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Gudrun Mertes-Frady
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Greenpoint



ARTIST STATEMENT: As a timeless organizing principle, geometry is the underlying matrix or architecture of all my work. I am drawn to its symmetry and quasi-symmetry and the limitless potential to create my own world. 
 
 My work is about clarity and structure, pared down to essential forms. In my recent paintings, I use metallic pigments, like aluminum and graphite. I also use mica particles mixed with my colors to affect a kinetic quality of illusory motion depending from which angle the work is seen. 
 
 I’m very interested to explore physical fact and psychic affect of color and form with this process. I work toward the instant the painting has its own center, its own logic, physically and intellectually. Most of all I want my work to be about deceleration, in the spirit of the works by Olafur Eliasson and the Swiss architect Peter Zumthor, as a counter point to the ever accelerating whirl of our time, in which our lives seem trapped. There is one more thing of importance to me: I’m going blatantly for a sense of beauty.
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GUDRUN MERTES-FRADY


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Bridgehampton, NY
2015 Cynthia Reeves, MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA
2014 Michael Trierweiler Contemporary Art, Weimar, Germany
2013 Mark Wolf Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
2010 Piquion+Trierweiler, Weimar, Germany
2010 ART Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
2009 Maud Piquion, Berlin, Germany
2009 Cynthia-Reeves, New York, NY
2007 Reeves-Contemporary, New York, NY
2007 Spheris Gallery, Hanover, NH
2005 Reeves-Contemporary, New York, NY
2003 Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, New York, NY
2002 Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, New York, NY
2000 Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, New York, NY
1999 Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, New York, NY
1997 Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, New York, NY
1995 Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, New York, NY
1994 Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, New York, NY
1992 Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, New York, NY
1991 Galerie Lommel, Cologne-Leverkusen, Germany

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 “Metalpoint and Graphite” Cynthia Reeves, Walpole, NH
2015 "August Geometry”, Maria Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2015 Art in Embassies, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
2015 Sideshow Nation III, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Paperazzi, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Paper Show, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014 Sideshow Nation II, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2013 Sideshow Nation, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2012 “Paper Bands”, Jason MCCoy Gallery, New York, NY
2012 Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
2012 “Mic : Check”, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Mark Wolf Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
2011 “Divergent Affinities”, Wexler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Barbara Harberger
2008 Nuture Art Benefit, curated by Lilly Wei, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY
2008 “Small Works Show”, 80 Washington Square Galleries, New York, NY
2007 Reeves-Contemporary, New York, NY
2005 Spheris Gallery, Hanover, NH
2003 “A Common Thread”, Hennepin County Government Center, Saint Paul, MN
2002 “Here is New York”, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC
“Here is New York”, Les Recontres d’Arles, Arles, France
“Here is New York”, Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
“Here is New York”, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
“Here is new York”, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
“Here is New York”, University of California, Berkley, CA
2001 “Synopsis”, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, New York, NY
2001 “Art 2001”, e1 Gallery, London, England
2000 “Sun Signs”, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, New York, NY
2000 “(Un)Resolved”, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, New York, NY
1996 Art Initiative Gallery, New York, NY Group exhibition, curated by Stephen Rosenberg
1994 “Summer Solstice”, Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, New York, NY curated by Fran Kaufman
1993 "Cadavre Exquis", The Drawing Center, New York, NY
1993 "The Tenth Summer", Stephen Rosenberg Gallery, New York, NY

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Busch Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge MA
Art in Embassies, Permanent Collection US Consulate Dubai, UAE
The Rockefeller University, New York, NY
Collection Werner Kramarsky, New York, NY
Universal Music, London, England
Collection Gwyneth Paltrow, NY
Cohen & Lord, Santa Monica, CA
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, Minneapolis, MN
Kurt Solomon Associates International
Princess Cruise Lines, Los Angeles, CA (commission)
Thomas Weisel Partners, San Francisco, CA
Collection at Coventry, Fort Washington, PA
GENSLER Project, Miami, FL
50 UN Plaza, NY

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016 Charles A, Riley II, Hamptons Art Hub, August 31
2015 Jerry Cullum, Arts Atlanta, Atlanra, GA, August 26
2011 Edith Newhall, Phil adelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA, January 17
2009 Martin Stolzenberg, TLZ, Weimar, Germany, December 9
2009 Andrea Hilgenstock, Die Welt, Berlin, Germany, November 17
2009 Jens Hindrichsen, Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin, Germany, November 3
2007 Constance Wyndham, Artnews, May
2007 Mario Naves, Catalogue Essay, Reeves-Contemporary
2007 Joseph Wallentini, Review, Abstract Art On Line, April
2004 Edward Leffingwell, Art in America, May
2003 Ann Landi, ARTnews, December
2003 Mario Naves, New York Observer, October 1
2002 Lilly Wei, Catalog Essay, Rosenberg+Kaufman Fine Art, NYC
2000 Ken Johnson, The New York Times, November 3
2000 Joseph Wallentini, Review, Abstract Art on Line, November
1999 J oseph Wallentini, Artist Profile, Abstract Art on Line, June
1999 Jeannie Wilkinson, Catalogue Essay, Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, NYC
1999 Joseph Wallentini, Artist Profile, Abstract Art on Line, June
1997 Lissa McClure, Review Magazine
1997 Arlene Raven, Catalog Essay, Rosenberg+Kaufman Fine Art, NYC


Gudrun Mertes-Frady was born in Cologne Germany, where she studied at the Academy for Art and Design. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
 








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