Rudolf Stingel

Rudolf Stingel (b.1956) is a Conceptual artist best known for installations that cover exhibition spaces with monochrome carpets. Born in Merano, Stingel rose to prominence in the late 1980s for his monochromatic, silver paintings with tones of red, yellow, or blue. In the 1990s, Stingel began producing Abstract paintings by applying a single color on the canvas and then spraying silver paint through pieces of gauze. His works on paper use a similar technique of applying oil paint through tulle. Many of Stingel’s prints and installations question the authorship of the artist by emphasizing the democratic and collaborative nature of the artistic process. For his work included in the Venice Biennale in 1989, Stingel created Instructions, a manual in several languages that details the process of making one of his paintings. Stingel’s other installations use a wide range of materials, such as Styrofoam, carpet, and cast polyurethane. For a retrospective of his work in 2007 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Stingel covered the walls with metallic Celotex and encouraged visitors to inscribe the soft surface. Stingel’s work has been exhibited at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. He lives and works in New York and Merano, Italy 

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015

Rudolf Stingel. Gagosian Gallery, Park & 75, New York, NY. Rudolf Stingel. Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong, China. 

2014

Rudolf Stingel. Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy.
Rudolf Stingel. Gagosian Gallery, West 21st St, New York, NY. 

2013

Rudolf Stingel. Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy. 2012 Rudolf Stingel. Gagosian Gallery, Paris, France. 

Rudolf Stingel. Sadie Coles HQ, London, England.

2011

Rudolf Stingel. Gagosian Gallery, West 24th Street, New York, NY. 2010 Rudolf Stingel. Live. Neue National Galerie, Berlin, Germany. 2009 Rudolf Stingel. Sadie Coles HQ, London, England. 

Rudolf Stingel. Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY. 2008 Rudolf Stingel. Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY. 2007 Rudolf Stingel. Sadie Coles HQ, London, England. 

Rudolf Stingel:

Paintings 1987-2007. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Chicago, IL; Traveled to: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. 

2006

Rudolf Stingel/Urs Fischer. Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy. Rudolf Stingel. Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland. 

2005

EURAC tower, Bolzano, Italy.
Rudolf Stingel. Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY. 

2004

Rudolf Stingel. Sadie Coles HQ, London, England.
Plan B. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN. Traveled to Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY.

Rudolf Stingel. Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan, Italy.
Home Depot. Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany. 

2003

Rudolf Stingel. Galerie Schmela, Dusseldorf, Germany. 2002 Rudolf Stingel. Georg Kargl Galerie, Vienna, Austria. Rudolf Stingel. Paula Cooper Gallery New York, NY. 

2001

Rudolf Stingel. Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Palazzo delle Arbere, Trento, Italy. 

Rudolf Stingel. Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England. 2000 Rudolf Stingel. Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY. 

Rudolf Stingel. Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

1999

Rudolf Stingel: New Work. Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY. 

Rudolf Stingel. Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy. 1998 Rudolf Stingel. Georg Kargl, Vienna, Austria. 

Rudolf Stingel. Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 1997 Rudolf Stingel. Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy. 

Rudolf Stingel. Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY. 1996 Rudolf Stingel. Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 

Rudolf Stingel. SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan. 1995 Rudolf Stingel. Kunsthalle, Zürich, Switzerland. 

Rudolf Stingel. Art & Public, Geneva, Switzerland. 

Rudolf Stingel. Galerie Metropol, Vienna, Austria. 1994 Rudolf Stingel. Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY. 1992 Rudolf Stingel. Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy. 

Rudolf Stingel. Galerie Metropol, Vienna, Austria.
1991

Rudolf Stingel. Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY. 

Rudolf Stingel. Galerie Claire Burrus, Paris, France. 1990 Rudolf Stingel. Interim Art, London, England. 

Rudolf Stingel. Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 1989 Rudolf Stingel. Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne, Germany. 

*Rudolf Stingel. Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy. 1986 Rudolf Stingel. Galleria A, Lugano, Switzerland. 

1984

Rudolf Stingel. Galleria Luigi De Ambrogi, Milan, Italy. 

Group Exhibition

2015 Rudolf Stingel and Marianne Vitale. Karma, New York, NY. 2014 One Way: Peter Marino. Bass Museum of Art, Miami, FL. 

GOLD. Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL.
2013 Mostly West: Franz West and Artist Collaborations. Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland.
NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star. New Museum, New York, NY. 

2012

Lifelike. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.

2011

The World Belongs to You. Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy. 

Off the Wall / Fora De Parede. Serralves Foundation. Porto, Portugal.

2010

High Ideals & Crazy Dreams. Curated by Gerwald Rockenschaub, Galerie Vera Munro, 

Hamburg, Germany.
Sol LeWitt presented by Rudolf Stingel. Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy. Fresh Hell. curated by Adam Mc Ewen, Palais De Tokyo, Paris, France.
Fade Into You, Herald Street Gallery, London, England. 

2009

Something About Mary. organized by Dodie Kazanjian, The Arnold and Marie Schwartz, The Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY. 

Self-Portraits. Skarstedt Gallery, New York, NY.
Mapping the Studio: Artists from the Francois Pinault Collection. Palazzo Grassi and 

Punta della Dogana, Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice, Italy. Black & White. Stellan Holm Gallery, New York, NY.
After Images. Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY. 

2008

No Information Available. Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.
Excerpt: Selections from the Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn Collection. Frances Lehman 

Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.
Whoʼs Afraid of Jasper Johns. conceived by Urs Fischer & Gavin Brown, Tony 

Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY.
Life on Mars, 55th Carnegie International. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA. God is Design. curated by Neville Wakefield, Galpão Fortes Vila a, São Paulo, Brazil. Prefab. Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue, New York, NY.
Accidental Modernism. curated by Christopher Eamon, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + 

Project, New York, NY.

2007

The Complexity of the Simple. L&M Arts, New York, NY. 

Grotjahn, Hirst, Parrino, Reyle, Richter, Stingel, Warhol. Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Ave, New York, NY. 

Sequence 1: Painting and Sculpture from the Francois Pinault Collection. Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy. 

Painting as Fact – Fact as Fiction. organized by Bob NIckas, de Pury & Luxembourg, Zürich, Switzerland. 

White. Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York, NY. 

2006

CON/SENS: Rudolf Stingel and Franz West. Public Art Project curated by Catherine Grout, ar/ge Kunst Museum Gallery, Bolzano, Italy. 

Where are we going? (Works from the Collection of Francois Pinault). Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy. 

Infinite Painting: Contemporary Painting and Global Realism. curated by Francesco Bonami and Sarah Cosulich Canarutto, Villa Manin Center for Contemporary Art, Passariano, Italy. 

Day for Night: Whitney Biennial 2006. curated by Chrissie Iles and Philippe Vergne, The Whitney Museum, New York, NY. 

Figures in the Field. curated by Francesco Bonami and Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL. 

Hiding in the Light. curated by Neville Wakefield, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY. 2005 Visionary Collection Vol. 1. Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland. 

Bidibibodibiboo: Works from the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection. Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy. 

Good Timing. Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria.
The Red Thread. Howard House Contemporary, Seattle, WA.
Universal Experience: Art, Life, and the Touristʼs Eye. Museum of Contemporary Art 

Chicago, IL; traveled to Hayward Gallery, London, England; MART Roverto Italy.

2004

None of the above. curated by Cesar Marzetti, Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI. 

None of the above. curated by John Armleder, Swiss Institute, New York, NY. About Painting. The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at 

Skidmore College, Saratoga Spring, NY.
Power, Corruption and Lies. Roth Horowitz, New York, NY.
Love/Hate: from Magritte to Cattelan, Masterpieces from the Museum of 

Contemporary Art, Chicago. Villa Manin-Centro dʼArte Contemporanea, 

Passariano, Udine, Italy.
Singular Forms (Sometimes Repeated): Art from 1951 to the Present. The Solomon R. 

Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY.
Moving Outlines. curated by Leslie Shaffer, Contemporary Arts Museum, Baltimore, MD.
Walk Ways. curated by Stuart Horodner and organized by Independent Curators 

International; Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham; traveled to Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens, Ontario; Arthouse at the Jones Freedman Gallery, Austin, TX. 

2003

Commodification of Buddhism. The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY. Forever, curated by Adam McEwen and Neville Wakefield, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New 

York, NY.
Dreams and Conflicts: The Viewer’s Dictatorship. Venice Biennale 2003, 50th 

International Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy.
2002 Shimmering Substance / View Finder. Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England. 

Penetration,” curated by Mark Fletcher, Friedrich Petzel/ Marianne Boesky, New York, NY. 

Franz West, Rudolf Stingel. Lemurenheim. Museum der Moderne Salzburg Rupertinum, Salzburg, Austria. 

Chapter V. curated by Julie Barnes & Alejandro Cesarco, Art Resources Transfer, New York, NY. 

Walk Ways. curated by Stuart Horodner and organized by Independent Curators International, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR. 

International Landscape. Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Bruxelles, Belgium. 2001 Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY. 

Painting at the Edge of the World. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN. The Apartment, with Franz West. Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany. Monochrome/Monochrome?, Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY.  

Camera Works: The Photographic Impulse in Contemporary Art. Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY. 

EU. Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England. 

Extreme Connoisseurship. Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, MA. 2000 Un siècle dʼinnocence : le monochrome blanc. Centre Rooseum pour lʼart contemporain.
Painting Zero Degree. organized by Independent Curators International, Cranbrook 

Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI; traveled to Fred Jones Jr. Art Museum, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH. 

Examining Pictures: Exhibiting Paintings. UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA. Age of Influence: Reflections in the Mirror of American Culture. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.

pittura austriae. Positionen aus Oserreich I/III. Galerie Elisabeth und Klaus Thoman, Innsbruck, Austria.
A Century of Innocence (Kulturbro 2000 - A Biennial of Art and Culture in the Oresund Region). Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo, Sweden; traveled to Liljevalchʼs Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden.

Blurry Lines, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI.
Walking, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL; traveled to Bucknell 

University Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.
The Message is the Medium. Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association/ College 

Retirement Equities Fund, New York, NY.
1999 A Continued Investigation of the Relevance of Abstraction. Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY.

Wall Works in collaboration with Edition Schellmann. Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY.
Examining Pictures: Exhibiting Paintings. Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England; 

traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois.
Sogni/Dreams. curated by Francesco Bonami, 48th International Art Exhibition, Venice 

Biennale, Venice, Italy.
Weg aus dem Bild. curated by Martin Prinzhorn, Georg Kargl, Vienna, Austria. Overflow. Anton Kern Gallery; Marianne Boesky Gallery; DʼAmelio Terras, New York, NY.
Prepared. Georg Kargl, Vienna, Austria . 

1998

Due o tre cose che so di loro.... curated by Marco Meneguzzo, PAC Padiglione dʼArte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy. 

Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA. Drawings & Prints from the Paula Cooper Gallery. Visual Arts Gallery, University of 

Alabama at Birmingham.
1997 Truce: Echoes of Art in an Age of Endless Conclusions. curated by Francesco Bonami, 

Site Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Heaven. curated byJoshua Decter, PS.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, NY.

1996

Screen. curated by Joshua Decter, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY. 

Model Home. The Institute for Contemporary Art, Clocktower Gallery, New York, NY. Lee Inhyon, Byron Kim, Rudolf Stingel. Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
Art at Home: Ideal Standard Life. Spiral Garden, Tokyo, Japan.
Dead Pan. Kunstverein Münich, Germany. 

Lynda Benglis, John Chamberlain, Rudolf Stingel, James Welling. Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 

Inside. California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, California.
Painting - The Extended Field. Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden and Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden.

1995

Pittura – Immedia. Neue Galerie and Kunstlerhaus, Graz, Austria.  

Altered States: American Art in the 90s. curated by Jeanne Greenberg and Robert Nickas, Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO. 

Pièces – Meublés. curated by Robert Nickas, Galerie Jousse Seguin, Paris, France. Estate 1995. Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy.
Space Odyssey curated by Helena Papadopoulous, Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, 

Greece.

1994

Felix Gonzalez-Torres / Rudolf Stingel. Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, 

Graz, Austria; traveled to Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Papierarbeiten & einige Skulpturen. Galerie Six Friedrich, Münich, Germany.
Holiday Exhibition. Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY.
Artists' Books. Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY. 

Teppiche (Carpets). Galerie Susanna Kulli, St. Gallen, Switzerland.

1993

Live In Your Head. curated by Robert Nickas, Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna, Austria 

Kontext Kunst. Kunstlerhaus, Graz, Austria.
Travelogue/Reisetagebuch. Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna, Austria.
Works On Paper. Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY.
Suzanne McClelland, Rudolf Stingel, Dan Walsh. Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY, The Nightshade Family. curated by Damien Hirst, Museum Friedericianum, Kassel, 

Germany.
Aperto `93. Venice Biennale, 45th International Art Exhibition, Venice, Italy. 

1992

Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, St. Louis, MO. Claire Burrus, Paris, France. 

Robert Gober, Donald Judd, Cady Noland, Rudolf Stingel. Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY. 

1991

HOME for June. HOME for Contemporary Art and Theatre, New York, NY. The Painted Desert. Galerie Renos Xippas, Paris, France. 

Gullivers Reisen. curated by Heimo Zobering, Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne, Germany. 

Daniel Buren, Ken Lum, Stephen Prina, Rudolf Stingel. HOME for Contemporary Art and Theatre, New York, NY. 

Peer Barclay, Suzanne Etkin, Robin Kahn, Rudolf Stingel. Massimo Audiello Gallery, New York, NY. 

1990

Common Market. Richard Kuhlenschmidt Galerie, Los Angeles, CA. Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne, Germany. 

Köln Show. Cologne, Germany.
David Dupuis, Carl Ostendarp, Rudolf Stingel. Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY. Stendhal Syndrome: The Cure. Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY. 

1989

P.S.1, Project Room, New York, NY. Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne, Germany. 

1988

Galerie Ralph Wernicke, Stuttgart, Germany.

1986

Gluste Distanze. Espace d'Art de Mendrisio, Mendrisio, Switzerland. 

Dopo il Concettuale. Palazzo Alberto, Trento, Italy. 1985 Nuovi Argomenti. P.A.C., Milan, Italy. 

Itinéraires du Versant Sud. FRAC, Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse, France. Galleria Ferrari, Verona, Italy. 

Public Collections 

de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Miami, FL. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY.
The Francois Pinault Collection, Venice, Italy. 

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN. The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. 

 

Awards/Honors: 

2008

Second Place for Best Monographic Museum Show Nationally by the U.S. Art. Critics Association for the 2006-2007 season. Rudolf Stingel organized by the 

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Curator: Francesco Bonami.