Amy Adler

1966
Born in New York, NY
 
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
2011
MFA, School of Cinematic Arts, USC, Los Angeles, CA
1995
MFA, Department of Art, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
1989
BFA, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2018
"Hotel," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
2014
"Location," Acme, Los Angeles, CA
2012
"Director," Drammens Museum, Drammen, Norway
2010
"Runaway," Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany
2007
"Player’s History," Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
 
"Phantom Instrument," Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany
 
"The Lesson," The Apartment, Athens, Greece
 
"The Sky Observer’s Guide," Acme, Los Angeles, CA
2006
"Make Believe," Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
 
"Director," Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
2005
"The Rainbow Hour," Acme. Los Angeles, CA
2004
"Virgin Sacrifice," Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
 
"Unsolved Problems of Gravity," Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy
2002
"Unknown," Casey Kaplan, New York, NY
 
"Amy Adler Photographs Leonardo Di Caprio," UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Young Photographer," Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany
 
"different girls," Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
 
"Amy Adler: Centerfold," University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
2001
"Record of the Year," Art Statements, Art/32 Basel, Switzerland
2000
"Chapter & Verse," Casey Kaplan, New York, NY
1999
"Amy Adler Curates Joni Mitchell," LACE, Los Angeles, CA (curator)
 
"Why Would I Lie?," Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
 
"Nervous Character," Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
"The Only One," Atle Gerhardsen, Oslo, Norway
1998
"Focus Series: Amy Adler," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
"The Problem Child," Entwistle, London, UK
1997
"Once in Love With Amy," Casey Kaplan, New York, NY
1996
"What Happened to Amy?," Casey Kaplan, New York, NY
1994
"Amy Adler Photographs," TRI Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions

2017
"Prospect 2017," Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA (link)
2016
"TRI(ed), "Wilding Cran, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Don’t Look Back", Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, CA
 
"Still Life with Fish," UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2014
"The Left Coast," Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
2013
"The Very Large Array," Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
2011
"Goldmine," Cal State Long Beach Art Museum, Long Beach, CA
2010
"Darkhorse," Phil, Los Angeles, CA
 
"The Artist’s Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Selections from the Permanent Collection," Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
 
"Pencil of Nature," Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
2009
"Modernizing Melodrama," Carlton College, Minnesota
 
"RE:NEW," Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
 
"Collection of…," White Columns, New York, NY
 
"Superficiality and Superexcrescence," Otis College of Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Group Show for Daniel Pink," Vega Estates, Chicago, IL
2008
"Wall Rockets," Flag Art Foundation NY and Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY
 
"Nord Nord West," Gerhardsen Gemer, Berlin, Germany
 
"Drawing The Line," Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
2007
"Free Speech TV Benefit," Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Shared Women," Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Multiple Vantage Points, SoCal Women Artists, 1980-2006," LA Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Neo Integrity," Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
 
"Hollywood is A Verb," The Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, CA
2005
"High Drama: The Legacy of Melancholic Sublime," Allentown Art Museum; traveled to Georgia Museum of Art; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
 
"Paper," Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004
"Perspectives at 25," Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
 
"Monument To Now," Desde Foundation, Athens, Greece
 
"Subway Series," The Bronx Museum, New York, NY
2003
"The Image Regained: Painting and Photography in the 80s and 90s," Museo Cantnale d’Arte, Lugano, Switzerland
 
"Imperfect Innocence," Contemporary Museum, Baltimore and Palm Beach ICA, Lake Worth, FL
 
"Something More than Five Revolutionary Seconds," Fodazione Davide Halvim, Milan, Italy
 
"160 Meisterzeichungen," Oldenburger Kunstevein, Oldenburg, Germany
 
"The Cat Show," Acme, Los Angeles, CA
2002
"Summer Cinema," Casey Kaplan, New York, NY
 
"Majestic Sprawl: Recent Los Angeles Photography," Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA
 
"supersonic & alien," galleria s.a.l.e.s., Rome, Italy
 
"LA on My Mind," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
"The Americans-New Art," Barbican Gallery, London, UK
 
"Form Follows Fiction," Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
 
"Relative Positions: Amy Adler, Liza May Post & Francesca Woodman," Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
2001
"1998-2001," Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
 
"New Acquisitions from the Dakis Joannou Collection," Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
2000
Kwangju Biennale 2000, Kwangju, Korea
 
"Garden Party," No Limits Events, Milan, Italy
 
"Urs Fischer with Amy Adler," Delfina Project Space, London, UK
1999
"The Perfect Life: Artifice in LA.," Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC
 
"I’m not here: Constructing Identity at the turn of the Century," Susquihanna Art Museum, PA
1998
"Where is Your Rupture?," The Swiss Institute, New York, NY
 
"Still and Otherwise," Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1997
"The Name of the Place," Casey Kaplan, New York, NY
 
"Spheres of Influence: Selections from the Permanent Collection," Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1996
"Stream of Consciousness: 8 Los Angeles Artists," University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA
 
"Skin Deep," Thomas Solomon’s Garage, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Gender Fucked," Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
 
"Be Specific," Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1995
"In a Different Light," University Art Museum, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
 
"Self-portrayal," Post, Los Angeles, CA
 
"A Glimpse of the Norton Collection," Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
1993
"Loose Slots," Temporary Contemporary, Las Vegas, NV
1992
"Super Woman," Fine Arts Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA

Publications

2018
Bendix, Trish, "Amy Adler’s ‘Hotel’ Explores Viewers’ Projected Desires," Into Magazine (web), May 9 (link)
2015
Saltzman, Lisa, "Daguerreotypes, Fugitive Subjects, Contemporary Objects," U of Chicago, p. 95-101.
2013
"Urs Fischer Skinny Sunrise," Kunsthalle Wien, Austria, p. 56.
 
"The Living Archive," Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, p.70-73.
2012
"Art and Queer Culture," Phaidon, p. 203, 348, 375.
2010
"Global New Art," Taguchi Art Collection, p.26,27,35.
2009
"Words Without Pictures," Los Angeles County Museum of Art, p.343.
 
"Superficiality and Superexcrescence," Otis College of Art, p.49.
 
"Blind Handshake," David Humphreys, Periscope Publishers, p.55.
 
"Hammer Projects 1999-2009," UCLA Hammer Museum, p.134-137.
 
"Modernizing Melodrama," Carleton College, Minnesota, p.29.
 
"A Decade of Negative Thinking," Mira Schor, Duke University Press, p.170-175.
 
"Urs Fischer- Shovel in a Hole," New Museum, New York.
2008
"Wall Rockets," Flag Art Foundation, New York, p.117.
 
"Appropriation: A Very Short Introduction," Oxford Press, p.92.
 
"Sundown Salon," Fritz Haeg, Evil Twin Publications, p.58, 163, 166.
2007
"The Rainbow Hour," Heidi Zuckerman-Jacobsen, The Aspen Art Museum.
 
Teagle, Rachel, "Cerca Series: Amy Adler," The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
 
"Artworks", The Progressive Collection, Distributed Art Publishers, p.170.
2006
"Multiple Vantage Points" Barnsdall Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, p.14-15.
 
"The Sky Observer’s Guide," Heidi Zuckerman-Jacobsen, The Aspen Art Museum
 
"Make-Believe", Heidi Zuckerman-Jacobsen, The Aspen Art Museum.
2005
"High Drama: Eugene Berman and the Legacy of the Melancholic Sublime," Micheal Duncan, Georgia, Museum of Art, Athens, GA, p 56-57.
 
"Perspectives at 25," Contemporary Art Museum of Houston, p. 112.
 
"Amy Adler Young Photographer," Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, Twin Palms Publishers. (Monograph)
 
"LA Artland: Contemporary Art from LA," Cris Kraus, Jan Tumlir & Jane McFadden, Black Dog Publishing.
 
"No.1, First Works by 362 Artists," Distributed Art Publishers, p.10.
2004
"Subway Series" The Bronx Museum, p.52.
2003
"Imperfect Innocence," Diana Murphy, Contemporary Museum Baltimore & Palm Beach ICA, Florida.
 
"Something More Than Five Revolutionary Seconds," Edoardo Gnemmi, Fodazione Davide Halevim, Milan, Italy.
 
"The Last Picture Show: Artists Using Photography, 1960-1982,"
 
Douglas Fogle, ed. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
2002
"amy adler: different girls," Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.
 
"The Image Regained: Painting and Photography in the Eighties and Nineties,"Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Hatje Cantz Publishers, Lugano, Switzerland.
 
"Amy Adler Photographs Leonardo DiCaprio," Claudine Ise, UCLA Hammer Museum.
 
"Art City," Documentary Video, Distributed by Twelve Films.
2001
"I Am A Camera," The Saatchi Gallery, London, England, p 83-88.
 
"Form Follows Fiction," Jeffery Deitch, Charta, Milan/Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy.
 
"The Americans." New Art, Booth-Clibborn Editions, London, England.
 
"Relative Positions: Amy Adler, Liza May Post, Francesca Woodman," Paola Morsiani,
 
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.
1998
Butler, Connie, "Amy Adler," Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles.
 
Kotz, Liz, "Where Is Your Rupture?," The Swiss Institute New York.
1996
Brown, Elizabeth, "Stream of Consciousness: 8 Los Angeles Artists," UC Santa Barbara Art Museum.

Selected Press

2018
Bendix, Trish, "Amy Adler's 'Hotel' Explores Viewers' Projected Desires," Into Magazine (web), May 9 (link)
 
Rubin, David S., “Amy Adler,” Visual Art Source (web), May (link)
2016
“Frameline40: Tear Jerker”, Carmela Baranowska, We are Moving Stories Blog, April
2015
"Amy Adler: at Acme,” Michael Duncan, Art In America. March, p.165.
 
“Paper Movies”, Liz Kotz, Art Journal, Winter, p.27.
2014
“A Roving Locus,” The Huffington Post, Arts & Culture Blog, Dec. 10
 
“Amy Adler at Play with Form Concrete and Abstract”, Sharon Mizota, LA Times, Dec.12.
 
“The Work of Amy Adler,” Juxtapose Online, Dec. 12
2009
Art and Auction, Bridget Moriarty, July/August (cover).
2008
Art In America, Michael Duncan, March 2008, p.179.
2007
“Dynamically Capturing the Feminist Spirit,” Holly Myers. Los Angeles Times, Mar. 13
 
“Don’t Look Back,” Christopher Russell, Artillery, May 2007, p. 20.
 
“Player’s History”, Esquire, (Japan) May 2007, vol 21, no. 2, p.245.
 
“Player’s History”, Bazaar, (Japan) May 2007, no. 081 p.229.
 
“Lone Star”, Elle Magazine, June 2007, p. 92.
 
“Amy Cook Observation’s”, Melanie Kirschbaum, Venice Magazine, June 12, 2007 p.18.
2006
“Shopping Smart for Art,” Jori Finkel, Town and Country, Febuary 2006, p. 77-78.
 
“A Peek at Eli Broad’s L.A. Cache,” Suzanne Muchnic, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 3, 2006.
 
“The Sky Observer’s Guide Fuses Art and Music”, Stewart Oksenhorn, The Aspen Times, Dec. 14
2005
“Adults Intrude Into Make Believe,” David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, Sept. 23
 
“ Amy Adler: The Rainbow Hour,” Terry Meyers, Modern Painters, Dec./Jan
 
“The Out 100” Lester Strong, OUT magazine, December 2005, p.160.
2004
“Subject to Revision”, Johanna Burton, Artforum, October, p.261.
2003
“Amy Adler,” Christopher Chambers, Flash Art, Jan./Feb., No. 228.
 
“Scribbles, Scriptures and the Mid-Wilshire Explosion,” Doug Harvey, LA Weekly, Mar. 14, 2003.
 
“A City Where Locals Are Welcome,” M.G. Lord, Museums, New York Times, April 23, 2003.
 
“Amy Adler,” Kate Sennet, Tokion, May/June 2003, p.34-6.
 
“To Thine Own Selves Be True,” Linda Yablonsky, Artnews, November, p. 138-143.
 
“Fondazione Davide Halevim”, Michele Robecchi, Flash Art, Nov./Dec, p. 45.
2002
“Centerfold: Adler, Amy, Artforum Contributor, January
 
"Form Follows Fiction," Tiziana Conti, Tema Celeste, January, p.95.
 
"The Americans, New Art," Andrew Gellatly, Frieze, London, p. 99.
 
"Photos of Drawings of Photos: DiCaprio Twice Removed," Christopher Knight, LA Times, Feb. 22.
 
"Amy Adler," Tema Celeste, Malik Gaines, September, p. 96.
 
"Amy Adler," Catherine Grant, Make, Special Edition 92, p.69-71.
 
“Celebrity Art,” Jo Craven, Vogue Celebrity Style, p.46.
 
"Half - Dressed for Success," Lynette Curtis, Mercury, May 2002, p.58.
 
"Keine Wahreit Nirgends”, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung," Johannes Wendland, May 20
 
"Berlin," BT – Bijutsu Techo, Sumie Kawai, Tokyo, vol. 54, No. 824, p.184-5.
 
“Amy Adler,” Goings on About Town, Nick Paumgarten, The New Yorker, Nov. 11, p. 39.
 
“Amy Adler,” Ken Johnson, The New York Times, Nov. 15, 2002, p. E 38.
 
“Focus Painting Part II,” Priva Bhatnagar, ed. Flash Art, Nov./ Dec. 2002, p. 80.
2001
"I Shot Leonardo", Francis Summers, Sleazenation May 2001, p.94-96.
 
"Star Gazer," Daemienne Sheehan, What's On, April 18, 2001, p.23.
 
"My Dream Friend: Picturing the Stars," Daemienne Sheehan, Time Out, May 11
 
"The Woman Who Spent Two Hours Alone with Leonardo and All She Did Was Take His Picture," Stringer, Robin The Evening Standard London, April 11
 
"Amy Adler Photographs Leonardo DiCaprio," Kate Bush, The Photographers Gallery, April
 
"Oops I Drew It Again," Niru Ratnam, The Face, May 2001, p. 129.
 
"Art 32 Basel," Crosstalk, June
 
"Moderne Klassiker Begeistern die Sammler", Gerhard Charles Rump, Kunstmarkt, June
 
Art Papers Magazine, Catherine Grant, London, Sept.-Oct. 2001, p. 56.
 
"Amy Adler: Artista on the Road," Spada, Sabina, Arte, Italy, Nov. 2001, p.140-145 (cover).
 
"Les Artistes des Statements Dévoilent Leur Savoir-Faire," S. Herzog, Journal Des Arts, June
 
"Gary Lee Boas, Amy Adler", Morgan Falconer, Untitled, Summer
 
I-D Magazine, Susan Corrigan, October, p. 184-190.
 
"The Americans: New Art,"Peter Chapman, Independent: Going Out, London, October, p.127.
 
The Evening Standard, Luke Leitch, London, October, p.21.
 
"All the Young Dudes," Alex O’Connell, The Times, London, Oct. 24,, p.15.
 
"The Americans-New Art," Fisun Güner, What’s On, London, Nov. 7, p.38.
 
"The Americans: New Art," Vincent Katz, World of Interiors, London, November, p.154.
 
" Födda: konstnärer fran USA," Hedvig Thorburn, Götebogs-Posten, Sweden, Nov. 15.
 
"Young Americans," Mark Sladen, Blue Print, London, November, p. 50.
 
"Form Follows Fiction," Jeffrey Deitch, Italian Flash Art, January, p 64-70.
2000
"Six Artists for the Century", Daniel Peres, W, Febuary 2000, p 103.
 
"Amy Adler Curates Joni Mitchell," Benjamin Weissman, Frieze, March/April
 
"Art in Review: Amy Adler," Roberta Smith, The New York Times, May 12
 
"Review: Amy Adler curates Joni Mitchell", Malik Gaines, Art & Text, July
 
"Realism and Image Co-Exist", David Pagel, LA Times, Aug. 25
 
"conjectures on conceptual uses of figurative realism," Alison Gingeras, Artpress, December
 
"Alter Ego, John Currin, Karen Klimnick, Amy Adler," E Lebovici, Supplément Libération, Spring 2000.
 
“Amy Adler", Self-service, Spring/Summer
1999
"Art Reviews: Amy Adler," David Pagel, The Los Angeles Times, Feb. 26
 
"Art's Next Wave," Andrew Decker, Cigar Aficionado, April 1999, p172-173.
 
"A Thousand Words: Amy Adler," M.G. Lord, Artforum, April
 
"Amy Adler," Gianna Carotenuto, Art Issues, Summer
 
"Amy Adler," Virginia Rutledge, Art in America, June
 
"Slight of Hand, Photography in the 1990’s", Bonnie Clearwater, Art Papers, Sept./Oct.
 
"L.A. Portraiture:Post-Cool", Michael Ducan, Art in America, November
 
"In L.A. a Feeding Frenzy Among Collectors," Peter Plagens, Newsweek, Dec. 6
 
"Amy Adler- Reproducing Myself," Midori Matsui, Composite, December
1998
"Around London Galleries: Amy Adler," Rachel Campbell-Johnston, The London Times, Mar. 10
 
"Amy Adler," Shonagh Edelman, Frieze, March/April
 
"Amy Adler," Tania Guha, Time Out, London, April 1
 
"Amy Adler: Surrogates," Liz Kotz, art/text, May-July
 
"Evoking the Fitful Passage to Womanhood," Elizabeth Hayt, The New York Times, May 10
 
"Amy Adler," Linda Yablonsky, Bomb, Summer 1998, p 105.
 
"Art in the Proper Setting," Edward Lebow, New Times, Sept. 3
 
"Reviews: Amy Adler," Ben Judd, Flash Art, November
 
"Reflecting on Life's Darker Side: Amy Adler," Knight, Christopher, The LA Times, Dec. 12 1998, p. F1.
1997
"Focus: The Name of the Place," David Frankel, Artforum, May
 
"What Ever Happened to Amy Adler," Christopher Miles, Soma, May/June
 
"Talent: Amy Adler," Edith newhall, New York, Sept. 22
 
"Art in Review: Amy Adler," Holland Cotter The New York Times, Sept. 19
 
"Amy Adler," Linda Yablonsky, Time Out, Sept. 25
 
"New York Fax," David Humphrey, Art issues, Nov./Dec.
 
"Culture Comes to Hollywood," Robert Goff, Forbes, December
1996
"City of Now," Chris Myles, Lingo, April
 
"Enter Youth, With Subtlety," Roberta Smith, The New York Times, May 17
 
"Eight is (Sometimes) Great," Todd Hovanec, Daily Nexus, Oct. 31
 
"Riding Tradition's Currents to a Higher Consciousness,” Christopher Knight, LA Times, Oct. 10
 
"Amy Adler," Ingrid Schaffner, Artforum, November
 
"A Face in the Crowd," Amy Bloom, Vogue, December
1995
"Automne a Los Angeles," Jody Zellen, Artpress, January
 
"Very Queer Indeed," Robert Atkins, Village Voice, Jan. 31
 
"P.S. I Love You," Bop Magazine, Mar.
 
"Void, Self, Drag, Utopia (and 5 other Gay Themes)," Roberta Smith, The New York Times, Mar. 26
 
"Berkeley Fax: In a Different Light," Rebecca Solnit, Art Issues, March/April
 
"Distant Mirror," Karen Klabin, Detour, May
 
"Theory in Art of the 90's," Susan Kandel, Frieze, May
 
"LA Confidential," Michael Cohen, Flash Art, June
 
"Queering the Discourse," Michael Duncan, Art in America, November
 
"Art and Youth," David Pagel, The Los Angeles Times, Aug. 24
 
"Identity Crisis," Cecilia Dogherty, New Art Examiner, September
1994
Los Angeles Reader, David Greene, August 1994.
 
"Team Players," Susan Kandel, The Los Angeles Times, Sept. 14
 
"At Far Remove: Amy Adler at TRI," Jan Tumlir, Artweek, Oct. 20
 
"The Erotics of the Image," Liz Kotz, Artpapers, November
 
"Spotlight: L.A.," Terry Myers, New Art Examiner, November

Public Collections

 
Desde Foundation, Athens, Greece
 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
The Broad Art Foundation
 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
 
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
 
Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami, FL
 
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
 
Drammens Kunstmuseum, Drammens, Norway
 
Copelouzos Family Art Museum, Athens, Greece