David Kordansky Gallery

  • Untitled, 2016, oil on linen, 29 x 22 x 1 inches (73.7 x 55.9 x 2.5 cm)
  • Untitled, 2015, oil on linen, 19 x 22 3/4 x 1 inches (48.3 x 57.8 x 2.5 cm)
  • Untitled, 2015, watercolor on paper, 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm), framed: 15 3/4 x 12 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches (40 x 32.4 x 3.2 cm)
  • Untitled, 2015, oil on linen, 20 x 16 x 1 inches (50.8 x 40.6 x 2.5 cm)
  • Untitled, 2015, watercolor on paper, 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm), framed: 15 3/4 x 12 3/4 x 1 1/4 inches (40 x 32.4 x 3.2 cm)
  • Untitled, 2014, oil on linen, 16 x 21.13 x 1 inches (40.6 x 53.7 x 2.5 cm)
  • Untitled, 2013, oil on linen, 17 x 13 inches (43.2 x 33 cm)
  • Untitled, 2013, oil on linen, 18.88 x 21.88 inches (47.9 x 55.6 cm)
  • Untitled, 2012, oil on linen, 18 x 14 inches (45.7 x 35.6 cm)
  • Untitled, 2012, oil on linen, 24 x 17 inches (61 x 43.2 cm)
  • Untitled, 2012, oil on linen, 17 x 14 inches (43.2 x 35.6 cm)
  • Untitled, 2012, oil on linen, 15.5 x 13 inches (39.4 x 33 cm)
  • Untitled, 2011, watercolor on paper, 9 x 6.5 inches (22.9 x 16.5 cm)
  • Untitled, 2011, watercolor on paper, 9 x 6.5 inches (22.9 x 16.5 cm)
  • Untitled, 2011, oil on linen, 14 x 10.75 inches (35.6 x 27.3 cm)
  • Untitled, 2011, oil on linen, 15 x 12 inches (38.1 x 30.5 cm)
  • Untitled, 2011, oil on linen, 19.5 x 14.5 inches (49.5 x 36.8 cm)
  • Untitled (38), 2010, oil on linen, 20 x 15 inches (50.8 x 38.1 cm)
  • Untitled (after Gelbe Form), 2010, oil on linen, 12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
  • Untitled (30), 2010, oil on linen, 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
  • Untitled (18), 2009, oil on linen, 18 x 16 inches (45.7 x 40.6 cm)
  • Untitled (10), 2009, oil on linen, 17 x 15 inches (43.2 x 38.1 cm)
  • Untitled (8), 2009, oil on linen, 13 x 10 inches (33 x 25.4 cm)

Biography

born 1977, Milwaukee, WI
lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


EDUCATION

2003
MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

2000
BFA, The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS / TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
(* indicates a publication)

2017
12 Paintings, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016
Paintings, On Paper, Meyer Riegger, Berlin, Germany

2015
Herald St, London, England

2014
Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium

2013
David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012
*The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
*Lesley Vance & Ricky Swallow at The Huntington, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, CA
*Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
*Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME

2011
David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy

2008
Lesley Vance and Ricky Swallow, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

2007
Finer Days, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006
Lesley Vance and Violet Hopkins: Against The Sky, Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London, England

2005
The Palm Over My Blonde, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004
bowievanvalen, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
(* indicates a publication)

2016
*The Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Dreaming Mirrors | Dreaming Screens, Sprüth Magers, Berlin, Germany

2015
Surface Tension, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
Other Planes of There, Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago, IL
Don’t Shoot the Painter. Paintings from UBS Art Collection, curated by Francesco Bonami, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan, Italy
Fellows of Contemporary Art Fellowship 2015 Award Winners Exhibit, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

2014
Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Paintings, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Personal Choice, Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy
Tenth Anniversary Show, WALLSPACE, New York, NY
Painter Painter, curated by Eric Crosby and Bartholomew Ryan, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
A House of Leaves. Second Movement, curated by Vincent Honoré, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, England
The Collecting Continues 1939-2013, James Phillips Collection, USC Fisher Museum of Art, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

2012
A House of Leaves. Second Movement, curated by Vincent Honoré, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, England
Difference, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
*Art on Paper 2012: The 42nd Exhibition, The Bob & Lissa Shelley McDowell Gallery, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC
*Michelle Grabner: The Inova Survey, Inova/Kenilworth – Institute of Visual Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
Mark Hagen, Richard Hoblock, Lesley Vance, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
Three Evidentiary Claims, curated by Rachel Cook, The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Risk + Reward, Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI

2011
*Tableaux, MAGASIN – Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France
Everything You Can Imagine Is Real…, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium
A Painting Show, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY

2010 – 2011
PPP, Public Private Paintings, Mu.ZEE, Ostend, Belgium

2010
Psycho Painting, Carlson/Massimo De Carlo Gallery, London, UK
Triumphant Carrot: The Persistence of Still Life, Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
*2010 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Kathryn Andrews, Heather Cook, Lesley Vance, Lisa Williamson, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009
Rich Aldrich, Zak Prekop, Lesley Vance, Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Sam Moyer & Lesley Vance & Stan VanDerBeek, The Front Room, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
The Longest Train I Ever Saw, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY

2008
Delusionarium 4, Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
Imaginary Thing, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

2007
Painted Objects, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
ab.strac.tion, curated by Nancy Meyer, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006
Among the Ash Heaps and Millionaires, Ancient and Modern, London, England

2005
Drawn Out, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

2004
Kids of the Blackhole, Stalke Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
Kiss On the Brow, Hayworth Gallery. Los Angeles, CA
Summer Drawings (and some are not…), Mixture Contemporary Art, Houston, TX
Mind Over Manner, Grimm Rosenfeld Gallery, Munich, Germany
Tapestry From An Asteroid, Golinko Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The New Romantics, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY

2003
Inaugural Exhibition, Golinko Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Making: WEEDS, LACMA Lab, Boone Gallery, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Yesterday there was a disaster, today is ok, Stevenson Blanche Devereaux Gallery, Valencia, CA


BIBLIOGRAPHY
(* indicates non-periodical book, catalog, or other publication)

2016
Colacello, Bob, “The Lure of LACMA,” Vanity Fair, December 2016, pp. 138-139
Bagley, Christopher, “Creative Coupling,” W, October 2016, pp. 62-65
Boateng, Kwaku, “11 exciting artists to start collection who featured at Frieze London!” FadMagazine.com, October 10, 2016
Muñoz-Alonso, Lorena, “See What Dealers Are Bringing to Frieze London,” Artnet.com, Art Fairs, September 29, 2016
Jeppesen, Travis, “Lesley Vance,” Artforum.com, Critics’ Picks, July 13, 2016
Okamoto, Hitoshi, “art for all: Ricky Swallow and Lesley Vance,” relax, February 2016, no. 116, pp. 38-43
“Diane Simpson, Lesley Vance at Herald St,” ContemporaryArtDaily.com, February 1st, 2016
Franchini, Attilia Fattori, “Diane Simpson, Lesley Vance,” Flash Art, Review, no. 306, Volume 49, January-February 2016, pp. 86-87
Steer, Emily, “Diane Simpson and Lesley Vance at Herald St,” ElephantMag.com, January 2016

2015
Halle, Howard, “The best painting shows in NYC this fall,” TimeOut.com, October 21, 2015
Forrest, Nicholas, “Dealer’s Notebook: Q&A with Gallerist Xavier Hufkens,” BlouinArtInfo.com, October 19, 2015
Thomson, Allese, “Maze Runner,” Artforum.com, May 16, 2015
Vogel, Wendy, “Framing Frieze New York with Gary Carrion-Murayari,” ArtinAmerica.com, May 14, 2015
Garcia-Osuna, Vanessa, “Nueva York inaugura su semana del arte,” ElCultural.com, May 14, 2015
Goldstein, Andrew M., “Paintings! Here are 9 Paintings at Frieze New York That Will Take Your Troubles Away,” Artspace.com, May 14, 2015
“David Kordansky Gallery, Lesley Vance at Frieze NY,” Art-Agenda.com, May 11, 2015

2014
*”Sam Moyer, Lesley Vance, Stan VanDerBeek,” The Front Room: Artists’ Projects at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis 2008-2013, St. Louis: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2014, p. 112
Jiang, Yue, “A Pension Plan For Artists,” Barrons.com, October 6, 2014
Griffin, Jonathan, “The New Dealer,” T Magazine, September 14, 2014
Ollman, Leah, “Lesley Vance, David Kordansky,” Art in America, Exhibition reviews, February 2014, p. 104
*Taxter, Kelly, ed., You Should’ve Heard Just What I Seen, texts by Naima J. Keith, Thomas Lax, and Jay Sanders, New York: Gregory R. Miller & Co., 2014
Fried, Laura, “Lesley Vance,” Flash Art, Reviews, January / February 2014, p. 99
Hudson, Suzanne, “Lesley Vance, David Kordansky Gallery,” Artforum, Reviews, January 2014, p. 219
Elbaum, Sarah, “Lesley Vance,” Artillery, January 2014

2013
“Critics’ Picks: Dec. 13-19, 2013,” Los Angeles Times, December 13, 2013
Spaulding, Trevor, “Lesley Vance at David Kordansky Gallery,”abstractcritical.com, December 9, 2013
Mizota, Sharon, “Minute, with muscular lines,” Los Angeles Times, Art Review, November 13, 2013, p. D3
Wyrick, Christopher, “Top Collectors’ Must-See Fall Art Shows,” The Hollywood Reporter, November 8, 2013, p. 38
*Lesley Vance, text by Barry Schwabsky, Los Angeles: David Kordansky Gallery, 2013
Thomas, Jonathan, “Reviews: Painter Painter,” Frieze, Issue 156, July/July/August 2013, p. 234
Day, Charlotte, “A Secret Life of Paintings: Lesley Vance,” Art and Australia, Issue 51.2, November / December 2013, pp. 286-291
Greenberg, Kevin, “Lesley Vance,” The Last Magazine, Issue 10, April 2013
Smith, Nathaniel, “Art & Vision: Define ‘Painter’…,” l’etoile, February 18, 2013
Newman, Robin, “Lesley Vance and Ricky Swallow,” DossierJournal.com, February 18, 2013
Poundstone, William, “The Art of Noise,” Artinfo.com, Los Angeles County Museum on Fire, January 25, 2013
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter, “Lesley Vance and Ricky Swallow at the Huntington,” KCRW, Art Talk, January 10, 2013

2012
Myers, Holly, “Review: Ricky Swallow’s modern sculpture feels right at home at Huntington,” Los Angeles Times, December 23, 2012
Travaglini, Cristina, in conversation with Eric Crosby and Ryan Bartholomew, “On Exhibitions: Cristina Travaglini discusses the Walker Art Center’s exhibition ‘Painter Painter’,” Kaleidoscope, Issue 17, Winter 2012, pp. 128-135
“LA Agenda: 10 Art Picks, Featuring Vintage Calculating Machines, Caravaggio, and Jim Drain, Powered by ForYourArt,” Artinfo.com, November 9, 2012
“Huntington presents exhibition of works by contemporary artists Lesley Vance and Ricky Swallow,” ArtDaily.org, November 1, 2012
*Lesley Vance & Ricky Swallow at The Huntington, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, texts by Catherine Hess, Suzanne Hudson, Christopher Bedford, and Steven Koblik, Seattle: Marquand Books, Inc., 2012
*Prix Jean-François Prat: Farah Atassim, Lesley Vance, Gavin Perry, Paris: Bredin Prat, March 27, 2012
*Lesley Vance: Paintings & Watercolours, text by Michael Ned Holte, Brussels: Xavier Hufkens, 2012
*Lesley Vance, texts by Diana Tuite and Kevin Salatino, Brunswick: Bowdoin College Museum of Art, 2012
Finkel, Jori, “Huntington mansion to house works from Lesley Vance, Ricky Swallow,” Los Angeles Times, August 10, 2012
Baker, Kenneth, “The suave abstract surrealism of Lesley Vance,” San Francisco Chronicle, June 29, 2012
Bergeron, Suzanne, “The last week for the Lesley Vance exhibition at the Museum of Art,” Bowdoin.edu, Campus Digests, June 25, 2012
Ackermann, Tim, “Große Kunst zu kleinen Preisen,” Welt am Sonntag, June 17, 2012, p. 50
Stockwell, Craig, “Reviews: Lesley Vance at Bowdoin College Museum of Art,”Art New England, Volume 33, Issue 3, May / June 2012, p. 56
Smee, Sebastian, “Upcoming arts events around Boston,” The Boston Globe, May 31, 2012
Keyes, Bob, “Stoke of luck: Bowdoin College gains the distinction of hosting the first solo museum show for critically acclaimed painter Lesley Vance,” The Portland Press Herald, May 10, 2012
Duray, Dan, “Dan Fischer Earns Second Ever Flag Foundation Hamptons Art Residency,” GalleristNY.com, May 10, 2012
Konau, Britta, “A contemporary artist shows one way forward,” The Boston Phoenix, April 18, 2012
“On View at Art Museum: The Works of Lesley Vance,” Bowdoin Daily Sun, April 13, 2012
Gershkovich, Evan, “Vance offers painterly perspective,” The Bowdoin Orient, April 6, 2012

2011
“Art Basel – Miami, Inspiration for an Artistic Celebration,” BibandSola.com, December 1, 2011
“Inside the mind of Lesley Vance,” Phaidon.com, November 22, 2011
*Vitamin P2, text by Jonathan Griffin. London: Phaidon, 2011, pp. 298-299
Reyburn, Scott, and Farah Nayeri, “Hirst’s 100 Fish Fetch $2.8 Million as Pinault, Arnault Browse,” Bloomberg.com, October 19, 2011
Novakoff, Julie R., “Painting Light’s Reflections,” American Contemporary Art, September 2011, pp. 62-63
Schad, Ed, “Lesley Vance,” ArtReview, September 2011, p. 176
*Aupetitallot, Yves, Tableaux: MAGASIN – Centre National d’Art Contemporain 29.05 – 4.09.2011. Saint Etienne: XL imprimerie, 2011, p. 45
Gordon, Amanda, “Hamptons Scene: Fuhrman’s Farmhouse Gives Artist Summer Haven,” Bloomberg.com, August 7, 2011
O’Neill-Butler, Lauren, “Critics’ Picks: Lesley Vance,” Artforum.com, July 29, 2011
Pagel, David, “Art review: Lesley Vance at David Kordansky Gallery,” Los Angeles Times, July 29, 2011, p. D16
Sigolo, Alfredo, “Lesley Vance,” Flash Art Italia, July 2011, p. 114
Scoccimarro, Antonio, “Diary: Lesley Vance,” Mousse, Issue 29, Summer 2011, p. 243
Bush, Bill, “The Tension Between Order And Chaos: This Artweek.LA (June 20-26),” HuffingtonPost.com, June 22, 2011
“Lesley Vance,” Artweek.LA, Volume 31, June 20, 2011
Bryant, Eric, “Young Artists Break Out,” Art+Auction, June 2011, p. 46
Vance, Lesley, “Artists on AbEx: Lesley Vance,” Artforum, Summer 2011, p. 373
Perry, Colin, “Review: Victoria Morton,” ArtReview, Issue 50, May 2011, p. 117
Indrisek, Scott, “The Art Show as Appetizer Plate,” Modern Painters, May 2011
“Review @ Xavier Hufkens: Everything You Can Imagine Is Real,” Pulp Gazette, May 2011

