Biography
Born in Brooklyn, New York. After completing a B.S. at New York University he studied at The New York Studio School in 1969 with Philip Guston.

James Bohary continues to be influenced by locations he has lived and worked in: New York City, upstate New York, Puerto Rico, Spain, and Newfoundland, Canada. His thickly painted abstract paintings are informed by these diverse surroundings. Bohary lets different aspects of these locations shape his imagination; the movements of whales, ice bergs that are15,000 years old, the ancient tree fern, the constant movement of urban centers, or the reflection of light on a slow moving river. Each painting is specific and has its own time, place, and temperature. The gesture and color emerge from layers of observation, reflection, intuition and experience. In addition to brushes Bohary uses a palette knife & kitchen spatulas to create an expressive and unpremeditated surface, a complex topography. His brilliant chromatic inventions use lush, turbulent colors in sometimes disconcerting combinations. Bohary's painting have a raw energy and sense of daring improvisation that give them the feeling that nothing has been held back. The use of patterns found in traditional African and Indonesian art forms have had a significant impact on Bohary's handling of materials and use of imagery.

James Bohary has exhibited extensively since 1971 in the United States, Europe, and Canada. His awards include a Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant, NEA Grant, American Academy and Institute ofArts and Letters Award and numerous awards from the National Academy including the Ranger Purchase Prize. His work is included in numerous collections including the Corcoran Gallery of Art; the Hood Museum; The Jacksonville Museum of Art; the Weatherspoon Art Center; the Wellesley College Museum; the McNay Museum; the Dallas Museum of Art; the Indiana University Art Museum; the Snite Museum of Notre Dame University.

He was elected as a Full Member of the National Academy in 1994 and has been a member of the Academy's Council and School Committee.

He is presently a Professor of Studio Art at Binghamton University and has also taught at Dartmouth College, Parsons, Purchase, Queens College, and conducted Master Classes at the National Academy School of Fine Arts.
James Bohary

Outer City By the Sea

Oil on Canvas
70 x 40 inches
2008
Miami
[IMG: Outer City By the Sea]
James Bohary

Sid's Inner City By the Sea

Oil on Canvas
48 x 54"
2008
Miami
[IMG: Sid's Inner City By the Sea]
James Bohary

Syd's Toy Box City

Oil on Canvas
72 x 40 inches
2008
Miami
[IMG: Syd's Toy Box City]
James Bohary

Too Windy Sidy

Oil on Canvas
70 x 40 inches
2008
Miami
[IMG: Too Windy Sidy]
James Bohary

Sid's Inland River City

Oil on Canvas
36 x 50 inches
2007
Miami
[IMG: Sid's Inland River City]
James Bohary

Howl

1991 oil on canvas 36 x 28 inches
[IMG: Howl]
James Bohary

Inland Sea

1998 oil/linen 30 x 20
[IMG: Inland Sea]
James Bohary

Tide Noe Landscape

1998 oil on canvas 40 x 30 inches
[IMG: Tide Noe Landscape]
James Bohary

Time Piece

1991 oil on canvas 20 x 12 inches
[IMG: Time Piece]