Brian Calvin, American (1969 - )

1969 Born in Viscalia, CA
Studied at University of California, Berkeley, BA, 1992 and
School of The Art Institute of Chicago, MFA, 1994
Lives and works in Los Angeles


2007 Corvi-Mora, London
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA (May 26)
2006 Anton Kern Gallery, New York
2005 Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA
Corvi-Mora, London GB
2004 Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Corvi-Mora, London GB
The Conversation, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA
2002 Unreal, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA
2001 Corvi-Mora, London GB
2000 Days, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA
1999 It's Easy To Make Friends, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan
1998 Good News, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan
1996 God's Plot & John Wilkes Booth, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery Inc., Chicago, IL
1994 New Paintings: Brian Calvin, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL


2007 Good Morning, Midnight, Casey Kaplan, New York
If Everybody Han an Ocean Brian Wilson: an Art Exhibition, Tate St Ives, St Ives;
travelling to CAPC, Bordeaux, France
After Cezanne, MOCA The Museum of Contemporary Art. Los Angeles
2004 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art, CCA Wattis Institute of
Contamporary Arts, San Francisco
Red Eye, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
2003 Baja to Vancouver, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA (cat.)
Painting Pictures, Painting and Media in the Digital Age, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg,
Wolfsburg, Germany (cat.)
ISHTAR curated by Bruce Hainley, Midway, St. Paul, MN (cat.)
Giverny, Salon 94, New York, NY
2002 Dear Painter, paint me..., Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (cat.)
Paintings, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA
Grey Gardens, curated by Bruce Hainley, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Painting and Illustration, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
2001 The Devil is in the Details, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA
The Americans. New art. The Barbican, London, England (cat.)
2000 Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA
Collector’s Choice, Exit Art, NY
1999 Brian Calvin, Keiko Sono, Maureen Gallace, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan
Meanwhile..., Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL
1996 Brian Calvin, Suzanne Doremus, Edward Henderson & Deborah Orapallo,
Foster Gallery, The University of Wisconsin, Eau-Claire, WI
1995 X-sightings, Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY
1994 Discontents & Debutantes: Brian Calvin & Mike Cockrill, Center for the Visual Arts,
Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Don Baum's Grab Bag, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Recent Paintings, Gallery 2, School of The Art Institute, Chicago, IL
Created Here: a salon d'Ecole, Richard Himmel Gallery, Chicago, IL
1993 Whose Broad Stripes & Bright Stars: Death, Reverence & the Struggle for Equality
In America, Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL
All-Illinois Graduate Art Exhibition, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
1991 New & Improved, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Merit Scholarship Exhibition, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA


2006 Focus Los Angeles, Lauren Lavitt , Flash Art, January-February 2006, vol 39. No 246.
Brian Calvin/Jim Lambie, The New Yorker, October 2, 2006, p. 21.
Goodbody, Bridget. Brian Calvin at Anton Kern Gallery, Time Out New York, September
28-Octover 4 2006, p. 72.
2005 Horyn, Cathy, Raf, The New York Times, September, 18
Brian Calvin, Flash Art, July-September 2005, vol. 38. No. 243.
2004 Wilson, Michael. Brian Calvin, Artforum, December 2004, p. 195.
Bankowsky, Jack. Best of 2004, Artforum, December, pp.162-163.
Cohen, David, Ellen Gallagher: Exelento. Brian Calvin. James Rielly, New York Sun,
October 7, 2004.
Johnson, Ken, Review: Brian Calvin at Anton Kern, The New York Times, September 17,
Knight, Christopher, Coastal Confluence, LA Times, Sunday, February 1, E1, 41, 48-49.
2003 Harrison, Sara, Brian Calvin at Corvi Mora, Time Out London, September 17-24.
Güner, Fisun, A Touch Too Matisse, Metro, September 9.
Lack, Jessica. Brian Calvin, The Guardian (G2), September 9, 2003, p. 18.
Pagel, David, Review: The Unmemorable Now Unforgetable, LA Times, May 9, E21.
2002 Smith, Roberta, Review: The Staying Power (and It’s Not a Freeze Frame) of Paint,
The New York Times, Sunday, 21 July, p.25, 27.
Boriacossa, Ilaria, The Americans: New Art, Flashart, January, p. 48.
2001 Higgie, Jennifer, Brian Calvin, Frieze, September Issue #61, p. 89, 96.
Gleeson, David, Brian Calvin, TimeOut, June 20-27.
Hainley, Bruce, Openings: Brian Calvin, Artforum, February, pp. 140-141.
2000 Gingeras, Alison, subversion du kitsch: Conjectures on Conceptual Uses of
Figurative Realism, art press, no. 263, December pp. 28-36.
Hainley, Bruce, Best of 2000- Special Issue, Artforum, December, pp. 132-133.
Knight, Christopher, Art: Paintings Look at Our Cartoonish Nature, The
Los Angeles Times, December 15.
1999 DiPietro, Monty, Brian Calvin: Documenting the moments in the nooksand crannies of
life, The Japan Times, December 25.
Hanatsubakii, no.585, Tokyo, Japan, March.
1998 After Hours, no.7, Tokyo, Japan, October.
LUNG, no.7, Chicago, IL.
1997 Chicago Review, vol. 43, no.1, Chicago, IL, Winter.
New American Paintings, no.11, Open Studio Press, Wellesley, MS, August.
1996 Todd Meyers, Reviews: Brian Calvin, New Art Examiner, April.
Susan Buck-Morse, Galleries, Chicago Tribune, February 2.
Margaret Hawkins, Evil Is the Watchword in Separate Exhibitions,
Chicago Sun Times, January 19.


2003 California Arts Council Fellowship
Artist Residency, Art Production Fund, Giverny, France
1997 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship
1994 William M.R. French Traveling Fellowship, School of The Art Institute of Chicago
1993-94 Merit Scholarship, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1991 James T. Phelan Merit Scholarship in Fine Arts, University of California at Berkeley

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