HOTEL ARTIST

Paul Thek_

1933 Born in Brooklyn, New York
1988 Died in New York, NY

Education

1950
Art Students League, New York
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn

1951-54
Cooper Union School of Art, New York

1967
Fulbright Fellowship

1976
National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Solo Exhibitions

2005
Paul Thek Luzern 1973/2005, Kunstmuseum Luzern

2004
Collection Lab, Kunstmuseum Lucerne
Paul Thek: Paintings 1980-1987, Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich

2003
Paul Thek: Paintings of the 1980’s, Alexander and Bonin, New York

1999
Paul Thek, Camden Arts Centre, London
The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall; Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich
Paul Thek: Selected Drawings 1966 – 1988, Alexander and Bonin, New York

1998
Paul Thek: Paintings, Works on Paper and Notebooks 1970 – 1988 The Arts Club of Chicago, IL

1995 Paul Thek: The wonderful world that almost was, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona; Kunsthalle Zürich/ Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich; MAC, galeries contemporaines des musées de Marseille, Marseille
Etchings, XX Multiple Gallerie, Rotterdam

1993
Paul Thek: Skulpturen und Zeichnungen 1964-1976, Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich
Paul Thek: Paintings of the 1970's and 1980's, Brooke Alexander, New York

1992
Paul Thek: Sculpture and Drawings, Castello Di Rivara

1991
Paul Thek: Newspaper and Notebook Drawings, Brooke Alexander, New York
Galerie Jollenbeck, Cologne

1990
Paul Thek: Sculpture 1965-1976, Brooke Alexander, New York
Galerie Samy Kinge, Paris

1989
Paul Thek: The Technological Reliquaries, The Clocktower Gallery, New York

1988
Some New Works, Mokotoff Gallery, New York
Paul Thek: Selected Works 1987-1988, Brooke Alexander, New York
Paul Thek, Greenville County Museum of Art, SC

1987
Mokotoff Gallery, New York

1984
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York

1982
Little Paintings, Galerie Samy Kinge, Paris

1981
A Procession in Honor of Aesthetic Progress, Galerie Jollenbeck, Cologne
cityscapes, seascapes, other ideas, etc., Brooks Jackson Gallery Iolas, New
York

1981
Drugs, Kruiden van hemel en hel, Museum voor Land en Volkenkunde, Rotterdam
The Personal Effects of the Pied Piper, Brooks Jackson Gallery Iolas, New York
Galleria Fante di Spada, Rome

1980
Small Paintings, Brooks Jackson Gallery Iolas, New York

1978
Jack's Procession: What's Going on Here?, Lijnbaancentrum, Rotterdam

1977
Paul Thek/Processions, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of
Pennsylvania

1976
The Personal Effects of the Pied Piper, Galerie Alexandre Iolas, Paris

1973
Galerie Staehli-Langenbacher und Wankmüller, Lucerne
Ark, Pyramid-Easter, Kunstmuseum, Lucerne
Ark, Pyramid-Christmas, Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum der Stadt Duisburg, Duisburg

1972
A Station of the Cross, Galerie M.E. Thelen, Essen

1971
Stable Gallery, New York
Pyramid/A Work in Progress, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

1970
Creche, Mickery Galerie Loenensloot, Loenen, The Netherlands

1969
The Procession/The Artist's Co-op, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Fishman, Stable Gallery, New York
The Procession/Easter in a Pear Tree, Mickery Galerie, Loenersloot, The Netherlands
Work in Progress at Brusseler Platz, sponsored by Galerie M.E. Thelen, Essen

1968
A Procession in Honor of Aesthetic Progress: Objects Theoretically to Wear, Carry, Pull or Wave, Galerie M.E. Thelen, Essen

1967
The Tomb, Stable Gallery, New York
The Tomb-Death of a Hippie, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

1966
Pace Gallery, New York

1964
Stable Gallery, New York

1963
Galleria 88, Rome

1957
Mirrell Gallery, Miami

Selected Group Exhibitions

2005
Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York

2004
Klütterkammer, Institute of Contemporary Art, London
Kolumba, Diözesanmuseum, Cologne

2003
Fuiro Uso 2003 “Great Expectations”, Associazione Culturale Arte Nova, Pescara, Italy
Global Village: The 1960s, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Paul Thek and Peter Hujar, Kunstparterre, München
My People Were Fair…, Team, New York

2003
A document made by Paul Thek and Edwin Klein, Janos Gat Gallery, New York

2002
Imagine, You Are Standing Here in Front Of Me., Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam
My Head Is On Fire But My Heart Is Full Of Love, The Modern Institute, Glasgow
Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen
The Object Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
From the Observatory, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
Manifesto, or: Emotion – what is this? Early Standards since 1960, Galerie Daniel Blau, München, Germany

2001
The Devil is in the Details, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston
Painting at the Edge of the World, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
(Self) Portraits, Alexander and Bonin, New York
A Baroque Party: Moments of Theatrum Mundi in Contemporary Art,
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Prodigal Prodigy, White box, New York

2000
Face To Face: works on paper from The Museum Overholland Collections, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Sweet’N Low, presented by Mixed Greens and Kenny Schachter/Rove, New York
Full Serve, presented by Mixed Greens and Kenny Schacter/Rove, New York

1999
Circa 1968, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal

1998
From Warhol to Mapplethorpe: Three Decades of Art at ICA, Institute of
Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania

1997
Belladonna, Institute Contemporary Arts, London
Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, New York

1996
Bringing It All Back Home, Gracie Mansion/Fred Dorfman Projects, New York

1995
Sacred Geometry, Galerie des Beaux-Arts Galerij, Brussels
Duck!, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York

1994
Contemporary Art from the Collection of the Federation of Migros
Cooperatives. Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Zürich
Drawn in the 1970's, Brooke Alexander, New York
Significant Losses, The Art Gallery, University of Maryland at College Park

1993
Abject Art: Repulsion and Desire in American Art. Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Already Buddha, Greenville County Museum of Art, SC
Nachtschattengewachse/The Nightshade Family. Museum Fredericianum,
Kassel (catalogue with text by Diedrich Diedrichsen, Jan Avgikos, and Veit Loers).
Sculpture & Multiples, Brooke Alexander, New York
Vito Acconci, Bruce Nauman, Paul Thek, Brooke Alexander Editions, New York
Wiederbegegnung mit Unbekanntem. Ein Rundgang, Erzbischofliches Diozesanmuseum (catalogue)

1992
Drawings, Brooke Alexander, New York

1992
Mssr. B's Curio Shop, Thread Waxing Space, New York
Word & Image, Brooke Alexander Editions, New York

1991
(Dis)member, on the Hundredth Anniversary of Gericault's Death, Simon Watson, New York

1990
Word as Image: American Art 1960-1990, Milwaukee Art Museum;
Oklahoma City Art Museum; The Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston,
(catalogue with essays by Russel Bowman, Dean Sobel, and Gerry Biller)
Contemporary Assemblage: The Dada and Surrealist Legacy, LA Louver, Los Angeles
Fragments, Parts, Wholes: Body and Culture, White Columns, New York
human concern/personal torment: The Grotesque in American Art Revisited* (*after the exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1969), Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York. Traveled to Phyllis Kind
Gallery, Chicago (1991)

1987
The Success of Failure, Independent Curators Incorporated, Exhibition
traveled to: Laumeier Sculpture Garden and Park, St. Louis; University Art Gallery, North Texas State University, Denton; Johnson Gallery, Middlebury College, VT; and University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson
The Pyramid Show, Mokotoff Gallery, New York

1986
Chambre d'Amis Museum van Heedendaagse Kunst, Ghent (catalogue)

1985
The Gathering of the Avantgarde: The Lower East Side, Kenkelba House,
New York
18th International Bienal of Sao Paulo

1984
Content: A Contemporary Focus 1974-1984, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

1983
Urban Pulses: The Artists and the City, Pittsburgh Plan for Art
New Art at the Tate Gallery 1983, The Tate Gallery, London

1982
Tendenzan der Americanischen Zeichung, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich
Tableaux. Nine Contemporary Sculptors. Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (catalogue with text by Michael R. Klein and Robert Stearn).

1981
Drawing Distinctions, American Drawings of the Seventies Louisiana
Museum of Modern Art, Denmark. Traveled to Kunsthalle Basel; Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich; Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen
Westkunst: Zeitgenossische Kunst seit 1939, Messehalen, Cologne (catalogue)
Herbs from Heaven and Hell, Museum voor Land en Volkenkunde, Rotterdam, traveling exhibition
Contemporary Art Since 1939, (Death of a Hippie), International Exhibition, Cologne
Figurative Sculpture, The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY

1981
Continuous Creation, Rooms by Robert Filliou, Bruce Lacey and Jill Bruce, Anna Opperman, Paul Thek, Serpentine Gallery, London

1980
Art of the 70s, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice (catalogue)
Tedenzen amerikanischer Zeichnung in den siebziger Jahren, Kunsthalle Basel, Kunstverein, Switerland
A Feast for the Eyes, Hecksher Museum, Huntington, New York

1976
La Biennale di Venezia, Venice (catalogue)

1974
Galleria Schmela, Florence

1973
Documenta 5, Kassel (catalogue)
Galerie M. E. Thelen, Cologne (catalogue)

1971
Funf Sampler, Wuppertal: Von der Heydt Museum
Continuing Surrealism, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA (catalogue with essay by Lawrence Urutia)
Depth and Presence, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (catalogue)
The Riderless Boat, Willard Gallery, New York

1970
Figures/Environments, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (Circulated in the United States) catalogue with essay by Dean Swanson.

1969
Human Concern/Personal Torment-The Grotesque in American Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (catalogue with essay by Robert Doty)
Kunst der sechziger Jahre, Collection Ludwig, Wallraff-Richartz-Museum, Cologne (catalogue)
Galerie 20, Amsterdam

1968 The Obsessive Image 1960-1968, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Documenta 4, Kassel
Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

1967
The Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Paintings and Sculpture, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh (catalogue)

1966
Art in the Mirror, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Contemporary American Still Life, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (Circulated in the United States and Canada)

1965
The Other Tradition, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (catalogue with essay by G.R. Swensen)