Cleveland, b.1942

Mark Greenwold

Born in Cleveland in 1942, Mark Greenwold studied painting at Carnegie Mellon University, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and Indiana University. Since 1979, he has had only ten solo-exhibitions, two of which contained only one painting. His 1995 mid-career retrospective, Mark Greenwold: The Odious Facts, 1975–1995, contained a scant 27 works—virtually his entire mature oeuvre—and took place at the Colby College Museum of Art. His paintings have appeared in numerous recent group exhibitions, including Disparities and Deformations: Our Grotesque (2005, SITE Santa Fe), Embracing Modernism (2015, Morgan Library and Museum), and Intimacy in Discourse (2015, Mana Contemporary).

Greenwold’s work is in the permanent collections of major museums across the United States, including: the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine; the Hirshhorn Museum of Art...

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Biography

Born in Cleveland in 1942, Mark Greenwold studied painting at Carnegie Mellon University, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and Indiana University. Since 1979, he has had only ten solo-exhibitions, two of which contained only one painting. His 1995 mid-career retrospective, Mark Greenwold: The Odious Facts, 1975–1995, contained a scant 27 works—virtually his entire mature oeuvre—and took place at the Colby College Museum of Art. His paintings have appeared in numerous recent group exhibitions, including Disparities and Deformations: Our Grotesque (2005, SITE Santa Fe), Embracing Modernism (2015, Morgan Library and Museum), and Intimacy in Discourse (2015, Mana Contemporary).

Greenwold’s work is in the permanent collections of major museums across the United States, including: the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine; the Hirshhorn Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Morgan Library and Museum, New York; the National Academy Museum, New York; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Artworks

10

Pink Bedroom, 2018

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Acrylic on Canvas / Acrylic Paint / Acrylic Painting / American Art / Art of the 1980s / Art of the 1990s / Art of the 2000s / Art of the 2010s / Bold Composition / Canvas / Cleveland / Contemporary American Art / Dense Composition / Domestic Scenes / Domestic Violence / Family and Friend / Figurative Painting / Human Relationship / Multiple Colors / Oil on Canvas / Oil on Panel / Oil Paint / Painting / Panel / Psychodramatic Scenes / Psychological Approach / Reality and Fantasy/Illusion/Imagination / Sense/Sensibility / Social Relations / Storytelling / Theatricality / Trauma / Traumatic Experience / United States / Violence

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 1968

    Indiana University, Bloomington (1966 - 1968)

  • 1966

    Cleveland Institute of Arts (1962 - 1966)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Mark Greenwold: And Now What?!, Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, May 30–July 2, 2019

  • 2016

    Mark Greenwold: The Rumble of Panic Underlying Everything, Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, February 18 – April 2

  • 2013

    Mark Greenwold: Murdering the World, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, May 10–June 28

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    36 Works on Paper, Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, July 18 - August 9

  • 2018

    Out of Control, Venus Over Manhattan, New York, June 28–August 10

  • Three Gallery Artists, Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, July 12–August 10

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Education

  • 1968

    Indiana University, Bloomington (1966 - 1968)

  • 1966

    Cleveland Institute of Arts (1962 - 1966)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Mark Greenwold: And Now What?!, Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, May 30–July 2, 2019

  • 2016

    Mark Greenwold: The Rumble of Panic Underlying Everything, Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, February 18 – April 2

  • 2013

    Mark Greenwold: Murdering the World, Sperone Westwater Gallery, New York, May 10–June 28

  • 2010

    Mark Greenwold: Secret Storm, 1967–1975, DC Moore Gallery, New York, March 18–April 17

  • 2007

    Mark Greenwold: A Moment of True Feeling, DC Moore Gallery, New York, October 10–November 10

  • 2002

    Mark Greenwold: You Must Change Your Life, DC Moore Gallery, New York, October 10–November 9

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    36 Works on Paper, Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, July 18 - August 9

  • 2018

    Out of Control, Venus Over Manhattan, New York, June 28–August 10

  • Three Gallery Artists, Garth Greenan Gallery, New York, July 12–August 10

  • 2015

    Embracing Modernism: Ten Years of Drawings Acquisitions, Morgan Library and Museum, New York, February 13–May 24

  • Intimacy in Discourse, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, October 8–December 28

  • 2014

    If You’re Accidentally Not Included, Don’t Worry About It, Galerie Zürcher, New York, April 5–May 3

  • 2013

    Untitled (Giotto’s O), Sperone Westwater Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland, November 30, 2012–February 15, 2013 (2012 - 2013)

  • 2010

    Wall-to-Wall, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, June 5–August 14

  • Domestic Disturbances, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan, September 10–October 16     

  • 2008

    Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, March 6–April 6

  • Sparks! The William T. Kemper Collecting Initiative, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, May 3–July 20

  • The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, October 27, 2007–January 13, 2008 (2007 - 2008)

  • 2007

    The 182nd Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum, New York, May 16–June 24

  • Creative Imaginings: The Howard A. and Judith Tullman Collection, Mobile Museum of Art, Alabama, October 6, 2006–January 7, 2007 (2006 - 2007)

  • 2006

    The Space Between Us, Art Gallery, State University of New York, Albany, January 24–April 9

  • Subject, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Connecticut, May 14–August 14

  • The Figure in American Painting and Drawing, 1985–2005, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, Maine, August 27–October 31

  • 2005

    Solitude and Focus: Recent Works by MacDowell Colony Fellows in the Visual Arts, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, January 23–June 22

  • Disparities and Deformations: Our Grotesque, SITE Santa Fe, July 18, 2004–January 9, 2005 (2004 - 2005)

  • 2004

    Endless Love, DC Moore Gallery, New York, January 7–February 7

  • It’s a Wonderful Life: Psychodrama in Contemporary Painting, Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, March 19–May 14

  • Colored Pencil, K.S. Art, New York, April 1–May 8

  • About Painting, Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, June 26–September 26

  • 2003

    Ballpoint Inklings, K.S. Art, New York, April 10–May 24

  • 2002

    The 177th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum, New York, May 1–June 9

  • 2001

    Self-Made Men, DC Moore Gallery, New York, April 4–May 5

  • Collecting Ideas: Modern and Contemporary Works from the Polly and Mark Addison Collection, Denver Art Museum, November 18, 2000–March 11, 2001 (2000 - 2001)

  • 2000

    S.P.s, Poor Traits, Idols, and Icons, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, April 22–May 13

  • Private Worlds, Art in General, New York, May 29–July 8

  • Plots and Intentions, Berrie Center for the Performing and Visual Arts, Ramapo College, Mahwah, New Jersey, November 1–December 6

Collections

  • Cleveland Museum of Art

  • Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine

  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian

  • Institution, Washington, DC

  • Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

  • Morgan Library and Museum, New York

  • National Academy Museum, New York

  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Publications

  • Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Solitude and Focus: Recent Works by MacDowell Colony Fellows in the Visual Arts. Ridgefield, CT: Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 2005.

  • Armstrong, Thomas N. Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region. Albany: State University of New York, 1975.

  • Art Gallery. Annual Drawing and Small Sculpture Show. Muncie, IN: Ball State University, 1969.

  • Burgard, Timothy Anglin, Karin Breuer, and Jill D’Alessandro. The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection. San Francisco: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 2007.

  • Capasso, Nicholas J. Goodbye to Apple Pie: Contemporary Artists View the Family in Crisis. Lincoln, MA: DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, 1992.

  • Charles H. MacNider Museum. Selections from Drawings USA. Mason City, Iowa: Charles H. MacNider Museum, 1969.

  • Cohen, Joanne, and Julie Langsam. It’s a Wonderful Life: Psychodrama in Contemporary Painting. Cleveland: Spaces Gallery, 2004.

  • DC Moore Gallery. Mark Greenwold: A Moment of True Feeling. New York: DC Moore Gallery, 2007.

  • Mark Greenwold: Secret Storm, 1967–1975. New York: DC Moore Gallery, 2010.

  • Finch, Christopher. Twentieth-Century Watercolors. New York: Abbeville Press, 1988.

Bibliography

  • Adams, Brooks. “Mark Greenwold at Phyllis Kind Gallery.” Artforum 37, no. 6 (1999): 93.

  • Anon. “Mark Greenwold.” New Yorker 86, no. 7 (2010): 13.

  • Bui, Phong. “Mark Greenwold: Murdering the World.” Brooklyn Rail (June 2013): 39.

  • Close, Chuck. “Hindsight, Foresight.” Art Review 4, no. 2 (2006): 114.

  • Cohen, David. “Gallery-Going.” New York Sun, February 5, 2004.

  • “New Showcases for Old Work.” New York Sun, September 19, 2007.

  • “The Master of Minutiae.” New York Sun, November 1, 2007.

  • Dawdy, David. “Baxter Gallery Shows a Dozen Hyperrealists.” Los Angeles Free Press 10, no. 8 (1973): 12.

  • Egan, Shannon. “Mark Greenwold’s Excited Self.” Gettysburg Review 22, no. 4 (2009): 580–92.

  • Eleey, Peter. “Fifth International SITE Santa Fe Biennial.” Frieze no. 86 (2004): 161.