Helena, b.1979

Garth Weiser

Garth Weiser was born in Helena, MT in 1979 and lives and works in New York, NY. Weiser was recently the subject of solo exhibitions at Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK (2017); The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX (2017); Casey Kaplan, New York, NY (2017); Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong (2016); Altman Siegel, San Francisco, CA (2014); and White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO (2010). His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including Selections from the Marciano Collection, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA (2018); The Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (2016); Surface Tension, The Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY (2015); Pattern: Follow the Rules, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (2013); DECADE: Contemporary...

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Biography

Garth Weiser was born in Helena, MT in 1979 and lives and works in New York, NY. Weiser was recently the subject of solo exhibitions at Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK (2017); The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX (2017); Casey Kaplan, New York, NY (2017); Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong (2016); Altman Siegel, San Francisco, CA (2014); and White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO (2010). His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including Selections from the Marciano Collection, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA (2018); The Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (2016); Surface Tension, The Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY (2015); Pattern: Follow the Rules, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI (2013); DECADE: Contemporary Collecting 2002-2012, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (2012); Nothing Beside Remains, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), Marfa, TX (2011); Seeing is a Kind of Thinking: A Jim Nutt Companion, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL (2011); and Big New Field: Artists in the Cowboys Stadium Art Program, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (2010).

Weiser’s work is held in the collections of prominent institutions, including San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; The Whitworth, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.

Artworks

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21st Century Art / Abstract Painting / American Art / Art of the 2010s / Canvas / Contemporary American Art / Gentle and Smooth Brushstrokes / Impasto / Inspiration from Abstract Expressionism / Lyrical Expression / Media Study / Mixed Media on Canvas / Multiple Layers of Colors / Oil and Spray Paint on Canvas / Oil on Canvas / Oil Paint / Organic Forms / Painting / Perception / Spatiality / Spray Paint / Spray Paint on Canvas / United States

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

  • 2005

    MFA, Columbia University of the Arts, New York, NY (2003-2005)

  • 2003

    BFA, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY (1999-2003)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong

  • 2017

    Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

  • Garth Weiser, Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Selections from the Marciano Collection, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2017

    99 Cents or Less, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), Detroit, MI

  • 2016

    The Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

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Education

  • 2005

    MFA, Columbia University of the Arts, New York, NY (2003-2005)

  • 2003

    BFA, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY (1999-2003)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong

  • 2017

    Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

  • Garth Weiser, Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK

  • Garth Weiser: Paintings, 2008-2017, The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX

  • 2016

    Garth Weiser, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong

  • 2015

    Garth Weiser, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

  • 2014

    Altman Siegel, San Francisco, CA

  • 2013

    Norma Mangione, Torino, Italy

  • Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

  • 2011

    Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

  • 2010

    Norma Mangione, Torino, Italy

  • White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO

  • Francesca DiMattio and Garth Weiser, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

  • Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • 2009

    Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

  • 2008

    Drawings, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

  • 2007

    Garth Weiser, Gallery lI, Casey Kaplan, New York

  • Paintings from 2007, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL

  • 2006

    Guild Greyshkul, New York, NY

  • 2005

    Folk Machine, Guild Greyshkul, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    Selections from the Marciano Collection, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2017

    99 Cents or Less, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), Detroit, MI

  • 2016

    The Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

  • 2015

    Surface Tension, The Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY

  • Artists at Work, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CA

  • 2014

    Never Look Back When Leaving, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

  • This One’s Optimistic: Pincushion, Curated by Cary Smith, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT

  • 2013

    Pattern: Follow the Rules, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, Easy Lansing, MI

  • 2012

    IT AIN’T FAIR 2012, OHWOW, Miami Beach, FL

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

  • Jessica Dickinson, Liam Everett, Alex Olson, Josh Smith, Garth Weiser, Altman Siegel, San Francisco, CA

  • Modern Talking, The Museum of Art, Cluj-Napoca, Rumania

  • 2011

    Vanishing Points: Paint and Painting from the Dennis and Debra Scholl Collection, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL. This exhibition travelled to Samual P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.  

  • Everything Must Go!, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

  • Nothing Beside Remains, curated by Shamim Momin, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), Marfa, TX

  • Minimal Optical, Conduits, Milan, Italy

  • Seeing is a Kind of Thinking: A Jim Nutt Companion, curated by Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • Expanded Painting International, curated by Giancarlo Politi, Helena Kontova, and Nicola Trezzi, Prague Biennial, Czech Republic

  • 2010

    Pull My Daisy, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna, Austria

  • Big New Field: Artists in the Cowboys Stadium Art Program, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

  • Informal Relations, curated by Scott Grow, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, IND

  • Before and After, curated by Bill Cournoyer, Balice Hertling, Paris, France

  • Billboard Project, curated by Lauri Firstenberg and Cesar Garcia, PortugalArte10, Portugal, Spain

  • Personal Freedom, curated by Johannes Van Der Beek, PortugalArte10, Portugal, Spain

  • Reflection: 15 Years, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

  • They Knew What They Wanted, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA and John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • …and then there was X, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • SEEING VOICES: The Visual Voice 2010, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Camden, NJ

  • The Triumph of Painting; Abstract America 2, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom

  • 2009

    Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

  • Autumn curated by Emma Balazs, Gallery at the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, New York, NY

  • Words and Pictures, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • Skin Jobs, curated by Chris Dorland, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

  • Changing light bulbs in thin air, curated by Summer Guthery, Hessel Museum of Art  CCS Galleries, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

  • On From Here, Guild  Greyshkul, New York, NY

  • One Loses one’s classics, curated by Matthew Strauss, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO

  • 2008

    Not so Subtle Subtitle, curated by Matthew Brannon, Casey Kaplan, NY

  • Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

  • 2007

    Blackberrying, Christina Wilson Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • First Hand Steroids, Andreas Melas Presents, Athens, Greece (part of “ReMap KM,” offsite exhibitions for “Destroy Athens,” Athens Biennial of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece)

  • 2005

    Hunch and Flail, curated by Amy Silman, Artists Space, New York, NY

  • Greater New York, PS1 MoMA, Long Island City, NY

  • 2004

    First Year Exhibition, curated by Ali Subotnick, Mariam and Eli Wallach Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2003

    New Paintings, Coos Bay Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR

  • Arrivederci, The Houghton Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2002

    Native, The House Gallery, Miami, FL

  • Collector’s Choice, The Nelson Fine Art Museum, Tempe, AZ

Projects

  • 2010

    Curated Project: Gradation, PortugalArte10, Lisbon, Portugal

Collections

  • SWITZERLAND  

  • UBS Collection, Zurich

  • UK

  • The Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, Manchester

  • USA

  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

  • Artis - Naples, The Baker Museum, Naples, FL

  • Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX  

  • The Davis Gallery at Houghton House, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

  • De Young Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco, CA

Publications

  • 2017

    L. Grachos, H. Pesanti, C. Wylie, Garth Weiser: Paintings, 2008-2017, The Contemporary Austin, Austin, TX. (catalogue)

  • G. Moreno, Vanishing Points, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL. (catalogue)

  • 2010

    D. Pagel, Cowboys Stadium: Architecture, Art, Entertainment in the Twenty-First Century, Rizzoli International Publication, New York.  (catalogue)

  • S. Grow, Informal Relations, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis. (catalogue)

  • 2009

    Younger Than Jesus Artist Directory, New Museum / Phaidon Press, New York. (book)

  • 2008

    M. Henry, Abstract America. Jonathan Cape in association with the Saatchi Gallery, London. (catalogue)

  • G. Weiser, I wouldn’t have worn mascara if U know I was going to be taking a trip down memory lane, Onestar Press, Paris. (artist book)

  • 2005

    K. Biensenbach, A. Heiss, and Glenn D. Lowry. Greater New York, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY, pp. 346-347. (catalogue)

Bibliography

  • 2017

    J. Meares, ‘Abstractionist Garth Weiser chats with Time Out about his latest exhibit at The Contemporary Austin’, Time Out (30 May).

  • ‘Garth Weiser on Masking and Unmasking in Art’, Artnet News (26 April).

  • ‘“Garth Weiser: Paintings, 2008-2017” at the Contemporary Austin’, The Austin Chronicle (11 August).

  • 2016

    S. Spencer, ‘Garth Weiser brings “Post-Apocalyptic Op Art” to Hong Kong’s Simon Lee Gallery’, Blouin Art Info (16 February).  

  • A. Lin, ‘Garth Weiser First Exhibition in Asia with Simon Lee Gallery’, Widewalls (February).

  • 2015

    ‘Hedi Slimane reshapes Yves Saint Laurent couture’, Vogue Paris Online (28 July).

  • 2014

    C. Muhlke, ‘A Bumper Crop Feast in New York’s Hudson Valley’, Bon Appétit Online (August 6).

  • B. Walsh, ‘Into the Grooves’, Architectural Digest (May 2014): 56.

  • 2012

    The White Review, No. 6 (December): 103-117.

  • ANNUAL Magazine, No. 5 (October): 124-125.

  • 2011

    D. Shaw, Architectural Digest (September): 139.

  • A. Doran, ‘Review: Garth Weiser’, Art In America (September): 132.  

  • C. Ding, ‘Critics’ Picks: New York, Garth Weiser’, Artforum Online (2 June).  

  • L. A. Miller, ‘The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won’t Want to Miss’, Art in America Online (May 19).

  • A. Lindemann, ‘Roving Eye: A Hunger for New Minimalists’, Art in America Online (16 May).  

  • H. Halle, ‘Best of New York Gallery Week, Fri 6-Sun 8: TONY’s picks for the art world’s big open house’, Time Out New York (2 May).

  • 2010

    E. Spangl, ‘On Pull My Daisy at’, Applause Exhibition Online (5 December)   

  • J. Duncan, ‘PHX > NYC, Vol. 1’, Java (April): 11.

  • I. Cooper, ‘Review: Garth Weiser packs a punch’, St. Louis Beacon (23 September).    

  • D. McGrath, ‘Paint and Rain: Garth Weiser at White Flag Projects’, St. Louis Magazine Online (13 September).

  • K. Baker, ‘Four shows: How can we know ‘What They Wanted’?’, San Francisco Gate (10 July).

  • A. Jancar, ‘Logocentric’, Art Slant Online (1 March).  

  • 2009

    N. Trezzi, ‘Craft’, Flash Art, Vol. XLII. No. 267 (Summer): 58-61.

  • ‘Garth Weiser’, The New Yorker (23 March): 12.

  • C. Sharp, ‘Garth Weiser’, Frieze Online (24 February).  

  • ‘Artist’s Dictionary’, Flash Art (January/February): 81.

  • 2007

    K. Rosenberg, ‘Art in Review: Sarah Dornner, Garth Weiser, Davis Rhodes’, The New York Times (9 November): E37.

  • M. Kerr, ‘Portraits’, Time Out New York, Issue 632 (8 – 14 November): 69.

  • A. G. Artner, ‘Weiser’s Solo Show Offers Unique Filter’, Chicago Tribune (13 April): C22.

  • J. Glisson, ‘Garth Weiser’, Time Out Chicago (26 April–2 May): 68.