About

An internationally known painter, Ed Kerns has mounted more than 40 one-person shows in galleries in New York, and elsewhere. He has also participated in more than 170 group exhibitions in the United States, France, Italy, Switzerland, and Mexico.

His work is in numerous public and corporate collections, including those of the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C., Citicorp Collection; New York, N.Y., Bass Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, Fla.; Chase Manhattan Bank Collection, New York, N.Y.; and Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas. It has been reviewed in many journals, magazines, and newspapers.

Kerns, whose interests include painting and digital imagery, joined the Lafayette faculty in 1980. He was awarded the Clapp Professorship in 1988. Through scholar research projects, independent studies, and honor projects, he has mentored more than 5,000 students.

EDUCATION
1969 M.F.A The Maryland Institute, College of Art
Hoffberger School of Painting (Hoffberger Fellow)
1967 B.F.A. The Richmond Professional Institute
Virginia Commonwealth University

TEACHING
2000 Eugene H. Clapp Professor of Humanities and Art and Director of the Williams Visual Arts Building Department of Art, Lafayette College
1999 Eugene H. Clapp Professor of Humanities and Art Department of Art, Lafayette College
1996-99 Eugene H. Clapp Professor of Humanities and Art and Head Department of Art, Lafayette College
1993-95 Eugene H. Clapp Professor of Humanities and Art, Lafayette College
1992-93 Eugene H. Clapp Professor of Humanities and Art and Special Assistant to the Provost for Curriculum, Lafayette College
1988-92 Eugene H. Clapp Professor of Humanities and Department of Art, Lafayette College
1986-88 Professor of Art and Head Department of Art, Lafayette College
1980-86 Associate Professor and Head Department of Art, Lafayette College
1974-79 Head of the Art Department, Friends Seminary, New York City
1972-74 Head of the Art Department, The Baldwin School, New York City
1970-72 Teacher of Art, The Bentley School, New York City

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2008 “Word, City, Mind: A Universal Resonance,” Skillman Library, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
2007 “Word, City, Mind: A Universal Resonance,” Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
2005 “Ed Kerns, New Paintings,” Banana Factory, Bethlehem, PA
2003 “Ed Kerns, Digital Images,” Ahlum Gallery, Easton, PA
1997 “Ed Kerns, New Paintings,” M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
1995 “Ed Kerns, Small Works: Project Room,” M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
1994 “Ed Kerns, New Paintings,” M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
1989 “Ed Kerns,” William Paterson College, Ben Shahn Galleries, Wayne, NJ
1987 “Ed Kerns,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
1986 “Ed Kerns,” Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA
1984 “Ed Kerns, Drawings,” The Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
1983 “Ed Kerns, Paintings,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
1982 “Ed Kerns, Recent Paintings,” Morris Gallery, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1981 “Ed Kerns, Recent Paintings,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, New York
1980 “Ed Kerns, Paintings,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
“Ed Kerns, Paintings,” VanWickle Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
1979 “Ed Kerns,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
1978 “Ed Kerns, New Paintings,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
1977 “Ed Kerns, Paintings,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
“Ed Kerns, New York,” Suzette Schochet Gallery, Newport, RI
1976 “Ed Kerns, Paintings,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
1975 “Ed Kerns,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
1974 “Ed Kerns, Paintings,” Rosa Esman gallery, New York, NY
“Ed Kerns,” A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York, NY
1972 “Ed Kerns,” A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York, NY

COLLABORATIONS
2003 “Evolution”- Ed Kerns and Tom DiGiovanni, Main Stage Theatre of Williams Performing Arts Center, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
1991 “A Collaboration of Poetry and Images,” Ed Kerns and Lee Upton, University Science Center, Philadelphia, PA
1990 “A Collaboration of Poetry and Images,” Ed Kerns and Lee Upton, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
“A Collaboration of Poetry and Images,” Ed Kerns and Lee Upton, Lafayette College Art Gallery, Easton, PA; Open Space Art Gallery, Allentown, PA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2007 “Hot Topic: Meditations on Global Warming,” The Arts Center Gallery at Germantown Academy, Fort Washington, PA
“Neuroscience and the Artistic Process,” Muhlenberg College Center for the Arts, Allentown, PA
2006 “Hypertexturalities:Architectures and Morphologies,” Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY
“The Mind of Nature: Structures and Processes,” Taipei Culture Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan
“Ed Kerns, Lew Minter, Jim Toia Visiting American Artists,” Taipei Artists Village, Taipei, Taiwan
2004 “Synthesis: Experiments in Collaboration” Axel Raben Gallery, New York, NY
2003 “Synthesis: Experiments in Collaboration,” Lafayette College, Williams Visual Arts Building, Grossman Gallery, Easton, PA
“Thinking in Line: A Survey of Contemporary Drawing,” University Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
“Hyper Texture: Fabian Marcaccio, David Reed, Frank Stella, Pia Fries, Ed Kerns, and Roy Lerner,” The Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY
“Michael Goldberg, Grace Hartigan, Mary Frank, and Ed Kerns,” Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2002 “Gallery Group Exhibit: Ed Kerns, Phoebe Adams, Grace Hartigan, Leon Golub, and George Herms,” Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
“Post-Systemic Art,” Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ
2001 “Lafayette College Faculty Exhibit,” Easton, PA
2000 “Howard Scott Gallery, Artist” New York, NY
1999 “Howard Scott Gallery”, New York, NY
1998 “Faculty Plus,” State Theatre Gallery, Easton, PA
Ruffino de Tamayo Print Museum, Mexico
1997 “Gallery Artists,” M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
1996 “White,” An exhibition of white paintings, M-13 Gallery, New York, NY
1993 “Collaboration, Kerns, Kessler, Greenberg, Boothe and Hassay,” Lafayette College, Easton, PA
1992 “Ed Kerns, Small Works,” Open Space Gallery, Allentown, PA
“Friends Seminary Benefit,” with Stella, Sultan, and others, New York, NY
1991 New Arts Program Group Exhibit, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
“Mayfair,” Muhlenberg College, Center for the Arts, Allentown, PA
1989 “Summer Exhibit,” Villanova University Art Gallery, Villanova University, Villanova, PA
1988 “Summer Group,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
1987 “Art Against Aids Exhibition,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
Group Exhibition, Lehigh University, Wilson Gallery, Bethlehem, PA
1986 Group Exhibition, Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
1985 “July Group Exhibition,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
“Fall Exhibition,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
“Summer Exhibition,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
1984 “Gallery Group,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
“Faculty Exhibition,” Lafayette College, Easton, PA
“New Abstract Painting,” Joint Exhibition, Lafayette and Muhlenberg Colleges, Easton andAllentown , PA
“Group Exhibition,” Karl Sterner Gallery, Easton, PA
1983 “Gallery Artists,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
“Visiting Artists Exhibition,” Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
1982 “Contemporary American Art,” The Commodities Corporation, Princeton, NJ
“Tenth Anniversary Exhibition of Gallery Artists, The Russian Revolution to Post Modern,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
“Pennsylvania Artists,” Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA
“Chicago, Art Expo,” Rosa Esman Pavilion, Chicago, IL
“American Abstract Painting of the 80’s,” Randolph Macon College, Lynchburg, VA
1981 “Visiting New York Artists,” Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
“Gallery Artists,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
“Art in Pursuit of a Smile,” Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
“Artists Make Architecture,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
1980 “American Painting,” Mueso Civico e Gallerie D’arte Moderna, Udine, Italy
“Gallery Artists,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
1979 “Structure and Painting,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
“Summer Summary,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
“Collage,” Goddard Riverside Gallery, New York, NY
1978 “Graffiti,” San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art, San Francisco, CA
1977 “Small Master Works,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
“Skin,” Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH
“American Artists,” Basel Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
“Art of the 60’s and 70’s,” Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
“Summer Show,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, New York
1976 “The Material Dominant,” Penn State University Museum of Art, University Park, PA
“American Artists,” F.A.I.C., Grand Palis, Paris, France
“Large Works,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
“Project Rebuild,” Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY
“Contemporary American Painting,” Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
“Works on Paper,” Image Gallery, Stockbridge, MA
“Gallery Group,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
“Group Show,” Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY
“Small Master Works,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
“Art on Paper,” Weatherspoon Gallery, Raleigh, NC
1975 “New York Artists,” Etienne De Causans, Tableaux Contemporains, Paris, France
“Gallery Artists,” Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
1974 “Group Show,” Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
1973 “Image of Movement,” Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT
“Gallery Group,” A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York, NY
“Reflection,” Larry Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
1972 “New York Artists,” Jacobs Ladder Gallery, Washington, D.C.
“Works on Paper,” Herter Hall Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
1971 Larry Aldrich Associates, New York, NY
“Today,” Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
“New Talent,” A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York, NY
“The Baltimore Museum of Art, New Talent,” Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

SELECT COLLECTIONS
A.M. Sachs Gallery, New York, NY
Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Amerada Hess Corporation, New York, NY
At&T Corporations, New York, NY
Bas Museum or Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
Catto Collection, Washington D.C.
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
Citicorp Bank, New York, NY
Continental Grain Company, New York, NY
Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C.
Dallas Museum, Dallas, Tx
Edward Albee Foundation, New York, NY
Hoffberger Collections, Baltimore, MD
Korchak Collections, Chicago, IL
McDermott Will and Emery, Inc., Chicago, IL
Mead-Johnson Collection, Palm Beach, FL
Michael Lequesne Collection, Paris, France
National Gallery, Washington D.C.
Orlando Savings Bank, Orlando, FL
Prudential Insurance Company, Newark, NJ
Rich Collection, Atlanta, GA
Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, NY
Shearson and Lehman Brothers, Inc., New York, NY
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

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