Selected Work

The Letter! The Litter! (“I Want the Gam…Too”), 2015,
Acrylic paint on store bought fabric, 66 x 55 1/2 x 1 1/2,
RB9426

At the end of the day… (Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, CT, December 14, 2012), 2014 /1 AP giclee print and synthetic polymer on canvas 54 x 54 x 1 1/2 in. RB9071-01

At the end of the day… (Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, Oklahoma City, OK, April 19, 1995), 2014 /2 2 giclee print and synthetic polymer on canvas 85 1/4 x 54 x 1 1/2 in. RB9070-01

At the end of the day… (Fallujah, Al Anbar, Iraq, 2004), 2014 /1 AP giclee print and synthetic polymer on canvas 90 x 54 x 1 1/2 in. RB9072-01

At the end of the day… (Century Movie Theater, Aurora, CO, July 20, 2012), 2014 /1 AP giclee print and synthetic polymer on canvas 84 x 54 x 1 1/2 in. RB9073-01

At the end of the day… (Columbine High School, Columbine, CO, April 20, 1999), 2014 /1 AP giclee print and synthetic polymer on canvas 54 x 81 x 1 1/5 in. RB9074-01

Figure of Speech (“Father Christmas”), 2014 acrylic paint, grease pencil and dirt on fabric 69 x 86 x 1 1/2 in. RB9077

The Letter! The Litter! (“Of course. A thing like that is always sexual…”), 2014
acrylic paint and grommets on fabric
75 x 50 x 1 1/2 in.
RB9075

The Letter! The Litter! (“Homeless.  Blah, blah, blah. Thanks”), 2014
giclee print and synthetic polymer on canvas
58 x 80 x 1 1/2 in.
RB9076

Second Hand (“KN”), 2010
Oil paint and india ink on found painting (oil on canvas)
14 X 11 X 3/4 inches
RB8030
Second Hand (“Barbara”), 2010
Oil paint and india ink on found oil painting (pre-stretched canvas)
15 3/4 X 11 3/4 inches
RB8083

Second Hand (“Karin”), 2011
Oil paint and india ink on found oil painting
12 x 9 x ¾ inches (painting)
13 x 10 x 1 ¾ inches (frame)
RB8305

SUNNNNNNNNNNNN, 2011
Store bought fabric, dagger yucca leaves, aluminum straps, and roofing nails in two parts
110 X 91 X 9 inches
RB8299

The House of Asterion, 2011
Bleach treated denim, drift wood, corrugated metal panels
96 X 96 X 6 inches
RB8300

the crossing over and/or the crossing out, 2011
Cinder blocks, rusted corrugated metal panel, lechuguilla pods, Plexiglas face-mounted photograph (clouds)
18 3/4 X 93 1/2 X 47 inches
RB8295

El Camino Real, 2011
Plexiglas face-mounted photograph (Navajo buck in ceremonial dress), rubber tire pieces, reflective tape
96 X 48 X 2 inches
RB8298

Destapa la Felicidad, 2008
Screen blocks, 3 faded Coke cans, and ocotillo stalks
94 X 45 X 22 1/2 inches
RB8293

An Eye For An Eye For An Eye For An Eye For An Eye, 2011
Wooden palette, four metal poles, Plexiglas face-mounted photograph (mutilated corpses of Mexican cartel victims), chalk
82 X 123 X 94 1/2 inches (installed)
47 3/4 X 48 inches (palette)
RB8302

The Minotaur (Lajitas), 2011
Concrete stands, metal pole, steer skull, metal plate, metal channels, and barbed wire
110 1/2 X 24 X 36 inches
RB8296

Through the Night That, 2011
Dyed US flag, barbed wire spoil, metal pole, and metal plate
95 X 36 X 24 inches
RB8294

Tanque Caballo, 2011
Ombré dyed fabric, Devil’s Head cactus areoles, rusted metal artifact, charred MDF
91 X 58 X 6 inches
RB8301

Fatherland
Cement pavers, Indian Head/Buffalo nickels, spent shotgun casings
103 1/2 x 103 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches
2011
RB8297

Untitled (“Plains Indian Drawings 1865-1935: Pages from a Visual History” Ed. by Janet Catherine Berlo), 2012
Graphite, colored pencil and archival tape on signed Canson watercolor paper
10 X 12 inches (paper)
12 X 14 3/8 inches (frame)
RB8309

Untitled (“Transforming Images: The Art of Silver Horn and His Successors” by Robert G. Donnelley, The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art), 2012
Graphite, colored pencil and archival tape on singed Canson watercolor paper
10 X 12 inches (paper)
12 X 14 3/8 inches (frame)
RB8312

By Any Other Name (springtime, crocus, “Head”…), 2011
Mixed media on pigment printed canvas
54 X 84 7/8 X 1 1/2 inches
RB8062

By Any Other Name (“Cheryl Donegan”), 2011
Mixed media on pigment printed canvas
54 X 89 3/4 X 1 1/2 inches
RB8303

By Any Other Name (sailboats, “The Water Is Rising Pleas.”, anchor…), 2011
Mixed media on pigment printed canvas
54 X 91 X 1 1/2 inches
RB8061

Cell (Winter Mimicry 1.0)
First version of cluster no. 2, 2008
26 Hydrographic printed Renshape Hexagons and metal
left side (with corners): 42 1/2, x 27 1/2 x 6 inches, right side (with corners): 46 3/4 x 25 x 1 inches
RB6309

Cell (Winter Mimicry 1.0)
First version of cluster no. 9, 2008
32 Hydrographic printed Renshape Hexagons and metal
left side (with corners): 29 3/4 x 27 1/4 x 6 inches, right side (with floor corners): 35 x 37 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, floor piece: 12 3/4 x 30 x 1 inches
RB6317

Cell (Winter Mimicry 1.0)
First version, cluster no. 10, (detail) 2008
11 Hydrographic printed Renshap Hexagons, metal
30 X 30 X 1 inches
RB6318

Vane of Association, Edition of 4, 2008
UV printed DiBond panels
47 1/2 X 64 inches
RB6322

Constellation (“To find the Western Path, Right thro the Gates of Wrath”), 2008
Steel railing and artifacts (headstone, surveillance mirror, steer skull, 3D print, Tumi luggage bag, and barricade)
112 X 373 X 110 inches
RB6320

Constellation (“To find the Western Path, Right thro the Gates of Wrath”) detail
2008
Steel railing and artifacts (headstone, surveillance mirror, steer skull, 3D print, Tumi luggage bag, and barricade)
112 X 373 X 110 inches
RB6320

Constellation (“To find the Western Path, Right thro the Gates of Wrath”) detail
2008
Steel railing and artifacts (headstone, surveillance mirror, steer skull, 3D print, Tumi luggage bag, and barricade)
112 X 373 X 110 inches
RB6320

You Scream, I Scream…, 2008
Etched stainless steel bathroom partition
58 x 70 x 1 1/2 inches
RB6307

iPainting (9349290), 2009
Acrylic and oil paint on canvas
28 X 26 X 1 1/2 inches
RB8135

iPainting (9349290), 2009 (under camera flash)
Acrylic and oil paint on canvas
28 X 26 X 1 1/2 inches
RB8135

Untitled (”Analysis of a Phobia in a Five Year-Old Boy” by Sigmund Freud/ “Art Therapy: In Theory and Practice” ed. Elinor Ulman and Penny Dachinger), 1997 / 2005
acrylic paint, charcoal, graphite, ink, latent fingerprint powder, oil pastel and tape on paper
12 x 9 inches
RB4143

Untitled (“Narrative of a Child Analysis” by Melanie Klein/”Childhood Revealed: Art Expressing Pain, Discovery and Hope” ed. by Harold S. Koplewicz and Robin F. Goodman), 1999-2007
charcoal, conté crayon, graphite, ink, latent fingerprint powder, and wax pencil on paper
12 X 9 inches
RB5840

Untitled (“Carving Duck Decoys” by Harry V. Shourds and Anthony Hillman/”Telling without Talking: Art as a Window into the World of Multiple Personality” by Barry M. Cohen and Carol Thayer Cox, 1996-2007
charcoal, conté crayon, graphite, ink, and latent fingerprint powder on paper
12 X 9 inches
RB5843

Thirteen Shooters (Barry Loukatis)  Edition of 6, 2001
inkjet pigment print
59 1/4 x 42 inches
RB2839

Thirteen Shooters (Joseph ‘Colt’ Todd)  Edition of 6, 2001
inkjet pigment print
56 3/4 X 41 inches
RB2835

Thirteen Shooters (Kipland Kinkel) Edition of 6, 2001
inkjet pigment print
76 1/8 x 42 inches
RB2864

Screen Memory (Brother’s Room)
2004
edition of 5
gelatin silver print
74 X 55 3/4 X 3 3/8 inches
RB3702

Screen Memory (Mother’s Room)
Edition # 1/5, 2003
gelatin silver print
88 1/2 X 56 inches
RB3605

Screen Memory (Sister’s Room) 1/5, 2004
gelatin silver print
55 3/4 X 69 inches
RB3703

Brick and Bracket, 2006
steel, hydrocal, and polymer ink
44 X 27 1/4 X 6 inches
RB5382

Untitled (clean), 2004
mixed media on stainless steel
58 X 69 1/4 inches
RB3693

Untitled (Daly Over/Under @ Close Range w/ .12 gauge punkin’ ball slug), 2000
sketch pad, gunpowder, and sweat
24 X 18 inches
RB2594

“Apart From the Whole (Communion)”
2005
edition of 6
11 chromogenic prints, wood, matte board
77 X 61 inches
RB4382

“The Daily Over-Under (Daly Over/Under Shotgun at Close Range with 12. ‘punkin’ ball’ slug)”
2005
wound filler, plastic, metal, and paper
42 x 22 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches

The Family Photo (“Christmas, 1968”)  Edition 1 of 3, 1999
Fuji Pictography print, deer leg frame
14 x 15 3/4 inches (overall)
RB2024

“The Daily Over-Under (Daly Over/Under Shotgun at Close Range with 12. ‘punkin’ ball’ slug)”
2005
wound filler, plastic, metal, and paper
42 x 22 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches
RB4985

The Standing Deer (“Highlights For Children”)
Edition of 3
2000
mixed media
12 X 14 X 5 inches
RB2126

“Glove Skinning” (Bruised) (“The Modern Man’s Guide to Life” by Denis Boyles, Alan Rose, and Alan Wellikoff)
2003
charcoal and thread on paper
43 X 64 inches
RB3665

Untitled (Dec. 29, 1993) Edition of 3, 1999
DVD, DVD player, TV monitor, AV cart, and cables
dimensions variable
RB2178

Untitled (The Spike Buck), 1995
TV monitor, DVD player, DVD, audio receiver, speakers, and cables
dimensions variable
RB1681

The Memorial Screening (1974) Edition of 3, 2000
DVD, DVD Player, TV monitor, AV cart, fabric, chairs, cables, and carpet
dimensions variable
the cart is 42 x 24 x 18 1/2 inches
TV monitor 19 inches
RB2028

The Shrine, 2000 / 2006
Flowers, balloons, stuffed animals and candles
dimensions variable

The Cornfield
Laserprint on archival newsprint
7 x 10 inches (Two sheets, 7 x 4 1/4 inches each)
1994

Biography

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Robert Buck



Robert Buck

One Artist Exhibitions
  • 2016 Exposure at Angela Meleca Gallery, Columbus, OH
  • Robert Beck | Robert Buck: States of America. Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH
  • 2015 The Shrine (from e to u), installation at School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Iceberg Projects, Chicago, USA
  • 2014 New Work, CRG Gallery, New York
  • 2013 Robert Beck/Robert Buck: Collected Works, Rennie Collection at Wing Sang, Vancouver
  • 2012 Kahpenakwu (West), CRG Gallery, New York
  • 2009 “iPainting” (Smoke Screens), Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco
  • 2008 第二自然, (Second Nature), CRG Gallery, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2016 “2 Years of Looking”, New Art Projects, London, UK
  • “We Are Not Things”, Invisible-Exports, New York, NY
  • Collected Works, Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Canada
  • Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
  • 2015 “Russian Doll”, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • “Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition”, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
  • Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime, Wellcome Collection, London, England
  • Sitter, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • 2013Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH, “Inaugural Exhibition: Looking Forward”
  • Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, “Alchemical”, curated by Kevin Moore
  • CRG Gallery, New York, “Booth 548”
  • “Robert Beck / Robert Buck”, Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2012Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, “No Person May Carry A Fish Into A Bar”
  • CRG Gallery, New York, “Summer Sculpture Show”
  • Untitled, Nora Fisch Gallery, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL
  • 2011San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA, “The Air We Breathe”
  • CRG Gallery, New York, “Wishing and Praying”
  • 2009Bureau for Open Culture at Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH, “Of Other Spaces”
  • 2008“Sorry We’re Closed”, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium
  • La Mama Gallery, New York, “Duck Soup”, Curated by Daphne Fitzpatrick
  • Hudson Franklin Gallery, New York, “The World Is All”
  • Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space, New York, “Beyond A Memorable Fancy”

Selected Bibliography

  • 2016Gilson, Nancy, “Artist Robert Buck addresses gun violence through beauty”, The Columbus Dispatch, Sunday June 5, 2016
  • 201520 Years, essays by Stephen Friedman and Sarah Thornton, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, England (catalogue)
  • 2014Schjeldahl, Peter, Found Meaning: A Robert Gober retrospective, The New Yorker, 13 October, pp. 124-125
  • Levy, Ellen K., Sluething the Mind, Leonardo: the International Society of Arts, Sciences and Technology, October, Vol. 47, No. 5, p. 429
  • 2013Hyslop, Lucy, “The Art Of Reinvention”, The Vancouver Sun, Saturday, March 2, 2013, pg. E3
  • Stowe, Stacy, “Storm Leaves Residue of Questions”, NY Times, Arts & Leisure, May 12, 2013, pg. 24
  • 2012New American Paintings, February/March 2012, Volume 17, Issue I, pgs. 36 – 39
  • Silver, Shelly, “What I Know About Penises”, One Star Press, 2012, Back cover, pg. 102
  • Harris, Jane, “Kahpenakwu”, Art In America, May 2012, pgs. 176-177
  • Porter, Matthew, “500 Words”, artforum.com
  • Kimball, Whitney, “Robert Buck CRG: This American Graveyard”, newamericanpaintings.wordpress.com
  • Horrigan, Bill, “The Radiant Future, Donald Moffett”, Columbus College of Art and Design, pg. 4
  • Moshayedi, Aram, “Critic’s Picks: Los Angeles: No Person May Carry A Fish Into A Bar”, arforum.com
  • 2011Myles, Eileen, “My Gay Marriage”, “The Air We Breathe” exhibition catalog, pg. 25
  • 2009Voorhies, James, “Of Other Spaces” exhibition catalog
  • 2008Carlin, T.J., “Robert Buck: Second Nature”, Time Out New York, July 17-23, Issue 668, 2008, pg. 58
  • Levy, Michelle, “Beyond a Memorable Fancy” catalog, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space

Related Activities

  • 2015Saccade Drawings by Patrick Keesey, diSONARE, No. 3, Spring 2015
  • 2013Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault; Film and Video Program at Artists Space Books and Talks; screening introduction, DIVA TV and Sister Corita
  • What We Know About Penises, The Public School NYC; event in tandem with publication by Shelly Silver
  • What Lacan Knew About Women, Symposium for release of “Culture/Clinic”, published by University of Minnesota Press, with sponsorship of the World Association of of Psychoanalysis, New Lacanian School and University of Jacques Lacan; paper in collaboration with Cyrus Saint Amand Poliakoff; Miami FL
  • 2011-Culture and Psychoanalysis, an ongoing seminar in collaboration with Cyrus Saint Amand Poliakoff in conjunction with The New York Freud Lacan Analytic Group, New York
  • 2011Clinical Study Days 5, The Lacanian Compass Conference, “Reading the Unconscious”, Miami, FL
  • 20095 x 20 x 20, Lecture series, The Museum of Modern Art, New YorkVECTOR, Issue 2, 2009
  • 2008Artists on Artists Talk, Dia Center for the Arts, New York

Robert Beck

Education

  • 1993The Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Studio Program, New York
  • 1983BA, Undergraduate Film and Television, New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York

One Artist Exhibitions

  • 2015Robert Beck Buck, Iceberg Projects, Chicago, IL
  • 2007dust, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
  • “How Am I To Sign Myself”, CRG Gallery, New York
  • 2006Stephen Friedman Gallery, London
  • Olpalka Gallery, Sage College, Albany, New York
  • 2005Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco
  • 2004CRG Gallery, New York
  • Art Basel Miami; The Design District, Miami, FL
  • 2002Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco
  • 2001Drawings, CRG Gallery, New York
  • 2000Nature Mort, CRG Gallery, New York
  • Galerie Rainer Borgemeister, Berlin
  • 1997Susan Inglett Gallery, New York
  • 1996Susan Inglett Gallery, New York
 

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2016 Human Interest: Portraits From The Whitney’s Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  • Winter 2015/2016 Collected Works. Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2015 “Sitter”, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH
  • Wellcome Center, London, “Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime”
  • 2014The Museum of Modern Art, New York, “Robert Gober: The Heart is not a Metaphor”
  • Robert Miller Gallery, New York, “Panopticum”
  • Pratt-Manhattan Gallery, Pratt Institute, New York, “Sleuthing the Mind”
  • 2013Neue Gesellschaft fur bildende Kunst e.V. (NGBK), Berlin, “Love AIDS Riot Sex”
  • 2012Adam Lindemann Gallery, New York, “A Rebours”
  • Phillips De Pury & Co., New York, “Rorschach”
  • 2011Stonescape, San Francisco, CA, “Politics is Personal”
  • Schroeder Romero and Shredder, New York, “Crazy Lady”
  • Canzani Center Gallery, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH, “Supply and Demand”
  • Berliner Festspielle, Berlin, “Compass: Drawings of the Museum of Modern Art New York (The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection)”
  • CRG Gallery, New York, “Wishing and Praying”
  • Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York, “Printer’s Proof: A Decade of Fine Art Printing”
  • 2010Salomon Contemporary, East Hampton, NY, “Hunt and Chase”, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody
  • Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, “Lush Life”, curated by Franklin Evans and Omar Lopez Chahoud
  • Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY, “Robert Beck & Donald Moffet: Range, A collaborative work from 1997”
  • 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London, “In and Out of Place”
  • CRG Gallery, New York, “The Language of Flowers”
  • 2009The Museum of Modern Art, “Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection”
  • 2008White Columns, New York, “White Columns Annual: Looking Back”, Curated by Jay Sanders,
  • Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium “Come In, We’re Open!”
  •  2007Hessel Museum of Art, Center For Cultural Studies, Bard College, “Exhibitionism: An Exhibition of Exhibitions of Works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection”
  • Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium, “On The Marriage Broker Joke”
  • Newark Arts Council Open Studio Tour Exhibition, Newark, NJ, “The Red Badge of Courage””
  • Circus of Books; ZING Magazine Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2006Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY; “Twice Drawn”
  • Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; “The Last Time They Met”
  • Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, CT; “Subject”
  • Marvelli Gallery, New York; “Nightmares of Summer”
  • Mandeville Gallery, Union College Schnenectady, NY; “Armed: Contemporary Art and Violence”
  • 2005Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; “Past Presence”
  • White Columns, New York; “Monuments for the USA”
  • CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA; “Monuments for the USA”
  • Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN; “Altered Spaces”
  • Leubsdorf Gallery, Hunter College, New York; “Heavenly, Or A Slice of White”
  • Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME; “Back from Nature”
  • Stephen Friedman Gallery, London; “10 Year Anniversary Show”
  • 2004Sandra Gering Gallery, New York; “Editions Fawbush: A Selection”
  • Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio; “Needful Objects”
  • Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA; “Neo Queer”
  • The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN; “Your Heart Is No Match for My Love”
  • 2003CRG Gallery, New York; “Robert Beck, Russell Crotty, Shibon Liddel”
  • CRG Gallery, New York; “Me, Myself and I”
  • Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; “Somewhere Better Than This Place”
  • Cohan, Leslie and Browne Gallery, New York; “Little Triggers”
  • 2002Debs & Co., New York; “Different Class”
  • Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT; “Acquiring Tastes”
  • Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, New York; “Arrested Development
  • 2001The Whitney Museum of American Arts, New York; “The Draftman’s Colors: 14 New Acquisitions”
  • Cohan Leslie and Browne Gallery, New York; “Song Poems”
  • The Queens Museum, New York; “Crossing the Line”
  • Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York at New Paltz, New York; “In Cold Blood”
  • 2000Beverly Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA; “Wild Life”
  • Ubu Gallery; New York; “Destruction/Creation”
  • Caren Golden Fine Arts, New York; “Human/Nature”
  • Bucknell Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA; “Animal Magnetism”
  • 1999Matthew Marks Gallery, New York; “Anni Albers, Robert Beck, Cadie Noland, Joan Semmel, and Nancy   Shaver”; Curated by Robert Gober
  • The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; “Calender 2000”
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; “Hindsight: Recent Work from the Permanent Collection”
  • 1998New York Foundation for The Arts (NYFA), New York; “Back-To-Back: Selected Fellows 1990-98”
  • Anthony Meier Fine Art, San Francisco; “Robert Beck and Jasmine Sian”
  • Long Island Center of Photography, New York; “Images for the Millenium”
  • Paul Morris Gallery, New York; “Portraits: Inagural Exhibition”
  • Matisse Museum, Nice, France; “Artists & Books: Picarone Editions 1997”
  • 1997Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; “Investigations of New Photography and Film: The New God” Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, N.C. “33 Annual: Art On Paper”
  • The Thread Waxing Space, New York; “You Should Know Better/Truth and Artifice in Contemporary Photography”
  • 1996Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York; “Limited Edition Artists’ Books Since 1990”
  • White Columns Gallery, New York; “What I Did On My Summer Vacation” Benefit Exhibition
  • White Columns Gallery, New York; “Sugar Mountain”
  • Lauren Wittels Gallery, New York; “Show and Tell”
  • 1995Morris Healy Gallery, New York; “Inaugural Exhibition”
  • White Columns, New York; “Verisimilitude and the Utility of Doubt”
  • Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires; “Faggots: A Communiqué from North America,” Curated by Bill Arning
  • 1994Neue Gesellschaft fur bildende Kunst e.v., Berlin; “Violence/Business/Power”
  • New Museum, New York; “Benefit Exhibition and Auction: Who Chooses Who,” Choice of Robert Gober
  • 1992P.S. 1 Museum, The Institute For Contemporary Art, New York; “7 Rooms, 7 Shows”
  • Kunstverien, Hamburg, Germany, and Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, Switzerland; “Gegendarstellung: Ethics and Aesthetics in Times of AIDS”
  • 1991Suzanne Biederberg Gallery, Amsterdam; “Saint Vitas Dance”
  • Collins and Milazzo’s “New Era” Exhibition, New York
  • Minor Injury Gallery, Brooklyn, New York; “Queer, Butch, Femme…”
  • 1990Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut; “AIDS/SIDA”
  • Simon Watson Project Space, New York; “Looking At A Revolution”
  • 1989Simon Watson Project Space, New York; “Erotophobia”
  • Matrix Gallery, University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley, CA; Group Material’s “AIDS Timeline” Touring Exhibition
Selected Bibliography
  • Schjeldahl, Peter, “Found Meaning: A Robert Gober retrospective”, The New Yorker, October 13, 2014, pgs. 124-125
  • Levy, Ellen K., “Sluething the Mind”, Leonardo: the International Society of Arts, Sciences and Technology, October 2014, Vol. 47, No. 5, pg. 429
  • Wagner, Frank, “Love AIDS Riot Sex”, Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst, Berlin, , RealismusStudio, pgs. 33,103
  • Denson, Roger G., “’Old’, ‘Crazy’ and ‘Hysterical’. Is That All There Is?” www.huffingtonpost.com, October, 5 2011
  • Sardar, Zahid, “West Coast Modern: Architecture, Interior and Design; Gibbs Smith, Layton, UT, 2012, pg. 222
  • Smith, Elizabeth, “Beck & Moffett/Lucio Fontana”; Marianne Boesky Gallery, 2010
  • Cotter, Holland, “Lower East Side Tale, Refracted Nine Times”, The New York Times, July 9,2010, pgs. C21C23
  • Smith, Roberta, “Art in Review: Lucio Fontana/Robert Beck and Donald Moffett, The New York Times, May 7, 2010, p. C28
  • Vogel, Carol, “Inside Art”, The New York Times, March 5, 2010, pg. C22
  • Smith, Roberta, “Robert Beck: How Am I to Sign Myself”, The New York Times, December 21, 2007, pg. E31
  • Bentley, Kyle, “Robert Beck: CRG Gallery”, Artforum, February 2008, XLVI, no. 6, pg. 293
  • Leffingwell, Edward, “Robert Beck at CRG”, Art In America, March 2008, No. 3, p. 166
  • Wasserman, Nadine, “Trigger-Happy”, Ruminations on Violence Ed. Derek Pardue, Waveland Press, Inc. 2008, 1.201-02
  • Schwhendener, Martha, “Galleries-Chelsea: Robert Beck”, The New Yorker, December 10, 2007, p. 21
  • Bordowitz, Gregg, “dust: Wexner Center fot the Arts”, Artforum, November, 2007, XLVI, No.3, p. 362
  • Vischer, Theodora, Ed., Robert Gober: Sculptures and Installations 1979-2007, pp. 410-411
  • Berry, Ian and Jack Shear, editors, “Twice Drawn: Modern and Contemporary Drawings in Context”, The Fraces Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Danby, Charles, “Untitled Magazine”, November 2006, pp. 27-28
  • Arning, Bill, Aspect Magazine: The Chronicle of New Media Art, “Learning from Dynasty”, Vol. 8, DVD
  • Kent, Sarah, “Robert Beck: Stephen Friedman Gallery,” Time Out London, June 26, 2006
  • Arning, Bill, “Early Work” Aspect DVD, Summer 2006
  • Johnson, Ken, “Contemplating Childlike Wonder, Long Past Childhood,” The New York Times, September 2, 2005, p. E26
  • Dent, Tory, “Robert Beck CRG Gallery,” Parachute — Para (pullout), July/August/Spetember 2004, No. 115, p. 6
  • Kastner, Jeffrey, “Reviews: Robert Beck,” Artforum, April 2004, Vol. XLII, pp. 159-60
  • Harris, Jane, “Reviews: Robert Beck,” Time Out New York, February 19-26, 2004, p. 60
  • Collins, Thom, “Somewhere Better Than This Place: Alternative Social Experience in the Spaces of Contemporary Art,” Exhibition Catalogue, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, pg. 88
  • Johnson, Ken, “Art Guide: Robert Beck,” New York Times, May 16, 2003, p. E35
  • Dodge, Alex, “Shot On Sight: A Conversation with Robert Beck,” Swingset, Issue 3, pp. 30-35
  • Hirsch, Faye, “Working Proof: Robert Beck and Dale Peck,” Art On Paper, May-June 2002, Vol. 6, No. 5, p. 71
  • Northcross, Wayne, “Art Portfolio,” Pride.02, 2002, Anniversary Edition, p. 116
  • Aletti, Vince, “The Great Divide: Photography’s Two Different Worlds,” Village Voice, March 12, 2002, p. 59
  • Verlag, Weidle, “Rainer Borgemeister: Lokomotive Denken,” Verlag, Bonn & Berlin, 2002, pp. 224-225, 255
  • Smith, Roberta, “Armory Show, Grown Up and In Love with Color,” New York Times, February 22, 2002, p. E38
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   Grants and Fellowships  

  • 1999The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Competition Award
  • 1995New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship (Printmaking/Drawing/Artist’s Books)
  • Art Matters, Inc. Grant

  Awards  

  • 19911st Prize, Experimental Category: “Visions of US” Contest, sponsored by the SONY Corporation of America and the American Film Institute, Los Angeles
  • 1st Prize, Experimental Documentary Category, Atlanta Film and Video Festival, sponsored by IMAGE Film/Video Center, Atlanta, GA
  • 1989“Made In 8” Competition, sponsored by The Kitchen and the 8mm Video Council, New York

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