Mel Bochner, American (1940 - )

Mel Bochner studied at Carnegie Institute of Technology where he received his B.F.A. in 1962. Since 1964 he has lived and worked in New York City. He has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe and his work is represented in the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris.

In 2005 he received an honorary doctor of fine arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Mel Bochner has also taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He was appointed to the Yale faculty in 1979 as senior critic in painting/printmaking and in 2001 was appointed professor (adjunct).

Born in Pittsburgh (USA) in 1940

BFA in1962 from Carnegie Institute of Technology

Exhibitions

2007 1998-2007:Peinture, sculpture et installation, Galerie Nelson, Paris
Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan

2006 The Joy of Yiddish: Mel Bochner, Spertus Museum, Chicago
Thesaurus Paintings, Peter Freeman Gallery, New York.
Mel Bochner: Drawings from Four Decades, Wynn Kramarsky, New York.
Mel Bochner: Drawings from Four Decades, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama
Mel Bochner: Drawings from Four Decades, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina
Mel Bochner: Drawings from Four Decades, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California
Focus: Mel Bochner, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

2004 Dialogue in a Landscape , Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

2003 Genetic Space(s): Paintings, Drawings, and Prints, 1992-1996, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston.
Mel Bochner - Measurement Paintings, Musee d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva.
Recent Works,
Il Gabbiano, Rome.
Sonnabend Gallery, New York

2002 Mel Bochner Photographs, 1966-69 , Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge.
New Works and Recent Works, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Berlin.
Forum: Mel Bochner Photographs, 1966-1969 , Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.
Michael Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta.

2001 Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan.
Galleria Primo Piano, Rome
Numbers, 1966-2001, Lawrence Markey Gallery, New York.
Bound & Unbound, New York .

2000 Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills
Mel Bochner Measurements: Works From the 1960's/1990's, F.R.A.C. Bourgogne, Dijon, France.
Sonnabend Gallery, New York

1999 Centro de Arte Helio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Yokosuka, Japan

1998 Lawrence Markey Gallery, New York.
Betsy Senior Gallery, New York
The Drawing Center, New York

1997 Cabinet des Estampes du Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva
Musee d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva

1996 Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Galerie Tanit, Münich
Thought Made Visible: 1966-1973 , La Societe des Exposition du Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels.
Thought Made Visible: 1966-1973 , Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich.

1995 Betsy Senior Gallery, New York
Thought Made Visible: 1966-1973, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven.

1994 Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris

1993 Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Betsy Senior Gallery, New York
Gallery 360, Tokyo
One Five, Antwerp
Museo Storico della Liberazione di Roma, Rome

1992 Galerie Vega, Plainevaux/Liege
Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston

1991 SteinGladstone, New York
Studio Casoli, Milan
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown

1990 David Nolan Gallery, New York
Galleria Primo Piano, Rome
Galerie Jahn und Fusban, Munich
Barbara Kornblatt Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Roger Ramsey Gallery, Chicago

1989 Sonnabend Gallery, New York
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore

1988 Martina Hamilton Gallery, New York
Paul Cava Gallery, Philadelphia
David Nolan Gallery, New York
Greene Gallery, Coral Gables

1987 Selected Works 1969 - 1986, Sonnabend Gallery, New York.
Center for the Fine Arts, Miami
Galerie Montenay, Paris

1986 Kunstmuseum, Luzern
Galleria Primo Piano, Rome

1985 Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco
Carnegie-Mellon University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh

1984 Roger Ramsay Gallery, Chicago

1983 Yarlow Salzman Gallery, Toronto
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco
Pace Editions, New York
Carol Taylor Gallery, Dallas
Sonnabend Gallery, New York

1982 Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Abbaye de Senanque, Gordes, France

1981 Texas Gallery, Houston
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco
Southern Methodist University, Dallas

1980 Sonnabend Gallery, New York

1979 Art in Progress Gallery, Düsseldorf

1978 Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco
Schema Gallery, Florence
Sonnabend Gallery, Paris

1977 Bernier Gallery, Athens

1976 Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore

1975 Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Ricke Gallery, Cologne

1974 Sonnabend Gallery, Paris
Schema Gallery, Florence
University Art Museum, Berkeley

1973 Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Sonnabend Gallery, Paris
Sonnabend Gallery, New York

1972 M T L Gallery, Brussels
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Lisson Gallery, London
Bonomo Gallery, Bari, Italy
Sonnabend Gallery, Paris
Toselli Gallery, Milan

