Brian Calvin

Biography


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Born in Visalia, CA, 1969
Lives in Los Angeles

1991 BA, University of California at Berkeley
1994 MFA, School of The Art Institute of Chicago

Solo exhibitions

2017
'Brian Calvin', Anton Kern Gallery, New York (opening September)
'Major Minor', Corvi-Mora, London, UK
'States', Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2016
'Brian Calvin: Early Work', Anton Kern Gallery, New York, USA 
'Hours', Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France 
'The Meditations: Chicago 1991 - 1999', Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago

2015
'End of Messages', Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Travels to Mu.ZEE, Ostende, Belgium

2014
Anton Kern, New York (cat)

2013
Corvi-Mora, London
'End of Messages, The Finley Gallery, Los Angeles

2011
Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago

2010
Corvi-Mora, London

2009
'Head', Anton Kern, New York

2007
Corvi-Mora, London
'Things', Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

2006
Anton Kern, New York

2005
Corvi-Mora, London
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

2004
Anton Kern, New York

2003
Corvi-Mora, London
'The Conversation', Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

2002
'Unreal', Gallery Side 2, Tokyo
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

2001
Corvi-Mora, London

2000
"Days", Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

1999
"It's Easy to Make Friends", Gallery Side 2, Tokyo

1998
"Good News", Gallery Side 2, Tokyo

1996
"God's Plot & John Wilkes Booth", Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago

1994
"New Paintings: Brian Calvin", Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago

Selected group exhibitions

2017
‘Los Angeles, une fiction’, MAC, Lyon, France
'Brian Calvin/Wendy White', Cabinet, Milan, Italy
'Forest on the Edge of Time', The Pit II, Los Angeles, CA

2016
'6 Implosion 20', Anton Kern Gallery, New York
'Los Angeles: A Fiction', Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo
'Outside', curated by Matthew Higgs, Karma, Amagansett, New York
'Wild Style', Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany 

2015
'The Shell (Landscapes, Portraits & Shapes), a show by Eric Troncy', Almine Rech Gallery, Paris
'Tracing Shadows', Plateau, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul

2013
"California Landscape Into Abstraction: Works From The Orange County Museum of Art", Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California (cat)

2012
"About Face", ACME, Los Angeles
"We The People", Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space, New York

2011
David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
"Dystopia", CAPC Museé d’art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux

2010
"This and That", Corvi-Mora, London

2009
"Electric Mud", Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston

2008
"Dinner and a Group Show", GBE@passerby, New York
"Pretty Ugly", Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Maccarone, New York
"Live Undead", Transmission Gallery, Glasgow

2007
"Good Morning, Midnight", Casey Kaplan, New York (curated by Bruce Hainley)
"If everybody had an Ocean. Brian Wilson an art exhibition", Tate St Ives,
St Ives, UK; CAPC Musée d'art Contemporain, Bordeaux
"Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative", Thomas Dane, London
"After Cezanne", MOCA The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

2006
"Red Eye. LA Artists from the Rubell Family Collection", Rubell Family Collection, Miami

2004
California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach
"Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art", CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts, San Francisco
"Now and Then Some", Claremont College, Claremont (curated by David Pagel)

2003
Prague Biennale 1, Veletrzní Palác, Prague
"Giverny", Salon 94, New York
"Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast in Contemporary Art", Seattle Art Museum, Seattle; MCA San Diego; Vancouver Art Gallery; Vancouver, British Columbia; CCAC Watts Institute, Oakland (cat)
"Ishtar", Midway Contemporary Art, St. Paul, Minnesota (curated by Bruce Hainley) (cat)
"The Great Drawing Show: 1550-2003 AD", Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles
"The Fourth Sex: Adolescent Extremes", Stazione Leopolda, Florence (curated by Francesco Bonami & Raf Simons) (cat)
"Youngstars", Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
"Painting Pictures", Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
"Dear Painter, paint me", Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main (cat)
2002
"Collectors Program: Sammlung Köhn", Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
"Grey Gardens", Michael Kohn Gallery, (curated by Bruce Hainley)
"The Galleries Show: Contemporary Art in London", The Royal Academy of Arts, London
"Paintings", Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
"Dear Painter, paint me", Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (cat)

2001
"The Americans. New Art", Barbican Art Gallery, London (cat)
"The Devil Is In The Details", Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston

2000
"Collector's Choice", Exit Art, New York
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

1999
"Meanwhile...", Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago
Gallery Side 2, Tokyo

1996
"Brian Calvin, Suzanne Doremus, Edward Henderson & Deborah Orapallo", Foster Gallery, The University of Wisconsin, Eau-Claire, Wisconsin
1995
"X-sightings", Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, New York

1994
"Created Here: a Salon d'Ecole", Richard Himmel Gallery, Chicago
"Recent Paintings", Gallery 2, School of The Art Institute of Chicago 
"Don Baum's Grab Bag", Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago
"Discontents & Debutantes: Brian Calvin & Mike Cockrill", Center for the Visual 
Arts, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

1993
"Whose Broad Stripes & Bright Stars: Death, Reverence & the Struggle for Equality in America", Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago

Collections

- Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon
- DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL
- Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA 
- Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
- Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS 
- Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA 
- Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR