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  • Education
  • Public Collections
  • Current Group
  • Selected Solo
  • Group

(b. 1961 in New Orleans, US)

  • Lives and works in New York, US

Education

  • 1988 University of Massachusetts at Amherst, US
  • 1984 Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, CA

Public Collections

  • Centre national des arts plastique, Paris, FR
  • Fonds régional d’art contemporain Limousin, FR
  • Syz Collection, CH

Current Group Exhibitions

  • Color Block, Galerie Triple V, Paris, FR
  • PARIS TEXAS, curated by Paul Galvez, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Dallas, US
  • Zehn Jahre Zürich, Lange + Pult, Zürich, CH

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017

  • Blair Thurman, Gagosian Gallery, Geneva, CH

2016

  • Blair Thurman, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Dallas, US
  • Blair Thurman: Mature Blonde, Almine Rech, London, UK

2015

  • Honeybadgers, Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, US
  • Blair Thurman, Peres Projects, Berlin, DE

2014

  • Blair Thurman, Gagosian Gallery, Madison Ave, New York, US
  • Blair Thurman, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, FR
  • Blair Thurman, Lange + Pult, Zürich, CH
  • Blair Thurman, Magasin – Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, FR

2013

  • Blair Thurman, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, New York, US
  • Blair Thurman, KARMA, Amagansett, US

2012

  • Blair Thurman, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, FR

2011

  • Blair Thurman, Triple V, Paris, FR

2010

  • Aus Unseren Kellern / From Our Cellars, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Inc., New York, US

2009

  • Color Me Gone!, Evergreene, Geneva, CH
  • Vieux-Grenadiers, Hard Hat, Geneva, CH
  • Never Bet the Devil Your Head, Alexia Goethe Gallery, London, UK

2008

  • Blair Thurman – Supermodel, Triple V, Dijon, FR
  • Krumms Along the Mohawk, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, FR

2007

  • The Best Tan in Town!, Galerie Hubert Bächler, Zürich, CH

2004

  • They’re Always After My Lucky Charms, Galerie Hubert Bächler, Zürich, CH

2003

  • Blair Thurman, Arte e Ricambi, Verona, IT

2001

  • Blair Thurman et le Freistilmuseum, Circuit, Lausanne, CH

1999

  • Écart, Art 30′99 Basel, Statements section, Basel, CH

1998

  • T.Z. Art, New York, US

1996

  • Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, US

1994

  • Christophe Gossweiler, Zofingen, CH

Group Exhibitions

2017

  • Group Exhibition, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, DE
  • Modern Sculpture, Galeria Casado Santapau, Madrid, ES
  • Flatland : abstractions narratives, Musée régional d’art contemporain, Sérignan, FR
  • Carte blanche a Richard Fauguet, FRAC—Artothèque du Limousin, Limoges, FR

2016

  • NON FIGURATIF – un regain d’interêt?, Centre d’Art Contemporain Meymac, Meymac, FR
  • SHRINES TO SPEED: Art and the Automobile: From the Minimal to the Postmodern, Leila Heller Gallery, New York, US
  • Monstres et Madones: Melissa Boucher, Victor Man, Blair Thurman, & Céline Vaché- Olivieri, Triple V, Paris, FR
  • Dark Star: David Malek/Blair Thurman, Ribordy Contemporary, Geneva, Switzerland*, GVA <-> JFK, MAMCO, Geneva, CH
  • Blair Thurman/Philippe Decrauzat/Stephane Dafflon, Honolulu, Zurich, CH
  • Nice Weather, Skarstedt Gallery, New York, US
  • Inauguration au 5 rue du Mail, Triple V, Paris, FR
  • In Different Ways, Almine Rech Gallery, London, UK

2015

  • Space is the Place, Triple V, Paris, FR
  • Sprayed: Works from 1929 – 2015, Gagosian Gallery, Britannia Street, London, UK
  • Space Between, Flag Art Foundation, New York, US
  • I am a passenger, avoncampolin, Pordenone, IT
  • An Imperious Desire of Space, Palette Terre, Paris, FR
  • John Armleder, Stéphane Kropf, John Tremblay, and guests Mai-Thu Perret & Blair Thurman, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, US
  • The Living Room, Art Geneve, Geneva, CH
  • Chromophobia, Gagosian Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
  • ABSTRACTION EXCENTRIQUE ET GEOMETRIE COMIQUE: Oeuvres des collections du FRAC-ARTOTHÈQUE du Limousin, Le Garage, Brive, FR
  • Rascal House, Half Gallery, New York, US

2014

  • That was Ken, This is Now, Evergreene Studio, Malibu, US
  • Circuit 2: Blair Thurman, John Armleder, Steven Parrino, Philippe Decrauzat, Didier Rittener, Luc Aubort, Artericambi, Verona, IT
  • QUIZ, Ensemble Poirel, Nancy, FR
  • Heart-Shaped Box, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, FR
  • Spectres, Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo, BR
  • POST-OP Perceptual Gone Painterly, 1958-2014, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, FR

2013

  • THE SHOW IS OVER, Gagosian Gallery, London, UK
  • Sculpture after Artschwager, David Nolan Gallery, New York, US
  • Mr I / John M Armleder, Graff Mourgue d’Algue, Geneva, CH
  • Spook Rock Road, galerie frank elbaz, Paris, FR
  • Le Grand Tout, FRAC Limousin, Limoges, FR
  • Gagosian Gallery, Hong-Kong, HK
  • Steven Parrino/Blair Thurman/Justin Adian Half Gallery, New York, US
  • A Passion for Jean Prouvé from Furniture to Architecture: The Collection of Laurence and Patrick Seguin. Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli, Turin, IT

2012

  • Read Into It, Dorfman Projects, New York, US
  • Mr I, Graff Mourgue d’Algue, Geneva, CH
  • *Science Fiction #3, Galerie Triple V, Paris, FR
  • Circuit, Liste 17, Basel, CH
  • Micro Mania, Gagosian Gallery, Paris, FR
  • THE OLD, THE NEW, THE DIFFERENT, The Kunsthalle Bern Fondation, Berne, CH

2011

  • American Exuberance, Rubell Family Collection / Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, US
  • Dystopia, CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux, FR
  • Arabesque, Galerie Hubert Bächler, Zurich, CH
  • Nel Frattempo/Meanwhile, Ex Mercata della Frutta, Valeggio sul Mincio, Verona, IT
  • Carte Blanche à John M. Armleder: All of the Above, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR

2010

  • Radical Postures, Galerie Les filles du calvaire, Brussels, BE
  • NEO, GEO et CIE, L’image de l’abstraction à la fine du XXme siècle, FRAC Limousin, Limoges, FR

2009

  • OFF THE WALL, Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York, US
  • Born to Be Wild, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, CH
  • Portrait de l’artiste en motocycliste / Portrait of the artist as a biker, Musée des Beaux-arts de La Chaux-de-Fonds, Neuchâtel, FR
  • Top 10 Allegories, Curated by Hard Hat, Geneva, for Galerie Francesca Pia, Zürich, CH
  • Les David 2009, Exposition des Artistes Nomines, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, FR
  • Une exposition de peinture, Zoo Galerie, Nantes, FR

2008

  • The Best is Yet to Come, Galerie Hubert Bächler, Zürich, CH
  • Next: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Galerie Hans Mayer, Cologne, DE
  • La Chute d’eau, Circuit, Lausanne, CH
  • The Freak Show, Musée de la Monnaie, Paris, FR
  • Marque Noire: Black Noise, Un hommage à Steven Parrino. CNEAI, Chatou, FR
  • Déformalismes, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, FR
  • NOS 2008, Non-Objectif Sud, Tulette, FR

2007

  • Black Noise: A tribute to Steven Parrino, Mamco, Geneva, CH
  • Bastard Creatures, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR
  • Half Square, Half Crazy, Villa Arson, Nice, FR
  • Monster M.C. Sign sculpture for Circuit, Lausanne, CH
  • Op-Ed World, galerie frank elbaz, Paris, FR
  • The Freak Show, MAC, Lyon, FR
  • Group show, Sagan Gallery, Seoul, KO
  • At Home in The Universe, Mongin Art Center, Seoul, KO
  • Introvert/Extrovert: Makes No Difference, Galerie Catherine Issert, St. Paul de Vence, FR
  • Lux, Magazzini del Sale e giardini di Villa Ottelio-Savorgnan, Ariis di Rivignano, Venice, IT
  • Hard Hat at Dispatch, Dispatch for Bureau, New York, US

2006

  • Ecart, Basel, CH
  • SuperNova, Domaine Pommery, Reims, FR
  • Art Crating, Brooklyn, New York, US
  • Dezember, Galerie Hubert Bächler, Zürich, CH

2005

  • For Steven Parrino, Ecart, Basel, CH

2004

  • None of Above, Swiss institute, New York, US
  • Home Alone, Stiftung Starke, Berlin, DE

2003

  • Return of the Creature, Künstlerhaus, Palais Thurn & Taxis, Bregenz, AT
  • Uncrated, Spike Gallery, New York, US
  • Dezember, Galerie Hubert Bächler, Zürich, CH

2002

  • BOMB, Brooklyn Front Gallery, Brooklyn, US
  • Model Shop, Front Gallery, Brooklyn, US

2001

  • Show World Center, New York, US

2000

  • Art Basel 31, Hyundai Gallery (Seoul), Basel, CH
  • Silver and Hi-Tech, Norsk Bergverksmuseum/Kongsberg Kunstforening, Kongsberg, NO

1999

  • Bastard Kids of Drella, Le Consortium, Dijon, FR
  • Last Chance Texaco, Jean Deaux, Brooklyn, US
  • Drive In, Ville Arson, Nice, FR

1996

  • Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, US

1995

  • Musée La Chaux-de-Fonds, CH
  • Transculture, 46th Venice Biennale, Venice, IT
  • Blind Beach, Art Space HAP, Hiroshima, JP
  • Incidental Alterations: P.S. 1 Studio Artists 1994-95, The Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, US

1994

  • Sculpture Art Miami, Art Miami, Miami, US

1992

  • Two-person show with Steven Parrino, Speedway Gallery, New York, US

1991

  • The Gallery, New York, US

Exhibitions

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Artist  Title  Date  Location 
Group ShowDan Attoe, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Blair Thurman, Brent WaddenDan Attoe, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Blair Thurman, Brent Wadden Fiac 2017-10-1919/10/2017–
22/10/2017
Paris, FRParis, FR
Group ShowBlair Thurman, Brent Wadden, Donna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Melike KaraBlair Thurman, Brent Wadden, Donna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Melike Kara Frieze London 2017-10-0404/10/2017–
08/10/2017
London, UKLondon, UK
Group ShowBlair Thurman, Brent Wadden, Donna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Melike KaraBlair Thurman, Brent Wadden, Donna Huanca, Dorothy Iannone, Melike Kara EXPO Chicago 2017-09-1313/09/2017–
17/09/2017
Chicago, USChicago, US
Group ShowBrent Wadden, Blair Thurman, Dean Sameshima, Donna Huanca, Mark Flood, Melike KaraBrent Wadden, Blair Thurman, Dean Sameshima, Donna Huanca, Mark Flood, Melike Kara Frieze New York 2017-05-0505/05/2017–
07/05/2017
New York, USNew York, US
Group ShowDonna Huanca, Blair Thurman, Melike Kara, Brent Wadden, Dan AttoeDonna Huanca, Blair Thurman, Melike Kara, Brent Wadden, Dan Attoe Art Basel Hong Kong 2017-03-2323/03/2017–
25/03/2017
Hong Kong, HKHong Kong, HK
Group ShowJoe Bradley, Donna Huanca, Brent Wadden, Blair Thurman, Dan AttoeJoe Bradley, Donna Huanca, Brent Wadden, Blair Thurman, Dan Attoe Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2017-01-2626/01/2017–
29/01/2017
Los Angeles, USLos Angeles, US
Group ShowBlair Thurman, Mark Flood, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Dan AttoeBlair Thurman, Mark Flood, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Dan Attoe Fiac 2016-10-2020/10/2016–
23/10/2016
Paris, FRParis, FR
Donna Huanca, Blair ThurmanDonna Huanca, Blair Thurman Frieze London 2016 2016-10-0606/10/2016–
09/10/2016
London, UKLondon, UK
Blair ThurmanBlair Thurman Expo Chicago 2016 2016-09-2222/09/2016–
25/09/2016
Chicago, USChicago, US
Group ShowMike Bouchet, Melike Kara, Blair Thurman, Donna HuancaMike Bouchet, Melike Kara, Blair Thurman, Donna Huanca Frieze New York 2016 2016-05-0505/05/2016–
08/05/2016
New York, USNew York, US
Group ShowMelike Kara, David Ostrowski, Blair Thurman, Mark Flood, Mike Bouchet, Brent WaddenMelike Kara, David Ostrowski, Blair Thurman, Mark Flood, Mike Bouchet, Brent Wadden Art Basel Hong Kong 2016 2016-03-2424/03/2016–
26/03/2016
Hong Kong, HKHong Kong, HK
Group ShowDan Attoe, Blair Thurman, Brent Wadden, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Mike BouchetDan Attoe, Blair Thurman, Brent Wadden, Donna Huanca, Melike Kara, Mike Bouchet Art Genève 2016 2016-01-2828/01/2016–
31/01/2016
Geneva, CHGeneva, CH
Blair ThurmanBlair Thurman Blair Thurman 2015-11-1414/11/2015–
19/12/2015
Peres ProjectsPeres Projects
Group ShowDan Attoe, Mike Bouchet, Mark Flood, Leo Gabin, Guillaume Gelot, Dorothy Iannone, Blair ThurmanDan Attoe, Mike Bouchet, Mark Flood, Leo Gabin, Guillaume Gelot, Dorothy Iannone, Blair Thurman Art Cologne 2015 2015-04-1616/04/2015–
19/04/2015
Cologne, DECologne, DE
Group Showassume vivid astro focus, Dan Attoe, Mike Bouchet, Leo Gabin, Mark Flood, Blair Thurmanassume vivid astro focus, Dan Attoe, Mike Bouchet, Leo Gabin, Mark Flood, Blair Thurman Art LA Contemporary 2015 2015-01-2929/01/2015–
01/02/2015
Los Angeles, USLos Angeles, US