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SELECTED WORKS BY Suzanne McClelland

Phil 'The Gift' and Jay 'Cuts' (Ideal Proportions)
Suzanne McClelland
Phil 'The Gift' and Jay 'Cuts' (Ideal Proportions)

2013

Dry pigment, gesso, polymer and oil paint on portrait linen

213 x 368 cm
We live in an age of planetary scale computation. Data sets created through complex algorithms paint a total picture of the globe, its complex systems of
economics, warfare, and mundane details such as the toothpaste we choose.
Frank 'The Chemist' (Ideal Proportions)
Suzanne McClelland
Frank 'The Chemist' (Ideal Proportions)

2013

Dry pigment, gesso, polymer and oil paint on portrait linen

213.4 x 182.9 cm
Suzanne McClelland’s paintings are born of this time, bringing the tradition of abstract painting to bear upon this universe of data and code. “Much like the lives we lead now on the Internet... everything is text-based – the primary connection to our activity is maintained through data.”
Ideal Proportions: Squeeze - A Winning Hand
Suzanne McClelland
Ideal Proportions: Squeeze - A Winning Hand

2013

Dry pigment, gesso, polymer and oil paint on portrait linen

183 x 213 cm
Her canvases here use text, colour and form to convey data sets pertaining to both body builders; Jay ‘Cuts’, Phil ‘The Gift’ and Frank ‘The Chemist’, and domestic terrorists in the US; Burt, Dibee, and Kerkow. There is an inherent frustration in her representation of these individuals and our ability to ‘read’ them through the medium of her paintings.
Nine Solutions for Polke
Suzanne McClelland
Nine Solutions for Polke

2013

Dry pigment, gesso, polymer and oil paint on portrait linen

213 x 183 cm
The surface of the work shifts and shimmers, language systems break down, just as data will inevitably fall prey to ‘bit rot’; a spontaneous decay. In the case of the terrorists, their very stories are evasive and inconclusive.
Domestic Terrorist Kerkow
Suzanne McClelland
Domestic Terrorist Kerkow

2014

Dry pigment, gesso, oil paint and polymer on portrait linen

213.4 x 182.9 cm
Catherine Kerkow was involved in a Black Panther hijacking of a plane in San Francisco with a supposed bomb in her suitcase. She flew to Algeria after releasing the hostages and has never been arrested. Leo Burt set a bomb off at the University of Michigan, killing one and injuring many in the explosion and resulting fire. Again, he remains at large.
Domestic Terrorist Dibee
Suzanne McClelland
Domestic Terrorist Dibee

2014

Dry pigment, gesso, oil paint and polymer on portrait linen

213.4 x 182.9 cm
Domestic Terrorist Burt
Suzanne McClelland
Domestic Terrorist Burt

2014

Dry pigment, gesso, oil paint and polymer on portrait linen

213.4 x 182.9 cm
Here
Suzanne McClelland
Here

1991

Enamel and acrylic on board

60.9 x 60.9 cm
© Natasha Hoare, 2015

Suzanne McClelland's BIOGRAPHY

Suzanne McClelland
Born in 1959, Jacksonville, FL
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY



SOLO EXHIBITIONS




2014
Drawings, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2013
Furtive Gesture_CEDEpart2, University Art Museum, University at Albany SUNY, Albany, New York.
Every Inch of My Love, Team Gallery, New York, NY.
STrAY, The Fralin Museum of Art, Charlottesville, VA.

2011
left, Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY.

2010
Scratch, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL.
TOY , Galerie Andrews Thalmann, Zurich, Switzerland (with catalog).

2009
Put Me in the Zoo, Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY.

2007
STrAY, David Krut Projects, New York, New York, NY (with catalog).

2005
SLIP , Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY (with catalog).
Team Play Her, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL.

2003
Suzanne McClelland: Drawings and Prints, KS Art, New York, NY.

2001
Enough Enough, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL.

2000
Out of Character, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY.
Plot, Galerie Lutz and Thalmann, Zurich, Switzerland (with catalog).
Intersections and Interruptions, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

1999
Correspondence, Lemberg Gallery, Birmingham, MI.
Elsewhere, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, CO.

1998
Mothertongues, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY.

1997
Suzanne McClelland, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC (with catalog).
Tealeaves, LA Louver, Venice, CA.
Suzanne McClelland, Galerie Lawrence Rubin, Zurich, Switzerland (with catalog).
Suzanne McClelland, Galerie Kyoko Chirathivat, Bangkok, Thailand (with catalog).

1996
Babel, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY (with catalog).

1995
Suzanne McClelland, Lemberg Gallery, Birmingham, MI.
Suzanne McClelland, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX.
Suzanne McClelland, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA.

1994
Suzanne McClelland, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY.
Suzanne McClelland, LA Louver, Venice, CA (with catalog).

1993
Suzanne McClelland, 303 Gallery, New York, NY.
Suzanne McClelland, Jason Rubell Gallery, Miami, FL.

1992
Suzanne McClelland—Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, New York, NY (with catalog).
Suzanne McClelland, Jason Rubell Gallery, Palm Beach, FL (with catalog).

1991
Suzanne McClelland, Stephanie Theodore Gallery, New York, NY (with catalog).


GROUP EXHIBITIONS



2014
Whitney Biennial 2014 , The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (curated by Anthony Elms, Stuart Comer, and Michelle Grabner).
Above and Below the Surface, John Berggruen Gallery, San Fransisco, CA.

2013
NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY (curated by Massimiliano Gioni, Gary Carrion-Murayari, Jenny Moore, Curator, and Margot Norton, with catalog).
Interval Measures , 143 Reade Street, New York, NY (organized by Lucien Terras).

2012
The Master Printer and the Collaborative Process: Collaborations from the Print Studio ICPNY, New York, NY.
Kind of Blue, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY.
Dirt Tongue, CCA Andraxt, Majorca, Spain.
Gallerie Andres Thalmann, Zurich, Switzerland, Color Walks Away
Loughelton Revisited, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Barbara Broughel).
Makeup on Empty Space, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY.
Chris Bradley, Michelle Grabner, Suzanne Mcclelland, Amanda Ross-Ho, Lisa Williamson, Shane Campbell Gallery, Lincoln Park, Illinois.
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY.
Friends Seminary Auction, New York, NY.
Bomb’s 31st Anniversary Gala, New York, NY.
Art from the Heart, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
Exit Art Auction, New York, NY.

2011
A Painting Show, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Laura Raicovich and Jesse Washburne-Harris).
Affinities, D’Amelio Terras Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Kate McNamara).
Influentials, Visual Arts Gallery at SVA, New York, NY (curated by Amy Smith Stewart with Carrie Lincourt).
Paper A-Z, Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY.
Jim Schmidt Presents Abstraction, Phillip Stein Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

2010
Drawing, Shane Campbell Gallery, New York, NY.
Pipe and Flow, Espacio Minimo, Madrid, Spain (curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud).
Single Lady, A Benefit for Afghan Women Leaders CONNECT, Brooklyn, NY (organized by Jenny Salomon, Kate Gilmore and Candice Madey).
Third Thoughts, CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain (curated by Barry Schwabsky and Carol Szymanski).
Give Me a Minute, The Shirey, Brooklyn, NY.
A Reluctant Apparition, Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY.
Drawing Gifts, Drawing Center Benefit, New York, NY.
Painting and Sculpture: Foundation for Contemporary Arts Benefit Exhibition, Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY.
Summmer 2010, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY.

2009
New Prints, 2009/Spring, IPCNY, New York, NY (selected by Polly Apfelbaum).
Pink Panther, KUMUKUMU, New York, NY (curated by Amy Smith-Stewart).
Affinities: Painting in Abstraction, RISD Museum, Providence, RI (curated by Kate McNamara).
SPECIALS on the High Line, Highline, New York, NY (curated by Lisa Sigal and Paul Ramirez Jones).
Landscape Revisited, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY (curated by Dodie Kazanjian).
Robert Rauschenberg and His Contemporaries: Recent Prints from ULAE, Huntington, NY.
What’s Neu?: Recent Additions to the Neuberger Collection, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, Purchase, NY.
Lover, On Stellar Rays, New York, NY (curated by Kate Gilmore and Candice Madey).
Talk Dirty To Me…, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY.

2008
Legerdemain, Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY.
Stable Scrawl, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY.
Grey, Dinter Fine Arts, New York, NY.
Ithaca Collects, Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
More Then Words, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY.
Affinities: Painting in Abstraction, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, NJ.
Under the Influence, Art and Cultural Center of Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, FL (curated by Francis Bishop Good, Jane Hart and Michelle Weinberg).

2007
Drawing, Thinking, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Marco Breuer).
In the Viewing Room, Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Lisa Sigal).
Horizon, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY (curated by David Humphrey).
Horizon, CCS Bard College, Annandale-on Hudson, NY (curated by Kate McNamara).
Sex in the City, Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Dean Daderko and Marina Adams).
Post Dec-Beyond Pattern and Decoration, Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT (curated by Zina Davis).
What F Word?, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Carol Cole Levin).
Katherine Bowling and Suzanne McClelland Unique Works on Paper, One Eye Pug, New York, NY.
Mixed Signals, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY (curated by Martina Batan).
ULAE—Celebrating Fifty Years with New Editions, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY.
Group Show, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
In Words: The Art of Language, University Museums, University of Delaware, Newark, DE (curated by Lance Winn).

2006
Works on Paper Benefit, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY.
Women in the Bedroom, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY.

2005
Counting the Ways: Words as Image, Fisher Landau Center for Art, Long Island City, NY.
I’m a Child of Divorce Give Me a Break, Cynthia Broan Gallery, New York, NY.
In Deep Water, Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY.
Artists Pick, Larissa Goldston Gallery, New York, NY.

2004
Face Off, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY.
Co-Conspirators: Artist and Collector, Orlando Museum of Art, Orland FL and The Chelsea Museum of Art, New York, NY.
Word of Mouth, Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY.

2003
Take Out, Dieu Donne Papermill, New York, NY.
Ballpoint Inklings, KS Art, New York, NY.
New Prints 2003/Winter, International Print Center New York, New York, NY.
ULAE Prints, Robin Rule Gallery, Denver, CO.
Tamarind: 40 years, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM (travelled to Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI; Center for Visual Arts, Denver, Co; University of Richmond Museum, Richmond, VA; William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA; Kennesaw State University Art Gallery, Kennesaw, GA.
Signs, Symobls & Codes, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY,
Group Show, Diana VIllani Editions, New York, NY.
WORD/IMAGE, Westport Arts Venter, Westport, CT.

2002
Group Show, Barkara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA.
Toyland, Alysia Duckley Gallery, Portland, OR.
Tricky Adios: Hello to Homemade Words, KS Art, New York, NY (curated by David Humphrey).

2001
A Way With Words, Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, New York, NY.
First There Was a Drawing , The College of Santa Fe Fine Arts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (curated by Gerry Snyder and Michael St John).
Digital Printmaking Now, Brooklyn Musuem of Art, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Marilyn S. Kushner).

2000
Blurry Lines, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI (curated by Andrewa Inselmann).
Collectors Choice, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL (curated by Sue Scott).
Unlimited Space, Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris, France (curated by Catherine Perret).
Unique Photographs, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY.
Painting, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY.
Drawings and Photographs, Mathew Marks Gallery, New York, NY.

1999
Painting Language, LA Louver, Venice, CA.
Gesture and Contemporary Painting, The University of Michigal School of Art Gallery, Ann Arboer, MI.
Drawn from Artist Collections, The Drawing Center, New York, NY (curated by Ann Philbin and Jack Shear).
Abstract Painting 1999, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY.
Powder, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (curated by Julie Graham and Maria Friedrich).
Immediacies of the Hand: Recent Abstract Painting in New York, Hunter College, New York, NY (curated by Carter Ratcliff and Kim Sobel).
Drawing into Paint, Fosdick Nelson Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, NY (curated by Geoffrey Young).

1998
Artist’s on Line for ACOR, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY.
Group Show, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY.
Group Show, Galerie Lawrence Rubin, Milan, Italy.
After School, Visual Arts Museum at The School fo Visual Arts, New York, NY.
Spring for Art, Art for Spring, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC.
Proof Positive: 40 Years of Contemporary American, The Armand Hammer Museum of Art at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA and Senzon Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan.
Masters of the Masters: MFA Faculty of the School of Visual Arts New York 1983-1998, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH.
Painting Language, LA Louver, Venice, CA.

1997
Moving Toward the Millenium, Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO.
Heart, Mind, Body, Soul: American Art in the 1990’s: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY.
Suzanne McClelland, Elizabeth McGrath and Daniel Wiener, Eugene Binder Gallery, Long Island City, NY.
Essential Gestures and Fundamental Signs, Johnston Community College, Overland Park, KS.
Artists Respond to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Williamsburg Art and Historican Society, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Bruce Pearson).
After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting Since the 1970’s, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY (curated by Lilly Wei).
Jacqueline Humphries, Suzanne McClelland, Beatriz Milhazes, Betsey Senior Gallery, New York, NY.
Irredeemabe Skeletons, Shillam and Smith Gallery, London, England (curated by Mark Harris).
Proof Positive: 40 Years of Contemporary American Printmaking at ULAE: 1957-1997, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Wahington, DC and University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO.
Sex/Industry, Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, NY (curated by John Yau).
New Grounds: Prints and Multiples, The University of South Florida Contemporary Museum of Art, Tampa, Fl.
Sculpture and Works on Paper Based on the Word ‘Cube’: Carol Szymanski and Suzanne McClelland, Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO.
Color Detour, Apex Art, New York, NY (curated by Faye Hirsch).

1996
Unconditionally Abstract, Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO.
Group Exhinition, Elizabeth Fiore Fine Arts, New York, NY.
What I Did on My Summer Vacation, White Columns, New York, NY.
Uneasy Surface – Points of Turbulence in Contemporary Art, Fine Art Galleries, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI (curated by Judith Tolnick).
Women’s Work, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY (curated by John Saachi).
The Baseball Show, Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY.
On Paper II, Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO.

1995
Group Show, E.S. Vandam, New York, NY (curated by Craig Fisher).
Woodwork, Champion Corporation Gallery, CT.
Summer 1995, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY.
Kunstkabinett, Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA (curated by Sean Elwood).
Human/Nature, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY.
Austin Ackles, Luca Buvoli, Mary Jones, Suzanne McClelland, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY.
Material Abuse, Trans Hudson Gallery, Jersey City, NJ (curated by Mark Harris).

1994
Les Temps D’un Dessin, L’ecole des Beaux-arts, L’Orient, France.
Stealth, Seafirst Gallery, Seattle, WA.
Practicamente Argento/Basically Silver, Studio la Citta, Verona, Italy.
Astratta: A Cura di Simona Lodi, Roberta Lette Arte Contemporanea, Volta, Italy.
New York New York, Studio D’Arte Barnabo, Venice Italy.
Abstraction A Tradition of Collecting in Miami, Center Fine Arts, Miami, FL (curated by Louis Grauchos and Kate Rawlinson).
Master Prints From the Collection, The Paul J. Sachs and Tatyana Grosman Galleries, MoMA, New York, NY.
Points of Interest, Points of Departure, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Heterogeneity-Abstraction and Virtural Space, Out of the Blue, Edinburgh, Scotland (curated by Leonard Bullock).
Painting Language, LA Louver, Venice, CA.
Re: Visioning the Familiar, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middleton, CT (curated by Klaus Ottman).

1993
Works on Paper, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
ULAE: Forthcoming Publications and Recent Editions, Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, NY.
Universal Limited Art Editions, Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Venice, CA.
Paintings, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY.
Toolbox, Studio la Citta, Verona, Italy.
Suzanne McClelland and Gail Fitzgerald, Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO.
Summer Reading, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX.
Drawing the Line Against AIDS, Guggenheim Museum, Venice, Italy.
Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts Benefit Exhibition, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY.
Extravagant, Russisches Kulturzentrum in conjunction with Sylvia Menzel Gallery, Berlin, Germany (Jonathan Seliger).
Irony and Ecstasy, Salama-Caro Gallery, London, England (curated by Klaus Ottmann).
Single Frame: Ideal Moments of (Ir)rational Totality, John Good Gallery, New York, NY.
Biennial Exhibition, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
I am the Enunciator, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY (curated by Christian Leigh).

1992
Developing Language, Hirschl and Adler Modern, New York, NY (curated by Klaus Kertess).
Group Show, Theuretzbacher Gallery, Vienna, Austria.
Painting, Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
Letter ‘S’ Road, Art Omi, Omi, New York, NY (curated by Barry Schwabsky).
Drawings, Jason Rubell Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
Contextures & Constructures, Rubinstein/Diacono Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Jonathan Seliger).
Encounters with Diversity, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY (curated by Zdenka Gabolova and Ryszard Wasko).
How It Is, (Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, NY curated by Jonathan Seliger).

1991
Comments on ‘Nomos, Penine Hart Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Robert Mahoney).
New York Diary: Almost 25 Different Things, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY.
Breathing Room, Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY.
Nayland Blake, Suzanne McClelland, Teddy Shapiro,
Ilyse Soutine, Chris Wilder, Petersburg Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Clarissa Dalrymple).

1990
To Know a Hawk From a Handsaw Wolf Gallery, NY.
Action for Auction, Act Up, New York, NY.

1989
Line Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY.
Homeland, Minor Injury, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Yong Soon Min and Shirin Nashat)

1985
Homeless at Home, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY.

1984
1984 A Preview, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY.