b. 1970, New York, NY
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
1993-1995 De Ateliers, Amsterdam
1989-1993 BFA, Parsons Paris School of Design, Paris
1992 Ecole nationale supérieure des Beaux Arts, Paris
1988-1989 Barnard College, New York
SELECTED SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2016 In The Century of Women, GAVLAK, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Torsos and Buckets, Salon 94 Freemans, New York, NY (two person show with Matt Merkel Hess)
2014 Amy Bessone, Kunsthall Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway
2013 In the Green Room, Salon 94, New York, NY
2012 Hit Your Head!, VeneKlasen Werner, Berlin, Germany
2011 Baby Got Back, PrazDelavallade, Paris, France
Amy Bessone and Thomas Houseago, Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Canada (catalogue)
2010 Dancing Girl is Four Heads High, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
2008 With Friends Like These…, Salon 94, New York, NY (catalogue)
With Friends Like These…, Salon 94 Freemans, New York, NY (catalogue)
2007 Body & Paint, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002 Amy Bessone, Thomas Houseago, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
2000 Les Salles Etrangères, Art&Com, Brussels, Belgium
1999 Amy BessoneNew Paintings, Buro Empty, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1997 Amy Bessone: Schilderijn en Tekeningen, De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, Netherlands
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Flaming June VII (Flaming Creatures), Gavlak, Los Angeles, CA
Not I, We, Gavlak, Los Angeles, CA
2016 No Man's Land: Women Artist's from the Rubell Family Collection, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.
Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
Haptic, Alexander Gray Associates, New York, NY
The Fool, curated by Westminster Waste, Rod Barton Gallery, London, UK
2015 NO MAN'S LAND: Women Artist's from the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
In Reverse Order, The Cabin L.A, Los Angeles, CA
Ten Year Anniversary, GAVLAK, Los Angeles, CA
Present Conditional, Nino Mier, Los Angeles, CA
Summer Group Exhibition, GAVLAK, Los Angeles, CA
You Don’t Bring Me Flowers (The Mistress Project), 68 Projects, Berlin, Germany
2014 Beg, Borrow and Steal, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA
Person, Place or Thing, 68 Projects, Berlin, Germany
Another Cats Show, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, CA
Duro Olowu: More Material, Salon 94 Bowery, New York, NY
The Last Brucennial, Vito Schnabel and The Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY
2013 Body Language, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Optic Nerve 15, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
Invitation à l’imaginaire, Œuvres de la collection du Frac Bretagne, Frac Bretagne, France
Beg, Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Palm Springs, CA
2012 Eye of Horus, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
2011 Between my head and my hand, there is always the face of death, The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
I am who I am, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA
Sentimental Education, GAVLAK, Palm Beach, FL
2010 Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years, MOCA Los Angeles, CA
Cannibal’s Muse, Patricia Low Contemporary, Gstaad, Switzerland
SUPERNATURE: An exercise in loads, AMP, Athens, Greece
2009 Beg, Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL (catalogue)
1999, China Art Objects, Los Angeles
PLAY, Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy
An Expanded Field of Possibilities, curated by Miki Garcia, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA (catalogue)
2006 Red Eye: Los Angeles Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL (catalogue)
Transformers, Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
Hotel California, Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
2005 Both Ends Burning, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
b.a.ba, un choix dans la collection du Frac Bretagne, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan, France
2001 Proposition 1 (Peinture), Art&Com, Brussels, Belgium
1999 Archétype, Brussels, Belgium
1998 Aanwinsten 1997, DNB, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1997 Comité '97, Jan van Nassaukazerne, Harderwijk, Netherlands
1996 Young Artists I, Sabine Wachters Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
Group Show, Sabine Wachters, Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium
2017 Pagel, David. “No wallflowers here: Sparks fly when art mingles on the walls of 'Flaming June
VII',” Los Angeles Times, June 27, 2017
2016 Breen, Matt. “The Fool” Time Out London. April 19.
Mizota, Sharon. “Review: Women, divorce and art that turns shame into celebration at Gavlak gallery” Los Angeles Times.
