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Douglas Melini Biography

Born in Vineland, New Jersey, in 1972.

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York


1997California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA; MFA

1994University of Maryland, College Park, MD; BA

One-Person Exhibitions

2012“A Sharing of Color and Being a Part of It,” Feature Inc., New York

2011The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

2009“It Flows Over Us Without Meaning,” Minus Space, Brooklyn

2005“Beyond the Dirty Light,” Ursula Werz, Tubingen, Germany

2004Positively Do Not Block the Gate,” Rocket Gallery, London

2003White Room, White Columns, New York
“Head On,” Homeroom, curated by Courtenay Smith, Munich

1999Rocket Gallery, London 1998
Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1997MFA Thesis Show, Cal Arts, Gallery D301, Valencia, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013“Decenter: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show,” Abrons Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement,
     New York; Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, George Washington University, Washington DC

2012“Xcentric,” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
“Punt,” Feature Inc., New York
“Chromacosm,” Fred Giampietro, New Haven, CT

2011“self-referral nonobjective,” Feature Inc., New York
“Douglas Melini, Gary Peterson, Sarah Walker,” Mckenzie Fine Art, New York
“i am not monogamous, i heart poetry,” Feature Inc., New York
“bodybraingame,” Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
“The Working Title,” curated by Kris Chatterson and Vince Contarino, Bronx River Art Center, NY
“Cries and Whispers,” curated by Paul Evans, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles
“Landing Jam,” curated by Martin Esteves and Jen Galatioto, Ugly Art Room, Brooklyn

2010“Strategic Abstraction,” Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
“Anti-Anti Non-Non,” curated by Fran Holstrom, Hal Broome, New York

2009“Friends in High Places,” curated by Zach Needler and Adrian Ting, Christopher Henry Gallery, New York

2008“Me(n)tal,” curated by Dimirtrios Anitotsis, Illeana Tounta Gallery, Athens (catalogue)
“Minus Space: A Survey of Reductive and Postminimal Work,” curated by Phong Bui, P.S.1 / MoMA, New York

2007–08“Machine Learning,” curated by Matthew Deleget, Boyden Gallery, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary’s
     City; The Painting Center, New York; Gallery Sonja Roesch. Houston (catalogue)

2007“Men & Math,” curated by Maika Pollack, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn

2006“The Difficult Shapes of Possible Images,” organized by Douglas Melini, ZieherSmith Gallery, New York

2005“Mallorca Open: Principles of Construction,” curated Friederike Nymphius, Kunsthalle Andraxt, Mallorca, Spain

2004“Minimalism and After 3—New Acquisitions,” DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin (catalogue)
Benefit Exhibition, White Columns, New York
“Open Range,” curated by Sima Familiant and Augusto Arbizo, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York

2003“Two by Two for Aids and Art,” Dallas Art Museum
“3-2-1,” curated by Cara Perlman, Gallery M, New York

2002“Abstract Redux,” Danese Gallery, New York

1998“LA Cool,” Rocket Gallery, London
 Bruning and Ziscke Gallery, Dusseldorf


2012–13 Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Studio Residency

2008NYFA Fellowship in Painting

2007Change Inc.

Curatorial Projects:

2011“Between This Light and That and Space,” Minus Space, Brooklyn

2010“KCLOG Take 5: Stefan Eberstadt, Josh Nusbaum, Michael Sailstorfer, Letha Wilson, Tamara Zahaykevich,”
     > http://kclogblog.blogspot.com/

2009“Viewlist: I Can Read in Red, I Can Read In Blue, I Can Read in Pickle Color Too...”
     > http://www.minusspace.com/2009/02/icanreadinred/

2007“The Difficult Shapes of Possible Images,” ZieherSmith Gallery, New York

Selected Bibliography

2013Haber, John. “Decenter Cannot Hold?” haberarts.com, 5 April  >link
Steinhauer, Jillian. “Tracing a Path from Cubism to Digital Art,” hyperallergic.com, 2 April  >link
Griffin, Nora. “Open Studio Weekend at Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation,” artcritical.com, 3 May  >link

2012Pollack, Maika. “Square Dance: Joseph Albers at the Morgan Library,” observer.com,
     21 August  >link
Chae, Julie. “The Cultural Landscape Architects: Hudson of Feature Inc.,” huffingtonpost.com, 14 September  >link
Smith, Roberta. Review, New York Times, 20 July  >link

2011Schmerler, Sarah. “Self-Referral Nonobjective,” Time Out New York, 21 September
Johnson, Ken. “Self-Referral, Nonobjective,” New York Times, 9 September
Schmerler, Sarah. “Between This Light and That and Space,” Time Out New York, 11 July
Exhibition catalogue for “The Working Title,” with essays by Shirley Kaneda and
Jon Lutz, Progress Report, published by Blurb
Miller, Easton. “Seven Artists of the Week,” Chicago Art Review

2010Chatterson and Contarino. “Progress Report” (featured artist), kclogblog.blogspot.com, Summer

2008Saltz, Jerry. “Top 10 2008,” New York Magazine, December
Bui, Phong. “Minus Space: The Art of Reduction,” P.S.1 Newspaper, Fall/Winter

2007Goodrich, John. “Intelligent Design,” New York Sun, 27 December, 19

2007Deleget, Matthew. Exhibition catalog for “Machine Learning”

2006Wiehager, Renate. Minimalism and After: The Daimler Chrysler Collection, Hatje Cantz, 2006

2005Grammatico, Rafel Oliver. “Mallorca Open, Nova Exposicion al Centre Cultural Andraxt,” N'Ali, August, 52 – 53
Neuland, Sidsel. “Mallorca Open: Interview with Kurator Friederike Nymphius,” Copenhagen.dk, October, 2005
Kunze, Gabriele. “Ordnung in der konfussen Wirklichkeit,” Mallorca Magazin, Kultur, No. 32, 42
Breuninger, Martin. “Die neue Ordnung des Lebens,” Mallorca Zeitung, No. 275
Valles, Maria Elena. “Mallorca Open 2005 abre los ojos al constructivismo,” El Mundo, el dia be Beleares, 6 August
Pee, Mari. “Colectiva joven y multinacional,” Cultura, Diario de Mallorca, 6 August, 62

2004Nymphius, Friederike. X Minimal, Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany
Scheulte, Rudolf. “Douglas Melini,” exhibition catalog for “Minimalism and After 3,” 70–71
Cronin, Clare. New Yorker Flings Gate Wide Open, Mayfair Times, March

2003Robinson, Walter. Weekend Update, artnet.com, July 2002
Naves, Mario. “Painting Scared,” New York Observer, 28 January                  
Pagel, David. “LA Cool,” exhibition essay, Rocket Galley, London

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