Mark Grotjahn

     

Mark Grotjahn (1968) was born in Pasadena, CA, and received his MFA from the University of California, Berkeley, and his BFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Best known for his Abstract and geometric paintings, Grotjahn has exhibited all over the world, with solo shows at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles (2005), the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (2006), and Kunstmuseum Thun in Switzerland (2007), among other institutions. His works can also be seen in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

 

            Solo Exhibitions

2015 

Painted Sculpture. Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY. Fifteen Paintings. Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA. 

2014

Mark Grotjahn: Sculpture. Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX.

2011

Nine Faces, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
Three to Five Faces, Shane Campbell, Chicago, IL

2010

Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Seven Faces, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2009

Gagosian Gallery, London, UK

2008

Dancing Black Butterflies, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

2007

Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, Switzerland
Blue Paintings Light to Dark One through Ten, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

2006

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2005

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Mark Grotjahn: Drawings, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2003

Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

2002

Mark Grotjahn: el gran burrito, Boom, Chicago, IL
Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA

2000
Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA

1998

Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Flowers in the Office, Brent Petersen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Group exhibitions


2011

Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los
Angeles, CA
Malevich and the American Legacy, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
California Dreamin: Myths and Legends of Los Angeles, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France
(curated by Hedi Slimane) 

2010

The Artist’s Museum: Los Angeles Artists 1980 – 2010, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los
Angeles, CA
Group Show 2010, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France Benches and Binoculars, Walker Art
Center, Minneapolis, MN
At Home/Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Hessel
Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (curated by Matthew Higgs) 
Mark Grotjahn, Jonathan Lasker, Sol LeWitt, Allan McCollum, James Siena, James Welling, Bravin
Lee Programs, New York, NY
Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, New Museum, New York, NY (curated by
Jeff Koons) 
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

2009

Saints and Sinners, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich, Germany
Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings
Collection, MoMA, New York, NY
Private Universes, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection, Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy
Minimal Means, Initial Access, Wolverhampton, UK
Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
Mark Grotjahn and Jonas Wood: Collaborative Works, T&Sn’Kreps, New York, NY
Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Beyond Black, White, and Gray, L&M Arts, New York, NY
Just Like This Train, PHIL, Los Angeles, CA
Inaugural Group Exhibition, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
The Chef's Theory, Five Thirty Thr33, Los Angeles, CA

2008

Friends and Family, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Always There: a Group Show with Grey Paintings - Part 1, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Eyes Wide Open, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Kaikai Kiki Artists, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Japan
Pretty Ugly, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Maccarone, New York, NY
For What You Are About to Receive, Gagosian Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Oranges and Sardines, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Geo/Metric-Prints and Drawings from the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2007

USA Today, Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia
Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK
Like Color in Pictures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
L.A. Desire, Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf, Germany
Painting as Fact – Fact as Fiction, de Pury & Luxembourg, Zürich, Switzerland
Zbigniew Rogalski, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France
The Complexity of the Simple, L & M, New York, NY
Fit to Print, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Past, Present, Future Perfect: Selections from the Ovitz Family Collection, H&R Block Artspace, 
Kansas City, Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Warhol and . . . , Kantor / Feuer, Los Angeles, CA

2006

Painting in Tongues, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Michael Darling) 
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Delete/How to Make a Perfect Ghost, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
Gone Formalism, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Figures in the Field: Figurative Sculpture and Abstract Painting from Chicago Collections, Museum
of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
The Last Time They Met, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
The Monty Hall Problem, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Dark Matter, White Cube, London, UK
Modern Primitivism, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
Red Eye, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
New Work/New Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (organized by Ann Temkin) 

2005

The Painted World, P.S.1, Long Island City, NY
The Altoids Curiously Strong Collection, Contemporary Art Center, Seattle, WA
Think Blue, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Think Blue, Blue Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, TX
Tête à Tête, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Augusto Arbizo) 
Plip, Plip, Plipty!, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Drawing from the Modern, 1975-2005, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Think Blue, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2004

Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Now is a Good Time, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Dean Valentine) 
I, Assassin, Wallspace, New York, NY (curated by Slater Bradley) 
Colored Pencil, KS Art, New York, NY (curated by Geoffrey Young) 
The Thought That Counts, Sister, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Jason Meadows) 
54th Carnegie International 2004-05, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

2003

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Conversations, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Pink, Gallery Min Min, Tokyo, Japan

2002

The Stray Show, Boom, Chicago, IL
Play it as it Lays, London Institute, London, UK (curated by Paul McDevitt and Declan Clark) 
L.A. On My Mind: Recent Acquisitions from MOCA's Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los
Angeles, CA

2001

Jennifer Bornstein, Mark Grotjahn, Dave Muller, Florian Maier-Aichen, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica,CA
Sharing Sunsets, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ (curated by Julie Deamer) 
Out of Bounds: Working off Paper, Harriet & Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California State
University, Los Angeles, CA
Superman in Bed: Kunst der Gegenwart und Fotografie Sammlung Schürmann, Museum am
Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
David Brody, Mark Grotjahn, Wade Guyton, Siobhan Liddell, Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York, NY

2000

H20, Works on Paper, Los Angeles, CA
'00, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
Drawings From Los Angeles, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy
Young and Dumb, Acme, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Pentti Monkkonen) 

1999

After the Gold Rush, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY (curated by Lia Gangitano and Joseph Wolin) 

1998

Entropy at Home, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany
Winter Selections 1998, Drawing Center, New York, NY
Works on Paper, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
Elias Fine Art Gallery, Boston, MA

1997
Brent Petersen, Mark Grotjahn, Paul Sietsema, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA
Helmut Federle, Günter Umberg, Mark Grotjahn, Ingo Müller, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

1996
Backroads (with Doug McConnell), Four Walls, San Francisco, CA

1995
Access, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Skowhegan Drive-in, collaboration with Doug Corson, Mark Grotjahn, and Mel Chin, Skowhegan
School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME 

Honors and Awards

2011 Honoree, 2x2 For Aids and Art, Dallas, TX.
2003 Penny McCall Foundation Award.
1995 Artist in Residence, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME. 

Public Collections

The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, CA. 

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA.
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH.
de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Miami, FL. The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.