MEL BOCHNER (b. Pittsburgh, 1940) played a fundamental role in the conceptual art movement of the 1960s and 70s as one of the first artists to integrate language into visual art. Language and relationship between the idea behind a work and its physical manifestation have continued to lie at the heart of his practice. He received his BFA from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1962 and has lived and worked in New York City since 1964. Bochner’s work has been widely exhibited both in the United States and abroad, including solo exhibitions at The Drawing Center, New York; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Geneva; and Centro de Arte Helio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro. His work is in the permanent collection of the Tate, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Bochner has received numerous honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2005 he received an honorary doctor of fine arts degree from Carnegie Mellon University.
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12/1/2006 - 1/6/2007
Mel Bochner: “OBSCENE”, “MONEY”, “STUPID”, “MEANINGLESS” and other recent paintings on black velvet
5/13/2009 - 6/26/2009
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