Mel Bochner

American (1940)

About the artist:

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

Mel Bochner

American (1940)

(3 works)

About the artist:

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

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