Biography

Gary Kuehn was born in New Jersey in 1939 and lives and works in New York and Wellfleet.  He received his MFA in 1964 from Rutgers University where he went onto become a tenured faculty member in Fine Arts.  Kuehn has played a significant role in Process Art and Post-Minimalism having participated in the groundbreaking exhibitions Eccentric Abstraction in 1966 curated by Lucy Lippard and When Attitudes Become Form in 1969 curated by Harold Szeeman.  His work is held in the collections of the Musuem of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hamburger Bahnhof, and the Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, among others. 

 

Recently his work has been exhibited at the Fondazione Prada, Venice; the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; Yvone Lambert Gallery, Paris; the Kunstmusuem St. Gallen, and the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Hartford.  In 2013 Hatje Cantz published the first comprehensive book about his work, entitled “Gary Kuehn: Five Decades,” and in 2014 the Kunstmusuem Liechtenstein mounted the retrospective exhibition “Between Sex and Geometry.”

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BORN
1939, Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBTIONS

2016

The Berlin Series & Gesture Project, Gaa Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, USA

 

2014
Gary Kuehn: Between Sex and Geometry, Kunstmusuem Liechtenstein, Vaduz, LI
Gary Kuehn: Gestures and Twists, Häusler Contemporary Zürich, CH

 

2013
Gary Kuehn, Galerie Michal Haas, Berlin, Germany

 

2011
Häusler Contemporary: Gary Kuehn, Artissima 18, “Back to The Future,” Torino, IT
Gary Kuehn: Expression Suppression, Häusler Contemporary Zürich, CH
Gary Kuehn: Selected Works – Four Decades, Häusler Contemporary München, DE

 

2009
Berlin Series, Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin, DE

 

2008
Museum Gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Ottendorf, DE

 

2007
Gary Kuehn Black Paintings, Art Cologne, Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin, DE
Black Paintings, Galerie Haas AG Zürich, CH
Scrolls, Korn Gallery, Drew University, Madison, NJ, USA

 

2005
Esso Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

2003
Summer Figures, Provincetown Museum, Provincetown, MA, USA

 

2001
The Black Paintings 1972-73, Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Extension Gallery, Johnson Atelier, Mercerville, NJ, USA

 

1998
Galerie Ricke, Köln, DE
Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

1997
Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

1996
Galerie Ricke, Köln, DE

 

1995
Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

1993
Douglas Drake Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

1991
Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Douglas Drake Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

1990
Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

1988
Galerie Jule Kewenig, Frechen, DE (Katalog / Catalog)
Douglas Drake Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Galerie Sylvia Menzel, Berlin, DE

 

1986
Galerie Rudolf Zwirner Cologne, DE: Paintings and Sculpture (Katalog / Catalog)
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Margarete Roeder Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Art Galaxy, New York, NY, USA

 

1983
Marion Locks, Philadelphia, PA, USA

 

1982
Sergio Tosi Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

1981
Sergio Tosi Gallery, New York, NY, USA

 

1980
Amerika-Haus, Berlin, DE
New Paintings, Douglas Drake Gallery, Kansas City, KS, USA
Berliner Serie, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, DE (Katalog / Catalog)

 

1979
Kunst der Letzten 30 Jahre, Museum Moderner Kunst, Wien, AT

 

1978
Sculptors’ Drawings, Galerie Mueller-Roth, Stuttgart, DE; DAAD Galerie, Berlin, DE
Museum des Geldes, Städtische Kunsthalle Düsseldorf und Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westphalen, Düsseldorf, DE

 

1977
Documenta 6, Kassel, DE

1976
Collection in Progress, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA
The Animals Are Coming, Eugenia Cucalon Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Americans, Lunds Konsthall, SE
Drawings, Carl Solway, New York, NY, USA
Twelve from Rutgers, University Art Gallery, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Sculptor’s Drawings, Fine Arts Building, New York, NY, USA
Rooms (PS1), organized by Institute of Art and Urban resources, PS1, Long Island City, NY, USA
Outdoor Sculpture, Merriewold West Gallery, Far Hills, NJ, USA
Masterworks in Wood – The Twentieth Century, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, USA
A Change of View, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, USA
USA Drawings, Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, DE

 

1974
International Sommerudstilling, Galerie Arnesen, København, DK
New Jersey Artists, Merriewold West Gallery, Far Hills, NJ, USA
4X Minimal Art: Jo Baer, Gary Kuehn, Bruce Nauman, Richard Serra, Schloss Morsbroich, Leverkusen, DE
Curators’ Choice, New Jersey State Council of the Arts, Traveling Exhibition, Trenton, NJ, USA

 

1973
Sculptor’s Drawings, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Mit Kunst leben, Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart, DE

 

1972

New Graphics, Galerie Ricke, Köln, DE
Der Bestand 1972, Art around 1970, Neue Galerie der Stadt Aachen, Aachen, DE
Very Small Paintings/Objects/Works on Paper, The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA, USA (an exhibition from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ulfert Wilke)

 

1971
Five Collectors – Art of our Time, Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, DE

 

1970
Programm III, Galerie Ricke, Köln, DE
Identifications, Videogalerie Gerry Schum, Hannover, DE
Zeichnungen amerikanischer Künstler, Galerie Ricke, Köln, DE

 

1969
Artschwager, Bollinger, Buthe, Kuehn, Serra, Sonnier, Galerie Ricke, Köln, DE: 6 Künstler der Galerie Ricke
New Materials, Procedures in Sculpture, Austin Arts Center, Austin, TX, USA
Live in your Head. When Attitudes Become Form, Kunsthalle Bern, CH; Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, DE; ICA, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
Syntheses, Städtisches Museum, Ludwigshafen, DE
Whitney Museum Sculpture Annual, New York, NY, USA

 

1968
New Art USA Baroque-Minimal, Modern Art Museum, München, DE
Programm I, Galerie Ricke, Köln, DE

 

1967
Kunstmarkt Köln ‘67, Gürzenich, Köln, DE

 

1966
Painting and Sculpture Today, John Herron Museum, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Kent State Invitational, Kent, OH, USA
American Sculpture of the Sixties, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA and The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2nd Annual Arp to Artschwager, Noah Goldowsky Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Geometric Art: An Exhibition of Paintings and Constructions by Fourteen Contemporary New Jersey Artists, The New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, USA
Annual Exhibition of Sculpture and Prints, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA
Annual Exhibition of Sculpture and Prints, Bianchini Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Arp to Artschwager, Noah Goldowsky Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Eccentric Abstraction, Fischbach Gallery, New York, NY, USA
John G. Powers Collection, Larry Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT, USA

 

 

EDUCATION

1964    Master of Fine Arts, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
1962    Bachelor of Arts, Art History, Drew University, NJ

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Albertina, Vienna, Austria
Bonn Städtisches Kunst Museum, Bonn, Germany
Bristol-Meyers Squibb Corporation
Continental Corporation, New York, NY, USA and Cranbury, NJ, USA
Denver Museum of Art, Denver, CO, USA
First Bank of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany
Kröller-Müller, Otterloo Museum, Germany
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany
Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany
Mark Twain Bancshares, St. Louis, Missouri
Museum of Modern Art, Quito, Ecuador
Museum Ludwig, Cologne
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich
Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Museum für Moderne Kunst MMK Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Museum Moderner Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Museum of Modern Art, Vienna, Austria
Neues Museum Nürnberg, Germany
New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ, USA
Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, USA
Sammlung Fried, Ulmer Museum, Ulm, Germany
Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München, Munich, Germany
Städtisches Museum, Leverkusen, Germany
Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Von Der Heydt Museum, Germany
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT, USA
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, U.N.C., Greensboro, North Carolina
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, USA