GLEN RUBSAMEN

 

b. 1959, Los Angeles, CA.

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, and Düsseldorf, Germany.

 

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The Machine in the Garden
The Machine in the Garden

2015 acrylic on panel 30 x 30 inches *76.2 x 76.2 centimeters)

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Cutting It Fine
Cutting It Fine

2014 acrylic on panel 30 x 48 inches (76.2 x 121.9 centimeters)

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Impending Doom
Impending Doom

2014 acrylic on panel 48 x 30 inches (121.9 x 76.2 centimeters)

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Such Familiar Attempts
Such Familiar Attempts

2013 Acrylic on canvas 48 x 48 inches (121.92 x 121.92 centimeters)

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BIOGRAPHY

 

Glen Rubsamen was born in Los Angeles, California and studied at U.C.L.A. where he received his MFA. He lives and works in both Los Angeles and Düsseldorf, Germany. In recent years his work has been shown at the Kunstverein Munich, the Musee d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg; the Taipei Biennial; and De Vleeshal, Middelburg, Holland. He has exhibited with Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Galerie Michael Cosar, Düsseldorf, Germany; Alfonso Artiaco Gallery, Naples, Italy; AnneMarie Verna and Mai 36, Zurich Switzerland.

 
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Renata Caragliano. "Wiener & Rubsamen; Dall'arte concettuale alle foto delle palme devestate dal punteruolo". La Repubblica, Naples, Feb 16, 2012.

Simon, Amy. “Glen Rubsamen, Brändström & Stene.” Artforum 46, no. 6, pp. 308–309, Feb 2008.

Caragliano Cervasio Stella, Renata. “Esotismo Metropolitano.” La Repubblica, Naples sec., p. 14, Jul 9, 2008.

Taccone, Stefano. “Glen Rubsamen a Alfonso Artiaco.” Il Segno (Pescara), no. 220, Jul–Sep, 2008.

Trione, Vincenzo. “Rubsamen e la memoria della TV.” Il Mattino (Naples), Jun 28, 2008.

Wilson-Goldie, Kaelen. “Less Roses, Galerie Sfeier-Semler.” Artforum 46, no. 5, p. 300, Jan 2008.

Campanini, Cristiana. “Opposti e Concordi.” Arte, no. 407, pp. 76–82, Jul 2007.

Amy, Michael. “Glen Rubsamen at Robert Miller.” Art in America, Apr 2007.

Meier, Philipp. “Zerzauste Palmen, Glen Rubsamen bei Annemarie Verna und Mai 36.” Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Feb 20, 2006.

Tecce, Angela. “Vulcanico.” Giornale dell’ Arte 24, no. 260, p. 29, Dec 2006.

von Burg, Dominique. “Glen Rubsamen bei Annemarie Verna und Mai 36.” Kunstbulletin, p. 61, Mar 2006.

“Critica.” Lapiz 24, no. 214, pp. 86–95, 2005.

Borcherdt, Gesine. “Come to Where the Mauer Is.” Monopol, p. 125, Oct–Nov 2005.

Fronz, Hans-Dieter. “’Park, Zucht und Wildwuchs in der Kunst’ in der Kunsthalle Baden Baden.” Kunstbulletin, Jun 2005.

“Selected by the Stars.” Art Newspaper, Basel edition, p. 1, Jun 18–20, 2005.

Nomblot, Javier Rubio. “Hermana Palmera, Querido Semaforo.” ABC Cultural, no. 696, Jun 4, 2005.

Battisti, Simone. “Glen Rubsamen a Valentina Bonomo.” Tema Celeste, no. 102, Mar–Apr 2004.

De Sanctis, Linda. “Ombre di Rubsamen e i segni di Elisa.” La Repubblica, Rome sec., p. 8, Jan 20, 2004.

“Le sequenze americane firmate da Rubsamen.” La Repubblica, Naples sec. p. 12, Mar 14, 2004.

Motion, Andrew. “Simply Divine.” Guardian (London), Nov 13, 2004.

Harris, Michael. “Going a Journey? Then Stop and Smell the Roses.” Vancouver Sun, Dec 1, 2003.

Israel, Nico. “Third Taipei Biennial.” Artforum 41, no. 10, p. 203, summer 2003.

Jansen, Gregor. “Glen Rubsamen in der Galerie Michael Cosar.” Kunstbulletin, Jun 2003.

Meier, Philipp. “Die Kamera als Skizzenheft.” Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Sep 3, 2003.

Carrasco, Marta. “Glen Rubsamen o el Discreto Encanto de los Arboles del Mundo.” ABC Cultural, Apr 6, 2002.

Frazier, David. A Different Kind of Biennial.” Taipei Times, Nov 30, 2002.

Zimmer, William. “Art: Where Landscapes Go Beyond a View of the Horizon.” New York Times, Mar 11, 2001.

Maier, Anne. “München: ‘Architektur und (als) Wunschvorstellung’.” Kunstbulletin, Jul–Aug 2000.

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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
 

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2010 - present

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Glen Rubsamen: Visible from Space. Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich.

Glen Rubsamen: Clear Channel. Cosar Hmt, Düsseldorf, Germany. 

Glen Rubsamen: Companion Species. Stene Projects, Stockholm.

Glen Rubsamen: Polygala. Robert Miller Gallery, New York.

Glen Rubsamen: Rhynchophorus ferrugineus. Osmos Address, New York.

Glen Rubsamen; Anabiosis. Alfonso Artiaco, Naples.

Glen Rubsamen: Reality doesn’t need friends. Stene Projects, Stockholm.

Glen Rubsamen; Let’s die friends. Benveniste Contemporary, Madrid.

Glen Rubsamen; Some Kind of Nature. La Salle des Bains, Lyon.

Glen Rubsamen: In Place Of Love. Annemarie Verna Galerie, Zürich.

Glen Rubsamen: La Nuit Américaine. Cosar HMT, Düsseldorf.

Glen Rubsamen: Backwaters. Galeria Graça Brandão, Lisbon.

Glen Rubsamen: All the Time in the World. Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe.

Glen Rubsamen: Fuga nella verità. Alfonso Artiaco, Naples.

Glen Rubsamen: A Reassuring Lie Unfolds II. Brändström & Stene, Stockholm.

Glen Rubsamen: Impossible Vegetation. Cosar HMT, Düsseldorf.

Glen Rubsamen: Lazy Nova. Robert Miller Gallery, New York.

Glen Rubsamen: Islands in the Stream. Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden.

Glen Rubsamen: Pigeon Key and the Seven Mile Bridge. Annemarie Verna Galerie and Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich.

Glen Rubsamen. Galería Pepe Cobo, Madrid.

Glen Rubsamen: Luminous Toxin. Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe.

Glen Rubsamen: Euphoric, Narcotic, and Pleasantly Hallucinant. Alfonso Artiaco, Naples.

Glen Rubsamen: Al Portico d’Ottavia. Valentina Bonomo Arte Contemporanea, Rome.

Glen Rubsamen: A Reassuring Lie Unfolds. Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich.

Glen Rubsamen: Hopewell. Esso, New York.

Glen Rubsamen. Galería Pepe Cobo, Seville.

Glen Rubsamen: New Paintings. Galerie Michael Cosar, Düsseldorf.

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EMINENT DOMAINS (proper names) + OO Inflatables, curated by Willem Oorebeek, Robert Miller Gallery, New York.

Lonelyfingers-Konversationsstücke, Abteiberg Museum, Mönchengladbach.

Take Me Somewhere Nice. Stene Projects, Stockholm.

Schattenlicht, Annemarie Verna Galerie, Zürich.

Nexus, Galería Miguel Marcos, Barcelona.

Selections. Robert Miller Gallery, New York.

Enthusiasmos. Cosar HMT, Düsseldorf.

Localhost. Kunsthalle, Muenster.

Dystopia. CAPC, Bordeaux.

Traveling without Moving. Cosar HMT, Düsseldorf.

Art Unlimited. Art 41 Basel, Basel.

Summer Exhibition. Robert Miller Gallery, New York.

Una Mirada, Galería Miguel Marcos, Barcelona.

Parcours Interdit. Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf.

2 x [(2 x 20) + (2 x 2)] + 2=X x (Desperately) Trying to Figure out the World. Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich and Brooke Alexander, New York.

Reflections on Light: Thirty Years Galerie Bernd Klüser. Galerie Bernd Klüser and Galerie Klüser 2, Munich.

Stay Alive Till ’95. Alexander and Bonin, New York.

Hyperbolic Parabola (in collaboration w/Rita McBride). Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich.

The Fit. Nüans, Düsseldorf.

Early Retirement. Mai 36 Galerie, Zürich.

Less Roses. Galerie Sfeier Semler, Beirut.

Pepe Cobo y sus máquinas. Palacio de Sástago, Diputación Provincial de Zaragoza.

Print Subscribers Club, Galería Alejandro Sales, Barcelona.

Geografías, Galería Miguel Marcos, Barcelona.

Group exhibition. Mai 36 Galerie Showroom, Zürich.

Idylle: Traum und Trugschluss. Sammlung Falckenberg, Phoenix Kulturstiftung, Hamburg. [itinerary: Idilio, Domus Artium 2002, Salamanca]

Revising Arcadia: The Landscape in Contemporary Art. Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, Sarasota, Florida.

Sommerausstellung. Annemarie Verna Galerie, Zürich.

Sonntag: Painting from Düsseldorf. Todd Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco.

Classe Preferente. Galeria Graça Brandão, Porto.

Colección VAC. Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia.

Dedica. Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli, Naples.

Sobre lo sublime. Galería Miguel Marcos, Barcelona.

Napoli presente. Posizioni e prospettive dell’arte contemporanea. Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli, Naples.

Salon d’automne. Annemarie Verna Galerie, Zürich.

Multiple Räume (2): Park. Zucht und Wildwuchs in der Kunst. Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden.

Paisagens. Galeria Graça Brandão, Porto.

Der Kunst Ihre Räume. Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn.

Temporary Import: DAAD, Bethanien, et al. Art Forum, Berlin.

Fuera de la Vista, Fuera de la Mente. Palacio de Sástago, Zaragoza

100 Artists See God. The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco. [itinerary: Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach; Freedman Art Gallery, Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania; Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville] Organized by ICI, New York.

In ictu oculi. Galería Pepe Cobo, Madrid.

Sommerausstellung. Annemarie Verna Galerie, Zürich.

Strategies of Desire. Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz/Basel.

Bookies. Galerie M29, Cologne.

Funkturm Fern Bar at the Spaghetti Works (in collaboration with Rita McBride). Y8, Hamburg.

Sommerausstellung. Annemarie Verna Galerie, Zürich.

Land and Sea. Alexander and Bonin, New York.

There’s No Land but the Land (Up There Is Just a Sea of Possibilities). Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe.

Bandes à part: le cinéma dans l’art contemporain, trésors publics. Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Strasbourg.

Going a Journey. Charles H. Scott Gallery, Emily Carr Institute of Art, Vancouver.

What Am I Doing Here? Esso, New York.

ArtTranspennine03. Transpennine region, England.

Trip. Paolo Tonin Arte Contemporanea, Turin.

Taipei Biennial 2002: Great Theatre of the World. Taipei Fine Art Museum.

Network. Annemarie Verna Galerie, Zürich.

We’ll Slide Down the Surface of Things. De Vleeshal, Middelburg.

”Taipei Biennial”, Taiwan, “Wildlife”, Sommerpalast, Neuss.

VorOrt. Galerie der Künstler, Munich.

Group Effect. Galerie Frehrking Wiesehöfer, Cologne.

Atlantes. Galería Pepe Cobo, Seville.

Bjorn Dressler, Masatomo Harada, Michael van Ofen, Glen Rubsamen. Galerie Michael Cosar, Düsseldorf.

Please Let My Affections Lead Me into Danger. Galerie Bernd Klüser, Munich.

Beyond the Mountains. Polk Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL [itinerary: Newcombe Art Gallery, Tulane University, LA; Muskegon Museum of Art, MN; Lyman Allen Museum of Art, CT]

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Rubsamen, Glen. Rhynchophorus ferrugineus. New York: Osmos Books, 2013. Interview with the artist by Caroline Soyez-Petithomme; Texts by Matthew Licht and Alexander Stille.

Lonelyfingers-Konversationsstücke. Mönchengladbach: Abteiberg Museum, 2013 TheFindsPaper No.1, texts by Patrizia Dander, Yilmaz Dziewior, Nuno Faria, Jade Niklai, Susanne Titz, Lilian Haberer, Hans-Jürgen Hafner, Eva Schmidt.

 

Dystopia. Bordeaux: CAPC-Sternberg Press, 2011. New Dystopia, text by Mark Von Schlegell.

 

Rubsamen, Glen. Take All The Time You Need. Nürnberg: Christoph Keller Editions and Verlag fuer Moderne Kunst, 2009. Texts by Matthew Licht, John Peter Nilsson, and Mark von Schlegell.

 

Rubsamen, Glen. Sunbird and Gloria. Stuttgart: Jungle Rita Verlag, 2008. Texts by Mark von Schlegell and Alice B. Sheldon.

Chanting Baldessari. Maastricht: Bonnefantenmuseum, 2008. Texts by Paula van den Bosch, Glen Rubsamen, et al.

Reflections on Light: Thirty Years Galerie Bernd Klüser. Munich: Galerie Bernd Klüser, 2008. Text by Bernd Klüser.

 

Rubsamen, Glen and Rita McBride. “Afram.” In Magnetic Promenade and Other Sculpture Parks. Chris Evans, ed. London: Studio Voltaire, 2007.

Rubsamen, Glen. “Ensoulment 2015” In Prop. Düsseldorf: Nüans, 2007.

 

Glen Rubsamen: Go Tell It to the Trees. Baden Baden: Kunsthalle Baden Baden, 2006.

Glen Rubsamen: Those Useless Trees, They Forgot to Tell Me You Were Going Away. Frankfurt am Main: Revolver Verlag, 2006. Interview with the artist by Christina Végh; texts by Matthew Licht and Mark von Schlegell.

Colección VAC. Valencia: Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, 2006. Texts by Consuelo Ciscar et al.

Dedica. Naples: Electa Napoli, 2006. Texts by Achille Bonito Oliva, Stella Cervasio, et al.

Idylle. Ostfildern Ruit: Hatje Cantz, 2006. Texts by Oliver Zybock et al.

 

Multiple Räume (2): Park. Zucht und Wildwuchs in der Kunst. Nuremberg: Verlag für moderne Kunst, 2005. Texts by Fritz Emslander, Matthias Winzen, et al.

Napoli presente. Posizioni e prospettive dell’arte contemporanea, Naples: Electa Napoli, 2005.. Texts by Lóránd Hegyi et al.

Fuera de la Vista, Fuera de la Mente. Zaragoza: Palacio de Sástago, 2005. Texts by Achille Bonito Oliva and Fernando Castro Flores. Diputacion Provincial de Zaragoza

Markus Ambach, ed. Wildlife. Ein Garten von/für Künstler. Düsseldorf: Richter Verlag, 2005.

 

Rubsamen, Glen, ed. Futureways. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press; New York: Printed Matter and Whitney Museum of American Art, 2004.

100 Artists See God. New York: ICI, 2004. Texts by John Baldessari, Meg Cranston, and Thomas McEvilley.

Strategies of Desire. Muttenz/Basel: Kunsthaus Baselland; Frankfurt am Main: Revolver, 2004. Texts by Sabine Schaschl-Cooper et al.

 

Glen Rubsamen: 109 Oil Paintings from the Collection. n.p.

Rubsamen, Glen and Rita McBride, eds. Futureways: The Middelburg Triennial 2304. Middelburg: De Vleeshal; New York: Printed Matter and Whitney Museum of American Art, 2003.

Rubsamen, Glen and Gualtiero Howard. “F for Fake?” Site Magazin (Düsseldorf), no. 5 (2003).

 

Taipei Biennial 2002: Great Theatre of the World. Taipei: Taipei Fine Art Museum, 2002. Texts by Bartomeu Mari et al.

VorOrt. Munich: Galerie der Künstler, 2002.

 

Glen Rubsamen. Düsseldorf: Galerie Michael Cosar, 2000. Text by Michelle Kelly.

Beyond the Mountains. New York: Pamela Auchincloss. Text by Michael Klein, 2000.

Please Let My Affections Lead Me into Danger. Munich: Galerie Bernd Klüser. Texts by Julião Sarmento and Glen Rubsamen, 2000.