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. “Amy Bessone at Gavlak Gallery” KCRW: Art Talk. Aired January 28.
Wagley, Catherine. “Amy Bessone: In the Century of Women” LA Weekly. January 19.
Zappas, Lindsay Preston. “Amy Bessone at GAVLAK” Contemporary Art Review LA, January 13.
2015 Gavin, Francesca. “Neo-neoclassical Art” Financial Times. October 2.
Bessone, Amy. “Post Woman”, Kaleidoscope, Issue 23, Winter 2015.
2014 Smith, Roberta. “Clash of the Items, at a Gallery Near You” The New York Times. August 13.
Dolan, Maggie. “Doro Olowu: More Material opens on the Bowery” Paper Magazine. June 27.
Carlos, Marjon. “A First Look at Duro Olowu’s New Pop Up Art Show ‘More Material”” Vogue. June 27.
Jones, Heather. “Interview with Amy Bessone” Kunsthallestavanger.no. January 30.
2013 Finkel, Jori. “Miami Art Collectors Take Works to Palm Springs Art Museum” Los Angeles Times. March 6.
2012 Frank, Priscilla. “Artists to Look Out for at Frieze Art Fair New York, 2012” The Huffington Post. May 3.
Frank, Priscilla. “Amy Bessone’s ‘Hit Your Head!’ Reveals a Gruesome and Playful Side” The Huffington Post. March 30.
Ackermanns, Tim. “Als hätten Außerirdische den Stift geführt” Berliner Morgenpost. March 4.
Benschop, Jerriaan. “Critics’ Picks: Berlin” Art Forum. March 26.
Motley, John. “In Portland, the Best of 2011 in Visual Art” The Oregonian. January 6.
2011 Snyder, Stephanie. “Critics’ Picks” Art Forum. March 23.
Kaiser, Phillip. “Amy Bessone- The Beacon of Modernism” Rennie Collection. Summer.
Landi, Ann. “Dear Picasso” ARTNews. Pp. 93-99. May 1.
Radon, Lisa. “Through a Kaleidoscope, Darkly” Ultra. February 13. (web: June 13)
Motley, John. “Review: Between My Head and My Hand, There is Always the Face of Death” The Oregonian. January 27.
Kennedy, Kristian. “Shells of Our Selves” UNTITLED Magazine. Issue No. 2. Pacific Northwest College of Art. January 25.
Bernstein, Amy. “Between My Head and My Hand, There is Always the Face of Death” Portland Art. January 21.
2010 Moss, Jennifer. “Dynamic Duo Mixes Classic and Modern” The Vancouver Sun. November 18.
Martens, Anne. “Amy Bessone” Flash Art. Edition 273. July-September.
Knight, Christopher. “Strange but Familiar Nudes” Los Angeles Times. May 14.
Berg, Stacen. “SUPERNATURE at AMP” ArtSlant. March 23.
2009 Tagliafierro, Marco. “Play” Flash Art. April.
Gibson, Allison. “An Expanded Field of Possibilites” Daily Serving. March 12. (web: June 13)
2008 Bessone, Amy. Amy Bessone. Edited by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer. Salon 94, New York. October.
Young, Paul. “The New Myth Makers” Angeleno. No. 91. Pp. 80-82. October.
Lord, M.G. “L.A. Confident” Travel and Leisure. October.
Parra, Jaime L. “Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn” Whitewall. P. 52. Summer.
“Goings on About Town: Amy Bessone” The New Yorker. May 26.
Kunitz, Daniel. “Amy Bessone’s Artificial Appeal” The New York Sun. May 9.
Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review” The New York Times. May 9.
“The Fetish Object: Blow Up” New York Magazine. May 12.
Wolff, Rachel. “Amy Bessone” New York Magazine. May.
Nguyen, Trong Gia. “Interview with Amy Bessone” ArtSlant. April.
“Goings on About Town: Galleries – Uptown” The New Yorker. May 26.