Don Geyra Arts

Scenic Art, Fine Art & Faux Finishing

Call Us at (812) 287-8748
Bloomington, IN 47401-7146

About Don Geyra

Professional Affiliations:

• Bloomington Watercolor Society
• Indiana Heritage Arts
• WFHB News Anchor and DJ
• United Scenic Artists Local 829, NYC

SCENIC ARTIST INDIANA UNIVERSITY OPERA


• New Rochelle Mayor's Municipal Arts Council
• Artistic Director Stingray Corporation, NY
• Backstreet Gallery, New Rochelle
• Expo Design Center Regional Faux Finisher


• Altman Theatrical Lighting Faux Finisher
• Venue Fine Arts, Bloomington, IN
• Lawrence County Art Association, Bedford, IN
• Indiana Artists Club, Indianapolis, IN


Professional Experience:
• Exhibiting Fine Artist. 1975 to Present
• Fine Art 1971 to Present
• Scenic Art 1984 to Present
• Usually as Charge Scenic or Camera Scenic Specializing in Faux Finishes, Backdrops, Portraits, & All Areas of Classic Scenic Art
• Featured Decorative Arts Contractor, New Rochelle Home Depot Expo Center
• Residential Decorative Painting 2000 to Present
• Indiana University Decorative Faux Finisher


Broadway Shows & Opera:
• Amadeus®
• Edwin Drood®
• American Buffalo®
• Grand Hotel®
• M. Butterfly®
• Meet Me in St. Louis®
• Annie II®
• Will Rogers Follies®
• My Favorite Year®
• Twelve Baboons®


• Phantom®
• Miss Saigon®
• Passion®
• Cats®
• Bus Stop®
• Paramount Christmas Carol®
• Diary 0f Anne Frank®
• DOUBT NATIONAL TOUR®
• Finding Nemo®
• Young Frankenstein®


• South Pacific®
• Shrek 3®
• Billy Elliot®
• Anything Goes®
• On a Clear Day®
• Sister Act®
• Newsies®
• People in a Picture®
• Man and Boy Warhorse®
INDIANA UNIVERSITY OPERA


Scenic Supplier:
• Atlas
• Hudson
• Scenic Art Studios


• Set Control
• Showtech
• Variety


• Nolands
• Metropolitan Opera 1998


Feature Films:
• The Money Pit®, F/X®, Midnight Run®
(Camera Scenic)
• Biloxi Blues® (Lead Painter & Camera Scenic)
• Cocktail®, Age of Innocence®
Wide Sargasso Sea® (Charge)
• The Super®, The Pickle®, The Hard Way®
• Woody Allen Fall & Spring Projects 1996, '98, '99
• Private Parts®, Copland® (Shared Camera)
• My New Gun®, Another You® (Camera Scenic)


In & Out®, Meet Joe Black®, Chinese Coffee
(Charge)
• Last Days of Disco®, Force Majeure®, Mickey
Blue Eyes®, Big Daddy® (Camera Scenic)
• Shaft Returns®
• Stuart Little 2®
• The Devil Wears Prada®
• The Nanny Diaries®
• 16 Blocks®


• College Roadtrip®
• I Am Legend®
• Sex & the City®
• Sherlock Holmes®
• Sex & the City 2®
• Sorcerer's Apprentice®
• The Other Guys®
• Copouts®
• Michael Collins® (Lead Painter & Camera)


Television Programs:
• Banicek® (Camera Scenic)
• Feds® (Camera)
• Firehouse®, Michael Hayes®, Soul Man®,
The Sopranos®, Oz®, Sesame Street®,
Cosby®, Deadline® (Lead Painter)


• Saturday Night Live®, Cosby Show®,
Fox Five Kid's Club® (Charge)
• Guiding Light®
• Criminal Intent®
• Bedford Diaries®


• UGLY BETTY®
• White Collar®
• Person of Interest®
• Smash®


Television Commercials (Charge/Scenic Artist):

• Jell-O®
• Pepsi®
• Coca Cola®
• MCI®
• Milton Bradley®

• Burger King®
• McDonald's®
• Wendy's®
• Tide®
• AT&T®

• Dexatrim®
• Clinique®
• Minute Maid®
• Lowes®
• NY State Lottery®


For Production Companies:
• Andreozzi
• Bianchi
• Emerald
• Epoch
• Eve Gastner
• Giraldi


• Gomes Loew
• Guliner
• R Greenberg and Associates
• Levinson
• Levine Piccollo


• Mark Ross
• Rosseti
• Sandbank
• Story Piccollo
• Ulick Mayo


Backdrops Designed & Produced by Don Geyra Studio for ASCAP:

• Rock Bands          • Private Homes

• Stingray Corporation

• National Landmarks


Volunteer Work:
• Pro Bono Design & Painting for
   New Rochelle Public Library Events
• Indiana University student interviews and video


• Chairman of the New Rochelle
  Municipal Arts Commission


• Pro Bono Scenic Painting for
   Fleetwood Stage, New Rochelle


Non-Union Scenic Work (Pre 1984):
• Amelia Goes to the Ball®
  (Manhattan School of Music)
• The Me Nobody Knows®, I Feel a Song
   Coming On®, The Three Penny Opera® (ESIPA)
• You Never Can Tell® (Center Stage)
• Raggedy Ann & Andy® (ESIPA)


• Our Town® (Center Stage)
• Westport Country Playhouse®, Scenic
   Artist in Residence, 1983
• Atlas Scenic Studios®, Shopman
   & General Scenic Assistant, 1982-83
• Night Mother®, Glass Menagerie


• Lavav Studios®, Tel Aviv: 1981-82 The Fury
• CBGB Niteclub®: Night Manager
   & DJ, 1978-81
• Artistic Assistant to Arturo Vega
   for Ramones Backdrops & T-shirt Printing


One-Man Shows:
• Represented by Backstreet Gallery,
   New Rochelle, Since 2001
• Lumen Winter Gallery Retrospective,
   New Rochelle, 2001
• Dag Hammerskjold Tower, NYC, 1997
• Rockefeller Foundation, NYC, 1997


• Wainwright House, Rye, NY, 1996
• The Rye Arts Center, 1996
• New Rochelle Library Gallery,
   1982AJB Gallery, NYC, 1981
• Studio Show, 6 East Second St, NYC, 1979
• Lopoukhine-Nayduch Gallery, Boston, 1979


• Petrenko Gallery, NYC 1978
• Indiana University Museum, Bloomington, 1977
• Venue Fine Arts, Bloomington, IN 2013,
   scheduled June, 2015
• Lawrence County Arts Assoc.,Bedford, IN 2013
• Bellevue Gallery, Bloomington, IN 2014


Group Shows:
• Bard College, 1981
• Good Company Gallery, NYC, 1981


• Dana Arts Center, Colgate University,  
   Hamilton, NY, 1977
• Jacques Seligman Gallery, NYC, 1977


• Lawrence County Arts Club, 2013
• Indiana Artist Club, 2014
• Bellevue Gallery, 2014, 2015


Education:
Colgate University
BA with Honors in History & Studio Fine Arts, Biology, & Pre-Med, 1975
Illustrator for University Biology Department


Indiana University
MFA with Honors in Painting
Barnes Fellowship, 1977