Robert Bunkin
Recent Paintings

Show Dates: October 5 – December 29, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 5 from 4PM – 7PM

Robert Bunkin
Figurative painter, art historian and curator, Bunkin is a native New Yorker. He studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, undergraduate degree from the CUNY BA/BS Program, MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. Bunkin lived and studied in Florence, Italy between 1986-88. He returned to Italy in 2000 to perfect his fresco technique at the Tintori Laboratory for True Fresco in Vainella (near Prato) on a Parsons School of Design Faculty Leave Grant. He has also spent some time studying and teaching in Beijing.

Bunkin’s work has been seen in solo and group exhibitions locally, nationally, in Italy and China.
He has taught studio art and art history at Wagner College, Parsons School of Design, NYU Continuing Education, the New School, and Borough of Manhattan Community College, the Art Students League, Grand Central Atelier, LIC and Florence Academy, at MANA in Jersey City. From 2011-2017 he was Art Curator at the Staten Island Museum, overseeing its inaugural art exhibitions when it opened at Snug Harbor. He has also curated major exhibitions at the Newhouse Center and at other venues throughout the City.

Bunkin lived in Staten Island, for 25 years, moving to Westbeth in 2014. Since then he has been very active in the visual arts culture of Westbeth, having curated or worked on several exhibitions in the Gallery, most recently Parent Portraits in May-June 2019.

BREAKING GROUND: Twenty Years of the New York Chinese Scholars Garden

Robert Bunkin will be showing a portion of Under Construction, a fresco installation depicting the Chinese Artisans who built the New York Chinese Scholars Garden.

Show Dates: Oct 19 – December 29, 2019

Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Buildings C and G)
$5 Gallery Admission

See attached flier.

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