Work1 Title: Pilate Washing His Hands Year: 2013 Material: Acrylic, Mica Chip on Tarp Dimensions: H 54″ W 90″ D 1/2″ Work2 Title: Feast of Esther Year: 2013 Material: Acrylic, Mica Chip on Tarp Dimensions: H 54″ W 90″ D 1/2″ Work3 Title: The Raising of Lazarus Year: 2013 Material: Acrylic on Canvas Paper Dimensions: H 20″ W 16″ D 1/2″ Work4 Title: Young Man in Yellow Year: 2013 Material: Acrylic, Mica Chip on Canvas Paper Dimensions: H 20″ W 16″ D 1/2″ Work5 Title: Man with Gold Helmet Year: 2013 Material: Acrylic, MIca Chip on Canvas Dimensions: H 22″ W 28″ D 1″
James Horner is a painter who lives in New York City. His colorful expressionistic paintings explore the psychological effects of the environment on individuals. Figures are often abstracted to the point of the grotesque and overwhelmed or torn apart by their surroundings. Shapes interact with figures in space as lines connect atmospheres in different directions, creating islands with systems of thought. Horner communicates his viewpoint thorough a unique style of painting, which samples from traditional and contemporary abstract/expressionist and surrealist art.
A collage of layered thicknesses of acrylic paint and mediums are piled up and scratched out to build a dynamic surface for light to play on and to express the angst or depression that can percolate from ones surroundings. The foreground and background are pushed and pulled with a battle that erupts between bright fluorescent colors, metallics, and muddied hues to develop a kaleidoscope for the eye to move around the surface.
Horner has an MFA in painting from Lehman College and has exhibited internationally in group and solo shows. Recently his work was included in “Art and AIDS, Amore y Passion” at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY; “The Wicked Twins: Fame and Notoriety” at the Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University – Newark, in Newark, NJ; was a resident at the Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ; and won the OUT Magazine Tylenol PM Lights Out Sleepwear Challenge. He is also the NY Fine Arts Examiner for the Examiner.com and has a blog called James and the Lovelies.
To view his work and for more information, visit www.jameshornerart.com.
2013 – 2014 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, CE Studio Art Coursework
2011 Lehman College, Bronx, NY, M.F.A., Painting
2004 – 2009 Parsons School of Design, New York, NY; Fashion Institute of Technology, New
York, NY; School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, CE studio Art Coursework
1990 Pace University, White Plains, NY, M.B.A., Marketing
1987 SUNY Albany, Albany, NY, B.A., Communications, Minors, Business and Art
2015 Inspire, Collaborate, Create, Variety New York, New York, NY
Art and AIDS: Amore y Passion, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New
Nova Illa, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Masquerade, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ
Lehman College Faculty/MFA Students Exhibition, Krasdale Foods Gallery, Bronx, NY
Design on a Dime 2014, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY
2013 What They Were Thinking, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ
Art and AIDS: Perceptions of Life, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New
Bailey House 30th Anniversary Auction and Gala, Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY
The First Annual Sussex Avenue Renew School Art Exhibition, Sussex Avenue
Elementary School, Newark, NJ
2012 2012 NurtureArt Benefit, Charles Bank Gallery, New York, NY
Fall Open Studios and Community Conversations, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ
4th Annual Art Party and Auction, Gallery Aferro, Newark,
Days of our Lives, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
The Wicked Twins: Fame and Notoriety, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University –
Newark, Newark, NJ
2011 The Beach Ball Art Auction, The Boys and Girls Club of the Bellport Area, Bellport, NY
Out Magazine Pride Kick-o
Place: New York, NY