DOUGLAS MELINI

Born 1972 in New Jersey; works in Brooklyn, NY, and New Jersey

EDUCATION

1997                MFA California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
1994                BA University of Maryland, College Park, MD

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017                 You Have to Peer Into the Sky to See the Stars, 11R, New York, NY
2014                 Douglas Melini, Eleven Rivington, New York, NY
2012                 A Sharing of Color and Being Part of It, Feature Inc., New York, NY
2011                 The Suburban, Oak Park, IL
2009                 It Flows Over Us Without Meaning, Minus Space, Brooklyn, NY
2005                 Beyond the Dirty Light, Ursula Werz, Tubingen, Germany
2004                 Positively Do Not Block the Gate, Rocket Gallery, London, UK
2003                White Room, White Columns, New York, NY
                        Head On, curated by Courtenay Smith, Homeroom, Munich, Germany  
1999                Rocket Gallery, London, UK
1998                Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1997                MFA Thesis Show, Gallery D301, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016               Confluence/Influence in Contemporary Abstraction, Dorsky Gallery Curatorial
                       Programs, curated by Bridget Donlon and Leslie Wayne, Long Island City, NY
                       11R, New York, NY
2015                Eat a Peach, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY
                        Breaking Pattern, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR    
                        Colour and Line, RaygunLab, Toowoomba, Austrailia 
                        Breaking Pattern, Minus Space Gallery, Brooklyn, NY  
2014                This One's Optimistic: Pincushion, curated by Cary Smith, New Britain Museum of  American Art, New Britain, CT 
                        Element of Style, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA 
2013                Decenter: An Exhibition on the Centenary of the 1913 Armory Show, curated by
                        Andrianna Campbell and Daniel S. Palmer, Abrons Art Center, New York, NY, and Luther W. Brady Art                        
                        X-Centric, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
                        Chromacosm, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT 
2011                Self Referral Nonobjective, curated by Hudson, Feature Inc., New York, NY
                        Douglas Melini, Gary Peterson, Sarah Walker, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
                        Drawing Crazy Patterns on the Sheets, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
                        bodybraingame, curated by Hudson, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL 
                        I Am Not Monogamous, I Heart Poetry, curated by Hudson, Feature Inc., New York, NY       
                        The Working Title, organized by Progress Report, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY
                        Cries & Whispers, curated by Paul W. Evans, Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
                        Landing Jam, curated by Martin Esteves, The Ugly Art Room, Brooklyn, NY 
2010                Strategic Abstraction, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
                        Power to the People, Feature Inc., New York, NY
                        Anti-Anti/Non-Non, curated by Fran Halstrom, Hal Bromm, New York, NY  
2009                Friends in High Places, curated by Zach Needler and Adrian Ting, Christopher Henry Gallery, New York, NY
2008                Me(n)tal, curated by Dimitrios Antonitsis, Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens, Greece
                        Minus Space: A Survey of Reductive and Post Minimal Work, curated by Phong Bui, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY    
2007                Machine Learning, curated by Matthew Deleget, The Boyden Gallery, St. Mary's
                        College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD; traveled to The Painting Center, New York, NY;
                        Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX (cat.)    
2007                Men & Math, curated by Maika Pollack, Southfirst Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2006                The Difficult Shapes of Possible Images, organized by Douglas Melini, ZieherSmith Gallery, New York, NY       
2005                Mallorca Open: Principles of Construction, curated by Friederike Nymphius, Kunsthalle del Centro Cultural Andratx,
                        Mallorca, Spain      
2004                Minimalism and After III, DaimlerChrysler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany (cat.)
                        Benefit Exhibition, White Columns, New York, NY  Open Range, curated by Sima Familiant and Augusto Arbizo,
                        Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY    
2003                Two by Two for Aids and Art, Dallas Art Museum, Dallas, TX
                        3-2-1, curated by Cara Pearlman, Gallery M, New York, NY 
2002                Abstract Redux, Danese Gallery, New York, NY
1998                LA Cool, Rocket Gallery, London, UK
                        Bruning and Ziscke Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany

GRANTS

2012–13          Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Studio Residency
2008                NYFA Fellowship in Paintin
2007                Change Inc.

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2011                  Between This Light and That and Space, Minus Space, Brooklyn, NY
2010                 Douglas Melini/Take 5, Progress Report
2009                 Viewlist: I Can Read in Red, I Can Read In Blue, I Can Read in Pickle Color Too..., Minus Space, New York, NY
2007                 The Difficult Shapes of Possible Images, ZieherSmith Gallery, New York, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2015                 Panero, James, Gallery Chronicle, The New Criterion, April
                         Micchelli, Thomas, Confounding the Eye: "Breaking Pattern" at Minus Space, Hypperallergic, March 28
                         New York Exhibitions, Breaking Pattern at Minus Space, Yareah Magazine, March 22
2014                 Correio, Paul, Seen in NY Sept. 2014, Abstract Critical, Oct. 3
                         Stopa, Jason, September Shows to Know, Whitewall Magazine, Sept. 15, Critics PIck, Time Out NY, Sept 8
                         Fall Forward: Insiders' Picks for the Arts & Entertainment Season (Lin Manuel Miranda), Wall Street Journal, Sept 19
                         Miner, Al, “Northeast #110,” New American Paintings, February/March  
2013                 Griffin, Nora, “Open Studio Weekend at Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation,” Artcritical, May 3
                         Steinhauer, Jill, “Tracing a Path from Cubism to Digital Art,” Hyperallergic, April 2
                         Haber, John, “The 2013 New York Art Fairs,” Haberarts.com, April  
2012                 Pollack, Maika, “Square Dance: Josef Albers at the Morgan Library,” The Gallerist, August 21
                         Chae, Julie, “The Cultural Landscape Architects: Hudson of Feature Inc.,” Huffington Post, September 14
                         Chatterson, Kris, “Douglas Melini @ Feature Inc.,” KCLOG, July 21  
                         Smith, Roberta, “Art in Review: Douglas Melini: ‘A Sharing of Color and Being Part of It,’” The New York Times, July 20,
                         p. C23           
2011                 Schmerler, Sarah, “Review: ‘Self Referral Non Objective,’” Time Out New York, September 21
                        Johnson, Ken, “Art in Review: ‘Self-Referral Nonobjective,’” The New York Times, September 9, p. C26
                        Schmerler, Sarah, “Review: ‘Between This Light and That Space,’” Time Out New York, July 11
                        Kaneda, Shirley, and Jon Lutz, The Working Title (exh. cat.), Brooklyn: Progress Report and Blurb
                        Miller, Easton, “Seven Artists of the Week—Problems Inform,” Chicago Art  Review, February 9 
2010                Contarino, Vince, “Douglas Melini/Studio Visit,” Progress Report, July 3
2008                Saltz, Jerry, “Top Ten 2008,” Artnet Magazine, December 15
                        Saltz, Jerry, “The Year in Art: The Top Nine Shows (and One Event),” New York Magazine, December 7, 2008
                        Bui, Phong, “Minus Space: The Art of Reduction,” MoMA PS1 Newspaper, Fall/Winter  
2007                Goodrich, John, “Intelligent Design,” The New York Sun, December 27
                        Deleget, Matthew, Machine Learning (exh. cat.)
2006                Wiehager, Renate, Minimalism and After: Daimler Art Collection, Berlin: Hatje  Cantz
2005                Grammatico, Rafael Oliver, “Mallorca Open Nova Exposicion al Centre Cultural Andratx,” N'Ali, August,
                        pp. 52–53       
                        Nelund, Sidsel, “Mallorca Open: Interview with Kurator Friederike Nymphius,” Kopenhagen.dk, October
                        Kunze, Gabriele, “Ordnung in der konfussen Wirklichkeit,” Mallorca Magazin, August 12, p. 42 
                        Breuninger, Martin, “Die neue Ordnung des Lebens,” Mallorca Zeitung, no. 275
                        Valles, Maria Elena, “‘Mallorca Open 2005’ abre los ojos al constructivismo,” El  Mundo, August 6
                         Pee, Mari, “Colectiva joven y multinacional,” Diario de Mallorca, August 6, p. 62
                         Rudolf  Scheulte on Douglas Melini, Minimalism and After III: New Acquisitions (exh. cat.), Berlin: Daimler Contemporary,
                         pp. 70–71           
2004                Cronin, Clare, “New Yorker Flings Gate Wide Open,” Mayfair Times, March
                        Nymphius, Friederike, X Minimal, Berlin: Kehrer Verlag  
2003                Robinson, Walter, “Weekend Update,” Artnet Magazine, July 30
2002                Naves, Mario, “Painting Scared,” The New York Observer, January 28
1998                Pagel, David, LA Cool (exh. essay), London: Rocket Galley

PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

The Daimler Collection, Berlin, Gemany
Neuberger Berman LLC, New York, NY
The Phillip Schrager Collection, Omaha, N
The Progressive Corporation, Cleveland, OH
Wellspring Capital Corporation, New York, NY