Timeline

1959
Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1981–1984
Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Canada (Sculpture)
1984–1986
MFA, Hunter College, CUNY, New York (Painting)
1994
Received American citizenship; Canadian citizenship is retained
1997
Lives and works in Berlin
1984–2002
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY
1998–2002
Lives and works in Amsterdam
Lives and works in Houston

Exhibitions

2006
Christian Eckart: Purpose Driven, McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas, April-May (solo)
2005
The Shape of Colour: Excursions in Color Field Art, 1950 – 2005, organized by Dr. David Moos, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, May (catalogue)
2005
Universal Medium, McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas, March-April
2005
Beauty Supply, Clint Roenisch Gallery, Toronto, Canada, January-February
2003
American Beauty, organized by Robert McClain, McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas, November
2003
Space Vehicles: Allusion Objectified, organized by Christian Eckart, McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas, January-February (catalogue)
2003
Einstein’s Toaster – New Work by Christian Eckart, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria, June – July (solo)
2002
My Way, Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Canada, September–October (solo)
2002
Exformation, McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas, January – February (solo)
2002
Selections from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection, organized by Dahlia Morgan, The Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, September-December (catalogue)
2002
in the abstract, McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas, July-August
2002
Looking At Painting - 1, organized by Isabel Kunigk, Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany, September-October
2002
Album: ACAD @ 75, part II, organized by Ron Moppett, Illingworth Kerr Gallery of Art, Alberta College of Art and Design, September-October (catalogue)
2001
New Models, Art of this Century, New York, November–December (solo)
2001
Rembrandt to Rauschenberg: Building the Collection, organized by Annette Dimeo Carlozzi, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, January–March
2001
Pleasure of Sight & States of Being: Radical Abstract Painting since 1990, organized by Roald Nasgaard, Florida State University at Tallahasee, Tallahassee, Florida (catalogue)
2001
2001: An Art Odyssey – Recent Acquisitions to the Contemporary Collection, organized by Kirsten Evendon, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada, July–September
2001
Geometry and Gesture, organized by Nikolaus Ruzicska, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria, July–August
2001
Diskursive Malerei, organized by Lorand Hegyi, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria, September–March 2002
2001
New York, McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas. Benefit for New York City and inauguration of new gallery location
2000
Faith: The Impact of Judeo-Christian Religion on Art at the Millennium, organized by Christian Eckart, Harry Philbrick, and Osvaldo Romberg, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, Jan–May (catalogue)
2000
Sculpture 2000, Robert McClain & Co. Fine Art, Houston, Texas, June
2000
Circuits & Zootropes, Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany, February–April (solo)
2000
Christian Eckart, Windows, Brussels, Belgium, March–May (solo)
1999
White Album, Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Canada, September–October (solo)
1999
Christian Eckart, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria, November 1999–January 2000 (solo)
1999
New Monochromatic Works – Christian Eckart, Robert McClain & Co. Fine Art, Houston, Texas, January–February (solo)
1999
Abstrakt, Max-Gandolph-Bibliothek, organized by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria, July–August (catalogue)
1999
Abstractions, Galerie Laage-Salomon, Paris, France, September–October
1998
Christian Eckart, Galerie René Blouin—Espace 502, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, organized by and in collaboration with Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Canada, May (solo)
1996–1998
Disturbing Abstraction, University of Western Ontario
1997
Various Logic, Janis Gallery New York (solo)
1997
Christian Eckart, Robert McClain and Co. Houston, TX (solo)
1997
Face à Face, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris, France (solo)
1997
Reductive Forms, Robert McClain & Co. Houston, TX
1997
Christian Eckart, Works 1986–1996,” Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany (solo)
1997
Christian Eckart, S.A.T. Exhibition Space, L.I.C., Queens, New York, presented by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France and Salzburg, Austria, November (solo)
1996
Commencement of Disturbing Abstraction, organized by Mark A. Cheetham of the University of Western Ontario, The Artlab, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, November–December 1996; Art Gallery of North York, Toronto, Canada, January–February 1997; The Nickle Arts Museum, Calgary, Canada, May–August 1997; The Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada, August–October 1997; Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Canada, November 1997–February 1998; Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada, April–June 1998. (catalogue)
1996
Vltava, Motel Fine Arts, New York, January–February
1996
Curved Monochrome Paintings, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris, France
1996
Abstract/Real, Museum Moderner Kunst Vienna, Austria
1995
The Golden and Baroque, Robert McClain and Co. Houston, TX
1995
Trépanier Baer Gallery Calgary, Canada
1995
Endless Line Paintings, Sabine Watchters Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium, February–April
1995
Christian Eckart, Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Canada, February–April
1995
Curved Monochromes, Endless Lines, and Simple Models, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria, November–December
1994
Christian Eckart, Trépanier Baer Gallery, Calgary, Canada
1994
Christian Eckart, Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany, March–April
1994
The Veils, Sabine Watchters Fine Arts, Knokke, Belgium, April–May
1994
Painting, Rhona Hoffman Gallery Chicago, IL
1993
I Am the Enunciator, organized by Christian Leigh, Thread Waxing Space, New York, January–February (catalogue)
1993
Slittamenti/Transactions (I Love You More Than My Own Death) , organized by Christian Leigh, 45th Biennale di Venezia, Granai delle Zitelle, Guidecca, Venice, Italy, Spring. (catalogue).”
1993
Living with Art: The Collection of Ellyn & Saul Dennison, The Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey, Oct–Nov (catalogue).
1993
Accrochage International, Galerie Sabine Wachters, Brussels, Belgium.
1992
Rubin Spangle Gallery, New York, January–February
1992
Fifteenth Anniversary Exhibtition, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1992
Nothing New: The Positive Absence of Originality in Art, organized by Anthony Iannacci, Studio La Città 2, Verona, Italy, May (catalogue).
1992
Quotations: The Second History of Art, organized by Barry Rosenberg, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, May–September; Museum of Contemporary Art at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, October–November (catalogue).
1992
Psycho, organized by Christian Leigh, Inaugural Exhibition, KunstHall, New York, April–May (catalogue).
1992
Frame Up, organized by Judith Tolnick, Main Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, October.
1992
Galleria Galliani, Genoa, Italy, December
1991
The Body in Question, organized by Gary Nickard and Melissa Harris, Burden Gallery, The Aperture Foundation, New York, January–February.
1991
Bildlicht: Malerei Zwischen Material und Immaterialität, organized by Wolfgang Drechsler and Peter Weibel, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria, May–July (catalogue).
1991
Hybrid Abstract, organized by Joshua Decter, Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, April–May (catalogue).
1991
Anni Novanta, organized by Renato Barilli, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna, Bologna; Musei Comunali, Rimini; ex-colonia “Le Navi,” Cattolica; May–September 1991.
1991
Vertigo ‘The Remake’, organized by Christian Leigh, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria, July–August.
1991
After Reinhardt: The Ecstasy of Denial, organized by Max Estenger and Meg O’Rourke, Tomoko Liguori Gallery, New York, September–October (catalogue).
1991
Conceptual Abstraction, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, November–December (catalogue).
1991
Les Couleurs de l’Argent, Musée de la Poste, Paris, France, November 1991–January 1992 (catalogue).
1991
Das Goldene Zeitalter, organized by Tilman Osterwald, Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany, November 1991–February 1992 (catalogue).
1990
Spellbound, organized by Christian Leigh, Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
1990
Art Against AIDS, Public Art Project Exhibition, Washington, D.C., May (catalogue).
1990
Un Art de la Distinction?, organized by Caroline Bissière and Jean-Paul Blanchet, Abbaye Saint-Andre, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Meymac, France, July–October (catalogue).
1990
Neoclassico a Trieste: Attualità del Neoclassico, organized by Dr. Ricardo Caldura, Revoltella, Trieste, Italy, Summer (catalogue).
1990
Christian Eckart, Stephen Ellis, Alain Kirili, Imi Knoebel, Koury-Wingate Gallery, New York, September–October.
1990
Vertigo, organized by Christian Leigh, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France (catalogue).
1990
Mise en Abîme, organized by Vittoria Coen and Anthony Iannacci, Studio La Città, Verona, Italy, October (catalogue).
1989
Horn of Plenty, organized by Gosse Oosterhof, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, January–February (catalogue).
1989
Repetition, organized by Donald McKinney, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, February–March (catalogue).
1989
The Silent Baroque, organized by Christian Leigh, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria (catalogue).
1989
Projects & Portfolios, organized by Barry Walker, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York, October–December (catalogue).
1988
Redefining the Object, organized by Barry A. Rosenberg, University Art Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio and Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Ohio (catalogue).
1988
24 Square, organized by Saul Ostrow, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.
1988
Complexity and Contradiction, organized by Christian Leigh, Scott Hanson Gallery, New York, September–October (catalogue).
1988
La Couleur Seule: L’Experience du Monochrome, organized by Maurice Besset and Thierry Raspail, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France, October–December (catalogue).
1988
Art of the 80’s: Artists from the Eli Broad Foundation Collection, Kresge Museum, Detroit, Michigan (catalogue by Phyllis Floyd Arnfield).
1987
Artist - Designed Toys, First Street Forum, Pulitzer Foundation, St. Louis, Missouri (catalogue).
1987
Reconstruct, organized by Robert Nickas, John Gibson Gallery, New York, March–April (catalogue).
1987
The Art of the Real, organized by Robert Nickas, Galerie Pierre Huber, Geneva, Switzerland, June–July (catalogue).
1987
Gallery Group Show, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York.
1987
Primary Structures, organized by Robert Nickas, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
1987
of Ever-Ever Land i speak, organized by Christian Leigh, Stux Gallery, New York (catalogue).
1987
Faux Arts: Surface Illusions and Simulated Materials in Recent Art, organized by Ronald J. Onorato, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California, October–November (catalogue).
1987
Facture, Laurie Rubin Gallery, New York.
1986
, organized by the Art Advisory Service, a project of the Associate Council of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
1986
Red, organized by Robert Nickas, Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York.
1986
Tableaux Abstraits, organized by Christian Besson, Villa Arson, Nice, France, April–May (catalogue).
1986
When Attitudes Become Form, Bess Cutler Gallery, New York.
1986
Ten Artists Working in New York and Washington, organized by Robert Feldman and Jock Reynolds, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts.