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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

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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upcoming solo exhibitions

2021 kaufmann repetto, New York

 

Selected solo exhibitions

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

2018 The Conscientious Objector, curated by Lauren Mackler and Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, 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, curated by Juan Roselione-Valadez, Rubell Family Collection, Miami Painting @ the very edge of art, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut, Storrs, curated by Barry A. Rosenberg About Face, Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles, curated by Kristina Kite and Sarah Lehrer Graiwer JEFF, Grice Bench, Los Angeles Matters of Pattern, Skarskedt, New York Speed Space, Tif Sigfrids, Los Angeles, curated by Alexandra Gaty

2014 The Forever Now: Painting in the New Millennium, MoMA, New York, curated by Laura Hoptman with Margaret Ewing Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, curated by Franklin Sirmans and Nancy Meyer 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

Molzan graduated from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles with an MFA in 2009 and from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a BFA in 2001

 

prizes

Molzan was awarded the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York

ARTnews, 2018

Frieze, 2015

Flash Art, 2015

New York Times MoMA, 2014

Frieze, 2011

Kaleidoscope, 2011

Artforum, 2011

Artforum, 2010