Donald Kolberg, Sculptor and Painter

Donald Kolberg was born in Levittown, NY, 1951. Since graduating from high school, he has been on the road, living between the east and west coast as well as spending time overseas. During that time he attended a number of colleges in NY and CA. where he focused on exploring art.

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He graduated with a Fine Arts Degree from California State University, Los Angeles and continued exploring art as he went on to graduate studies at Otis Art Institute, also in Los Angeles. He taught at the Los Angeles School of Art and helped in the founding of Art Core, an organization dedicated to the open dialogue and display of the work of emerging artists. His association with Lydia Takeshita, a teacher at CSULA and major influence of what was later to become LA ARTCORE allowed Donald to first truly start to grow as an artist.

While at Otis Art Institute his teacher and main influence for exploring art was the internationally recognized painter Arnold Mesches. Through his guidance, Donald learned the value of depth, texture, and form and shape in images and surfaces. Arnold stressed that questioning the development of art, as a means for learning gave you insight into your own growth.  Donald incorporated this into his concept of Life Forms, the portrayal of the human figure as a landscape of life, and a celebration of form.

After finishing school Donald began his travels back and forth across the United States exhibiting his paintings and sculpture works. His work as an independent television producer led him to create “Periscope Up”, a 10 part television series for PBS in PA. Donald continues to explore the language of art. His work includes steel mesh sculpture, steel ribbon sculpture, glass collage, and contemporary paintings using a spray paint medium. He continues to expand on his concept of Life Forms in figurative as well as abstract concepts. He is also exploring a concept of Deconstructing Landscapes and has begun exhibiting these pieces.

Donald renewed a friendship with international artist Harold Garde, which allowed him to more deeply examine color through the creation of collage and mono-types and how to employ these features in his newest prints and paintings. Donald’s work has been exhibited at the Albany Museum of Art in Ga, displayed at MOFA, The Museum of Florida Art, The Marietta Cobb Museum of Art in Marietta Ga., and at Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Fl. Donald has been included in the book, “Recycled Glass Sculpture and Design” by Cindy Ann Coldiron, published by Schiffer Publishing.” Reference to his sculpture can also be found in the International Conference, the Future of Education, Florence, Italy. He has been featured in a number of online exhibitions which have included not only his sculpture and paintings but also his original mail art, collages, and Strappo monoprints.

Donald continues to lecture and provide seminars on Art Marketing along with his online articles on the subject on his Blog. He has been the Artistic Editor for TheWovenTalePress an eclectic culling of the creative web. Donald is also the publisher of Monotype-Monoprint, an on-line magazine dedicated to the print industry.

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Representation History

Art & Event Gallery
47 route 46
Hackettstown, New Jersey 07840

Jennifer Balco Gallery
1183 Howell Mill Rd
West Side Provision District
Atlanta Ga. 30318

Gallery 1930
1930 Cahaba Rd
English Village
Birmingham, Al 35223

Design Supply
2817 2nd Avenue S.
Birmingham, Alabama 35233

Parker Gallery
600 Sea Island Road
Saint Simons Island, Georgia 31522

Markay Gallery
26 Winters Street,
Marietta, GA 30060

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