Chronologie

1960
Born in Baldwin, New York,
1982
Kenyon College B.A.; Anthropology/Sociology
1986
California Institute of the Arts M.F.A.; Studio Art
1988
Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, The Netherlands Studio Art
1990
Penny McCall Foundation (Artist Grant)
1994
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
1993 – 1998
Lecturer at Department of Art, University of California, Los Angeles
1998
New School of Social Research Faculty Development, New York
2000
Architectural Foundation of America, Art in Public Places Award
1987 – 2001
Senior Lecturer at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
2001
C.O.L.A. Individual Artist’s Grants, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs
2004
Anonymous Was A Woman Artists Grant
2001 – 2005
Professor at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
Lives and works in Venice, California

Expositions

2009
Meg Cranston, Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany (solo)
2008
Every Dog in the Pound, Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada (solo)
2008
The Pleasure of Obvious Problems. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand (solo)
2008
California Video, Getty Museum of Art, Los Angeles (Catalogue), USA
2008
Parcours Interdit, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, Germany
2008
Scala Paradisi (with Aleana Egan, Alex Frost, Joanne Greenbaum, Lone Haugaard Madsen, Albert Oehlen, Roseline Rannoch), Walter Swennen bei Schürmann Berlin, Germany
2007
The Pleasure of Obvious Problems. Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand (solo)
2006
Oleon. Mary Younakof Galleri S.E, Bergen, Norway
2006
Los Angeles Art Now. (with Erin Cosgrove, Meg Cranston, Monique Van Genderen, Patti Rojani a.o.) I-20 Gallery, New York, USA
2006
KLF, (with Thomas Grünfeld, Julius Popp, Markus Huemer, Rachel The Hoeber, Richard Louderback, Jim Mc Dowell, Desmond Mc Vay, Earnest Merritt, Manuel Ocampo a.o.) 4 F Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2006
Wonder and Horror of the Human Head. (with John Baldessari, Giolliosa Fuller, Julian Hoeber, Richard Louderback, Jim Mc Dowell, Desmond McVay, Earnest Merritt, Manuel O Campo a.o) 4-F Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2006
Meg Cranston and Peter Robinson, Kapinos Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2006
Venetia Kapernekas Gallery, New York (solo)
2006
Artspace, Auckland (survey) New Zealand (solo)
2005
Museum for Contemporary Art, Seigen, Germany (solo)
2005
Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne (solo)
2005
Happy Lion Gallery, Los Angeles (solo)
2005
Walk to Remember, LACE Los Angeles
2005
10 Years!. Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne, Germany
2005
Echo/Anti Echo. (with Cindy Bernard, Sam Durant, David Hatcher, Jill Miller, Jason Rhoades), Barbara Thumm, Berlin, Germany
2004
Paper. Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, USA
2004
Me, Myself 7 I. University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, Florida, USA
2004
Schumann Collection, K21 Museum, Dusseldorf
2004
Michael Janssen Gallery, Cologne (solo)
2003
Leo Koenig Gallery, New York (solo)
2003
Golden. (with JP Munro, Ry Rocklen, Thaddeus Strode, Rob Thom) Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne, Germany
2003
Magical Death. ART Unlimited, ART34 BASEL, Switzerland (solo)
2003
Recent Works. The Happy Lion Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
2002
Meg Cranston and Jeffery Vallance, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2002
COLA. Individual Artist Fellowships. Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, USA
2002
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica (solo)
2002
Happy Lion, Los Angeles (solo)
2002
Heads or Tails, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris
2001
Featherweight, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto
2001
L.A. Scene, Numark Gallery, Washington, D.C
2001
Goldman Tevis Gallery, Los Angeles (solo)
2001
Structures of Knowledge. Raid Projects, Los Angeles, USA
2000
Printed Matter, New York, USA (solo)
2000
Galerie Michael Kapinos, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2000
Venetia Kapernekas Fine Art, New York (solo)
2000
1301PE, Los Angeles (solo)
2000
L.A. EX, Marstell, Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel, Munich, Germany
2000
Focus on Pain, on Destruction, Power, Death, Venetia Kapernekas Fine Art, New York
1999
Life is Elsewhere, Theoretical Events (Larner, Baldessari, McCarthy, Ruscha, Cranston), Milan
1999
54 x 54x 54, MOCA, London
1999
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica (solo)
1999
A Girl Like You. Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
1999
Painting: Fore and Aft. ACME, Los Angeles, USA
1998
Deep Storage - Arsenal der Erinnerung. Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf / P.S.1, New York, USA
1998
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, USA
1998
Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, USA
1998
Kunstverein Leipzig, Projektgalerie Elsterpark (solo)
1998
Galerie Praz de La Vallade, Paris (solo)
1998
Dogenhaus Projekt, Berlin (solo)
1998
Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (solo)
1998
The Unreal Person: Portraiture in the Digital Age, Huntington Beach Art Center
1998
Life Lessons, Laguna Beach Museum of Art
1997
Deep Storage: Haus der Kunst, Munich (traveling) (catalog)
1997
Performa 97, Performance festival organized by Michael Kapinos, various venues, Berlin, Germany
1997
Callery & Boesky Gallery, New York (solo)
1997
Display: An International Exhibition of Painting. Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark
1997
L.A. Drawings, Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem, The Netherlands
1996
It‘s Only Rock and Roll. Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio / Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, Illinois / Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, Virginia / Tacoma Art Museum, Washington / Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Florida / Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California / Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix / Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida / Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee / Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
1996
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, California (solo)
1996
The Power of Suggestion; Narrative and Notation in Contemporary Drawing, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (catalog)
1995
Meg Cranston, Chris Wilder, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1995
Biblio Vertigo, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Chicago
1995
Galerie Etienne Ficheroulle, Brussels (solo)
1995
CBD Gallery, Sydney, Australia (solo)
1995
Galerie Tanja Grunert , Cologne (solo)
1995
A Glimpse of the Norton Collection: As Revealed by Kim Dingle. Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica, USA
1995
From L.A. With Love. Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
1995
I Love What I am Doing. Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, USA
1995
Meg Cranston, Chris Wilder. Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, Australia
1994
LOS ANGELES: Mind Quakes. Breda Fotographia‚ 94, Breda, Netherlands
1994
Arrested Childhood. Center for Contemporary Art, Miami, USA
1994
[cut] - Los Angeles - 90‘ernes. Kunstscene, Konstforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark
1994
I Myself & Me, The Interart Center, New York, USA
1994
The Media & Art Exhibition ‚94. Magic Media Company, Hurth, Germany
1994
Karsten Schubert Gallery Ltd., London (solo)
1994
Icebox, Athens, Greece (solo)
1994
Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
1994
Jenseits von Edan (East of Eden), Museum Schloss Mosigkau, Germany
1993
Open ‘93: Emergency, Aperto, ‘93, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
1993
Space of Time: Contemporary Art from the Americas, Americas Society, New York (traveling) (catalog)
1993
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (catalog) (solo)
1993
Paper Trails: The Eidectic Image, Contemporary American Works on Paper. Krannert Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA
1993
Into The Lapse. Karsten Schubert Gallery Ltd., London / Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany
1993
Influx. Gallery 400, The University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
1993
Karsten Schubert Gallery Ltd., London, UK (solo)
1993
Galerie Marc Jancou, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
1993
Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne, Germany (solo)
1992
Flux Attitudes. New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
1992
120 Minuten! Galerie Esther Schipper, Cologne, Germany
1992
Histories. Galerie Karin Schorm, Vienna, Austria
1992
Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience. Whitney Museum in Equitable Center, New York, USA
1992
Helter Skelter, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
1992
1301, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
1992
Untitled, Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, Germany
1991
Korper und Korper, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
1991
Ealan Wingate Gallery, New York (solo)
1991
The Lick of the Eye, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
1991
When Objects Dream and Talk in Their Slee,. Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, USA
1991
Tres Instalaciones. Galeria Sloane Racotta, Mexico City, Mexico
1991
Facts and Rumors. Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1991
Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College, Ohio, USA (solo)
1991
Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne, Germany (solo)
1990
Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
1990
Koury Wingate Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
1990
Spirit of our Times. Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, Santa Barbara, USA
1990
CologneShow. Galerien Grunert, Hetzler, Sprüth a.o., Cologne, Germany
1990
Koury/Wingate Gallery, New York (solo)
1990
Meg Cranston. Sarah Seager, Thaddeus Strode, Galerie Schurr, Stuttgart
1989
I to Eye, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles
1989
Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles (solo)
1989
Hand Made: The Nature of the Object. Bard College, New York, USA
1989
Sculpture. Laurie Rubin Gallery, New York, USA
1988
Santa Monica Museum of Art (catalog) (solo)
1988
An Exhibition, Curated by John Baldessari, Jeffrey Linden Gallery, Los Angeles
1987
2001 1/2 Loughelton Gallery, New York
1987
The New Who’s Who, Hoffman/Borman Gallery, Los Angeles
1987
The New Who‘s Who. Hoffman Borman Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
1987
Breaking the Looking Glass (East). Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, USA
1987
Breaking the Looking Glass (West). Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles
1986
T.V. Generations, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, (catalog)

Publications

2008
Nico Israel, Tirdad Zolghadr, Carole Ann Klonarides, Meg Cranston. Hot Pants in a Cold, Cold, World
2008
Works 1987-2007, ARTSPACE & Clouds and JRP Ringier, New Zealand
2007
Good Morning Evil Genius, 2nd Cannons, Los Angeles (Text and image by Meg Cranston) ( Artist book)
2001
Gellatly, A. L.A. -ex Performances, Reine Cantz, Munich
1994
Jahresing 41: Jahrbuch fur moderne Kunst“, (Yearbook for Modern Art),Verlag Silke Schreiber