21/10
Running in Place / Matthew Kolodziej at William Busta Scene 4/14/10
Noble Gas / Jeff Chiplis at the Butler Institute Scene 4/7/10
Stitches in Time / Wall Eye Gallery Scene 3/31/10
Matters of Taste / Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery Scene 3/24/10
Animal Planet / Paul Sydorenko at William Rupnik Scene 3/17/10
Re-Gifting / Noel Reifel and Anthony Bartholomew at Zygote Press Scene 3/10/10
No Way Out / Gianna Commito at William Busta Scene 3/3/10
The Tying of Plot 118 / Corrie Slawson at SPACElab Scene 2/24/10
Eye Candy / Tarrence Corbin at William Tregoning Gallery Scene 2/17/10
Hip-Hop Heaven / Iona Rozeal Brown at MOCA Scene 2/10/10
Assembly Required / The Sculpture Center Scene 2/3/10
Sympathy / Jake Beckman at The Sculpture Center / Sculpture Magazine 1/2010
The Bold and the Beautiful / Wall Eye Gallery Scene 1/27/10
Playing  With Fire / Asterisk Gallery Scene 1/20/10
Answer Only With Your Eyes / Terry Durst at Arts Collinwood Scene 1/13/10
The Best of Times Scene 12/30/09
Drawing to a Full House Scene 12/23/09
(Her) Back to the Future / Gauguin at CMA Scene 12/16/09
Urban Blight Scene 12/9/09
Double Visions / SPACES Gallery Scene 12/2/09
Closing Time / Donald Black at Convivium 33 Scene 11/25/09
Moving Targets / Morgan Conservatory Scene 11/11/09
Dappled Things / Joseph O’Sickey at Bonfoeys Scene 11/4/09
Lingering in a Ghost World / CSU Gallery Scene 10/28/09
Clevelandism / CAP winners at Convivium Scene 10/14/09
Core Samples / Introductory essay to The Album Project by Charles MIntz, PCP Publishing, Brooklyn, NY
Escape to Everywhere / Julian Stanczak at MOCA Scene 9/30/09
Gridlock / CIA Scene 9/16/09
Autumn-Scape Scene 9/16/09
Mystery and Manners / Mallorie Freeman at William Rupnik Scene 9/9/09
Intimate Monuments / The Sculpture Center Scene 9/2/09
Blueprints for a Mythos / Matt Dibble at Asterisk Scene 8/19/09
Living for the City / MOCA Scene 8/12/09
Cleveland for Art Lovers Scene Annual Manual 2009, pg.27
Good Vibrations / Audra Skuodas at art seen gallery Scene 8/5/09
Strange Fruit / Combat Papers at The Morgan Conservatory Scene 7/29/09
Sideswiped / Asterisk’s 19 exhibit Scene 7/22/09
Transformed / Cleveland Museum of Art’s Paola Morsiani Scene 7/8/09
Album Leaves / Chuck Mintz at 1point618 Gallery Scene 7/1/09
Forget the Pedestals: The Cleveland Sculpture Center Scene 6/24/09
Cities in Flight: Amy Casey (cover feature) Scene Magazine 6/17/09
Of Mice and Men: Warhol at Reinberger Galleries Scene 6/17/09
Changes: Cecelia Phillips at Busta Gallery Scene 6/10/09
Taking Sides: CSU Gallery Scene 6/3/09
Wax Works / Susan Squires at Intown Gallery Scene 5/27/09
Armchair Travels / Efrat Klipshtien at SPACES Gallery Scene 5/20/09
Playing With a Full Deck / The Pop Shop Scene 5/13/09
Natural Curls / 1point618 Gallery Scene 5/6/09
Birds, Bees and Beyond / Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Scene 4/29/09
Big Little Books / Morgan Conservatory Scene 4/15/09
View Finders / Cleveland Artists Foundation Scene 4/8/09
The Right Stuff / Light of Day at William Busta Gallery Scene 4/1/09
No Plan B / Leon “Tes One” Bedore at Artchitecture Gallery Scene 3/11/09
Right Angular / Christian Wulffen at MOCA Cleveland Scene 3/4/09
Being Here / Flash Forward at SPACES Gallery Cleve. Scene 2/25/09
Kasumi collaborates with Margaret Brouwer at Carnegie Hall Cleve. Scene 2/18/09
Nights of the Soul: Chris Pekoc at Tregoning & Co. Cleve. Scene 2/14/09
Skin Deep: Susan McClelland and Don Henson at Cleveland Sculpture Center Cleve. Scene 2/7/09
Curtis Mitchell at Cleveland Sculpture Center Art Papers (Atlanta) 1-2/2009
The Zero Summer: Jen Craun and Liz Maugans at Zygote Press Cleve. Scene 1/28/09
Short Cuts: Life on Mars at Carnegie International Cleve. Scene 1/22/09
Through the Woods: T.R.Ericsson at Shaheen Gallery and the Sculpture Center Cleve. Scene 12/10/08
Against Nature: Hyper-Nature at SPACES Gallery Cleve. Scene 12/3/08
Fearless Symmetry: Alfredo Arreguin at Kokoon Arts Gallery Cleve. Scene 11/19/08
House of Lights: Jorge Pardo at MOCA Cleveland Cleve. Scene 11/5/08
By Any Other Name: Bruce Chefesky at Shaheen Gallery Cleve. Scene 10/29/08
Face to Vase: Sid Rheuban at 1point618, Charles Lakofsky at CAF Cleve. Scene 10/22/08
Flatlanders: Fine Line at Front Room Gallery, Paul Sydorenko at Wooltex Cleve. Scene 10/15/08
Super Natural / Richard Hunt at Sculpture Center, Eva Kwong at Busta Gallery Cleve. Scene 10/8/08
Artistic Manipulation: Kasumi Northern Ohio Live 10/08
Labors of Love / Asterisk and TIXe Galleries Cleveland Scene 10/1/08
Found Horizons / CIA Faculty Exhibit and Digital Safari at CSU Gallery Cleveland Scene 9/24/08
All Along the Watchtower: Don Harvey at Zygote Press Cleveland Scene 9/17/08
Being in Two Places Cleveland Scene 9/10/08
Landscaping Cleveland Scene 8/27/08
A September to Remember Cleveland Scene 8/27/08
Time and Time Again Cleveland Scene 8/13/08
In Search of Intelligent Art Cleveland Scene 8/6/08
Mapping Relief Cleveland Scene 7/30/08
On His Blindness Cleveland Scene 7/23/08
The Eyes Have It Free Times 7/16/08
Apocalypse Now / Amy Casey Northern Ohio Live July 2008
Many Happy Returns / Free Times 7/2/08
The Shining / Free Times 6/25/08
Worlds in Transition Free Times 6/18/08
True Sophistication Free Times 6/4/08
Human Things Free Times 6/28/08
Joshua Banaszak and Mark Keffer / Free Times 5/21/08
Night Shifts: Jenniffer Omaitz / 1point618 gallery The Free Times 5/7/08
Clay Nation / Convivium 33 The Free Times 4/30/08
Finding the Future / SPACES The Free Times 4/23/08
On The Road / Zygote Press Free Times 4/16/08
Trapping the Sky / The Sculpture Center Free Times 4/9/08
Liking Short Shorts / Cleveland Institute of Art Free Times 4/2/08
Travel Plans / Lorrie Ott at exit gallery Free Times 3/19/08
The Comic Uncanny / Shaheen Modern and Contemporary, Cleveland Art Papers March-April 2008
Miracle at Midnight / the Reverend Albert Wagner Free Times 3/12/08
Speciman Days / SPACES Free Times 2/20/08
Trick or Treat / Lauren Kalman at the Sculpture Center Free Times 2/6/08
H. C. Cassill: In Appreciation Free Times 2/6/08
And the Music Goes Round and Round / Bea Mitchell Northern Ohio Live February 2008
Diana Cooper at MOCA Cleveland Art Papers January-February 2008
Inward and Onward / CSU Gallery Free Times 1/30/08
Back to the Garden / Bill Scheele and the Kokoon Arts Gallery Free Times 1/23/07
Watcher in the Woods / Lissa Bockrath @ Wooltex Gallery Free Times 12/26/07
Re-Animator / Brent Green at the Sculpture Center Free Times 12/19/07
Lines of Force / Audra Skuodas at 1point618 Gallery Free Times 12/12/07
Wrinkles in Time / SPACES Free Times 11/21/07
Raising the Bar / Matthew Kolodziej at William Busta Free Times 11/14/07
Surface Features / Front Room Gallery Free Times 11/7/07
Views with a Room / Harriet Moore Ballard at Bonfoey Gallery Free Times 10/31/07
OK, Stop / Eric Neff at raw & co.Free Times 10/24/07
A Time of Bones / Pierogi Flat Files at Kent School of Art Gallery Free Times 10/10/07
Winter Gardens / Amy and Misha Kligman at Wooltex Gallery Free Times 10/3/07
Barefoot Infinities / Hildur Jonsson at William Busta Free Times 9/26/07
The Bear in the Baot and Other Questions / Jean Kondo Weigl at Zygote Press Free Times 9/19/07
Eye Need Your Vote / Patricia Zinsmeister Parker at AAWR (brief catalogue essay) September 2007
Buying Time / Todd Chilton @ raw & co Free Times 8/29/07
The Art of Clarence Van Duzer Northern Ohio Live, September 2007
Brought to Light / Baila Litton at 1point618 FreeTimes 8/15/07
Poisoners / Toxic Color at exit: a gallery Free Times 7/25/07
Through the Looking Glass . Olga Ziemska at MOCA Free Times 7/18/07
Uffish Thoughts / Cecelia Phillips at William Bust Free Times 7/4/07
Romancing Stone Northern Ohio Live July 2007
You Can’t Go Home Again Free Times 6/6/07
Skinning the Eye (catalogue essay) Cleveland State University, 5-6/07
Mosaic at 90 Free Times 5/23/07
Babes in the Woods Free Times 5/16/07
Finding Their Way Free Times 5/2/07
Unnatural Habitats / Tim Callaghan at William Busta The Free Times 4/25/07
Off Their Pedestals / The Sculpture Center The Free Times 4/11/07
Stephen Kasner: Watches of the Night (essay) Scapegoat Publishing, Baltimore 2007
High Drama Free Times 3/28/07
Last Things First / FAVA Free Times 3/21/07
Weather Report / Front Room Gallery Free Times 3/14/07
Third World Eye: Seydou Keïta at MOCA Free Times 3/7/07
Juxtapositions: Side By Side at MOCA Angle Issue 31
Moonstruck / exit gallery Free Times 2/28/07
Lost and Found in Space / Shaheen Gallery Free Times 2/21/07
Strangers in Strange Lands / SPACES Free Times 2/7/07
Everything Old is New Again / Zygote Press  Free Times 1/24/07
Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On / Pat Parker at CSU Free Times 1/24/07
Thu Tran @ Sculpture Center Angle Issue30
Memorial: Lauren Bugaj Angle Issue 30
Turning Point / Bill Radawec at exit Free Times 1/17/07
Basilicas, Bombs, and Beauty / CMA Free Times 1/3/07
Dark Victory / Chris Pekoc at Convivium 33 Free Times 12/27/06
Discomfort Levels / SPACES Free Times 12/20/06
Monster’s Ball / Dana Schutz at MOCA Free Times 12/6/06
Looking at the Future / Giancarlo Callicchia at 1point618 Gallery  Free Times 11/29/06
Ground Zero / John Haughwout at Parish Hall Free Times 11/22/06
Midlife Flower / Alexandra Huber at Headfooters Free Times 11/15/06
Unfinished Business: John Jackson at Zygote Press Free Times 11/8/06
Reaping the Wind / Lorri Ott at exit a gallery space  Free Times 11/1/06
Eyes Wide Shut: Maria Winiarski at True Art Gallery Free Times 10/25/06
From Moment to Momentous Bonfoey Gallery Free Times 10/11/06
View from a time machine: Jen Omaitz at e. Gordon Free Times 10/4/06
Dark is a way, and Light is a place / Qian Li at CSU Gallery Free Times, 9/27/06
Not so Mean Streets / SPACES Gallery Free Times 9/20/06 pg26
New Edition / Amy Casey and Zygote Press Free Times. 9/13/06 pg35
Drawing from the Past Free Times 9/6/06 pg27
Barcelona & Modernity / CMA Angle Issue 28
Big Pictures / Matt Dibble Free Times 8/30/06 pg23
In Memoriam: John Jackson and Masumi Hayashi Free Times 8/23/06 pg24
A Place That Knows Death / Headfooters Gallery Free Times 8/16/06 pg25
Criminals at Large / Smith’s ArtCrimes Free Times 8/9/06 pg24
High Art / Elevation Art Gallery Free Times 8/2/06 pg.30
Maps of Experience Free Times 7/26/06 pg28
Flagging Down America / Doubting Thomas Free Times 7/19/06 pg27
More Than Your Eyes Can Eat Free Times 7/12 pg36
Stretching a Point/ Front Room Gallery Free Times 7/5/06 pg23
Hit or Myth / SPACES Free Times 6/28/06 pg27
Things Counter, Spare, and Strange / Kanwischers at raw & co. Free Times 6/21/06 pg.21
Flipping Wonderful / Sarah Kabot at MOCA Free Times 6/14/06 pg.23
Space Odyssey: CSU Gallery Free Times 5/24/06 pg.47
Edris Eckhardt at the Beck Center Angle Issue 26
Fabian Marcaccio at the University of Akron Angle Issue 26
Brenda Stumpf at Exit Free Times April 19, 2006
Loderstedt and Kella At Cleveland Clinic Free Times April 5
Cecelia Phillips The Plain Dealer FRIDAY 3/31/06
Beatriz Monteavaro at Shaheen Free Times 3/29/06lauren
Steve Smith / Prison Break Free Times 3/15/06
Lillian Tyrrell @ SPACES Gallery Art Papers
Dott Schneider @ 1300 Gallery / Angle Issue 25
On the Wall / CSU Angle Issue 25
Convivium 33 / Angle Issue 24
In a class by themselves The Plain Dealer FRIDAY 12/23/05 pg.26
Dreaming of a More Better Future / CIA Angle Issue 23
Langsam / Becket @ Heights Arts The Plain Dealer
Drawn to Cleveland Art Papers 11-12/05
Amy Casey at Gallery Warszawa Artefakt 10-11/05
Bill Schubert Artefakt 10-11/05
Terrence Spivey / Karamu Artefakt 10-11/05
Brush and pen works have an odd appeal / Sarah Sutton The Plain Dealer FRIDAY 11/18/05 pg25
Seven artists at Headfooters The Plain Dealer 9/10/05 Pg. E6
A golden opening The Plain Dealer 8/26/05 FRIDAY pp. 12, 13
Nothing Like American Idol Artefakt 8/05
Eakins Revealed Angle Issue 22
Moving pictures with a still camera (Robert Banks) The Plain Dealer 8/6/05 pp.E1,5
Maks Velo at CSU Art Papers 9/05
Michael Borremans at CMA Artefakt 7/05
Brian Sharp at Raw & Co. Angle Issue 20
Memento Mori at CSU Artefakt 6/05
From Leipzig at CMA Art Papers 5/05
Dissent at SPACES The Plain Dealer 5/05
Daniel Balog Artefakt 4/05
David Mull Artefakt 4/05
The Amazing One Tank Magazine (Privately Published) 4/05
Michael Gill Artefakt 4/05
William Kentridge at College of Wooster Angle Issue 19
On canvas and in life, artist’s energy expresses inner strength Sid Rheuban Plain Dealer 3/6/05 Arts pg15
Chris Pekoc at Bonfoey’s Art Papers 1/05
HIldur Asgeirsdottir Jonsson @ MOCA Angle Issue 18
Outsider artists at Headfooters Gallery The Plain Dealer (11/15/04)
Chris Zahner @ Raw & Co. Angle Issue 17
Christopher Pekoc at Bonfoey Angle Issue 17
Amy Casey at Dead Horse Gallery Art Papers 11/04
Metro II at M% Angle Issue 16
Ernesto Caivano @ PS1 Angle Issue 14
Craig Kucia @ Shaheen Gallery Angle Issue 14
Herb Ascherman Gallery Reopens FRIDAY The Plain Dealer (4/9/04)
Alexandra Huber Catalogue Essay Wasserwerk, Galerie Lange, Siegburg, Germany
Andrew McAllister @ Gallery U Angle Issue 13 (4-5/04)
The Artists of Gugging @ Headfooters Gallery Angle Issue 13
A Demon in My View: SPACES Angle Issue 13
I Heart Dick / 1300 Gallery Angle Issue 12
Nick De Pirro / The Sculpture Center Angle Issue 12
Material Witness @ MOCA Angle Issue 12 (3/04)
Nikki Lee at CMA Angle Issue 11
George and Melissa Kosman Angle Issue 11
Eating the Dark: Brenda Stumpf Angle Issue 11 (1-2/04)
Dott Schneider @ ArtMetro Angle Issue 10
Michael McNamara @ Gallery U Angle Issue 10
Being There: CSU’s Photography Biennial Angle Issue 10
Wish Fullfillment (CIA) Angle Issue 10
Hildur Jonsson at superior Angle Issue 09
Tara Donovan at Shaheen Angle Issue 09
Laurence Channing at Bonfoey Angle Issue 09
ShutUp at B.K. Smith Gallery Angle Issue 09
Bad Kids: Nara at MOCA Cleveland Angle Issue 08
Bonfoey Gallery 110th Anniversary Exhibit Angle Issue 08
Irina Koukhanova at CSU Gallery Angle Issue 08
Alexandra Huber at Headfooters Gallery Angle Issue 07
The Eagle of the Rock / American Splendor Angle Issue 07
Painting 2003 / Heights Arts Gallery Angle Issue 07
Visitation: Nancy Spero and Leon Golub Angle Issue 05
The Global Arena at MOCA Cleveland Angle Issue 05
R. Crumb at Daniel Weinberg Angle Issue 04
Richard Lazzaro and Ed Shalala at Gallery U Angle Issue 04
Making the Wind / Elements at SPACES Angle Issue 04
Mixed-up Kids / Manfred Troibner and Steven Sorin at Doubting Thomas Gallery Angle (web only) 5/03
Beauty Mark / B.K. Smith Gallery  Angle Issue 03 5/03
Women Respond / Hawken School  Angle Issue 03 5/03
Light Touch / Robert Raczka at Superior         Angle Issue 03 5/03
Rainy Days / Cecily Brown, Lucian Freud, Winter Bell on display in LA Angle Issue 02 4/03
Time after Time / Valdimir Merta at SPACES Angle Issue 02 4/03
The Ears of the Other: Derrida Angle Issue 02 4/03
Feelings Angle Online #3 3/03 (short version in Angle 03)
The Id Girl / Dana Schutz Angle Issue 01 3/1/03
Jeff Chiplis: Liquid Fire Angle Issue 01 3/1/03
The Horse’s Mouth: An Interview with John Irwin Angle Magazine 2/1/03
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Zine: SPACES’ Page Me Angle online #2  2/1/03
Threadbare Angle online #1 1/03
Afterglow Angle online #1  12/02
Illusion and Reality Free Times 10/2/02
Our Own Poetry: Michael Levy’s Cleveland (Preface to Sacred and Profane, KSU Press, 6/ 03)
Between the Cracks Free Times 7/17/02
Roads Less Traveled  Free Times 6/19/02
No Point Perspective: Akron Art Museum Free Times 5/15/02
Watching Paint Grow: Dan Tranberg at Bonfoey Free Times, 3/20/02
Stuttering Toward Bethlehem Free Times, 2/20/02
The Last Moving Picture Show / Martin Ball at William Busta Free Times, 2/13/02
Dancing the Orange: Luneau, Williams, Yanko Catalogue essay, the McDonough Museum, Youngstown, OH 3/02
Accumulations New Art Examiner 3/02
Mourning Becomes Eclectic: SPACES The Cleveland Free Times, 1/9/02
The Man Who Painted Tigers The Cleveland Free Times 12/19/01
Jeremy Jenkins at Asterisk Dialogue 12/01
The Winter of Cities: Laurence Channing at Bonfoey’s Cleveland Free Times 11/28/01
Hanging by a Thread The Cleveland Free Times 10/10/01
A Private Dimension: Herb Ascherman Catalogue Essay, Cleveland Historical Society 10/2001
Between You and Me The Cleveland Free Times 9/26/01
Demon Lover The Cleveland Free Times 8/29/01
Polar Exhibition The Cleveland Free Times 7/18/01
Random Marks at SPACES The Cleveland Free Times 7/11/01
To Strive Again: The Heroic Art of Patrick Kelly Catalogue essay, Bonfoey Gallery 7/01
Mind Over Matter The Cleveland Free Times 5/23/01
Inside Out The Cleveland Free Times 5/16/01
Post-Punk: From Souped-up to Nuts at Gallery Nine The Cleveland Free Times 4/25/01
At the Edge of the Earth; The Art of Don Harvey  Catalogue essay, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art 6/01
Triumphal Arcs: Carroll Cassill The Cleveland Free Times 4/11/01
Iron Bars Do (Not) A Prism Make: Xan Palay The Cleveland Free Times 3/28/01
Cold Comfort The Cleveland Free Times 3/14/01
Moving Pictures The Cleveland Free Times 3/7/01
Small World The Cleveland Free Times 2/28/01
Naturals The Cleveland Free Times 2/21/01
Big Shots The Cleveland Free Times 2/7/01
Busta Moves (Cover feature) The Cleveland Free Times 1/25/01
Space Oddity The Cleveland Free Times 1/17/01
Absent Pleasures The Cleveland Free Times 1/10/01
Paper Tigers The Cleveland Free Times 12/27/00
All of the People, Some of the Time The Cleveland Free Times 12/13/00
Head Shots The Cleveland Free Times 12/6/00
Lost and Found in Sandusky The Cleveland Free Times 11/29/00
The Untouchables / SPACES The Cleveland Free Times 11/22/00
Young Guns at CACP The Cleveland Free Times 11/15/00
Between Rock and an Art Place: Derek Hess The Cleveland Free Times 11/8/00
As Good As It Gets: Emily Blaser, Holly Morrison, Hildur Jonsson, Ray Juaire and Patti Fields The Cleveland Free Times 10/18/00
Web Slinger / William Scarborough’s Prosthetic The Cleveland Free Times 10/11/00
In a Family Way: the Parsons at LCC The Cleveland Free Times 10/3/00
Shreds and Patches: A Juror’s Viewpoint Catalogue Essay, National Collage Society 16th Annual Juried Exhibition 10-12/00
Fellow Travelers / The Visual Word at Zygote Press The Cleveland Free Times 9/27/00
Lies and Videotapes / Nic Nicosia at CCCA The Cleveland Free Times 9/13/00
Eye in the Sky: Jon Schueler at CIA Cleveland Free Times 8/30/00
Ties that Bind: J. Jaia Chen Cleveland Free Times 8/23/00
American Gothic: Stephen Kasner Cleveland Free Times 7/26/00
Paper, Rock Cleveland Free Times 7/19/00
Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee:The Triumph of Lee Krasner at AAM Cleveland Free Times 7/5/00
Kate Budd / Sculpture Center New Art Examiner 7/00
Weighty Matters /CCCA Cleveland Free Times 6/21/00
The Origin of the Milky Way (Lecture 9/99)
Club Illusion New Art Examiner 9/99
People Are Funny (The People’s Art Show at CSU) 9/98
Material World / SPACES 4/98
Paintings/Victor Segalen Dialogue 3/98
Kirk Mangus at William Busta Ceramics Monthly 2/98
Settings by 8 New Art Examiner 1/98
Beverly Semms New Art Examiner 11/97
Out of ‘Toon CLE Magazine #5 6/97
Dexter Davis/William Busta Gallery New Art Examiner 4/97
On View: Cleveland New Art Examiner 9/96
Rock in my Head CLE Megazine #4X 9/96
I Am A Camera The Free Times 3/13/96
Diverse Widgets The Free Times 1/24/96
Mixed Emotions The Free Times 1/10/96
Body and Soul The Free Times 12/13/95
Luck and Cherubs The Free Times 12/06/95
Drawn and Quartered The Free Times 11/1/95
Rag and Bone Shop The Free Times 10/25/95
Bal Masque: Craig Lucas The Free Times 9/20/95
The Man Who Reinvented Rainbows The Free Times 8/30/95
Behind an Epic Mural The Free Times 8/23/95
The PRB's Odd Vision The Free Times 7/12/95
Mulling It Over The Free Times 6/29/95
Position Pieces The Free Times 6/22/95
No Grey Areas The Free Times 6/7/95 pg.16
Clay Parker / Cleveland Independent Art New Art Examiner 6/95
Out of Order and Disorder The Free Times 5/24/95 pg.34
Medusa Flashback The Free Times 5/17/95 pg.28
Painting Divided By Two The Free Times 4/26/95 pg.26
Body of Work, Body of Knowledge Catalogue essay, The Measure of All Things, CSU Gallery, 1-2/95
On View: The People's Art Show / CSU New Art Examiner  2/95
Focus Fiber / Cleveland Museum of Art  Fiberarts  1/95
Creating in Crisis: Making Art in the Age of Aids  New Art Examiner  1/94
New Voices / Allen Memorial Art Museum / Oberlin New Art Examiner 11/94
Re..Photo Construct / Cleveland State University  New Art Examiner  9/94
Cleveland X / SPACES  New Art Examiner  4/94
Pepon Osorio / Cleveland Institute of Art  New Art Examiner  12/93
Ohio Perspectives / Akron Art Museum  New Art Examiner  11/93
Craig Matis  New Art Examiner  9/93
Martha Posner  Dialogue  9-10/93
Ellen Brooks / Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art  New Art Examiner  4/93
Bob Blackburn's Collection / Cleveland Institute of Art  New Art Examiner  3/93
Constance Pierce  New Art Examiner  3/93
China: June 4, 1989  New Art Examiner  12/92
Drawing the Big Picture  The River Burns  Solstice Issue, 1992
Tomas Ruller  New Art Examiner  11/92
Massacre at Tiananmen Square  Link, Cleveland Institute of Art Magazine  Fall '92
Jane Berger  New Art Examiner  10/92
Cynthia Baillie and Timothy Nero  Dialogue  9-10/92
Cruciformed  Dialogue  10-11/91
Feed and Seed / SPACES  Dialogue  3/4/91
Bruce Checefsky: The Nerve of the Present  (Catalogue essay, Centrum Szutki Wspolsczesnej, Warsaw,         Poland, 1991)
Christopher Pekoc  Dialogue  8-9/90
The Raw and the Cooked: Ohio Juried Exhibitions Come of Age  Dialogue  11-12/90
Ohio Selections 1990 / CCCA  Dialogue  11-12/90
Slide Rule (editorial)  Dialogue  9-10/90
Photography Until Now / CMA  Dialogue  9-10/90
Robert Smithson's Partially Buried Woodshed  Dialogue  7-8/90
John L. Moore / CCCA  Dialogue  5-6/90
Network News  Northern Ohio Live  4/90
Not With a Whimper But a Bang  Northern Ohio Live  4/90
Idol Thoughts, Altar Egos, Votive Offerings, Ritual Objects / Sandusky Cultural Cntr Dialogue 3-4/90
Athena Tacha / CCCA  Dialogue  11-12/89
Anxious and Assured / SPACES  Dialogue  9-10/89
Becoming One With the Past:  The Refigured Image at the Toledo Museum of Art Dialogue 5-6/89
Work From the Tomb: An Installation by Gary Spinosa  Dialogue 3-4/89
Artist’s Statement

Following a recent move to a smaller studio, I feel I’m at a turning point. Most of the materials I use are easy to find, and packed with raw expressive
possibility. They’ve often led to new subjects and points of view. In a similar way I hope that the compression of my present circumstances will
channel, and maybe deepen, my priorities. Connections between images, personalities, and themes I’ve explored in the past are linking up in new,
tighter combinations in the paintings now in process, which are further tied together (tentatively at this point) by poems and brief written histories.
Altogether I’m trying to build a bridge of thoughts, feelings, and portraits from my life as I now live and understand it, back to the mind of childhood
and to my earliest interests.

There are scenes I would like to revisit, and people I wish to remember – some of whom, like most of the 37 faces in our family’s album of tin type
photographs, I never met, and whose names in many cases I can only guess. If my work has a central theme, it is probably the mystery of human
identity, exchanged between persons or clutched close to the bone. In one way and another I’ve always tried to use painting to remember, and to re-
imagine, who I am and how I am in the world.

Our lives are measured by our bodies, by our experiences, by our shadows.  Paintings are another measurement that some people make, by
pushing materials around, however delicately or sloppily.  Whatever the subject of my work, I’m also showing my hands and my hips and my
shoulders clothed with the limits of my years, and my care or the loneliness I feel, as I push and move against and into the shift of things.  I look for
myself everywhere.