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John Zinsser
Brooklyn, NY
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1961 Born in New York, N.Y.
1983 BA, Yale University

Solo Exhibitions

2009 James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
2008 James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
2006 Roger Ramsay Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 Galerie S65, Cologne Germany
2003 Von Lintel Gallery, New York (Bible Studies)
Galerie S65, Cologne, Germany
2002 Von Lintel Gallery, New York
2001 Galerie S65, Aalst, Belgium
2000 Von Lintel & Nusser, New York
1998 Galerie Thomas von Lintel, Munich, Germany
Roger Ramsay Gallery, Chicago, IL
Galerie S65, Aalst, Belguim (White Grid Variations)
1997 Lawing Gallery, Houston, TX (The Pavillion Series)
Pamela Auchincloss Project Space, NY (Architecture of Color Series)
1996 Galerie Thomas von Lintel, Munich, Germany
Lawing Gallery, Houston, TX
Turner, Byrne & Runyon, Dallas, TX (Republic Tower Commission)
1995 Galerie S65, Aals, Belgium (cat.)
Stark Gallery, New York, NY
1994 Galerie Thomas von Lintel, Munich, Germany
1993 Galerie S65, Aalst, Belgium
Thomas Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles, CA
Elizabeth Koury Gallrey, New York, NY
Turner & Byrne Gallery, Dallas, TX
1992 Elizabeth Koury Gallery, New York, NY
Roger Ramsay Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991 Julian Pretto Gallery, NY (Automatic Writing Series)
Julian Pretto Gallery, NY
1990 Thomas Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles, CA
Julian Pretto Gallery, NY
1989 Julian Pretto Gallery, NY

Group Exhibitions

2007 Horizon, curated by David Humphrey, EFA Gallery, NY
New Beginnings, Galerie S65, Aalst, Belgium
The War is Over, Sideshow Galley, Brooklyn, NY
2006 About Light, Galerie Lelong, NY
Squared, curated by David Gibson, Educational Alliance, NY
Langsame Bilder, Galerie Ulrich Mueller, Cologne, Germany
Five Years Cologne, Galerie S65, Cologne, Germany
Walpole's Garden, curated by Rebecca Shea, 499 parkavenue, NY
The Independents, curated by Judith Selkowitz, 499 parkavenue, NY
2004 The Flag Project, Rubin Museum of Art, NY
Dialogue: Abstract, Exhibition Space 13, NY, curated by Gayle Ruskin White
Arbeiten auf Papier, Galerie S65, Cologne, Germany
Under the Influence, Barbara Mathes Gallery, NY
2003 Theories: Abstract New York, LICK Ltd, Queens, NY (also: Ramsay Gallery, Chicago)
Brooklyn on 57th St, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, NY
ZenRoxy, curated Ivan Vera, Von Lintel Gallery, NY
Color, curated by Paul Rusconi, Sandroni/Rey Gallery, Venice, CA
Paintings and Sculpture, Maximilian Krips Galerie, Cologne, Germany
2001 15 Years of Painting, Stark Gallery
Cinema Studies, curated by Aruna D'Souza, Lucas Schoormans, NY
Significant Pursuits: Paint and Geometry, curated by Robert Kingston and Phong Bui,
Smack Mellon Studios, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY
The Tao of Painting: Principles in Monochrome, curated by Marina Zakarian,
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX (cat.)
Deep Field Painting, Hunter College Art Gallery, curated by Michael Brennan (cat.)
1999 Dialogue (with Mark Sheinkman), ART Resources, NY
Tang, Turner & Runyon, Dallas, TX
Gridlocked, Rocket Gallery, London
Abstraction, Roger Ramsay Gallery, Chicago (four-person show with Daniel Reynolds,
Rene Pierre Allain, Paul Campbell)
New American Abstraction, Windows Gallery, Brussels (three-person show with David
Row, Lydia Dona)
One by One, Painting versus Drawing, Von Lintel & Nusser, Munich
1998 Monomania, Rocket Gallery, London
1997 A Reversal of Scale, Turner & Runyon, Dallas, TX
Group Show, Green on Red, Dublin, Ireland
Summer Show, Galerie Thomas von Lintel, Munich, Germany
Works on Paper, Gallery S65, Aalst, Belgium
1996 Inaugural, Turney & Runyon Gallery, Dallas, TX
Group Show, Todd Gallery, London, UK
The Julian Pretto Collection, The Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT

1995 Julian's Show, Littlejohn Contemporary, NY
New York Paper Now, Galerie Thomas von Lintel, Munich, Germany
Paperworks, Todd Gallery, London, UK
Minimalist Strategies, Pamela Auchingloss Gallery
Abstraction from Two Coasts, Lawing Gallery, Houston, TX
N.Y. Abstract, Contemporary Arts Center, curated by Lew Thomas, New Orleans, LA (cat.)
1994 Four Painters, Galerie S65, Aalst, Belgium
Fractured Seduction, curated by Maia Damianovic, Artifact Gallery, Tel Aviv, Isreal (cat.)
New York Abstraction, Tavelli Gallery, Aspen, CO
Color, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery
1993 Drawings, Galerie Weber, Muenster, Germany
Works on Paper, Galerie Nachst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria
Abstraction: Continued, curated by Al Harris, University of Texas, Arlington, TX (cat.)
1992 Group Exhibition, John Good Gallery, New York, NY
Contemporary Surfaces, curated by Rick Ward, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery
Kinder! Macht Neues! Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne, Germany (cat.)
Group Exhibition, Mars Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Slow Art: Painting in New York Now, curated by Alana Heiss, PS1 Museum, NY
Abstract Painting Between Analysis and Synthesis, Galerie Nachst St. Stephan, Vienna,
Austria (cat.)
1991 Conceptual Abstraction, Sidney Janis Gallery, NY (cat.)
The Vertical Flatbed Picture-Plan, Turner & Byrne Gallery, Dallas, TX
Hybrid Abstraction, curated by Joshua Decter, Bennington College, Bennington, VT
Five Days, Thomas Solomon's Garage, Los Angeles, CA
Synthesis, John Good Gallery, NY
1990 Commodities Corporation Collection, curated by Sam Hunter, New Jersey State Museum, NJ
A Question of Paint, curated by Charles Wright, Jr., Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY
Visiting Artists, Kent State University, Kent, OH
Material Painting, curated by Julian Pretto, Roger Ramsay Gallery, Chicago, IL
Invitational, Curt Marcus Gallery, NY
Work on Paper, curated by Randy Alexander, Paula Allen Gallery, NY
Process and Material, Julian Pretto Gallery, NY
20th Anniversary Benefit, White Columns, NY
1989 Aspects of Painting, Julian Pretto Gallery, NY
Nine Abstract Painters, White Columns, NY


2007 The Possibilities of Paint: An Interview with John Zinsser, Cindi Di Marzo, Studio International,
UK, Feb. 2007
2004 Gallery Chronicle, James Panero, The New Criterion, Oct. 2004
2003 Zwei Farben, stets voll Schwung und Gewicht: John Zinsser stellt in der Galerie S 65 aus,
Von Jürgen Kisters, Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, 13/16 February, 2003
John Zinsser: Neue Bilder, Galerie S 65, Köln, Reinhard Ermen, Kunstforum International,
März-Mai, 2003
Review, "Bible Studies", Grace Glueck, The New York Times, June 27, 2003
Review, "Bible Studies", Aruna D'Souza, Time Out New York, July 24-31, 2003
Driven to Abstraction, Amei Wallach, ARTnews, Nov. 2003
2002 Review, Walter Robinson, ArtNet Magazine, April
2000 For Hikers Seeking Art, Brooklyn is a Left Bank, Holland Cotter, The New York Times, Dec. 15,
John Zinsser at Von Lintel and Nusser, Aruna D'Souza, Art in America, Dec. 2000
A Captivating Coat of Not Many Colors, Charles Dee Mitchell, The Dallas Morning News,
Feb. 5, 2000
1999 Krafte gegen neue Medien, Zehn zeitgenossische Kunstler in der Galerie von Lintel & Nusser,
Erfle, A., Suddeutsche Zeitung, SZ extra, Feb. 11
Hier regiert die Vielfalt, Horny, Tinga Handelsblatt, Feb. 11
Artist Profile, Noema (Austria)
1997 John Zinsser at Pamela Auchincloss, Bill Arning, Art in America, Nov. 1997
Review, Patricia C. Johnsons, Houston Chronicle, Sept 23, 1997
John Zinsser at Pamela Auchincloss, Michael Brennan, ArtNet, Sept. 1997
Review, Holland Cotter, The New York Times, June 6, 1997
1995 Review, The New Yorker, March 20, 1995
Also of Note, Holland Cotter, The New York Times, march 24, 1995
1994 Hollywood Collects, ARTnews, March 1995
1993 John Zinsser Repays Debt to Andy Warhol, David Pagel, Los Angeles Times, May 29, 1993
1992 Slow Art at PS1, Brooks Adams, Art in America, Oct. 1992
Slow Art at PS1, Roberta Smith, The New York Times
New York Fax, David Pagel, Art Issues, Sept./Oct.
Contemporary Surfaces, Holland Carter, The New York Times, Aug. 7, 1992
Life in the Abstract, Justin Sunward, Gay Chicago, May 21, 1992
Zinsser Shows Respect for Materials, David McCracken, The Chicago Tribune, May 1, 1992
John Zinsser: An Interview with Alisa Tager, Tema Celeste, Spring 1992
1991 New York in Review, Terry R. Myers, ARTS, Sept. 1991
John Zinsser (Interview), Cora Cohen, BOMB, Fall 1991
Review, Roberta Smith, The New York Times, July 1991
1990 Material Painting/Roger Ramsay Gallery, Michael Bulka, Dialogue, Nov. 1990
Four Artists Work in a Discreet Human Scale, David McCracken, Chicago Tribune, July
John Zinsser at Julian Pretto, Ken Johnson, Art in America, July 1990
New York in Review, Robert Mahony, ARTS
1989 The Next Generation, Alexandra Anderson, Smart, Oct. 1989
1988 Talk, the Lost Art, Douglas McGill, The New York Times, Jan. 22, 1988

Public Collections
Mint Museum, Charlotte
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford
Richard Brown Baker Collection, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven
Sammlung Goetz, Munich

Corporate Collections
Progressive Companies
Commodities Corporation
Artpack, Zurich
Houston Industries
Winston & Strawn
Carmel Realty
Jones, Lang, Wooton
Billingsley Company
Newberger Lehman Brothers

John Zinsser co-founded Journal of Contemporary Art in 1988. He has written extensively for such
Publications as Art in America, ARTS, New Art International, Trans, ArtNet, Tema Celeste, Bing
and ACME Journal. He is the author of Continuous Model: The Paintings of David Row (Eidition
Lintel). He has been a contributing editor at Publishers Weekly, The Paris Review, and The
Brooklyn Rail.

Lectures/Visiting Artist
New School for Social Research; Institute of Fine Arts at New York University; School of Visual
Arts; Cornell University; New York University; Parsons School of Design; Kent State University;
Louisiana State University, New Orleans; Pratt Institute; University of Tennessee, Knoxville;
Brooklyn College; Bennington College; U.C.L.A.; Art OMI; William Patterson State College;
Dallas Museum of Art; CUE Art Foundation; Cooper Union; New York Public Library; Fordham

Board Member
Art Resources Transfer, New York, NY

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