THURSDAY, JULY 23, 12:30PM
Ryan Trecartin (born 1981, Webster, Texas) is an artist whose practice has been responsible for a range of work that proposes a fundamental shift in our understanding of culture, disposing of hierarchies that have worked to define position in culture, and offering in their place an ever-expanding set of possibilities from which to draw.
His solo practice and his work with artist Lizzie Fitch have been the subject of several solo museum exhibitions in the United States and internationally, including Ryan Trecartin/Lizzie Fitch at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Ryan Trecartin: Any Ever at venues including MoMA PS1, Long Island City, the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Istanbul Modern, the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and The Power Plant, Toronto; Ryan Trecartin: I-Be Area, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus.
Trecartin’s work has been included in important group exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, including Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2012), the New Museum Triennial in 2009:Younger Than Jesus, the 2006 Whitney Biennial: Day for Night, and USA Today at The Saatchi Gallery in London (2006).
Trecartin’s work is held in numerous prominent public collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Fondazione Prada, Milan, the Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Julia Stoschek Collection, Dusseldorf, New Art Trust, San Francisco, and the Zabludowicz Collection, London, among many others.
Trecartin is represented by Andrea Rosen Gallery New York, Regen Projects Los Angeles, and Sprüth Magers. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
Lizzie Fitch (born 1981, Bloomington, Indiana) is an artist whose work explores the construction of character and form in persons, networks and things. Industrial fabrication, commercial goods, skin molds, carpentry and digital images are combined and manipulated into sculpted forms that put into action notions of beauty, utility, death and post-human expression. Traversing the fields of recreation, productivity and survival alongside the affective surfaces of the body, her work maps a terrain of human potential.
Fitch attended the Rhode Island School of Design where, in 2001, she began a long-running collaboration with the artist Ryan Trecartin. Their work together has produced a body of sculptures, movies, music and installations that have exhibited widely, including museum presentations at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich, and the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, among others.
Fitch’s work is held in numerous prominent public collections including among others the Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice, Fondazione Prada, Milan, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, New Art Trust, San Francisco, and the Zabludowicz Collection, London.
She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California and is represented by Andrea Rosen Gallery New York, Regen Projects Los Angeles.