Max Maslansky

Born in 1976, Los Angeles, USA
Lives and works in Los Angeles.
 

Education

2006    
MFA California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

1999    
BA Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

1998    
Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018    
Crabs n' Mags, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles

2017    
Safe Place, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles

2016    
Kisses from Californie
, The Finley, Los Angeles (with Nancy Stella Soto)
Exchange Values, Dutton, New-York

2015    
Jouissance, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles
Midnight Blue, Galerie Sébastien Bertrand, Geneva, Switzerland

2014    
The Edge of Night, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles

2011    
Behind the Internet, EmmaGrayHQ, Los Angeles

2007    
Bachelor Party, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles

2006    
Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles
It’s Wrong Until It’s Right, Lime gallery, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia

 

Group Exhibitions

2019    
No Shame at Sea, Galerie Lefevbre et Fils, Paris (two person show)
The Chalet, Marc Jancou, Rossiniere, Switzerland (two person show)
100 Notebook Drawings, 57 Henry, curated by Joanne Greenbaum
We've been Robbed, Calendar Gazebo, Albuquerque, NM
Oneiric Landscapes, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles

2018    
Combat Shock
, Soso Grotto, Los Angeles, curated by Chris Hood and Rives Grenade
Soft Corners, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
The Airtight Garage, Big Pictures, Los Angeles, curated by Laurie Nye Clay, Galerie Lefebvre et Fils, Paris
Sweet Cheeks, Big Pictures, Los Angeles

2017    
Hotel Kalifornia, Galerie Lefebvre et Fils, Paris
Nudes, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Objective Painting, Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Telluride, Colorado, curated by James Hayward (cat.)

2016     
Summer Show, Galerie Sébastien Bertrand, Geneva, Switzerland
Immagine, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Synthesia, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles
Only for Lovers, Le Coeur, Paris
Art House at Soho House, Los Angeles, currated by Saron Zoldan 
Fredericks and Freiser, New York M&B, Los Angeles

2015    
Trust Fall
, curated by Jennifer Sullivan, Spring/Break Art Show, New York
Works on Paper, Galerie Sébastien Bertrand, Geneva, Switzerland

2014     
Made in L.A., Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, curated by Connie Butler and Michael Ned Holte (cat.)
Last Evenings on Earth, Ship in the Woods, Del Mar, CA
Love is in the Air, Gallery 2A, Los Angeles
The White Album, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, curated by Gladys-Katherina Hernando (cat.)
Another Cats Show, 356 Mission, Los Angeles
Sniff the Space Flat on Your Face, Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University, Orange, CA (cat.)
Stairs into My Eyes, The Finley, Los Angeles, curated by Dianna Molzan

2013     
Boiled Angel, The Woodmill GP, London, England, October 13 – December 8
Soft Off (but I love it when your mouth is a little shut), ltd, Los Angeles, curated with Robin Peckham
Abstract Perversion, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles
Squirts, Regina Rex, New York
Unsolved Mysteries, POST, Los Angeles
Sinking with the Ship, Sam Francis Gallery, curated by Mateo Tannatt, Crossroads School, Los Angeles
Made in Space, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, curated by Laura Owens and Peter Harkawik
Made in Space, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, and Venus Over Manhattan, New York

2012     
Lectures and Salad, (performance), Actual Size, Los Angeles
Two and Half Hands and a Painting, Pauline (with Kenneth Tam & Mateo Tannatt), Los Angeles
POST, Los Angeles
Nudes, Calvin Marcus Studio, Los Angeles
Absurdo Absolutum II, (screening), Microscope Gallery, New York
Cannibalistic Humanoid Underground Dwellers, KChung Radio, Los Angeles

2011     
The Cactus Show, Calvin Marcus Studio, Los Angeles
Object-Orientation, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Cerritos, CA, curated by James MacDevitt (cat.)

2010    
Project I, Alexys Schwartz Projects, Los Angeles, curated by Alexys Schwartz and John Monn
Merch Mart!, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, curated by Emma Gray

2009     
I’m Gorgeous Inside, 533, Los Angeles
Mit Party, 533, Los Angeles, curated by Lucrecia Roa and Ulrich Wulff

2008    
It’s Gouache and Gouache Only, Jeff Bailey Gallery, NY, curated by Geoffrey Young

2007    
The Juice is Loose, 507 Rose Gallery, Los Angeles
Summer Gouache Show, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

2006    
Summer Show, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Supersonic 2006, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles
Collisions and Pileups, Pasadena Armory Center for the Arts, Los Angeles

2005    
Frontier, Roberts and Tilton, Los Angeles
Sweet Substitute, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

2004    
Mystery Blaze at Holiday Cottage, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York



Curated Shows

2013    
Neal Bashor, Sara Clendening, and John Seal at Tif’s Desk, Thomas Solomon Gallery, Los Angeles (cat.)
             Abstract Perversion, Five Car Garage, Los Angeles (cat.)

 

Writings, Published Projects, Other Media

2015     
“Max Maslansky Photographs Monica Majoli”, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles

2014    
“13 Pages from History”, online project, Light and Wire Gallery, www.lightandwiregallery.com
Cult of Splendor, University Art Gallery, UC Irvine, CA.
Catalogue contributions by curator Kellie Lanham and Max Maslansky with Victoria Fu

2013    
Nathan Hylden: Meanwhile, (Press Release) Johann Koenig Gallery, Berlin
“Tif’s Desk”, catalog essay, Tif’s desk at Thomas Solomon Gallery.

2012    
The Hayward Satori, Richard Telles Fine Art
«Riffin’» (ongoing), host of bi-monthly talk radio show, KCHUNG RADIO, Los Angeles

2010    
Summer ’08 –’10: flip book edition, (edition of 25), for Merch Mart!, LACE, Los Angeles, June, curated by Emma Gray

2009    
“The Dialectics of Wall Street—The Movie”, July Limited Edition Project, Material Press

2003    
“To Be Frank,” interview with Dana Schutz, Swingset Magazine, No.4
“Let’s Work Through This,” interview with Jonathan Pylypchuk, Swingset Magazine, 2003, No.4


Selected Bibliography

2016    
Passman, Melissa, Art in Focus, (interview), April
Boucher, Brian, “11 Booths I could hardly tear myself away from at Nada New York”, artnet.com, May 6
Sutton, Benjamin, “Nada New York Gets Nasty”, hyperallergic.com, May 6
Shaw, Michael, The Conversation Podcast, episode #135, theconversationartistpodcast.podomatic.com, April 15

2015    
Griffin, Jonathan, “Reviews in Brief: Max Maslansky”, Modern Painters, February, p.77
Cherry, Henry, “Escaping Monotony with Max Maslansky”, Reimagine (online), February   
Diehl, Travis, “Critics’ Picks: Max Maslansky”, artforum.com, May 5
Los Angeles Review of Books, lareviewofbooks.org, (image), June 21
Hotchkiss, Sarah, “Sexy Sculpture Fills CULT’s Summer Group Show”, kqed.com, July 27 CCF Fellowship for
Visual Artists 2015, catalog, p9
Archer, Larissa, “Review: Sexxitecture / Cult, San Francisco,” Frieze, October, pp260-261

2014    
Hutton, Jen, “Max Maslansky”, Made in L.A. 2014, catalog, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Miranda, Carolina A., “Datebook: Boxing painters, teen idols, and John Altoon’s short career”, The Los Angeles Times, June 5
Zimskind, Lyle, “Channing Hansen’s Quantum Paintings are Really Knit”, Los Angeles Magazine Blog.com, July 17
Finkel, Jori, “Painting on Radio Canvas”, The New York Times, February 7
Khadivi, Jesi, “Curated in L.A”, interview with Michael Ned Holte, Kaleidoscope, Summer, pp.110-115
Gill, Noor, “’Made in L.A 2014’ at Hammer Museum displays work by artists like Max Maslansky”, DailyBruin.com, August 4
Hernando, Gladys, “The White Album”, catalog, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, p. 28
Plagens, Peter, “Exhibit a Creation of Show, Not Tell”, The Wall Street Journal, August 19
Berardini, Andrew, Art Review, September
 Dhiel, Travis, «The Face Collector», essay for Sniff The Space Flat on Your Face catalog, pp. 15-18
Griffin, Jonathan, «Highlights 2014», Frieze.com, December 19
New American Paintings, issue 115, Pacific Coast, December 2014 / January 2015, pp. 118-121

2013    
Perry, Eve, «Not Taking the 1990s Very Seriously», Hyperallergic.com, (web), March 27
Griffin, Jonathan, «Made in Space», art agenda.com, (web), March 28
Smith, Roberta, “Art in Review: Made in Space”, The New York Times, August 1
“Made in Space at Gavin Brown and Venus Over Manhattan”, Contemporary Art Daily, August 6
“Group Show at Tif’s Desk at Tom Solomon”, Contemporary Art Daily, July 28

2011    
MacDevitt, James, Object-Orientation, catalog, Cerritos College Art Gallery
Dambrot, Shana Nys, «Web Diver: Turning Strangers’ Online Photos into Paintings», LA Weekly, May

2010    
Beautiful Decay, (www.beautifuldecay.com), July 22

2007     
“Allegorical Statements”, Los Angeles Times, May 17, p. E3

2006    
Bellstrom, Kristen, “The Art of Buying”, Smart Money Magazine, May 2006, pp. 111-13
Impression (Ism): Contemporary Impressions, catalog, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA, March

2005    
The Armpit of the Mole, a drawing compilation, Fundació 30 km/s, Paris, France


Residencies And Grants

2015    
California Community Foundation Grant, Los Angeles (Emerging artist)

2008    
Vermont Studio Center