ERNESTO CAIVANO

Born Madrid, Spain, 1972

Lives and works in New York City 

EDUCATION

Columbia University, New York, MFA, 2001

The Cooper Union, New York, BFA, 1999

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018    Nocturnes & Chthonic Dreamer, EC Studio, New York, NY, July 17 – August 18

2017    The Fall, Apollinaire Fine Arts, London, UK, May 10 – May 28 (two-person exhibition)

2015    Conduits, Chasm Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, November 17 (two-person exhibition)

2013    Settlements, Pioneer Works: Center for Art and Innovation, Brooklyn, NY, May 18 – August 5 (catalogue) 

2011    Berlin – Paris 2011, Galerie Torri, Paris, France, January 28 – February 19 (two-person exhibition)

2010    Relics Where..., Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, March 20 – April 24

2009    Her Affect on Branches (Topography of Contact),Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, September 5 – October 3 

2008    Echo Gambit, White Cube, Hoxton Square, London, UK, July 4 – August 30 (catalogue)

2007    Traps, Screens, and Offerings, Carlier | Gebauer, Berlin, Germany, April 14 – May 26

2006    Floral Veins, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, September 9 – October 7

Games for a Blackout Machine, Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY, March 11 – April 8

2005    Union and Offerings, Carlier | Gebauer, Berlin, Germany, May 1 – May 30

Statements, ARCO Fair, Carlier | Gebauer, Madrid, Spain, February 1 – February 4

2004    Mating Grounds, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, September 10 – October 9

After the Woods: A Selection, MoMA PS1, Queens, NY, March 10 – September 20

In the Woods, MoMA PS1, Queens, NY, Long-Term Installation – Ongoing

2003    Arboreal, 31 Grand Inc., Brooklyn, NY, April 26 – May 25

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2019    Animated Artifacts, Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts, February 23 – April 28 

2018    100 Sculptures, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico, September 21 – November 3

DRAW/Vojvodina, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Curated by Tomas Vu, Novi Sad, Serbia, June 8 – July 6

Pollinators, Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA, June 8 – August 12

2017    Contemporary Silhouettes: The Art of Cut Paper, Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA, October 11 – December 23 

Botánica, John Berggruen Gallery, Curated by Todd von Ammon, San Francisco, CA, July 13 – August 29

Wormwood, Ellis King Gallery, Curated by Todd von Ammon, Dublin, Ireland, July 7 – August 12

DRAW/Boston, Bakalar & Paine Galleries, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Curated by Tomas Vu, Boston, MA, January 23 – March 4

2016    Cosmic Connections, TOTAH, New York, NY, October 6 – December 18 (catalogue)

Good News, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY, July 28 – August 29

New Prints, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY, February 25 – March 24

2015    Come Together, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Curated by Tomas Vu, November 4 – December 2

Name It By Trying To Name It: Open Sessions 2014 – 2015,The Drawing Center, NY, July 17 – August 30

Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim,Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY, June 5 – September 9

A Weekend In the Country,Magnan Metz, Paul Laster curated, NY, June 18 – August 21

Surface of Revolution, Southampton Arts Center, NY, May 22 – June 14

Open Sessions 3, The Drawing Center Lab, NY, April 10 – May 15 

2014    Mapping Madness,The Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, China, December 2014 – March 2015 (catalogue) 

The Portrait Show, Leroy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY, October 21 – November 21

BIRD, Bernarducci-Meisel Gallery, New York, NY, June 5 – July 18

2012    Brucennial 2012: Harder. Betterer. Fasterer. Strongerer, Brucennial, New York City, NY, February 29 – April 20

2011    Publisher’s Spotlight: LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Pace Gallery, NY, NY May 27 – July 9

2010    No New Thing Under The Sun, Royal Academy of the Arts, London, UK, October 21 – January 9, 2011

Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and Action, White Cube, London, UK, July 8 – August 28 (catalogue)

PortugalArte10, PortugalArte, Lisbon, Portugal, July 16 – August 15

Ink, Inc., Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX, June 19 – August 14

Amor Parvi oder Die Liebe zum Kleinen,  Kunstverein Langenhagen, Langenhagen, Germany, March 5 – April 25

Conversations II, Travesia Cuatro, Madrid, Spain, February 19 – April 27

2009    Nota Bene,  Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL, May 9 – June 2

Pulling from History: The Old Masters, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, February 26 – May 16

Desenhos: A a Z (Drawings A to Z), Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, Portugal, February 16 – April 30

ON FROM HERE, Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY, February 5 – February 8

2008    Art on Paper 2008: The 40th Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC, October 15, 2008 – January 25, 2009

Microwave Six, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY, July 10 – September 13

The Luxury of Love, Vanina Holasek Gallery, New York, NY, January 12 – February 23

Renaissance, Ferragamo Gallery, New York, NY, May 7

On Line, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York City, NY, December 15, 2007 – January 26, 2008

2007    Multiple Interpretations: Contemporary Prints in Portfolio at the New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building,

Print Gallery, New York Public Library, New York, NY, October 26, 2007 – January 27, 2008

Every Eye sees differently as the Eye, The Drawing Room, London, UK, October 4 – December 2 (catalogue)

Fairy Tale, Myth, and Fantasy: Approaches to Spirituality in Art, Galerie St. Etienne, New York, NY, December 7 – February 3

Like Color in Pictures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, February 16 – April 15 (catalogue)

Salon Nouveau, Engholm Engelham Galerie, Vienna, Austria, January 26 – April 7 

2006    Twice Drawn: Part 1, The Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY, March 11 – June 4 (catalogue)

View Eleven: Upstate, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY, October 5 – October 28

Light in August, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, August 5 – August 28

Block Party: An Exhibition of Drawings, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, July 15 – August 26 

Twice Drawn: Part 2, The Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY, October 7 – December 30 (catalogue)

Among the Trees, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

The Compulsive Line: Etching 1900 to Now, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, January 25 – April 17

Selections from the LeRoy Neiman Center, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, January 10 – February 4

New York Drawing, Travesia Quatro, Madrid, Spain

Fine Line, Adam Baumgold Gallery, New York, NY, February 2 – March 11

2005    On Line, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark, November 5 – January 22, 2006 (catalogue)

Recent Editions, The Leroy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY, October 24 – November 11

Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY, October 28 – December 3

Project Room, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, September 10 – October 1

Greater New York 2005, MoMA PS 1, Queens, NY, March 13 – September 26 (catalogue)

Hallucinations, Galerie Almine Rech, Paris, France, April 16 – May 21

Sutton Lane in Paris, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris, France, June 23 – July 22

Can’t See the Forest, Sixspace, Los Angeles, CA, August 19 – September 30

The General’s Jamboree, Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY, July 5 – July 30

2004    Instinctive, Andrea Rosen Gallery Latin American Artists selected by Mario Testino, New York, NY, December 4 – January 15, 2005

I Feel Mysterious Today, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FL, January 6 – March 27 (catalogue)

Pick-up Lines, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, July 24 – August 14

Happy Days are Here Again, David Zwirner, New York, NY, June 25 – July 30

Woodwork, Anthony Grant Inc., New York, NY, June 9 – August 27

How Would You Light Heaven, Carlier/Gebauer, Berlin, Germany, June 1 – July 31

Whitney Biennial 2004, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, March 11 – May 30 (catalogue; poster)

2003    My Sources Says Yes, Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY, November 15 – December 23

Terrarium, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY, November 8 – December 13

Druid Wood as a Superconductor, Space 101, Brooklyn, NY 

Game Over, Galerie Grimm/Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany

The New Topography, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA, June 27 – July 19

Group Show, Grant/Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA, February 18 – March 22

St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, 85 Chambers, New York, NY

2002    Miami Ambassador, (collaboration with Lansing-Dreiden), Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

Amenities, Scope at the Gershwin Hotel, New York, NY 

Shallow Interiors, Rivington Arms Gallery, New York, NY, February 20 – March 10

2001    MFA Thesis Exhibitions, Curated by Jerry Saltz, Columbia University: The Studebaker Building, New York, NY May 13 – May 27

2000    Part 01,Curated by Michael Cohen, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY, April 28 – May 3

1999    Group,Intercontinental Gallery, Montreal, Canada

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

MoMA / The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

The New York Public Library, New York, NY

The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, New York, NY

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark

Erica Hoffman Collection, Berlin, Germany

Magasin 3, Stockholm, Sweden

LACMA / Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

MoCA / The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon

Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, Portland, Oregon

NMAC Foundation, Cádiz, Spain

 

RESIDENCIES / GRANTS / AWARDS 

The MacDowell Colony (2019 decision pending)

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY (2017)

Open Sessions, The Drawing Center, Residency, New York, NY (2014 – 2016)

Leroy Neiman Center for Prints, Project Invitation, Columbia University, NY, NY (2014 – 2015)

Steep Rock Arts Association, Residency, Washington, CT (2007)

Leroy Neiman Center for Prints, Project Invitation, Columbia University, NY, NY (2005)

Hayward Prize of the American Austrian Foundation, Salzburg, Austria (2002)

Salzburg Kunstakademie Fellowship, Salzburg, Austria (2002) 

Joan Sovern Award, Columbia University, New York, NY (2001)

Hayward Prize of the American Austrian Foundation, Salzburg, Austria (2001)

The Community Foundation Grant, New York, NY (1996 – 2001)

 

LECTURES

American Folk Art Museum, Critical Walk-Through Lecture On Art & Storytelling, NYC (2018)

Columbia University, Lecture and Visiting Artist, Senior Thesis Class, New York, NY(2014)

Pioneer Works: Center for Art and Innovation, Lecture, Red Hook, NY (2013)

American Federation of Arts,  Lecture Series, New York, NY (2009)

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Elaine Terner Cooper Education Fund Conversations With Contemporary Artists,New York, NY (November 17, 2009)

The Drawing Center, Lecture, New York, NY (2007)

The Museum of Modern Art, The Persistence of Figuration, Lecture and Talk with Dana Schutz and Glenn D. Lowry, New York, NY (2006)

 

 

PUBLICATIONS / BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

2017    Tipton, Gemma, Irish Times, Review: New talent at the Kerlin and 23 artists at Ellis King, Aug 1

 

2016    Totah, David, Cosmic Connections(Catalogue), Ed. 500, TOTAH, New York, October 6

 

2015    Dover, Caitlin, http://blogs.guggenheim.org/checklist/artist-ernesto-caivano-on-his-intimate-complex-narrative/

Holburn, Jess, http://www.artcollector.net.au/NewYorkSummerGroupShowSeasonPartIii

 

2014    Vu, Tomas; Zuo, Yuan, Mapping Madness, The Inside/Outside Museum (catalogue), Beijing, China

 

2013    Valli, Marc; Ibarra, Ana, Walk the Line: The Art of Drawing, Laurence King Publishing, UK

Caivano, Ernesto, Ernesto Caivano: Settlements – Selected Works 2002 – 2013, Pioneer Works, Intercourse Publishing, NY, May 18, 2013

 

2010    May, Susan, Kupferstichkabinett: Between Thought and Action, White Cube, July 8 – August 28 (Catalogue)

Hack, Jefferson, Another Art Book, Edition 7L, Steidl (book)

Pagel, David, Art Review: Ernesto Caivano at Richard Heller Gallery, LA Times, April 9

Peck, Derek, New York Minute | Ernesto Caivano, Anothermag.com, March 15

 

2009    Trezzi, Nicola, From Commodities to Talismans: Modernity as a Remedy to the Aftermath, Flash Art, No.267, July – September

Between the Lines: A Coloring Book of Drawings by Contemporary Artists, Vol. 2, RxArt

 

2008    Kalus, Zoe, Saatchi Online TV at Ernesto Caivano: White Cube, www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk

Coomer, Martin, Ernesto Caivano: Echo Gambit at White Cube Hoxton Square, London, Art on Paper,November/December 2008, p. 87

Olson, Marisa S., Ernesto Caivano – The Return of Beautiful, Planet Magazine, Winter 2008, pp. 22 – 25

Ernesto Caivano, Amelia’s Magazine, Issue 9, July 2008, pp. 114 – 117

Geldard, Rebecca, Art: Ernesto Caivano, Time Out London, July 21, 2008, p. 63

Morton, Tom; Ribas, João, Ernesto Caivano - Echo Gambit, Jay Jopling / White Cube (London), July

Pill, Steve, Exhibitions / Ernesto Caivano – Echo Gambit, MetroLife, July 9, 2008

Oliver, William. After the Woods, Another Magazine. 2008.

 

2007    LeMieux-Ruibal, Bruno. Contrasts / Spaniards in New York, Lapiz, Issue 237-238, p. 116 – 133

Van de Walle, Mark. Ernesto Caivano, Elle Décor April 2007, p. 70 – 72. 

 

2006    Agneessens, Sebastien, Nano, Something in the Way #3, October, 2006 (interview/cover)

Asper, Colleen, Ernesto Caivano, Beautiful/Decay, Issue: O, 2006, p. 40 – 41 

Bagner, Alex, 50 People, Places, Things: People|Radar, Wallpaper, October 2006, p. 257

Bedford, Christopher, Ernesto Caivano, Artforum.com, Critic’s Picks (Los Angeles), Sept./Oct., 2006  

BlackBook, October/November, 2006, p. 106

Cascade, Rebecca, Talent Show: Ernesto Caivano, W Magazine, November, 2006, p. 206

Glueck, Grace, The Enduring Allure of Scratching on Metal, New York Times, Thursday, March 9, 2006

Grant, Annette, How to Spot the Kubrick in Edvard Munch, New York Times, Sunday, March 19, 2006

Mendelsohn, Meredith, The New Romantics, Art News, February 2006, p.123

Muchnic, Suzanne, Look, Then Look Again, LA Times, Sunday, September 17, 2006 (Interview/review)

Regan, Kai, Studio Visit, BlackBook, Issue 47, October/November 2006 (photographic portfolio)

Wells, Jonathan, First Person, Res Magazine, January/February 2006, p.40 – 41

 

2005    Dexter, Emma, Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing, Phaidon, (Drawing Survey), November 2005

Hsu, Ellen Y., After the Woods, Eleven Eleven, Volume 2, 2005, p. 15 – 19

Kold, Anders, On Line, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, (Show catalogue), p. 9 – 11

Molon, Dominic, I Feel Mysterious Today, Palm Beach institute of Contemporary Art, Show catalogue

Myers, Holly, Ernesto Caivano at Richard Heller Gallery, Art News, January 2005, p. 132 – 4

Ross, Trine, Gode og gale streger, Politiken, 2. Sektion, Lordag 5., November 2005, p. 8

Spiegel, Olga, Impressiones de ARCO, La Vanguardia, Feb 12, 2005

 

2004    Barnes, Brooks, Your First Picasso, The Wall Street Journal: Weekend Journal, April 9, 2004

Cameron, Dan; Danto Arthur C.; Vendrame, Simona, New York, 03 - 13 – 04, Tema Celeste, May/June 2004

Cameron, Dan; Dan Fox, Jennifer Higgie, Matthew Higgs, Katy Siegel, Roberta Smith, and Neville Wakefield, American Pie, The 2004 Whitney Biennial, Frieze, May 2004, p. 64 

Casadio, Mariuccia, Dreamy, Vogue Italia, May 2004, p. 230

Cotter, Holland, Duck! It’s Whitney Biennial Season Again, The New York Times, March 7

Eleey, Peter, Ernesto Caivano, Frieze, October 2004, p. 152

Griffin, Tim, Out of the Past: Tim Griffin Talks with the Whitney Biennial Curators, Artforum, January 2004

Kimmelman, Michael, Touching All Bases At the Biennial, The New York Times, March 12

Korotkin, Joyce B., The Neo-Baroque Era, Tema Celeste, July/August 2004, p. 38

Kunitz, Daniel, Snapshots – and Painting! – From the Cutting Edge, The New York Sun, March 11, 2004

Littman, Brett, After the Woods, Art on Paper, July/August 2004, p. 36 - 39

Milroy, Sarah, Art in a Tremulous Time, The Globe and Mail, March 17, 2004, p. R1

Psyllos, Steven, Ernesto Caivano, New York Press, June 23 – 29, 2004, p.32

Robinson, Andy, Arte Para Tiempos de Angustia, La Vanguardia, March 13, 2004

Rothkopf, Scott, Subject Matters, Artforum, May 2004 p. 176

Sanders, Mark, Canopy Activity, Another Magazine, Autumn/Winter 2004, p. 18 - 29

Sundell, Margaret, The Today Show, Time Out New York, March 25, 2004

Sozanski, Edward J., A View from the Front Lines, Philadelphia Inquirer, March 14, 2004

Triff, Alfredo, Homegrown Style, Miami New Times, February 5, 2004

Utter, Douglas Max, Ernesto Caivano @ P.S. 1, Angle, Issue #14 - June 2004