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Mark Grotjahn

Born in Pasadena, CA, 1968

Education
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

2021
Backcountry, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Horizontals, Gagosian, Hong Kong

2018
50 Kitchens, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA 
New Capri, Capri, Free Capri, Gagosian, New York, NY

2016
Sign Exchange 1993-98, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Sign Exchange 1993-98, Karma, New York, NY
Untitled (Captain America), Gagosian, New York, NY
Pink Cosco, Gagosian, London, UK
Casa Malaparte, Capri, Italy

2015
Painted Sculpture, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
Fifteen Paintings, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2014
Circus, Circus, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Sculpture, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX Butterfly Paintings, Blum & Poe, New York, NY

2013
Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012
Gagosian, New York, NY
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

2011
Nine Faces, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
Three to Five Faces, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010
Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Seven Faces, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2009
Gagosian, London, UK

2008
Dancing Black Butterflies, Gagosian, New York, NY

2007
Blue Paintings Light to Dark One through Ten, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, Switzerland

2006
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2005
Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Drawings, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2003
Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

2002
El gran burrito, Boom, Chicago, IL
Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA

2000
Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA

1998
Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Flowers in the Office, Brent Petersen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions

2022
25 Years, Harper's Gallery, East Hampton, NY

2021
Faces and Figures, Skarstedt, New York, NY and East Hampton, NY

2020
5,471 miles, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA 
New Images of Man, curated by Alison M. Gingeras, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
(Nothing but) Flowers, Karma, New York, NY
At The Noyes House Blum & Poe, Mendes Wood DM and Object & Thing, The Eliot Noyes House, New Canaan, CT

2019
Continuing Abstraction, Gagosian, Basel, Switzerland
Highlights of the Permanent Collection and Masterworks on Loan, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR

2018
Cliché, organized with Bill Powers, Almine Rech Gallery, New York, NY Crossroads: Carnegie Museum of Art’s Collection, 1945 to Now, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
FOUR ROOMS, Blum & Poe, New York, NY
The Art of Collaboration, Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY

2017
UNPACKING: The Marciano Collection, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
LA Invitational, Gagosian, New York, NY
Imaginary Ancestors, Almine Rech Gallery, New York, NY

2016
Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection: From Shōhaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer, Yokohama Museum of Art, Japan
Plane.Site, Gagosian, San Francisco, CA Masterworks on Loan, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
The Campaign for Art: Drawings, Part II, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA  
Implosion 20, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
Olympia, Karma at Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, France
Summer School, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
Phoenix Rising: The Valley Collects, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
A Material Legacy, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC

2015
Surrealism: The Conjured Life, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
The Avant-Garde Won’t Give Up: Cobra and its Legacy, curated by Alison M. Gingeras, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
The Art of Our Time, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Speed Space, curated by Alexandra Gaty, Tif Sigfrids, Los Angeles, CA
Natural Histories, Gagosian, Athens, Greece
Chalet Dallas, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX
SPACE BETWEEN, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
First Show / Last Show, curated by Vito Schnabel, 190 Bowery, New York, NY
Artists for MOCA, Gagosian, Los Angeles, CA
Prima Materia, Punta Della Dogana, Venice, Italy
Geometries On and Off the Grid: Art from the 1950 to the Present, The Warehouse, Dallas, TX

2014
The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
New Image Painting, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL
Cast From Life, Skarstedt, New York, NY
Room by Room: Monographic Presentations From the Faulconer and Rachofsky Collection, Dallas, TX
Liquor Store, Paradise Garage, Los Angeles, CA

2013
2013 Carnegie International Contemporary Galleries Reinstallation, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
The Show Is Over, Gagosian, London, UK 
Busted, High Line Art, New York, NY
Looking at Process, de la Cruz Collection, Miami, FL
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
Pattern: Follow the Rules, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University,
Lansing, MI
DSM-V, The Future Moynihan Station, New York, NY

2012
Contemporary Painting, 1960 to the Present: Selections from the Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
In Living Color, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
Now’s the Time: Recent Acquisitions, Guggenheim, New York, NY
Ancestral Figure, Gagosian, Paris, France
Venice Beach Biennial, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2011
Human Nature: Contemporary Art from the Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Malevich and the American Legacy, Gagosian, New York, NY
California Dreamin: Myths and Legends of Los Angeles, curated by Hedi Slimane, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France
Selections from the Collection of Buck A. Mickel, Richard Gray Gallery, New York, NY
Absence/Presence: Contemporary Abstraction, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
Contemporary Painting, 1960 to the Present: Selections from the Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

2010
The Artist’s Museum: Los Angeles Artists 1980-2010, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Group Show 2010, 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, curated by
Matthew Higgs, 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, curated by Jeff Koons, New Museum, New York, NY
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

2009
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, NY
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
Private Universes: Media Works, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
American Flavors, Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich, Germany

2008
Always There: A Group Show with Grey Paintings - Part 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, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Kaikai Kiki Artists, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
for what you are about to receive, Gagosian, Moscow, Russia
Oranges and Sardines: Conversations on Abstract Painting, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Pretty Ugly, Gavin Brown's enterprise & Maccarone Gallery, New York, NY

2007
Fit to Print: Printed Media in Recent Collage, Gagosian, New York, NY
Hammer Contemporary Collection - Part I, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
L.A. Desire (Part 1), Galerie Dennis Kimmerich, Düsseldorf, Germany
Like Color in Pictures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Painting as Fact - Fact as Fiction, curated by Bob Nickas, de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich,
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’, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France

2006
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, 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, curated by Michael Darling, 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

2005
The Painted World, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY
Drawing from the Modern, 1975-2005, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Tête à Tête, curated by Augusto Arbizo, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
New Work/New Acquisitions, curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Ann Tempkin, 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

2004
54th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Now is a Good Time, curated by Dean Valentine, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
Colored Pencil, curated by Geoffrey Young, KS Art, New York, NY
I, Assassin, curated by Slater Bradley, Wallspace, New York, NY
The Thought That Counts, curated by Jason Meadows, Sister, Los Angeles, CA

2003
Inaugural Group Exhibition, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
Pink, Gallery Min Min, Tokyo, Japan

2002
The Stray Show, Boom, Chicago, IL
Conversations, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles CA
Play It As It Lays, London Institute Gallery, London, UK
L.A. on My Mind: Recent Acquisitions from MOCA’s Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2001
Jennifer Bornstein, Mark Grotjahn, Florian Maier-Aichen and Dave Muller, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
Sharing Sunsets, curated by Julie Deamer, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ
Out of Bounds: Working off Paper, 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

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

1999
After the Gold Rush, curated by Lia Gangitano and Joseph Wolin, Thread Waxing Space, New
York, NY

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

1997
Brent Petersen, Mark Grotjahn, Paul Sietsema, Gallery 16, San Francisco, CA
Helmut Federle, Mark Grotjahn, Ingo Müller, Günter Umberg, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

1996
Backroads with Doug McConnell, Four Walls, San Francisco, CA

1995
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, Grants, and Residencies 

2011 
Honoree, 2x2 For Aids and Art, Dallas, TX

2003
Penny McCall Foundation Award

1995
Artist in Residence, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Catalogues

2021
Walker, Anne. Rowdy Meadow: House, Land, Art. New York: Vendome Press, 2021.

2020
Gingeras, Alison M. New Images of Man. Los Angeles: Blum & Poe, 2020. 

2018
Painted Sculpture, Text by Trinie Dalton. Berlin: Distanz Verlag, 2018.

2017
Gingeras, Alison M., ed. The Avant-garde Won't Give Up: Cobra and Its Legacy, Texts by Alison M. Gingeras, Marie Godet, Kerry Greaves, and Karen Kurczynski. Los Angeles: Blum & Poe; New York: DelMonico Books • Prestel, 2017.

2016
Mark Grotjahn: Untitled (Captain America). New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2016.
Stephenson, Sarah, ed. Art in Unexpected Places II. Aspen, CO: Aspen Art Museum; Aspen Skiing Company, 2016.

2015
Mark Grotjahn: 15 Paintings. Los Angeles: Blum & Poe, 2015.
Mark Grotjahn: Dancing Black Butterflies. Los Angeles: Mark Grotjahn Studio, 2015.
McDonald, Alison, ed. Mark Grotjahn: Masks. Texts by Glenn O’Brien and Dakin Hart. New York: Gagosian Gallery, 2015.

2014
Fogle, Douglas. Mark Grotjahn: Butterfly Paintings. Los Angeles: Blum & Poe, 2014.
Käding, Caroline and Mark Prince. Mark Grotjahn: Circus Circus. Berlin: Distanz, 2014.
Morse, Jed. Mark Grotjahn Sculpture. Dallas: Nasher Sculpture Center, 2014.

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

2012
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.

2011
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. 

2010
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.

2009
Godfrey, Tony. Painting 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.

2008
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.

2007
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. 2006
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.

2005
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.

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

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

Articles and Reviews

2021
Rhinehart, C. “Los Angeles – Mark Grotjahn: “Backcountry” at Blum & Poe through October 23rd, 2021.” Artobserved.com, October 20, 2021.
Lowry, Vicky. “Boom Box.” Galerie Magazine (Spring 2021): 90-101.
de Pury, Simon. “Art-World Insider Simon de Pury on Why Instagram Will Endure as the Art Industry’s Favorite Platform.” Artnet News, February 22, 2021.
O'Grady, Janet. "Aspen’s Bustling Arts and Culture Scene Thrives Amid the Pandemic."  Architecturaldigest.com, February 2, 2021.

2018
Ang, Katerina. “After a Record Sale, Mark Grotjahn Changes Course.” Wall Street Journal (online), October 24, 2018.
Rhodes, David. “Mark Grotjahn: New Capri, Capri, Free Capri.” BrooklynRail.org, December 11,
2018.
Tuchman, Phyllis. "Mark Grotjahn." Artforum.com, December 17, 2018. 
Yau, John. "Mark Grotjahn Checks All the Boxes." Hyperallergic.com, December 16, 2018.

2017
"Mark Grotjahn & Alex Israel: In Conversation." Garage Magazine 12: 100-109.
Pogrebin, Robin. "When an Artist Calls the Shots: Mark Grotjahn's Soaring Prices." New York Times, July 30, 2017.  

2016
Forrest, Nicholas. "Mark Grotjahn's Momentous 'Masks' at Gagosian Gallery London." Blouin ArtInfo, August 18, 2016.
Grotjahn, Mark. Interviewed by Alain Elkann. La Stampa [Italy], July 7, 2016.
Grotjahn, Mark. Interviewed by Franklin Sirmans. Citizens of Humanity (blog), February 16, 2016.
Grotjahn, Mark. Interviewed by Ward Robinson. Animals Magazine, no. 1 (Fall 2015).
Kinsella, Eileen. "Collector Alberto Mugrabi Spends $250,000 at Loic Gouzer's Montauk Auction." Artnet News, August 30, 2016.
Meehan, Peter. "Mark Grotjahn's Sign Exchange." Lucky Peach, January 2016.
O'Shannessy, Matthew. "10 Super Experimental Art Shows This September." Rally (EventBrite blog), September 2, 2016.
Saltz, Jerry. "How Art Star Mark Grotjahn Became Art Star Mark Grotjahn: By Painting Signs for Local Mom-and-Pop Stores in L.A." Vulture (blog), January 20, 2016.
Stromberg, Matt. "Art and Commerce." Argonaut [Santa Monica], October 26, 2016.
Sutphin, Mark. "Then and Now: Two Shows by Mark Grotjahn." Art Critical, February 7, 2016.
"Why Mark Grotjahn Swapped His Art for Store Signs." Phaidon News (blog), January 21, 2016.
Yablonsky, Linda. "After Earth." Artforum Diary, September 17, 2016.

2015
DiMichele, David. "The Bold Standard: Abstract Painting Must Still Measure up to Pollock." Artillery 9, no. 4 (March-April 2015): 30-34.
Ding, Chinnie. "Mark Grotjahn: Anton Kern Gallery." Artforum, September 2015.
Doran, Anne. "Mark Grotjahn at Anton Kern." ArtNews, October 30, 2015.
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.

2014
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'." Blouinartinfo.com, 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.
Welchman, John C. Mark Grotjahn: Sculpture. Dallas: Nasher Sculpture Center, 2014.
Wu, Su. "Mark Grotjahn: South Willard." Artforum.com, October 3, 2014.

2013
Grotjahn, Mark. “Julian Schnabel.” Interview, 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.” Art in America 101, no. 1 (January 2013): 100-1.

2012
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.” Coolhunting.com, February 17, 2012.

2011
 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, 2011.

2010 
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.                              

2009
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.” Artinfo.com, July 1, 2009.  Tully, Judd. “Silver Linings.” Art & Auction 32, no. 8 (April 2009): 86-89.

2008
“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.” Artforum.com, 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.

2007
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): 110-25.
Garrels, Gary. “Within Blue.” Parkett, no. 80 (2007): 126-37.
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.” Artforum.com, 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): 138-49. 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.

2006
“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.” ArtReview (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): 145-46. 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.” Artnet.com, 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.

2005 
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): 259-60.
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.

2004
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.

2003
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 2003): 116-17.

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

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

1998                  
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.

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

1996
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.

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

Museum and Public Collections

Broad Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Dakis Joannou Collection, Athens, Greece
De La Cruz Collection, Miami, FL
Des Moines Art Center, De Moines, IA
François Pinault Collection, Venice, Italy
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

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