Statement

Curriculum Vitae

Catalog excerpts

Interview

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Born 1956, Santa Monica, California
Lives in Berkeley, California

EDUCATION

1979 BA University of California, Berkeley
1984 MFA University of California, Berkeley


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
John Zurier: Stars without distance, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm
John Zurier: West of the Future, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY

2014
John Zurier: Matrix 255, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley
John Zurier: Recent Paintings, Lawrence Markey, San Antonio, TX

2013
Knowledge is a blue naiveté, Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany
John Zurier: A spring a thousand years ago, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY
John Zurier: Watercolors, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

2012
John Zurier: Paintings, Patrick De Brock Gallery, Knokke-Heist, Belgium

2011
John Zurier: Paintings and Watercolors, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

2010
John Zurier: White Paintings/Night Paintings, Peter Blum Gallery, New York
John Zurier: Nordic Paintings, Galeria Javier Lopez, Madrid, Spain

2009
John Zurier, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2008
John Zurier: Night Paintings, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2007
John Zurier: Paintings, Galeria Javier López, Madrid, Spain
John Zurier: Paintings, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY

2005
John Zurier: New Paintings, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
John Zurier: New Paintings, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2003
John Zurier, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
John Zurier: Oblaka, Peer, London, UK

2002
Broken Fragments: New Monotypes on Linen and Paper, Aurobora Press,
         San Francisco, CA

2001
John Zurier, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
John Zurier, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

2000
John Zurier: Paintings 1997–1999, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

1999
John Zurier: Monotypes, Aurobora Press, San Francisco, CA

1994
John Zurier: Abstract Paintings, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

1990
John Zurier: Monotypes, Concourse Gallery, Bank of America World
        Headquarters, San Francisco, CA

1989
John Zurier: New Paintings, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

1986
John Zurier, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

1985
John Zurier, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

1984
John Zurier, Dana Reich Gallery, San Francisco, CA
John Zurier, Sun Gallery, Hayward, CA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2012
30th São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo, Brazil (September)
Drawing a Line in the Sand, Peter Blum Gallery, New York

2011
El Genet Blau (The Blue Rider), JiM Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain
Life of the World to Come: Twist and Shout, NIAD Gallery, Richmond CA

2010
Black and White, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY
California Biennial, Orange County Musuem of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Le Tableau, Cheim and Read Gallery, New York, NY
Jack Davidson, Laurie Reid, John Zurier, Pulliam Gallery, Portland, OR
Rare and Unreleased, NIAD Gallery, Richmond, CA

2009
Evergreen: Green Paintings, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Trans: Form/Color, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Monochrome, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
Diminuendo & Crescendo: Small Works Exhibition, San Francisco Studio School    
        Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Galaxy: A Hundred or So Stars Visible to the Naked Eye, Berkeley Art Museum,
        University of California, Berkeley, CA
TRANSformal, Pharmaka, Los Angeles, CA
Luminous Room, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Pintura Abstracta, Galeria Javier López, Madrid, Spain
Surface and Substance, San Francisco Studio School Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The 7th Gwangju Biennial: 2008 Annual Report, Gwangju, South Korea
to: Night, Hunter College Art Gallery, New York, NY, in conjunction with “Van Gogh
        and the Colors of the Night” at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY
To Be Looked At, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2007
X-tra: Kunstler der Galerie, Galerie Claus Semerak, Munich, Germany
Trans: Abstraction, Weltraum, Munich, Germany
CCA: 100 Years in the Making, Oakland Museum of California
Color/Construct: John Zurier / Tomas Vinson, Wade Wilson Art, Houston, TX
Contemporary Art: Gifts from the Alex Katz Foundation, Colby College Museum of
         Art, Waterville, MA
Selections from Concrete, H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery, El Centro College,
         Dallas, TX

2006
Line and Surface: Works on Paper, Peter Blum Gallery, New York, NY
The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, New Langton Arts, San Francisco, CA
Some, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Close Proximity: Works of Intimate Scale, Wade Wilson Art, Houston, TX
Some Light, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Introductions, Wade Wilson Art, Houston TX

2005
Motion Picture: Videos by 18 Artists, De Young Museum, San Francisco , CA
Bay Area Bazaar, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, OR

2004
Specific Light, Eugene Binder Gallery, Marfa, TX
Turning Corners, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Array, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Gallery Artists, Chac Mool Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2003
Exodus: Between Promise and Fulfillment, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, England
(Some) Paintings, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2002
Painted Color, Chac Mool Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Whitney Biennial 2002, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
John Zurier, Robert Ryman, Joseph Marioni: Painting, Larry Becker Contemporary Art,
         Philadelphia, PA
XXL, Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA

2001
(Some)Prints, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
Minimalism: Then and Now, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Selected Artists, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

1999
A Quiet Storm, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Paintings, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX
Beholding Beauty, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

1998
Undercurrents and Overtones: Contemporary Abstract Painting, Oliver Art Center,
          California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
Paintings, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
Practice and Process: New Painterly Abstraction in California, Armory Center for the
         Arts, Pasadena and the Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

1996
Abstraction Absolved: Ten Bay Area Painters, Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
New Talent New Ideas, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY
Paintings, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
Three Painters: Anne Appleby, Gregg Renfrow, John Zurier, Arts Benicia Center,
         Benicia, CA

1993
Drawing First, Southern Exposure Gallery at Project Artaud, San Francisco, CA
Donald Feasel, Philip Morsberger, John Zurier: Recent Paintings, Shasta College
         Gallery, Redding, CA
Artists’ Self-Portraits in Black and White by Eighty-six West Coast Artists, Edith
         Caldwell Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Chad Buck, Dan Connally, John Zurier, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA

1992
Three Painters: Donald Feasel, Philip Morsberger, John Zurier, Pro Arts Gallery,
        Oakland, CA
Drawing Room, Nexus Gallery, Berkeley, CA

1990

Chain Reaction Six, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Fifteen Artists of Gallery Paule Anglim, Shasta College Gallery, Redding, CA

1989 Invitational Print Exhibition, National Institute of Arts and Disabilities,
        Richmond, CA

1988
Sixteen Young Bay Area Artists, Colorado State University Art Gallery,
         Fort Collins, CO

1986
Monotypes: Garner Tullis Workshop, Pace Editions, New York, NY
Garner Tullis Workshop, Gallery au Poisson Rouge, Praz/Vully, Switzerland
Expressive Abstraction, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
Gallery Artists, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
ProArts Annual, ProArts Gallery, Oakland, CA

1985
The Art of Collaboration: Monotypes from the Studios of Garner Tullis, California
        State University, San Bernadino, CA; traveled to Western Washington State
        University Art Gallery
Teachers and Pupils, Anna Gardner Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA

1984
Three Pick Four, University of California, San Francisco, CA
MFA/UCB/1984, University Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

1983
Hayward Area Forum of the Arts Annual, Centennial Hall, Hayward, CA

1980
Painting and Drawings, Philippe Bonnafont Gallery, San Francisco, CA

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, California
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine
Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Microsoft Corporation Art Collection, Redmond, Washington
Oakland Museum of California
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California
University of California, San Francisco at Mission Bay, San Francisco, California
Principia College, Elsah, Illinois

SELECTED BILBIOGRAPHY

2011
Kenneth Baker, “John Zurier, Paintings and Watercolors,” San Francisco Chronicle, October 22, 2011
Christopher Knight, “California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art,” Los Angeles Times, Jan 6, 2011

2010
Doug Harvey, “Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Biennial?” LA Weekly, Nov 18, 2010
Michael Wilson, “Le Tableau,” Time Out New York / Issue 777 : Aug 19–25, 2010
Robert C. Morgan, “Le Tableau at Cheim and Read,” Artcritical.com July 23, 2010
Roberta Smith, “Le Tableau: French Abstraction and Its Affinities” The New York Times, July 2, 2010

2009
Kenneth Baker, “Abstracts Comingle Well at Meridian,” San Francisco Chronicle, November 28, 2009
Melissa Feldman, “John Zurier, Gallery Paule Anglim,” Frieze, Issue 125, September 2009
Bruno Fazzolari, “John Zurier & John Beech,” Stretcher Reviews, San Francisco, CA Stretcher.org

2008
To: Night (Contemporary Representations of the Night) (catalog), curated by Joachim Pissarro, Mara Hoberman, Julia Moreno
The 7th Gwangju Biennial: 2008 Annual Report (catalog), curated by Okwui Enwezor, et al.
John Zurier Night Paintings: 20078-2008 (catalog), Larry Becker Contemporary Art Philadelphia, PA
Edith Newhall, “A Larry Becker Show Hail the Hue,” The Philadelphia Enquirer, July 25, 2008
___.“Night Paintings,” The Philadelphia Enquirer, March 20, 2008

2007
Roberta Smith, “John Zurier: Paintings," The New York Times, May 18, 2007
Kenneth Baker, “Good, Bad, Ugly at Langton,” San Francisco Chronicle, February 17, 2007

2005
John Zurier New Paintings 2005 (catalog), Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
Joe Fyfe, “John Zurier at Larry Becker,” Art in America, November 2005
Prajakti Jayavant, “John Zurier, New Paintings at Gallery Paule Anglim,” Stretcher.org
Kenneth Baker, “Zurier at Anglim,” San Francisco Chronicle, June 18, 2005
Edith Newhall, “Paint in a Bottle,” The Philadelphia Enquirer, April, 15, 2005

2003
EXODUS: between promise and fulfillment (catalog), Essay by Anthony Downey, Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England
Matthew Arnatt & David Molin, 100 Reviews, Alberta Press, London, England, April 2003
Kenneth Baker, “Zurier’s Quiet Brush,” San Francisco Chronicle, October 25, 2003
Adrian Searle, “Lost in Space,” The Guardian UK, July 15, 2003

2002
Whitney Biennial 2002, (catalog), Lawrence Rinder et al., Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, 2002
Kenneth Baker, “The Possibility of an Image,” San Francisco Chronicle, December 22, 2002 (Interview)
Nancy Princenthal, “Whither the Whitney Biennial,” Art in America, June 2002
Al Aronowitz, Column Seventy, The Blacklisted Journalist, April 1, 2002
Roberta Smith, “Bad News for Art at the Whitney Biennial”, The New York Times, March 31, 2002
Michel Moutot, “La Biennale du Whitney Museum descend dans Central Park”, Agence France-Presse, 09 mars 2002
Jerry Saltz, “American Bland Stand”, Village Voice, March 7th, 2002
Mercedes Vicente, “La Biennal de Whitney,” La Vanguardia, March 7, 2002
Edward Sozanski, “Three Painters,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 1, 2002

2001
Kenneth Baker, “Louise Fishman/John Zurier,” San Francisco Chronicle, April 14, 2001
Jessie Hamlin, “John Zurier Captures Joy in Fields of Color,” San Francisco Chronicle, April 4, 2001

2000
John Zurier Paintings 1997-1999 (catalog), Interview with Lawrence Rinder, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA
David Bonetti, “John Zurier’s New Work at Gallery Paule Anglim,” San Francisco Examiner, January 12, 2000
Kenneth Baker, “Painting’s Move Toward the Vanishing Point,” San Francisco Chronicle, January 8, 2000

1999
Kenneth Baker, “Zurier’s Wavering Lines of Uncertainty,” San Francisco Chronicle, March 20, 1999

1998
Practice and Process: New Painterly Abstraction in California (catalog), Introduction by Jay Belloli and Jeff Nathanson, Armory Center for the Arts and the Richmond Art Center, Pasadena and Richmond, CA, 1998
Claire Wolf Krantz, “Practice and Process,” SEE, September-October, 1998
David Bonetti, “Abstraction is Back,” San Francisco Examiner, October 22, 1998
___. “Ten Takes on Painterly Abstraction ,” San Francisco Examiner, August 11, 1998
Peter Frank, Essence in Purity, Practice and Process, LA Weekly, March 27-April 2, 1998
Victoria Martin, “Practice and Process: New Painterly Abstraction at the Armory Center for the Arts,” Artweek, April 1998,
Volume 29, Number 4
William Wilson, “Pasadena Armory Showcases California Abstractionists,” Los Angeles Times, March 30, 1998

1996
Abstraction Absolved: Ten Bay Area Painters (catalog), Introduction by Keith Lachowicz, Mills College Art Gallery, Oakland, CA, 1996
David Bonetti, “Return of the Abstract at Mills College,” San Francisco Examiner, December 6, 1996
Laurie Bretthauer, Charting Butterfly Politics, NY Soho Arts Magazine, November 1996, Number 4
Mary Hull Webster, “Anne Appleby, Gregg Renfrow and John Zurier at Arts Benicia,” Artweek, April 1996, Volume 27, Number 4
Benny Shaboy, Interview with John Zurier, studioNOTES, January/March 1996, Issue 10

1994
Kenneth Baker, “Reviews: John Zurier at Paule Anglim,” Artnews, October 1994, Vol.93, No.8
___., “John Zurier at Anglim,” San Francisco Chronicle, August 13, 1994

1993
Kenneth Baker, “Abstract Painting at Anglim,” San Francisco Chronicle, January 20, 1993

1992
Kenneth Baker, “Three Painters at Oakland Show,” San Francisco Chronicle, December 24, 1992
Samantha Simpson, Three Abstract Painters, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA (brochure), November 25, 1992

1990
Kenneth Baker, “Zurier’s Monotypes at Bank of America,” San Francisco Chronicle, September 20, 1990

1989
Kenneth Baker, “Forthright, Bold Abstracts,” San Francisco Chronicle, June 17, 1989

1986
Garner Tullis Workshop: Monotypes (catalog), Introduction by Memory Holloway, Galerie Au Poisson Rouge, Praz/Vully, Switzerland, 1986
Jamie Brunson, “A Sense of Spiritual Metaphor,” Artweek, November 29, 1986, Volume 17, Number 40
Charles Shere, “Strong Statement for Expressive Abstraction,” Oakland Tribune, November 27, 1986
___. “Vitality Spills Out from Canvases of Young Bay Artists,” Oakland Tribune, February 4, 1986

1985
Charles Shere, “Pro Arts Stages Welcome Revival of Juried Annual,” Oakland Tribune, December 24, 1985
Rebecca Solnit, “A Familiar Future,” Artweek, July 13, 1985, Volume 16, Number 25
Richard Ames, “John Zurier at Pamela Auchincloss Gallery,” Santa Barbara California News Press, October. 12, 1985