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 Asolo, Italy.

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.

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