Brad Kahlhamer (American, born )

Timeline

1956
Born in Tucson, Arizona, USA
1967
Moves with family to Mayville, Wisconsin.
1976–1982
University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac and Oshkosh; receives B.F.A. 1982
1982
Moves to New York, New York.
1983–1993
Works as an art director for The Topps Company.
1993–1994
Founds and directs Hess Modern, an alternative space in Chelsea.
1995
Receives The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation studio grant
2001
Receives The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in painting
2002
Commissioned by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian to write score for the silent fi lm Red Skins, 1929 (Paramount, 81 minutes); National Braid (Kahlhamer and violinist Laura Ortman) performs score at Native Cinema Showcase, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2002; Febio Fest, Prague, 2003; Tribeca Film Festival, New York, 2003; and 22nd Pordenone Silent Film Festival, Sacile, Italy, 2003.
2004
Participates in the invited-artist program at The LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, New York.

Exhibitions

2013
Bowery Nation, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, USA (solo) (March 22 – July 21)
2012–2013
Bowery Nation, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, USA (solo) (July 15, 2012 – Feb 24, 2013)
2012
Fresh Paint, The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway
2011
Postermat, The Hole, New York City, USA
America Now and Here, travelling exhibition, USA
Project Room, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France (solo)
NDN Birds Over Fort Gotham, Stephane Simoens, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium (solo)
2010
Legal Tender, Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Giverny/JEEV, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
Topps and the Indians, Giverny/JEEV, Zidoun Gallery,Luxembourg, Luxembourg (solo)
2008
Rapid City, Denver MCA, Denver, CO, USA (solo)
The Slow Game, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, USA (solo)
The Old Weird America: Folk Themes in Contemporary Art (traveling group show), Contemporary Arts, Museum,Houston, Texas, USA
Anthology, Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, 31 Grand, New York, USA
Admirer, 31 Grand, New York
2007
Rapid City, Modern Art, London, United Kingdom (solo)
Tattoo Flash, Saved Tatoo, Brooklyn, USA
American Soil, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art,Overland Park, KS, USA
Shooting Back, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary,Vienna, Austria
2006
NEW, Stephane Simoens Contemporary Fine Art, Knokke, Belgium
I’m Sorry, Pilar Para & Romero Galeria de Arte, Madrid, Spain
Block Party, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Girls & Skulls, Deitch Projects, New York (solo)
Brad Kahlhamer & Aaron Spangler, Kantor/Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
Radar, works donated by Kent & Vicki Logan to the Denver Art Museum’s Modern & Contemporary Art Department, Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA
Selections from the Leroy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA
2005
Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden (solo)
Road Trip USA, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden
Let’s Walk West, Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, USA
Different Wavelengths, Tina Kim Fine Art, New York, USA
Monuments for the USA, White Columns, New York, USA
Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA
2004
Let’s walk west, Scottsdale Contemporary Museum of Art, Phoenix, AZ, USA (solo)
Skull Project, Galleria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy (solo)
Dessins et des autres, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
Lewis and Clark Territory: Contemporary Artists Revisit Place, Race and Memory, Tacoma Art Museum, Washington, USA. Catalog, texts by Thomas Haukaas and Rock Hushka.
Monument to Now, Deste Foundation: Center for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece. Catalog texts by Dan Cameron, Jeffrey Deitch, Alison M. Gingeras, Massimiliano Gioni and Nancy Spector.
2003
Supernova, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA
Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation, Regina Gouger Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Catalog, texts by Vicky A. Clark, Barbara J. Bloemink, Ana Merino, Rick Gribenas and George D. Wallace.
Traveled to Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; University Art Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, USA; University of Arizona Museum of Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA; Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham; Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California; Art House, Austin, Texas, USA
Apache Junction USA, Modern Art Inc., London, United Kingdom (solo)
Almost American, Galerie Drantmann, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2002
Art on Paper 2002, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
Contemporary Art Project, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, USA (cat.)
Five Years of the Altoids Curiously Strong Collection 1998-2002, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA
New Visions of the West, Nassau County Museum of Art, New York, USA. Nassau County Museum of Art, New York, USA
RETROSPECTACLE: 25 Years of Collecting Modern & Contemporary Art, Denver Art Museum, Denver, USA
Almost American, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
2001
Best of the season: Selected Works from the 2000-2001 Manhattan Exhibition Season, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut. Catalog, text by Richard Klein.
Ghost World, Cais Gallery, Seoul, South Korea. Catalog, text by Michael Cohen.
Issues of Identity in Recent American Art, Gibson Gallery, State University of New York at Potsdam, USA
Traveled to Gibson Gallery, State University of New York at Potsdam, USA
Traveled to Art University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal. Catalog, text by Dan Mills.
Spiritual America, Audiello Fine Art, New York, USA
Waterworks: U.S. Akvarell 2001, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden. Catalog, texts by Kim Levin and Berndt Arell.
Galleria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy (solo)
Almost American, Deitch Projects, New York, USA (solo)
2000
Brad Kahlhamer: Almost American, Madison Art Center (now Madison Museum of Contemporary Art), Wisconsin, USA (solo)
Galleria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy (solo)
Friendly Frontier, Galleria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy (solo)
Almost American, Modern Art Inc., London, United Kingdom
Endpapers, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, USA.* Catalog text by Judy Collischan.
Greater New York: New Art in New York Now, P.S.1 MOMA, Long Island City, New York, USA.* CD-ROM catalog with booklet.
ID/Y2K: Identity at the Millennium, Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, New York, USA
Lost, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Ghosts, Invisible Museum, Denver, USA
1999
Friendly Frontier, Deitch Projects, New York, USA (solo)
The Constructed Landscape, Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, USA
1998
KTNN, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
PETS, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, USA
Solo Painting: Voices in Contemporary Abstraction, The North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, USA
Wall Paper, Nicholas Davies Gallery, New York, USA
Nicholas Davies Gallery, New York, USA
1997
Basically Black and White, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, USA
Landscape USA, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, USA
Road Show ’97, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, USA
Stepping Up, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Structures, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, USA
1996
The Art Exchange Show, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, USA
Red River Crossings: Ten Contemporary Native American Artists Respond to Peter Rindisbacher (1806-1834), Swiss Institute, New York, USA.* Catalog texts by Margaret Archuleta, Henry E. Bovay and Gregory Sholette.
Square Bubbles, Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady, New York, USA.* Catalog text by Mikhail Iossel.
Sweat, Exit Art, New York, USA
Wish You Were Here, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, USA
Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
1995
Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, USA, (two-person show with Michael Ashkin)
Extremely Refrigerated, Meatlocker, New York, USA
Obsession, Chassie Post Gallery, New York, USA
Pop Up, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, USA
1994
The Garden of Sculptural Delights, Exit Art, New York, USA
…It’s How You Play the Game, Exit Art, New York, USA
Project Room, Thread Waxing Space, New York, USA. Brochure, text by Melinda Gellman, Ph.D. (solo)
1993
Markets of Resistance, White Columns, New York, USA
Simply Made in America, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA.* Travelled to Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, USA; Palm Beach Community College of Art, Florida, USA; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington. Catalog text by Barry A. Rosenberg.
W139-NY, Gallerie W139 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1992
Sculpture: The Day after Today, Thread Waxing Space, New York, USA.* Catalogue text by Christian Leigh

