Robert Zakanitch

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Robert Zakanitch

Robert working on a sketch for
Big Bungalow Suite IV

Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Robert Zakanitch lives and works in New York City.


Solo Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions | Collections & Commissions
Bibliography | Education | Teaching and Lectures
AWARDS
1995
John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Grant

1970
Caps Grant, New York

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2008
"Tureen Series" Werkstatte, New York NY
"Lace Paintings" Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2006
"Charms" Spike Gallery, New York, NY
"Lace Paintings" Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
"Robert Rahway Zakanitch" The Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

2005
"Silhouette Series" Spike Gallery, New York, NY

2003
"Aggressive Goodness Series" Spike Gallery, New York, NY
"Aggressive Goodness Series II" Patricia Faure, Santa Monica, CA

1999
Big Bungalow Suite" Polk Museum, Lakeland, FLA

1998
"Big Bungalow Suite" University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
I Space, University of Illinois, Chicago, ILL
"Big Bungalow Suite" University of Nevada, Las Vegas Museum of Art, NV

1997
Marion Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Patricia Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Big Bungalow Suite" Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA

1996
Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
"Big Bungalow Suite" Arizona State University Museum of Art, Tempe, AZ

1995
"Adornments" Hirschl and Adler Gallery, NYC
"Big Bungalow Suite" University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA
Guild Hall Museum, Easthampton, NY

1994
"Big Bungalow Suite" Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC

1991
Daniel Templon Gallery, Paris, FRANCE

1990
Sidney Janis Gallery, NYC

1989
Helander Gallery, Palm Beach, FLA
Harcus Gallery, Boston, MA

1988
Robert Miller Gallery, NYC

1985
Asher-Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Robert Miller Gallery, NYC

1984
Robert Miller Gallery, NYC

1983
Fondation du Chateau de Jau, Case de Pene, FRANCE
Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, SWITZERLAND

1982
Asher-Faure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Michael Lord Gallery, Milwaukee, WISC
Daniel Templon Gallery, Paris, FRANCE 1981
Robert Miller Gallery, NYC
James Mayor Gallery, London, ENG
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (retrospective)

1980
Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, FRANCE
Robert Miller Gallery, NYC

1979
Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, GERMANY
Robert Miller Gallery, NYC

l978
Galerie Liatowitsch, Basel, SWITZERLAND
Robert Miller Gallery, NYC

1977
Holly Solomon Gallery, NYC

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1996
"Inside: The Work of St. Clair Cemin, Joel Otterness and Others" California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA

1994
Palm Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA

1993
Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC

1989
Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1988
"The Flower Show" Betsy Rosenfield Gallery, Chicago, ILL
Manufactures du Sevres, Porcelains, FRANCE

1987
"A View of the Workshop: Selections from Tyler Graphics" Katonah Gallery, NY
"Art in Fashion/Fashion in Art" Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, NYC

1986
"House and Garden: 10th Anniversary Exhibition" Nassau County Museum of Art Roslyn, NY
"After Matisse" Independent Curators, Inc. NYC 1985
"Anniottanta" Luogo d'Esponsizione, Bologna, Italy

1984
"Flower as Image in Contemporary Art," Wave Hill Gallery, Bronx, NY
"The Tremaine Collection: 20th Century Masters," Wadsworth Atheneum; Hartford, CT
"An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture" Museum of Modern Art, NYC
"The Restoration of Painterly Figuration" Kitakyushi Municipal Museum, Japan
"American Art Scene l970" organized by Whitney Museum and travelled to La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, CA; Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, University of Nebraska

1983
"Content in Abstraction" High Musem of Art, Atlanta, GA "Ornamentalism: The New Decorativeness in Architecture & Design" Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
"A Contemporary Collection on Loan from the Rothschild Bank AG Zurich
" La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, CA
"Back to the USA" Kunstmuseum, Luzern, Switzerland and travelled to Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn Germany; Wurttembergischer kunstverin, Stuttgart, Germany

1982
"Paintings and Drawings from the Sidney Janis Gallery, New York" Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, GA
"Collaboration Patsy Norvell and Robert Zakanitch" Sidney Janis Gallery, NYC and travelled to Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FLA

1981
"Biennial Exhibition," Whitney Museum, New York, NY

1980
"Open 80" 39th Biennale, US Pavillion, Vencie, Italy travelled to Kunst foreningen Museum, Copenhagen; Henie Onstad Museum, Norway; Biblioteca National, Madrid, Spain; Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

