OLIVER VERNON

Oliver Vernon blev født i New York i 1972. Han fik sin Bachelor of Fine Arts fra Parsons School of Design, i 1995.

Han har udstillet sit arbejde i byer over hele USA, herunder New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, og Chicago, og har også udstillet i London og Toronto. Hans arbejde er en del af en lang række samlinger, herunder Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Visuelt, trækker den Brooklyn-baserede kunstner Oliver Vernons malerier på utroligt mange påvirkninger, fra abstrakt ekspressionisme, over post pop surrealisme til den polerede finish i figurativ realisme. Formelt handler hans arbejde om dekonstruktion, og dermed den nødvendige rekonstruktion af visuelle rum. Fra denne centrale dikotomi vokser mange andre: det logiske / det ulogiske, det fysiske / det metafysiske, fængsling / befrielse.
Hans malerier kommer til os, måske, som detaljerede snapshots af de få oprindelige millisekunder, da blueprintet af universet blev formet fra de sidste krampetrækninger af kaos. I dén forstand, er alt tilladt. Hvert maleri har sit eget sæt regler, eller rettere, reglerne bliver bøjet, knækket og i sidste ende dannet inden for hvert maleri.
Farve, form, energi, arkitektur, det gode, det onde, kød og maskine lurer. Aldrig som fysiske enheder, men som forbigående arketyper, der søger deres endelige plads inden for rammerne af kosmos. Bortset fra denne makrovisning, kan Olivers arbejde ses på mikroniveau også. Vi kan se hans malerier som repræsentationer af hvordan sindet er dannet af et fundament af tanker, fornuft, og æstetik, og hvordan disse enheder på én og samme tid, er indbyrdes forbundne.
Født 1972 i New York, NY
Bor og arbejder i Grass Valley, Californien

UDDANNELSE

1992-1995 BFA, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
1990-1992 University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

SOLOUDSTILLINGER

2019
Brushing away the Veil / KIRK Gallery
2019
Mirus Gallery, Denver (USA), "Awaken the Chrysalis"
2018
KIRK Gallery, "With or Without" with Christian Calabro
2013
Renegade Trajectories at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
2012
Tilt at David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO
2011
Sprung at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
2010
Oscillation Throttle at Meta Gallery, Toronto Canada
New Works at David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO
2009
Double Down at Irvine Contemporary Art Gallery, Washington DC
New Works at David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO
New Works on Paper at Meta Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Unexpected Occurrences at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
2007
Macro/Micro at Irvine Contemporary Gallery, Washington DC
Oliver Vernon at Microcosm Gallery, New York, NY
2006
Infinity Within at Lineage Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2005
Live Paintings Remixed at Jan Larsen Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
Modern Mantra at Lineage Gallery, Burlington, VT
2004
Far at Spector Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

GRUPPEUDSTILLINGER
2020
Inside Out , Kirk Gallery, Denmark
2017
North International Art Fair, Denmark, Kirk Gallery
Kirk Gallery, Alborg, Denmark
Scope International Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland, Kirk Gallery
2016
Scope International Art Fair, Miami, Alexander Chambers Gallery
2015
Context International Art Fair, Miami, Fifty24MX Gallery
2014
Momentum, 3-person show with Mars-1 and Damon Soule, Space Gallery, Denver
2013
Cosmic Terrain, 3-person show with Mars-1 and Damon Soule, Petaluma Arts Center, CA
Direct Address: An Inaugural Group Exhibition at Joshua Liner Gallery,
New York, NY
2012
artMRKT Contemporary & Modern Art Fair, Bridgehampton, NY
Summer Group Exhibition at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
2010
Further at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
SCOPE International Art Fair with David B. Smith Gallery, New York, NY
2009
Street/Studio Group Exhibition at Irvine Contemporary Gallery, Washington DC
Group Exhibition at Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Harley Davidson presents The Art of Rebellion at the Bergamot Station Arts Center,
Santa Monica, CA
Aspect:Ratio Group Exhibition at Irvine Contemporary Gallery, Washington DC
Group Exhibition at David B. Smith Gallery, Denver, CO
2008
Aspect: Ratio, Small-Format Paintings at Irvine Contemporary Gallery,
Washington DC
Mapmakers an Inaugural Group Exhibition at Meta Gallery, Toronto
, Canada
Uncorked at Urban Angel, London, UK
365 at 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Groundwork II at Foundation One Gallery, Decatur, GA
Locked & Loaded at Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY
Limited Addiction: Anniversary Group Show at Limited Addiction Gallery, Denver, CO
Group Show at MicroCoSM Gallery, New York, NY
2007
Saturnalia: Festival of Gallery Artists for the Winter Season at Irvine Contemporary Gallery, Washington DC
Josh Keyes and Oliver Vernon at Limited Addiction Gallery, Denver, CO
Claimin Space – Context and Urban Art: A Visual Arts Exhibition for the 2007 Bumbershoot Arts Festival at BLVD Gallery, Seattle, WA
Oliver Vernon and Damon Soule at Boulevard Projects, Seattle, WA
Elevation at Limited Addiction Gallery, Denver, CO
Group Show at Lineage Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2006
Square Foot at Thinkspace, Los Angeles, CA
Mescalito at White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005
Identity Crisis at Lineage Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Convergence at The Showroom NYC, New York, NY
Minds Wide Open – traveling exhibition at Light Space Gallery, Venice, CA/ Around The Coyote Gallery, Chicago, IL/ Microcosm Gallery, New York, NY
2001
The Armory Show with Modern Culture Gallery, New York, NY
2000
Start! at Modern Culture Gallery, New York, NY