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



MFA, Rutgers University, New Jersey


BFA, Cooper Union, New York

Solo Exhibitions


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


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


Pain Quotidien, Magenta Plains, New York, NY


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


Paintings, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions


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


Social Photography V, carriage trade, New York, NY


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

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


Stretching Painting, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY

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

Phases, Wallspace, New York, NY


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


Re-Dressing, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY

Gradation, Portugal Arte10, Lisbon, Portugal


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


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


Abstraction, Mitchell Innes & Nash, New York, NY

Bronson Tropics, Pauline, Los Angeles, CA


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