Dike Blair

Born 1952, New Castle, Pennsylvania; Lives and works in New York.


1977 School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1976 Whitney Museum Independent Study Program
1975 University of Colorado
1974 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

Solo Exhibitions

2019 The Modern Institute, 14—20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
  Linn Lühn, Düsseldorf
2018 KARMA, New York
2016 Jürgen Becker Galerie, Hamburg
  ‘Floors/Doors/Windows/Walls’, Secession, Vienna
2015 ‘Gouaches 1984 – 2015’, KARMA, New York
2014 Linn Lühn, Düsseldorf
2013 ‘Sculpture’, Feature Inc., New York
2010 ‘Sculptures and Paintings’, Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue, New York
2008 ‘New Work’, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles
2007 ‘Paintings’, Feature Inc., New York
  ‘Still Lifes from 1988 to 1997’, D'Amelio Terras, New York
2004 ‘Sculpture and Gouaches’, Feature Inc., New York
2001 ‘New York Works on Paper’, Feature Inc., New York
1998 ‘Transcendental Decoration’, Feature Inc., New York

Group Exhibitions

2021 ‘Reflections: Human/Nature’, GANA Art, Seoul
  ‘Grouper’, Broadway Gallery, New York
2020 ‘(Nothing But) Flowers’, KARMA, New York
  ‘To Paint is to Love Again’, Nino Mier, Los Angeles
2018 ‘One Day at a Time: Manny Farber and Termite Art’, MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
  ‘About Photography’, Gagosian Gallery, San Francisco
  ‘In Tribute to Jack Tilton: A Selection from 25 Years’, Tilton Gallery, New York
2017 ‘Dike Blair & Duane Hanson’, Karma, Amagansett, New York
  ‘Drawing Island’, The Journal Gallery, New York
  ‘Only Small Paintings’, Fortnight Institute, New York
  ‘THE GAP BETWEEN THE FRIDGE AND THE COOKER’, The Modern Institute, 3 Aird's Lane, Glasgow
2016 ‘Before Sunrise’, Karma, Amagansett, New York
2014 ‘Time Capsule 2014–2044’, Marjorie Barrick Museum, UNLV, Las Vegas (curated by Ash Ferlito)
  ‘Let’s Go Let Go: In Memoriam Hudson’, 33 Orchard, New York
  ‘In Transit: Between Image and Object’, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Boston (with Wade Guyton, Kelley Walker and Hugh Scott-Douglas; curated by Robert Wainstein)
2013 ‘Blow Up’, Lucien Terras Projects at 143 Reade St, New York
  ‘Ambient’, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York (curated by Tim Griffin)
2012 ‘Walled Garden’, Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York
  ‘WhiteWalls: Writings by Artists, 1978 – 2008’, Golden Gallery, Chicago
  ‘Poule!’, Fundación/Colección Jumex, Ecatepec (curated by Michel Blancsubé)
  ‘Micro Mania’, Gagosian Gallery, Paris
  ‘Lifelike’, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, traveled to New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix (curated by Siri Eberg)
2011 ‘Scintillascopy’, Progetto Cuccagna, Milan (with Maura Biava; curated by Alessandro De March)
  ‘Made in Italy’, Gagosian Gallery, Rome (curated by Mario Codognato)
2010 ‘Lateralisms’, The Hogar Collection, New York (curated by Matt Wycoff)
  ‘Wall-to-Wall’, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘Self-Fulfilling Prophesies’, Koenig & Clinton, New York
  ‘Guilty Feet’, 179 Canal, New York (curated by Colby Bird and Tova Carlin)
2009 ‘Haunts’, Privateer, New York
  ‘Populate This Form’, Feature Inc., New York
  ‘On From Here’, Guild & Greyshkul, New York
2008 ‘Peanut Gallery’, The Journal Gallery, New York (curated by Joe Bradley)
  ‘Shit’, Feature Inc., New York
  ‘Dike Blair and Noah Sheldon’, D'Amelio Terras, New York
  ‘It’s Gouache & Gouache Only’, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York (curated by Geoffrey Young)
2007 ‘Canal Street: In Memory of Nancy Arlen’, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York
  ‘Greener Pastures, Permanent Midnight’, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York
2006 ‘Mystic River’, Arcadia University, Philadelphia (curated by Noah Sheldon)
  ‘Two Friends and So On’, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York (organized by Jonathan Horowitz and Rob Pruitt; curated by friends)
2005 ‘Suspended Narratives’, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin (curated by Maureen Mahony)
  ‘Vanishing Point’, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus (curated by Claudine Isé)
2003 ‘Unheimlich’, Centre d’Art Contemporain la Synagogue de Delme, Delme
2000 ‘"Open the pod bay doors Hal"’, Feature Inc., New York
  ‘Elysian Fields’, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (curated by Elein Fleiss and Oliver Zahm)
  ‘Let’s Entertain’, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; Museé National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany; Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida (curated by Philippe Vergne)
  ‘Hairy Forearm’s Self-Referral’, Feature Inc., New York
1999 ‘Up Your Head’, Feature Inc., New York
  Feature Inc., New York
1997 ‘Hello’, Feature Inc., New York
  ‘David Robbins: Fuck Buttons/Dike Blair: The New Sobriety’, Feature Inc., New York
1984 ‘Artists Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America’, Metro Pictures, New York

Curatorial Projects


2012 Grant, The Shifting Foundation
2011 Rome Prize, The American Academy in Rome
2010 Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim
1995 Fellowship, The Louis Comfort Tiffany
1988 NEA Regional Fellowship, Works on Paper, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation



2019 Helen Molesworth: Dike Blair, Karma, New York
2018 Dike Blair in conversation with Hudson, Karma, New York
  Helen Molesworth: Dike Blair Special Edition, Karma, New York
2016 Luis Buñuel: Drinks, Secession, Vienna
2015 Jeff Rian: Gouaches, Karma, New York
  Jeff Rian: Gouches Special Edition, Karma, New York
2009 Xandra Eden and Gary Indiana: Now & Again,
2007 Again: Selected Interviews and Essays,
2001 Gouaches,
1989 Dike Blair,