Works

This is a work titled Somewhere Below by artist Brian Calvin made in 2017. The materials are acrylic on canvas, and the dimensions are 30 inches by 30 inches.This is a work titled Untitled by artist Brian Calvin made in 2017. The materials are Colored pencil on Canson "Mi-Tientes" pastel paper, and the dimensions are 9 inches by 8.5 inches.This is a painting called Garden Party by Brian Calvin. The medium is acrylic on canvas, dimension is 70 x 56 inches.This is a painting called Where Sand Meets Sea by Brian Calvin. The medium is acrylic on canvas, dimension is 40 x 30 inches.This is a painting call ed Together Again by Brian Calvin. The medium is acrylic on canvas, dimension is 54 by 40 inches.This is a work named Duet(I) by American artist Brian Calvin made in 2018. The materials are acrylic on canvas, and the dimensions are 70 by 56 inches.This is a work named Duet(II) by American artist Brian Calvin made in 2018. The materials are acrylic on canvas, and the dimensions are 70 by 56 inches.This is a work named Despina by American artist Brian Calvin made in 2017. The materials are acrylic on linen, and the dimensions are 30 by 24 inches.This is a painting named Hand by American artist Brian Calvin in 2017. The materials are acrylic on canvas, and the dimensions are 82 by 102 inches.This is a work named Breather by American artist Brian Calvin made in 2017. The materials are acrylic on linen, and the dimensions are 24 by 18 inches.This is a drawing named Untitled by American artist Brian Calvin made in 2017. The materials are colored pencil on Canson "Mi-Tientes" pastel paper, and the dimensions are 8 x 10 inches.This is a painting named à Droit by American artist Brian Calvin made in 2017. The materials are acrylic on canvas, and the dimensions are 60 inches in diameter.

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Biography

Brian Calvin

  • 1969

    Born in Visalia, CA

  • 1992

    Studied at University of California, Berkeley, BA

  • 1994

    School of The Art Institute of Chicago, MFA
    Lives and works in Ojai, CA

  • Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Fugue, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France

  • 2018

    Pressing On, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL
    Così fan tutte
    , Gallery Met, Met Opera, New York, NY

  • 2017

    Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    Major Minor, Corvi Mora, London, UK
    Brian Calvin | Wendy White, Cabinet, Milan, Italy (two person exhibition)
    States, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2016

    Early Work, Anton Kern Gallery, New York
    Hours, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France
    The Meditations: Chicago 1991 - 1999, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL [cat.]

  • 2015

    End of Messages, Mu.ZEE, Ostend, Belgium
    End of Messages, Le Consortium, Dijon, France

  • 2014

    Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2013

    End of Messages, The Finley, Los Angeles, CA 
    Corvi-Mora, London, UK

  • 2011

    Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL

  • 2010

    Corvi-Mora, London, UK

  • 2009

    Head, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2007

    Corvi-Mora, London, UK
    Things, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2006

    Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2005

    Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA
    Corvi-Mora, London, UK

  • 2004

    Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2003

    Corvi-Mora, London, UK
    The Conversation, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2002

    Unreal, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan
    Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2001

    Corvi-Mora, London, UK 

  • 2000

    Days, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA

  • 1999

    It's Easy To Make Friends, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan

  • 1998

    Good News, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan

  • 1996

    God's Plot & John Wilkes Booth, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery Inc., Chicago, IL

  • 1994

    New Paintings: Brian Calvin, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL

  • Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Cliche, organized by Bill Powers, Almine Rech, New York, NY
    Line and Verse
    , Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2017

    Tomorrow’s Man 4, curated by Jack Pierson, Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
    la mère la mer, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
    American Genre: Contemporary Painting
    , Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
    Forest on the Edge of Time
    , The Pit II, Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles: A Fiction
    , Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France

  • 2016

    Implosion 20, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
    Los Angeles: A Fiction, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway
    Outside, curated by Matthew Higgs, Karma, Amagansett, New York
    Wild Style, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany [cat.]

  • 2015

    About Face, curated by Kristina Kite and Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles, CA
    The Guston Effect, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA
    intimate paintings, Half Gallery, New York, NY
    Tracing Shadows, PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    The Shell (Landscapes, Portraits, & Shapes), Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France
    SELF: Portraits of Artists in their Absence, curated by Filippo Fossati, National Academy Museum & School, New York, NY

  • 2014

    Another Cat Show, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2013

    California Landscape Into Abstraction: Works From The Orange County Museum Of Art,
    Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

  • 2012

    We the People, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project, New York, NY
    About Face, ACME, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2011

    Brian Calvin, Charles Garabedian, Zach Harris, John McAllister, David Kordansky Gallery,
    Los Angeles, CA
    Knock, Knock!, Anderson Gallery VCU Arts, Richmond, VA
    Dystopia, CAPC Museé d’art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

  • 2010

    This and That, Corvi-Mora, London, UK

  • 2009

    Electric Mud, Blaffer Gallery, The Art Museum of the University of Houston, Houston, TX

  • 2008

    Dinner and a Group Show, GBE@passeby, New York, NY
    Pretty Ugly, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Maccarone, New York, NY
    Live Undead, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
    If Everybody had an Ocean, Musée d´art contemporain, Bordeaux, France

  • 2007

    Good Morning, Midnight, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY
    If Everybody Had an Ocean Brian Wilson: an Art Exhibition, Tate St Ives, St Ives;
    CAPC, Bordeaux, France
    After Cezanne, MOCA The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
    Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Thomas Dane, London, UK

  • 2004

    California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
    Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art, CCA Wattis Institute of
    Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
    Red Eye, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL [cat.]
    Now and Then Some, curated by David Pagel, Claremont College, Claremont, CA

  • 2003

    Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast in Contemporary Art, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle;
    MCA San Diego; Vancouver Art Gallery; Vancouver, British Columbia; CCAC Watts Institute,
    Oakland, CA [cat.]
    Painting Pictures: Painting and Media in the Digital Age, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg,
    Germany [cat.]
    ISHTAR, curated by Bruce Hainley, Midway, St. Paul, MN [cat.]
    Giverny, Salon 94, New York, NY
    Prague Biennale 1, Veletrzní Palác, Prague, Czech Republic
    The Great Drawing Show: 1550-2003 AD, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    The Fourth Sex: Adolescent Extremes, curated by Francesco Bonami & Raf Simons, Stazione
    Leopolda, Florence, Italy [cat.]
    Youngstars, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria
    Painting Pictures, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
    Dear Painter, paint me..., Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany [cat.]

  • 2002

    Dear Painter, paint me..., Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France [cat.]
    Paintings, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA
    Grey Gardens, curated by Bruce Hainley, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    Painting and Illustration, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
    Collectors Program: Sammlung Köhn, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria
    Grey Gardens, curated by Bruce Hainley, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    The Galleries Show: Contemporary Art in London, The Royal Academy of Arts, London
    Dear Painter, paint me..., Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria [cat.]

  • 2001

    The Devil is in the Details, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA
    The Americans. New art. The Barbican, London, UK [cat.]

  • 2000

    Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA
    Collector’s Choice, Exit Art, New York, NY

  • 1999

    Brian Calvin, Keiko Sono, Maureen Gallace, Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan
    Meanwhile..., Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • 1996

    Brian Calvin, Suzanne Doremus, Edward Henderson & Deborah Orapallo, Foster Gallery,
    The University of Wisconsin, Eau-Claire, WI

  • 1995

    X-sightings, Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY

  • 1994

    Discontents & Debutantes: Brian Calvin & Mike Cockrill, Center for the Visual Arts, Illinois State
    University, Normal, IL
    Don Baum's Grab Bag, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
    Recent Paintings, Gallery 2, School of The Art Institute, Chicago, IL
    Created Here: a salon d'Ecole, Richard Himmel Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • 1993

    Whose Broad Stripes & Bright Stars: Death, Reverence & the Struggle for Equality In America,
    Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, IL
    All-Illinois Graduate Art Exhibition, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

  • 1991

    New & Improved, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA
    Merit Scholarship Exhibition, Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA

 
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