Karl Haendel

1976
Born in New York
 
Lives and works in Los Angeles
 
2003
University of California, Los Angeles, MFA
2000
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
1999
Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York, NY
1998
Brown University, Providence, RI, BA in Art Semiotics and Art History

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2017
"BY AND BY," Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2016
"Unwinding Unboxing, Unbending Uncocking, Wentrup Gallery, Berlin, Germany
 
LAXART, Los Angeles, CA (with Tony Lewis)
 
Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, Italy
2015
"Unwinding Unboxing, Unbending Uncocking," Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Weeks in Wet Sheets," Barbara Seiler Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
 
"Organic Bedfellow, Feral Othello," Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY
2014
"People Who Don't Know They're Dead," Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
 
"Water Works," with Adam Helms, Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton, NY
 
"Fresh Musk," Eastern Star Gallery at the Archer School for Girls, Los Angeles, CA
2013
"Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality", Museo de Arte de El Salvador (MARTE), San Salvador, El Salvador (forthcoming December)
 
The Competition Myth, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
 
"High Performance Stiffened Structures, Locust Projects, Miami, FL
2012
Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
 
Questions For My Father, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Questions for My Father, The Box, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
 
Informal Family Blackmail, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
2011
Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
 
Celestial Spectacular, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (with Jennifer Bornstein)
 
Questions for My Father, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY( with Petter Ringbom)
 
Fiddle the Cooperation, Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, Italy
2010
"Karl Haendel," Lever House, New York, NY
 
Sir Ernest Shackelton and All The Clocks in My House Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA
 
My Invisible Friend, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009
"Displeasure", Milliken Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
 
Plug n Play, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA (with Walead Beshty)
 
"How to Have a Socially Responsible Orgasm and Other Life Lessons", Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
2008
"Kommitment Karl, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
2007
The Suburban, Chicago, IL
 
"I Need Work, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
 
"Last Fair Deal Gone Down, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006
"MOCA Focus Series, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Makes a Long Time Man Feel Bad, Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
 
"Make Me Down a Pallet on Your Floor, Sorcha Dallas Contemporary Art, Glasgow, Scotland
2005
"Grits Aint Groceries (All Around the World) Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2003
"You Cant Lose What You Aint Never Had, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions

2017
“Game On!,” Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
 
“Unsere Amerikaner,” Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
 
“American Dream: Paintings and Drawings of American Realism since 1965,” Kunsthalle Emden, Emden, Germany
2016
“Questions to My Father,” Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
 
“House Warming,” Adds Donna, Chicago, IL
 
“Halftime in America,” Arturo Bandini, Los Angeles, CA
2015
Biennial of the Americas, Denver, CO
 
SUNSET STRRIP, organized by Night Gallery at The Batter, San Francisco, CA
 
“The World is Made of Stories,” Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
2014
Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, curated by Stuart Comer, Anthony Elms, and Michelle Grabner
 
"Lone Tree," Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY
 
"Informal Forms," Aran Cravey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Life Transmissions," curated by Marcus Herse, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA
 
Ghost Current, curated by Ryan Wallace, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
 
Manifest Intention. Drawing In All Its Forms, curated by Beatrice Merz with Marianna Vecellio, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy
2013
Meanwhile Suddenly and Then, 12th Biennale de Lyon, curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran, Lyon, France
2012
The Residue of Memory, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, curated by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson
 
Graphite, curated by Sarah Urist Green, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
 
True Stories, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Lilly Wei
 
Kathryn Andrews, Darren Bader, and Karl Haendel, United Artists, Ltd., Marfa, TX
2011
In the Name of the Artists - American Contemporary Art from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup
 
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Bienal Pavillion, So Paulo, Brazil
 
Degenerate Art Lives (with Yael Bartana and Tomas Zipp), Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
 
Benessere Temporaneo, Galleryia Six, Milan, Italy
 
Arrt sur Image:
Collection du MAMAC, Galerie des Ponchettes, Muse dArt Moderne et dArt Contemporain, Nice, France
 
Verisimilitude, Francois Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
"The Voyage, or Three Years at Sea, Part 2" Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
 
Prospect II, curated by Dan Cameron, New Orleans, LA
 
"Drawn from Photography, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, and DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL, curated by Claire Gilman
 
Nothing Beside Remains, LAND, Marfa, TX, curated by Shamim Momin
 
Greater LA, curated by Benjamin Godsill, Eleaonor Cayre and Joel Mesler, New York, NY
 
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Yvon Lambert, Paris, France
 
Ohlio, Country Club, Cincinati, OH
 
Prix Canson 2011, Htel de Sauroy, Paris, France
 
American Exuberance, Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, FL
2010
"Haunted", Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY, curated by Jennifer Blessing
 
The Last Newspaper, The New Museum, New York, NY, curated by Richard Flood and Benjamin Godsill
 
Art Moves 2010, 3rd International Festival of Art Bilboards, Torun, Poland
 
Second Story, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA
 
Karl Haendel & Walead Beshty, Sheree Hovsepian, and Barbara Kasten, Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, IL
 
Held Up By Columns, Renwick Gallery, New York, NY
 
Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA; traveled to: Richard E. Peeler Art Center, DePauw University, Greencastle, IN; Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, University of Batimore, MD; Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA; Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
 
Pictures and Statues, Country Club, Cincinati, OH
 
"Blind Mirror", Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples, Italy
 
New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions, 2000-2010, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
2009
Collection: MOCAs First Thirty Years (1980 Now), The Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA, curated by Paul Schimmel
 
Beg Borrow and Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL; traveled to the Palm Springs Museum, Palm Springs, CA
 
Maximal Minimal, Primopiano, Lugano, Switzerland, curated by Nini Bonavoglia
 
"Rotating Views #2 - Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection", Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
 
Play With Your Own Marbles: Walead Beshty, Karl Haendel & Patrick Hill, Noma Gallery, San Francisco, CA, curated by Betty Nguyen
 
No Bees, No Blueberries, Harris Lieberman Gallery, NY, cur. by Sarina Basta and Tyler Coburn
 
"Nothingness and Being", curated by Shamim Momin, Fundacin/Coleccin Jumex, Mexico
 
"Picturing the Studio, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, curated by Michelle Grabner and Annika Marie
 
This Is Killing Me, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA
2008
"Going Out of Business, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
Meet Me Around the Corner Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
 
2008 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, curated by Lauri Firstenberg, Newport Beach, CA
2007
"The New Authentics: Artists of the Post-Jewish Generation, curated by Staci Boris. Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL and Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
 
"XXS (Extra Extra Small), Sommer Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel
 
"Lines, Grids, Stains, Words: Minimal Art Drawings from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, organized by Christian Rattemeyer, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, and traveling to: Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal; Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany
 
"Hammer Contemporary Collection Part 1, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
 
"HB Works on Paper, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy
 
"Play, Galleri Erik Steen, Oslo, Norway
 
"The Price of Everything, The Art Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center, The City University of New York, New York, NY
 
"Big Secret Cache, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2006
"Red Eye: Los Angeles Artists from the Rubell Family Collection The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
 
"Transforming Chronologies: An Atlas of Drawings, Part Two, curated by Luis Perez Oramas, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
 
"Particulate Matter, curated by Glen Helfand, Mills College of Art, Oakland, CA
 
"Pierre Bismuth, Ryan Gander, Karl Haendel, T.Kelly Mason, Cohan and Leslie, New York
 
"A Brighter Day, James Cohan Gallery, New York
 
"Down by law, curated by the Wrong Gallery as a show within a show for The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum, New York
2005
"Uncertain States Of America, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Daniel Birnbaum and Gunnar B. Kvaran,
 
Astrup Fearnley Museet Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway; traveling to:
 
Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
 
Serpentine Gallery, London (catalogue)
 
Muse d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France
 
Reykjavik Museum of Art, Reykjavik, Iceland
 
Moscow Biennale
 
Herning Art Museum, Herning, Denmark
 
Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland
 
Le Muse de Srignan, Srignan, France
 
Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
 
Songzhuan Art Centre, Beijing, China
 
"Drive Time, Wingall Museum Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
 
"Fast Forward: A Passion for the New, curated by Scenic, House of Campari, Venice, CA
 
"Rogue Wave, curated by Christopher Pate and Peter Goulds, LA Louver, Venice, CA
 
"Hunch and Flail, curated by Amy Sillman, Artists Space, New York, NY
 
"L.A., Lucas Schoorman Gallery, New York, NY
2004
"California Biennial 2004, curated by Elizabeth Armstrong and Irene Hofmann, Orange County Museum of Contemporary Art, Newport Beach, CA
 
"Group Show, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Clarissa Dalrymple and Nicole Klagsbrun
 
"Gio Ponti: Furnished Settings & Figuration, ACME, Los Angeles, CA
2003
"Richard Croft, Karl Haendel, Mitchell Syrop, Rosamund Felsen, Santa Monica, CA
 
"Side Efffects, The Latch, Los Angeles, CA
 
Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles
 
"What do you see at night? Track 16, Santa Monica, CA
2002
"Emily Jacir, Karl Haendel, Kevin Hooyman, La Panaderia, Mexico City, Mexico
1999
"Moving Into Outside, Holland Tunnel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
 
"Xmas, Kent Gallery, New York, NY
 
"100 Drawings, P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center, Long Island City, Long Island
 
"Open Studios, Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, NY
1998
"David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
 
"Woods Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Bibliography

2017
Watts Jr., James D., “ARTS: Philbrook Downtown unveils ‘Game On!’,” Tulsa World (web), May 4
 
Goldman, Edward, “France and the US: Art and politics two centuries apart,” KCRW, January 10 (link)
 
Wagley, Catherine, “5 Free Art Shows to See in L.A.This Week,” LA Weekly (web), January 18
 
Walters, Sydney, “Karl Haendel: Drawing the American Ego,” Art and Cake (web), February 3
2016
"Normales Leben”, Madame, March, p. 96
 
"Karl Haendel in mostra alla Raucci/Santamaria”, Naploi Post, May 10
 
Woods, Gaea, "LA Artists and their Cars”, Kaleidoscope, Issue #26, Winter
 
Harren, Natilee, "Knight’s Heritage: Karl Haendel and the Legacy of Appropriation, Episode One, 2000,” Art Journal Open (web), February 29
 
Harrison, Nate, "Response to Natilee Harren’s ‘Knight’s Heritage: Karl Haendel and the Legacy of Appropriation, Episode One, 2000’,” Art Journal Open (web), February 29
 
Martin, Lucy, "Now showing: Karl Haendel, Unwinding Unboxing, Unbending Uncocking,” Elephant Magazine, Spring
 
Bier, Arielle, "Critics’ Picks: Karl Haendel at Wentrup,” Artforum (web), March 29
 
Deverchere, Hugo, "Karl Haendel fait du Yoga,” Droguistes (web), March 29
 
Harren, Natilee "Knight’s heritage: Karl Haendel and the Legacy of Appropiration, Episode 2, 2012,” Art Journal Open (web), April 22
 
Mizota, Sharon, "Review: At LAXART, boundary-blurring drawing as a form of sculpture,” Los Angeles Times (web), May 2
 
Wagley, Catherine, "A Maniacal Cartoon Cobra Slithers Into a Mid-Wilshire Gallery,” LA Weekly, May 18
 
Boucher, Brian, "Artists Aren’t Afraid to Get Political at Art Basel Miami Beach,” ArtNet News (web), November 30
 
Cascone, Sarah, "The Art World’s Social Media Reaction to Donald Trump,” Artnet (web), November 9
 
Kazakina, Katya, "Trump Alters Vibe at Miami Art Fair”, Bloomberg, December 1
 
Fargo, Jason, "Politics and Commerce Collide at Art Basel Miami Beach,” The New York Times, December 2
2015
Swenson, Eric Minh, Understanding Karl Haendel, Huffington Post, March 30
 
Rosenthal, Katie, Virgo, Vape, Strap-on, Tampon :: Karl Haendel at Night Gallery, The Hundreds, March 15
 
Zellen, Jody, Karl Haendel: Unwinding Unboxing, Unbending Uncocking at Night Gallery, art ltd, May / June
 
Schuessler, Ryan, Blah, blah blah? Billboard art show confronts Missouri drivers head-on, Aljazeera America, May 31
 
If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now, Art | Basel Miami Beach Magazine, December, 2015
 
Rosenmeyer, Aoife, Karl Haendel: Barbara Seiler Galerie, frieze, December
 
Haendel, Karl, "The Story Behind an Artwork, in the Artists Own Words," Modern Painters, March
 
Slocum, Amy Maire, "Karl Haendel: ‘Tis in Ourselves That We Are This or Thus”, Flaunt, Fall, pp 64-65
 
Sanati, Mercedeh, "Karl Haendel, Mitchell-Innes & Nash”, The Globe and Mail, October 31
 
Ellwood, Mark, "If I Only Knew Then What I Know Now”, Art Basel Miami Beach Magazine, December, pp 238 – 239
 
Gluck, Marissa., "Southern California’s Interconnected Art Ecosystem”, KCET, March 16
2014
Wagley, Catherine, "5 Arts Things to Do in LA this week: Totems That Could Be on ‘Sesame Street,’” LA Weekly, October 1
 
Morris, Bill, "The Writing on the Wall (Redux): The 2014 Whitney Biennial, Starring David Foster Wallace,” The Millions, March 13
 
Austin, Ben, "Whitney Biennial and ADAA: Ben Austin’s Armory Week Diary day 4,” artlyst, March 9
 
Borrelli, Christopher, "Meet artist Michelle Grabner, Whitney Biennial 2014 curator,” Chicago Tribune, March 7
 
Indrisek, Scott, "This is Not a Survey: AN Incomplete Review of the Whitney Biennial,” ArtInfo, March 6
 
Dambrot, Shana Nys, "Whitney Biennial: The View From LA,” art ltd., March-April
 
Kunitz, Daniel, "9 Booths Not to Miss at This Year’s Armory Show,” Artinfo, March 3
 
Yahav, Galia, "Karl Haendel: Drawer of Tabloid Soul”, Ha’rretz, May 25, p.24
2013
Olivar, Pabel, "The iconographic tangle of Karl Haendel,” Diario 1, December 16
 
McGarry, Kevin, "Review: 12th Lyon Biennale,” Frieze, November – December
 
Packer, Matt, "The 12th Biennale de Lyon” Meanwhile…Suddenly, And Then”, Kaleidoscope, Nov
 
Bret, Par Cyrille, Les artistes de la Biennale > Karl HAENDEL, Lyon Capitale, October 14
 
Heurteloup, Laura. "Quand l’art fait des histories” Arts Magazine, September 26, 2013, p.129
 
Lieu, Lynn, "'Beg Borrow Steal' your way to these exhibits” The Desert Sun, January 31,
 
Saati, Briana, "Locust Projects’ New Exhibits Force Viewers Outside Their Comfort Zones”, Miami New Times, January 25
 
Ng, David, "Whitney Biennial 2014 to include L.A. Artists, David Foster Wallace," Los Angeles Times, November 15
 
Lardizabal, Abet, "10 Highlights from Expo Chicago," Complex, September 25
 
Yablonsky, Linda, "The Neverending Story," Artforum.com, September 23
 
The Story at the heart of the 12th Biennale de Lyon, La Presse, September 12
 
Dagen, Philippe, Histories emerge in an ocean of images, Le Monde, September 11
 
Grabner, Michelle, "Karl Haendel," Vitamin D2: New Perspectives in Drawing, Phaidon Press, London
 
Fernandes, Annabel, Karl Haendels The Competition Myth, at Yvon Lambert Gallery, Paris, Purple Diary, March
2012
MacCash, Dough, Critic reviews Prospect.2 artist Karl Haendels drawings at CAC, The Times Picayune, January 5
 
Wells, Georgina, Portfolio: Graphites Spotlight, Modern Painters, December
 
Shaw, Dan, "A Modern and Minimal New York City Apartment", Architectural Digest, September (Photo by Nikolas Koenig)
 
Lipschutz, Yael, "Karl Haendel", Flash Art, July
 
Caldwell, Ellen, Karl Haendel at Susanne Vielmetter LA Projects, New American Painting, July 5
 
Drohojowska-Philip, Hunter, Karl Haendel`s Informal Family Blackmail, KCRW, June 19 (link)
 
Spee, Mitch, The Voyage, or Three Years at Sea: Part II, Frieze, February
 
Davis, Ben, Karl Haendel, Modern Painters, February
 
Frankel, David, Karl Haendel, Artforum, January
2011
Rosenberg, Karen, Authorship or Translation? Notes Toward Redefining Creativity, The New York Times, February 24
 
Smith, Roberta, A Bit of Hollywood, Minus the Tinsel, The New York Times, May 31
 
Douglas, Sarah, All About My Father: Artist Karl Haendel and His Friends Have Lots of Questions, The New York Observer, September 20
 
Smith, Roberta, Questions for My Father, The New York Times, October 27
 
Appleton, Andrea, Image Transfer: Pictures in a Remix Culture, City Paper, Baltimore, November 30
2010
Moshayedi, Aram, 500 Words: Karl Haendel, Art Forum, March 23
 
Goldstein, Andrew M., In New York: Opening this Weekend, Artinfo, March 25
 
Latimer, Quinn, The High Modernist Drawing Board, Art In America, March 31
 
Smith, Roberta, In Fields of Art, Snapping Photos”, New York Times, April 1
 
Wahlquist , GF, Time and the Trace: Karl Haendel at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Arthood.com, April 22
 
Pulimood, Steve, Now Showing: Karl Haendel at Lever House, The New York Times Style Magazine, May 3
 
Harren, Natilee, Karl Haendel, Artforum, May 2010
 
Karl Haendel Exhibition, NY Art Beat, March
 
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2009
Ewing, John, No Bees, No Blueberries, Art Lies, Fall, p 94-95
 
Portfolio, First Person, Issue 3, fall 2009, pp. 64-69
 
Zellen, Jody, Karl Haendel, New York, Art Papers, September/October
 
Baker, Kenneth, Annos abstractions, Marbles at Noma, SFGate, Sept 26
 
Sperlinger, Mike. Diminishing Returns, or is Robert Morris Cynical?, Switch, Issue 1.2, Summer p.29
 
Szupinka, Joanna. Play with Your Own Marbles, Artslant, Sept. 14
 
Johnson, Ken. How to Have a Socially Responsible Orgasm and Other Life Lessons The New York Times, June 12
 
Goings On About Town: Karl Haendel, The New Yorker, June 8 & 15
 
Wilson, Michael. Karl Haendel, How to Have a Socially Responsible Orgasm and Other Life Lessons, TimeOut NY, Issue 714, June 4-10
 
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Vogel, Carol. Karl Haendel’s Jottings, Writ Large, on a SoHo Wall. The New York Times, May 7
 
Beshty, Walead, Walead Beshty puts for questions to Karl Haendel, Modern Painters, April, p. 80
 
Goldstein, Andrew, The art of Appropriation remains at the forefront, as a major new show from the Rubells testitfies, The Art Newspaper, Dec 2, p.11
2008
Beshty, Walead, "2008 On the Ground: Los Angeles, Art Forum, December
 
Bryan-Wilson, Julia, "Signs and Symbols, On Billboard Projects in Los Angeles, Artforum, October
 
Foumberg, Jason. "Review of The New Authentics: Artists of the Post-Jewish Generation, The Spertus Museum, Chicago, USA. Frieze Magazine, January 8
 
Haramis, Nick, "The New Regime: Karl Haendel, BlackBook, December
 
Watson, Simon. "New Artist Karl Haendel: Redrawing Whitewall, Winter 2008, pp 68-69.
 
Whitehead, Vagner M., "An Interview with Karl Haendel (I) Art Signal: Contemporary Art Magazine. January/March, Issue 3, pp 16-31
 
Nys Dambrot, "Is Drive-by Art a Good Thing?,” flavorwire.com, November 20
 
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Kecskes, Alex, "A Rich Palette of Talent,” 944 Magazine, October
 
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Kilston, Lyra, "Los Angeles: Field Guide,” Modern Painters, October
 
Johnson, Ken, "Art in Review: Karl Haendel,” the New York Times, June 11
 
"Goings on about town: Galleries – Downtown,” the New Yorker, June 8
 
Wilson, Michael, "Karl Haendel, "How to have a socially responsible orgasm and other life lessons,” Time Out New York, issue 714, June 4 - 10
 
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2007
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Cotter, Holland, "Quirks and Attitude to Burn, The New York Times, June 8
 
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2006
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Smith, Roberta, "Endgame Art? It’s Borrow, Sample and Multiply in an Exhibition at Bard College, The New York Times, July 7
 
Zellan, Jody, "Karl Haendel, Art Press, April, Issue. 322, pp74-75
 
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2005
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2004
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2000
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1999
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1998
Van Siclen, William. "Bus Gallery, Providence Journal Bulletin, March 20

Works in Public Space

2015
Plow Pose, I-70 Sign Show, St. Louis, Mo
2011
Questions for Marfa, building facade, part of Nothing Beside Remains, LAND, Marfa, TX
2010
A Year From Now, Art Moves 2010, 3rd International Festival of Art of Billboards, Torun, Poland
2009
Public Scribble #2, façade of LAXART, Los Angeles, CA
 
Scribble, 411 Broadway, New York, NY, with Art Production Fund
2008
A Year From Now, billboard on La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, California Biennial 2008
1998
Desires, Kennedy Plaza Bus Terminal, Providence, RI
 
Simple Symbols, Radding Billboards, Providence, RI

Public Collections

 
Astrup Fearnley Collection, Oslo, Norway
 
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
 
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
 
Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
 
Collection Lambert, Avignon, France
 
The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, NY
 
Frank Cohen MoCA Manchester, England
 
Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt, Germany
 
Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
 
Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, CA
 
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
 
Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK
 
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
RISD Museum, Providence, RI
 
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
 
La Coleccion Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
 
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
 
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Boston, MA
 
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
 
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Grants/Awards/Residencies

2011
Chinati Foundation Artist is Residence
2006
Katherine S. Marmor Award
2004
Penny McCall Foundation Award
 
Durfee Foundation Grant

Publications

2014
Comer, Stuart, Anthony Elms, and Michelle Grabner, "Whitney Biennial 2014,” The Whitney Museum of American Art, March
 
"Rubell Family Collection: Highlights & Artists’ Writings Volume 1”, RFC/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami, FL
 
"Life Transmissions,” Chapman University Guggenheim Gallery
 
"Michelle Grabner: I Work From Home,” David Norr, MOCA Cleveland
 
"Lyon Biennale 2013 T.2,” les presses du réel, Dijon
2013
Green, Sarah Urist, Graphite, Indianapolis Museum of Art, (Exhibition Catalog)
 
Grabner, Michelle, "Vitamin D2: New Perspectives in Drawing,” Phaidon Press, May
 
Boutoux, Thomas, "12th Biennale de Lyon,” les presses du réel, Dijon
 
"Subaltern,” Issue #2, Umea, Sweden
 
"Slanted 22: Art Type,” Slanted, Karlsruhe, Germany
 
"Bright: Typography Between Illustration and Art,” edited by Slanted, Daab, Cologne
 
Beshty, Walead,Blind Spot, Issue 46
2012
Hyperdrawing, Beyond the Line of Contemporary Art, Edited by Phil Sawdon and Russell Marshall, I.B. Tauris, London
 
“The Residue of Memory, Aspen Art Museum, Apsen, CO
 
Prospect 2, New Orleans, by Dan Cameron and Miranda Lash, US Biennial, Inc.
2011
American Exuberance, The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
 
Drawn From Photography, Drawing Papers 96, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
 
Between the Lines: A Coloring Book of Drawings by Contemporary Artists, Vol 3, RxArt
 
Art Moves 2010, Fundacja Rusz, Torun, Poland
2010
Haunted: Contemporary Photography, Video, Performance, Guggenheim Museum, curated by Jennifer Blessing, Peggy Phelan, Nat Trotman
 
Image Transfer, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
 
Words Without Pictures, Aperture/LACMA, ed. By Alex Klein
 
The Studio Reader: On the Space of Artists, University of Chicago Press, ed. by Michelle Grabner and Mary Jane Jacob
2009
"Beg, Borrow and Steal", The Rubell Collection, Miami, FL
 
The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection: Catalogue Raisonne, ed. By Christian Rattemeyer, Museum of Modern Art, NY
2008
"2008 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
 
"Lines, Grids, Stains, Words: Minimal Art Drawings from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art, Christian Rattemeyer, Museum of Modern Art, NY
2007
"The New Authentics: Artists of the Post-Jewish Generation, Staci Boris, Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL
 
"Red Eye: Los Angeles Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection
2006
"Anna Helwing Gallery Conversations: Karl Haendel and Mario Ybarra Jr., Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
 
"Karl Haendel, MOCA Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
 
"A Brighter Day, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
2005
"do it", edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist, e-flux and Revolver, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
 
"Uncertain States of America, Astrup Fearnley Museum of ModernArt, Oslo, Norway
 
"Rogue Wave, LA Louver, Venice, CA
2004
"La Panaderia: 1994-2002", edited by Yoshua Okon, Turner, Mexico City, Mexico
 
"California Bienniel 04, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
 
"American Stars N Bars, Chapman University, Orange, CA
2002
"to believe much more than that, to believe much more than that, Los Angeles: UCLA
 
"Beyond Relativism, Wight Biennial Twothousandandone, Los Angeles: UCLA
 
"Columbia: A journal of Literature and Art #35, New York, Columbia University, New York, NY
2000
"Mensch & Ubermensch," (with Amy Sillman), Extra, September Issue