Robert Overby

1935

  1. Born in Harvey, Illinois

1993

  1. Died in Los Angeles, California

Education

1970

  1. BA. Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1958 – 1959

  1. Art Center School, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1953 – 1954

  1. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

1956 – 1957

  1. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Solo Exhibitions

2016

  1. Robert Overby: Esquire Showcard, Fredericks & Freiser, New York

2015

  1. Robert Overby: Absence as Presence: Erasure, Trace, Eradication, and Lack, curated by Linda Burnham, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
  2. Robert Overby: Peristence. Repeated., curated by Alessandro Rabottini, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
  3. Robert Overby: See Robert, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

2014

  1. Robert Overby: Works 1969–1987, curated by Alessandra Rabottini, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland; Traveled to d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo; Bergamo, Italy; Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway; and Le Consortium, Dijon, France [catalogue]

2012

  1. Robert Overby: Paintings and Drawings from the 70’s, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
  2. Robert Overby: Paintings from the 80’s, Fredericks & Freiser Gallery and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2011

  1. Robert Overby, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005

  1. Robert Overby: Doors: 1970 – 1972, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2004

  1. Robert Overby: Black and Blue Binder and Other Works, Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York, NY
  2. Robert Overby: About When, Haunch of Venison, London, United Kingdom [catalogue]
  3. Robert Overby: What Else is Important, Paintings 1981–1989, curated by Terry R.
  4. Myers, Luckman Gallery, Luckman Fine Arts Complex at California State University, Los Angeles, CA

2002

  1. Robert Overby: The Pigment Paintings 1977 – 1978, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
  2. Robert Overby, James Van Damme Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, United Kingdom

2001

  1. Robert Overby: Stairwell, Paul’s Place, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, New York, NY
  2. Robert Overby: Selected Works, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, The Armory Show 2001, New York, NY
  3. Robert Overby: The ACX Series and Related Paintings, Fredericks & Freiser Gallery,New York, NY

2000

  1. Robert Overby: Parallel, 1978 – 1969, curated by Terry R. Myers, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
  2. Robert Overby: Paul’s Place, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

1998

  1. Robert Overby: The Barclay House, Jessica Fredericks Gallery, New York, NY

1996

  1. Robert Overby: 1971-1985, Jessica Fredericks Gallery, New York, NY

1995

  1. Robert Overby, Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1994

  1. Robert Overby: Shadow of Its Former Self, 1970-1972 Castings, Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

1989

  1. Robert Overby, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1979

  1. Robert Overby: Paintings, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1975

  1. Robert Overby: ACX, John Gunn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1971

  1. Robert Overby: Odds and Ends, Chouinard Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  2. Robert Overby: Around the House and Across the Street, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1969

  1. Robert Overby, Chouinard Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions

2017

  1. Perfectly Concocted Context by Jonathan Monk, Cherry & Martin, Los Angeles, CA
  2. Urban Planning: Contemporary Art and the City 1967-2017, CAM St Louis, MO

2016

  1. Architecture of Life, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA

2015

  1. Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now, Menil Collection, Houston TX
  2. Drawing in LA: The 1960s and 1970s, Los Angeles Contemporary Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  3. Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  4. Selections from the Permanent Collection: 1940-1980, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2014

  1. Interior, Stuart Shave Modern Art, London, UK
  2. LUCIO AMELIO. Dalla Modern Art Agency all genesi di Terrae Motus (1965–1982). Documenti, opera, una storia, curated by Andrea Viliani, MADRE - Museo d'Arte contemporanea Donna Regina, Naples, Italy

2013

  1. The House of Seven Gables, University Galleries at Illinois State University, Normal, IL

2012

  1. Group Show, Andrew Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
  2. The Charm of Quasi-Parallel Lines, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
  3. Lost in LA, curated by Marc-Oliver Wahler, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  4. Group Show, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

2011

  1. American Exuberance, The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL

2009

  1. Not New Work: Vincent Fecteau Selects from the Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

2008

  1. Angles in America, curated by Terry R. Myers, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007

  1. EQUINOX: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2003

  1. Sculpture, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, New York, NY

2002

  1. Summer 2002, Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York, NY

2001

  1. The Slide Area, curated by Terry R. Myers, James Van Damme Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
  2. Garden State, Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York, NY
  3. New to the Modern: Recent Acquisitions from the Department of Drawings, curated by Gary Garrels, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2000

  1. Afterimage: Drawing Though Process, curated by Cornelia H. Butler, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX

1999

  1. Surface <=> Structure, curated by Sue Spaid, Peggy Phelps Gallery and East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA [catalogue]
  2. Afterimage: Drawing Though Process, curated by Cornelia H. Butler, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA [catalogue]

1998

  1. Rubber, curated by Anna O’ Sullivan, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY

1997

  1. Scene of the Crime, curated by Ralph Rugoff, UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA [catalogue]

1996

  1. The Palace of Good Luck, Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1979

  1. Santa Barbara Artists Invitational: Part I, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1120 Artist's Space, Santa Barbara, CA

1975

  1. Group Show, Prints on Broxton, Los Angeles, CA

1971

  1. Opening 420 Building, John Weber Gallery, New York, NY

Art Fair Exhibitions

2015

  1. Group Exhibition: Art Basel, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
  2. Group Exhibition: The Armory Show, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
  3. Group Exhibition: Frieze, New York, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2014

  1. Group Exhibition: Art Basel, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
  2. Two-person Exhibition: Frieze New York, Fredericks and Freiser, New York, NY
  3. Group Exhibition: The Armory Show, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, New York, NY
  4. Group Exhibition: Expo Chicago, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2013

  1. Group Exhibition: Art Basel Miami, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Miami, FL
  2. Group Exhibition: Miami Project, Fredericks and Freiser, Miami, FL
  3. Group Exhibition: FIAC, Cherry and Martin Gallery, Paris, France
  4. Group Exhibition: Frieze, Andrew Kreps Gallery, London, UK
  5. Group Exhibition: Expo Chicago, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Chicago, IL
  6. Group Exhibition: The Armory Show, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, New York, NY
  7. Group Exhibition: Paris Photo Los Angeles, Marc Selwyn Fine art, Los Angeles, CA
  8. Group Exhibition: Art Brussels, Cherry and Martin Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, UK

2012

  1. Group Exhibition: Art Basel Miami, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Miami, FL
  2. Group Exhibition: Art Basel Miami, Fredericks and Freiser, Miami, FL
  3. Robert Overby: Solo Exhibition: FIAC, Cherry and Martin, Paris, France
  4. Robert Overby: Solo Exhibition: Frieze Masters, Andrew Kreps Gallery, London, UK
  5. Group Exhibition: Expo Chicago, Fredericks and freiser, Chicago, IL
  6. Group Exhibition: Expo Chicago, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
  7. Group Exhibition: The Armory Show, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY

2011

  1. Group Exhibition: Expo Chicago, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
  2. Group Exhibition: Art Basel Miami, Rhona Hoffman GAllery, Miami, FL
  3. Group Exhibition: Art Basel Miami, Fredericks and Freiser, Miami, FL
  4. Group Exhibition: Art Basel Miami, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Miami, FL
  5. Group Exhibition: Art Basel Miami, Andrew Kreps Gallery, Miami, FL
  6. Group Exhibition: The Armory Show, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
  7. Group Exhibition: The Armory Show, Fredericks and Feiser, New York, NY
  8. Group Exhibition: The Armory Show, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, New York, NY
  9. Group Exhibition: The Armory Show, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2001

  1. Robert Overby: Selected Works: The Armory Show, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, New York, NY

Collections

  1. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  2. The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  3. The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawing Collection, New York, NY
  4. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  5. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
  6. Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
  7. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  8. San Diego Museum of Art, La Jolla, CA
  9. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
  10. Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
  11. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Publications

2016

  1. Lawrence Rinder, Architecture of Life (University of California Press, 2016). (forthcoming)

2015

  1. Tom Adler, An Uncommon Archive (Tom Adler Books, Santa Barbara, 2015)
  2. Allegra Pesenti, Apparitions: Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now (Yale Univeersity Press, 2015)

2014

  1. Alessandro Rabottini, Andrea Bellini, Martin Clark, Robert Overby: Works 1969 – 1987 (Milan: Mousse Publishing, 2014).
  2. Kendra Paitz, The House of Seven Gables, exhibition catalogue (University Galleries of Illinois State University, 2014).

2013

  1. Robert Overby, Robert Overby: 336 to 1, August 1973 – July 1969 (reprint, Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2013: Los Angeles: Robert Overyby, 1974).

2012

  1. Marc-Olivier Wahler, Lost (in LA), exhibition catalogue (Los Angeles: Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; FLAX & Public Fiction, 2012). 

2011

  1. American Exuberance, exhibition catalogue (Rubell Family Collection, 2011). 

2004

  1. Terry R. Myers, Robert Overby: About When, exhibition catalogue (London: Haunch of Venison, 2004). Includes essay by David Rimanelli

2000

  1. Terry R. Myers, Robert Overby: Parallel, 1978-1969, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: UCLA
  2. Hammer Museum, 2000). Includes memoir by Marty Neumeier.

1999

  1. Sue Spaid, Surface <=> Structure, exh. cat. (Claremont, California: Peggy Phelps Gallery and East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, 1999).
  2. Cornelia H. Butler, Afterimage: Drawing Through Process, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary Art; Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999).

1997

  1. Ralph Rugoff, Scene of the Crime, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center; Cambridge: MIT Press, 1997).

1988

  1. Robert Overby, Robert Overby (Glendale, California: Swansong Press, 1988).

1974

  1. Robert Overby, Robert Overby: 336 to 1, August 1973-July 1969 (Los Angeles: the artist, 1974).

Articles and Reviews

2016

  1. Miranda, Carolina. "9 ways in which Helen Molesworth's permanent collection show at MOCA is upending the story of art." Los Angeles Times (January 8, 2016)
  2. Hotchkiss, Sarah. "'Architecture of Life' an Optimistic Start For New BAMPFA." KQED (January 29, 2016)

2015

  1. Brock, Hovey. "Robert Overby: Persistence. Repeated." The Brooklyn Rail (October 5, 2015)
  2. Hudson, Suzanne. "Robert Overby." Art Forum (May 2015), p. 382
  3. Launay, Audre. "Robert Overby: Works 1969-1987." 02 Revue (March 2015), p 7-8
  4. Spaid, Sue. "A Festive Atmosphere." H Art (April 2015)

2014

  1. Vaage, Nora S. "Perishable Matter." Kunstkritikk" (October 2014), Kunstkritikk.com
  2. Tagliafierro, Marco, "Robert Overby." Art Forum (September 2014), p. 391
  3. Hague, Øystein, "Etter obduksjonen." Kultur Og Debatt (August 31, 2014), p. 46
  4. Ødegård, Ann Kristin, "Huser Overby." PULSEN (August 29, 2014) p. 26
  5. Hodne, Sigrun  "Lateks til glede og besvær." Morgenbladet (September 5-11, 2014), p. 38 – 39
  6. "Interior," Time Out London (July 29, 2014)
  7. Bombelli, Illaria, "Robert Overby." domusweb.it (June 4, 2014)
  8. Herbert, Martin, "Robert Overby — Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva." Frieze 163 (May 2014), p. 207
  9. "Diary: Italia, BERGAMO — Robert Overyby: Opere 1969 – 1987." Mousse 43 (April–May 2014)
  10. Nicolin, Paola, "Critic's Picks — Bergamo." ArtForum.com (May 2014)
  11. Ricciardi, Nicola. “Robert Overby ‘Works 1969-1987.’” Mousse 41, (March 8, 2014)

2013

  1. Robert Overby: Works 1969-1987, Mousse Magazine
  2. Madison, Tobias. “Trouvaille: Artist Tobias Madison presents his selection of favourite publications.” Frieze (September/October 2013), p. 30

2012

  1. Andrew Berardini. “Lost and Found, Robert Overby, This Thin Skin Covers All The Rough Pleasures of Being Alive.” Mousse Magazine no. 36 (December 2012)
  2. Robert Pincus-Witten. “Reviews.” Artforum, vol. 50, No. 10 (Summer 2012), p. 313
  3. Franck Mercurio. “Robert Overby.” Time Out Chicago, issue 357 (December 29, 2011 – January 11, 2012), p. 54

2010

  1. Ise, Claudine, "Cloth Windows and Concrete Screen Doors: Two Robert Overby Sculptures on View in Chicago," Bad at Sports — Contemporary Art Talk (January 13, 2010)

2009

  1. Stein, Suzanne, "One on One: Jennifer Fletcher on RObert Overby." SFMOMA Open Space (October 27–November 3, 2009)

2008

  1. Tupko, Michelle, "Review: Angles in AMerica/Rhona Hoffman Gallery." NewCityArt.com (September 16, 2008)

2004

  1. Stuart Comer. “Lost in Space.” Art Review, vol. 2, issue 5, p. 62-67
  2. Martin Coomer. “Robert Overby.” Time Out London, no. 1748 (February 18-25, 2004), p. 46
  3. Ossian Ward. “Robert Overby Haunch of Venison Review.” Flash Art (May-June 2004)
  4. Jan Tumlir. “Robert Overby Luckman Review.” Artforum (Summer 2004) p. 255
  5. ”Robert Overby.” The New Yorker (March 29, 2004) p. 17

2001

  1. “Goings on about Town: Galleries—Uptown.” The New Yorker (March 5, 2001) p. 23
  2. Ken Johnson. “Art Guide. Galleries 57th Street: Robert Overby.” New York Times (March 23, 2001) sec. B
  3. S.E. Canning. “On the Loose in New York: a Monthly Guide. Goedhuis Going Great Guns.” Art Newspaper, no. 115 (June 2001), p. 79
  4. Kirk Varnedoe. “New Acquisitions in Painting and Sculpture, MoMA.” Magazine of The Museum of Modern Art (July-August 2001), 2-5

