Philip Buller

Biography

Philip Buller was born to American diplomat parents in Delhi, India in 1954, but spent his youth
mostly in northern Virginia and his ancestral home of New England. Buller moved to northern
California in the late 80ʼs. He received his BA in Painting and Drawing from Sonoma State
University in 1992. Upon receiving his MFA from California College of Art in 1994, he taught
private lessons and art classes at Santa Rosa Junior College for 10 years.
During this time Buller spent each summer in the Mediterranean, teaching painting retreats in
Italy and Greece. His work reflects his respect and admiration for the Renaissance and Baroque
masters while including references to photography, printmaking and other more contemporary
processes.

In 2006 Buller moved to Galiano Island in British Columbia where, in addition to continuing his
evolving painting practice, he has built a home and studios for himself and his wife, the noted
movement teacher, Janet Adler. Buller is represented in the UK, Canada, and the US. His work is
in public and private collections.

Education

1994 M.F.A. California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California
1992 B.A. Studio Art & Painting, Sonoma State University; Rohnert Park, California
1985 Illustration, The Illustrators Studio; Northampton, MA
1973-1987 Graphic Design & Painting, Berkshire Community College; Pittsfield, MA

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Buller, Quidley & Company Fine Art Gallery, Nantucket, MA
2014 Used Paintings, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 An Other, Quidley & Company Fine Art Gallery, Boston, MA
2011 Pace, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
2010 New Work, Andrea Schwartz Gallery,San Francisco, CA
2009 In The Mines, Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, Utah
2009 North, Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, Utah
2008 Every Little Act, Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach, California
2007 Ancestry, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, California
2007 Looking In, Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, Utah
2006 Seeing, Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach, California
2006 Figures, Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, Utah
2005 Recognition, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, California
2005 Being Found, Susan Street Fine Art, Solana Beach, California
2004 The Colorful Darkness, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2003 In the Crowd, Bank of America Headquarters, San Francisco, California
2002 Emergence, Anne Bradford Gallery, Healdsburg, California
2002 Small Works Show, A.P.E. Ltd. Northhampton, Massachusetts
2001 Exchange, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, California
2000 New Paintings, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, California
1999 Recent Work, pastels, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, California
1998 New Work, Adjunct Faculty Show, Santa Rosa Junior College Gallery
1998 In Italia, Bodega Landmark Studios, Bodega, California
1995 Reflections on Water, Bodega Landmark Studios, Bodega, California
1994 Rural Light, Bodega Landmark Studios, Bodega, California
1991 Recent Paintings, Bodega Landmark Studios, Bodega, California
1990 Warner Roberts Gallery, Palo Alto, California
1987 Berkshire Artisans Gallery, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
1986 Phillip Barber Gallery, Becket, Massachusetts
1985 Church Street Cafe, Lenox, Massachusetts
1985 Phillip Barber Gallery, Becket, Massachusetts
1984 Phillip Barber Gallery, Becket, Massachusetts
1984 Church Street Cafe, Lenox, Massachusetts

Group Exhibitions

2015 Summer Group Show, Madison Gallery, La Jolla, CA
2012 Every One, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2012 Narrative Fragments, Quidley & Company Fine Art Gallery, Boston, MA
2010 Vulnerability, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008 Every Little Act, Susan Street Fine Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
2008 North, Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, Utah
2007 Ancestor, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007 Looking In, Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, Utah
2006 Seeing, Susan Street Fine Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
2006 Perspectives, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2006 Figures, Julie Nester Gallery, Park City, Utah
2005 Autumnity, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2005 Board, Mesh and Canvas, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2005 Full Spectrum, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2005 Recognition, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 Being Found, Susan Street Fine Art Gallery, San Diego, CA
2004 Two-person Show, Anne Bradford Gallery, Healdsburg, California
2004 The Colourful Darkness, Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2003 Details, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003 Alumni Show, Sonoma State University Gallery, Rohnert Park, CA
2002 Emergence, Anne Bradford Gallery, Healdsburg, California
2002 Small Works Show, A.P.E. Ltd. Northhampton, Massachusetts
1999 Recent Work, pastels, Andrea Schwartz Gallery,San Francisco, California
1998 New Paintings, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, California
1998 That Figures, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, California
1998 Slide Registry Show, California Museum of Art, Santa Rosa, California
1997 Curator Working from the Body, Santa Rosa Junior College Gallery
1996 New Paintings, Andrea Schwartz Gallery, San Francisco, California
1995 Adjunct Faculty Show, Santa Rosa Junior College Gallery, Santa Rosa, California
1995 New Talent, Alpha Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1994 Alumni Show, Sonoma State University Gallery, Rohnert Park, California
1994 MFA Show, Oliver Art Center, MFA Exhibition, Oakland, California
1991 Student Show, Sonoma State University Gallery, Rohnert Park, California
1987 Berkshire Artisans Gallery, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
1986 Thornes Gallery, Northampton, Massachusetts
1986 Warner Roberts Gallery, Palo Alto, California
1985 Woods Hole Gallery, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
1985 The Underground Gallery, Lenox, Massachusetts
1985 Lenox Arts Festival, Lenox, Massachusetts
1984 Hopetown Gallery, Hopetown, Bahamas

Collections

Adobe Systems Inc., San Jose, California
Berkshire Bank and Trust, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, California
Great Barrington Savings Bank, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Kaiser Permanente, San Raphael and Santa Rosa, California
N.E.C. Electronics Inc. Mountain View, California
Nordstrom, San Francisco, California
Opus West, San Jose, California
Sutro and Company, Santa Rosa, California
The Indus Group, San Francisco, California

Commissions & Public Acquisitions

Adobe Systems Inc., San Jose, California
Berkshire Bank and Trust, Pittsfield, MA
Bloomindales, San Francisco, California and New York
Canada Kaiser Permanente, San Raphael and Santa Rosa, California
East Valley Medical Center, Santa Clara, California
El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, California
Gray Hartley, Nipomo, California
Great Barrington Savings Bank, Great Barrington, MA
N.E.C. Electronics Inc. Mountain View, California
Nordstrom, San Francisco, California
NY Horseshoe Casino, Cincinnati, Ohio
Opus West, San Jose, California
Robert Allen Fine Art, San Francisco, California
Roosevelt family, Massachusetts and New York
Saint Regis Hotel, Park City, Utah
San Francisco Fireman's Credit Union
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center,San Jose, California
Sutro and Company, Santa Rosa, California
The Indus Group, San Francisco, California
Westin Hotel, Palo Alto, California
William Blue, Morro Bay, California

Teaching

1995-present
Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California
- Introduction to Art and Design; Figure Drawing; Watercolor Painting; Drawing; Painting
Freestone Studio, Freestone, California
- Private Painting
- Private Painting, Galiano Island, BC
Retreats in Tuscany, Italy and Andros, Greece

1994-1996
Sonoma State University, Extended Education Department, Rohnert Park, California
- Watercolor Painting; Figure Drawing

1995-1998
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, California
- Figure Study
- Private Painting
Retreat in Toscana, Italy

1994-2004
- Santa Rosa Junior College - Introduction to Art and Design; Figure Drawing

1980-1987
Heartwood Owner-Builder School, Washington, MA

1980-1987
Becket Arts Center of the Hilltowns, Becket, MA

Lecturing/Publications

Robert Pincus. In the Sprit of Velasquez. The San Diego Union-Tribune, November 2, 2006
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