STEPHEN MUELLER

Born in Norfolk, Virginia, 1947
BFA University of Texas, Austin, 1969    
MA Bennington College, Vermont, 1971   
Visiting Lecturer, Four Painters Program, School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1995   
Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1999 (Spring), 2000 (Fall), and 2005 (Spring)  
Part Time Instructor, Dept of Art and Art Professions, New York University, New York, 2002
Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and the Visual Arts, Princeton University, 2004-5 (Fall), 2005-6 (Fall)   
Lives and works in New York

One-Person Exhibitions:

2003  “Stephen Mueller”, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha Nebraska 
2001   Bill Maynes Gallery, New York
2000    Bill Maynes Gallery, New York
1997    Indian Science, Stone Road, Wainscott, New York
1996    Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
1995    Margulies Taplin Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida
            Texas Gallery, Houston
           Watercolors, Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, DC
1994    Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago
            Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
1993    Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, DC
1992    Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
            James Corcoran Gallery, Santa Monica, California
1990    Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
            Fabian Carlsson Gallery, London
1989    Gallerie Specht, Basel
1988    Daniel Weinberg, Los Angeles
            New Gallery/Bemis Project, Omaha, Nebraska
            Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
1987    Art Now Gallery, Gothenberg, Sweden
            Fabian Carlsson Gallery, London
1986    Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
1985    Fabian Carlsson Gallery, London
1984    Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
            North Store Gallery, New York
1982    Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
            Art Now Gallery, Gothenberg, Sweden
1980    Mary Boone New York Gallery,
            D. Clayton & Co. Gallery, Houston
1977    Watson/de Nagy & Sons, Ltd. Gallery, Houston
            Lubin House Gallery of Syracuse University, New York
1976    J. H. Duffy & Sons, Ltd. Gallery, New York
1975    Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
1971    Bennington College, Usdan Gallery,  Bennington, Vermont
1970    Richard Feigen Gallery, New York

   
Selected Group Exhibitions:

2005  Beyond Representation: Abstract Art in the South, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
          Anniversary Exhibition:25, Baumgartner Gallery, New York
          “Fabulous”, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio
2004  Stephen Mueller/ Rob Wynne, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus Ohio
          “The Flag Project”, The Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art, New York
2003 “Vessels”, Greenwich House, New York. (curated by Joe Fyfe)
           Winter Group Show and Invitational, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York
          “Summer Color”, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York
          “The Invisible Thread: Buddhist Spirit in Contemporary Art”, Newhouse Center For
           Contemporary Art ,Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY
          “Size Matters”, Texas Gallery, Houston
           Stephen Mueller & Arlene Shechet, Van Brunt Gallery, New York            
            (December)
2002   Summer Group Show And Invitational, Bill Maynes Gallery
           “Watercolor”, New York Studio School
            “Zenroxy”, Von Lintel Gallery, New York
2001   “Some Paintings”, Texas Gallery, Houston TX
           Works on Paper, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
2000    50th Anniversary Exhibition, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York
            Glee: Painting Now, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut (travels to Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art)   
            Drawings & Photographs, Benefit Exhibition, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
1999    Om, Dorsky Gallery, New York
            American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters                      
1998    6 Painters, (Baroque Geometry), Marborough Chelsea Gallery, New York
            Cleveland Collects Contemporary Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art
1997    Out There, Images of the Cosmos, Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston
            Nirguna/Saguna, Nature Morte, New Delhi, India
1996    Champions of Modernism - Art of Tomorrow/Art of Today, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle. New York
1995    Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, DC
            The Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
            Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
            Transatlantica - The American-Europa Non-Representativa, Fundacion Museo Alejandro (Oterro, Caracas, Venezuela)
            Pure Painting, The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado                          

1994    Works on Paper:  Selections From the Permanent Collection, The Whitney Museum of American Art a Philip Morris, New York.
            Art on Paper, The Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina
            Paintings from New Jersey Collections, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit
1993    Tresors de Voyage, Monastero dei Padri Mechitaristi dell’Isola di San Lazzaro degli, Arrneni Venice
             (under the patronage of the 45th Venice Biennale)
            Marguerite Oestreicher Fine Arts, New Orleans, Louisiana
            Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, DC
            Quotes from Past Exhibitions, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
            Texas Gallery, Houston
            Marguerite Oestreicher Fine Arts, New Orleans, Louisiana
            Small Format Abstract Paintings, Bill Maynes Contemporary Art, New York
            Reveillon ‘94, Stux Gallery, New York
            Isn’t It Romantic?, On Crosby Street, New York (curated by Michael Walls)
            In the Spirit of Things, Stux Gallery, New York
            Abstract Works on Paper, Robert Miller Gallery, New York
1992    Works on Paper, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
            Slow Art, P. S. 1 Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, New York
            Emerging New York Artists: An Exhibition of Selected Works from the Collection of Phil Schrager,
            The College of Fine Arts, University of Nebraska at Omaha
1991    Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles
1989    Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles
            Works on Paper, Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
1987    The Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
            Painting Invitational, Bette Stoler Gallery, New York
1986    Annie Plumb Gallery, New York
            About Place: Contemporary American Landscape, The Institute for Art and Urban   Resources, New York
            Works on Paper, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas
1985    Paintings as Landscape: Views of American Modernism, Parrish Art Gallery, Southampton and Baxter Art Gallery, Pasedena
            (curated by Klaus Kertess)
1984    Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
            Organic Abstractions, H. F. Manes Gallery, New York
            New York Scene 1984, Cologne Art Fair (curated by Rudolf Zwirner)
1983    Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
            Perspectives, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi
            47th Annual National Mid-Year Exhibition, Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown
1982    Annina Nosei Gallery, New York
            The Abstract Image, Pat Hamilton Gallery, New York
            Two Painters on Paper, Art Gallery M. I. T., Cambridge, Massachusetts
1981    Committed to Paint, Delahunty Gallery, Dallas
1980    Watercolors, The Institute of Art and Urban Resources, Long Island City, New York
1979    Mary Boone Gallery, New York
            From Allen to Zucker, Texas Gallery, Houston
1978    Shape and Field, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York   
            Works on Paper, D. Clayton & Co. Gallery, Houston
            Sarah Rentschler Gallery, New York
1973    Harcus Krakow Gallery, Boston
1971    Young American Artists, Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati
            Contract Graphics Gallery, Houston


Selected Bibliography:

47th Annual National Mid-Year Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, Butler Institute of American Art, 1983.
Adams, Brooks.  Exhibition catalogue, Fabian Carlsson Gallery, London, 1990.
Adams, Brooks.  “Quadrilateral Drift,” Art in America, May 1989.
Adams, Brooks.  “Stephen Mueller at Annina Nosei,” Art in America, December 1982.
        .  “Artist Project,” Bomb Magazine, Spring 1996.
        Bomb Magazine, November 1986.
Brenson, Michael.  Review, The New York Times, December 28, 1984.
Cameron, Dan.  Review, Art News, May 1985.
Cohen, David. “ In Minimalism’s Wake”, The New York Sun, May 25, 2006
Cotter, Holland.  Exhibition catalogue, Fabian Carlsson Gallery, London, 1987.
Cotter, Holland.  Review, Flash Art, No. 132, February-March 1987.
Cotter, Holland.  The New York Times, Art in Review, February 18, 1994.
Cotter, Holland.  The New York Times, Art in Review, May 19, 2000.
Peggy.  Review, Arts Magazine, February 1989.
        .  Review, Details, January-February 1985.
        .  Review, Details, May 1984.
Domingo, Willis.  “Color Abstractionism,” Arts Magazine, December 1970.
Feinstein, Rochelle.  “Stephen Mueller,” Arts Magazine, March 1987.
Fleming, Lee.  Review, The Washington Post, August 7, 1993.
Fleming, Lee.  “Stephen Mueller at Baumgartner,” The Washington Post, January 8, 1994.
Fyfe, Joe.  Catalog Essay, “Stephen Mueller”, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NB, 2003
Fyfe, Joe. “Stephen Mueller”, interview. Bomb Magazine, Spring 2002
Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy.  Review, Arts Magazine, January 1974.
Group Show, exhibition catalogue, Annina Nosei Gallery, 1983.
Guyn, Peter.  Arts Review, London, November 1987.
Heartney, Eleanor.  Review, Art in America, February 1987.
Heartney, Eleanor.  Review, Art News Magazine, February 1989.
        House and Garden, July 1998.
Johnson, Ken. Review, The New York Times, October 19, 2001
Kent, Bill.  See Cruise, Art and Antiques, June 1997.
Kertess, Klaus.  Painting as Landscape: Views of American Modernism, exhibition catologue, 1984-85.
Kertess, Klaus.  “Another Kind of Light, The Art of Stephen Mueller,” Artforum, November 1993.
Kertess, Klaus.  “Painting Metaphorically,” Artforum, October 1982.
Kertess, Klaus.  “Serendipitous Elegance,” Elle Decor, April-May 1994.
Lambarelli, Roberto.  Exhibition catalogue, Annina Nosei Gallery, 1986.
Lambarelli, Roberto.  “Stephen Mueller,” Sunstorm, December-January 1986-87.
Leffingwell, Edward G.  About Place: Contemporary American Landscape, catalogue text, Institute        for Art and Urban Resources, New York, 1986.
Lew, Irvina. “The Artful Lodger”, Art and Antiques. Summer-2005.
Liebmann, Lisa.  Interview, October 1990.
Liebmann, Lisa.  Review, “Goings On About Town,” The New Yorker, May 18, 1992.
Lyttelton, Art.  Tattler, March 1997.
McWilliams, Martha.  “Significant Something,” Washington City Paper, July 30, 1993.
Merlin, James.  “Enthusiastic Underwriting,” London Magazine, 1988.
Morera, Daniela.  L’Uomo Vogue, November 1995.
Morgan, Stuart.  Review, Artscribe, September-October, 1990.
Newhall, Edith.  “Hello, Old Paint,” New York, February 14, 1994.
Newhall, Edith.  Review, Artnews, February 1991.
        New York Magazine, May 1, 2000.
Paglia, Michael.  “Pigments of the Imagination,” Westword, September 6-12, 1995.
Ratcliff, Carter.  “Painterly Versus Painted, Painterly Painting,” Art News Annual, No. XXXVII, 1970.
        .  “Reviews in Brief,” The New York Review of Art, Volume I, Number 2, April 1994.
Saltz, Jerry.  “Let us now praise artist’s artists,” Art & Auction, April 1993.
Saltz, Jerry.  “A Year in the Life of Painting,” Art in America, October 1994.
Schmerler, Sarah. “Stephen Mueller at Bill Maynes,” Art in America, November 2000.
        . The Sciences, October 1997.
Silverthorne, Jeanne.  Review, Artforum, January 1983.
Smith, Roberta.  “Everyman’s Land,” The Village Voice, October 26, 1982.
Smith, Roberta.  Review, The New York Times, November 14, 1986.
Smith, Roberta.  Review, The New York Times, May 8, 1992.
Stanfill, Francesca.  “The World of Mary McFadden,” Architectural Digest, May 1980.
Tatransky, Valentin.  “Group Show,” Arts Magazine, October 1979.
Tatransky, Valentin.  Review, Arts Magazine, January 1983.
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, The First Fifty Years, catalogue, 2000.
Van Baron, Judith.  Review, Arts Magazine, December 1973.
Wei, Lilly.  Review, Art in America, June 1994.
Weinstein, Matthew.  Review, Artforum, October 1992.
Whitney Biennial catalogue, April 1987.
Yau, John.  “Interview with Stephen Mueller,” exhibition catalogue, Fabian Carlsson Gallery, London, 1985.
Yau, John.  Review, Artforum, February 1991.
Yau, John.  “Stephen Mueller,” Tema Celeste, October-November 1988.
Yoskowitz, Robert.  “Group Show,” Arts Magazine, December 1979.

Awards:
2005 Francis J. Greenburger Award
2004 Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 2002
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, 2000
National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Support Grant 1994
The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, 1993
CAPS, Individual Fellowship, 1987
                                               
Collections:
William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut
Portland Art Museum, Oregon
Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The Brooklyn Museum
The Denver Art Museum
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, New York
Southwestern Bell
Goldman-Sachs
Progressive Corporation, Ohio
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska