Julian Hoeber
Installation view
July 14July 18, 2015
Installation view
June 6July 13, 2013
Installation View
February 5March 12, 2011
Installation View
October 3November 14, 2009
Installation View
All That is Solid Melts into Air
September 6October 18, 2008
Installation View
i wasn't joking. you were joking. i was serious.
January 29February 26, 2005
Installation View
Killing Friends
May 23June 29, 2002

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1974
MFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
BFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
BA, Tufts University, Medford, MA
Karel de Grote Hogeschool, Antwerp, Belgium
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
One-Person Exhibitions                 

The Inward Turn, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
, Fused Space, San Francisco, CA

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Hammer Projects: Julian Hoeber, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
All that is solid melts into air, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Galleria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy
Talkers are No Good Doers, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Essor Gallery, London, UK
Killing Friends, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Group Exhibitions

Gold Rush, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA

Picture the Cricket's Legs Apart, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
Three Day Weekend: Business in Front b/w Blue White Red, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

Please Enter, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
(Dec)curation, R & Company, New York, NY
Forms of Abstraction: American Abstraction from the 1950s to Today
, Simon C. Dickinson, London, UK
Julian Hoeber and André Kertész, Zach Feuer, New York, NY
Unsparing Quality, Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Post-op: Perceptual Gone Painterly, 1958-2014, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France

Painting in Place, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), Los Angeles, CA            
Educational Complex Edit: Videos from the Students of Mike Kelley, Art Gallery, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
Beyond the Object, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Your History is Our History, Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
Across the Pacific: Young Artists from L.A., 313 Art Project, Seoul, Korea
Surface in Volume, Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy
The Paranoia of Time, Carter & Citizen, Los Angeles, CA
American Exuberance, Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, FL
Fun House, Western Bridge, Seattle, WA
2/3 D Abstraction, Bodson-Emelincks Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Adult Contemporary: Family Romance, Kavi Gupta, Berlin, Germany

Valentin Carron, Philippe Decrauzat, Thomas Fougeirol, Julian Hoeber, Praz-Delavallade, Paris
Drawings, Praz-Delavallade, Paris
Inaugural Group Exhibition, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Delusionarium 4, Circus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
A Lower World: Excesses and Extremes in Film and Video, Pixel Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (curated by Pleasure Dome Film and Video Programming Collective)
Los Angeles Confidential, Parc St. Leger Art Contemporain, Pougues Les Eaux, France
Against the Grain, LACE, Los Angeles, CA
Murder Pretended, Casa Vecina, Mexico City, Mexico
Constellation, Kavi Gupta, Chicago, IL
Panic Room - Works from The Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation Centre For Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece
Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Trudi: No Jerks, Rental Gallery, NY
A Selected State, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London
Dark Places, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
JSA (Jim Shaw’s Army), Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
many, many guys and girls, all real beauties, Circus of Books Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (curated by Julian Hoeber)
The Wonder and Horror of the Human Head, 4F, Los Angeles, CA
Very Early Pictures, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles,
CA, 21 May – 24 July; Arcadia University Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2004: Planet B: The Aesthetics of the B-Movie, Palais Thurn & Taxis and Magazin4, Bregenz, Austria
Zaishoku kenbi = Art & Money, Base Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Inaugural Group Show, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Premiere, A Gavlak Projects Production, New York, NY
I See a Darkness, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Morbid Curiosity II, I-20, New York, NY
Morbid Curiosity, Los Angeles, CA
Vivisection Diaries/Playing Dead and Other Work (with Jacqueline Cooper), jennjoygallery, San Francisco, CA
Blood & Fog, with Tom Allen at ACCD Graduate Studios, Pasadena, CA
Face to Face, The Stage Gallery, Merrick, NY
, jennjoygallery, San Francisco, CA

Film and Video Screenings 

Loops, FELTspace, Adelaida, Australia

Adult Contemporary - Dirty Black Summer, Kavi Gupta, Berlin, Germany (Screening: Killing Friends)

New York International Independent Video and Film Festival, Laemmle Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA (Screening: Talkers are No Good Doers)

Curatorial Projects

No Bingo for Felons, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA. Curated by Julian Hoeber and Alix Lambert.

No Person May Carry A Fish Into A Bar, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA. Curated by Julian Hoeber and Alix Lambert.
many, many guys and girls, all real beauties, Circus of Books Gallery, Santa Monica, CA


Articles and Reviews

“Artist Michelle Grabner's Picks From EXPO Chicago 2015.” Artspace.com, September 14, 2015.
“Contemporary Art Daily Founder Forrest Nash’s Picks From EXPO Chicago 2015.” Artspace.com, September 14, 2015.
Hoeber, Julian. “The Fan Club: Why Enthusiasm, Not Scholarship, Motivates Artists.” Frieze, no. 174 (October 2015): 202-208.
“The Strange and Mysterious Case of Demon Hill: Julian Hoeber's Gravitational Anomaly.” Marky.com, May 21, 2015.
Indrisek, Scott. “Art, Lovers: Romantic Teamwork in Bushwick’s 'Swingers WKND.'” BlouinArtInfo.com, June 4, 2015.

Fort, Thomas. "Post-Op: Du perceptuel au pictural, 1958-2014." 02, April 7, 2014.
Karapetian, Farrah. Unsparing Quality. Los Angeles: Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, 2014.
Poirier, Matthieu. Post-Op: Perceptual Gone Painterly. Paris: Galerie Perrotin, 2014.
Roselione-Valadez, Juan, ed. Rubell Family Collection: Highlights and Artists' Writings, Volume 1. Miami: Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, 2014.

Arnosky, Mischa. "No Bingo for Felons' at Arcadia University's Art Gallery." Abington Patch, September 1, 2013.         
Biller, Steven. "Palm Springs & the High Desert: It's a Dry Heat." Art Ltd. (January-February 2013): 12-16, supplement.
Crimmins, Peter. "Scenes of the Crime Featured in 'No Bingo for Felons at Arcadia Gallery." Newsworks.org, September 3, 2013.
Difilippo, Dana. "Art Exhibition Showcases Links Between Art and Crime." Philly.com, August 30, 2013.
Drohojowska,-Philp, Hunter. "Painting in Place." KCRW.com, June 13, 2013.
Joy, Jenn. “Julian Hoeber.” Bomblog, January 2, 2013.
Melrod, George. "LAND Founder Shamim M. Momin Is Making Waves with Her Rigorous and Innovative Approach to Public Art." ArtLtd, September-October 2013: 62-63.
Newhall, Edith. “Fanciful ‘Chopsticks’ That Celebrate Duality of Life.” Philadelphia Inquirer, October 13, 2013.
Newhouse, Sam. "Crimes and Misdemeanors - No Bingo for Felons at Arcadia University." Theartblog.org, October 16, 2013.
Wagley, Catherine. “When Art Meets Therapy.” L.A. Weekly, July 18, 2013.

Black, Ezrha. “Julian Hoeber at Carter & Citizen and Blum & Poe.” Artillery 6, no. 6 (Summer 2012): 18-19.
Howe, Holly. “Holly Howe’s Top Five from ArtHK 2012.” Fadwebsite.com, May 18, 2012.
Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah, and Jeff Hassay. “Ball of Confusion.” Artforum.com, February 5, 2012.
McGarry, Kevin. “Out There: Mystery Theater.” New York Times Style Magazine, February 1, 2012.
Moshayedi, Aram. “No Person May Carry a Fish into a Bar.” Artforum.com, August 13, 2012.
Myers, Holly. "'Crime Gets Creative." Los Angeles Times, August 3, 2012.
Palmerton, Elwyn. “Julian Hoeber: Harris Lieberman Gallery.” Frieze, no. 151 (November-December 2012): 171.
Shaw, Michael. "Julian Hoeber: Vigorous and Rigorous, Demon Hill & de Menil." Theconversationartistpodcast.podomatic.com, May 25, 2012.
Foss, Paul. “Julian Hoeber: Hammer Museum.” Art in America 99, no. 4 (April 2011): 131.
Knight, Christopher. “Abstraction Rooted in Reality,” Los Angeles Times, February 18, 2011.
Poundstone, William. “Mystery Spot: Julian Hoeber's "Demon Hill.” Artinfo.com, February 8, 2011.
Powers, Jessica. “Lost in the Funhouse.” Artslant.com, July 12, 2011.
Roselione-Valadez, Juan, ed. American Exuberance. Miami: Rubell Family Collection, 2011.
Rosenberg, David. Art of Flying: Les Nouveaux Horizons de l’Art. Paris: Assouline, 2011.
Schad, Ed. “Julian Hoeber.” ArtReview, no. 50 (May 2011): 126.
Taft, Catherine. “Julian Hoeber: Blum & Poe.” Artforum 49, no. 8 (April 2011): 224.
Trachta, Ali. “Get Hammered.” LA Weekly, January 27, 2011.
Upchurch, Michael. “’Funhouse’ at Western Bridge is Off-Kilter Art.” Seattle Times, June 24, 2011.
Wagley, Catherine. "Mystery Spot." DailyServing.com, December 17, 2010.
Berardini, Andrew. “Julian Hoeber: Hammer Museum.” Artforum.com, December 1, 2010.
Rosenberg, David. Art of Flying: Les nouveaux horizons de l'art. New York: Assouline, 2010.
Sante, Luc. Julian Hoeber. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2010.
Stacey, Allan. “Demon Hill.” Eastofborneo.org, December 16, 2010.
Taylor, Brittany. “Hammer Exhibit Confounds Gravity.” DailyBruin.com, November 5, 2010.
Fiduccia, Joanna. “Julian Hoeber Praz-Delavallade.” Artforum 47, no. 9 (May 2009): 249.
Rattemeyer, Christian. The Judith Rothschild Foundation Catalogue Raisonné. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2009.
Smith, Sarah Neel. “Julian Hoeber: Blum & Poe.” Whitehot Magazine, January 2009.
Bedford, Christopher. “Against the Grain.” Frieze, no. 119 (November-December 2008): 201-02.
Berardini, Andrew. “Julian Hoeber: All That is Solid Melts into Air.” THE Magazine (November 2008): 51.
Berardini, Andrew. “Sketches: August 21, 2008,” LA City Beat, August 21, 2008.
Karapetian, Farrah. “Against the Grain.” Whitehot Magazine, September 2008.
Khadivi, Jesi. “Julian Hoeber: Blum & Poe." Artweek 39, no. 9 (November 2008): 19-20.
Miles, Christopher. “Opening Week at L.A. Galleries: The Fall Art Season Begins.” LA Weekly, September 11, 2008.
Noe, Palola. “Julian Hoeber.” Flash Art (Italian ed.) 41, no. 267 (December 2007-January 2008): 119.
Ollman, Leah. “A Show’s Artists in a State of Unrest.” Los Angeles Times, August 8, 2008.
Pagel, David. “A Thoughtful Look at Casual Violence,” Los Angeles Times, September 26, 2008.
Taft, Catherine. “Julian Hoeber: All That Is Solid Melts into Air.” ArtReview no. 28 (December 2008): 123.
Tully, Judd. “Art Basel Sets Out at Orderly Sprint.” ArtInfo.com, June 3, 2008.
Vogel, Carol. “At Art Basel, Old Names And Few Showstoppers.” New York Times, June 5, 2008.
Wagley, Catherine. “Julian Hoeber." DailyServing.com, September 4, 2008.
Grayson, Kathy, ed. Panic Room: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Works on Paper Collection. New York: Deitch Projects; Athens, Greece: Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, 2007.
The Wonder and Horror of the Human Head.” Los Angeles Times, May 25, 2006.
Wilder, Matthew. “JSA.” ArtForum.com, January 13, 2006.
Kraus, Chris, ed. LA Artland. London: Black Dog Publishing, 2005.
Willis, Holly. “Review: Talkers Are No Good Doers.” LA Weekly, February 25-March 3, 2005.
Zaishoku kenbi = Art & Money. Tokyo: Base Gallery, 2004.
“Art: Julian Hoeber.” KultureFlash, March 25, 2003.
Dyer, Richard. “London.” Contemporary, no. 49 (2003): 18-19.
Falconer, Morgan. “Julian Hoeber/Essor Gallery.” What’s On in London, March 2003.
Herbert, Martin. “Preview.” Pluck (March-April 2003): 29.
Herbert, Martin. “Julian Hoeber.” Time Out (London), March 19-26, 2003.
LaBelle, Charles. “I See a Darkness.” Frieze, no. 76 (June-August 2003): 116.
Payne, Rosalyn. “Don’t Be Alarmed – It’s Only Art!,” Southwark News, February 20, 2003.
Pinsent, Richard. “Julian Hoeber: Killing Friends.” Art Newspaper 9, no. 133 (February 2003): 16.
Schmitz, Edgar. “Julian Hoeber: Killing Friends.” Kunstforum International, no. 164 (March-May 2003): 373-74.
Zamet, Kate. “Julian Hoeber: Essor Gallery.” Flash Art 36, no. 229 (March-April 2003): 114
Pagel, David. “Julian Hoeber's World: the Horror, the Humor.” Los Angeles Times, May 31, 2002.
Tumlir, Jan. “Morbid Curiosity: The Art School Curriculum and Modernism Unbound.” Artext, no. 76 (Fall 2002): 64-76.
Cooper, Jacqueline. “Shiny Happy People: Art and Special Effects.” New Art Examiner 28, no. 10 (July-August 2001): 68-75.
Weissman, Benjamin. “Notes Toward an Autobiography of Paul McCarthy.” X-Tra 4, no. 2 (August 2001): 22-29.

Publications by the Artist

Hoeber, Julian. “The Fan Club: Why Enthusiasm, Not Scholarship, Motivates Artists.” Frieze, no. 174 (October 2015): 202-208.

Hoeber, Julian. "Artists at Work: Jim Shaw." Eastofborneo.org, April 30, 2014. 

Hoeber, Julian. “You Will Be Remembered For the Worst Thing That Ever Happened to You.” Centerfold 3, no. 1 (June 2013): VII.

Hoeber, Julian. Vice Magazine 12, no. 6, (2005): 37. 

Hoeber, Julian. “A Few Words on Killing Friends” in Planet B: The Aesthetics of B-Movies. Bregenz: Palais Thurn & Taxis, 2004, 73-77.
Hoeber, Julian. Vice Magazine 11, no. 6 (2004): 69.



Museums and Public Collections
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Rosenblum Collection & Friends, Paris, France
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Western Bridge, Seattle

“The Strange and Mysterious Case of Demon Hill: Julian Hoeber’s Gravitational Anomaly.” Marky.com, May 21, 2015.
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Lethem, Jonathan. "The Subjective Fog: For Julian Hoeber." Paris Review, November 6, 2013.
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Wagley, Catherine. "When Art Meets Therapy." L.A. Weekly, July 18, 2013.
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Joy, Jenn. "Julian Hoeber." Bomblog, January 2, 2013.
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Schad, Ed. “Julian Hoeber.” Art Review, no. 50 (May 2011): 126.
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Taft, Catherine. "Julian Hoeber: Blum & Poe," Artforum 49, no. 8 (April 2011): 224.
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Knight, Christopher. “Abstraction rooted in reality” Los Angeles Times, February 18, 2011: D14-D15.
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Sante, Luc. “Hammer Projects: Julian Hoeber,” Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 2010.
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Taft, Catherine, “Julian Hoeber: All That is Solid Melts into Air” Artreview, December 2008, p. 123.
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Khadivi, Jesi. “Julian Hoeber: Blum & Poe." Artweek 39, no. 9 (November 2008): 19-20.
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Ollman, Leah. “A Show’s Artists in a State of Unrest.” Los Angeles Times, August 8, 2008.
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Zamet, Kate. "Julian Hoeber: Essor Gallery." Flash Art 36, no. 229 (March/April 2003): 114.
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Pagel, David. “Julian Hoeber's World: the Horror, the Humor,” Los Angeles Times, May 31, 2002: F31.
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