Mel Bochner


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MEL BOCHNER

BIOGRAPHY

1940 Born in Pittsburgh, PA
1962 BFA, Carnegie Institute of Technology

Lives and works in New York City

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 Strong Language, Jewish Museum, New York
Simon Lee Gallery, London
Barbara Krakow, Boston

2013 Peter Freeman Gallery, New York
Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto, Portugal

2012 Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles. Theory of Sculpture: Fontana's
Light (March 17 - April 27)
Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California. words... (3 March -
14 April)

2011 Peter Freeman, Inc. New York. Mel Bochner: Photography Before
the Age of Mechanical Reproduction + Some Drawings from the
Sixties + Recent Reflections and Recursions on Dis / Tension and
Crumpling (17 November 2011 - 14 January 2012)
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. In the Tower: Mel Bochner
(6 November - 8 April 2012)

2010 Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles. New Works (6 February - 20 March)
Galerie Nelson Freeman, Paris. Mel Bochner (29 May - 11 September)
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Photographs and Not Photographs: 1966-2010 (9 September - 30 October)

2009 Metroquadro, Rivoli, Italy. Il dissidio sulla parola (8 October - 14 November)
Lawrence Markey, San Antonio, Texas. Recent Drawings (23 October - 4 December)
Rhona Hoffman, Chicago. Blah, Blah, Blah (13 May - 26 June)
2008 Peter Freeman Inc., New York. Mel Bochner (27 March - 24 May 2008)
Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles. Color as Shape/Shape as Color: A Wall Painting and Related Drawings from the 1970s (12 January - 1 March 2008)
2007 Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California. Velvet Paintings (12 January –
10 February)
Galerie Nelson Freeman, Paris. 1998 – 2007: Painting, Sculpture and
Installation (3 March - 20 April)
Domaine de Kerguéhennec, France. (30 June - 30 September)
Galleria d Arte il Gabbiano, Rome
2006 Peter Freeman Inc., New York. Thesaurus Paintings (25 April - 1 July)
Wynn Kramarsky, New York. Mel Bochner: Drawings from Four
Decades (25 April - 24 June 2006)
Exhibition travelled: Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama (9 July - 30 September 2006); Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina (15 October - 23 December 2006); San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (14 January – 18 March 2007)
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. Mel Bochner: Language 1966 - 2006 (5 October 2006 - 7 January 2007)
Spertus Museum, Chicago
2004 Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.
Dialogue in a Landscape (8 October - 12 December)
2003 Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston. Genetic Space(s): Paintings Drawings, and Prints, 1992-1996 (25 October - 9 December)
Musee d Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva. Mel Bochner - Measurement Paintings
Il Gabbiano, Rome. Recent Works
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
2002 Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge.
Mel Bochner: Photographs, 1966 - 69 (16 March - 16 June)
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Berlin. New Works and Recent Works (4 June - 31 August)
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. Forum: Mel Bochner: Photographs, 1966 - 1969 (12 October - 12 January)
Michael Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta
2001 Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan (10 March - 28 April)
Galleria Primo Piano, Rome
Lawrence Markey Gallery, New York. Numbers, 1966 - 2001
(November - December)
Bound & Unbound, New York . (November - December)
2000 Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills
F.R.A.C. Bourgogne, Dijon, France. Mel Bochner Measurements: Works from the 1960s/1990s
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
1999 Centro de Arte Helio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Yokosuka, Japan
1998 Lawrence Markey Gallery, New York. (May)
Betsy Senior Gallery, New York
The Drawing Center, New York
1997 Cabinet des Estampes du Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva
Musee d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva
1996 Sonnabend Gallery, New York. (November)
Galerie Tanit, Münich
La Societe des Exposition du Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. Thought Made Visible: 1966 - 1973 (1 March - 12 May) Exhibition travelled:
Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich.
(26 June - 8 September)
1995 Betsy Senior Gallery, New York
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven. Thought Made Visible: 1966 - 1973 (14 October - 31 December)
1994 Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris
1993 Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Betsy Senior Gallery, New York
Gallery 360, Tokyo
One Five, Antwerp
Museo Storico della Liberazione di Roma, Rome
1992 Galerie Vega, Plainevaux/Liege
Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston
1991 SteinGladstone, New York
Studio Casoli, Milan
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown
1990 David Nolan Gallery, New York
Galleria Primo Piano, Rome
Galerie Jahn und Fusban, Munich
Barbara Kornblatt Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Roger Ramsey Gallery, Chicago
1989 Sonnabend Gallery, New York
The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore
1988 Martina Hamilton Gallery, New York
Paul Cava Gallery, Philadelphia
David Nolan Gallery, New York
Greene Gallery, Coral Gables
1987 Sonnabend Gallery, New York. Selected Works 1969 - 1986 (14 February - 7 March)
Center for the Fine Arts, Miami
Galerie Montenay, Paris
1986 Kunstmuseum, Luzern
Galleria Primo Piano, Rome
1985 Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Janet Steinberg Gallery, San Francisco
Carnegie-Mellon University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh
1984 Roger Ramsay Gallery, Chicago
1983 Yarlow Salzman Gallery, Toronto
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco
Pace Editions, New York
Carol Taylor Gallery, Dallas
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
1982 Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Abbaye de Senanque, Gordes, France
1981 Texas Gallery, Houston
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco
Southern Methodist University, Dallas
1980 Sonnabend Gallery, New York
1979 Art in Progress Gallery, Düsseldorf
1978 Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco
Schema Gallery, Florence
Sonnabend Gallery, Paris
1977 Bernier Gallery, Athens
1976 Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore
1975 Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Ricke Gallery, Cologne
1974 Sonnabend Gallery, Paris
Schema Gallery, Florence
University Art Museum, Berkeley
1973 Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Sonnabend Gallery, Paris
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
1972 M T L Gallery, Brussels
Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Lisson Gallery, London
Bonomo Gallery, Bari, Italy
Sonnabend Gallery, Paris
Toselli Gallery, Milan
1971 112 Greene Street, New York
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
1970 Sperone Gallery, Turin
Toselli Gallery, Milan
Art and Project Gallery, Amsterdam
1969 Heiner Friedrich Gallery, Munich
Konrad Fischer Gallery, Dusseldorf
Ace Gallery, Los Angeles
1966 School of Visual Arts Gallery, New York
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014 La Panacee, Montpellier, France. Art by Telephone… Recalled
Centre Pompidou, France. Nouveau Festival
2013 Museum of Modern Art, New York. Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador
for the New
P!, New York , The Ceiling Should Be Green (天花板應該是綠色的)
Firstsite, Colchester, UK. Xerography
Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy. Re-Making When Attitudes Become
Form
21er Haus, Vienna, Austria. Sign, Image, Object
Andrea Rosen Gallery 2, New York. Temptations of The Diagram
Restoin Roitfeld Gallery, New York. Merci/Mercy
2012 Museo d’Arte, Lugano, Switzerland, A Window on the World
Kemper Art, Museum, St. Louis, Notations: Contemporary Drawing as Idea and Process
deCordova Museum, Massachusetts. Second Nature: Abstract Photography Then and Now
Minimal Myth, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
On Stellar Rays, New York, NY. Toward A Warm Math
Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany. Alice in the Wonderland of Art
2011 Gagosian Gallery, New York. Malevich and the American Legacy
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, New York. Notable Henchman (8 July -July)
Tate Liverpool. Alice in Wonderland (4 November - 29, January 2012)
The Tampa Museum of Art, Florida. Syntax: Text and Symbols for a New
Generation (9 July - 25 September)
The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois. Light Years: Conceptual Art and the Photograph, 1965-1977 (11 December - 11 March 2012)
2010 CCA Andtrax, Majorca, Spain. Third Thoughts. (24 July- 24 October)
Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla,California. Double Up. (11 June-3 July)
Philadelphia Museum, Philadelphia. Forms of Contingency: New York and Turin, 1960s-1970s. (24 Apr- 26 Sept)
Haus der Kunst, Munich. Sammlung Herman und Nicole Daled, 1966 – 1978.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC. Graphic Masters III. (15 Jan- 8 Aug)
Villa Arson, Nice, France. Double Bind/ Stop Trying To Understand Me. (5 Feb- 30 May)
2009 Galleria il Ponte Firenze, Florence, Italy. l arte e una parola.(12 Dec - 26 March)
PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York. 1969. (25 Oct- 5 Apr 2010)
Glenstone Foundation, Potomac, Maryland. If We Could Imagine.
(March - Jan 2011)
Seattle Art Museum, Washington. Target Practice: Painting Under
Attack 1949-78. (25 June - 7 Sept)
National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC. Inventing Marcel
Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture. (27 March - 2 Aug)
Eastside Projects, Birmingham, England. Sculpture Show. (2 May-
13 June 2009)
2008 The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. Close-Up.
Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Germany. Notation; traveled to Zentrum fur Kunst, Karlsruhe
College Jacque Cartier, Chauny, France. Mel Bochner, Alighiero Boetti, Hanne Darboven.
Museum Ludwig, Vienna. Genau und Anders.
2007 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Lines, Grids, Stains, and Words.
Zwirner & Wirth, New York. Conceptual Photography, 1964 – 1989.
Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, England. If Everyone Had an Ocean: Brian
Wilson, an Art Exhibition.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Live/Work: Performance into Drawing.
2006 Solo Projects Studio B, Los Angeles. Nineteen Sixty-Eight (17 June - 29 July)
2005 Pace Wildenstein Gallery, New York. Logical Conclusions (18 February - 26 March)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Drawing From the Modern, 1945 - 1975 (14 September 2005 - 9 January 2006)
Tate Modern, London. Open Systems: Rethinking Art c.1970 (1 June - 18 September)
Von Lintel Gallery, New York. The Photograph In Question (9 June - 29 July)
Julie Saul Gallery, New York. Wordplay (17 June - 19 August)
Queens Museum, New York. Down The Garden Path: The Artist s
Garden After Modernism (26 June - 6 November)
Max Wigram Gallery, London. Threshold (8 July - 3 September)
Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn. Rub Out The Word (14 October - 13 November)
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York. Looking at Words: The Formal
Presence of Text in Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper
(28 October - 3 December)
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Building and Breaking the Grid (1 September 2005 - 8 January 2006)
2004 Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. A Minimal Future? (14 March - 2 August)
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Whitney Biennial (11 March - 30 May)
Museum of Modern Art, Shiga. The Copy Age
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. Beyond Geometry (13 June - 3 October)
Musee d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, Nice. Intra-Muros (26 June, 2004 - 2 January, 2005)
Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College. Infinite Possibilities (9 September - 12 December)
National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto. Traces (9 November - 19 December)
2003 Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Platforms (28 June - 5 October)
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. Work Ethic (12 October, 2003 - 11 January, 2004)
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography 1960-1982 (11 October, 2003 - 11 January, 2004)
The Cooper Union, New York. Under Pressure: Prints from Two Palms Press - 21 February)
Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. eXhibition3 (2 February - 23 February)
Swiss Institute, New York. Dust Memories (3 June - 2 August)
2002 Tate Modern, London. Flashing Into the Shadows: The Artists Film 1966-1976 (16 November - 30 November)
Akira Ikeda Gallery, New York. An Empty Space (1 January - 30 June)
Roth Horowitz Gallery, New York. Copy (2 May - 22 June)
Wynn Kramarsky, New York. Ad Infinitum
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Visions from America (27 June - 22 August)
Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol. Shimmering Substance
2001 Cabinet des Estampes du Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, Geneva.
Art Express- Art Minimal et Conceptual Americain
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. Saying Seeing (12 January - 24 February)
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus. Division and Displacement As Painting. (12 May - 12 August)
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Flashing Into the Shadows: The Artist's Film After Pop and Minimal, 1966-1976 (7 January - 1 April)
Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen. After the Beginning and Before the
End (Drawings from the Gilbert and Lila Silverman Collection
Detroit)
2000 Spaces, Cleveland. Painting Function: Making It Real
Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Contemporary Drawings from the Sarah - Ann and Werner Kramarsky Collection
Galleria Milano, Milan. L'elemento Verbale Nell' Arte Contemporanea
Frac Picardie, Amiens. Zig - Zag (1 April - 19 June)
Sonnabend Gallery, New York. Retrospective
CAPC, Bordeaux. Presumés Innocents - L' Art Contemporain et l' Enfance (7 June - 1 October)
The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds. The Object Sculpture (1 June - 1 August)
Museum of Modern Art, New York. Open Ends (28 September, 2000 - 4 March, 2001)
Curt Marcus Gallery, New York. In Process (20 October - 25 November)
1999 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. The American Century: Art and Culture 1900-2000 (Part II, 1950 - 2000) (26 September, 1999 – 13 February, 2000)
American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
Museu de Arte-Contemporanea de Serralves, Porto. Circa 1968
Tatunz Gallery, New York. LeWitt, Bochner, Tschubarov
Esso Gallery, New York. Scripta Manent (24 April - 19 June)
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
After Image: Drawing Through Process (11 April - 22 August)
Dieu Donne Gallery, New York. Drawn to Scale
Lawrence Markey Gallery, New York. Drawings from the 1970's (November - December)
Curt Marcus Gallery, New York. Drawings from the 1960's (30 April - 29 May)
1998 Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover. The Serial Attitude. Exhibition travelled: Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus.
Dieu Donne Gallery, New York. Paper Plus
Basilico Fine Arts, New York. Deep Thought
Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland. Art Pared Down: Exploring
Minimalism Across Media
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. More Pieces for the Puzzle:
Recent Additions to the Collection (21 July - 8 September)
DeChiara/Stewart Gallery, New York. Back to Back
1997 National Musem of Art, Osaka. Gravity-Axis of Contemporary Art
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge. Drawing is Another Kind of Language (12 December, 1997 - 22 February, 1998)
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover. The Serial Attitude
Sonnabend, New York. Group Exhibition
Ubu Gallery, New York. One-Line Drawing (8 July - 31 July)
Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo. Laying Low; Postminimalism / Scatter Art
Frac Picardie, Amiens. Au pied du mur
Numark Gallery, Washington, D.C. Geometric Abstraction: Mel
Bochner, Imi Knoebel, Sol LeWitt, Andrew Spence
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart. Magie der Zahl
1996 Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York. Limited Edition Artists Books Since 1990
Galerie Arnaud Lefevre, Paris. Mel Bochner, Erik Satie, Philippe Seux
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia. New Art on Paper
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. The Robert and Jane
Meyerhoff Collection: 1945-1995
Frith Street Gallery/Karsten Schubert Gallery, London. From Figure to
Object: A Century of Sculptor's Drawings
Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg. Sammlung Sonnabend
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. L'Informe: Mode d'Emploi
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Thinking Print: Books to
Billboards, 1980-95
Thread Waxing Space, New York. Collection in Context; Selected
from the contemporary photographs of hands from the collection of
Henry Mendelssohn Buhl
1995 American Fine Arts, New York. Mapping: A Response to MOMA
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. 1965-1995:
Reconsidering the Object of Art
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. Repicturing
Abstraction: The Politics of Space
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Drawing on Chance:
Selections from the Collection.
Block Gallery, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. Printmaking in
America: 1960-1990
1994 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. A Century of Artists Books
Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York. Extended Relations
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. From Minimal to Conceptual
Art: Works from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Painting and
Sculpture: Recent Acquisitions
Basilico Fine Arts, New York. Location I: Bickerton, Bochner, Morris
Sonnabend Gallery, New York. Gallery Group Exhibition
1993 Yavne Art Workshop, Yavne, Israel. A Matchbox Enclosed
Grolier Club, New York. The American Livre de Peintre
Nolan/Eckman Gallery, New York. European & American Drawings
1961-1969
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome. Do All Roads Lead to Rome?
1992 Lingotto, Turin. Arte Americana 1930-1970
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. Marking The Decades: Prints
1960-1990
Galleria Primo Piano, Rome. Bochner, Chung, LeWitt
P.S.1, New York. Postcards from Alphaville:Jean-Luc Godard in
Contemporary Art 1963-1992
1991 Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton. A view from the 60's: Selections from the Castelli and Sonnabend Collections
Lorence Monk Gallery, New York. Drawings
Angles Gallery, Santa Monica. Dots
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover. American Abstraction
Whitney Museum at Equitable Center, New York. Immaterial Objects
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover. Motion and
Document/Sequence and Time: Edward Muybridge and
Contemporary American Photography
1990 Albertina Museum, Vienna. Amerikanische Zeichnungen in den Achtziger Jaehren. Exhibition travelled: Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
Nahan Contemporary, New York. Concept-Decoratif: Anti-Formalist
Art of the 70's
University Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville. Divergent
Styles: Contemporary American Drawing
American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York.
Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture
David Nolan Gallery, New York. Overview
Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld. Concept Art, Minimal Art:Sammlung
Marzona
Hood Museum, Dartmouth. Minimalism and Post-Minimalism: Drawing
Distinctions
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The Unique Print
Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York. Minimalist Prints
Galerie 1900-2000, Paris. Art Conceptual, Formes Conceptuelles
Sonnabend Gallery, New York. Mel Bochner, Peter Halley, Robert
Rauschenberg
1989 Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris. L'Art Conceptuel, Une Perspective. Exhibition travelled: La Fundacion Caja de Pensiones, Madrid.
Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York. Repetition
Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden. Conspicuous
Display
Rickey Renier Gallery, Chicago. Lines & Geometry
Sonnabend, New York. New Works by Gallery Artists.
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn. Projects and Portfolios, The 25th
National Print Exhibition
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Immaterial Objects.
Exhibition travelled: Museum of Art, Raleigh; Albany Museum of Art,
Georgia; San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose
1988 Elizabeth McDonald Gallery, New York. Abstracted Image
Althea Viafora Gallery, New York. Raw Materials
Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid. Collection Sonnabend. Exhibition travelled: CAPC, Musee D'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux; Art Cologne, Cologne; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin;Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome; Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Trento; Musee Rath, Geneva; Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo; Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai, Japan; The Fukuyama Museum of Art, Hiroshima.
Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich. Amerikanishce Druckgraphik: Recent
American Prints
Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, New York. Systems and
Abstraction
Lehman College Gallery, Bronx. Turning Point: Art and Politics in
1968
1987 Russell Sage College, Albany. The Shape of Abstraction
The John and Marble Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. This is not a
Photograph; 20 Years of Large-Scale Photography, 1966-1986.
Exhibition travelled: Akron Art Museum, Akron
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia. 1967: At the Crossroads
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit. Reconnecting
Laurie Rubin Gallery, New York. Points of Contact
Carnegie Mellon University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh. Drawings from the Eighties
Holly Solomon Gallery, New York. Early Concepts of the Last Decade
1986 Pratt Institute Gallery, Brooklyn. Spirit Tracks: Big Abstract Drawing
Museum of Art, Ft. Lauderdale. An American Renaissance: Painting &
Sculpture since 1940
Holman Hall Art Gallery, Trenton State College. Contemporary Issues
III: Robert and Nancy Kaye Collection
Stux Gallery, New York. The Shape of Abstraction
1985 Bard College Center, Annandale on Hudson. The Maximal Implications of the Minimal Line
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee. New Abstraction
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles. Drawings
1984 Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills. Viewpoint, '84
Moderna Museet, Stockholm. Vanishing Points
Islip Art Museum, East Islip. Minding Measure: Measuring Mind
1983 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Minimalism to Expressionism, Sculptors as Draftsmen
1982 Chicago Art Institute, Chicago. 74th American Exhibition.
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven. Prints by Contemporary Sculptors
Musee des Beaux Arts, Besancon, France. One, Two, Three
1981 Sonnabend Gallery, New York. Summer Group Show
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Murs
1980 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. Mel Bochner/Richard Serra
Pittsburgh Plan for Art, Pittsburgh. Explorations in the 70's
1979 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Whitney Biennial
Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield. The Minimal Tradition
Palazzo Reale, Milan. Pittura Ambiente
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. The Decade in Review
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Oeuvres Contemporaines des
Collections Nationales
1978 Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia. Eight Artists
University of California Museum, Santa Barbara. Contemporary
Drawing/New York
Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. Numerals 1924-1977
Tampa Bay Art Center, Tampa. Three Installations: Acconci, Bochner,
Le Va
1977 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Whitney Biennial
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Ten Years
Rosa Esman Gallery, New York. Photonotations II
Sonnabend Gallery, New York. Acconci/Bochner/Le Va
1976 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Drawing Now
Rosa Esman Gallery, New York. Photonotations
Chicago Art Institute, Chicago. Seventy-Second American Exhibition
Fort Worth Museum, Texas. Fourteen Artists: The New Decade.
Exhibition travelled: Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit.
1975 The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. Bochner, Le Va, Rockburne, Tuttle
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Print Sequence
Museum, Leverkusen. Drawings 3, American Drawings
High Museum, Atlanta. The New Image
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. Fourteen Artists
Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario. Prints
1974 Princeton Art Museum, Princeton. Line as Language
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Some Recent American Art.
Exhibition travelled: Australia; New Zealand
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago. Idea & Image
Cologne. Project '74
1973 Paris. Festival d'Automme a Paris
Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge. New American
Graphic Art
Seattle Museum of Art, Seattle. American Art, Third Quarter Century
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. American Drawings
New York Cultural Center, New York. 2D into 3D
Parcheggio di Villa Borghese, Rome. Contemporanea
1972 Spoleto, Italy. 420 West Broadway at the Spoleto Festival
Kassel. Documenta 5
Sonnabend Gallery, New York. 13 Artists Chosen for Documenta
Kunstmuseum, Basel. Konzept-Kunst
1971 Gallery Nachst, St. Stephen, Innsbruck. Situation Concepts
1970 The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Information
Museo Civico d'Arte Moderna, Turin. Conceptual Art/Arte/Povera/
Land Art
New York Cultural Center, New York. Conceptual Art and Conceptual
Aspects
The Jewish Museum, New York. Using Walls
Allen Memorial Museum, Oberlin. Art in the Mind
Dwan Gallery, New York. Language IV
Multiples Gallery, New York. Artists and Photographs
1969 Finch College Museum of Art, New York. Art in Progress IV
Kunsthalle Bern, Berne. When Attitudes Become Form
Museum, Leverkusen. Konzeption/Conception
Seattle Art Museum, Washington. 577,087
1968 Dwan Gallery, New York. Language II
Paula Cooper Gallery, New York. No. 7
Bykert Gallery, New York. Group Exhibition
Rejective Art. Organized by American Federation of Arts for travel in the United States.
1967 Finch College Museum of Art, New York. Art in Series
Dwan Gallery, New York. Scale Models and Drawings
Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York. Monuments
KEY REFERENCE WORKS ON MEL BOCHNER
Weiss, Jeffrey. Mel Bochner: Photographs And Not Photographs, (San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery, 2010).Bochner, Mel. Solar System & Rest Rooms, (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008).Burton, Johanna. Mel Bochner: Language 1966-2006, (The Art Institute of Chicago. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007).
Godfrey, Mark. Abstraction and the Holocaust, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007).
Weiss, Jeffrey. Event Horizon: Mel Bochner, (New York: Peter Freeman, Inc. and Paris:
Galerie Nelson Freeman, 2007).
Fine, Ruth. Mel Bochner: Drawings from Four Decades, (New York: Fifth Floor Foundation,
2006).
Zelavansky, Lynn. Beyond Geometry, (LACMA/Yale University Press, 2004).
Iles, Chrissie, et al. 2004 Whitney Biennial, (New York: Whitney Museum of American Art,
2004).
Goldstein, Ann. A Minimal Future? Art As Object 1958-1968, (LAMoCA/MIT Press, 2004).
Cherix and Mavridorakis, eds. Mel Bochner: Speculations-Ecrits 1965-1973, (Geneva: MAMCO, 2003).
Rothkopf, Scott. Mel Bochner Photographs 1966-1969, (New Haven: Yale University Press,
2002).
Besacier, Hubert. Mel Bochner Measurements: Works from the 1960 s/1990 s, (FRAC,
Dijon, 2002).
Meyer, James. Minimalism: Art and Polemics in the Sixties, (New Haven: Yale University
Press, 2001).
Mel Bochner, (Rio de Janeiro, Centro de Arte Helio Oiticica, 1999).
Mel Bochner: Drawings 1966-1973, (New York, Lawrence Markey Gallery, 1998).
Goldstein and Rorimer, eds. Reconsidering the Object of Art: 1965-1975, (Chicago: MIT
Press, 1995).
Field, Richard S. MelBochner: Thought Made Visible 1966 – 1973, (Yale University Art Gallery, 1995).
King, Elaine. Mel Bochner: 1973-1985, (Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University, 1985).
Richardson, Brenda. Mel Bochner: Number and Shape, (Baltimore: The Baltimore Museum of Art, 1976).
Lippard, Lucy. Six Years: The Dematerialization of Art, (Praeger Books, 1973).
Documenta V, (Kassel, 1972).
Information, (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1970).
Szeeman, Harald. When Attitudes Become Form, (Bern: Kunsthalle, 1969).
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Griffin, Tim. Secrets of the Domes: Mel Bochner on the Domain of the Great Bear, Artforum (September 2006). p.340
King, Jennifer. Mel Bochner: Drawings From Four Decades at Wynn Kramarsky , Art on Paper (July/August 2006)
Drawings From Four Decades, The New York Times (16 June 2006). Section E p. 29
Bui, Phong. Mel Bochner with Phong Bui, The Brooklyn Rail (May 2006)
Baker, R.C. Best in Show: Mel Bochner, The Village Voice (5 May 2006)
Galleries Downtown: Mel Bochner, The New Yorker (3 July 2006)