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Michael Bevilacqua

Artist Biography

New York based painter Michael Bevilacqua attended Long Beach State University and Santa Barbara City College, later continuing his studies at the Cambridge College of Art and Technology in Great Britain. Bevilacqua has exhibited internationally including solo shows in Beijing, Copenhagen, Milan, Tokyo, Madrid, Barcelona, and New York. He has also exhibited in group shows at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece; The Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; and The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT. His work is in numerous public collections including The Mitsuni Collection, Tokyo, Japan; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece; Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX.


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Born in Carmel, CA, 1966
Lives and works in New York, NY


EDUCATION

1988-1991
Long Beach State University, Long Beach, CA

1985-1988
Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA

1986
Cambridge College of Art and Technology, Cambridge, UK


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013
Blankism: The artist is not present, Peter Amby Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
RADIO amnesia: A survey of works on paper 1997-2013, Gering & Lopez Gallery, New York, NY
Deciphering Scars, Randall Scott Projects, Washington, D.C.

2012
An Ideal for Living, Gering & Lopez Gallery, New York, NY
Ceremony, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
Factory to Factory, Peter Amby Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011
Catastrophe Ballet, The Flat - Massimo Carasi, Milan, Italy

2010
Placebo Effect, Gering & López Gallery, New York, NY
Amphetamine Logic, Faurschou Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009
The Rogue, Galería Javier López, Madrid, Spain
Galeria SENDA, Barcelona, Spain
Corrosions of Conformity, Gering & López Gallery, New York, NY
Corrosion of Conformity, Massimo Carasi - The Flat, Milan, Italy

2008
Fantasiamnesia, Galleri Faurschou, Beijing, China

2007
Remains of the Day, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Poison Apple, Massimo Carasi - The Flat, Milan, Italy

2006
Drawing Under the Influence: Fables of Reconstruction, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

2005
Bevilacqua, Louisiana, Humlebeak, Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Surface to Air, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Black Studio, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark

2004
Beyond and Back, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

2003
Vinyl Distraction, Colette, Paris, France
Happy Nightmare Baby, Galleri Faurschou, Copenhagen, Denmark

2002
Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2001
High-Speed Gardening, Fredericks Freiser Gallery, New York, NY

1999
Urban Hymns, Jessica Fredericks Gallery, New York, NY

1997
What Is It That Is The Worm Inside of You?, Jessica Fredericks Gallery,
New York, NY


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
AftermodernisM, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York

2013
Drawing Without Drawing, Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin, Germany
Silhouette, Blackburn 20/20 Gallery, New York, NY

2012
Color or Colour..., Charles Bank Gallery, New York, NY
The Flat – Massimo Carasi, Milan Italy
Supergrass, Bloom Projects, New York, NY
Disorder, Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York, NY
untitled no. 1, Randall Scott Projects, Washington, DC

2011
Masters of Reality, Gering & López Gallery, New York, NY

2010
Celebration, The Museum Alex Mylona – Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece
No Vacancy, The Butcher's Daughter, Ferndale, MI
The Incomplete, Galerie Jean Luc & Takako Richard, Paris, France
Galeria SENDA, Barcelona, Spain

2009
Just what is it that makes today's painting so different, so appealing?, Gering & López Gallery, New York, NY
Hydra School Projects Art Walk, Hydra, Greece
Bloodsport: The Illusion of Abstract Gambling, Hydra School Projects at Remap 2, Athens, Greece
No Longer Empty, New York, NY

2007
POPcentric, Gering & López Gallery, New York, NY
The Incomplete, Chelsea Art Museum, New York

2006
Songs For Sale: Big American Paintings, Robert Rauschenberg, David Salle, Michael Bevilacqua, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

2005
Still, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY
Translation, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2004
Monument to Now, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece

2003
Split, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY

2002
The Passions of the Good Citizen, apex art c.p., New York, NY
The Dubrow Biennial, Kagan Martos Gallery, New York, NY

2001
New Acquisitions from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation, Centre for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

2000
Drawings and Photographs, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY
Reconfiguration, Danese Gallery, New York, NY

1999
Pleasure Dome, Jessica Fredericks Gallery, New York, NY

1998
Accelerator, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, touring to Arnolfini, Bristol; Oldham Art Gallery, Oldham, UK
Painting, Now and Forever Part I, Matthew Marks Gallery and Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, NY
Pop Surrealism, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
More Fake, More Real, Yet Even Closer, curated by Robert Evren, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
21st Anniversary Benefit Art Auction, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

1997
New American Talent: The Thirteenth Exhibition, The University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, TX

1996
The Most Important Thing in the World: Oasis vs. Blur and the Artists Who Rock, curated by Bill Arning, The Alternative Arts Fair, New York, NY

1995
It's Only Rock and Roll, curated by David Rubin, The Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

1994
Page 5, 450 Broadway Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Elizabeth Olbert

1993
Friendly (with Friends), Dooley Le Capellaine Gallery, New York, NY

1992
Industrial Heroes, curated by Laura Howe, Vernon Space, Los Angeles, CA


BIBLIOGRAPHY

2010
Bryant, Eric. “Michael Bevilacqua.” ARTnews, October 2010, Vol. 109 #9, pp 107, 108.
Bors, Chris. “Michael Bevilacqua: Placebo Effect.” ArtReview, September 2010, Issue 43, pg 119.

2009
Killeen, Michael. "Recycled Art." Bloomberg.com. 18 February 2009.
Gravagnuolo, Emma. "Babele contemporanea." Arte. January 2009. p. 116 – 119.

2008
Colombo, Paola. "Michael Bevilacqua." Tema Celeste. January 2008. p. 64.

2007
Fels, Sophie. "Michael Bevilnacqua." Time Out. February 2007.
Young, Andy. "Performance Portfolio." Fashion Rocks. 2007.

2002
Smith, Roberta. "The Passions of the Good Citizen," The New York Times, 3 May.
Franck, Elisabeth. "Mr. Dubrow's Biennial," The New York Observer, 18 March, p.3.

2001
Gregos, Katerina. "New York Now," Contemporary Visual Arts, Issue #34, pp.52-57
Humphrey, David. "New York email," Art Issues, Summer, pp.41-43.
Yablonsky, Linda. "Downtown Armory: Surviving the Growing Pains," Art & Auction, April, p.4.
Valdez, Sarah. "Bevilacqua at Fredericks Freiser," Time Out, 15-22 March, p.78.
Naves, Mario. "A Lot To Look At…," The New York Observer, 19 March, p.18.
Newhall, Edith. "A Few of My Favorite Things," New York, 5 March, p.83.
"Bevilacqua," The New Yorker, 19&26 February, p.39.
Maxwell, Douglas F. "High-Speed Gardening," Reviewny.com, 15 February.

2000
Moreno, Gean. "High Noon in Desire Country," Art Papers, May/June, pp.30-35.
Turner, Grady. "Beautiful Dreamers: Emerging American Painters, Circa 2000," Flash Art, January-February, p.65.
Kelly, Christina. "Pop Culture Fanatic Makes Trippy Art," Jane, February, p.36.

1999
Zoo, Issue 3, Purple Press, London, Great Britain.
Caniglia, Julie. "Openings," Artforum, May, pp.168-169.
Henry, Max. "Ouverture," Flash Art, May/June, p.107
Farquaharson, Alex. "Accelerator," frieze, June/July/August, pp.99-100.
Newhall, Edith. "Talent," New York Magazine, 19 April, p.91.
Smith, Roberta. "Bevilacqua at Fredericks," The New York Times, 8 January, E41.
Porte, Charlie. "Be Here Now," Esquire (GB), February, p.117.
Shave, Stuart. "Accelerator," I-D Magazine, January/February, p.63.
Zimmer, William. "7 Artists Integrate Color and Rudeness," The New York Times, 10 January.

1998
Connelley, Kevin. "Logocentric," The New Yorker, 28 December and 4 January 1999, p.20.
Long, Andrew. "Openings: Pop Goes the Easel," Art & Antiques, Decmeber, p.34.
Smith, Roberta. "Painting: Now and Forever Part I," The New York Times, 24 July, p.E39.
Ebony, David. "Michael Bevilacqua at Jessica Fredericks," Art in America, June, p.108.
Brown, Cecily. "Painting Epiphany," Flash Art, May-June, pp.76-79.
Ortoleva, Peppino. "Colors of the Media, Colors of Fashion," The Style Engine: Spectacle, Identity, Design, and Business: How the Fashion Industry Uses Style to Create Wealth, edited by Giannino Malossi, The Monacelli Press, pp.42-43.

1997
Johnson, Ken. "Art Briefs," The New York Times, 19 September, p.E38.
Ebony, David. "David Ebony's New York Top Ten," ArtNet, September.
Rimanelli, David. "Art," The New Yorker, 22 September, p.39.
Griffin, Tim. "Michael Bevilacqua: 'What Is It That Is The Worm Inside of You?'", Time Out, 11-18 September, p.50.

1994
McConaughty, Claire. "Art for the Masses," Pretty Decorating, September.

1993
Wildman, David. "A Kiss is Still a Kiss," Boston Sunday Globe, 3 October.
Fox, Marisa. "Rock Kulture: Low-brow, High-Art," Option, November/December, No.53.
Mack, Bob. "Kiss Alive IV: The Gene Simmons/Joseph Beuys Connection (Keep It Simple Stupid)", Grand Royal, Winter, pp.62-63.


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Neuberger Berman LLC, New York, NY
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Louisiana, Humlebeak, Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway
Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Orange County Museum of Art, CA
Mitsuni Collection, Tokyo, Japan

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Selected Press

Washington Post
April 4, 2013

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Art Voices
October 2012

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ARTEFUSE
October 1, 2012

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The Painted Word
August 8, 2012

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ARTnews
October 2010

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ArtReview
September 2010

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Time Out
July 1-7, 2010

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Bloomberg
February 18, 2009

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Terma Celeste
January - February 2008

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Fashion Rocks
August 2007

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New York Times
February 2007

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New York Magazine
March 2001

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Artforum
May 1999

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The New Yorker

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Art in America
June 1998

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