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Ken Aptekar

American (b. 1950)

Ken Aptekar
I Learned About Great Meals, 2011
Archival pigment print
44 x 24 inches
Image area: 40 x 20 inches
Limited edition


Biography


EDUCATION

1975 MFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
1973 BFA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 Neighbors, St. Annen Museum, Lubeck, Germany
2010 Recent Paintings, GRAHAM, New York, New York
2006 Diptychs, GRAHAM, New York, New York
2005 Ken Aptekar: La Chasse Humaine, Espace Camille Lambert, Juvisy-sur-Orge, France
2004 A Personal Public, Douglas Cooley Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon
2003 In the Private Apartments of Mme de Pompadour, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, Florida
2002 Ken Aptekar: Eye Contact, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York (Catalog with essay by Nicholas Mirzoeff)
2001 Ken Aptekar: Painting Between the Lines, 1990-2000, Kemper Museum of
Contemporary Art & Design, Kansas City, Missouri; traveled to Art Museum of the College of Wooster, Ohio; Muscarelle Art Museum, College of William and Mary,
Williamsburg, Virginia; Catalog with essays by Linda Nochlin, Harold Veeser,
and curator Dana Self
2001 Companion Portraits: A Collaborative Project by Rembrandt van Rijn & Ken
Aptekar, Pamela Auchincloss Project Space, New York
2001 Ken Aptekar: Walter Gropius Master Class, Artist-in-Residence, Focus
Exhibition, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia
2001 Q&A, V&A, Commissioned Exhibition for the Victoria & Albert Museum, in
conjunction with the Serpentine Gallery, London, England
2001 Angels?, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, Florida
1999 So What Kind of Name is That, Elaine Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University,
Detroit, Michigan
1999 Four Questions & Other Pictures, Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York
1999 Angels? Rembrandt? Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach
1998 Rembrandt Redux, Cummer Museum, Jacksonville, Florida
1997 Ken Aptekar: Talking to Pictures, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1996 Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
1995 Rembrandt Redux: The Paintings of Ken Aptekar, Palmer Museum of Art,
Penn State University
1994 Rembrandt's Problem, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011 Opacite et Transparence, Artcurial, Paris
2011 Celebrating Queen Charlotte's Coronation, The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North
Carolina
2005 The Fascination with the Mechanical, Galerie von Bartha and Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2005 Portraits de Femmes de la Bible, Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt, Paris, France
2004 INterVENTIONS, Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green State University, Ohio
2004 Schrift-Bilder/Bilder-Schrift, Galerie von Bartha and Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2003 Absence into Presence: The Art, Architecture and Design of Remembrance, Aronson Galleries, Parsons School of Design, New York, New York
2003 Self and Soul: The Architecture of Intimacy, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina
2002 Performing Judaism, Cooley Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon
2001 Intersecting Identities: Jewishness at the Crossroads, University Art Gallery, Staller Center for the Arts, State University of New York at Stonybrook
2000 Portraits and Cultural Identity, Skirball Museum and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California
2000 The Perpetual Well: Contemporary Art from the Collection of The Jewish Museum, Samuel P. Harn Museum, Florida; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Nebraska; Parrish Art Museum, New York; Huntington Museum of Art, West Virginia
2000 Les Cent Sourires de Monna Lisa, Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Shizuoka Prefectoral Museum, Japan; Hiroshima Prefectoral Museum, Japan
1998 Beyond the Mountains, The Contemporary American Landscape, The Asheville
Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina; Newcomb Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans;
Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan; Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida;
Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana;
Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Connecticut
1998 Borrowing, Islip Art Museum, Islip, Long Island
1996 Too Jewish?: Challenging Traditional Identities, The Jewish Museum, New York;
Jewish Museum San Francisco; Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The
Contemporary, Baltimore; National Museum of Jewish American History,
Philadelphia,
1996 Masculine Measures, Kohler Arts Center, Wisconsin
1995 Art Sans Frontieres, Ecole du Versant, Larouche, Quebec, Canada
1995 Going for Baroque, Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore
1995 Human/Nature, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
1994 Bad Girls West, Wight Art Gallery at UCLA, Los Angeles, in
conjunction with the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
1993 43rd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting, Corcoran Gallery of
Art, Washington, D.C.
1993 Benefit Exhibition, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
1993 The Purloined Image, Flint Institute of Art, Flint, Michigan
1992 Decoding Gender, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland
1991 New Generation: New York, Carnegie Mellon University Art Museum,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1991 Drawing Time, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor,
Staten Island, New York
1990 Post-Boys & Girls: Nine Painters, Artists Space, New York
1990 Critical Revisions, Bess Cutler Gallery, New York
1990 June 4, 1989, China, P.S.1, Long Island City, New York
1989 Serious Fun, Truthful Lies, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1987 The Other Man: Alternative Representations of Masculinity, New Museum of
Contemporary Art, New York

AWARDS

1998 Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Artist-as-Catalyst Award
1995 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Painting
1994 Djerassi Resident Artists Program Residency, Woodside, California
1992 Rockefeller Foundation Artist Residency, Bellagio, Italy
1992 Ucross Foundation Artist Residency, Wyoming
1991 Djerassi Resident Artists Program Residency, Woodside, California
1989 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award
1987 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Painting


SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Health Management Associates Inc, West Virginia
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
National Museum of American Art
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Contemporary Art Society, London, England
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Jewish Museum, New York
Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York
Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
Douglas F. Cooley Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon
Niagara University (Castellani) Art Gallery
Neuberger Berman
Harvard Business School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
World Bank, Washington, DC
Reader's Digest Collection
Bell Atlantic Corporation
Progressive Corporation
Bank of Boston