ARTISTS

ROSS BLECKNER

SELECTED WORKS
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Ross Bleckner, GALERIE WILMA TOLKSDORF

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EDUCATION (SELECTION)

1949
Born in New York

1971
New York University New York

1973
California Institute of the Arts Valencia, California

since 2009
Teaches at the Department of Art and Art Professions, New York University

Lives and Works in New York
SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2014
Maruani & Mercier Gallery, Brussels
Mary Boone Gallery, New York

2012
Flowers, Galerie Wilma Tolskdorf, Frankfurt/M

2010
Mary Boone Gallery, New York
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
LA Art House, West Hollywood, California

2008
Imago Galleries, Palm Dessert, California

2007
Thomas Amman Fine Art, Zürich
Cirrus Gallery, Los Angels
Lehman-Maupin Gallery, New York
Cais Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Mary Boone Gallery, New York

2006
Galerie Forsblom Helsinki

2005
Ruzicska Salzburg

2003
Lehmann Maupin New York

2002
Studio d'Arte Raffaelli Trento
Wetterling Gallery Stockholm
Alain Noirhomme Gallery Brussels

2001
Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Frankfurt/M

2000
Vaknin Schwartz Gallery Atlanta
Wetterling Teo Singapore

1999
Emilio Mazzoli Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea Modena (cat.)
Martin Browne Fine Art Sydney (cat.)

1998
Julie M. Gallery Tel Aviv
Ross Bleckner: The Last Decade, Patrick Painter Santa Monica

1997
Bawag Foundation Vienna

1996
Larry Gagosian Beverly Hills
Galerie Kyoko Chirathivar Bangkok

1995
Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst Oslo (cat.)
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York (cat.)

1993
Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton New York (cat.)

1991
Moderna Museet Stockholm (cat.)

1990
Kölnischer Kunstverein Cologne
Kunsthalle Zurich (cat.)

1989
Akira Ikeda Gallery Nagoya, Japan (cat.)
Carnegie Museum of Art Pittsburgh
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Milwaukee Art Museum (cat.)

1988
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

1985
Boston Museum School

1983
Mary Boone Gallery New York (cat.)

1977
Cunningham Ward Gallery New York

1976
John Doyle Gallery Chicago

1975
Cunningham Ward Gallery New York


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2014
In the Beginning/End States, Sgorbati Projects, New York
Repetitive Motion, SHFAP at Projector Gallery, New York

2013
Paint Hotel, Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York

2012
Conceptual Abstraction, Hunter College Time Square Gallery, New York
The Bewildered Image: American Painters from the 1980s, Patricia Low

2010
Your History is Not Our History, Haunch of Venison, New York
Selections, LA Art House, West Hollywood, California
Other as Animal, Danese Gallery, New York
America: Now and Here, cross-country traveling exhibition

2009
A Tribute to Ron Warren, Mary Boone Gallery, New York

2008
Genesis - Die Kunst der Schöpfung, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern
Empires and Enviroments, Rose Art Museum, Massachuettes

2007
Black and White and Red-All Over, Michele Mosko Fine Art,Denver
All the More Real:Portrayals of Intimacy and Empathy, Parrish Art Museum, Southhampten
Timer 01, Triennale Bovisa, Mailand
Speed #1, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia

2006
View Nine: I Love My Scene 3, Mary Boone Gallery New York

2005
East Village USA, New Museum of Contemporary Art

2004
Perspectives at 25, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
10th Anniversary Exhibition: Flowers Transformed, The Andy Warhol Museum Pittsburgh
Dialogue With Space, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Denmark (cat.)

2003
New Abstract Painting Painting Abstract Now, Museum Morsbroich Leverkusen

2002
Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons: Four Decades of Art from the Broad Collection,
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C./ Museum of Fine Arts Boston
First Impressions. Paulson Press, Museum of Art San Jose
Guild Hall Collects: Artists of Hampton Bohemia, Guild Hall Museum New York
Skin to Bones. Painting Since 1970, Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University Waltham

2001
Operativo, Museo Rufino Tamayo Mexico City
Mythic Proportions. Painting in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art Miami
Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons. Four Decades of Art from the Broad Collection,
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Roundup, El Paso Museum of Art
Absolut Modern, Modern Art Museum Fort Worth

2000
Art at Work. Forty Years of the Chase Manhattan Collection,
Queens Museum of Art New York
In the Power of Painting, Moderna Museet, Stockholm / Alesco, Zurich (cat.)
On Canvas. Contemporary Painting, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York

1999
The Storytellers, Itochu Gallery, Japan

1998
Puntos Cardinales, Museo Alejandro Otero Caracas, Venezuela

1997
Identity Crisis. Self-Portraiture at the End of the Century, Milwaukee Art Museum
Birth of the Cool. American Painting, Kunsthaus Zurich / Deichtorhallen Hamburg (cat.)

1996
Nuevas Abstracciones, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia Madrid /
Kunsthalle Bielefeld / Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Barcelona
Painting Singular Object, The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto /
The National Museum of Modern Art Tokyo (cat.)

1995
Passion Privees, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Making a Mark. Drawings of the 1980's, The Bruce Museum Greenwich

1994
Painting and Sculpture. Recent Acquisitions, The Museum of Modern Art New York
30 Years Art in the Present Tense, The Aldrich Museum of Modern Art New York
Against All Odds. The Healing Powers of Art, The Ueno Royal Museum Tokyo

1993
New York on Paper, Galerie Ernst Beyeler Basel (cat.)

1992
Slow Art. Painting in New York Now, P.S. 1 Museum New York
Recent Abstract Painting, Cleveland Center of Contemporary Art (cat.)
The City Influence: Ross Bleckner, Peter Halley, Jonathan Lasker,
Museum of Contemporary Art, Wright State University Dayton (cat.)
Devils on the Stairs. Looking Back on the Eighties,
Newport Harbor Art Museum, California

1991
Anni 80. Artisti a New York, Palazzo delle Albere, Museo Provinciale d'Arte
Sezione Contemporanea Trento
Metropolis, Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin
Weitersehen, Museum Haus Esters and Museum Haus Lange Krefeld (cat.)

1990
10 + 10. Contemporary Soviet and American Painters, Milwaukee Art Museum

1988
Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Art at the End of the Social, The Rooseum Malmö (cat.)
The Binational / Die Binationale, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf / Museum of Fine Art
Boston (cat.)
The Image of Abstraction, The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (cat.)

1987
Post Abstract Abstraction, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art Ridgefield
Still Life. Beyond Tradition, Visual Arts Museum New York

1986
Emerging Artists 1986, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art

1983
Selected Drawings, Jersey City Museum New Jersey

1981
New York in Black and White, The Museum of Modern Art/ Penthouse New York
Tenth Aniversary Exhibition, California Institute of the Arts Valencia

1975
Contemporary Reflections, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art Ridgefield
1975 Biennal Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art New York


BIBLIOGRAPHY (SELECTION)

2014
Scott Indrisek. Studio Check: Ross Bleckner, MODERN PAINTERS, March 2014, pp. 44-45.
Carmel Melouney. Artist of Science Makes His Return, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, 8-9 March 2014, pp. A15-A16.

2012
Frank Exposito. Ross Bleckner/500 Words, Artforum.com, October 22, 2012

2011
Bruce Helander. The Naked Truth About the Business of Art, THE ART ECONOMIST, January 2011, pp. 10-13.
Staff, Lichter strahlen am Meer, UNTITLED (Berlin), October 2011, pp. 150-157.

2010
Robert Pincus-Witten. 'Your History Is Not Our History'/Haunch of Venison, ARTFORUM, June 2010, p. 349-350

2009
Holland Cotter. Welcome to Gulu, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 5 June 2009, p. C21
Adrian Dannatt. Eighties star artist reborn as UN ambassador, THE ART NEWSPAPER, June 2009, p. 45
David Ebony. Bleckner Honored by United Nations, ART IN AMERICA, May 2009, pp. 30-32
Randy Kennedy. For Child Soldiers, a Chance To Wield Brushes, Not Arms, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 29 April 2009, pp. C1, C7

2008
Carol Diehl. Ross Bleckner at Mary Boone, ART IN AMERICA, May 2008, pp. 187-188
Donald Kuspit. Ross Bleckner/Mary Boone Gallery, ARTFORUM, February 2008, p. 289

2005
Helen A. Harrison. An Artist's Investigation of Loss and Memory, THE NEW YORK TIMES, Long Island Journal, 2 January 2005

2004
Ken Johnson. The Hamptons, A Playground For Creativity, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 6 August 2004, pp. E29, E32
Mark Zimmermann. Ross Bleckner, ART US, April 2004, p. 25

2003
Michael Amy. Arts & Letters: Gallery-Going, THE NEW YORK SUN, 18 December 2003, p. 19
Amy Wendt. Exhibitionism: Ross Bleckner, FLAUNT, November 2003, pp. 188-190
Hilarie M. Sheets. Ross Bleckner, ART NEWS, July 2003, pp. 154-155
Dan Cameron. Ross Bleckner talks to Dan Cameron, ARTFORUM, March 2003, pp. 230-231, 274
New Abstract Painting, Ausst.-Kat. Museum Morsbroich Leverkusen, Köln 2003

2001
Yablonsky, Linda: Ross Bleckner, TIME OUT NEW YORK, 7 June 2001, p. 58

1999
David Ebony: Ross Bleckner at Mary Boone and Lehmann Maupin, ART IN AMERICA, April 1999, p. 139

1998
Roberta Smith. Cells: Uptown, Downtown, All Around, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 27 November 1998, p. E42

1996
PeterSchjeldahl. Paint Recovery, THE VILLAGE VOICE, 28 May 1996, p. 91
Brooks Adams. Ross Bleckner at Mary Boone, ART IN AMERICA, November 1996, p. 118

1995
David Carrier, and Neville Wakefield. Mourning Glory: Ross Bleckner in Retrospect, ARTFORUM, February 1995, pp. 68-75, 105. (illus: "Throbbing Hearts", Cover, C)
Mark Stevens. Art of Darkness, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, 13 March 1995, p. 68
Peter Schjeldahl. Angles in America, THE VILLAGE VOICE, 14 March 1995, p. 80
Barry Schwabsky. Memories of Light, ART IN AMERICA, December 1995, pp. 80-85, 109

1994
Roberta Smith. Bleckner: loss and mourning, abstractly, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 27 May 1994, p. C24

1991
Donald Kuspit. Ross Bleckner, ARTFORUM, September 1991, pp. 125-126

1989
Robert Storr. Ross Bleckner, ART IN AMERICA, March 1989, pp. 145-146

1988
Lisa Liebmann. Ross Bleckner's Mood Indigo, ART NEWS, May 1988, pp. 128-133. (illus: "Architecture of the Sky", Cover, C)
Michael Brenson. Ross Bleckner, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 28 October 1988, p. C31

1987
DanCameron. On Ross Bleckner's 'Atmosphere' Paintings, ARTS MAGAZINE, February 1987, pp. 30-33
RobertaSmith. Art: In Bleckner Show, an Array of Past Motifs, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 13 February 1987, p. C16
Douglas Mc Gill. An Artist's Journey from Obscurity to Success, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 19 February 1987, p. C30.
Aimee Rankin. Ross Bleckner, BOMB, April 1987, pp. 22-27
Pat Steir. Where the Birds Fly, What the Lines Whisper, ARTFORUM, May 1987, pp. 107-111

1986
Stephen Westfall. Ross Bleckner at Mary Boone, ART IN AMERICA, May 1986, pp. 155-156.
Michael Brenson. Ross Bleckner. THE NEW YORK TIMES, 14 February 1986, p. C32.