Literature

Olofsson, Anders. “Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm: Brad Kahlhamer” (October 2005)
Tiselius, Henric. “Att teckna är so matt skapa musik” Stockholm City (September 30, 2005)
Nilsson, Åse-Marie. “Konstnär söker sin stam” Svenska Dagbladet (September 27, 2005)
Archuleta, Margaret, Henry E. Bovay, and Gregory Sholette, with artists’ statements. Red River Crossings: Contemporary Native American Artists Respond to Peter Rindisbacher (1806-1834). New York: Swiss Institute, 1996.
Archuleta, Margaret, Jeffrey Deitch, and Peter Fleissig. Brad Kahlhamer: Friendly Frontier. New York: Deitch Projects, 1999.
Benezra, Neal, Dan Cameron, Madeleine Grynstejn, Kent Logan, Jessica Morgan, Ralph Rugoff, Amada Cruz and Katy Siegel.
Supernova: Art of the Nineties from the Logan Collection. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2003.
Bloemink, Barbara, Vicky A. Clark, Rick Gribenas, Ana Merino and George D. Wallace. Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation. Pittsburgh: Regina Gouger Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, 2003.
Cameron, Dan, Jeffrey Deitch, Alison M. Gingeras, Massimiliano Gioni and Nancy Spector. Monument to Now. Athens, Greece: Deste Foundation: Center for Contemporary Art, 2004.
Cohen, Michael. Ghost World. Seoul: Cais Gallery, 2001.
Collischan, Judy. Endpapers: drawings 1890-1900 and 1990-2000. Purchase, New York: Neuberger Museum, Purchase College, State University of New York, 2000.
Corrin, Lisa and Tara Reddy Young. Seattle Art Museum Collection: Contemporary Art Project. Seattle Art Museum Collection: Contemporary Art Project. Young Seattle: Seattle Art Museum, 2002.
Diehl, Matt, Matt Freedman, Martha McPhee, and Darcey Steinke. KTTN (CD-ROM with brochure). New York: Full Pelt (CD-ROM with brochure). New York: Full Pelt Productions and Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, 1998.
Garrels, Gary, et. al. The Logan Collection: Portrait of Our Times. Vail, Colorado: The Logan Collection, 2002.
Gellman, Melinda. Brad Kahlhamer. New York: Thread Waxing Space, 1994.
Haukaas, Thomas and Rock Hushka. Lewis and Clark Territory: Contemporary Artists Revisit Place, Race and Memory. Tacoma, Washington: Tacoma Art Museum with University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2004.
Hoptman, Laura and Sara Krajewski. Brad Kahlhamer: Almost American. Madison, Wisconsin: Madison Art Center and Aspen Art Museum, 2000.
Iossel, Mikhail. Square Bubbles. Schenectady, New York: Mandeville Gallery, Union College, 1996.
Leigh, Christian. Sculpture: The Day After Today. New York: Thread Waxing Space, 1992.
Levin, Kim and Berndt Arell. Waterworks: U.S. Akvarell 2001. Skärhamn, Sweden: Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, 2001.
Mills, Dan. Issues of Identity in Recent American Art. Potsdam, New York: Gibson Gallery, State University of New York at Potsdam, 2001.
Rosenberg, Barry A. “The World As We Find It,” in Simply Made in America. Ridgefi eld, Connecticut: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 1992.