George Boorujy was born to a family of Catholics in New Jersey. Charmed by his liberal attitudes and facility with numbers, they decided to keep him. He grew up, left home and attended the University of Miami in order to pursue a career as a marine biologist. Appropriately, in 1996 he received a BFA degree in painting. From there he headed to Alaska where his knowledge of fish served him well in gutting thousands of them. He hitch-hiked around, worked as a carpenter and eventually ended up in Northern California employed as a potter. As the years and the clay passed through his hands, George thought about what else he would like to do with his life. Grad school seemed like a pretty good option. So he packed his bags and, aided by a profitable stop in Vegas, crossed the deserts, mountains and lonesome plains of the continent to be embraced by the welcoming arms of New York. Which, thank God, is not far from New Jersey.
George received a MFA from School of Visual Arts in 2002 and now lives and works in Brooklyn.
Click on the images below to view George Boorujy's artwork available for sale at this year's show.
African Wild Dogs (drawing for the Wildlife Conservation Society [Bronx Zoo])
Painted Redstart (study for Audubon Mural Project)
Florida Panther Study