Mel Bochner  (American, 1940) 

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Mel Bochner Biography
1940   Born in Pittsburgh, PA, US
1962   Bachelor of Fine Art at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, PA
2001   Appointed professor at Yale University, New Haven CT
2005   Recipient, honorary doctor of fine arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University
  Lives and works in New York, NY, US
Selected Exhibitions
2014   Jewish Museum, New York, US (solo)
2013   Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (solo)
2013   Fundacao Serralves, Porto, Portugal (solo)
2012   Theory of Sculpture: Fontana's light, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, US (solo)
2012   If the Colour Changes, Whitechapel Gallery, London, GB (solo)
2011 - 2012   Photography Befor the Age of Mechanical Reproduction + Some Drawings from the Sixties + Recent Refections and Recursions on Dis / Tension and Crumpling, Peter Freeman Inc., New york, USA (solo)
2010 - 2012   In the Tower : Mel Bochner, National Gallery of Art, Washington, US (solo)
2010   Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, US (solo)
2010   Photographs and Not photographs 1966-2010, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, US (solo)
2010   Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, FR (solo)
2010   Third Thoughts, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
2010   Double Bind / Arrêtez d'essayer de me comprendre!, Villa Arson, Nice, France
2010   “Mel Bochner, Photographs and Not Photographs 1966 – 2010,” Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2010   “Mel Bochner,” Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris (solo)
2010   “Mel Bochner, New Works,” Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2009   “Mel Bochner, Blah Blah Blah,” Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2009   “Mel Bochner,” Metroquadro, Rivoli (solo)
2009   Mel Bochner at The Art Show organized by Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) at the Park Avenue Armory, New York, US
2008   Geometry as image, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, US
2008   “Mel Bochner,” Peter Freeman, Inc., New York (solo)
2008   “Mel Bochner,” Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2007   “Mel Bochner,” Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bignan (solo)
2007   “Mel Bochner,” Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris (solo)
2007   “Mel Bochner,” Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA (solo)
2007   Dessin et série, Collège Jacques Cartier, Chauny, France
2006   “Mel Bochner: Recent Paintings on Black Velvet,” Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
2006   “Focus: Mel Bochner Language 1966 – 2006,” The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
2006   “Mel Bochner, Thesaurus Paintings,” Peter Freeman, Inc., New York (solo)
2006   "Mel Bochner: Drawing from Four Decades," Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, MI; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
2005   "Looking at Words," Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
2005   "Dessins de la collection/Drawings from the Collection," Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Quebec
2005   "Building and Breaking the Grid," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2005   "OpenSystems: Rethinking Art c.1970," Tate Modern, London, UK
2005   "The Last Picture Show: Artists using Photography, 1960-1982," Miami Art Central, Miami, FL
2005   "Wahlverwandtschaften," Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt/Main
2004   "Visions of America," Sammlung Essl-Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg
2004   "INTRA-MUROS," Musee d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Nice
2004   "Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form 1940s−70s," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2004   "Schriftbilder/Bilderschrift," Galerie von Bartha, Basel
2004   "The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography, 1960-1982," UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2004   "2004 Whitney Biennial Exhibition," The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2003   "Fine Lines: Drawings from the Collection of Wynn Kramarsky," Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, CA
2003   "Rien ne presse/Slow and Steady/Festina lente (cinquième épisode)," and "Mel Bochner: Measurement Paintings," Musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva
2003   "The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography, 1960-1982," Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2003   "Game Over," Galerie Grimm/Rosenfeld, Munich
2003   "PRIVATE/CORPORATE II: EIN DIALOG DER SAMMLUNGEN," DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin
2003   "Selected American Graphic Prints from the Lincoln Center Collection," City Art Museum Ljubljana, Mestna Galerija 1, Ljubljana
2003   "Dust Memories," SI Swiss Institute, New York, NY
2002   "Forum: Mel Bochner Photographs," Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PA
2002   "Under Pressure: Prints from Two Palms Press," The University Gallery, Amherst, MA
2002   Akira Ikeda Gallery, Berlin, Germany (Solo)
2001   Akira Ikeda Gallery Nagoya, Japan (Solo)
2001   "Flashing into the Shadows: The Artists Film in America, 1966-76," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
2001   "Art Express: Art minimal et conceptuel, état d’une collection," Musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva
2001   "Drawing is Another Kind of Language," The Contemporary Museum Honolulu, HI
2000   "Afterimage: Drawing Through Process," Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
2000   Sonnabend Gallery, New York (Solo)
1999   Centro de Arte Helio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Solo)
1999   "American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture," The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
1998   "More Pieces for the Puzzle: Recent Additions to the Collection," The Museum of Modern Art, NY
1998   The Drawing Center, New York (Solo)
1998   "The Serial Attitude," Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
1997   Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Geneva, Switzerland (Solo)
1997   "Gravity-Axis of Contemporary Art," National Museum of Osaka, Japan
1997   "Drawing is Another Kind of Language," Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA
1996   "Thinking Print: Books to Billboards, 1980-1995," The Museum of Modern Art, New York
1996   "The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: 1945-1995," National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
1995   "1965-1995: Reconsidering the Object of Art," The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1995   Yale University, New Haven, CT (Solo)
1991   "A View from the 60s: Selections from the Castelli and Sonnabend Collections," Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY
1991   The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH (Solo)
1989   The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD (Solo)
1985   Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (Solo)
Selected Public Collections
  MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, UK
  Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
  Städel Museum, Frankfurt/Main, Germamy
  Museet for Samtidskunst / Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
  Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia
  The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX, USA
  Wexner Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
  Musée d´Art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
  Centre Georges Pompidou - Musée national d’Art moderne, Paris, France
  Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, France
  FRAC - Picardie, Amiens, France
  FRAC – Bretagne, Châteaugiron, France
  FRAC - Bourgogne, Dijon, France
  Tate, London, UK
  Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA, UK
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA
  University Art Museum University at Albany, State University of New York, NY, USA
  MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
  Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York, NY, USA
  National Gallery of Art, Washington, WA, USA
  Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
  Ball State University Art Gallery, Muncie, IN, USA