2010
“Tips & Picks,” NYArtsMagazine.com, December 15, 2010
Holte, Michael Ned, “Best of 2010,” Artforum, December 2010, pp. 210-211
Indrisek, Scott, “Lesley Vance,” Whitewall, Fall 2010, pp. 56-57
Wullschlager, Jackie, “Energised by youthful chaos,” Financial Times, October 15, 2010, p. 10
Haeg, Fritz, “City Report: Los Angeles,” Frieze, Issue 134, October 2010, pp. 224-226
Fried, Laura, “Brand New: Lesley Vance,” Flash Art, May – June 2010, p. 106
Levin, Todd, Whitney Biennial: The Voices of Silence,” Flash Art, May-June 2010, pp. 61-62
Mendelsohn, Adam, “Whitney Biennial,” Spike, Issue 23, Spring 2010, pp. 118-119
Schwabsky, Barry, “Scattered Threads: On the Whitney Biennial,” The Nation, April 7, 2010
Lacayo, Richard, “Stars of the Arts: Three artists to watch at the Whitney Biennial,” Time, March 22, 2010, pp. 65-67
Capps, Kriston, “Whitney Biennial 2010: still flying the flag?” The Guardian, March 2, 2010
Shaw, Michael, “Continuing and Recommended Exhibitions,” ArtScene, Vol. 29, No. 7, March 2010, p. 20
*Cosgrove, Nicole, 2010 Biennial Exhibition, New York: Whitney Museum of American Art and New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010, pp. 116-117
Yablonsky, Linda, “Whitney Biennial Mishmash Serves Up Michael Jackson, Macrame,” Bloomberg.com, February 25, 2010
Miles, Christopher, “Kathryn Andrews, Heather Cook, Lesley Vance, Lisa Williamson at David Kordansky Gallery,” LA Weekly, February 18, 2010
Walleston, Aimee, “Five From the Whitney: Lesley Vance,” ArtInAmerica.com, February 16, 2010
Yablonsky, Linda, “Women’s Work”, T Magazine, NYTimes.com, February 12, 2010

2009
Vogel, Carol, “Reality Leaves A Fingerprint On the Biennial,” New York Times, December11, 2009, pp. C27-C28
Yablonsky, Linda, “Doing More With More,” New York Times Style Magazine, December 3, 2009

2007
Holte, Michael Ned, “Los Angeles,” Artforum, December 2007, pp. 288-291
Wood, Eve, “Lesley Vance,” Artillery, September 2007, p. 40
Brooks, Amra, “Must See Art,” LA Weekly, September 26, 2007, p. 59
Brooks, Amra, “Must See Art,” LA Weekly, June 1, 2007, p.62

2005
Reardon, Ben, “California art: Los Angeles makes itself” I-D, June 2005, p. 27
Knight, Christopher, “A Painter’s risk proves worthwhile”,Los Angeles Times,May 6, 2005
Casadio, Mariuccia, “The Next Frontier”, Vogue Italia, January 2005, pp. 49, 52

2004
Van Hasselt, Kai, “Paysage Fantastique”, Tubelight34, September 2004
Lamoree, Jhim, “Eeuwigebeeldgehouwenuit eeuwigesneeuw”, Het Parool, September 3, 2004
Roelofs, Judith, “Uit de Kunst, Galerie Bowie Van Valen”, Justus, Number 5, 2004
Ankerman, Karel, “Veel aandacht voor Amerikaanse en Duitse kunst”, Het Financiëele Dagblad, September 3, 2004
Roos, Robbert, “Gespot”, Kunstbeeld, Number 11, 2004
Keegan, Matt, ed., “Artist Multiple”, North Drive Press, Issue 1, Summerkit Group 1, Summer 2004
Glueck, Grace, “The New Romantics”, The New York Times, January 23, 2004
Sholis, Brian, “The New Romantics”, Artforum.com, January 23, 2004


RESIDENCIES

2015
Fellows of Contemporary Art Fellowship, Los Angeles, CA

2011
The FLAG Art Foundation Summer Hamptons Art Residency Program, Long Island, NY

2005
Art Production Fund Giverny Residency Program, Giverny, France

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