BODY | IMAGE 11 June 2015 â€“ 31 July 2015
Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC
MAREN HASSINGER Fringe (detail), 2015 Newspaper Variable dimensions
â€œThe body is our general medium for having a world.â€? -Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Phenomenology of Perception
ERICA BAUM Perpetual Flux (Newspaper Clippings), 2014 Archival pigment print 12 x 16 in. Edition of 6. ERICA BAUM Monochromatic (Newspaper Clippings), 2014 Archival pigment print 14 1/9 x 20 in. Edition of 6. ERICA BAUM Swirl Retinues (Newspaper Clippings), 2013 Archival pigment print 14 7/10 x 18 in. Edition of 6.
ERICA BAUM Agnes (Naked Eye), 2008 Archival pigment print 15 2/3 x 18 in. Edition of 6.
ERICA BAUM Renovator (Naked Eye), 2010 Archival pigment print 18 ½ x 12 ½ in. Edition of 6.
MAREN HASSINGER Fringe (installation view), 2015 Tied newspaper Variable dimensions
MEREDYTH SPARKS Extraction (La Petite Ferme (Blackbird) Wrapped Strecher) (detail), 2015
MEREDYTH SPARKS Extraction (La Petite Ferme (Blackbird) Wrapped Strecher), 2015 Cut out digital print on canvas, fabric-wrapped stretcher 78 x 57 in.
MEREDYTH SPARKS Extraction (Mauve Grid, with padding), 2015 Digital print on canvas, fabric 77 Â˝ x 52 in.
Installation View, 2015 Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC.
ELLEN BERKENBLIT Berkeley Mews, 2013 Oil on canvas 90 x 76 in.
ANNA BETBEZE Playtime (details on opposite page), 2015 Acid dyes, ash on wool 144 x 118 in.
Installation View, 2015 Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC.
EMILY CLAYTON Shirts and Skins, 2015 Acrylic, dye on jersey spandex 94 3/4 x 60 in.
Bringing together the work of six intergenerational artists working across media, Body | Image examines the pre-reflective appearance of the corporeal in works of contemporary abstraction. Merleau-Ponty was the first to propose that one could not consider perception without considering the body as mediator of experience. On a conscious or subconscious level this interface is fundamental to the reception and perception of our world. The existence of the body in Art of the abstract/conceptual nature shown here, though surprising should not be unexpected. The appearance of the corporeal in each of these artists’ work ranges from the literal to the implied to the implicated. On one end of the spectrum, we find figures pushing forward from the book pages of Erica Baum’s (b. 1961) “Naked Eye” series confounding her “unmanipulated route to abstraction” or the spectre of the disembodied figure coalescing from the boldly abstract clash of color and shape in Ellen Berkenblit’s (b. 1958) “Berkeley Mews”. At the other end, we have the work of Anna Betbeze (b. 1980), Emily Clayton (b. 1982) and Meredyth Sparks (b. 1972). Here the existence of the body is equally powerful even as its presence is intuited. The human image is conjured in many subtle ways, be it scale, physicality, color, aura. Agnes Martin consciously elected to work on a 6’ square to mirror and draw in the viewer. The Abstract Expressionists suggested the human presence through sweeping, performative gesture. Each of these artists have absorbed and are fully cognizant of the subtle means that serve to implicate the viewer in the work. Consider Maren Hassinger’s (b. 1947) intervention “Fringe”. Simple in its construction, complex in its effect – lining the white box with an ankle deep barricade of thousands of long strands of twisted newspaper she creates a deeply personal, psychic and physical experience. The difficulty of a pure, objective rendering is evident; knowledge and understanding being tempered by personal experience and personal experience being mediated by the physical body. The so-called non-objective is necessarily peppered with memory and a human presence that complicates and enriches. It is no wonder that we find our self reflected at every turn, even where we least expect it.
