January 17 – April 1, 2016
Artist Reception: Sunday, February 21, 2016
Anthony Ulinski began his career in the arts as a studio furniture maker in 1976, opening a storefront business in downtown Raleigh. He began painting in 1993, studying with Elizabeth Lentz, Margie Stewart, Beverly McIver and Jacob Cooley. In 2000 he was offered his first solo show. He now exhibits widely in solo and group shows. He also continues to make studio furniture, which has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Craft Fair, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Fair, and the John Elder Gallery in New York.
“Ulinski’s renditions are elegantly spare, depicting everything from farms to factories with striking simplicity.” –David Menconi, Raleigh News & Observer
Although he considers himself a still life painter, his recent collection, “The Places In Between,” is series of landscapes and farmscapes from eastern North Carolina, places often overlooked by travelers to the coast or the Northeast. These paintings — everyday scenes, dynamically rendered — report on a unique agrarian region and its resilience amid declining economic conditions and natural entropy. The show traveled to eight museums and galleries from October 2012 through October 2014.
“Ulinski captures the essence of an Eastern North Carolina landscape through his geometric handling of space and rich palette of warm greens. [He] imbues this unassuming rural space with a reverential power.” –Anna Lee, Miriam Preston Block Gallery
Ulinski served on the Board of Directors at Artspace in Raleigh, where he is an exhibiting member. He has taught painting and woodworking at Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, East Carolina University, and many local arts organizations.