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Artists

Meg Cranston


Born 1960 in Baldwin, US
Lives and works in Los Angeles, US

Exhibitions  Works – CV

Meg Cranston

Born 1960 in Baldwin, US
Lives and works in Los Angeles, US

EDUCATION

Since 2009
Chair of the Fine Arts Department at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, US

2001-2005
Professor at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, US

2001-2005
Professor at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, US

1994
John Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, US

1993-1998
Lecturer at Department of Art, University of California, Los Angeles, US

1989
New School of Social Research Faculty Development, New York, US

1988
Postgraduate Study at Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL

1987-2001
Senior Lecturer at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, US

1986
MFA California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, US

1982
BA Study in Anthropologie, Kenyon College, Ohio, US

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Same Compostion, Different Hues, Different Titles, Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles, California, US

2016
Pizza, Bagpipe, Carburetor, Meliksetian Briggs, Los Angeles, US

2015
I Suppose So, Kunstverein Heilbronn, Heilbronn, DE

2014
Poodle Mix, Michael Janssen, Berlin, DE
Fitzroy Gallery, New York, US

2013
Real Painting (for Aunt Cora), with John Baldessari, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, DE
Keep it simple. Keep it fresh, with John Baldessari, Galerie Michael Janssen, Singapore, SG
Emerald City, LA

2012
Meg Cranston, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, US

2010
Meg Cranston, Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo, NO

2009
Meg Cranston, Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, DE

2008
Every Dog in the Pound, Mercer Union, Toronto, CA
The Pleasure of Obvious Problems, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, NZ

2007
The Pleasure of Obvious Problems, Artspace, Auckland, AU
Meg Cranston: The Pleasure of Obvious Problems, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, NZ

2006
Meg Cranston - California, Venetia Kapernekas Gallery, New York, US

2005
Volcano, Trash and Ice Cream, The Happy Lion Gallery, Los Angeles, US
Rock Bottom, Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne, DE

2003
Magical Death, ART Unlimited, Art Basel 34, Basel, CH
Magical Death, Gallery Leo Koenig Inc., New York, US
Recent Works, The Happy Lion Gallery, Los Angeles, US

2002
The Happy Lion, Leo Koenig, Inc. & Galerie Michael Janssen, Los Angeles, US
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, US

2000
Printed Matter, New York, US
Galerie Michael Kapinos, Berlin, DE
1301PE, Los Angeles, US
Venetia Kapernekas Fine Arts, New York, US

1999
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, US

1998
Dogenhaus Projekte, Berlin, DE

1997
Boesky & Callery, New York, US

1996
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, US

1995
Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne, DE
CBD Gallery, Sydney, AU
Galerie Etienne Ficheroulle, Brussels, BE

1994
1301, Santa Monica, US
Icebox, Athens, GR
Karsten Schubert Gallery Ltd., London, UK

1993
Karsten Schubert Gallery Ltd., London, UK
Galerie Marc Jancou, Zurich, CH
Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne, DE
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, US

1992
1301, Santa Monica, US

1991
Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College, Ohio, US
Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne, DE
Ealan Wingate Gallery, New York, US

1990
Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles, US
Koury Wingate Gallery, New York, US

1989
Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles, US

1988
Jeffrey Linden Gallery, Los Angeles, US
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, US

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
The Afghan Carpet Project. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, US

2014
Made in L.A. 2014. Los Angeles Biennial, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, US

2012
Made in L.A. 2012. Los Angeles Biennial, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, US
Jack Helgesen Family Collection / Archeology of the Image, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, NO
Paper does not blush, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, DE

2011
On the Line, LACE - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, US
Framing Abstraction: Mark, Symbol, Signifier, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, US
Police and Thieves, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, US
Gallery Brandstrup, Oslo, NO

2010
Doctor Zomb, The Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, US

2009
Das Gespinst - Die Sammlung Schürmann zu Gast im Museum Abteiberg.
Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, DE
BAD MOON RISING 3, Boots Contemporary Art Space, Saint Louis, US

2008
Conventions and Attitudes, Habeas Lounge, City University New York, New York, US
Every Dog In The Pound, Three Bedroom Flat, Mercer Union - A Centre For Contemporary Visual Art, Toronto, CA
California Video, Getty Museum of Art, Los Angeles (cat)
Parcours Interdit, Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf, DE
Scala Paradisi, Walter Swennen bei Schürmann Berlin, DE

2007
De Pasada por Los Angeles, Atelier als Supermedium, The Hague, NL

2006
Oleon, Mary Younakof Galleri S.E, Bergen, SE
Los Angeles Art Now, I-20 Gallery, New York, US
KLF, 4 F Gallery, Los Angeles, US
Wonder and Horror of the Human Head, 4-F Gallery, Los Angeles, US
Meg Cranston and Peter Robinson, Kapinos Galerie, Berlin, DE

2005
10 Years!, Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne, DE
A Walk to Remember, LACE, Los Angeles, US
Echo/Anti Echo, Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin, DE

2004
Paper, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, US
Me, Myself 7 I, University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, Florida, US
Kurzdavordanach, SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, DE

2003
Golden, Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne, DE
Me, We, Art in General, New York, US
The Greatest Album Covers That Never Were, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, US

2002
Meg Cranston and Jeffery Vallance, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, US
COLA. Individual Artist Fellowships, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, US

2001
Heads or Tails, Galerie Praz-Delavallade Paris, Paris, FR
Structures of Knowledge, Raid Projects, Los Angeles, US
Featherweight, Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto, CA
One Minute of Your Time - A Brief Survey of Southern California Art, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, US

2000
The L.A. Scene, Numark Gallery, Washington, US
Focus on Pain, on Destruction, Power, Death, Venetia Kapernekas Fine Art, New York L.A. EX, Marstell, Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel, Munich, DE
Performances, Museum Villa Stuck, Theater im Marstall, Munich, DE
Group show, Museum het Domein, Sittard, NL

1999
A Girl Like You, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, FR
Painting: Fore and Aft, ACME, Los Angeles, US
Art/Journalism, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, US
Life is Elsewhere, Theoretical Events Gallery, Mailand / Theoretical Events Gallery, Naples, IT
The nude in contemporary art, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Rue Louise Weiss, Abbaye St André, Centre d‘art contemporain Meymac, Meymac, FR
Deep Storage - Arsenal der Erinnerung, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf / P.S.1, New York, US / Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, US

1998
Life Lessons: How Art Can Change Your Life: The Judy and Stuart Spence Collection, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, US
Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, US
The Unreal Person: Portraiture in the Digital Age, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, US

1997
Deep Storage - Sammeln, Speichern, Archivieren in der Kunst, Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, DE
Deep Storage – Arsenale der Erinnerung, Haus der Kunst München, Munich, DE
Deep Storage - Arsenale der Erinnerung, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, DE
Display: An International Exhibition of Painting, Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen, DK
L.A. Drawings, Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem, NL
Performa 97, Performance Festival, Berlin, DE

1996
It‘s Only Rock and Roll, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio / Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, Illinois / Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, Virginia / Tacoma Art Museum, Washington / Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Florida / Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California / Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix / Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida / Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee / Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas, US
The Power of Suggestion: Narrative and Notation in Contemporary Drawing, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US
A Glimpse of the Norton Collection: As Revealed by Kim Dingle, Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica, US

1995
From L.A. With Love, Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, FR
I Love What I am Doing, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, US
Biblio Vertigo, Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Chicago, US
Meg Cranston, Chris Wilder, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, AU

1994
LOS ANGELES: Mind Quakes, Breda Fotographia‚ 94, Breda, NL
Sincerity and other Peccadilloes, Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
Arrested Childhood, Center for Contemporary Art, Miami, US
[cut] - Los Angeles - 90‘ernes, Kunstscene, Konstforeningen, Copenhagen, DK
I Myself & Me, The Interart Center, New York, US
Jenseits von Eden (East of Eden), Museum Schloss Mosigkau, Dessau, DE
The Media & Art Exhibition ‚94, Magic Media Company, Hürth, DE

1993
Sampler, Studio Guenzani, Milan, IT
Kontext Kunst, The Art of the 90‘s, Neue Galerie Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, AT
Paper Trails: The Eidectic Image, Contemporary American Works on Paper, Krannert Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, US
Into The Lapse, Karsten Schubert Gallery Ltd., London / Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin
Influx. Gallery 400, The University of Illinois, Chicago, US
Space of Time: Contemporary Art from the Americas, America Society, New York Kontext Kunst, New York, US
Künstlerhaus Graz, Neue Galerie am Landsmuseum Joanneum, Graz, AT
Open ‚93: Emergency, Aperto, ‚93, Venice Biennial, Venice, IT

1992
Flux Attitudes, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, US
120 Minuten! Galerie Esther Schipper, Cologne, DE
Histories, Galerie Karin Schorm, Vienna, AT
Untitled, Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne, DE
Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience, Whitney Museum in Equitable Center, New York, US
Helter Skelter, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US

1991
The Lick of the Eye, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, US
When Objects Dream and Talk in Their Sleep, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, US
Tres Instalaciones, Galeria Sloane Racotta, Mexico City, MX
Körper und Körper, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, AT
Facts and Rumors, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, NL

1990
I to Eye, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, US
Spirit of our Times, Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, Santa Barbara, US
Meg Cranston, Sarah Seager, Thaddeus Strode, Galerie Schurr, Stuttgart, DE
CologneShow, Galerien Grunert, Hetzler, Sprüth a.o., Cologne, DE

1989
Hand Made: The Nature of the Object, Bard College, New York, US
Sculpture, Laurie Rubin Gallery, New York, US

1988
Girl‘s Night Out: Femininity and Masquerade, curated by John Baldessari, The New Museum of Art, New York and Jeffrey Linden Gallery, Los Angeles, US

1987
The New Who‘s Who, Hoffman Borman Gallery, Los Angeles, US
1/2. Loughelton Gallery, New York, US
Breaking the Looking Glass (East), Holly Solomon Gallery, New York, US
Breaking the Looking Glass (West), Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, US

1986
TV Generations. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, US

PERFORMANCES

2005
Riot at Pandora’s Box: The Secret Art History of Sunset
Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, US
Navajo of Bunker Hill, LACE, Los Angeles, US

2004
William Faulkner Museum, Patricia Fuare Gallery, Santa Monica, US

2003
Artist For President, United Divas, Los Angeles, US

2002
Woman Who Would Play Me If I paid Them, written by Meg Cranston, various performers, Goldman Tevis Gallery, Los Angeles, US

2000
Dental Physiognomy, performed by Meg Cranston, Venetia Kapernekas Fine Arts, New York, US
Long Story Short, text, sound and video performance, works written and performed by Meg Cranston, Marstell Theater, Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel, Munich, DE
Life Death Misc., music arranged by Meg Cranston, Villa Stuck, Munich, DE
Good Morning Evil Genius, text and image by Meg Cranston, Galerie Michael Kapinos, Berlin, DE

1999
Life Death Misc., music/sculpture, music arranged by Meg Cranston performed by various artists

1998
God Love the Tragic Artist, Meg Cranston on the Life of Marvin Gaye, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, NL

1997
God Love the Tragic Artist, Meg Cranston on the Life of Marvin Gaye, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, US

1995
God Love the Tragic Artist, Meg Cranston on the Life of Marvin Gaye, CBD Gallery, Sydney, AU

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