Kelley Walker

 

Born in Columbus GA, 1969

Lives and works in New York NY

 

Education

BFA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN 1995

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2018

Kelley Walker, Capitain Petzel Gallery, Berlin, Germany

 

2017

Force and Form, de la Cruz Collection, Miami FL
Kelley Walker, Le Mur Saint-Bon, Paris, France

Kelley Walker, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

Kelley Walker, MAMCO Geneve, Geneva, Switzerland 

 

2016

Direct Drive, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis MO

 

2015

Kelley Walker, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

Kelley Walker, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY

 

2014

Walead Beshty + Kelley Walker, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY

Kelley Walker, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY

 

2013

Wade Guyton, Guyton\Walker, Kelley Walker, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria

Dreams Without Frontiers, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester, England

 

2012

Kelley Walker, Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium

 

2011

Untitled, 2011, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles CA

 

2010

Kelley Walker, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

Kelley Walker, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville TN

Front Room: Guyton\Walker, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore MD

Kelley Walker, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

Whitney on Site: New Commissions Downtown: Guyton\Walker, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY

 

2009

Kelley Walker, Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany

Kelley Walker, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

Guyton\Walker, Air de Paris, Paris, France

Guyton\Walker, Greene Naftali, New York NY

Kelley Walker and Steve Claydon, Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy

 

2008

Kelley Walker, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY

Kelley Walker, Wiels, Brussels, Belgium

Guyton\Walker, LAXART, Los Angeles CA

Guyton\Walker, Museo dʼArte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

 

2007

Seth Price / Kelley Walker / Continous Project (with Seth Price), Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, England

Kelley Walker, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France

Kelley Walker, Centre dʼart contemporain, Brussels, Belgium

I am Scared of America (with Erik van Lieshout), Museum De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem, The Netherlands;

Kelley Walker, Mario Diacono Gallery at Ars Libri, Brookline MA

 

2006 

Kelley Walker, Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, Belgium

Black Star Press, Power House Memphis, Memphis TN

Andy Warhol and Sonny Liston Fly on Braniff (When you got it, flaunt it.), Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY

Guyton\Walker: Empire Strikes Back, Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

        

2005         

Kelley Walker, La Salle de Bains, Lyon, France

Guyton\Walker: The Failever of Judgement, Part III, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York NY

 

2004

Guyton\Walker: The Faliever of Judgement, Greene Naftali Gallery, Reinschau, Cologne, Germany

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2003

Kelley Walker, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2018
Ce n’est pas la Taille qui Compte, La Maison d’Art Bernard Anthonioz, Paris, France

Thomas Dane Gallery, Naples, Italy

 

2017

Force and Form, de la Cruz Collection, Miami FL

Metropolis, Simon Lee Gallery, New York NY

Picture Industry, curated by Walead Beshty, Hessel Museum at Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson NY

Unpacking the Marciano Collection, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles CA

 

2016

Fine Young Cannibals, Petzel Gallery, New York NY

Pièces Meublés, curated by Bob Nickas, Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, France

The Cable Guys II, Future Gallery, Berlin, Germany

 

2015

Painting 2.0; Expression in the Information Age, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Gemrnat

Encounters and Collisions, curated by Glenn Ligon, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK; travelled to: Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England
Substance, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England

Works on Paper, Greene Naftali, New York NY

Choice Works, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City NJ

America is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY

Dissolving Margins, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY

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

 

2014

HARD BODY SOFT WARE, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles CA

L’Almanach, Le Consortium, Dijon, France

Elective Affinities, Simon Lee Gallery, London, England

Hypothesis for exhibition, Dominique Lévy Gallery, New York NY

Halftone: Through the Grid, Max Hetzler Gallery, Berlin, Germany and Paris, France

Love Story – The Anne and Wolfgang Titze Collection, Winter Palace and 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria

Das Optische Unbewusste – The Optical Unconscious, curated by Bob Nickas, Gebert Stiftung für Kultur, Rapperswil, Switzerland

Infinite City, Zabludowicz Collection, London, England

 

2013

Lat. 41˚ 7ʼ N. Long. 72˚ 19ʼ W., curated by Bob Nickas, Martos, Gallery Summer Location, East Marion, New York NY

Beg Borrow and Steel, Palm Springs, Art Museum, Palm Springs CA

 

2012

Only Parts of Us Will Ever Touch Parts of Others, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

Regarding Warhol: Fifty Artists, Fifty Years, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NY; traveling to: The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg PA

Image Transfer, Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane University, New Orleans LA

Painting in Space, Luhring Augustine, New York NY

Animal Spirits, DESTE Foundation Project Space, Slaughterhouse, Hydra, Greece

Collage, curated by Timothée Chaillou, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

Struggle(s), Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium

Print/Out, The Museum of Modern Art, New York NY

ART and PRESS, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; ZKM, Karlsruhe

Mix/Remix, Luhring Augustine, New York NY

 

2011

The 2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, (organized by Bob Nickas) Jose Martos Gallery, Sagaponack, New York NY

The Boy Who Robbed You A Few Minutes Before Arriving At The Ball, (curated by Regina Fiorito and Kelley Walker,) Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany

I don't know if it makes any sense – I feel quite dizzy and a little drunk due to the blow. I will return with more info shortly..., (curated by Howie Chen and Tim Saltarelli) IMO, Copenhagen, Denmark

Good Friends, Asia Song Society, New York NY

Street Trash, 1-800-GO-PENSKE, Brooklyn, New York NY

Catalogue of the Exhibition,(Curated by Bob Nickas) Triple V, Paris, France

After Images, (Curated by Fionn Meade) Musée Juif de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium

Thatʼs The Way We Do It, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria

A Painting Show, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany

The Luminous Interval, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

Keeping It Real: Act 4, Material Intelligence, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England

Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

Image Transfer, Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle IN, traveling to Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, Baltimore MD

Looking at Music 3.0, Museum of Modern Art, New York NY

The Castle, CAPC Musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

3 Instructions, École de Recherche Graphique, Brussels, Belgium

Dwelling, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York NY

 

2010

Group Show, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY

Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain

Born in Dystopia, Rosenblum Collection & Friends, Paris, France

The Last Newspaper, New Museum, New York NY

Push and Pull, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria

Image Transfer, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle WA

Where Do We Go From Here? Selections from Colección Jumex, Contempoary Arts Center, Cincinnati OH

Wait for Me at the Bottom of the Pool, (Curated by Bob Nickas) Jose Martos Gallery, Sagaponack, New York NY

Picture Industry (Good Bye To All That), organized by Walead Beshty, Regen Projects, Los Angeles CA

Held Up By Columns, Renwick Gallery, New York NY

At Home / Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York NY

Permanent Mimesis, (Curated by Alessandro Rabottini) Galleria Civicia dʼArte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy

Reprise, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY

“If My Soul Had A Shape...”, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY

Vertically Integrated Manufacturing, Murray Guy, New York NY

 

2009

Besides, With, Against and Yet. Abstraction and the Ready-Made Gesture, The Kitchen, New York NY

Where Do We Go From Here? Selections from Colección Jumex, Bass Museum of Art, Miami FL

Beg Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami FL (Walker and Guyton\Walker)

Besides, With, Against, and Yet: Abstraction and The Ready-Made Gesture, (Curated by Deb Singer) The Kitchen, New York NY

Auto. Sueno Y Materia, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creacion Industrial, Asturias, Spain

Drawing Gifts 2009: 6th Annual Benefit Auction for the Drawing Center, New York NY

The Secret Life of Objects, Midway Contemporary, St. Paul, Minneapolis MN

Transitions: Painting at the (other) end of art, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Cave Paintings, (Curated by Bob Nickas) PSM Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Quand la première ivresse des succès bruyants..., Château Guiraud, Sauternes, France

FIVE, Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow, Russia

Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York NY; travelling to: Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia, Spain and Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

Commentary, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY

Every Revolution is a Roll of the Dice, (Curated by Bob Nickas) Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY

Fare Mondi / Making Worlds, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Silent Writing, Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

Walead Beshty, Kelley Walker, and Christopher Williams, China Art Objects, Los Angeles CA

 

2008                         

Kunst im Heim, Capitain & Petzel, Berlin, Germany

Anita Molinero/Cady Noland/Steven Parrino/Kelley Walker, Le Spot, Le Havre Centre dʼArt Contemporain, France

Trahison, CAPC Bordeaux, France

Here Is Every: Four Decades of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York NY

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

Not Quite How I Remember It, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada

Wade Guyton and Kelley Walker, Museo d’ Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bolonga, Italy

God is Design, curated by Neville Wakefield, Galpão Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo, Brazil

Second Thoughts, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York NY

Always There, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany

Recent Acquisitions, Gifts, and Works from Various Exhibitions 1985-2008, White Columns, New York NY

Depositions, curated by Maxwell Graham, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich, Switzerland

Collage: The Unmonumental Picture, New Museum, New York NY

Uncertain States of America: American Art in the 3rd Millenium, (Curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Gunnar Kvaran) Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic; travelled to: Songzhuan Art Center, Beijing, China

 

2007

An Atlas of Events, curated by António Pinto Ribeiro, Debra Singer and Esra Sarigedik Ökte Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

The History of a decade that has not yet been named, Lyon Biennial 2007, Lyon, France

Introvert, Extrovert, Makes No Difference, curated by John Armleder, Galerie Catherine Issert, Saint Paul de Vence, France

NeoIntegrity, curated by Keith Mayerson, Derek Eller Gallery, New York NY

Summer Group Show, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles CA

Dump: Postmodern Sculpture in the Dissolved Field, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway

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

A Fair Show: Slang and Cool Orthodoxy, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy

Freelance Stenographer, a collaborative performance and video project by Kelley Walker and Seth Price, The Kitchen, New York NY

Op Ed World, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France

The Melvins, curated by Bob Nickas, The Mandrake, Los Angeles CA

Compulsive, presented by Jalouse at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; originated at IAP Art, Miami FL

Art in America: 300 Years of Innovation, organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art; presented at the National Museum of China, Beijing, China;

travelled to: the Shanghai Museum, Shanghai, China

Altered States, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud and Paolo Falcone, Fuori Uso 06, Pescara, Italy; travelled to: WAX –ex MEO, Budapest, Hungary; Galeria Noua and MNAC National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania

Uncertain States of America: American Art in the 3rd Millenium, (Curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Gunnar Kvaran) Le Musée du Serignan, Serignan; Herning Art Museum, Herning/Copenhagen; The Centre for Contemporary Art, Zanek, Ujazdowski, Warsaw

For the People of Paris, Sutton Lane, Paris, France

 

2006                         

Planet 22, Geneva, Switzerland

Civil Restitutions, curated by Jeffrey Uslip and Simon Preston, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England

Defamation of Character, organized by Neville Wakefield, PS1 Contemporary Arts, New York NY

The Gold Standard, organized Bob Nickas and Walead Beshty, P.S. 1 Contemporary Arts, New York NY

Black/White & Chewing Gum, curated by Gerold Miller, Krobath Wimmer, Vienna, Austria

Shiny: Critical Bling, (Curated by Helen Molesworrth, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio

USA Today, Royal Academy of Arts in collaboration with The Saatchi Gallery, London, England

An Ongoing Low-Grade Mystery, (Curated by Bob Nickas) Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY

Guyton, Price, Smith, Walker, Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland

Deaf: From the Audible to the Visible, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France

Kit-O-Parts, La Salle de Bains (Lyon) at the Centre d’Art deNeuchâtel, Switzerland

Grey Flags, curated by Anthony Huberman and Paul Pfeiffer, Sculpture Center, New York; travelled to: CAPC Museé d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France

Day For Night, Whitney Biennial 2006, Whitney Museum of Art, New York NY

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

Uncertain States of America: American Art in the 3rd Millenium, curated by Daniel Birnbaum, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Gunnar Kvaran, Serpentine Gallery, London, England; Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland; The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson; Astrup Fearnely Museum for Modern Art, Oslo, Norway

Bring the War Home, (Guyton\Walker), QED Gallery, Los Angeles CA

Modern Primitives, (Guyton\Walker), Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago IL

 

2005       

Suspended Narratives, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin TX

Pour de Vrai, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nancy, France 

Seriality, Part II, curated by Mark Coetzee for the Rubell Family Collection, Miami FL

Summer Group Show, curated by David Bussel, Galerie Karin Guenther Nina Borgmann, Hamburg

Bridge Freezes Before Road, curated by Neville Wakefield, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York NY

Post No Bills, curated by Matthew Higgs, White Columns, New York NY

Invisible Hands and the Common Good, curated by Walead Beshty, Champion Fine Art, Los Angeles CA

7th Sharjah Biennial, UAE

Greater New York 2005, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City NY

Pictures Are the Problem, curated by Walead Beshty, Pelham Art Center, Pelham NY

Log Cabin, Artists Space, New York NY

Situational Prosthetics, New Langton Center for the Arts, San Francisco CA

                       

2004

Last One On is a Soft Jimmy, curated by Kelley Walker, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY

The Age of Optimism, curated by Fabrice Stroun, Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, Switzerland

La Lettre Volée, F.R.A.C. Franche-Comté Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dole, France

pOp, curated by Vincent Pécoil, Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland

Tuesday Is Gone, Club 22, Tbilisi, Georgia

Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity, organized by Steve Lafreniere and Bob Nickas, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York NY

Rimbaud, curated by Max Henry, I-20, New York NY

public.exe: Public Execution, Exit Art, New York NY      

American Idyll, Greene Naftali, New York NY

So Few the Opportunities, So Many the Mistakes, Champion Fine Art, New York NY

Notes on Renewed Appropriationisms, curated by Lauri Firstenberg, The Project LA

                 

2003

Le Rayon Noir, Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland

My People Were Fair and Had Cum in their Hair (but Now They’re Content to Spray Stars from your Boughs), curated by Bob Nickas, Team Gallery, New York NY

Melvins, Anton Kern Gallery, New York NY

 

2002

Miss Sissel Kardel, Kelley Walker, Assume Vivid Astro Focus (a.k.a. Eli Sudbrack), John Connelly Presents Painting as Paradox, curated by Lauri Firstenberg, Artists Space

Julie Becker, Padraig Timoney, Kelley Walker, Greene Naftali NY

Retrofit, curated by Lauri Firstenberg, Lombard Freid Fine Arts, New York NY

Summer 2002, G Fine Art, Washington D.C.

From the Observatory, curated by Bob Nickas, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY

 

2001                         

Alpha Flight, John Connelly Presents, New York NY

Exposition W, (Curated by Robert Nickas) Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dole, France

The Bermuda Triangle, Ten in One project space, New York NY

Group “Spring 2001,” (Curated by Chivas Clem and Michele Maccarrone) The Fifth International, New York NY

Infinite Jest, Ten in One Gallery, New York NY

 

1999

Answer Yes, No, or Don’t Know, curated by Ricci Albenda, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York NY

 

 

Public/Private Collections

 

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo NY

CAPC Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh PA

Cranford Collection, London

Dimitris  Daskalopoulos, Greece

FRAC- Franche-Comté, Besançon, France

FRAC-Limousin, Limoges, France

Hessel Foundation, Annandale-on-Hudson NY

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dole, France

Museum of Modern Art, New York NY

Rubell Collection, Miami FL

Saatchi Collection, London, England

Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany

Skylark Foundation, Los Angeles CA

Speyer Collection, New York NY

Tate Collection, London, England

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY

Zabludowicz Collection, London, England

Marciano Collection, Los Angeles CA