Maxwell Hendler

 

1938                Born, St. Louis, MO
1955                Moved to Los Angeles, CA
                        Currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Education

1956-60           B.A., Cum Laude, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1960-62           M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1962-64           Post-Graduate studies in Painting, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

 

One Person Exhibitions

2013                Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2012                Manny Silverman Gallery (LA Art Platform), Los Angeles, CA
                        Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
                        David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2011                Los Angeles Harbor College Fine Arts Gallery, Wilmington, CA
2010                Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008                Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                        (two-person exhibition with James Hayward)
2005                Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2002                Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2000                Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1998                Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1995                Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1993                AsherFaure, Los Angeles, CA
1989                AsherFaure, Los Angeles, CA
1987                AsherFaure, Los Angeles, CA
1986                Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA
1985                AsherFaure, Los Angeles, CA
1983                Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1981                Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY
                        King of Hearts II, Mendocino, CA
1978                Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY
1976                Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
1975                The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
1969                Eugenia Butler Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1965                Ceeje Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1962                Ceeje Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1962                Dickson Art Center, University of California, Los Angeles, CA



Selected Group Exhibitions

2016                 "ABSTRACTION Group Show", Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica
2015                “Elemental / Seeing the Light,” The Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens, La Canada Flintridge, CA
2014                “California Landscape into Abstraction,” Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
2012                “Orange County Collects: 47 Artists,”  Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
                        “Into the Winter,” Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011                “70 Years of Abstract Painting – Excerpts.” Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY
                        “AKA ZEN,” David Richards Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
                        “Pieceable Kingdom,” Beacon Art Center, Inglewood, CA
                        “Group Exhibition,” Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009                “Made in America,” Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008                “Mostly Black & White,” Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007                “Monochrome Paintings: Some Versions from Ad Reinhardt to Present,” Cardwell-Jimmerson Contemporary Art, Culver City, CA
2005                “Pink,” Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2004                “White on White,” Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2003                “Hyperrealismees - USA, 1965-1975,” Strasbourg, France
2002                “Art on Paper,” Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
                       “Fitz Gibbon Exhibition,” The Pilot Hill Collection of Contemporary Art,
                        Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
2001                Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
                       “Conceptual Color: In Albers’ Afterimage,” Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, College of Creative Arts, San Francisco, CA
2000                “Simply Complex: Monochrome Painting from LA,” Dorsky Gallery, New York, NY; traveled to Storres, CT; Boston, MA; Santa Fe, NM
                        “LuminocitA’ Colori Dalla California,” Studio La Citta, Verona, Italy
1999                “Size Matters,” Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1998                “Hendler/Kraal/Thurston,” Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA
1997                “Some Lust,” Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
                       “Painting Beyond the Idea,” Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Bennett Roberts, Curator)
1995                “Murder,” Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA (John Yau, Curator)
                       “Plane/Structures,” Otis Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA (David Pagel, Curator)
                        “Very Visual Dialogue,” Rancho Santiago College, Santa Ana, CA
1993                “From Concept to Realism” Random Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                        “Inad’ Verently,” Asher Faure, Los Angeles, CA
1992                “I to Eye 2,” Cirrus, Los Angeles, CA
1991                “Art-Over-the Sofa,” Boritzer/Gray, Los Angeles, CA (Jan Butterfield, Curator)
1990                “Group Show,” Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
                        “Hollywoodland,” fiction/nonfiction, New York, NY
                        “California A-Z and Return,” Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1986                “Reduced Scale,” Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA
                        “A Southern California Collection,” Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                        “Invitational Drawing Show,” Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA
                        “American Realism/20th Century Drawings & Watercolors,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
1985                “Levels of Reality,” Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA
                       “California Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation,” Senate Office Building, Washington, DC
                        “To the Astonishing Horizon,” Design Center, Los Angeles, CA
                       “American Accents,” Musee d’Art Contemporain, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Curated by Henry Geldzahler, traveled to Vancouver Art Gallery,
                        Vancouver, British Columbia and Musee Quebec, Quebec, Canada.
                        “New Work,” Asher Faure, Los Angeles, CA  “A Focus on California, Selections from the Collection,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
                        “Crime and Punishment,” Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA
                        “Ceeje Revisited,” Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                       “California: Idions of Surrealism,” Fisher Art Gallery, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
                        “The Frederick R. Weisman Foundation Collection,” Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
1983                “Hassam and Speicher Fund Purchase Exhibition,” American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
                        “American Accents,” The Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario, Canada (Henry Geldzahler, Curator)
                        “West Coast Realism,” Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA
                        “Limited Palettes,” Asher Faure, Los Angeles, CA
1982                “Drawings by Painters,” The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA; Mandeville Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, CA; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
1980                “Three Realist Painters,” L.A. Louver Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                        “Still Life Today,” Goddard-Riverside Community Center, New York, NY
                        “Contemporary Naturalism,” Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Nassau, NY
1978                “Representations of America,” The Hermitage, Leningrad, Russia; Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia (Henry Geldzahler, Curator)
                        “A Sense of Scale,” The Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
                       “Painting and Sculpture in California: The Modern Era,” The National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, DC; San Francisco
                        Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (Walter Hopps & Henry Hopkins, Co-Curators)
1976                “Los Angeles Eight Painting and Sculpture, 1976,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA (Maurice Tuchman, Curator)
                        “America As Art,” The National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, DC
1975                “The Realist Image,” Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
1973                “Separate Realities,” Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1972                “Eleven Los Angeles Artists,” Der Neue Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, West Germany; Palais de Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium;
                        The Hayward Gallery, London, England (Maurice Tuchman & Jane Livingston, Co-Curators)
                        “Faculty Exhibition,” California State University, Long Beach, CA
1970                “Beyond the Actual: Contemporary California Realist Painters,” Pioneer Museum of Art, Stockton, CA
                        “American Painting 1970,” Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, CA
                       “Directly Seen: California Realist Painters,” Newport Harbor Art Museum, Balboa, CA
                       “Realist Painters,” Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; Albright Knox Museum of Art, Buffalo, NY
                        “Twenty Two Realists,” The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1969                “New Faculty Exhibition,” California State College, Long Beach, CA
                        “California Artist,” University of Nevada, Reno, NV
                        “Third Annual Small Images Exhibition,” California State College, Los Angeles, CA
1968                “Artists Who Teach,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                        “The Beach Show,” San Fernando Valley State College, Northridge, CA
1967                “Aspects of Realism,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                        “New Faculty Exhibition, San Fernando Valley State College, Northridge, CA
1966                “Faculty Collections Exhibition,” San Fernando Valley State College, Northridge, CA
                       “All City Art Festival,” Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                       “Annual National Competition,” Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1965                “Annual Southern California Competition,” Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
1964                “Fifth Annual Festival of the Arts,” Whittier College, Whittier, CA
1961                “Lake Arrowhead Conference Center,” University of California, Lake Arrowhead, CA
                        “Inaugural Exhibition,” Art Rental Gallery, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA

Selected Museum Collections

Buck Collection, Laguna Beach, CA
Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Weisman Foundation, Malibu, CA

Honors and Awards

1974/75           National Endowment for the Arts, Fellowship in Painting
1972/73           John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship
1962/63           Max Beckmann Memorial Scholarship, Brooklyn Museum of Art School, New York, NY
1961/62           Teaching Assistantship, Art Department, University of California, Los Angeles

 Teaching Experience:

1965/66          UCLA Extension, Part-Time Instructor in Fine Arts
1967/69           California State University at Northridge, Full-Time Instructor, School of Fine Arts
1969/74           California State University at Long Beach, Full-Time Associate Professor, School of Fine Arts (Tenured)
1974/76           Art Center College of Design, Part-Time Instructor of Painting & Drawing
University of California at Santa Barbara, Part-Time Instructor in Art, College of Creative Studies


Selected Articles and Reviews

2016    "Abstraction Group Show" Artscene, Genie Davis, Vol. 35, No. 9, June 2016 Issue, pg. 16

2012    “Rich Resin, Texas Gallery displays the gorgeous monochromatic paintings of Maxwell Hendler,” Kelly Klaasmeyer, Houston Press, August 2

2010    “Issuing His Own Hue and Cry,” David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, June 4

2005    “Art Pick of the Week” Cindy Kolodziejski, LA Weekly, March 18-24

2004    “The Many Colors of White, Explored,” Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times,
            March 19

2002    “Hendler Paintings Mesmerized with Intense Hues,” Chritopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, June 14
             “So Simple, Yet So Difficult to Arrive At,” Hunter Drohojowska-Philip, Los Angeles Times, May 19.

2001    “Conceptual Color in Albers’ Afterimage at SFSU,” Colin Berry, Artweek, November

2000    “For Hendler, It’s a Bright, Bright World,” David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, May 5

1998    “The Best of 1998,” Dave Hickey, ArtForum, December
            “The Best of 1998,” Lisa Liebmann, ArtForum, December
            “Maxwell Hendler at Patricia Faure,” Jody Zellen, d’Art International, Fall
            “Hendler Evokes Simple Yet Complex Joys,” David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, June 5
            “Style Over Substance in ‘Beyond the idea’,” David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, October 12

1995    “Maxwell Hendler, Master of the Colorful,” David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, May 4
            “Images Play with Light, Sight at Asher/Faure,” Los Angeles Times, March 4          
           “Plane/Structures Requires Altered Behavior,” Graham Shearing, Pittsburgh Review, Feb 10

1994    “Like Gazing Into a Deep Pool at Night, ‘Plane/Structures’ at Otis College of Art and Design, Jan Tumlir, Artweek, Oct 6

1993    “Images Play with Light, Sight at Asher/Faure,” David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, March 4
           “Starting with McLaughlin, Hendler, Kraal, Thurston,” Art Picks of the Week, Peter Frank, LA Weekly, May 1-7 
            “Maxwell Hendler,” David A. Greene, Art Issues, May/June
1993    “Maxwell Hendler at Asher/Faure,” Michael Anderson, Art in America, October

1990    “X is for MaXwell Hendler,” John Fitz Gibbon, The Butler Institute of American Art, June - August

1989    The Galleries, Los Angeles Times, Marlene Donahue, July 21

1987    Art 9/87, Maxwell Hendler,” California Magazine, September
            “Los Angeles, Maxwell Hendler,” Colin Gardner, ArtForum, October

1985    “Words as Images (ABC NO GAGA),” Joan Hugo, Artweek, August
            “Art Reviews,” Kristine McKenna, Los Angeles Times, August 9
            “Maxwell Hendler at Asher/Faure,” M.S., ArtNews, October
            “Landscape: The Bus Stops Here,” Suzanne Muchnic, Los Angeles Times, January 26

1975    “Maxwell Hendler at the Metropolitan Museum,”  Barbara Thomsen, Art in America, Nov/Dec.

1971    “‘11 L.A. Artists’ to Open in London,” Los Angeles Times, Sunday, September 5

1969    “Hendler’s  Form One of Clarity,” William Wilson, Los Angeles Times, December 3

1965    “Maxwell Hendler, Ceeje Gallery,” E.K., ArtForum, November