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Melissa Kretschmer

1962

born in Santa Monica, California

lives and works in New York




1988 

MFA, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena

2020

Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf
 

2018

Drawn Sawn Cut, Galleria Alfonso Artiaco, Naples

Melissa Kretschmer and Li Trincere Present New Paintings, David Richard Gallery, New York
 

2017

Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf
 

2016

INSIDE OUT, Martin Kline and Melissa Kretschmer, curated by Barbara Rose, Paul Rodgers / 9 W, New York

EXCAVATIONS, ACE Gallery, Los Angeles
 

2015

New Works, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin


2014

Melissa Kretschmer, Giacomo Guidi, Rome


2011

Melissa Kretschmer - new works / project space, Alfonso Artiaco, Naples


2009

Spiral Gritty, Dinter Fine Arts, New York


2008

Yvon Lambert, Paris

Galerie Meert-Rihoux, Brussels

Plane Works, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

Plane Series, Galeria Alfonso Artiaco, Naples


2007

Lesley Heller, New York

Galerie Tschudi, Glarus

ACE Gallery, Beverly Hills


2005

Waxen Windows Birthday Room, Galerie Tschudi, Glarus


2004

Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris

ACE Gallery, Beverly Hills


2003

Geukens & De Vil, Knokke

Kunst-Station, Sankt Peter, Cologne


2002

ACE Gallery, Los Angeles

Stark Gallery, New York

Galerie Tschudi, Glarus


2001

Boulder Museum of Art, Boulder, Colorado


2000

Galerie Cramer, Bonn

Galerie Frank, Paris

Galerie Tschudi, Glarus


1999

Westenburg, Marfa, Texas


1998

Caledonian Hall, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Trans Hudson, New York

Vitrisitu, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris

Galerie Tschudi, Glarus


1996

AMO Gallery, Los Angeles


1994

Fulcrum, New York

Littlejohn/Sternau, New York


1993

Melissa Kretschmer, closing show at Julian Pretto, New York

Julian Pretto, New York


1992

Julian Pretto, New York


1990

Between Engagements, Anne Plumb, New York

(selected)
 

2018

Beyond Black and White, Westbeth Gallery, New York

Painting after Postmodernism: Belgium - Italy - USA, curated by Barbara Rose, Reggia di Caserta, Caserta
 

2017

50 Years of Konrad Fischer Galerie 1967 - 2017, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

Painting after Postmodernism: Belgium - USA, curated by Barbara Rose, Palacio Episcopal, Malaga
 

2016

WITH A TOUCH OF PINK - WITH A BIT OF VIOLET - WITH A HINT OF GREEN -Dorothee Fischer in memoriam, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Düsseldorf

I still believe in Miracles, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, UK

Paintings after Postmodernism, Cinéma Galleries, Brüssel
 

2015

Melissa Kretschmer & Russell Maltz, Minus Space, Brooklyn, USA
 

2013

Julian Pretto Gallery @ Minus Space, New York
 

2011

Artist+Artist, Rohde Contemporary, Copenhagen

Personal Structures - 54. Biennale di Venezia - Palazzo Bembo, Venice
 

2010

Anti Icon, Eaton Fine Art, Inc., West Palm Beach

The Biennal Winter Salon 2010, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York

25 Jahre Galerie Tschudi, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz

Winter Salon, Björn Ressle Gallery, New York
 

2009

Assemblage Abstract, Dinter Fine Arts, New York

Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris

One Copenhagen, Stalke Up North, Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen

5 + 1: From a Big Crash to a New Deal, 1000 Eventi, Milan
 

2008

One More – In Memoriam: Sol LeWitt, Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, Denmark

Winter Salon: Works on Paper, Björn Ressle Fine Arts, New York

One More, Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Cologne

Sol LeWitt x2, Austin Museum of Art, Austin
 

2007

LeWitt x2, Miami Art Museum, Miami

Summertime, Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel

Turtle, nüans Ausstellungsraum, Düsseldorf

The Eclectic Eye: Pop and Illusion, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs

21 Years, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris

One, Björn Ressle Fine Arts, New York
 

2006

Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York

Groupshow, Galeria Alfonso Artiaco, Naples

Galerie Gisèle Linder, Basel

Turtle, Chelsea Space, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

Small Works / Petit Formats, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris

Dedica: 1986 - 2006 Twenty Years of the Alfonso Artiaco Gallery, Palazzo della Arti Napoli, Naples

Peep Show, Rule Gallery, Denver

It Takes a Lifetime, Paula Barr Chelsea, New York 

LeWitt X 2, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison
 

2005

Galerie 1000 Eventi, Milan 

Glass, Seriously, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, New York


2004

Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz, Switzerland

Armored, Planet Thailand, Brooklyn, New York

Election, American Fine Arts, New York

ACE Gallery, Beverly Hills


2003

Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris

Selections From The LeWitt Collection, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain

Minimalism And More: Contemporary Art From The Frederick R. Weisman Art

Foundation, Pepperdine University, Malibu


2002

Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris

ACE Gallery, New York

Ready-Made Color, Galerie Corinne Caminade, Paris

Carl Andre und Melissa Kretschmer, Galerie Tschudi, Glarus


2001

Gamel Fraser, Mendocino

Geukens & De Vil, Knokke

Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami


2000

Transparency, Translucency, Opacity, Galerie Frank, Paris

Rule Modern and Contemporary, Denver


1999

Galerie Frank, Paris

Transparent Façade, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles

Rule Modern and Contemporary, Denver


1998

Art Miami '98, special projects installation, Miami Beach

Vision Festival, Orenzans Arts Center, New York

Foot Falls, Greenport, Long Island, New York

Transparent Façade, The Work Space Gallery, New York

Voix, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris


1997

The Whole World In A Small Painting, II, Trans Hudson, New York

Art Auction 6, Long Beach Museum, Long Beach

Bachofner, Santa Monica

CIAP (Vereniging voor culturele informatie en actueel pretenkabinet), Hasselt


1996

In Small Dimensions, Andre Zarre, New York

AMO Gallery, Gramercy International, Los Angeles

Epitaphs, Edward Thorp, New York

Recent Acquisitions: The Collection Of Julian Pretto, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford

Formal Abstraction, Bachofner, Santa Monica

Image/After Image, The Work Space Gallery, New York

Erik Satie, Robert Smithson, Melissa Kretschmer, Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris

Trans Hudson, Jersey City


1995

Material Abuse, Trans Hudson, Jersey City

Julian's Show II, Littlejohn/Sternau, New York

The Whole World In A Small Painting, Trans Hudson, Jersey City


1994

Five Abstract Artists, Littlejohn/Sternau, New York

New Recruits, In Collaboration, Santa Monica

Beyond Virtual, Back To Actual, Fulcrum, New York

Faith, Fetish, Spirit, Westenburg, Great Barrington


1993

Inaugural Exhibition, TennisportArts, Long Island City, New York

Contemporary Drawings, Part II, ARENA, New York

Works On Paper, Julian Pretto, New York

Beyond Paint, Tibor de Nagy, New York

Silent Echoes, TennisportArts, Long Island City, New York

Jours Tranquilles à Clichy, TennisportArts, Long Island City, New York

Jours Tranquilles à Clichy, Paolo Goyannes, Paris

BOMB magazine benefit exhibition, Fawbush, New York


1992

Small Works, Julian Pretto, New York

Rumored Paintings, Anne Plumb, New York

Slow Art, PS1 Museum, Long Island City, New York

ARENA, New York


1991

Surface Issues, Stephen Haller, New York

Abstract Painting: Process And Materials, Ben Shahn Gallery, Paterson College, Wayne

Constructed Black Paintings, Julian Pretto, New York


1990

New Talent, Julian Pretto, New York


1988

Out Of Order, Anne Plumb, New York

SELECTED BOOKS AND CATALOGUES

2010
Rose, Barbara and Timothy A. Eaton. Anti Icon, exhibition catalogue, Eaton Fine Art, Inc.

2005
Szymczyk, Adam. Questions and Answers: Carl Andre in Conversation with Melissa Kretschmer, Carl Andre Black Wholes, Kunsthalle Basel
Wei, Lilly. Glass, Seriously, catalogue essay, Dorsky Gallery 
Due, exhibition catalogue, 1000eventi, Milan
Morgan, Robert C. Who Takes Glass Seriously, Glass , number 100

2003
Andre, Carl and Melissa Kretschmer. Dialogues, 1000eventi and Libri Scheiwiller, Milan 
Baetz, Uschi. Exhibition review, Kölnische Rundschau
Mennekes, Friedhelm and Guido Schlimbach. Melissa Kretschmer, exhibition catalogue, Kunst-Station Sankt Peter Köln

2002
Briand-Picard, Claude. Ready-Made Color: la couleur importee
Chattonpadhyay, Collette. Exhibition review, Sculpture
Kangas, Matthew. Exhibition review, Glass , no. 88

2001
MacMillan, Kyle. Exhibit Cleary Compels, The Denver Post
Betts, Kristie. Transparent Motives, Boulder Weekly
Exhibition review, Denver Rocky Mountain News

2000
Gluckstern, J. Minimalist Efforts, Sunday Camera

1999
Bradley, Jeff. Exhibition review, The Denver Post
Melissa Kretschmer/Carl Andre: A Conversation, exhibition catalogue, Galerie Frank, Paris
Butcher, Sterry. Tar and Glass Works Exhibited by Westenberg Gallery, The Big Bend Sentinel
Chandler, Mary Voelz. Exhibition review, Denver Rocky Mountain News
Kitchel, Karen. Exhibition review, New/Art Examiner
Paglia, Michael. To the Max, Westword
Transparent Faßade: From New York to Los Angeles, catalogue essay, Otis Art Institute
Knight, Christopher. Light and Space Pieces- Coming from New York, Los Angeles Times
Miller, Joe. Carving Reality, The Boulder Weekly

1998
McMillan, Duncan. Reflected Glory, The Scotsman
Cruz, Juan. Exhibition review, Art Monthly

1996
Campbell, James D. Images/After Images: More Than Meets the Eye, exhibition catalogue, Work Space Gallery
A Gallery's Farewell to this Side of the River, The New York Times

1995
Harris, Mark. Material Abuse, exhibition catalogue, Trans Hudson Gallery
Scott, Sue. Through a Glass Darkly, Glass, no. 59
Raynor, Vivien. Unsettling Social Commentary with Materials as Victims, The New York Times

1994
Berghoffen, Celia. Exploring Qualities of Change in Materials, The Villager

1993
Dagen, Phillipe. Tout Nouveau, Tout Frais, Le Monde

1991
Mc Govern, Adam. Surface Issues, Cover
Ostrow, Saul. Assemblage, Bricollage and the I: Me, Cranston, Melissa Kretschmer and Maya Lin, Bomb

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