Peter Saul

Biography

Born in San Francisco, California, 1934.
Lives in New York City and Germantown, New York.


EDUCATION
California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco, California, 1950-1952.
Washington University School of Fine Arts, Saint Louis, Missouri, 1952-1956.


SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

2017
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.
Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany.
Blondeau & Cie, Geneva, Switzerland. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. (Two-person Show with John Tweddle)
CB1-G Gallery, Los Angeles, California.

2016
Michael Werner Gallery, London, England. Some Terrible Problems.
Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia. You Better Call Saul!.

2015
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY. Six Classics.
Hall Art Foundation, Reading, Vermont.
David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Some Crazy Pictures.
Venus Over Manhattan, NYC, NY. From Pop to Punk: Peter Saul, Paintings from the 60’s and 70’s.

2014
The Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery Met, Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, NYC, NY. Figaro.

2013
Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany. Holy Moly.
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY. Paintings from the 60s and 70s.
VeneKlasen Werner, Berlin, Germany. Neptune and the Octopus Painter.
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY. Peter Saul/Jim Shaw: Drawings. (Two-person Show)

2012
Fondation Salomon Art Contemporain, Alex, France.
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY.

2011
Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, Illinois. Stupid Arguments.

2010
Haunch of Venison, NYC, NY. Fifty Years of Painting.
Nolan Judin, Berlin, Germany. Sheer Terror.

2009
David Nolan Gallery, NYC, NY. New Paintings.
Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France.
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.

2008
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California.

2007
Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland.

2006
David Nolan Gallery, NYC, NY.
Leo Koenig Inc., NYC, NY.

2005
Musée Paul Valèry, Sète, France. Peintures, 1985–2005.

2004
Nolan/Eckman Gallery, NYC, NY. Homage to Dali.
George Adams Gallery, NYC, NY. Suburbia: Paintings and Drawings, 1965-69.

2003
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, California. Drawings.

2002
Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Koln, Germany.
Nolan/Eckman Gallery, NYC, NY. The Sixties.
Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland.

2000
Nolan/Eckman Gallery, NYC, NY. Heads: 1986-2000.
Galerie du Centre, Paris, France.
Musée de l’Abbaye Sainte-Croix-Chateauroux, Les Sables d’Olonne, France. Retrospective.

1999
Musée de l’Hôtel Bertrand, Dole, France. Retrospective.
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Mons, Belgium. Retrospective.

1998
Nolan/Eckman Gallery, NYC, NY. Recent Drawings.
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, California.
George Adams Gallery, NYC, NY. Paintings and Related Drawings 1960-64.

1997
Galerie du Centre, Paris, France.
Artpace, San Antonio, Texas.
George Adams Gallery, NYC, NY. Early Paintings and Related Drawings 1960-64.

1996
Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, Illinois. Art World Portraits.
Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas.
George Adams Gallery, NYC, NY.

1995
Turner, Byrne and Runyon, Dallas, Texas.
Ynglingagatan I, Stockholm, Sweden.
Frumkin/Adams Gallery, NYC, NY.
Galerie Bonnier, Geneva, Switzerland.

1994
Herbert Palmer Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
Martin-Rathburn Gallery, San Antonio, Texas.
Frumkin/Adams Gallery, NYC, NY.

1993
Frumkin/Adams Gallery, NYC, NY.

1992
Frumkin/Adams Gallery, NYC, NY.

1991
Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, Illinois.
Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri. Peter Saul: Political Paintings.
Galerie du Centre, Paris, France.
Frumkin/Adams Gallery, NYC, NY.

1990
Frumkin/Adams Gallery, NYC, NY. Political Paintings.
Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas.
Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas.

1989
Frumkin and Struve Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois.
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado.
Frumkin/Adams Gallery, NYC, NY.

1987
Allan Frumkin Gallery, NYC, NY.

1986
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, California.
Texas Gallery, Houston, Texas.

1985
Allan Frumkin Gallery, NYC, NY.

1984
Frumkin and Struve Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
Allan Frumkin Gallery, NYC, NY.

1983
Allan Frumkin Gallery, NYC, NY. Red Grooms/Peter Saul: The Early Sixties.
Galerie Darthea Speyer, Paris, France.

1981
Allan Frumkin Gallery, NYC, NY.
Kilcawley Center, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio.

1980
University of Illinois, DeKalb, Illinois.
Madison Art Center, Madison, Wisconsin.

1978
Allan Frumkin Gallery, NYC, NY.

1977
Allan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.

1976
Housatonic Museum of Art, Bridgeport, Connecticut.

1975
Allan Frumkin Gallery, NYC, NY.

1974
Allan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.

1973
Galerie Klang, Koln, Germany.
California State University, Sacramento, California.
Allan Frumkin Gallery, NYC, NY.

1972
Galerie Darthea Speyer, Paris, France.
Allan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.

1971
Musée d’Art et d’Industrie, Saint-Etienne, France.
Galerie Darthea Speyer, Paris, France.
Allan Frumkin Gallery, NYC, NY.

1969
Galerie Darthea Speyer, Paris, France.
Allan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
Allan Frumkin Gallery, NYC, NY.

1968
San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California.
California College of Arts and Crafts Gallery, Oakland, California.
Reed College, Portland, Oregon.
Allan Frumkin Gallery, NYC, NY.

1967
Galerie de’Foscherari 60, Bologna, Italy.
Contemporary Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri.
Galerie Breteau, Paris, France.

1966
Allan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
Allan Frumkin Gallery, NYC, NY.

1964
Anne Aebels Gallery, Koln, Germany.
Notizie Gallery, Turin, Italy.
Allan Frumkin Gallery, NYC, NY.
Galerie Breteau, Paris, France.

1963
Tartaruga Gallery, Rome, Italy.
Rolf Nelson Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
Galerie Breteau, Paris, France.
Allan Frumkin Gallery, NYC, NY.

1962
Allan Frumkin Gallery, NYC, NY.
Galerie Breteau, Paris, France.

1961
Allan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.


SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2017
Parker Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Nut Art.
Blondeau & Cie, Geneva, Switzerland. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.
The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich, Connecticut. Animal Farm.
Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, NYC, NY. Marcel Duchamp: Homage to the Fountain.
The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, New York. Drawing Island.
New York Academy of Art, NYC, NY. Piss and Vinegar.
Friedrich Petzel Gallery, NYC, NY. We Need To Talk….

2016
V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark. Character.
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska. It Was Never Linear: Recent Painting.
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY. Human Interest: Portraits From the Whitney's Collection.
Musee d'Art Contemporain, Marseille, France. Zoo Machine.

2015
National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia. Mystifiers.
Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Mutated Reality.
MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York. Greater New York.
Villa Merkel, Galerien der Stadt Esslingen am Neckar, Esslingen am Neckar, Germany. Better than de Kooning.
Matthew Marks Gallery, NYC, NY. What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art from 1960 to the Present.
Venus Over Manhattan, NYC, NY. Rawhide.
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY. America Is Hard To See.
Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany. Picasso in Contemporary Art.

2014
Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France. If You’re Accidentally Not Included, Don’t Worry About It.
Red Bull Studios New York, NYC, NY. Spaced Out: Migration to the Interior.
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, Rhode Island. What Nerve! Alternative Figures in American Art from 1960 to the Present.
Franklin Parrasch Gallery, NYC, NY. Peahead.
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio. Comic Future.
Leila Heller Gallery, NYC, NY. Look at Me: Portraiture from Manet to the Present.
Zürcher Studio, NYC, NY. If You’re Accidentally Not Included, Don’t Worry About It.
Marlborough Chelsea, NYC, NY. FAR OUT!.
The Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery Met, Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, NYC, NY. Imaginary Portraits/Prince Igor.

2013
Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, Texas. Comic Future.
Michael Werner Gallery, NYC, NY. Tumescence: Peter Doig, Sigmar Polke, Peter Saul, Michael Williams.
Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, NYC, NY. Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Nude Descending a Staircase’: An Homage.

2012
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY. Sinister Pop.

2011
Gering & Lopez Gallery, NYC, NY. Masters of Reality.
Paul Kasmin Gallery, NYC, NY. Pretty on the Inside.

2010
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ordinary Madness.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, Illinois. Touch and Go: Ray Yoshida and his Spheres of Influence.
David Nolan Gallery, NYC, NY. The Visible Vagina.
Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, New York. Nature Once Removed.
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas. Desire.

2009
The Center for Curatorial Studies & Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Consider the Lobster.
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY. Image Matter.
V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark. The New Yorkers.
AMP, Athens, Greece. Until the End of the World.
Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France. N’importe quoi.
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maaastricht, The Netherlands. Exile on Main St..
Museum Ludwig, Koln, Germany. Looking for Mushrooms. Beat Poets, Hippies, Radio and Minimal Art: Art and Counter Culture in San Francisco Around 1968.

2008
Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria. Bad Painting, Good Art.
Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Jekyll Island.
The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, NY. Multiplex: Directions in Art, 1970 to Now.
The Jewish Museum, NYC, NY. Action/ Abstraction – Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art 1940–1976.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York. Action/Abstraction – Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art 1940–1976.
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, France. Figuration Narrative, 1960-72.
Apexart, NYC, NY. Lots of Things Like This.

2007
University Art Museum at Albany, Albany, New York. Mr. President.
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY. Summer of Love.
CCS Bard Hessel Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Exhibitionism, An exhibition of exhibitions of works from the Marieluise Hessel Collection.
Franklin Parrasch Gallery, NYC, NY. Automatic.
Franklin Parrasch Gallery, NYC, NY. Refugees of Group Selection.
Patrick Painter Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Paradise.
Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal, Montreal, Canada. Il était une fois Walt Disney.

2006
Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina. Art on Paper.
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York. Twice Drawn.
The Painting Center, NYC, NY. The Artful Jester.
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, Vermont. The Artful Jester.
Grand Palais, Paris, France. Il était une fois Walt Disney.
Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain d’Auvergne, Auvergne, France. Antisocial.
Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, California. Art of Engagement: Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Sculpture.

2005
Andrea Rosen Gallery, NYC, NY. Looking at Words.
Meyer Riegger Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany. Post War Draughtwomen and 1 Monitor.
George Adams Gallery, NYC, NY. Body Language.

2004
SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Disparities and Deformations: Our Grotesque.
The Painting Center, NYC, NY. The Anxious Image.
George Adams Gallery, NYC, NY. Bush-Whack!

2003
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California. The Not-So-Still Life: A Century of California Painting and Sculpture.
Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas. Splat, Boom, Pow.
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts. Splat, Boom, Pow.
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France. Les Contemporains de 1960 à nos jours.
Galerie du Centre, Paris, France. 3 Pop Guys 40 Years After.
Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Funny Papers.
Leo Koenig, NYC, NY. Grooves.

2002
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Eye Infection.
Musée d’art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland.  Jokes.

2001
D.C. Moore Gallery, NYC, NY. Self Made Men.
The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, NY. Open Ends.

2000
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, NYC, NY. Drawings 2000.
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Face to Face.

1998
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY. View: Three.

1997
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France. Facing History.
George Adams Gallery, NYC, NY. A Show of Hands.
Nolan/Eckman Gallery, NYC, NY.  Drawings.

1995
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY. Whitney Biennial.
Thread Waxing Space, NYC, NY. Murder.

1994
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California.  Hand Painted Pop: 1958-1962.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois. Hand Painted Pop: 1958-1962.
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, NY. Hand Painted Pop: 1958-1962.

1989
Bucknell University, Lewiston, Pennsylvania. Reagan: American Icon.

1988
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC. Different Drummers.
Gracie Mansion, NYC, NY. Pop Apocalypse.

1987
Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England. Comic Iconoclasm.
University of California, Berkeley, California Made in U.S.A: Art from the ‘50s and ‘60s.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. Made in U.S.A: Art from the ‘50s and ‘60s.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia. Made in U.S.A: Art from the ‘50s and ‘60s.

1986
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. American Renaissance: Painting and Sculpture Since 1940.
Whitney Museum of American Art, Equitable Center, NYC, NY. Figure as Subject: The Last Decade.

1983
Allan Frumkin Gallery, NYC, NY. Red Grooms/Peter Saul: The Early Sixties.

1976
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. 72nd American Exhibition.

1971
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois. American Painting and Sculpture 1948-1969.

1968
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois. Violence in Recent American Art.

1967
University Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, California. Funk.

1964
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts. Recent American Drawings.
Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Schweizergarten, Vienna, Austria. Pop, etc.
Municipal Museum, The Hague, The Netherlands. The New Realism.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois. 67th Annual American Exhibition.

1963
Forum, Abbey Saint-Pierre, Ghent, Belgium.
Galleria La Tartaruga, Rome, Italy. 13 Pittori a Roma.
Musée Cantolan, Lausanne, Switzerland. 1st Salon International de Galleries-Pilotes.
The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan. A New Realist Supplement.
San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, California. New Directions.

1962
The University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. The Society of Contemporary American Art.

1961
The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio. International Selection.

1959
Salon de Jeune Peinture, Paris, France.


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

van Straaten, Laura, A Generational Battle of Subversive Wit at Tribeca's "Piss and Vinegar", ARTNET.COM, 31 January 2017.

Steadman, Ryan, Peter Saul & Mary: a Classic Gallery Champions an Old-School Artist, OBSERVER.COM, 9 December 2015.

Holson, Laura M., The Punk Inside the Gallery, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 6 December 2015, p. ST10. 

Sigler, Jeremy, Peter Saul Sabotages Everything, Including Himself, TABLET MAGAZINE, December 2015, pp. 81-86.

Yau, John, The Necessary Insolence of Peter Saul, HYPERALLERGIC.COM, 22 November 2015. 

Lehrer, Adam, Peter Saul Provides Renditions of Six Masterpieces from Art History at Mary Boone, FORBES.COM, 13 November 2015. 

Homes, A.M., Better Install Saul, VANITY FAIR, November 2015, p. 173.

Smith, Roberta, "What Nerve!", THE NEW YORK TIMES, 7 August 2015, p. C21.

Smee, Sebastian, Peter Saul mines taboos, vulgarity in antic works, THE BOSTON GLOBE, 25 July 2015.

Pincus-Witten, Robert, Peter Saul/Venus Over Manhattan, ARTFORUM, Summer 2015, p. 352.

Hirsch, Faye, Peter Saul/Venus Over Manhattan, ART IN AMERICA, June/July 2015, p. 147.

Staff, Peter Saul ‘Some Crazy Pictures’ @ David Kordansky Gallery, LA, JUXTAPOZ.COM, 1 May 2015.

Indrisek, Scott, Peter Saul: A True Eccentric Keeps it Interesting, MODERN PAINTERS, May 2015, p. 34.

Laster, Paul, ’From Pop to Punk: Peter Saul’, TIME OUT NEW YORK, 26 March-1 April 2015, p. 31.

Smith, Roberta, A Firebrand Willing to Offend, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 13 March 2015, p. C23.

Staff, Critics’ Picks: Peter Saul, TIME OUT NEW YORK, 12 March 2015, p. 30.

Johnson, Ken, Recognizing a Vibrant Underground, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 26 September 2014, p. C30.

Vogel, Carol, Inside Art: Mozart Like Never Before, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 25 July 2014, p. C18.

Rosenberg, Karen, ’If You’re Accidentally Not Included, Don’t Worry About It’, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 18 April 2014, p. C27.

Yablonsky, Linda, The Collections of Artists, T - THE NEW YORK TIMES STYLE MAGAZINE, 8 December 2013, pp. 160-167.

Staff, What’s On View: Peter Saul, TIME OUT NEW YORK, 21 November 2013, p. 46.

Staff, Peter Saul, TIME OUT NEW YORK, 14 November 2013, p. 43.

Bradley, Joe, Peter Saul, THE JOURNAL, Number 33, October 2013, pp. 174-189.

Staff, Peter Saul and Jim Shaw, THE NEW YORKER, 28 January 2013, p. 22.

Baker, R.C., Agit Pop, THE VILLAGE VOICE, 28 November 2012, p. 19.

Rosenberg, Karen, When Pop Art’s Wink Turned Moody, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 26 November 2012, pp. C1, C7.

Saul, Peter, Artists’ Writings/Peter Saul: Why Not Paint a Picture?, ANNUAL MAGAZINE, Issue 5, November 2012, pp. 55-56.

Kuspit, Donald, Peter Saul, ARTFORUM, June 2012, pp. 317-318.

Viveros-Fauné, Christian, Peter Saul’s Thrilling Tastelessness, THE VILLAGE VOICE, 8 December 2010.

Sandler, Irving, and Phong Bui, In Conversation: Peter Saul with Irving Sandler and Phong Bui, THE BROOKLYN RAIL, December 2010, pp. 20-23.

Yau, John, Peter Saul: Fifty Years of Painting/Sven Lukin: Paintings, 1960-1971, THE BROOKLYN RAIL, December 2010.

Ebony, David, Peter Saul/David Nolan, ART IN AMERICA, September 2009.

Yau, John, Peter Saul, New Paintings, THE BROOKLYN RAIL, May 2009.

Staff, Peter Saul, THE NEW YORKER, 27 April 2009.

Johnson, Ken, Peter Saul, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 24 April 2009.

Cotter, Holland, Out With the Fat, In With the Hungry, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 21 December 2008, p. AR26.

Sozanski, Edward, Art: Outrageous, and Very Talented, THE PHILADELPHIA ENQUIRER, 26 October 2008.

Holte, Michael Ned, Peter Saul/Orange County Museum of Art, ARTFORUM, October 2008, p. 392.

Cotter, Holland, Provocateur: The Peter Saul Manifesto, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 16 August 2008.

Knight, Christopher, Peter Saul at the Orange County Museum of Art, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, 4 July 2008.

Ostrow, Saul, Peter Saul, BOMB, Issue 104, Summer 2008.

Rothkopf, Scott, Previews: Peter Saul, ARTFORUM, May 2008.

Heartney, Eleanor, Peter Saul at George Adams and Nolan/Eckman, ART IN AMERICA, May 2004, pp. 155-156.

Pollack, Barbara, Peter Saul/George Adams, ART NEWS, October 1999.

Johnson, Ken, Peter Saul, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 23 July 1999, p. E35.

Kimmelman, Michael, Peter Saul, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 23 January 1998.

A.W., Peter Saul/George Adams, ART NEWS, December 1996, p. 124.

Bass, Ruth, Peter Saul: Frumkin/Adams, November 1993.

Smith, Roberta, Peter Saul: New Paintings… and Old, THE NEW YORK TIMES, 8 October 1993.

Staff, Art, THE NEW YORKER, 23 March 1992.

Kuspit, Donald, Peter Saul: Frumkin/Adams, ARTFORUM, February 1990, pp. 122-123.


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