Geoffrey Moss’s works have been featured in major shows at diverse venues including a traveling show through the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the Pompidou Center in Paris, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the San Francisco Cartoon Museum, and the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass. where he was invited to create a centennial birthday piece by the museum.

Moss’s solo show “What Was I Thinking?” opened the 2008 season at the Silo Gallery, a Smithsonian venue in New Milford, CT.
“As a conceptualist, Geoffrey Moss is credited with forming a unique metaphorical language, drawings so powerful and multi-leveled that they need no tag lines,” the artist’s biographical notes observe. “For more than 25 years, Moss has doggedly refused to use traditional captions, dialogue or labels in his work, relying on the intelligence of editors and readers to ‘get the message’… His unique syndicated graphic feature, ‘Mossprints,’ cannot be categorized as traditional ‘political cartoons.’ Fans and critics alike, because of the artistic nature of his drawings, refer to his visual column as ‘an artist’s take on politics.’”

The author of the book, The Art and Politics of Geoffrey Moss, Moss has received two Pulitzer Prize nominations for his political cartooning, the first for a series of drawings during the Watergate period and the second for his perspectives on the tragedy and aftermath of September 11, 2001. Among his recent honors was his selection as featured artist in a permanent exhibition space in Washington’s Newseum.

While his political drawings figure prominently in his national reputation, those most familiar with the artist readily recognize that he cannot be easily pigeonholed in a particular medium or genre of work. Indeed, Moss has received acclaim for wide-ranging works as a satirist, painter, theatrical set designer, photographer, teacher, and author and illustrator of children’s books including “Henry’s Moon.” In summer 2004, he contributed three whimsical sheep sculptures—titled “Sheepsicle,” “The Rocket Sheep” and “Ewespaper”—to the “Sheeptacular” outdoor exhibition staged in Pittsfield, Mass., to benefit community arts.

Discussing the uncommonly wide range of his work, Moss observes in his artist statement, “As a working artist, I am continually conscious that critically it is confusing to categorize all that I do. All the work comes from one place, and feeds on all that I pay attention to.”

From 2002 to 2004, his painting, “Bus With White Walls,” was featured in an exhibition celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. which visited the Smithsonian Institution in Washington and six other museums nationwide. Moss’s works have also become part of important art collections including the Yale Gallery, the Flemming Museum, the Poynter Institute, the Comcast Corp., and the American Can Co.

Moss’s most recently published book is “The Biker Code: Wisdom for the Ride.” The book is a collection compiled over three years of emotionally powerful black-and-white photographs, portraits and interviews exploring America’s motorcycle culture.

SYNDICATIONS:

1996-Present:     MOSSPRINTS / Conceptual political drawings,  Creators Syndicate, LA

1974-1996 :           MOSSPRINTS /Conceptual political drawings, The Washington Post

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2008     Lauren Clark  Fine Art, Housatonic MA

2008      The Silo Gallery, New Milford, CT

2005      Good News Cafe  Gallery / Woodbury, CT

2002      The Lenox Gallery of Fine Art / Lenox MA

2001      Newseum / Arlington VA

1998      Good News Cafe  Gallery / Woodbury, CT

1997      Janos Gat Gallery / New York, NY

1996      Spazi Contemporary Art / Housatonic, MA

1985      The Robert Hull Fleming  Museum / Burlington, VT

1980      United States Information Agency / Traveling Show

1978      Newport Art Museum / Newport , R I

1977      Rizzoli Gallery / New York , NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2008      Sirolli Fine Art,  Chelsea, NY

2008      “The Artists Mark” 2/20 Gallery, New York , NY

2006       Danette Koke Fine Art / New York, NY

2006       G Squared Gallery / Ligonier ,PA

2006       The American Landscape/Associated Artists Gallery / Winston Salem NC

2005       G Squared Gallery / Ligonier ,PA

2004      SHEEPTACULAR PITTSFIELD selected to create 3 sheep as part of event

2003       “Too Hot to Handle” , Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

2002 –   2004   Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibit / “In the Spirit of Martin”
7 Museums including The Smithsonian Institute /Washington, DC

2002      The Poynter Institute / St. Petersburg, FL

2001      G Squared Gallery / Ligonier ,PA

2000      The Lenox Gallery of Fine Art / Lenox, MA

1999      Pearl Gallery / Baltimore, MD.

1999      Millennium Gallery / East Hampton, N. Y.

1998      450 Broadway Gallery / New York, NY

1998      Faber Birren Color Award Show / Stamford, CT

1998      The Lenox Gallery of Fine Art / Lenox, MA

1997      Berkshire Museum / Pittsfield, MA

1996      AUDART Gallery / New York, N.Y

1996      RICA Contemporary / Housatonic, MA

1996      Marc Miller Gallery / East Hampton, N.Y

1995      Pfizer Corporate Gallery  / Art Advisory Service,  Museum of Modern Art, NY 1995      Heckscher Museum  /  Huntington, NY

1994      SPAZI  CONTEMPORARY ART  /  Housatonic, MA

1994      The Norman Rockwell Museum  /  Stockbridge, MA

1994      The Wells Gallery /  Lenox, MA 1994      Fine Arts Gallery  /  Cheyenne, Wyoming

1993      Museum of American Illustration  /  New York , NY

1991      The Stamford Museum  /  Stamford CT

1989      National Press Club  /  Washington, DC

1985      Pompideau  Museum  /  Paris, FRANCE

1975      The Kennedy Center  /  Washington, DC

AWARDS AND HONORS:

3 time Pulitzer Prize Nominee, Creators Syndicate , 911 body of work, The    Washington Post , including  coverage of WATERGATE

Fischetti Editorial Award nominee (2001)

Scripps Howard National Journalism Award nominee (2000)

Silver Medal, Art Directors Club, N. Y., THE ART AND POLITICS OF GEOFFREY MOSS

First Place, Most Originality, Paul Stuart Christmas Windows, New York, Chicago & Tokyo

Gold Medal, Art Directors Club, New York, Interpretative Drawing Series, Gulliver’s  Travels

Distinguished Alumni, University of Vermont

COMMISSIONS & DESIGNS:

2004  Painting of Birch Trees, Commissioned by The Rockwell Group for Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, CT

1999 – 2004   SUNRISE ICEBERG painting installed as part of the permanent set of CBS/THE LATE LATE SHOW with Craig Kilborne

1999   Designed T-Shirt for the 25th anniversary Harry Chapin song for HUNGERTHON ’99

1997   Commissioned by PICHOLINE restaurant in New York City to create a series of cheese drawings to celebrate their new cheese cave

1997    Featured in PBS documentary  / ANOTHER MITZVAH

1995    Created Christmas windows and interiors for Paul Stuart stores / New York, NY