Blair Thurman

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Born in 1961 in New Orleans
Livres and works in New York

Education

1988
Master of Fine Arts, University of Massachussetts at Amherst, USA

1984
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Canada
 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017 
'Alpine Stereo', Galerie Andrea Caratsch, Zurich, Switzerland.
'Blair Thurman', Gagosian Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

2016
'Mature Blonde', Almine Rech Gallery, London
'Honeybadgers', Oklahoma City Museum, Oklahoma City, United States

2015
'Blair Thurman', Peres Project, Berlin, Germany

2014
'Blair Thurman', Gagosian Gallery, New York
'Blair Thurman', galerie frank elbaz, Paris, France
'Blair Thurman', galerie lange + pult, Zürich, Switzerland
'Blair Thurman', Magasin CNAC, Grenoble, France

2013
'Blair Thurman', Klemens & Grunert, Inc., New York
'Blair Thurman', KARMA, Amagansett, United States

2012
'Blair Thurman', galerie frank elbaz, Paris

2011
'Blair Thurman', Triple V, Paris

2010
A'us Unseren Kellern "From Our Cellars"', Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc, New York

2009
'Never Bet the Devil Your Head', Alexia Goethe Gallery, London
'Tunnel at the End of the Light,' Hard Hat, Geneva, Switzerland
'Color Me Gone', Evergreene, Geneva, Switzerland
'Vieux-Grenadiers', Hard Hat, Geneva, Switzerland

2008
'Krumms Along the Mohawk', galerie frank elbaz, Paris
'Blair Thurman – Supermodel', Triple V, Dijon, France
'Valise Vieux Grenadiers', Hard Hat, Geneva, Switzerland

2007
'The Best Tan in Town!', Galerie Hubert Bächler, Zürich, Switzerland

2004
'They're Always After My Lucky Charms', Galerie Hubert Bächler, Zürich, Switzerland

2003
'Arte e Ricambi', Verona, Italy

2001
'Circuit', Lausanne, Switzerland

1999
'Ecart', Art 30'99 Basel, Statements section, Basel, Switzerland

1998
'T.Z. Art', New York

1996
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York

1994
Christophe Gossweiler, Zofingen, Switzerland
 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
'Color Block', Galerie Triple V, Paris
'Paris Texas', Galerie Frank Elbaz , Dallas, Texas, United States
Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
Sylvie Fleury, Olivier Mosset, Blair Thurman, Galerie Lange & Pult, Auvernier
RGB, NSP  David Malek, Mathieu Mercier, Olivier Mosset, Hugo Pernet, Delphine Reist, Sylvain Rousseau et Blair Thurman, Triple V, Paris


2016
'Non Figuratif: un regain d'intérêt?', CAC Meymac, France
'In Different Ways, Almine Rech Gallery, London
'Flatland/ Abstractions Narratives', Musée régional d'art contemporain, Languedoc-Roussillon, Sérignan, France


2015
'Space is the Place', Triple V, Paris
'Sprayed: Works from 1929-2015. Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street, London
'Space Between', curated by Louis Grachos and Stephanie Roach, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York
'John Armleder, Stéphane Kropf, John Tremblay, and guests Mai-Thu Perret & Blair Thurman', David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
'Chromophobia', Gagosian Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
'Abstraction excentrique et géométrie comique, une exposition du FRAC-Artothèque du Limousin', Le Garage, Brive, France
'Oysters with lemon', Ventana 244, New York
'Rascal House', Half Gallery, New York

2014
'That was Ken, This is Now', Evergreene Studio, Malibu, US
'Circuit II', Galleria Artericambi, Verona, IT
'QUIZ, curated by Robert Stadler and Alexis Vaillant, Ensemble Poirel, Nancy, France
'Heart-Shaped Box', galerie frank elbaz, Paris
'Roesler hotel #26' — spectres', curated by matthieu poirier, galerie nara roesler, Sao Paulo
'POST-OP Perceptual Gone Painterly. 1958-2014', Galerie Perrotin, Paris

2013
'THE SHOW IS OVER', Gagosian Gallery, London
'Sculpture after Artschwager', David Nolan Gallery, New York
'Mr I / John M Armleder', Graff Mourgue d'Algue, Geneva, Switzerland
'Spook Rock Road', galerie frank elbaz, Paris
'Le Grand Tout', FRAC Limousin, Limoges, France
Gagosian Gallery, Hong-Kong
'Steven Parrino/Blair Thurman/Justin Adian', Half Gallery, New York

2012
'Nel Frattempo / Meanwhile - Ex Mercato della Frutta', Valeggio Sul Mincio, Italy
'Read Into It', Dorfman Projects, New York
Mr I, Graff Mourgue d'Algue, Geneva, Switzerland
'Science Fiction #3', Galerie Triple V, Paris
'Circuit at Liste 17', Basel, Switzerland
'Micro Mania', Gagosian Gallery, Paris
'The Old, The New, The Different', The Kunsthalle Bern Fondation, Berne, Switzerland

2011
'American exuberance', Rubell Family Collection / Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami

2010
'Radical Postures', Galerie Les filles du calvaire, Brussels
'Portrait de l'artiste en motocycliste', Musée des beaux-arts de La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel, France

2009
'Une exposition de peinture', Zoo Galerie, Nantes, France
'Portrait de l'artiste en motocycliste', Magasin-Centre National d'art Contemporain de Grenoble, France
'Top 10 allegories', Francesca Pia gallery , Zürich, Switzerland
'Born to Be Wild'. Hommage à Steven Parrino, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland
'OFF THE WALL', Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York

2008
'Next : Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow', Galerie Hans Mayer, Cologne, Germany
'La Chute d'eau', Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland
'The Freak Show', Musée de la Monnaie, Paris
'Black Noise. Un hommage à Steven Parrino', CNEAI, Chatou, France
'Déformations', Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris

2007
'Black Noise. A tribute to Steven Parrino', Mamco, Geneva, Switzerland
'Bastard Creatures', Palais de Tokyo, Paris
'Half Square', Half Crazy, Villa Arson, Nice, FR
'Monster M. C'., Sign sculpture for Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland
'Op-Ed World', galerie frank elbaz, Paris
'Freak show', MAC, Lyon, France
Group show, Sagan Gallery, Seoul
'At Home In The Universe', Mongin Art Center, Seoul, Korea
'Maravee', Venic, Italy
'Dispatch', New York

2006
'____________', Ecart, Basel, Switzerland
'SuperNova', Domaine Pommery, Reims, France
Art Crating, Brooklyn, New York,
'Dezember', Galerie Hubert Bächler, Zürich, Switzerland

2005
'None of Above', curated by John Armleder, Swiss institute, New York
For Steven Parrino, Ecart, Basel, Switzerland

2004
Galerie Hubert Bächler, Zürich, Switzerland

2003
'Return of the Creature', Künstlerhaus, Palais Thurn & Taxis, Bregenz
'Uncrated', Spike Gallery, New York
'Dezember', Galerie Hubert Bächler, Zürich, Switzerland

2002
'BOMB', Brooklyn Front Gallery, Brooklyn
'Model Shop', Front Gallery, Brooklyn

2001
'Show World', Times Square, New York

2000
Art Basel 31, Hyundai Gallery (Seoul), Basel, Switzerland
'Silver and Hi-Tech', Kongsberg

1999
'Bastard Kids of Drella', Le Consortium, Dijon, France
'Last Chance Texaco', Jean Deaux, Brooklyn
'Drive In', Ville Arson, Nice, France 1996 Holly Solomon Gallery, New York

1995
Musée La Chaux-de-Fonds, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

1994
Sculpture Art Miami, Art Miami, Miami

1992
Two-person show with Steven Parrino, Speedway Gallery, New York

1991
The Gallery, New York

Selected Public Collections

France
Centre national des arts plastique, Paris
Fonds régional d'art contemporain Limousin
Le Consortium, Dijon

Switzerland
Syz Collection, Switzerland