Uncommon Ground - Endeavor at Black Iris Gallery

30 artists have been paired together by Endeavor Gallery to create unreleased new work for this Collaboration Exhibition at Black Iris Gallery, and I am very happy to be a part of it and create a painting together with the artist Diego Sanchez.

This exhibition is on display July 5 - 27 at Black Iris Gallery
- 321 W. Broad Street Richmond, VA -

From the organizers: “With ‘Uncommon Ground,’ we aim to lay a bedrock for artists to collaborate with other creatives, brands, products and organizations to facilitate a lush qualitative cultural foundation for our many diverse communities. Let this be the first of many and declare proudly that we as artists don’t always have to do it alone. That in fact, we can help each other collectively work towards our goals make a space where the success of each other is worthy of celebration!”



Thank you Miles Hall, of Lucid - A Richmond Based Review for the Visual Arts for highlighting the art happenings in Richmond, and your insightful words about my work:

“Agnes is direct with the paint, putting down specific shapes of grey, pink and orange, along with looping lines of black, green and blue.
She is unapologetic about any ridges, striations or accretions that may form. Her energetic hand animates these characters: they are edgy, expressive and graphic rather than photographic - and yet she manages to use those same edgy marks to convey the flesh, facial expression, and underlying bone structure of her sitters. Simply put, she knows how to both sculpt and evoke freely with paint.”

Read the full article here:


Line and Color. Paintings of People - opening night

We had a great opening night last Friday for my solo show Line and Color. Paintings of People. 
Once again, thank you, Kirsten Gray at Eric Schindler Gallery for a beautiful reception and a well organized exhibition, and thank you to all the visitors - some making long drives to get here to see the show! You made me all very very happy!
The show will be up till June 14th so please stop by if you haven’t yet! I’ll be happy to meet you there too!

Fine Art Connoisseur Newsletter features my show Line and Color. Paintings of People.

I'm happy to let you know my announcement is featured with the Fine Art Connoisseur audience at


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Agnes Grochulska, “Jacob 1,” oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in.

By Fine Art Today - May 10, 2019

In her new show “Line and Color: Paintings of People,” Agnes Grochulska focuses on what is the most essential in the way she sees and interprets ideas in her art: the use of line and color, this time applied exclusively to the human subject

“Agnes Grochulska is a fine artist with the enviable trait of having a distinct sense of line. Her lines skitter across the surfaces of her faces, figures, animals, and scenes, presenting a vivid and unique record of the movement of her eye over the sights she surveys,” says art writer Daniel Maidman.

Agnes further explains it this way: “A line both creates a boundary between areas and connects them. Contour line specifies and informs our brain where an object ends. By putting down a line, I feel I am both describing the division between me and the painting subject, and connecting with it.”


Agnes Grochulska, “Ove,” oil on canvas, 16 x 20 in.


Agnes Grochulska, “Joey 2,” oil on panel,11 x 14 in.

For this painting series, the artist has invited several people to model for her who in some special way struck her as interesting subjects to portray. Each of the portraits has an underlying idea that expresses either the subject’s character, an inner emotion, or a particular feature — something unique that initially drew the artist’s interest. Employing simplified composition and using expressive, gestural lines and bold colors, her intention is to reveal something visceral and true about the subject, and connect it to a larger and more significant message about human existence, rather than creating a close recording of a physical likeness.


Agnes Grochulska, “Elaine 2,” oil on panel, 11 x 14 in.


Agnes Grochulska, “Carlos 2,” oil on canvas, 16 x 16 in.

Born in Poland in 1974, Agnes Grochulska is a contemporary realist painter working mainly in oils. She also enjoys creating drawings in graphite and charcoal. Agnes studied design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland. She currently resides in Richmond, Virginia. Her work has been shown at Dacia Gallery in New York City, Abend Gallery in Denver, Colorado, and the Frank Gallery and Conde Contemporary near Miami, Florida. Agnes’s work has won several awards and has been published in Artists magazine, Drawing magazine, Artists on Art magazine, PoetsArtists, and the Strokes of Genius publication.


Agnes Grochulska, “Robyn 1,” oil on canvas, 11 x 14 in.

An exhibition of new work by Agnes Grochulska opens May 17 at Eric Schindler Gallery, 2305 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223. The show features 25 paintings and will be on display until June 14, 2019 with an opening reception Friday, May 17th 7-9pm.






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2305 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23223


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I took a part in the OFFSCREEN ART SHOW at Ground Floor Gallery in Brooklyn, New York

Last week I went to New York to take part in the Offscreen Art Show. Beautifully curated by June Liu, with prize juror Vincent Desiderio. Among the invited artist were: Garin Baker, Patricia Watwood, Gregory Mortenson, Ricky Mujica, Gabriella Handal, and more! Loved meeting all the artist friends and making new ones.


Here is my drawing in this show: “Fragments 3” part of a three pieces drawing series.


And some photos from the opening:


We have postcards!

You can pick one up at Eric Schindler Gallery.

The press is out!

Here is a great write up about our show at Endeavor Gallery and other First Friday art happenings in Lucidrva:




Headcount Portrait Show at Endeavor RVA

Endeavor RVA is an artist’s collective and sometime gallery. Shows usually pop up there around First Friday. Their current exhibition is titled Headcount Portrait Show, featuring ten different artists working in our region. This includes DC, Charlottesville, Alexandria and Richmond.

Endeavor RVA

One thing I like about Endeavor is their willingness to take chances. The gallery is run by young, emerging artists who are generally interested in making and showing work that is solidly representational but also experimental, unique, or conceptually engaged on some level. I’ve seen some good shows there before, but I think this is one of the best.

Here’s a sample of what’s on the menu:

      Scott Hutchison is an artist who specializes in the human figure. Like Walker at Glave Kocen there is a bit of the flamboyance of American illustration in his work, but Hutchison’s flair feels more closely related to the eighties. His colors are high key, and his figures have multiple limbs, sometimes seen from various angles at once. Fun stuff. Slick, but not too slick.

Miguel Carter-Fisher is exhibiting a series of atmospheric drawings on toned paper. His sitters are restrained, thoughtful and reflective, and so is his handling of chalk and charcoal.

Miguel Carter-Fisher at Endeavor RVA


   Aaron Pavelis is a highly trained figure painter. He spent several years in Florence studying at one of the most highly acclaimed Atellier schools in Europe. But unlike so many of the Atellier influenced painters Aaron appears to be breaking away from academic formula while maintaining the essential aspects of skill and discipline garnered through his training. He is exhibiting an outdoor portrait that aims to capture the play of light on a partly overcast day. There are subdued pinks and greens, subtle flesh tones and delicate neutrals. Aaron lays down both atmosphere and corporality in this painting, all expressed with an intriguing degree of descriptive experimentation in the brushwork.

    Speaking of brushwork… Agnes Grochulska might just be the star of this show. Her paintings are small but serve up a powerful punch. For years Agnes has been an incisive draftsman of the human form with a  penchant for intuitive and expressive execution that borders on the performative. Now that combination of force and fluidity is seeping into her painting.


Agnes Grochulska at Endeavor RVA

She is exhibiting two figures painted over spare black backgrounds. Their bodies are delineated by looping white lines of paint, and their faces are modeled with partly translucent strokes, some long, some short, applied without much blending, jagged edges and all. But the bold application of paint optically melds into the facial planes and expressions of her sitters. It’s a great merging of two seemingly disparate things that portrait painters have been tying to combine in various ways for centuries. Grochulska seems to be finding her own approach to this dilemma in a way that does justice to the individuality of her sitters. A lively bit of painting for sure!!

Other artists included in the show are Jacob Daniel Green, Ian C. Hess, Eli McMullen, Nate Szarmach, Nils Westergard and Nick Zimbrow.

     This exhibition is only up for four days. It comes down on Sunday, April 7th, so if you are interested in seeing it, get down there soon!!

Miles Hall is a painter and art educator. He has taught Drawing, Painting, Color Theory, and Modern Art History at Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia State University. He has an MFA in Studio Art and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History Theory and Criticism.


I'm taking part in Headcount - a group show at Endeavor Gallery in Richmond, Virginia

Please join us for Headcount - a portrait based exhibition at Endeavor Gallery.

Exhibition Schedule:

Thursday 4/4 - Preview Show 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Friday 4/5 - First Fridays Exhibition 4:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Saturday 4/6 - Open House Viewing 11:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Sunday 4/7 - Concert 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Featuring Lobo Marino (7-8 p.m.) & Treya Lam (6-7 p.m.)


Miguel Carter-Fisher

Jacob Daniel Green

Agnes Grochulska

Ian C. Hess

Scott Hutchison

Eli McMullen

Aaron Pavelis

Nate Szarmach

Nils Westergard

Nick Zimbro

"Return to Order" exhibition opening tonight at Conde Contemporary, M Miami, Florida

‘The exhibition "Return to Order" represents the humanization of art and unashamedly embraces representation of the human form and the natural world, while allowing for expression of the artist's individual point of view.’

This beautiful show opens tonight, Friday, November 30, and I am very happy to be a part of it. Visit Conde Contemporary in Miami or check out the show on their website.


Abend Gallery 28th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show

I have five pieces in the Miniatures Show alongside many other great works by wonderful artists. The paintings and drawings are available to view and purchase online at Abend Gallery’s website: https://www.abendgallery.com/show/abend-gallery-28th-annual-holidays-miniature-show and in person November 3 - 24, 2018. Opening reception: November 3rd, 6-9pm, Abend Gallery, Denver, Colorado.

From the gallery’s website:

“In its 28th year running, this November the Annual Holiday Miniatures Show at Abend is an exhibition for everyone. With work from a wide range of artists, from emerging to well-established, and spanning multiple genres, art appreciators of all types will delight in this engaging and long-standing exhibition which fills the entire expansive gallery space with over 50 artists contributing anywhere from 200 to 300 original works of art. The exhibition will also afford art collectors the opportunity to add some very prominent signatures to their personal gallery at more modest prices.”

Feature in Daniel Maidman's article “Ten Artists I’m Really Enjoying on Instagram”

Very happy to be in this great lineup of artists listed in Daniel Maidman’s article “Ten Artists I’m Really Enjoying on Instagram” and I really appreciate his insightful words about my artwork. Daniel Maidman is a recognized artist, known for his honest and observant figure drawings and paintings. He is also an author of two books, Daniel Maidman Nudes and Theseus and his writing on art criticism has been published by The Huffington Post, Poets and Artists and Blue Review among others.

You can read the whole article and check out the artists mentioned on the Poets and Artists website: https://www.poetsandartists.com/magazine/2018/9/18/ten-artists-im-really-enjoying-on-instagram


Taking part in MonoChroma show for ArtPrize 10.

I am delighted to be a part of MonoChroma, an exhibition of 20 artists curated by Shawn Kruger in Grand Rapids, MI for ArtPrize 10. ArtPrize 10 is the world's largest international art competition and it opens 9/19 and runs through 10/7.


All of the work chosen utilizes a limited or single color palette and encompasses a wide variety of media from paper to bronze. Among participating artist are some good friends and people art I admire: Ali Cavanaugh, Shawn Kruger, Robert Wellings, Benny Sanders, Suzannah Schreckhise, Kathie Bugajski, Ben Graham, Luis Colan, Jesse M Bell, Jackie Mayo, Mark Schumack, Jessica Pisano, Maud, Maudegrasse, Joshua Adam Risner, Sean Witucki, Mic Carlson, Justin Vining, Hillary Scott, Susan Hall.

My three pieces in this show are sculpture inspired, mixed media portrait drawing series. This monochromatic series of portraits balances between three art forms - the one dimensional drawing and painting medium and the three dimensional form of a sculpture. The abstract ink brush marks and textural elements add emotional weight and highlight the human subject by drawing attention to the portrayed face they frame. At the same time, each piece represents a specific model portrayed here, and lifts her person to the value of an art object - a bust of a young woman. An object. Of art. 'Bust 1', 'Bust 2', 'Bust 3' 18x24', graphite and ink on paper, framed.

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'Bust 2', 18x24%22, ink & graphite.JPG
'Bust 3', 18x24%22, ink & graphite.JPG

Poets and Artists Magazine article feature

Here is an interesting article by Didi Menendez (PoetsArtists) on how Instagram works for artists and how can artists make it work for them. Plus an interview with Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen on his social media experience and links to the most popular Instagram art accounts (over 100k). If you scroll down all the big names you'll find me listed as one of the "interesting accounts to follow"



Visual Therapy show in Miami, Florida

Here are some photos from last night's opening of Visual Therapy. I am very happy to have my drawings in this wonderful exhibit beautifully curated by Stacy Conde of Conde Contemporary. It was a great night!

Visual Therapy
The Effects of Art as Manifestation on Artist and Viewer

September 28 - December 1, 2017

The Frank Gallery, 601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33025