Banks Violette  (American, 1973) 

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Banks Violette Biography
1973   Born in Ithaca, New York, USA
1994 - 1995   Tompkins Cortland Community College
1998   School of the Visual Arts, New York, B.F.A
2000   Columbia University, New York, M.F.A
  Currently lives and works in New York, USA
  Curatorial Projects
  2006 MY MIRRORS Are PAINTED BLACK For You, Bortolami Dayan, New York, USA
  2003 Trans-national Monster League, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, USA
  2001 Dear Dead Person, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, USA
  1999 ZERO Neiman Center for Print Sudies, Columbia University, New York, USA
  1998 Fearless Vampire Killer, ABC No Rio, New York, USA
  Awards and Grants
  2000 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant
  Public Collections
  Frank Cohen MOCA Manchester, Manchester, UK
  Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
  Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
  Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
  Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
  OverHolland Collection, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  The Saatchi Collection, London, UK
  The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
  Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, USA
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Selected Exhibitions
2009   La Conservera, New Contemporary Art Centre, Murcia, Spain
2008   Sack of Bones, Asia Song Society, New York, USA
2008   Extra-Light, Point Ephemere, Paris, France
2008   Maureen Paley, London, UK (solo)
2008   Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2008   Focus: Banks Violette, Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth, Texas, USA (solo)
2007   Gladstone Gallery and Team Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2007   Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway (solo)
2007   Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria (solo)
2007   Collection Show, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, Switzerland
2007   Disorder in the House, Vanhaerents Art Collection, Brussels, Belgium
2007   The Eclectic Eye, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, USA
2007   When We Build Let Us Think That We Build Forever, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UK
2007   My Sweet Sixteen Party, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
2007   The Shapes of Space, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
2007   U.S.A. Today, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
2007   Bastard Creature, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
2007   LAST ATTRACTION NEXT EXIT, Max Wigram Temporary Exhibition Space, London, UK
2006   Cosmic Wonder, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, USA (curated by Betty Nguyen)
2006   Trial Balloons, MUSAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Leon
2006   Spain (curated by Agustin Pérez Rubio, Octavio Zaya, Yuko Hasegawa)
2006   gallery.sora, Tokyo, Japan (with Gardar Eide Einarsson)
2006   Standard, Oslo, Norway (solo)
2006   Maureen Paley, London, UK (solo)
2006   Youth of Today, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
2006   DARK, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2006   I Love My Scene: Scene One, Mary Boone, New York, USA
2006   The Image Is Gone, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna, Austria
2006   The Monty Hall Problem, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, USA
2006   While Interwoven Echoes Drip into a Hybrid Body, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland
2006   U.S.A. Today, Royal Academy, London, UK
2005   Thank You for the Music, Sprüth Magers Projekte, Münich, Germany
2005   Blankness is Not a Void, Standard, Oslo, Norway
2005   on black wings / six-channel bleed, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2005   Untitled, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA (solo)
2005   Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York, USA (with Walter Redinger)
2005   Bridge Freezes Before Road, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA
2005   La Beauté de l’Enfer: works on paper, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
2005   Greater New York, P.S.1, New York, USA
2005   Suburbia, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna, Austria
2004   MW Projects, London, UK (with Nigel Shafran)
2004   Penteholocaust / The Sixty-Sided Stone of the Androgyne, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, USA (with Matt Greene)
2004   The Black Album, Maureen Paley, London, UK
2004   The Ice Age, Team Gallery, New York, USA
2004   Beginning Here: 101 Ways, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, USA
2004   Art and Illusion: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, USA
2004   Power, Corruption and Lies, Roth Horowitz, New York, USA
2004   Noctambule, alternative space, Paris, France (under the auspices of D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York)
2004   The Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
2004   Scream, touring exhibition: Anton Kern Gallery, New York & Moore Space, Miami, USA
2003   Kult 48 Klubhouse, Deitch Projects, Brooklyn, USA
2003   Enquiry into those Kinds of Distress which excite agreeable Sensations (1773): Slater Bradley & Banks Violette, Team Gallery, New York, USA
2003   Flesh and Blood, Michael Steinberg, New York, USA
2003   A Matter of Facts, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, USA (curated by Clarissa Dalrymple)
2003   Back in Black, Cohan Leslie and Browne, New York, USA
2003   Melvins, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA
2003   The Return of the Creature (The Continuing Saga of Elementalism, … Conceptual Practice and Romanticism After Robert Smithson, … New Quasi-Cinemas, … and Post-Punk Existentialism), Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis Gartnerhaus, Bregenz, Austria
2002   Arroyo Grande, 7.22.95, Team Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2001   Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, USA
2001   Ghost Stories, Sandroni-Rey Gallery, Venice, Los Angeles, USA
2001   Learned America , P.P.O.W., New York, USA
2001   Diversity Plus: Emerging Artists in a Rapid World Visual Arts Museum, New York, USA
2000   Summer with Friends, Team, New York, USA
2000   Team Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2000   Two Friends and So On, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA
2000   Columbia University M.F.A. Exhibition, alternative space, Brooklyn, USA
1999   Rachel Lowther and Banks Violette, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, USA
1998   Group Show, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, USA
1997   Group Show Visual Arts Gallery, New York, USA
1997   MX Group Show, Lower East Side Community Center, New York, USA
2008   Sherwin, Skye, New Trends in Art: Black on Black, Art Review, January 2008, pp.63-69
2008   The new destination, Harper’s Bazaar, November 2008, p.197
2008   Westcott, James, Banks Violette,, 15th September 2008
2008   Banks Violette, Pluk, October 2008, p.30
2008   Behrman, Pryle, Banks Violette, Galleries, October 2008, p.16
2008   Bollen, Christopher, 15 For 09: Banks Violette, Interview Magazine, December 2008, p.160
2008   Brealey, Louise, Second Coming, Wonderland, October 2008, p.64
2008   Critic’s choice: Galleries, Time Out, 11 September 2008, p.61
2008   Falconer, Morgan, Banks Violette, Art World, October 2008, pp.76-79
2008   Gavin, Francesca, The Art of Fear, Dazed and Confused, October 2008, pp. 154-161
2008   Lau, Charlene K., Banks Violette,, 9 October 2008
2008   Potts, Rachel, Art and music now, Garageland, issue 7, 2008
2007   Bell, Natalie, Banks Violette, Art Papers, November 2007, p.72
2007   Bryant, Eric, Banks Violette, Artnews, October 2007, p.215
2007   Fox, Dan, USA Today, Frieze, March 2007, p.183
2007   Koh, Terence and Violette, Banks, Two of a Kind, Flash Art, May 2007, pp.112- 116
2007   Kunitz, Daniel, The Man in Black, The Village Voice, 18 July 2007, p.50
2007   Morris, Jane, Maureen Paley: Gallery Profile, Art World, December 2007, pp.52- 55
2007   Pollack, Barbara, Banks Violette, Time Out New York, p.64
2007   Yablonsky, Linda, Scene and Herd: Banks Holiday,, 06 July 2007
2007   Rosenburg, Karen, Renouncing the Dark Arts, New York, 2 July 2007
2007   Saltz, Jerry, Theory of the Market, Flash Art, March 2007, pp.90-93
2007   Stern, Steven. Banks Violette, Frieze, September 2007, p.184
2007   Vogel, Carol, Néo-Factory, Vogue Hommes, Autumn 2007, pp.232-235
2007   Wilson, Michael, Banks Violette, Artforum, September 2007, p.466
2006   Abbott, Jeremy, blackened is the end winter it will send, i-D, June - July 2006, p128-133
2006   Bernays, Ueli, Nostalgische Anklange - ironische Untertone, Neue Züricher Zeitung, 04 February 2006
2006   Corris, Michael, America Rising, Art Monthly, November 2006, pp.1-3
2006   Davies, Lillian, Manifest Destiny, Untitled, No. 38, June 2006, p38-41
2006   Ellis, Patricia, Catching up with Charles (Saatchi), Flash Art, October 2006, pp.64-67
2006   Ellis, Patricia, Banks Violette, USA Today, Saatchi Gallery, p.370-377
2006   Ellis, Patricia, Catching up with Charles (Saatchi), Flash Art, October 2006, p.64.67
2006   Gronlund, Melissa, David Altmejd: Art Star, ID, May 2006, p62
2006   Homes, A.M., The Way They Work, Vanity Fair, December 2006, p.354-357
2006   Kuni, Verena, While Interwoven Echoes Drip into Hybrid Body - An Exhibition about sound, performance and sculpture..., Kunstbulletin, March 2006
2006   Kopsa, Maxine, Elegant Bareness: Bank Violette’s Death Metal, Metropolis M, October / November 2006, p101&102
2006   Needham, Alex, Art: Banks Violette, i-D, June - July 2006, p170-171
2006   Needham, Alex, kill to get the money, i-D, September 2006, p188-191
2006   Nunez-Fernandez, Lupe, Banks Violette at Maureen Paley, Saatchi, 03 June 2006
2006   Octavia, Zaya, Banks Violette, Trial Balloons, MUSAC, May 2006, p53
2006   Pouncey, Edwin, Banks Violette/Sunn O))), Wire, August 2006, p.73
2006   Rinderknecht, Martin, Sie verfechten das Verflechten, Züritipp, January 2006
2006   Searle, Adrian, Schlock and awe, The Guardian, October 5, 2006
2006   Smith, Maggie, (editor), the new art, Rachmaninoff’s, 2006, p 13
2006   Spiegler, Marc, Market Trends: American Renaissance, The Art Newspaper, International Edition, 14 June 2006
2006   Stewart, Christabel, Blog: transmissions: Droning on,, 3 August 2006
2006   Sumpter, Helen, Banks Violette, Time Out London, 05 July 2006, p39
2006   Turner, Luke, Arts: Salt of the Sunn, Stool Pigeon, No. 007, June 2006, p36&37
2006   Umar, Saheer, Banks, Violette, Tokion, June 2006, p122
2006   W, M, Kunst fur alle Sinne, Migros Magazin, January 2006
2006   Wilson, Michael, Subculture Capital,, 06 June 2006
2006   Banks Violette, Studio, August 2006, p 52-53
2006   Banks Violette: Maureen Paley, Kultureflash, 14 June 2006
2006   Books, Wallpaper, April 2006
2006   Exhibitions: Pick of the Week, The Guardian Guide, 24-30 June 2006, p37
2006   Heady Metal, New York Times Magazine, 28 May 2006, p30-35
2006   Migros Museum, Tema Celeste, March 2006
2006   News, Rock-A-Rolla, Issue 4, July/August 2006, p5
2006   Studio: Israeli Art magazine, Issue 166, August – September 2006, p52&53
2006   Top 100 Artists, Flash Art, October 2006, pp.68-69
2005   Art: Banks Violette, Kultureflash, July 2005
2005   Barliant, Claire, Banks Violette: Whitney Museum of American Art, Artforum, October 2005, p 273
2005   Momin, Shamin M., Banks Violette, Whitney Museum of Modern Art
2005   Castro, Jan Garden, Conversations with Ghosts: Banks Violette, Sculpture, December 2005, p 18-9
2005   Cohen, Michael, Whitney Museum of American Art - Banks Violette, Flash Art, October 2005, p 76
2005   Cohen, Michael J., Banks Violette: Cryptologist, Spike, Issue 5, 2005, p cover, 36-45
2005   Colman, David, A Southern Gothic Memento Mori, The New York Times, 7 August 2005, p 8
2005   Cotter, Holland, Fanciful to Figurative to Wryly Inscrutable, The New York Times, 2005, p E29, 31
2005   Cotter, Holland, Walter Redinger, Banks Violette, The New York Times, 2005, E36
2005   Davis, Ben, Ultra Violette,, 4 August 2005
2005   Dexter, Emma, Vitamin D – New Perspectives in Drawing, Phaidon, 2005
2005   Egan, Maura, School of Goul, The New York Times Men’s Style Magazine, Fall 2005, p 76
2005   Ekroth, Power, Blankness Is Not a Void,, 7 December
2005   Gural, Natasha, Whitney Museum commissions first solo museum exhibition…,, 3 June 2005
2005   Jones, Jonathan, The Black Album, The Guardian, 10 January 2005
2005   Jones, Kristin M., Bridge Freezes Before Road, Frieze, October, p 217-8
2005   Kennedy, Randy, Master of the Dark Arts, The New York Times, 15 May 2005, p 1, 30
2005   Kimmelman, Michael, Youth and the Market: Love at First Sight, The New York Times, 18 March 2005, p 99.E37, 39
2005   Kley, Elisabeth, Burnt Churches and Salt Pillars, New York Press, 7 June 2005, p 26
2005   Lafuente, Pablo, Display - Recent installation photographs from London galleries and venues, Rachmaninoff’s , 2005, p18
2005   O'Reilly, Sally, The Black Album, Time Out London, 12-19 January 2005
2005   Rimanelli, David, Greater New York 2005, ArtForum, May 2005, p 239-240
2005   Saltz, Jerry, Lesser New York, Village Voice, 28 March 2005, p 77
2005   Smith, Roberta, Banks Violette, The New York Times, 1 July 2005, p 8
2005   Smith, Roberta, Spotting an Aesthetic Dispute and Embracing All Sides, The New York Times, 17 December 2005
2005   Sonnernborn, Katie Stone, Displaced Histories: The Art of Banks Violette, The Brooklyn Rail, September 2005, p 10
2005   T, R, Vitamin D, State of Art, September 2005
2005   Thornton, Sarah, The Power 100, Art Review, November 2005, p101
2005   Violette, Banks, Glisten Up, The New York Times Style Magazine, Fall 2005, p 74, 211
2004   Bankowsky, Jack, Many Happy Returns: This is Today, Artforum, May 2004, p 160-171, 233
2004   Caniglia, Julie, American Splendor, Travel + Leisure, March 2004, p60
2004   Corread, Stephane, Noctambule Spectral et Decale, Beaux Arts, June 2004, p 35-36
2004   DeBeer, Sue, Artists on artists: Banks Violette, Bomb, Summer 2004, p 52-53
2004   Dunn, Melissa, Whitney Biennial 2004: A Good-Looking Corpse, Flash Art, May-June 2004, p 63, 80
2004   Garrett, Craig, Noctambule, Flash Art, October 2004, p 60
2004   Heartney, Eleanor, The well-tempered Biennial, Art in America, June-July, p 71-77
2004   Johnson, Ken, Art in Review: ‘Scream’, The New York Times, 13 February 2004, p 36
2004   Kimmelman, Michael, Touching All Bases At The Biennial, The New York Times, 12 March 2004, p E27, 38
2004   Lee, Chris, Death Becomes Them, Blackbook, Fall 2004, p 190-192
2004   Placek, Matthu, Death becomes him, Art Review, 2004
2004   Rawsthorn, Alice, A Gothic Romance, Pop, Issue 9, p 222-229
2004   Rosenberg, Karen, Biennial Favorites, New York, 1 March 2004, p37-41
2004   Rothkopf, Scott, Many Happy Returns: Subject Matters, Artforum, May 2004, p 176-177, 233
2004   Saltz, Jerry, Modern Gothic, Village Voice, 4-10 February 2004, p 86
2004   Slimane, Hedi, Ritual, Dazed & Confused, August 2004, p 91, 96
2004   Slimane, Hedi, Interview with Banks Violette, Doingbird, Issue 8, 2004, p 80-83
2004   Tumlir, Jan, My Pop: Banks Violette, Artforum, October 2004, p 86
2004   Violette, Banks, Whitney Bound, V Magazine, Spring 2004
2004   Violette, Banks, Top Ten, Artforum, January 2004, p 48
2003   Cohen, Michael, The New Gothic, Flash Art International, July 2003, p 108-110
2003   Harris, Jane, Review of ‘An Enquiry…’, Time Out New York, October 2003, p 63
2003   Iles, Chrissie, Best of 2003, Artforum, December 2003, p 122-123
2003   Pearson, Jesse, I do this, I do that, The personality artist and heavy metal Dandyism, Parkett, 2003
2003   Schwendener, Martha, Review of ‘Back in Black’, Time Out New York, 31 July 2003, p 53
2003   Wysong, Brennen, Fiend Club, Flyer, June 2003
2003   Fiend Club, 2003
2003   Unicorns are dead, Vice, 2003
2002   Honigman, Ana Finel. Review, Time Out New York, 25 July 2002, p54
2002   Johnson, Ken, Art In Review: 'Banks Violette' The New York Times, 2 August 2002, p 33
2002   Jones, Jonathan, Stop Spreading the News, The Guardian, 28 August 2002
2002   Levin, Kim. Voice Choice, The Village Voice, 30 July 2002, p 96
2002   MacKenzie, Michael A. Banks Violette: Investigations into Alienation, Visual Arts Journal, Summer 2002, p 10-11
2002   Worth, Alexi. Art Choice, The New Yorker, 19 August 2002, p 38