Born in NYC, NY, 1961 Yale University of Art, New Haven, CT, M.F.A. 1994 Hunter College, NYC, NY, M.A. 1988 Barnard College, Columbia University, NYC, NY, B.A. 1984 Lives and works in New York, NY SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2015 2014 2013
2012 2011 2009 2008 2004 2003
Galerie Crèvecoeur (upcoming), Paris, France The Paper Nautilus, Bureau, NYC Harpoon the Monster: Blackboards, Blanks and Viewmasters (with Francis Baudevin), Galerie Mark Muuller, Zurich, Switzerland The Public Imagination, Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris, France The Public Imagination, Luttgen Meijer, Berlin, Germany Erica Baum, Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen, Germany Erica Baum: Blanks/Naked Eye Anthology, Melas Papadapoulos, Athens, Greece Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA Naked Eye Anthology, Bureau, NYC Naked Eye, Marc Jancou, Geneva, Switzerland The Public Imagination, Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland Shuffled Glances, Bureau, NYC The Naked Eye, Dispatch Bureau, NYC Reference, Luttgenmeijer, Berlin, Germany Word Each to Cling I, Kelly Writers House, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Them, D'Amelio Terras, NYC Play, D'Amelio Terras, NYC Directions, Dance Theater Workshop Gallery, NYC Recent Work, D'Amelio Terras, NYC New Photographs, Clementine Gallery, NYC Southern Light Gallery, Amarillo College, TX University of California, Berkeley Extension, San Francisco, CA
2000 1997 1996 1995 GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2015 Photo Poetics, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC (upcoming) Photo Poetics, KunstHalle Deutsche Bank, Berlin, Germany (upcoming) Body | Image, Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC Shoes and Purses, Rawson Projects, NYC After Dark, works from FRAC Ile de France Collection, MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland Altarations: Built, Blended, Processed, University Galleries, FAU, Boca Raton, FL 2014 Infinite Tuning, Murray Guy, NYC Seymour, CEAAC, Strasbourg, France Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI Langue des oiseaux et coq à l'âne. Autour de Raymond Hains, FRAC Bretagne, Rennes, France Lists, Bury Art Gallery, Lancashire, UK 2013 Anthology, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art (Extended), The Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art (Extended), Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada Jew York, Untitled Gallery and Zach Feuer Gallery, NYC Everyday Epiphanies: Photography and Daily Life since 1969, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC October 18, 1977, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, NYC Chick Lit: Revised Summer Reading, Tracy Williams Ltd., NYC Bass! How Low Can You Go?, Leila Heller Gallery, NYC Bureau at Independent, NYC
2009 2008 2006 2002
DOWNTOWN: A View of the Lower East Side, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, China 30th Bienal de Sao Paulo Touring Program, Sesc Sao Josee do Rio Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil Bureau at NADA, Miami, FL Lost & Found: Anonymous Photography in Reflection, Ambach & Rice Gallery, Los Angeles, CA The Imminence of Poetics, 30th Sao Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil Postscript, Denver MCA, Denver, CO The Feverish Library, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, NYC Coquilles Mechaniques, FRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France Journal d'une chambre, Cur. Jean-Max Colard, Crevecoeur, Paris Slow Numbers, Showroom 170, NYC Erica Baum and Sara MacKillop, Bischoff/Weiss, London, UK Spelling the Image, Marc Jancou Contemporary, NYC (im)possibilities, Visual Art Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX Library Science, Artspace, New Haven, CT Summer Salt, The Proposition, NYC ITEM, curated by Mamie Tinkler, Mitchell Innes & Nash, NYC Readers Delight, McKenzie Gallery, NYC Woodman, woodman, spare that tree', Luttgenmeijer, Berlin, Germany Freischuss, Kleine Humboldt Galerie Humbolt University, Berlin, Germany We'll Know Where When We Get There, Centre National de l'Estampe et de l'Art Imprime, Chatou, France Useful Gestures, Useless Gestures, Dispatch Bureau, NYC Subject Index, Malmo Konstmuseum, Malmo, Sweden Re-Make/Re-Model, D'Amelio Terras, NYC Gravity Over Time, curated by John Pilson, 1000 Eventi, Milan, Italy Summer group show, D'Amelio Terras, NYC
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY Bean, Victoria, and Chris McCabe, “The New Concrete,” Hayward Publishing, London, UK Musteata, Natalie, “Erica Baum,” Artforum, September 12, 2014 Aletti, Vince, “Erica Baum,” The New Yorker, September 8, 2014 Madden, Kathleen, “Random Harvest,” Osmos, Winter 2014 Novey, Idra , “Clarice: The Visitor, artworks by Erica Baum,” University of Chicago Press, 2013 Interview by Steel Stillman, “Erica Baum in the Studio,” Art in America, October 2013 Barwin, Gary, “Cover Versions: Reading outside-in in Erica Baum's study,” jacket2.org, May 2013 Oyama, Yukiko, “Erica Baum,” +81, pp. 42-9, Spring 2013 “Au Contraire: All poetry is poems,” Flaunt Magazine, pp. 22-5, March 2013 Jakubowicz, Alexis, “Erica Baum,” Frieze d/e, February 2013 “Francis Baudevin/Erica Baum,” Regency Art Press, 2012 “Dispatch 2007-2011,” Dispatch New York, 2011 Busta, Caroline,” Erica Baum at Dispatch,” Artforum, May 2009 Kreimer, Julian, “Erica Baum,” Art in America, June 2009 Ashman, Angela, “Such a Tease,” Village Voice, March 2009 O’Neil-Butler, Lauren, “Erica Baum,” Artforum, Critic’s pick, March 2009 Burton, Johanna, ”Erica Baum: Play,” Time Out New York, September 18-25, 2000 Richard, Frances, “Erica Baum,” Artforum, October 2003 Turner, Grady T., “Erica Baum at Clementine,” Art in America, February 1998 PUBLIC COLLECTIONS The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP), Paris, France FRAC Île-de-France, Paris, France Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH
Born in Paterson, NJ, 1958 Studied at The Cooper Union, B.F.A. 1980 Lives and works in New York, NY SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2012 Anton Kern Gallery, NYC 2009 Re:Construction:, curated by Abby Messitte, Poster Project at 50 Trinity, NYC 2008 Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA Anton Kern Gallery, NYC 2007 Suzanne Hilberry Gallery, Detroit, MI 2005 Anton Kern Gallery, NYC 2003 Anton Kern Gallery, NYC Charim Klocker Gallery, Vienna, Austria Anton Kern Gallery, NYC TBA Gallery, Chicago, IL 1996 Boesky & Callery, NYC 1993 Galerie Hubert Klocker, Vienna, Austria 1992 TBA Gallery, Chicago, IL White Columns, NYC [cat.] 1986 Semaphore East, NYC 1985 Semaphore East, NYC 1984 Semaphore East, NYC GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2015 Other Planes of There, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL (upcoming) Body | Image, Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC yin yang, 99 cent plus /handjob Gallery//Store, Brooklyn, NY Eid Ma Clack Shaw, curated by Abby Messitte, LABspace, Great Barrington, MA Ellen Berkenblit, Lee Maida, Tracy Miller, Derek Eller, NYC Self: Portraits of Artists in their Absence, curated by Filippo Fossati, National Academy Museum & School, NYC 2014 Ellen Berkenblit, Steve DiBenedetto, Philip Hanson, Barry Le Va, Albert Oehlen, Alexander Ross, Rebecca Shore, David Nolan Gallery, NYC Personal Space, Essex Flowers, NYC 2013 After Hours 2: Murals on the Bowery, Presented by the Art Production Fund & The New Museum, NYC Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC Manifesto, FIAF Gallery, NYC 2012 Thea Westreich/Wagner Collection, Whitney Museum, NYC (through 2016) traveling to Centre Pompidou, Paris, France 2011 Pressing Ideas: Fifty Years of Womens' Lithographs from Tamarind, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC 2010 Contemporary Works From the Collection, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME NeoIntegrity, The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, NYC 2009 If the Dogs are Barking, Artist Space, NYC Light Motive, Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France 2008 Friends and Family, Anton Kern Gallery, NYC Ultra-Concentrated Joy, Ecstatic Drawings by Contemporary Artists, New York Academy of Art, NYC 2007 Graphic Content, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH 2006 Ellen Berkenblit and Chris Caccamice, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands 2005 Paint on Metal, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ Aliceday, Brussels, Belgium 2004 Affect, Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, PA East Village, New Museum, NYC Paint on Metal, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ 2003 Serious Play/Metaphorical Gestures, Austrian Cultural Forum, NYC Ellen Berkenblit/Ivzia Capan, Black Dragon Society, Vienna, Austria Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2001 Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC
2000 1999 1997 1995 1992
Drawing 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, NYC Madison Avenue: Where Fashion Meets Art, Calypso, NYC Spellbound, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Drawings & Paintings, Wooster Gardens, NYC Berkenblit, Nares, Prince, Wool, Galleria Bonomo, Rome, Italy Group Show, Luhring Augustine, NYC Good Work, The Cooper Union, NYC
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY “10 Must See East End Art Shows on July 4 Weekend,” Dans Papers, July 10, 2014 “Flash TNT,” Vogue, May 2013 Cascone, Sarah, “Awards from American Academy of Arts and Letters,” Art in America, March 21, 2013 Gratza, Agnieszka, “Ellen Berkenblit,” Frieze Summer 2012 Asfour, Nana, “Ellen Berkenblit,” Art in America, May 2012 “Going On About Town | Ellen Berkenblit,” The New Yorker, April 2, 2012 Coates, Jennifer, “Ellen Berkenblit,” Time Out New York, March 22-28, 2012 von Thurn und Taxis, Elisabeth, “TNT: Studios of Five New York Artists,” Vogue Culture, November 4, 2011 Dannatt, Adrian, “Sugar Shock,” Artnet, February 13, 2008 Saltz, Jerry, “Critic’s Pick,” New York Magazine, February 13, 2008 Stringfield, Anne, “The Vogue 25 Cultural Highlights of 2008,” Vogue, January 2008 Crawford, Lynn, “Ellen Berkenblit,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2007 Sillman, Amy, “Ellen Berkenblit,” BOMB, Number 99, April 2007 Berwick, Carly, “The Armory Show Shopping Guide,” New York Magazine, February 26, 2007 Mendelsohn, Adam, “Ellen Berkenblit,” Frieze, November/December 2006 Mendelsohn, Adam, “Paper Chasers,” ArtReview, June 2006 Stern, Steven, “East Village USA,” Frieze, Issue 90, April 2005 Robinson, Walter, “Weekend Update,” Artnet, March 30, 2005 Smith, Roberta, “Looking back at the flurry on the far side,” The New York Times, December 10, 2004 Sholis, Brian, “Ellen Berkenblit,” Artforum, November 2003 Mendelsohn, Adam, Review, Frieze, Issue 79, November/December 2003 Schwendener, Martha, “Ellen Berkenblit,” Time Out New York, September 25-October 2, 2003 Finch, Charlie, “The Unfinished Woman,” Artnet, August 27, 2003 Smith, Roberta, “Ellen Berkenblit,” The New York Times, July 21, 2003 Cotter, Holland, “Review,” The New York Times, December 13, 2000 Gregori, Daniela, “Vom Draa zqischen den Aketen,” Frankfurter Allgemaine Zeitung, September 30, 2000 Smith, Roberta, “Ellen Berkenblit,” The New York Times, July 14, 2000 “Visiting Artist,” Paper Magazine, April 2000 “1999 Drawings,” The New Yorker, January 17, 2000 “Art in Review: Ellen Berkenblit,” The New York Times, December 13, 1996 PUBLICATIONS 2014 Ellen Berkenblit, Anton Kern Gallery, NY 2007 Ellen Berkenblit, Anton Kern Gallery, NY, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA (exhibition catalog) 1999 Ellen Berkenblit: Drawings, Grafiche Ferrero, Torino, Italy 1992 Ellen Berkenblit, White Columns, New York AWARDS 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship, NYC PUBLIC COLLECTIONS The Museum of Modern Art, NYC Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Born in Mobile, AL, 1980 Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT, M.F.A. 2006 University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA, B.F.A. 2003 Yale Summer School of Art and Music, Norfolk, CT, 2001 Lamar Dodd School of Art, Cortona, Italy Lives and works in New York, NY SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2015 The Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA Plush Vision, Luxembourg & Dayan, London, UK 2013 Kate Werble Gallery, NYC 2012 Moons, Lüttgenmeijer, Berlin, Germany Wormholes, François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Anna Betbeze: New Work, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA 2011 Moss Garden, Kate Werble Gallery, NYC SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2015 Splitting Light, University of Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (forthcoming) Body | Image, Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC Eyes-Mind-Brain, Unosunove, Rome, Italy 2014 Histoires sans sorcière, La Maison de La vache qui rit, Lons-le-Saunier, France Remake/Remodel, Kate Werble Gallery, NYC Brie Ruais & Anna Betbeze, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA Rockaway!, Rockaway Beach Surf Club, (organized by Klaus Biesenbach and Mia Locks), Rockaway Beach, NY Accordion, Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, UK Decorum, The Power Station, Shanghai, China Invitational Exhibit of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC Concrete Ghost, Gallery – Cryptoporticus - Casa Rustica, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy beyond earth art: contemporary artists and the environment, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 2013 Touch the Moon, Louis B. James, NYC Oh my gosh ! It’s amazing., Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris, France Dark Star, Basilica Hudson, Hudson, NY My Crippled Friend, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH Decorum, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France EXPO 1: New York, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY Interiors, Modern Collections, London, UK Harold Ancart, Kristin Baker, Mark Barrow, Nina Beier, Anna Betbeze, Thilo Heinzmann, John Henderson, Mark Flood, Scott Lyall, Jayson Musson, Renaud Regnery, Pae White, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France 2012 Dark Flow Lurking, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL Hang Up, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, UK The Unnatural, Kate Werble Gallery, NYC Sweet Distemper, Derek Eller Gallery, NYC First Among Equals, Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA Soft Op, Modern Collections, London, UK 2011 It Ain’t Fair 2011: Materialism, OHWOW Gallery, Miami, FL Tailgates & Substitutes, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, NYC NY: New Perspectives, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy Painting Expanded, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, NYC Unpainted Painting, Luxembourg & Dayan, NYC 2010 Green Honey, Ramiken Crucible, NYC Shag, Horton Gallery, Berlin, Germany Faculty Show, Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT 2009 Human Arrangement, Rachel Uffner Gallery, NYC I, Daughter of Kong, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space, NYC
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY Sam, Sherman, “Anna Betbeze: Luxembourg & Dayan,” Artforum, May 2015 Jones, Jonathan R., “Anna Betbeze. Modern Painters,” May 2015 Hudson, Suzanne, “Painting Now,” Thames & Hudson, 2015 Newhall, Edith, “Galleries: Way-back Work,” Philly.com, April 4, 2015 Fiorentino, Alexander, “Anna Betbeze’s Visceral World at Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery,” The Art Blog, March 26, 2015 Slenske, Michael, “Wild and Woolly. Architectural Digest,” April 2015 Ollman, Leah, “Getting Physical with Clay and Fiber at Marc Selwyn,” Los Angeles Times, August 1, 2014 Yablonsky, Linda, “Basel: Fun and Fancy Free,” Artforum.com, June 22, 2014 Benschop, Jurriaan, “Art Basel 2014,” Arterritory, June 22, 2014 Contag, Lisa, “Art Basel’s Statements Section Spotlights Emerging Artists,” BlouinArtinfo, June 18, 2014 Anastasyadis, Victoria, “Rode Draden,” Metropolis M, 2014 No. 1, February/March 2014 Bernabei, Valentina, “Roma, l’inquietudine contemporanea in 5 mostre,” la Repubblica, January 31, 2014 Russeth, Andrew, “11 Things to Do in New York’s Art World Before December 14,” Gallerist NY, December 9, 2013 Bergman, Jeff, “54th – The Thing and Betbeze,” Atlas: Contemporary Art News & Reviews, October 25, 2013 Howard, Christopher, “Critics’ Picks: Anna Betbeze at Kate Werble Gallery,” Artforum, October 11, 2013 D’Agostino, Paul, “4 Art Exhibits You Need to See,” The L Magazine, September 12, 2013 Biesenbach, Klaus, and Heather Corcoran, “Manhattan Magazine,” July/August 2013 Rother, Franz, “Dusterer Optimismus,” WirtschaftsWoche, No. 21, May 18, 2013 Baumgardner, Julie, “Cut a Rug: Artists and the magic of carpets,” Modern Painters, May 2013 Kelsey, Colleen, “MoMA PS1’s Current Climate,” Interview Magazine, May 2013 Kozinn, Allan, “Environmental Expo Coming to MoMA PS1,” The New York Times, March 8, 2013 Buhmann, Stephanie, “Youthful offenders and a marble renderer,” The Villager, January 31, 2013 Smith, Roberta, “Art in Review: Sandra Sheehy ‘Music from a garden at dusk’ at Calvin-Morris Gallery,” The New York Times, January 10, 2013 Smith, Roberta, “Connecting Kindred Spirits: ‘Rosemarie Trockel: A Cosmos,’ at the New Museum,” The New York Times, October 25, 2012 Tilghman, Parker, “The Fickle Moon,” ARTslant, September 17, 2012 Bronner, Julia Elias, “Critics’ Picks: ‘Sweet Distemper’ at Derek Eller Gallery,” Artforum.com, August 6, 2012 “Sweet Distemper @ Derek Eller,” ArtInfo: Modern Painters Daily, July 25, 2012 Mizota, Sharon, “Art Review: Anna Betbeze’s shaggy works beguile at Francois Ghebaly,” Los Angeles Times, June 14, 2012 Frank, Priscilla, “Anna Betbeze's Painted Flotaki Carpets Come To MASS MoCA,” The Huffington Post, June 5, 2012 Winant, Carmen, “Critics’ Picks: ‘First Among Equals’ at the ICA- Institute of Contemporary Art,” Philadelphia, Artforum.com, May 25, 2012 Smith, Roberta, “Substance and Spectacle,” The New York Times, December 16, 2011 Saltz, Jerry, “The Year in Art: The Cold War, fifties brushtrokes, and a pickup artist run amok,” New York Magazine, December 4, 2011 Balestin, Juliana, “Tailgates & Substitutes at Thierry Goldberg Gallery,” Purple Magazine, November 28, 2011 Hudson, Suzanne, “Unpainted Paintings,” Artforum, pp. 400-401, Summer 2011 Dailey, Meghan, “The Filth And The Fury,” Modern Painters, Summer 2011 Johnson, Paddy, and Benjamin Sutton, “5 Art Stars You Need to Know,” The L Magazine, April 13, 2011 Saltz, Jerry, “After the Drips,” New York Magazine, March 27, 2011 Smith, Roberta, “Unpainted Paintings,” The New York Times, March 17, 2011 “Listing: Anna Betbeze at Kate Werble,” The New Yorker, March 7, 2011 “Thread Reviews-Anna Betbeze,” Textileartscenter, February 23, 2011 AWARDS & RESIDENCIES 2014 Recipient of the NYFA Artists’ Fellowship 2013-14 Recipient of the Harold M. English/Jacob H. Lazarus – Metropolitan Museum of Art Rome Prize
EMILY CLAYTON Born in Savannah, TN, 1982 New York University, NYC, NY, M.F.A. 2015 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, B.F.A. 2004 Lives and works in New York, NY SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2015 2014 2013 2012 2010 2009 2008
Inside the Episode, curated by Jack Pierson, Launch F18, NYC (upcoming) Body | Image, Susan Inglett, NYC MFA Thesis Part 1, 80WSE, NYC Sun Bum, 80WSE Project Space, NYC #ArtistsBeLike, Nurture Art, Brooklyn, NY Nobody Died That Year, 80WSE, NYC Archetype Drift, curated by Jason Lazuras, Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL The Medium’s Session, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN Studio Warmups, Threesquared, Nashville, TN Soft Ground, Roots & Culture, Chicago, IL Heat Wave, The Brick Factory, Nashville, TN Sad Cycle, Eastern Expansion, Chicago, IL Get It Together Again, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL A Night With Your Contemporaries, (Con)Temporary Art Space, Chicago, IL Harold Arts The Yield, Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL Get It Together, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL In The Beginning There Was The End, Happy Dog Gallery, Chicago, IL The Chop And Mold, Barbara and Barbara, Chicago, IL 101 Paintings, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, IL
AWARDS 2014 2012 2011 2009
New York University Martin Wong Scholarship Tennessee Arts Commission Support Grant ACRE Residency, Steuben, WI Harold Arts Residency, Chesterhill, OH
Born in Los Angeles, CA, 1947 University of California, Los Angeles, M.F.A. in Fiber Structure Lives and works in New York, NY SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2015 Maren Hassinger, A Retrospective, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA 2014 Maren Hassinger, Reginald Ingraham Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2010 Maren Hassinger, Lives, Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 2005 The River, School 33, Baltimore, MD 2004 Rainforest, David Allen Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Diaries, Loyola College, Julio Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD 2001 My hand, this leaf, David Allen Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 1996 Treachery and Consolation, Trans-Hudson Gallery, Jersey City, NJ 1993 Memory, Benton Gallery, Southampton, NY 1992 Bushes, Fine Arts Gallery, LIU/Southampton Campus, Southampton, NY 1991 Maren Hassinger, Gracie Mansion Gallery, NYC 1989 Field, Soho 20 Gallery, NYC 1986 Blanket of Branches and Dancing Branches, Contemporary Arts Forum and Alice Keck Park, Santa Barbara, CA GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2015 Radical Presence, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA Body | Image, Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC 2014 Poor Working Conditions, curated by Claire Grube, Martos Gallery, NYC Cultural Guerillas, Hudson Guild Gallery, NYC Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN 2013 American Beauty, curated by William Villalongo, Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC Hassinger & Clark: Boxes, Combs & Constellations, University of Delaware Museums, Newark, DE Now Dig This!, Williams College, Williamstown, MA Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Grey Art Gallery, NYC and The Studio Museum, Harlem, NYC Artpark, Lewiston, NY Heavy Metal:, Joseph Beckles, Charles Dickson, Melvin Edwards, Maren Hassinger, John Outterbridge, Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA Ashe to Amen, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, Baltimore, MD 2012 Now Dig This!, P.S.1, Long Island City, NY Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX Material Girls, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba 2011 Romare Bearden Centennial, Studio Museum, Harlem, NYC Now Dig This!, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA Dance/Draw, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, 2011-12 Inti, Curated by Clifford Owens, OnStellarRays Gallery, NYC Sculpted Etched and Cut and Collected, Studio Museum, Harlem, NYC VideoStudio: Playback, Studio Museum, Harlem, NYC Material Girls, The Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, MD 2010 Global Africa Project, Museum of Arts and Design, NYC 2009 30 Seconds Off an Inch, The Studio Museum, Harlem, NYC
Discursive Acts: African American Art at University of Delaware and Beyond, University Museums, Newark, DE Faculty Show, Decker Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD Slideshowpotluck, Democratic National Convention, Denver, CO Grimaldis @ Area 405, Area 405, Baltimore, MD The Sondheim Finalists, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA Celebrating Forty Years: Showcasing Forty Artists, Maryland State Arts Council, Baltimore, MD Mini-Curated-Micro-Books, A project of the Baltimore Book Festival, Baltimore, MD Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize at MICA: Semi-Finalists Exhibition, Meyerhof Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 21st Annual Critics’ Residency Program, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD 15th Annual Lotta Art Benefit, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD Crossing the Line: African American Artists in the Jacqueline Bradley and Clarence Otis, Jr. Collection, The Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL Agents of Change: Women, Art and Intellect, Ceres Gallery, NYC At Freedom’s Door: Challenging Slavery in Maryland, Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD 181st Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art, National Academy Museum, NYC 14th Annual Lotta Art Benefit, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD Peace and Tranquility, Studio Magazine, a publication of the Studio Museum, Harlem, NYC Along the Way: MTA Arts for Transit, Celebrating 20 Years of Public Art, UBS Art Gallery, NYC City Art: New York’s Percent for Art Program, Center for Architecture, NYC Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
PERFORMANCES 2013 Together, performed as a part of "Now Dig This!” From Los Angeles to New York Symposium, MoMA, NYC, February 8, 2013 Kiss, with Ulysses Jenkins and Senga Nengudi, ongoing performance project by Ulysses Jenkins, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY, February 10, 2013 2012 Women's Work, as a part of "Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art," Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX A Morning of Performance Selected by Clifford Owens, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY Walking Tall, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA 2011 Kiss, A collaboration with Ulysses Jenkins and Senga Nengudi, Remake of Senga Nengudi's 1980 performance, Hammer Museum Blackbox Theater, Los Angeles, CA Dancing in the Street, A Matriarch Project collaboration with Ava Hassinger for “Be Black Baby," Recess Gallery, NYC See Life, A Matriarch Project collaboration with Ava Hassinger for "Flux This!" Curated by William Pope L., MoMA Education Department, NYC Africa, Four 30-second performances at the opening of "Material Girls," Reginald Lewis Museum, Baltimore, MD 2010 Contributed "score" to a performance by Clifford Owens called "Repose." Taped and transcribed interview and map of performance experience in Los Angeles for LACE gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2009 Africa, Three 30-second performances at the opening of "30 seconds Off an Inch," The Studio Museum, Harlem, NYC Quiet as Kept: Change, A performance ritual written and directed by Ulysses Jenkins, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA 2006 Side by Side, mixed media performance with Senga Nengudi, "Les Soirées Nomades, cycle Nuits Noires," Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France SELECTED PUBLIC SCULPTURES 2004-05 Art in the Garden, Grant Park, Chicago, IL Park District and the Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL 2001-07 Message from Malcolm, Arts for Transit, 110th Street IRT, NYC 2002 Weeds and Nerves, for the exhibition "Healing Arts/Art That Heals," Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore, MD 1996 Ancestor Walk, P.S. 176, Percent for Art Program, Department of Cultural Affairs, NYC
Born in Panama City, FL, 1972 Hunter College, NYC, M.F.A. 2003 University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, B.F.A. 1994 Lives and works in New York, NY SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2013 Windows and Screens, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL Accordion, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France 2012 So I will let it alone and talk about the house., Locust Projects, Miami, FL 2011 Striped Bare, Even and Again, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, NYC Striped Bare, VeneKlasen/Werner, Berlin, Germany 2010 Extraction, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, NYC 2009 Everything we have loved is lost, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France Gudrun Constructed, Projects in Art and Theory, Cologne, Germany There’s One In Every Crowd, Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium 2008 We were strangers for too long., Elizabeth Dee Gallery, NYC 2006 We’re treating each other just like strangers., Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2015 Body | Image, Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC 2014 A Private View präsentiert: Die ROCCA Stiftung, Curated by Heike Fuhlbrugge, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany Speak Through Art, Kaviarfactory, Lofoten, Norway Nouvelle Generation, Fonds Régional d’art Contemporain, Nord-Pas de Calais, France 86th Exhibition of Professional Members, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL 2013 Andratx on Paper III, CCA Andratx, Balearic Islands, Spain Test Pattern, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC LAT. 41° 7' N., LONG. 72° 19' W, organized by Bob Nickas, Martos Gallery, East Marion, NY Ange de l'histoire, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France Street Trash 2, organized by Virginia Overton and Aaron Suggs, multiple locations, Memphis, TN 2012 Art Foundation Mallorca Collection, CCA Andratx, Balearic Islands, Spain Decade: Contemporary Collecting 2002-2012, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY Out of Focus: Photography, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA 2011 Slap, Maison des Arts, Le Grand-Quevilly, France Berlin-Paris, Galerie Frank Elbaz at Wentrup Gallery, Berlin, Germany Germany is Your America, co-curated by Michael Bracewell, Broadway 1602, NYC 2010 CAPC, ou la vie saisie par l’art, Bordeaux CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, France Mixtapes: popular music in contemporary art, The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College, Cork, Ireland 2009 White Noise, James Cohen Gallery, NYC Sound of Music, Turner Contemporary Project Space, Kent, CT Otras Voces, Otras Ambitos, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain From Shop Window Mannequin to Media Star, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain 2008 A New High In Getting Low II, John Connelly Presents, NYC In Repose, The Debra and Dennis Scholl Collection, curated by Lori Mertes, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA Recent Acquisitions, Gifts and Works from Various Exhibitions 1985-2008, curated by Bob Nickas, White Columns, NYC 2007 A New High In Getting Low, curated by John Connelly, Artnews Projects, Berlin, Germany Just Kick It Till It Breaks, curated by Debra Singer and Matthew Lyons, The Kitchen, NYC 2nd Moscow Biennale, invited by Nicolas Bourriaud, Moscow, Russia Three Years and Counting, Tart, San Francisco, CA 2006 Deaf: From the Audible to the Visible, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France Music is a Better Noise, curated by Bob Nickas, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY 2005 Sound Clash, PH Gallery, NYC 2004 First Look Photography, Sean Kelly Gallery, NYC 2003 It wasn’t midnight. It wasn’t snowing., Hunter College Times Square Gallery, NYC 1999 Summer Show, Andrews Kreps Gallery, NYC 1998 Bowie, Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery, NYC
CURATORIAL PROJECTS 2014 “Inevitable Music #1: Variations on Sol LeWitt's Wall Drawing #260 LP,” Sébastien Roux, Seth Cluett, Future Audio Graphics “A Survey of Locked Modes LP,” Blood Wedding, Timothy Morton, Marlo Pascual, Future Audio Graphics 2013 “Extraction LP,” Ben Vida, Meredyth Sparks, Anthony Elms, Future Audio Graphics 2009 “Next Year’s Models,” organized with Brian Gempp, X Initiative, NYC 2004 “Skull Turner,” year project space, Brooklyn, NY “Two Enter and One Leaves,” year project space, Brooklyn, NY “Capitals and Constructs,” year project space, Brooklyn, NY “Four Projects,” year project space, Brooklyn, NY 2003 “All That Was Not Then,” year project space, Brooklyn, NY SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY “Speak Through Art,” exhibition catalog, Kaviar Factory, 2014 Meyer, Bill, "Ben Vida/Meredyth Sparks/Anthony Elms – Extraction LP (Future Audio Graphics),” Still Single, 2014 "Meredyth Sparks," in conversation with Anna Sansom, Modern Weekly, China, 2013 “Windows and Screens,” exhibition catalog with an essay by Janine Mileaf, The Arts Club of Chicago, 2013 Ciezadlo, Janina, "Meredyth Sparks,” The Arts Club of Chicago, New City Art, February 2013 Rachel, T. Cole, "Meredyth Sparks Collede Source," Mixt(e), 2012 Jones, Kristin M., “Germany is Your America,” Frieze, Issue 145, March 2012 Ward, Ossian, “Depth of Field, Out of Focus: Photography,” Time Out London, May 3-9, 2012 A-C.M, “La Saatchi Gallery Fait Une Mise Au Point,” Madame Figaro, May 4, 2012 Johnson, Ken, “Germany Is Your America,” The New York Times, October 28, 2011 Nichols, Matthew, “Meredyth Sparks,” Art in America, December 2011 “The Female Dandy: Lisette Smits and Meredyth Sparks in Conversation,” LABOUR, 2011 Gempp, Brian with Meredyth Sparks, “Extraction: An Apology for Cutting,” Striped Bare exhibition booklet, VeneKlasen/ Werner, 2011 Fensom, Sarah E., “Instant Living Room,” Art and Antiques, November 2011 “Balenciaga/ Guggenheim Artist Portfolio," Pop Magazine, Spring/Summer 2011 Gropp, Rose-Marie, “Meredyth Sparks waltet drinnen bei VW in Berlin,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, June 4, 2011 Heinevetter, Nele, “Eine Künstlerin auf Streifzug,” Zeit Online, May 17, 2011 Grinsted, Daniel, “Tapetenwechsel,” Der Tagesspiegel, June 6, 2011 “Meredyth Sparks: Sequential Ardour,” Syntax Editions, Spring 2010 Smith, Roberta, “Meredyth Sparks,” New York Times, April 2010 “Decoding Images,” Art in America, 2010 Bourriaud, Nicolas, “Meredyth Sparks, ‘Everything we have loved is lost,’” Frog Magazine, 2010 Bourriaud, Nicolas, “Meredyth Sparks,” 20 Hoxton Square, October 2009 Colard, Jean-Max, “Meredyth Sparks: Everything we have loved is lost.,” les inrockuptibles, October 2009 Launay, Aude, “Liz Deschenes, Rebecca Quaytman, Meredyth Sparks,” 02 Hiver, 2009 Davies, Lillian, “Meredyth Sparks,” Artforum, October 2009 Licata, Christine, “Meredyth Sparks: We were strangers for too long, at Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York,” Art on Paper, January 2009 Beck, Graham T., “Meredyth Sparks,” Frieze Magazine, November 2008 Zhong, Fan, “Meredyth Sparks,” Interview, September 2008 Anderman, Joan, “The Permanent Revolution,” The Boston Globe, November 2008 Lissoni, Andrea, “Puro piacere critico,” Rolling Stone, Italy, July 2007 Cotter, Holland, “Just Kick It Till It Breaks,” The New York Times, April 2007 Barliant, Claire, “2nd Moscow Biennale,” Modern Painters, May 2007 Beasley, Mark, “Music is a Better Noise,” Frieze, April 2007 Alemani, Cecilia, “Cut,” Artforum, December 2007 Smith, Roberta, “Menace, Glitter and Rock in Visions of Dystopia,” New York Times, December 2006 Speers Mears, Emily, “Cover Bands,” V Magazine, Spring 2006 Sennert, Kate, “The Art of Noise,” V Magazine, Fall 2006 Bailly, Berenice, “Deaf,” Le Monde, April 2006 Genies, Bernard, “Musiques attitudes,” Le Nouvel Observateur, SortirObs, March 2006 Leqeux, Emmanuelle, “Deaf, From the Audible to the Visible,” Rendez-Vous, March 2006 “Top Ten,” Artforum, April 2004 Two images in K-48 Magazine, 2001 NY Arts, #27, December 1998 Turner, Grady, “Bowie,” Review Magazine, December 1998
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