2000

  1. David Rimanelli. “Preview, Spring 2000: Robert Overby: Parallel, 1978-1969.” Artforum 38 (May 2000), p. 36-37
  2. Doug Harvey. “Crazy Summer.” LA Weekly, vol 22, no. 33 (July 7-13, 2000) p. 43
  3. Christopher Knight. “He Scratches the Surface, but Little Else.” Los Angeles Times, (July 7, 2000), sec. F p. 22
  4. Peter Frank. “Afterimage: Drawing Through Process. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.” Art on Paper; vol. 4, issue 1 (September/October 1999), p. 61
  5. Charles LaBelle. “Robert Overby.” Frieze, no. 55 (November-December 2000), p. 108
  6. Giovanni Intra. “Robert Overby.” Artext, no. 71 (November 2000-January 2001), p. 81-82
  7. 1999 Marty Neumeier. “Mentoring.” Critique, no. 10 (Winter 1999) p. 27-37
  8. Jack Bankowsky. “Editor’s Note.” Artforum 38 (December 1999), p. 28-29

1998

  1. Grace Glueck, “The Antithesis of Minimalism’s Cool Geometry: Fleshy Rubber.” New York Times (February 13, 1998)  sec. E, p. 40
  2. Kim Levin. “Short List: Rubber.” Village Voice, (February 17, 1998)
  3. Carol Kino. “Rubber.” Time Out New York, (February 26, 1998), p. 53
  4. David A. Greene. “House Calls.” Village Voice (April 21, 1998), p. 99
  5. “Goings on about Town: Galleries—Chelsea.” New Yorker (April 27-May 4, 1998), p. 30
  6. Katie Clifford. “Rubber.” Art Papers 22 (May-June 1998) p. 54-55
  7. “On View: Robert Overby.” New York (May 4, 1998), p. 152

1997

  1. “Art About Town.” The New Yorker (January 13, 1997), p. 16
  2. David Rimanelli. “Robert Overby.” Artforum 36 (April 1997), p. 82-83
  3. Terry R. Myers. “Scene of the Crime.” New Art Examiner 25 (November 1997), p. 51
  4. Julie Joyce. “Scene of the Crime.” Art Issues, no. 50 (November-December 1997), p. 36

1996

  1. Peter Frank. “Robert Overby.” ARTNews 95 (March 1996), p. 119-20
  2. David Pagel. “Lots of Luck.” Los Angeles Times, (July 25, 1996), sec. F.
  3. Ina Blom. “Robert Overby.” Frieze, no. 28 (May 1996), p. 66-67
  4. Michael Duncan. “Ruins and Replicas.” Art in America 84 (July 1996) p. 76-79
  5. Robert Mahoney. “Robert Overby.” Time Out New York, no. 65-66 (December 19, 1996-January 2, 1997), p. 58
  6. Roberta Smith. “Robert Overby, 1971-1985.” The New York Times (December 20, 1996), sec. C.

1995

  1. David Pagel, “The Dark Side.” Los Angeles Times (October 12, 1995), sec. F
  2. Peter Frank. “Art Picks of the Week: Robert Overby, Linda Burnham & Lewis DeSoto." Los Angeles Weekly (October 27-November 2, 1995), p. 150

1994

  1. Sue Spaid. “Chipper: An Extended Life, essay accompanying exhibition Robert Overby: Shadow of Its Former Self, 1970-1972 Castings.” Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles (July 1994)
  2. David Pagel. “The Unusual World of Robert Overby.” Los Angeles Times (July 14, 1994) sec.F.
  3. Peter Frank. “Art Picks of the Week: Robert Overby, O’Keeffe-Slawson-Wallin.” Los Angeles Weekly, July 22-28, 1994), p. 120
  4. Terry R. Myers. “Robert Overby.” Art Issues, no. 34 (September-October 1994), p. 46

1989

  1. Suvan Geer. “Robert Overby.” Los Angeles Times (September 15, 1989)

1979

  1. Marty Neumeier. “Robert Overby.” Communication Arts Magazine 20 (January-February), p. 32-42

1971

  1. William Wilson. “Art Walk: A Critical Guide to the Galleries.” Los Angeles Times (December 24, 1971) pt. 2

Public Collections

  1. Hall Collection, Reading, VT
  2. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  3. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  4. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  5. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
  6. Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
  7. Pinault Collection, Geneva, Switzerland
  8. Ringier Collection, Zürich, Switzerland
  9. Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
  10. San Diego Museum of Art, La Jolla, CA
  11. The Art Institute of Chicago, IL
  12. The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawing Collection, New York, NY
  13. The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY
  14. Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
  15. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY