ROBERT OVERBY

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ROBERT OVERBY

Born 1935 in Harvery, IL; Died 1993 in Los Angeles, CA
BA, Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA, 1970
Art Center School, Los Angeles, CA, 1958-59
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1953-54/56-67

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015
Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
Robert Overby, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
Absence as Presence: Trace, Erasure, Eradication and Lack, curated by Linda Burnham, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA
Robert Overby, Works: 1969-1987, curated by Alessandro Rabottini, Le Consortium, Dijon, France (monograph)

2014
Robert Overby, Works 1969-1987, curated by Alessandro Rabottini, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway (monograph)
Robert Overby, Works: 1969-1987, curated by Alessandro Rabottini, GAMeC Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contempranea, Bergamo, Italy (catalogue)
Robert Overby, Works: 1969-1987, curated by Alessandro Rabottini, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland (monograph)

2012
Robert Overby: Paintings and Drawings from the 70ʼs, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Robert Overby: Paintings and Drawings from the 80ʼs, Fredericks & Freiser Gallery and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2011
Robert Overby, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2005
Robert Overby: Doors: 1970-1972, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2004
Robert Overby: Black and Blue Binder and Other Works, Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York, NY
Exhibition, Gallery
Robert Overby: About When, Haunch of Venison, London, UK
Robert Overby: What Else is Important, Paintings 1981-1989, curated by Terry R. Myers, Luckman Gallery, Luckman Fine Arts Complex at California State University, Los Angeles, CA

2002
Robert Overby: The Pigment Paintings 1977-1978, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Robert Overby, James Van Damme Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2001
Robert Overby: Stairwell, Paulʼs Place, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, New York, NY
Robert Overby: Selected Works, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, The Armory Show 2001, New York, NY
Robert Overby: The ACX Series and Related Paintings, Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York, NY

2000
Robert Overby: Parallel, 1989-1969, curated by Terry R. Myers, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, (catalogue)
Robert Overby: Paulʼs Place, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

1998
Robert Overby: The Barclay House, Jessica Fredericks Gallery, New York, NY

1996
Robert Overby: 1971-1985, Jessica Fredericks Gallery, New York, NY

1995
Robert Overby, Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1994
Robert Overby: Shadow of Its Former Self, 1970-1972 Castings, Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

1989
Robert Overby, Jan Baum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1979
Robert Overby: Paintings, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1975
Robert Overby: ACX, John Gunn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1971
Robert Overby: Odds and Ends, Chouinard Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Robert Overby: Around the House and Across the Street, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1969
Robert Overby, Chouinard Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015
Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now, Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Drawing in LA: The 1960s and 1970s, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2014
LUCIO AMELIO. Dalla Modern Art Agency alla genesi di Terrae Motus (1965-1982).
Documenti, opera, una storia., curated by Andrea Viliani, MADRE- Museo d’Arte contemporanea DonnaREgina, Naples, Italy Interior: Juliette Blightman, Tom Burr, John Divola, Philip Lai, Robert Overby, Reto Pulfer, John Smith, Jane & Louise Wilson, Stuart Shave Modern Art, London, UK

2013
The House of Seven Gables, curated by Kendra Paitz, University Galleries at Illinois State University, Normal, IL (catalogue)

2012
The Charm of Quasi-Parallel Lines, Rey Akdogan, Gego, Gaylen Gerber, Fernanda Gomes, Guillaume Leblon, Sol LeWitt, Robert Overby, Karthik Pandian, Robert Ryman, and Fred Sandback, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Lost in LA, curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
Robert Overby/Erik Frydenborg/John Henderson/Noam Rappaport, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
Lizzi Bougatsos, Michael DeLucia, Lizzie Fitch, David Gilbert, Robert Overby, Andra Ursuta, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

2011
American Exuberance, The Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL (catalogue)

2009
Not New Work: Vincent Fecteau Selects from the Collection, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA 2008
Group Show, Cherry and Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Angels in America, curated by Terry R. Myers, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, 
Chicago, IL

2007
EQUINOX: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2003
Sculpture, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, New York, NY
Conversations, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2002
Summer 2002, Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York, NY

2001
The Slide Area, curated by Terry R. Myers, James Van Damme Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Garden State, Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York, NY
New to the Modern: Recent Acquisitions from the Department of Drawings, curated by Gary Garrels, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2000
Afterimage: Drawing Though Process, curated by Cornelia H. Butler, Contemporary 
Arts Museum, Houston, TX



1999
Surface <=> Structure, curated by Sue Spaid, Peggy Phelps Gallery and East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
Afterimage: Drawing Though Process, curated by Cornelia H. Butler, Museum of 
Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

1998
Rubber, curated by Anna Oʼ Sullivan, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY

1997
Scene of the Crime, curated by Ralph Rugoff, UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

1996
The Palace of Good Luck, Burnett Miller Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1979
Santa Barbara Artists Invitational: Part I, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1120 Artist's Space, Santa Barbara, CA



1975
Group Show, Prints on Broxton, Los Angeles, CA

1971
Opening 420 Building, John Weber Gallery, New York, NY

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawing Collection, New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
San Diego Museum of Art, La Jolla, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, NC
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY

PUBLICATIONS
2014
Alessandro Rabottini, Robert Overby: Works 1969-1987, exhibition catalogue (Milan, Mousse Publishing, 2014).
Kendra Paitz, The House of Seven Gables, exhibition catalogue (University Galleries of Illinois State University, 2014).

2013
Robert Overby, Robert Overby: 336 to 1, August 1973 - July 1969 (reprint, Zuritch: JRP|Ringier, 2013; Los Angeles: Robert Overby, 1974).

2012
Marc-Olivier Wahler, Lost (in LA), exhibition catalogue (Los Angeles: Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery; FLAX & Public Fiction, 2012).

2011
American Exuberance, exhibition catalogue (Rubell Family Collection, 2011).
2004

Terry R. Myers, Robert Overby: About When, exhibition catalogue (London: Haunch of Venison, 2004). Includes essay by David Rimanelli

2000
Terry R. Myers, Robert Overby: Parallel, 1978-1969, exhibition catalogue (Los Angeles: UCLA 
Hammer Museum, 2000). Includes memoir by Marty Neumeier.

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1999
Sue Spaid, Surface <=> Structure, exhibition catalogue (Claremont, CA: Peggy Phelps Gallery and East Gallery, Claremont Graduate University, 1999)
Cornelia H. Butler, Afterimage: Drawing Through Process, exhibition catalogue (Los Angeles: 
Museum of Contemporary Art; Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999).



1997
Ralph Rugoff, Scene of the Crime, exhibition catalogue (Los Angeles: UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center; Cambridge: MIT Press, 1997).



1988
Robert Overby, Robert Overby (Glendale, California: Swansong Press, 1988).

1974
Robert Overby, Robert Overby: 336 to 1, August 1973-July 1969 (Los Angeles: Robert Overby, 1974).

ARTICLES & REVIEWS
2014
Vaage, Nora S. “Perishable Matter”, Kunstkritikk” (October 2014). Kunstrkritikk.com
Marco Tagliafierro, “Robert Overby,” ArtForum (September 2014), p. 391.
Øystein Hague, “Etter obduksjonen,” Kultur Og Debatt(August 31, 2014) p. 46.
Ann Kristin Ødegård, “Huser Overby,” PULSEN (August 29, 2014) p. 26.
Sigrun Hodne, “Lateks til glede og besvær,” Morgenbladet (September 5-11, 2014) pp. 38-39.
"Interior," Time Out London (July 29, 2014).
Illaria Bombelli, “Robert Overby,” domusweb.it (June 4, 2014).
Martin Herbert, “Robert Overby – Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva,” Frieze 163 (May 2014), p. 207.
“Diary: Italia, BERGAMO – Robert Overby: Opere 1969-1987,” Mousse 43 (April-May 2014).
Paola Nicolin, “Critic’s Picks – Bergamo,” ArtForum.com (May 2014).
Nicola Ricciardi, “Robert Overby: Works 1969-1987,” Mousse 41 (April-May 2014).

2012
Andrew Berardini, “Lost and Found / Robert Overby,” Mousse 36 (December 2012-January 2013), pp. 202-206.
Robert Pincus-Witten, “Robert Overby,” ArtForum (Summer 2012), p. 313.
David Pagel, “Critic’s Choice: Attraction at play in ‘Robert Overby’ at Marc Selwyn,” Los Angeles Times (May 18, 2012), sec. F.
Franck Mercurio, “Robert Overby,” Time Out Chicago 357 (December 29, 2011-January 11, 2012), p. 54.

2010
Claudine Ise, “Cloth Windows and Concrete Screen Doors: Two Robert Overby Sculptures on View in Chicago,” Bad at Sports – Contemporary Art Talk (January 13, 2010).

2009
Suzanne Stein, “One on One: Jennifer Fletcher on Robert Overby,” SFMOMA Open Space (October 27-November 3, 2009).

2008
Michelle Tupko, “Review: Angles in America/Rhona Hoffman Gallery,” NewcityArt.com (September 16, 2008).

2004
Stuart Comer, “Lost in Space,” Art Review 2, no. 5 (2004), pp. 62-67.
Martin Coomer, “Robert Overby," Time Out London 1748 (February 18-25, 2004), p. 46.
Ossian Ward, “Robert Overby Haunch of Venison Review,” Flash Art (May-June 2004).
Jan Tumlir, “Robert Overby Luckman Review,” ArtForum (Summer 2004), p. 255.
“Robert Overby,” The New Yorker (March 29, 2004), p. 17.

2001
“Goings on about Town: Galleries—Uptown,” The New Yorker (March 5, 2001), p. 23.
Ken Johnson, “Art Guide. Galleries 57th Street: Robert Overby,” New York Times, (March 23, 2001), sec. B.
S.E. Canning, “On the Loose in New York: A Monthly Guide. Goedhuis Going Great Guns,” Art Newspaper 115 (June 2001), p. 79.
Kirk Varnedoe, “New Acquisitions in Painting and Sculpture, MoMA,” The Magazine of The Museum of Modern Art (July-August 2001), pp. 2-5.

2000
David Rimanelli, “Preview, Spring 2000: Robert Overby: Parallel, 1978-1969,” ArtForum 38 (May 2000), pp. 36-37.
Doug Harvey, “Crazy Summer,” LA Weekly 22, no. 33 (July 7-13, 2000), p. 43.
Christopher Knight, “He Scratches the Surface, but Little Else,” Los Angeles Times (July 7, 2000), sec. F, p. 22.
Peter Frank, “Afterimage: Drawing Through Process. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles,” Art on Paper 4, no. 1 (September-October 1999), p. 61.
Charles LaBelle, “Robert Overby,” Frieze 55 (November-December 2000) p. 108.
Giovanni Intra, “Robert Overby,” Artext 71 (November 2000-January 2001), pp. 81-82.

1999
Marty Neumeier, “Mentoring,” Critique 10 (Winter 1999), pp. 27-37.
Jack Bankowsky, “Editor’s Note,” ArtForum 38 (December 1999), pp. 28-29.

1998
Grace Glueck, “The Antithesis of Minimalism’s Cool Geometry: Fleshy Rubber,” New York Times (February 13, 1998), sec. E, p. 40.
Kim Levin, “Short List: Rubber,” Village Voice (February 17, 1998).
Carol Kino, “Rubber,” Time Out New York (February 26, 1998), p. 53.
David A. Greene, “House Calls,” Village Voice (April 21, 1998) p. 99.
“Goings on about Town: Galleries—Chelsea,” The New Yorker (April 27-May 4, 1998), p. 30.
Katie Clifford, “Rubber,” Art Papers 22 (May-June 1998) pp. 54-55.
“On View: Robert Overby,” New York (May 4, 1998), p. 152.

1997
“Art About Town,” The New Yorker (January 13, 1997), p. 16.
David Rimanelli, “Robert Overby,” ArtForum 36 (April 1997) pp. 82-83.
Terry R. Myers, “Scene of the Crime,” New Art Examiner 25 (November 1997) p. 51.
Julie Joyce, “Scene of the Crime,” Art Issues 50 (November-December 1997), p. 36.

1996
Peter Frank, “Robert Overby,” ARTNews 95 (March 1996), pp. 119-20.
David Pagel, Lots of Luck, Los Angeles Times (July 25, 1996), sec. F.
Ina Blom, “Robert Overby,” Frieze 28 (May 1996), pp. 66-67.
Michael Duncan, “Ruins and Replicas,” Art in America 84 (July 1996), pp. 76-79.
Robert Mahoney, “Robert Overby,” Time Out New York 65-66 (December 19-January 2, 1997), p. 58.
Roberta Smith, “Robert Overby, 1971-1985,” New York Times (December 20, 1996), sec. C.

1995
David Pagel, “The Dark Side,” Los Angeles Times (October 15 1995), sec. F.
Peter Frank, “Art Picks of the Week: Robert Overby, Linda Burnham & Lewis DeSoto,” Los Angeles Weekly (October 27-November 2,1995), p. 150.

1994
Sue Spaid, “Chipper: An Extended Life,” essay accompanying exhibition Robert Overby: Shadow of Its Former Self, 1970-1972 Castings, Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles (July 1994).
David Pagel, “The Unusual World of Robert Overby,” Los Angeles Times (July 14, 1994), sec. F.
Peter Frank, “Art Picks of the Week: Robert Overby, O’Keeffe-Slawson-Wallin,” Los Angeles Weekly (July 22-28, 1994), p. 120.
Terry R. Myers, “Robert Overby,” Art Issues 34 (September-October 1994), p. 46.

1989
Suvan Geer, “Robert Overby,” Los Angeles Times (September 15, 1989).

1979
Marty Neumeier, “Robert Overby,” Communication Arts Magazine 20 (January-February 1979), pp. 32-42.

1971
William Wilson, “Art Walk: A Critical Guide to the Galleries,” Los Angeles Times (December 13, 1971), pt. 2.