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Amy Gartrell


Purchase College, MFA

The Cooper Union, BFA

Awards and Residencies

2015    P3 Studio Residency, Las Vegas, NV

2012   SOMA Visiting Artist Residency, Mexico City, Mexico

2006   Foundation Claude Monet, Giverny, France

2003   Vermont Studio Center, Barbara White Fellowship

Solo Exhibitions

2015    Colorphillia, P3 Studio, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, NV

2010    Whatever and Ever, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY

2007    Function Creep, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY

2006    Growing Flowers by Candlelight, Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, CA

            State Street Flag Project, Santa Barbara, CA

            Spring is Born Tonight, Frieze Art Fair, London, England

2005    Hot Hands, Cold Heart, Daniel Reich Gallery. New York, NY

2002   She’s So Bright She’s Dark, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY

1998    WWSD?, La Panaderia, Mexico City, Mexico

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019    Reality Hunger, curated by Ken Habarta, Geoffrey Young gallery, Great Barrington, MA

2018    I Am a Scientist, surated by Sadie Laska, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DK

2016    A Round About, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY

2015    Only 2.5 from the GWB, curated by Pia Dehne, Hamden Inn, Andes, NY

            Street Trash, curated by Virginia Overton, roving exhibition, Baltimore MD

            All Cats are Gray in the Dark, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY

2014     The Last Bruciennial, the Bruce High Quality Foundation, NYC

2013    Benefit for Free Arts NYC, Montauk, NY

2012    End of World, curated by Danny McDonald, Oko, New York, NY

            Bruciennial 2012, Bruch High Quality Foundation, New York, NY

2011    Free From Order, Contemporary Art Galleries, UConn, Bristol, CT

            Kompass-Zeichnungen aus dem MOMA-Compass In Hand: the Judith Rothschild Collection

            Contemporary Drawings Collection, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

2010    This is where we get off, curated by Leo Fitzpatrick, Max Fish, NYC

            The End Biennial, curated by Artemio and Ruben Gutierrez, Mexico City, Mexico

            hOles, Daniel Reich Gallery, NYC

            Bruciennial 2010, Bruch High Quality Foundation, New York

2009    No Soul For Sale, X-Initiative, Swiss Institute project, Avant Guard, publication

            Submerging Artists, The Dark Fair, Cologne, Germany

            On From Here, Guild & Greyschkul, NYC

2008    Without Walls, Museum 52, New York

            The Artist as Publisher, Center for Book Arts, NYC

            The Armory Art Fair, Daniel Reich Galler

2007    I’ll Drink Anything, performance, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York

            She was Born to Be My Unicorn, curated by Amy Kellner, Smith-Stweart, New York

             Melvin’s Show, curated by Bob Nickas, The Mandrake, Los Angeles

2006    Hiding in the Light, curated by Neville Wakefield, Mary Boone Gallery, New York

2005    The General’s Jamboree, Guild and Greyshkul, NYC

           Drunk vs. Stoned Part II, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York

2004    Fight or Flight, Whitney Museum of Contemporary Art at Altria, New York

            Phiiliip: Divided By Lightning, Deitch Projects, Brooklyn, New York

            Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity, PS1/MOMA, New York City

            Curated by Bob Nickas and Steve Lafreniere

            California Earthquakes, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York City

            Search For Your Family, M1 Gallery, Copenhagen

2003    Be In, Rivington Arms, New York City

            American Idyl, Metrotech, Brooklyn PAF in the Public Realm, NY

            Cat Show, Guild and Greyshkul, New York City

            Regarding Amy, Greene Naftali, New York City

            Melvins Show, curated by Bob Nickas, Anton Kern Gallery, New York City

            The Black House Project, curated by Rob Pruitt and Jonathan Horowitz, Fleichmann’s, NY

            Karaoke Death Machine, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York City

            Violence the True Way, Peter Kilchmann Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

2002    Unknown Pleasures, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York City

            You Were Just a Summer Love..., Juschka C. Priska Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY

            Proper Villains, curated by David Hunt, Untitled Space, New Haven, CT

            Heaven Knows I Am Miserable Now, Low Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

            Power Ballads, Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery, NYC

2001    Miss World Competition 1972, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York City

2000   Feeling Stupid, Special Project, PS1/MOMA, New York City

            Kool Aid, Greene Naftali, New York City

            *Flea Market, curated by Rob Pruitt, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York City       

1999    *Champagne Bitches, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

            *48 Hours-Actress No-Show, James Fuentes Gallery, New York City

            ¡Rayos Y Centellas!, La Panaderia, Mexico City

            Summer Group Show, Albert Merolla Gallery, Provincetown, PA

            What Big Is, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Barrington, MA

            100 Drawings, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York City

           *Crisscross: Some Young New Yorkers, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Installation and performance

            Answer Yes, No, or Don’t Know, Andrew Kreps, New York City

            *Free Coke, Greene Naftali, New York City

            *Paradise 8, Exit Art, New York City, Installation and performance, curated by Kenny Schachter

1998    E Pluralis Nihil, American Fine Arts, New York City

            *Hey, You never Know, New York City, curated by Kenny Schachter

1997    Cambio, New York City, curated by Kenny Schachter

            Thriller, 303 Gallery, New York City, curated by Tom Borghese

1996    Circus of the Stars, curated by Tom Borghese, Hotel 17, New York City

*Member of the collaborative group Acress from 1997-2001 * Acress project/participation


Selected Bibliography

2018   "Curate My Death" Zingmagazine 25, Winter 2018/19

2015    Barliant, Claire. “A Theory of Everything”, photograph. Harvard Design Magazine

            No.41 December 2015. Print and online.

            Sevigny, Chloe. “Chloe Sevigny” Rizzoli: New York. 2015. Print.

2013    Bougatsos, Lizi. “Inside the Art Bars” , Art In America, December 2013

2012    Beckwith, Patterson. “Top Ten” ArtForum (New York, Summer 2012)

2010    Rosenberg, Karen. “Review: Whatever and Ever” New York Times, June 18, 2010

2007    Cotter, Holland. “Amy Gartrell” New York Times, November 9, 2007

           “Amy Gartrell” New Yorker, November 19, 2007

2006    Johnson, Ken. “Review: Hiding in the Light” New York Times, February 17, 2006

            “Review: When Fathers Fail” Time Out New York, October 19, 2006

2005    Miller, Leigh Anne. “Review: Amy Gartrell at Daniel Reich” Art in America

            Smith, Roberta. “Review: Hot Hands Cold Heart” New York Times, May 13, 2007

            Kerr, Merrily. “Review: Hot Hands Cold Heart” TimeOut New York

            Review: “Hot Hands Cold Heart” The New Yorker May 23, 2005

            Breyer, Charles G. “Review: Fight or Flight” Flash Art January/February 2005

2004    Johnson, Ken. “Review: Fight or Flight” New York Times 12/10/2004

            Smith. Roberta. “Art Review: Summertime at P.S.1: Where Opposites Like Hands On/Hands

             Off Attract” New York Times 7/16/2004  

            Saltz, Jerry. “Termite Theory” Village Voice 6/21/2004

2003   Smith, Roberta. “Review: Be In” New York Times 10/31/03

            Smith, Roberta. “Summer Group Shows” New York Times 7/18/2003

            Yablonsky, Linda. “Review: Regarding Amy” Time Out New York 7/10 - 17/03

2002   Mcpherson, Jesse. “Dead Flowers: Amy Gartrell Does Death Justice”, Vice (Vol.9 No.8)

            Wilson, Michael. “Review: Amy Gartrell” Frieze, Issue No.70

            Drawings, Loyal Magazine, Vaxjo, Sweden

            Chambers, Christopher. “Review: Amy Gartrell” Flash Art, October 2002

            Hoffman, Hank. “Review: The Change Remains the Same” the New Haven Advocate, 9/5/02                  

            Birke, Judy.“Review: A Large Group Show...” New Haven Register, 9/2002

            Cotter, Holland. “Review: the Heavenly Tree Grows Downward” New York Times 9/20/2002

            Cotter, Holland. “Review: You Are Just A Summer Love...” New York Times 9/13/2002

            Skarf, Shayna. “Every Rose Has It’s Thorns” Time Out, June 2002

            Amalfitano, Madelynn. “Lets Get Low” LA Weekly, 5/3/02

2001   Cotter, Holland. “Miss World” review, NY Times (New York, 12/28/01)

2000   Johnson. “Kool Aid” review, New York Times (New York, 07/21/01)

            “Kool Aid” New Yorker (New York, 07/24/00)

            Pruitt, Rob. “Top 101” Made in USA (New York)

1999   Arning, Bill. “Answer...” review, Village Voice (New York, 03/16/99)

1997   Cotter, Holland “Cambio” review, NYTimes (New York, 11/28/1997)

 Museum Permanent Collections

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York

Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada

Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, Seattle 

Visiting Artist Lectures

2013    New York University, MFA Berlin, Berlin, Germany

2012    SOMA, Mexico City, Mexico

2007    Cooper Union, New York, NY

2006    Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY