Johannes Girardoni

Statement

Girardoni’s works are reductive investigations of color, form, light and space. With an elemental material vocabulary—old wood, beeswax and pigment—the work’s physical constellation becomes both the carrier of an explicitly painterly event while also being the foundation of an immaterial phenomenon. Opposites and contradictions are fundamental themes in his work: the contrast of smooth wax surfaces and the rawness of wood, fullness and void, opening and closing, things found and things formed. His pieces are at once colorfield paintings and sculptural objects, emphatic in their materiality and appealing to the sensory perceptions of the viewer. Beautiful bathings of color and light are emitted by the hollowed spaces of Girardoni’s Colorvoid sculptures, which engage the imaginative powers of the viewer with their hollowed, empty spaces. On the tactile side, the roughness of the wood comes together in a refined way with the sensual surface of the wax.

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EDUCATION
1989
B.A. in History and Art, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

1988
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013
Off and On, Nye+Brown, Los Angeles, CAå

2012
Lost and Found, Tomlinson Kong Contemporary, New York, NY

2011
Light Matters, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
The (Dis)appearance of Everything, Lukas Feichter Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2009
Undisclosed, Quint Contemporary, San Diego,CA
The Passage Room, Creative Migration, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, NY

2008
Nulla Dies Sine Linea, Marc De Puechredon, Basel, Switzerland (2 person exhibition)

2007
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Lukas Feichter, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2 person exhibition)
Gebert Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

2006
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY

2003
Johannes Girardoni, Gallery Nanky de Vreeze, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Small Sculptures, Cervini-Haas Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
Recent Work, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY

2001
Johannes Girardoni, Gallery Nanky de Vreeze, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2000
Johannes Girardoni, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY

1998
Johannes Girardoni, Gallery Nanky de Vreeze, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1997
Recent Work, Johannes Girardoni, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY

1993
Recent Constructions, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY

1992
Johannes Girardoni, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY

1991
Parallels, Montreal International ArtExpo, Montreal, Canada
Johannes Girardoni, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY
Johannes Girardoni, Margulies-Taplin Gallery, Bay Harbor Island, FL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014
TED talk Vancouver, B.C., Metaspace
2013
Range, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
TROUBLESOME, Quint Contemporary, La Jolla, CA

2012
Light, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Summer 2012, Nye+Brown, Los Angeles, CA
The Armory Show, TKC, New York, NY
Rebels in Paradise, Nye+Brown/Nyehaus, Miami Beach, FL
Pulse Miami 2012, Tomlinson Kong Contemporary, Miami, FL
Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Quint Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

2011
Personal Structures, Time-Space-Existence, 54th Venice Biennale, Italy
Pulse Miami 2011, with PDX Contemporary Art and Tomlinson Kong Kontemporary, Miami, FL

2009
Contemporary Works from the Cleve Camey Collection, Elmhurst Museum of Art, Chicago, IL
Creative Migration, Austrian Cultural Form, New York, NY
Thirty Years of Contemporary Art, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA
Minimal Structures, Galerie Roger Katwjk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Pulse New York, Galerie Lukas Feichtner, New York, NY

2008
Peekskill Project, curated by Livia Straus, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
Show Down, Quint Contemporary, San Diego, CA
Art Cologne, Galerie Lukas Feichtner, Cologne, Germany

2007
Tiny, curated by Bruce Brown (emeritus Center for Maine Contemporary Art), Whitney Art Center, Portland, ME
Color, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY

2006
Galerie Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL
Compendium, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY
Personal Structures, Galerie Lukas Feichtner, Vienna, Austria
Galerie Le Besset, St. Jeure d’Andaure, France

2005
Personal Structures, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz, Germany
White Cube, Kyoto, Japan
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Vadnai, Budapest, Hungary

2004
Galerie Lausberg, Düsseldorf, Germany
Constant Aesthetic 2004, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Arti Capelli, Hetongenbosch, The Netherlands
Red, Galerie Pimm van der Donk, Hamburg, Germany

2003
Narrative Abstraction, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY
KunstRai, Galerie Nanky de Vreeze, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Coda, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY
Constant Aesthetic 2003, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY

2002
Gallery Artists - Inaugural Exhibition, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY
Inaugural Exhibition, Galerie Le Besset, St. Jeure d’Andaure, France
Art Paris, Galerie Nanky de Vreeze, International Art Exposition, Paris, France
KunstRai Amsterdam, Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2001
Louise Bourgeois, Johannes Girardoni, Janis Kounellis, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The
Netherlands
John O’Carroll, Johannes Girardoni, Herbert Nouwens, Galerie Pimm van der Donk, Hamburg, Germany
The Art of Encaustic Painting, Cervini Haas Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
Art Paris, International Art Exposition, Paris, France
KunstRai Amsterdam, Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gallery Artists, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY
Inaugural Exhibition, Living Stone Gallery, The Hague, The Netherlands

2000
Group Show, Chiaroscuro, Santa Fe, NM
Constant Aesthetic, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY
KunstRai Amsterdam, Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1999
KunstRai Amsterdam, Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Group Show, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY

1998
Bouquet D’été, Gallery Nanky de Vreeze, Living Stone Gallery, The Hague, The Netherlands

1997
KunstRai Amsterdam, Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1996
Suggestions of Spirituality with Echoes of Today, Gallery Nanky de Vreeze, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Gestural Minimalism II, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY
Virtuosity, International Art Fair, The Armory, New York, NY

1995
ACI Internet Gallery Launch, Austrian Cultural Institute at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

1994
Group Show, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY

1993
The Empty Space, Stephen Haller Fine Art, New York, NY

1992
Spirit Markers, Stephen Haller Fine Art, New York, NY
Apocalypse and Resurrection, The Gallery Three Zero, New York, NY
Group Show, Margulies-Taplin Gallery, Bay Harbor Island, FL

1991
Parallels (two-person show), Entrée Libre a l’art Contemporain, Montreal, Canada
Divinations: Trascendent Images from Africa, N. and S. America, Bucknell University Museum, Lewisberg, PA
Altered States, Stephen Haller Fine Art, New York, NY

1990
Idols, Icons, Effigies & Incantations, Fairfield University Museum, Fairfield, CT

1989
Invitational Exhibition, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, Arnhem, The Netherlands
The Agnes Bourne Collection, San Francisco, CA
The Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, NY (commission for Create Migration)
CALDIC Collection, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The Fogg Museum, Cambridge, MA
The Catherine Lee Collection, TX
Mayer-Rieckh Collection, Graz, Austria
MGM GRAND, Las Vegas, NV
The Margulies Collection, Miami, FL
The Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, OH
SANDERS Collection, Schiedam, The Netherlands

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2012
Plagens, Peter. “Lost and Found”, The Wall Street Journal, March 2, 2012

2011
Radon, Lisa. “Johannes Girardoni: ‘Light Matters’ at PDX Contemporary Art.” Art Ltd.,
July/August, 2011.
De Jongh, Karlyn. “Personal Structures - Johannes Girardoni.” La Biennale di Venezia, Exhibition
Catalog Essay, Venice, 2011.
Lake, Eva. “Johannes Girardoni at PDX Contemporary Art.” Visual Art Source, May 7, 2011.
Motley, John. “Johannes Girardoni’s ‘Light Matters’, at the junction of image and reality, viewing
at PDX Contemporary Art.” The Oregonian, May 13, 2011.

2009
Lombardi, John. "Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Indanthrone and Flavanthrone."
Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 2009, 40, 1557-1563.
Röell, Japp. “Inside-Out and Backwards.” Het Financieele Dagblad (Financial Times), The
Netherlands, Nov 28, 2009.

2008
Genocchio, Benjamin. "In Peekskill, 2 Shows of Raw Works." The New York Times, Sept 26,
2008.

2007
Feßler, Anne Katrin. “Duftender Minimalismus.” Der Standard, Nov. 11, 2007.
Steininger, Florian. “Johannes Girardoni.” Vienna, Austria: Feichtner Editions, 116pp., 2007.
Lodermeyer, Peter. “Personal Structures.” Junge Kunst, Nr. 69 Jan/Mar 2007.

2006
Fogg Art Museum/Harvard Univ. Art Museums, Building our Future, Vol. VI, No. 3, Summer 2006.
Mullarkey, Maureen. “A Summer Sampler of Refined Abstraction.” The New York Sun, July 13,
2006.
Lodermeyer, Peter. “Johannes Girardoni and Nelleke Beltjens.” Sculpture Magazine, July/August
2006.
Fehr, Michael and Johannes Girardoni, et. al. Personal Structures Symposium, Ludwig
Museum.
Cornerhouse Books/GAA Publishing, 2006.
Gregori, Daniela. Minimal: “Personal Structures” in Wien, Frakfurter Allegemeine Zeitung, Feb. 2,
2006.

2005
Stima, Klara. “Szabadulj meg a godolataidtol.” Art Magazin, Budapest, Hungary, May 2005.
Hummer, Tracey. Art in America, April, 2005.
Puchner, Willly, Wiener Zeitung. “Johannes Girardoni”, May 20, 2005.
Sauer-Kaulbach, Lieselotte. “Ein eindeutiges Ja zu Subjektivität und Sinnlichkeit.” Rhein-Zeitung,
Apr 18. 2005.

2004
Lodermeyer, Peter. Personal Structures. Cornerhouse Books,/GAA Publishing 2004.

2003
Glueck, Grace. “Art in Review, Johannes Girardoni.” The New York Times, February 28, 2003.

2001
Voer, Jan. “Beeldende Kunst.” Keuze, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 12, 2001.
Mattera, Joanne. Encaustic Painting: Contemporary Expression in the Ancient Medium of
Pigmented Wax. Watson-Guptill, 2001.

2000
Korotkin, Joyce. “Johannes Girardoni.” NYARTS Magazine, November 2000.
Tabios, Eileen. “Johannes Girardoni – New Work.” ReviewNY, November 2000.
Korotkin, Joyce. “Johannes Girardoni,” Catalogue Essay, Fall 2000.

1996
“Exhibition Review.” The Telegraph, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 1996.

1994
Brock, Hovey. “Exhibition Review.” ARTnews, February 1994.

1993
Miller, Judith. “Exhibition Review.” ArtistWriter, December 1993.
Severa, Kathi. “Johannes Girardoni.” Austria Kultur, Jan/Feb 1993.

1992
Bax, Marty. A Silent Moment, Exhibition Catalogue, 1992.

1991
Faust, Gretchen. “Exhibition Review.” Arts Magazine, Summer 1991.
McGovern, Adam. “Exhibition Review.” Cover Magazine, April 1991.
Metzger, Josef. “Spirituelles aus Holz und Nägel.” Die Presse MAGAZIN, Austria, April 1991.