Keith Mayerson

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1984-88.5     Brown University (Semiotics and Studio Art), BFA

1991-93        University of California, Irvine, MFA



2011   Art, Life and Fashion, SHAHEEN modern and contemporary art, Cleveland, OH

           Keith Mayerson: Iconscapes, 1995-1999, Knoedler & Company (Project Room), New York, NY

2010   My Modern Life, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

           Broadway Windows, New York University, New York, NY

2009   Souvenirs, The Bakery - Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

           Both Sides Now: A Selection of Drawings 1992-2009, Paul Kasmin Gallery (Project Room), New York, NY

2008   Good Leaders, Endangered Species, Ships At Sea, Part II, Derek Eller Gallery, NY

           Good Leaders, Endangered Species, Ships At Sea, Kim Light / Lightbox, Los Angeles, CA

2007   Friends & Family, SHAHEEN modern and contemporary art, Cleveland, OH

2006   Kings & Queens, Derek Eller Gallery, New York

           Heroes, Gallery Alain Noirhomme, Brussels, Belgium

2005   Rebel Angels at the End of the World, QED Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004   Hamlet 1999, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

2003   Hamlet 1999, Pt. 3, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

2000   Illuminations, The Fifth International, New York, NY

1997   Paintings and Drawings, Jay Gorney Modern Art, New York, NY

1995   Monty's Dream: The Sleeper in the Valley, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

1994   The Marriage of Heaven and Hell!, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

1993   Pinocchio the Big Fag, Kiki Gallery, San Francisco, CA



2011   Joni, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY

           Put Up or Shut Up, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

2010   Ink Plots: The Tradition of the Graphic Novel at SVA, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

           The Pencil Show, Foxy Production, New York, NY

           Keith Mayerson, Kent Henricksen, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY

           Wall to Wall, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

           The Boneyard, Kim Light/Lightbox, Los Angeles, CA

2009   The Never-Ending Story: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Obsession, Royal/T, Culver City, CA

           Out of Order, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, nY

           Naked, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

           The Tree, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, China

           New Acquisitions, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

           Figuratively Seeing, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA

2008   Peanut Gallery, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY "THINGS BEHIND THE SUN," PHIL, Los Angeles, CA

           Summer Group Exhibition, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

           Friends and Family, Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY

           Kiki: The Proof Is In the Pudding, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA

           The Guys We Would Fuck, curated by Nayland Blake, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY

           History Keeps Me Awake at Night: A Geneaology of Wojnarowicz, PPOW Gallery, New York, NY

           Artist as Publisher, The Center For Book Arts, New York

           ambivalent figuration; people, Samson Projects, Boston, MA

           a new high in getting low II, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY

2007   Genesis I'm Sorry, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY

           Joe Bradley, Ann Craven, Dana Frankfort, Keith Mayerson, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY

2006   Likeness (Portraits from All Angles), Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

           Summer Group Exhibition, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

           How I Finally Accepted Fate, curated by Jason Murison, EFA Gallery, New York, NY

           This Name of This Show is Not GAY ART NOW, curated by Jack Pierson, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

           Salon, Greene Naftali, New York, NY

           Inaugural Group Exhibition, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY

2005   The Most Splendid Apocalypse, curated by Jason Murison, PPOW Gallery, NY

           This Hard, Gem-Like Flame, curated by Joseph R. Wolin, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX

           On Paper: Drawings from the 1960's to the Present, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004   Under the Sun, Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, Ontario

           Rimbaud, curated by Max Henry, I-20, New York, NY

           The Sublime is (Still) Now, curated by Joseph R. Wolin, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, NY

           Let the Bullshit Run a Marathon, curated by, Nate Lowman, Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, NY

2003   K48, Dietch Projects, Williamsburg Brooklyn

           Hothouse; Contemporary Floras, Gallery of Art & Science, New York, curated by Mary Jo Vath

           You, Royal Modern, New York, curated by Lisa Kirk

           A New New York Scene--K48 Teenage Rebel: The Bedroom Show, Gallerie du Jour at Agnes B., Paris

           Magazin (K48: Do Not Provoke Us), Marres, Maastricht, Holland

           Now Playing, D'Amelio Terras Gallery, New York

           Drawings, Derek Eller Gallery, New York

2002   25th Anniversary Selections Exhibition, The Drawing Center, New York

           Landscape, Derek Eller Gallery, New York

2001   Refiguring Painting, Los Angeles County Musueum

           Group Exhibition, American Fine Art at P.H.A.G., New York

2000   Recent Acquisitions, Los Angeles County Museum

           Fore and Aft, Acme, Los Angeles

1999   The Stroke, Exit Art, New York, curated by Ross Bleckner

           Young New York Painters, Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, curated by Ross Bleckner

1998   Inaugral Show, The Fifth International, New York, curated by Jennifer Bornstein and Chevis Clem

           he swam down, away, Audiello Fine Art, Inc., New York, curated by Tony Payne

           Painting: Now and Forever, Pat Hearn and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

           Codex USA: Works on Paper by American Artists, Entwistle Gallery, London

           I Love New York, Edinburgh International Art Festival, Edinburgh College, Scotland

           Bathroom, Thomas Healy Gallery, New York, curated by Wayne Koestenbaum

           View 3, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, curated by Klaus Kertess

           Francis Alys, Keith Mayerson, Franklin Preston, Hiroshi Sugito, Audiello Fine Art Inc., New York

           More, XL Gallery, New York, curated by Tony Payne

1997   Paintings and Sculpture, Luhring Augustine, New York

           Three Painters, Musee d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, curated by Jack Pierson

1996   The Name of the Place, Casey Caplin Gallery, New York, curated by Laurie Simmons

           Young, Dumb, and Fun, University of Las Vegas, Nevada; curated by David Pagel

           The Incredible Power of Cheap Sentiment, White Columns Gallery, New York, curated by Bill Arning

           Annual Summer Watercolor Exhibition, P.P.O.W., New York, curated by Tom Woodruff

1995   Degenerative Art Show, The Lab, San Francisco

           The Moderns, Feature Gallery, New York, curated by Tony Payne

           Faggots, Rojes Foundation, University of Buenos Aires; curated by Bill Arning

           Stretch Out & Wait, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles

1994   Stonewall 25, White Columns, New York, ; curated by Bill Arning

           Dave's Not Here Show, Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles

           Red Rover, Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles

           Tiny Shoes, New Langton Arts, San Francisco

           Selections Spring '94, The Drawing Center, New York, NY (brochure)

           Playfield, Rio Hondo College, Wittier, CA; Curated by Randy Summers

1993   Sick Joke, Kiki Gallery, San Francisco

           Steve Crique, Keith Mayerson, Tyler Stallings, Richard Telles Fine Art, Los     Angeles




Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA




2010   Smith, Roberta, "Keith Mayerson: My Modern Life," The New York Times, November 12

           Russeth, Andrew, "Keith Mayerson: My Modern Life," Painters, November 4

           "The View Master," The New York, October 26

           Finch, Charlie, "Eleventh Avenue Ramble, " Magazine, October 25

           Saltz, Jerry, "Ask an Art Critic," and NY Magazine, "Vulture",       October 18

           Wollen, Joe. "Neo-Integrity: Comics Edition," Time Out New York, August 10

           Le Hay, Benjamin-Emile, "Artists Nate Lowman and Keith Mayerson Take a   Long, Hard Look at

           Humanity," Black Book Art Review, August 17

           Phillips, Brad, "Keith Mayerson," (interview), Hunter and Cook 06, Summer

           Saltz, Jerry, "Remembrances of Louise Bourgois's Salons," New York, June 3

           "Neo-Integrity at MoCCA," Publisher's Weekly The Beat, March 31

2009   Sokol, Brett, "36 Hours in Cleveland," The New York Times, September 20

           "Bang for your Buck," Art + Auction, July-August

           Heller, Fran, "Art Museum's New East Wing is a Celebration of Firsts," Cleveland Jewish News, Friday, July 3

           Litt, Steven, "Cleveland Museum of Art Displays New Acquisitions in East Wing," The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH

           Time Out Amsterdam (image and listing), June

           Cotter, Holland. "Peanut Gallery," The New York Times, Art Review, Jan 29

2008   "Keith Mayerson," The New Yorker, Galleries - Chelsea, November 10

           "History Keeps Me Awake At Night," The New Yorker, Galleries - Chelsea, August 4

           Cotter, Holland. "History Keeps Me Awake At Night," The New York Times,    July 25

           Vogel, Traci. "Time in a Bottle," San Francisco Weekly, July 9-15, Vol. 27 No. 24

           Greenfield, Beth. "Body of Influence." Time Out New York, Issue 667: Jul 10-16

           "How Haute It Is," Interview, April 2008, pgs 130-133.

           Rosenberg, Karen, "A New High in Getting Low," The New York Times, March 7

2007   "Joe Bradley / Ann Craven / Dana Frankfort / Keith Mayerson", Galleries - Chelsea, The New Yorker, August 20

           Cotter, Holland. "When the Curator Is Also an Artist, Go Ahead, Expect Surprises", The New York Times, August 9

2006   White, Roger, "Keith Mayerson Kings and Queens", The Brooklyn Rail, Dec 06/Jan 07, Artseen p. 44

           Gelber, Eric, "James Reilly and Keith Mayerson",, December

           Wolin, Joseph R., "Keith Mayerson", Time Out New York, November 23-29, p. 99

           Gelber, Eric. "Of Groups - and Individuals", The New York Sun, Thursday, November 16

2005   Knight, Christopher, "Fresh, original voices in L.A.: A deceptive look at a mythic figures", Los Angeles Times, October 28

           Ammirati, Dominic, "Keith Mayerson", Artforum, February. pg. 175

2004   Smith, Roberta, "Keith Mayerson", The New York Times, December 24

           Speers Mears, Emily, "Keith Mayerson",, December 13

           Smith, Roberta, "Rimbaud", The New York Times, July 30, E35

           Levin, Kim, "Rimbuad", The Village Voice, July 28

           Johnson, Ken, "The Sublime is (Still) Now", The New York Times, June 11

           Walker, Kelley, "Top Ten", Artforum, April

           Cohen, Michael, "Keith Mayerson", artUS, April - May

2003   Cotter, Holland, "Keith Mayerson", The New York Times, December 12

           Mmirati, Domenick, "Critic's Pick: You,", October

2002   Kannenberg Jr., Gene, "Read All (or Some) About It: X-Tra, Vol. 3 No. 3, Spring 2000 (review),

           The Comics Journal, Issue #242, April. Pgs. 68-69

           "Landscape," (review), Time Out New York, February 21, Issue no. 334

           Sehorn, Jason, and Keith Mayerson, "Why I Didn't Rush the End Zone," (art project), Interview, February, pg. 40

2000   Mayerson, Keith, "Icons and Iconography in Technocratic Culture," Xtra, Los Angeles, Volume III, pp. 23-29

1998   Herbert, Martin, "Codex USA," (Review), Time Out, London, page 51 Rimanelli, David, "Painting Now and Forever," Listings,

           New Yorker, June-July

           Duncan, Michael, "Keith Mayerson at Jay Gorney," (Review) Art in America, June, p. 107

           Johnson, Ken, "View Three," (Review), New York Times, May 1, p. E43

           Drenner, Craig, "View Three, " (Review), NY Arts Magazine, May, p. 29

           Mayerson, Keith, "Guest Room With a View," (drawing), Paper, May, p. 49

           James, Merlin, "New York: Recent Painting," Burlington Magazine, London, February, pp. 65-67

           Still, Torri, "Filling the Canvas," Brown Alumni Monthly, January/February, pp. 38-43

1997   Schwendener, Martha, "Keith Mayerson" (Review), Time Out, Nov. 20-27, p. 47

           (Self Portrait), The New Yorker, Nov. 10, pg. 28

           Arning, Bill, "Keith Mayerson," Bomb, November

           "Keith Mayerson," (Interview), Dangerous Drawings, Juno Books, New York

           Featured Artist, Honcho, Nov., pp.66-67

           Carter, Holland, ""The Name of the Place" (Review), The New York Times, Febrary 24

           Tom, Karen "Horror Hospital Unplugged," (Review), Cover, Volume 11, Number 5, pg. 59

           Hainley, Bruce "Horror Hospital Unplugged" (Review), Index, May, pg. 79

           Marston, Jayson, ""Horror Hospital Unplugged"" (Book Review), Drummer, August, vol. 208, pp. 49-50

           "Horror Hospital Unplugged" (Review), Library Journal, April 1

           "Horror Hospital Unplugged" (5-star Review), Attitude, London, March, pg. 22

           "Cult Fiction" (H.H. Review), Gay Times, London, February, pg. 69

           "Horror Hospital Unplugged" (Review), Bay Area Gaurdian, Literature Section, February

1996   Knight, Christopher,"Review," Los Angeles Times, April 10, Section F, Pg. 6

           Pagel, David, "Keith Mayerson," Art Issues, September/October, Pg. 40

           Cooper, Dennis, and Keith Mayerson, Horror Hospital Unplugged, Juno Books, NY

           "PW's Best Books," Publisher's Weekly, November 4, Pg. 57

           "Horror Hospital Unplugged," (starred review), Publisher's Weekly, September 23, Pg. 71

           Rimanelli, David, 'The Young and the Feckless: Keith Mayerson's comic rock novel," OUT, October, Pg. 66

           "A Brilliant Chick Parody," OUT, August

1995   Greene, David A., "Review," ART & TEXT, January, page 71

           Mayerson, Keith, (untitled drawings), FRAMEWORK, Volume 7, issue 3 pp. 23-26

           Red Hot + Bothered: The Indie Rock Guide to Dating, Volumes 1 (pp. 11,   21) & Volume 2 (Back Cover/magazine produced by

           the Red Hot Organization, included with album compilations)

           Michel, Deborah, "The Himbos are Coming! The Himbos are Coming!", BUZZ, April, pg. 59

1994   Relyea, Lane, "Openings: Keith Mayerson," Artforum, April 1994, pg. 92

           Helfland, Glen, "Sympathy For the Devil," San Francisco Weekly, April 6, Vol. XII, no. 6, pg. 19.

           Duncan, Michael, "LA Rising," Art in America, December, page 72

           Myers, Terry R., "On View: Los Angeles," New Art Examiner, December, page 36

           Pagel, David, "Art Review: Convention Unites with Gay Fantasy," Los Angeles Times, October 6, Page F4

           Mayerson, Keith, "Family Value Cartoons," Faultline, May, page 39-43

           Saltz, Jerry, "L.A. Rising," Art & Auction, April, page 88

           Atkins, Robert, "Queer For You," Village Voice, June 28, 1994

           Bonnetti, David, "Gallery Watch: Give 'em that 'ol tired religion," San         

           Francisco Examiner, April 15, page D10

           Cotter, Holland, "The Joys of Childhood Reexamined," The New York Times, Friday, March 25, page C30

1993   Bonnetti, David, "A Queer Way To Look At Pinocchio," San Francisco Examiner, Friday, November, Page E10

           Helfland, Glen, "Art," San Francisco Weekly, November 17, 1993, page 15

           Provenzano, Jim, "Pinocchio Queerified," Bay Area Reporter, vol. XXIII, November 18, 1993, section II.

1990   Snook, Raven, "Cameo's: K. Mayerson's "A Child Is Being Beaten," The Village Voice, August 7, pg. 100






Inventory Highlights September 12, 2017 - February 16, 2018
Keith Mayerson: Art, Life & Fashion June 18, 2011 - August 18, 2011
Keith Mayerson: Friends and Family May 22, 2007 - July 27, 2007