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Dianna molzan: biography, selected museum exhibitions, public collections and shows at kaufmann repetto

 

biography

Dianna Molzan was born in 1972 in Tacoma. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

Dianna Molzan experiments with new sculptural approaches to painting while maintaining an anchor in classical materials such as creating a handle out of canvas or restricting the painting to only the stretcher bars. These new approaches allow Molzan to marry the high brow of canonical painting materials with kisch, or as curator Laura Hoptman called it in 2014, a contemporary “reenactment” of traditional painting.

 

selected museum exhibitions

Molzan’s solo museum exhibitions include Grand Tourist, ICA Boston (2012) and Bologna Meissen, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2011).

Recent group exhibitions in which Molzan’s work has been exhibited are Less is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design, ICA Boston (2019); The Conscientious Objector, curated by Lauren Mackler and Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, Mak Center, Los Angeles (2018); No Man’s Land: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington (2016); The Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (2016); Forever Now: Painting in the New Millennium, Museum of Modern Art, New York, curated by Laura Hoptman with Margaret Ewing (2014)

 

public collections

Her work is a part of numerous public collections including the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; ICA Boston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis; University of Chicago; Rubell Family Collection, Miami; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among others.

 

shows at Kaufmann Repetto

…and five, six, seven, eight, 2021, solo show at kaufmann repetto milan
Hubris, Pubis, Scatis, 2018, solo show at kaufmann repetto New York
Earthquake Weather, 2015, solo show at kaufmann repetto Milan
Limoz, 2015, solo show at kaufmann repetto Milan

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Selected solo exhibitions

2021
…and five, six, seven, eight, kaufmann repetto, New York

2019
Fizzz, Kristina Kite Gallery, Los Angeles

2018
Hubris, Pubis, Scatis, kaufmann repetto, New York

2017
Usurpico, kristina kite, Los Angeles

2015
Earthquake Weather, kaufmann repetto, Milan
Limoz, kaufmann repetto, Milan

2013
La Jennifer, Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles

2012
Grand Tourist, ICA Boston, Boston

2011
Bologna Meissen, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

2009
The Case of the Strand, Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles
A Diamond in the Square, USC Roski Gallery, Los Angeles

 

Selected group exhibitions

2020
Vent’anni – Twenty Years, 20th anniversary exhibition, kaufmann repetto, Milan

2019
Less Is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design, ICA boston, Boston

2018
The Conscientious Objector
, MAK Center for Art And Architecture, Los Angeles
Gallery share, presented by Kristina Kite Gallery, Park View, Los Angeles

2017
Gallery share, presented by Kristina Kite Gallery, Park View, Los Angeles

2016
NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, National Museum of Women in The Arts, Washington
South Loop, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago The Campaign for Art, SFMOMA, San Francisco

2015
NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami
Painting @ the very edge of art, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut, Storrs
About Face, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles
JEFF, Grice Bench, Los Angeles
Matters of Pattern, Skarskedt, New York
Speed Space, Tif Sigfrids, Los Angeles

2014
The Forever Now: Painting in the New Millennium, MoMA, New York
Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles
Animal Mineral Vegetable, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
Another Cat’s Show, 356 Mission, Los Angeles
The White Album, Richard Telles, Los Angeles

2013
Xstraction, The Hole, New York
Expanding the Field of Painting, ICA Boston, Boston
Painter Painter, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

2012
The Piano Lesson, Vilma Gold, London
Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection, Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid
Il Regalo, Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles

2011
The Rose-Colored Room, Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles
Progression Minus Progress, Romer Young Gallery, San Francisco
All of this and nothing, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

2010
How Soon Now, Rubell Family Collection, Miami

2009
Rogue Wave ’09: 10 Artists from Los Angeles, LA Louver, Venice
CAA Los Angeles MFA Exhibition, USC Helen Lindhurst Fine Arts Gallery, Los Angeles

2008
Some Paintings, LA Weekly Annual Biennial, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles

 

Public collections

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Chicago
Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

awards and grants
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York Education

education
2009
MFA, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

2001
BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

ARTnews, 2018

Frieze, 2015

Flash Art, 2015

New York Times MoMA, 2014

Frieze, 2011

Kaleidoscope, 2011

Artforum, 2011

Artforum, 2010