Dortmund, b.1961

Markus Linnenbrink

Markus Linnenbrink attended Gesamthochschule in Kassel and later the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin.

In 2016, Linnenbrink completed two permanent public installations: an outdoor wallpainting at SLS Brickell Hotel and Residences, Miami, FL, and a series of paintings for 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY.

Recent solo exhibitions include “LETMETELLYOUWHATTHERIVERSGONNADO,” Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “THEREAINTNOEASYWAYOUT,” Maurizio Caldirola, Monza, Italy; “HOWCANISLEEPWIYHROCKSINMYBED,” Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY; “WHENTHEPASTWASPRESENTSOWILLBENOW,” Taubert Contemporary, Berlin, Germany; “THEFIRSTISCRAZYANDTHESECONDISNUTS,” Wasserman Projects, Detroit, MI; “THEGRASSISALWAYSGREENER,” Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid, Spain; “THERIDENEVERENDS,” Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA; “day after day it appears,” Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA; and “so here’s what you gonna do,” Taubert Contemporary, Berlin, Germany.

Recent group exhibitions include “Abstract Remix,” Taubert Contemporary at New Art Projects,...

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Biography

Markus Linnenbrink attended Gesamthochschule in Kassel and later the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin.

In 2016, Linnenbrink completed two permanent public installations: an outdoor wallpainting at SLS Brickell Hotel and Residences, Miami, FL, and a series of paintings for 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY.

Recent solo exhibitions include “LETMETELLYOUWHATTHERIVERSGONNADO,” Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “THEREAINTNOEASYWAYOUT,” Maurizio Caldirola, Monza, Italy; “HOWCANISLEEPWIYHROCKSINMYBED,” Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY; “WHENTHEPASTWASPRESENTSOWILLBENOW,” Taubert Contemporary, Berlin, Germany; “THEFIRSTISCRAZYANDTHESECONDISNUTS,” Wasserman Projects, Detroit, MI; “THEGRASSISALWAYSGREENER,” Max Estrella Gallery, Madrid, Spain; “THERIDENEVERENDS,” Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA; “day after day it appears,” Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA; and “so here’s what you gonna do,” Taubert Contemporary, Berlin, Germany.

Recent group exhibitions include “Abstract Remix,” Taubert Contemporary at New Art Projects, London, England; “Deck Voyage,” Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey, curated by Necmi Sönmez; “Revisiones,” Galeria Impakto, Lima, Peru; “Off The Wall!,” Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany; “Selections of the Cleve Carney Collection,” Cleve Carney Art Gallery, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL; “3+4 B/W,” Taubert Contemporary, Berlin, Germany; “Local Color,” San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; and “ROY G BIV,” Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery, New York, NY; among others.

His work is included in the permanent collections of The Hague, Ministry of Culture, The Netherlands; Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, NH; Museum Neue Galerie, Kassel, Germany; NBC Rockefeller Center, New York, NY; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; San Jose Museum of Art, CA; and UCLA Hammer Museum, University of California Los Angeles, CA; among others.

Markus Linnenbrink lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Artworks

32

ASECRETLIFE, 2018

RELATED CATEGORIES

Abstract Art / Abstract Expression / Bold Color / Color / Epoxy Resin / Geological Topography / Installation / Interaction with Environment / Mixed Media / Moment / Painting / Rhythmical Expression / Sculpture / Three-dimensional Painting / Three-dimensional Sculpture / Time / Wood Panel

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • 1988

    Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin

  • 1985

    Gesamthochschule, Kassel

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    LETMETELLYOUWHATTHERIVERSGONNADO, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2017

    THEREAINTNOEASYWAYOUT, Maurizio Caldiorola Gallery, Monza, Italy

  • hereistandknockingatyourdoor, Taubert Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Markus Linnenbrink, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2018

    Abstraction & Architecture, Abstract Room, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

  • Belief in Giants, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY

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Education

  • 1988

    Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin

  • 1985

    Gesamthochschule, Kassel

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    LETMETELLYOUWHATTHERIVERSGONNADO, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2017

    THEREAINTNOEASYWAYOUT, Maurizio Caldiorola Gallery, Monza, Italy

  • hereistandknockingatyourdoor, Taubert Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

  • SUNANDWATER, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, Oakland, CA

  • 2016

    HOWCANISLEEPWIYHROCKSINMYBED, Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY

  • HEARYOURNAMELIKELIGHTPASSINGBY, Concourse Lobby, 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY (painting)

  • BIENVIENUDAAMYDISCO, SLS Brickell Hotel and Residences, Miami, FL (outdoor wallpainting)

  • 2015

    THEGRASSISALWAYSGREENER, Galerie Max Estrella, Madrid, Spain

  • THEFIRSTISCRAZYANDTHESECONDISNUTS, Wasserman Projects, Detroit, MI

  • WHENTHEPASTWASPRESENTSOWILLBENOW, Taubert Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

  • 2014

    THERIDENEVERENDS, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA

  • EVERYBODYWILLBEDANCINGIFWE’REDOINGITRIGHT, Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY

  • 2013

    day after day it reappears, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • 2012

    THEREWERESONGSBEFORETHEREWASRADIO, Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY

  • so here’s what you gonna do, Taubert Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

  • Ana Serratosa Gallery,Valencia, Spain

  • 2011

    too early and always and all over again, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • come a little closer, Kong Tomlinson Contemporary, New York, NY

  • 2010

    LISTENALLTHEWAYTHROUGH, Taubert Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

  • NOMATTERWHEREYOUGOTHEREYOUARE, number35, New York, NY

  • 2009

    BIGOUTREAGEOUSSOUND, Galerie Max Estrella, Madrid, Spain

  • ALLTHETHINGSTHATAREOUTSIDEOFME, The Columns, Seoul, Korea

  • EVERYTHINGEVERYWHEREALLTHETIME, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • 2008

    TRICKY FEVER, Galerie Fiedler Contemporary, Cologne, Germany

  • 2007

    FIFTEEN MINUTES WITH YOU, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • CECIN’ESTPASDUDISCO, The Columns Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

  • Fiedler Gallery, Cologne, Solo exhibition in Basel, Switzerland

  • AUFSTEIGEND (WALKABOUT), Kunstverein Kreis Gütersloh, Gütersloh, Germany

  • 2006

    EVERYTHING ECSTATIC, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • VIELLEICHT LASS UNS DAS ALLEES NEHMEN, Galerie Robert Drees, Hannover, Germany

  • MAYBEICANTAKEEVERYTHING, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • ALLES EKSTASE, Märkisches Museum, Witten, Germany

  • DARKER THAN BLUE (DIAMOND IN THE BACK), Kunstverein Münsterland, Coesfeld, Germany

  • 2005

    SCHNICK SCHNACK SCHNUCK, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

  • 2004

    EVOKE AN OBJECT, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • Galerie Renate Schröder, Cologne, Germany

  • SCHIEFEBAHN, Museum Neue Galerie, Kassel (wall painting), Germany

  • 2003

    THE BEAUTY YOU ARE, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

  • MYSELF OUTSIDE, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (wall painting)

  • Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • 2002

    Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY (wall painting)

  • MITTIGLIGHT, Museum Katharinehof, Kranenburg, Germany (wall painting)

  • REFLECTWHATYOUARE, Galerie Renate Schröder, Cologne, Germany

  • 2001

    Poured Milled Pressed, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

  • Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • Galerie Renate Schröder, Cologne, Germany

  • Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • 2000

    Layered Over, Wassermann Gallery, Munich, Germany

  • Galerie Renate Schröder, Cologne, Germany

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Markus Linnenbrink, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2018

    Abstraction & Architecture, Abstract Room, Université de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

  • Belief in Giants, Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2017

    Abstract Remix, Taubert Contemporary at New Art Projects, London, United Kingdom

  • 2016

    Deck Voyage, Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey, curated by Necmi Sönmez

  • 2015

    Revisiones, Galeria Impakto, Lima, Peru

  • 2014

    Opening Day, ODETTA Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • The Skull Show, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA, curated by Carrie Lederer

  • Off The Wall!, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany, curated by Harriet Zilch

  • Selections of the Cleve Carney Collection, Cleve Carney Art Gallery, College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn, IL, curated by Barbara Wiesen

  • 2013

    3+4 B/W, Taubert Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

  • Strom Festival, Kunsthaus Rhenania Cologne, Cologne, Germany, curated by Maria Wildeis

  • Art Connects New York, Queens Community Houses New York, curated by Brad Silk

  • 20 years of printmaking at CCS, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

  • 2012

    Local Color, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

  • BUZZ, Nara Roesler Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil, curated by Vik Muniz

  • 2011

    ROY G BIV, Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2010

    Beijing Biennial 2010, Beijing, China

  • out of the office, Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum, Germany

  • Im Raum nichts als Farbe sehen, Galerie Oqbo, Berlin, Germany

  • 2009

    two degrees of separtion, Sartori Gallery, New York, NY

  • A Measure of Humanity – The Harcos-Huneke Collection, Grand Galleries, Grand Theatre Center, Tracy, CA

  • we are all going to die, Number35 Gallery, New York, NY

  • we are all going to die, Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY

  • IMPACTE! Collecio Olor Visual, Fundacio Vallpalou, Lleida, Spain

  • 2008

    …einen AUGEN-Blick, bitte / Please cast an eye...! Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth e.V., Bodenburg, Germany

  • Abstrakt - Malerei und Skulpturen, Krammig & Pepper Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

  • Print Publishers Spotlight: center street studio, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

  • DESIGNS FROM WALLPAPERLAB, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond,VA

  • FUNDAMENTAL ABSTRACTION II, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • Material Color, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, New Jersey

  • 2007

    BRIGHT, I SPACE, The Chicago Gallery of the University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

  • HOT AND COLD, abstract prints from the center street studio, Trustman Art Gallery, Simmons College Boston, Boston, MA

  • HOLIDAY READING, Number35, New York, NY

  • AN ECLECTIC EYE, Selections from the Dean Leach Collection,Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

  • 2006

    Transparent, Aquarellmalerei der Gegenwart, XYLON Museum, Schwetzingen, Germany

  • THE SCENT OF KOREA, Daegu National Museum, Daegu, South Korea

  • 2005

    KLASSE GIRKE, Verein fur aktuelle Kunst, Oberhausen, Germany

  • Weisshaupt Collection, Museum for Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, Germany

  • COLOR THEORY, Schweinfurt Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY

  • 2004

    Kinetic, Bank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Prints and Portfolios from the Center Street Studio, Boston, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art, Boston, MA

  • Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worchester, MA

  • ABSTRACTION PURE & IMPURE, Fine Arts Center Galleries, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, curated by Judith Tolnick

  • PRIVATGRÜN: Kunst im privaten Raum, Cologne, Germany, curated by Jochen Heufelder (outdoor installation)

  • Colors & Stripes, Robert Drees Gallery, Hannover, Germany

  • Hard & Soft, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

  • STOP & STORE, Luxe, New York, NY

  • THE COLOR LINE, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, curated by Lisa Hatchadoorian

  • 2003

    STRATA, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA

  • Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney, Australia

  • Summer Color, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY

  • Chilufim/Transfer, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany (wall painting)

  • Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany (wall painting)

  • 2002

    Breathing Room, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

  • Transit, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

  • Floor-to-Ceiling, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

  • Chilufim/Transfer, Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya; Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

  • Kunstverein Heinsberg, Heinsberg, Germany

  • 2001

    Heat, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

  • Encaustics, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • 2000

    Painting Today-Overseas and Here, Galerie Renate Schröder, Cologne, Germany

  • Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • Seems: Work at the Edge of the Exhibition Space, The Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (wall painting)

  • After Zürich, Galerie La Ferronerie, Paris, France

  • The Color Got Me, Verein für aktuelle Kunst, Oberhausen, Germany

  • Abstrakt Eins, Gallery Fahnemann, Berlin, Germany

Collections

  • 75 Rockefeller Center- Concourse Lobby, New York, NY (painting installation) AOK, Paderborn, Germany

  • The Art CollTrust, Bellevue, WA AXA Insurance, Luxembourg Bank One, Chicago, IL

  • Capitol One Bank, Chicago, IL

  • Ciba Vision GmbH, Bergkamen, Germany (floor painting) City of Stuttgart, Germany (wall painting)

  • Clemens - Sels - Museum, Neuss, Germany Collection Jorge Perez, Miami, FL Collection Julien J. Studley Inc., Chicago, IL

  • Commerzbank Landeszentrale, Erfurt, Germany Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA Deutsche Ausgleichsbank, Bonn, Germany

  • Deutsche Effecten - und Wechsel - Beteiligungsgesellschaft, Frankfurt/Main, Germany Ergo, DÜsseldorf, Germany

  • Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA Gerling Kozern, Cologne, Germany

  • The Hague, Ministry of Culture, The Netherlands Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA Harvard College, Cambridge, MA

  • Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya, Israel

Bibliography

  • Artner, Alan G. Review, Chicago Tribune. October 2006.

  • Artner, Alan G. Linnenbrink’s Abstractions, Chicago Tribune. October 2004.

  • Azzarello, Nina. Markus linnenbrink’s massive drippy mural wraps Miami building façade, designboom.com. 19 June 2016. Babias, Marius. Purifikation und Künstlichkeit, Zitty Berlin. November 1988.

  • Baker, Kenneth. Painting turns conceptual as you look, San Francisco Chronicle. 22 September 2007. Baker, Kenneth. Review, San Francisco Chronicle. 26 May 2001.

  • Bauer, Helmut, Rosemarie Pahlke. Markus Linnenbrink. (catalogue) Helmut Bauer. 1991.

  • Block, Annie. 10-Story Markus Linnenbrink Mural Adorns Miami’s SLS Brickell, Interior Design. 1 April 2017. Borge,Vanessa. Major Mural Adds Pop of Color to Brickell, CBS Miami. 26 May 2016.

  • Braun, Alexander. Markus Linnenbrink, Review. Artis, Zeitschrift für neue Kunst. July/August 1992. Braun, Alexander. Colorado. (catalogue) 1994.

  • Camper, Fred. Imperfect Worlds, Chicago Reader. 5 November 1999. Cohen, David. Gallery Going, The New York Sun. 13 September 2003.

  • Ermen, Reinhard. Markus Linnenbrink. (catalogue) Galerie Renate Schröder, Cologne, 2001. Ermen, Reinhard. Nebeneinander III. (catalogue) Galerie Renate Schröder, Cologne, 2001. Fink, Andrea. Im Grunde. (catalogue) Kunstverein Ahlen (Westf.).

  • Fricke, Harald. Glatt Gefönt, Zitty Berlin. November 1991.