• Installation View, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, May 1 – August 22, Photo: Jens Ziehe
  • Installation View, Secession, Vienna, July 2 - Aug 30, 2013, Photo: Jorit Aust
  • Laura Owens, Untitled, 2014, Acrylic, silkscreen inks, Flashe, oil, and gesso on linen, 108 x 84 inches / 274.3 x 213.4 cm
  • Laura Owens, Untitled, 2014, Acrylic, silkscreen inks, charcoal, Flashe, oil, and gesso on linen, 108 x 84 inches / 274.3 x 213.4 cm
  • Installation View, Forever Now, The Museum of Modern Art New York, Dec 14, 2014 - April 5, 2015
  • Laura Owens, Untitled, 2014, Oil, charcoal and gesso on linen, 69 x 60 inches / 175.26 x 152.4 cm
  • Laura Owens, Untitled, 2014, Oil, B67 resin, charcoal and gesso on linen, 69 x 60 inches / 175.26 x 152.4 cm
  • Laura Owens, Untitled, 2014, Oil, Flashe, silkscreen inks, charcoal, acrylic, paper and gesso on linen, 108 x 84 inches / 274.3 x 213.4 cm
  • Laura Owens, Untitled, 2014, Oil, B67 resin, charcoal, and gesso on linen, 108 x 84 inches / 274.3 x 213.4 cm
  • Laura Owens, Untitled, 2014, Flashe, silkscreen inks, oil, acrylic, charcoal, and gesso on linen, 108 x 84 inches / 274.3 x 213.4 cm
  • Laura Owens, Untitled, 2014, Pantone ink, silkscreen ink, Flashe, acrylic, oil, pastel, paper, and wood on linen, 138 x 104 inches / 350.52 x 264.16 cm
  • Laura Owens, Untitled, 2013, Oil, Flashe, charcoal, and acrylic on canvas, 99.5 x 81 inches / 252.73 x 205.74 cm
  • Laura Owens, Untitled, 2013, Oil, Flashe, acrylic, bike wheels, training wheels, wagon wheels, and tricycle wheel on linen, 108 x 84 inches / 274.3 x 213.4 cm
  • Laura Owens, Untitled, 2013, Oil and acrylic on canvas, 108 x 83.5 inches / 274.3 x 212.9 cm
  • Installation View, 12 Paintings by Laura Owens and Ooga Booga #2, 356 S. Mission Rd., Jan 7 - July 20, 2013
  • Installation View, 12 Paintings by Laura Owens and Ooga Booga #2, 356 S. Mission Rd., Jan 7 - July 20, 2013
  • Laura Owens, Untitled, 2013, Charcoal, pastel, acrylic and oil on linen, 137.5 x 120 inches / 349.25 x 304.8 cm
  • Laura Owens, Untitled, 2013, Charcoal, resin, acrylic, and oil on linen, 137.5 x 120 inches / 349.25 x 304.8 cm
  • Laura Owens, Untitled, 2013, Flashe, acrylic, and oil on linen, 137.5 x 120 inches / 349.25 x 304.8 cm
  • Laura Owens, Untitled, 2013, Charcoal, acrylic,and oil on linen, 137.5 x 120 inches / 349.25 x 304.8 cm
  • Laura Owens, Untitled, 2013, Acrylic, Flashe, and oil on canvas, 137.5 x 120 inches / 349.25 x 304.8 cm
  • Laura Owens, Untitled, 2013, Flashe, acrylic, and oil on canvas, 137.5 x 120 inches / 349.25 x 304.8 cm
  • Laura Owens, Untitled, 2013, Acrylic, Flashe and oil on canvas, 137.5 x 120 inches / 349.25 x 304.8 cm
  • Laura Owens, Untitled, 2013, Oil, acrylic, and Flashe on canvas, 137.5 x 120 inches / 349.25 x 304.8 cm
  • Laura Owens, Untitled, 2013, Flashe, acrylic, and oil on linen, 137.5 x 120 inches / 349.25 x 304.8 cm
Wade Guyton, Laura Owens, Amy Sillman, Charline von Heyl

Painting after Technology

Group Exhibition

Tate Modern, London, UK
March 30, 2015 – December 31, 2016

 



LAURA OWENS

 

Born 1970, Euclid, OH

 

EDUCATION

 

1992

B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

 

1994

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

 

1994

M.F.A. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

 

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

CCA Wattis, San Francisco, CA

 

2015

Secession, Vienna, Austria

Zona Maco, Mexico City, Mexico

Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

 

2013

12 Paintings by Laura Owens, 356 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA

 

2012

Pavement Karaoke / Alphabet, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Karma, New York, NY

The Finley, Los Angeles, CA

 

2011

Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany

Crown Point Press, Los Angeles, CA

Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

 

2009

Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, NY

 

2008

Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

Gavin Brownís enterprise, New York, NY

Works on Paper, ACME, Los Angeles, CA

 

2007

Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy

Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, Maastricht, The Netherlands

American Academy studio exhibition, Berlin, Germany

 

2006

Laura Owens, Kunsthalle, Zurich, Switzerland (travelling to Camden Arts Centre, London, UK; Aussellungshalle für zeitgenössische Kunst, Münster, Germany)

Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

 

2005

Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

2004

Museum of Contemporary Arts, North Miami, FL

Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany,

Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA

Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, NY

Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA

 

2003

The General Store, Milwaukee, WI

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (travelling to Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Germany; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI)

 

2001

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

ACME (with Martin Kersels), Los Angeles, CA

 

2000

New Work by Laura Owens (1999) and John Hutton Balfour’s Botanical Teaching Diagrams (1840-1879), Royal Botanic Garden, Inverleith, Edinburgh, UK

Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy

 

1999

Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

Statements, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland

China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA (collaboration with Scott Reeder)

 

1998

Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, NY

ACME, Los Angeles, CA

Crown Center Gallery, Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

1997

Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, NY

 

1996

Studio 246 (with Lisa Anne Auerbach), Künstlerhaus Bethanian, Berlin, Germany

 

1995

Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2016

L’Almanach, curated by Anne Pointegne, Le Consortium, Dijon, France

 

2015

Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany

Gray would be the color, if I had a heart, Marc Straus, New York, NY (curated by Tim Hawkinson)

Call and Response, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY

Doodles, The Vanity Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA

Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

best students, best teachers, best school: Michel Majerus, Albert Oehlen & Laura Owens, Michel Majerus Estate, Berlin, Germany

Far Bazaar, Old Federal Reserve, Los Angeles, CA

Printed Matters, Gesso Artspace, Vienna, Austria

Works on Paper, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY

Can’t Reach Me There, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN (curated by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer)

Painting after Technology, Tate Modern, London, UK

Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler, The Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA (curated by Katie Siegel)

best students, best teachers, best school, Michel Majerus Estate, Berlin, Germany

Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ

Call and Response, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY

 

2014

Wake Up Early, Fear Death, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria (curated by Philipp Kaiser)

The Machine Project Field Guide to the Gamble House, The Gamble House, Pasedena, CA

The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (curated by Laura Hoptman)

Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting, Los Angeles Country Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Painter’s Painters: Gifts from Alex Katz, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Nature Study, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA

Loveless, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY

Another Cats Show, 356 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles, CA

Joyride, Marlborough Broome Street, New York, NY

Persian Rose Chartreuse Muse Vancouver Grey, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2014 Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (curated by Stuart Comer, Anthony Elms, and Michelle Grabner)

Capture the Rapture, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Rory Devine)

Cornucopia, Parkett Exhibition Space, Zurich, Switzerland

Death Ship: A Tribute to H.C. Westermann, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA

The good, the bad and the ugly, Gesso Artspace, Vienna, Austria

 

2013

Working Proofs: A Revelation, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA

ABSTRACT – NATURE, Parkett Space, Zürich (presented by Bice Curiger, Dieter von Graffenried and Jacqueline Burckhardt)

The Cat Show, White Columns, New York, NY (curated by Rhonda Lieberman)

Painting Between the Lines, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA

Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Wir Drei, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA

Small Gems, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA

Made in Space, Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY

Made in Space, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY

 

2012

Things, Words and Consequences, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

Curatorial Exchange, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

Pittura (1995-2009), Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy

Pure Perception, Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy

The Holodeck, PØST, Los Angeles, CA

PRINT IMPRINT, Actual Size Los Angeles and Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

The Nudes Painting Show, 3704 North Figueroa, Los Angeles, CA

The Spectacular of Vernacular, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC

 

2011

The Boy Who Robbed You a Few Minutes Before Arriving At the Ball, Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

A Painting Show, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY

The Artistís Museum, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

Ordinary Madness, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

The Spectacular of Vernacular, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Painting Between the Lines, CCA Wattis Institue for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA

The Cactus Painting Show, 3704 North Figueroa, Los Angeles, LA

From Where You just Arrived, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, LA

 

2010

Slow Paintings, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany

MOCA’S First Thirty Years, MOCA, Los Angeles, LA

At Home/Not at Home, Hessel Museum of Art, New York, NY

Happy Holidays! Drawings!, Alex Zachary, New York, NY

 

2009

15 Year Gallery Artist Group Exhibition, ACME, Los Angeles, CA

Art Tells the Times, Works by Women Artists, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

The Still Life Show, Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles, CA (travelling to Mile Post 5, Portland, CA)

Continuous Present, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CN (curated by Jennifer Gross)

Hello, Mrs. MacGruder, Benson Keyes Arts, Southampton, UK (curated by Michele Maccarone)

 

2008

Biënnale van de Schilderkunst, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium

Blasted Allegories, Works from the Ringier Collection, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern, Switzerland

Pretty Ugly, Gavin Brown’s enterprise and Maccarone, New York, NY

Painting Now and Forever Part II, Greene Naftali and Matthew Marks, New York, NY

Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Tapestry, Karin Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Red Eye: LA Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Collection, Miami, FL

Collecting Collections: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

 

2007

Legends Altered: Maps as Method and Medium, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL

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

Affinities: New Acquisitions Deutsche Bank Collection, 1997-2007, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany

Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK

Poet on Painters, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, KS

Counterparts: Contemporary Painters and Their Influences, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VI

 

2006

The Fluidity of Time: Selections from the MCA Collection, MCA, Chicago, IL

Hotel California, Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA

The Garden Party, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

The Art of Etching at Crown Point Press, Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Essential Painting, National Museum of Art Osaka, Osaka, Japan

All the Best: The Deustche Bank Collection and Zaha Hadid, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

 

2005

After Cézanne, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA

Goetz Meets Falckenberg, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany

Think Blue, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, CA

Ideal Worlds: “New Romanticism in Contemporary Art”, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Gallery, New York, NY

Desired Constellations, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY

Post Modern, Greene Naftali, New York, NY

 

2004

Undiscovered Country, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Huts, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Paintings’ Edge, IdyllwildArts, Idyllwild, CA

Never Never Landscape, Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany (curated by Kirsty Bell)

Contemporary Painting, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Ireland (curated by Alex Katz)

Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Malerei, Galerie Rolf Hengesbach, Cologne, Germany

Drunk vs. Stoned, Passerby, New York, NY (curated by the General Store)

 

2003

Inaugural Exhibition, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, NY

 

2002

Eight Propositions in Contemporary Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Painting On The Move, Kunstmuseum Basel and Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland

Urgent Painting, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

Cavepainting: Peter Doig, Chris Ofili, Laura Owens, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

 

2001

The Mystery of Painting, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany

Accumulations, School of Art Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, UK (curated by Martin Ball)

Some Options in Abstraction, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Objective Color, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CN

Cal’s Art: Sampling California Painting, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Bastard (Son of Hot Sauce), The Law Office, Chicago, IL

Public Offerings, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Paul Schimmel)

Painting at the Edge of the World, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Locating Drawing, Lawing Gallery, Houston, TX

 

2000

American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

On Canvas: Contemporary Painting from the Collection, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

The Next Wave: New Painting in Southern California, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA

Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC (curated by Nancy Doll and Ron Platt)

Works on Paper from Los Angeles, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy

Drawing 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY

 

1999

“Examining Pictures: Exhibiting Paintings”, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, UK (travelling to Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA)

Drawn to Nature, George’s, Los Angeles, CA

Facts & Fictions II: Los Angeles, ARCO, Torino, Italy

Carnegie International 1999/2000, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Standing Still & Walking in Los Angeles, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

New Work: Painting Today, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA

Works on paper (and some other things), ACME, Los Angeles, CA

Nach-Bild, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

The Perfect Life: Artifice in LA 1999, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, UK

Hot Spots, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC (curated by Elizabeth Brown)

Local Color, The University of La Verne, La Verne, CA (curated by Virginia Rutledge)

 

1998

Color Fields, Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

Young Americans 2, The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

I’m Still in Love with You, Women’s 20th Century Club, Los Angeles, CA

Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy

Visions, XXIX Recontres Internationales de la Photographie, Arles, France

Exterminating Angel, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France

Paintings Interested in the Ideas of Architecture and Design, Post, Los Angeles, CA

 

1997

Vertical Painting Show, P.S.1, New York, NY

Sharon Lockhart, Laura Owens, Frances Stark, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA

Hot Coffee, Artists Space, New York, NY

Palace, Beret International Gallery, Chicago, IL

Project Painting, Basilico Fine Arts and Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY

The Eagle Rock Show, Eagle Rock Community Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

1996 Wunderbar, Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany

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

The Speed of Painting, Pat Hearn, NY

Studio 246, Mark Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

1995

Painting Show, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Smells Like Vinyl, Roger Merians Gallery, New York, NY

Tell Everyone, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

 

1994

From LA with Love, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France

Gorgeous Politics, Las Vegas, NV (curated by Dave Hickey)

L.A.C.E. Annuale, Los Angeles Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Dave Hickey)

Thanks Again, Food House, Santa Monica, CA

Playfield, Rio Hondo College, Rio Hondo, Argentina

Hot Crop, Claremont College, Claremont, CA (curated by J. Willette)

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

 

2013

Made in Space, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, NY; Venus over  Manhattan, NY (curated by Laura Owens and Peter Harkawik)

 

1997

The Eagle Rock Show, Eagle Rock Community Center, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Laura Owens)

 

AWARDS

 

1999

Baloise Art Prize at Art 30 Basel (“Art Statements”)

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Germany

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, NE

Spike
"The Shadow of the Virtual Sun/Der Schatten der virtuellen Sonne" by Joanna Fiduccia, Spike, Issue 41, Fall 2014

Artforum
"Statements of Intent" by Mark Godfrey, Artforum, April 2014

X-TRA
"Laura Owens in Conversation with Jan Tumlir and Stephen Berens", by Stephen Berens and Jan Tumlir, X-TRA, March 28, 2013

Artforum
"Optical Drive" by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Artforum, February 2013