Bio & Resume

Bio & Resume

Bio

Summer is an artist with an original genre. When asked, Who is your favorite artist?, her reply is, The Supreme Being. This is her inspiration. She is a spiritual seeker and her artwork is her experiences with The Supreme Reality. She has named her new genre, Supreme Reality Art.

 The themes of Summer’s art are transcendental, with titles like -- The Cosmic Drama, The Archetype of Creation, The Supreme Alchemy, The Portal to The Beyond, Within The Divine Heart, The Innermost Landscape, Search for the Soul, The Divine Fire, The Supreme Feminine, Tying the Knot with The Supreme, and Humility of the Saints. The energy, colors, forms, and composition of her art compellingly draw the viewer to relate with a level of Reality, deeper and truer than the intellect. Seekers have been expressing the Joy of experiencing it. Summer uses different mediums like; silence, singing, music, dancing, painting, speaking, and writing. to express her art. Summer is naturally gifted to express through art.

Summer has exhibited her artwork in several galleries and international exhibitions since 2011. A New York art organization Creatives Rising, annually featuring top artists in the world, selected Summer in 2013 in the top 50 artists from diverse art genres and displayed her work on their video billboard and in their art gallery in Long Island City, NY. On July 24, 2014 three of Summer’s works were also chosen to be presented on two of Times Square’s largest video billboards in NYC. Light, Space and Time presented Summer with the Special Category Recognition twice in 2013 for their gallery presentations of, All Women Art Competition and Abstracts. In 2014, the prestigious Silvermine Arts Center in New Canaan, CT chose Summer as one of 47 finalists out of 500 in their juried art exhibition, AoNE. In 2014 Kilmat Art, New York, NY chose one of Summer’s paintings to be showcased in their exhibition, Ocular Diversity. Most recently, Coohaus Art, New York, NY selected Summer as one of eight artists in their exhibition, I am Talking to You.

Currently art experts are categorizing her works under Abstract Expressionism and Abstract Impressionism. Summer does not agree with this. She feels her art is objective, as real as the concrete realities of the phenomenal world, and without any distortion or exaggeration by the mind. She says her art represents experienceable facts of a deeper Universal Reality, which is the Source of everything that exists, and which science and mysticism have continued to explore into. She further adds that the need to accept and know this Reality is increasingly being felt in the world today, and life without it can have no real meaning. She is working to have her unique art recognized as transcendent, real, and representational under a new genre she has named Supreme Reality Art.

 Summer was born and grew up in India within a spiritual family. Her father is a Mystic and her Guide. She began relating with The Supreme Being as a little child. This spiritual environment inspired her to live for the True Purpose of life and seek The Supreme Reality. During early childhood drawing, sketching, and painting came naturally to her. She continued to self learn art and went on to complete her Master’s in Philosophy. She came to the USA in 2009 and began studying art formally at the National Academy Museum & School, New York City. Summer decided to live here as she saw it as the best place to evolve her art and explain it to the world. In 2015 she was granted permanent residence in the United States on the  basis of an artist of extraordinary ability.

Art experts have reviewed her artwork and corroborated her style as original. Summer feels indebted to The Supreme Being for this ability to express The Supreme Reality through art. She says that her art is unique not because art critics feel it, but since it will exalt art to take its true purpose in life, and give the art world real canons to evaluate artwork and teach art skills. Any gifted creativity she feels comes with a responsibility, and should, in addition to evolving the Self, be used to inspire and guide others toward the True Purpose of life.

Summer curated a solo art exhibition in the Schaffner Art Gallery Pound Ridge, NY from October 17, 2015 to November 28, 2015 to present and explain her new genre to more in the art world.

 

Résumé

SUMMER BHULLAR
Born in India. Lives in New York City
Punjab University, Chandigarh, India, MA -- Philosophy
National Academy Museum and School, New York City  (2011 -- 2016)
Juried Member National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (NAWA)
Member, Washington Printmaker’s Gallery, Washington D.C
Member, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia PA

Selected Exhibitions:

2021:

Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS - "BLOOM - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION"

Art Show International, Los Angeles, CA - "Solo Exhibition"
 
Washington Printmakers Gallery, Washington DC - "Contexture" Group Show
 

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY – “Prints 2021” National Juried Print Show

118 Art Gallery -- "When She Rises, We All Rise" Juried Exhibition

The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA -- 2021 Works on Paper Juried Exhibition 

Art Show International -- 2021 "Abstract" Annual Art Competition (WINNER - Honorable Mention)

Yosemite Sierra Artists, CA -- Visions of Self, Juried Art Competition

Exhibizone, Biafarin Online Exhibitions -- Diversia: Life 2021

Galleryring art gallery -- FLOWER-STILL Life Show  (WINNER – Honorable mention)

2020:

The National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY - New Members Exhibition

Contemporary Art Gallery Online -- 2020 'All Planet Earth 2020' Art Competition (WINNER - 4th Place)

The National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY - NAWA's 131st Annual Members Exhibition

Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York, NY -- 2020 1st Associates/Non-Members Online Show

Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT -- 40th Annual Faber Birren Color Award Show

Contemporary Art room Online Art Gallery -- "Textures and Patterns" Art Exhibition  (Winner - Honorable Mention)

A Way Online Art Gallery -- "The Collective" Juried Show

HelvetArt Online Art Gallery -- "July 2020" International Juried Show


Ceres Gallery – New York, NY – “Signs of the Times” Ceres National Juried Exhibition

Galleryring Art Gallery - "Colour" May 2020 Show  

Paradice Palase, Brooklyn, NY – “The Sublime” 3rd Annual Open Call Show

Grey Cube Gallery – 2020 Abstract Online Art Show

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY – “Wide Open 11” National Juried Exhibition

Colors of Humanity Art Gallery -- “Yellow” 2020 Show

Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, MI -- 2020 Worldwide Juried Online Art Show

Contemporary Art room Online Art Gallery -- Finalist, "Abstract" Art Exhibition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery -- "11th Abstracts Art Exhibition" (Special Recognition Award)

Camelback Gallery -- Finalist, “Patterns and Texture” International Juried Painting Competition

2019:

NAWA Gallery, The National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY - Printmaking and Encaustic Painting (Pressed and Waxed) Exhibition

Florence Contemporary Gallery -- Finalist, September 2019 Visual Art Call

Hawaii Exhibition -- RedArtBox Main Gallery, International Show (Viewers Choice Award Winner)

Schoolhouse Theatre Gallery, North Salem, NY -- KMAA “Plays’s the Thing!” Juried Exhibition

Northern Westchester Hospital, Mount Kisco, N.Y -- Katonah Museum Artist's Association Selective Show

Linus Galleries, Long Beach, California -- 'Beautiful' online Exhibition 

Maryland Federation of Art-#WOMAN 2019 juried online exhibition

2018:

Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery- December 2018 Abstraction: Theoretical, Conceptual &Intellectual

The LIC Arts Open Gallery at The Factory, Long Island City, NY - I Dream in Blue and Green

Art Museum Complex, Duxbury, MA -- The Monotype Guild of New England, 5th National Monotype/Monoprint Juried Exhibition

International Gallery of the Arts(IGOA) -- 3rd Annual Open "No Theme" Art Exhibition (Winner – Honorable mention)

2017:

Galleryring art gallery -- “inaugural show Dec 2017” (Winner – Honorable mention)

 Contemporary Art Gallery Online -- 2017 “All Abstraction” Exhibition

Fusion Art Gallery -- 3rd Annual Colorful Abstractions Art Exhibition November 2017

Colors of Humanity Art Gallery -- “Blue” 2017 Show

2015:

Schaffner Gallery, Pound Ridge, NY -- Solo Show -- "What is Supreme Reality Art?"

The Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY -- “Student/Member & Instructor Exhibition”

Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT
“Kindred Annual Member’s Exhibition”

Chosen for the Project Wall Display -- National Academy School, NY

National Academy School, NY -- "Creative Mischief"

Recipient of 2015 Studio Practice Scholarship -- National Academy School, NY

2014:

Klimat, New York, NY -- “Ocular Diversity”

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery -- "All Women Art Competition"
(Special Recognition Award)

National Academy of Fine Arts, New York, NY -- “Year End Exhibition at the Academy”

Coohaus Gallery, New York, NY --  “Art/Work Group Exhibition -- I’m Talking to You ”

See.me, Times Square, New York, NY -- "See Me Takeover -- Large Scale Projection"

Katonah Museum Artists Association, Katonah NY - "All Member Show"

Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT -- "Monothon Benefit Auction"

Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE -- "16th Annual Painting, Drawing, Photography & Print Juried Online International Art Exhibition"

ArtistRun Gallery, Long Island City, NY -- "Group Show: The Last Month 2014"

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery -- "Open Art Exhibition -- Dec. 2014"
(Special Recognition Award)

PROJEKT30 Art Community -- "December PROJEKT30 Exhibition"

2013:

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery -- "All Women Art Competition" (Special Recognition Award)

Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, NY -- "Asian influences and dreams"

Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY - "Spring People's Choice Salon Show"

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery -- "Abstracts Art Exhibition" (Special Recognition Award)

National Academy of Fine Arts, New York, NY -- “Year End Exhibition at the Academy”

Angel Orensanz Foundation, Inc, New York, NY -- “The Story of the Creative”

See.me Gallery, New York, NY -- “Creative Rising”

The Artist Table Online Art Gallery -- “Art de femmes”

The Artist Table Online Art Gallery -- “Abstraction -- Not what everyone sees”

2012:

National Academy of Fine Arts, New York, NY -- Class Exhibition “Anatomy for artists”

National Academy of Fine Arts, New York, NY -- Printmaking Group Exhibition

National Academy of Fine Arts, New York, NY -- Class Exhibition “Copying from the masters at the
Academy”

Sonia Gechtoff Gallery, New York, NY -- “Photo Gesture Group Exhibition” (Digital Print selected
by the jury)

National Academy of Fine Arts, New York, NY -- Open House

National Academy of Fine Arts, New York, NY -- Class Exhibition “Non Representational Painting”

National Academy of Fine Arts, New York, NY -- “Year End Exhibition at the Academy”

National Academy of Fine Arts, New York, NY -- “Practices in Printmaking”

Recipient of Fall 2012 Scholarship Competition -- National Academy School, NY

2011:

Salmagundi Art Club, New York, NY -- Audubon Artists, Inc. Annual Exhibition 2011

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