Hamburg Kennedy Photographs

Mel Bochner

(American, b. 1940)

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Mel Bochner

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Mel Bochner

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Biography

Timeline

1940
Born in Pittsburgh, USA
1962
Bachelor of Fine Art at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, USA
2001
Appointed professor at Yale University, New Haven, USA
2005
Recipient, honorary doctor of fine arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University
Lives and works in New York, USA

Exhibitions

2014
Jewish Museum, New York, USA (solo)
2013
Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (solo)
Fundacao Serralves, Porto, Portugal (solo)
2012
Theory of Sculpture: Fontana's light, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
If the Colour Changes, Whitechapel Gallery, London, USA (solo)
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)
In the Tower : Mel Bochner, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (solo)
2010
Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
Photographs and Not photographs 1966-2010, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, USA (solo)
Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, France (solo)
Third Thoughts, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain
Double Bind / Arrêtez d'essayer de me comprendre!, Villa Arson, Nice, France
Mel Bochner, Photographs and Not Photographs 1966 – 2010, Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, USA (solo)
Mel Bochner, Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, France (solo)
Mel Bochner, New Works, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
2009
Mel Bochner, Blah Blah Blah, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA (solo)
Mel Bochner, Metroquadro, Rivoli, Italy (solo)
Mel Bochner at The Art Show organized by Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) at the Park Avenue Armory, New York, USA
2008
Geometry as image, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA
Mel Bochner, Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, USA (solo)
Mel Bochner, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, USA (solo)
2007
Dessin et série, Collège Jacques Cartier, Chauny, France
Mel Bochner, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Bignan, France (solo)
Mel Bochner, Galerie Nelson-Freeman, Paris, France (solo)
Mel Bochner, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, USA (solo)
2006
Mel Bochner: Recent Paintings on Black Velvet, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA (solo)
Focus: Mel Bochner Language 1966 – 2006, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA (solo)
Mel Bochner, Thesaurus Paintings, Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, USA (solo)
Mel Bochner: Drawing from Four Decades, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, USA; Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, USA
2005
Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, USA
Dessins de la collection/Drawings from the Collection, Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Canada
Building and Breaking the Grid, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
OpenSystems: Rethinking Art c.1970, Tate Modern, London, England
The Last Picture Show: Artists using Photography, 1960-1982, Miami Art Central, Miami, USA
Wahlverwandtschaften, Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt/Main
2004
2004 Whitney Biennial Exhibition, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Visions of America, Sammlung Essl-Kunsthaus, Klosterneuburg, Austria
INTRA-MUROS, Musee d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Nice, France
Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form 1940s−70s, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, USA
Schriftbilder/Bilderschrift, Galerie von Bartha, Basel, Switzerland
The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography, 1960-1982, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

Public Collections

MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA, UK
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
National Gallery of Art, Washington, WA, USA
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York, NY, USA
MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
University Art Museum University at Albany, State University of New York, NY, USA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA, UK