Timeline

1967
Born in Newport Beach, California
1991
BA, Humanities, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
1993
MFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Exhibitions

2012
Osservate, leggete con me, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, USA (solo)
2012
My Best Thing, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (solo)
2011
The Whole of all the parts as well as the parts of all parts", Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, USA (solo)
2011
Institute of Contemporaray Arts, London, UK
2011
Quodlibet III – Alphabets and Instruments, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin, Germany
2011
Performance Biennial, Abrons Art Center, New York, USA
2010
But what of Frances Stark, standing by itself, a naked name, bare as a ghost to whom one would like to lend a sheet, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK (solo)
2010
All of This and Nothing, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
2010
For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn`t there, de Appel Boys’ School, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2010
The Artist’s Museum, Moca – Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
2009
Frances Stark, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK (solo)
2009
Frances Stark, Mark Leckey – and possibly but not certainly, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2009
The Space of Words, MUDAM, Luxemburg
2009
Quodlibet II, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
2009
Poor. Old. Tired. Horse., Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
2009
1999: Ten Year Anniversary Show, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, USA
2008
The New Vision, Portikus, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (solo)
2008
A Torment of Follies, Secession, Vienna, Austria / greengrassi, London, UK (solo)
2008
The Fall of Frances Stark, Culturgest, Lisboa, Portugal (solo)
2008
Cat Videos (1999 – 2002), The Apartment, Vancouver, BC, Canada (solo)
2008
Art Sheffield 08: Yes, No and Other Options, Sheffield, UK
2008
Typed, Sadie Coles, London, UK
2008
Word Event, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
2008
If I can’t dance to it.... Edition II, MUHKA, Antwerpen, Belgium
2008
Indirect Object, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, USA
2008
Emerson Vs. Nietzsche, Cottage Home, Los Angeles, USA
2008
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
2008
Cohabitation: 13 Artists and Collage, Francesca Kaufman Gallery, Milan, Italy
2008
Grabbing at Straws, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy
2007
FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon, France (solo)
2007
Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands (solo)
2007
Romantischer Konzeptualismus, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany
2007
Hello Goodbye Thank You, castillo/corrales, Paris, France
2007
For REE, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, USA
2007
Fit to print, Gagosian Gallery, New York, USA
2007
If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution Part II, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium
2007
Learn to Read, Tate Modern, London, UK
2007
Pacific Light: California Watercolor Refracted, 1907 – 2007, The International Center for the Arts at San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
2006
Textual Works: Bethan Huws and Frances Stark, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
2006
666, USC Roski School of Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2006
Francis Stark: Structures that Fit my Opening, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2005
In and on an unerconomic mind, CRG Gallery, NY, USA (solo)
2005
Monuments for the USA, exh. cat. CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco, USA
2004
Bless this Mess, Greengrassi, London, UK (solo)
2004
Destroy Date, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2004
Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany
2004
Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie Sprüth Magers, Munich, Germany
2003
And Another one at the Same Time, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2003
The Great Drawing Show: 1550-2003 A.D., Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003
Drop Out!, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
2003
Creeping Revolution 2, Rooseum, Malmo, Sweden
2002
Air Guitar: Art Reconsidering Rock Music, Milton Keynes Gallery, Central Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2002
Zusammenhange herstellen, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany
2002
A Show That Will Show That A Show Is Not Only A Show, curated by Jens Hoffman, The Project, Los Angeles, CA
2002
Group Show, MARC FOXX, Los Angeles, CA
2002
A Bomb upon the Ceiling, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2002
Hammer Projects, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2002
Self-Portraiture, greengrassi, London GB (solo)
2002
Jim, Jonathan, Kenny, Frances and Sol, curated by Maxine Kopsa, Stedejilik
2002
Personal Plans, Kunsthalle Basel (catalogue)
2002
Rock My World, CCAC, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
2002
Paintings, MARC FOXX, Los Angeles, CA
2001
Drawings, Greene Naftali, New York, NY
2001
Frances Stark meets Morgan Fisher, Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany
2001
Patterns: Between Object and Arabesque, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, DK
2001
The Slide Area,curated by Terry R. Myers, James Van Damme Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2001
Ileana Tounta, Athens, Greece
2001
Locating Drawing, Lawing Gallery, Houston, TX
2001
CRG, New York, NY (solo)
2001
White Album, curated by Jan Tumlir, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2000
Circles, ZKM, Karlsruhue, Germany
2000
OO, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
2000
made in california: art, image, and identity, 1900-2000, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
2000
Of the moment: Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection, San Francisco Museum of Moderrn Art, San Francisco, CA
2000
Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany
2000
Jurgen Becker, Hamburg, Germany
2000
Opere Su Carta, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy
2000
L.A., Monika Sprueth & Philomene Magers, Cologne, Germany
2000
ICH SUCHE NACH MEINE FRANCES STARKE SEITE, Munich Kunstverein Galerie (solo)
2000
Daniel Buchholz, Cologne, Germany (solo)
1999
Hot Spots, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro & Pittsburg Center for the Arts, Pennsylvania
1999
No, No, No, No, Now., Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1999
What Part of Now Don’t You Understand, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1999
like a rainbow and so unlike a rainbow, CRG, New York, NY (solo)
1999
Philomene Magers Projekte, Munich, Germany
1998
Impossible the grassy maxim’s dream...., greengrassi, London, GB (solo)
1998
In other places Light’s pitched happy tents, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1998
In the Beginning, Murray Guy, New York, NY
1998
Word Perfect, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
1998
Obscure Camera, 2nd Space Gallery, curated by Mary Ceruti, San Francisco, CA
1998
Paper Thin, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1998
L.A. on Paper, Three Day Weekend @ Gallerie Krizinger, Vienna, Austria
1997
Der Arbeit des Zeichnens, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany
1997
New Work: Drawings Today, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
1997
Tracing Marks, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1997
Paper, J. Christ Gallery, Boise, Idaho
1997
Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1997
Drawings: An Annual Bicoastal Invitational ,Meyerson & Nowinski, Seattle, WA
1997
Sharon Lockhart, Laura Owens and Frances Stark, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica CA
1997
Ten Los Angeles Artists,Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1996
The Power of Suggestion: Narrative & Notation in Contemporary Drawings, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1996
Just Past: The Contemporary and Permanent Collection 1975-1996, Museum of Contemporary Art at The Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
1996
Stream of Consciousness, 8 Los Angeles Artists, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA (catalogue)
1996
Affairs, Institute for Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
1996
Controfiguro, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy
1996
Krisanamis/Stark, Marc Foxx, Santa Monica, CA
1996
First Person, Marc Foxx, Santa Monica, CA
1996
Plain Sheets No Pillow, CRG, New York, NY (solo)
1996
Studio 246 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (solo)
1995
Last year b/w I hate language, ACME, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
1995
Dark Memories, Marc Foxx, Santa Monica CA
1995
Filmcuts, Neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
1995
New Testament, Marc Foxx, Santa Monica CA
1995
Smells Like Vinyl, Roger Merians, New York, NY
1995
Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, NY
1994
Inaugural Exhibition, ACME, Santa Monica, CA
1994
The Freed Weed, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
1994
Red Rover, Red Rover, Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles, CA
1994
The Grammarians, Chapman College, Orange, CA
1994
Spring for Fall, LEAK, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1993
Slough (it off) b/w Purple Prose, MFA Gallery, ACCD, Pasadena, CA (solo)
1993
Invitational '93, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
1993
Zuzuglich,Merz Akademie und Room Tomoyo Kawai, Stuttgart, Germany
1991
The Guest Room, Los Angeles, CA (solo)

Public Collections

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, “Art: Here and Now”
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles