In the years since his first solo exhibition in New York City in 1949, North
Carolina artist Jim Moon has worked mainly in oil painting and serigraph.
Educated in the USA (Cooper Union, NYC), Italy (Accademia Pietro
Vanucci, Perugia), and Mexico (Mexico City College), his paintings explore
centuries old human hopes and follies with a mastery of color and
composition and sly wit. His works are in many public and private
collections including New York’s Museum of Modern Art.
In 1967 Jim Moon became the founding director of the Art Department of
the North Carolina School of the Arts. During his tenure there he was
instrumental in founding the NC Dance Theater and the Alamance County
Arts Council, and initiated Salem College’s Art Summer School Program in
In 1995 Jim Moon founded the Asolare Fine Arts Academy as a not-for-
profit community service arts organization. It is very active in mentoring
and creating exhibitions for artists, and its annual exhibitions at Lincoln
Center’s Cork Gallery in New York City have included over 50 artists from
North Carolina and Virginia.
In 2002 Jim Moon began collaboration with the Macedonian artist Sergej
Andreevski, resulting in an exhibition for Mr. Andreevski at Lincoln Center,
followed by one man shows at the Captain White Gallery of the Alamance
County Arts Council in Graham NC, the Domicile Gallery in Winston-
Salem NC, and the Waterworks Visual Arts Center in Salisbury NC.
In 2003 the Asolare Fine Arts Academy sponsored an exhibition organized
by Mr. Andreevski of 10 Macedonian artists at Lincoln Center’s Cork
Gallery in New York City. In recognition of his work, Jim Moon was
awarded the 2003 “Macedonian Spiritual Konaks” title in Struga,
Macedonia, given annually to one Macedonian and one foreign artist for
their achievements in the field of the arts. In 2006 Jim Moon was given a
one man show at the National Gallery of Macedonia in Skopje Macedonia.
From the exhibition the National Gallery acquired 18 his works.
In 2003 Jim Moon created the Asolare Foundation, putting his property into
a trust for the Foundation as a permanent center for the instruction and
support of the arts.