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Nick Mauss (German/American, born 1980, New York, NY) is known for an expanded use of drawing that traces unexpected arcs into a multidisciplinary practice. Working in multiple mediums and scales — including reverse-painted mirrored glass, paper, ceramic, fabric, performance, and writing — Mauss practices a form of drawing that simultaneously folds together and expands the intimate space of the page with its spatial and performative implications.  His work points to connections and ruptures between contemporary artistic practice and other forms and genealogies — in the performing arts as well as the decorative arts — which he often critically confronts with museum collections or archives in the form of experimental exhibitions that activate counter-histories in which both artist and viewer are re-positioned.

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2020        Bizarre Silks, Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts, etc., Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

2019        The Whitney’s Collection: Selections from 1900 to 1965, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

                Transcorporealities, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

                A Vision for Painting, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

2018        Transmissions, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2017        Intricate Others, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal

                Medusa, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

2016        Designing Dreams, A Celebration of Leon Bakst, Nouveau Musee National de Monaco, Monaco

                Question the Wall Itself, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

2015        Drawing. The Bottom Line, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium

2014        Florine Stettheimer, Lenbachhaus, Munich, Germany

                Portraits d’Interieurs, Nouveau Musee National Monaco, France

                By, With, To, and From, Fiorucci Art Trust, London

2013        Nick Mauss, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway

2012         Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

2011         Perforations, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis, MN

                 Compass in Hand, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany

                 The Midnight Party, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

2010         Greater New York, MoMA PS1, New York, NY

2009         Compass in Hand, MoMA, New York, NY

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

 

Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal

Long Museum, Shanghai, China

Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, Massachusetts

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Musee National de Monaco, Monaco

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey

The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France

M+ Museum, Hong Kong

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth