Verne Dawson



Born 1961, Meridianville, Alabama
Lives and works in New York


Education

1980
The Cooper Union School of Art, New York
1978
Art Student's League of New York



Solo Exhibitions

2013
Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice, Italy
Victoria Miro, London, UK 

2011
Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland

2009
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

2008
“The Paradise,” Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2007
“Paintings,” Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland

2006
Le Consortium, Dijon, France
“Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday,” Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK

2005
Camden Art Center, London, UK (cat.)

2004 “The Days of the Week and other paintings,” Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (cat.)

2003 ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
“Aerialists,” Galerie Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland

2002
Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland (cat.)

2001
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

2000
Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy

1999
Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York

1997
Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York

1995
Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York

1989
Viafora Gallery, New York

1985
The Portrait Studio, New York


Selected Group Exhibitions 

2012
“Painting Now,” Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland

2011
“Our Magic Hour,” Yokohama Triennale, Yokohama, Japan

2010
“In The Company of Alice,” Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
"At Home/Not at Home," Hessel Museum of Art, New York
“2010: Whitney Biennial,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (curated by Francesco Bonami and Gary Carrion-Murayari)

2009
“We are sun-kissed and snow-blind,” Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris with Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Paris, France
“Cave Painting: Installment #1,” Gresham’s Ghost, New York (curated by Bob Nickas and Ajay Kurian)
“Hello, Mrs. MacGruder,” Benson Keyes Arts, Southampton (curated by Michele Maccarone)
“Cave Painting,” PSM Gallery, Berlin, Germany (curated by Bob Nickas)

2008
“Future Tense: Reshaping the Landscape,” Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, NY
Gallery Hyundai/doART, Seoul, Korea
Gallery Hyundai/doART, Beijing, China
ESTRATOS Art Festival, Murcia, Spain

2007
‘The Third Mind,’ Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (curated by Ugo Rondinone) (cat.)
“Painting as Fact – Fact as Fiction,” de Pury & Luxembourg, Zürich, Switzerland (curated by Bob Nickas) (cat.)

2006
“Panic Room,” Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece

2005
“Down by Law,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
“Translation,” Palais de Tokyo, Paris Lyon Biennale, Lyon, France (cat.)
“Interested Painting,” Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago

2004
“Huts,” Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

2003
“Game Over,” Grimm Rosenfeld, Munich, Germany
“Utopia Station,” Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy (cat.)
“Breathing Under Water,” Hauser & Wirth & Presenhuber Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland
“Dirty Pictures,” The Approach, London, UK
“20th Anniversary- Welcome home,” Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

2002
“Five Years,” Jousse Entreprise, Paris, France
“From the Observatory,” Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (curated by Bob Nickas) (cat.)
“Urgent Painting,” Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France (cat.)

2001
“Best of the Season,” The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield
‘Works on Paper from Acconci to Zittel’, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
“Extended Painting,” Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy
Invisible Museum, Memphis
Victoria Miro Gallery, London, UK
“How is Everything? Everything’s going to be…Alright,” Elizabeth Cherry Fine Arts, Tucson (curated by Bob Nickas)

2000
“Ghosts,” Invisible Museum, Memphis
“Cosmobiology,” Bellweather, Brooklyn
“There is no Spirit in Painting,” Le Consortium, Dijon, France
“Collected (in Mind),” Sandra Gering Gallery, New York (curated by Bob Nickas)

1999
“Another Country,” Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art, New York
“Titles for Drawings,” AC Project Room, New York

1998
“Pets,” Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York

1997
“Landscape USA,” Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York

1996
Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York

1996
AC Project Room, New York

1993
‘Little Things” Fesek (Municipal Art Gallery of the Artists’ Union of Budapest), Budapest, Hungary
Art in General, New York
Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago
Delta Axis Center, Memphis

1990
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York

1987
Ridge Street Gallery, New York

1986
Ridge Street Gallery, New York

1985
The Portrait Studio, New York

1984
Sharpe Gallery, New York
King Street Gallery, New York

1983
Olson Gallery, New York

1982
Olson Gallery, New York

1981
The Mint Museum, Charlotte
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia
Greenville Art Museum, Greenville




Bibliography

2013
"Verne Dawson and Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE," Bomb, Spring 2013
"Verne Dawson comes to Victoria Miro this month," Phaidon, March

2011
“Procession of the Equinoxes Paintings 1994-2010,” les presses du reel

2009
Johnson, Ken, Review, New York Times, June 12
Halle, Howard, Review, Time Out New York, June 11

2006
Williams, Eliza, Review, Flash Art, May–June, p. 128
Adams, Brooks, “Report from Lyon: Time After Time,” Art in America, February, pp. 56-63

2005
“Translation: A commemorative publication by M/M (Paris) celebrating the exhibition
‘Translation’ published by The Deste Foundation, Athens
“News and Around: Biennale de Lyon”, Tema Celeste, July-August, p. 96
Herbert, Martin, “Round and round again,” Time Out, London, May 25 – June 1, p. 66 Hutchinson, John, and Tal R, “Huts” published by The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
Vincent, Steven, Review, Art in America, April 2005, pp.142-43

2004
Nickas, Bob, “People Take Pictures of Each Other,” Influence, Issue 2, pp. 90-109 Westcott, James. Review, Art Review, Dec/Jan Vol. LIV, p.105
Dawson, Verne, “432, “ published by The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Dunne, Aidan, ‘Scene Stealing?”, The Irish Times, April Ford, Felecity, Review, CIRCA Art Magazine March/May
Iremonger, Anne, Review, The Dubliner May
McKeith, Eimear, “Everyday Art,” The Event Guide March/April
White, Barry, “A round of golf on the moon- The Art of Verne Dawson,’’ Trinity News, April 13
Reust, Hans Rudolf, Review, Artforum, May, p. 221
Hase, Bettina von, “A Monument to passion”, ArtReview, Volume 2 Number 6 p. 90-93

2003 Denny, Ned, “Infinitely Fabulous,” New Statesman, March 10
Hubbard, Sue, Review, The Independent, February 25
Guner, Fishun, Review, Metro London, February 19
Nickas, Bob ‘From the Observatory’, published by Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, 2003 Campbell-Johnson, Rachel, “Best London Exhibitions,” The Times, February 15
Finel Honigman, Ana, Review, Time Out London, March 19.
Ratcliff, Carter, “Prehistory Man,” Tate, January/February, pp.34-41

2002
Ruf, Beatrix, “Verne Dawson, Heaven and Earth: Twenty-One Paintings,” published by Kunsthalle Zürich, 2002
Obrist, Hans-Ulrich, Vitamin P, Phaidon Press, London, pp. 76-79
Obrist, Hans-Ulrich, Laurence Bossé, et. Al.,“Urgent Painting.” published by Paris-Musées: Paris, 2002
Cattelan, Maurizio, “Interstellar Overdrive,” Flash Art, October, pp. 62-65 Harper’s, September, p. 26 (Ill.)
LaBelle, Charles, “Celestial Bodies,” Frieze, June/July/August, pp. 98-101
Montague, Jemima, ‘Urgent Painting,’ Frieze. April 2002, pp. 88-89

2001
Nickas, Bob, ‘Eternal Returns’, Artforum, November, pp. 132-135
Saltz, Jerry, ‘Primordial Seasonings’, Village Voice, June 19, p. 61 Paper, Review, June, p. 104 The New Yorker, Review, June 4
Smith, Roberta, New York Times, Review, June 1
Yablonsky, Linda, Time Out New York, Review, May 31- June 7
Nickas, Bob, Dutch, January-February

2000
Flash Art, November-December
Johnson, Ken, The New York Times, Review, March 24
Smith, Roberta, The New York Times, Review, February 18

1999
Jones, Ronald, frieze, Review, issue #46, May
Johnson, Ken, The New York Times, Review, January 8
Halle, Howard, Time Out New York, Review, January 14-21

1990
Ash, John, Art in America, March (Color illustration, Bachelor), p. 207

1989
Smith, Roberta, The New York Times, Oct 20, p. c28
Flash Art, Supplement, May-June, p. 3

1983
Moufarrage, Nicolas, Flash Art, March, p. 32