Timeline

1961
Born New York, NY
1983
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Yale University, New Haven, CT
1988
Co-founded the Journal of Contemporary Art
Present
Lives and works in New York City

Exhibitions

2011
Abstract Memory, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA (solo)
2011
Still Light, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA (solo)
2011
Papier/paper, kunstgaleriebonn, Bonn, Germany
2011
’70 Years of Abstract Painting – Excerpts’, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, USA
2010
Same:Difference, curated by Julien Robson and Robert Cozzolino, Pennsylvania, Academy of the Fine Arts, PA, USA
2010
Consider the Oyster, conceived and curated by Ingrid Dinter, James Graham & Sons, NY, USA
2010
This Cool, Larry Becker Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2010
Recent Paintings, James Graham & Sons Gallery, New York, NY, USA (solo)
2009
Art Dealer Archipelagos, James Graham & Sons Gallery, New York, NY, USA (solo)
2009
Assemblage Abstract, Dinter Fine Art, NY, USA
2009
Blue, James Graham & Sons, NY, USA (curator)
2008
Color Climax, James Graham & Sons, NY, USA
2008
Peace, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2008
Recent Works, James Graham & Sons Gallery, New York, NY, USA (solo)
2007
Inaugural Show, James Graham & Sons, NY, USA
2007
Surfacing Now: Joe Fyfe and John Zinsser, JG Contemporary, (at flow, Miami Beach), USA
2007
Monochrome Painting: Some Versions from Ad Reinhardt to Present, CardwellJimmerson Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2007
Horizon, curated by David Humphrey, EFA Gallery, NY, USA
2007
New Beginnings, Galerie S65, Aalst, Belgium
2007
The War is Over, Sideshow Galley, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2006
The Independents, curated by Judith Slekowitz, 499 parkavenue, NY, USA
2006
Roger Ramsay Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA (solo)
2005
Galerie S65, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2005
Armored, curated by Rene Allain, Planet Thailand, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2004
The Flag Project, Rubin Museum of Art, NY, USA
2004
Dialogue: Abstract, Exhibition Space 13, NY, curated by Gayle Ruskin White, USA
2004
Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie S65, Cologne, Germany
2004
Under the Influence, Barbara Mathes Gallery, NY, USA
2003
Theories: Abstract New York, LICK Ltd, Queens, NY (also: Ramsay Gallery, Chicago), USA
2003
Brooklyn on 57th St, Nohra Haime Gallery, NY, NY, USA
2003
1.ZenRoxy, curated by Ivan Vera, Von Lintel Gallery, NY, USA
2003
Color, curated by Paul Rusconi, Sandroni/Rey Gallery, Venice, CA, USA
2003
Paintings and Sculpture, Maximilian Krips Galerie, Cologne, Germany
2003
Bible Studies, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
2003
Galerie S65, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2002
Color, curated by Paul Rusconi, Snadroni/Rey, Venice, CA
2002
Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2001
Fifteen Years of Painting, Stark Gallery, New York, NY
2001
Galerie S65, Aalst, Belgium (solo)
2001
Cinema Studies, curated by Aruna D’Souza, Lucas Schoormans, NY, USA
2001
1.Significant Pursuits: Paint and Geometry, curated by Robert Kingston and Phong Bui, Smack Mellon Studios, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2001
The Tao of Painting: Principles in Monochrome, curated by Marina Zakarian, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX (Katalog), USA
2001
Deep Field Painting, Hunter College Art Gallery, curated by Michael Brennan (Katalog), USA
2000
Von Lintel & Nusser New York, NY (solo)
2000
The Significan Pursiuit: Form and Geometry, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
2000
Deep Field Painting, curated by Michael Brennan, Hunter College New York, NY
2000
The Tao of Painting: Principles in Monochrome, curated by Marina Zakarian, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary Dallas, TX
1999
Tang, Turner & Runyon Dallas, TX
1999
Gridlocked, Rocket Gallery London
1999
Paint Structures, Galerie von Lintel Munich, Germany
1999
Dialogue (with Mark Sheinkman), ART Resources, New York
1999
Abstraction, Roger Ramsay Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999
New American Abstraction, Galerie Windows, Brussels, Belgium
1999
One by One: Painting Vs. Drawing, Galerie von Lintel & Nusser, Munich
1998
Galerie Thomas von Lintel, Munich (solo)
1998
Roger Ramsay Gallery, Chicago (solo)
1998
White Grid Variations, Gallery S65 Aalst, Belgium (solo)
1998
Monomania, Rocket Gallery London
1997
The Architecture of Color, Pamela Auchincloss Project Space, New York (solo)
1997
A Reversal of Scale, Turner & Runyon, Dallas, TX
1997
Group Show, Green on Red, Dublin
1997
Summer Show, Galerie Thomas Von Lintel, Munich
1997
Works on Paper, Gallery S65, Aalst, Belgium
1997
The Pavilion, Lawing Gallery Houston, TX (solo)
1996
The Jullian Pretto Collection, The Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
1996
Stark Gallery New York, NY (solo)
1996
Inaugural, Turner & Runyon Gallery, Dallas, TX
1996
Group Show, Todd Gallery, London, England
1996
Republic Tower Comission, Turner, Byrne & Runyon Gallery, Dallas (solo)
1996
John Zinsser, Lawing Gallery Houston, TX (solo)
1996
John Zinsser, Galerie Thomas von Lintel Munich, Germany (solo)
1995
Stark Gallery, New York (solo)
1995
Galerie S65 Alst, Belgium (solo)
1995
Minimalist Strategies, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York, NY
1995
NY Abstract, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
1995
New York Paper Now, Galerie Thomas von Lintel, Munich
1994
New York Abstraction, Tavelli Gallery, Aspen, CO
1994
Color, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery
1994
Four Painters, Galerie S65, Aalst, Belgium
1994
Fractured Seduction, curated by Maya Damianovic, Artifact, Tel Aviv, Israel
1994
Galerie Thomas Von Lintel, Munich (solo)
1993
Thomas Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1993
Elizabeth Koury Gallery, New York (solo)
1993
Galerie S65 Aalst, Belgium (solo)
1993
Works on Paper, Galerie Nãchst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria
1992
Group Exhibition, John Good Gallery, New York, NY, USA
1992
Contemporary Surfaces, curated by Rick Ward, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, USA
1992
Slow Art: Painting in New York Now, curated by Alana Heiss, PS1 Museum, NY, USA
1992
Abstract Painting Between Analysis and Synthesis, Galerie Nachst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria (Katalog)
1992
Kinder! macht Neues!, Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne
1992
Group Exibition, Mars Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1991
Automatic Writing, Julian Pretto Gallery New York, NY, USA (solo)
1991
Conceptual Abstraction, Sidney Janis Gallery, NY (Katalog), USA
1991
The Vertical Flatbed Picture-Plane, Turner & Byrne Gallery, Dallas, TX, USA
1991
Hybrid Abstraction, curated by Joshua Decter, Bennington College, Bennington, VT, USA
1991
Five Days, Thomas Solomon’s Garage, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1991
Synthesis, John Good Gallery, NY, USA
1990
Commodities Corporation Collection, curated by Sam Hunter, New Jersey State Museum, NJ, USA
1990
A Question of Paint, curated by Charles Wright, Jr., Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY
1990
Visiting Artists, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA
1990
Material Painting, curated by Julian Pretto, Roger Ramsay Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
1990
Invitational, Curt Marcus Gallery, NY, USA
1990
Thomas Solomon’s Garage, Los Angeles, CA, USA (solo)
1990
Julian Pretto Gallery, NY, USA (solo)
1990
Work on Paper, curated by Randy Alexander, Paula Allen Gallery, NY, USA
1990
Process and Material, Julian Pretto Gallery, NY, USA
1990
20th Anniversary Benefit, White Columns, NY, USA
1990
20th Anniversary Benefit, White Columns, NY, USA
1989
Aspects of Painting, Julian Pretto Gallery, NY, USA
1989
Nine Abstract Painters, White Columns, NY, USA
1989
Julian Pretto Gallery New York, NY, USA (solo)

Literature

2010
Last Chance, Roberta Smith, The New York Times, October 29
2010
Haiku Review: Consider the Oyster, Peter Frank, The Huffington Post, October 28
2009
Uptown Art Mingles with Architectural Gems, Roberta Smith, The New York Times, Dec. 4, 2009, p36
2009
Now Showing: Art Dealer Archipelagoes, Sandra Ballantine, November 24
2009
Down the Rabbit Hole with Artist John Zinsser, Kelsey Keith, November 30
2008
John Zinsser, Edward Leffingwell, Art in America, October
2008
John Zinsser: Recent Work, Stephanie Buhmann, The Brooklyn Rail, March
2007
The Possibilities of Paint: An Interview with John Zinsser, Cindi Di Marzo, Studio International, UK, February
2004
Gallery Chronicle, James Panero, The New Criterion, October
2003
Farben, stets voll Schwung und Gewicht: John Zinsser stellt in der Galerie S 65 aus, von Jürgen Kisters, Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, 13/16 February
2003
John Zinsser: Neue Bilder, Galerie S 65, Köln, Reinhard Ermen, Kunstforum International, März-Mai
2003
Review, “Bible Studies”, Grace Glueck, The New York Times, June 27
2003
Review, “Bible Studies”, Aruna D’Souza, Time Out New York, July 24-31
2003
Driven to Abstraction, Amei Wallach, ARTnews, November
2002
Review, Walter Robinson, Artnet Magazine, April
2002
Zinsser, John. 'Free Parking and Other Directed Fantasies'
2000
T McDonough. 'John Zinsser at Von Lintel & Nusser', Art in America, December
2000
For Hikers Seeking Art, Brooklyn is a Left Bank, Holland Cotter, The New York Times, Dec. 15
2000
A Captivating Coat of Not Many Colors, Charles Dee Mitchell, The Dallas Morning News, Feb. 5, 2000
1999
Erfle, A. 'Krafte gegen neue Medien, Zehn zeitgenossische Kunstler in der Galerie von Lintel & Nusser', Suddeutsche Zeitung, SZ extra, February 11
1999
Horny, Tinga. 'Hier regiert die Vielfalt', Handelsblatt, February 11
1999
'Artist Profile', Noema, January-March, p. 114
1999
'John Zinsser', Prinz, January
1998
Zinsser, John. 'Andy Warhol: Pure Painter', artnet.com, February 25
1997
Review, Holland Cotter, The New York Times, June 6
1997
John Zinsser at Pamela Auchincloss, Bill Arning, Art in America, November
1997
Review, Patricia C. Johnsons, Houston Chronicle, Sept 23
1997
John Zinsser at Pamela Auchincloss, Michael Brennan, Artnet, September
1995
Review, The New Yorker, March 20
1995
Also of Note, Holland Cotter, The New York Times, March 24
1994
Hollywood Collects, ARTnews, March
1993
John Zinsser Repays Debt to Andy Warhol, David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, May 29
1992
Slow Art at PS1, Brooks Adams, Art in America, October
1992
Slow Art at PS1, Roberta Smith, The New York Times
1992
New York Fax, David Pagel, Art Issues, Sept./Oct.
1992
Contemporary Surfaces, Holland Carter, The New York Times, Aug. 7
1992
Life in the Abstract, Justin Sunward, Gay Chicago, May 21
1992
Zinsser Shows Respect for Materials, David McCracken, The Chicago Tribune, May 1
1992
John Zinsser: An Interview with Alisa Tager, Tema Celeste, Spring
1991
New York in Review, Terry R. Myers, ARTS, September
1991
John Zinsser (Interview), Cora Cohen, BOMB, Fall
1991
Review, Roberta Smith, The New York Times, July
1990
Material Painting/Roger Ramsay Gallery, Michael Bulka, Dialogue, November
1990
Four Artists Work in a Discreet Human Scale, David McCracken, Chicago Tribune, July
1990
John Zinsser at Julian Pretto, Ken Johnson, Art in America, July
1990
New York in Review, Robert Mahony, ARTS
1989
The Next Generation, Alexandra Anderson, Smart, October
1988
Talk, the Lost Art, Douglas McGill, The New York Times, Jan. 22