EDUCATION

1995

University of Maryland, College Park, MFA.
1991
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, studied carved wood furniture with Paul Sasso.

1983

Maryland Institute College of Art, Hoffberger School of Painting Baltimore, MD, Graduate Studies.
1979
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture.
1978
Architectural Association London, England.

ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2009

“Ed Bisese,” Gallery Neptune, Bethesda, MD

2006
 “A Perfect Garage,” Gallery Neptune, Bethesda, MD
2005

“More Than Words,” Harmony Hall Regional Center, Fort Washington, MD

 2002
"Floating," Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mt. Rainier, MD.
 2001
"Trouble," Northern Virginia Community College.
 2000
"Ed Bisese," Gallery K, Washington, DC.
 1999

"Selections," Gallery K, Washington, DC.
"Pocohontas," Cave Man, Pop-Pop, and John Smith, 12-month public sculpture installation, Clarendon Centeral Park, Clarendon, VA.

1998
"Collages," Washington Shakespeare Company, Clark Street Theater, Alexandria, VA
1995

"New Work," Gallery K, Washington, DC.
"Big Heads," The Gallery Library, Greenbelt, MD

1994
"Six Paintings," Louisburg College, Louisburg, NC.
"Perfiles (Profiles)," Chowan College, Murfreesboro, NC
1993
"Small World," Portsmouth Museum of Art, Portsmouth, VA
1992
"Ed Bisese," Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, KY.
"Painting," Sculpture and Drawing, Gallery K, Washington, DC.
"Fear and Confidence," Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Waynesboro, VA.
1991
"Paintings," Coyote Gallery, Butte College, Oroville, CA.
"New Paintings," John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA.
"Recent Work," Arnold and Porter, Washington, DC.
1990

"Paintings," Morris Mechanic, Baltimore, MD.
"Fast Pictures," Danceplace, Washington, DC

1989
"Big Heads," Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD. New Work, Gallery K, Washington, DC.
1985
"Neo-Primitivism," Gallery K, Washington, DC.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2009

“A Visual Feast,” Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

2008
“Eccentric Imagery,” Blueline Gallery, Roseville, CA
2007

“You See What You Want,” Gallery Neptune, Bethesda, MD

“Art In Heat,” Warehouse Gallery, Washington, DC

"Wild Things,” Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD

2006

Cupidity,” Gallery Neptune, Bethesda, MD

2005
“Soft Openings,” Katzen Center, American University, Washington, DC
2004

“Enchantment,” Glyndor Gallery at Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

 "An Open Eye: Variations On the Figure by Maryland Artists,”

Maryland State Arts Council, James Backas Gallery, Baltimore , MD

2003
"New," Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, MD
2000
"Remembering the Past," The Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC. Works by Contemporary Maryland Artists, Government House, Annapolis, MD
1999
"Artists Heralds," McLean Arts Center, McLean, VA.
1998

"The Painted Object," Anton Gallery, Washington, DC.
"Strictly Painting," McLean Arts Center, McLean, VA.

1996
"Art Links" (one of 18 miniature golf holes) commissioned by Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD.
1994
"Group Show," Sweethow Gallery, Napa, CA.
"Beyond Likeness," Montgomery College, Rockville, MD.
"Small is Beautiful," Gallery K, Washington, DC.
1993
"View from Baltimore to Washington 1993," University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus (UMBC) Fine Art Gallery.
1992
'Bad Attitudes," Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC.
"Earth, Air, Water and Fire: The Elements,"Middle Street Gallery, Washington, VA.
"Right Down to the Roots," (second prize cash award) Delaplaine Visual Art Center, Frederick, MD.
1991

"Small Works," Gallery K, Washington, DC.
"Painting 91," Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA. "Baltimore Emerging Artists Multi-media Survey Exhibition," The Bauhaus, Baltimore, MD.
"The Mayor's Juried Bicentennial Art Exhibition," Mayor's Art Gallery, Washington, DC.
"All Creatures Great and Small," John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA.
'Drawings," Middendorf Gallery, Washington, DC.

1990
"Fictions/Depictions," School 33, Baltimore, Maryland,
"Prints and Drawings," Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA.
1989
'From the Anacostia to the Potomac," Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC.
1988
"Drawings," Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD.
" Review and Preview," Gallery K, Washington, DC.
1987
"Everything Must Go-Go," Washington Project for the Arts/Botswana, Washington, DC.
1986
"Inaugural Group Show," Gallery K, Washington, DC.
" Architects on Their Own," George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
"The Garden of Earthly Delights," Gallery 10, Washington, DC.
1985
"Review and Preview," Gallery K, Washington, DC.
" Group Show," Gallery K, Washington, DC.
"Washington Arts Community: Self-Portraits," Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC.

COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

1991
Roosevelt High School Mural, Washington, DC. (Funded by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities).
1988
Bookworks, collaborative design of the Washington Project for the Arts bookstore. Krakatoa Lounge Mural, Washington, DC. Montana Restaurant Mural, Washington, DC.
1987
Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania collaborative sculpture installation.
1984
Hamilton University, Colgate, New York, Hotel Incredible collaborative installation and performance.
1983
Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC., The Incredible Lobby, collaborative installation and performance.
BIBLIOGRAPHY
2008

Victoria Dalkey, “Make a Beeline to Roseville’s Blue Line,” The Sacramento Bee, December 12 2008

2007

Ann Hornaday, “Wild Things: Works That Go Beyond the Unexpected,” The Washington Post, November 1, 2007

Lavanya Ramanathan, “It’s High Time for Lowbrow Art,” The Washington Post, June 28, 2007

Michael O’Sullivan, “Our Picks, Exhibition,” The Washington Post, June 28, 2007

2006

Karen Schafer, “Creepy But Cool, Guys Groove At Gallery Neptune,” Montgomery County Gazette, May 17, 2006

Michael O’Sullivan “Ed Bisese: Humor Painfully Rendered,” The Washington Post, May 12, 2006

2005

Jaqueline Smith, “An Art Museum Debuts,’ Home & Design, Fall 2005

Michael O’Sullivan, “At AU, Watch This Space,” The Washington Post Weekend, July 22,2005

Sara Gebhardt, “An Artist’s Sense of Impermanence,” Washington Post, Prince George’s Extra, May 5, 2005

2004

D. Dominic Lombardi, “ART REVIEWS; From Romantic to the Edgy, Works That Compel,” The New York Times, July 25, 2004

2003
Minchilli, Elizabeth Herman. "Art On Account." Art & Antiques, June 2003.
1995
Fleming, Lee. "Ed Bisese, Georgia Deal." Washington Post, February 18, 1995.
1993

Ferber, Eric. "Bisese's Works: 'Ugh' or 'Wonderful,'" The Portsmouth Currents, March 4/5, 1993, p. 6.
"Bisese Art a Combination of Primitive and Modern." The Portsmouth Currents, March 4/5, 1993, p. 7.
Maddry, Lawrence. "Portsmouth Museum Ties a Towel around Artist's 'Torso,'" The Virginian-Pilot & Ledger Star, February 27, 1993, p. D1.

1992

Wittenberg, Clarissa K. "Bad Attitude: An Exhibition of Eight Washington Artists," Washington Review, June/July 1992, p. 18.
Wilson, Janet. "Muddled Media at WPA," Washington Post April 10, 1992, p. D2.

1991

McKeon, Nancy, "Breaking the Rules," Washington Post Magazine, October 6, 1991, cover and pp. 20-23.French, Michael. "Sense of Fun in Butte College Exhibit," Chico Enterprise Record, September 29, 1991, "Nationally Acclaimed Artist Shows at Coyote," Paradise Post, September 10, 1991.

1989
Brown, David. "Ed Bisese Paintings," EyeWash, March 1989, p. 3.
1985
Coleman, Nicols. "The 'Naive' Sophisticates," Washington Post, January 17, 1985, p. B7.
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS AND COMMISSIONS
2009

Abbey Mural Workshop, National Academy of Design, New York City, New York

2004

Visiting artist in clay, Spring Concentration, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina

“Portal”, sculpture installation, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

2002
“Blue Bird,” Birds I View public art program, sculpture prototype, Maryland National Capital Park and          Planning Commission.
1997
Individual Artist Award, Maryland State Arts Council.
1994
Individual Artist Grant, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
1983

Project grant for “The Incredible Lobby,” Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, DC.

 

         Numerous private commissions

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
 

Board of Directors, Washington Project for the Arts, three-year term beginning in 1992-1996.

Volunteer for the Washington Project for the Arts, District of Columbia Arts Center, Library of Congress, and Prince George’s and District of Columbia Public Schools.

Registered Landscape Architect, 1984-present.