Meg Cranston

 

Gallery

Biography

Born 1960, Baldwin, New York
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
lives and works in Los Angeles, California

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
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><ART Gallery One, Los Angeles, CA
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)
1995 God Love the Tragic Artist, Meg Cranston on the Life of Marvin Gaye, CBD Gallery, Sydney
1997 God Love the Tragic Artist, Meg Cranston on the Life of Marvin Gaye, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
1998 God Love the Tragic Artist, Meg Cranston on the Life of Marvin Gaye, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam