"Every work is a moment in time, realized through many different moments."

Self Portrait, 2014

Self Portrait, 2014

Clayton Calvert

Clayton Calvert is a painter, sculptor and installation artist. His artistic practice explores the relationship between representation and abstraction as he interprets his subjects.  His process distills the essential elements of experience so one can feel present while viewing the work. Calvert has studied with renowned painters Carlo Maria Mariani and John Foote as well as with esteemed sculptor Thomas Lollar.  His experience living in Rome studying art and architecture continues to inform his practice. Calvert attended Bard High School Early College '05 and is an alumnus of The George Washington University '08.

Calvert uses carefully selected materials when creating his works and he is a proponent of all kinds of mixed media. His paintings, sculptures and installations capture moments in time that are characteristic of his experiences. In a world filled with rapidly shifting technology and digital manifestations, his art is a testament to the tactile power of material, color, texture, and form. Calvert embraces technology and the digital forces that connect the globe; however, he posits there is nothing quite like being physically present in a time and place. Calvert believes art is a cultural repository that preserves many aspects of the time in which it is created.  

Calvert was a finalist in the 2011 Saatchi Showdown SCOPE New York and his work can be found in numerous private as well as corporate collections throughout the world.

Representation:

Gerald Bland Gallery - New York, NY
Mark Humphrey Gallery - Southampton, NY


Selected Exhibitions

2017
Proof of Concept (curated) - Riverfront Gallery - Yonkers, NY - December 19, 2016 - February 15, 2017


2016

Salon Sessions Art Basel -  supporting Bridges For Music - Private Residence - Miami, FL - December 1

William Quigley Art Show - Quigley Studio - East Hampton, NY - August 27

The Watermill Center Benefit Auction - Watermill Center - Water Mill, NY - July 30

Tenet East Hampton - 51 Newtown Lane - East Hampton, NY - Summer

Bistro Été - 755 Montauk Highway - Water Mill, NY - Summer

6th Annual Family Dynamics Art Auction - 91 Horatio Street - New York, NY - April 26

American Friends of Museums in Israel Gala- The Core Club - New York, NY April 14

Tusk Conservation 25th Anniversary Wildlife Gala - Gustavino's - New York, NY - April 6

Finding Form - Riverfront Gallery - Yonkers, NY - February 15 - April 2


2015

Art Basel Founders Brunch - Sagamore Hotel - Miami, FL - December 5

Deja Vu (curated) - Suzanne LaFleur New Works - Mark Humphrey Gallery - Southampton, NY - September 25 - October 1

Dark Matter - Clayton Calvert and Natasha Blodgett - Mark Humphrey Gallery - Southampton, NY- September 4 - 24

Vibrant Beauty (curated)  - Ben Fink Shapiro and Brittany Schall - Mark Humphrey Gallery - Southampton, NY - August 21 - September 3

William Quigley Presents: Skrapper Art and Fashion Show - Quigley Studio - East Hampton, NY - August 16

Covalence, Alex Nero and Parker Calvert (curated) - Mark Humphrey Gallery - Southampton, NY - August 7 - 20

Members Exhibition - Edward Hopper House - Nyack, NY - January 14 - February 1


2014

Auction to Benefit the Will Barnet Fund - National Arts Club NY, NY– June 26, 2014

2013:

Wheres North Arts – 632 on Hudson – New York, NY – September 23 – October 16

Group Show - Mark Humphrey Gallery -  Southampton, NY - August 7 - 13

Berlin Collective: To Deny Our Nothingness - Gallery Brooklyn, 351 Van Brunt Street Brooklyn, NY - March 8 - 24

2012:

Campbell's Soup and BuzzFeed Present: The Artists Palate - 122 West 27th Street New York, NY - November 21

Abstract Realities - Flying Point Road Water Mill, NY - August 25 - September 30

Nature Meets City - Vartali Salon - 48 East 57th St - New York, NY - April 1 - May 15

Renaissance Showcase - Vartali Salon - 48 East 57th St - January 18 - February 18


2011:

Renaissance joins MiMA Music - Washington Ave - Brooklyn, NY December 11 - 15

Group Show - Flying Point Road - Southampton, NY July 16 - September 7

Renaissance Hamptons Showcase(curated)  - Mark Humphrey Gallery - 95 Main Street Southampton, NY- July 8 - 15

Moments In Time - Flying Point Road - Water Mill, NY June 25 - July 12

Group Show - Spin NYC  - 48 E 23rd St New York, NY- June 24 - July 23

Renaissance Showcase - Brick Restaurant  - 22 Warren Street New York, NY- February 18 - March 15

Renaissance Showcase - Gallery Bar - New York, NY - January 6

2010:

Simpatico - Mark Humphrey Gallery - 95 Main Street Southampton, NY - July 24 - August 4

2009:

Personal Renaissance - Mark Humphrey Gallery - 95 Main Street Southampton, NY -  August 15 - August 21

2008:

Principi Art Barn, Amagansett, NY, October 11 - November 14

Program Board Arts Show - The George Washington University - March 10 - 15

The Link - Launch Party - April 19

Senior Thesis Exhibition - Washington, DC May 1 - 10

Points of Departure  - Mark Humphrey Gallery - 95 Main Street Southampton, NY - July 19 - 28

Smith - Art & Fashion - August 29 - October 15

2007:

Group Show - Mark Humphrey Gallery - 95 Main Street Southampton, NY - August 17 - 24

The Fall of Rome - Pyramid Art Studio, AUR - Rome, Italy - December 10 - 18
2006:

Syracuse University - Chaos Theory  - Syracuse, NY - May 1 - 16