1979
"Pattern Nouvelle Peinture Americaine:" Galerie d'Art Contemporain des Musees de Nice, France travelled to Galerie Alexandra Monnett, Brussels, Belgium

1976
"Ten Approaches to the Decorative" Alessandra Gallery, New York, NY

1974
"Continuing Abstraction in American Art" Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1973
"Whitney Biennial" Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
"The Way of Color" Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC 1971
"The Structure of Color" Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
"Recent Acquisitions" Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC
Kolner Kunstmarkt, Cologne, Germany

1968
"New Art USA-Baroque-Minimal" Modern Art Museum, Munich, Germany

1967
"Whitney Annual" Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
American Can Company, Greenwich, CT
American Telephone & Telegraph, New York, NY
Belagio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb, Inc. New York, NY
Frances and Sydney Lewis Foundation, Richmond, VA
Ludwig Collection, Aachen, Germany
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwauke, WI
Morton G. Neumann Family Collection, Chicago, ILL
Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Musee de Strasbourg, FRANCE
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
The Art Museum, Princeton University, Princeton,NJ
The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Rothschild Bank, Zurich, Switzerland
Tremaine Collection, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Eleanor & Francis Ford Coppola, San Francisco, CA
Berardo Collection, Lisbon, Portugal
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn NY
Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo NY

COMMISSIONS
1998-2006
Miami Cultural Center, Ceasar Pellis & Associates

2003
Hand Appliqued House Curtain, Ivoryton Playhouse, Essex CT

1999
Belagio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

1985
Aubusson Rug, Johnson & Johnson, NJ

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
John Defazio : “Great Pleasures,” Art in America, May 2005

David Pagel : “The Curio Series,” catalogue essay, Locks Gallery, Philadelphia PA, 1999

Carter Rattcliff‘: “The Politics of Ornamentation”
Art in America, April 1998

Larger Than Life, catalogue, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA, 1997

Hunter Drohowjosha Philp, Sunday Calendar, L.A. Times, Sept. 7, 1997

Jean Feinberg: “The Passion and Power Builds: the Ogre series of Robert Zakanitch,” Arts Magazine, October 1985

Arthur Danto: “Colossal Canvases: Big Bungalow Suite,” The Nation, March 28, 1994

John Perrault: “The Cultivated Canvas,” Art in America, March 1982

Who's Who in America, Marquise Publications, since 1980

Carter Rattcliff, “ The fate of gesture:Jackson Pollock and post war American Art,” Farrar Straus Giroux, 1996

Irving Sandler, “Art of the Post-Modern Era," Harper Collier, 1996

Marilyn Oliver Hapgood, “Wallpaper and the Arts,” Abbeyville Press, 1992

Daniel Wheeler, “Art since mid-century:1945 to the present,” Vendome Press, 1991

Robert Jensen and Patricia Conway, “Ornamentalism,” forward by Paul Goldberg, Crown Press, 1983

Elliot Caplan, Robert R. Zakanitch, feature film premiered in NYC 1982

EDUCATION 1954-58
BA Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, Newark, NJ
TEACHING 1999
Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

1996
Boston Museum School, Boston, MA

1988
Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, Lone Wolf, OK

1977
The Art Institute of Chicago, visiting artist program, Chicago,IL

1972-73
University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA

SELECTED LECTURES AND PANELS 2005
Vassar College with Dave Hickey, Poughkeepsle, NY

2003
Pattern and Decoration, Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica, CA

1999
Polk Museum of Art, panel with Dave Hickey and Carter Rattcliff, Lakeland, FL
Locks Gallery, interview by critic, Gerard Brown, Philadelphia, PA

1998
Ceres Gallery, panel with Paul Brach: "...in response to the Womens Art Movement," New York, NY
Yale University, New Haven, CT
University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana, IL
University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Boston Museum School, Boston, MA

1997
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

1996
University of Iowa Museum, interview by art historian, Arthur Danto, Iowa Falls, IA

1994
Empire State College, New York, NY

1993
University of Texas, panel with Arthur Danto, Peter Schjeldahl: "Whatever Happened to Beauty," Austin, TX

1992
University of South Florida, panel, Tampa, FL

1991
Pompidou Museum, Paris, France
Vermont Studio School, VT

1990
Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, Lone Wolf, OK

1989
Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, Lone Wolf, OK

1988
Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, Lone Wolf, OK

1978
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

1977
CAA, panel, Washington, DC
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1973
University California San Diego, La Jolla, CA
California Institute of the Arts, Valen

1972
CAA, panel, Los Angeles, CA

1971
Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA