James Verbicky (Canadian, born )

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada from Polish descent, James Verbicky lived the majority of his early life between Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia. As an adult, Verbicky moved to the U.S., and after struggling with legitimacy for many years, was awarded the rarely bestowed ''Extraordinary Ability'' green card from the U.S. government due to his extensive involvement with a myriad of museums, galleries, charity organizations, and publications across America. In 2008, his work was selected for a 110 year-old juried exhibition at the Louvre, in Paris, France, with the Societie Nationale des Beaux-Arts.

In 2010, Verbicky debuted the media paintings, mixed media works that stimulate the viewer with both content and texture. The three dimensional surfaces transcend traditional painting and venture into the realm of sculpture, and by utilizing vintage media and graphics, advertisements, and obsolete branding materials, Verbicky presents us with the result of decades of attempts to persuade, manipulate, and coerce through subtle and suggestive imagery. His works are at once deeply conceptual and hauntingly beautiful and abstract, capturing both forgotten and persisting icons of media and reminding us that we are constantly being influenced.

Verbicky original works are counted in thousands of important private, public, celebrity and museum collections in countries all over the world. He collaborates frequently with philanthropic organizations, using his artwork to raise thousands for nonprofits like the Waterkeeper Alliance and the Art of Elysium. His works have been the focus of international exhibitions, from Berlin, to New York City, to Boston, Los Angeles, and San Diego, and have been auctioned by Sothebys & Christie''s.

Timeline

1973
Born in Edmonton, AB Canada
Lives and works in Southern California
Invited to the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts (SNBA), the Louvre Museum, Paris, France
Received the 'Extraordinary Ability' Greencard / Permanent Residency, U.S. government

Exhibitions

2014
James Verbicky Exhibitions in 2014:
Joanne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, Solo Exhibition
Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA, Solo Exhibition
DTR MODERN, Washington D.C., 2-Man Show
Dallas Art Fair, with Madison Gallery, Dallas, TX
Laguna Art Museum Fundraising Auction, Laguna Beach, CA
2013
James Verbicky Exhibitions in 2013:
Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA,Solo Exhibition, ERA
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair / Madison Gallery
Art of Elysium Charity Auction / Christie's Auction House
2012
Los Angeles Art Show, Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2012
Charity Fundraising Live Auction, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2012
Art for Water, SOTHEBYS Charity Auction to Benefit the Waterkeeper Alliance / Madison Gallery / Mathew
2012
Mark My Words, Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art, NYC
2012
Palette to Palate, Charity Exhibition, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2012
ICONICITY, Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art, NYC
2012
Art Houston, Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art
2012
POP ART: TODAY + YESTERDAY, DTR MODERN, Boston
2012
San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2012
Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2012
The Red Show, Cheryl Hazan Contemporary, NYC
2012
Blitz, Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA (solo)
2012
Force Bloom, Joanne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA (solo)
2012
Amarcord, Fellini Gallery, Berlin Germany
2011
The Red Show, Cheryl Hazan Contemporary, NYC
2011
Fresh Blood, Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2011
Diffusion, Joanne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA (solo)
2011
Felini Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2011
Group Benefit Auction, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2011
The Writing’s on the Wall, Cheryl Hazan Gallery, New York, NY
2011
PHOTOLA Art Fair, Santa Monica, CA
2010
Borderlands of Atmosphere, Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA (solo)
2010
Group Charity Show, Pacific Art Foundation, Newport Beach, CA
2010
Joanne Artman Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2010
Art Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
2010
OsCene, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
2010
Fada: 15th Annual Los Angeles Art Show, LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA
2009
Joanne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA (solo)
2009
Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA (solo)
2009
Joanne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2008
SNBA Group Show, The Louvre, Paris, France
2008
Elliot Lewis Gallery, Vancouver, BC Canada (solo)
2008
Emmy Awards, Luxe Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA (solo)
2008
Karen Lynne West Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA (solo)
2008
Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA (solo)
2007
Karen Lynne West Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA (solo)
2007
Karen Lynne Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA (solo)
2007
Karen Lynne Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
2006
Diane DeBilzan Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA (solo)
2006
Dian DeBilzan Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2006
Group Charity Event, www.One.org, Los Angeles, CA
2006
SEBA Group Show, Karen Lynne West Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
2005
The West End Gallery, Greenville, SC (solo)
2004
Karen Lynne Gallery, Boca Raton, FL (solo)
2004
Frank Gehry Art Sphere Project, Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica , CA
2003
Artfront Studios, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2003
Don O'Melveny Gallery, Hollywood, CA
2003
Don O'Melveny Gallery, Hollywood, CA
2002
Noah Fine Art, Costa Mesa, CA (solo)
2001
Aaron Ross Gallery, Vancouver, BC Canada (solo)