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Mike Glier

SELECTED WORKS
Bees Finding Pleasure, V.I
2022
Acrylic and charcoal on panel

36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm)
Signed
(Inventory #35632)

In the middle if May, this fragrance came through my window.
2022
Acrylic and charcoal on panel

48 x 36 inches (121.9 x 91.4 cm)
Signed
(Inventory #35633)

A Grammar of Animacy V.2 from the series Answer Music
2021
Pencil on Arches Watercolor paper with deckled edge

Image size: 22 1/8 x 37 inches (56.2 x 94 cm)
Paper size: 26 x 40 1/2 inches (66 x 102.9 cm)
Signed and dated on reverse; Titled along bottom border in graphite
(Inventory #32496)

Bird Script. V.5
2021
Acrylic and graphite on panel

40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Signed
(Inventory #35635)

Hawk Whistle, V.1 from the series Answer Music
2021
Acrylic on panel

Panel size: 30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
Frame size: 30 3/4 x 40 3/4 inches (78.1 x 103.5 cm)
Signed, dated, and titled on reverse
(Inventory #33609)

Song Sparrow Song V.3 from the series Answer Music
2021
Pencil on Arches Watercolor paper with deckled edge

Image/paper size: 26 1/8 x 20 1/8 inches (66.4 x 51.1 cm)
Signed and dated on reverse; Titled along bottom edge in graphite
(Inventory #32476)

The Sound of Shallow Rapids in November
2021
Acrylic on panel

40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)
Signed
(Inventory #35634)

A light breeze through the last of the leaves in November. V6 from the series Answer Music
2020
Pencil on Arches Watercolor paper with deckled edge

Image size: 18 3/4 x 26 5/8 inches (47.6 x 67.6 cm)
Paper size: 22 3/4 x 30 1/8 inches (57.8 x 76.5 cm)
Signed and dated on reverse; Titled along bottom edge in graphite
(Inventory #32488)

Song Sparrows Singing in the Boston Public Garden
2020
Oil on aluminum in frame specified by the artist

Panel size: 40 x 32 inches (101.6 x 81.3 cm)
Frame size: 41 1/4 x 33 1/4 inches (104.8 x 84.5 cm)
Signed, titled, and dated on reverse
(Inventory #31533)

The remains of Hurricane Laura passed over our house today. V.1
2020
Pencil on Arches Watercolor paper with deckled edge

Image/paper size: 30 x 22 1/2 inches (76.2 x 57.2 cm)
Signed and dated on reverse; Titled lower left in graphite
(Inventory #32478)

The Thin Cry of Grackles in the Boston Public Garden
2020
Oil on aluminum in frame specified by the artist

Panel size: 40 x 32 inches (101.6 x 81.3 cm)
Frame size: 41 1/4 x 33 1/4 inches (104.8 x 84.5 cm)
Signed, titled, and dated on reverse
(Inventory #31531)

The Sound of Mourning Doves in the Color of Plums from the Somerset series
2019
Oil on Arches oil paper, varnished, mounted on panel

15 x 22 1/2 inches (38.1 x 57.2 cm)
Signed, titled, and dated on reverse
(Inventory #31341)

The Forests of Antarctica 527 (Oudolf Field) from the series The Forests of Antarctica
2017
Oil on canvas

Canvas size: 33 1/2 x 25 inches (85.1 x 63.5 cm)
Frame size: 34 1/4 x 26 5/16 inches (87 x 66.8 cm)
Signed, titled, and dated on reverse
(Inventory #33608)

May 28, 2013: Cutler, ME, 55º F
2013
Oil, oiled charcoal, acrylic and paper mounted on aluminum

Signed, titled and dated on reverse
Image/paper size: 40 1/2 x 43 inches (102.9 x 109.2 cm)
Frame size: 41 3/8 x 43 7/8 inches (105.1 x 111.4 cm)
(Inventory #26143)

August 10, 2007: Mount Duval, Pangnirtung, Canada 47℉ from the Along a Long Line series
2009
Oil on aluminum panel

40 x 50 inches (101.6 x 127 cm)
Signed, titled, and dated on reverse
(Inventory #31354)

Rainforest Canopy, Jatun Satcha, Ecuador
2009
Oil on aluminum panel

Signed, titled and dated on reverse
40 x 32 inches (101.6 x 81.3 cm)
(Inventory #25556)

Touch Me Not, AM from the Backyard series
2000
Oil with oil stick on aluminum panel

45 x 60 inches (114.3 x 152.4 cm)
Signed, titled, and dated on reverse
(Inventory #31348)

Additional Information

Mike Glier draws and paints to explore topics of common interest. He also teaches, which he considers to be a part of his creative output. Masculinity, consumerism, and conflict were subjects for much of his early work. For the last two decades, however, he has focused on the human relationship with the environment. “My landscape projects are propelled by a number of things, including the love of paint and abstraction, but most importantly, by a desire to do my part to help make the changes in philosophy that are required if humanity is to create a sustainable future. By studying the land and responding to it freshly, I hope to demonstrate attachment, respect and engagement. And if the paintings are good enough, they will find their way into public life to do their job of representing the joy of living in the world and the wonder of perceiving it, and if they succeed at this, to evoke the will to create balance within it.”

Born in Kentucky, Mike Glier studied psychology and art at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts before attending the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. An advisee of Robert Morris, Glier received an MA from Hunter College. His master’s thesis, “The 1979 Dime Store Figurine” appeared in Artforum Magazine.

In the late 70’s and 80’s, Mike was an active member of Collaborative Projects, participating in the Time Square Show and organizing Art Direct, a mail order catalog of art by Colab artists.

Also, during this period he participated in several Group Material exhibitions including “Mass”, “Resistance”, “The Constitution”, “Politics”, and “AIDS Timeline”.

In relation to the feminist dialog at the time, he made a series of satirical drawings about masculinity which were exhibited at Anina Nosei Gallery, NY under the title, White Male Power: Senators, Game Hosts, National Monuments, Popes, etc.

Between 1979 and 2000 he was engaged with Printed Matter Inc., NY, serving on the staff and the Board of Directors.

Mike is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in painting and the New England recipient of Awards in the Visual Arts.

Solo exhibitions of Mike’s drawing and painting have been presented at a variety of public and private institutions including Krakow Witkin Gallery, Boston; Gerald Peters Gallery, NY and Santa Fe; The Kitchen, New York; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York; Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne; The Cambridge Arts Council Gallery 344, Boston; San Jose Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, NY.

The Drawing Center, NY commissioned in 1992 the Alphabet of Lili and sponsored a national touring exhibition. In 1995 The Tyler Gallery, Temple University, commissioned Garden Court and sponsored another national tour.

In 2004, Town Green, a permanent wall drawing installation for the Cambridge, MA, City Hall Annex was selected by Americans for the Arts as one of the best public art works of the year.

A ten-year survey exhibition was presented at Hallwalls, Buffalo NY in 1988 and a 35-year survey was offered in 2014 at the Opalka Gallery, The Sage Colleges, Albany. A book entitled Meander, Because You Can’t See Much While Marching, which includes essays by Thomas Crow, Lucy Lippard, and David Breslin accompanies this survey.

In 2007 Glier completed Along a Long Line, a series of plein air paintings created along a line of longitude that stretches from the Canadian tundra to the Ecuadorian rainforest. He has recorded this effort in a book, Along a Long Line, published in 2009 by Hard Press Editions.

His current series of drawings and paintings, The Forests of Antarctica, is based on plein air drawings made in the forests of the Berkshires, the coast of Maine, the central mountains of New Mexico and the Virgin Islands.