Mark Grotjahn
Fifteen Paintings
Fifteen Paintings
May 1June 20, 2015
Butterfly Paintings
Butterfly Paintings
May 1June 21, 2014
Installation View
Seven Faces
February 27April 3, 2010
Installation View
Matthew Benedict, Mark Grotjahn, Rachel Harrison, Dirk Skreber
October 21November 22, 2006
Installation View
Curated by Slater Bradley
July 1August 19, 2006
Installation View
September 8October 8, 2005
Installation View
Sam Durant, Mark Grotjahn, Evan Holloway, Jason Meadows, Dave Muller, Laura Owens, Jorge Pardo, and Monique Prieto
July 16August 20, 2005
Installation View
March 16April 13, 2002
What It Was
Jennifer Bornstein, Tom Friedman, Mark Grotjahn, Florian Maier-Aichen, Daniel Marlos, Allan McCollum, Dave Muller, Primitivo Suarez
July 15August 19, 2000
Untitled (Five-tiered perspective)
May 20July 1, 2000
Untitled (Three-tiered perspective)
November 12December 19, 1998


Born in Pasadena, CA, 1968 

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
MFA, University of California, Berkeley, CA
BFA, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

One-Person Exhibitions

Painted Sculpture, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
Fifteen Paintings
, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

Circus, Circus, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Mark Grotjahn Sculpture, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
Mark Grotjahn: Butterfly Paintings, Blum & Poe, New York, NY

Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

Nine Faces, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
Three to Five Faces, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Seven Faces, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

Gagosian Gallery, London, UK

Dancing Black Butterflies, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

Blue Paintings Light to Dark One through Ten, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, Switzerland

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK                                    
Mark Grotjahn: Drawings, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

Mark Grotjahn: El gran burrito, Boom, Oak Park, IL
Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA

Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA 

Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Flowers in the Office, Brent Petersen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions

The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

2013 Carnegie International Contemporary Galleries Reinstallation
, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
The Show Is Over, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK 
Busted, High Line Art, New York, NY

Contemporary Painting, 1960 to the Present: Selections from the SFMOMA Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Malevich and the American Legacy, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
California Dreamin: Myths and Legends of Los Angeles, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France

The Artist’s Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
John Armleder, Tauba Auerbach, Hernan Bas, Matthew Day Jackson, Bernard Frize, Mark Grotjahn, Sergej Jensen, Bharti Kher, Adam McEwen, Olivier Mosset, 
Takashi Murakami, R.H. Quaytman, Claude Rutault, Lee Ufan, Piotr Uklanski, Martin Wohr, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
Benches and Binoculars, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
At Home/Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Mark Grotjahn, Jonathan Lasker, Sol LeWitt, Allan McCollum, James Siena, James Welling, Bravin Lee Programs, New York, NY
Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection, New Museum, New York, NY
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection, Punta della Dogana, Venice, Italy
Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection
, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Minimal Means, Initial Access, Wolverhampton, UK
Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Mark Grotjahn and Jonas Wood, T&S’nKreps, New York, NY
Saints and Sinners, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Beyond Black, White, and Gray, L&M Arts, New York, NY                                   
Just Like This Train, PHIL, Los Angeles, CA
15th Anniversary Inaugural Exhibition, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
The Chef's Theory, Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles, CA

Always There I, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, Germany
Eyes Wide Open, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Friends and Family, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
Geo/Metric: Prints and Drawings from the Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Kaikai Kiki Artists, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
for what you are about to receive, Gagosian Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Oranges and Sardines: Conversations on Abstract Painting, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Pretty Ugly, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York, NY and Maccarone, New York, NY

Fit to Print: Printed Media in Recent Collage, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Hammer Contemporary Collection - Part I, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
L.A. Desire (Part 1), Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Dusseldorf, Germany
Like Color in Pictures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Painting as Fact - Fact as Fiction, de Pury & Luxembourg, Zürich, Switzerland
Warhol and . . . , Kantor / Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Complexity of the Simple, L&M Arts, New York, NY
Past, Present, Future Perfect: Selections from the Ovitz Family Collection, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK
Zbigniew Rogalski ‘Air’, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France

USA Today: New American Art from the Saatchi Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, London; traveled to State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg      
Dark Matter, White Cube, London, UK
Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Delete/How to Make a Perfect Ghost, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
Figures in the Field: Figurative Sculpture and Abstract Painting from Chicago Collections, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Werner Herzog, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Gone Formalism, Institute of Contemporary Art, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Mark Grotjahn, Richard Hawkins, Jay Heikes, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, IL
Modern Primitivism, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
Painting in Tongues, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Red Eye: LA Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
The Last Time They Met, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
The Monty Hall Problem, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

The Painted World
, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
Drawing from the Modern, 1975-2005, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Tête à Tête , Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
New Work/New Acquisitions, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Plip, Plip, Plipity!, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Think Blue, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Seventh Annual Altoids Curiously Strong Collection
, Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA; traveled to Blue Star Arts Complex, San Antoinio, TX; Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY; Luckman Gallery, Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

54th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Now is a Good Time, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
Colored Pencil, KS Art, New York, NY
I, Assassin, Wallspace, New York, NY
The Thought That Counts, Sister, Los Angeles, CA

Inaugural Group Exhibition, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Pink, Gallery Min Min, Tokyo, Japan

The Stray Show, Boom, Oak Park, IL
Conversations, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA
Play it as it Lays
, London Institute Gallery, London, UK
LA on My Mind: Recent Acquisitions from MOCA's Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Jennifer Bornstein, Mark Grotjahn, Florian Maier-Aichen, and Dave Muller, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Sharing Sunsets, Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, Tucson, AZ
Out of Bounds: Working off Paper, Luckman Gallery, Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
Superman in Bed: Kunst der Gegenwart und Fotografie Sammlung Schürmann, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
David Brody, Mark Grotjahn, Wade Guyton, Siobhan Liddell, Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York, NY

H20, Works on Paper, Los Angeles, CA                 
00: Drawings 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
CAN (Remix), Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Works on Paper from Los Angeles
, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy
Young and Dumb, Acme, Los Angeles, CA

After the Gold Rush, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY

Entropie zu Hause, Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen, Germany
Winter Selections 1998, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Group Show, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
Phenomenology: Michael Byron and Mark Grotjahn, Elias Fine Art Gallery, Boston, MA

Brent Petersen, Mark Grotjahn, Paul Sietsema, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA
Helmut Federle,Ingo Müller, Günter Umberg, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

Backroads with Doug McConnell, Four Walls, San Francisco, CA

Access, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA
Skowhegan Drive-in: collaboration with Doug Corson, Mark Grotjahn, and Mel Chin, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

Awards and Grants

Honoree, 2x2 For Aids and Art, Dallas, TX

Penny McCall Foundation Award

Artist in Residence, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME



Beyer, Nicoletta, ed. Mark Grotjahn: 15 Paintings. Los Angeles: Blum & Poe, 2015.
McDonald, Alison, ed. Mark Grotjahn: Masks. Texts by Glenn O'Brien and Dakin Hart. New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2015.

Käding, Caroline and Mark Prince. Mark Grotjahn: Circus Circus. Berlin: Distanz, 2014.

Francis, Mark. The Show is Over. London: Gagosian Gallery, 2013. 

Grotjahn, Mark, Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, and Barry Schwabsky. Mark Grotjahn. Aspen, CO: Aspen Art Museum, 2012.
Vejzovic Sharp, Ana. Mark Grotjahn: Cardboard Masks. Los Angeles: Wood Kusaka Studios, 2012.

Cahill, James. Frank Benson, Mark Grotjahn, Matt Johnson. London: Sadie Coles, 2011.
Dunham, Carroll. Mark Grotjahn: Nine Faces. New York: Anton Kern Gallery, 2011.
Hasting, Julia and Barry Schwabsky. Vitamin P2: New Perspectives in Painting. London: Phaidon, 2011.
Schwager, Michael. Absence/Presence: Contemporary Abstraction. Rohnert Park, CA: University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, 2011. 

Grotjahn, Mark and Alfred Grotjahn. Mark Grotjahn: Seven Faces. Los Angeles: Blum & Poe, 2010.
Higgs, Matthew. At Home/Not at Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg. Annandale-on-Hudson, NY: Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 2010.

Godfrey, TonyPainting Today. London: Phaidon, 2009.
Nickas, Bob. Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting. London: Phaidon, 2009.
Philbin, Anne. Hammer Projects 1999-2009. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2009.
Rattemeyer, Christian. Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2009.
Rattemeyer, Christian, ed. The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection: Catalogue Raisonné. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2009.
Satorius, Katherine. Oranges Painting’s Naked Box Lunch. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2009.
Storr, Robert. Mark Grotjahn. New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2009.

Garrels, Gary. Oranges and Sardines: Conversations on Abstract Painting. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2008.
Holzwarth, Hans Werner. Art Now: Volume 3. Cologne: Taschen, 2008.
Murakami, Takashi. KaiKai Kiki Artists. Tokyo: Kaikai Kiki Gallery, 2008.

Coetzee, Mark, ed. Red Eye: LA Artists from the Rubell Family Collection. Miami: Rubell Family Collection, 2008.
Grayson, Kathy, ed. Panic Room: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Works on Paper Collection. New York: Deitch Projects; Athens: Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, 2007.
Poets on Painters.
 Wichita, KS: Ulrich Museum of Art, 2007.
Roberts, Rebecca. MOMA Highlights Since 1980. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2007.
Schuppli, Madeleine and Philipp Kaiser. Mark Grotjahn. Thun: Kunstmuseum Thun, 2007.

Clifton, Michael. Séance. New York: Anton Kern Gallery, 2006.
Darling, Michael. Painting in Tongues. Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2008.
Mark Grotjahn: Drawings. 
Los Angeles: Blum & Poe; New York: Anton Kern Gallery, 2006.
Rosenthal, Norman. USA Today: New American Art from the Saatchi Gallery. London: Royal Academy Publications, 2006.

Kantor, Jordan. Drawings from the Modern 1975-2005. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2005.
Kraus, Chris, ed. LA Artland, London: Black Dog Publishing, 2005.

Hoptman, Laura J. 54th Carnegie International. Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Museum of Art, 2004.

Kertess, Klaus. 00: Drawings 2000 at Barbara Gladstone Gallery. New York: Barbara Gladstone Gallery, 2000.

Articles and Reviews

DiMichele, David. "The Bold Standard: Abstract Painting Must Still Measure up to Pollock." Artillery 9, no. 4 (March-April 2015): 30-34.
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. "William Monk, Sam Windett and Mark Grotjahn." KCRW (Art Talk), June 17, 2015.
Lawrence, Alexa. “Find the Faces in Mark Grotjahn’s Paintings at Blum & Poe.” Architectural Digest (blog), April 27, 2015.
Rose, Barbara. ""The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World." Brooklyn Rail, March 5, 2015.
Smith, Roberta. “Review: Mark Grotjahn’s ‘Painted Sculpture’ Offers the Gorgeously Preposterous.” New York Times, September 17, 2015.
Stevens, Anise. "Mark Grotjahn Continues to Amaze at Blum and Poe." Cartwheel Art (blog), May 6, 2015.

Cochran, Sam. "Los Angeles Gallery Blum & Poe Opens a New York Outpost." Architectural Digest (blog), May 3, 2014.
Doering, Deborah. "Mark Grotjahn: Butterfly Paintings." Seen (blog), May 21, 2014.
Finkel, Jori. “Childlike, but Hardly Child’s Play: Mark Grotjahn’s New Work Stars with Castoff Cardboard.” New York Times, May 7, 2014.
Indrisek, Scott. "At MoMA, 17 Painters of Our 'Forever Now'.", December 9, 2014.
Micchelli, Thomas. "The Death of Painting: All-New, 2014 Edition." Hyperallergic, December 20, 2014.
Powers, Bill. "Behind the Mask: An Interview with Mark Grotjahn." Muse, no. 39, 30-37.
Robinson, Gaile. "A Tip of the Hat to Mark Grotjahn's Head Cases at the Nasher Sculpture Center." Star-Telegram (Forth Worth, TX), June 11, 2014.  
Welchman, John C. Mark Grotjahn: Sculpture. Dallas: Nasher Sculpture Center, 2014.
Wu, Su. "Mark Grotjahn: South Willard.", October 3, 2014. 

Grotjahn, Mark. “Julian Schnabel.”, November 2013.
Grotjahn, Mark, and Ana Vejzovic Sharp. “Mark Grotjahn.” Gagosian (November 2012-January 2013): 64-69.
Grotjahn, Mark, and Jonathan Pylypchuk. “Shame, Sociality, and Success: A Conversation between Mark Grotjahn and Jonathan Pylypchuk.” Mousse, no. 37 (February–March 2013): 208–15.
Heuer, Megan. “Mark Grotjahn.”, January 15, 2013.

Finkel, Jori. “Mark Grotjahn's Snowmen Hit the Slopes in Aspen.” Los Angeles Times, February 22, 2012.
Gamerman, Ellen. “In Aspen, Art That Gets You Access to the Slopes.” Wall Street Journal, February 18, 2012.
Grotjahn, Mark. “The Artists’ Artists.” Artforum 50, no. 4 (December 2011): 96-106.
Marder, Malerie, and Mark Grotjahn. “Holding the Release.” Parkett, no. 90 (2012): 6-17. 
Thorne, James. “Mark Grotjahn at Aspen Art Museum.”, February 17, 2012.

Bodin, Claudia. “L.A. Cool.” Art (Hamburg, Germany), no. 10 (October 2011): 20-33.
Corwin, William. “Mark Grotjahn: Anton Kern Gallery.” Frieze, no. 142 (October 2011): 252-53.
Finkel, Jori. “Artist Mark Grotjahn In Battle Royal Over Royalties,” Los Angeles Times, October 25, 2011.
Hudson, Suzanne. “Mark Grotjahn: Anton Kern Gallery.” Artforum 50, no. 1 (September 2001): 344.
Saltz, Jerry. “Mark Grotjahn: Making Spirits Dance.” New York Magazine, June 5, 2011.
Schjeldahl, Peter. “Shapes of Things: After Kazimir Malevich.” New Yorker, March 14, 2011.
Scott, Andrea K. “Critic’s Notebook: Face Value.” New Yorker, June 6, 2011.
Smith, Roberta. “A Bit of Hollywood, Minus the Tinsel.” New York Times, May 31, 2001.

Campagnola, Sonia. “Mark Grotjahn.” Flash Art 43, no. 272 (May-June 2010): 114.
Frank, Peter. “Blague d’art: Ides o’March.” Huffington Post, March 18, 2010.  
Knight, Christopher. “Kinship through Big Art.” Los Angeles Times, March 12, 2010.
Miles, Christopher. “Mark Grotjahn and J.B.Blunk at Blum & Poe.” LA Weekly, March 26- April 1, 2010.

Carlos, Benjamin. "Oranges and Sardines at the Hammer." Frieze, no. 123 (May 2009): 120.
Drohojowska-Philip, Hunter. “Rosette in Bloom.” Art & Auction 32, no. 11 (July-August 2009): 62-65.
Nelson, Maggie. “Oranges and Sardines, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.” Artforum 47, no. 6 (February 2009): 178-79.
Rosenberg, Karen. “Art in Review: Mark Grotjahn and Jonas Wood.” New York Times, March 13, 2009.
Tully, Judd. “London Gallery Stroll.”, July 1, 2009. 
Tully, Judd. “Silver Linings.” Art & Auction 32, no. 8 (April 2009): 86-89.

“11 Polaroid–Collages von Mark Grotjahn.” Monopol 5, no. 31 (February 2008): 88-89.
Borcherdt, Gesine, et. al. “So wird’s gemacht!” Monopol 5, no. 35 (June 2008): 35-46.
Cotter, Holland. “Art Makes Such Weird Bedfellows.” New York Times, July 25, 2008.
Gardner, James. “On the Grid Again at New MoMA Gallery.” New York Sun, June 12, 2008.
Garrels, Gary. “500 Words: Gary Garrels.”, November 10, 2008.
Latimer, Quinn. “Oranges and Sardines.” Modern Painters 20, no. 9 (November 2008): 19.
“Smithsonian American Art Museum Announces 2008 Nominees for Its Annual Contemporary Artist Award.” Artdaily, September 9, 2008.
Völzke, Daniel. “Malewitschs Enkel.” Monopol 5, no. 31 (February 2008): 46-51.

Cohen, David. “Minimalism with Feeling.” New York Sun, February 22, 2007.
Eggermann, Heinerika. “Mittagspause und Lunst auf Kunst?” Thuner Tagblatt, September 27, 2007.
Engel, Matthias. “Butterfly, My Butterfly.” Berner Landbote, September 13, 2007.
Fogle, Douglas. “In the Center of the Infinite.” Parkett, no. 80 (2007): 110-125.
Garrels, Gary. “Within Blue.” Parkett, no. 80 (2007): 126-137.
Goodbody, Bridget. “Mark Grotjahn at Anton Kern Gallery.” New York Times, February 16, 2007.
Goodrich, John. “Meandering Through Time.” New York Sun, November 29, 2007.
Grosz, David. “Art in a Young City.” New York Sun, January 18, 2007.
Henkes, Alice. “Sorgfältig gestreifte Seelentiere.” Der Bund, September 11, 2007.
Koerner von Gustorf, Oliver. “Mark Grotjahns modernistisch-psychedelische Bilder in Thun." Monopol  3, no. 25 (August 2007).
Kuspit, Donald. “Mark Grotjahn: Whitney Museum of American Art.” Artforum 45, no. 5 (January 2007): 253.
Miles, Christopher. “Mark Grotjahn: Kunstmuseum Thun.”, September 8, 2007.
Miles, Christopher. “Previews: Mark Grotjahn.” Artforum 46, no. 1 (September 2007): 212.
Montreuil, Gregory. “Midnight Chord.” Gay City News, February 9, 2007.
Muchnic, Suzanne. “33 pieces gifted to MOCA.” Los Angeles Times, June 1, 2007.
Müller, Katrin Bettina. "Wer strahlt denn da?" AD Architectural Digest (September 2007).
“Neues von der US-Westküste.” Bolero (Zürich), October 2007.
Reust, Hans Rudolph. “Splitting Impacts the Eye.” Parkett, no. 80 (2007): 138-149.
Tumlir, Jan. “Mark Grotjahn: Big Nose Baby and the Moose.” Flash Art 40, no. 252 (January-February 2007): 82-85.
“Wichtige Ausstellungen im Januar: ausgewählt von Monopol.” Monopol 3, no. 18 (January 2007): 118-25.

“Best of the Rest.” New York Magazine. September 4-11, 2006.
Brooks, Amra“Must See Art.” LA Weekly, November 3-9, 2006.
Conner, Justin. “Mark Grotjahn: Abstractionists Are Flexing More Than Their Muscles.” Interview, September 2006, 96.
Coomer, Martin. “The Butterfly Effect.” ArtReview, no. 3 (September 2006): 74-77.
"Editor’s Pick: Going, Going, Gone." Penn Current, no. 12 (January 2006): 6.
Fallon, Roberta. “Cold Hands, Warm Heart: Six Artists Tackle Chilly Formalism But With Heated Anxiety.” Philadelphia Weekly, January 12, 2006.
“Formalismo Contemporaneo in Philadelphia.” L'Arca (March 2006): 15.
Grosz, David. “Butterflies by a Graphite-Stained Hand.” New York Sun, October 26, 2006.
Hatchaadorian, Lisa. "Exposiciones del Mundo: Formalism Transnochado." Exit Press (March 2006): 98.
Herbert, Martin. “Dark Matter.” ArtReview, no. 4 (October 2006): 157.
"ICA Goes Formal." Museums Philadelphia (Winter 2006): 12.
“If You Do Only 1 Thing: Mark Grotjahn.” Time Out (New York), September 21-27, 2006.
“Institute of Contemporary Art.” Philadelphia Sculpture (March 2006): 15.
Kimmelman, Michael. “Biennial 2006 Short on Pretty, Long on Collaboration.” New York Times, March 13, 2006.
Knight, Christopher. “Painting Can Speak in Many Tongues.” Los Angeles Times, February 3, 2006.
Kunitz, Daniel. “Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night.” Art Review (International ed.) 4, no. 5  (May-June 2006): 123.
Lavitt, Lauren. “Focus Los Angeles.” Flash Art 39, no. 246 (January-February 2006): 67-75.
Mazique, Derek. “Great Taste, Less Filling.” 34th Street (Pittsburg, PA), January 26, 2006: 17.
Myers, Julian. “Ecstasy.” Frieze, no. 96 (January-February 2006): 145-146.
Purves, Miranda. “L.A. Art Star: Mark Grotjahn.” Elle, no. 253 (September 2006).
Rice, Robin. “Visual Art.” Philadelphia City Paper, January 26, 2006.
Robinson, Walter. “Grotjahn at the Whitney.”, August 2, 2006.
Saltz, Jerry. “The Parallax View.” Village Voice, October 24, 2006.
Schmidt, Jason. “Work in Progress.” V Magazine, no. 40 (Spring 2006): 116-125.
Siegel, Katy. “Preview: Gone Formalism.” Artforum 44, no. 5 (January 2006): 88.
Smith, Roberta. “Mark Grotjahn at the Whitney.” New York Times, September 22, 2006.
Sozanski, Edward J. “Art: Formalism Revised.” Philadelphia Inquirer, January 29, 2006..

Dea, Cynthia. “A Kaleidoscope of Pencil Lines.” Los Angeles Times, March 24, 2005.
Goodbody, Bridget. “Mark Grotjahn: Drawings at Hammer Projects, UCLA's Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.” Art on Paper 9, no. 5 (May-June 2005): 79-80.
Holte, Michael Ned. “Mark Grotjahn.” Artforum 44, no. 3 (November 2005): 259-260.
Kerr, Merrily. “54th Carnegie International.” Flash Art 38, no. 240 (January-February 2005): 51.
Knight, Christopher. “Drawn In By an Emerging Artist.” Los Angeles Times, February 18, 2005.
Knight, Christopher. “Thinking about the Art of LA.” Los Angeles Times, August 5, 2005.
Myers, Terry M. “Mark Grotjahn: Drawings.” Modern Painters (March 2005): 101.
Siegel, Katy. “2004 Carnegie International.” Artforum 43, no. 5 (January 2005): 175.
Trainor, James. “2004 Carnegie International.” Frieze, no. 88 (January-February 2005): 109.
Volk, Gregory. “Report From Pittsburgh: Let’s Get Metaphysical.” Art in America 93, no. 3 (March 2005): 61-69.
Wood, Eve. “Mark Grotjahn: Blum & Poe.” Flash Art 38, no. 245 (November-December 2005): 90-91.

Haus, Mary. "Sign Here!" ArtNews 103, no. 7 (Summer 2004): 162-65.
Johnson, Ken. “Pittsburg Rounds Up a Globe Full of Work Made in Novel Ways.” New York Times, November 4, 2004.
Knight, Christopher. “A Global Cacophony.” Los Angeles Times, December 5, 2004.
Knight, Christopher. “Mark Grotjahn at The Hammer Museum.” Los Angeles Times, February 18, 2004.

Brown, Delia. “Top Ten.” Artforum 41, no. 5 (January 2003): 41.
Burton, Johanna. “Mark Grotjahn.” Artforum 42, no. 4 (December 2003): 146-47.
Smith, Roberta. “Mark Grotjahn.” New York Times, October 24, 2003.
Trainor, James. “Rates of Exchange.” Frieze, no. 78 (October 2002): 116-17.

Miles, Christopher. “Working Variables, Switching Games: Mark Grotjahn.” Artext, no. 78 (Fall 2002): 44-51.

“Group Show at Gorney Bravin + Lee.” New Yorker, February 5, 2001: 18.

Delaney, Ella. “Mark Grotjahn, Paul Sietsema, and Brent Petersen.” Art Papers 22, no. 1 (January-February 1998): 72.
Pagel, David. “Trying to Fit In.” Los Angeles Times, November 20, 1998.

Helfand, Glen. “Mark Grotjahn, Brent Petersen, Paul Sietsema.” Bay Area Guardian, August 13, 1997.

Fazzolari, Bruno. “Mark Grotjahn and Paul Sietsema.” Artweek 27, no. 4 (May 1996): 21.
Hankwitz, Molly. “Mark Grotjahn and Paul Sietsema.” Art Papers 20, no. 4 (July-August 1996): 54-55.

Baker, Kenneth. “Access.” San Francisco Chronicle, May 9, 1995.

Museum and Public Collections

The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
De La Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Miami, FL
Des Moines Art Center, De Moines, LA
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tate Modern, London, UK
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Fogle, Douglas, "In the Center of the Infinite: Mark Grotjahn," Parkett, No. 80, pp. 110-153
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Tumlir, Jan. "Mark Grotjahn Big Nose Baby and The Moose," Flash Art, Jan-Feb 2007. p. 82 – 85, cover.
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Holte, Michael Ned. Reviews: Mark Grotjahn. Artforum, November 2005, pg. 259-260
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Goodbody, Bridget.  “Mark Grotjahn: Drawings at Hammer Projects, U.C.L.A.’s Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.&rdq
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Lumpkin, Libby.  "Mark Grotjahn: Drawings."  UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, January 11-April 17, 2005 [cat
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Trainor, James. "Rates of Exchange " Frieze, October 2003, p.116-117.
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Miles, Christopher.  “Working Variables, Switching Games.”  ArtText, Fall 2002, pgs. 44-51
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