Ellen Berkenblit

 
Lives and works in New York, NY
1958
Born in Paterson, New Jersey
1980
Studied at The Cooper Union, BFA

Solo Exhibitions

2019
"Ellen Berkenblit: Paintings," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
2018
"The Clock Unlocked," Anton Kern, New York, NY
 
"Lines Roar," The Drawing Center, New York, NY (link)
 
"Ellen Berkenblit," Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium (link)
2017
"Ellen Berkenblit," Anton Kern, New York, NY
2016
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
2015
"New Paintings," Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
2012
"Ellen Berkenblit," Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
2009
"Re:Construction," curated by Abby Messitte, Poster Project at 50 Trinity, New York, NY
2008
"Ellen Berkenblit," Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Ellen Berkenblit," Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
2007
"Ellen Berkenblilt," Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Detroit, MI
2005
"Ellen Berkenblit," Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
2003
"Ellen Berkenblit," Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
2000
"Ellen Berkenblit," Charim Klocker Gallery, Vienna, Austria
 
"Ellen Berkenblit," Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
1996
Boesky & Callery, New York, NY
1993
Galerie Hubert Klocker, Vienna, Austria
1992
White Columns, New York, NY [cat.]
 
TBA Gallery, Chicago, IL
1986
Semaphore East, New York, NY
1985
Semaphore East, New York, NY
1984
Semaphore East, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2019
"Samaritans," Eva Presenhuber, New York, NY
 
"True Blue Mirror," McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2018
"WAHLVERWANDTSCHAFTEN / ELECTIVE AFFINITIES," Sammlung Friedrichshof, Austria
 
"LINE AND VERSE," Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden (link)
2017
"A Space for Thought,” Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
 
“Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978-1983,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (link)
 
“In Paper We Trust,” The Dot Project, London, UK
 
“Lyric on a Battlefield,” Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
 
"Hope and Hazard: A Comedy of Eros," curated by Eric Fischl Hall Art Collection, Reading, VT
2016
"Subliminal Shifts," Tracy Williams Ltd., New York, NY
 
"IMAGINE," Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
 
"Implosion 20," Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
 
“MCA DNA: Riot Grrrls,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
 
“Grind,” curated by Joshua Nathanson, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA
 
“2 Years of Looking,” curated by Erik Hanson, New Art Projects, London, UK
 
“Riot Grrrls,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (link)
 
"The Westreich/Wagner Collection," Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2015
"NY SELF: Portraits of Artists in their Absence," curated by Filippo Fossati, National Academy Museum & School, New York, NY
 
"39 Years," Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Ferndale, MI
 
"The Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner Collection," The Whitney Museum, New York, NY
 
"Other Planes of There," Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL
 
"BODY/IMAGE," Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY
 
"yin yang," 99 cent plus / HANDJOB Gallery//Store, Brooklyn, NY
 
"Eid Ma Clack Shaw," organized by Abby Messitte, LABspace, Great Barrington, MA
 
Ellen Berkenblit, Lee Maida, Tracy Miller, Derek Eller, New York
2014
"Personal Space," Essex Flowers, New York, NY
 
Ellen Berkenblit, Steve DiBenedetto, Philip Hanson, Barry Le Va, Albert Oehlen, Alexander Ross, Rebecca Shore, David Nolan Gallery, New York, NY
2013
"American Treasures: Other Voices," Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
 
"After Hours 2: Murals on the Bowery," presented by the Art Production Fund & The New Museum, New York, NY
 
"Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts," American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
 
"Manifesto," FIAF Gallery, New York, NY
2011
"Pressing Ideas: Fifty Years of Womens' Lithographs from Tamarind," National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
2010
"Contemporary Works From the Collection," Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
 
"NeoIntegrity," The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, New York, NY Townie, Foley Gallery, New York, NY
2009
"Light Motive," Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France
 
"If the Dogs are Barking," Artist Space, New York, NY
2008
"Love, Love, Love," Martos Gallery, New York, NY
 
"Friends and Family," Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
 
Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
 
"Ultra-Concentrated Joy, Ecstatic Drawings by Contemporary Artists," New York Academy of Art, New York, NY
2007
"Graphic Content," Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
2006
"Ellen Berkenblit and Chris Caccamice," Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2005
"Paint on Metal," Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ Aliceday, Brussels, Belgium
2004
"Paint on Metal," Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ
 
"Affect," Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Collegeville, PA
 
"East Village," New Museum, New York, NY
 
"Toy Box," Casas Riegner Gallery, Miami, FL
2003
"Serious Play/Metaphorical Gestures," Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, NY
 
"Ellen Berkenblit/Ivzia Capan," Black Dragon Society, Vienna, Austria
 
Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2002
" Landscape," Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY
 
"Officina America," Galeria D’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
 
"Into the Woods," Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
2001
"Wonderland," Bakalar and Huntington Galleries, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
 
"Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture," American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
 
"I Love NY," Benefit show, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
2000
"Drawing 2000," Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY
 
"Madison Avenue: Where Fashion Meets Art," Calypso, New York, NY
1999
"Spellbound," Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Drawings," Alexander and Bonin, New York, NY
 
"Deutsche Bank: 15th Anniversary of the Artists Fellowship Program of the New York Foundation for the Arts," New York, NY
 
Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
1997
"Drawings & Paintings," Wooster Gardens, New York, NY
1996
"Ellen Berkenblit, Kara Hammond," Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY
 
"Group Hanging," Griffin Linton Fine Arts, Costa Mesa, CA
1995
"Berkenblit, Nares, Prince, Wool," Galleria Bonomo, Rome, Italy
1994
"Small Wonders," Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
 
"Waterworks," Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
1993
"Yours," Wooster Gardens, New York, NY
1992
Group Show, Luhring Augustine, New York, NY
 
"Good Work," The Cooper Union, New York, NY
 
"Update 1992," White Columns, New York, NY
 
"Shape Shifters," Amy Lipton Gallery, New York, NY
 
"The Anti-Masculine (Overlapping but not corresponding to the Feminine)," Kim Light Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1986
Inaugural Exhibition, Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, IL
1985
"Chiarobscura," curated by John Duff, Art City, New York, NY
 
"Cross Currents," Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
 
"Comic Relief," Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
 
"Semaphoria," Semaphore East, New York, NY
 
"Works on paper," Semaphore East, New York, NY
 
"Double Vision," B-Side Gallery, New York, NY and Frank Bernaducci Gallery, New York, NY
1984
"Pop Symbolism," Center Gallery, Burknell University, Lewisburg, PA
 
"Neo York," University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
 
"East Village Artists," The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
 
"Psychology," New York Public Library, Tompkins Square Branch, New York, NY
 
"Romance and Catastrophe," Piezo Electric Gallery, New York, NY
 
"Small Works," Semaphore East, New York, NY
 
"Twilight Zone," East 7th Street Gallery, New York, NY
 
"Limbo," P.S.1, Long Island City, New York, NY
1983
"Emergence," Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York, NY
 
"Underdog," East 7th Street Gallery, New York, NY
 
Terminal New York, Brooklyn Army Terminal, New York, NY
 
"Wish You’d Been Here," ABC No Rio, New York, NY
 
"The Wild West Show," Piezo Electric Gallery, New York, NY
 
"The Ritz," The Ritz Hotel, Washington, DC

Selected Press

2018
Yau, John, "Ellen Berkenblit’s Outcasts, Animals, and Body Parts," Hyperallergic, September 22 (link)
 
Nadel, Dan, "Human Nature: Dan Nadel on the Art of Ellen Berkenblit, Carroll Dunham, Sarah Peters, and Kyle Staver," Artforum, September (link)
 
"In Conversation: Ellen Berkenblit with Alex A. Jones," The Brooklyn Rail (web), September 4 (link)
 
Indrisek, Scott, "17 Artists Share the Music that Inspires Them," Artsy (web), June 27 (link)
 
"Ellen Berkenblit at Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels," Artnet News, June 16
 
Yau, John, “An Artist’s Film Not Like the Others,” Hyperallergic (web), June 15 (link)
2017
Furio, Joanne, “Like Mother, Sort of Like Son,” San Francisco Magazine, November (link)
 
“Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978-1993,” New Yorker, November (link)
 
Smith, Roberta, “What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week,” New York Times (web), July 27 (link)
 
Nadel, Dan, “Tigers, Horses, and Stripes,” The New York Review of Books, June 30 (link)
 
Kaack, Nicole, “Critics’ Picks: Ellen Berkenblit at Anton Kern Gallery,” Artforum (web), June (link)
 
“This Week’s Best New Art: Ellen Berkenblit,” Time Out New York, May 24 – 30
 
“Goings On About Town: Ellen Berkenblit,” The New Yorker, June 12
 
Libin, Milah, “Ellen Berkenblit,” Dizzy Magazine (cover and feature), Spring (link)
 
Yau, John, “Will Someone Please Give Ellen Berkenblit a Museum Show Already,” Hyperallergic (web) June 10 (link)
2016
Shaw, Michael, “Ellen Berkenblit,” ArtScene, March
 
Yah, John, “More than Meets the Eye,” Hyperallergic (web), February 28
 
“Ellen Berkenblit at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects,” DailyServing (web), February 28
2015
Cholnoky, Kary, “I need to break open the canvas constantly,” Rage School (web), May 27
2014
"10 Must See East End Art Shows on July 4 Weekend,” Dans Papers, July 10
2013
"Flash TNT,” Vogue, May, p.146-150
 
Cascone, Sarah, "Awards from American Academy of Arts and Letters,” Art in America, March 21
2012
Gratza, Agnieszka, "Ellen Berkenblit,” Frieze June/July/August, p.210
 
Asfour, Nana, "Ellen Berkenblit,” Art in America, May, No. 5, p.167-168
 
"Going On About Town | Ellen Berkenblit,” The New Yorker, April 2, p.11
 
Yablonsky, Linda, "Artifacts | Bat-Sugar Bombshell,” T Magazine, March 29
 
Coates, Jennifer, "Ellen Berkenblit,” Time Out New York, March 22-28, p.36
2011
von Thurn und Taxis, Elisabeth, "TNT: Studios of Five New York Artists,” Vogue Culture, November 4
2010
Nickson, Carole, "NY Studio Visit: Ellen Berkenblit,” Artillery, September/October, Vol.5, Issue 1, p.48.
2008
Schwabsky, Barry, "Spots, Smudges and Glitter,” The Nation, April 28, p.39-42
 
Fujimori, Manami, "High Fashion,” April
 
Dannatt, Adrian, "Sugar Shock,” ArtNet, February 13
 
Saltz, Jerry, "Critic’s Pick,” New York Magazine February 13
 
Stringfield, Anne, "The Vogue 25 Cultural Highlights of 2008,” Vogue, January, p.88.
2007
Crawford, Lynn, "Ellen Berkenblit,” The Brooklyn Rail, November, p.43
 
James, Laura, "Best of Cincinnati,” City Beat, June 9
 
Sillman, Amy, "Ellen Berkenblit,” BOMB, Number 99, April, p.8. (cover)
 
Berwick, Carly, "The Armory Show Shopping Guide,” New York Magazine, February 26, p.129
2006
Mendelsohn, Adam, "Ellen Berkenblit,” Frieze, November/December
 
Mendelsohn, Adam, "Paper Chasers,” ArtReview, June, p.31
2005
ESOPUS, Number 5, Fall
 
Stern, Steven. "East Village USA,” Frieze, Issue 90 April 2005. Robinson, Walter. "Weekend Update,” Artnet, March 30
2004
Smith, Roberta, "Looking back at the flurry on the far side,” The New York Times, December 10
 
"Women’s Issue” Flaunt Magazine, April
2003
Sholis, Brian, "Ellen Berkenblit,” Artforum, November, p.153
 
Mendelsohn, Adam, Review, Frieze, Issue 79, November/December
 
Robinson, Andrew, "Frankenstein’s Sweet Side,” GayCity, September 12-18
 
Kimmelman, Michael, "Ellen Berkenblit,” The New York Times, September 12
 
Schwendener, Martha, "Ellen Berkenblit,” Time Out New York, September 25-October 2
 
Finch, Charlie, "The Unfinished Woman,” Artnet, August 27
 
Smith, Roberta, "Ellen Berkenblit,” The New York Times, July 21, p.E23
2002
Fiz, Alberto, "Creativita made in USA,” Italia Oggi, February 3, p.19.
2000
Cotter, Holland, "Review,” The New York Times, December 13
 
Gregori, Daniela, "Vom Draa zqischen den Aketen,” Frankfurter Allgemaine Zeitung, September 30, p.63
 
Smith, Roberta, "Ellen Berkenblit,” The New York Times, July 14, p.E29
 
"Ellen Berkenblit,” An. SchlUage das Feministische Magazine, No. 10
 
Hunt, David, "Ellen Berkenblit,” Time Out New York, July 13, 2000, p.60
 
Brennan, Michael, "Painter’s Journal,” Artnet, July 8
 
"Ellen Berkenblit,” The Village Voice, July 4
 
"Ellen Berkenblit,” The New Yorker, July 3, p.15
 
Anton, Saul, Citysearch.com July 3
 
Hofleipner, Johanna, "Review,” Kurier Vienna, June
 
"Visiting Artist,” Paper Magazine, April
 
"1999 Drawings,” The New Yorker January 17, p.13
1999
Lacanian Ink, Spring/Summer, p.82-83.
1996
Cotter, Holland, "Art in Review: Ellen Berkenblit,” The New York Times, December 13
 
Arning, Bill, "Review: Ellen Berkenblit,” Time Out New York, December 12-19
1992
Goodman, Wendy, "Precious Nothings,” HG September
1987
Cotter, Holland, "Ellen Berkenblit at Semaphore East,” Art in America, January, p.137-138
1985
Cameron, Dan, "Review,” ARTnews, October
1984
Sturtevant, Alfred, "Group Show at Piezo Electric,” Pan Arts, October
 
Cotter, Holland, "Review,” Arts, September
 
Moufarrege, Nicholas, "Review,” Flash Art, June
 
Handy, Ellen, "Emergence: New Artists from the Lower East Side,” Arts, January
 
Falcon, Sylvia, "Emergence: New Artists from the Lower East Side,” East Village Eye, January
 
McEvilley, Thomas, "Underdog. E. 7th St Gallery,” ArtForum, January
1983
Robinson, Walter, "Twenty Artists” East Village Eye, January
 
Hershkovitz, David, "Review,” ARTnews, September

Public Collections

 
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
 
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
 
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
 
Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
 
Minnesota Museum of American Art, St. Paul, MN
 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
 
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
 
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Grants and Awards

2014
Guggenheim Fellowship, New York, NY

Publications

2018
Lines Special Edition, Anton Kern Gallery, NY
2014
Ellen Berkenblit, Anton Kern Gallery, NY
2007
Ellen Berkenblit, Anton Kern Gallery, NY, Michael Benevento, Los Angeles, CA
1999
Ellen Berkenblit: Drawings, Grafiche Ferrero, Turin, Italy
1992
Ellen Berkenblit, White Columns, New York, NY