Influenced at an early age by his reverence for his great-grandmother’s rose garden, Gary Bukovnik naturally gravitated to the floral subject matter he is known for. Now internationally acclaimed, Bukovnik regularly works with monotype and lithography, but it most noted for his monumentally scaled watercolors in which he paints vibrant flower arrangements. The use of color in his paintings is both powerful and effortlessly fluid, emulating the inherent sensitivity and intensity found in the medium of watercolor.
Throughout his career, Bukovnick’s work has been informed by travel and the personal growth it has triggered. After traveling as a visiting artist to the American Academy in Rome, his paintings began incorporating falling vases and spilling water, representing a newfound perspective gained while abroad.
SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Brooklyn Museum, NY
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC