Frances Stark

Biography

1967
Born in Newport Beach

Lives and works in Los Angeles

Education

1993
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, MFA

1991
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, BA Humanities

Solo Exhibitions

2020
“U.S. Greatest Hits Mix Tape: Volume 2”, greengrassi, London

2019
“lonely and abandoned on the market place”, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
“U.S. Greatest Hits Mix Tape: Volume I”, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Paris

2018
“The Magic Flute: An Evening with Frances Stark”, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
“Teen O.P.E.R.A.”, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

2016
“UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015”, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

2015
“UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991-2015”, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
“Intimism”, The Art Institute, Chicago
“Sorry for the Wait”, greengrassi, London

2014
“Clever/Stupid”, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
“Bobby Jesus’s Alma Mater”, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles

2013
“Frances Stark”, Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf
“Frances Stark: My Best Thing”, Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne
“My Best Thing”, Cube Cinema, Bristol (Screening)
“My Best Thing”, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (Screening)
“Memento Mori”, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

2012
“My Best Thing”, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
“Osservate, leggete con me”, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

2011
“My Best Thing”, MoMA PS1, New York
“Other parts considered in relation to their whole”, Performa 11, New York
“The Whole of all the parts as well as the parts of all parts”, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland
“My Best Thing”, The Banff Centre, Banff (Screening)
“My Best Thing”, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (Screening)
“My Best Thing”, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles
“I’ve Had It and a Half”, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (Performance)
“Selections 1: ‘I Went Through My Bin Again (with Open Robe)’: A Very Short Introduction to Frances Stark”, Pollock Gallery/ Division of Art, Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas

2010
“Frances Stark: This could become a gimick [sic] or an honest articulation of the workings of the mind”, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge
“But what of Frances Stark, standing by itself, a naked name, bare as a ghost to whom one would like to lend a sheet”, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow
“I’ve Had It! And I’ve Also Had It!”, Wheeler Opera House, Aspen (Performance)

2009
“Frances Stark”, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
“Frances Stark, Mark Leckey – and possibly but not certainly”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin

2008
“The New Vision”, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main
“A Torment of Follies”, Secession, Vienna
“A Torment of Follies”, greengrassi, London
“The Fall of Frances Stark”, Culturgest, Lissabon
“Cat Videos (1999 – 2002)”, The Apartment, Vancouver

2007
FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon
Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven

2006
“Textual Works” (with Bethan Huws), New Langton Arts, San Francisco
Artpace, San Antonio
“Structures That Fit My Opening”, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
“Structures That Fit My Opening and Other Parts Considered in Relation To Their Whole”, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

2005
“In and on an unerconomic mind”, CRG Gallery, New York

2004
“Bless this Mess”, Greengrassi, London
“Destroy Date”, Galerie Buchholz, Cologne

2003
“And Another One at the Same Time”, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

2002
“A Bomb Upon The Ceiling”, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
“The Unspeakable Compromise of the Portable Work of Art”, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
“Self-Portraiture”, greengrassi, London

2001
CRG Gallery, New York

2000
“Ich suche nach meine Frances Starke Seite”, Kunstverein München, Munich
Galerie Buchholz, Cologne

1999
“No, No, No, No, Now”, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
“What Part of Now Don’t You Understand?”, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles
“Like a rainbow and so unlike a rainbow”, CRG, New York

1998
“Impossible the grassy maxim’s dream ….”, greengrassi, London
“In other places Light’s pitched happy tents”, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

1997
Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco

1996
“Plain Sheets No Pillow”, CRG, New York
Studio 246, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

1995
“Last year b/w I hate language”, ACME, Santa Monica

1994
“Spring for Fall”, LEAK, Los Angles

1993
“Slough(it off) b/w, Purple Prose”, MFA Gallery, ACCD, Pasadena

1991
“Total Babe”, The Guest Room, Los Angeles (catalogue)

Group Exhibitions

2020
“The Map and the Territory: 100 Years of Collecting at UCLA, Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles
“Honestly Speaking: The Word, the Body and the Internet”, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki

2019
“A New Moma”, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
“Producing Futures – An Exhibition on Post-Cyber-Feminisms”, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich

2018
Nominee for the Hugo Boss Prize 2018, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
“The Message: New Media Works”, The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington

2017
“Still Human”, Rubell Family Collection Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami

2014
“La vie domestique”, Parc Saint Leger, Pougues-Les-Eaux
“Another Cats Show”, 356 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles
“Welcome to Screenland”, Satellite Gallery, Vancouver
“Jennifer Bornstein / Judith Bernstein / Frances Stark”, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

2013
“La voix humaine”, Kunstverein München, Munich
Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
“The Cat Show”, White Columns, New York
“In the Heart of the Country”, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
“Who Runs May Read”, South London Gallery, London
“Double Indemnity”, Cornerhouse, Manchester
“The Sandy Relief Benefit for Printed Matter”, Rauschenberg Project Space, New York
“A Point of View: Selected Gifts from the Laurence A. Rickels Collection”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
“White Petals Surround Your Yellow Heart”, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia
“Sylvia Sleigh”, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
“Revolution From Within”, Kauffmann Repetto, Milan
“More Love: Art Politics and Sharing since the 1990’s”, Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina
59th International Short Film Festival, Oberhausen
25th International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam

2012
“Things, Words and Consequences”, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
“Lost Line: Contemporary Art from the Collection”, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
“Infinite Jest”, Hebbel Am Ufer, Berlin
“Frieze Sounds”, Frieze Projects New York, New York
“Three Day Weekend”, Los Angeles
“Candor: In Honor of Mike Kelley”, Long Beach City College, Long Beach
“Paper”, Musée d’art moderne et d’art contemporain, Nice
“Spelling the Image”, Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York
“0 to 100: The New Ages of Life”, Palazzo de Enzo, Bologna and Trienniale, Milan
“West Gallery: Frances Stark”, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

2011
Institute of Contemporaray Art, London
“Quodlibet III – Alphabets and Instruments”, Galerie Buchholz, Berlin
New Visual Art Performance Biennial, Abrons Art Center, New York (“Performa 11 – Frances Stark feat. Skerrit Bwoy and Mark Leckey”)
54th Venice, Venice
“15th Tallin Print Triennial”, Tallinn
“All of this and nothing”, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
“MADE UP: Design’s Fictions”, Art Center College of Art and Design, Pasadena

2010
“Following A Line”, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
“Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection”, Museum of Modern Art, New York (catalogue)
“All of This and Nothing”, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
“for the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there”, De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam
“for the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there”, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit
“for the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there”, Culturgest, Lisbon
“The Artist’s Museum”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
“Restless Empathy”, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
“The Page”, Kimmerich, New York City
“Dexter Sinister, A Model of The Serving Library”, Kunstverein Amsterdam, Amsterdam

2009
“Talk Show”, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
“Picturing the Studio”, Sullivan Galleries at The School of the Art Institute Chicago, Chicago
“for the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there”, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis
“for the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there”, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
“Collecting History: Highlighting Recent Acquisitions”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
“1999: Ten Year Anniversary Show”, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles
“Glue, Paper, Scissors: Collage based work by 15 artists from Los Angeles”, Luckman Gallery
“The Space of Words”, Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art, Luxemburg
“Quodlibet II”, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne
“Poor. Old. Tired. Horse.”, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
“1999: Ten Year Anniversary Show”, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles

2008
“Art Sheffield 08: Yes, No and Other Options”, Sheffield
“Typed”, Sadie Coles, London
“Word Event”, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
“If I can’t dance to it…. Edition II”, Museum of Modern Art, Antwerp
“Typed”, Sadie Cole, London
“Indirect Object”, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
“Emerson Vs. Nietzsche”, Cottage Home, Los Angeles
“Whitney Biennial”, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
“Cohabitation: 13 Artists and Collage”, Francesca Kaufman Gallery, Milan
“Grabbing at Straws”, Studio Guenzani, Milan

2007
“Romantischer Konzeptualismus”, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nürnberg
“Hello Goodbye Thank You”, Castillo / corrales, Paris
“For REE”, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
“Fit to print”, Gagosian Gallery, New York
“If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution Part II”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp
“Learn to Read”, Tate Modern, London

2006
“The Studio”, Dublin City Gallery, Dublin
“If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution”, De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam
“Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Köln at Metropictures”, Metropictures, New York
“Langston is celebrating its 30th year”, New Lengston Arts, San Francisco
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
“Textual Works, Bethan Huws – Frances Stark”, New Langton Arts, San Francisco

2005
“Monuments for the USA”, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco (catalogue)

2004
“Arbeiten auf Papier”, Galerie Sprüth Magers, Munich
Klosterfelde, Berlin

2003
“Korrekturen”, Galerie Kamm, Berlin
“Drop Out! “, China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles
“Creeping Revolution 2”, Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö

2002
“Acquisitions récentes”, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims
“Jim, Jonathan, Kenny, Frances and Sol”, Stedelijk Museum, Bureau Amsterdam, Amsterdam
“Zusammenhänge herstellen”, Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg
“Rock My World: Recent Art and the Memory of Rock & Roll”, CCAC Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Fancisco
“Persönliche Pläne”, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
“Paintings”, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

2001
“Frances Stark meets Morgan Fisher”, Klosterfelde, Berlin
“Patterns: Between Object and Arabesque”, Kunsthallen Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense (catalogue)
“The Slide Area”, curated by Terry Myers, James Van Damme, Brussels
Ilena Tounta, Athens
“Locating Drawing”, Lawing Gallery, Houston

2000
Galerie Buchholz at Jürgen Becker, Hamburg
“Silverlake Crossings”, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe
“Opere su Carta”, Studio Guenzani, Milan
“Made in California: Art, Image and Identity, 1900-2000”, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
“Of the Moment: Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Galerie Buchholz, Cologne
“L.A.”, Monika Sprüth & Philomene Magers, Cologne

1999
Philomene Magers Projekte, Munich
“Hot Spots”, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

1998
“In the Beginning”, Murray Guy, New York
“Word Perfect”, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago
“Obscure Camera”, curated by Mary Ceruti, 2nd Space Gallery, San Francisco
“Paper Thin”, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco
“L.A. on Paper”, Three Day Weekend at Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

1997
“Der Arbeit des Zeichnens”, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen
“Tracing Marks”, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
“Paper”, Boise, Idaho
“Drawings: An Annual Biocoastal Invitational”, Meyerson & Nowinski, Seattle
“Sharon Lockhart, Laura Owens and Frances Stark”, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica
“New Work: Drawings Today”, San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art, San Francisco
“Ten Los Angeles Artists”, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco

1996
“The Power of Suggestion: Narrative & Notation in Contemporary Drawings”, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (catalogue)
“Just Past: The Contemporary and Permanent Collection, 1975-1996”, Museum of Contemporary Art at The Geffen Contemporary, Los Angeles
“Stream of Consciousness, 8 Los Angeles Artists”, University of California, Santa Barbara (catalogue)
“First Person”, Marc Foxx, Santa Monica
“Affairs”, Institut für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Vienna
“Controfigura”, Studio Guenzani, Milan
“Krisanamis/Stark”, Marc Foxx, Santa Monica
1995″Dark Memories”, Marc Foxx, Santa Monica
“Filmcuts”, Neugerriemschneider, Berlin
“New Testament”, Marc Foxx, Santa Monica
“Smells Like Vinyl”, Roger Merians, New York
Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York

1994
“Inaugural Exhibition”, ACME, Santa Monica
“The Freed Weed”, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles
“Red Rover Red Rover”, Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles
“The Grammarians”, Chapman College, Orange

1993
“Invitational ‘93”, Regen Projects, Los Angeles
“Zuzüglich”, Merz Akademie und Room Tomoyo Kawai, Stuttgart