I want to be a bedroom painter. I like to look at my paintings as I’m falling asleep or waking up. I like the idea that other people would see them that way and would connect them to dreams, half-thoughts and musings, not just analytical thought and put them in that space between dreaming and waking. I think that’s when paintings really enter into you and become a part of you.
David Reed is a conceptual artist whose paintings and installations are in essence the distillation of various art movements. His art references the vivid colored contortions of mannerism and the gestural extravagances of high baroque, as well as photography and cinema, resulting in complex and thought provoking work.
Many of David Reed's paintings are formatted like filmstrips in a technique that suggests the transparent quality of photographic negatives. For the Untitled, 2001 prints, Reed wanted to explore a printmaking process that emulated the way paint appeared on the surfaces of his paintings. Master printer Jacob Samuel chose the complex technical processes of soap ground aquatint etching and chine collé to achieve Reed's desired effect. Black and white brush strokes (applied with a soap mixture to the plate) were printed on tissue-thin Japanese Gampi paper and glued to colored papers. They were then mounted to the white backing sheet while passing through the press. The three etchings each have a dimensional luminosity that defies the printmaking medium, giving ink the illusion of the presence of paint.
David Reed was born in San Diego, California in 1946. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. among others. He lives and works in New York City.
Born San Diego, California, 1946
Lives and works in New York
1966 Fellowship The Rockefeller Foundation
1966 Skowhegan School of Painting Skowhegan, ME
1966-67 New York Studio School New York, NY
1968 B.A., Reed College Portland, OR
1988 Fellowship The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
1991 Visual Arts Fellowship The National Endowment for the Arts
Mary Heilmann & David Reed: Two by Two, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
The Mirror and The Pool, Kunstmuseum Krefeld, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, Germany
Recent Paintings, Häusler Contemporary Zürich
Recent Paintings, Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Cologne, Germany
Heart of Glass, Paintings and Drawings 1967-2012, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain
Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Cologne, Germany
Works on Paper, Peter Blum Soho, New York, NY
Recent Paintings, Häusler Contemporary, Munich, Germany
David Reed: Lives of Paintings, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon
Max Protetch Gallery, New York
Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Cologne, Germany
Leave Yourself Behind. Paintings and Special Projects 1967–2005. Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Kansas; traveled to Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico and Luckman Fine Arts Complex at California State University, Los Angeles, California Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zürich, Switzerland
Max Protetch Gallery, New York Galerie Xippas, Paris, France
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany
Max Protetch Gallery, New York Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, California
David Reed — You look good in blue, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland; traveled to Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zürich, Switzerland
Galerie Xippas, Paris, France David Reed — Painting/Vampire Study Center, Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Max Protetch Gallery, New York
David Reed Paintings: Motion Pictures, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California; traveled to the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York Max Protetch Gallery, New York
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zürich, Switzerland Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Donna Beam Fine Art Gallery, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada New Paintings for the Mirror Room and Archive in a Studio off the Courtyard, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
David Reed, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany; traveled to the Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany (with Beat Streuli) and Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany Max Protetch Gallery, New York
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany
Max Protetch Gallery, New York Walter/McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California
Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany Max Protetch Gallery, New York
Max Protetch Gallery, New York
Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, California Max Protetch Gallery, New York
Max Protetch Gallery, New York
Max Protetch Gallery, New York
Max Protetch Gallery, New York
Institute for Art and Urban Resources / The Clocktower, New York Painting Residency, Fashion Moda, Bronx, New York
Max Protetch Gallery, New York
Nancy Lurie Gallery, Chicago, Illinois Max Protetch Gallery, New York Protetch- McIntosh Gallery, Washington, District of Columbia
Rush Rhees Gallery, University of Rochester, New York
Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York Faculty Office Building Gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
L'oiseau présente... be abstract, Ballhaus Ost, Berlin, Germany
David Reed & Mary Heilmann, Museum für Gegenwart, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
Pictures of Everything, Harris Art Gallery, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA
Outside the Lines: Rites of Spring, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Texas
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
Pouring It On, Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
David Reed & James Turrell, Häusler Contemporary Lustenau
The Indiscipline of Painting, Mead Gallery, Conventry, UK
ENTRÉE LIBRE MAIS NON OBLIGATOIRE, Villa Arson, Nice, France
Temperamente auf Papier II, Häusler Contemporary Zurich, Switzerland
Misdirect Movies, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK travels to Standpoint Gallery, London, UK; Greyfriars, Lincoln, UK; Meter Room, Conventry, UK. Curated by Andrew Bracey and John Rimmer
Movement, MAGAZINE 4, Bregenzer Kunstverein, Austria. Curated by Jörg van den Berg and Wolfgang Fetz.
Conceptual Abstraction, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York.
Conspiracies of Illusion: Projections of Time & Space, McMaster Museum of Art, McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario, Canada. Curated by Mark A. Cheetham, Any Patton, and Christine Sprengler.
Summer Series, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California
Decade: Contemporary Collecting, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
THE SLIDE SHOW, Mekanism Skateboards, FRAC Auvergne, France
A. Abstra_Action, Galerija Contra, Koper, Slovenia
The gallery collection, Galerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, Switzerland. Curated by Beda Achermann.
The Happy Fainting of Painting, Zwinger Gallery, Berlin, Germany. Organized by Hans Jürgen Hafner and Gunter Reski.
New York Painting – Elizabeth Cooper, Fabian Marcaccio, David Reed, Alejandra Seeber, Lawrence Stafford, Häusler Contemporary, Munich, Germany
Itsy-bitsy spider, Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Cologne, Germany
The Indiscipline of Painting, TATE St. Ives, Cornwell, UK
75th Anniversary-American Abstract Artists, OK Harris Works of Art, New York
75th Anniversary-American Abstract Artists International, Galerie oqbo and Deutscher Künstlerbund Projektraum, Berlin, Germany
William Eggleston and David Reed, Peder Lund, Oslo, Norway
70 Years of Collecting, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina
Highlights of the Schaufler Collection, Schauwerk Sindelfingen Sindelfingen, Germany Surprise no 2 - W. Bullinger, A. Eloyan, D. Reed, Gallerie Bob von Orsouw, Zurich
INSIDE OUT, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York (curated by Eli Ping)
Color and Content, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Malerei: Prozess und Expansion von den 1950er Jahren bis heute, Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, Austria (curator Rainier Fuchs)
Until Now: Collecting the New (1960-2010), Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis
Mapping the Region, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Babel, Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain Centre, Auvergne, France
Highlights of the Schaufler Collection, Schauwerk Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen, Germany
Move On Up, Galerie Schmidt Maczollek, Cologne, Germany
Palm Paintings, Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Sammlung Reloaded, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany (curators Prof. Dr. Stephan Berg and Dr. Christoph Schreier)
Mix: Nine San Diego Architects and Designers, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California
La Rose Pourpre du Caire - Making of et Bande Annonce; Art Contemporain et Cinéma, FRAC Auvergne Musée d'Art et d'Archéologie, Aurillac, France
Rewind, Fast Forward, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
Las Vegas Collects Contemporary, Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada
Sehnsucht (Aspiration), Light&Sie, Dallas, Texas (curated by Georges Armaos)
The 183rd Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, National Academy Museum, New York
Silent Films & Bedroom Painting, The Lab, Lakewood, Colorado (curated by Adam Lerner)
David Reed and Klaus Merkel, Galerie Thomas Flor, Düsseldorf, Germany
David Reed and Rochelle Feinstein, The Suburban, Oak Park, Illinois
abstrakt/abstract. Museum Moderner Kunst Kaernten, Austria (curated by Andrea Madesta)
There is Desire Left (Knock, Knock), Mondstudio Collection. Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland (curated by Claudine Metzger)
Bilingual, Art at the Intersection of Painting and Video. Glass Curtain Gallery, Chicago (curated by Tracy Marie Taylor)
Lust for Life, The Ricke Collection. Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz (curated by Christiane Meyer-Stoll)
Beyond A Gift Of Time, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell
Das Kapital. Blue Chips and Masterpieces. Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
Brave Lonesome Cowboy: Western Topoi in Contemporary Art or: For John Wayne's 100th Birthday. Galerien der Stadt Esslingen, Villa Merkel, Germany and Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland (curated by Konrad Bitterli and Andreas Baur)
Rose Art. Works from the Permanent Collection. The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
Not for Sale. P.S.1, New York
Transformation - From our Collection. Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz
Clear Cuts - Sammlung "Wolkenlos". Die Privatsammlung von Michael Stankiewicz. Schloss Raabs, Raabs and der Thaya, Austria
Une simple question de temps. Conversation entre les collections du FRAC Auvergne et du Musée Crozatier. Musée Crozatier,
Le Puy-en Velay, France
New Now Next: The Contemporary Blanton. Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
Vertiges: Printemps de Septembre a Toulouse. Les Abattoirs, France (curated by Jean-Marc Bustamante)
Collection Histories/Collective Memories: California Modern. Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
Extreme Abstraction. Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York (curated by Louis Grachos and Claire Schneider)
POPulence. Blaffer Gallery, Houston, Texas (curated by David Pagel)
What's New, Pussycat? Neuerwerbungen und Sammlung Ströher. Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The Continous Mark: 40 Years of the New York Studio School. New York Studio School (curated by Jennifer Sachs Samet)
Sweet Temptations. Dialoge mit der Sammlung Rolf Ricke. Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland
Willem de Kooning. BA-CA Kunstforum, Vienna, Austria (curated by Florian Steininger)
Me Myself I. Konstruktionen von Raum und Identität in der Kunst der Gegenwart.
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland (curated by Konrad Bitterli)
Gesture Suggestion. Vous Etes Ici, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Painting Now: Selections from the Permanent Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California
Le Syndrome de Babylone. Centre d'Art Contemporain de la Villa du Parc, Geneve, Switzerland
still mapping the moon. Perspektiven zeitgenössischer Malerei / Perspectives on Contemporary Painting. Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
David Reed. Malerei, Sammlung Kunst. Neues Museum, Nürnberg, Germany.
Surface Tension. Chelsea Art Museum, New York (curated by Manon Slome)
The Void and the Plentitude. Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany (curated by Martin Hentschel)
In The Spotlight. Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
100 Artists See God, Independent Curators International (curated by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston), traveling group show
Greetings from New York. A Painting Show, Galerie Ropac, Salzburg, Austria
ON. Inaugural Group Show, Renos Xippas Gallery, Athens, Greece
Jessica Stockholde: "Table Top Sculpture". Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York, New York
Perpetuum Mobile. 40 Jahre Galerie Rolf Ricke,. Cologne, Germany (curated by Günter Umberg)
Intricacy. Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; traveled to Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (curated by Greg Lynn)
New Abstract Painting - Painting Abstract Now: Abstraktion in der neuen Malerei, Museum Morsbroich Leverkusen, Germany
Painting Pictures. Malerei und Medien im digitalen Zeitalter. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (curated by Gijs van Tuyl and Annelie Lütgens)
Trespassing: Houses X Artists. Bellevue Art Museum, Washington; traveled to MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, California; traveled to the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa; traveled to Blaffer Gallery at the University of Houston, Texas; traveled to the Palm Springs Desert Museum, California (curated by Linda Taalman and Alan Koch)
Schokolade, was denn sonst: Sammlung Rolf Ricke. Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
We Love Painting: The Contemporary American Art from Misumi Collection. Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
New Abstract Painting - Painting Abstract Now. Abstraktion in der neuen Malerei, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany (curated by Ute Riese)
Postimpact. Portalakis Collection, Athens, Greece
Das Museum, die Sammlung, der Direktor und seine Liebschaften. Museum moderner Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (curated by Udo Kittelmann)
Einfach Kunst: Sammlung Rolf Ricke, Neues Museum, Nürnberg, Germany
Another World: Zwölf Bettgeschichten / Twelve Bedroom Stories, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Switzerland
Raum für Malerei / The Painting Room. Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany
Mood River. Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus (curated by Jeffrey Kipnis)
Time/Frame. Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin (curated by Annette DiMeo Carlozzi)
Transcendent & Unrepentant. Rosenwald Wolf Gallery, the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Magic Hour:Die Konvergenz von Kunst und Las Vegas. Neue Galerie Im Künstlerhaus, Graz, Austria(curated by Alex Farquharson)
Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990's. Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California
Cinema Studies. Lucas Schoormans, New York (curated by Aruna d'Souza)
Vertigo. Ursula Bickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany; traveled to Vorarlberger Kunstverein, Bregenz, Austria (curated by Gerald Matt)
Hybrids: International Contemporary Painting. Tate Liverpool, Great Britain (curated by Simon Wallis)
Ornament and Abstraction. Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland (curated by Markus Brüderlin)
Pleasures of Sight and States of Being. Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee (curated by Roland Nasgaard)
how you look at it: Photographs of the 20th Century. Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany (curated by Thomas Weski and Heinz Liesbrock)
Body of Painting. Museum Ludwig, Köln, Germany (curated by Günter Umberg)
Eva Knutz &David Reed. Art Resources transfer, Inc., New York
Passé Composé / Futur antérieur. Musée d'Art Roger-Quilliot. Montferrand, France
Das Gedächtnis der Malerei. Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland (curated by Sibylle Omlin and Beat Wimmer)
Media / Metaphor: The 46th Biennial Exhibition. Corcoran Museum of Art, Washington D.C. (curated by Philip Brookman)
Six Abstract Artists at the Milenium. Dorsky Gallery, New York (curated by Robert Saltonstall Mattison)
special offer. Kassler Kunst Verein, Kassel, Germany. (curated by Rolf Ricke)
Postmark: An Abstract Effect. Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe (curated by bruce W. Ferguson)
Mixed Bag:Summer Group Show. Schmidt Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri.
abstrakt. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria.
Moving Images. Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig. Leipzig. (curated by Dirk Luckow and Jan Winkelmann)
Aux dernière nouvelles... . FRAC D'Auvergne. Clermont Ferrand. France.
Super-abstraction. (curated by Andrea Busto)
Looking at Paintings / Looking for Painters: Gesture and Contemporary Painting. University of Michigan . (curated by Brian Stechschulte and Mike Underwood)
Notorious:Alfred Hitchcock and Contemporary Art. Museum of Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, traveled to Sydney, Tokyo, Odense (curated by Kerry Brougher, Michael Tarantino and Astrid Bowron)
The Erotic Sublime (Slave to the Rhythm). Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria. (curated by Nikolaus Ruzicska)
Geistes Gegenwart. Diözesanmuseum, Freising, and Heilig-Geist-Kirche, Landshut, Germany. (curated by Petra Giloy-Hirtz and Peter B. Steiner)
Pop Abstraction. Museum of American Art of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (curated by Sid Sachs)
I'm Still In Love With You: Visual Artists and Writers Respond to the 1972 Album by Al Green. Women's 20th Century Club, Eagle Rock, California. (curated by Steven Hull)
Günter Umberg. Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium.
Utz: A Collected Exhibition. Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., New York. (curated by Stephanie Theodore)
Sick of Photography: A Painting Show. College of Creative Studies Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara, California. (curated by Michael Darling)
Die Neue Sammlung (1). Palais Liechtenstein, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria.
Interior Landscapes: An Exhibition from the Collection of Clifford Diver. Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware.
From Here to Eternity: Painting in 1998. Max Protetch Gallery, New York. (curated by Ruth Kaufmann)
Theories of the Decorative: Abstraction and Ornament in Contemporary Painting. Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburg, Scotland; traveled to Edwin A. Ulrich Museum, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas. (curated by Paul Nesbitt and David Moos)
Primarily Paint. Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, California.
Pintura. Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain; traveled to Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain.
After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting Since 1970. Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York. (curated by Lilly Wei)
Intimate Universe (Revisited): Seventy American Painters. Robert Steele Gallery, New York. (curated by Michael Walls)
Schilderijen: Reinoud Van Vaught, Fabian Marcaccio, David Reed, Jonathan Lasker. Gallerie Tanya Rumpff, Haarlem, the Netherlands.
Wetterleuchten. Galerie Evelyne Canus, La Colle-sur-Loup, France. (curated by Günter Umberg)
Critiques Of Pure Abstraction. Independent Curators, Inc., New York. (curated by Mark Rosenthal) (traveled)
Stepping Up. Andrew Mummery, London, England.
Relations Between Contemporary Architecture and Painting: Greg Lynn, Fabian Marcaccio, David Reed, Jesse Reiser/Nanako Umemoto. Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz, Austria.
Some Lust. Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
Installations/Projects. Institute for Art and Urban Resources/P.S.1, Long Island City, New York.
16 Artists. Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, California.
Extended Minimal. Max Protech Gallery, New York.
Nuevas Abstracciones. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; traveled to Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain; traveled to Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany. (curated by Enrique Juncosa)
Abstract Practice. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria.
Form als Ziel mündelt immer in Formalismus. Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany.
Embededded Metaphor. Independent Curators, Inc., New York. (curated by Nina Felshin) (traveled)
Reconditioned Abstraction. Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri. (curated by Martin Ball)
Lydia Dona and New York Abstraction. Macdonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Pittura/Immedia: Malerei in der 90er Jahren / Painting In the 90's. Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria. (curated by Peter Weibel)
Das Abenteuer der Malerei / The Adventure of Painting. Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany and Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany. (curated by Martin Hentschel and Raimund Stecker)
Transatlantica, the America-Europa Non Representativa. Museo de Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela.
Abstraction From Two Coasts. Lawing Gallery, Houston, Texas.
Architecture of the Mind, Content in Contemporary Abstract Painting. Galerie Barbara Farber, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. (curated by David Moos)
Mesótica: The América non-representativa. Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo, San José, Costa Rica.
All About Edges: An Exhibition of Contemporary Abstract Painting. Main Gallery, Fine Arts Center Galleries, University of Rhode Island, Kingston. (curated by Judith Tolnick)
Repicturing Abstraction: The Politics of Space, The Abducted Image, Basic Nature, From Impulse to Image. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia.Temporarily Possessed: The Semi-Permanent Collection. The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.
Going for Baroque: 18 Contemporary Artists Fascinated with the Baroque and Rococco. The Contemporary and The Walters Collection, Baltimore, Maryland. (curated by Lisa Corrin)
"Made In The U.S.A": Original Paintings on Paper. Bob van Orsouw Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.
Re-Fab: Painting Abstracted, Fabricated, and Revised. University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Florida; traveled to Wolfson Galleries, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Florida; traveled to the Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont. (curated by Margaret Miller)
Videothek. Galerie im Rathaus, Munich, Germay. (curated by Christine Gögger)
New Paintings. Max Protetch Gallery, New York.
Drama. Max Protetch Gallery, New York.
Chance, Choice, and Irony. Todd Gallery, London, England; traveled to John Hansard Gallery, University Southhampton, Southhampton, England. (curated by Colin Crumplin)
Recent Painting. Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles.
Conditional Painting. Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna.
Don't Look Now. Thread Waxing Space, New York. (curated by Joshua Decter)
Fractured Seduction: New Conceptual Abstract Painting, Eight Artist from New York. Artifact Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel. (curated by Maia Damianovic)
Italia-America: L'astrazione ridefinita. Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Republica de San Marino. (curated by Demetrio Paparoni)
Supervision. Räume für neue Kunst, Wuppertal, Germany. (curated by Günter Umberg and Rolf Hengesbach)
Hotel Carlton Palace, Chambre 763. Paris, France. (curated by Hans-Ulrich Obrist)
Bodies of Work. Atelier Philip Pocock, Cologne, Germany. (curated by Philip Pocock)
New York Painters: Donald Baechler, Ross Bleckner, Peter Halley, Jonathan Lasker, Richard Prince,David Reed, Peter Schuyff, Philip Taaffe, Christopher Wool. Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany.
Eight Painters: Abstractions in the Nineties. Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Byron Kim, David Lasry, David Reed: Paintings. Quint Gallery, La Jolla, California.
Panorama. Galerie Martina Detterer, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; traveled to Galerie Jousse-Seguin, Paris, France.
New American Abstraction: The Conscious Gesture. Marion Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
New Moderns. Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, D.C.
Der zerbrochene Spiegel: Positionen zur Malerei / The Broken Mirror: Approaches to Painting. Museumsquatier Messeplatz und Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria; traveled to Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany. (curated by Kasper Köing and Hans-Ulrich Obrist)
Silent Echoes. Tennisport Arts, Long Island City, New York. (curated by Christian Haub)
Prospect 93: Eine Internationale Ausstellung aktueller Kunst / Prospect 93: An International Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Frankfurter Kunstverein and Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (curated by Peter Weiermair)
Plötzlich ist eine Zeit hereingebrochen, in der alles möglich sein sollte (Teil 2). Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Germany. (curated by Udo Kittelmann)
"I am the Enunciator". Thread Waxing Space, New York (curated by Christian Leigh)
Bedroom Pictures. Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, California. (curated by Terry R. Myers)
Thomas Noskowski / David Reed. Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, D.C.
Slow Art: Painting in New York Now. Institute for Art and Urban Resources/P.S.1, Long Island City, New York. (curated by Alanna Heiss)
Abstrakte Malerie zwischen Analyse und Synthese / Abstract Painting between Analysis and Synthesis. Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria.
Kinder! Macht neues! Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany.
La metafisica della Luce / The Metaphysics of Light. John Good Gallery, New York. (curated by Demetrio Paparoni)
Conceptual Abstraction. Sidney Janis Gallery, New York.
The Lick of the Eye. Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, California. (curated by David Pagel)
Hybrid Abstraction. Bennington College Art Gallery, Bennington, Vermont. (curated by Joshua Decter)
Strategies for the Next Painting. Wolff Gallery, New York; traveled to Feigen Incorporated, Chicago, Illinois. (curated by Saul Ostrow)
Contemporary Abstract Painting: Resnick, Reed, Laufer, Moore. Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. (curated by Molly Sullivan)
Token Gestures: A Painting Show. Scott Hanson Gallery, New York.(curated by Collins & Milazzo)
1989 Biennial Exhibition. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Non-Representation: The Show of the Essay. Annie Plumb Gallery, New York. (curated by Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe)
Diagrams and Surrogates. Shea and Becker Gallery, New York. (curated by Saul Ostrow)
Aus meiner Sicht: Eine Ausstellung von Rolf Ricke / Jubilee Exhibition of the Galerie Rolf Ricke. Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany.
Collapsing Light. Laurie Rubin Gallery, New York. (curated by Jonathan Seliger)
Postmodern Painters. John Good Gallery, New York.
Artists of the 80's: Selected Works from the Maslow Collection. Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
A New Generation, The 80's: American Painters and Sculptors. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Louise Fishman, Joan Mitchell, David Reed. Barbara Toll Fine Arts Inc., New York. (curated by Marjorie Welish)
Collaborations in Monotype. University Art Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California. (curated by Phyllis Plous) (traveled)
Formal. Dart Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. (curated by Lance Kinz)
Seven American Abstract Artists. Ruggerio Henis Gallery, New York. (curated by David Carrier)
Monsters: The Phenomena of Dispassion. Barbara Toll Fine Arts, Inc., New York.
(curated by Dennis Kardon and Maria Reidelbach)
Interstices. Laurie Rubin Gallery, New York. (curated by Jonathan Seliger)
Meaning. Four Walls, Hoboken, New Jersey. (curated by David Humphrey)
New Locations. Wolff Gallery, New York.
Romantic Science. One Penn Plaza, New York. (curated by Stephen Westfall)
The Four Corners of Abstract Painting (From Sincerity to Sarcasm, from Formalism to Expressionsim). White Columns, New York. (curated by Bill Arning)
Print / Film. Bess Cutler Gallery, New York. (curated by Victoria Brown and Christian Haub)
Abstract Painting. Asher/Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, California.
Generations Of Geometry: Abstract Panting in America Since 1930. Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center, New York. (curated by Cheryl Epstein, M. Christine Hunnisett and Kimmo Sarje)
40th Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (curated by Ned Rifkin)
Abstraction / Abstraction. Carnegie Mellon University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; traveled to Klein Gallery, Chicago, Illiois. (curated by Elaine A King)
Geometry Now. Craig Cornelius Gallery, New York. (curated by Ruth Kaufmann)
Smart Art: New Work from New York. Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. (curated by Joseph Masheck)
The Non-Objective World-1985: A Selection of Abstract Painting and Sculpture. Kamikaze, New York. (curated by Stephen Westfall)
An Invitational. Condeso/Lawler, New York. (curated by Tiffany Bell)
Abstract / Issues. Sherry French Gallery, Tibor De Nagy and Oscarsson Hood, New York. (curated by Steven Henry Madoff)
The Art of the 1970's and 1980's. Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut.
24 x 24 x 24: An Invitational Exhibition. Ruth Siegel, New York.
David Reed / Jackie Ferrara. Susan Montezinos Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Invitational Painting Exhibition: Part 1, Twelfe Abstract Painters. Siegel Contemporary Art, New York. (curated by Michael Walls)
Abstract Painting. Susan Montezinos Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Current 6: New Abstractions. Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Small Works: New Abstract Painting. Williams Center for the Arts, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania and Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania. (curated by Tom Hudspeth and Ron Janowich)
Language, Drama, Source, and Vision. The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New
York. (curated by Lynn Gumpert, Ned Rifkin and Marcia Tucker)
Contemporary Abstract Painting and Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania. (curated by Tom Hudspeth)
Nocturne. Siegel Contemporary Art, New York.
Three Painters: Sean Scully, David Reed, Ted Stamm. Zenith Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
An Exhibition of Abstract Painting. Art Galaxy, New York. (curated by Craig Fisher)
Pair Group: Current and Emerging Styles in Abstract Painting. Jersey City Museum, New Jersey. (curated by Bill Zimmer)
Abstract Painting. Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland.
Arabia Felix. Art Galaxy, New York. (curated by Bill Zimmer)
Bertha Urdang Gallery, New York. (curated by Lawrence Luhring)
Recent Acquisitions. La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California.
Investigations: Probe, Structure, Analysis: Agnes Denes, Lauren Ewing, Vernon Fisher, Stephen Prina, David Reed. The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.
Ateliers Aujourd'hui: Oeuvres Contemporanies des Collections Nationales / Accrochage II. Centre Nationale d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.
Fourteen Painters. Herbert Lehman College, Bronx, New York.
Two Decades of Abstraction. University Galleries, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Recent Acquisitions. Centre Nationale d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Paris, France.
Max Protetch Gallery, New York.
Students' Choice. Yale University School of Art, New Haven, Connecticut.
Abstraction: Alive and Well. State University College, Potsdam, New York.
Fourth Annual Contemporary Reflections 1974-75. Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut.
1975 Biennial Exhibition. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Marylin Lenkowsky, David Reed, Herbert Schiffrin. Susan Caldwell Gallery, NewYork
John Elderfield, Max Gimblett, David Reed. Cuningham-Ward Gallery, New York.
Seven New York Artists. Nina Nielsen Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts.
Lo Guidice Gallery, New York.
Six Painters in the '70s: Abstract Painting in New York. Ackland Art Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.(curated by John Minor Wisdom)
A Clean Well-Lighted Place. Austin, Texas.
A Gift of Time. Santa Fe Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
GRANTS AND AWARDS
Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kunstförderpreis für Malerei, Skowhegan Medal for Painting
National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Fellowship
Roswell Museum and Art Center, Grant
Rockefeller Foundation, Fellowship
Albright-Knox Art Gallery Buffalo
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham
The Blanton Museum of Art of the University of Texas, Austin
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York City
Cincinnati Art Museum,Ohio
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris
Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain, Auvergne
General Mills in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen
Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk
The Maslow Collection, Shavertown, Pennsylvania
Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Neues Museum Nürnberg, Nuremberg
Reed College in Portland, Oregon
Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, Waltham,
Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
Ulrich Museum of Art of Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Virginia and Weatherspoon Art Gallery of University of North Carolina
Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College. David Reed: Lives of Paintings. exh. cat. (Portland: Reed College). Stephanie Snyder, Text.
Kunstmuseum Bonn. Heart of Glass: Paintings and Drawings 1967-2012. exh. cat. (Bonn).Stephan Berg (Ed.)
Snoeck Publishers, Kienbaum artists' books. David Reed, Rock Paper Scissors. (Pennsylvania State University).
Reed, David, Jochen Kienbaum et al Editors.
Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago. Bilingual, Art at the Intersection of Painting and Video. exh. cat. (Chicago: Columbia College Chicago).
Essay: Paintings, Paratives, Positions, Parables by Michelle Grabner
Museum Moderner Kunst Kaernten. abstract/abstract. exh. cat. (Cologne, Germany: Snoeck).
Essay in German and English: Abstraction Procedure or Conviction? by Andrea Madesta
Kunstmuseum Bern. There is Desire Left (Knock Knock). exh. cat. ( Wiesbaden, Germany: Kunstmuseum Bern).
Essays in German and English: Guest Appearance by Volker Rattemeyer
Any Number of Shooters or Paint me a Cha Cha Cha by Thomas Wagner
Roswell Museum and Art Center. Beyond a Gift of Time. exh. cat. (New Mexico: Roswell Museum and Art Center).
Andreas Baur & Konrad Bitterli. Brave Lonesome Cowboy. exh. cat. ( Nuernberg, Germany: Verlag fuer Moderne Kunst Nuernberg).
Essay in German and English: Brave Lonesome Cowboy by Andreas Bauer & Konrad Bitterli
Blanton Museum of Art. American Art since 1900. exh. cat. (Austin: University of Texas Press).
David Reed. exh. cat. (Paris, France: Galerie Xippas).
Printemps de Septembre a Toulouse 2005 - Volume 2. Vertiges. exh. cat. (Dijon, France: Les presses du reel)
David Reed. Leave Yourself Behind. Paintings and Special Projects 1967-2005. exh. cat. (Wichita, Kansas: Ulrich Museum of Art).
National Gallery of Australia. Sean Scully. (Port Melbourne, Australia and London,
Great Britain: Thames and Hudson).
still mapping the moon. Perspektiven zeitgenössischer Malerei / Perspectives on Contemporary Painting. exh. cat. (Germany: Kunstmuseum Bonn).
Essay in English and German: “Abstraction and its Imitation. Aspects of the Mondstudio Collection in the Context of Present-day Painting” by Georg Imdahl
John Baldessari and Meg Cranston. 100 Artists See God. exh. cat. (New York: Independent Curators International).
Marianne Karabelnik. Stripped Bare. The Body Revealed in Contemporary Art. Works form the Thomas Koerfer Collection. (London, Great Britain and New York: Merell Publishers).
Surface Tension. exh. cat. (New York: Chelsea Art Museum).
Green, David Painting as Aporia. Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Painting. Hybridity, Hegemony, Historicism. Edited by Jonathan Harris, Liverpool University Press + Tate Liverpool.
Rubinstein, Raphael Abtraction out of Bounds. Polychrome Profusion. Selected Art Criticism: 1990-2002, Hard Press Editions, Lenox. MA.
Painting pictures. Malerei und Medien im digitalen Zeitalter. (Wolfsburg: Kreber Verlag).
Essay: “Painting and Film in the work of David Reed and Sarah Morris” by Holger Broeker
We Love Painting: Contemporary American Art from Misumi Collection. (Japan: MISUMI Corporation).
Unframed: Artists Respond to AIDS (New York: Powerhouse Books).
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990’s (San Diego: Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego).
MAK Center. Tresspassing: Houses X Artists. (Cologne: Hatje Cantz Verlag).
Wexner Center for the Arts. Mood River. exh.cat. (Ohio: Ohio State University).
Kunstmuseum St.Gallen. David Reed. You look good in blue. exh.cat. (St.Gallen).
“Painting over Time.” by Katy Siegel
“Pictorial Striptease.” by Konrad Bitterli
“Technicolor Vampires.” by Stefan Berg
Tate Liverpool. Hybrids: International Contemporary Painting. exh.cat. (London:Tate Liverpol).
Museum Ludwig, Köln. Günter Umberg mit Bildern aus der Sammlung: Body of Painting. exh.cat. (Cologne: Hatje Cantz Verlag).
SITE Santa Fe. Postmark: An Abstract Effect. exh.cat. (Santa Fe: Site Santa Fe).
Sibylle Omlin, Beat Wimmer (editor) Das Gedächtnis der Malerei. (Aarau, Cologne: Aargauer Kunsthaus, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König).
Todd Gallery. Chance, Choice, and Irony. exh. cat. (London, England: Todd Gallery).
Carrier, David. The Aesthete in the City: The Philosophy and Practice of American Abstract Painting in the 1980’s. (University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press).