Rob Wynne

b.  1950 New York,  NY

Lives and works in New York, NY



2017    OH2/H2O, Gavlak, Palm Beach, FL

2016    A Distant Mirror, Galerie Mitterrand, Paris, France

Blue Ghost, 39 Great Jones, New York, NY


2015   Blindsight, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA


2014   The   Backstage  of  the  Universe, GAVLAK,  Los  Angeles ,       C A


2013     The Lure Of Unknown Regions Beyond The Rim Of Experience, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

                The Green Ray, GAVLAK, Palm Beach, FL


2012    I Remember Ceramic Castles, Mermaids & Japanese Bridges, Norton Museum of Art, West

Palm Beach, FL

                REMEMBER ME, JGM.Galerie, Paris, France


2011           IN COG NITO, Locks Gallery,Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)


2009    Artificial Paradise, JGM.Galerie, Paris, France

                KISMET, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL


2008   LIKE THE FLICKERING OF A CANDLE (catalogue), Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.


2006   The Heartbeat of a Bird, Craig Starr Associates, New York,  NY


2006      FRENCH KISS, JGM. Galerie, Paris, France


2004     Imitation and Disguise, JGM. Galerie,     Paris, France


2002      Almost Nothing, Galerie Oliver Schweden, Munich, Germany


2001      Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva, Switzerland


1999     Thread drawings, Glass & ceramic sculpture, Galerie Oliver Schweden, Munich, Germany

                You’re Dreaming, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York City, NY

                Breathe, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus Ohio


1998    Rob Wynne: Glass Sculpture and Word Drawings, JGM. Galerie, Paris, France


1995      Sleepwalking, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York City, NY


1994    Window Shopping, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York , NY


1997   Afterglow ( catologue), Galerie Oliver Schweden, Munich, Germany  


1981     Sphere Redux (installation), The Kitchen, New York City, NY




2017    Flaming June VII: Flaming Creatures, GAVLAK, Los Angeles, CA


2016    Summer '16, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

            Pop Real, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


2015    Ten Year Anniversary, GAVLAK Los Angeles, CA
            Emmanation, Wheaton Arts, Millville, NJ


2014       Inaugural Exhibition, GAVLAK Los Angeles, CA
            Please Enter, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York City, NY


2013            Reading List: Selections from the MoMA Library collection, Museum of Modern

         Art, New York, NYWord” Tomlinson / Kong Contemporary, NYC

            Something About A TREE, curated by Linda Yablonsky, The Flag Art Flundation, New York, NY

Extravagant Creatures, curated by Clarissa Darlymple, C24 Gallery, New York, NY

            Seventh Inning Stretch, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY


2012    Alchemy,    7   Eleven Gallery, NYC

2011     A Sentimental Education, GAVLAK Palm Beach, FL

Super Vision, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


2010    A Two Gallery Teacup Show, Turtle Point Press and Rose Burungham Living Room, NYC 2010

         Consider    The Oyster, James Graham and Sons, New York, September 23-October 30,

curated by Ingrid Dinter

Multiple Pleasures: Functional Objects In Contemporary Art, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York,

NY curated by Nathalie Karg / Cumulus Studios

NATURAL RENDITIONS, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY 2010  “NEW LIGHT”, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME, 7Eleven Gallery, New York, NY 2010 “THINK PINK”, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida (Catalogue)


2009     KREEMART, Rob Wynne, Marina Abramovic, Mickalene Thomas,Leandro Ehrlich, Haunch of

Venison, NY.,NY.

FIGMENT, Kumukumu, Curated by Florence Uchida, NY.,N.Y. 2009  “Sparkle & Glitter”, Locks

Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

Diletteantes, Dandies, and Divas, Gavlak Projects, West Palm Beach, FL. 2008

I Won’t Grow Up, Cheim & Reid. New York, NY, (Catalogue)


2008    Anthology”, Otero Plassart, Los Angeles. CA.

How to cook a wolf: part one, Dinter Fine Art New York,NY 2008

Getting Out Our Dreams, Otero-Plassart, Los Angles, CA,

Gold in Contemporary Art, Centre PasquArt Kunsthaus, Seevorstdat, Switzerland, (catalogue)


2007    death & love in MODERN TIMES, Dinter Fine Art, New York,N.Y.

Rouge Baiser, Biennale Estuaire Nantes, Saint Nazaire, Nantes, France


2005    High Drama: Eugene Berman and the Legacy of the Melancholic Sublime, curated by Michael Duncan (catalogue) Georgia Museum of Fine Art, Athens, Georgia McNay Art Museum, Austin, Texas

The Upper Half” (catalogue) Stadtische Museum, Heilbronn, Germany Kunsthalle, Emden,GermanyMuseum Liner, Appenzell, Switzerland

Walls ’n Things, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, N.Y. selected by Clarissa Dalrymple

Glass, Seriously, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, N.Y., curated by Lilly Wei (catalogue)


2004     Instituto de Artes Graficas de Oaxaca (IAGO), Oaxaca, Mexico, Carpe Diem Artists Books

Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, Print Publisher’s Spotlight: Carpe Diem Press

Art and Illusion, Frederick Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA

Rob Wynne and Stephen Mueller,  Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus Ohio

Gluck/Luck, ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany

Carpe Diem Editions, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas


2003     Reading:Material, Kunsthalle Luitpold Block, Munich, Germany, Volume, NYC, NY  

NYPD, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, California,

Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana

On the Wall, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (catalogue)


2002     Officina/America, Galleria D’arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy, (catalogue)

Portraits”, Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva, Switzerland


2001    Rob Wynne and Elisabeth Kley, Rupert Goldsworthy Gallery, New York City


2000      American Art Today: Fantasies & Curiosities, The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami, curated by Dahlia Morgan (catalogue)


1999    Past Forward, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York City,

The Fifth International, New York City,  The Salon of 1999, Curated by David Rimanelli


1998      Le Corps du Livre, Carre d’Art Bibliothèque, Nimes, France, (catalogue)

Vertical Painting, P.S.1 Institute for Contemporary Art, Long Island City, New York,


1997    John Baldessari, Nam June Paik, Jack Pierson, Andy Warhol, Rob Wynne, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York City

Woven in Oaxaca, A/D, New York City, (catalogue)

A-DRESS, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada

Fashion Is a Verb, Museum at F.I.T., New York City,


1995      The Outside/Inside, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmunder, Germany, (catalogue)


1994    Holly Solomon Gallery, New York City


1993    Art, Money & Myth, Palm Beach Museum of Art, Lake Worth, Florida

Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York City


1992   Slow Art: Painting in New York Now, P.S. 1 Museum , Long Island City, New York


1990    The Unique Print, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, (catalogue)


1986    About Place: Contemporary American Landscape, P.S. 1 Museum, Long Island City, New York,



1984   Cable Gallery, New York City



2011      Locks Gallery, Philadelphia,PA. with an interview with Alice Quinn, director of The Poetry Society

of America, “IN COG NITO”


2010   Nathan Bernstein & Co., New York, NY “Reflection”


2009      JGM Galerie, Paris, France “Artificial Paradise” Story by AM Homes

Like the Flickering of a Candle. Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Essay by Carter Ratcliff


2008   DESSINS New York 2008, Collection Guerlain


2005   GLASS,SERIOUSLY Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, L.I.C. NY 2005 curated by Lilly Wei Collection Guerlain: Dessins, New York

Die Obere Halfte, Stadtische Museen, Heilbronn, Germany, Editions Braus

High Drama: Eugene Berman and the Legacy of the Melancholic Sublime by Michael Duncan, The Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, Hudson Hills Press, NY and Manchester


2003    On the Wall: Contemporary Wallpaper, co-published by The Fabric Workshop and Museum and The  Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence


2002 La Collection du Frac des Pays de la Loire 2002, Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication, France

Le Corps du Livre, Carre d’Art Bibliothèque, Nimes, France

Rob Wynne: “afterglow,” text by Francis Naumann and David Rimanelli, Galerie Oliver Schweden, Munich, Germany

Le Jardin Complice de l’Art, text by Sydney Picasso, curated by Daniel Sciora, Fondation d’Art Contemporain Daniel et Florence Guerlain, Les Mesnuls, France


1997    Apocalyptic Wallpaper, Donna De Salvo, Annetta Massie, essay by Gil Saunders, Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus

L’Art à la Page, Chateau Musée Gagnes-Sur-Mer, France

Livres d’Artistes de “Collectif Generation,” Center for Book Arts, New York

The Unique Print: 70s into 90s, Clifford Ackley, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts


1986      About Place: Contemporary American Landscape, Edward Leffingwell, PS1 Museum, Long Island City, New York



2017    Pagel, David. “No wallflowers here: Sparks fly when art mingles on the walls of 'Flaming   

            June VII',” Los Angeles Times, June 27.


