Untitled (Painting): Gianna Commito, Scott Olson, Zak Prekop, Brian Sharp
February 19, 2010 - April 9, 2010

Artist Biography
Gianna Commito

GIANNA COMMITO

 

Born 1976, North Carolina

Lives and works in Kent, OH

 

 

EDUCATION

 

2003    MFA, University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, IA

2002    MA, University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, IA

1998    BFA, Alfred University, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred, NY

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2010   Untitled (Painting), SHAHEEN modern and contemporary art, Cleveland, OH

2009   The Living and the Dead, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York, NY

           The Great Impression, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

2008   Union Square, Taxter and Spengemann, New York, NY

           Exquisitude, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

           Art on Paper Biennial, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro,

           Greensboro, NC

           Recent Work, Moreau Art Galleries, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN

           Perfect Strangers, Daily Operation, curated by Jon Lutz. Brooklyn, NY

2007   Fall Selections: Non-Declarative Drawing, The Drawing Center, New York City, NY

           Side by Side, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

           Eight Hour Drawing Project, Bowman and Penelec Galleries, Allegheny College. Meadville, PA

           Thirty Women, Mary Condon Hodgson Art Gallery, Frederick Community College. Frederick, MD

2006   Artist of the Week, from Flatfiles, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY

           Space-Domestic, Emerson Gallery, McLean Center for the Arts, McLean, VA

2004   Young Painters Competition, curated by Lauri Firstenburg, Heistan Galleries, Miami University of

           Ohio, Oxford, OH

2002    Iowa Artists, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

 

 

COLLABORATIONS AND CURATORIAL PROJECTS

 

2008   Call and Response, School of Art Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, OH

           The Last Book, compiled by Luis Camnitzer, housed in the National Library of Argentina

2006   Three-way, School of Art Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2005   Listings, Collaboration with author Rick Moody, Indiana Review (Volume 27, #1) Summer, 2005

 

 

HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS

 

2005  Artist in Residence, Saint Michael's College Visiting Artist Program: Colchester, VT

          Second Place, William and Dorothy Yeck Award, Young Painters Competition, Miami University of Ohio,

          OH

2004  Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

          Yaddo: Saratoga Springs, NY

          The MacDowell Colony: Peterborough, NH

          Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts: Omaha, NE

2003  Mildred Peltzer Lynch Fellowship, University of Iowa, School of Art and Art History: Iowa City, IA

 

 

COLLECTIONS

 

Pierogi Flatfiles: Brooklyn, NY

The Drawing Center Viewing Program and Slide Registry: New York, NY

White Columns Slide Registry and Website: New York, NY

Artist's Space Slide Registry: New York, NY

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics: Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa Thesis Collection: Iowa City, IA

Law Offices of Bernkopf, Goodman, and Baseman: Boston, MA

 

 

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

 

Art on Paper 2008, Art Papers, Max Halperen, March/April 2009

Critic's Pick, Artforum.com, Lumi Tan, posted 17 July 2008

Recommendations, The Village Voice, R.C. Baker, 9 October 2007

Juxtapositions: Side by Side @  Moca, Angle: a Journal of Arts and Culture, Douglas Max Utter, Issue 31, March/April 2007

Daring Pairings, The Plain Dealer, Steven Lit, 30 January 2007

On View-Side by Side, The Cleveland Scene, Zachary Lewis, 6 February 2007, P. 27

Space-Domestic in McLean, The Washington Post, Jessica Dawson, 24 June 2006, p. C02

Space-Domestic, Washington City Paper, Kriston Capps, 30 June 2006, p.60

Collaboration/Collage, Indiana Review, Sima Rabinowitz, 19 October 2005.

Painting, Potential and Indeterminacy, Online catalogue introduction to Miami University Young Painters Competition, Lauri Firstenberg, www.fna.muohio.edu, posted Fall 2005.

 

Scott Olson

SCOTT OLSON

 

Born 1976, New York

Lives and works in Kent, OH

 

 

EDUCATION

 

2008         MFA, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2000-02    Center for Contemporary Art Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan

1998         BFA, NYSCC, School of Art and Design, Alfred, NY

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2009    Galerie Nordenhake, Stokholm, Sweden

2008    Overduin & Kite, Los Angeles, CA

            Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY

2006    Taxter & Spengemann, New York, NY

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2010    Untitled (Painting), SHAHEEN modern and contemporary art, Cleveland, OH

2009    The Living and the Dead, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York, NY

            Abstractionists Unite! Who Give You Just Enough To Last a Lifetime, Glendale College Art Gallery,

            Glendale, CA

            Modern Modern, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

            Paper, Scissors, Stone, Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden

2007    The Wu-Tang/googolplex show (Congress), Gavin Brown's Enterprise at Passerby, New York, NY

2006    Grupe, Gavin Brown's Enterprise at Passerby, New York, NY; Mandrake, Los Angeles, CA

            Cyclical States of Boredom in the Face of World Domination, Brooklyn, NY

2002    Void, Rice Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

            Void Archive, Center for Contemporary Art, Kitayushu, Japan

2001    Dedalic Convention, Museum fuer angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria

 

 

PERFORMANCES

 

2004   Audio soundrack with Ned Colclough in conjuction with Rirkrit Tiravanija's "Untitled 2002 (he

           promised)"

           Liam Gillick Meets Scott Olson in Japan (audio cd) Whatness 001

1998   Primordial Lift written by Pauline Oliveros, Hallwalls Contemporary Art

           Center, Buffalo

 

 

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

 

Scott Olson, Galerie Nordenhake: Glodande kontraster vrider tiden bakat (Glowing Contrasts that Turn Back Time), Joanna Persman, Svenske Dagbladet, April 2009

Scott Olson, Overduin & Kite, Sarah Lerher-Gravier, Artforum, September 2008, p. 470

Museums and Gallery Listings: Scott Olson, Roberta Smith, The New York Times, May 2, 2008

Is Painting Small the Next Big Thing?, Roberta Smith, The New York Times, Saturday, April 19, 2008, p. B7 and B11

Charley 01, ed. M. Cattelan, M. Gioni, A. Subotnick, 2002

Dedalic Convention, Karin Pernegger, Camera Austria, No. 76, 2002

Freejazz in der Grauzone, Doris Krump, Der Standard, September 26, 2001

Liam Gillick Meets Scott Olson in Japan, The Wire, No. 205, 2001

Primordial Lift, The Wire, No. 193, 2001

 

 

 

Zak Prekop

ZAK PREKOP

 

Born 1979

Lives and works in Chicago, IL

 

 

EDUCATION

 

2009    Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany

2008    M.F.A. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2001    B.F.A. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2010    Untitled (Painting), SHAHEEN modern and contemporary art, Cleveland, OH

2009    Jon Pestoni and Zak Prekop, Lisa Cooley Fine Art, New York, NY

           Richard Aldrich, Zak Prekop, Lesley Vance, Roger Björkholmen Galleri, Stockholm, Sweden

2008   Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)

           Varda Calvano, Matt Connors, Thomas Hylander, Zak Prekop, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles,

           CA

           Paul Bloodgood, Matt Connors, Ryan McLaughlin, Elena Pankova, Zak Prekop, Michael Wetzel,

           Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Detroit, MI

           Creswell Crags, Lisa Cooley Fine Art, New York, NY

           Bianca Beck, Josh Brand, Matt Connors, Zak Prekop, Hayley Tompkins, Sue Tompkins, Shane

           Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

           Rotations (One Work): Heather Guertin, Neil Infalvi, Zak Prekop, Rowley Kennerk Gallery, Chicago, IL

           Ghost Art Is a Lie: Heather Guertin, Neil Infalvi, Zak Prekop, Gallery X, The School of the Art

           Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

           You Are Many, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 2, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago,

           IL

           Bauhaus Art Show, Guertin's Graphics, Chicago, IL

2007    More or Less: Rodney Carswell/Zak Prekop, Devening Projects, Chicago, IL

           The Nature of Disturbance, Rowland Contemporary, Chicago, IL

2005   Greater Brooklyn, CRG Gallery, New York, NY

 

 

PROJECTS

 

2008    No Legs, Curated by Zak Prekop, Alogon, Chicago, IL

2006   Hurray, The Mandrake, Los Angeles, CA

           Bring the War Home, Performance with Hurray, Elizabeth Dee, New York, NY

           The Fact Abstract, Performance with Hurray, Dorsky Gallery, Queens, NY

           North Drive Press Presents NDP: The Movie, Performance with Hurray, The Kitchen, New York, NY

2005   Hurray, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY

           KA/VH : RA/AG, Peformance with Hurray and Amy Granat, Oliver Kamm 5BE, New York, NY

2003   Perfect If On, Performance with Peter Mandradjieff, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

 

 

HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS

 

Joan Mitchell M.F.A. Grant Nominee

Trustee Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

 

 

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

 

Orendorff, Danny. Review: Zak Prekop/Shane Campbell Gallery. NewCity, December 9, 2008

Smith, Roberta. Museum and Gallery Listings: 'Creswell Crags.' New York Times, October 2, 2008

Wenzel, Erik. Unpainted - Recent Abstract Painting. Artslant.com. www.artslant.com/sf/articles/show/1612 (accessed June 23, 2008)

Wenzel, Erik. Review: The Nature of Disturbance. Time Out Chicago 101, 2007

Keegan, Matt. Top Ten: Matt Keegan. Artforum February 2006

Smith, Roberta. Art in Review: Greater Brooklyn. New York Times, July 8, 2005

 

Brian Sharp

BRIAN SHARP

 

Born 1974

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

 

 

EDUCATION

 

2001    MFA, University of Washington, Seattle WA, Painting and Drawing

1998    BFA, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Painting and Drawing

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2010   Untitled (Painting), SHAHEEN modern and contemporary art, Cleveland, OH

2009   1999, China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA

           Wall Drawing, Mandrake, Los Angeles, CA

           Bucks Chase Does, Norma Desmond Productions, Los Angeles, CA

2008   Psychogeometry, Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles, CA        

           Group Show with Andre Butzer, Los Angeles, CA

2007   Warhol and... , Kantor Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006   Paul's Myth and Other Lore (solo), Projects Gallery, Meyers School of Art, University of Akron, Akron,

           OH   

2005   The NEO Show, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH

           Round Trip (solo) raw & co. Gallery, Cleveland, OH

           ABSTRACTION/OBSTRUCTION, SOIL, Seattle, WA

2004  Seamless, Memphis College of Art Gallery, Memphis, TN

          Case Studies, Art Museum, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

          164 1/2 Apartment Show, 164 1/2 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA                                 

          It's hard to swim with all this armor on. Second Floor Contemporary Gallery, Memphis, TN

2001  Emerging Artists New Work, FAVA Gallery, Oberlin, OH

2001  five, SOIL, Seattle, WA             

 

 

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

 

Dave Muller in Los Angeles, Artinfo.com, Muller, Dave, April 2, 2009

On View: The Neo Show, Scene, Lewis, Zachary, July 13, 2005

Art Matters, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Tranberg, Dan, July 29, 2005

Brian Sharp@Raw & Co., Angle, Utter, Doug Max, vol. 2 no. 20 (May/June)

Raw Details, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Tranberg, Dan, April 8, 2005

Review, Number: An Independent Journal of the Arts,    Behnke, Paul, (Winter 2005) 8-9

Seamless, Art Papers, Hall, David, January/February 2005, 44-45

Seamless, A Model of Beauty, Commercial Appeal, Koepple, Frederick. Memphis, TN, October 15, 2004

Seamless, exh. cat. Memphis College of Art Press, Thompson, Cynthia, 2002

Arts Review. The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Tranberg, Dan, January 29, 2002

 

 




Gianna Commito
Falls, 2009
watercolor and casein on panel
30 x 24 inches

Gianna Commito
Moth, 2009
watercolor and casein on panel
30 x 24 inches


Gianna Commito
Hub, 2009
watercolor and casein on panel
24 x 18 inches

Gianna Commito
Mocc, 2009
watercolor and casein on panel
24 x 18 inches


Zak Prekop
Green / Black, 2010
oil on canvas
16 x 20 inches

Zak Prekop
Blue Division, 2010
oil on canvas
14 x 18 inches


Zak Prekop
Slate Division, 2010
oil on canvas
27 x 35 inches

Zak Prekop
Incomplete Division, 2010
oil on linen
27 x 32 inches


Scott Olson
Untitled, 2010
oil on mdf
12 x 14 inches

Scott Olson
Untitled, 2010
oil on mdf
16 x 13 1/2 inches


Scott Olson
Untitled, 2009
oil on mdf
16 x 13 inches

Scott Olson
Untitled, 2010
oil on linen
15 x 18 inches


Scott Olson
Untitled , 2010
oil on linen
20 x 18 inches

Brian Sharp
Altered State, 2009
oil on canvas
28 x 22 inches


Brian Sharp
Untitled, 2008
oil on canvas
28 x 22 inches

Brian Sharp
Untitled, 2009
oil on canvas
28 x 22 inches


Brian Sharp
Untitled, 2009
oil on canvas
28 x 22 inches