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Mel Bochner    (American, 1940)

 Mel Bochner - Contempt (Prints and Multiples) h: 17.5 x w: 23 in / h: 44.4 x w: 58.4 cm
Mel Bochner
Contempt 2005
 
 Mel Bochner - Meaningless (Prints and Multiples) h: 17.5 x w: 23 in / h: 44.4 x w: 58.4 cm
Mel Bochner
Meaningless 2005
 
 

Biographie
1940 Born in Pittsburgh, PA, US
1962 Bachelor of Fine Art at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, PA
2001 Appointed professor at Yale University, New Haven CT
2005 Recipient, honorary doctor of fine arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University
Lives and works in New York, NY, US

Expositions
2014 Jewish Museum, New York, US (solo)
2013 Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (solo)
2013 Fundacao Serralves, Porto, Portugal (solo)
2012 Theory of Sculpture: Fontana's light, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, US (solo)
2012 If the Colour Changes, Whitechapel Gallery, London, GB (solo)
2011 - 2012 Photography Befor the Age of Mechanical Reproduction + Some Drawings from the Sixties + Recent Refections and Recursions on Dis / Tension and Crumpling, Peter Freeman Inc., New york, USA (solo)
2010 - 2012 In the Tower : Mel Bochner, National Gallery of Art, Washington, US (solo)
2010 Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, US (solo)
2010 Photographs and Not photographs 1966-2010, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, US (solo)
2010 Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, FR (solo)
2010 Third Thoughts, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
2010 Double Bind / Arrêtez d'essayer de me comprendre!, Villa Arson, Nice, France
2010 “Mel Bochner, Photographs and Not Photographs 1966 – 2010,” Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2010 “Mel Bochner,” Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris (solo)
2010 “Mel Bochner, New Works,” Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2009 “Mel Bochner, Blah Blah Blah,” Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2009 “Mel Bochner,” Metroquadro, Rivoli (solo)
2009 Mel Bochner at The Art Show organized by Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) at the Park Avenue Armory, New York, US
2008 Geometry as image, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, US
2008 “Mel Bochner,” Peter Freeman, Inc., New York (solo)
2008 “Mel Bochner,” Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2007 “Mel Bochner,” Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bignan (solo)
2007 “Mel Bochner,” Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris (solo)
2007 “Mel Bochner,” Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA (solo)
2007 Dessin et série, Collège Jacques Cartier, Chauny, France
2006 “Mel Bochner: Recent Paintings on Black Velvet,” Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2006 “Focus: Mel Bochner Language 1966 – 2006,” The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
2006 “Mel Bochner, Thesaurus Paintings,” Peter Freeman, Inc., New York (solo)
2006 "Mel Bochner: Drawing from Four Decades," Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, MI; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
2005 "Looking at Words," Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
2005 "Dessins de la collection/Drawings from the Collection," Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Quebec
2005 "Building and Breaking the Grid," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2005 "OpenSystems: Rethinking Art c.1970," Tate Modern, London, UK
2005 "The Last Picture Show: Artists using Photography, 1960-1982," Miami Art Central, Miami, FL
2005 "Wahlverwandtschaften," Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt/Main
2004 "Visions of America," Sammlung Essl-Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg
2004 "INTRA-MUROS," Musee d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Nice
2004 "Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form 1940s−70s," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2004 "Schriftbilder/Bilderschrift," Galerie von Bartha, Basel
2004 "The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography, 1960-1982," UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2004 "2004 Whitney Biennial Exhibition," The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2003 "Fine Lines: Drawings from the Collection of Wynn Kramarsky," Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, CA
2003 "Rien ne presse/Slow and Steady/Festina lente (cinquième épisode)," and "Mel Bochner: Measurement Paintings," Musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva
2003 "The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography, 1960-1982," Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2003 "Game Over," Galerie Grimm/Rosenfeld, Munich
2003 "PRIVATE/CORPORATE II: EIN DIALOG DER SAMMLUNGEN," DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin
2003 "Selected American Graphic Prints from the Lincoln Center Collection," City Art Museum Ljubljana, Mestna Galerija 1, Ljubljana
2003 "Dust Memories," SI Swiss Institute, New York, NY
2002 "Forum: Mel Bochner Photographs," Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PA
2002 "Under Pressure: Prints from Two Palms Press," The University Gallery, Amherst, MA
2002 Akira Ikeda Gallery, Berlin, Germany (Solo)
2001 Akira Ikeda Gallery Nagoya, Japan (Solo)
2001 "Flashing into the Shadows: The Artists Film in America, 1966-76," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2001 "Art Express: Art minimal et conceptuel, état d’une collection," Musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva
2001 "Drawing is Another Kind of Language," The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, HI
2000 "Afterimage: Drawing Through Process," Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
2000 Sonnabend Gallery, New York (Solo)
1999 Centro de Arte Helio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Solo)
1999 "American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture," The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
1998 "More Pieces for the Puzzle: Recent Additions to the Collection," The Museum of Modern Art, NY
1998 The Drawing Center, New York (Solo)
1998 "The Serial Attitude," Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
1997 Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Geneva, Switzerland (Solo)
1997 "Gravity-Axis of Contemporary Art," National Museum of Osaka, Japan
1997 "Drawing is Another Kind of Language," Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA
1996 "Thinking Print: Books to Billboards, 1980-1995," The Museum of Modern Art, New York
1996 "The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: 1945-1995," National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
1995 "1965-1995: Reconsidering the Object of Art," The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1995 Yale University, New Haven, CT (Solo)
1991 "A View from the 60s: Selections from the Castelli and Sonnabend Collections," Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY
1991 The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH (Solo)
1989 The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD (Solo)
1985 Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (Solo)
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