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Troy Brauntuch - Artists - Petzel Gallery

Troy Brauntuch (b. 1954, Jersey City, NJ)

Born in 1954 in New Jersey, Troy Brauntuch graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He currently divides his time between New York, NY and Austin, TX. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally for over 30 years.

Brauntuch exhibited in the seminal show Picture at Artists Space in New York along with Jack Goldstein, Robert Longo, Philip Smith, and Sherrie Levine. His works are held in numerous private and public collections including the Pinault Foundation, Paris; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Contemporary Arts Museum, Los Angeles; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; the San Diego Contemporary Arts Museum, San Diego; and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

He has had numerous solo exhibitions at Petzel from 2013-2020 and Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich (1994-2012), among others. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions including Kunsthaus Graz, Graz (2020); The Warehouse, Dallas (2018); LUMA/Westbau Zurich, Zurich (2014); Regen Projects, Los Angeles (2010); the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2009), among others.

Brauntuch is a recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (2010-2011). His honors also include grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (1981, 1983) the Joan Mitchell Foundation (1999), and a Creative Research Grant (2009) from the University of Texas where he has held a position as an Associate Professor of Art and Art History since 2004. In 2005, the students in that department voted him Outstanding Professor of the Year.

His work is part of numerous public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Pinault Foundation, Paris; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C; Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IL, and the Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva among others.

Brauntuch’s gambit in a breakthrough work such as 1, 2, 3 was to appropriate material so potentially explosive that the tiniest misstep would set the whole thing ablaze-a game of millimeters not unlike diffusing a bomb.

-Douglas Eklund, The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984, exh. cat. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009), pp. 104 (ill.)

Career Highlights

Troy Brauntuch - Artists - Petzel Gallery

Installation view, Day for Night: Whitney Biennial 2006, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2006

1954 Born in Jersey City, New Jersey

1975 Receives B.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts, Valencia

1977 Participates in exhibition Pictures at Artists Space, New York

1982 Participates in Il Biennale di Venezia, Venice and Documenta 7, Kassel

1983 Partakes in exhibitions Back to the USA at Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne and Modern Nude Paintings: 1880-1980, National Museum of Art, Osaka

1984 Participates in exhibition An International Survey of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and Content at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.

1987 Participates in exhibition Avant-Garde in the ‘80s at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

1988 Work included in exhibition Art for Your Collection at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

1989 Participates in Prospect ‘89 at Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, and Nocturnal Visions in Contemporary Painting, Whitney Museum of American Art at Equitable Center, New York

1990 Participates in exhibition Art Meets Science and Spirituality in a Changing Economy, at Museum Fodor, Amsterdam

1991 Participates in exhibition American Art of the 80’s at the Palazzo delle Albere, Trento

1995 Participates in exhibition Glaube- Hoffnung-Liebe-Tod at Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna

1998 Paticipates in exhibition Fast Forward at Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg

1999  Receives Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant Participates in exhibition Texas Draws at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston

 

Troy Brauntuch - Artists - Petzel Gallery

Installation view, A Strange New Beauty, Friedrich Petzel East, 2020

2000  Participates in exhibition Modern Art Despite Modernism at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

2001  Participates in exhibition Brooklyn Collects at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn

2005 Participates in exhibition Springtide at the ICA Philadelphia, Philadelphia

2006  Participates in Day for Night: Whitney Biennial 2006 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and Drawing from the Modern 1975-2005 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Solo exhibition at Petzel Gallery, New York

2007  Work included in exhibition USB Openings: Drawings from the USB Art Collection, Tate Modern, London

2009 Participates in exhibition The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

2010  Awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

2011  Participates in exhibition Time Again at SculptureCenter, Long Island City

2014 Participates in exhibition In the Crack of Dawn at LUMA/Westbau Zurich, Zurich
and The Illusion of Light, Palazzo Grassi/Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice

2019  Participates in exhibition Where Art Might Happen:The Early Years of Cal Arts at Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover

2020  Participates in exhibition Where Art Might Happen: The Early Years of Cal Arts, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz
Solo exhibition at Petzel Gallery, New York

Installation view, Springtide, ICA Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 2005

Installation view, Springtide, ICA Philadelphia, Philadelphia, 2005

Installation view, Day for Night: Whitney Biennial 2006, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2006

Installation view, Day for Night: Whitney Biennial 2006, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2006

Installation view, A Strange New Beauty, Friedrich Petzel East, 2020

Installation view, A Strange New Beauty, Friedrich Petzel East, 2020

Troy Brauntuch