Joshua Abelow (b. 1976) lives and works in upstate New York and NYC. He received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design (1998) and his MFA from The Cranbrook Academy of Art (2008). He has exhibited widely in the United States and internationally, and is also well known for his writing. In addition to his studio practice, Abelow has organized exhibitions under the name Freddy since 2014. In 2021, Abelow will present solo shows with Anthony Greaney, Massachusetts and Magenta Plains, New York.
Trudy Benson is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1985. She received an MFA from the Pratt Institute in New York and a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Sperone Westwater, New York; Saatchi Gallery, London; Centre d’Art Meymac, France; and Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca, MX. She has had solo exhibitions at LOYAL, Stockholm; Team (bungalow), Los Angeles; Lisa Cooley, New York; Half Gallery, New York; Ceysson & Bénétière, Luxembourg and Paris, and Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva.
Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, ARTnews, and Modern Painters, among others. She is represented by Lyles & King, New York; Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva; and Ceysson & Bénétière, Luxembourg and France.
Ellen Berkenblit was born in Paterson, New Jersey, U.S and is an American painter best known for her fantastical paintings of women. She received her B.F.A from The Cooper Union in 1980. Berkenblit’s practice hovers between representation and abstraction, often presenting the female figure experiencing a realm of imaginative explosion and escape. Berkenblit has been exhibiting with solo shows since 1984 and her work features in public collections such as The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Berkenblit lives and works in New York and is represented by Anton Kern Gallery.
Holly Coulis lives and works in Athens, GA. Her playful still-life paintings and sculptures have been teetering on the edge of abstraction lately. Her work is represented by Philip Martin Gallery in Los Angeles and by Klaus von Nichtssagend in NYC.
Recent exhibitions include Cooper Cole Gallery in Toronto, SOCO Gallery in Charlotte, NC, and Simon Lee’s Viewing Room in London. Her work has been written about in The New Yorker, Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, and The New York Times.
Julia Dault’s paintings and sculptures have been featured in the New Museum’s triennial and the Marrakesh and Gwangju Biennales as well as in group exhibitions at the Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam; the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; the Pérez Art Museum, Miami; and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Her solo exhibition at the Power Plant, Toronto, and the Contemporary Art Gallery Vancouver was accompanied by her first monograph, published by Black Dog Press. Her art is included in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; the MCA Chicago; and the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the the Pérez Art Museum Miami. She is represented by Marianne Boesky, New York; Galerie Bradley Ertaskiran, Montreal; and China Art Objects, Mérida, Mexico.
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Ted Gahl (b.1983) received his BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and his MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. Solo shows have been with Galleri Jacob Bjørn, Aarhus, DK; Nino Mier gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Zach Feuer gallery, New York, NY; DODGE gallery, New York, NY; Retrospective, Hudson, NY; and with Halsey McKay, East Hampton, NY. Gahl lives and works in Northwest Connecticut.
Sayre Gomez (b. 1982, Chicago, USA) holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The artist works primarily between painting, sculpture, and video to address themes of representation which are often contextualized by using the visual vernacular of Los Angeles. The latent effects of urban sprawl and entropy are often painted atop depictions of sublime Southern California sunsets as a way to emphasize the extreme juxtapositions that exists between the natural and manmade worlds. His works are held in the permanent collections of LACMA, Los Angeles; the Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles; Arsenal Contemporary, Montreal; and the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. The artist lives and works in Los Angeles, California
For over twenty-five years, Peter Halley‘s geometric paintings have been engaged in a play of relationships between what he calls “prisons” and “cells” in contrast to the imagery of explosions that dominate his installations. Halley’s works have been exhibited extensively internationally, and are included in numerous permanent museum collections including The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The Tate Modern, and The Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. In addition to his painting practice, Halley has taught at many universities including Columbia University, UCLA, and Yale. From 1996 to 2006, he was the publisher of index magazine. Halley lives and works in New York.
Born in Chicago in 1977, Rashid Johnson is among an influential cadre of contemporary American artists whose work employs a wide range of media to explore themes of art history, individual and shared cultural identities, personal narratives, literature, philosophy, materiality, and critical history. After studying in the photography department of the Art Institute of Chicago, Johnson’s practice quickly expanded to embrace a wide range of media – including sculpture, painting, drawing, filmmaking, and installation – yielding a complex multidisciplinary practice that incorporates diverse materials rich with symbolism and personal history.
Recent solo exhibitions include Hauser & Wirth, New York and St. Moritz, CH; The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO; David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia; among others. Johnson’s artwork is in the permanent collections of many public institutions and museums.
Chris Lux is a painter and sculptor from San Francisco currently living and working in Los Angeles. He has had solo exhibitions at (San Francisco) Et Al, (NYC) Interstate Projects, (Tokyo) SO1, (London) Jupiter Woods, (Los Angeles) Sade. He has been included in group exhibitions at (Netherlands) V1, (San Francisco) Luggage Store, (Oakland) Oakland Museum, (NYC) Nicelle Beauchene, (Baltimore) C. Grimaldis Projects. He is also know for private and public mural work in (NYC) Legacy Records, (San Francisco) Google, (Los Angeles) The Bloc, and (Menlo Park) Facebook MPK 20.
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The New York based painter, Chris Martin, has continuously exhibited in US and European galleries since the 1980s. His work has recently been presented in solo shows at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. (both 2011); and the Nerman Museum, Kansas City, KS (2009). The work has also been included in group shows at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2013); Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany (2011); Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI (2008); American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY (2006); P.S.1, Long Island City, NY (2005); Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen, Germany (2004); Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY (2004); Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, NC (1998); The Denver Museum, Denver, CO (1991); La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, California, CA (1989); and The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY (1988). Martin lives and works in Brooklyn and upstate New York.
Keegan McHargue was born in 1982 in the foothills of Mt. Adams, Washington under a star alignment destining him to a creative life. For the past two decades he has shown his work in both gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the world. Primarily know as a painter, his work is recognized for its signature style and palette, covering a wide range of ideas and concepts with a humorous and piquant perspective. Past shows include one-person exhibitions at Fredricks & Freiser Gallery, New York; Galerie Emmanuel Perrorin, Paris; Hiromi Yoshi Gallery, Tokyo amongst many others. His work is also included in several public collections including Deste Foundation of Contemporary Art. Athens; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Modern Art, NY.
Keegan lives and works in New York City.
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William J. O’Brien was born in 1975 in Eastlake, Ohio. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 1997 with a BA in Studio Art, continuing his education at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received his MFA in Fiber and Material Studies in 2005. The artist’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio; Miami Art Museum, Florida; and The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois. O’Brien has exhibited at The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago (2011) and The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas (2012). The artist’s first major survey exhibition, curated by Naomi Beckwith, was in January 2014 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. The artist lives and works in Chicago.
Born in Tel Aviv in 1967, Tal R lives and works in Copenhagen. He has had solo exhibitions at ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Arhus, Denmark (2013 – 2014); Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (2013); Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria, travelling to Kunsthalle Düsseldorf (both 2013); Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo (2012); Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf (2012); Kunstverein Augsburg-Holbeinhaus, Augsburg, Germany (2011); Der Kunstverein, Hamburg (2011); Magasin III Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art, Stockholm (2009); Kunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen (2009); Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht (2008); Camden Arts Centre, London (2008); Louisiana Museum for Moderne Kunst, Denmark (2007); and Kunsthalle Mannheim (2007). Tal R currently holds a Guest Professorship at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf.
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David Shrigley was born in 1968, in Macclesfield, UK. He received his B.F.A at the Glasgow School of Art between 1988-91. Shrigley explains that his drawings are for people who like to laugh at moral crisis, “I’d like to think it isn’t cynical. It’s a matter of making fun of the things you could get depressed about. You’ve got to laugh”. His process allows himself and the viewer to feel a sense of liberation, revealing the limitations of our spontaneous means of communication. Shrigley’s work has been exhibited widely, including solo shows at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. In 2013, he was nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize for his solo show David Shrigley: Brain Activity at the Hayward Gallery in London.
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Pablo Tomek (né en 1988 à Paris) est issu du graffiti qu’il pratique de manière expérimentale et illégale avec son collectif PAL. En atelier, l’artiste fait évoluer sa pratique : il tisse alors des liens entre l’héritage du graffiti et de la peinture expressionniste abstraite tout en détournant des techniques et des esthétiques ouvrières (remixe du blanc d’Espagne, création de sculptures de parpaings bruts avec mortier en dégradés colorés, détournement des marquages fluo tracés par les architectes et des objets abandonnés dans la rue) pour en extraire un nouveau langage, souvent inachevé, au carrefour des marges de la peinture et des rénovations urbaines, sur fond d’institutionnalisation et de gentrification.
Jonas Wood was born in Boston, Massachusetts and received his MFA from the University of Washington. Wood’s paintings celebrate a mastery of incongruity and the re-organization of representation and memory. His work has been shown in galleries in the U.S., Europe, and Japan, as well as numerous public collections, such as the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Wood lives and works in Los Angeles.