2011    Linda Yablonsky.  “Philadelphia  Inquirer” Artnet,    September


2009   James  Imbronco, PLAYBOY, July/Aug  2009

         A.M. Homes. “ Tear  of  Glass”  Hollands Diep December/January

             Paris Capitale. April 2009

Le Magazine. March 2009

Art News. April 2009

Art in America. March 2009


2008      Architectural Digest. February

Mallery Roberts Morgan. “Dior,J’Adore” Interior Design Magazine, February


2007    Penelope Green. “Kips Bay, Where Everything Glitters” The New York Times, April 19, P.6


2007   David Coleman. “The Next Garde” New York Magazine, May 21, P.100-104


2006      Leffingwell, Edward. Review, Art in America, November. MacAdam, Alfred. Review, ARTnews, November.


2006    The Art Universe,” Vanity Fair, November, pp. 310–11.


2005    Morgan, Robert. “Who Takes Art Seriously?” Glass, pp. 27–33. “Profile: Peter Marino,” Architectural Digest, France, p. 118.


2004   Review, Houston Chronicle, June 26.


2004    The Metamorphoses of Rob Wynne,  Review. Le Figaro, May 28.


2003   MacAdam, Barbara. “Back to the Wall,” ARTnews, December, pp.104–5.  


2002      Wei, Lilly. “Kismet.” Review, ARTnews, November.

Johnson, Ken. “Kismet.” Review, The New York Times, September 6. 2000 Kley, Elisabeth. “Wynne’s Dream Logic,” Art in America, May, pp. 134– 39, 2000  MacAdam, Alfred. “Rob Wynne,” ARTnews, January.


2000    Viladas, Pilar. “Floats Like a Butterfly,” The New York Times Magazine, February 20, pp. 51–56. 1999 “Critic’s Picks,” The Village Voice, November 30


1999   Johnson, Ken. “Critic’s Picks: Rob Wynne,” The New York Times, Weekend Section, December 17.

Yablonsky, Linda. “Rob Wynne: ‘You’re Dreaming,’” TimeOut New York, December 16–30, p. 116.


1998    MacAdam, Barbara. “Where the Dinosaurs Are The Old Masters,” ARTnews, March, pp. 162–67.


1997   Dorsey, John. “The Importance and Reality of Illusion,” The Sun, October 21, p. 3E.


1996    Levin, Kim. “Voice Choices,” The Village Voice, April 30.

Muchnic, Suzanne. Review, ARTnews, December.

The New Yorker, April 29 and May 6.

Princenthal, Nancy. Review, Art in America, September.


1994      Gardner, Paul. Review, ARTnews, December.

The New York Times, “A Fashion Gallery: Eight New York Artists 1994  Interpret the New York Fall Collections,” September


1992 Adams, Brooks. “’Slow Art’ at P.S. 1,” Art in America, October, p. 154.

Liebman, Lisa. “’Slow Art’ at P.S. 1,” Interview Magazine, May, p. 63.


1990     Heartney, Eleanor. Review, ARTnews, January, p. 172.

The New Yorker, August 6.


1988    Leffingwell, Edward. “A Navigator’s Code: The Paintings of Rob Wynne,”


            Arts Magazine, March, pp. 58–59.

Levin, Kim. The Village Voice, February 17.


1986   Brenson, Michael. The New York Times, March 19. 1981 Ginsberg, Merle. Soho News, November 10


1981   Glueck, Grace. The New York Times, November 27



2009   Inventing Marcel Duchamp, The Dynamics of Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution Washington D.C.


2009   WALLPAPER by Carolle Thibout-Pomerantz, Flammarion Editions


2007   VANITAS 2, edited by Vincent Katz, New York, N.Y.


2006    BY HAND (The Use of Craft in Contemporary Art), Shu Hung and Joseph Magliara, editors, Princeton Architectural Press, N.Y.


2001   “About the Art of Looking” by Gabi Czoeppan. In Encountering Art, The Miho Museum, Shigaraki, Japan. The Overlook Press, Woodstock & New York.


1998    Taste, Nostalgia, edited by Allen S. Weiss. Lusitania Press.



Centre Pompidou, Paris, France Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio The Museum of Modern Art, New York City The Whitney Museum of Art, New York City

The N.Y. Public Library, The Spencer Collection, New York City The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

La Collection de Frac des Pays de la Loire, France Bibliothèque National, Paris

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida


Norton Museum of Art
I Remember Ceramic Castles, Mermaids & Japanese Bridges
The Culture Trip
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AnOther Thing I Wanted To Tell You
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