1971 112 Greene Street, New York
The Museum of Modern Art, New York

1970 Sperone Gallery, Turin
Toselli Gallery, Milan
Art and Project Gallery, Amsterdam

1969 Heiner Friedrich Gallery, Munich
Konrad Fischer Gallery, Dusseldorf
Ace Gallery, Los Angeles

1966 School of Visual Arts Gallery, New York


Expositions collectives

2006 Nineteen Sisty-Eight, Solo Projects Studio B, Los Angeles

2005 Logical Conclusions, Pace Wildenstein Gallery, New York.
Drawing From the Modern,1945-1975, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Open Systems: Rethinking Art c.1970, Tate Modern, London.
The Photograph In Question, Von Lintel Gallery, New York.
Wordplay, Julie Saul Gallery, New York.
Down The Garden Path: The Artist’s Garden After Modernism, Queens Museum, New York.
Threshold, Max Wigram Gallery, London.
Rub Out The Word, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn.
Looking at Words: The Formal Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.
Building and Breaking the Grid, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

2004 A Minimal Future? Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
The Copy Age, Museum of Modern Art, Shiga.
Beyond Geometry, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles.
Intra-Muros, Musee d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice.
Infinite Possibilities, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College.
Traces , National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto.

2003 Pittsburgh Platforms, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.
Work Ethic , Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore.
The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography 1960-1982 , Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
Under Pressure: Prints from Two Palms Press, The Cooper Union, New York.
eXhibition, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson.
Dust Memories, Swiss Institute, New York.

2002 Flashing Into the Shadows: The Artists’ Film 1966-1976 , Tate Modern, London.
An Empty Space, Akira Ikeda Gallery, New York.
Copy, Roth Horowitz Gallery, New York.
Ad Infinitum, Wynn Kramarsky, New York.
Visions from America, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Shimmering Substance, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol.

2001 Art Express- Art Minimal et Conceptual Americain, Cabinet des Estampes du Musee D' Art et D' Histoire, Geneva.
Saying Seeing, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York.
Division and Displacement As Painting, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus.
Flashing Into the Shadows: The Artist's Film After Pop and Minimali1966-1976, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
After the Beginning and Before the End (Drawings from the Gilbert and Lila Silverman Collection Detroit), Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen.

2000 Painting Function: Making It Real, Spaces, Cleveland.
Contemporary Drawings from the Sarah - Ann and W erner Kramarsky Collection, Southern Methodist University, Dallas.
L' Elements Verbale Nell' Arte Contemporanea, Galleria Milano, Milan.
Zig - Zag, Frac Picardie, Amiens.
Retrospective, Sonnabend Gallery, New York.
Presumés Innocents - L' Art Contemporain et l'Enfance , CAPC, Bordeaux.
The Object Sculpture, The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.
Open Ends, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
In Process, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York.

1999 The American Century: Art and Culture 1900-2000 (Part II, 1950 - 2000), Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Circa 1968, Museu de Arte-Contemporanea de Serralves, Porto.
LeWitt, Bochner, Tschubarov, Tatunz Gallery, New York.
Scripta Manent , Esso Gallery, New York.
After Image: Drawing Through Process, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Drawn to Scale, Dieu Donne Gallery, New York.
Drawings from the 1970's, Lawrence Markey Gallery, New York.
Drawings from the 1960's , Curt Marcus Gallery, New York.

1998 The Serial Attitude., Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover.
The Serial Attitude, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus.
Paper Plus, Dieu Donne Gallery, New York.
Deep Thought, Basilico Fine Arts, New York.
Art Pared Down: Exploring Minimalism Across Media, Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland.
More Pieces for the Puzzle: Recent Additions to the Collection,
The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Back to Back, DeChiara/Stewart Gallery, New York.

1997 Gravity-Axis of Contemporary Art, National Musem of Art, Osaka.
Drawing is Another Kind of Language, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge.
The Serial Attitude, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover.
Group Exhibition, Sonnabend, New York.
One-Line Drawing, Ubu Gallery, New York.
Laying Low; Postminimalism / Scatter Art, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo.
Au pied du mur, Frac Picardie, Amiens.
Geometric Abstraction: Mel Bochner, Imi Knoebel, Sol LeW itt, Andrew Spence, Numark Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Magie der Zahl, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart.

1996 Limited Edition Artists Books Since 1990, Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York.
Mel Bochner, Erik Satie, Philippe Seux, Galerie Arnaud Lefevre, Paris.
New Art on Paper, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.
The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection: 1945-1995, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
From Figure to Object: A Century of Sculptor's Drawings, Frith Street Gallery/Karsten Schubert Gallery, London.
Sammlung Sonnabend, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg.
L'Informe: Mode d'Emploi, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
Thinking Print: Books to Billboards, 1980-95
, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Collection in Context; Selected from the contemporary photographs of hands from the collection of Henry Mendelssohn Buhl,
Thread Waxing Space, New York.

1995 Mapping: A Response to MOMA, American Fine Arts, New York.
1965-1995: Reconsidering the Object of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Repicturing Abstraction: The Politics of Space, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond.
Drawing on Chance: Selections from the Collection., The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Printmaking in America: 1960-1990, Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

1994 A Century of Artists Books, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Extended Relations, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York.
From Minimal to Conceptual Art: Works from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection. ,National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Painting and Sculpture: Recent Acquisitions,
The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Location I: Bickerton, Bochner, Morris, Basilico Fine Arts, New York.
Gallery Group Exhibition, Sonnabend Gallery, New York.

1993 A Matchbox Enclosed, Yavne Art Workshop, Yavne, Israel.
The American Livre de Peintre, Grolier Club, New York.
European & American Drawings 1961-1969, Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York.
Do All Roads Lead to Rome? Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome.

1992 Arte Americana 1930-1970, Lingotto, Turin.
Marking The Decades: Prints 1960-1990, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore.
Bochner, Chung, LeWitt,
Galleria Primo Piano, Rome.
Postcards from Alphaville:Jean-Luc Godard in Contemporary Art 1963-1992, P.S.1, New York.

1991 A view from the 60's: Selections from the Castelli and Sonnabend Collections, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton.
Drawings,
Lorence Monk Gallery, New York.
Dots, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica.
American Abstraction, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover.
Immaterial Objects, Whitney Museum at Equitable Center, New York.
Motion and Document/Sequence and Time: Edward Muybridge and Contemporary American Photography, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover.

1990 Amerikanische Zeichnungen in den Achtziger Jaehren., Albertina Museum, Vienna.
Amerikanische Zeichnungen in den Achtziger Jaehren.,
Museum Morsbroich,
Leverkusen
Concept-Decoratif: Anti-Formalist Art of the 70's, Nahan Contemporary, New York.
Divergent Styles: Contemporary American Drawing ,
University Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville.
Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York.
Overview, David Nolan Gallery, New York.
Concept Art, Minimal Art:Sammlung Marzona,K unsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld.
Minimalism and Post-Minimalism: Drawing Distinctions
, Hood Museum, Dartmouth.
The Unique Print,
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Minimalist Prints, Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York.
Art Conceptual, Formes Conceptuelles, Galerie 1900-2000, Paris.
Mel Bochner, Peter Halley, Robert Rauschenberg,
Sonnabend Gallery, New York.

1989 L'Art Conceptuel, Une Perspective, Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris.
L'Art Conceptuel, Une Perspective,
La Fundacion Caja de Pensiones, Madrid.
Repetition, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York.
Conspicuous Display, Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden.
Lines & Geometry, Rickey Renier Gallery, Chicago.
New Works by Gallery Artists., Sonnabend, New York.
Projects and Portfolios, The 25th National Print Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn.
Immaterial Objects.,
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Immaterial Objects., Museum of Art, Raleigh
Immaterial Objects., Albany Museum of Art, Georgia
Immaterial Objects., San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose

1988 Abstracted Image, Elizabeth McDonald Gallery, New York.
Raw Materials,
Althea Viafora Gallery, New York.
Collection Sonnabend, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid.
Collection Sonnabend,
CAPC, Musee D'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux
Collection Sonnabend, Art Cologne, Cologne
Collection Sonnabend, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Collection Sonnabend, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome
Collection Sonnabend, Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento
Collection Sonnabend, Musee Rath, Geneva
Collection Sonnabend, Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo
Collection Sonnabend, Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan
Collection Sonnabend, The Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hiroshima
Amerikanishce Druckgraphik: Recent American Prints, Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich.
Systems and Abstraction Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, New York.
Turning Point: Art and Politics in 1968,
Lehman College Gallery, Bronx.

1987 The Shape of Abstraction, Russell Sage College, Albany.
This is not a Photograph; 20 Years of Large-Scale Photography, 1966-1986., The John and Marble Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota.
This is not a Photograph; 20 Years of Large-Scale Photography, 1966-1986.,
Akron Art Museum, Akron
1967: At the Crossroads, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia.
Reconnecting, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit.
Points of Contact, Laurie Rubin Gallery, New York.
Drawings from the Eighties, Carnegie Mellon University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh.
Early Concepts of the Last Decade,
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York.

1986 Spirit Tracks: Big Abstract Drawing, Pratt Institute Gallery, Brooklyn.
An American Renaissance: Painting & Sculpture since 1940,
Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale.
Contemporary Issues III: Robert and Nancy Kaye Collection,
Holman Hall Art Gallery, Trenton State College.
The Shape of Abstraction, Stux Gallery, New York.

1985 The Maximal implications of the Minimal Line, Bard College Center, Annandale on Hudson.
New Abstraction, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee.
Drawings, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles.

1984 Viewpoint, '84, Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills.
Vanishing Points, Moderna Museet, Stockholm.
Minding Measure: Measuring Mind, Islip Art Museum, East Islip.

1983 Minimalism to Expressionism, Sculptors as Draftsmen, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

1982 74th American Exhibition., Chicago Art Institute, Chicago.
Prints by Contemporary Sculptors, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven.
One, Two, Three,
Musee des Beaux Arts, Besancon, France.

1981 Summer Group Show, Sonnabend Gallery, New York.
Murs, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

1980 Mel Bochner/Richard Serra, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.
Explorations in the 70's, Pittsburgh Plan for Art, Pittsburgh.

1979 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
The Minimal Tradition, Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield.
Pittura Ambiente, Palazzo Reale, Milan.
The Decade in Review, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Oeuvres Contemporaines des Collections Nationales, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

1978 Eight Artists, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.
Contemporary Drawing/New York, University of California Museum, Santa Barbara.
Numerals 1924-1977, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York.
Three Installations: Acconci, Bochner, Le Va, Tampa Bay Art Center, Tampa.

1977 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Ten Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Photonotations II, Rosa Esman Gallery, New York.
Acconci/Bochner/Le Va, Sonnabend Gallery, New York.

1976 Drawing Now, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Photonotations, Rosa Esman Gallery, New York.
Seventy-Second American Exhibition, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago.
Fourteen Artists: The New Decade., Fort Worth Museum, Texas.
Fourteen Artists: The New Decade., Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit.

1975 Bochner, Le Va, Rockburne, Tuttle, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati.
Print Sequence,
The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Drawings 3, American Drawings, Museum, Leverkusen.
The New Image,
High Museum, Atlanta.
Fourteen Artists, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore.
Prints, Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario.

1974 Line as Language, Princeton Art Museum, Princeton.
Some Recent American Art., The Museum of Modern Art , New York.
Some Recent American Art., Australia; New Zealand
Idea & Image, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago.
Project '74, Cologne.

1973 Festival d'Automme a Paris, Paris
New American Graphic Art, Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge.
American Art, Third Quarter Century, Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle.
American Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
2D into 3D, New York Cultural Center, New York.
Contemporanea, Parcheggio di Villa Borghese, Rome.

1972 420 W est Broadway at the Spoleto Festival, Spoleto, Italy.
Kassel. Documenta 5
13 Artists Chosen for Documenta, Sonnabend Gallery, New York.
Konzept-Kunst, Kunstmuseum, Basel.

1971 Situation Concepts, Gallery Nachst, St. Stephen, Innsbruck.

1970 Information, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Conceptual Art/Arte/Povera/Land Art, Museo Civico d'Arte Moderna, Turin.
Conceptual Art and Conceptual Aspects, New York Cultural Center, New York.
Using Walls, The Jewish Museum, New York.
Art in the Mind, Allen Memorial Museum, Oberlin.
Language IV, Dwan Gallery, New York.
Artists and Photographs, Multiples Gallery, New York.

1969 Art in Progress IV, Finch College Museum of Art, New York.
When Attitudes Become Form, Kunsthalle Bern, Berne.
Konzeption/Conception, Museum, Leverkusen.
577,087, Seattle Art Museum, Washington.

1968 Language II, Dwan Gallery, New York.
No. 7, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.
Group Exhibition, Bykert Gallery, New York.
Rejective Art. Organized by American Federation of Arts for travel in
the United States.

1967 Art in Series, Finch College Museum of Art, New York
Scale Models and Drawings, Dwan Gallery, New York
Monuments, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York

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