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Born in Pasadena, California, in 1948

Lives in New York City


EDUCATION

1980

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA; MFA

1970

University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA; BA


ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2017

Lulu, Mexico City

2016

Metro Pictures at 83 Pitt Street, New York

"Selected Works, 1970-2016," La Casa Encendida, Madrid (catalogue)

Office Baroque, Belgium

2015

"Daily Life, Continued," Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany

FOUR A.M., New York

"Four Collections," The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut

"Selected Works, 1970-2016," BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom (catalogue)

"Works in Handmade Paper 2013-2015," Dieu Donné, New York

World Food Books, Melbourne

2014

Maisterravalbuena, Madrid

Mary Boone Gallery, New York, two-person show with Jim Isermann

Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

The Apartment, Vancouver

2013

Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin

Kate MacGarry, London

"History Works," duo show with Triple Canopy, Bureau, New York

Metro Pictures, New York

2012

White Flag Projects, Saint Louis, Missouri

2011

"B. Wurtz: Works 1970-2011," Metro Pictures, New York

2010

The Apartment, Vancouver

2007

Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

"B. Wurtz: Photo/Objects," 871 Fine Arts, San Francisco

2006

The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

Feature Inc., New York

2003

Feature Inc., New York

2001

Feature Inc., New York

2000

"B. Wurtz: 70+30=2000," Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago (catalogue)

Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

"buttons. part 1," Feature Inc., New York

"buttons. part 2," Feature Inc., New York

1999

Salle de Bains, Rotterdam

Spak, Umeĺ, Sweden

1998

Feature Inc., New York

1997

Feature Inc., New York

Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

1996

Ynglingagatan 1, Stockholm

1995

"Mandalas," Feature Inc., New York

1993

"Daily Life, 1970-1993," Feature, New York (catalogue)

1992

Feature, New York

1991

Feature, New York

1990

"Life," Feature, New York

1989

"Survival," Feature, New York

1988

Bess Cutler Gallery, New York

1987

Feature, Chicago

Bess Cutler Gallery, New York


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

"The Lulennial: A Slight Gestuary," Lulu, Mexico City

2014

"Zabriskie Point," Jack Hanley Gallery, New York

"Joyride," Marlborough Broome Street, New York

"Displayed," Anton Kern Gallery, New York

"This One's Optimistic: Pincushion," New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut

2013

"ACTIVATE NY," Abrons Art Center, New York, curated by Kristian Nammack

"2013 Café Horizon (You slowly look around now—hold it)," Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung, Hohenlockstedt, Germany

"Neomaterialism," MoBY—Museums of Bat Yam, Israel

"Work" (organized by Sara Greenberger Rafferty), Klaus Von Nichsstagend, New York

"LAT. 41° 7' N., LONG. 72° 19' W," Martos Gallery, East Marion, New York

"Ten Years," Wallspace, New York

"The Cat Show," White Columns, New York

Prague Biennial, Czech Republic

"Alexandre da Cunha, Michael Rey, Michael Williams, B. Wurtz," Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium

"Celluloid Brushes," Ludlow 38, New York

2012

"OO", Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, Japan, curated by Rob Halverson / C-o-o-l Art

"Josh Tonsfeldt & B. Wurtz," ANNAELLEGALLERY, Stockholm, Sweden

"Bulletin Boards," Venus Over Manhattan, New York; curated by White Columns

"All In Line," Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York

Everyday Abstract—Abstract Everyday, James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA; curated by Matthew Higgs

"Creature from the Blue Lagoon," Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY; organized by Bob Nickas

"The Art of Cooking," Royal/T, Culver City, CA

"Everyday Things: Contemporary Works from the Collection," Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

I Surrender, Devening Projects + Editions, Chicago

New Traditionalists, Martos Gallery, New York; organized by Mary Grace Wright

"B. Wurtz & Co.," Richard Telles Gallery, Los Angeles; curated by Matthew Higgs

"Cheat Chains and Telephone," Kansas, New York

"Xylor Jane and B. Wurtz," Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

"Anagram City," Golden Gallery, Chicago

Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, National Academy of Arts and Letters, New York

2011

"Moment-Ynglingagatan 1," Moderna Museet, Stockholm

"Antic Measures," Gregor Podnar Gallery, Berlin

"Underemployed," Zürcher Studio, New York; curated by Josh Blackwell

"The 2011 Bridgehampton Biennial," Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY; organized by Bob Nickas (catalogue)

"Pandora's Box: Joseph Cornell Unlocks the MCA Collection," Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

"Building Blocks: Contemporary Works from the Collection," Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

"Two Fold," Michelle Grabner/Brad Killam home, Oak Park, IL; curated by Colleen Asper & Ethan Greenbaum

"Salon Zürcher," Zürcher Studio, New York

"The Potential of Twist Ties Remains Elusive," an online project curated by Jo-ey Tang; papermonument.com

2010

"Salad Days," The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

"Stuff Art," U.turn Art Space, Cincinnati, OH

"S(l)umm(er)ing on Madison Avenue," Notary Public, New York; curated by Jo-ey Tang

"The Same Sight Slighter," Renwick Gallery, New York

"Mean and Sneaking," FiveMyles, Brooklyn; curated by Vicki Sher

2009

"Skulture," Feature Inc., New York

"Hello Goodbye Thank You, Again," Castillo/Corrales, Paris; curated by Anthony Huberman

"Exposed Terrain," Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA; curated by Amra Brooks (catalogue)

"Another '80s," Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York

"Curated By-Vienna 09: B. Wurtz & Noam Rappaport @ Galerie Steinek," curated by Matthew Higgs

"N'importe Quoi (Anything)," Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon, France; curated by Vincent Pecoil and Olivier Vadrot

"Phot(o)bjects," Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver and Lawrimore Project, Seattle; curated by Bob Nickas

2008

"Peanut Gallery," The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn; curated by Joe Bradley

"Shit," Feature Inc., New York

"The Box," Norma Desmond Productions, Los Angeles

"Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art," Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles

"Stephen Prina, James Welling, B. Wurtz," Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

"Field Work," The Apartment, Vancouver

"Object Salon," Honey Space, New York; curated by Bob Nickas, Kathy Grayson, Pascal Spengemann, Brooke Geahan, and Thomas Beale

"Styrofoam," Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (brochure)

2007

"Christopher Knowles and B. Wurtz," Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston; curated by Matthew Higgs

"Open End," Kinkead Contemporary, Culver City, CA; curated by David McDonald

"You Always Move in Reverse," Leo Koenig Inc., New York; curated by Bjarne Melgaard

2006

"B. Wurtz, Christopher Knowles," Herald Street Gallery, London

"The Chair, Reconsidered," Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, ID

"Eldorado," Mudam Luxembourg, Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg

"Dereconstruction," Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York; curated by Matthew Higgs (catalogue)

2005

"Looking at Words," Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; conceived by Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel

"The O Show," Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ; Kresge Foundation Gallery, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ (2006); curated by MatCH-Art

"Studio: Seven Months of My Aesthetic Education (Plus Some) NYC Version and Climaxed," Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Musée d'Orsay, Paris (web catalogue)

"The sun rises in the evening.," Feature Inc., New York

2004

"Word of Mouth, A Selection: Part 1," Dinter Fine Art, New York

"Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity," P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY; organized by Bob Nickas and Steve Lafreniere

2002

"All That Glitters," Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY; curated by Karen Shaw (catalogue)

"GTt2," Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; curated by ANP (catalogue)

2001

"Sharon Kaitz/B. Wurtz," Allston Skirt Gallery, Allston, MA

"Double Visions," Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York

"Texty," M du B, F, H & g, Montreal

"W," Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dole, France; curated by Robert Nickas (catalogue)

"Not a. Lear," Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York; Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA; curated by ANP

"Een Goed In De Weg Staande Tafel," Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam; curated by Jack Jaeger

2000

"Bubbles," Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art, Brussels; curated by Edith Doove (catalogue)

"3ness," Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium; curated by Edith Doove, Dike Blair, and Jimi Dams

"Not a. Lear," Torch, Amsterdam; Art Process, Paris; Galerie S. & H. De Buck, Ghent, Belgium; curated by ANP

1999

"Would have had.," Cabinet, London

"Cookie Snow Feature," Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam

"Pretty Happy Painting (with Michael Lazarus and David Moreno)," M du B, F, H & g, Montreal

"Sticker Shock: Artists' Stickers," Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (catalogue)

"Surface As Structure," Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA; curated by Sue Spaid (catalogue)

1998

"Word Perfect," Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago

"f.i.s.t.," ANP, Antwerp, Belgium

"Science," Feature Inc., New York

"Opens," M du B, F, H & g, Montreal

1997

"Fake Ecstasy With Me," Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

"Normotic," One Great Jones, New York; curated by David Humphrey

"At the Threshold of the Visible: Minuscule and Small-Scale Art, 1964-1996," Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Maryland Institute College of Art, Decker Galleries, Baltimore, MD; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario; Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, Virginia Beach, VA; Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA; Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; curated by Ralph Rugoff (catalogue)

"Bring Your Own Walkman," W139, Amsterdam; curated by Jack Jaeger (catalogue)

"Hello" (with Dike Blair, Vincent Fecteau and Richard Hawkins), Feature Inc., New York

"Flying Buttress Please," Torch, Amsterdam

"Twist" (with Jean-Philippe Antoine and Stephan Melzl), Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris

1996

"Acts of Obsession," Carla Stellweg Gallery, New York

"Invitational +," Adam Baumgold Fine Art, New York

1995

"It's Only Rock and Roll: Rock and Roll Currents in Contemporary Art," Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH (catalogue)

"Representational Drawings," Feature Inc., New York

"Strung Into the Apollonian Dream...," Feature Inc., New York

"Smells Like Vinyl," Roger Merians Gallery, New York; organized by Sarah Seager and Thaddeus Strode

"Stretch Out and Wait" (with Keith Mayerson and Megan Williams), Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

1994

"Lessons in Life: Photographic Works from the Boardroom Collection," Art Institute of Chicago

"Sex," Adam Baumgold Fine Art, New York

"Paintings," Feature Inc., New York

"Projets et Dessins," Galerie Claire Burrus, Paris

"Wood Works," Adam Baumgold Fine Art, New York

1993

"Influx," Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago

"les petits riens de la vie," La Galerie Volée ŕ Une Muse, Lyons, France

"The Return of the Cadavre Exquis," The Drawing Center, New York; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO; Fundación para el Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; Santa Monica Art Museum, Santa Monica, CA; curated by Ann Philbin and Ingrid Schaffner (catalogue)

1992

"Another Subjectivity," Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt am Main (catalogue)

"Jori Felice, Richard Hawkins, B. Wurtz," Roy Boyd Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

"Tattoo Collection," Galerie Jennifer Flay and Urbi et Orbi, Paris; Daniel Buchholz, Cologne; Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York; Centre Regional d'Art Contemporain, Nantes, France; Air de Paris, Nice, France; organized by Air de Paris and Urbi et Orbi

1991

"Objectionable Beauty," Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles

"Rocking Horses for Children in Crisis," Lorence-Monk Gallery, New York

"Directly On and Off the Wall," Palm Beach Community College Museum of Art, Lake Worth, FL; curated by Kip Eagen

1990

"Work on Paper," Paula Allen Gallery, New York

"The Thing Itself," Feature, New York

"Perspectives on Place: Attitudes Towards the Built Environment," University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

"The New School Collects: Recent Acquisitions," Parsons School of Design, New York; curated by Kathleen Goncharov

1989

Marta Cervera Gallery, New York

"Buttinsky," Feature, New York

"Cinderella Rockefeller," Feature, New York

"Poetic Objectives," Curt Marcus Gallery, New York; curated by Gordon VeneKlasen

"Romancing the Stone," Feature, New York

"Dorothy," Center for Contemporary Art, Chicago; curated by Hudson

"Double Take," Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

1988

"Photo Poetics," Jack Shainman Gallery, Washington, DC

"The Logic of Display," P.S.1, The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, NY; curated by Paul Laster and Renee Riccardo (catalogue)

"Re:Placement," Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA; curated by Joy Silverman and Marc Pally

"A Visible Order," Otis/Parsons Exhibition Center, Los Angeles; curated by Paul Laster and Renee Riccardo

"Near Miss," Feature, Chicago

"Photography on the Edge," Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI (catalogue)

"Information as Ornament," Feature and Rezac Gallery, Chicago; curated by Hudson and Susan Rezac (catalogue)

"New Strategies," Jan Kesner Gallery, Los Angeles; curated by Clayton Press and Gregory Linn (catalogue)

1987

"(of Ever-Ever Land i speak)," Stux Gallery, New York; curated by Christian Leigh (catalogue)

"Small Scale Sculpture," Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta (catalogue)

"Actualities," Ledis Flam Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (catalogue)

"Signs of Intelligent Life," Greathouse Gallery, New York

Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles

"Sculpture," Bess Cutler Gallery, New York

"Post-Abstract Abstraction," Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; curated by Eugene Schwartz (catalogue)

"Gallery Artists," Bess Cutler Gallery, New York

"Nature," Feature, Chicago

INTAR Latin American Gallery, New York, NY; curated by Hudson

"CalArts: Skeptical Belief(s)," Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago; Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA (catalogue)

1986

"Promises, Promises," Feature, Chicago

"Six Sculptors," Artists Space, New York (catalogue)

"Religion: Painting and Sculpture," Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York

1985

"Post Olympic Art," Galerie Beau Lezard, Paris

1984

"Post Olympic Art," Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles (catalogue)

1981

"Lynne Henkel, B. Wurtz," Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016

Hainley, Bruce and Winer, Helene. B. Wurtz: Selected Works. BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK and La Casa Encendida, Madrid

Hainley, Bruce and Winer, Helene. B. Wurtz: Obras escogidas. BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK and La Casa Encendida, Madrid

"In conversation: B. WURTZ with Sara Roffino," The Brooklyn Rail, June, 32-34

Cumming, Laura. "B Wurtz: Selected works 1970-2015 review—everyday rubbish reimagined," TheGuardian.com, 3 January

Krasinski, Jennifer. "The Slightest Move: On Two Artists Who Possess A Profoundly Light Touch," VillageVoice.com, 8 March

Sam, Sherman. "B. Wurtz: Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art," Artforum, February, 250

Hanley, Sarah Kirk. "Edition Reviews: B. Wurtz," ArtInPrint.org, 1 April

O'Donnell, Annie. "Review: B. Wurtz, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead," Corridor8.co.uk, 31 January

Russeth, Andrew. "Around New York," ARTnews, Summer, 118-121

Higgs, Matthew. "Best of 2016," Artforum, December, cover, 210

2015

Prince, Mark. "B Wurtz: Kunstverein Freiburg," flashartonline.com, 2 June

2014

Prince, Mark. "B. Wurtz at Gregor Podnar, Berlin," Frieze d/e, March/April, 127-9

Vrancken, Judith. "B. Wurtz at Gregor Podnar, Berlin," Flash Art, January/February, 103-4

Wurtz, B. "Collectors: The Sculptors on Recent Acquisitions," Aperture, Summer, 12

2013

Hall, Emily. "B. Wurtz at Metro Pictures," Artforum, Summer, 359

Schjeldahl, Peter. "B. Wurtz," The New Yorker, 15 April, 14

2012

Baran, Jessica. "B. Wurtz at White Flag Projects," Art in America, December, 192

"John Newman and B. Wurtz," BOMB, Summer, 24-33

Wurtz, B. and Steel Stillman. B. Wurtz: Food and Watercolors, Publication Studio, Portland, Oregon

Rosenberg, Karen, "Check Out the Gallery in the Freezer, 'Creature From the Blue Lagoon,' in Bridgehampton," New York Times, 12 August, C21

Gass, William, "Making an Understatement: B. Wurtz at White Flag Projects," St. Louis Magazine, 24 September

Heidenry, Rachel, "'B. Wurtz' demands attention at White Flag," St. Louis Beacon, 26 September

Pagel, David. "B. Wurtz & Co. at Richard Telles Fine Art," Los Angeles Times, 29 March

Soto, Paul. "B Wurtz's Legacy Is Unfinished," Art in America, 4 April

Motley, John. "Unlikely Pair of Artists Share Obsession with Time," The Oregonian, 7 March

Khazam, Rahma. "Antic Measures," artforum.com, Critics' Picks, 5 Jan

2011

Baker, R.C. "The Best NYC Art Shows of 2011," Village Voice, 28 December

Prince, Mark. "Antic Measures," Frieze, 15 December

Smith, Roberta. "Substance and Spectacle," New York Times, 16 December

Smith, Roberta. "Best of 2011," nytimes.com, 16 December (slide show)

Reber, Simone. "Antic Measures," artnet.com, 22 December

Levin, Kim. Review, Artnews, November

Reisman, David. Review, Frieze, October

Wilson, Siona. Review, ArtReview, October

Neustein, Andrea. Review, Flash Art, October

Turvey, Lisa. Artforum, October

MacQueen, Kathleen. "Shifting Connections: Summer Shorts," BOMBlog, 2 September

Rosenberg, Karen. "All Nooks, Crannies, Bedrooms and Trees are Backdrops for Art," New York Times, 7 August 2011

Indrisek, Scott. "The Pleasures of the Prosaic at the Bridgehampton Biennial," Modern Painters, posted 15 August 2011

Sharp, Chris. "The Big Picture," essay in Ian Pedigo, exhibition catalogue, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, 11-18

Review, New Yorker, Goings On About Town, 8 August

Salsbury, Britany. "B. Wurtz," artforum.com, Critic's Picks, 26 July

Esplund, Lance. Review, Wall Street Journal, 23 July

Smith, Roberta. "An Artist Who Makes Much Out of Very Little," New York Times, 1 July, C23

Kimball, Whitney. "B. Wurtz: Works at Metro Pictures," artfagcity.com, 29 June

Sterns, Jamie. "B. Wurtz, 1970-2011-Metro Pictures," Ya Ya Ya, 27 June

Baker, R.C. "Best in Show: B. Wurtz at Metro Pictures," Village Voice, 6 July

Wilson, Michael. "B. Wurtz and Peter Nadin Prove It's Easy Being Green," New York Observer, 5 July

Barliant, Claire. "Review: B. Wurtz, 'Works 1970-2011,'" Time Out New York, 5 July

Indrisek, Scott. "Simple Quirks: B. Wurtz Gets Appreciated," Modern Painters, Summer, 21

McClemont, Doug. "Dough McClemont's Top Ten New York Shows in July," Saatchi Online Magazine, 13 July

Miranda, Carolina A. "This Week: Must-See Arts in the City," WNYC Culture, 23 June

Rosenberg, Karen. Review of "Salon Zürcher," New York Times, 4 March 2011, C25

2010

Grabner, Michelle and Brad Killam. Can I Come Over to Your House? The First Ten Years of The Suburban, 1999-2009, Poor Farm Press, Manawa, WI

Peck, Aaron. Review, artforum.com, Critics' Picks, Summer

Smith, Roberta. "Same Sight Slighter," New York Times, 13 May

2009

McDade, Jackson. "Skulture Vulture", ArtSlant.com, 27 December 2009

Adler, Dan. "Phot(o)bjects," Frieze, September

Griffin, Kevin. "Breaking through dimensions: Photo show challenges convention," Vancouver Sun, 22 May

Vogel, Sabine B. "Correspondences," artforum.com, 18 May 2009

Horny, Henriette. "Fremde Herren in den eigenen Geschäften" (review of "Curated By"), Kurier, 4 May 2009

Fessler, Anne Katrin. "Alternativkommandos und geladene Störköche: 'Curated By,'" Der Standard, 8 May

"Slideshow: Viennafair 2009," Art—Das Kunstmagazin, 11 May 2009 (reproduction)

Cotter, Holland. Review of "Peanut Gallery," New York Times, 30 January

2008

Hodge, Brook. "Seeing Things: Flower Power," The Moment: The New York Times Style Magazine Blog, 26 June

McQuaid, Cate. "Breaking Down the Beauty of Styrofoam," Boston Globe, 28 March

Smith, Roberta. Review of "Begin Again Right Here," New York Times, 3 October

Steele, Robin. "RISD Museum's 'Styrofoam' Features Kilted Lincoln," Brown Daily Herald, 31 March

Van Siclen, Bill. "Flights of Foam at RISD," Providence Sunday Journal, 9 March

Velasco, David. "Nayland Blake at Matthew Marks," Artforum.com, Picks

2007

Baker, Kenneth. "Wurtz Plays with Architecture, Illusion," San Francisco Chronicle, 3 November, E10

Brooks, Amra. "Our Favorite Shows and Artifacts,: Art to Live For, by LA Weekly Critics," LA Weekly, 26 December

Clark, E. K., "Back to Basics," NY Arts, January/February (reproduction)

Frank, Peter. "The Big Picture and the Small," LA Weekly, 14 February

Helfand, Glen. "B. Wurtz at 871 Fine Arts," Artforum.com, Picks, posted 8 November

Knight, Christopher. "When Mere Gray Is More Than Gray," Around the Galleries, Los Angeles Times, 20 April

McQuaid, Cate, Boston Globe, Arts and Entertainment, 15 March

Ollman, Leah. Around the Galleries, Los Angeles Times, 12 January, E32

2006

Andrews, Betsy. Review of "The Chair, Reconsidered," Idaho Mountain Express, 14 June

Baker, R. C. "Chicken and Eggs," Village Voice, 13-19 September, 58

Jones, Kristin M. Review of "Dereconstruction," Frieze, October, 259

Masters, H. G. Review, L Magazine, 30 August-12 September, 68

McKinnon, John. Review, Time Out Chicago, 19-25 October

Princenthal, Nancy. Review, Art in America, December

Velasco, David. Review, Artforum.com, Critics' Picks, 18 September

Velasco, David. Review of "Dereconstruction," Artforum, September, 374

Winkleman, Edward. Artist of the Week, edwardwinkleman.blogspot.com, 10 July

Review, Art MoCo, 31 October

Update, Interior Design, June, 38 (reproduction)

2005

Cotter, Holland. "The Sun Rises in the Evening," New York Times, 10 June, E44

Hainley, Bruce. "Only Connect: The Art of B. Wurtz," Artforum, October, 242-247 (reproductions)

2004

White, Roger. Review of "Curious Crystals of Unusual Purity," Brooklyn Rail, September, 17

2002

Olson, Marisa S. "Guide to Trust No. 2 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts," Artweek, May

2001

Cotter, Holland. Review, New York Times, 14 December, E40

Cotter, Holland, "Not a. Lear," New York Times, 12 October, E37

Grabner, Michelle. Review, Frieze, April, 96 (reproduction)

McQuaid, Cate. "Everyday Epiphanies," Boston Globe, 19 April, D6

2000

Johnson, Ken. Review, New York Times, 28 January, E37

1999

Bostrom, Patrik. Review, Vasterbottens Folkblad, 15 March, 3

Hainley, Bruce. "Best of the '90s: Top Ten," Artforum, December, 130

Ivy, Angus. "WOp: ANP Antwerp, Belgium," Zingmagazine 3 (Spring/Summer), 230

1998

Hainley, Bruce. "Boys will be Boys," Frieze, November/December, 42

Schmerler, Sarah. Review, Time Out New York, 24 September-1 October, 61

1997

Cotter, Holland. "A Show That Could Travel In Just a Carry-On Bag," New York Times, 14 December, E44-45

Doran, Anne. Review, Time Out New York, 7 August, 47

Kandel, Susan. Review, Los Angeles Times, 16 May, F21

Madestrand, Bo. Review, Expressen, 7 January, 4 (reproduction)

Peeters, Mark. Review, NRC Handelsblad, 17 January

Rian, Jeff. "Letter from Paris," Artnet.com, posted 24 March

1996

Ericsson, Lars O. Review, Dagens Nyheter, 20 December, B3 (reproduction)

1995

Levin, Kim. Village Voice, Choices, 28 March, 9

1993

Levin, Kim. Village Voice, Choices, 11 May, 75

Princenthal, Nancy. "Artist's Book Beat," Print Collector's Newsletter, March/April, 28

Robinson, Walter. "Music to Your Eyes: CD Covers Play Tribute to Modern Masterpieces," Mademoiselle, October, 102 (reproduction)

Saltz, Jerry. "Mayday, Mayday, Mayday," Art in America, September, 41-45

Smith, Roberta. Review, New York Times, 14 May, C26

Weidenbaum, Marc. "More Pictures + Music," Pulse!, August, 17

1992

Pagel, David. Review, ArtIssues March/April, 34

1991

Goings On About Town, New Yorker, 29 April, 17

Schjeldahl, Peter. "The Salon of April," Village Voice, 14 May, 86

Schwan, Gary. "On and Off-The-Wall Art," Palm Beach Post, 5 April, 35

1990

Gutterman, Scott. "Natural and Unnatural Causes," Art International, Autumn, 58 (reproduction)

Harris, Patty. "Four Summer Art Shows," Downtown, 29 August, 12-13 (reproduction)

Smith, Roberta. "The Group Show as Crystal Ball," New York Times, 6 July, C:1, 23

1989

Cooper, Dennis. Review, Artforum, Summer, 143 (reproduction)

Haus, Mary. Review, ARTnews, December, 169-170

Hixson, Kathryn. Review of "Dorothy," Chicago in Review, Arts, November, 110

Smith, Roberta. Review of "Romancing the Stone," New York Times, 11 August, C21

1988

Finnegan, Patrick. Review of "Photo Poetics," Washington Blade, 1 April, 21

Grundberg, Andy. "The Logic of Display," New York Times, 29 January

Knight, Christopher. "Re:Placement Parts: Alternative Galleries Break Down Walls," Los Angeles Herald Examiner, 20 March, E10

McCoy, Pat. Review of "(of Ever-Ever Land I speak)," Artscribe International, January/February, 73

Raczka, Robert. "The Next Generation," Afterimage, November, 20-21

Richard, Paul. Review of "Photo Poetics," Washington Post, 25 March

Thorson, Alice. Review of "Photo Poetics," Washington Times, 31 March

1987

Artner, Alan. Review, Chicago Tribune, 12 March, 9F

Handy, Ellen. Review of "The Four Corners of Abstraction," Arts, November, 108-109

1984

Drohojowska, Hunter. "An Exhibit to Lift Your Post-Olympic Spirits," Los Angeles Herald Examiner, 7 September, 27

Relyea, Lane. "Focus on Cultural Differences," Artweek, 29 September, 6

1981

Ricky, Carrie. "Art Attack," Art in America, May, 41-48


FILMS

1989

"Films" (group screening), Christine Burgin Gallery, New York

1982

"B. Wurtz: Super-8 Film Presentation," Beyond Baroque Literary/Art Center, Venice, CA

1981

Group screening (Super-8), Empty Space Theater, Santa Barbara, CA

1980

Group screening (Super-8), FILMEX (Los Angeles International Film Exposition), Los Angeles


SELECTED PROJECTS, PUBLICATIONS, AND REPRODUCTIONS OF ARTWORK

2012

"Art—John Newman and B. Wurtz," Bomb, Number 120 / Summer 2012

B. Wurtz: Food and Watercolors, Publication Studio, Portland, Oregon

2011

"The Potential of Twist Ties Remains Elusive," an online project curated by Jo-ey Tang

2010

"Sam Gordon & B. Wurtz," North Drive Press #5 (interview)

North Drive Press #5, (multiple)

2008

"Salon XXIV" The Journal, no. 24; curated by Joe Bradley

"Begin Again Right Back Here," White Columns, New York; curated by B. Wurtz

2007

Untitled publication, no. 1 (Spring), Feature Inc., New York (reproductions)

2006

blocks, onestar press, Paris (artist's book)

"Some Blocks," Dinter Fine Art Project Room, 1 March-30 April

2003

Waters, John, and Bruce Hainley. Art: A Sex Book, Thames and Hudson, New York, 115, 121, 124, 135, 180

2000

Chelsea, Connaissance des Arts, November, 14-15 (reproduction of artwork)

1995

Hudson. "Stroboscopes," Documents sur L'Art, no. 7 (Spring), 9 (reproduction of artwork)

1993

L'Endroit Idéal (Ideal Place), edited by Eric Troncy, L'Ile du Roy, Centre d'Art et Jardin, Val de Reuil, France, 170-171 (artist's project)

1992

Farm 5 (with Raymond Pettibon and Dodie Bellamy), Feature and Instituting Contemporary Idea, New York

1989

LACE: 10 Years Documented, Joy Silverman, project director, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), Los Angeles, 36, 55, 82 (reproductions of artwork)

1987

Farm 2 (Head Sex), Feature and Instituting Contemporary Idea, Chicago (reproduction of artwork)

1986

Farm, Feature and Instituting Contemporary Idea, Chicago (reproduction of artwork)


AWARDS AND HONORS

2013

The Lab Grant Program artist, Dieu Donné, New York

2012

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.

2008

Peter S. Reed Foundation

1991

Artist and Homeless Collaborative, Park Avenue Women's Shelter, New York (grant to make collaborative work with residents)

1984

National Endowment for the Arts, Honorarium (Post-Olympic Art)