Brian Shure


Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH BA Printmaking/Painting 1974
Cleveland Art Institute, Cleveland, OH 1968-69 
Cooper School of Art, Cleveland, OH 1967-68

Solo Exhibitions

Public Spaces, Hunter Gallery, St. Georges School, Middletown, RI Feb 6-March 10, 2012
Mechanic’s Gate Series Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI May 13-July 31, 2011
Shadow Play: Drawings by Brian Shure,
University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME April 8-June 11, 2011
New Work, Rhode Island College, Bannister Gallery, Nov. 2008
Recent Work, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI, April 2008
New Work, Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, NY, Dec. 2007
Free Library Gallery, Newton, MA 5/4-5/28 2004
Highpoint Graphic Center, Minneapolis, MN 11/ 5-12/31, 2001
Lenore Grey Gallery, Providence, RI 11/15 –12/15, 2000
Watercolors and Prints, 
Olive Tjaden Gallery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 10/15-10/20, 2000
Drawings and Prints for Tokugenji Project, 
Bunkakaikon, Ouda, Japan 9/ 2000
Ise Jingu Prints, Inoe Gallery, Osaka, Japan 9/ 29-10/15, 2000
Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, NY 2/ 15-3/9, 2000
Lenore Grey Gallery, Providence, RI 4/4-5/15, 1998
Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, NY 11/ 1-11/28, 1997
Lenore Grey Gallery, Providence, RI 8/15-9/ 17, 1996
Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York 5/ 6-5/31, 1995
Galleria Caffé Latino, Rome, Italy 4/6-4/7,1993.
Stanford Art Spaces, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 3/ 4-5/ 5, 1988

Selected Group Exhibitions

Lenore Gray Gallery (with Jonathan Weinberg) April 2010
Unlimited Impressions (with Karen Kunc and Judy Pfaff) 10/ 23 -12/19, 2009
New England Impressions II-Woodcut
Concord Art Association, Concord MA, 3/27-5/4, 2008
Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, NY, 
(with Steven Katz & Joe Naujokas) 9/8-10/6/2005
Lenore Gray Gallery, Group Show 7/15-8/30/2005
Directions in Contemporary Printmaking,
University of Rhode Island, Fine Arts Center 1/15-3/11/05
Fidelity Investments, Tokyo, Japan 9/2004
RISD Faculty Biennial, RISD Museum, Providence, RI 2011, 2005, 2003, 2001 
Southcoast New England Printmaking, UMass, Dartmouth 2003
Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, NY 2/12/2002--1/ 8/ 2003
Boston Printmakers Annual2/ 23- 4/ 7, 2003
Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence RI, (with Carol Ross) 10/11-12/ 6, 2002
Wheeler Gallery, Providence RI 4/ 5-4/25, 2002
RI Annual Summer Group Exhibition,
Lenore Grey Gallery, Providence,1996-2011 
RISD Museum, Garden Art 4/25-5/6, 2001
MONA; Detroit Museum of New Art 4/15-4/30 2001 
Cornell Art Faculty Exhibition, Johnson Museum, Ithaca, NY 11/ 4, 2000-1/ 7, 2001
New Prints from Tokugenji Press,
Hiromi Paper International, Santa Monica, CA 8/ 2000
RISD on the Road,
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR 12/1999, 
Fidelity Investments, Smithfield RI 1/ 10-4/12, 2000
RISD Faculty Biennial, RISD Museum, Providence, RI 10/ 1 1999-1/2 2000
Prints at the Atlantic Gallery, 40 Wooster St., New York, NY 1/ 25-2/ 12, 2000
Davidson Galleries, Seattle, New York IFPDA Print Fair 11/ 1999
Structures, Beta Press, Seattle, WA 6/1999-7/1999
Portrait/Figure, Providence Art Club, Providence, RI 10/4-16, 1998
Down to Earth; the Enduring Landscape, RISD Museum 6/26-9/6 1998 
RISD Faculty Biennial, RISD Museum, Providence, RI 9/ 19- 11/ 9 1997
Summer Group Exhibition, Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery 1994-1999, 2002
New Faculty Exhibition, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI 10/ 25- 11/ 1996
Kismet Gallery, San Jose, CA 8/1996
Art and the Law (traveling exhibition Kresge Art Museum, 
Michigan State University at Lansing; Alexander Hogue, 
University of Tulsa; Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH 1996-1997
Studio Aperto (with Robert Cook) Rome, Italy 1/11 1996
Members Gallery, Delaware Museum of Art, Wilmington, DE 1995-1996
Campbell-Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA 6/21-7/30 1994
Directions in Bay Area Printmaking, Palo Alto, CA 9/20-1992-1/3 1993.
Images and Objects 1991, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA 11/ 8-30, 1991
Takada Fine Art, San Francisco, CA 8/ 1-9/1 1991
Affinity With Nature; Springfield Museum, Springfield, MO 9/9-10/21 1990
Tradition and Innovation, 1500-1989; 
Recent Acquisitions, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, 
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 9/16-12/31 1989
American Print Survey, Furlong Gallery, 
University of Wisconsin, Menomonie, WI 11/ 6- 12/8 1989
7th Annual Watercolor and Drawing Survey,
Humboldt Art Center, Eureka, CA 3/ 5-3/28 1987
Two Artists: Marjory Collins Gallery (with Evie Lincoln) 
Antioch University, San Francisco, CA 2/ 1986
Friends of Glastonbury, Glastonbury Gallery, San Francisco 8/27- 9/24 1985
Annual Drawing and Watercolor Show, 
Humboldt Cultural Center, Eureka, CA 6/ 7-6/29 1985
Five Artists, Glastonbury Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1/ 3- 2/ 3 1984
Santa Barbara Small Images, UC Santa Barbara 10/ 1980


Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Aratex Corporation, Newport Beach, CA.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
American Express, New York
Data Broadcasting Corporation, New York
Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA
Jingu Museum of Fine Arts, Ise, Japan
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
RISD Museum, Providence, RI
Society for Human Resources Management, Alexandria, VA
University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME
Wallach Collection, New York Public Library

Selected Articles, reviews and publications

‘RISD, Where Art and Design Meet,’ page 133, Blue Canvas, Issue 11, April, 2012
‘Brian Shure at Lenore Gray,’ Providence Journal, June 9,2011, D6
‘Inspired mix puts UMaine on Map,’ Maine Sunday Telegram, May 1, 2011, D6
‘Shadow Play,’ Art New England, May/June 2011 (54)
United States Embassy Brussels, Art in Embassies Exhibition, U.S. State Dept., Sept. 2010  
‘Intimacy and Light Mark the Paintings of Shure,’ Providence Journal April 17, 2008 (E8 & E13) ‘Interviste:Urban Landscape: I paesaggi americani di Brian Shure,’ Disegnar(t)e, 
[Italian web journal], February 2006, 
‘Painting the Town ,’ Art & Antiques, September 2005, (56-61)
‘Group Review,’ Providence Journal, Aug. 7-11, 2003
Southcoast New England Printmaking 1939-2003 (13) 
‘Eccentric Landscapes,’ Providence Phoenix, 2/7-13, 2003 
‘Review of Lenore Gray Show,’ Art New England, Feb/March 2003, (32) 
‘A Three Artist Conversation at the Wheeler Gallery,’ Providence Journal, April 18, 2002, (12) 
Epoch: Cornell literary Quarterly, Vol. 50, #2, Fall, 2001, Cover Image: ‘Silver Top’
‘Naiku and Geku,’ Art on Paper, May/June 2001 (72-73) 
‘Exploring Ise Jingu,’ RISD Views, Spring 2001 (23) 
‘Highlights from a year of openings,’ Providence Journal, Jan. 4-7, 2001, (12) 
Channing Grey, ‘Shure captures spirit of Japanese Shrine,’ 
Providence Journal Nov.23-26, 2000 ( 22) 
‘4th Open Studios NE Competition Winner,’ New American Paintings, #20, March 1999 (160-163)
‘Providence’s Brush With Fame,’ Providence Journal, 4/19/98 (E1&E3) 
‘A Painter’s Providence,’ Providence Journal-Bulletin, April 4, 1998, (E4) 
Readers Digest, March 1998, (212) and back cover
Art New England, December 1996 (45) Review, Alice Craig-Faxon
‘Art Wrapup, Providence Journal,’ August 16,1996, (E11)
‘Changing Mediums; Three Artists,’ Watercolor 95, Winter, 1995 (102-103) 
Art and the Law, 1996, exhibition catalogue ( 86-87)
‘Wayne Thiebaud Selects,’ American Artist, October, 1994, ( 70) 
Master Printers and Masterpieces, Kaoshing Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, 1996, 
(27-28, 38, 50)


Magical Secrets about Chine Collé; San Francisco, CA: Crown Point Press, 2009
City Life, Catalog, Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery, New York, 2007
Some Thoughts on Ise Jingu: Mizugaki, Japanese quarterly, Winter 2006
Chine Collé, A Printer’s Handbook, San Francisco, CA: Crown Point Press, 2000
“Room to Breathe,” The Artist’s Magazine, May 2002 (56-60)
“The Transformative Art of Alba Cabral” (El ArteTransformador de Alba Cabral), in SILENCIADOS- Alba Cabral, fotografias y grabados, Centro Cultural de España, Santo Domingo 2001
‘Kathan Brown, Ink, Metal, Paper, Wood,’ San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books, 1996  
(75, 76, 154, 156, 208, 209, 211, 217)


Faculty Development Grant, RISD, for Documentation of Scroll and Screen-Making, and 
conservation at Rongbaozhai and Duoyunxuan Workshops
Shanghai and Beijing China, Autumn/Winter-2006/-7
Faculty Development Grant, RISD, for Tokugenji Print Project at Ise and Nara, Japan, 
June and July, 2000
GSA Commission, for three murals in Historic Court House in Pittsburgh, PA., 2000-2006
Mellon Faculty Study Grant, for Study of Asian Print Collection RISD Museum, Fall 2000


Senior Critic, RISD Printmaking Department 1996-present
Asst. Professor, Grad. Coordinator, Printmaking Dept. 2008/9; 2011/12
[Junior Printmaking Workshop Seminar and Critique, 
Advanced Intaglio, Single Edition-Printmaking 
Introduction to Intaglio
Winter Session Travel Class to Japan (2002, 2003, 2006, 2007)
Senior Degree Project, Advanced Lithography, RISD]
Visiting Assistant Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 
Introductory and Advanced IntaglioFall, 2000
Intaglio, Visual Arts Department, Brown UniversitySpring, 1997
Visiting Assistant Professor of Printmaking and Painting, 
Visual Arts Department, Brown University: Intaglio, 
Lithography, Studio Foundation1995-1996
Teaching Assistant, Printmaking (Lithography) and Art Fundamentals, 
Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH1971-1973

Speaking Engagements, Critiques and Workshops

The Mirrored Image, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass, CO July 4-9, 2011
‘American Printmaking workshops,’
Mathesius Kunsthochschule, Kiel, Germany, February 2010
Collé Workshop: University of Maryland Department of Art October 2009
‘Long Attention’ (on my work), Rhode Island College April 22, 2009
Panel Presentation on International Exchange with China
and Chine Collé demonstration
Southern Graphics Council annual conference, Chicago March 2009
Consultant for New York MoMA: Beijing and Shanghai, 
for Woodblock Printing Project (Yun-Fei Ji)April 2008
Presentation on Chinese Printing, NY Public Library2008 
Seminar on Chinese Printmaking, Brown University,
Department of History of ArtMarch 2007
Kyoto-Seika University, Kyoto, JapanJanuary 2007 
Central Academy, Beijing, China, and 
School of Fine Arts, University of Shanghai February 2007 
Visiting Artist/Lecture School of Visual Arts November 2006
Visiting Artist/ University of Louisiana at Lafayette Nov. 6-12, 2006
Visiting Artist/Workshop, Boston Museum School February 2006
Panelist, ‘Religion and Art,’ Brown University, Kawai SymposiumJanuary 28, 2006
Juror, Providence Art Club, National Open Painting ShowDecember 2005
Juror, Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, 
Artist Fellowship Program: Painting Category November 2005
Workshop/Lecture, Contemporary Print Center, Norwalk, CT October 14-16,2005
Intensive Intaglio class, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, 
Minneapolis, MN July 25-31, 2004
Visiting Artist, Cornell University Printmaking DepartmentApril 7, 2003
Visiting Critic/Lecture, Minneapolis College of Art & DesignNovember 2001
Chine-collé Workshop, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, 
Minneapolis, MN November 8-11, 2001
Intaglio and Chine-collé workshop, Harvard University, 
Carpenter CenterNovember 14, 2002.
Advisory Board, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, 
Minneapolis, MN 2001-present
Advanced Intaglio workshop, 
Taller Grafico del Museo José Luis Cuevas, Cuernavaca, MexicoMarch 25-31, 2000
Visiting critic/Lecture, Mass. College of Art, Boston November 1, 1999
RISD Painting Department Spring 1998
Alfred University Printmaking DepartmentSpring 1998
Cornell University Printmaking Department Spring 1998
Intaglio Workshop, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA 1997-2000
Visiting Master Printer, Jürgen Partenheimer project, 
Center For Research in Art, Graphicstudio, 
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL Dec. 4-18, 1996 
Consultant, RISD Printmaking DepartmentSpring 1995-1996
Student critiques and portfolio presentation, RISDDecember 14, 1995
Lectures on Chinese and Japanese woodblock printing, and 
workshop, Pacific Northwest College of Art and Portland
State University, Portland, OR.February 6 -7, 1991
Lecture on Crown Point China Program and etching techniques, 
Northwestern Printmakers Society, Southern Oregon 
State College, Ashland, OR October 7, 1989
Lecture on Contemporary printmaking, Northeastern 
Association of Private School Art Teachers, 
Metropolitan Museum of Art December 28, 1985

Professional Printmaking Employment

Master Printer, and Coordinator of China Print Project, 
Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA 1987-1994
Co-owner and Director, Smalltree Press, San Francisco, CA 1987-1994
Master Printer, Editions Press, San Francisco, CA 1981-1986
Printer, Houston Fine Art Press, Houston, TX 1980
Assistant Master Printer, Ernest F. DeSoto Workshop, S.F, CA 1976-1981
Printer, Collectors Press/ Editions Press, San Francisco, CA 1972-1976

Represented by

Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery
980 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10075
(212) 644 7171