Alex Kwartler

Alex Kwartler has mounted two solo exhibitions at Magenta Plains: “Pain Quotidien” in 2016 and “Snowflake” in 2018. In 2014 he presented a solo show entitled “A Superficial Lyric” at Nathalie Karg Gallery in New York. He has exhibited his work at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, White Columns, Bortolami Gallery, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Martos Gallery, Casey Kaplan, Petzel Gallery and Wallspace. His exhibitions been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Frieze, Artforum and Art in America. Kwartler’s paintings were featured in “Painting Abstraction” edited by Bob Nickas and published by Phaidon Press. He received his MFA from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ and his BFA from The Cooper Union, New York, NY. Kwartler was artist-in-residence at The Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas in Spring 2017. He will present forthcoming shows at Two Bridges Music Arts, New York, NY and Practise (with David Deutsch), Oak Park, IL.

Born in 1979, New York, NY
Lives and works in New York, NY

Education

2015

MFA, Rutgers University, New Jersey

2002

BFA, Cooper Union, New York

Solo Exhibitions

2018

Two Bridges, New York, NY
Practise, Oak Park, IL
Snowflake, Magenta Plains, New York, NY

2017

Artist In Residence Alex Kwartler, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX

2016

Pain Quotidien, Magenta Plains, New York, NY

2014

A Superficial Lyric, Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York, NY

2005

Paintings, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2018

Upstairs Art Fair (with Magenta Plains), Amagansett, NY

2017

Social Photography V, carriage trade, New York, NY

2013

From Radiance and Dissolution, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin, Germany

Alex Kwartler and Elke Solomon, Klaus Von Nichtssagend, New York, NY

2012

Stretching Painting, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY

== by Matt Keegan, with Michele Abeles, Michèle Didier, Brussels, Belgium

Phases, Wallspace, New York, NY

2011

Looking Back / The 6th White Columns Annual selected by Ken Okiishi and Nick Mauss, White Columns, New York, NY

Channel to the New Image, Friedrich Petzel, New York, NY

We Regret to Inform You There is Currently No Space or Place for Abstract Painting, Martos Gallery, New York, NY

To the People of Montreal, Battat Contemporary, Montreal, Canada

2010

Re-Dressing, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY

Gradation, Portugal Arte10, Lisbon, Portugal

2009

Parallel, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY

The Merits of Silence, Min Min Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Not so Subtle Subtitle, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

Blue Smoke Brittle Leaves, Fordham University Lincoln Center Gallery, New York, NY

2007

Destroy Athens, 1st Athens Biennial, Athens, Greece

The Wu-Tang / googolplex Show, GBE@passerby, New York, NY

Currygrit, GBE@passerby, New York, NY

Signs of Precarity, Klaus von Nichtssgand Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Late Liberties, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY

Rose Colored Glasses, GBE@passerby, New York, NY

2006

Abstraction, Mitchell Innes & Nash, New York, NY

Bronson Tropics, Pauline, Los Angeles, CA

2005

The Painted World, P.S.1 Museum, Long Island City, NY

Dark Dreams, Johnen Schuttle, Cologne, Germany

Barricade, Rivington Arms, New York, NY

No. 18., Champion Fine Art, Brooklyn, New York

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