Troy Buckner Southampton NY

Southampton, NY Art Dealer Troy Buckner

About Troy Buckner Southampton NY

Educated at the University of Washington, Troy Buckner has a strong background in the fields of art history and psychology. He is also a skilled entrepreneur and administrator who has pursued business ventures in the fitness and restaurant industries. For the past 12 years, Troy Buckner has been facilitating purchases of fine art as a dealer and exhibition curator in Southampton, Long Island, NY. He got his start in the art business as the founder of Southampton, NY’s Clark Fine Art, a gallery that has housed exhibitions by major artists such as Chuck Close, Donald Sultan, John Chamberlain, and Larry Rivers.

As private art dealer, Mr. Buckner has handled work by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, John Chamberlain, James Rosenquist, and Roy Lichtenstein. In addition to working with private art collectors, he also assists museums that are in search of new acquisitions. Mr. Buckner is a longstanding member of the Parrish Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art.

Research into the Arts at the Watermill Center Study Library

An art dealer active in his community of Southampton, NY, Troy Buckner appreciates the vitality of the creators he has represented, such as Larry Rivers and John Chamberlain. Troy Buckner also supports organizations outside Southampton, such as the Watermill Center on Long Island, NY.

The Watermill Center promotes itself as a “laboratory for performance.” Established in 2006 by visual and theatrical artist Robert Wilson, it provides space for galleries, workshops, and rehearsal areas. Emerging artists use the facility to learn and create with innovative persons from the humanities and sciences.

To further this cross-disciplinary approach, the Watermill Center also houses a study library, open by appointment from September through June. Its 16,000 volumes encompass Wilson's many interests, from stone age to contemporary art, and architecture through dance. Many of its holdings on non-Western art are difficult to find elsewhere in the United States; the collection also includes many foreign-language publications.

A new computer catalog will enable visitors to explore connections between library materials and outside art resources.

The Watermill Center Celebrates Art and the Humanities

An art curator and the owner of Clark Fine Art, Troy Buckner enjoys showcasing the talents of Southampton, NY, artists like Larry Rivers. Concurrently, Troy Buckner is a private art dealer, a member of the Parrish Art Museum, and an affiliate of the Watermill Center, just outside of Southampton.

Located on 39 Watermill Towd Road in Water Mill, NY, the Watermill Center was established by theater director and designer Robert Wilson as an interdisciplinary laboratory for the arts and humanities. The institution has hosted talents such as Daniel Arsham, Geoffrey Farmer, Tamar Ettun, and Mary Ellen Bartley, an American artist renowned for her photographs that explore abstraction through printed books.

On July 25, 2015, the organization will host its 22nd Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit, which supports the center’s artist residency program. Artists from more than 25 countries will join together to fill eight and a half acres of land with art installations and productions. “Circus of Stillness, the power over wild beasts” is the evening’s theme. All contributions will benefit and inspire emerging artists as they develop new works.

The Parrish Art Museum - Museum Membership and Support

An experienced private art dealer based in Southampton, NY, Troy Buckner has also worked in New York, NY. In addition to having curated contemporary and historical exhibitions, Troy Buckner is a member of the Parrish Art Museum and supports its Midsummer Gala.

Located in Water Mill, New York, since 2012, the Parrish Art Museum began its history in 1897 as the Art Museum at Southampton. Today, with 12,000 square feet of exhibition space and an expansive entry terrace, the museum’s two parallel wings are dedicated to every aspect of the creative process and how art impacts the world at large. In addition to its rotating exhibitions, it maintains a permanent collection of almost 3,000 works, including notable works by William Merritt Chase and Fairfield Porter.

Over and above hosting events and educational programs, the Parrish Art Museum has a number of ways for people to support its mission and bring the community together. Apart from one-time donations, people can provide long-term support through one of the museum’s nine membership levels, ranging from individual membership to the Director’s Circle. Members are entitled to free admission and invitations to every one of the Parrish Art Museum’s exhibition receptions, among other benefits. The museum also holds several annual benefit events, ranging from dinners to symposia.

The Watermill Center's International Summer Program

A private art dealer based in Southampton, NY, Troy Buckner previously owned Clark Fine Art, where he featured such artists as Larry Rivers and Chuck Close. Troy Buckner holds membership with several museums in and around New York, NY, including the Watermill Center, which hosts an annual International Summer Program for young artists.

For more than two decades, Watermill Center's International Summer Program has welcomed over 80 artists from more than 30 countries for a five-week-long intensive collaborative experience that sees participants observing and working with the program's artistic director, Robert Wilson, and his collaborators. Over the course of the program, participants enjoy access to Watermill's unique and extensive resources, which include over 20,000 square feet of creative spaces, a library hosting physical and digital formats, and production archives.

In addition to collaboration and access, artists attend lectures on a variety of topics, participate in workshops, audition for rehearsals, and much more. Participants also have opportunities to expand their professional networks and develop an understanding of how to become a “global artist.” To learn more about program, please visit

Connections and Context - Exhibit at the Parrish Art Museum

Private art dealer Troy Buckner divides his time between New York City and Southampton, NY. One institution that Troy Buckner supports in Southampton is the Parrish Art Museum.

The Parrish Art Museum exists to reflect and celebrate the artistic life and natural beauty of the east end of Long Island. The museum recently put on display a number of works that are part of its permanent collection under the exhibit title of Connections and Context. The exhibit will remain on display until the end of October 2016.

The Connections and Context exhibit presents around 70 paintings, sculptures, and other works organized around the general ideas of exploring how works of art interact with one another visually and what they reveal about the artists themselves.

Works in the exhibit are divided further under nine themes. For example, under the “Home Sweet Home” theme is a painting by artist Winslow Homer that depicts weary Civil War soldiers sitting by a campfire and longing to return to normal life, as well as a painting by Robert Dash that shows the comfortable domesticity of a living room on a rainy day.

New Museum to Feature "The Keeper" Exhibit

As owner of Southampton, NY, gallery Clark Fine Art, Troy Buckner helped introduce patrons to the works of artists like John Chamberlain, Larry Rivers, and Roy Lichtenstein. After closing the gallery in Southampton, Mr. Buckner moved on to become a private art dealer, helping collectors find works that suit their aesthetic sensibilities. A supporter of arts in New York, Troy Buckner is a member of the New Museum, a contemporary art museum founded in 1977.

From July 20 through September 26, the New Museum will feature “The Keeper,” an exhibit about preserving art and objects. Spanning multiple floors, the exhibit will center around a display called “Partners (The Teddy Bear Project),” 2002, conceived by Ydessa Hendeles. The project showcases a collection of over 3,000 family photos of people holding teddy bears. The focus of people’s relationships to objects is continued throughout the exhibit, with various thought-provoking collections and images, including those that examine preservation as a response to trauma. The exhibit is curated by Massimiliano Gioni.

The International Summer Program at the Watermill Center

Troy Buckner, of Southampton, NY is a private art curator who has been involved in the business of art since 1998. A supporter of the work of art centers in the Southampton, NY area, Troy Buckner is involved with the Watermill Center in Water Mill, New York.

Every summer since 1992 the Watermill Center has hosted the International Summer Program, an intensive, collaborative artistic experience that draws artists from all over the world. The program, founded and directed by Robert Wilson, a critically acclaimed theatrical and visual artist, allows artists to discover what being a global artist truly means. By observing Wilson’s artistic approaches and developing relationships with other artists, participants grow in their own artistic journey.

Throughout the 5-6 week program that takes place every July and August, participants attend daily meetings with Robert Wilson, listen to lectures on a multitude of subjects, and collaborate with other talented artists. Participants work on developing new work for presentation during the Annual Watermill Center Summer Benefit and Auction as well as the Discover Watermill Day.

American Painter Chuck Close

A private art dealer active in the art scene in and around New York City, Troy Buckner owned and operated Clark Fine Art in Southampton, NY, until its close in 2002. Clark Fine Art featured exhibitions from major artists such as John Chamberlain, Donald Sultan, and Larry Rivers. One of the highlights of Troy Buckner’s time with Clark Fine Art was a solo exhibition for Chuck Close.

Born on July 5, 1940, in Monroe, Washington, Mr. Close had severe dyslexia. As a result, he performed poorly in school but enjoyed producing art. After painting for years in the abstract style, he altered his focus while pursuing his master of fine art at Yale, adopting the photorealistic approach that would define much of his career output. Many of Mr. Close’s paintings use highly inventive techniques to reproduce the human face, often on a massive scale.

Mr. Close became paralyzed in 1988 because of a rare spinal artery collapse. He continues to paint with a brush taped to his wrist. Although his later work eschews photorealism and returns to a more abstract style, he still enjoys widespread acclaim.

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