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.
>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 TRAVELLING EXHIBIT TO MUSEUMS IN FLORIDA: GAINESVILLE, TALLAHASSEE, JACKSONVILLE,
EXHIBITS - SCREENINGS 2013 (recent and upcoming) (ongoing at Jeanine Taylor Folk Art and Clayton Galleries)
> March 19. "Art of Film" class, R. Braaten instructor. Special presentation of my short films. Seminole State College. Oviedo, FL
> March. SP #5. Screening at West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival. Morgantown, VW.
> April. SP #6. Screening at Athens International Film & Video Festival. Athens, Ohio.
> April. SP #6. Screening at Sunscreen Film Festival. St Petersburg. FL
> April. SP #5 & SP #6. Screening at BANG - Barcelona Videoart Festival. Barcelona and Valencia. Spain.
> May. SP #5. Screening at Festival ArtDeco de Cinema. Sao Paolo, Brazil.
> May. SP #4, SP #5, SP #6. Screening at HCC-TV Film Festival. Columbia, Maryland.
> screenings for my short film "1910" - part of the 1900's videoart project. Sponsored by Magmart. Naples, Italy. www.9hundred.org
April 15 - 18. Takesh Gallery and RAF Gallery. Tehran, Iran
April 15 - 19 Richland College Dallas, Texas
April 18 - 19 Nuovo Cinema Aquila (official presentation) Rome, Italy
April 27 & May 5 Moscow Museum of Modern Art Moscow, Russia
May 3 - 14 East Art Gallery Tehran, Iran
May 17 - 19 JAAGA Bangalore, India
May 9,16,23,30 AVAart Gijon, Spain
May 7,14,21,28 MEM Bilbao, Spain
June 5-8 One Minute One Shot Festival Yerevan, Armenia
June 7 - 9 Moszka Cafe Oradea, Romania
June 10 - 13 New Bulgarian University Sofia, Bulgaria
June 15-July 1 Takesa Gallery Isfahan, Iran
June 15 - October 10. Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles, California
July 5 Institut Fur Alles Mogliche Berlin, Germany
July 8,15,22,29 August 5,12,19,26 Seedspace Nashville, TN.
August 28 & 29. Museum of History Colima, Mexico
Sept 6-15 RAF Gallery Tehran, Iran
October 1,2 & 8,9 The Red House Sofia, Bulgaria
October 5-6 & 19-20 FABRIKarte Venice, Italy
October 3,10,17,24 The Hub London, UK
November 7-8 Zeta Gallery and Art Center Tirana, Albania
December 16-19 Qorikancha Museum Cusco, Peru
June 21, August 16, Sept 27, Nov 29 Philippines Women's University Quezon City, Philippines
- 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
(above) trailers for SP #6 and SP #5
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 #2 International Streaming Festival. Love Your Shorts Film Festival. Athens International Film & Video Festival.
Festival ArtDeco de Cinema.
SP #3 Magmart International Videoart Festival. Fear No Film Festival. Festival ArtDeco de Cinema,
Video Art Festival Miden.
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.
SP #5 Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival. Daytona Beach Film Festival. Streaming Festival. VAFA - Videoart For All festival.
West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival. Festival ArtDeco de Cinema. HCC-TV Film Festival. Barcelona Videoart Festival.
SP #6 Athens International Film & Video Festival. Sunscreen Film Festival. HCC-TV Film Festival. Barcelona Videoart Festival
1910 - Via Magmart's 1900's project: Rome, Italy. Moscow, Russia. Tehran, Iran. Bangalore, India. Gijon, Spain. Berlin, Germany. Los Angeles, USA.
Venice, Italy. Tirana, Albania. Cusco, Peru. Dallas, USA. Oradea, Romania. Nashville, USA Colima. Mexico