Reena Spaulings


Selected Works


In 2004, the New York-based artist Reena Spaulings emerged from the daily operation of an art gallery (Reena Spaulings Fine Art, founded by John Kelsey & Emily Sundblad) on Manhattan's Lower East Side.


Public Collections

MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
FRAC, France (Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain)
Charles Riva Collection, Brussels


Solo Exhibitions

HERE AND NOW at Museum Ludwig: Reena Spaulings, Museum Ludwig, Cologne

Pont du Carrousel, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

Later Seascapes, Galerie Neu, Berlin

Later Seascapes, Campoli Presti, London

Reena Spaulings, Galerie Neu, Berlin

;-), Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

More Michael Paintings, Indipendenza Studio, Rome
Michael, Boltenstern.Room, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna, Austria.

Reena Spaulings, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Berlin, Germany.

The Belgian Marbles, Sutton Lane, Brussels, Belgium.

Front Room, St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, USA.
Courbet your Enthusiasm, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France.

How To Cook a Wolf, Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland.

Bialystoker, Sutton Lane, London, U.K.

The One & Only, Haswellediger & Co. Gallery, New York, U.S.A.


Group Exhibitions

Infected Foot, Greene Naftali, New York City

Campoli Presti, Paris
La collection Thea Westreich Wagner et Ethan Wagner, Centre George Pompidou, Paris
Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, Mumok, Vienna
Exquisite Corpse, The Mistake Room, Los Angeles
Secret Surface - Wo Sinn Entsteht, Kunst-Werke Berlin, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin

Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, Museum Brandhorst, Munich
Rastros Y Vestigios: Indagaciones sobre el Presente, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico
Open Source: Art At The Eclipse Of Capitalism, Galerie Max Hetzler, Paris
Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
Enigmas: Martin Barré, David Ostrowski, Julian Schnabel, Reena Spaulings, Andrea Rosen, New York

Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism, Max Hetzler gallery, Berlin
Galerie Neu at Gladstone Gallery, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY

Coulisses, FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux
Chat Jet: a Transitive Character of Painting, Künstlerhaus/Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz

Nature morte vivante, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France.

La Règle du jeu, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France.
System Analysis, Westlondonprojects, London, U.K
So Be It: Interventions in Printed Matter, Andrew Roth Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
Julian Göthe, Nairy Baghramian, Cerith Wyn Evans, Henrik Olesen, Michael Krebber, Cosima von Bonin, John Kelsey, Reena Spaulings, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Köln, Germany.
Seconde main, Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France.

Here Is Every. Four Decades of Contemporary Art, MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York, U.S.A.
Pop Life, Tate Modern, London, U.K. ; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
It's Not Me. It's You, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, U.S.A.
Sonic Youth etc: Sensational Fix, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany; Konsthall Malmö, Malmö, Sweden.

Sonic Youth etc: Sensational Fix, LiFE, Saint Nazaire, France ; Museion, Bolzano, Italy.
Painting: Now and Forever, Part II, Carol Greene and Matthew Marks, New York, U.S.A.
L'argent, Le Plateau / Frac Ile-de-France, Paris, France.
Some Neighbors, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany.
Records played backwards, The Modern Institute, Glasgow, U.K.
Faites vos je, Sextant et plus, La friche la belle de mai, Marseille, France.
One season in Hell, MD 72, Berlin, Germany.

945 + 11, group show at the Frac-Collection Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France.
Group Show, Sutton Lane, Paris, France.
Terrible Video, Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland.
Someone else with my fingerprints, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France.
Otra De Vaqueros, Centre d'Edition Contemporaine, Bâtiment d'art contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland.
Make Your Own Life, Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, U.S.A.
Uncertain States of America, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland.
Otra De Vaqueros (curated by Perros Negros), Mexico City, Mexico.
Make Your Own Life, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, U.S.A.
For the People of Paris, Sutton Lane, Paris, France.

Bernadette Corporation, Witte de With, center for contemporary art, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Uncertain States of America, Serpentine Gallery, London, U.S.A.
Make Your Own Life, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada.
Bring The War Home, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, NY/LA, U.S.A.
Make Your Own Life (curated by Bennett Simpson), ICA, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
Whitney Biennial 2006: Day For Night, Whitney Museum, NYC, U.S.A.
Beware of a Holy Whore, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France.

Painters Without Paintings & Paintings Without Painters, Orchard, NYC, U.S.A.
Tbilisi2 (curated by Daniel Baumann), Tbilisi, Georgia.
The Baltic Triennial 2005 (Black Market Worlds), CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Concrete Castle, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France.
Lesser New York, curated by Fia Backstrom, NYC, U.S.A.
The One & Only, Haswellediger & Co. Gallery, NYC, U.S.A.

Publish and Be Damned, Cubitt Gallery, London, U.K.
Curious Crystals, PS1/MoMA, NYC, U.S.A.
Robert Smithson, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, NYC, U.S.A.


Other projects

Lee Williams – ongoing
An artist-persona created by Jutta Koether & Emily Sundblad.

Grand Openings – ongoing
A performance project by Ei Arakawa, Jutta Koether and Emily Sundblad. Versions have been presented at Anthology Film Archives, NYC and in Tblisi, Georgia and Japan.

A Night of Country – ongoing
A country music band, in collaboration with Richard Maxwell's New York City Players. Concerts have been performed at Reena Spaulings Fine Art, Passerby, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Whitney Museum.

White Light/White Heat (2005).
A CD box set remake of the Velvet Underground album, featuring Barbara Sukowa, Rita Ackermann, Seth Price, Emily Sundblad, Gang Gang Dance and others.

All The King's Horses (2004 – 2005).
A bootleg translation of Michèle Bernstein's 1959 novel Tous les Chevaux du Roi.