LIZ LARNER

BIOGRAPHY


Born in Sacramento, CA, 1960.
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Education:

 

BFA, California Institute of Arts, Valencia, CA, 1985

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
 

2018

Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY, September 23, 2018 –

 

2017

“Liz Larner,” Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris, France, May 6 – June 10, 2017

 

2016

“Liz Larner,” Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany, September 16 – October 22, 2016

“Liz Larner,” Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, February 26 – June 5, 2016

 

2015

“Liz Larner: X,” Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, November 6, 2015 – October 9, 2016

“Liz Larner,” Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, April 24 – September 27, 2015

“Space is better than time, but time is okay,” The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK, March 21 – May 23, 2015

 

2014
"Liz Larner," Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, January 11 – February 15, 2014

2011
"Liz Larner," The M Building, Miami, Florida, November 30 – December 10, 2011, presented by Regen Projects
"Liz Larner," Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY, February 10 – March 19, 2011

2010
"Liz Larner," Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, April 24 – May 22, 2010

2008
"Liz Larner: Selected Sculpture from the Early 1990s," Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, January 29 – February 23, 2008

2006
"Liz Larner: 2001," Doris C. Freedman Plaza in Central Park, New York, NY, November 29, 2006 – May 1, 2007, presented by Public Art Fund

2005
"Liz Larner," Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, July 1 – 31, 2005

2003
"Liz Larner: East of What?," 303 Gallery, New York, NY, April 12 – June 14, 2003

2002
"Liz Larner: Untitled," Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Chicago IL, May 1 – September 8, 2002, on MCA plaza in conjunction with Art Chicago/Pier Walk, curated by Dave Hickey

2001
"Liz Larner," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, December 2, 2001 - April 7, 2002, catalogue

1999
"Liz Larner," 303 Gallery, New York, NY, May 15 - June 12, 1999

1998
"Liz Larner," Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, June 27 – August 1, 1998
“Liz Larner: I Thought I Saw a Pussycat,” MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria, June 3 – August 9, 1998; catalogue

1997
303 Gallery, New York, NY
"Liz Larner," Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland, curated by Peter Pakesch, June 8 – August 24, 1997, catalogue

1994
303 Gallery, New York, NY

1993
Jennifer Flay Galerie, Paris, France

1992
Peter Pakesch, Vienna, Austria

1991
Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
303 Gallery, New York, NY

1990
Galleri Nordanstad-Skarstedt, Stockholm, Sweden
303 Gallery, New York, NY

1989
Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna, Austria, December 12– January 20, 1990
303 Gallery, New York, NY

1988
Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions:

 

2017

“Tomorrow’s Man 4,” Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, November 11 – December 23, 2017

“I GO, YOU GO, GOOD TO GO,” UNCLEBROTHER, New York, NY, May 27 – September 4, 2017

“Living Apart Together: Recent Acquisitions,” Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, May 20 – August 27, 2017

“What I Loved: Selected Works from the ‘90s,” Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, March 4 – April 14, 2017

“The Gap Between the Fridge and the Cooker,” The Modern Institute, Glasgow, UK, January 27 – March 11, 2017

 

2016

“Virginia Overton, Tony Lewis, Liz Larner, Michel François,” Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY, November 10 – December 22, 2016 

“On Space and Place: Contemporary Art from Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Vancouver,” DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL, September 15 – December 18, 2016

“la mia ceramica,” Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris, France, June 4 – July 16, 2016; catalogue

“ALL RIGHT,” Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA, April 2 – May 21, 2016

“Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947 – 2016,” Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, Los Angeles, CA, March 13 – September 4, 2016; catalogue

 

2015

“The Art of Our Time,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 2015 – September 12, 2016


2014

“Impulse, Reason, Sense, Conflict; Abstract Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection,” Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, FL, December 3, 2014 – March 29, 2015; catalogue 
“The Other Side - Mirrors and Reflections in Contemporary Art,” Belvedere, Vienna, Austria, June 18 – October 12, 2014; travels to Museum of Modern Art Carinthia, Klagenfurt, Austria, November 27, 2014 – March 1, 2015
"CalArts Art Benefit & Auction," Paula Cooper Gallery and Metro Pictures, New York, NY, April 5 – 19, 2014

2013
"Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950," curated by Kerry Brougher and Russell Ferguson, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., October 24, 2013 – May 26, 2014; traveled to Mudam, Luxemburg City, Luxembourg, July 12 – October 12, 2014; Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria, November 14, 2014 – February 22, 2015
"Room to Live: Recent Acquisitions and Works from the Collection," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, October 5, 2013 – January 12, 2014
"Nasher XChange," various sites throughout Dallas, TX, presented by the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX, October 19, 2013 – February 16, 2014
“For the Time Being: Hidden Behind Plaster,” Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany, July 20 – October 27, 2013; catalogue
"Endless Bummer II: Still Bummin'," curated by Jan Tumlir, Malborough Gallery Chelsea, New York, NY, May 11 – June 29, 2013
"Speak, Memory," Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY, May 1 – June 8, 2013
"Made in Space," curated by Peter Harkawik and Laura Owens, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, March 16 – April 15; traveled to Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, NY, July 11 – August 10, 2013
"Selections from the Permanent Collection," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, March 3, 2013 – January 27, 2014.
"A Point of View: Selected Gifts from the Laurence A. Rickels Collection," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, February 13 – March 11

2012
"Blues for Smoke," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, October 21 – January 7, 2013; traveled to the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, February 7 – April 28, 2013, and Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, September 21 – January 5, 2014
"Group Face," Paradise Garage, Venice, CA, September 22 – October 24, 2012
"DECADE: Contemporary Collecting 2002-2012," Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, August 21, 2012 - January 3, 2013
"Prima Materia," Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, March 30 – April 28, 2012
"Intimate Immensity: The Susan and Larry Marx Collection," Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, February 14 – May 6, 2012

2011
"…there is a crack in everything," Michael Janssen, Berlin, Germany, November 12 -December 20, 2011
"Under Destruction," Swiss Institute, New York, NY, March 15 – May 28, 2011
"Paul Clay," Studio 94 Bowery, New York, NY, June 23 – July 30, 2011
"De-Building," Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, Christchurch, New Zealand, February 5 - 22

2010
"The Artist's Museum," Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, October 31, 2010 - January 31, 2011
"Under Destruction," Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland, October 15, 2010 – January 23, 2011; traveled to the Swiss Institute, New York, NY, April 6 – May 8, 2011
"The Jewel Thief," Tang Museum at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, October 9, 2010 – February 27, 2011; catalogue
"Immaterial," Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX, October 1 – February 20, 2011
"The Artist's Museum," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, September 19 – January 31, 2011
"Selections from the Hammer Contemporary Collection," Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, July 3 - January 30, 2011
"Collecting Biennials," Whitney Museum, New York, January 16 - November 28, 2010

2009
"Collection: MOCA's First Thirty Years," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, November 15, 2009 - July 12, 2010
"Collecting History, Highlighting Recent Acquisitions," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, July 12 – October 19, 2009
"Abstractionists Unite!" Curated by Nancy Chaikin, Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA, June 20 – August 8, 2009
"Between Art and Life: The Painting and Sculpture Collection," San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, May 10 – January 3, 2010

2008
"Life? Biomorphic Forms in Sculpture," Kunsthaus Graz, September 27, 2008 – January 11, 2009
"AURUM Gold in Contemporary Art," curated by Dolores Denaro, CentrePasquArt, Biel, Switzerland, September 13 – November 30, 2008
"Red Wind," Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, June 28 – August 23, 2008
"Collecting Collections: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, February 9 – May 19

2007
"Celebrating the Lucelia Artist Award, 2001-2006," Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., September 21, 2007 – June 22, 2008
"Makers and Modelers: Works in Ceramic," Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, September 8 – October 13, 2007
"Blood Meridan," curated by David Hunt, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, Germany, April 27 – May 26, 2007
"From Close to Home: Recent Acquisitions of Los Angeles Art," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, April 1 – July 2
"eight sculptors from los angeles," sabine knust, Münich, Germany, March 22 – April 17, 2007
"Multiple Vantage Points: Southern California Women Artists, 1980-2006," curated by Dextra Frankel, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery at Barnsdall, Los Angeles, CA, February 25 – April 15, 2007
"Fast Forward: Contemporary Collections for the Dallas Museum of Art," Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, February 11 – May 20, 2007; cat.
"Uncontained," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, February 8 – April 29, 2007
"Hammer Contemporary Collection," Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, January 16– April 8, 2007

2006
"The Bong Show or This is Not a Pipe," curated by Beverly Semmes, Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York, NY, December 9, 2006 – January 20, 2007
"The Unhomely: Phantom Scenes in Global Society," curated by Okwui Enwezor, Second International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Seville, Spain, October 26, 2006 – January 15, 2007; cat.
"Pose and Sculpture," curated by Daniel Baumann, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY, June 30 – August 4, 2006
"Two or Three or Something: Maria Lassnig, Liz Larner," Kunsthaus Graz, February 4 – May 7, 2006
"Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, March 2 -May 28, 2006
"Gone Formalism,' Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Pittsburg, January 21 – March 26, 2006

2005
"Extreme Abstraction," curated by Louis Grachos and Claire Schneider, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, July 15 – October 2, 2005, catalogue
"The The," curated by Stuart Shave, Modern Art, London, July 8 – August 7, 2005
"The Meeting," curated by Kathryn Andrews, Center for the Arts of Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA, May 27 – July 2, 2005

2004
"Showdown," curated by Kimberli Meyer and Fritz Haeg, Schindler House, Los Angeles, October 22 – 23, 2004
"Full House," curated by David Pagel, East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, August 16 - September 10, 2004
"100 Artist See God," curated by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston, The Jewish Museum San Francisco, March 7 – June 27, 2004; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, July 25 – October 3, 2004; Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England, November 19, 2004 – January 9, 2005; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, Virginia, June 9 – September 4, 2005, catalogue
"The Thought that Counts," curated by Jason Meadows, Sister Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003
"Inaugural Exhibition," Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA, January 25 - March 8
"Within Hours We Would Be in the Middle of Nowhere," 303 Gallery, New York, NY, July 19 – August 29, 2003
neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany
"Popstraction," curated by Paola Antonelli, curator of Architecture and Design at MOMA and independent curator and writer, Eungie Joo, Deitch Projects, New York, NY, catalogue
"Imagination: Perception in Art," curated by Peter Pakesch and Martin Prinzhorn, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria, October 25, 2003 – January 18, 2004, catalogue
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, NY, November 20, 2003 – January 10, 2004

2002

“Parallels and Intersections: Art/Women/California, 1950 – 2000,” San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, June 1 – November 3, 2002
"New Attitudes in Sculpture," The Gallery at Green Street, New York, NY, April 5 - May 18, 2002

2001
"Drawings," Regen Projects, Los Angeles, May 26 - July 21, 2001
"A Room of Their Own: From Arbus to Gober," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, February 4 – January 20, 2002

2000
"Raumkorper. Netze und andere Gebilde," Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland, catalogue
"1999 Drawings," Alexander & Bonin Gallery, New York, NY
"00," Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY, July 6 - August 5, 2000, catalogue

1999
"Description Without Place," AC Project Room, New York, NY, October 23 - December 4, 1999
"Proliferation: Work from the Permanent Collection," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, March 7 – June 20, 1999
"Life is Elsewhere," Theoretical Projects, Naples, Italy, March 25 - May 1, 1999

1997
"Maxwell's Demon," Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, November 8 - December 20, 1997
"Elusive Paradise: Los Angeles Art from the Permanent Collection," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, October 5, 1997 - November 14, 1999
"Painting Machines," curated by John Stomberg, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA, October 31 - December 14, 1997

1996
"Just Past: The Contemporary in the Permanent Collection, 1975-96," curated by Ann Goldstein, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, September 28 - January 7, 1997
"Final Projects: The House," MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Schindler House, Los Angeles
"The Garage Project," MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Mackey House, Los Angeles
"Everything that's interesting is new," Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece

1995
"The Big Night," Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
"Plane/Structures," White Columns, NY, curated by David Pagel
"Ambient," Olivier Antoine, Nice, France
"Saturday Night Fever," Thomas Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles, CA

1994
"Un Papillon sur la Roue," L'Espace d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Toulouse et Midi-Pyrenees, Toulouse, France
"Plane/Structures," Otis Gallery, curated by David Pagel, Los Angeles

1993
"Co-Conspirators," James Corcoran Gallery, curated by Cliff Benjamin, Santa Monica, CA
"Just What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?," Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France
"Sonsbeek 93," Arnhem, Holland
"Informationsdienst," Art Acker, Berlin, Germany
"At the Edge of Chaos - New Images of the World," Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark

1992
"Multiplicity," Thea Westreich Associates, New York, NY
"FluxAttitudes," New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
"Speaker Project", curated by Liam Gillick, ICA, London, England
Galerie Max Hetzler, curated by Tim Neuger, Koln, Germany
"Recent Acquisitions: Selected New Works in the Permanent Collection", Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, February 9 – May 17
"How It Is", curated by Jonathon Seliger, Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY
"Tattoo Collection," Jennifer Flay Gallery, Paris, France
"Not Quiet," Jennifer Flay Gallery, Paris, France, March 21 – April 18, with Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Christian Marclay, and Matthew McCaslin
“Helter Skelter,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, January 26 – April 26, 1992; catalogue
"Group Drawing Show," Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1991
"New Works by Gallery Artists," 303 Gallery, New York, NY
"FluxAttitudes," Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY
"Enclosure's," Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, Los Angeles, CA
"The Body," The Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
"Gulliver's Travels," Galerie Sophia Ungers, Koln, Germany
"Lick of the Eye," curated by David Pagel, Shoshona Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
"American Art of the Eighties," curated by Jerry Saltz, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Trento, Italy
"Plastic Fantastic Lover (object a)," curated by Catherine Liu, Blum Helman Warehouse, New York, NY
"Devices," curated by Bruce Ferguson, Josh Baer Gallery, New York, NY
"Liz Larner, Karen Kilimnick, Collier Schorr, Anne Walsh," Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, NY
"Liz Larner, Rosemarie Trockel, Meg Webster," Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Drawings," Luhring Augustine Hetzler, Santa Monica, CA
"The Koln Show," various galleries, Cologne, Germany
"Santa Monica Editions," Luhring Augustine Hetzler, Santa Monica, CA
"nonrePRESENTation," Security Pacific Corporation Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Work in Progress? Work?," Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, NY

1990
"Signs of Life. Process and Materials, 1960-1990," Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
"Artificial Nature," curated by Jeffrey Deitch, Deste Foundation for Art, The House of Cyprus, Athens, Greece
"Stendahl Syndrome: The Cure," Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
"Mind Over Matter: Concept and Object," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, October 3 – January 6, 1991
Galerie Sophia Ungers, Cologne, Germany, with L.C. Armstrong, Gretchen Faust, Eva Hesse, Rebecca Horn, Robin Kahn, Jutta Koether, Patty Martori, and Rosemarie Trockel
"Liz Larner, Rosemarie Trockel, Meg Webster," Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1989
"Whitney Biennial 1989," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
"The Desire of the Museum," Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown at Federal Reserve Plaza, New York, NY
Galerie Ryszard Varisella, Frankfurt, Germany
"David Cabrera, Larry Johnson, Liz Larner," 303 Gallery, New York, NY
"Archaeology II," Roy Boyd Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Specific Metaphysics," organized by Pat McCoy, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY

1988
"Nayland Blake, Liz Larner, Richard Morrison, Charles Ray," 303 Gallery, New York, NY
"A Drawing Show," curated by Jerry Saltz, Cable Gallery, New York, NY
"Re:Placement," L.A.C.E., Los Angeles, CA
"Life Like," curated by Marvin Heiferman, Lorence Monk Gallery, New York, NY
Stadtmuseum, Graz, Austria, curated by Peter Pakesch; represented the U.S. along with Jennifer Bolande, Jon Kessler, Mike Kelley
DAG, Los Angeles, CA

1987
"Room 9," Tropicana Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
"Nothing Sacred," Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"1987 Annuale," L.A.C.E., Los Angeles, CA
Jeffrey Linden Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; curated by John Baldessari
"Reworks: Recent Sculpture," New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
"L.A. Hot and Cool," M.I.T. Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

“100 Artists See God,” curated by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston, sponsored by Independent Curators International, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, July 24 – December 27, 1987; traveled to Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA, June 26 – August 23, 1998; The Jewish Museum San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, March 7 – June 27, 2004; Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, UK, November 19, 2004 – January 9, 2005; Freedman Art Gallery, Reading, PA, September 29, 2005 – January 8, 2006; Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN, February 4 – April 16, 2006

Public Collections:

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas, Austin, TX
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Fond National d'Art Contemporain, Puteaux, France
The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
MAK-Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
The Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY


Awards and Grants
 

2014 Nancy Graves Foundation Nancy Graves Grants for Visual Artists

2005 Pacific Design Center Stars of Design Award, Category of Art
2002 Lucelia Artist Award
2000 Anonymous Was a Woman
1999 Guggenheim Fellowship


Public Commissions

2015 Byron G Rogers Federal Building and Courthouse Plaza, Denver, CO
2003 University of California, San Francisco, Mission Bay Project, San Francisco, CA
2000 Riverside Pedestrian Bridge at Walt Disney Studios, Burbank, CA