Robert Overby

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Biography

Born 1935 in Harvey, Illinois, USA

Died 1993 in Los Angeles, California, USA

EDUCATION

1970 BA, Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA
1958-59 Art Center School, Los Angeles, CA
1953-54/56-57 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015
See Robert, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
Robert Overby: Absence as Presence: Erasure, Trace, Eradication, and Lack,
Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Robert Overby: Persistence. Repeated
, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
Robert Overby, Works: 1969-1987, curated by Alessandro Rabottini, Le Consortium, Dijon,
France (catalogue)

2014
Robert Overby, Works: 1969-1987, Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneve, Switzerland. Travels to
Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy (GAMeC), and Bergen
Kunsthall
, Norway

2012
Robert Overby: Paintings and Drawings from the 70’s, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Robert Overby: Paintings and Drawings from the 80’s, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
Robert Overby: Paintings and Drawings from the 80’s, Fredericks & Freiser, 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, New York, NY
Robert Overby: About When, Haunch of Venison, London, UK (catalogue)
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, Paul’s Place, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, New York, NY
Robert Overby: The ACX Series and Related Paintings, Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY

2000
Robert Overby: Parallel, 1978-1969, curated by Terry R. Myers, UCLA Hammer Museum,
Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
Robert Overby: Paul’s 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

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

The Transported Man, The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Living Apart Together: Acquisitions from the Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

2016
Architecture of Life, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA (catalogue) (forthcoming)

2015
Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now, Menil Collection, Houston, TX (forthcoming)

Selections from the Permanent Collection: 1940-1980, Museum of Contemporary Art,
Los Angeles, CA
Apparitions: Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Drawing in LA: The 1960s and 1970s, LACMA, 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, Modern Art, London, UK

2012
The Charm of Quasi-Parallel Lines, 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)

2008
Group Show, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

2008
Angles in America, curated by Terry R. Myers, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003
Sculpture, Grant Selwyn Fine Art, New York, NY

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

2001
The Slide Area, curated by Terry R. Myers, James Van Damme Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Garden State, Fredericks & Freiser, New York, NY
New to the Modern: Recent Acquisitions from the Department of Drawings, curated by
Gary Garrels, 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 (catalogue)
Afterimage: Drawing Though Process, curated by Cornelia H. Butler, Museum of
Contemporary Art
, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)

1998
Rubber, curated by Anna O’ 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 (catalogue)

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

1979
Santa Barbara Artists Invitational: Part I, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

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

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

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016
Rinder, Lawrence. Architecture of Life, University of California Press. (forthcoming)

2015
Hudson, Suzanne. “Robert Overby at Marc Selwyn Fine Art,” Artforum, May 2015, pp 382 – 383.
Adler, Tom. An Uncommon Archive, Tom Adler Books, Santa Barbara.
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter. “Robert Overby at Marc Selwyn Fine Art,” KCRW, February 19, 2015.

2014
Tagliafierro, Marco. “Robert Overby, Galleria d’Arte Moderna Contemporanea,” Artforum,
September, p. 391.
Nicolin, Paola. “Robert Overby, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo,”Artforum,
May 2014.
Ricciardi, Nicola. "Robert Overby 'Works 1969-1987' at Centre d'Art Contemporain,
Geneve," Mousse Magazine, March 8, 2014 (online).
Rabottini, Alessandro, Andrea Bellini, and Martin Clark. Robert Overby: Works 1969-1987, Milan:
Mousse Publishing.

2013
Madison, Tobias. “Trouvaille: Artist Tobias Madison presents his selection of favourite
publications,” Frieze, September/October 2013, p. 30.

2012
Mercurio, Franck. “Robert Overby,” Time Out Chicago, issue 357, December 29, 2011 –
January 11, 2012, p. 54.

2004
Myers, Terry R. Robert Overby: About When, London: Haunch of Venison, 2004.
Comer, Stuart. “Lost in Space,” Art Review, 2004, vol. 2 issue 5, pp. 62-67.
Coomer, Martin. “Robert Overby,” Time Out London, no. 1748, 18-25 February, p. 46.
Ward, Ossian. “Robert Overby at Haunch of Venison,” Flash Art, May-June 2004.
Tumlir, Jan. “Robert Overby at Luckman Gallery,” Artforum, Summer, p. 255.
ed. “Robert Overby,” The New Yorker, March 29, 2004, p. 17.

2001
ed. “Goings on about Town: Galleries—Uptown,” The New Yorker, 5 March, p. 23.
Johnson, Ken. "Art Guide. Galleries 57th Street: Robert Overby," New York Times, 23 March, sec. B.
Canning, S.E. “On the Loose in New York: a Monthly Guide. Goedhuis Going Great
Guns,” Art Newspaper, no. 115, June, p. 79.
Varnedoe, Kirk. “New Acquisitions in Painting and Sculpture,” MoMA, The Magazine of
The Museum of Modern Art
, July-August, pp. 2-5.

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

1999
Spaid, Sue. Surface <=> Structure, Claremont, California, Peggy Phelps Gallery and East Gallery,
Claremont Graduate University.
Butler, Cornelia H. Afterimage: Drawing Through Process, Los Angeles: Museum of Contemporary
Art; Cambridge: MIT Press.
Neumeier, Marty. “Mentoring,” Critique, no. 10, Winter, pp. 27-37.
Bankowsky, Jack. “Editor’s Note,” Artforum, issue 38, December, pp. 28-29.

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

1997
Rugoff, Ralph. Scene of the Crime, Los Angeles: UCLA at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and
Cultural Center; Cambridge: MIT Press.
Ed. “Art About Town,” The New Yorker, 13 January, p. 16.
Rimanelli, David. “Robert Overby,” Artforum, issue 36, April, pp. 82-83.
Myers, Terry R. “Scene of the Crime,” New Art Examiner, issue 25, November, p. 51.
Joyce, Julie. “Scene of the Crime,” Art Issues, no. 50, November-December, p. 36.

1996
Frank, Peter. “Robert Overby,” ARTNews, issue 95, March, pp. 119-20.
Pagel, David. “Lots of Luck,” Los Angeles Times, 25 July, sec. F.
Blom, Ina. “Robert Overby,” Frieze, no. 28, May, pp. 66-67.
Duncan, Michael. “Ruins and Replicas,” Art in America, issue 84, July, pp. 76-79.
Mahoney, Robert. “Robert Overby,” Time Out New York, no. 65-66,19 December
1996-2 January 1997, p. 58.
Smith, Roberta. “Robert Overby, 1971-1985,” New York Times, 20 December, sec. C.

1995
Pagel, David. “The Dark Side,” Los Angeles Times, 12 October, sec. F.
Frank, Peter. “Art Picks of the Week: Robert Overby, Linda Burnham & Lewis DeSoto,”
LA Weekly, 27 October - 2 November, p. 150.

1994
Spaid, Sue. “Chipper: An Extended Life,” essay accompanying exhibition Robert
Overby: Shadow of Its Former Self, 1970-1972 Castings, Sue Spaid Fine Art, Los Angeles, July.
Pagel, David. “The Unusual World of Robert Overby,” Los Angeles Times, 14 July, sec.F.
Frank, Peter. “Art Picks of the Week: Robert Overby, O’Keeffe-Slawson-Wallin,” LA Weekly, 22-28 July, p. 120.
Myers, Terry R. “Robert Overby,” Art Issues, no. 34, September-October, p. 46.

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

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

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

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

1971
Wilson, William. “Art Walk: A Critical Guide to the Galleries,” Los Angeles Times,
24 December, p. 2.