Brian Gross Fine Art
EXHIBITIONS
ARTISTS
GALLERY

Robert Sagerman
29,270, 2016

6,241, 2016

17,497, 2016

15,942, 2016

7,469, 2016

16,058, 2016

10,208, 2014


14,010, 2012


13,842, 2012


14,113, 2009


15,027, 2007


Born
1966
Bayside, NY
Education
2008
PhD, New York University, Dept. of Hebrew and Judaic Studies
2000
MA, New York University, Dept. of Religious Studies
1998
MA, Pratt Institute, Dept. of Art History
MA, Pratt Institute, Dept. of Fine Arts
1990
BA, Pratt Institute, Dept. of Fine Arts
1984-1986
United States Military Academy
Solo Exhibitions
2016
Cumulus, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Monochrome Paintings, Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2014
Far Closer, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York
2013
Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Openings, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2012
Still Without Cessation, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
It’s Time, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York
2011
Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, Rome, Italy
2010
The Number Escapes Me, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2009
On and On: Inquiries into Indeterminacy, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Workings, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, Rome and Turin, Italy
2008
Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
Never. Ever., Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2007
dematerializations / interstices / permutations, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Activity, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
2006
Innumerable Naught Nary, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Recent Paintings, Renate Bender Gallery, Munich, Germany
2005
Amassing Color, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Marking Time, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
2004
Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2003
435,546 Marks, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Two-Person Exhibitions
2014
Object Painting; Painting Object, with Bill Thompson, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
Group Exhibitions
2016
50 Shades of Red, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
Gallery Artists, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2015
Summer Group Show, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Hot Spots, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York
Black and White, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
Schwarz auf Weiss, Museum Für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, Germany
Mostly Monochrome, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
2014
Pouring it On, The Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Summer Formal, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
E Artists, Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
Faszination FARBE, Kunsthaus Furstenfeldbruck, Germany
2013
New Year 2013, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York
Living Grey, Mies van der Rohe House, Berlin, Germany
Excavating Layers, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
The Nature of Abstraction, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2012
Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, Turin, Italy
2011
.World, Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
2010
Elevazioni e Permutazioni, PaRDeS, Mirano, Italy
Gesture, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
Monochrome II, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
2009
Pure Paint, Henry Gregg Gallery, Brooklyn, NYCommon Ground: Color, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
Common Ground: Color, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2008
Material Color, Hunterdon County Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
This Just In, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
The Fascination of the Color Red, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, Germany
2007
Luxe, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
…das viereckige rot?, Galerie Albert Baumgarten, Freiburg, Germany
Farbe, Galerie Huebner, Hamburg, Germany
Surface Impressions, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY
2006
Blue!, Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum Hagen, Germany
Don’t Touch, Renate Bender Gallery, Munich, Germany
2005
About Paint, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
Living Gray, Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum Hagen, Germany
Summer Sensation, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
2004
Art Festival for World Peace, Shanghai
ArtHouse, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Die Farbe hat mich II, Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum Hagen, Germany
Gallery Bijutsu Sekai, Tokyo
Innovate, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
M% Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Painting as Process: Reevaluating Painting, group exhibition with Gerhard Richter and Robert Ryman, Earl Lu Gallery, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore
2003
Seeing Red: an International Exhibition of Nonobjective Painting, Hunter College, New York, NY, curated by Michael Fehr, Director, Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum Hagen, Germany
Tickled Pink, Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2002
Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL
Breathing Room, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
Blobs, Wiggles and Dots, Webs and Crustillations, The Work Space, New York, NY, curated by Lucio Pozzi
2001
Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
coLABORATORY, Gale Gates et al., Brooklyn, NY
Items from the Permanent Collection, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
2000
01.15.00, Gale Gates et al., Brooklyn, NY
1999
Size Matters, Gale Gates et al., Brooklyn, NY
Group Exhibition, Gale Gates et al., Brooklyn, NY
1998
The Calculus of Transfiguration, Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY
Higher Worlds, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
1997
Downtown Arts Annual Group Exhibition, New York, NY. Juried by Fereshteh Daftari, Martin Eisenberg and Charlotta Kotik
Symposium Finalist, New York. Work selected by Michael Brenson, critiqued by Janet Koplos, Donald Kuspit, Peter Schjeldahl and Simon Watson
1993
Alexander Gallery, New York, NY
Three Young Future Majors, Alexander Gallery, New York, NY
Museum Collections
The Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, Germany.
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon.
Museum Für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, Germany.
Bibliography
Schwarz auf Weiss, exhibition catalog, Museum Für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, Germany, 2015.
“Fairy Queen: Art Miami’s Consistency in Quality Can Rival Art Basel/Miami Beach,” by Joan Boykoff Baron and Reuben M. Baron, Artcritical.com, December 5th, 2014.
Mainly Grey (Hauptsache Grau), exhibition catalog by Michael Fehr, Mies van der Rohe House, Berlin, Germany, 2013.
“Robert Sagerman and the Process of Creation,” by Jaap le Poole, Colorobjects.com, December 2, 2012.
“Interview with Art Miami Director Nick Korniloff,” by Heike Dempster, Miamiartzine.com, November 29, 2013.
“Robert Sagerman at Marcia Wood Gallery,” by Sara Riff, Burnaway.org, October 15, 2013.
“Transfer of Meaning: the Momentum of Abstract Painting,” by Claire Lieberman, Art Experience: New York City, Spring, 2012.
“Robert Sagerman: ‘It’s Time,’” by Matthew Hassell, NY Arts, February, 2012.
“Robert Sagerman’s ‘It’s Time’ Exhibition Dazzles,” by Mia Macfarlane, Downtown, January 16, 2012.
“Tactility as Mysticism; Robert Sagerman at Margaret Thatcher Projects,” by Franklin Einspruch, The New York Sun, January 13, 2012.
“Robert Sagerman’s scrumptious paintings and Claire Lieberman’s piquant sculptures at Marcia Wood Gallery,” by Catherine Fox, ArtCriticATL.com, April 19, 2010.
“Robert Sagerman,” catalog essay by Michael Amy, Turin, 2009. Material Color, Exhibition catalog, 2009. The Hunterdon County Art Museum, Clinton, NJ.
“What I Saw at Art Basel: Day 1,” Emma Trelles, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, December 5, 2007.
“Scratching the ‘Surface’ and teasing your senses,” by Ariella Budick, Newsday, April 2007.
“Indeterminable Painting: Thoughts on the Work of Robert Sagerman,” catalog essay by Michael Fehr, Munich, 2006.
Review of the exhibition “Living Gray” by Thomas W. Kuhn, Kunstform International, No. 176, June 2005.
Living Gray. Exhibition catalogue, 2005. The Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, Germany.
K-West, April, 2005. Review of the exhibition Living Gray, by Stefanie Stadel.
SF Weekly, May 25, 2005. Review by Sharon Mizota.
Abstract Painting: Concepts and Techniques, by Vicky Perry, 2005
About Paint, Exhibition catalog, 2005.
Art Festival for World Peace. Exhibition catalog, 2004. Gallery Bijitsu-Sekai, Tokyo, Japan.
“Robert Sagerman at Marcia Wood Gallery,” by Cathy Byrd, Art in America, December 2004.
Cullum, Jerry. “Review,” The Atlanta Journal Constitution, February 1, 2004.
Fox, Catherine. “Review,” The Atlanta Journal Constitution, May 6, 2004.
“The Intricate Precision of the Field The Kabbalistic Mysticism of Robert Sagerman,” by Mark Daniel Cohen, NY Arts, September 2003.
Seeing Red: An International Exhibition of Non-Objective Painting. Exhibition catalog, 2003. The Karl-Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Hagen, Germany.
“Driven to Abstraction,” by Amei Wallach, Art News, November 2003
“The Epistemological Movement in Late 20th Century Art: The Williamsburg Circle,” by Terrence Lindall, NY Arts Magazine, February 2002.
“Ultimo indirizzo Brooklyn,” by Enzo Siciliano, La Repubblica, June 14, 1999.
Publications Authored
The Serpent Kills or the Serpent Gives Life: the Kabbalist Abraham Abulafia’s Response to Christianity. Boston: Brill, 2011.
“The Syncretic Esotericism of Egidio da Viterbo and the Development of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling Program.” Acta ad Archaeologiam et Artium Historiam Pertinentia 19 (2005): 37-76.
“A Kabbalistic Reading of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling.” Acta ad Archaeologiam et Artium Historiam Pertinentia 16 (2002): 93-177.



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