Allan Gorman's artwork takes the viewer on a journey into the unusual shapes and tensions created by light and shadow in urban settings and architectural structures. The influences of early 20th Century artists and photographers like Sloane, Bellows, Hopper, Sheeler, Paul Strand, and many others––who captured the emotional magic of industry, streets, and architecture of Gorman's native New York City––become redefined with a unique 21st Century voice in the artist's recent work.
Gorman’s artworks have been exhibited in numerous museums, such as the Arnot Museum, Springfield Museum of Art, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Albany Museum of Art, and The State Museum of New Jersey; and in commercial galleries, including Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts, Howard Rehs Contemporary, Garvey|Simon NY, Nicole Longnecker Gallery and, CK Contemporary in San Francisco. A sixteen-venue museum exhibition currently traveling throughout the USA includes institutions like the Daytona Museum of Arts and Sciences, Museum of the Rockies, Deusenberg Museum, Morris Museum of Art, Art Museum of South Texas, and Haggin Museum on view through 2023. A European exhibition—Galeria ArteLibre’s “20 Years in 20 x 20”—is showing at the Palacio Bantierra in Zaragoza, MEAM Museum in Barcelona, and Palazzo Einaudi Palace in Chiavasso, Italy through 2022.
The artist is a two time recipient of The New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship for Painting; resident fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center and ESKFF at Mana Contemporary; Architectural Artist of the Year from ADC’s Art Comes Alive!, the John Collins Award for Oil Painting and the Salmagundi Award from the American Artist’s Professional League, and the Pioneer of Realism award from the International Guild of Realism. He was also selected as one of the 100 Grandmasters of Realist Art by Salon Des Beaux Arts. Notable press includes articles in The Huffington Post, Manifest’s International Arts Annual, American Art Collector, Poets/Artists Magazine, Steadfast Arte Magazine, ArtHabens Review, The Huts Magazine, and dozens of other print and electronic publications.
His work is part of the permanent collections of the Savoy Automobile Museum, Belskie Museum of Art, MEAM Museum, and the Copelouzos Family Art Museum in Athens, Greece. Gorman’s art can be found in many corporate and private collections.