Sculpture in various materials with a focus on repurposing wood, glass and metals, working in the Hudson Valley of New York, USA

HARRY CHAIM TABAK

New Paltz, NY 12561

(845) 471-2605 / hctabak@gmail.com / Tabakart.com

BORN: 1946 - Bamberg, Germany

EDUCATION

Art Students League of New York, 1966-67, 1970-74 
 Brooklyn College, 1970

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Heritage Center Gallery, Hanoi, Vietnam
2014 Concourse/Discourse Gallery, N. Adams, MA: Conversations in Wood, Stone, and Glass
1986 Dorsky Galleries, NYC

1982 Vorpal Gallery, NYC

1981 Dorsky Galleries, NYC

1980 Dorsky Galleries, NYC

1978 Long Island University, Humanities Gallery,
Brooklyn, NY

Yale University, Sterling Hall Medical Library, New
Haven, CT 
 1977 Harvard University, Science Center
Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Art Students League of NY, NYC 

1976 Gallery One (NYC)

1974 Orpheus Gallery (NYC)

TWO-PERSON TRAVELING EXHIBITION
1985-89 The Radwaste and Stonehenge Books

Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS (originating site)

Carnegie Center for the Arts, Dodge City, KS

Mulvane Art Center, Washburn University, Topeka, KS 
 Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS

Emporia University, Emporia, KS

College Art Gallery, SUNY at New Paltz, NY

Nelson Fosdick Gallery, SUNY at Alfred, NY

Tyler Art Gallery, SUNY at Oswego, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021- MacKenna Gallery, SUNY NP, "Here/There"
2021- Gallery 40, Poughkeepsie, NY
2018 Art/Dance project at WAAM, Woodstock, NY
2018 stART Space Gallery - Manchester, Vermont
2017 "War in the Arts:Redeeming Spirits” - SUNY
Orange, NY
2016 - Flomenhaft Gallery, NYC : Earth SOS
2012 Bau Gallery, Beacon, NY: Apocalypse

2006 Collaborative Concepts, Beacon, NY: Invitational
Exhibit 
 1989 Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY:
Contemporary Bestiary 
 1985 Hand in Hand Galleries,
NYC: Book Arts
1984 Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY: 8
Union Square Artists Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY: War
and Peace and Art

1983 Dorsky Galleries, NYC: 4 Union Square Artists

1982 Landmark Center Gallery, St. Paul, MN: Art and the
Law


 Pratt Graphics Center Gallery, NYC: Tracers

Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY:
International Printmakers 
 Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY: 67th Annual Juried

1975 Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA: 21st Annual Juried

1974 National Academy Galleries, NYC: Henry Ward Ranger Invitational

RESIDENCIES

 2017 Assets for Artists residency - MassMoCA
2016 Muong Studios, Vietnam (Nov.-Dec.)
2016 SpreadArt- Detroit, MI
2016 Studios at MassMoCA- N. Adams, MA 2015

PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Wichita Art Museum (Wichita, KS)

Brooklyn Museum (Brooklyn, NY)

Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY-New Paltz (NY)
U. of Central Florida, UCF Art Gallery, Orlando, FL

Fred F. French Investment Corp.

A.C. Neilson Corp.

Wamsutta Corp.

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY AND REFERENCES
2017 Assets for Artists residency - MassMoCA
2016 Muong Studios, Vietnam (Nov.-Dec.)
2016 SpreadArt- Detroit, MI
2016 Studios at MassMoCA- N. Adams, MA 2015 Studios at MassMoCA- N. Adams, MA
Vietnam Experience- NetViet TV interview, 12/2016, "Sculpture-Image-Dance"
vnExpress- Vietnam national online publication, 12/2016:”
Back to Vietnam: US veteran finds peace in art”

"Radioactive Waste as Subject of Art" by Anthony S. Maulucci, New Haven Register, February 5,
1978 "West '82/ Art and the Law" by Fran Addington, Minneapolis Tribune, October 3, 1982

The Vietnam Experience (Tracers: Ten Vietnam Veteran Artists, catalog)

"Art of Viet Vets Goes on Exhibit" (Rotunda Gallery- Brooklyn NY) by Jarred McCallister,

NY Daily News, November 2, 1984

Nava Atlas and Chaim Tabak, a Collaborative Exhibition: The Radwaste and Stonehenge Books

(Wichita Art Museum, catalog), with essay by Howard DaLee Spencer

“Sculpted pages at SUNY Art Gallery” by Ross Pollock, Woodstock Times, September 1, 1988
 "Art Depicts Nuclear Nightmare" by Don Harting, Syracuse Herald Journal, February 22, 1989
 "Radwaste/ Stonehenge grace Tyler Gallery" by Jennifer Gibbs, Oswegonian, February 2, 1989
 "Drawing Moral Lessons from Nature" (Islip Museum, “Contemporary Bestiary”)

by Helen A. Harrison, NY Times, April 1, 1990 
 Who’s Who in American Art