Rob Wynne

b. 1950 in New York, NY
Lives and works in New York, NY


2016     A Distant Mirror, Galerie Mitterrand, Paris, France
             Blue Ghost, 39 Great Jones, New York, NY

2014     The Backstage of the Universe, GAVLAK, Los Angeles, CA

2013     The Green Ray, GAVLAK, Palm Beach, FL

2012     I Remember Ceramic Castles, Mermaids & Japanses Bridges, Norton Museum of Art, 
             West Palm Beach, FL
             Remember Me, Galerie Mitterrand, Paris, France

2011     Icognito, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)

2009     Kismet, GAVLAK, West Palm Beach, FL

             Artificial Paradise, Galerie Mitterrand, Paris, France (catalogue)

2008     Like the Flickering of a Candle, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)

2007     DIOR (headquarters Av Montaigne), Paris, France (installation)

2006     The Heartbeat of a Bird, Craig Starr Associates, New York, NY
             French Kiss, Galerie Mitterrand, Paris, France (curated)

2004     Imitation and Disguise, Galerie Mitterrand, Paris, France

2001     New Work, Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva, Switzerland

1999     You're Dreaming, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY (through January 2000)
             Breath, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH

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

1996     Sleepwalking, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, NY

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

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

2016     Summer '16, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Pop Real, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)

2014     Please Enter, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY

2013     Something About A TREE, The Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY (curated by
             Linda Yablonsky)
Reading List: Selections from the MoMA Library collection, Museum of Modern Art, 
             New York, NY
2011     A Sentimental Education, GAVLAK, Palm Beach, FL
             Super Vision, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010     Rob Wynne and Marilyn Minter, GAVLAK at Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL
             A Two Gallery Teacup Show, Turtle Point Press and Rose Burungham Living Room, 
             New York, NY

             Foundation for Contemporary Art, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY
             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
             New Light, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
             Make Yourself at Home, 7Eleven Gallery, New York, NY
             Reflection, Nathan Bernstein & Co. New York, NY (Catalogue)
             Think Pink, GAVLAK, Palm Beach, FL (Catalogue)

2009     Kreemart, Rob Wynne, Marina Abramovic, Mickalene Thomas, Leandro Ehrlich,
             Haunch of Venison, 
New York, NY
             Sparkle & Glitter, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
             Dilettantes, Dandies, and Divas, GAVLAK, West Palm Beach, FL

2008     I Won't Grow Up, Cheim & Read, New York, NY (curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody)
             Gold In Contemporary Art, Centre PasquArt Kunsthaus, Seevorsdat, Switzerland (catalogue)

2007     Rouge Baiser, Biennale Estuaire Nantes, Saint Nazaire, Nantes, France
             The editions of the Carpe Diem Press, Pierre Berge & Associates, Brussels, Belgium

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

             McNay Art Museum, Austin, Texas
             Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania
             Stadtische Museum, Heilbronn, Germany
             Kunsthalle, Emden,Germany
             Museum Liner, Appenzell, Switzerland
             "The Upper Half" (catalogue)
             Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, N.Y.
             "Walls 'n Things," selected by Clarissa Dalrymple
             Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, N.Y. Artists Pick
             The Leubsdorf Gallery at Hunter College, New York City,
             "Heavenly, or A Slice of White" (catalogue)
             Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, N.Y., "Glass, Seriously," curated by Lilly Wei

2004     Carpe Diem Artists Books, Instituto de Artes Graficas de Oaxaca (IAGO), Oaxaca, Mexico
             Rob Wynne and Stephen Mueller, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH
             Art and Illusions, Frederick Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA
             Carpe Diem Editions, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX

2003     On the Wall, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA (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, NY

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

1999     Past Forward, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York City, NY
             The Salon of 1999, The Fifth International, New York, NY

1998     Le Corps du Livre, Carre d'Art Bibliothèque, Nimes, France (catalogue)
             Vertical Painting, P.S.1 Institute for Contemporary Art, Long Island City, NY

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

             Le Jardin Complice de l'Art, Guerlain Fondation d'Art Contemporain,
             Les Mesnuls, France (catalogue)

             Woven in Oaxaca, A/D, New York, NY (curated by Michael Steinberg) (catalogue)

1995     A-DRESS, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
             Fashion is a Verb, Museum at F.I.T., New York, NY
             The Outside/Inside, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmunder, Germany

1993     Art, Money & Myth, Palm Beach Museum of Art, Lake Worth, FL
             Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

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

1990     Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, "The Unique Print" (catalogue)
             Galerie AB, Paris, France, "Video Image Painting" (catalogue)
             Musée de Gravelines, Gravelines, France, "La Bibliothèque Imagines De Collectif Generation"

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

1984     Cable Gallery, New York City

1980     Electroworks, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York, NY
             Rochester Museum of Contemporary Photography, Rochester, New York
             Canadian Center for Photography and Film, Toronto, Canada

1979     P.S.1 Museum, Long Island City, New York

Locks Gallery, Philadelphia,PA. with an interview with Alice Quinn, director of
The Poetry Society of America
"IN COG NITO", 2011
Nathan Bernstein & Co., New York, NY "Reflection", 2010
Artificial Paradise, Story by AM Homes, JGM Galerie, Paris, France, 2009
Like the Flickering of a Candle, Essay by Carter Ratcliff, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2009
DESSINS New York, Collection Guerlain, 2008
GLASS, SERIOUSLY, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs, L.I.C. NY curated by Lilly Wei, 2005
Die Obere Halfte, Stadtische Museen, Heilbronn, Germany, Editions Braus, 2005
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, 2005
On the Wall: Contemporary Wallpaper, co-published by The Fabric Workshop and Museum
The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 2003
La Collection du Frac des Pays de la Loire 2002, 
Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication, France, 2002
Le Corps du Livre, Carre d'Art Bibliothèque, Nimes, France
American Art Today: Fantasies & Curiosities,
The Art Museum at Florida International University,
Miami, essays by Dominique Nahas and Elena Bertoli, 2000
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
Apocalyptic Wallpaper, Donna De Salvo, Annetta Massie, essay by Gil Saunders,
Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1997                  
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
Video Image Painting, Galerie AB, Paris, France
About Place: Contemporary American Landscape, Edward Leffingwell,
PS1, Museum, Long Island City, New York
Electroworks, Marilyn McCray, International Museum of Photography, Rochester, New York
Alternative Imaging Systems, Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York
Copyart, Richard Marek Publishers, New York

Philadelphia Inquirer, by Edith Newhall, Sep 2011
ARTNET, by Linda Yablonsky, 2011 
PLAYBOY, by James Imbronco, July/Aug 2009
HOLLANDS DIEP, Tear of Glass by A.M. Homes, Dec.09/Jan.10
Paris Capitale, April 2009
Le Magazine, March 2009
Art News, April 2009
Art in America, March 2009
Architectural Digest, February 2008
Mallery Roberts Morgan. "Dior,J'Adore" Interior Design Magazine, February 2008
Marina Pignatelli. "Manhattan Con Brio" Architectural Digest Italy, February 2008
William V. Ganis. "Making The Cut" Glass Magazine, Spring 2008
Penelope Green. "Kips Bay, Where Everything Glitters"
The New York Times, April 19, 2007 P.6
David Coleman. "The Next Garde" New York Magazine, May 21,2007 P.100-104
Leffingwell, Edward. Review, Art in America, November 2006
MacAdam, Alfred. Review, ARTnews, November 2006
"The Art Universe," Vanity Fair, November, pp. 310–11. 2006
"Rob Wynne: The Heartbeat of a Bird: Through Glass Darkly" by Stephen Mueller,
Gay City News, September 2006
Hunt, Lisa. "Un Sogno Color Arancio," Architectural Digest, Italy, pp. 142–45. 2005
Morgan, Robert. "Who Takes Art Seriously?" Glass, pp. 27–33. 2005
"Profile: Peter Marino," Architectural Digest, France, p. 118. 2005
Review, Houston Chronicle, June 26. 2004
"The Metamorphoses of Rob Wynne," Review. Le Figaro, May 28. 2004
MacAdam, Barbara. "Back to the Wall," ARTnews, December, pp.104–5. 2003
Wei, Lilly. "Kismet." Review, ARTnews, November. 2002
Johnson, Ken. "Kismet." Review, The New York Times, September 6 2002
Hall, Jacqueline. "Fragments of Past in New Settings," Columbus Dispatch (Ohio),
Visual Arts Section, p. F8, Sunday, January 21. 2001
Robinson, Walter. "Weekend Update," (on-line magazine) 2001
Starker, Melissa. "Design for Living: Artist Rob Wynne Finds Abstract
Thought in Craft Materials and Home Accessories,"
Columbus Alive (Ohio), Arts Section, p. 12. 2001
Kley, Elisabeth. "Wynne's Dream Logic," Art in America, May, pp. 134–39, 177. 2000
MacAdam, Alfred. "Rob Wynne," ARTnews, January. 2000
Mogensen, Else. "Ung New York-Kunst som episke lignerser
(Young New York Art as Epic Parabels), "Hrymfaxe (Denmark), December, pp. 16–23. 2000
Viladas, Pilar. "Floats Like a Butterfly," The New York Times Magazine,
February 20, pp. 51–56. 2000
"Critic's Picks," The Village Voice, November 30. 1999
Johnson, Ken. "Critic's Picks: Rob Wynne," The New York Times,
Weekend Section, December 17. 1999
Milford, Matthew. Review. December 1, p. 57. 1999
Lyttelton, Celia. "New Wave Art," Tatler, Performance/Art Section. 1999
Yablonsky, Linda. "Rob Wynne: 'You're Dreaming,'" TimeOut New York,
December 16–30, p. 116. 1999
MacAdam, Barbara. "Where the Dinosaurs Are The Old Masters," ARTnews,
March, pp. 162–67. 1998
 "Writing on the Rug," ARTnews, September, p. 39. 1998
Dorsey, John. "The Importance and Reality of Illusion," The Sun, October 21, p. 3E. 1997 
Kastner, Jeffrey. "The 'Louvre' Boat," ARTnews, April, p. 36. 1997 
"Kunst Tapetentraume," Focus, September, p. 156. 1997 
Marella, Spring Issue, Number 4, pp. 53, 54. 1997 
"Schlafwandeln Bei Rob," Elle Decoration, September/October, p. 23. 1997 
Levin, Kim. "Voice Choices," The Village Voice, April 30. 1996
Mahoney, Robert. "Couching Meaning," Cover Magazine, Summer, p. 12. 1996
Muchnic, Suzanne. Review, ARTnews, December 1996
The New Yorker, April 29 and May 6 1996
Princenthal, Nancy. Review, Art in America, September 1996
Gardner, Paul. Review, ARTnews, December 1994 
The New York Times, "A Fashion Gallery: Eight New York Artists Interpret the
New York Fall Collections," September 1994
Adams, Brooks. "'Slow Art' at P.S. 1," Art in America, October, p. 154. 1992 
Liebman, Lisa. "'Slow Art' at P.S. 1," Interview Magazine, May, p. 63. 1992 
"Inner Currents," The Sciences Magazine, New York. 1991 
Heartney, Eleanor. Review, ARTnews, January, p. 172. 1990 
The New Yorker, August 6. 1990 
"Liquid Asset," The Sciences Magazine, New York. 1989 
Leffingwell, Edward. "A Navigator's Code: The Paintings of Rob Wynne,"
Arts Magazine, March, pp. 58–59. 1988
Levin, Kim. The Village Voice, February 17. 1988
Brenson, Michael. The New York Times, March 19. 1986 
Ginsberg, Merle. Soho News, November 10. 1981 
Glueck, Grace. The New York Times, November 27.1981 

Inventing Marcel Duchamp, The Dynamics of Portraiture, National Portrait Gallery,
Smithsonian Institution Washington D.C., 2009 
WALLPAPER by Carolle Thibout-Pomerantz, Flammarion Editions, 2009 
VANITAS 2, edited by Vincent Katz, New York, N.Y., 2007 
BY HAND (The Use of Craft in Contemporary Art), Shu Hung and Joseph Magliara, editors.
Princeton Architectural Press, N.Y., 2006 
"About the Art of Looking" by Gabriele Czoppan. In Encountering Art, The Miho Museum,
Shigaraki, Japan. The Overlook Press, Woodstock & New York., 2001 
Taste, Nostalgia, edited by Allen S. Weiss. Lusitania Press., 1998 

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
Fondation D'Art Contemporain Guerlain
Bibliothèque National, Paris


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