Math Bass

Biography

Born in New York City, New York, 1981.


EDUCATION
Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts, B.A., 2003.
University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, M.F.A., 2011.


Lives and works in Los Angeles, California.


SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

2018
Mary Boone Gallery, NYC, NY. My Dear Dear Letter.

2017
The Jewish Museum, NYC, NY. Crowd Rehearsal.
Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Germany. Domino Kingdom.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California.
Yuz Project Room, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China. Serpentine Door.
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, California. Over the Top: Math Bass & the Imperial Court SF.

2016
Michael Jon & Alan, Miami Beach, Florida. Bloomies.

2015
MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York. Off the Clock.

2014
Overduin & Co., Los Angeles, California. Lies Inside.

2013
Michael Jon & Alan, Miami, Florida. Newz!.
Human Resources, Los Angeles, California. Monte Cristo. (with Leidy Churchman)

2012
Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, California. And then the words came out. (with Laeh Glenn)

2011
Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, California. G.L.O.W.. (with Mariah Garnett)
University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. Pass the Line.


SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2018
Gordon Robichaux, NYC, NY. A Page from My Intimate Jounal (Part I)—.

2017
The Lumber Room, Portland, Oregon. Women to the Front.
Adams + Ollman, Portland, Oregon. I Was A Wall, and My Breasts Were Like Fortress Towers.
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California. Prospect 2017.
Arturo Bandini, Los Angeles, California. La Mesa Brutal.
Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France. Los Angeles — A Fiction.

2016
Shanaynay, Paris, France. How Deep is the Ocean.
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway. Los Angeles — A Fiction.
Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China. OVERPOP.
Simone Subal, NYC, NY. Gesture Play.
The Pit, Glendale, California. Flavr Savr*.
The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California. A Shape That Stands Up.
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France. Wasteland.
Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris, France. Wasteland.

2015
Performa 15, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, Florida. Artist Theater Program.
Performa 15, Roulette, Brooklyn, New York. Artist Theater Program.
Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois. Bring Your Own Body.
Cooper Union, NYC, NY. Bring Your Own Body.
Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, California. The Answer. The Question..
Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Germany. No Joke.
The Drawing Room, London, England. Drawing Biennial 2015.
Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, California. My Own Private Los Angeles.
Half Gallery, NYC, NY. Intimate Paintings.
Del Vaz Projects, Los Angeles, California. Joshing the Watershed.
Chapter NY, NYC, NY. With & Width.
Lummis House, Los Angeles, California. VESTAL VIRGINS.

2014
247365, NYC, NY. Bavarian Fire Drill.
White Flag Projects, Saint Louis, Missouri. Shit Like Hair.
Kent Fine Art, NYC, NY. FLEX.
356 Mission, Los Angeles, California. Another Cats Show.
Silberkuppe, Berlin, Germany. New Dawn.
Galerie Nordenhake, Stockholm, Sweden. Duck Soup.
Andrew Kreps Gallery, NYC, NY. Darren Bader.
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California. Drowning and swallowing this text.
Laurel Gitlen, NYC, NY. Autograft.

2013
Night Gallery, Los Angeles, California. CULM.
356 Mission, Los Angeles, California. 356 Sculptures.
Wallspace, NYC, NY. B.B.S.Q..
Prism Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Cast Recording.
Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles, California. P&Co..

2012
The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California. Made in L.A..
Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin, Texas. This is IT With It As It Is.
Overduin and Kite, Los Angeles, California. Il Regalo.

2011
The Fire Place Project, Easthampton, New York. Gloria Hole.

2010
2nd Floor Projects, San Francisco, California. Almost Outlines.
Parker Jones Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Says I.

2009
Leo Koenig Inc., NYC, NY. riDYKEu-lous HITS BOTTOM.
Artist Production Fund, NYC, NY. Somethings Gonna Soon.

2008
Montehermosos Culture Centre, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Our bodies, our selves.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California. The Way That We Rhyme.
Pens and Needles, San Francisco, California. Oceans of potions.

2007
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California. Shared Women.
Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark. The Tent Show.

2006
Art in General, NYC, NY. Not a Marathon, Just a Traffic Jam.
Or Gallery, Vancouver, Canada. New Ghost Entertainment Entitled.
Stadtische Galerie Kunsthaus, Dresden, Germany. New Ghost Entertainment Entitled.
CareOf Gallery, Milan, Italy. Esthetics of Resistance.

2005
Around the Coyote Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. Macerate.

2003
Andrew Kreps Gallery, NYC, NY. Listen Translate Translate Record.
Space 1026, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Man, I Feel Like a Woman.


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Lescaze, Zoë, Critics’ Picks: Math Bass, ARTFORUM, 29 June 2018.

Staff, Math Bass, THE NEW YORKER, 28 May 2018, p. 8.

Hedin, Mark, Oakland Museum of California offers contrasts in LGBTQ+ culture, EAST BAY TIMES, 7 April 2017.

Nugent, Michael, Imperial Court exhibit opens at the Oakland museum, THE BAY AREA REPORTER, 6 April 2017.

Hotchkiss, Sarah, Math Bass, Empresses and Emperors Hold Court in Fabulous ‘Over the Top’, KQED ARTS, 4 April 2017.

Locks, Mia, The Body is a Location: Math Bass in Conversation with Mia Locks, ART JOURNAL OPEN, 14 December 2015.

Rosenthal, Tracy Jeanne, Waveforms, ART IN AMERICA, 14 October 2015, pp. 104-109.

Malick, Courtney, Math Bass: In Conversation with Courtney Malick, SFAQ, 16 September 2015.

Fox, Dan, The Eyes Have It, FRIEZE, September 2015, pp. 150-152.

Tattersall, Lanka, One To Watch: Math Bass, SLEEK MAGAZINE, Summer 2015, pp. 38.

Small, Rachel, Geometry Lessons with Math Bass, INTERVIEW MAGAZINE, 20 May 2015.

Zhong, Fan, Codes and Keys, W MAGAZINE, 7 May 2015.

Braithwaite, Hunter, A New Way of Thinking: Introducing Math Bass, MODERN PAINTERS, May 2015.

Powers, Bill, ‘People Have Anxiety about Ambiguity’: A Talk with Math Bass, ARTNEWS, March 2015, p. 22.

Gavin, Francesca, The Materiality of Math, TWIN MAGAZINE, November 2014.

Staff, Initiation, ART IN AMERICA, October 2014, pp. 140-142.

Hudson, Suzanne, Math Bass, ARTFORUM, Summer 2014.

Ebner, Shannon, Math Bass, ART REVIEW, March 2014.

Griffin, Jonathan, Math Bass, FRIEZE, May 2014.

Wagley, Catherine, Math Bass: Lies Inside at Overduin & Co., LA WEEKLY, 18 March 2014.

Ebner, Shannon, Math Bass: FutureGreats 2014, ARTREVIEW, March 2014.

Raoli, Martha, Newz!: Math Bass, THE MIAMI RAIL, Winter 2013.

Wagley, Catherine, A set that needs no actors, LA WEEKLY, 13 June 2013.

Cha, Olivian, Monte Cristo, ART PAPERS, September/October 2013.

Griffin, Jonathan, Made in L.A. 2012, FRIEZE, September 2012, p. 185.

Finkel, Jori, Hammer announces $100,000 prize for new biennial; 60 artists chosen, LOS ANGELES TIMES, 14 March 2012.

Doyle, Jennifer, Managing Desire: Girls, Boys and Queer Sport Spectacles, X-TRA, Spring 2009.

Brewer-Ball, Kate, In Sight, Out of Focus: Marriage, the union of Wu Tsang and Math Bass, PERFORMANCE STUDIES INTERNATIONAL, Issue 14, 2008.

Summers, Robert, The Way That We Rhymes, ART US, Issue 23, 2008, p. 18.

Wolf, Matt, New Lives Queer Art, LTTR, 2008.


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