Meg Cranston

 

Selected works

Biography

Born 1960, Baldwin, New York

Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

since 2009        Chair of the Fine Arts Department at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
2001-2005        Professor at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
2001-2005        Professor at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
1994                   John Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
1993-1998         Lecturer at Department of Art, University of California, Los Angeles
1989                   New School of Social Research Faculty Development, New York
1988                   Postgraduate Study at Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
1987-2001        Senior Lecturer at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles
1986                  MFA California Institute of the Arts, Valencia
1982                  BA Study in Anthropologie, Kenyon College, Ohio

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

Pizza, Bagpipe, Carburetor, Meliksetian | Briggs, Los Angeles, CA

2015

I Suppose So. Kunstverein Heilbronn

2014

Poodle Mix. Michael Janssen, Berlin
Fitzroy Gallery, New York

2013

Real Painting (for Aunt Cora). (with John Baldessari) Michael Janssen, Beriln
Keep it simple. Keep it fresh. (with John Baldessari) Michael Janssen Gallery, Singapore
Emerald City. LA>2012

Meg Cranston. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2010

Meg Cranston. Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway

2009

Meg Cranston. Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen

2008

Every Dog in the Pound. Mercer Union, Toronto
The Pleasure of Obvious Problems. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin

2007

The Pleasure of Obvious Problems. Artspace, Auckland
Meg Cranston: The Pleasure of Obvious Problems. Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin

2006

Meg Cranston - California. Venetia Kapernekas Gallery, New York

2005

Volcano, Trash and Ice Cream. The Happy Lion Gallery, Los Angeles
Rock Bottom. Galerie Michael Janssen, Köln

2003

Magical Death. ART Unlimited, ART34 BASEL
Magical Death. Gallery Leo Koenig Inc., New York City
Recent Works. The Happy Lion Gallery, Los Angeles

2002

The Happy Lion (Leo Koenig, Inc. & Galerie Michael Janssen), Los Angeles
Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica

2000

Printed Matter, New York
Galerie Michael Kapinos, Berlin
1301PE, Los Angeles
Venetia Kapernekas Fine Arts, New York

1999

Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica

1998

Dogenhaus Projekte, Berlin

1997

Boesky & Callery, New York

1996

Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica

1995

Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne
CBD Gallery, Sydney
Galerie Etienne Ficheroulle, Brussels

1994

1301, Santa Monica
Icebox, Athens
Karsten Schubert Gallery Ltd., London

1993

Karsten Schubert Gallery Ltd., London
Galerie Marc Jancou, Zurich
Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

1992

1301, Santa Monica

1991

Olin Art Gallery, Kenyon College, Ohio
Galerie Tanja Grunert, Cologne
Ealan Wingate Gallery, New York

1990

Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles
Koury Wingate Gallery, New York

1989

Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles

1988

Jeffrey Linden Gallery, Los Angeles
Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015

The Afghan Carpet Project. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

2014

Made in L.A. 2014. Los Angeles Biennial, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

2012

Made in L.A. 2012. Los Angeles Biennial, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
Jack Helgesen Family Collection / Archeology of the Image. Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen
Paper does not blush. Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin

2011

On the Line. LACE - Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
Framing Abstraction: Mark, Symbol, Signifier. Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Police and Thieves. Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
Gallery Brandstrup, Oslo

2010

Doctor Zomb. The Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA

2009

Das Gespinst - Die Sammlung Schürmann zu Gast im Museum Abteiberg.
Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
BAD MOON RISING 3. Boots Contemporary Art Space, Saint Louis, MO

2008

Conventions and Attitudes. Habeas Lounge, City University New York, New York City, NY
Every Dog In The Pound, Three Bedroom Flat. Mercer Union - A Centre For Contemporary Visual Art, Toronto, ON
California Video. Getty Museum of Art, Los Angeles (Catalogue)
Parcours Interdit. Künstlerverein Malkasten, Düsseldorf
Scala Paradisi. (with Aleana Egan, Alex Frost, Joanne Greenbaum, Lone Haugaard Madsen, Albert Oehlen, Roseline Rannoch), Walter Swennen bei Schürmann Berlin

2007

De Pasada por Los Angeles. Atelier als Supermedium, The Hague

2006

Oleon. Mary Younakof Galleri S.E, Bergen
Los Angeles Art Now. (with Erin Cosgrove, Meg Cranston, Monique Van Genderen, Patti
Rojani a.o.) I-20 Gallery, New York
KLF. (with Thomas Grünfeld, Julius Popp, Markus Huemer, Rachel The Hoeber, Richard Louderback, Jim Mc Dowell, Desmond Mc Vay, Earnest Merritt, Manuel Ocampo a.o.) 4 F Gallery, Los Angeles
Wonder and Horror of the Human Head. (with John Baldessari, Giolliosa Fuller, Julian Hoeber, Richard Louderback, Jim Mc Dowell, Desmond McVay, Earnest Merritt, Manuel O Campo a.o)
4-F Gallery, Los Angeles
Meg Cranston and Peter Robinson. Kapinos Galerie, Berlin

2005

10 Years!. Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne
A Walk to Remember. LACE, Los Angeles
Echo/Anti Echo. (with Cindy Bernard, Sam Durant, David Hatcher, Jill Miller, Jason Rhoades) Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin

2004

Paper. Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica
Me, Myself 7 I. University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, Florida
Kurzdavordanach. SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne

2003

Golden. (with JP Munro, Ry Rocklen, Thaddeus Strode, Rob Thom) Galerie Michael Janssen, Cologne
Me, We. Art in General, New York City, NY
The Greatest Album Covers That Never Were. Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2002

Meg Cranston and Jeffery Vallance. Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles
COLA. Individual Artist Fellowships. Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles

2001

Heads or Tails. Galerie Praz-Delavallade Paris, Paris
Structures of Knowledge. Raid Projects, Los Angeles
Featherweight. Susan Hobbs Gallery, Toronto
One Minute of Your Time - A Brief Survey of Southern California Art. Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

2000

The L.A. Scene. Numark Gallery, Washington
Focus on Pain, on Destruction, Power, Death. Venetia Kapernekas Fine Art, New York L.A. – ex
Performances. Museum Villa Stuck, Theater im Marstall, Munich
Group show. Museum het Domein, Sittard

1999

A Girl Like You. Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris
Painting: Fore and Aft. ACME, Los Angeles
Art/Journalism. Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica
Life is Elsewhere. Theoretical Events Gallery, Mailand / Theoretical Events Gallery, Naples
The nude in contemporary art. The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Rue Louise Weiss, Abbaye St André. Centre d‘art contemporain Meymac, Meymac
Deep Storage - Arsenal der Erinnerung. Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf / P.S.1, New York / Henry Art Gallery, Seattle

1998

Life Lessons: How Art Can Change Your Life: The Judy and Stuart Spence Collection. Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach
Double Trouble: The Patchett Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
The Unreal Person: Portraiture in the Digital Age. Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach

1997

Deep Storage - Sammeln, Speichern, Archivieren in der Kunst. Kulturforum Potsdamer Platz, Berlin
Deep Storage – Arsenale der Erinnerung. Haus der Kunst München, Munich
Deep Storage - Arsenale der Erinnerung. Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Display: An International Exhibition of Painting. Charlottenborg Exhibition Hall, Copenhagen
L.A. Drawings. Galerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem
Performa 97. Performance Festival, Berlin

1996

It‘s Only Rock and Roll. Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio / Lakeview Museum of Arts and Sciences, Peoria, Illinois / Virginia Beach Center for the Arts, Virginia / Tacoma Art Museum, Washington / Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, Florida / Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, California / Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix / Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida / Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee / Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
The Power of Suggestion: Narrative and Notation in Contemporary Drawing. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
A Glimpse of the Norton Collection: As Revealed by Kim Dingle. Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica

1995

From L.A. With Love. Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris
I Love What I am Doing. Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago
Biblio Vertigo. Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Chicago
Meg Cranston, Chris Wilder. Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

1994

LOS ANGELES: Mind Quakes. Breda Fotographia‚ 94, Breda
Sincerity and other Peccadilloes. Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
Arrested Childhood. Center for Contemporary Art, Miami
[cut] - Los Angeles - 90‘ernes. Kunstscene, Konstforeningen, Copenhagen
I Myself & Me. The Interart Center, New York
Jenseits von Eden (East of Eden). Museum Schloss Mosigkau, Dessau
The Media & Art Exhibition ‚94. Magic Media Company, Hurth

1993

Sampler. Studio Guenzani, Milan
Kontext Kunst, The Art of the 90‘s. Neue Galerie Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz
Paper Trails: The Eidectic Image, Contemporary American Works on Paper. Krannert Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
Into The Lapse. Karsten Schubert Gallery Ltd., London / Bruno Brunnet Fine Arts, Berlin
Influx. Gallery 400, The University of Illinois, Chicago
Space of Time: Contemporary Art from the Americas. America Society, New York Kontext Kunst.
Künstlerhaus Graz, Neue Galerie am Landsmuseum Joanneum, Graz
Open ‚93: Emergency, Aperto, ‚93. Venice Biennial, Venice

1992

Flux Attitudes. New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
120 Minuten! Galerie Esther Schipper, Cologne
Histories. Galerie Karin Schorm, Vienna
Untitled. Galerie Max Hetzler, Cologne
Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience. Whitney Museum in Equitable Center, New York
Helter Skelter. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

1991

The Lick of the Eye. Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles
When Objects Dream and Talk in Their Sleep. Jack Tilton Gallery, New York
Tres Instalaciones. Galeria Sloane Racotta, Mexico City
Körper und Körper. Grazer Kunstverein, Graz
Facts and Rumors. Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam

1990

I to Eye. Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles
Spirit of our Times. Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum, Santa Barbara
Meg Cranston, Sarah Seager, Thaddeus Strode. Galerie Schurr, Stuttgart
CologneShow. Galerien Grunert, Hetzler, Sprüth a.o., Cologne

1989

Hand Made: The Nature of the Object. Bard College, New York
Sculpture. Laurie Rubin Gallery, New York

1988

Girl‘s Night Out: Femininity and Masquerade. (curated by John Baldessari) The New Museum of Art, New York and Jeffrey Linden Gallery, Los Angeles

1987

The New Who‘s Who. Hoffman Borman Gallery, Los Angeles

2001

1/2. Loughelton Gallery, New York
Breaking the Looking Glass (East). Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
Breaking the Looking Glass (West). Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles

1986

TV Generations. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles

PERFORMANCES

2005

Riot at Pandora’s Box: The Secret Art History of Sunset
Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
Navajo of Bunker Hill, LACE, Los Angeles

2004

William Faulkner Museum, Patricia Fuare Gallery, Santa Monica

2003

Artist For President, United Divas, Los Angeles

2002

Woman Who Would Play Me If I paid Them, Goldman Tevis Gallery, Los Angeles (written by Meg Cranston,
various performers)

2000

Dental Physiognomy, Venetia Kapernekas Fine Arts, New York (performed by Meg Cranston)
Long Story Short, Marstell Theater, Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel, Munich (text, sound and video performance
works written and performed by Meg Cranston)
Life Death Misc., Villa Stuck, Munich, (music arranged by Meg Cranston)
Good Morning Evil Genius, Galerie Michael Kapinos, Berlin (text and image by Meg Cranston)

1999

Life Death Misc., (music/sculpture, music arranged by Meg Cranston performed by various artists)

1998

God Love the Tragic Artist, Meg Cranston on the Life of Marvin Gaye, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam

1997

God Love the Tragic Artist, Meg Cranston on the Life of Marvin Gaye, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

1995

God Love the Tragic Artist, Meg Cranston on the Life of Marvin Gaye, CBD Gallery, Sydney