Matt Mullican  (American, 1951) 

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New York-based Contemporary visual artist Matt Mullican (American, b.1951) is best known for his exploration of the subjective experience through the intersection of communal signage with personal semiotics. In order to produce these characteristically abstract, geometric forms, Mullican utilizes a combination of separate media including, drawing, painting, sculpture, and more recently, video, electronic media, and installation. Mullican attended the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA in 1974, and currently exhibits extensively all over the world, with his most recent solo shows being held at the Mai 36 Galerie in Zurich, Switzerland, Galerie Micheline Szwajcer in Antwerp, Belgium; Helga Maria Klosterfelde in Berlin, Germany; and Tracy Williams, Ltd., in New York, NY. Mullican currently lives and works in New York City, where he continues to develop his unique contemporary idiom.

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Matt Mullican, Untitled (Set of 4 Signs)

 

Matt Mullican
Untitled (Set of 4 Signs)
1980

Mai 36 Galerie
Matt Mullican, Untitled

 

Matt Mullican
Untitled
1975-1976

Mai 36 Galerie
Matt Mullican, Untitled (Elements 22)

 

Matt Mullican
Untitled (Elements 22)
2012

Mai 36 Galerie
Matt Mullican, Untitled (Elements 14)

 

Matt Mullican
Untitled (Elements 14)
2012

Mai 36 Galerie
Matt Mullican, Untitled (Elements 03)

 

Matt Mullican
Untitled (Elements 03)
2012

Mai 36 Galerie
Matt Mullican, Untitled (Elements Property)

 

Matt Mullican
Untitled (Elements Property)
2012

Galerie Nelson - Freeman
Matt Mullican, Installation view

 

Matt Mullican
Installation view
Mai 36 Galerie
Matt Mullican, Untitled (Square colored chart 2)

 

Matt Mullican
Untitled (Square colored chart 2)
2011

Mai 36 Galerie
Matt Mullican, Untitled (Evolutionary Chart; Etched Granite)

 

Matt Mullican
Untitled (Evolutionary Chart; Etched Granite)
1990

Mai 36 Galerie
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Matt Mullican, Ohne Titel (3 works)

 

Matt Mullican
Ohne Titel (3 works), 2009
etchings

 

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Matt Mullican, Untitled (Elements)

 

Matt Mullican
Untitled (Elements), 1980
cotton and grommets

 

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Matt Mullican, 8 Dead Twos

 

Matt Mullican
8 Dead Twos, 2007
aquatint

 

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1951   Born in Santa Monica, CA
1974   California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, BFA
  Currently lives and works in New York City
2013   THE ENCYCLOPEDIC PALACE AT THE 55TH INTERNATIONAL VENICE BIENNALE, Venice, Italy
2012   “Who Feels the Most Pain in the Five Worlds,” Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich (solo)
2012   “Recent Works,” Galerie Micheline Szwajcer Antwerp (solo)
2012   “Two into One Becomes Three,” Klosterfelde, Berlin (solo)
2012   “Editions 1986–2012,” Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Berlin (solo)
2011   Organizing the World,” Haus der Kunst, Munich (cat.) (solo)
2011   “Behind That Person,” Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York, NY (solo)
2011   “City,” ProjecteSD, Barcelona (solo)
2011   Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich (solo)
2011   “Work in Residence #3,” Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, the Netherlands (solo)
2011   “Work in Residence #2,” Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, the Netherlands (solo)
2010   “88 MAPS,” Three Star Press, Paris
2010   “12 by 2,” Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France (cat.)
2010   “Work in Residence #1,” Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, the Netherlands
2010   “Matt Mullican: Works from the 1980s and ’90s,” Kunsthalle LA, Los Angeles (curated by Michael Solway)
2010   Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo, the Netherlands
2009   STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven, Belgium (solo)
2009   Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, Canada (solo)
2009   “CITY AS A MAP (OF IDEAS),” GAK, Bremen, Germany (solo)
2009   Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon (solo)
2009   Galerie Johann Widauer, Innsbruck, Austria (solo)
2009   “Five x Five,” Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris (solo)
2009   “Cosmology,” Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich (solo)
2009   “Planet of Signs (Concrete Erudition 1),” Frac, Île-de-France, France (solo)
2008   Whitney Biennial 2008, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2008   Hanne Darboven, Matt Mullican, Dan Peterman, Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany
2008   The Puppet Show, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, USA
2008   STUK Kunstencentrum, Leuven, Belgium (solo)
2008   Klosterfelde, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2008   John Baldessari and Matt Mullican, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York (solo)
2008   ProjecteSD, Bacelona, Spain (solo)
2008   Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp, Belgium (solo)
2008   Matt Mullican – zur künstlerischen Intervention im Athletik Zentrum St. Gallen, St.Gallen, Swiss (solo)
2007   The Secret Theory of Drawing, The Model Arts Centre & Niland Gallery, Sligo, Ireland (cat.)
2007   Timeout. Art and Sustainability, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz
2007   Cosmologies, James Cohan Gallery, New York
2007   Auto Emotion, Autobiography, emotion and self-fashioning, The Power Plant, Toronto
2007   REALLIFE Magazine: 1979-1990, Artists Space, New York
2006   Editionen, Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Hamburg, Germany (solo)
2006   Matt Mullican, Talking the Talk, Walking the Walk, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2006   Room Number 4, Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal (solo)
2006   Matt Mullican: Works from the 70's and 80's, Tracy Williams Ltd., New York, New York (solo)
2006   Direct Cast – Neue Skulpturen, Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich, Germany (solo)
2006   Breaking Up is Hard to Do, Projectesd, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
2006   Five Suitcases of Love, Truth, Work and Beauty, Christine Burgin, New York, New York (solo)
2006   Model Architecture, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria (solo)
2006   The Secret Theory of Drawing, The Drawing Room, London (cat.)
2006   Looking Back, White Columns, New York
2006   The 80’s: A Topology, Museu de Serralves, Porto
2006   Pictograms, The Loneliness of Signs, Kunstmuseum, Stuttgart (cat.)
2005   Traces Everywhere, Tracy Williams, Ltd., New York, New York
2005   Gyroscope, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C
2005   Ecstasy. In and About Altered States, MOCA, Los Angeles (solo)
2005   O.K. Centrum Fur Gengenwartskunst, Linz, Austria
2005   Model Architecture, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz
2005   Love, Work, Truth and Beauty, Galerie Nelson, Paris
2005   Two Rooms Learning From That Person’s Work, Kloserfelde, Berlin
2005   Learning From That Person’s Work, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
2005   Matt Mullican, Kallman Museum, Ismaning
2005   Mullican World, Le Frac Picardie, Amiens (solo)
2005   Wolkenbilder, Aargauer Kunsthaus
2004   Your Fate, Christine Burgin Gallery, New York
2004   The Big Nothing, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia
2004   Global World, Private Universe, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen
2004   Nothing Should Exist, Tracy Williams, Ltd., 2004 (solo)
2004   Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich (solo)
2003   Cristina Guerra Contemporary Art, Lisbon (solo)
2003   Mapping a City: Hamburgkartierung, Galerie fur Landschaftkunst, Hamburg
2002   Transformer, Porin Taidemuseo, Pori
2002   Johann Widauer, Innsbruck (solo)
2002   Anton Kern Gallery, New York (solo)
2002   Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich (solo)
2001   L’Effet Larsen, Centrum fur Gegenwartskunst, Linz
2001   The Museum of Modern Art, Oxford (solo)
2001   Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona (solo)
2001   Kunstverein St. Gallen Kunstmuseum, St. Gallen (solo)
2001   Galerie Nelson, Paris (solo)
2000   Orbis Terrarum: Ways of Worldmaking, Museum Plantin-Moretus, Antwerp
1999   Utopia 2, Same Player Shoots Again, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
1999   Get Together, Kunst als Teamwork, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
1999   Stimuli, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam
1998   Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, the Netherlands. (cat.) (solo)
1997   Helga Maria Klosterfelde, Hamburg Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands (with Lawrence Weiner) (solo)
1996   Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland (solo)
1995   Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany (solo)
1994   Rosebud (with Lawrence Weiner and Jenny Holzer), Lenbachhaus, Munich Germany. (cat.) (solo)
1993   Kunstmuseum Lucerne, Switzerland Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy (solo)
1992   Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (solo)
  Public and Corporate Commissions
  2004 deSingel International Arts Centre, Antwerp
  2003 BUWOG Apartment Complex, Vienna
  2003 Kallmann-Museum, Ismaning
  2003 Bronx School for Law, Government & Justice, New York
  Collections
  The Museum of Modern Art
  The Whitney Museum
  MOCA Los Angeles
  The Ludwig Museum
  The Pompidou Center