Mark Grotjahn (American b.1968) was born in Pasadena, CA, and received his MFA from the University of California, Berkeley, and his BFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Best know for his Abstract and geometric paintings, Grotjahn has exhibited all over the world, with solo shows at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles (2005), the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (2006), and Kunstmuseum Thun in Switzerland (2007), among other institutions. His works can also be seen in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Grotjahn currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

Timeline

1968
Born 1968, Pasadena, California

Exhibitions

2011
Nine Faces, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
Three to Five Faces, Shane Campbell, Chicago, IL
Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Malevich and the American Legacy, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
California Dreamin: Myths and Legends of Los Angeles, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France
2010
Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Seven Faces, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
The Artist’s Museum: Los Angeles Artists 1980 – 2010, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Group Show 2010, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Benches and Binoculars, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
At Home/Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (curated by Matthew Higgs)
Mark Grotjahn, Jonathan Lasker, Sol LeWitt, Allan McCollum, James Siena, James Welling, Bravin Lee Programs, New York, NY
Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, New Museum, New York, NY (curated by Jeff Koons)
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
2009
Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
2008
Dancing Black Butterflies, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
2007
Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, Switzerland
Blue Paintings Light to Dark One through Ten, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
2006
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2005
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Mark Grotjahn: Drawings, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2003
Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
2002
Mark Grotjahn: el gran burrito, Boom, Chicago, IL
Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
2000
Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
1998
Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Flowers in the Office, Brent Petersen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA