My recent paintings are part of an ongoing series involving subjects from natural history and archaeology. The compositions, which contain motifs such as birds, plants, fossils and fragments of ancient ceramic vessels and sculpture, playfully evoke the arrangements of specimens and objects found in museum display cases and storage drawers.
Solo exhibitions have included recent shows at the Bowery Gallery in New York City. Other solo shows have included those at the Atlantic Gallery (NYC), Harvard University’s Dudley House, Marymount College of Fordham University, Southern Connecticut State University, Albertus Magnus College, Washington Studio School, and the Erector Square Gallery (CT). Group shows have included those at the Painting Center (NYC), College of William and Mary, Georgetown University, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Arnot Art Museum and Sage College, among others. Awards include a residency at the Ragdale Foundation and a grant from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation. A professor and department chair for many years at Marymount College (now part of Fordham University), Holt currently lives and works in Toronto, where he chairs the art department at Upper Canada College.