Michael Queenland

b. 1970, Pasadena, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Education

  • 2002

    MFA, University of California, Los Angeles

  • 1998

    BA, English Literature, University of California, Los Angeles

Solo and two-person exhibitions

  • 2019

    Maureen Paley, London, UK

  • 2017

    Roam, Kristina Kite Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2012

    Rudy’s Ramp of Remainders, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2007

    The MORL or NYC-Apartment, LA><ART, Los Angeles, CA
    Bread & Balloons, Harris Lieberman Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2006

    XX, Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2005

    Michael Queenland: Photographs, Sculptures and Shaker Classics, Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, traveled to Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA (catalogue)
    Scratch: Artists in Residence 2004-2005, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

  • 2004

    Daniel Hug Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2021

    The Going Away Present, organized by Kristina Kite and Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer, Kristina Kite Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2020

    Restless Index, curated by Cayetano Ferrer and Kelly Akashi, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2019

    California Winter, organized by Hannah Hoffman and Kristina Kite, Kristina Kite Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    belonging, curated by Erin Christovale, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
    Searching the Sky for Rain, curated by Sohrab Mohebi, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY (catalogue)
    CURRENT:LA FOOD, Public Art Triennial, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, curated by Asuka Hisa and Jamillah James (ICA LA), Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)

  • 2018

    Supplies and Demands, curated by Paulina Samborska, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
    Made in L.A. 2018, curated by Anne Ellegood and Erin Christovale, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
    Mis (missing) Information, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    A Page from My Intimate Journal (Part 1), Gordon Robichaux, New York, NY 
    Stories of Almost Everyone, curated by Aram Moshayedi, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)

  • 2017

    Soil Erosion, curated by Shannon Ebner, Altman Siegel, San Francisco, CA
    Cinque Mostre: Visions, curated by Ilaria Gianni, American Academy in Rome, IT

  • 2016

    Curated By A Tree, curated by Peter Ballo, 1857, Olso, NO
    New Genealogies, curated by John Edmunds and Jenny Tang, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
    Conversations I, No Pop, New Haven, CT

  • 2015

    Assisted, curated by Jessica Stockholder, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL
    Day Moon, Halsey Mckay Gallery, East Hampton, NY

  • 2014

    Soft Target, curated by Phil Chang and Matthew Porter, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2013

    10 Years, Wallspace, New York, NY
    B.B.S.Q.,Wallspace, New York, NY

  • 2009

    The Living and the Dead, curated by Darren Bader, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, NY

  • 2008

    Malcolm Mclaren: Musical Paintings, ScheiblerMitte, Berlin, DE (catalogue)
    The World is All that is the Case, Hudson Franklin, New York, NY
    Catawampus, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN (catalogue)
    Idle Youth, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
    Act so that I can speak to you, Galerie Kamm, Berlin, DE
    2008 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (catalogue)
    Nina in Position, curated by Jeffrey Uslip, Artists Space, New York, NY (catalogue)
    Gaping Hole Found in the Universe, Mesler & Hug, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2007

    In Defense of Ardor, Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2006

    Cataract, Wallspace, New York, NY
    Trace, Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York, NY
    Civil Restitutions, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, UK

  • 2005

    Frequency, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY (catalogue)
    Happenstance, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
    Die Prof. Winler: Kunst – Und Literaturtage, Circus of Books, Los Angeles, CA
    Put It in Your Mouth/I’ll see you on the dark side of the prune, Rivington Arms, New York, NY 
    Hyperfocal, Five from L.A, Galerie Nelson, Paris, FR (catalogue)

  • 2004

    Fade - A Survey of African American Art 1990-2003, curated by Malik Gaines, Luckman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
    Project by Michael Queenland, in conjunction with Notes on Renewed Appropriationisms, The Project, Los Angeles, CA 
    Bell Book Candle, curated by Nancy De Holl, Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2003

    Antisocial, Wallspace, New York, NY

  • 2002

    Stuff for Use at Hand, curated by Michael Queenland, The Happy Lion, Los Angeles, CA
    MFA Thesis Exhibition, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2001

    After the Diagram, curated by Lauri Firstenberg, Whitebox, New York, NY

Selected Bibliography

  • 2020

    Horst, Aaron. “Restless Index at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery.” Contemporary Art Review LA (CARLA), October 13, 2020.

  • 2019

    Wagley, Catherine. “What It Means to Talk About the Food Deserts of LA.” Hyperallergic, October 30, 2019.

  • 2018

    Mukherji, Ankita. “Michael Queenland: Cereals for Space Migration.” Artillery, August 2018.
    Zellen, Jody. “Michael Queenland.” Artillery, March-April 2018.
    Varadi, Keith J. “Michael Queenland at Kristina Kite Gallery.” Contemporary Art Review LA (CARLA), January 25, 2018.
    Ollman, Leah. “Michael Queenland spins trash on the ground into clever canvases of the living.” Los Angeles Times, January 13, 2018.

  • 2017

    Campbell, Andy. “Michael Queenland.” Critics’ Picks, Artforum.com, December 2017.

  • 2015

    Waxman, Lori. “Bathtub or mattress, it's all art to Jessica Stockholder.” Chicago Tribune, October 28, 2015.

  • 2012

    Ferguson, Russell. “Best of 2012: Michael Queenland, Rudy’s Ramp of Remainders.” Artforum, December 2012.
    O’Neill Butler, Lauren. “Michael Queenland, Rudy’s Ramp of Remainders.” Artforum.com, October 2012.
    Scarborough, James. “Michael Queenland, Rudy’s Ramp of Remainders.” Huffington Post, December 10, 2012.

  • 2010

    Richards, Sara. “New to Berlin, Michael Queenland Finds Art in the Ordinary.” NPR, February 1, 2010.
    Mueller-Kroll, Monika. “From Bedroom Artist to Insider, American Artist Finds Inspiration in Berlin.” Radio interview, NPR Berlin.

  • 2009

    Momin Shamim. “Michael Queenland.” In Vitamin 3-D: New Perspectives in Sculpture and Installation. London: Phaidon Press, 2009.
    Mclaren, Malcolm, ed. Malcolm Mclaren: Musical Paintings. Exh. cat. Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2009.

  • 2008

    Huberman, Anthony. Catawampus. Exh. cat. Minneapolis: Midway Contemporary Art, 2008.
    Hudson Suzanne, “Michael Queenland.” In 2008 Whitney Biennial. New York: Whitney Museum of Art, 2008.
    Ferguson, Russell. Idle Youth. Exh. cat. New York: Barbara Gladstone, 2008.
    Uslip, Jeffery. Nina In Position. Exh, cat. New York: Artist Space, 2008.
    Vogel, Carol. “A Biennial Bustin’ Out of the Whitney.”The New York Times, February 29, 2008.
    Wolin, Joseph R. “Idle Youth.” Time Out New York, August 7-13, 2008.

  • 2007

    Smith, Roberta. “Art in Review: Michael Queenland: Bread & Balloons.” The New York Times, March 9, 2007.

  • 2006

    Queenland, Michael. “The Double Door.” In From You to Me and Back Again: Leslie Hewitt and Matt Keegan. New York: Wallspace, 2006.
    Brockington, Horace. “Wavelength (#2).” NY Arts Magazine, Vol. 11, No. 3/4, March/April 2006. 
    Johnson, Ken. “Art in Review: Trace.” The New York Times, August 18, 2006. 
    Keegan, Matt. “Top Ten.” Artforum, February 2006. 
    Pollack, Barbara. “Review: Happenstance.” Time Out New York, Issue 536: January 5-11, 2006. 
    Hainley, Bruce. “Michael Queenland at Daniel Hug Gallery.” Artforum, September, 2006. 
    Sholis, Brian. “Critic’s Pick: Trace.” Artforum.com, September, 2006. 
    Cotter, Holland. “Visions from Nigeria and India and a Van Searching for Utopia.” The New York Times, December 25, 2006.

  • 2005

    Cotter, Holland. “Fanciful to Figurative to Wryly Inscrutable.” The New York Times, July 8, 2005.  
    Cueff, Alain, Hyperfocal, Exh. cat. Paris: Galerie Nelson, 2005.
    Golden, Thelma. “Extremes: A Dialogue Between Michael Queenland and Thelma Golden.” In Frequency. Exh. cat. New York: The Studio Museum in Harlem, 2005.
    Kamps, Toby. “Michael Queenland.” In Scratch: Artists in Residence 2004-05. New York: The Studio Museum 2005. 
    Keyes, Bob. “A Sweeping View of the Artist’s Role.” MaineToday.com, September 18, 2005. 
    McQuaid, Cate. “Conceptual artist’s funny, mystical show recalls the Shakers.” Boston Globe, December 9, 2005. 
    Kamps, Toby and Greg Murphy. Michael Queenland: Photographs, Sculpture and Shaker Classics. Exh. cat. Maine: Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, 2005.
    Paige, Ian. “The Shaker Conspiracy.” The Portland Phoenix, September 8, 2005. 
    Cotter, Holland. “Art in Review: Happenstance.” The New York Times, December 30, 2005. 
    ---, “Scratch,” The New York Times July 29, 2005. 
    Smith, Roberta. “Where Issues of Black Identity Meet the Concerns of Every Artist.” The New York Times, November 18, 2005.

  • 2004

    Hainley, Bruce. “Notes on Renewed Appropriationisms: The Project.” Artforum, May 2004. 
    Roberts, Bryony. “All’s Well on the Uptown Front.” The L Magazine

Awards, Grants, and Residencies

  • 2016

    Rome Prize Fellow in Visual Arts, American Academy in Rome

  • 2009

    American Academy in Berlin Fellowship

  • 2008

    Art Matters Grant

  • 2006

    United States Artists Fellowship

  • 2005

    Peter Norton Family Foundation Exhibition Grant
    Helena Rubenstein Foundation Fellowship Award

  • 2002

    The Ed and Marie Shaw Fellowship Award, UCLA

Public Collections

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY