About the Artists in Shapes

April 21-May 27, 2021

Adam Henry Untitled (3lgbspt3), 2018 synthetic polymers on linen 67 x 51 in. (170.2 x 129.5 cm.)

Adam Henry
Untitled (3lgbspt3), 2018
synthetic polymers on linen
67 x 51 in. (170.2 x 129.5 cm.)

Marina Adams (b.1960, Orange, New Jersey) earned an MFA from Columbia University, New York, NY and a BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Adams was awarded the 2018 Award of Merit Medal for Painting from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. The artist has held solo exhibitions at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX; Salon 94, New York, NY; and Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy. Adams lives and works in New York, NY and Parma, Italy.

Rana Begum (b. 1977, Bangladesh) received an MFA in Painting at Slade School of Fine Art, London and a BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree (Painting) at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Tate, St Ives; The Abraaj Group Art Prize 2017, Dubai; Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich; Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai; Third Line Gallery, Dubai; and Third Line Gallery, Dubai. Begum’s work has been shown in group exhibitions internationally, including at: Whitechapel Gallery, London​ and Dubai; Gemeente Museum, Den Haag; 11th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea; Long Museum, Shanghai; and Art Museum of Western Virginia. Begum lives and works in London.

Ethan Cook (b. 1983 Texas, US) has held exhibitions internationally including at: Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK; T293, Rome, IT; Gana Art Hannam, Seoul, KR; Sunday-S Gallery, Copenhagen, DK; Koki Arts, Tokyo, JP; Fondazione 107, Torino, IT; National Museum of Capodimonte, Naples, IT; and S2, London, UK. Forthcoming exhibitions will occur at: Loyal Gallery, Stockholm, SE; Patrick de Brock Gallery, Knokke, BE; and Galerie Phillipp Zollinger, Engadin, CH. Cook lives and works in New York, NY.

Matthew Feyld (b. 1985, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) has held solo exhibitions at Geukens & De Vil, Belgium; Galerie Rene Bloun, Montreal, QC; Galleri Nicolas Hugo, Paris, France; and Vest, Aarhus, Denmark. Recent group exhibitions include: KOKI ARTS, Tokyo, Japan; FIFI Projects, San Pedro, Mexico; John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Karma, New York; and Narwhal Contemporary, Toronto, ON. Feyld lives and works in Montreal, QC.

Marie Hazard (b. 1994, France) received an MA in textile at Royal College of Arts in London and a BA in Textile Design from Central Saint Martins in London. Her work has been exhibited at: Sunday-s, Copenhagen, Denmark; Galerie Mitterrand, Paris, France; Marc Jancou Contemporary, Rossiniere, Switzerland; Galerie Valerie Delaunay, Paris, France; Aleria Mascota, Aspen, CO; Rental Gallery, Hamptons, NY; and Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo. Hazard lives and works in Paris.

Mary Heilmann (b. 1940, San Francisco, CA) received a BA in literature from University of California at Santa Barbara and an MA in ceramics and sculpture from University of California at Berkeley. She has held solo exhibitions at Hauser & Wirth; Dan Flavin Art Institute, Bridgehampton, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany; Neues Museum Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany; Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY; and Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland. In 2012, Heliman was the recipient of the Biennial Award for Contemporary Art, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Netherlands and an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from University of Hartford, Hartford CT. In 2006, the artist was a recipient of The Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation Award. Heilmann lives and works in New York, NY.

Al Held (b. 1928, Brooklyn, NY; d. 2005, Todi, Italy) studied at the Art Students League in New York and the Académie de la Grand Chaumière in Paris. International venues in which his work has been exhibited include: Documenta, Kassel, West Germany; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Musée Matisse, Nice, France; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; MoMA PS1, New York, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf, Germany; and San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA.

Adam Henry (b.1974, Pueblo, CO) received an MFA at Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT and a BFA at University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. Henry was an artist-in-residence at Shandaken Projects Paint School, New York, NY and Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture Residency, Skowhegan, ME. His work has been exhibited at River Valley Arts Collective, Hudson, NY; Meessen De Clercq. Brussels, Belgium; SALTS, Birsfelden, Switzerland; Dio Horia, Mykonos, Greece; Steve Turner, Los Angeles, CA; Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY; The Hole, New York, NY; New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT; Portugal Arte 10- Portuguese Biennial, Lisbon, Portugal; and Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Sheree Hovsepian (b. 1974, Iran) earned an MFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL and a BFA/BA from the University of Toledo, Toledo, OH. Her work has been exhibited at: Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, NY; Team Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Monique Meloche, Chicago, IL; Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto; Tang Museum Saratoga Springs, NY; The Drawing Center, NY; Aperture Foundation, New York, NY; and Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel, among others. The artist’s work is included in the public collections of: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; The Studio Museum, Harlem, NY; and Zabludowicz Collection, London. Hovsepian lives and works in New York, NY.

Ellsworth Kelly (b. 1923, Newburgh, New York; d. 2015, Spencertown, New York) studied at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Retrospective exhibitions of Kelly’s work have been held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the Haus der Kunst, Munich. The artist’s works are held in prominent international collections including: the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; and the Tate Modern, London.

Paul Kremer Valley Bridge, 2021 acrylic on canvas 54 x 72 in. (137.2 x 182.9 cm.)

Paul Kremer
Valley Bridge, 2021
acrylic on canvas
54 x 72 in. (137.2 x 182.9 cm.)

Imi Knoebel (b. 1941, Dessau, Germany) studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany; Museum Haus Konstrucktiv, Zurich, Switzerland; Gemeentemuseum, The Hague; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; Dia:Beacon, New York, NY; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany; Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain; Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland; and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Knoebel lives and works in Dusseldorf.

Paul Kremer (b. 1971, Chicago, IL), a self-taught artist, has had recent solo exhibitions at Maruani Mercier, Belgium; Alexander Berggruen, New York, NY; Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art, Houston, TX; Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA; Eugene Binder, Marfa, TX; Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels; Pablo Cardoza, Houston, TX; Makebish, New York, NY; Library Street Collective, Detroit, MI; and Studio Cromie, Grottaglie, Italy. For twenty years, Kremer owned a graphic design studio, where he worked with such clients as Lou Reed, Tom Waits, PBS, and National Geographic. Kremer co-founded the art collective “I Love You Baby,” (1998 to 2008) with Rodney Chinelliot and Will Bentsen, with regular participation from other Texas-based artists, such as Mark Flood. Kremer is also known for having invented the now cult-followed Tumblr and Instagram accounts “Great Art in Ugly Rooms.” Just as its name would indicate, this work chronicles a series of 20th century masterworks that Kremer has seamlessly Photoshopped into shabby interiors, sometimes with outdated decor or dilapidated finishings, rendering iconic examples from art history surely out of place. Kremer lives and works in Houston, TX.

Anna Kunz received an MFA from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Kunz participated as an artist-in-residence in the Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Program, Brooklyn, NY; and The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, among others. The artist’s work has been exhibited at: McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL; The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL; Providence College Galleries, Providence, RI; TSA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Brooklyn, NY, and Madrid, Spain; and Apex Art, New York, NY. Her work is included in the public collections of The Philadelphia Museum, Philadelphia, PA; The Block Museum, Chicago, IL; and Columbia University Teacher’s College, New York, NY; among others. She is the founding member of the national artist run space Tiger Strikes Asteroid’s branch in Chicago with Michelle Wasson. Anna Kunz has been honored with nominations from: 3Arts; Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation; Richard H. Driehaus Foundation; Emerging Artist award from the National Museum of Women in the Arts; and The Joan Mitchell Foundation. The artist lives and works in Chicago, IL.

Sol LeWitt (b. 1928, Hartford, Connecticut; d. 2007, New York, NY) received a BFA from Syracuse University and worked as a graphic designer for I.M Pei’s architecture office in New York. His work is in many notable museum collections including: Tate Collection, London, UK; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia; Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; MoMA, New York, NY; Dia:Beacon, NY; National Gallery of Art, Washington DC; and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC.

Robert Mangold (b. 1937, North Tonawanda, NY) received an MFA and a BFA from Yale University. Mangold has held solo exhibitions worldwide, including at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France; Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland; and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. His work has been included in Documenta, Kassel; the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial; and the Venice Biennale. Among the many noteworthy public collections in which Mangold’s work is held are the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; Tate, London; and Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo. Mangold lives and works in Washingtonville, New York.

Sam Moyer (b. 1983, Chicago, IL) earned an MFA from Yale and a BFA from the Corcoran College of Art and Design. Her work has been has exhibited at The Drawing Center, New York, NY; The Bass Museum, Miami, FL; University of Albany Art Museum, NY; The Public Art Fund, New York, NY; White Flag Projects and The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, MO; LAND, Los Angeles, CA; and Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm. Moyer’s works are held in prominent collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; the Morgan Library, New York, NY; the Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris; The Aïshti Foundation, Beirut; and the Davis Museum, Wellesley College, MA. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Richard Serra (b. 1938, San Francisco, CA) holds an MFA and a BFA from Yale University, New Haven, CT. Solo exhibitions of Serra’s work have been held at renowned institutions including: the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Kunsthalle Tübingen, Germany; Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany; Louisiana Museum, Humlebæk, Denmark; Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands; Kunsthaus Zürich; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro; Trajan’s Market, Rome; Pulitzer Arts Foundation, St. Louis, MI; and Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, Naples, Italy. The artist was the 2001 recipient of the Leone d’Oro for lifetime achievement, Biennale di Venezia, Venice. Serra lives and works in New York and on the North Fork of Long Island.

Joel Shapiro (b. 1941, New York, NY) received an MA and a BFA from New York University. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX; Musée de l’Art Moderne Saint-Etienne Métropole, Saint-Étienne, France; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; and Musée d’Orsay, Paris. Shapiro’s work is represented in various public collections including: Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Sakura, Japan; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and Tate, London. The artist lives and works in New York, NY.

Josh Sperling (b. 1984, Oneonta, New York) received his BFA from SUNY Potsdam in Potsdam, NY. Sperling has exhibited internationally, including at: Perrotin, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Paris, and New York; Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels and Belgium; and Powerlong Museum, Shanghai and China. His work is included in the public collections of: Arsenal Contemporary, Montreal; Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai; and Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris. Sperling lives and works in Ithaca, New York.

Richard Serra Ramble 3-9, 2015 litho crayon on paper 22 x 30 in. (55.9 x 76.2 cm.)

Richard Serra
Ramble 3-9, 2015
litho crayon on paper
22 x 30 in. (55.9 x 76.2 cm.)

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