BIOGRAPHY

Ross Bleckner began exhibiting with Mary Boone in 1979 and was the subject of a major retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in 1995. Bleckner’s work, which often explores themes of loss and memory, has been reviewed frequently in ‘The New York Times,’ ‘Artforum,’ ‘The Village Voice,’ and ‘Art in America,’ among other publications. Museum collections include the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Bleckner lives and works in New York City.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

 

2017

Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, TX

 

2016

Bohm Chapel, Cologne, Germany

Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai, UAE

 

2015

Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO.

 

2014

Maruani & Mercier Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY.

 

2012

Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany

 

2011

Maruani & Noirhomme Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Scott White Fine Art, San Diego, CA. 

 

2010

Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.

Emilio Mazzoli gallery, Modena, Italy

Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland

 

2009

Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO.

 

2008

Imago Galleries, Palm Springs, CA.

2007
Cais Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.

 

2006
Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland.

 

2005
Ruzicska Gallery, Salzburg, Austria.

 

2004
Dialogue with Space, Esbjerg Art Museum, Esbjerg, Denmark.

 

2003
Lehman Maupin Gallery, NYC, NY.
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.

 

2001
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.

 

2000
Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts.
Galerie Ernst Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland.
Maureen Paley/Interim Art, London, England.

 

1999
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.

 

1997
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France.
Bawag Foundation, Vienna, Austria.

 

1996
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.

 

1995
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC, NY.
Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway.
I.Y.A.M.. Centre Julio Gonzalez, Yalencia, Spain.

 

1994
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.

 

1993
Galerie Max Metzler, Koln, Germany.

Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY

 

1991
Kolnischer Kunstverein, Koln, Germany.
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.


1990
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada.
Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.


1989
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas.
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


1988
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California.
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.


1987
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.

 

1986
Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts.
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.

 

1983
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

 

2016

Phantom Bodies: The Human Aura in Art, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN.

Art Aids America, The Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA.


 

2015

Ross Bleckner and Volker Eichelmann, Sargent's Daughters, NYC, NY

 

2014

In the Beginning/End States, Sgorbati Projects, NYC, NY.

Repetitive Motion, SHFAP at Projector Gallery, NYC, NY.


 

2013

Paint Hotel, Joe Sheftel Gallery, NYC, NY.

 

2012

Conceptual Abstraction, Hunter College Time Square Gallery, NYC, NY. 

 

2011

Surrounding Bacon and Warhol: Selections from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museum of MOdern Art, Oslo, Norway

Pop Art 1960's-2000's From Misumi Collection, Kawaguchiko Museum of Art, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan

Magic Hand, ARTBLOGARTBLOG, NYC, NY.

An Instance of Vibration, Anonymous Gallery, NYC, NY.

 

2010

Your History is not Our History, Haunch of Venison, NYC, NY.

Selections, LA Art House, West Hollywood, CA.

Other as Animal, Danese Gallery, NYC, NY.

America: Here and Now, traveling exhibition

Stream of the Unknown: Selections from the Collection, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, NY

In Dialogue, Anonymous Gallery, NYC, NY.

 

2009

A Tribute to Ron Warren, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.

 

2008

Genesis- The Art of Creation, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Switzerland

Empires and Environments, The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

2007

Time .01: I Love My Scene/Scene 3, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.


2006
View Nine: I Love My Scene/Scene 3, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.


2005
Picturing America: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, Nagasaki
Prefectural Art Museum, Nagasaki, Japan.
Zoo Story, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, New York.


2004
Flowers, Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.
Flowers Observed, Flowers Transformed, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania.
A Celebration of the Guild Hall Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Honorees in
the Visual Arts, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York.
North Fork/South Fork: East End Art Now/Part ll, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New
York.


2003
Me & More, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland.


2002
Art Downtown: New York Painting and Sculpture, 48 Wall Street, NYC, NY.

2001
Mythic Proportions: Painting in the 1980s, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami,
Florida.
Jasper Johns to Jeff Koons: Four Decades of Art from the Broad Collection, Los Angeles
County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California.


2000
In the Power of Painting, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.
On Canvas: Contemporary Painting, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC, NY.
In the Power of Painting, Alesco, Zurich, Switzerland.


1999
The American Century: Art and Culture 1950-2000, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC,
NY.


1997
Birth of the Cool: Amerikanische Malerei, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.


1996
Nuevas Abstracciones, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain.


1995
Passions Privees, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France.


1994
Painting and Sculpture: Recent Acquisitions, The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, NY.

 

1992
Slow Art: Painting in New York Now, P.S. 1 Museum, Long Island City, New York.


1991
Mito y Magia en America: Los Ochenta, Museo de arte contemporaneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico.
Metropolis, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany.
Devil on the Stairs: Looking Back on the Eighties, Institute of Contemporary Art,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


1989
1989 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY.
Prospect 89, Frankfurt Kunstverein and Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, West Germany.


1988
Biennial of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
The Image of Abstraction, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California.
The Binational/Die Binationale, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.
Art at the End of the Social, The Rooseum, Malmo, Sweden.
Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


1987
1987 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY.


1985
Currents, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts.


1984
The Meditative Surface, The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

 

1981
"New York in Black and White, The Museum of Modern Art/Penthouse, NYC, NY.

 

1979
New Painting/New York, Hayward Gallery, London, England.

 

PRESS

Exposito, Frank, Ross Bleckner/500 WordsArtforum.com, Oct 22, 2012.

 

Kennedy, Randy, For Child Soldiers, a Chance to Wield Brushes, not ArmsThe New York Times, April 28, 2009.

 

Harrison, Helen A., An Artist's Investigation of Loss and MemoryThe New York Times, January 2, 2005.

 

Sheets, Hilarie M., Ross Bleckner, Lehmann MaupinArtnews, Summer 2003.

 

Johnson, Ken, Ross Bleckner, Lehmann MaupinThe New York Times, April 11, 2003.

 

Mar, Alex, Arts & Letters: Gallery GoingThe New York Sun, April 3, 2003, p. 16.

 

Cameron, Dan, 80s Then, Ross Bleckner Talks to Dan CameronArt Forum, March 2003.

 

Oksenhom, Stewart, The Blending of BlecknerThe Aspen Times, February 15 & 16, 2003.

 

Scanlon, Jessie, Some Health-Looking NumbersWired, December 2002, p.80.

 

Mar, Alex, Ross Bleckner,Lehmann MaupinThe New York Sun, April 11, 2002.

 

Fabrican, Florence, Art Over the BarThe New York Times, March 6, 2002.

 

Herbert, Martin, Ross Bleckner,Lehmann MaupinTema Celeste, Novembe- December 2001, p.83, (Enhancers, illustrated in color).

 

Coles, Alex, Ross BlecknerArt Monthly, No. 242, December- January 2001.

 

Yablonksy, Linda, Ross BlecknerTime Out New York, June 7-14, 2001, p. 58. (Little Blue Sky, illustrated in Color).

 

Morly, Simon, Ross Bleckner, Maureen Paley Interim ArtThe Independent on Sunday, Culture, November 19, 2000.

 

Coomer, Martin, Ross Bleckner, Interim Art East EndTime Out London, November 8-15, 2000, (New Radical, illustrated in color).

 

Von Ziegesar, Peter, Loft LifeOut, February 2000, p. 69-75.

 

Diehl, Carol, Ross BlecknerArtnews, March 1999.

 

Schwabsky, Barry, Ross Bleckner, Lehmann Maupin/Mary BooneArt Forum, March 1999.

 

Ebony, David, Ross Bleckner at Mary Boone and Lehmann MaupinArt in America, March 1999, p. 139.

 

Scobie, Lisa, Biological BeautyArtnet.com, December 4, 1998.

 

Levin, Kim, Voice Choices: Ross BlecknerThe Village Voice, December 1, 1998.

 

Smith, Roberta, Evocative Cells: Uptown, Downtown, All AroundThe New York Times, November 27, 1998.

 

Vincent, Steven, Bleckner at Mary Boone and Lehmann MaupinArt & Auction, November 16, 1998.

 

Gener, Randy, A Study in ContrastsHX, November 13, 1998.

 

Critic's Picks, Cell MatesTime Out New York, November 5-12, 1998.

 

Muschamp, Herbert, Culture View: Art, Setting and the Architecture of the HeartThe New York Times, March 26, 1995.

 

White, Edmund, Brightness VisibleVanity Fair, March 1995, pp. 82-86.

 

Napack, Jonathan, Falling Birds, The New York Times Magazine, February 20, 1995.

 

Carrier, David, Critical Camp, Mourning Glory: Ross Bleckner in RetrospectArt Forum, February 1995.

 

Wakefield, Neville, Easy Virtue, Mourning Glory: Ross Bleckner in RetrospectArt Forum, February 1995.