I recently was able to see an exhibition of the marvelous Derek Buckner’s exhibition at the George Billis Gallery in New York. I was enchanted by his use of light and color as well as the visual drama of his cityscapes and contacted him to see if he would agree to an interview. I’m delighted and thankful for his taking the time for this email interview about his work and background.
Derek Buckner is a Brooklyn, NY based painter who studied at Vassar College, the Art Students League of New York, and the Boston Museum School’s stone-carving program in Carrara, Italy. He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has had numerous solo exhibitions since 2001 and is represented by George Billis Gallery, New York.