About the Artist

David Carbone,  Professor Emeritus of Painting and Drawing in the Department of Art and Art History, University at Albany, SUNY, received his B.F.A. at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University. He also spent a summer in Maine at the Skowhegan School, and later, earned his M.F.A. at Brooklyn College. He has studied with T. Lux Feininger, Henry Schwartz, Jan Cox, Barnet Rubinstein, Gabriel Laderman, Lee Bontecou, Jacob Lawrence, Jimmy Ernst, Carl Holty, Harry Holtzman, Joseph Groell, Philip Pearlstein, Alfred Russell, and Sylvia Stone. Carbone has had seven one-person exhibitions including shows at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art, Zoe Gallery, Boston, David Brown Gallery, Provincetown, and Hackett-Freedman Gallery, San Francisco.

Carbone's work has appeared in numerous group exhibitions in museums,
commercial galleries, and alternative exhibition spaces across the country
including The Boston Museum; The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; The Gibbes Museum of Art, The Bayly Museum of Art; The National Academy of Design; The Art Museum, Miami; Provincetown Art Museum; The Brockton Museum; The Soho Center for the Arts; Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston; Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago; The Chicago Navy Pier Art Expo; The Federal Hall Gallery, New York; and Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York. 
In addition to various scholarships, fellowships and awards, Carbone has been a recipient of The Englhard Foundation Award, and The Ingram-Merrill Award. Carbone has published criticism and essays on painters in Antaeus, Arts Magazine, Art and Antiques, and Modern Painters, The Sienese Shredder anthologies, and most recently  Hyperalleric.com, Artcritical.com and Culturecatch.com (with Elizabeth Stevens). He has been heard on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, from 1992-2005, with David D’Arcy. 

Carbone has recently co-curated  Bruno Civitico: 40 Years of Figure Drawings. He was  the lead co-curator of Gabriel Laderman, Unconventional Realist, A Selected Retrospective, and has also curated Acts & Memory: Paintings by Langdon Quin, 1990-2010. In 1991, he co-curated Alfred Russell, A Retrospective, and in 1987, Fictional Images, Contemporary Figurative Painting
He is the executive director of the estate of the American painter, Alfred Russell, the first generation Abstract Expressionist whose work moved back and forth between abstractions and post-abstract figurations. A touring retrospective of Russell's work is being developed.
Carbone is also a new member of the  Board of Trustees for the Heliker-LaHouton Estate.