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George Condo

Born in 1957 - United States

BIOGRAPHY

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Born in Concord, New Hampshire. Lives and works in New York.

George Condo is as well known for his exquisite, painterly portraits as he is for the bizarre cast of archetypal characters that inhabit them. His subjects are classically posed, dramatically lit, and surrounded by conflated fragments from the history of painting, such as bubbles, glass bottles, drapery, vegetables lifted from the still-life table, and vague empty settings to better project the subject of the picture. In the end, however, the entire world and inner life of his subjects derive completely from his imagination.


He has exhibited in the United States and in Europe, including exhibitions at the Whitney Museum, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; the Guggenheim, New York; the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Salzburg; Ministere de la Culture, Paris; Museu d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Kunsthalle Bielefeld in Germany and most recently at the Wrong Gallery in the Tate Modern, London.

In 2000 he was the subject of the documentary film Condo Painting, directed by John McNaughton. His work is held in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art

EDUCATION

1976-78 Lowell University, Massachusetts

AWARDS

1999
Receives the Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters

TEACHING POSITION

2004
Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard, Boston, MA

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2007
Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK

2006
Wrong Gallery, Tate Modern, London.
“George Condo: Existential Portraits,” Luhring Augustine, New York.
“George Condo: Existential Portraits,” Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels, Belgium.

2005
“George Condo: Sculptures,” Skarstedt Fine Art, New York, NY.
“George Condo,” Monika Spruth Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany.
“Disassembled Objects”, Power House Memphis, TN.
“One Hundred Women - Retrospective”, Museum of Modern Art, Salzburg, Austria. Curator Margrit Brehm; travelled to Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany. (Curator Thomas Kellein)

2004
‘George Condo. Paintings From the Eighties,” Biggs Robinson gallery, New York, NY.
“Religious Paintings,” Spruth Magers Lee Gallery, London, UK. (Curator Simon Lee)
“George Condo,” Eleni Koroneou Gallery, Athens, Greece.
“George Condo - Memories of Manet and Velazquez, “ Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, Paris, France.
“George Condo,” Monika Spruth Philomene Magers, Cologne, Germany.

2003
“Not Afraid,” Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL.
“George Condo: Sculpture. Expanded Portraits, Extended Forms and Jazz Sculptures,” Caratsch de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich, Switzerland; traveling to Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland.
“George Condo,” The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge, MA.

2002
“George Condo,” Luhring Augustine, New York, NY.
“George Condo,” Garten-Landschaft OstWestfalenLippe, Schlosspark Wendlinghausen, Dörentrup, Germany.

2001
“Physiological Abstraction,” Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris, France.
“George Condo,” Monika Spruth Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany.

2000
“Portraits,” 11 Duke Street, London.
“Mental States,” Patrick Painter, Inc., Santa Monica, CA.

1999-2000
“George Condo: Jazz Paintings,” PaceWildenstein, New York, NY.
“Portraits Lost In Space,” Deitch Projects, New York, NY.

1999
“George Condo: Silkscreen Paintings,” PaceWildenstein, Los Angeles, CA.
“George Condo,” Texas Gallery, Houston, TX.
“New Paintings,” Galerie Monika Sprüth, Cologne, Germany.
“George Condo: New Paintings,” Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland.

1999-98
“George Condo: Televised Silkscreens,” Sandra Gering Gallery, New York
1998-97
“William Borroughs George Condo Collaborations 1988-1996,” Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY.
“Collage Paintings, PaceWildenstein, 142 Greene Street, New York, NY.
“Pages de Garde/End Papers, PaceWildenstein, Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY.
“George Condo,” Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany.
“The Horse and the Cardinal: George Condo and William Burroughs Collaborative Works 1988-1996,” Pat Hearn, New York, NY.

1997
“Collage Abstractions,” PaceWildenstein, Los Angeles, CA.

1996
“Drawings 1976-1996,” PaceWildenstein, Los Angeles, CA.
IT Park Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan.

1995
Palais des Congrès de Paris, Paris, France.
Zeichnungen, Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland.
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
“Paintings and Drawings,” PaceWildenstein, New York, NY.

1995-94
McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas; Contemporary ArtsMuseum, Houston, TX.

1994
“Recent Paintings,” PaceWildenstein, New York, NY.

1993
Galeria Fernando Latorre, Zaragoza, Spain.
“Sculpturen,” Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland.

1993-92
Galeria Salvador Riera, Barcelona, Spain.

1992
Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany.
“Obra 1990-1992,” Galería Soledad Lorenzo, Madrid, Spain.
Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
“Neue Bilder,” Galerie Pfefferle, Munich, Germany.
Gravats, Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain.

1991
“Recent Paintings,” The Pace Gallery, New York, NY.

1990
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
“Peintures récentes 1989-90,” Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France.
“Drawings,” Galerie Kaj Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland.
“Paintings, Drawings, Prints,” Michael Maloney Contemporary Art, Inc., Santa Monica, CA.
Galerie de Poche, Paris, France.
Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany.

1989
Waddington Galleries, London, UK.

1988
“Neue Arbeiten,” Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany.
“Paintings and Drawings,” The Pace Gallery
Galeria Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.
“Works on Paper,” Vrej Baghoomian Inc., New York, NY.

1988-97
Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany.

1987
“Neue Bilder,” Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland.
Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Gemany.
“Gemälde/Paintings 1984-1987,” Kunstverein, Munich, Germany.
“Paintings 1983-1987,” Akira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, Japan.

1985
Schilderijen en Tekeningen, Galerie ‘t Venster, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
“Neue Arbeiten,” Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany.
“Major New Works,” Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland.
“Paintings,” Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
“Recent Paintings,” Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY.
Larry Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

1985-84
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY.
Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY.

1984
Galería Leyendecker, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.
Bilder - Zeichnungen, Monika Sprüth Galerie, Cologne, Germany.

1983
“Paintings and Works on Paper,” Ulrike Kantor Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITONS

2007
“The Beholder’s Eye,” The Salmagundi Club of New York, New York, NY.
“Create your own Museum: Highlights from a Private Collection,” Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Inc., Moscow (exhibition catalogue).
“Negotiating Reality: Recent Works from the Logan Collection,” University of Denver Victoria H. Myhren Gallery (exhibition catalogue).
“Meet the Artists,” Deitch Projects, New York, NY
“Still Life and Kicking: a project with Vogue,” curated by Dodie Kazanjian, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.

2006
“Color Aside,” Luhring Augustine, New York, NY
Group exhibition, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussel, Belgium.
“Infinite Painting. Contemporary Painting and Global Realism,” curated by Francesco Bonami & Sarah Cosulich Canarutto, April 9 – September 24, 2006, Villa Manin Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo, Italy.
“Vous êtes ici (You are here),” FRAC (Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain d’Auvergne, France. (exhibition catalogue)

2005
“Self Portraits,” Skarstedt Fine Art, New York, NY.
“East Village USA,” New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY.
“Happy Birthday!” Galerie Jerome de Noirmont, Paris, France.
“Post Modern Portraiture,” The Logan Collection Vail, CO.
“48th Corcoran Biennial: Closer to Home,” Curator Stacey Schmidt, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
2005-2004
“Perspectives @ 25. A Quarter Century of New Art in Houston,” Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX.

2004
”...As Time Goes By,” Leo Koenig Inc. & Gordian Weber Kunsthandel, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY.

2004-2003
“Malerei 7,” Monika Spruth Philomene Magers, Cologne, Germany

2003
“Splat Boom Pow! The Influence of Cartoons in Contemporary Art,” Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX; traveled to: Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA and Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH.
“Not Afraid,” Rubell Familly Collection, Miami, FL.

2002
“Paintings 1993-2001,” Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO.
“Ahead of the 21st Century. The Pisces Collection,” Donaueschingen, Germany.
“New York Expression,” Bergen Art Museum, Bergen, Norway.

2001
Monika Spruth Philomene Magers, Munich, Germany.

1999
“Bad Bad – That Is a Good Excuse,” Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden.

1997
“Premier MARCO 1996,” Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Mexico.

1995
“Collection in Context: Picassoid,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

1994
“Modern Drawings II,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
“U.S. Painting in the 1980’s” Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland.

1993
“Salon de Los 16,” Palacio de Velasquez, Madrid, Spain.
1992

“Allegories of Modernism: Contemporary Drawing,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.
“Le Portrait dans I’Art Contemporain,” Musée d’Art Contemporain, Nice, France.

1991
“The 1980’s: Selections from the Permanent Collection,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
“Contemporary Art from the Collection of Jason Rubell,” Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina.
“Myth and Magic in the Americas: The Eigthies,” Museo de Arte Contemporanoe de Monterrey, Mexico.

1990
“Academy-Institute Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture,” American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY.
“Le Visage dans l’art contemporain,” Musee Des Jacobins, Toulouse; travelled to Musee du
Luxembourg, Paris, France.
“Pharmakon’90,” Nippon Convention Center, Makuhari Messe, International Exhibition Hall, Japan.
“The Last Decade: Amercian Artists of the 80’s”, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY.
“Drawings of the Eighties: Part II,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.

1989
“1979-1989 American, Italian, Mexican Art from the Collection of Francesco Pellizzi,” Hofstra Museum, Hempstead.
“I triennal de Dibuix - Joan Miro,” La Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain.
“Sculpture by Painters,” The Pace Gallary, New York, NY.
“Exposition Inaugurale,” Fondation Daniel Templon, Musee Temporaire, Frejus, France.
“Summer Installation,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
“Aldo Crommelynck Master Prints with American Artists,” Whitney Museum of American Art at the Equitable Center, New York, NY.
“Painting Beyond The Death Of Painting,” Koznetzky Most Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia.

1988
“Recent Drawings,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

1987
“Biennial Exhibition,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

1986-8
“Drawings,” Knight Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina.

1984
“East Village Painters,” Artists Space, New York, NY.

1983
“Terminal Show,” Artists Library, Brooklyn, NY

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
The Pisces Collection, Donaueschingen, Switzerland
The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, CA


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Ministère de la Culture, Paris, France
Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain, Ile de France, Paris, France
Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain
Norton Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

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