Knickerbocker's art provides us with a paradox that is simultaneously entertaining and enlightening, thus transforming the prosaic into poetry." Gary Monroe- Extraordinary Interpretations: Florida's Self Taught Artists. University Press of Florida. Published 2003
"There is a refreshing directness to his imposing work as it welcomes us into a primitive world of juxtaposed situations and environments. This work is at the extreme other end of the scale from classical and academic renderings. In this regard, the exhibit challenges the museum visitor in evaluating the ever-changing realm of visual art." - David Fithian, Exhibition Coordinator, Museum of Florida Art.
"Knickerbocker's paintings may engage the viewer with childlike playfulness, but it is anything but child's play." - Lindy Shepherd, Orlando Weekly
"I love his work." Terry Hummel - Orlando Sentinel Visual Arts Columnist
"Spend 5 1/2 minutes in the colorful world of Carl Knickerbocker and just might find yourself somewhere unexpected." MK Shaw - Sanford Herald. (on my short film A DOG GOES FROM HERE TO THERE)
"The oversized acrylic on canvas paintings of Carl Knickerbocker are as large and powerful as the societal issues they tackle. The rampant and reckless development of Florida is fodder for Knickerbocker's paintings." Kathleen Frederick. Director AE Backus Gallery & Museum.
"On to the Ritter Galleries, where the exhibit continues in darker confines that are illuminated by Carl Knickerbocker's raw and garish palettes." - Emma Trelles. Palm Beach Art Papers.
"Knickerbocker exhibition makes a big impression." Candice Russel - Sun Sentinel Ft Lauderdale.
"The cultural significance of the power watch has even snuck into the art world; 'The Romance of Conspicuous Consumption' currently hangs in the front window of the Magidson Fine Art Gallery on Madison Avenue." Sandy Dalal. New York Times.
"It was a leap into the fast lane when Chuluota based artist Carl Knickerbocker recently shared Madison Avenue gallery space with Pop Art icon Roy Lichtenstein." Lindy Shepherd. Orlando Weekly.
SELECTED LIST OF ART EXHIBITS and other stuff
>FLORIDA INDIVIDUAL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP GRANT -1995. UNITED ARTS OF CENTRAL FLORIDA INDIVIDUAL ARTIST GRANT- 1998. UNITED ARTS OF CENTRAL FLORIDA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT- 2004 & 2010.
>ART IN EMBASSIES PROGRAM - U.S. DEPT OF STATE - 1998-2000. Malawi. Africa.
>SOLO EXHIBITS: 1998 - 2011: MUSEUM OF FLORIDA ART. BROWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE ART GALLERY. KING CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS.
HARRIS HOUSE OF THE ATLANTIC CENTER FOR THE ARTS. OSCEOLA CENTER FOR THE ARTS. MOUNT DORA ARTS CENTER.
LAKE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE GALLERY. JEANINE TAYLOR FOLK ART GALLERY. THOMAS CENTER GALLERIES GAINESVILLE.
LAKE EUSTIS MUSEUM OF ART
>GROUP EXHIBITS: 1995-2011: FSU MUSEUM OF FINE ART. AUSTIN MUSEUM OF ART. MAGIDSON FINE ARTS GALLERY (NY). ST PETERSBURG CENTER FOR THE ARTS.
MANATEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ART GALLERY. POLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE ART GALLERY. ORLANDO CITY HALL.
BOCA RATON MUSEUM OF ART. ORMOND BEACH MEMORIAL ART MUSEUM. A.E. BACKUS MUSEUM. CENTER FOR THE ARTS VERO
BEACH. FLORIDA GULF COAST ART CENTER. VALENCIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE ART GALLERY.
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM
LIQUID MUSE ART OF THE ST JOHNS RIVER TRAVELING EXHIBIT TO MUSEUMS IN FLORIDA: GAINESVILLE, TALLAHASSEE, JACKSONVILLE,
Screenings and exhibitions 2015 (ongoing at Jeanine Taylor Folk Art)
> January. Screening. Flagler Film Festival. The Last Orange Grove of Middle Florida. Palm Coast, FL
> February. Screening. Love Your Shorts Film Festival. The Last Orange Grove of Middle Florida. Sanford, FL
> April. Screening. Athens International Film & Video Festival. SP #15. Athens, Ohio.
> May. Screening. SP #14 and SP #15. BANG Festival - Barcelona Video Art Festival. Barcelona, Spain
>May. Special screening of SP #14 at NonStop Barcelona Festival International De Cinema D'Animation. Barcelona, Spain. Thanks to Ob-Art.
>May. Screening SP #18. "Bring Your Own Beamer". A videoart projection event. Maitland Art Center. Maitland, FL.
>July 16 - August 29. "Step Right Up: Art of the Sideshow". I have a video/art installation piece in this exhibit that features classic Sideshow Banners by Johnny Meah.
University of Central Florida Art Gallery. Orlando, FL.
>August. Love Your Shorts Film Festival Summer Rewind. The Last Orange Grove of Middle Florida will screen at this event. Sanford, FL
> August 17 - Sept 19. "Incomplete Guide to the Suburban Primitive". A solo art exhibit at Hillsborough Community College Art Gallery at Ybor. Tampa, FL
> October. Orlando Film Festival. Screening SP #15. Orlando, FL
> December. BLOW UP - Chicago International Art House Film Festival. SP #21 an official selection. Chicago, IL
> Jan-Feb. "Videos From A Twilight Suburb". A solo art exhibit. Libby Gallery. University of Florida. Gainesville, FL.
> screenings for my short film "1910" - part of the 1900's videoart project "100 x 100 = 900". Sponsored by Magmart. Naples, Italy. www.magmart.it/900/
List of cities world-wide screening this project at the bottom of the web page.
A Dog Goes From Here to There available on the Facets for Kids movie App. Facets is a non profit film organization in Chicago.
The Chicago Int'l Children's Film Festival involved with selecting the films for this App. www.facets.org/kids
- BOOKS that have profiled my art: FLORIDA'S AMERICAN HERITAGE RIVER: IMAGES FROM THE ST JOHNS REGION - by Mallory O'Conner and Gary Monroe. University Press of Florida. Historical & cultural survey of the visual arts of the St Johns' River environs. $44.95. Published August 2009. Color plate reproduction of my painting Osteen Bridge and essay regarding my art. (pages 160-161)
EXTRAORDINARY INTERPRETATIONS: FLORIDA'S SELF TAUGHT ARTISTS. Exploration of Florida's "self-taught" artists. By Gary Monroe. University Press of Florida. 2003. Color plate reproduction of painting & essay regarding my art. (pages 82-83)
Galleries, Museums, Art Centers, Film Festivals - contact me for exhibit
and/or screening opportunities.
106 Dorell Ct
Oviedo, FL 32765
Photo courtesy of Seminole Voice & Isaac Babcock. Feb 2012.
Photos below. Florida Museum of Art. Summer 2009
Photo above: Solo exhibit at Lake Eustis Museum of Art. Jan. 2011
photos below: solo exhibit at Broward Community College, Davie, FL
trailers for short films
(above) Trailers for 2013 short films The Last Orange Grove of Middle Florida, SP #7 and SP #8. Each is about 35 seconds.
FILM FESTIVALS 2010 to present [see google sites (above) for complete festival and screening filmography]
A Dog Goes From Here to There: Sunscreen Film Festival, Athens International Film Festival, USA Film Festival, EcoFocus Film Festival,
Jacksonville Film Festival, Chicago International Children's Film Festival, Orlando Film Festival,
Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival, Love Your Shorts Film Festival, Amelia Island Film Festival,
Gasparilla International Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, Independents Film Festival,
Daytona Beach Film Festival, BAMKids International Film Festival, Graphation Film Festival
SP #4 Independents Film Festival. Peace River Film Festival. Orlando Film Festival. Carmel Art & Film Festival. Streaming Festival.
VAFA - Videoart For All festival. Love Your Shorts Film Festival. HCC-TV Film Festival. MitOst Festival. Ecofocus Film Festival.
Who's Your Mamma Environmental Film Festival. Peoples Experimental Film Festival
The Last Orange Grove of Middle Florida. Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival. Daytona Beach Film Festival. Gasparilla International Film Festival.
Ft Myers Film Festival. Sarasota Film Festival. Florida Film Festival. Indie Grits Film Festival. Central Florida Film Festival
Orlando Film Festival. Ft Lauderdale International Film Festival Flagler Film Festival Love Your Shorts Film Festival
Other films of mine have screened at these festivals: International Streaming Festival. Love Your Shorts Film Festival. Athens International Film & Video Festival.
Festival Art Deco de Cinema. Magmart International Video Art Festival. Fear No Film Festival. Video Art Festival Miden.
Sunscreen Film Festival. VAFA-Videoart For All Festival. Twin Rivers Multimedia Festival. HCC-TV Film Festival.
Barcelona Video Art Festival. Bluebanana Video Art Festival. WhatTheFestival. Directors Lounge Berlin.
West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival. Daytona Beach Film Festival.