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Mark Grotjahn

  • 1968

    Born in Pasadena, California
    Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
    Department of Art Practice, University of California, Berkeley, CA, M.F.A.
    Department of Art Practice, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, B.F.A.

  • Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

  •  

    Solo Exhibitions

  • 2018

    50 Kitchens, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2016

    Sign Exchange 1993-98, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
    Pink Cosco, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
    Untitled (Captain America), Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
    Sign Exchange 1993-98, Karma, New York, NY

  • 2015

    Painted Sculpture, Anton Kern Gallery, New York [cat.]
    Fifteen Paintings, Blum & Poe, Los Angles, CA

  • 2014

    Mark Grotjahn and Tabwa Masks, Frieze, London, UK
    Mark Grotjahn Sculpture, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX [cat.]
    South Willard, Los Angeles, CA
    Circus Circus, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany [cat.]
    Mark Grotjahn: Butterfly Paintings, Blum & Poe, New York, NY [cat.]

  • 2013

    Shane Campbell Gallery, Lincoln Park, Chicago, IL

  • 2012

    Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO [cat.]
    Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2011

    Nine Faces, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY [cat.]
    Three to Five Faces, Shane Campbell, Chicago, IL [cat.]

  • 2010

    Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
    Seven Faces, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA [cat.]

  • 2009

    Gagosian Gallery, London, UK

  • 2008

    Dancing Black Butterflies, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2007

    Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, Switzerland [cat.]
    Blue Paintings Light to Dark One through Ten, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2006

    Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

  • 2005

    Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
    Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
    Mark Grotjahn: Drawings, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2003

    Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2002

    Mark Grotjahn: el gran burrito, Boom, Chicago, IL
    Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA

  • 2000

    Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA

  • 1998

    Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
    Flowers in the Office, Brent Petersen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  •  

    Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Approaching The Figure, Skarstedt, New York, NY

  • 2017

    The Trick Brain: Selections from the Aishti Foundation Collection, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Aishti Foundation, Antelias, Lebanon [cat.]
    Minimalism & Beyond
    , Mnuchin Gallery, New York, NY
    Unpacking: The Marciano Collection, 
    curated by Philipp Kaiser, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
    Imaginary Ancestors
    , Almine Rech, New York, NY

  • 2016

    Implosion 20, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    Olympia, Karma at Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, France
    Summer School, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
    Plane.Site, Gagosian Gallery, San Francisco, CA
    Phoenix Rising: The Valley Collects, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
    Fétiche, Venus over Manhattan, New York, NY
    Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection: From Shōhaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer, Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, Japan
    A Material Legacy, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC

  • 2015

    Surrealism: The Conjured Life, MCA Chicago, IL
    The Avant-Garde Won’t Give Up: Cobra and Its Legacy, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
    The Art of Our Time, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
    Chalet Dallas, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
    Drawing Show: Ten Artists, Harper’s Books, East Hampton, NY
    SPACE BETWEEN, The Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY
    First Show / Last Show, curated by Vito Schnabel, 190 Bowery, New York, NY
    Artists for MOCA, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Prima Materia, Punta della Dogona, Italy
    Geometries On and Off the Grid: Art from 1950 to the Present, The Warehouse, Dallas, TX
    Natural Histories, Gagosian Gallery, Athens, Greece
    Speed Space, curated by Alexandra Gaty, Tif Sigfrids, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2014

    Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
    Cast From Life, Skarstedt, New York, NY
    The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
    Liquor Store, Paradise Garage, Los Angeles, CA
    Room by Room: Monographic Presentations From the Faulconer and Rachofsky Collections, Dallas, TX

  • 2013

    Looking at Process, de la Cruz Collection, Miami, FL
    Carnegie International Contemporary Galleries Reinstallation, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
    Prima Materia, Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy
    The Show Is Over, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
    Busted, Friends of the High Line, New York, NY
    Pattern: Follow the Rules, Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
    Selections from the Permanent Collection, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Bennett Simpson)
    DSM-V, The Future Moynihan Station, New York, NY

  • 2012

    Now’s the Time: Recent Acquisitions, Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
    Ancestral Figure, Gagosian, Paris, France
    The Venice Beach Biennial, Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
    Contemporary painting, 1960 to the Present: Selections from the Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
    In Living Color, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY

  • 2011

    Absence/Presence: Contemporary Abstraction, Sonoma Sate University, Rohnert Park, CA
    Contemporary painting, 1960 to the Present: Selections from the Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
    Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
    Malevich and the American Legacy, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
    California Dreamin: Myths and Legends of Los Angeles, curated by Hedi Slimane, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France
    Selections from the Collection of Buck A. Mickel, Richard Gray Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2010

    The Maginot Line, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
    Benches and Binoculars, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
    The Artist’s Museum: Los Angeles Artists 1980 – 2010, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
    Group Show 2010, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
    At Home/Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (curated by Matthew Higgs) [cat.]
    Mark Grotjahn, Jonathan Lasker, Sol LeWitt, Allan McCollum, James Siena, James Welling, Bravin Lee Programs, New York, NY
    Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, curated by Jeff Koons, New Museum, New York, NY
    Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

  • 2009

    Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
    Beyond Black, White, and Gray, L&M Arts, New York, NY
    Just Like This Train, PHIL, Los Angeles, CA
    15th Anniversary Inaugural Exhibition, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
    Minimal Means, Initial Access, Wolverhampton, UK
    Private Universes: Media Works, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
    Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection, Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy
    The Chef's Theory, Five Thirty Thr33, Los Angeles, CA
    Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
    Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, MoMA, New York, NY [cat.]
    American Flavors, Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich, Germany
    Mark Grotjahn and Jonas Wood: Collaborative Works, T&Sn’Kreps, New York, NY
    Saints and Sinners, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

  • 2008

    Eyes Wide Open, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Oranges and Sardines, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, [cat.]
    For What You Are About to Receive, Gagosian Gallery, Moscow, Russia
    Pretty Ugly, Gavin Brown’s enterprise & Maccarone Gallery, New York, NY
    Geo/Metric-Prints and Drawings from the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
    Friends and Family, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    Always There: a Group Show with Grey Paintings - Part 1, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
    Kaikai Kiki Artists, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan [cat.]

  • 2007

    The Complexity of the Simple, L & M, New York, NY
    Fit to Print, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
    Past, Present, Future Perfect: Selections from the Ovitz Family Collection, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
    USA Today: New American Art from The Saatchi Gallery, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
    L.A. Desire, Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf, Germany
    Painting as Fact – Fact as Fiction, curated by Bob Nickas, de Pury & Luxembourg, Zürich, Switzerland
    Warhol and…, Kantor / Feuer, Los Angeles, CA
    James Turrell/ Mark Grotjahn/ Carl Andre/ John McCracken, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France
    Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, curated by Jens Hoffmann, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK
    Like Color in Pictures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO [cat.]
    Hammer Contemporary Collection: Part 1, curated by Gary Garrels, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2006

    Red Eye: L.A. Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
    Modern Primitivism, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
    The Monty Hall Problem, curated by Slater Bradley, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
    Dark Matter, White Cube, London, UK
    The Last Time They Met, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
    Whitney Biennial: Day for Night, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
    Delete/How to Make a Perfect Ghost, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    Figures in the Field: Figurative Sculpture and Abstract Painting from Chicago Collections, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
    Mark Grotjahn, Richard Hawkins, Jay Heikes, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Gone Formalism, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
    Painting in Tongues, curated by Michael Darling, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA [cat.]

  • 2005

    The Painted World, P.S.1, Long Island City, NY
    Plip, Plip, Plipty!, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
    Drawing from the Modern, 1975-2005, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
    Think Blue, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
    New Work/New Acquisitions, curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Ann Tempkin, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
    Tête à Tête, curated by Augusto Arbizo, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
    Seventh Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection (traveling exhibition), Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA; Bluse Star Art Complex, San Antonio, TX; Soo Visual Arts, Minneapolis, MN; New
    Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY; Luckman Center Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2004

    54th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA [cat.]
    Colored Pencil, curated by Geoffrey Young, KS Art, New York, NY
    The Thought That Counts, curated by Jason Meadows, Sister, Los Angeles, CA
    I, Assassin, curated by Slater Bradley, Wallspace, New York, NY
    Now is a Good Time, curated by Dean Valentine, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2003

    Inaugural Group Show, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
    Conversations, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
    Pink, Gallery Min Min, Tokyo, Japan

  • 2002

    The Stray Show, Boom, Chicago, IL
    Play it as it Lays, curated by Paul McDevitt and Declan Clark, London Institute, London, UK
    L.A. On My Mind: Recent Acquisitions from MOCA's Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2001

    Jennifer Bornstein, Mark Grotjahn, Dave Muller, Florian Maier-Aichen, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
    Sharing Sunsets, curated by Julie Deamer, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ
    Out of Bounds: Working off Paper, Harriet & Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California
    State University, Los Angeles, CA
    Superman in Bed: Kunst der Gegenwart und Fotografie Sammlung Schürmann, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
    David Brody, Mark Grotjahn, Wade Guyton, Siobhan Liddell, Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York, NY

  • 2000

    H20, Works on Paper, Los Angeles, CA
    '00, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
    Drawings From Los Angeles, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy
    Young and Dumb, curated by Pentti Monkkonen, Acme, Los Angeles, CA

  • 1999

    After the Gold Rush, curated by Lia Gangitano and Joseph Wolin Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY

  • 1998

    Entropy at Home, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
    Winter Selections 1998, Drawing Center, New York, NY
    Works on Paper, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
    Phenomenology: Michael Byron and Mark Grotjahn, Elias Fine Art Gallery, Boston, MA

  • 1997

    Brent Petersen, Mark Grotjahn, Paul Sietsema, Gallery 16, San
    Francisco, CA
    Helmut Federle, Günter Umberg, Mark Grotjahn, Ingo Müller, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

  • 1996

    Backroads (with Doug McConnell), Four Walls, San Francisco, CA

  • 1995

    Access, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
    Skowhegan Drive-in, collaboration with Doug Corson, Mark Grotjahn, and Mel Chin, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

 
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