Selected Work

Sierra Monochrome, 2007
ink and watercolor on paper on fiberglass sphere
24 inch diameter

Vandenberg, 2013
Ink and gouache on paper on fiberglass sphere
12 X 12 X 12 inches
RC8926

The Creek, Gaviota Coast, 2007
ink and watercolor on paper on fiberglass sphere
24 inch diameter

We live here IV, 2007
Ink and watercolor on paper on fiberglass sphere
12 inch diameter

Field Guide to Selected Surf Breaks II (cover), 2007
ink and watercolor on paper and vellum in 37 pages in linen covered book
24 1/2 x 49 inches (open)
24 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches (closed)

Field Guide to Selected Surf Breaks II (detail), 2007
ink and watercolor on paper and vellum in 37 pages in linen covered book
24 1/2 x 49 inches (open)
24 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches (closed)

Field Guide to Selected Surf Breaks II (detail), 2007
ink and watercolor on paper and vellum in 37 pages in linen covered book
24 1/2 x 49 inches (open)
24 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches (closed)

Field Guide to Selected Surf Breaks II (detail), 2007
ink and watercolor on paper and vellum in 37 pages in linen covered book
24 1/2 x 49 inches (open)
24 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches (closed)

Field Guide to Selected Surf Breaks II (detail), 2007
ink and watercolor on paper and vellum in 37 pages in linen covered book
24 1/2 x 49 inches (open)
24 1/2 x 24 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches (closed)

Biography

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Russell Crotty



Education

  • 1980 MFA, University of California, Irvine
  • 1978 BFA (Honors), San Francisco Art Institute

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2015 Russell Crotty: Another Green World, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2014 Russell Crotty: Surf Works, University of North Carolina Wilmington, NC
  • 2011 Aligned with the Coast, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France
  • Fragments from the West Coast: A peculiar Surf Vernacular, Left Coast Books, Goleta, CA
  • 2010 Globes, Drawings and Books, Michel Soskine, Inc., Madrid, Spain
  • Seascapes and Surf Works, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2009 Surf Works from 1988-2008, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2008 Field Guides and Globe Drawings, Galerie Ulrike Schmela, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Panoramas and Specimens, Aurobora Press, San Francisco, CA
  • 2006 Russell Crotty: Books and Charts, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
  • Twilight in the West, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2005 Russell Crotty, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • Russell Crotty, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France
  • Russell Crotty, La Criee Centre d’Art Contemporain, Rennes, France
  • 2004 Russell Crotty: Globe Drawings, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
  • 2003 Perspectives #138: Russell Crotty, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX / Interview; traveled to Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
  • Globe Drawings, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
  • 2002 Russell Crotty: New Work, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
  • Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • 2001 The Universe from My Back Yard, Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA (catalog)
  • 2000 Russell Crotty: Recent Works, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
  • Russell Crotty, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • Western Skies, Sabine Wachters Fine Art, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1998 Hiding Out on Solstice Peak, Dan Bernier Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1997 Atlases, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1996 Three Large Atlases, Dan Bernier Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • Atlases, Cabinet Gallery, London, England
  • 1994 Planetary Drawings, Dan Bernier Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • Russell Crotty, Gallery 210, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO (catalog)
  • 1993 Coastal Diatribes, Cabinet Gallery, London, England
  • 1992 Drawings, Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Drawings, Radix Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
  • 1991 Drawings, Bess Cutler Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • • Drawings, Bess Cutler Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

  • 2016 Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
  • Matter and Force, Kemper at the Crossroads, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 2015 TAHOE: A Visual History, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV
  • Affinity Atlas, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Embracing Modernism: Ten Years of Drawings Acquisitions, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY
  • Summertime, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France
  • The Collection, Gregorio Escalante Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2014Left Coast: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Lost in Landscape, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto, Italy
  • Art=Text=Art: Private Languages / Public Systems, (Sally and Wynn Kramarsky Collection), UB Anderson Gallery, University at Buffalo, NY; traveling exhibition
  • Slide , Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • The Vastness is Bearable, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Santa Barbara, CA
  • 6018 Wilshire, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2013The Blue Route: Journeys and beauties from the Mediterranean to China, Villa Empain, Foundation Boghossian, Brussels, Belgium, traveling to Museum of Limoges, France
  • Ballpoint Pen Drawing Since 1950, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
  • Kustom Kulture II, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA
  • La Dernière Vague, part of This is Not Music, La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, France
  • (Southern) California Drawing, Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavillion, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA
  • 2012Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ: traveled to Hafnarborg | The Hafnarfjör∂ur Centre of Culture and Fine Art, Hafnarfjör∂ur, Iceland (2013)
  • Art on Paper 2012: The 42nd Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
  • Earth Sky Water, Michel Soskine Inc., Madrid, Spain
  • Look Both Ways, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Contemporary Watercolor, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
  • Images from North Mayo, Ballinglen Gallery, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland
  • Knowledges at Mt. Wilson Observatory, Mount Wilson Observatory, Angeles National Forest, CA
  • 2011Revealed: Turner Contemporary Opens, Turner Contemporary, Margate, England
  • Compass: Drawings from the Museum of Modern Art New York, The Judith Rothschild Foundation  Contemporary Drawings Collection, Martin-Gropius-Bau, The Berliner Festspiele, Berlin Germany
  • Aether, project at Nouveau Festival, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
  • Precious Paper: Master Drawings from the Permanent Collection, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Drawn / Taped / Burned: Abstraction on Paper, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York
  • Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • Surf’s Up, Palos Verde Art Center, Rolling Hills Estates, CA
  • 2010Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain (catalog)
  • Collecting California: Selections from Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA
  • Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York
  • Pivot Points IV: Selections from MOCA’s Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
  • Contemporary Prints, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
  • Art Shack, (collaboration with Jed Lind), Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA
  • Cosmic: Artists Consider Astronomy, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, ID
  • Sculpture, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
  • Summer Select – Ideal Forms, Aurobora Press, San Francisco, CA
  • Chelsea: Street Tree Signage Exhibit, Root for Trees, New York, NY
  • I am the Cosmos, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey
  • Where Oceans Converge, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Long Beach Island, NJ
  • 2009Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (catalog)
  • Nueva York, El Papel de las Ultimas Vanguardia, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain (catalog)
  • Attempt to Raise Hell, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • California Calling: Works from Santa Barbara Collections, 1948-2008, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Cartographic Imagination: Mapping in Contemporary California Art, San Francisco State University Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • The Summer Show, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
  • The Coldest Winter I Ever Spent Was A Summer in San Francisco, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Arp’s Atlas of Peculiar Galaxies, Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
  • All Over the Map, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
  • 2008Glossolalia: Languages of Drawing, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  • Retour sur Terre! La Science et L’Art Racontent La Planete, Stade de France, Paris
  • to:Night, Contemporary Representations of the Night, The Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, NY
  • Summer 2008: Groupshow, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • Uncoordinated: Mapping Cartography in Contemporary Arts, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Scene/Seen: Recent Acquisitions from the Luckman Fine Arts Complex Permanent Collection, 1979-2006, Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2007Rembrandt to Thiebaud: A Decade of Collecting Works on Paper, Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
  • If Everybody Had an Ocean: Brian Wilson, an Art Exhibition, Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, UK; traveled to CAPC Musee d’Art Contemporian, Bordeaux, France (catalog)
  • New Directions in American Drawing, The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA; traveled to Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN and Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
  • Ten Years, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, England
  • Mapping of the Self, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
  • The Temptation of Space, Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris, France (catalog)
  • There’s No Place Like Here, University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, CA
  • 2006Off the Shelf: New Forms in Contemporary Artists’ Books, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY (catalog)
  • Book, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Entre-Deux Mondes, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France
  • Art Inspires Music, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
  • 2005New Prints 2005/Autumn, International Print Center, New York, NY
  • Mapping Space: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
  • Southern Exposure, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • Messages and Communications, The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
  • The Great Outdoors; Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • AxS: At the Intersection of Art and Science, California Institute of Technology and the Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
  • Very Early Pictures; Luckman Gallery, CA State University, Los Angeles, CA, traveled to Acadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
  • Variations on the Picturesque, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • Landings, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY
  • L.A., Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2004Intense Focus, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland
  • A Grain of Dust, a Drop of Water, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea (catalog)
  • Perspectives@25: A Quarter Century of New Art in Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
  • a very liquid heaven, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Story/Line, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • paper, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London, England
  • Off the Wall: Works from the JPMorgan Chase Collection, Bruce Museum of Arts and Sciences, Greenwich, CT
  • Displacement: Contemporary Drawings, Gescheidle, Chicago, IL (publication)
  • Word Image, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
  • Five Large Drawings, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • Blue Sky: Visionaries, Romantics, Dreamers, Pomona College Museum of Art, Montgomery Art Center,
  • Claremont, CA
  • National Drawing Invitational, Wolfe Gallery, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
  • The UAM Diaries: 1973–2004 The Glenn Years, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, CA
  • Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art, traveled to Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC; and CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • 2003 Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art, Seattle Art Museum, WA
  • Bigger Than Us: Russell Crotty & Kelly McLane, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
  • At the Edge of Science, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID
  • L.A. Post-Cool, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
  • For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • Group Exhibition, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
  • On Paper, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
  • Exploring the Cosmos, Palos Verdes Art Center, South Bay, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  • In the Making: Contemporary Drawings from a Private Collection, University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA
  • 2002 Drawing Now: Eight Propositions, MoMA QNS, New York, NY
  • Miami Currents: Linking Collection and Community, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
  • Primal Screams and Song, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • Surf Culture: The Art History of Surfing, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Night Skies and Imaginary Coordinates, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA
  • L.A. Post-Cool, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
  • Drawing on Space, FA Projects in collaboration with The Drawing Room, London, England
  • Group Exhibition, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
  • New in Town, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
  • Personal Plans: The drawing – from life plan to world projection, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • Cascade of Scales, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
  • Lab Results, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
  • 2001 The Importance of Being Earnest, Occidental College Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
  • Star Cluster Drawings, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • Summer 2001, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • By Hand, Cal State, Long Beach , CA
  • Panoramas, Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland
  • 2000 Made in California 1900-2000, Los Angles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
  • The Sea & The Sky, Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA; traveled to the Gallagher Gallery and Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
  • Works on Paper from California, Judy Ann Goldman Fine Art, Boston, MA
  • Surf Trip: Surf Culture Art and Artifacts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • 1999 WDAYANO?, Joseph Gross Gallery University of Arizona,Tucson, AZ (catalog)
  • 1998 Lovecraft, South London Gallery, London, England
  • L.A. Drawing, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria
  • Dark Matter: Visual Explorations of New Physics, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, England; traveled to Turnpike Gallery, Leigh, England
  • Beyond Measure, Science in Art, CRG Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1997 Distant Bodies, The Art Bank, Los Angeles; curated by Ruth Weisberg
  • Die Arbeit Des Zeichnens, Gesellschaft fur Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany
  • Quartzose: 20 Los Angeles Artists, Galleri Tommy Lund, Odense, Denmark
  • Slight, Norwich School of Art, Norwich, England; traveled to Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1996 The Power of Suggestion, Notation and Narrative in Contemporary Drawing, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
  • Drawn from LA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
  • Investigations, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1995 Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
  • 1994 Drawing to the Nth Degree, Baxter Gallery, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
  • The Antidote, Centre 181 Gallery, London, England
  • Pen and Ink, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Love in the Ruins, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA (catalog)
  • 1993 Newport Biennial, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA (catalog)
  • Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • The Elegant, Irreverent and Obsessive: Drawing in Southern California, CSU Fullerton, CA
  • Works of Peace: 111 Artists, Galerie Bhak Young Duk, Seoul, Korea
  • 1992 Drawing Show, Bliss, Pasadena, CA
  • Drawings, Stuart Regen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  • New Acquisitions, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
  • The Frame Multiplied and Extended, Security Pacific Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA
  • 1991 Wiled, Wild West Show, Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1990 Frontier Tales, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA
  • Artists Journals (Umbrella), ART Library, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Catalogs and Publications

  • 2015TAHOE: A Visual History, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV, co-published with Skira Rizzoli
  • 2014Contemporary Drawing from the 1960s to Now, by Katharine Stout; Tate Publishing, London, England
  • Marking 20 Years, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 2013How to Read Contemporary Art: Experiencing the Art of the 21st Century, by Michael Wilson; Ludion, Antwerp; Abrams, New York
  • The Blue Route: Journeys and beauties from the Mediterranean to China, Villa Empain, Fondation Boghossian, Brussels, Belgium
  • La Dernière Vague: Surf, Skateboard & Custom Cultures in Contemporary Art, La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille, France
  • Ballpoint Pen Drawing Since 1950, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
  • 2012Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury, Editions de La Martinière, France
  • Art on Paper 2012: The 42nd Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
  • Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists, (Sally and Wynn Kramarsky Collection), Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ (virtual catalog)
  • How to Read Contemporary Art, by Michael J. Wilson; Ludion Publishers (Antwerp, Belgium)
  • 2011 Revealed: Turner Contemporary Opens, Turner Contemporary, Margate, England
  • Drawn / Taped / Burned: Abstraction on Paper, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York (virtual catalog)
  • 2010 Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia, Spain
  • Collecting California: Selections from Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA
  • Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, New York
  • Surfrider Foundation: Art for the Oceans, Surfrider Foundation, San Clemente, CA
  • I am the Cosmos, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ (virtual catalog)
  • 2009 Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  • The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection: Catalogue Raisonné, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  • New York / New Drawings, 1946-2007, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Esteban Vicente, Segovia, Spain
  • Art and Text, Black Dog Publishing, London, England2008 Landscapes of the Mind: Art Collection of the United States Embassy, Beijing, ART in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State
  • to:Night, Contemporary Representations of the Night, The Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, NY
  • 2007 The Drawing Book: A Survey of Drawing: The Primary Means of Expression, Black Dog Publishing, London, England
  • The Temptation of Space, Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris, France
  • ArtWorks: The Progressive Collection, Distributed Art Publishers, Inc., New York, NY
  • Copro/Nason Fine Art; A Catalogue Raisonne, Last Gasp, San Francisco, CA
  • If Everybody Had an Ocean: Brian Wilson, an Art Exhibition, Tate St. Ives, Cornwall, UK; traveled to CAPC Musee d’Art Contemporian, Bordeaux, France
  • New Directions in American Drawing, The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA; traveled to Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN and Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
  • 2006 Russell Crotty, Marquand Books, Seattle (August 2006); essay by David Frankel
  • Off the Shelf; New Forms in Contemporary Artists’ Books, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • 2005 Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing, Phaidon Press Inc., New York, NY
  • Drawing from The Modern, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  • LA Artland, Contemporary Art from Los Angeles, Black Dog Publishing, London, England
  • Russell Crotty, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris with La Criee Centre d’Art Contemporain de Rennes, France
  • a very liquid heaven, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum & Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 2004 A Grain of Dust, A Drop of Water, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
  • Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art, CCA Wattis/ICI, NY
  • Blue Sky: Visionaries, Romantics, Dreamers, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
  • National Drawing Invitational, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
  • 2003 Perspectives #138: Russell Crotty, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, TX; Lynn Herbert
  • Russell Crotty: Globe Drawings, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
  • For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC; Daina Augaitis
  • Bigger Than Us: Russell Crotty and Kelly McLane, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Michael Duncan
  • 2002 Drawing Now: Eight Propositions, MoMA QNS, New York, NY
  • Lab Results: Three Artists’ Residencies in the Sciences, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensborough, NC
  • Personal Plans, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland; Christina Veigh
  • Drawing on Space, The Drawing Room, London, England; Kate Macfarlane
  • Surf Culture: The Art History of Surfing, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
  • 2001 The Universe: A Convergence of Art, Music, and Science, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
  • Panoramas, Kunstmuseun Thun, Switzerland; Madeleine Schuppli
  • By Hand: Pattern, Precision and Repetition in Contemporary Drawing, University Art Museum, California State
  • University, Long Beach, CA; essay by Mary Kay Lombino
  • 2000 Made in California 1900-2000, Los Angles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • The Sea and the Sky, Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA; Susan Stewart, Patrick Murphy & Richard Torchia
  • 1999 Seven Wonders of the World, Book Works, London; Matthew Higgs guest curator
  • WDAYANO?, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; Noel Korten
  • 1997 Stoked: a History of Surf Culture, General Publishing Group, Los Angeles, CA
  • Mars Microprobe Mission Flip Book, NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
  • STOPSTOP 1997, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1996 The Power of Suggestion, Notation and Narrative in Contemporary Drawing, MOCA, Los Angeles, CA; Cornelia Butler
  • 1994 Russell Crotty, University of Missouri, St. Louis, MO
  • Love in the Ruins, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
  • 1993 Hybrid Magazine, London, England, project page: “Visual Feature,” April
  • Picture Book, London, England, cover and pull-out, Issue #2
  • Works of Peace: 111 Artists, Galerie Bhak Young Duk, Seoul, Korea
  • 1992 Drawing Show, Bliss, Pasadena, CA
  • 1990 Frontier Tales, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles, CA

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  • 2014Morse, Trent; “Making Cutting-Edge Art with Ballpoint Pens,” ARTnews, January 8
  • Dittmer, Cole; “Putting Pen to Paper,” Lumina News, September 10
  • 2013Gordy Grundy: “Salt Water + Gasoline: Kustom Kulture II Celebrates, Canonizes and Eulogizes An Art Movement”, Huffpost, August 15
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  • 2003 Scarborough, James; “‘Exploring the Cosmos’ at the Palos Verdes Art Center,” Artweek, March, p. 20-21
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  • Devine, John; “A World’s View,” Houston Press, September 4
  • Genocchio, Benjamin; “To Understand These Pictures, You May Need a Dictionary, “Art Review, The New York Times, December 21, p.13
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  • Yablonsky, Linda; “Drawing Now: Eight Propositions,” ARTNews, January
  • “Drawing Now: Eight Propositions,” Modern Painters, March
  • Bailey, Susan; “New Age Art Offers Cosmic Approach,” Wood River Journal, November 5
  • 2002 Solomon, Deborah; “The 2nd Annual Year in Ideas / Pencil Revivalism,” December 15
  • Wilson, Michael; “Russell Crotty: CRG Gallery,” Artforum, December, p.138-139
  • Halle, Howard; “Papering the House,” TimeOut, New York, Issue 371, November 7
  • Saltz, Jerry; “Good on Paper,” The Village Voice, New York, October 30
  • Smith, Roberta; “Retreat From the Wild Shores of Abstraction,” The New York Times, October 18, p. E31 & E33
  • Johnson, Ken; “Russell Crotty,” The New York Times, October 18, p. E39
  • Camhi, Leslie; “Russell Crotty,” The Village Voice, New York, October 9
  • Halkin, Talya; “Gallery-Going,” The New York Sun, September 26
  • Budick, Ariella; “Drawing on History,” Newsday, November 3
  • Gouveia, Georgette; “Still MOMA,” The Journal News, November 10
  • Zeaman, John; “Drawn Back to a Respect for the Craft,” The Record, November 22 The New Yorker, September 23
  • “Russell Crotty,” The New Yorker, October 7, p. 22, 25
  • Baker, Kenneth; “Jess von der Ahe and Russell Crotty at Hosfelt,” San Francisco Chronicle, May 18, p. D10
  • Bing, Alison; “Russell Crotty/Jess von der Ahe,” sfgate.com, ePicks for May 23-29
  • 2001 Myles, Eileen; “A Thousand Words: Russell Crotty Talks About His Atlases,” Artforum, September, 180-181
  • Cooper, Jacqueline; “Russell Crotty – Shoshana Wayne Gallery,” New Art Examiner, March, p.55
  • Drohojowska-Philip, Hunter; “Drawn to the Power of the Night Skies,” Los Angeles Times Calendar, March 4, pp. 63-64
  • Myers, Holly; “Amateur’s Love of Astronomy Shines Through Sky-Scapes,” Los Angeles Times Calendar, February 16, F28
  • Myers, Holly; “By Hand Embraces Inconvenience,” Los Angeles Times, September 19, F3
  • Cheng, Scarlet; “Look Ma, No Computers,” L.A. Weekly, August 26, pp. 52-53
  • 2000 Dunne, Aidan; “When the Sky’s Not the Limit,” The Irish Times, August 12
  • Goddard, Donald; “Russell Crotty on the Edge,” New York Art World Online, April
  • Harvey, Doug; “Godawfulism,” L.A. Weekly, November 16
  • Hughes, Robert; “A Flawed Ex-Paradise,” Time, December 11
  • Mckenna, Kristine; “California Dreaming,” Los Angeles Magazine, November
  • Muchnic, Suzanne; “Inspired Leaps From the Lab to the Studio,” Los Angeles Times, August 27
  • Muchnic, Suzanne; “In These United States of California,” Los Angeles Times Calendar, September 17
  • Pincus, Robert L.; “The California Condition,” The San Diego Union-Tribune, November 26
  • Princenthal, Nancy; “Russell Crotty at CRG,” Art in America, December, p.120
  • Sozanski, Edward J.; “A stripped-down, contemporary take on nature and the sublime,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 5
  • Weinraub, Bernard; “Beyond Tans and Tinsel,” The New York Times, October 23
  • 1999 Darling, Michael; “Russell Crotty, Dan Bernier Gallery, Los Angeles” Frieze, Issue 44, p.80
  • Linton, Meg; “Russell Crotty at Dan Bernier” Artweek, January
  • 1998 Schmerler, Sarah; “Wishful Thinking,” TimeOut, New York, Issue 154, September
  • 1997 Duncan, Michael; “Russell Crotty at Dan Bernier,” Art in America, May
  • Hainley, Bruce; “The Power of Suggestion,” Artforum
  • Timoney, Padraig; “Russell Crotty at Transmission,” Art Monthly U.K., July – August, p. 34-36
  • Tumlir, Jan; “The Power of Suggestion at MOCA,” Artweek, February
  • 1996 Auerbach, Lisa Anne; “Russell Crotty at Dan Bernier, LA Weekly, November 15-21
  • Donnent, Richard; “Russell Crotty at Cabinet,” London Daily Telegraph, July 3
  • Herbert, Martin; “Russell Crotty: The Cabinet,” Time Out, London, July 17-24
  • O’Reilly, John; “From the Surf to the Stars,” The Independent, July 16
  • 1994 Crowder, Joan; “From the Pros to Emerging Artists,” Santa Barbara News-Pess, April 22
  • Duncan, Michael; “L.A. Rising,” Art in America, December, p. 72
  • Kandel, Susan; “Doodling Everything,” Los Angeles Times, November 24, p. f20
  • Isaacson, Phillip; “Artists Make Their Marks at Baxter,” Portland Press-Herald, September 25
  • Shepley, Carol; “Paper and Ink, Doodles and Ideas,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 20
  • 1993 Wilson, William; “’Biennial’ Uses Humorous Paradox,” Los Angeles Times, October 9
  • Dyer, Richard; “Russell Crotty at Cabinet,” Art Press (France), June/July
  • Murphy, Kevin; “Linear Summer, The Work of Russell Crotty,” Picture Book, Issue #2
  • 1992 Escalante, Greg & Kristian; “Gallery: Russell Crotty,” The Surfer’s Journal, Issue # 2, April
  • Frick, Thomas; “Russell Crotty at Bess Cutler,” Art in America, June
  • Frick, Thomas; “A Few Months in Another Town,” Art New England, August/September
  • Servin, James; “‘Zen with a Ballpoint Pen’ Scribbles Make Waves,” AP Special Features, August
  • Whitington, Luther; “L.A.’s New Look,” Art in Auction, January
  • 1991 Duncan, Michael and Davis, Bruce; “Russell Crotty: Two Views,” Art Issues, November – December
  • Pagel, David; “Freeze-Frame Narratives from Surfer Russell Crotty,” Los Angeles Times, September 27
  • 1990 Clearwater, Bonnie; “Letter From Los Angeles,” Art Press (France), July
  • Curtis, Cathy; “Galleries,” Los Angeles Times, April 24
  • Woodward, Josef; “Fudging the Boundaries,” ArtWeek, May 10
  • 1988 Donohue, Marlena; “Galleries,” Los Angeles Times, November 4
  • 1985 Gardner, Colin; “Galleries,” Los Angeles Times, October 25

Commissions

  • 2013The Bergfeld Array, Hall Wines, St. Helena, CA
  • 2008 Embassy of the United States, Beijing, China; ART in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State
  • 2004 Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
  • 1999 National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC

Awards

  • 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York, NY
  • 2008 Artists’ Fellowship Programme, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland
  • 1999 Visual Arts Fellowship, Peter Reed Foundation, New York, NY
  • 1991 Visual Arts Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts

Residencies

  • 2015 Artist-in Residence : Russell Crotty, Institute of the Arts and Sciences (IAS) at University of California Santa Cruz,
  • UC Lick Observatory, Theoretical Astrophysics Santa Cruz (TASC), and San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA).
  • 2008 Artists’ Fellowship Programme, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland

Teaching

  • 2003 Visiting Artist, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
  • 2001 Visiting Artist, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
  • 1998 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California Los Angeles, CA (through 1999)

Director

  • 1991-1992 The Guest Room, an experimental exhibition space in Los Angeles, CA (catalog)

Selected Public Collections

  • Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee National D’Art Moderne, Paris, France
  • Valencia Arte Contemporaneo e Inversion, S.L., Valencia, Spain
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  • New York Public Library, New York, NY
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
  • San Francisco Fine Arts Museum, Achenbach Foundation, San Francisco, CA
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Miami, FL
  • Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
  • Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA
  • High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
  • Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  • The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA
  • ASU Nelson Fine Arts Center, Tempe, AZ
  • Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
  • Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
  • Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, NY
  • The Ballinglen Archive, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland

Press

2014
ARTnews January 08, 2014
2011
The telegraph April 18, 2011
Artinfo April 18, 2011
guardian.co.uk April 15, 2011
BBC News April 15, 2011
The Observer April 10, 2011

Publications


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