Dirk Bach


    Curriculum Vitae


    © 2022 by Dirk Bach

    Solo Exhibitions

    Selected Drawings, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR, 2019.
    Mavis Paintings and Drawings,
    Sigal Museum, Easton, PA, 2018-19.
    Recent Work
    , Somerhill, Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC, 2001.
    New Graphite Drawings, Owen/Patrick Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 1990.
    New Graphite Drawings, Watson Gallery, Wheaton College, Norton, MA, 1989.
    Landscape Constructions, Art Center, Salve Regina College, Newport, RI, 1985.
    New Graphite Drawings, Schocket, Gallery, Newport, RI, 1980.
    Fishing in Newport, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI, 1977.
    Cloud Mandalas, Art Galleries, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI, 1976.
    Baroque Landscapes, Palazzo Cenci, Rome, 1975.
    Cloud Mandalas, Art Galleries, Webster University, St. Louis, MO, 1974.
    Cloud Mandalas, Oberlin Museum of Art, Oberlin, OH, 1974.
    Landscape Mandalas, Marion Art Center, Marion MA, 1974.
    Landscape Mandalas, Sachs Galleries, Denver, CO, 1974.
    New Graphite Drawings, Woods/Gerry Galleries, RISD, Providence, 1981.
    Cloud Mandalas, Woods/Gerry Galleries, RISD, Providence, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976.
    Cloud Mandalas, Tucson Art Center, Tucson, AR, 1973.
    New Work, Davis/Morin Gallery, Provincetown, MA, 1970.
    Commemorative Stamps, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 1969.
    Commemorative Stamps, Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH, 1968.
    DeSade dans Bastille, Library Gallery, University of New Hampshire, Durham, 1968.
    Sculpture, Paintings, Bradford Junior College, Bradford, MA, 1968.
    New Work, Lamont Gallery, Phillips–Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH, 1967, 1974, 1979.

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    Recent Work, Nicole Fiacco Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2009.
    New Drawings, Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, ME, 2006–2008.
    RISD Faculty Biennial Exhibitions, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1969–1992. 
    Graphite Drawings, Hamamjian Gallery, Los Gatos, CA, 1996. 
    Graphite Drawings, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, 1990.
    Drawings and Paintings, Seasons Gallery, Den Haag, Netherlands, 1978–1982.  
    Newport Painters, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Bermuda, 1979.
    Annual Juried Exhibitions, Newport Art Museum, 1978–1982.
    Recent Drawings and Paintings, Quadrum Gallery, Chestnut Hill, MA, 1980–1982.
    New England Drawing Competition, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, 1974.
    Invited Sculptors, Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, ME, 1971–1972.
    New England Drawing Competition, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, 1970.
    Young New England Painters [touring exhibition], Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FLA, Portland Art Museum, Portland, ME, Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH, 1969.
    New Hampshire Painters, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, 1968.
    New Images [commemorative stamps], Eleanor Rigelhaupt Gallery, Boston, 1968.
    New Faculty, Scudder Gallery, University of New Hampshire, 1966.
    Western Annual Exhibition, Denver Art Museum, 1962.
    Young Colorado Artists, University of Colorado, 1962.
    Mid–America Annual Exhibition, Nelson Galleries, Kansas City, first prize [painting], 1961.

    Public Collections

    Phillips–Exeter Academy [library], Exeter, NH. 
    University of New Hampshire, Durham.
    Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence.
    Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.
    Webster University, St, Louis, MO. Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH.
    Tucson Art Center, Tucson.
    Denver Art Museum.
    University of Denver.

    Publications and Illustrations

    The Poetry of Barbara LaFrance, [drawings], Newport, 1987.
    Kami, Zen, and Commerce, Brown University Asian Studies, Providence, 1982.
    Brown University Admissions Guide, [cover illustration], Providence, 1977.
    Ramparts magazine, The Stamp Collection of Dirk Bach, November 30, 1968.
    Richard Edwards, Tao Chi, [poetry translation], University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1965.
    A New Way to Paul Klee, [drawing – aged 6], Denver Art Museum, 1946.

    Awards, Grants, and Recognition

    Mellon Fellowship Grant [travel/Egypt], 1984.
    National Endowment for the Arts [travel/Japan], 1972.
    Central University Research Fund [large stamp paintings], University of New Hampshire, 1967–1968.
    National Defense Language Fellowship [Mandarin], University of Michigan, 1962–1965.
    School of Art Scholarship, University of Denver, 1961.
    Who’s Who in American Art, 1970–present.
    Who’s Who in the East, 1982–present.


    1962–1965, MA [Far Eastern Art History], PhD candidate [Chinese painting], University of Michigan.
    1959–1962, BFA/MA [painting], University of Denver.
    1957–1959, Colgate University.


    1969–1992: Professor, Chair, Department of Art History, Rhode Island School of Design [RISD]; Chair, Full-time Faculty; President, Faculty Association [NEA].
    1974–1975, Director, European Honors Program, RISD, Palazzo Cenci, Rome.
    1965–1969, Assistant Professor, Department of the Arts, University of New Hampshire; Director, Scudder Gallery, University of New Hampshire.


    1969–1992, Rhode Island School of Design: Far Eastern art and architectural history [India, China, Japan], contemporary American painting and sculpture, contemporary American craft, contemporary public sculpture, general art and architecture survey, Asian art seminars, contemporary thematic seminars, [studio courses] senior painting workshop, graduate printmaking. 1965–1969, University of New Hampshire: drawing, painting, printmaking, two-dimensional design, exhibition design.
    Dirk Bach Drawings and Paintings