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  • Education
  • Selected Solo and Two-Person
  • Selected Group
  • Commissions/Public Projects
  • Websites
  • Selected Writings
  • Selected Bibliography
  • 2007

(b. 1982, Los Angeles, California)
Lives and works in Los Angeles

Education

2003

  • BA Yale University

2010

  • MFA University of Southern California, Roski School of Fine Arts

  • Founder and President Freeway Eyewear Inc. (current) www.FreewayEyewear.com

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2015

  • Summer, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, FR

2014

  • Mirage, Reena Spaulings, New York, US
  • Kathryn Andrews / Alex Israel, Gagosian Gallery, Rome, IT
  • Alex Israel and Alex Katz, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Harlem, New York, US
  • Still Life : Dan Flavin / Alex Israel, Nahmad contemporary Art, New York, US

2013

  • Alex Israel, Carl Kostyál, Stockholm, SW
  • Alex Israel, New Holland, Saint Petersburg, RU
  • Alex Israel, Le Consortium, Dijon, FR
  • After Hours 2: Murals on the Bowery, presented by Art Production Fund, New York, US
  • Alex Israel: Self-Portraits, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE
  • Alex Israel. Lens, curated by Lauri Firstenberg, LAXART, Los Angeles, US

2012

  • Alex Israel, Peres Projects atArt Statements, Art Basel 43, CH
  • Alex Israel, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, FR
  • As It Lays, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York, US
  • As It Lays, presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) at the Henson Soundstage, Hollywood, Los Angeles, US
  • Easter Island Venice Beach presented by the Hammer Museum’s Venice Beach Biennial, Venice Beach, US
  • As It Lays, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, US
  • Alex Israel, Museo Civico Diocesano di Santa Maria dei Servi, Citta' della Pieve, IT

2011

  • Alex Israel, Peres Projects, Berlin Kreuzberg, DE

2010

  • Property, University of Southern California, The Roski MFA Gallery, Los Angeles, US

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015

  • Michael Chow: Voice for My Father, curated by Philip Tinari and Zoe Diao, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, CH and the Power Station of Art, Shanghai, CH
  • Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism, curated by Lisa Schiff, Leslie Fritz, and Eugenio Re Rebaudengo, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin, DE
  • Sprayed: Works from 1929 to 2015, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
  • Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, NO
  • Une Histoire, Art, Architecture et Design, Des Années 80 À Aujourd’hui, Le Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

2014

  • From The Collection, De La Cruz Collection, Miami
  • Platform, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels (curated by Nicolas Trembley)
  • Rockaway!, Fort Tilden and Rockaway beach, New York, US
  • Another Cats Show, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, US
  • Out Memory, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, US

2013

  • Oracular Vernacular, curated by Charlotte Cosson & Emmanuelle Luciani, Marseille Modulor, Marseille, FR
  • Lies about Painting, Moderna Museet, Malmo, SW
  • Out of Memory, curated by Eleanor Cayre, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, US
  • Looking Back / The 7th White Columns Annual, selected by Richard Birkett, White Columns, New York, US
  • DSM-V, curated by David Rimanelli, presented by Vito Schnabel, New York, US
  • From The Collection: 2013 Exhibition. De La Cruz Collection, Miami, US

2012

  • Act II, The Props, Public Fiction, Los Angeles, US
  • Standard Operating Procedure, curated by Piper Marshall, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, US
  • Blind Cut, curated by Jonah Freeman and Vera Neykov, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, US

2011

  • Greater L.A., New York, US
  • Work After Work, Mackee Apartments at the Schindler House, Los Angeles, US

2010

  • California Biennial, curated by Sarah Bancroft, County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, US
  • The Summer Show with Kathryn Brennan Gallery, Cottage Home, Los Angeles, US

2008

  • Psychology of a Pawn, curated by Mari Spirito, Participant Inc., New York, US
  • Fall Collection, curated by Aram Mohsayedi, Kreiling & Dodd, Los Angeles, US

2005

  • Don't Accept Mañana, curated by Karola Grasslin, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Brunswick, DE

Commissions/Public Projects

2013

  • Playmate of the Year, curated by Neville Wakefield, Playboy Magazine, US
  • Public billboard, presented by LAXART and Art Production Fund, Sunset Boulevard and Olive Drive, West Hollywood, US

2012

  • LAXART Ball of Artists, Flashmob, Beverly Hills, US
  • Art Public Opening Night during Art Basel Miami, Flashmob, Miami, US
  • Abbott Kinney Mural, Venice Beach, California, US

2010

  • The Regional, Art Video Program at Art Basel Miami Beach, curated by Lauri Firstenberg, Miami, US
  • Rough Winds trailer, Videotron, Sunset Blvd at King’s Road, public presentation, presented by L.A. Public Domain a division of LAXART in cooperation with The City of West Hollywood, West Hollywood, California, US

2009-10

  • Westfield Culver City, two commissioned mural-sized wall wraps, curated by Lauri Firstenberg for LAXART, Los Angeles, US

Websites

2012

  • As It Lays, www.asitlays.com

2010

  • Rough Winds, www.roughwinds.com

Museum Collections Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SW MOCA, Los Angeles, US LACMA, Los Angeles, US Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US MoMA, New York, US Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, FR Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NE Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, US The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, IL Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, NO Museo Jumex, Mexico City, MX

Selected Writings

2013

“Saved By The Bell,” Art in America, December 2013. “Untitled, A project conceived for NERO n.32,” commissioned by Luca Lo Pinto, Nero Magazine, 2013.

2011

“Purple Interview: Kenneth Anger,” Purple Fashion Magazine 16, Fall/Winter 2011. “Purple Interview: David Lynch,” Purple Fashion Magazine 16, Fall/Winter 2011. “Interview with David Robbins,” ForYourArt.com, July 2011. “Purple Interview: Charles Ray,” Purple Fashion Magazine 15, Spring/Summer 2011.

2010

“Purple Interview: Bret Easton Ellis,” Purple Fashion Magazine 14, Fall/Winter, 2010. “Interview with Gary Panter,” ForYourArt.com, February, 2010. “Myths of Decline,” Artforum, January, 2010.

2008

“Interview with Mary Weatherford,” Exhibition catalogue 2008 California Biennial, Curated by Lauri Firstenberg, Orange County Museum of Art, 2008.

2007

Jason Rhoades’ Black Pussy Cocktail Coffee Table Book, Editor and Introduction, Steidl, 2007.

2004

Richard Artschwager, “A Minimal Future: Art and Objecthood 1958-1968” by Ann Goldstein, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2004.

Selected Bibliography

2015

Khuri, Elizabeth, “California Capturing the Golden State of Mind,” C Magazine, April 2015:C138. Brown, Jane, and Marla Hamburg Kennedy, eds. Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles. New York: Metropolis Books, 2015: 154-155. “Alex Israel,” Numéro 164, June/July 2015. Wolinski, Natacha, “Alex Israel,” The Good Life, June 2015: 298-299. “Alex Israel on L.A. Horizons and Future Horizons,” Artsy.net June 2015. Bailey, Stephanie, “A Conversation with Alex Israel,” Ocula.com July 10, 2015. Hoberman, Mara, “Alex Israel’s ‘Summer’,” art-agenda.com July 20, 2015 Chaillou, Timothée, “Alex Israel Almine Rech / Paris,” flashartonline.com July 20, 2015

2014

Grau, Donatein, “Proust’s Love. From Paris to Los Angeles.” losangelesreviewofbooks.org, March 2014. Gianni, Ilaria, “Kathryn Andrews and Alex Israel,” artforum.com, March 2014. “Five Questions about Los Angeles,” Flash Art, Volume #47, January/ February 2014, Los Angeles Special: 78. “Cover & Mode: Alex Israel,” Numéro 154, June/July 2014. Leon, Jon, “Summertime Happiness.” Spike Art Quarterly, No. 40, Summer 2014: 90-99. Morais, Pedro, “Fluo Conceptuel. Exposition au Mamo de Marseille,” O2, February 2014. Crisell, Luke, “The China Syndrome,” Los Angeles Confidential, Summer 2014: 66-68. “East Meets West,” W Magazine, September 2014: 368. “Alex Israel,” Garage, No. 7, September 2014: 180-181. Makinen, Julie, “A Taste of L.A.’s Art World Hits China,” Los Angeles Times, September 20, 2014. Winkler, Xi, “Exhibition Reviews: The Los Angeles Project,” Leap, September/October 2014: 190-191. Lau, Venus, “Hit Factory: Frames, Bubbles, and Fro-yo,” Leap, September/October 2014: 140-153. Barachon, Charles, “La Collection Rêvée D’Eric Troncy,” Arts Magazine October, 2014: 60-67. Hayes, Terrance, “A Picture and a Poem,” T: The New York Times Style Magazine, November 2, 2014: 102. McGarry, Kevin, Curated by Bjarne Melgaard, “The New Generation,” Document Journal, No. 5, Fall/Winter 2014: 142-143. Moshayedi, Aram, “Alex Israel,” Interview Magazine, December 2014/January 2015: 160-165.

2013

Amirsadeghi, Hossein, “Art Studio America Contemporary Artist Spaces.” Thames & Hudson, 2013: 524-525. Katya Gause, Zoe Lukov, Brian Roettinger, Ethel Seno, “The MOCA Index 2010- 2013,” December 2013: 110. Colman, David, “The Next Generation,” Architectural Digest, December 2013: 66. McLean-Ferris, Laura, “Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream,” Artforum, September 26, 2013. Nettelbladt, Sonja, “Alex Israel,” Radar Magazine, September 15, 2013. Ivanov, Alida, “When Hollywood came to town…Alex Israel in Isbrytaren,” Artteritory, Semptember 3, 2013. HT, Svante, “Alex Israel Exhibition in Stockholm,” Stalker Magazine, September 1, 2013. “Alex Israel—mannen med många ansikten!,” Nicolor.se, September 2013. Kronbrink, Hans, “Jag vill inte göra vanliga intervjuer,” DN Sondag, September 2013. “Exhibition: Alex Israel at Museo Civico Diocesano di Santa Maria dei Servi, Citta' della Pieve, IT,” AGMA, Issue 7, 2013. Carlson, Oscar, “California Dreamin,” Bon, August 30, 2013. Van Vlierbeghe, Sophie, “Destination LA avec Alex Israel,” Le Bien Public, July 2013. “Alex Israel at Le Consortium, Dijon,” MousseMagazine.it, July 2013. Sommer, Danielle, “Alex Israel: LAXART,” Art in America, June/July 2013. “La classe internationale au Consortium,” Le Bien Public, June 21, 2013. Creahan, D, “Berlin – Alex Israel: “Self-Portraits: at Peres Projects Through June 15th, 2013,” Artobserved.com, June 12, 2013. Thomson, Allese, “Critics’ pick: Alex Israel,” Artforum.com, June 2013. Frost, Melissa, “Alex Israel at Peres Projects,” Eyeout Blog, May 29, 2013. Chaillou, Timothee, “Alex Israel in conversation with Timothee Chaillou,” Novembre, Issue 7, May 2013. Walde, Gabriela, “Das Wochenende der Sammler,” Berliner Morgenpost, April 28, 2013. “Kunst im Kopf: Berlin feiert das Gallery Weekend und lockt Sammler aus aller Welt,” Der Tagesspiegel, April 25, 2013, pp. 24. Ackermann, Tim and Walde, Gabriela, “Was macht die Kunst?,” Morgenpost, April 21, 2013. Fitzpatrick, Kyle, “Alex Israel’s Lens,” Los Angeles, I’m Yours, March 21, 2013. Fitzpatrick, Kyle, “Surrounded By Art Material: An Interview with Alex Israel,” Los Angeles, I’m Yours, March 19, 2013. Troncy, Eric, “Alex Israel, ‘Thirty’,” Frog Magazine, Issue 12, March 2013. Horn, D. “Alex Israel,” Modern Painters, February 2013. Chaillou, Timothee, Flash Art, January 2013.

2012

Bankowsky, Jack, “Best of 2012,” Artforum, December 2012: 211. Türler, William, “Alex Israel, l’art accessoire,” Le Temps, November 14, 2012: 20. Baker, E, ‘Paris – Alex Israel: “Thirty” at Almine Rech Gallery Paris, through November 17th, 2012,’ Artobserver.com, November 13, 2012. Launay, Aude, “Alex Israel, Framing the Frame,” Zerodeux, Issue 64, Winter 2012. Céh, Yan, “Almine Rech: L’enfance de l’art,” L’officiel, September 2013. Larcan, Laura. “Ben Hur, Cleopatra, Dolce Vita Cinecittà rivive con Alex Israel,” La Republica, August 2012. Yablonsky, Linda, “Board Walk,” Artforum.com, July 20, 2012. Rocheboet, Beatrice, “Bale, le Tourbillon de l’Art,” Le Figaro, June 16, 2012. Vogel, Carol, “Large Works and Big Changes at Art Basel,” The New York Times, June 14, 2012. “Telephone Paintings,” Exhibition catalogue curated by N. Trembley, Almine Rech Gallery, Art 43 Basel, CH, June 13, 2012. Ruiz, Cristina, “Curators turn East but Art Basel looks to the US,” The Art Newspaper, June 12, 2012. Fitzpatrick, Kyle, “As It LAy’s…LIVE!,” Los Angeles, I’m Yours, May 21, 2012. Baum, Gary, “Artist Alex Israel gives the TV talk show a new spin,” The Hollywood Reporter, May 2012. Del Vecchio, Gigiotto, “L.A. Man,” Mousse Magazine, Issue 33, May 2012: 217. Trembley, Nicolas, “L’atelier – Alex Israel,” Numero, May 2012: 42. Firstenberg, Lauri, “Art on Fire,” Los Angeles Confidential, Issue 3, April/May 2012: 64. Lindemann, Adam. “Who is Alex Israel, and Why Should I Care?,” New York Observer, April 25, 2012. Gall, Jonnie, “VSF’s Sunglasses Mural by Alex Israel,” Foam, April 20, 2012. Kraus, Chris, “Here is Elsewhere,” Art in America, April 1, 2012. Saltz, Jerry, “How to make it in the art world,” New York Magazine, April 2012. Girffin, Jonathan, “Focus: Alex Israel, Celebrity culture, film studio design and the Hollywood dream,” Frieze Magazine, Issue 146, April 2012. Launay, Aude, “Alex Israel, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, quand L.A. passe à l’Est,” Technikart, April 2012. “Inside the Artist’s Studio,” W Magazine, March 2012. Wagley, Catherine, “Five Artsy Things to Do This Week, Including John Elway as a Cowboy and an Apology from Claire Danes,” LA Weekly, February 1, 2012. McGarry, Kevin, “Out There Mystery Theater,” New York Times, February 2012. Johnson, Alexis, “Alex Israel Talks with ForYourArt about his New Mural on Abbot Kinney Boulevard,” Foryourart.com, January 26, 2012.

2011

Bollen, Christopher, “Alex Israel,” Purple Fashion, Issue 16, Fall/Winter 2011. “Skulpturen aus dem Requisitenfundus eines Filmstudios,” Berliner Morgenpost, October 23, 2011: 21. “Was ihr wolllt,” Monopol, October 10, 2011: 26. Jeppesen, Travis, “Alphabet City,” Artforum, September 15, 2011. Simpson, Ashley, “Alex Israel’s Berlin Babylon,” Interviewmagazine.com, September 9, 2011. Caranicas, Devon, “Rackroom: Interview with Alex Israel,” Artslant.com, September 2011. “The 100 Best Fall Art Shows,” Modern Painters, September 2011. Robins, David, “Interview with David Robbins,” Foryourart.com, July 2011. Smith, Roberta, “A Bit of Hollywood, Minus the Tinsel,” The New York Times, June 1, 2011. Heinrich, Will, “Los Angeles’s Off-Center Art Scene Destabilizes Lower Broadway,” New York Observer, May 24, 2011. Douglas, Sarah, “L.A. on the Hudson,” Modern Painters, May 2011. Knight, Christopher, “A Trek Worth Exploring. Art Review: California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art,” Los Angeles Times, January 6, 2011.

2010

Harvey, Doug, “Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Biennial,” LA Weekly, November 18, 2010. Rabe, John, “Off-Ramp: Alexander Israel’s Art is Real,” KPCC Southern California Public Radio, October 27, 2010. Beradini, Andrew, “L.A. Storyist,” Angeleno, October 2010. Hoeber, Julian, “The Summer Show at Cottage Home,” Artslant, August 3, 2010. Nelson, Karin, “Pulse: Ventura Highway, In the Sunshine,” The New York Times, Sunday Styles, April 4, 2010. Mannerheim, Jenny and Levitt, Danielle, “Made in America,” Blast Magazine, Spring 2010. “Interview with Gary Panter,” Foryourart.com, February 2010. “Some worthy works,” Los Angeles Times, January 2010. “Myths of Decline,” Artforum, January 2010. Firstenberg, Lauri, “Emerging Artists 2009,” Frieze Magazine, January 2010.

2009

Ng, David, “Art and commerce make a perfect match at the mall in Culver City,” Los Angeles Times. Culture Monster Arts Blog, November 12, 2009. Padilla, Max, “Endless Summer,” Foryourart.com, January 2009.

2008

Gritz, Anna, “Psychology of a Pawn,” Frieze.com, February 12, 2008.

2007

“There’s A Party in My Sculpture: Jack Bankowsky on Jason Rhoades,” Artforum, November, 2007.

Exhibitions

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Artist  Title  Date  Location 
Group ShowDan Attoe, Mike Bouchet, Mark Flood, Alex Israel, David OstrowskiDan Attoe, Mike Bouchet, Mark Flood, Alex Israel, David Ostrowski Art Basel Hong Kong 2014 2014-05-1515/05/2014–
18/05/2014
Hong Kong, CNHong Kong, CN
Group ShowJoe Bradley, Mark Flood, Alex Israel, David Ostrowski, Dash SnowJoe Bradley, Mark Flood, Alex Israel, David Ostrowski, Dash Snow Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 2013-05-2323/05/2013–
26/05/2013
Hong Kong, HKHong Kong, HK
Alex IsraelAlex Israel Self-Portraits 2013-04-2626/04/2013–
15/06/2013
Peres ProjectsPeres Projects
Group ShowMark Flood, Leo Gabin, Alex Israel, David Ostrowski, Marinella Senatore, Brent Wadden, Dan ColenMark Flood, Leo Gabin, Alex Israel, David Ostrowski, Marinella Senatore, Brent Wadden, Dan Colen Artissima 19 2012-11-0909/11/2012–
11/11/2012
Turin, ITTurin, IT
Alex IsraelAlex Israel Museo Civico Diocesano di Santa Maria dei Servi 2012-08-1010/08/2012–
01/10/2012
Citta' della Pieve, ITCitta' della Pieve, IT
Alex IsraelAlex Israel Art Basel 2012 2012-06-1414/06/2012–
17/06/2012
Basel, CHBasel, CH
Group ShowDan Colen, Leo Gabin, Dorothy Iannone, Alex Israel, Eddie MartinezDan Colen, Leo Gabin, Dorothy Iannone, Alex Israel, Eddie Martinez Frieze London 2011 2011-10-1313/10/2011–
16/10/2011
London, UKLondon, UK
Alex IsraelAlex Israel Alex Israel 2011-09-1010/09/2011–
05/11/2011
Peres Projects, KreuzbergPeres Projects, Kreuzberg

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