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October 15 - December 18, 2015 Curators: Howard Rutkowski and Mary Dinaburg Catalogue Editor: Meital Manor Design: Nelly Levin Photography: Ami Erlich (Elad Kopler) Reproduction credits: Robert Melee courtesy of Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York; Ted Pim courtesy of the artist; Gabriel J. Shuldiner courtesy of the artist; Jack R. Slentz courtesy of the artist; Cullen Washington, Jr. courtesy of Albertz-Benda, New York Printing: A.R. Printing Ltd., Tel Aviv Š 2015 All rights reserved to Litvak Contemporary, Tel Aviv

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DARK MAT TER


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DA R K M AT T E R Science tells us that dark matter is a mysterious unseen force that comprises most of the universe. So far immeasurable, it has a powerful effect on that which is visible and known. The creative process is somewhat analogous in that it is presumed, but also unseen, yet impacts the physical world, making the invisible, visible. This gathering came about in an attempt to present several artists who follow an intuitive, sometimes aggressive approach in the making of art. While formal references may abound and others foist upon them, all the works possess an organic origin, often unfathomable. Not too long ago the paintings of Elad Kopler were vast scenes of destruction and upheaval rendered in a combination of the recognizable and the abstract. The beautifully painted surfaces and abstracted passages obscured darker themes that reflected a very real physical experience. Recent work has seen a reduction, a distillation that excises the narrative and focuses on color, shape and line that goes to the abstract core of the composition. In a very real way he has found the path literally and figuratively ‘out of the rubble’ and into pure painting. Painter, sculptor, photographer, installation and performance artist Robert Melee’s work is not comprised of disparate elements, but is a holistic approach to the making of art. The work is always self-referential and complex. The bottle cap paintings, a series the artist first began in 1999, have become signature works. The kitsch elements of the beer bottle caps are interwoven with plaster, enamel, paint creating an undulating surface.

The resultant abstraction provides a meditative mandala effect

that transcends the humble materials.

Gabriel J. Shuldiner, Data[t]RASH, 2015, detail, see p. 32


The ethereal paintings of Ted Pim reference old master portraiture. He began his painting career creating mural-scale works in the dark recesses of abandoned breweries, factories and schools, places where few, if any, got the chance to experience the work. The distorted physiognomies rendered in ghostly tonalities emerge from a nearly black expanse to create a poetic, almost funereal imagery, channeling Goya and Francis Bacon. Gabriel J. Shuldiner re-purposes the detritus of the world around us, bending, coaxing, twisting and forcing found and discarded objects and materials into a new existence. A pseudo-trademarked amalgam of black pigments called ‘postapocalypticBLACK™’ is Shuldiner’s secret ingredient in his alchemical process of turning base matter into a more precious substance. Despite the overriding insistence of the color black, the surfaces have a painterly quality, alternating between matte and sheen and sometimes injected with a tiny shock of fluorescent color. The works move between monolithic statements of form to more free-flowing, seemingly fragile elements. Skill and serendipity are the hallmarks of Jack R. Slentz. Best known for his wooden sculpture, where single green hardwood blocks are chosen for their color, grain and imperfections. A violent tool like a chainsaw is used with scalpel precision and as the green wood dries, unplanned, but hoped for, changes occur as the grain shifts and cracks appear. A new and visually different body of work, the fetish-like forms of rubber, steel and occasionally wood, continues the combination of the expected and unexpected. Rubber inner tubes are introduced into the hand-forged steel armatures, manacles and wooden sculptural supports and then inflated. The resultant shapes suggest the exaggerated biomorphic human form constrained and straining against the bondage of metal and wood.


Cullen Washington, Jr.’s expansive compositions are like exploding stars, shooting out in all directions and dimensions. Or - perhaps closer to the ‘Big Bang Theory’ – the creation of a new materiality. As he wrote ‘I try to capture things before they are formed, still in an embryonic state of meaning, forming multiple fluid relationships.’ The mash-up of found materials – wood, tape, canvas scraps and other flotsam and jetsam – would suggest an inherent and unconsidered chaos. Yet, as with the natural world, there is an ordered structure that emerges out of confusion as the compositions coalesce into pure abstraction. Kopler, Melee, Pim, Shuldiner, Slentz and Washington are artists who, in different ways, visually and conceptually, find commonality in the dark energy that emanates from the anxiety and tension found in today’s precarious existence. Each wrestles, intellectually, physically, emotionally, with disparate material, making sense of the external and internal forces that shape us.

