Biography

Selected Works / Exhibitions / Biography / Available Inventory

Karin Davie

Born in Toronto, Canada, 1965

Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
B.F.A., 1987

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
M.F.A., 1989

Lives in New York City & Seattle WA

Solo Exhibitions

2012 – Liquid Life: New Works on Paper, James Harris Gallery, Seattle WA

2010 – Shadow Days: New Works on Paper, Wetterling Gallery, Sweden.

2008 – Karin Davie: Symptomania, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield
Connecticut

2007- LED Drawings & New Sculpture, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

2006 – Karin Davie: Dangerous Curves, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Karin Davie: The Body’s Mind, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm Sweden
Karin Davie: Underworlds, Agnes Etherington Gallery, Kingston Ontario Canada

2005 – Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

2004 – Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy

2003 – Mario Diacono at Ars Libri, Boston, MA
Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

2002 – Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
Until Now, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

2001 – White Cube, London, England

1999 – Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

1997- Turner & Runyon Gallery, Dallas, TX

1996 – Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston, MA

1994 – Fawbush Gallery, New York, NY

1993 – Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1992 – Feature, Inc., New York, NY
Jason Rubell Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

Group Exhibitions

2012 – The Indiscipline of Painting. Mead Gallery, Warwick Art Center, Coventry, UK

2011 – The Indiscipline of Painting, TATE St. Ives International and Contemporary Art, Cornwall, UK
2011 – Art First: From The Collection of The Museum Art Center Buenos Aires. Sculptor Pablo Atchugarry’s Foundation in Punta del Este, Uruguay

2010 – Love in Vein: Editions Fawbush Projects & Artists 2005 – 2010, Gering & Lopez Gallery, New York, NY.
2010 – Between Picture and Viewer: The Image In Contemporary Painting, Visual Arts Gallery, School Of Visual Arts, New York. Curated by Tom Huhn and Isabel Taube
2010 – Gallery Artist. Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden.

2008 – Inaugural Exhibition from the Permanent Collection, Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario Canada
2008 – Group Show, Parisian Laundry, Montreal
2008 – New Acquisitions, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Canada
2008 – Paragons: New Abstractions from the Albright –Knox Art Gallery, Dorothy McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough, Ontario
2008 – 2041, Artnews Projects, Berlin Germany

2007 – The Oppenheimer Collection, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
2007 – The Maramotti Collection, The Maramotti Museum, Reggio Emilia, Italy, curated by
Mario Diacono
2007 -“ e ricomincio da Tre” Studio La Cita, Verona, IT. Curated by Luca Massimo
Barbaro & Maria Rosa Sossai
Lines, Texas Gallery, Houston TX, curated by Susie Rosmarin

2006 – ‘Abstraction’ Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, Ontario Canada

2005 – Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Big Band, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Brussels, Belgium and Galerie Les Filles du
Calvaire, Paris, France
View Eight: A Few Domestic Objects Interrogate a Few Works of Art, Mary Boone
Gallery, New York, NY

2004 – Recent Acquisitions, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Art on Paper 2004, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
Crosscurrents at Century’s End: Selections from the Neuberger Berman Art Collection,
Chicago Cultural Center, IL

2003 – OnLine, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY

2002 – Art Downtown: New York Painting and Sculpture, 48 Wall Street, New York, NY

2001 – Against the Wall: Painting Against the Grid, Surface, Frame, Institute of Contemporary
Art, Philadelphia, PA

2000 – 7 Young American Artists, Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Post-Pop, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
Hypermental, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland and Hamburger Kunsthalle,
Hamburg, Germany (2001)
Emotional Rescue: The Contemporary Art Project Collection, Center on Contemporary
Art, Seattle, WA

1999 – Post-Hypnotic, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; University Galleries,
Illinois State University, Normal, IL; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL (2000);
Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA (2000)
Ultra Buzz: Karin Davie, Peter Hopkins, Tom Moody, James Siena, Fred Tomaselli,
Gallery of Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KN
At Century’s End: The John P. Morrissey Collection of Nineties’ Art, Museum of
Contemporary Art, Lake Worth, FL
American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture, The American
Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Girls’ School, Brenau University, Gainesville, GA

1998 – Sassy Nuggets, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
Projects 63: Karin Davie, Udomsak Krisanamis, Bruce Pearson, Fred Tomaselli, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1997 – After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting Since 1970, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
New York/North York, Gallery of North York, North York, Canada

1996 – Landscape Reclaimed, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Painting in an Expanding Field, Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, VT

1995 – Gallery Artists, Fawbush Gallery, New York, NY

1994 – New York on Paper, Jim Schmidt Fine Art, St. Louis, MO
Abstraction … Tradition of Collecting in Miami, Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, FL
Hunk, Jose Freire Fine Art, New York, NY
Promising Suspects, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
Again, N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL

1993 – Jacqueline Humphries, Jessica Stockholder, Karin Davie, John Good Gallery, New York,
NY

1992 – The Radio Show: Unrealized Projects, Artists Space, New York, NY
Abstraction, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY
Ageometry, Michael Klein, Inc., New York, NY

1991 – In Full Effect, White Columns, New York, NY

Selected Bibliography

Adams, Brooks. “The New Wavy.” Interview, March 1999, pp. 146–149, 174.

Amy, Michael. “Karin Davie at Mary Boone.” Art in America, April 2003, p. 143.

——. “The Artist’s Artists: Karin Davie.” Artforum, December 2004, p. 85.

Bentley-Mays, John. “ Karin Davie: From A Different Place” Abstraction After Feminism, Canadian Art Fall 2006 vol 23 Number 3 p.110-114

Baird, Daniel. “Subjective Abstractionists: The Painting of Karin Davie and Louise Belcourt.” Border Crossings 24 no. 3, August 2005, pp. 38–49.

Baker, R.C. “Galleries/Pick: Karin Davie.” Village Voice, p. 75, May 25, 2005.

Blinderman, Barry. Post-Hypnotic. Normal, IL: Illinois State University, 1999. Exhibition Catalogue.

Braff, Phyllis. “Seven Artists with Bright Futures.” New York Times, September 13, 1992. Exhibition Catalogue.

Brak, Yvette. “Sassy Nuggets.” Time Out New York, July 23, 1998.

Buck, Louisa. “Louisa Buck’s Choice of London Contemporary Galleries.” Art Newspaper, p. 63, February 2001.

Clarkson, David. “Karin Davie at Jason Rubell.” Flash Art March 1993.

Coetzee, Mark. Not Afraid: Rubell Family Collection. London: Phaidon Press, 2004.

Cohen, David. “Gallery-Going: Karin Davie.” New York Sun, p. 20, May 5, 2005.

Collins, Tom. “Art and the Machine.” Albuquerque Journal North/Venue North, p. 6, June 13, 2003.

Corsano, Otino. “Interview with Karin Davie” ArtUS. Summer issue 23. June 2008, p. 32 -34

Coubetergues, Philippe. “Big Band.” Paris-Art.Com, May 2005.

Craft, Dan. “Another Look at Op Art.” The Pantagraph, January 29, 1999.

Curiger, Bice. Hypermental. Zurich, Switzerland: Kunsthaus Zurich, 2001. Exhibition Catalogue.

Daniel, Mike. “Intoxicating.” Dallas Morning News, June 11, 1999.

Danoff, I. Michael. Crosscurrents at Century’s End: Selections from the Neuberger Berman Art Collection. Seatttle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2004. Exhibition Catalogue.

Dault, Gary Michael. “A feast for the sensuous” The Globe and Mail, August 26, 2006,
p. R15.

De Cruz, Gemma. “Profile: Karin Davie.” Art Review, February 2001, p. 47.

Eden, Laura. “Karin Davie.” Elle Décor, Novemeber 2007 , no 141 p. 106

Eggen, P. S. “A Shared Passion: The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.” KC Luxury Living and Home Design, March 2005, pp. 120–123.

Falkenberg, Merrill. Karin Davie: Symptomania Exhibition Interview for brochure. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield CT

Forde, J. A. Unframed: Artists Respond to AIDS. New York: Powerhouse Books, 2002.

Gaasch, Cynnie. “Juicy Cool.” Artvoice, Buffalo, NY, July 21–27, 2005, p. 19.

Gaasch, Cynnie. “Invitation to Dance” Artvoice, Buffalo, NY, March 9, 2006, p. 21.

Gardner, James. “Art Attack: Karin Davie.” New York Post, p. 27, May 28, 2005.

Gillick, Liam. White Cube: 44 Duke Street, St. James’s London. London: Steidl, 2002. Exhibition Catalogue.

Golden, Deven. “Notes on … Karin Davie.” Artcritical.Com, September 2003.

Hoban, Phoebe. “The Mod Squad.” New York Magazine, January 11, 1999, pp. 30–37.

Huntington, Richard. “ Let it Flow: Works by Davie go from awkward to harmonious” Gusto, March 31, 2006.

Huntington, Richard. “Focal Point: A critic’s view” The Buffalo News, March 31, 2006.

Johnson, Ken. “Karin Davie.” New York Times, sec. E33, November 22, 2002.

——. “Hanging ‘Curves’” The Buffalo News, February 24, 2006.

——. “View Eight.” New York Times, sec. E37, January 21, 2005.

Kamholz, Roger. “Karin Davie.” Brooklyn Rail, p. 21, June 2005.

“Karin Davie.” British Vogue, February 2001, p. 37.

“Karin Davie.” The New Yorker, June 3, 2002, p. 18.

“Karin Davie.” The New Yorker, November 25, 2002, pp. 17–18.

“Karin Davie, Roxy Paine/Second Nature, Susan Silton.” Santa Fe Reporter, April 23, 2003.

Kazanjian, Dodie. “Art: In the Loop.” Vogue, November 2002, p. 338.

Kent, Sarah. “Karin Davie.” Time Out London, January 31, 2001, p. 51.

Kino, Carol. “Op ‘til You Drop.” Time Out New York, June 25, 1998, p. 57.

Kutner, Janet. “Like, wow, man, Op Art’s back.” Dallas Morning News, sec. C1, June 27, 1999.

——. “Paint Rush.” Dallas Morning News, September 5, 1997.

Landi, Ann. “Generation Next,” Art News, Summer 1997, pp. 28–40.

Mac Adam, Barbara A. “Karin Davie.” Art News, October 1994, p. 190.

McQuaid, Cate. “Joyride of a Different Stripe.” Boston Globe, February 8, 1996.

Mills, Michael. “Davids and Goliaths.” New Times (Broward-Palm Beach, FL), July 22, 1999.

Moonan, Wendy. “A Colorful Life.” Architectural Digest, April 2005, 56–60.

Nichols, Matthew Guy. “Karin Davie at Mary Boone.” Art in America, September 2005, p. 155.

Nicholas, Vanessa. “Karin Davie: The Body Electric”. Shadow Days: New Works on Paper, Wetterling Gallery, Sweden. 2010. Exhibition Catalog

Nickas, Bob. Painting Abstraction: New Elements In Abstract Painting. London: Phaidon Press, 2009

Odom, Michael. “Karin Davie/Turner & Runyon Gallery.” Artforum, February 1998.

Pagel, David. “Davie’s Abstraction Offers Treat for Mind–Not Eyes.” Los Angeles Times, May 27, 1993.

Perry, Vicky, Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2005. Exhibition Catalogue.

Pollack, Barbara. “OnLine.” Art News, September 2003, p. 135.

——. “Stripe Tease.” Art News, May 2005, p. 94, 96.

Posner, Michael. “Art World Snowbirds Nest in New York.” Globe & Mail, November 29, 1997.

Princenthal, Nancy. Landscape Reclaimed. Ridgefield: CT: The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 1996. Exhibition Catalogue.

“Pushed, Pulled, Depleted & Duplicated.” Zing Magazine, March 2004, pp. 210–225.

Rees, Cristina. “Cool Your Eyes.” Dallas Observer, p. 71, June 24, 1999.

Rosenberg, Barry. Promising Suspects. Ridgefield, CT: The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, 1994. Exhibition Catalogue.

Rubinstein, Raphael. “Nine Lives of Painting.” Art in America, September 1998, pp. 90–99.

Schneider, Claire. Extreme Abstraction. Buffalo, NY: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 2005. Exhibition Catalog.

Schwabsky, Barry. “Confessions of a Male Gaze.” New Art Examiner, April 1994.

——. “Karin Davie.” Artforum, September 1999, p. 166.

Schwendener, Martha. Karin Davie. New York: Mary Boone Gallery, 2005. Exhibition Catalogue.

Scott, Sue. “Ageometry.” Art News, May 1993, pp. 141–142.

Sigolo, Alfredo. “Karin Davie.” Flash Art, December/January 2005, p. 121.

Smith, Roberta. “Karin Davie.” New York Times, sec. E35, April 23, 1999.

Sturgis, Daniel. The Indiscipline of Painting. TATE St. Ives, UK 2011. Exhibition Catalog

Sussler, Betsy. “Karin Davie.” Bomb, Summer 1994.

Taylor, Tanis. “Metro Life: Art.” Metro (London), p. 18, January 23, 2001.

Thorson, Alice. “High Art.” Kansas City Star, sec. K1, February 28, 1999.

Tommaney, Jim. “Karin Davie at the Rubell Gallery.” Wire Magazine, December 17, 1992.

Tone, Lilian, and Anne Umland. “Projects 63.” New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1998.

——. “Projects 63: In Your Eye.” MoMA Magazine, May 1998, pp. 10–12.

Tyson, Janet. “You’re Getting Sleepy.” Dallas Essentials, June 11, 1999.

Valdez, Sarah. “Karin Davie.” Paper, June 2002, p. 134.

Van Sielen, Bill. “RISD Shows the Good, the Bad, and the Puzzling.” Providence Journal Bulletin, May 19, 1989.

Waltemath, Joan. “In Conversation: Karin Davie with Joan Waltemath” The Brooklyn Rail, March, 2006, pp. 16-17

Wei, Lilly. After The Fall: Aspects Of Abstract Painting Since 1970/Volume 1. Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York, 1997. Exhibition Catalogue.

——. “Karin Davie at Fawbush.” Art in America, October 1994, pp. 129–130.

Yablonsky, Linda. “What Makes a Painting a Painting?” Art News, April 2005, pp. 96–101.

Yood, James. “Post-Hypnotic.” Artforum, April 1999, p. 120.

Young, Tara Reddy. SAM Collects: Contemporary Art Project. Seattle: Seattle Art Museum, 2002.

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