(b. 1975 in Hampton, Virginia)
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

Education

1998
Ohio State University, OH, BFA

Solo Exhibitions

2016
MDD, Museum Dhondt- Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
Misako and Rosen, Tokyo, Japan
Time Stopped, Time Started, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY

2015
Ten Years of Richard Aldrich from the Collection of Bob Nickas, White Columns, New York, NY

2014
dépendance, Brussels, Belgium
Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2013
Twins, Misako and Rosen, Tokyo, Japan
The Words of Tuck Tuck Tuck, Karma, New York, NY
Forget Your Dreams, All You Need is Love / A Day in the Life, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY

2012
Half of What I Say, dépendance, Brussels, Belgium

2011
New Work: Richard Aldrich, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Once I Was…, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY
Museo, Corvi-Mora, London, United Kingdom
Richard Aldrich and the 19th Century French Painting, Contemporary Art Museum St.
Louis, St Louis, MI (cat)

2010
Slide Paintings, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA
Misako and Rosen, Tokyo, Japan

2009
dépendance, Brussels, Belgium
Art Statement, Art I 40 I Basel, Switzerland
Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY

2008
Narrative with 5 Characters, Corvi-Mora, London, United Kingdom

2007
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA
Paintings, Roger Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2006
Corvi-Mora, London, United Kingdom

2004
Oliver Kamm/5BE Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015
Teoría del Duende, Centro Federico Garcia Lorca, Granada, Spain
Works on Paper, Greene Naftali, New York, NY
The Radiants, curated by Jacob King and UNITED BROTHERS, Bortolami, New York, NY
New Acquisitions, The University of Manchester, The Whitworth, Manchester, United Kingdom

2014
The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, Museum of Modern
Art, New York, NY
Hypothesis for an Exhibition, Dominique Lévy, New York (cat)
Biennale of Painting: The Touch of the Painter, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
Abstract Possibilies 2, Bjorkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
The Hawker, Carlos/Ishikawa, London, United Kingdom
Stars + Stripes: American Art of the 21st Century from the Goldberg Collection, touring
2014 – 2016, Museum & Galleries of NSW, New South Wales, Australia
Outside the Lines, Contemporary Art Museum of Houston, Houston, TX

2013
My Crippled Friend, Columbus College of Art and Design, Ohio
Why Not Live For Art? II, Tokyo City Opera, Tokyo, Japan
Roving Signs, Mathew Marks, New York, NY
10 Years, Wallspace, New York, NY
Inevitable Figuration, Pecci Center for Contemporary Art, Prato, Italy (cat)
LAT. 41° 7′ N., LONG. 72° 19′ W, Martos Gallery, East Marion, NY

2012
Out Of The Blue, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY
Twenty Years After, Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
September, Misako and Rosen, Tokyo, Japan
If There Would Be a Face, This Would Be a Cat, dépendance, Brussels, Belgium
Soundworks, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, United Kingdom
How Do It Know, Essex Street, New York, NY
Contemporary Painting, 1960 to the Present: Selections from the SFMoMA Collection,
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Risk + Reward, Foster Gallery at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI

2011
The 2011 Bridgehampton Biennial, Martos Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
Straw, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Catalogue of the Exhibition, Triple V Gallery, Paris, France
Time Again, Sculpture Center, New York, NY (cat)
With One Color, Van de Weghe Fine Art, New York, NY
Provisional Painting, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London, United Kingdom
Five Easy Pieces, Galeria Franco Noero, Turin, Italy
Creating the New Century: Contemporary Art From the Dicke Collection, Dayton Art
Institute, Dayton, OH (cat)
Rational Abstraction, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela,
Spain (cat)

2010
Painting Extravaganza, Cardi Black Box, Milan, Italy
Re-Dressing, Bortolami, New York, NY
New Work From New York, Golden Gallery, Chicago, IL
Gradation, Portugal Arte 10, Lisbon, Portugal
Next Generation, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Le Tableau, Cheim and Read, New York, NY
Exhibition #3, The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NY
Feint Art, Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
Whitney Biennial 2010, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (cat)
Off The Wall, Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Gustavsberg, Sweden (cat)

2009
Doors, Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain
Besides, With, Against, and Yet: Abstraction and The Ready-Made Gesture, The
Kitchen, New York, NY
Cave Painting Installment #1, Gresham’s Ghost, New York, NY
Richard Aldrich, Zak Prekop, Lesley Vance, Roger Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
My Summer Show, Galerie LeLong, New York, NY
Abstractionists Unite! Who Give You Just Enough To Last a Lifetime, The Glendale
College of Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
Cave Painting, PSM Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Collection of…, White Columns, New York, NY
Strip/Stripe, The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NY
House Call, Three’s Company, New York, NY

2008
Sphinxx, Modern Art, London, United Kingdom
Catawampus (for H.D.), Midway Contemporary Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (cat)
Here’s Why Patterns, Here’s Why Patterns, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, Japan
Bob Nickas -Recent Acquisitions, Gifts and Works from Various Exhibitions 1985-2008,
White Columns, New York, NY
Black Noise, Centre National Édition Art Image, Chatou, France

2007
Black Noise, MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland
Catawampus (for H.D.), Shane Campbell, Chicago, IL
People Take Pictures of Each Other, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, MA
Laying Bricks, Wallspace, New York, NY
Bastard Creature, Palais De Tokyo, Paris, France
Abstract Paintings and a Sculpture, Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY
Richard Aldrich & Meredyth Sparks, Elizabeth Dee, New York, NY
Beneath the Underdog, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
Painting as Fact, Fact as Fiction, de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich, Switzerland (cat)
M R A I T C T H A A N M D Y, The Mandrake, Los Angeles, CA
The Back Room, Celda Contemporánea, Mexico City, Mexico

2006
Bunch Alliance and Dissolve, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH (cat)
Music is a Better Noise, P.S.1, New York, NY
Flesh Records, Haswellediger, New York, NY
An Ongoing Low-Grade Mystery, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York NY
Endless Summer, West London Projects, London, United Kingdom
Audio, Cabinet des Estampes, Geneva, Switzerland
Surfing the Surface, Galleria Paolo Bonzano, Rome, Italy
Supports, Roger Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA

2005
Richard Aldrich + Paul-Aymar Mourgue d’Algue, Galleria Paolo Bonzano, Rome, Italy
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA
Lesser New York, Fia Backstrom Production, Brooklyn, NY
Greater New York 2005, P.S.1, New York, NY (cat)
KA/VH:RA/AG, Oliver Kamm/5BE Gallery, New York, NY
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, CA

2003
The Club in the Shadow, Kenny Schachter Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Performances

2013
An American Tuk Tuk in Paris, Green Tea Gallery, Paris, France

2012
A Ridding, Regina Rex, Brooklyn, NY

2011
Mandolin, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Bibliography

2015
“The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World,” Aran H. Merjan
Freize, April, 2015
“Painting Now,” Suzanne Hudson, Thames & Hudson, 2015
“Formal Attires,” David Geers, “Freize, March, 2015
“Seeing it Now,” Mary Ann Caws, The Brooklyn Rail, March, 2015
“Forever Now Tomorrow,” Barbara Rose, The Brooklyn Rail, March, 2015
“Structure Rising: On MoMA’s Painting Survey,” David Salle, ArtNews, March, 2015
“In The Studio: Richard Aldrich,” Ross Simonini, Art in America, February 2015

2014
“The Paintbrush in the Digital Era,” Roberta Smith, The New York Times, December
11, 2014
“The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World,” Laura Hoptman.
MoMA, New York, 2014
“The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World,” Margaret Ewing.
MoMA, New York, 2014
“It’s Not About What This Painting Does,” Richard Aldrich, Mousse Magazine,
December, 2014
“Goings On About Town,” The New Yorker, July 21, 2014
“Hypothesis for an Exhibition,” Begum Yasar, Dominque Lévy, 2014
“Painting is a Painting is a Painting,” Ben Eastham, Elephant, Spring, 2014
“Richard Aldrich,” Cynthia Nadelman, Artnews, February, 2014

2013
“The Inevitable Figuration,” Davide Ferri, Silvana Editoriale, 2013
“Goings On About Town,” The New Yorker, August 12, 2013
“Bull Tongue,” Thurston Moore, Byron Coley, Arthur Magazine, April 2013
“Richard Aldrich and Josh Brand,” Andrew Long, Doingbird, Winter 2013

2012
“September,” Satoru Nagoya, Flash Art, November, 2012
“Progression of Forms: The Art of Daan Van Golden,” Richard Aldrich, Artforum,
Summer 2012
“Neo-Modern,” David Geers, October, Winter 2012

2011
“Vitamin P2,” Jonathon Griffin, Phaidon, 2011
“Catalogue of the Exhibition 1984-2011,” Bob Nickas, 2nd Cannons Publications, 2011
“Richard Aldrich “Once I Was…” at Bortolami…”, Will Heninrich, NY Observer,
September 27, 2011
“Richard Aldrich,” Mark Prince, Art in America, September, 2011
“Time Again,” Katie Kitamura, Art Monthly, July-August, 2011
“Time Again,” Roberta Smith, New York Times, July 7, 2011
“Despite Their Dissimilar Features,” Forrest Nash, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2011
“Painting and Silence (Waving My Arms in the Air),” Laura Fried, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2011
“Abstraccion Racional,” Mariano Navarro, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, 2011
“Dear Picasso,” Ann Landi, Art News, May, 2011
“Provisional Painting,” Martin Coomer, Time Out London, May, 2011
“Time Again,” Fionn Meade, Sculpture Center, 2011
Critics Pick, Jerry Saltz, New York Magazine, April 25, 2011
Critics Picks, Anne Thompson, Artforum.com, 2011
“Creating the New Century: Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection,” Ellie
Bronson, Dayton Art Institute, 2011

2010
“New Abstract Painting,” Joanna Fiduccia, Michael Ned, Kaleidoscope, Winter, 2010
“Richard Aldrich,” Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Artforum, November, 2010
Christopher Knight, LA Times, October 1, 2010
“Focus: Richard Aldrich,” Natalie Haddad, Frieze, October, 2010
“Le Tableau: French Abstraction and Its Affinities,” Roberta Smith, The New York
Times, June 2, 2010
“Ready-Made Painting,” Barbara Buchmaier, Spike Art Quarterly, Summer, 2010
“Besides, With, Against, and Yet: Abstraction and the Ready-Made Gesture,” Caroline
Busta, May, Issue 03, 2010
“There Is No Such Thing as ‘Painting,” Isabelle Graw, Achim Hochdorfer, Texte Zur
Kunst, Issue 77, March, 2010
“Besides, With, Against, and Yet,” Morgan Falconer, Frieze, March, 2010
“Change We Can Believe In,” Jerry Saltz, New York Magazine, March 8, 2010
“Whitney Biennial 2010,” Fionn Meade, Whitney/Yale, 2010
“Besides, With, Against, and Yet,” Suzanne Hudson, Artforum, February, 2010
“MicroTate,” Tate Etc., Issue 18-Spring, 2010

2009
“The Artists’ Artist,” Artforum, December, 2009
“Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting,” Bob Nickas, Phaidon, 2009
“Provisional Painting,” Rubinstein Raphael, Art in America, May 2009
Kai Turner, ArtNews, May 2009
“Coming From Many Places,” interview by Alessandro Rabottini, Mousse, April/May, 2009
“Reviews Marathon, New York,” Joshua Mack, Art Review, April, 2009
“Openings: Richard Aldrich,” Scott Rothkopf, Artforum, April, 2009
“Richard Aldrich,” Michael Wilson, Artforum, March, 2009
Roberta Smith, The New York Times, February 6, 2009
The Brooklyn Rail, Nora Griffin, February, 2009
“Goings On About Town,” The New Yorker, January 26, 2009
“Week in Review: January 18, 2009,” Contemporary Art Daily,
contemporaryartdaily.com, January 18, 2009
“Questionnaire: Richard Aldrich is Serious!,” Alex Gartenfeld, Interviewmagazine.com
January 8, 2009
“New York Artists Dictionary Part 1,” Flash Art, January/February, 2009
“Reviews Marathon, London,” Martin Herbert, Art Review, January/February, 2009

2008
“Buoys, Props and Signs: Richard Aldrich & Lisa Williamson,” Michael Ned Holte,
Artlies.org, Winter 2008
“The Best of 2008,” Michael Ned Holte, Artforum, December, 2008
“Qu’est Que La Peinture Aujoud’hui?”, Judicael Lavrador, Beaux Arts Editions, 2008
Kitamura, Katie, Frieze.com, November 17, 2008
“Looking Back: Emerging Artists,” Connie Butler, Frieze, January/February, 2008

2007
“Our Favorite Shows and Artifacts,” Amra Brooks, LA Weekly, December 26, 2007
Must See Art, Amra Brooks, LA Weekly, December 12, 2007
Critic’s Picks, Christopher Bedford, Artforum.com, 2007
“Introducing,” Nuit Banai, Modern Painters, December 2007
“I Heart Information,” Anthony Huberman, Afterall, Autumn/Winter 2007
“Steven Parrino,” Bob Nickas, Artforum, September 2007
“In These Shows, the Material is the Message,” Roberta Smith, The New York Times,
August 10, 2007
“Build it High: Laying Bricks,” Tyler Cobum, Art Review, July and August 2007
“In the Borderland Between Abstraction and Figuration,” Joanna Persman, Svenska
Dagbladet, June 2, 2007
“A Show With Chutzpah,” Jennifer Landes, The East Hampton Star, May 2007
“Music is a Better Noise,” Mark Beasley, Frieze, April 2007
“Bunch Alliance and Dissolve,” Jennie Klein, Art Papers, March/April 2007
“Non-Specific Objects,” Jerry Saltz, Modern Painters, March 2007
“Viva,” Modern Painters, March 2007

2006
“Menace, Glitter and Rock in Visions of Dystopia,” Roberta Smith, The New York
Times, December 29, 2006
“Musical Chairs,” Sarah Kessler, Art Krush, December 13, 2006
“Raoul De Keyser,” Roberta Smith, The New York Times, November 17, 2006
“Richard Aldrich,” Lupe Nunez-fernandez, Saatchi Gallery, June 2006
“In Absence of the Figure,” Alissa Bennett, Michael Clifton, Issue Magazine, March
2006
“UT Artist in Residence Bienniel 2006,” Joe Fyfe, Catalog essay, 2006

2005
“Greater New York 2005,” Sarah Lewis, Catalog essay, 2005
“Dire Diary,” Jerry Saltz, The Village Voice, April 25, 2005
“Don’t Miss: Lesser New York,” Andrea Scott, Time Out New York, April 7, 2005
“Local Heroes,” Andrea Scott, Time Out New York, March 31, 2005
“KA/VH:RA/AG,” Roberta Smith, New York Times, March 18, 2005
“DJ Funnywalk,” interview by Sabrina Geshwandter, Knit Knit, 2005
“Beers for peers,” Michael Wilson, ArtForum Diary, March 16, 2005
Critics’ Picks, Michael Ned Holte, Artforum.com, 2005

2004
Andrea Scott, Time Out New York Magazine, July 7, 2004
Roberta Smith, The New York Times, July 2, 2004
“Panorama Pittura,” Andrea Bellini, Flash Art Italia, April 2004
“Dictionary of New York Painters,” Andrea Bellini, Sonia Campagnola, Flash Art Italia,
April 2004

Collections

New York Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Whitney Museum of American Art
The Whitworth Art Gallery