Dike Blair

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

Education

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

2023 ‘Dike Blair’, KARMA, Los, Angeles
2019 The Modern Institute, 14–20 Osborne Street, Glasgow
  Linn Lühn, Düsseldorf
2018 KARMA, New York
  ‘For Your Infotainment / Hudson and Feature Inc.’, Frieze Art Fair, New York (curated by Matthew Higgs)
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
2009 Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina
  ‘Now and Again’, Greensboro, North Carolina
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
  Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva
2005 Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles
  The Suburban, Chicago
2004 ‘Sculpture and Gouaches’, Feature Inc., New York
  ‘Paintings/Prints/Sculpture’, SEAD Gallery, Antwerp
  ‘Prints’, Volume, New York
2003 Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston
  ‘Ideal Office #2’, Outcasts Inc., Paris
2001 ‘New York Works on Paper’, Feature Inc., New York
1998 ‘Transcendental Decoration’, Feature Inc., New York
  Charleston Heights Art Center, Las Vegas
1995 Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna
1994 Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York
1993 Donna Beam Gallery, UNLV, Las Vegas
  MDJ Art Contemporain Galerie, Neuchâtel
1991 Ealan Wingate Gallery, New York
1990 Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna
  Dart Gallery, Chicago
1989 Koury Wingate Gallery, New York
1988 121 Gallery, Antwerp
  Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati
1987 Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna
  International With Monument, New York
  Cash/Newhouse, New York
1986 Baskerville + Watson, New York
  Christminster Gallery, New York
1983 Serra Di Felice, New York
1981 Stefanotti Gallery, New York
1980 Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago

Group Exhibitions

2022 ‘Edward Hopper and Dike Blair, Gloucester’, KARMA, New York
  Chris Sharp Gallery, Los Angeles
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)
  ‘Always / Present’, Outcasts Inc., Paris
  ‘Display’, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut, Mansfield (curated by Barry Rosenberg)
2013 ‘Blow Up’, Lucien Terras Projects at 143 Reade St, New York
  ‘Ambient’, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York (curated by Tim Griffin)
  ‘Works on Paper’, Blondeau & Cie, Geneva
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)
  ‘Power to the People’, Feature Inc., New York
  ‘Portrait of the Artist as Motorcyclist’, Le Musée des Beaux Artes, La Chaux-de-Fonds (curated by Olivier Mosset)
2009 ‘Haunts’, Privateer, New York
  ‘Populate This Form’, Feature Inc., New York
  ‘On From Here’, Guild & Greyshkul, New York
  ‘Portrait of the Artist as Motorcyclist’, Le Magasin, Grenoble (curated by Olivier Mosset)
  ‘Nighttown’, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica
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)
  ‘The Station’, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami (curated by Shamim Momim and Nate Lowman)
  ‘Art on Paper, 2008 Biennial’, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina (curated by Xandra Eden)
  ‘Renaissance’, Salvatore Ferragamo Gallery, New York
  ‘If I told you you were beautiful, would you date me on the regular’, Olivier Kamm, New York (curated by Nicholas Weist)
2007 ‘Canal Street: In Memory of Nancy Arlen’, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York
  ‘Greener Pastures, Permanent Midnight’, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York
  ‘Lose (oneself) in’, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘Neonoir’, Howard House Contemporary Art, Seattle (curated by Cameron Martin)
  ‘It’s Gouache & Gouache Only’, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington
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)
  ‘Bridge Freezes Before Road’, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (curated by Neville Wakefield)
  ‘Tableaux-Ecrans’, Galerie Les filles du calvaire, Brussels
  ‘Works by Selected Gallery Artists’, Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘Dike Blair/Elizabeth Bryant’, The Suburban, Chicago
  ‘The General’s Jamboree: Guild & Greyshkul’s 2nd Annual Watercolor Exhibition’, Guild & Greyshkul, New York
  ‘Non compatibles: Une peinture sans qualité’, Villa Tamaris Centre D’Art, La Seyne-sur-Mer (curated by Catherine Perret)
2004 Mary Goldman Gallery, Los Angeles
  ‘Emoticons’, Guild & Greyshkul, New York (curated by Kevin Zucker)
2003 ‘Unheimlich’, Centre d’Art Contemporain la Synagogue de Delme, Delme
  ‘Late to Work Everyday’, Dupreau Gallery, Chicago (curated by Noah Sheldon)
  ‘Shangri-La’, Islip Art Museum, New York (curated by Michael St. John and Jason Duval)
2002 ‘GtT2’, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (curated by ANP)
  ‘Ten Realists’, Mitchell Algus Gallery, New York
  ‘New Hotels for Global Nomads’, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York
  ‘Purple Lounge and Stars’, Programa, Mexico City
  ‘Tele[visions]’, Kunsthalle Wein, Vienna (curated by Joshua Decter)
  ‘Objective Color’, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven (curated by Jennifer Gross)
2001 ‘Not a. Lear’, Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston (curated by ANP)
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
  ‘Exurbia’, Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica (curated by Shirley Irons)
  ‘City Projects’, Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York (curated by ANP)
  ‘Not a. Lear’, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam, Art Process, Paris (curated by ANP)
  ‘3ness’, Museum Dhondt–Dhaenens, Deurle
  ‘Compression’, Feigen Contemporary, New York (curated by Tim Griffin)
1999 ‘Up Your Head’, Feature Inc., New York
  Feature Inc., New York
  ‘XN 99’, Espace des Arts, Chalon (curated by Stephanie Moisdon Trembley)
  ‘Faculty Biennial Exhibition’, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
  ‘Still Life’, Amelie Wallace Gallery, State University of New York, New York (curated by Helen Molesworth)
  ‘Cruise Control’, Cristinerose Gallery, New York
  ‘Cookie Snow Feature’, Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam (curated by ANP)
  ‘curious.parking@stupendous.strawberry’, S & H De Buck Gallery, Ghent (curated by ANP)
1998 ‘Super Freaks, Odyssey’, Greene Naftali, New York
  ‘La Voie Lactée (The Milky Way)’, Alleged Gallery, New York
  ‘When Something is Happening away from You’, Palmer House Cafe, Rensselaerville (collected by Richard Prince)
  ‘Bonne Année!’, Air de Paris, Paris
1997 ‘Where: Allegories of Site in Contemporary Art’, Whitney Museum of American Art,, Champion, Stamford
  ‘Hello’, Feature Inc., New York
  ‘David Robbins: Fuck Buttons/Dike Blair: The New Sobriety’, Feature Inc., New York
  ‘Faculty Biennial Exhibition’, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
1996 ‘Beige’, Saga Basement, Copenhagen
  ‘Voyeur’s Delight’, Franklin Furnace, New York (organised by Barbara Rusin and Grace Roselli)
  ‘Telephone — mind the gap’, Basilico Fine Arts, New York (in collaboration with Laura Stein)
1995 ‘Partly Sunny, Tomorrow’, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington
  ‘Smells Like Vinyl’, Roger Merians Gallery, New York (organised by Sarah Seager and Thaddeus Strode)
  ‘Purple 8 1/2’, Galerie Jousse-Seguin, Paris
  ‘The Joy of Painting’, HERE Art Centre, New York
1994 ‘The Winter of Love’, MoMA PS1, New York
  ‘L’Hiver de l’amour’, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
  Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York
  Off Shore Gallery, East Hampton, New York
  Galerie Rizzo, Paris
1993 ‘June’, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris
  ‘The Return of the Cadavre Exquis’, The Drawing Center, New York, touring to The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri, Fundación para el Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Santa Monica Art Museum, Santa Monica, California (curated by Ann Philbin and Ingrid Schaffner)
  ‘Futura Book Collection’, Air de Paris, Paris
1992 ‘Tattoos’, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
  ‘Les mystères de l’auberge espagnole’, Villa Arson, Nice
  ‘Les Survivants’, La Galerie de Paris, Paris (curated by Elein Fleiss and Jean-Luc Vilmouth)
  ‘Zeitgenössische Photographie’, Slovenská National Gallery, Bratislava
  ‘One + One’, La Galerie du Mois, Paris
  ‘Technorama’, Barbara Toll Gallery, New York (curated by Kathleen Cullen and Russel Lederman)
1991 ‘Ikebana’, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York
  ‘20th Anniversary Show’, Colorado University Art Galleries, Boulder
1990 ‘High Season II—A Multiple/Print Show’, Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna
  ‘Small Works’, Koury Wingate Gallery, New York
  ‘Dike Blair, Maureen Conner, John Franklin, Linda Roush’, Roy Boyd Gallery, Santa Monica
1989 ‘White Christmas’, Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna
  ‘Image World’, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  ‘Bellevue’, Museum of Modern Art, Vienna (curated by Herwig Kempinger)
  ‘Moscow-Vienna-New York’, Festival of Vienna, Vienna
  ‘Erotophobia’, Simon Watson Gallery, New York
  ‘The Unconventional Landscape’, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  ‘Recent Acquisitions: Prints’, Brooklyn Museum, New York
  ‘The Images of American Pop Culture Today III’, La Foret Art Museum, Tokyo
1988 ‘Der Hund in mir—The Dog Within’, Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna
  ‘Dike Blair, Stephen Ellis, General Idea’, Koury Wingate Gallery, New York
  ‘Summer '88’, Koury Wingate Gallery, New York
  ‘USA-Back and Now’, Galerie Lendle, Graz, Austria
  Galerie Kahle, Hamburg
1987 ‘Playback’, Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna (curated by Jeffrey Rian)
  ‘Dreams of the Alchemist’, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati (organised by Theodore Sharps)
  ‘Art Against AIDS’, Baskerville + Watson, New York
  ‘The New Romantic Landscape’, Whitney Museum of American Art, Fairfield County, Stamford
1986 ‘Landscape in the Age of Anxiety’, Lehman College Art Gallery, City University of New York, New York (curated by Nina Castelli Sundell)
  Heland and Thorden Wetterling Galleries, Stockholm
1985 ‘Autogeneticphotopsia’, Christminster Gallery, New York (curated by Bill Komoski)
1984 ‘Artists Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America’, Metro Pictures, New York
  Baskerville + Watson, New York
  Serra Di Felice, New York
  Jack Tilton Gallery, New York (with Minoru Kawabata)
  ‘Activated Walls’, The Queens Museum, Queens, New York
  ‘Terminal Show’, Brooklyn Terminal, New York
1983 Jack Tilton Gallery, New York
  Sherry French Gallery, New York
1982 ‘The Red Show’, Stefanotti Gallery, New York
  ‘Energie New York’, Centre d’Exchanges, Lyon
1981 ‘Commodities Corporation’
  ‘1-80 Series’, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
  Braathen-Gallozi Contemporary Art, New York
  ‘Art from New York’, Mitzi Landau Gallery, Los Angeles
1980 Texas Gallery, Houston
1979 Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago
  Barbara Toll Gallery, New York
  ‘24 x 24’, Max Hutchinson Gallery, New York
1977 Artists Space, New York
1974 ‘Metropolitan Show’, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

Curatorial Projects

2009 ‘May-December’, Memorial Hall Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
2005 ‘Providential’, Supreme Trading, Brooklyn
2000 ‘Here Comes Rhody’, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston
1996 ‘Telephone — mind the gap’, Basilico Fine Arts, New York (curated with Laura Stein)
1994 ‘The Winter of Love’, MoMA PS1, New York
1993 ‘June’, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris (Co-curator)
  ‘49¢ Breakfast’, Temporary Contemporary, Las Vegas

Talks

2023 ‘A Conversation: Dike Blair and Catherine Taft’, KARMA, Los, Angeles

Awards

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

Bibliography

Press

2023 Mark Westall: Dike Blair‘s new oil paintings approach the photoreal but stop short, FAD, 25/09/2023

Publications

2022 (Nothing but) Flowers, Karma, New York
  Gloucester, Karma, New York
2021 Henni Alftan, Dike Blair, Karma, New York/Various Small Fires, LA
2019 Drawings, Karma, New York
2018 Dike Blair, Karma, New York
  Dike Blair in conversation with Hudson, Karma, New York
  Playing Card Deck, Karma, New York
2016 Drinks, Secession, Vienna
2015 Gouaches, Karma, New York
2009 Now & Again, Weatherspoon Art Museum, North Carolina
2007 Again: Selected Interviews and Essays, WhiteWalls, Chicago
2006 Mystic River: Dike Blair, Peter Coffin, Ian Hundley, Martha Friedman, Matt Keegan, Heather Rowe, Stephen Shore, Paul Wagner, Roger White, Books & Tapes
  Non compatibles, une peinture sans qualites, Les Presses du reel, Dijon
2005 Vanishing Point, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus
  Peinture, cinq regards, Ed. du Regard, Paris
2004 Whitney biennial 2004, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
2003 Shangri-La, Islip Art Museum, New York
2002 Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens. Gtt2 (Guide to Trust No. 2), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
  New hotels for global nomads, Merrell Publishers, London
2001 Gouaches, works on paper, inc., Los Angeles
  Televisions: Kunst sieht fern, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
2000 3ness, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle
  Elysian fields, Centre Pompidou, Paris
1998 La Voie Lactée (The Milky Way), Alleged Gallery, New York
1996 Compartments, Edition Globe, Copenhagen
1994 L'hiver de l'amour bis, Societe des amis du Musee d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
1993 The return of the Cadavre exquis, Drawing center, New York
1989 American Pop Culture Today III, La Foret Art Museum, Tokyo
  Bellevue, Museum of Modern Art, Vienna
  Dike Blair, Koury Wingate, New York
  Image world: art and media culture, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
  Moscow-Vienna-New York, Festival of Vienna, Vienna
1987 The New romantic landscape, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1986 Painting and sculpture today, 1980, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis