Biography

Learn more about Robert Feintuch's life, career, and accomplishments. 

1953

Born in Jersey City, New Jersey.

 

EDUCATION 

1974-76

Yale University School of Art, M.F.A.

 

1970-74

Cooper Union, B.F.A

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Robert Feintuch: 3 Paintings, 3 Drawings, Sidecar at Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York

Rona Pondick and Robert Feintuch: Heads, Hands, Feet; Sleeping, Holding, Dreaming, Dying, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City

 

2015

Miller Yezerski Gallery, Boston

 

2014

Sonnabend Gallery, New York

 

2012

Akira Ikeda Gallery, Berlin

 

2011

Sonnabend Gallery, New York

 

2010

Sonnabend Gallery, New York

 

2006

CRG Gallery, New York

 

2004

Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston

 

2002

CRG Gallery, New York, (catalogue)

 

2001

Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, (catalogue)

 

1999

Heat, CRG Gallery, New York

 

1996

The Middle Ages, CRG Gallery, New York

 

1994

Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica
Studio La Citta, Verona, Italy, (catalogue)

 

1993

Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York

 

1992

Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York

 

1989

Galerie Alfred Kren, Cologne, Germany

 

1988

fiction/nonfiction, New York

 

1985

Madeleine Carter Fine Arts, Boston

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2016

The Sonnabend Collection: Half A Century of European & American Art, Part 1, Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal

 

2015

Intimacy in Discourse: Reasonable Sized Paintings, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, New Jersey
SELF: Portraits of Artists in Their Absence, The National Academy Museum, 
New York
Heaven and Earth, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
The Guston Effect, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston
Directors' Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail, The Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine

 

2014

From Rauschenberg to Jeff Koons, Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, Venice
Unrealism Part 1, Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York
Look at Me: Portraiture from Manet to the Present, Leila Heller Gallery, New York
Beyond the Classical: Imagining the Ideal Across Time, The National Academy Museum, New York

 

2013

Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Dedalus Foundation, Industry City, and The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn, NY
The Sonnabend Collection, Ca' Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, Venice

 

2012

Sonnabend Gallery, New York

 

2011

Ileana Sonnabend: An Italian Portrait, Peggy Guggenheim Foundation, Venice (catalogue) 
Naked, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston
Sonnabend Gallery, New York

 

2010

At the Edge: Subversive Ideas and New Forms, Portsmouth Museum of FIne Art, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Uncovered, Eden Rock Gallery, St. Barthelemy, French West Indies

 

2009

Sonnabend Gallery, New York
Lovers, On Stellar Rays, New York

 

2006

Sweets and Beauties, Fredericks & Freiser, New York

 

2005

Celebrate 22 Years, Tilton Gallery, New York

 

2004

Some of Their Parts, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston

 

2003

Me, Myself and I, CRG Gallery, New York

 

2002

CRG Gallery, New York

 

2001

I Love NY Art Benefit, CRG Gallery, New York
Reflection, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio

 

2000

Nude + Narrative, P.P.O.W., New York

 

1999

Figuration, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany, (traveling to the Rupertinum, Salzburg, and Museum für moderne zeitgenössische Kunst, Bolzano, Italy, (catalogue)
Making Change, The Jewish Museum, San Francisco

 

1998

Shake, PS 122, New York

 

1997

Frankensteinian, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York

 

1996

Brooklyn Academy of Music, Next Wave Festival (site: Brooklyn Museum), Brooklyn, New York, MINE, (Performance conceived and co-directed by Rona Pondick and Robert Feintuch, in collaboration with Sara Rudner, Jennifer Tipton and William Matthews)
Frankenstein, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal (catalogue)
Robert Feintuch, Frances Stark, Bernard Voita, CRG Gallery, New York
Robert Feintuch and Tomas Clusellas, One Great Jones, New York
Scratch, Threadwaxing Space, New York, (catalogue)

 

1995

Robert Feintuch, John O'Reilly, Rona Pondick, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston
Madeleines, Apex Art, New York
Not, Not, E.S. Vandam, New York

 

1994

Take Me To God, Jose Freire Gallery, New York
Basically Silver: 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Studio La Citta, Verona, Italy
Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York
Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York
Fresco: A Contemporary Perspective, The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor and Boston College Museum, (catalogue)
Studio Barnabo, Venice

 

1993

Thirtieth Anniversary Exhibition of Drawings, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
I Love You More Than My Own Death: A Melodrama in Parts by Pedro Almodovar, Venice Biennale, "Slittamenti", Venice, Italy
The Brushstroke: Painting in the 90's, Ruth Bloom Gallery, Santa Monica, California
The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, The Drawing Center, New York
Studio La Citta, Verona, Italy
I am the Enunciator, Thread Waxing Space, New York

 

1992

Nothing New, Studio La Citta, Verona, Italy, (catalogue)
Psycho, KunstHall New York, (catalogue)
Quotations, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art and The Dayton Art
Institute Museum of Contemporary Art, (catalogue)
Sense and Sensibility, Solo Gallery, New York
Body and Soul, Philippe Staib Gallery, New YorK

 

1991

Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York
Rope, Galeria Fernando Alcolea, Barcelona, Spain
Zeichnungen: Thom Barth, Stephen Ellis, Robert Feintuch, Al Taylor, Galerie Alfred Kren, Cologne

 

1990

Mark Depman, Robert Feintuch, Joe Scanlan, Nicole Klagsburn Gallery, New York
Spellbound, Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles
Collaborations, (collaborative work with Rona Pondick), Greenberg Wilson Gallery, New York
Body, Once Removed, Emily Sorkin Gallery, New York

 

1989

fiction/nonfiction, New York

 

1988

Maine Museums Collect, Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine

 

1987

Jack Tilton Gallery, New York
fiction/nonfiction, New York
Inaugural Exhibition, Olin Art Museum, Bates College, Maine

 

1986

The Inspiration Comes from Nature, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York
New Year Invitational, Gallery Schlesinger-Boisante, New York
Invitational, John Davis Gallery, Akron, Ohio
Inner Images, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine

 

1984

Organic Abstractions, H.F. Manes Gallery, New York
Drawing Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Maine

 

1983

Selected Drawings, Jersey City Museum, New Jersey, (catalogue)

 

AWARDS and GRANTS

Guggenheim Fellowship

2008

Leube Foundation, Residency Fellowship, Gartenau, Austria

2003

Leube Foundation, Residency Fellowship, Gartenau, Austria

2000

Bogliasco Foundation, Residency Fellowship, Bogliasco, Italy

1999

Rockefeller Foundation, Residency Fellowship, Bellagio, Italy

1996

Mellon Grant

1992

National Endowment for the Arts, Artists' Fellowship

1977

Sarah Hewitt Memorial Prize for Painting

1974

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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2014

Bui, Phong. "The Beginning." Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1. 1st ed. Ed. Jack Flam. Italy: Skira Editore, Milano; New York: The Brooklyn Rail; New York: Dedalus Foundation, 2014, p. 57, p. 152 (with illustrations)

Bui, Phong. “Robert Feintuch with Phong Bui.” The Brooklyn Rail, June 2014, pp. 58-61 (with illustrations).

DeWoody, Beth Rubin and Paul Morris. "Look at Me, Portratirute from Manet to the Present." (exhibition catalogue) New York, NY: Leila Heller Gallery, 2014 p. 53 (with illustration).

Mcnicholas, Darragh. "Tom and Jerry." Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1. The Brooklyn Rail and Dedalus Foundation, November 2014 (with illustrations)

Wong, Queenie. “Robert Feintuch: The Hercules and the new work.” Harper’s Bazaar, Hong Kong, May 2014, pp. 50-53 (with illustrations).

 

2013

Chow, Veronica. “New York Art Story.” Harper’s Bazaar, Hong Kong, December 2013, pp. 84-85 (with illustration).

 

2011

Armstrong, Richard. Ileana Sonnabend, An Italian Portrait (Venice, Italy: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 2011), p. 9.

Codognato, Mario. Ileana Sonnabend, An Italian Portrait (Venice, Italy: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, 2011), pp. 92-93, (with illustration).

Coggins, David. “Voice of Reason: The Robert Feintuch Interview.” The Huffington Post, April 6, 2011, (with illustration).

Heinrich, Will. “Diogenes as Collagist: Robert Feintuch at Sonnabend Gallery.” The New York Observer, April 5, 2011.

Laferriere, Catherine. "NAKED." Artscope Magazine, July/August, 2011, vol. 6. no.3, p. 12. 

McClemont, Doug. "Robert Feintuch at Sonnabend." Art News, Summer 2011, p. 121, (with illustration).

McQuaid, Cate. "In the flesh." The Boston Globe, July 20, 2011, (with illustration).

 

2007

Harris, Susan. "Robert Feintuch at CRG." Art in America, January, 2007, pp. 148- 9, (with illustration).

 

2006

MacAdam, Alfred. "Robert Feintuch at CRG." Art News, November, 2006, p. 188, (with illustration).

 

2002

Gookin, Kirby. “Hero: Robert Feintuch’s Recent Work.” (exhibition catalogue) (New York: CRG Gallery, 2002), (with illustrations).

Pollack, Barbara. “Working Vacations.” The Village Voice, July 23, 2002, pp. 46-7.

Weiermair, Peter. “Robert Feintuch: Las Artimanas de Los Objectos
Transformados en Belleza.” AtlAntica, Numero 32, Primavera 2002, pp. 122-27, (with illustrations).

 

2001

McQuaid, Cate. “Light Show.” The Boston Globe, Thursday, April 26, 2001, p. D1.

Smith, Roberta. “A Benefit for Lovers of Art and New York.” The New York Times, Thursday, November 1, 2001, p. E3.

Weiermair, Peter. “The Trickery of Objects, Resolved in Beauty.” (exhibition catalogue) (Boston: Howard Yezerski Gallery, 2001), (with illustrations).

Smith, Roberta. “A Benefit for Lovers of Art and New York.” The New York Times, Thursday, November 1, 2001, p. E3.

Weiermair, Peter. “The Trickery of Objects, Resolved in Beauty.” (exhibition catalogue) (Boston: Howard Yezerski Gallery, 2001), (with illustrations).

 

2000

Bigi, Daniela. “Figurazione Al Museion Di Bolzano.” Arte e Critica, gennaio/marzo, 2000.

Harris, Jane. “Robert Feintuch at C/R/G.” Art in America, January, 2000, pp. 116-18, (with illustration).

Meneghelli, Luigi. “Figuration.” Flash Art, (Italian edition), no. 220, February – March, 2000.

Scott, Andrea. “Nude and Narrative.” The New Yorker, October 9, ¬2000, p. 20.

Zweig, Janet, and Princenthal, Nancy, editors. “Robert Feintuch.” Chain, #7 memoir/anti-memoir, summer 2000, (illustrations pp. 47 - 48).

 

1999

Ebony, David. “David Ebony's Top Ten: Robert Feintuch at CRG Gallery.” ArtNet magazine, June 4, 1999, (with illustration).

Hapkemeyer, Andreas. “In the movie Samson said to Delila.…” Figuration(exhibition catalogue) (Zurich: Edition Oehrli, 1999), (with illustrations).

Maxwell, Douglas F. “Robert Feintuch at CRG Gallery.” Review, May 15, 1999, pp. 20-21.

Perelda. Severino. “A Bolzano Due Importanti Rassegne D’Arte Moderna.” Alto Adige, 9.1.99.

Schiffman, Jean. “Making Change.” Bay Area City Search, December 15, 1999.

“San Francisco’s Small Museums.” Arts Monthly, November 1999, pp. 16-17.

Weiermair, Peter. “Painting after Photography.” Figuration (exhibition catalogue) (Zurich: Edition Oehrli, 1999), (with illustrations).

 

1998

Ermini, Flavio. editor, Ante Rem, 1998, pp. 127-8, Verona, Italy, (illustrations).

Prisant, Carol. “Room Service.” New York, April 27, 1998, pp. 38-43, (with illustrations).

 

1997

Koplos, Janet. “Performance: Art on Stage.” Art in America, September, 1997, pp. 51-55, (with illustrations).

Rush, Michael. “New York Galleries: New Spaces/New Faces.” Art New England, April/May, 1997, pp. 30-31, (with illustration).

Shottenkirk, Dena. “body language.” World Art, No. 12, pp. 35-39.

Zimmer, Elizabeth. “It’s Genius! Artists Cheer the Best of the Year.” The Village Voice, January 7, 1997, p. 26.

 

1996

Pedersen, Victoria. “Gallery Go Round.” Paper, December, p. 140.

Salpeter, Ellen. “Scratch.” (exhibition catalogue) (New York: Threadwaxing Space, 1996), (with illustration).

Tobias, Tobi. “Lost in Space.” The Village Voice, December 17, 1996.

 

1995

Bertola, Chiara. “Robert Feintuch at Studio La Citta.” Flash, Italian edition, 
Anno XXVII, No. 186, Summer, 1994, p. 88.

Bletzo, Francesco. “Feintuch Allo Studio La Citta, Un Americano Che Ama L’Antico.” La Cronaca, Verona, Sunday, May 8, 1994, p. 30, (with illustration).

Ermini, Flavio, editor. Anterem, #51, December, 1995, “Robert Feintuch.” pp. 2, 15,Verona, Italy, (illustrations).

Meneghelli, Luigi. “Under and Uber.” (exhibition catalogue) (Verona, Italy: Studio La Citta, 1994), (with illustrations).

Morgan, Robert C. “Individual Issues.” Cover, October, 1994, p. 38.

Princenthal, Nancy. “After Bellini: Robert Feintuch’s Recent Paintings.” (exhibition catalogue) (Verona, Italy: Studio La Citta, 1994), (with illustrations).

_____. “Robert Feintuch.” Segno, May 1994, pp. 12-13, (with illustrations).

Trevisan, Giorgio. “Il Nero Ossessivo Ricopre Il Rinascimento.” L’Arena, Saturday, April 30, 1994, p. 36. 

 

1993

Princenthal, Nancy. “Robert Feintuch.” Titolo, Anno III, No. 11, Winter, 1992-93, pp. 80-83, (with illustrations).

Rubinstein, Raphael Mayer. “Report from Northern Italy, Art in the Maelstrom.” Art in America, June, 1993, pp. 40-47.

 

1992

Borum, Jennifer P. “Robert Feintuch at Daniel Newburg.” Artforum, Summer, 1992, p. 112, (with illustration).

D’Amato, Brian. “Robert Feintuch at Daniel Newburg.” Flash Art, vol. XXV, May/June, 1992, p. 114, (with illustration).

Hess, Elizabeth. “Voice Choices, Robert Feintuch.” The Village Voice, March 17, 1992, p. 75.

Iannacci, Anthony. “Nothing New, La Positiva Assenza di Originalita Nell’Arte.”

Titolo, Anno III, No.9, Summer, 1992, pp. 50-51, (with illustration).

_____. “Niente Di Nuovo.” (exhibition catalogue) (Verona, Italy: Studio La Citta, 1992), (with illustrations).

_____. “Niente Di Nuovo.” Segno, N.115, June, 1992, pp. 26-9, (with illustration).

Kuspit, Donald. “The Underlying Psycho.” (exhibition catalogue) (KunstHall, NY, 1992) (with illustration).

Meneghelli, Luigi. “Nothing New.” Flash Art, (Italian edition), Anno XXV, No 169, Summer 1992, p. 112.

Princenthal, Nancy. “Robert Feintuch at Daniel Newburg.” Art in America, June, 1992, p. 108, (with illustration).

Zimmer, William. “Appropriation: When Borrowing From Earlier Artists is Irresistible.” The New York Times, Sunday, June 14, p. 22. 

 

1990

Kisters, Jurgen. “Henri Michaux and Robert Feintuch.” Kunstforum, January/February 1990, pp. 345-346, (with illustration).

 

1989

Connor, Maureen. “Robert Feintuch.” Arts Magazine, February 1989, (with illustration).

Kisters, Jurgen. “Kunstler auf Suche.” Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger, November 1, 1989, (with illustration). 

 

1987

Cohen, Ronny. “The New Abstraction.” Print Collector’s Newsletter, Vol. XVII, No.1, (with illustration). 

 

1986

Pardee, Hearne. “Inner Images.” Arts Magazine, November 1986, (with illustration). 

 

1984

Hackett, Marilyn. “Feintuch: Of Heart, Mind.” Lewiston Journal, March 9, 1984, (with illustration).

Isaacson, Philip. “Taking Viewers to the Brink.” Maine Sunday Telegram, March 18, 1984, (with illustration). 

 

1983

Belag, Andrea. “Selected Drawings”, (exhibition catalogue) (The Jersey City Museum 1983), (with illustration).