Bart Exposito

BART EXPOSITO

  

BORN

Amarillo, Texas, USA

Lives and works in Lamy, New Mexico

 

EDUCATION

2000 MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

1998 BFA, University of Texas, Austin

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Bart Exposito, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2015 Strange Alphabet, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, California

2014 Bart Exposito, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2011 Paper Primitives, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2010 Bends, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

Exhibition travelled to Nerman Museum of  Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas

2008 Strange Loops, Finesilver Gallery, Houston, Texas 

2007 Figure Looks a Lot Like Me In Paint, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, California

New Work, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California

2005 Paintings, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, California   

2003 Paintings, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California   

2002 Paintings & Drawings, curated by Libby Lumkin, Donna Beam Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada

Paintings & Drawings, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Paintings & Drawings, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York City, New York

2001 Bart Exposito, curated by Anna Helwing, Hot Cocoa Lab, Venice, California 

Roomtone, Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, California

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 21st Century Cyphers, Curated by Claude Smith, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM

100X Handpicked, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

Nothing Pretty a selection of drawings from the collection of Paul Rickert, George Lawson Gallery, Emeryville, CA

2017 Bart Exposito and Monique van Genderen, Tai Modern, Santa Fe, NM

2015 Back to the Real, Curated by Whitney Carter, David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, Colorado

2014 Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2013 Forty Years at the Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Ambach & Rice Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Amarillo Entropy, Powerstation Gallery, Dallas, Tx

2012 Oppenheimer Collection, A 20th Anniversary Celebration, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas

Summer Group Exhibition, Michael H. Lord Gallery, Palm Springs

Abstraction, Michael H. Lord Gallery, Palm Springs

 Architectural Disposition, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Vous Play, JB Jurve Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2011 Unfinished Paintings, curated by Kristin Calabrese and Joshua Aster, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California   ………                    

Greater LA, organized by Eleanor Cayre, Benjamin Godsill and Joel Mesler, New York  City

GOLDMINE: Contemporary Works from the Collection of Sirje and Michael Gold, University Art Museum, California State University, Long Beach, California (catalogue)

2010 Painting, curated by Roger Herman, LA Art House, West Hollywood, California

Ecstatic Structure, with Warren Isensee and Stanley Whitney, Nerman Museum of

Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas

2009 Fantastic LA, curated by Barry Blinderman, University Galleries, College of Fine Arts, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

An Exhibition of Selected Skills of the Unemployed, WPA, Los Angeles, California

Summer Group Show, Cottage Home/ Thomas Solomon Gallery@Cottage Home, Los

Angeles, California, co-organized with Sister and China Art Objects

Abstract America, Saatchi Gallery, London, England (catalogue)

Cut, Thomas Solomon Gallery at artLA, Santa Monica, California

Loveable Like Orphan Kitties and Bastard Children, curated by Kristen Calabrese and Joshua Aster, Green Gallery East, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2008 Keeping it Straight, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, California

Pruess Press @ RENTAL Gallery, New York City, New York

Heavy Corner, curated by Kristen Calabrese, Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles,

California

LA Potential, curated by Lioba Reddeker, Hangart 7, Salzburg, Austria (catalogue)

2007 No Jerks, Trudi at Rental Gallery, Rental Gallery, New York City, New York

Automatons, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, California

Painting Design, curated by David Pagel, Claremont Graduate University,

Claremont, California (catalogue)

Paper Bombs, organized by Bart Exposito, Jack Hanley Gallery, Los Angeles,

California       

2006 Picture Postcards From a Neon Wilderness, Lukas Feichtner Gallery, Vienna, Austria 

Bring the War Home, curated by Drew Heitzler, Qed Gallery, Los Angeles,

California and Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York City, New York

Three Paintings, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, California  

2005 In Between Bandwidths: Bart Exposito & Ry Rocklen, with text by Michael Ned Holte, Black Dragon Society, NADA Art Fair, Miami, Florida

Christmas in July, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, California

In the Abstract, Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2004 Painting & Sculpture, Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Wake Up & Apologize, Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles, California

2003 Small Work, Margo Victor Presents, Los Angeles, California

Game Over, Galerie Grimm/Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany

Bart Exposito, Aaron Parazette, Susie Rosmarin, Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas

2002 Summer Invitational, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, New York 

Pierogi 2000, Flat Files, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2001 Sketchy, Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, California

The Stuff Dreams is Made of, curated by David Pagel, Frankfurt Art Fair, Frankfurt, Germany

Cloud 9, curated by David Pagel, Ginsler Architecture, Santa Monica, California

Ars Moralis, Bea Schlingelhoff/Galerie fur Gegenwarstkunst, Bremen, Germany

Jacques de Beaufort, Bart Exposito, Monique van Genderen, Rosamund Felsen

Gallery, Santa Monica, California

2000 For Example, Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Proun, organized by Bart Exposito, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, California

New School, Works on Paper Gallery, Los Angeles, California

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016 Paglia, Michael, Critics Picks: Bart Exposito at David B. Smith Gallery, Art Ltd

2015 Frank, Peter, Bart Exposito: Strange Alphabet at Susanne Vielmetter, Fabrik Magazine

2015 Steer, Emily, 5 Questions With Bart Exposito, Elephant Magazine, UK

2015 Pagel, David, Bart Exposito Displays a Love of Line at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles Times

2015 Schad, Ed and Wagley, Catherine, Not liking Everything, Glasstire

2015 Smith, Claude, "Deciphering Bart Exposito's Strange Alphabet", New American Paintings Blog 

2014 Pagel, David, Bart Exposito at Thomas Solomon Gallery Los Angeles times

Zevitas, Steven, Bart Exposito at Thomas Solomon Gallery, March & April Publisher’s Pick

2011 Kaplan, Ilee, editor.  GOLDMINE: Works from the Collection of Sirje and Michael Gold. 

Essays by Christopher Scoates, Christopher Miles, and George Melrod.  Long Beach,

California, University Art Museum, College of the Arts, California State University, Long Beach (illustrated).

2010 Suh, Grace.  “Ecstatic Exposito,”  www.pitch.com, October 15, illustrated. 

www.pitch.com/ecstatic-structure-1548685/

Thorson, Alice.  “Uniformity, be gone,” The Kansas City Star, October 17: G1, G2

(illustrated).

Melrod, George.  “Los Angeles: Bart Exposito: “Bends” at Thomas Solomon Gallery,”

Art Ltd., July/August 2010 (illustrated).

Shaw, Michael.  “Bart Exposito at Thomas Solomon Gallery,” Editorial

Recommendations, Visual Art Source,

www.visualartsource.com/index.php?page=editorial&pcID=26&aID=440 May 27

(illustrated).

Knight, Christopher.  “Lines swoop in to divide expanses,” Los Angeles Times, May 14:

D12 (illustrated).

2009 Abstract America, exhibition catalogue, published by Saatchi Gallery/Rizzoli.

2008 Lioba Reddecker. LA Potential, exhibition catalogue.

2007 Frank, Peter. “Figure Looks A Lot Like Me In Paint,” review of exhibition, Black

Dragon Society, Art Ltd. May.

Pagel, David. Painting  Design.  “The Best Defense,” essay by David Pagel; “The

Redemption of Practice,” essay by Libby Lumpkin. Claremont, California: Claremont

Graduate University (Illustrated).

2005  Knight, Christopher. “Slippery by Design,” review of exhibition at Black Dragon

Society, Los Angeles Times, Feb. 18.

Sholis, Brian. “Critics’ Picks: Los Angeles,”  Artforum.com, Feb. 18.

Orden, Abraham. Circus Without A Tent, Arnet, Feb. 18.

2003 Frank, Peter.  Review of Exhibition, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Art Weekly.

Pagel, David.  Review of Exhibition, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles Times.

2002 Review of Exhibition, Bart Exposito at Bill Maynes Gallery, New Yorker Magazine, October 14th & 21.

Clark, Joseph.  “Driven To Abstraction,” Donna Beam Gallery, University of Nevada,

Las Vegas, Las Vegas Mercury News.

Crosby, Gregory.  “Pleasures of the line, of the plane,” Donna Beam Gallery,

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas City Life Newspaper.

Hainley, Bruce.  Review of Exhibition, Paintings and Drawings, Daniel Weinberg

Gallery, ArtForum, Summer Issue.

Lumpkin, Libby.  Exhibition Essay, Bart Exposito at Donna Beam Gallery.

Pagel, David.  “A Specialist in Confidently Out-of-Whack Geometry,” Daniel Weinberg

Gallery, Los Angeles Times.

Twardy, Chuck.  “Something for Nothing,” Donna Beam Gallery, University of Nevada,

Las Vegas, Las Vegas Weekly.

White, Ken.  “Reversing Field,” Donna Beam Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas,

Neon Review Journal.

2001 Frank, Peter.  Art Pick of the Week:  Roomtone, Acuna-Hansen Gallery, LA Weekly.

Marie, Annika. Review of Roomtone Exhibition, Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Art Issues,

Summer Issue.

Pagel, David.  Review of Roomtone Exhibition, Acuna-Hansen Gallery, Los Angeles

Times.

 

COLLECTIONS

Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, California

West Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bank of America

Neiman Marcus

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas

Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio

 

TEACHING

2012 -2014 Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing, University of New Mexico

2009-11 Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles

2008-09 Full-Time Lecturer, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

2006-07 Part-Time Lecturer, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

2001-06 Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles