BIO

MARKUS LINNENBRINK



Born 1961 in Dortmund, Germany, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

Education

1985-88 Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin

1982-85 Gesamthochschule, Kassel



Selected Solo Exhibitions

2017

Maurizio Caldirola Gallery, Monza, Italy

hereistandknockingatyourdoor Taubert Contemporary, Berlin

SUNANDWATER Patricia Sweetow Gallery, Oakland, CA

2016

HOWCANISLEEPWITHROCKSINMYBED Ameringer McEnery Yohe Gallery, New York

HEARYOURNAMELIKELIGHTPASSINGBY, Concourse Lobby, 75 Rockefeller Plaza,

New York, NY

BIENVIENUDAAMYDISCO, SLS Brickell Hotel and Residences, Miami, FL (outdoor wallpainting)

2015

THEGRASSISALWAYSGREENER Galleria Max Estrella, Madrid

THEFIRSTONEISCRAZYANDTHESECONDONEISNUTS Wasserman Projects, Detroit

WHENTHEPASTWASPRESENTSOWILLBENOW Taubert Contemporary, Berlin

2014

THERIDENEVERENDS Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art Museum

EVERYBODYWILLBEDANCINGIFWEAREDOINGITRIGHT Ameringer McEnery Yohe Gallery, New York

8 Wallpaintings for Morrison Forester, New York

2013

day after day it reappears Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco

2012

so here is what your gonna do ft-contemporary, Berlin

THEREWERESONGSBEFORETHEREWASRADIO Ameringer McEnery Yohe Gallery, Ne York

Ana Serratosa Gallery, Valencia, Spain

2011

too early and always and all over again Patricia Sweetow Gallery San Francisco

come a little closer Kong Tomlinson Contemporary, New York,

2010

LISTENALLTHEWAYTHROUGH, ftc gallery, Berlin

NOMATTERWHEREYOUGOTHEREYOUARE, number35, New York

2009

BIGOUTREAGEOUSSOUND Galerie MaxEstrella, Madrid

ALLTHETHINGSTHATAREOUTSIDEOFME The Columns, Seoul, Korea

EVERYTHINGEVERYWHEREALLTHETIME Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco

2008

TRICKY FEVER, Galerie Fiedler Contemporary, Cologne

2007

FIFTEEN MINUTES WITH YOU, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

CECIN'ESTPASDUDISCO, The Columns Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Fiedler Gallery, Cologne, Solo exhibition in Basel, Switzerland

AUFSTEIGEND (WALKABOUT), Kunstverein Kreis Gütersloh

2006

EVERYTHING ECSTATIC, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco

VIELLEICHT LASS UNS DAS ALLEES NEHMEN, Galerie Robert Drees, Hannover

MAYBEICANTAKEEVERYTHING, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago

ALLES EKSTASE, Märkisches Museum, Witten, Germany

DARKER THAN BLUE (DIAMOND IN THE BACK), Kunstverein Münsterland, Coesfeld

2005

SCHICK SCHNACK SCHNUCK, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York

2004

EVOKE AN OBJECT, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

Galerie Renate Schröder, Köln

SCHIEFEBAHN, Museum Neue Galerie, Kassel (wall painting)



2003

THE BEAUTY YOU ARE, Margaret Thatcher Projects, NYC, NY

MYSELF OUTSIDE, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (wall painting)

Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2002

Margaret Thatcher Projects, NYC, NY (wall painting)

MITTIGLICHT, Museum Katharinehof, Kranenburg, Germany (wall painting)

REFLECTWHATYOUARE, Renate Schröder Gallery, Köln

2001

Poured Milled Pressed, Margaret Thatcher Projects, NYC, NY

Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Renate Schröder Gallery, Köln

Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago

2000

Layered Over, Wassermann Gallery, Munich

Renate Schröder Gallery, Köln

1999

Neues Gestirn, Singel 74 Gallery, Amsterdam (with Matthias Lanfer)

Let Run, Wassermann Gallery, Munich

The Bottom Line, Kunstverein Ahlen/Westf.

Renate Schröder Gallery, Köln

Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago

1998

FIND AN UNIDENTICAL TWIN, Wolfgang Werth Gallery, Düsseldorf

circumambient, Kunstverein Recklinghausen

Only Zebras?, Wassermann Gallery, Munich

Renate Schröder Gallery, Köln

1997

Renate Schröder Gallery, Köln

1996

stripes, Verein für aktuelle Kunst, Oberhausen

stripes do not a zebra make, Vincenz Sala Gallery, Brüssel

1995

Foundation, Clemens-Sels-Museum, Neuss (floor painting)

Colorado, Wolfgang Werth Gallery, Düsseldorf

Renate Schröder Gallery, Köln

1994

Colorado, Vincenz Sala Gallery, Berlin

1993

RGB+CO, Wolfgang Werth Gallery, Düsseldorf

On the Floor, Weber Gallery, Münster (floorpainting)

1992

Charchut & Werth Gallery, Düsseldorf

Striped, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund

1991

Vincenz Sala Gallery, Berlin

1990

Hete A.M. Hünermann Gallery, Düsseldorf

City Gallery, Kulturring Sundern

1988

Produzentengalerie, Kassel

Vincenz Sala Gallery, Berlin


Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

abstract remix, New Art Projects, London, UK

2016

Deck Voyage Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, Turkey, curated by Necmi Sönmez

2015

Revisiones Galeria Impakto, Lima, Peru

2014

Opening Day ODETTA Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

The Skull Show Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA, curated by Carrie Lederer

Off The Wall! Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nuremberg, Germany, curated by Harriet Zilch

Selections of the Cleve Carney Collection, Cleve Carney Art Gallery, College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn, IL, curated by Barbara Wiesen

2013

Art Connects New York, Queens Community Houses New York, curated by Brad Silk

3+4 B/W taubert-contemporary, Berlin

2012

BUZZ Nara Roesler Gallery, Sao Paulo, curated by Vik Muniz

Local Color San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

2011

ROY G BIV Waterhouse&Dodd Gallery New York

2010

Beijing Biennial 2010, Beijing, China

"out of the office“, Kunstmuseum Bochum

im raum nichts als farbe sehen, Galerie oqbo, Berlin

2009

two degrees of separtion, Sartori Gallery, New York

A Measure of Humanity – The Harcos-Huneke Collection, Grand Galleries,

Grand Theatre Center, Tracy, CA

we are all going to die, Number35 Gallery, New York

we are all going to die, Sue Scott Gallery, New York

IMPACTE! Collecio Olor Visual, Fundacio Vallapalou, Spain

2008

…einen AUGEN-Blick, bitte" / Please cast an eye...! Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth e.V., Bodenburg

Abstrakt - Malerei und Skulpturen, Krammig & Pepper Contemporary, Berlin

Print Publishers Spotlight: center street studio, The Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA

DESIGNS FROM WALLPAPERLAB, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VA

FUNDAMENTAL ABSTRACTION II, Haines Gallery, San Francisco

Material Color, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, New Jersey

2007

BRIGHT, I SPACE, The Chicago Gallery of the University of Illinois, Chicago

HOT AND COLD, abstract prints from the center street studio, Trustman Art Gallery, Simmons College Boston

HOLIDAY READING, Number35, New York

AN ECLECTIC EYE, Selections from the Dean Leach Collection, Tucson Museum of Art, AZ

2006

Transparent, Aquarellmalerei der Gegenwart, XYLON Museum Schwetzingen

THE SCENT OF KOREA, Daegu National Museum, South Korea

2005

KLASSE GIRKE, Verein fur aktuelle Kunst, Oberhausen

Weisshaupt Collection, Museum for Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt

COLOR THEORY, Schweinfurt Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY

2004

Kinetic, bank Gallery, Los Angeles

Prints and Portfolios from the Center Street Studio, Boston, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art

Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worchester, MA

ABSTRACTION PURE & IMPURE, Fine Arts Center Galleries, University of Rhode Island,

Kingston, RI. Curated by Judith Tolnick.

PRIVATGRÜN: Kunst im privaten Raum, Cologne (outdoor

installation).Curated by Jochen Heufelder.

Colors & Stripes, Robert Drees Gallery, Hannover

Hard & Soft, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

STOP & STORE, Luxe, New York, NY

THE COLOR LINE, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY. Curated by Lisa Hatchadoorian.

2003

STRATA, Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA

Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Summer Color, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY

patricasweetowgallery.com Markus Linnenbrink 3 of 3

Chilufim/Transfer, Kunstmuseum Bonn (wall painting)

Haus Esters, Krefeld (wall painting)

2002

Breathing Room, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

Transit, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

Floor-to-Ceiling, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

Chilufim/Transfer, Herzliya Museum of Art, Herzliya; Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel;

Kunstverein Heinsberg, Germany

2001

Heat, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

Encaustics, Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago (4 Person)

2000

Painting Today-Overseas and Here, Renate Schröder Gallery, Köln, Germany

Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Seems: Work at the Edge of the Exhibition Space, The Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (wall painting)

After Zürich, La Ferronerie Gallery, Paris

The Color Got Me, Verein für aktuelle Kunst, Oberhausen

Abstrakt Eins, Gallery Fahnemann, Berlin

1999

Passages, Exhibition in various churches in Recklinghausen (light installation)

1998

architectural exhibition, Wetter (floor painting)

Roy Boyd Gallery, Chicago, IL

1997

what you missed in ‘96, Vincenz Sala Gallery, Brüssel

1985 - 1997, Verein für aktuelle Kunst , Oberhausen

1996

works on paper, Stefan Rasche Gallery, Münster

state of affairs, Gustav-Lübke-Museum, Hamm

1994

KunstKreuzKirche, Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche, Dortmund (wall painting)

1993

Painterly Proposals, Weber Gallery, Münster

1992

“1986”, Vincenz Sala Gallery, Berlin

1991

cross section, Karl-Ernst-Osthaus Museum, Hagen

Stipend Märkisches Stipendium, Städtische Galerie Lüdenscheid

1989

6. exhibition of the Jürgen Ponto Foundation, Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Pels Leusden Gallery, Berlin

1988

Play off, Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin



Bibliography



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Collections/Works in Public Spaces



AOK, Paderborn

AXA Insurance, Luxembourg

The Art CollTrust, Bellevue, WA

Bank One, Chicago, IL

Bohn Collection, Bonn

Capitol One Bank, Chicago

Ciba GmbH Bergkamen

City of Stuttgart

Clemens - Sels - Museum, Neuss

Commerzbank Landeszentrale, Erfurt

Collection Jorge Perez, Miami Florida

Deutsche Ausgleichsbank, Bonn

Deutsche Effecten - und Wechsel - Beteiligungsgesellschaft, Frankfurt/Main

Center Court, The Hague, The Netherlands

Ergo Duesseldorf

Fidelity Investments, Boston

Gerling Kozern, Köln

The Hague, Ministry of Culture, The Netherlands

Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA

Herzliya Museum of Art, Israel

Justiz Vollzugs Anstalt Duesseldorf Rath

KfW Bankengruppe, Bonn

Harvard College, Cambridge

Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, NH

Hotel Künstlerheim-Luise, Berlin

Krupp Konzern, Berlin

Kunsthalle Recklinghausen

Landesverband Lippe Lemgo

Land Nordrhein Westfalen / Fachhochschule Niederrhein

Morrison Foerster, New York

Museum Neue Galerie, Kassel

Nordstern Versicherung, Köln

Norddeutsche Landesbank, Hannover

NBC Rockefeller Center, New York

Jorge Perez Collection, Miami

Pensylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum

The Progressive Corporation, Ohio, USA

RXR Realty, 75 Rockefeller Center, New York

Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt/Main

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

San Jose Museum of Art, California

Senat der Stadt, Berlin

Silverstein Properties New York

SLS Brickell, Miami

Leinemann Foundation, Berlin

Collection Julien J. Studley Inc., Chicago, IL

UCLA Hammer Museum, University of California Los Angeles, CA

UBS Germany

Volksbank, Ahlen

Volksbank, Heilbronn/Neckarsulm

Wellington Corporation, London

Wellsley College, MA

Werner Richard - Dr. Carl Dörken Stiftung Herdecke, Depositum Museum am Ostwall

West Collection, Philadelphia