Mary Dinaburg Howard Rutkowski


Elad Kopler Untitled, 2015 Oil, acrylic and spray paint on canvas 126x164 cm


Elad Kopler Untitled, 2015 Oil, acrylic and spray paint on canvas 200x152 cm


Elad Kopler Untitled, 2015 Oil, acrylic and spray paint on canvas 180.5x142.5 cm


Elad Kopler Untitled, 2015 Oil and acrylic on canvas 162x170 cm


Robert Melee Pulsar Generated Inter Gilded Substitution, 2014 23 carat gold, enamel, plaster and bottle caps on wood 193x127 cm


Robert Melee Inner Scenic Suckling Substitution, 2014 Beer bottle caps, plaster, enamel on wood 67.5x150 cm


Robert Melee Untitled, 2011 Beer bottle caps, plaster, enamel, canvas on wood 80.5x78 cm


Robert Melee Spastic Fractured Poonsing Substitution, 2010 Beer bottle caps, plaster, enamel paint on wood 81x81 cm


Ted Pim In Waiting, 2015 Oil on birch plywood 91.5x60.5 cm


Ted Pim Head, 2015 Acrylic, oil and pastel on birch plywood 91.5x60.5 cm


Ted Pim Greed, 2015 Acrylic on canvas 81.5x64.5 cm


Ted Pim Don’t Be Afraid, 2015 Acrylic on birch plywood 91.5x60.5 cm


Gabriel J. Shuldiner Data[t]RASH, 2015 Post_apocalypticBLACK™, modified acrylic polymer emulsion, inorganic synthetic carbon black pigment, methylmethacrylate butylacrylate copolymer dispersion polymer, carbon black pigment, black iron oxide, water, calcium carbonate, propylene glycol, amorphous silica, ammonia, oil modified urethane, mineral spirits, medium aliphatic naphtha, alkyd resin solids, urethane resin solids, alcohol_based pigmented permanent ink, n_propanol, ethanol, rosin based resin, carbon black, isopropyl alcohol, recycled low density polyethylene film packing material, recycled polyethylene sheet_based trash bags, pressure sensitive annealed aluminum adhesive, cold weather solvent acrylic, aliphatic resin emulsion adhesive, scrim_backed pressure sensitive adhesive, low density polyethylene, powdered aluminum pigment, expanded polystyrene foam panels reclaimed heavy duty wood crate panel latex_based construction adhesive, kaolin, limestone, cyclohexane, heptanes, benzene, quartz, titanium dioxide, petroleum distillates, styrene butadiene polymer, light aliphatic naptha, rosin, solvent_based nitrocellulose alkyd resin aerosol lacquer, xylene, acetone, propane, butane, isobutene, 2_methoxy_1_methylethyl acetate, ethylbenzene, solvent naptha, fluorescent latex airbrush acrylic polymer, exterior grade automotive pigment, heavy duty steel staples, galvanized steel roofing nails, galvanized steel blackened flat head screws, galvanized steel wire, acrylic_based hybrid paint, butanol, propanol, diacetone alcohol, permachrome ink, graphite, clay, sex wax, nuisance dust, spit, air, data 136x173x21 cm


Gabriel J. Shuldiner OVERWRITE, 2015 Post_apocalypticBLACK™ , modified acrylic polymer emulsion, inorganic synthetic carbon black pigment, methylmethacrylate butylacrylate copolymer dispersion polymer, carbon black pigment, black iron oxide, water, calcium carbonate, propylene glycol, amorphous silica, ammonia, oil modified urethane, mineral spirits, medium aliphatic naphtha, alkyd resin solids, urethane resin solids, alcohol_based pigmented permanent ink, n_propanol, ethanol, rosin based resin, carbon black, isopropyl alcohol, upcycled oversize heavy duty corrugated fiberboard shipping container, scrim backed pressure sensitive adhesive, low density polyethylene, powdered aluminum pigment, pressure sensitive paper adhesive, solvent_based nitrocellulose alkyd resin aerosol lacquer, xylene, acetone, propane, butane, isobutene, 2_methoxy_1_methylethyl acetate, ethylbenzene, solvent naptha, latex construction adhesive, kaolin, limestone, cyclohexane, heptanes, benzene, quartz, titanium dioxide, petroleum distillates, styrene butadiene polymer, light aliphatic naptha, rosin, heavy duty steel staples, galvanized steel roofing nails, galvanized steel blackened flat head screws, galvanized steel wire, acrylic_based hybrid paint, butanol, propanol, diacetone alcohol, permachrome ink, graphite, clay, sex wax, nuisance dust, spit, air 127x134.5x7.5 cm


Gabriel J. Shuldiner hyperEXPANSE, 2015 Post_apocalypticBLACK™, modified acrylic polymer emulsion, inorganic synthetic carbon black pigment, methylmethacrylate butylacrylate copolymer dispersion polymer, carbon black pigment, black iron oxide, water, calcium carbonate, propylene glycol, amorphous silica, ammonia, oil modified urethane, mineral spirits, medium aliphatic naphtha, alkyd resin solids, urethane resin solids, alcohol_based pigmented permanent ink, n_propanol, ethanol | rosin based resin | carbon black, isopropyl alcohol, polyurethane insulation foam adhesive, isocyanate prepolymer, polymeric diphenylmethane diisocyanate, alkanes, chloro, isobutene, dimethyl ether, 4,4’-methylenediphenyl diisocyanate, propane, n_butane, solvent_based nitrocellulose alkyd resin aerosol lacquer, xylene, acetone, propane, butane, isobutene, 2_methoxy_1_methylethyl acetate, ethylbenzene, solvent naptha, scrim_backed pressure sensitive adhesive, low density polyethylene, powdered aluminum pigment, expanded polystyrene foam panels, reclaimed heavy duty wood crate panel, latex construction adhesive, kaolin, limestone, cyclohexane, heptanes, benzene, quartz, titanium dioxide, petroleum distillates, styrene butadiene polymer, light aliphatic naptha, rosin, chrome enamel aerosol, toluene, hydrocarbon polymer, propane, butane acetone, xylene, medium aliphatic hydrocarbon solvent, ethylbenzene, heavy duty steel staples, polyurethane adhesive, polyisocyanate prepolymer, polymeric diphenylmethane diisocyanate, 4,4_methylenediphenyl diiocyanate, diphenylmethane diiocyanate, galvanized steel roofing nails, galvanized steel blackened flat head screws, galvanized steel wire, acrylic_based hybrid paint, butanol, propanol, diacetone alcohol, permachrome ink, graphite, clay, sex wax, nuisance dust, spit, air 114x108x15 cm


Gabriel J. Shuldiner PSYCHOBEAT.3, 2015 Post_apocalypticBLACK™, modified acrylic polymer emulsion, inorganic synthetic carbon black pigment, methylmethacrylate butylacrylate copolymer dispersion polymer, carbon black pigment, black iron oxide, water, calcium carbonate, propylene glycol, amorphous silica, ammonia, oil modified urethane, mineral spirits, medium aliphatic naphtha, alkyd resin solids, urethane resin solids, alcohol_based pigmented permanent ink, n_propanol, ethanol, rosin based resin, carbon black, isopropyl alcohol, upcycled corrugated fiberboard, expanded polystyrene insulation foam panels, scrim backed pressure sensitive adhesive, low density polyethylene, powdered aluminum pigment, pressure sensitive paper adhesive, solvent_based nitrocellulose alkyd resin aerosol lacquer, xylene, acetone, propane, butane, isobutene, 2_methoxy_1_methylethyl acetate, ethylbenzene, solvent naptha, latex construction adhesive, kaolin, limestone, cyclohexane, heptanes, benzene, quartz,titanium dioxide, petroleum distillates, styrene butadiene polymer, light aliphatic naptha, rosin, heavy duty steel staples, polyurethane adhesive, polyisocyanate prepolymer, polymeric diphenylmethane diisocyanate, 4,4_methylenediphenyl diiocyanate, diphenylmethane diiocyanate galvanized steel roofing nails, galvanized steel blackened flat head screws, galvanized steel wire, acrylic_based hybrid paint, butanol, propanol, diacetone alcohol, permachrome ink, graphite, clay, sex wax, nuisance dust, spit, air 73.5x56x13.5 cm


Jack R. Slentz Wood, 2015 Wood and rubber 51x40.5x33 cm


Jack R. Slentz 1 into 8 into 1, 2015 Rubber and Hemp 56x56x28 cm


Jack R. Slentz Woman on the Wall, 2015 Steel and rubber 86x58.5x45.5 cm


Jack R. Slentz Coil, 2015 Steel and rubber 84x35.5x33 cm


Cullen Washington, Jr. Space Notation 1, 2014 Canvas, paper, charcoal, dust, tape, wood 213.4x137.2 cm


Cullen Washington, Jr. Potential I, 2014 14oz. canvas, acrylic paint, charcoal dust, black chalkboard paint, paper, black copier toner, acrylic medium, tape, black ink, brown craft paper, cotton string 213.5x274.5 cm


Cullen Washington, Jr. Space Notation 3, 2014 Canvas, wood, acrylic paint, liquid graphite, glue, gesso, charcoal dust, graphite dust 274.5x183 cm


Cullen Washington, Jr. Od Matter S1I, 2015 Graphite dust, tape, acrylic medium, acrylic paint, canvas, paper 139.5x251.5 cm


Cullen Washington, Jr. Space Notation 8, 2014 Collagraphs with collage and hand drawing on Rives Arches 250 gsm paper with black ink 68.5x89 cm


Artist Biographies


Elad Kopler

Education

7 sculptures, Tavi Dresdner Gallery, Tel Aviv

2000

B.E.D School of Art “Hamidrasha”, Biet Berl, Israel

2005

M.A program of the Bezalel Academy for Art and Design in Tel-Aviv

All overruns, Ha’Kibbutz Gallery, Tel Aviv 2008

Postpop, Israeli Cartoon Museum, Holon, Israel Blat, Rothschild Gallery 69, Tel Aviv

Solo Exhibitions

Young Artist Award Exhibition, Haifa Museum, Haifa

2007

Etchings, Scratches and Scars, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach Tikva, Israel

When despair becomes plausible, Tavi Dresdner Gallery, Tel Aviv Ma’avarim, Biet Berl Academic College Gallery, Tel Aviv

2008

2009

Crisis of the genre, International Sculpture Triennial, Poznan, Poland

2011

The coming community, Haifa Museum, Haifa

2015

Mehilot, Beit Kaner Gallery, Rishon Le Zion, Israel

Twilight, Biet Berl Academic College Gallery, Tel Aviv Fools Ship, Kibbutz Beeri Gallery, Kibbutz Beeri, Israel

2009

After the Heat Wave, Tavi Dresdner Gallery, Tel Aviv Akhshav: Contemporary Israeli Painting, Stein Rose Fine Arts, New York

Black Clouds, Habres & Partner, Vienna 2011

No man’s land, The Artists Studio, Tel Aviv

2013

Elad Kopler: Temperatures, Rappaport Prize for a Young Israeli Painter, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv

2014

Scholarships and Awards 2004

Excellence Award Scholarship, “Hamidrasha” School of Art Beit Berl College

Eminent Domain, Feinberg Projects, Tel Aviv 2005-2007 America – Israel Cultural Foundation

Selected Group Exhibitions

2006

Award for Excellence, Bezalel Academy of Art Design

2002

A Day will come artists, Artists for Arab - Israeli co-existence, Umm El-Fahm Gallery - Rosenfeld Gallery, Israel

2007

Young Artist Award, Ministry of science culture and sport, 2007

2012 2003

Wounded, The “Midrasha” School of Art Gallery, Tel Aviv

Rappaport Prize for a Young Israeli Painter, Tel Aviv Museum

2004

Graduates Exhibition, Biet Berl Academic College Gallery, Tel Aviv

2005

Artik 7, Ramat Gan Museum, Ramat Gan, Israel

2006

Shoshelet, (Dynasty), Sapir College, Shderot, Israel 100 Years of Bezalel Art Academy, Ben Gurion Airport, Israel Graduate’s Program exhibition, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Tel Aviv Group exhibition, Graduate’s Program Bezalel - Glasgow Group Exhibition, Istanbul Biennial, with Graduate’s Program Bezalel Academy of Art and Design

2007

BY THE WAY, Group exhibition, The Heder Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv


Robert Melee

Education 1986

Monitor, Volume 2, Gagosian Gallery, New York B.F.A., School of Visual Arts, New York

Selected Solo Exhibitions 1996

Baloneyism, Bravin Post Lee, New York

1998

Robert Melee, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

2000

Units, White Cube, London

2001

Robert Melee’s Unit, Corcoran Museum, Washington, D.C.

2003

Greetings from New York: A Painting Show, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria

2005

Greater New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Museum, New York Painting the Edge, Galerie Hyundai, Seoul Sutton Lane Gallery, London

2007

2002

You, Me and Her, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

2003

Robert Melee, Art Statements, Art 34 Basel

2004

Currents 31: Robert Melee, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee

The Lath Picture Show, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York Warhol and..., Kantor/Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2008

Mamma’s Boy, Comme il Faut Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel Looking Back, Mireille Mosler, Ltd. New York

2005

Robert Melee, Sutton Lane Gallery, London

2008

Unshamelessfulnessly, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

2010

Robert Melee, David Kordansky, Los Angeles

2011

Triscuit Obfuscation, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

2014

A Dozen Roses, Higher Pictures, New York

2015

Its Last Move, David Castillo Gallery, Miami

2009

Wild Exaggeration, The Grotesque Body in Contemporary Art, Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa, Israel

2010

Lush Life, Lehmann Maupin, New York Portugal Arte 10, Portugal Biannual, Lisbon, Portugal It’s All American, MoCA, Asbury Park, New Jersey

2011

Norfolk, Thierry Goldberg, New York Notes on Notes on Camp, Invisible Exports, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions 1990

Visual Art Gallery, New York

1992

7 Rooms, 7 Shows, P.S.1 Museum, Long Island City, New York

1993

Dirty Birds, Wooster Gardens, New York

1996

Richard Anderson Fine Arts, New York Maux Faux, Richard Feldman Fine Arts, New York

1998

Sassy Nuggets, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

2000

Exposure: Recent Acquisitions from the Doron Sebbag Art Collection, O.R.S. Ltd, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv Mount Miami, Tel Aviv Artists Studio, Tel Aviv

2001

American Spirituality, Audiello Fine Art, Inc., New York

2002

Super-Heroes, Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva

2013

I Glove U, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

2014

Outside the Lines: Rites of Spring, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston


Ted Pim

Education 2006

B.F.A., University of Ulster, Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Solo Exhibitions 2015

Ted Pim, Maison Gerard, New York

2016

Ted Pim, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe

Group Exhibitions 2016

Aeroplastics, Brussels


Gabriel J. Shuldiner

Education

Postcards from the Edge, Luhring Augustine, New York

2005

B.F.A., School of Visual Arts, New York

2007

M.F.A Parsons School of Design, New York

2015

Gabriel J. Shuldiner: postapocalypticBLACK™, David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe Speculum Speculorum: Mirror of Mirrors, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York

Selected Exhibitions

Subminimal Mayhem, Hotoveli, New York 2007

Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, New York Postcards from the Edge, James Cohan Gallery, New York

Residencies and Awards

2008

Dialogues, Parsons School for Design, New York

2007

2009

small x medium x large, Eva, New York Le new black, Vastu DC, Washington, D.C.

2010

2010

Bronx Museum, Artist in the Marketplace, AIM 30, New York

Darkness, Secret City, New York

2013

Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Studio Residency, New York

Rising 2011, Kiptonart, Andrew Martin Ltd, New York Abstract Intentions, School of Visual Arts, New York 00 below, Vastu DC, Washington, D.C. Animamous Art Salon, Salomon Contemporary Arts, New York The end, Christopher Henry Gallery, New York Bronx calling!, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York Iced, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, New York Informal relations, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis 2012

2007- 2009 Parsons Graduate Dean’s Scholarship, Parsons School of Design, New York

Have you ever thought about utopia, Feinberg Projects, New York

Curate NYC, Rush Arts Gallery, New York

2011

Contemporary Art Network Fellowship Award, New York

Hymn to Beauty, Hotoveli, New York Americana, Grey Area Soho, New York In that way or another, Reverse Lab, Reverse Space, New York

2013

Alumni Reunion Exhibition, Parsons School for Design, New York

2014

Triangulation Synthetic Zero, Bronx Art Space, New York Frozen Karaoke, Outlet, New York postapocalypticBLACK™, The New Museum, New York


Jack R. Slentz

Education

2004

1994

B.A. University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, Arkansas

1996

M.A. University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas

1998

M.F.A. University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee

Solo Exhibitions 2002

Wood by Jack R. Slentz, Andora Gallery, Carefree, Arizona

2005

New Sculptural Works, Read-Johnson Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe

3-D art / techne New Mexico Artist Series, Linda Durham Gallery, Santa Fe Out of the Woods, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona Rooted in Innovation: Contemporary Wood Sculpture, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

2005

Ernest Wilmeth/Jack R. Slentz New Works, Artspace 116, Albuquerque, New Mexico Connections, Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia

2006 2008

2006

Coming Home, Mainsite Contemporary Art, Norman, Oklahoma

New Acquisitions for the New Millennium, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, California Connections: International Turning Exchange 1995-2005, Noyes Museum of Art, Oceanville, New Jersey

Jack Slentz Intersection, Box Gallery, Santa Fe Contemporary American Woodturning, Rochester Art Center, Rochester, Minnesota

Selected Group Exhibitions 2007

42nd Delta Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture, Little Rock, Arkansas

1994

40th Annual Delta Exhibition, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

1998

Arkansas River Valley Art Center, Russellville

7th Sculptural Wood Exhibit, American Art Co., Tacoma, Washington

allTURNatives Form and Spirit, Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, Pennsylvania

Turned and Sculpted Wood 2007, Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, California

1999

From Every Angle, Arkansas Artist Registry, Arkansas Arts Council, Little Rock, Arkansas

2008

Tuff Stuff, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe

2009

National Wood Invitational, Blue Spiral 1Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina

2010

Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Silvana Gallery, Glendale, California

2011

Conversations with Wood, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2012

Spring Thaw, Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art, Santa Fe

2013

Taking Shape: Recent Acquisitions, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

2014

New Artist Show, Santa Fe Modern, Santa Fe

Small Treasures, del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles 2000

Redefining Craft, American Crafts Museum, New York Studio Wood the New Frontier, Patina Gallery, Santa Fe

2001

Against the Grain, McAllen International Museum, McAllen, Texas Black and White, Blue Spiral 1Gallery, Asheville, NC

2002

New Works, Jack Slentz/Clay Foster, Patina Gallery, Santa Fe Creators/Collectors, Baum Gallery of Fine Art, University of Central Arkansas Conway, Arkansas Small Works on Paper, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

2003

4th Annual North American Wood Invitational, American Art Co., Tacoma, Washington Wood Currents 21st Century Masters, Andora Gallery, Carefree, Arizona

Honors and Awards 2000

Arkansas Arts Councils, Visual Arts Fellowship Recipients 2000, Little Rock, Arkansas


Public Collections Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, Arkansas Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota Museum of Art and Design, New York Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston National Museum of American Art, Renwick Gallery, Washington, D. C. Smithsonian, Washington New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut


Cullen Washington, Jr.

Education

The Bearden Project, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

1994

B.A., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

2009

M.F.A., Tufts University / School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Selected Solo Exhibitions 2009

The deCordova Biennial, deCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts 2013

Things in Themselves, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York

2014

Abstract America Today, Saatchi Gallery, London

Black Males, Heroes and Villains in the Art of Cullen Washington, Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, Boston

2010

Hero‘s Story, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, Massachusetts

2014

Outer Space/Out of Mind, B2OA Gallery, New York

Black in the Abstract, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston 2015

ArtNow: Contemporary Art from the Mott-Warsh Collection, Flint, Mississippi Trio: Beyond Boundaries, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana

Black Moon Rising, Jack Bell Gallery, London Distrust That Particular Flavor, Bitforms Gallery, New York The Land before Words, Boston University, Boston 2015

Space Notations, B2OA Gallery, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions 2008

Selected Awards, Grants and Residencies 2002

Black Creativity 2008, Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago New Perspectives: Cullen Washington, Jr. and Ernesto Cuevas. The Rialto Art Center, Atlanta

Rouge and La Capitale Chapter of The Links Inc. 5th Annual Tribute to Excellence 2008

Cullen Washington Jr. and James Taylor, Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta 2009

Paint: Black on Canvas, African American Painters of Boston, Bunker Hill College, Boston Clemson National Print and Drawing Exhibition: Principles and Perspectives in Progress, Center for Visual Arts at Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina

Arts Ambassadors Emerging Artist Award, The Arts Council of Greater Baton

Creative Loafing, Critic’s Pick for Best Emerging Visual Artist of Atlanta 08, Atlanta 1st Place, Black Creativity 2008, Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

2009

Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Award, New York

2010

Artist in Residence, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine

2011

Artist in Residence, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, New York

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts

Artist in Residence, Rush Arts Gallery Residency Program, New York

2010

Joan Mitchell MFA Award Group Show, CUE Foundation, New York

2012

Artist in Residence, NARS (New York Art Residency and Studios Foundation), New York

2011

“Superheroes”, 516 ARTS, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2013

Artist in Residence, The Studio Museum in Harlem Residency Program, New York

Cosmic Commentaries: Michiko Itatani and Cullen Washington, Jr., Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois 2012

Fore, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York


Collections The Charles Saatchi Gallery, London The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York The Pizutti Collection, Ohio Tiroche DeLeon Collection, London Mott-Warsh Collection, Michigan The Benda Family Collection, Switzerland


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