AHA!: Annual Hallwalls Auction 2018

auction catalog

Bruce Adams


Bruce Adams
Extemporal Series: Random 31, 2016
acrylic on paper
20 x 16 inches
$250 / $750
Bruce Adams is best known as a conceptually based figurative painter who references various painting styles. In exploring the act of painting, Adams peels back the layers of meaning inherent in art making and viewing. He has exhibited extensively regionally and internationally, and his work is included in numerous private, corporate, and museum collections including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Castellani Museum, UB Anderson Gallery, and Burchfield-Penney Art Center. In 2007 Adams was given an extensive mid-career survey exhibition titled Bruce Adams, Half Life 1980-2006 at the UB Anderson Gallery. In 2016. His most recent completed body of work titled Myths and Lies was exhibited in a solo exhibition at the Castellani Museum in 2014.
Joan Linder


Joan Linder
Cacti, 2015
ink on paper
14 x 11 inches
$350 / $950
Known for drawings packed with thousands, even hundreds of thousands of tiny, energized marks, Joan Linder’s large-scale images of quotidian subjects finds inspiration from her immediate surroundings through a processes of embodied observation. Past notable exhibitions include the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Kunstahallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark; the Aldrich Museum, the Gwanjgu Art Museum, the Bronx Museum, and the Queens Museum. She has received residency fellowships at Yaddo, Macdowell, Smack Mellon Studios and a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant. Linder is an Associate Professor of Art at University at Buffalo SUNY. She is represented by Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
Michael Snow


Michael Snow
Armes A Feu Non. Feux D\'artifice Oui, 1997
silkscreen print, Edition 365/500
22.5 x 16 inches
$150 / $300
Michael Snow was born in Toronto in 1928. He has been active as a visual artist and as a musician since 1948. His paintings, sculpture, films, videos, photoworks, holograms, bookworks and sound installations have been exhibited at, and are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York), The Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Tate (London), The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto) and many others. He has made many public sculptures, primarily in Toronto, such as Flight Stop (1979) at Eaton Centre, The Audience (1989) at Roger’s Centre and Lightline (2016) at the St. Regis Building. In 2018, his commissioned composition for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra premiered at the Winnipeg New Music Festival, Culturgest in Lisbon is exhibiting a retrospective of his sound-based gallery work and he will open Closed Circuit, an exhibition of sculpture at the Bilbao Guggenheim.
Guy Richards Smit


Guy Richards Smit
Trembling from the Mountain of Skulls series
watercolor and gouache on paper
9 x 9.5 inches
$175 / $500
For the last decade, Guy Richards Smit has been known for his paintings, video installations, musicals and performances exploring the themes of narcissism, desire, power and failure. Using pop cultural forms such as Stand Up comedy, Pop Music, Comic Books and paintings of newspaper front pages he’s conveyed a sharply observant cultural and political message with philosophical observations and humor.

Guy Richards Smit’s work has been seen at the Pompidou Center (2015) and in biennials in Havana, Valencia and at ARCOMadrid in 2008 and Dublin Contemporary in 2011. Solo exhibitions include The Grossmalerman Show at Pierogi Gallery (2014), Schroeder Romero & Shredder, New York, USA 2011; Fred [London] Ltd., London, UK 2009; Nausea 2, Premier Series, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA 2004; QED, Los Angeles, CA in 2006. He has received awards including the Penny McCall Foundation Award in 2004.
Adam Weekley


Adam Weekley
Untitled, 2018
marker and watercolor on paper
14 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches
$175 / $400
Adam Weekley is a multi-media artist who has lived and worked in Buffalo since 2001. Born and raised in West Virginia, Weekley often mines personal history when developing imagery and content for his installations, sculptures, paintings and drawings. He is an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Villa Maria College.
Ellen Carey


Ellen Carey
Ray Bands, 2003
color photogram
24 x 20 inches
$1,750 / $6,000
Courtesy the artist and JHB Gallery
Ellen Carey (1952-USA) is an educator, guest curator, independent scholar, and photographer-artist, whose experimental and unique pictures have been the subject of 55 one-person exhibitions and in over 400 group ones nationally and internationally (1976-2018), represented in major art and photography museums. Her work has been awarded grants—NEA and Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, she has lectured widely and her work is reproduced in books, brochures, and catalogues (www.ellencareyphotography.com). Dings, Shadows and Pulls is currently on view at The Amon Carter Museum of Amercian Art (ACMAA) while The Burchfield-Penney Art Center (BPAC) prepares for a retrospective Picture Nothing: The Experimental Photography of Ellen Carey 1977-2017 opening Ocotber 2018.
Kevin Noble


Kevin Noble
Up or Down, 1987
oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches
$300 / $1000
Wayne Gonzales


Wayne Gonzales
House and Mountain, 2008
silkscreen ink on plywood panel
17.75 x 17.75 inches
$1,800 / $4,000
Wayne Gonzales (b. 1957, New Orleans, LA) received his BA from University of New Orleans in Louisiana. Recent solo exhibitions include Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK, May 68, New York, and Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA. Recent group exhibitions include: Chaos and Awe, Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN (upcoming); Prospect 4, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA; and America is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Gonzales lives and works in New York.
Betty Tompkins


Betty Tompkins
Lost Without Love #2, 2015
acrylic on paper
5.5 x 7 inches; Women Words On Paper Series
$300 / $1,000
Betty Tompkins is an American painter living and working in New York City and Wayne County, PA. In addition to being represented by PPOW, she is represented by Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels and Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles and Palm Beach. Recent solo exhibitions include ”Virgins” at PPOW, “Small” at Marlborogh Contemporary, “WOMEN Words Stories and Phrases\\\" at Flag Art Foundation and Gavlak Gallery in Los Angeles and Palm Beach, 2014 Art Basel Feature with Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, “Real Ersatz” at BHQFUG. Group exhibitions include Eric Troncy’s curated exhibition at Almine Rech in Paris, “The Shell (Shapes Places And Portraits)” Gea Politi’s curated exhibition “Venganza”in Milan and Kendell Geers curated exhibition “Eureka” in Istanbul as well as A Drawing Show at Matthew Marks in NYC. and Alison Gingeras’s “Black Sheep Feminism” at Dallas Contemporary Her work is in the permanent collection of Centre Pompidou and the Brooklyn Museum.
Joseph Piccillo

LOT 10

Joseph Piccillo
Untitled, 2007
graphite on canvas
72 x 60 inches
$4,000 / $16,000
Joseph Piccillo received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Art Education at the State University College at Buffalo, where he has been an inspirational professor, notably having Robert Longo as a student who continued in Piccillo’s tradition of creating large scale drawings in charcoal. Piccillo is a man of few words whose work has been exhibited extensively across the U.S., many years being represented by the Betsy Rosenfield Gallery in Chicago. Grants and awards include a purchase award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 4 SUNY Research Fellowships, CAPS Fellowship, and National Endowment for the Arts. Among publications, his art was reviewed by Reagan Upshaw in Art in America in 1980 and by Grace Glueck for the New York Times in 1984. His work has been shown nationally and in Belgium, England, and Switzerland. He had solo exhibitions in the Burchfield Penney Art Center and Albright-Knox Art Gallery to great acclaim. A recent partial list of collectors includes 18 public collections, such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Brooklyn Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, and Albright-Knox Art Gallery; and 29 corporate collections, such as IBM, Guess? Jeans, and Microsoft.
Laurel Farrin

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Laurel Farrin
Prudence, 2003
15 x 11 inches
$150 / $500
Laurel Farrin received a B.F.A. from Ohio University-Athens and an M.F.A. from the University of Maryland. She was an artist-in-residence at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM; Yaddo, and the Millay Colony for the Arts, both in New York; and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Farrin received an individual artist grant from the Washington, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Exhibitions include Lesley Heller Gallery; NY, NY; Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY; The Bronx River Art Center; The Albany International Airport; Carroll Square Gallery, Wash. DC; Roswell Museum and Art Center; the Des Moines (Iowa) Art Center; the Florida Center for Contemporary Art in Tampa; Spaces in Cleveland, Ohio; Anton Gallery; the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Washington Project for the Arts, in Washington, D.C. Farrin is Associate Professor, Head, Painting and Drawing, University of Iowa
Erin Finley

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Erin Finley
Keying Cars: Bernini’s Daphne, 2015
ink, gouache, pen, watercolor on paper
14 x 11 inches
$350 / $1000
Erin Finley is a Canadian artist whose work has been exhibited at Hallwalls (Buffalo), Paul Petro (Toronto), Sarah Lawrence (New York), Queen’s University (Kingston), CBGB’s (New York), La Porte Peinte Centre Pour Les Arts (Burgundy), Allegheny College (Pennsylvania) and Femina Potens Gallery (San Francisco). She has received research support from the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, University of Calgary, Université du Québec a Montréal, and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Erin Finley teaches drawing at OCAD University in Toronto and obtained an MFA from the University of Calgary in 2004.
Laylah Ali

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Laylah Ali
Untitled (Portrait), 2017
mixed media on paper
7 x 5 inches
$1,200/ $5,000
Laylah Ali is an artist best known for her paintings of meticulously drawn, colorful, allegorical figures, including her long running “Greenheads series” and her recent paintings, “The Acephalous series.” Ali’s works are included in the permanent collections of numerous public institutions, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, among many others.
Michael Mararian

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Michael Mararian
Lygophobia—Fear Of Being In A Dark Place, 2013
acrylic on paper
9.25 x 9.25 inches
$300 / $1,000
Michael Mararian is a graduate of the Art and Theater program at the University of Bridgeport as well having studied at the Arts Student’s League in New York City.

His work has previously been shown worldwide at Corey Helford Gallery and Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles, Bristol City Museum in Bristol England, Galerie D’Art Yves Laroche in Montreal, Last Rites Gallery in New York City and the Antonia Fraunberg Gallery in Dusseldorf, Germany. Originally from Andover, Massachusetts, Michael currently lives and works in Buffalo, New York.

He attributes his inspiration to his wife Elizabeth and their nine cats - 99, Charlotte, Lola, Bridgette, Zoey , Suess, Herman, Lily and Mitty-Rawlings. michaelmararian.com
John Opera

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John Opera
LED Grid (violet study), 2015
cyanotype and acrylic on canvas in artist's frame
21 x 17 inches
$900 / $3,500
In his photo-based work, John Opera combines a deep interest in the visual characteristics of natural and scientific phenomena with a rigorous experimental approach to the techniques and apparatuses by which photographs have been defined and produced. Opera often returns to antiquated—but by no means exhausted—photographic tools and processes, including pinhole imaging, and more recently the cyanotype and anthotype. He earned his BFA from SUNY New Paltz (1998) and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2005). He lived, worked, taught, and exhibited in Chicago for more than a dozen years. Opera’s exhibitions include: Higher Pictures (New York), Longhouse Projects (New York), DOCUMENT (Chicago), Shane Campbell Gallery (Chicago), Andrew Rafacz Gallery (Chicago), The Suburban (Milwaukee), The Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), Transformer Station (Cleveland), Michael Jon Gallery (Miami), Macalester College Art Gallery (St. Paul), CEPA Gallery (Buffalo) and The Burchfield-Penney Art Center (Buffalo). His work has been the subject of a two-person exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and is featured in the second volume of MP3, co-published by Aperture and the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago). His work is part of the permanent collections of the DePaul Museum of Art (Chicago), the Burchfield-Penney Art Center (Buffalo), and the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago), among other institutions. Opera’s work has been reviewed by Artforum, Artforum.com, The New Yorker, Flash Art, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Rail, The Buffalo News, and Chicago Artist Writers, among other publications.
Jozef Bajus

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Jozef Bajus
Prayers, 2016
cut and tied paper
23 x 15 inches
$400 / $1200
Jozef Bajus is an award winning mixed media artist. Originally, from Slovakia, Bajus received his MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, (AFAD), Bratislava, Slovakia (1985). During 1990 - 2001 he was Head of Fibers Program at AFAD and since 1990 he has held positions of visiting scholar, instructor, and coordinator at various colleges and programs in the United States and abroad Currently, Bajus is an Associate Professor at SUNY Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York and serves as the Coordinator of the Fibers/Design Program.

His career has earned him numerous prestigious awards and recognition. Recently he has been the recipient of the Langley H. Kenzie Award, BPAC, Buffalo. Bajus’ work has exhibited in numerous one - person, and group’s exhibitions, nationally and internationally, and is in the collection of many museums, art galleries. His artwork is also included in private collections in Europe, North America, Japan, and China.
Gary Sczerbaniewicz

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Gary Sczerbaniewicz
Untitled Embed No. 2, 2014
graphite, pen, and ink on paper
14 x 11 inches
$300 / $750
Gary Sczerbaniewicz was born in New Hartford, NY in 1967. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 1995. He relocated to Buffalo, NY in 1996, during which time he worked in the architectural/masonry restoration/construction profession as a designer/drafter, estimator, field surveyor, and project engineer. Sczerbaniewicz received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Department of Visual Studies at the University at Buffalo in 2013. Sczerbaniewicz is a 2016 fellow in Architecture, Environmental Structures, & Design from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He was a recipient of a 2017 NYSCA DEC Individual Artist Grant, 2013 Jacob Kassay MFA Award, 2010 NYFA Strategic Opportunity Stipend, and was a 2010 member of the NYFA Mark Program. He has exhibited in NYC, Philadelphia, PA, Wilmington, DE, Toronto, Ontario, and Buffalo, NY. Sczerbaniewicz has recently completed artist residencies at Yaddo (2017), the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts (2016), and Sculpture Space (2013). Since 2013 he has taught Sculpture, 2D & 3D Design classes at both the University at Buffalo and Buffalo State College. In 2017 Sczerbaniewicz was named Visiting Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, IN. A recovering child of the Cold War, his works often display an ongoing preoccupation with politics, history, psychology, horror film milieu, the architectural uncanny and various iterations of what he cites as ‘high-strangeness’.
Jacqueline Welch

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Jacqueline Welch
Patron Saint of the Procrastinator, 2013
oil on panel
21.5 x 27.25 inches
$750 / $2,000
Jacqueline Welch was born in Rochester NY and now resides in Buffalo. She has long maintained an active practice of art making and exhibition. In 2013 her work was published in Studio Visit Magazine. In 2014 Welch was an Artist in Residence at the Vermont Studio Center. Recent venues for solo shows include the Erie Art Museum in 2013, Niagara County Community College in 2014 and the Geisel Gallery in Rochester, NY in 2015. Her work is in the collection of the Burchfield Penney Art Center and in numerous private collections.

Welch received a BFA from SUNY College at Buffalo and an MFA in Visual Art from the Union Institute & University (now Vermont College of the Fine Arts). She is currently working on charcoal drawings, oil paintings, and ceramic tiles and sculptures.
George Afedzi Hughes

LOT 19

George Afedzi Hughes
Royal Poker, 2018
oil, acrylic, and enamel on canvas
48 x 32 inches
$1,500 / $4,000
Born in Ghana, George Afedzi Hughes studied painting at The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, College of Art, where he earned a BA in Art and an MA in Art Education. After graduation he spent two years in France and England painting, exhibiting, visiting museums and galleries. The artworks created during this tour cumulated in a major solo exhibition at The Artists Alliance Gallery in Accra, Ghana. Shortly after Hughes’ settled in the United States where he received an MFA in Painting and Drawing from Bowling Green State University. Since then he has had a worldwide exhibition record and has taught in universities throughout the United States. His paintings, performances, and installations have been shown internationally in Canada, China, Denmark, Dubai, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Holland, Northern Ireland, Nigeria, Portugal, South Africa, Sweden, Uruguay, Wales and the United States.
Kyle Butler

LOT 20

Kyle Butler
Absent Adjust, 2018
graphite, acrylic, and acrylic latex on panel
40 x 30 inches
$750 / $2,000
Kyle Butler is an artist from Michigan currently living in Buffalo. Butler’s work has been included in exhibitions at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo Arts Studio, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Exhibit A (Corning, NY), and Lost Coast Culture Machine (Fort Bragg, CA). In 2014, Butler was commissioned to execute a large performance piece for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche in Toronto, curated by Heather Pesanti of The Contemporary Austin. He has also been featured in New American Paintings (2010), and is in collections including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Butler co-curated the Amid/In WNY exhibition series at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (2015/16) and currently curates at Starlight Studio and Art Gallery, an art center that facilitates adults with learning disabilities in realizing creative projects. He received his BFA with a focus in painting from Central Michigan University in 2008 and his MFA in Visual Studies from the University at Buffalo in 2010. He is represented by Nina Freudenheim Gallery, in Buffalo.
Katherine Sehr

LOT 21

Katherine Sehr
Untitled, 2012
pen and ink on paper
30 x 22 inches
$250 / $700
Katherine Sehr (born 1978) is a visual artist who lives and works in Buffalo, N.Y. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute Chicago with a concentration in print media. She was featured in the 2007 installment of Beyond / In Western New York. In 2008 she was represented at Art Miami by Dwight Hackett Projects, Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was formerly represented by Nina Freudenheim Gallery in Buffalo. “I make art because I have been an artist since a very early age and have pursued that dream. I started off at around the age of nine as a ballet dancer. I studied dance until I was seventeen. It taught me expression, movement, timing, intuition, and disclipline. At the same time, I was starting to paint and draw in school. Both art and dance have always been with me. I make art because I’m a performer.”
Ruben Ochoa

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Ruben Ochoa
La yarda de mi tio, 2010
graphite on paper with blue snapline chalk
11 x 17.75 inches
$1,100 / $3,000
Born in Oceanside, CA, in 1974, Ruben Ochoa’s practice engages space as both a concept and a material. Often produced with material forms associated with construction, Ochoa’s works expose the ideological and broader sociopolitical and economic relationships that facilitate the way spaces we inhabit and move through are assembled.

His work has been the subject of various solo exhibitions, including, Watching, Waiting, Commiserating, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA (2016); MATRIX 169: Cloudless Day, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT (2014); Cores and Cutouts, Locust Projects, Miami, FL (2011); Building on the Fringes of Tomorrow, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA (2010); and Crooked Under the Weight, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM (2009), Clastic Rupture, Hallwalls Buffalo, NY (2007) amongst others. Ochoa’s work has also been included in a host of group exhibitions, most notably, Down These Mean Streets, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. (2017); 99 cents or Less, Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit, MI (2017); Mi Tierra, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO (2017); Routes of Influence, Perez Art Museum, Miami, FL (2016); Apparition: Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA and Menil Collection, Houston, TX (2015); X-Change, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX (2013); The Future Generation Art Prize Exhibition, Venice, Italy (2011); The Artist’s Museum: Los Angeles Artists 1980-2010, Museum of Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA (2010); Phantom Sighting, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA (2008); and the 2008 Whitney Biennial, New York, NY, amongst others.

In addition to his exhibitions, Ochoa has completed various public art projects including, most notably, Fwy Wall Extraction (2006-2007) and CLASS: C (2001-2005). Ochoa’s work is included in the collections of the Perez Art Museum, the Hammer Museum, LACMA, the MCA San Diego; MOCA; the Phoenix Art Museum; the Smithsonian Museum of Art; the Orange County Museum of Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art; and the Albright Knox Gallery. He is the recipient of numerous awards including a California Community Foundation Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He received his BFA from Otis College of Art and Design and his MFA from UC Irvine. He lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

Ruben Ochoa is represented by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.
Pam Glick

LOT 23

Pam Glick
Lace Dress In A Shopping Bag: JFK/Houston, 2016
acrylic and spray paint on canvas
24 x 18 inches
$1,100 / $3,200
Pam Glick was formally trained at the Rhode Island School of Design where she received a BA in painting. Glick was widely exhibited during the 1980s and 1990s, most notably in New York City with solo shows at Ramnerine Gallery (Long Island City), White Columns Gallery and Wolff Gallery as well as a solo show at Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles. Locally, Glick was a part of the In Western New York exhibition at the Albright-Knox in 1981— the artist’s very first formal exhibition opportunity— and most recently at BT&C Gallery with a solo exhibition, Thank you for having me, in Spring 2016. Glick was also included in the Hallwalls 2015/16 exhibition series, Amid/In Western New York. Glick’s work has also been included in important group shows alongside works by artists such as Jean Michele Basquiat, George Condo and Christopher Wool. Glick’s work is a part of many collections, both public and private, including the Eli Broad Foundation and Citi Bank. In 1985, Glick moved to Vermont to focus on works on paper. Glick has recently relocated back to Buffalo with a renewed interest in oil, which the artist describes as her “first and favorite medium.”
Robert Longo

LOT 24

Robert Longo
Untitled (Barbara In A Burka), 2015
archival pigment print
27 5/8 x 19 5/8 inches
$2,500 / $9,000
Robert Longo (b. 1953) is an internationally recognized visual artist known for his large-scale works in various media: drawing, sculpture, film, performance and music. He has exhibited extensively at museums through Europe, Asia and the United States, including such venues as the Venice Biennale, Documenta, and the Whitney Biennial. His work is represented in numerous major museum and private collections all over the world, including The Museum of Modern Art, NYC; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Albertina, Vienna; and the Tate, London. In 2014, Metro Pictures Gallery and Petzel Gallery simultaneously presented two ambitious companion solo shows, for which he was nominated by the United Section of the International Associate of Art Critics for the “Best show in a commercial space3 in New York.” In 2005, Longo was the recipient of the Goslar Kaiserring for “outstanding achievements in modern art,” and in 2010, he was inducted as Officier de L’ordre des Art et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture. Longo is also a member and co-founder of the art-rock band The X-Patsys, in which he plays the electric guitar and is joined by his wife, the renowned actress, Barbara Sukowa (vocals) and artist Jon Kessler (guitar). Robert Longo lives and works in New York and is represented by Metro Pictures, NYC; Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf; Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris/Salzburg; Capitain Petzel, Berlin, and Emilio Mazzoli, Italy.
Jillian McDonald

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Jillian McDonald
Freeze: Party’s Over VIII, 2018
video still on photo paper, edition 1/10
13 3/8 x 23 inches
$175 / $600
Jillian McDonald is a Canadian artist who lives in Brooklyn.

Solo shows and projects include the Esker Foundation in Calgary, Air Circulation and Moti Hasson in New York, The San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Centre Clark in Montréal, and Hallwalls in Buffalo. Her work was featured in group exhibitions and festivals at The Chelsea Museum and The Whitney Museum’s Artport in New York, The Edith Russ Haus for Media Art in Germany, The International Biennial of Contemporary Art in Venezuela, The Sundance Film Festival in Utah, La Biennale de Montréal, and the Centre d’Art Contemporain de Basse-Normandie in France.

A 2013 feature length radio documentary by Paul Kennedy on CBC’s IDEAS profiles her work, which has also been reviewed in The New York Times, Art Papers, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Border Crossings, and Canadian Art. Critical discussion appears in books including The Transatlantic Zombie (2015), by Sarah Juliet Lauro and Deconstructing Brad Pitt (2014), edited by Christopher Schaberg.

McDonald has received grants and commissions from The New York Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts, Turbulence, The Verizon Foundation, The New York State Council on the Arts, The Experimental Television Center, and Pace University. She has attended residencies at Glenfiddich in Scotland, The Headlands Center for the Arts in California, Lilith Performance Studio in Sweden, Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture in Dawson City, The Yukon, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace in New York, and Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta. In 2017 she will be participate in the Arctic Circle Residency in Svalbard.
Jim Dine

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Jim Dine
The Crash #1, 1968
29.75 x 22.25 inches
edition 29/33
$150 / $500
Gift of the David K. Anderson Charitable Remainder Trust
Jim Dine was born in 1935 in Cincinnati, OH and received his BFA from Ohio University in 1957, after which he moved to New York and soon became a pioneer of the Happenings movement, together with Allan Kaprow, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Whitman. His first solo exhibition was at the Reuben Gallery, New York, in 1960. In 1965, Dine was a guest lecturer at Yale University, New Haven, and artist-in-residence at Oberlin College, Ohio. He was a visiting critic at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, in 1966. From 1967 to 1971, he and his family lived in London. Dine has been given solo shows in museums across the United States and Europe and in 1971, the Whitney Museum of American Art organized a major retrospective of his work. In 1978, the Museum of Modern Art in New York presented a retrospective of his etchings. Dine has also been the subject of major retrospective exhibitions at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (1984-85), the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York (1999), and National Gallery of Art (2004).
Roberley Bell

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Roberley Bell
Between then and now, 1999
screenprint on rice paper, A/P edition of 3
12.5 x 28.5 inches
$250 / $1,000
Roberley Bell’s work is inspired by nature and rooted in the art historical tradition of organic abstraction. Her practice draws on the world around her, in particular the observation of nature within the built environment. As an artist, her work predominately centers on the production of sculpture and site-specific public projects. Bell’s work both abstracts and borrows from the natural world to reveal hyper-realized fantastical compositions. Color, pattern and form are essential elements in her sculptural compositions.

Bell spent her childhood in Latin America and Southeast Asia. She attended the University of Massachusetts and State University of New York at Alfred from where she holds an MFA in Sculpture. Bell is the recipient of many grants and fellowships including, a Pollock Krasner Fellowship and a 2010 Senior Scholar Fulbright to Turkey. Bell’s Fulbright topic, The City as Site of Intervention, resulted in a series of projects in public spaces throughout the city of Istanbul. Bell has received several residency awards both nationally and internationally including the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sculpture Space and the International Studio Program. In 2015, she was an artist-in-residence at Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA (the home and studio of sculptor Daniel Chester French). Internationally, she has had residencies at the Stadt künstlerhaus, Salzburg Austria and the National Center for Contemporary Art Kaliningrad, Russia. Recent solo exhibitions included, The Shape of the Afternoon, 2014, at the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; In Conversation, 2015, The Hermitage Museum and Gardens, Norfolk ,VA; and Early One Morning, 2016, BT&C Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Bell has completed public projects in Cambridge, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Baltimore, Albany, Buffalo, Istanbul, Turkey and Kaliningrad, Russia. Bell lives and works in Western New York.
Carlo Cesta

LOT 28

Carlo Cesta
R12, 2010
aluminum automotive tape on poster board
24 x 24 inches
$750 / $2,500
Carlo Cesta is a visual artist who lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design in 1980 and was a featured artist of Perspective 94 at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (1996), His exhibitions include: Dalgas Underground, Copenhagen, Denmark (1996), Rococo Tattoo (1997), the Power Plant, Toronto, Canada (1997), Slowdownspeedfreak (2001), the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Beyond in Western New York (2005), organized by the Albright-Knox Museum at Hallwalls, Buffalo N.Y., Canadian Club (2005), Canadian Cultural Center, Paris France. He recently completed two public art projects in Toronto; Drift (2013), and a collaborative sculpture with fellow artist Nestor Kruger, Fountaingrove (2014). His work has been included in Form follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto an exhibition at the Art Museum, University of Toronto (2016), Context New York, New York City (2016) and in a solo exhibition entitled 50 Gallons at the Boarding House Gallery at the University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada in (2016). He will be participating an exhibition, Imago Mundi, at the, Palazo Loredan, Istitutto Veneto di Scienze, Lettre e Arti, Venice,Italy (2017).

LOT 29

No Plan For The Future #leaker #fridayfeeling #bearsears #climatechange, June 9, 2017, 2017
inkjet print, plywood, flour
20 x 20 inches
Edition 1 of 5
$250 / $900
Producing artwork since 1987, virocode is a collaborative effort of Peter D’Auria and Andrea Mancuso which has been exhibiting work in photography, video, installation and the digital arts throughout the United States and in Europe including: The Museum of Modern Art and The Kitchen in New York City; Artist Television Access, Artspace, Southern Exposure Gallery, and the Emanuel Walter and Etholl McBean Galleries in San Francisco; The Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, California, Diverseworks Art Space in Houston, Texas, The University of Arizona Art Gallery, in Tucson, Arizona, Impakt Festival in The Netherlands, the European Media Art Festival in Osnabruck, Germany and at the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Burchfield-Penny Art Center, CEPA gallery, Squeaky Wheel and Hallwalls in Buffalo, New York.

virocode began working together while completing undergraduate studies in Art and the Social Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo, studying with Marion Faller, Paul Sharits and Tony Conrad. Andrea Mancuso received a PhD in Visual Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2016 working closely with Jonathan Katz and Gary Nickard, and a MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1993 studying and working closely with Doug Hall, Margaret Crane, John Winet, Kathy Acker and Tony Labat. Andrea teaches art specializing in photography and new media at Nichols School in Buffalo, New York. Peter D’Auria received a BA in art in 1989, an MA in Pathology in 1998 from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, and a Physician Assistant Degree from Daemen College. He currently works in clinical practice in the Buffalo area, and is an adjunct instructor in the Physician Assistant Studies Department at Daemen College.
Mark Lavatelli

LOT 30

Mark Lavatelli
Deerwood, 2017
encaustic on panel
36.5 x 44.5 inches
$800/ $3,400
Painter, teacher, and scholar Mark Lavatelli exhibited his work in the Southwest in the 1980’s and subsequently in New York and nationally. Made mainly with the ancient medium of encaustic, Lavatelli’s paintings, prints, and installations demonstrate a love of nature, especially trees, and concern for the environment. Lavatelli is Professor of Art at Medaille College. He has published many art reviews of regional exhibitions and is co-author of Richard Diebenkorn in New Mexico, published by the Museum of New Mexico Press. Education: MFA, University of New Mexico, MA, University of Illinois, BA, Cornell University.
Frederick Hayes

LOT 31

Frederick Hayes
Urban Grid Riffs On The Grid (The Athlete), 2009
acrylic on canvas
14 x 11 inches
$400 / $1,500
Frederick Hayes continues his exploration of African American portraiture, and urban landscape using charcoal and paint. Frederick Hayes’s exhibition takes the viewer on a walk through his city, albeit a fictionalized city. Hayes’s city is filled with faces both known and unknown; billowing cloud formations over geometric urban cityscapes; and detailed brick facades. Hayes comments, “I have an undeniable interest in portraiture, the African American experience, the working class, and the sort of learned approach to art making that manifests itself in various guises and disguises. Each idea or set of images represents a fragment that can function on its on or with other works. For me they are documents that narrate a small piece of what I observe and experience day to day. They are just as much about the materiality of the medium and its process, as they are about a community of thoughts.”

Art critic Roberta Smith wrote in the New York Times, “Mr. Hayesʼs subject might be defined as both the richness and harshness of urban life… Jane Jacobs saw cities as magnets for ‘people with ideas of their own’. These are the people Mr. Hayes paints.” On March 28th, 2010, Ms. Smith again references Hayes in a New York Times article she wrote about painting, “It’s not Dry Yet”: ” Frederick Hayes resurrects the loaded brush and charged forms of Max Beckmann, subject of a recent retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art.”

In 2004, Frederick Hayes exhibited small paintings of radiators and large drawings of urban landscapes in his first exhibition at PSG. The Addison Gallery of American Art, The New Museum, SFMOMA, and The Studio Museum in Harlem were among the first museums to add Hayes drawings to their collections. Hayes received the Richard C. Diebenkorn Teaching Fellowship at the San Francisco Art Institute, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and the Eureka Fellowship.
Katarina Wong

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Katarina Wong
Head 3, 2010
Sumi ink on panel
8 x 8 inches
$150 / $800
Katarina Wong is an artist and curator based in NYC and also splits time in her studio in Havana, Cuba.

Katarina’s work has been shown nationally and internationally, including at the Chinese American Museum and California African Art Museum, both in LA as part of the 2017 Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative, El Museo Del Barrio, The Bronx Museum, The Fowler Museum in LA, the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden, and Fundacion Canal in Madrid, Spain, and the Coral Gables Art Museum in Miami.

Katarina has received numerous grants and awards including the Cintas Fellowship for Cuban and Cuban-American artists and a Pollock-Krasner grant, as well as residencies at Skowhegan; Ucross Foundation; Ragdale Foundation, the Kunstlerhaus in Salzberg, Austria; and the Open Art Residency in Eretria, Greece. Her work is in numerous private and public collections including the Scottsdale Museum of Art and the Frost Art Museum in Miami, FL.

Until 2014, she was also the Director of Community and Curatorial Engagement at Edelman, the largest global PR firm, where she started their corporate art collection and in-house art gallery, as well as developed and managed their community outreach programs. After Edelman, she when on to found MADE, an art consulting firm and is currently the program manager of the Arts Administration graduate program at Columbia University. Katarina is an Advisory Board member of NURTUREart, a Bushwick non-profit arts organization, and also a founding member of the +1+1 artist collective.

Katarina has an MFA from the University of Maryland at College Park, a Master of Theological Studied in Buddhism from the Harvard Divinity School, an a BA in Classics from St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD.
Charles Clough

LOT 33

Charles Clough
Clufffalo no. 009, 2014
latex on board
48 x 60 inches
$2,500 / $8,000
Charles Clough was born in Buffalo, New York in 1951. He attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Ontario College of Art in Toronto, University at Buffalo and New York University and has taught at Columbia University and the Rhode Island School of Design.

He established his art studio in 1971 and has presented his work in more than 70 solo, and, more than 150 group, exhibitions. He has received grants and fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation.

His works are included in the collections of more than 70 museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art and Smithsonian American Art Museum. In 1974 Clough founded Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, with Robert Longo, Cindy Sherman, Michael Zwack, Nancy Dwyer, Diane Bertolo and others in Buffalo.

Most recently, Clough is a recipient of a 2016 Fellowship in the field of Fine Arts from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. clufff.com
Richard Huntington

LOT 34

Richard Huntington
Dick Tracy Under The Gun, 2001
acrylic on paper
27.5 x 39.25 inches
$500 / $1,200
Richard Huntington is a painter and writer, and Critic Emeritus at The Buffalo News.

His recent solo exhibitions include RE-MIXico (2014) at Casa de Arte, Buffalo, and Cottage Industry (2013), a series of works that parody the paintings of Thomas Kinkade, at Indigo Art, Buffalo. In 2010 his paintings were included in the international biennial Beyond/In WNY: Alternating Currents, organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. A major survey of the artist’s work, Thus I Passe By: Selections from 1970-2008, was presented by the Castellani Art Museum (2009).

Internationally, Huntington’s work has been shown at Carey Berkus, an art space in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (2008 and 2009); and at the JR Konstallen in Linkoping, Sweden, with Richard Huntington: Halo By Mondrian: (2007).

Among other essays, Huntington is the author of “Jackie Felix: Stories Only Half-told” for the Felix retrospective exhibition held at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY (2012); and “Falling Beams, Exploding Heads: A Look Back at Artpark” for Artpark: 1974-1984, an exhibition in the University at Buffalo Art Galleries (2010).

Huntington holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University (1961) and a Master of Art and Humanities from State University of New York at Buffalo (1965).
Jay Carrier

LOT 35

Jay Carrier
The Exoticness of Oil, 2008
acrylic, pastel, and oil pigment on paper
30 x 22 inches
$300 / $1,000
Jay Carrier is a visual artist born on Six Nations to Onondaga and Tuscarora parents, who currently lives and works in Niagara Falls, NY and holds a BFA from the University of Illinois-Champlain. Carrier studied painting at The College of Santa Fe, New Mexico As well as participating in the MFA program from the University of Illinois. Carrier has exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions including Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY, The Castellani Art Museum, Niagara Falls, NY, The Wheelwright Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, The Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Fenimore House Museum, Cooperstown, New York, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, New York, Woodland Cultural Center Museum, Brantford, Ontario, Canada, Chautauqua Center for Visual Arts Gallery, Chautauqua, New York and the Everson Museum in Syracuse, New York. His work can be found in numerous private and public collections.
Jacob Kassay

LOT 36

Jacob Kassay
Untitled (The Buffalo News), 2011
Sllkscreen, A/P Series Untitled 1-12
24.25 x 27 inches
$1,750 / $5,000
Jacob Kassay (American, b.1984) is a painter, sculptor, and filmmaker, born in Lewistown, NY, and currently living and working in Los Angeles, CA. Kassay often incorporates silver in his paintings and sculptures, ultimately creating mirror-like works that interact with their environment through shifting color and light reflections. Kassay received his BFA in photography in 2005 from the State University of New York, Buffalo. While at Buffalo, he co-founded and directed a performance and exhibition space titled Kitchen Distribution. Kassay has had solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1 in New York, NY; ICA in London, UK; 303 Gallery in New York, NY; Off-Vendome in Dusseldorf, Germany; Art: Concept in Paris, France; The Kitchen in New York, NY; L&M Arts in Los Angeles, CA; and Eleven Rivington in New York, NY; among others.
Jeremy Boyle & Mark  Franchino

LOT 37

Jeremy Boyle & Mark Franchino
Untitled (17” fluorescent light), 2018
graphite on paper on panel, LED, electronics. 21.5 X 29.5 inches
$800 / $2,400
Artist/musician Jeremy Boyle received his BFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and MFA from The Ohio State University. He is a founding and current member of the Chicago group Joan of Arc who recently toured Europe, Japan and the US in support of “He’s Got the Whole This Land is Your Land in His Hands”, their new record on Joyful Noise Recordings. He has exhibited artwork, most of which is sound and technology based, in major cities across the U.S, including Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, Miami, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and has a forthcoming exhibition with collaborator Mark Franchino at Hallwalls in Buffalo NY. He is currently faculty in the studio arts department at University of Pittsburgh.

Mark Franchino received a BFA in 1998 from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a MFA from the University of Delaware in 2002. Since graduating, his works have been shown in more than 100 group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. In recent years, Franchino started Mark Franchino Designs, expanding his creative practice to include custom designed furniture and frames. He also embarked on a collaboration with artist/ musician Jeremy Boyle, which explores their joint interests in art, design, and commerce. After 5 shows in the past 5 years, they are excited to release a line of products developed through their studio practice.
Laylah Ali

LOT 38

Laylah Ali
Untitled (Portrait), 2017
mixed media on paper
8 x 5 inches
$1,200/ $5,000
Laylah Ali is an artist best known for her paintings of meticulously drawn, colorful, allegorical figures, including her long running “Greenheads series” and her recent paintings, “The Acephalous series.” Ali’s works are included in the permanent collections of numerous public institutions, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, among many others.
Frank McCauley

LOT 39

Frank McCauley
Commission, 2008
mixed media on paper
48 x 38 inches
$450 / $1,500
Frank McCauley was born in Jacksonville, FL in 1980. Upon receiving his BFA in painting from Winthrop University in 2003, he moved north to Syracuse, NY where he attended Syracuse University and received his MFA in 2008. Frank has been the Director and Curator for Spark Contemporary Art Space in Syracuse, NY, the Assistant Director and Chief Curator for the Sumter County Gallery of Art, and is currently the Assistant Curator and Exhibitions Coordinator for VisArts in Rockville, MD. As an artist he has been in numerous group exhibitions both nationally and internationally and has had solo exhibitions in SC, CA, NY as well as South America.
David Kramer

LOT 40

David Kramer
Untitled (Fine Liquor), 2018
ink on paper
14.5 x 12 inches
$450 / $2,000
A child of the 1970s, David Kramer pulls from that formative decade, re-crafting its lifestyle advertisements and distinctive interior design into paintings, drawings, and installations both nostalgic and ironic. His compositions resemble the advertisements that, as he claims (with the tongue-in-cheek humor that shapes his output), modeled his future: “I felt certain that my future would look a lot like what I was looking at in those ads. […] I am still hoping to grow up and get my hands on those things.” Text is central to Kramer’s work. He overlays what he calls “one-liners” onto his images, revealing the falsity of the idealized vision they present and the disillusionment of adulthood. In Plan (2011), the phrase, “In case of emergency…plan B and C,” frames a still life of whiskey and cigarettes, motifs that appear in many of his works. His work has been exhibited internationally, including the Brooklyn Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
American, b. 1963, New York, New York
Joshua Reiman

LOT 41

Joshua Reiman
G. Washington-I Can’t Tell A Lie, 2000
custom analog c-print, edition 3/10
30 x 30 inches
$500 / $1,000
Joshua Reiman is an artist working in sculpture, film, video and photography. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States, in Germany and in Estonia. He is currently a professor at the Maine College of Art where he teaches sculpture. Josh has an MFA in sculpture from Syracuse University and a BFA in sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute. Recent exhibitions include Wellesley College MA, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston Hunt Memorial Library, Villa Eugenie in Bad Schwalbach Germany, and Hallwalls in Buffalo, NY. Upcoming exhibitions include a solo show at Napoleon Gallery with film screenings at Vox Populi’s Aux space in Philadelphia PA this coming November, the The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philladelphia, PA, and The Nassauischer Kunstverein in Wiesbaden Germany in the spring of 2016. Reiman is also a contributing writer for Sculpture magazine. www.joshuareiman.com
Tony Oursler

LOT 42

Tony Oursler
Horse Sense, 2018
acrylic and collage on paper
17 x 14 inches
$5,000 / $12,000
Tony Oursler (b. 1957, New York; lives and works in New York) is best known for his innovative integration of video, sculpture, and performance. While studying at the California Institute of Arts, Oursler was influenced by John Baldessari, who taught him, Mike Kelly, John Miller, and Jim Shaw the importance of the narrative potential of images and the associative power of language. A pioneering figure in new media since the 1970s, Oursler has since explored diverse methods of incorporating video into his practice, breaking video art out of the two-dimensional screen to create moving three-dimensional environments with the use of projections. At the center of Oursler’s practice is this persisting preoccupation with technology and it’s effect on humanity. In his immersive installations he presents a dissonance of moving image and sound that seeks to disorient and disarm viewers. His videos often take as their subject the human face, fragmenting and distorting its physiognomy, and thus the legibility of expression, by projecting it onto inanimate objects or embedding it into his sculptures. With these video-sculptures Oursler explores the role that the rapid growth of technology plays in altering, and often inhibiting, human social behavior.

Oursler received a BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1979. Solo exhibitions of his work have been organized at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. (2018); CaixaForum Madrid, Spain (2017); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2016); LUMA Foundation, Arles, France (2015); the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2014); Tate Modern, London (2013); Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo (2013); PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine (2013); Art Sonje Center, Seoul (2012); ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum Denmark (2012); and Jeu de Paume, Paris, traveling to the DA2 Domus Artium, Salamanca, and the Kunstforeningen, Copenhagen (2005). Select group exhibitions featuring his work include Creature, The Broad, Los Angeles (2016); America Is Hard to See, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2015); Disembodied, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (2013); Mike Kelley, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2013); The Royal Family, Hayward Gallery Project Space, London (2012); Off the Wall: Part 1—Thirty Performative Actions, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2010); Spazio: The Scene and the Imaginary, Museo Nazionale delle arti del XXI Secolo, Rome (2010); Looking at Music, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008); and California Video, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (2008). Oursler’s work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris; Eli Broad Family Foundation, Los Angeles; Goetz Collection, Munich; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Milwaukee Art Museum, WI; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Saatchi Collection, London; Tate Modern, London; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.