Max Maslansky

Max Maslansky

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


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,
         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”,, May 6
          Sutton, Benjamin, “Nada New York Gets Nasty”,, May 6
          Shaw, Michael, The Conversation Podcast, episode #135,, 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”,, May 5
          Los Angeles Review of Books,, (image), June 21
          Hotchkiss, Sarah, “Sexy Sculpture Fills CULT’s Summer Group Show”,, 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, 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”,, 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»,, 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»,, (web), March 27
          Griffin, Jonathan, «Made in Space», art, (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, (, 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