Selected works


Biography

Brad Kahlhamer was born in 1956 in Tucson, Arizona to Native American parents and later adopted by a middle-class German-American family. He earned a BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1982. Central to Kahlhamer’s work is his compelling life story. He grew up without knowledge of his tribal heritage. In reaction to this, his work explores his own displaced Native American identity as well as the influence of tribes, past and present, on mainstream American culture. Kahlhamer draws images related to the visionary tradition of American indigenous art. His inspirational sources are country western and Native American rock music, which add to his personal iconography.

www.bradkahlhamer.net


EDUCATION

1976-82 Attends University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac and Oshkosh; receives B.F.A. 1982


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine
Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire
Madison Museum on Contemporary Art, Madison, Wisconsin
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisoncsin
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, Kansas
Oppenheimer Collection, Nerman Museum, Overland Park, Kansas
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
Trevi Flash Art Museum of Contemporary Art, Trevi, Italy
Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina
Whitney Museum, New York, New York


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 The Contemporary Artists Project Space, The Joslyn Museum, Omaha, NE
         Fort Gotham Girls + Boys Club, Zidoun-Bossuyt Gallery, Luxembourg
2014 The Four Hairs, Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden
         Fort Gottham Girls + Boys Club, Jack Shainman Gallery 20th St, New York, NY
2013 A Fist Full of Feathers, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
         Bowery Nation, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
2012 
Bowery Nation, The Aldridge Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
2011
 Project Room Brad Kahlhamer, Anne De Villepoix, Paris, France
         NDN Birds Over Fort Gotham 2011, Stephane Simoens, Knokke-Zoute, Belgium
2010
 Giverny/JEEV, Andrehn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden
         Topps and the Indians, Giverny/JEEV, Zidoun Gallery, Luxemburg
2008
 The Slow Game, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe
         Rapid City, Denver Museum of Contemporary Art
2007 
Rapid City, Modern Art, London
2006 
Brad Kahlhamer & Aaron Spangler, Kantor / Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles

 
        Girls & Skulls, Deitch Projects, New York
2005
 Let’s Walk West, Bakalar Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston. Catalogue Essay by Susan Krane.
 

         Road Trip USA, Andrehn Schiptjenko, Stockholm, Sweden
2004
 Let’s Walk West, Scottsdale Contemporary Museum of Art, Phoenix
         Skull Project, Galleria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy
2003 
Apache Junction USA, Modern Art Inc., London, England
2002
 Almost American, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe
         Almost American, Galerie Drantmann, Brussels, Belgium
2001 
Almost American, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

         Brad Kahlhamer, Galleria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy
         Almost American, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
2000 Almost American, Madison Art Center (now Madison Museum of Contemporary Art), Madison. Catalog, essays by Laura Hoptman and Sara Krajewski.
 
         Friendly Frontier, Galleria Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy

         Almost American, Modern Art Inc., London, England, November
1999 
Friendly Frontier, Deitch Projects, New York. Catalog, texts by Jeffrey Deitch and Peter Fleissig; Deitch Projects,Catalog; Frontier interview by Margaret   Archuleta.
1998
 KTNN, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY
1996 
Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY
1994 
Project Room, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY. Brochure, text by Melinda Gellman, Ph.D.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 The New SFMOMA, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
2015 If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?, Hunter East Harlem Gallery, New York City, NY

         Weaving Past into Present: Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking, International Print Center New York, NY

2014-2015 The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky, Museé du quai Branly, Paris, April 7–July 20, 2014. Traveling to: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, September 18, 2014–January 11, 2015 and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, March 3–May 10, 2015.

2014 Atopia: Migration, Heritage and Placelessness, Work from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection @ Museo de Arte de Zapopan MAZ, Guadalajara, Mexico
         Wrong's What I Do Best, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
         Contemporary American Indian Art, The Nerman Museum Collection, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, KS

2012
 One Must Know The Animals, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison
2011 
Exit Art: Printed Histories, Sixteen Years of Exit Art Portfolios 1995-2011, Exit Art, NYC
         America: Now and Here, National Tour, 2011-2012


         Tale Spinning, Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston
         Postermat, The Hole, New York, NY



2010
 Legal Tender, Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles

2008
 The Old, Weird America: Folk Themes in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
         Anthology, Martha Otero Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
         The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, 31 Grand, New York, NY
         Admirer, 31 Grand, New York, NY
2007 American Soil, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park
         Shooting Back, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna

         Tattoo Flash, Saved Tattoo, Brooklyn, NY
2006
 Block Party, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


         I’m Sorry, Pilar Para & Romero Galeria de Arte, Madrid, Spain
         Radar, Denver Art Museum, Denver. Works donated by Kent & Vicki Logan to the Denver Art Museum’s Modern & Contemporary Art Department.
         Selections from the Leroy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York ? NY
2005
 Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
         Different Wavelengths, Tina Kim Fine Art, New York, NY
         Monuments for the USA, White Columns, New York, NY


2004 Dessins et des autres, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
         Lewis and Clark Territory: Contemporary Artists Revisit Place, Race and Memory, Tacoma Art Museum, Washington. Catalog texts by Thomas Haukaas and Rock Hushka. 


         Monument to Now, Deste Foundation: Center for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece,. Catalog by Deste Foundation: Center for Contemporary Art,      Athens, Greece. Catalog texts by Dan Cameron, Jeffrey Deitch, Alison M. Gingeras, Massimiliano Gioni and Nancy Spector. 


         The Print Show, Exit Art, New York
         Picturing Change; the impact of Ledger Drawing on Native American Art, The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, NH

2003
 Supernova, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco 

         Fresh: Works on Paper, A Fifth Anniversary Show, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe


         Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation, Regina Gouger Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. Catalog texts by Vicky A. Clark, Barbara J. Bloemink, Ana Merino, Rick Gribenas and George D. Wallace. Traveled to Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana; University Art Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton; University of Arizona Museum of Art, University of Arizona, Tucson; Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham; Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California; Art House, Austin, Texas.

2002
 Art on Paper 2002, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
         

Contemporary Art Project, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Catalog, texts by Lisa Corrin and Tarra Reddy Young. 


         Five Years of the Altoids Curiously Strong Collection 1998-2002, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
         New Visions of the West, Nassau County Museum of Art, New York


         West RETROSPECTACLE: 25 Years of Collecting Modern & Contemporary Art, Denver Art Museum, Catalog text by Diane Perry Vanderlip.

2001

Best of the season: Selected Works from the 2000-2001 Manhattan Exhibition Season, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Catalog text by Richard Klein.


Ghost World, Cais Gallery, Seoul, South Korea. Catalog text by Michael Cohen.


Issues of Identity in Recent American Art, Gibson Gallery, State University of New York at Potsdam. Traveled to Gibson Gallery, State University of New York at Potsdam, 12 March - 22 April ; Art University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal. Catalog text by Dan Mills. 


Precious Cargo: A Revolving Exhibition of Contemporary Art, KBond, Los Angeles. 
 

Spiritual America, Audiello Fine Art, New York, NY


Waterworks: U.S. Akvarell 2001, Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, Skärhamn, Sweden. Catalog texts by Kim Levin and Berndt Arell.


Tirana Biennale 1, National Gallery & Chinese Pavilion

2000
 Endpapers, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York. Catalog text by Judy Collischan.
 

         Ghosts, Invisible Museum


         Greater New York: New Art in New York Now, P.S.1 MOMA, Long Island City. CD-ROM P.S.1 MOMA, CD-ROM Nowcatalog with booklet. 

         ID/Y2K: Identity at the Millennium, Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle, New York
 

         Lost, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England

1999 Self Portrait, Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada

         The Constructed Landscape, Brent Sikkema Gallery, New York, NY
         Infra-Slim Spaces - The Physical and Spiritual in the Art of Today, Birmingham
         Museum of Art, Birmingham

1998
 PETS, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY
         

Solo Painting: Voices in Contemporary Abstraction, The North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks

1997
 Basically Black and White, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York, NY

         Landscape USA, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY
         

Road Show ’97, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY
         Stepping 

Up, Andrew Mummery Gallery, London, England, UK

         Structures, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1996 

The Art Exchange Show, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY
Red River Crossings: Ten Contemporary Native American Artists Respond to Peter Rindisbacher (1806-1834), Swiss Institute, New York. Catalog texts by Margaret Archuleta, Henry E. Bovay and Gregory Sholette.


Square Bubbles, Mandeville Gallery, Union College, Schenectady.
Sweat, Exit Art, New York, NY
Wish You Were Here, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY
1995 
Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York (two-person show with Michael Ashkin

Extremely Refrigerated, Meatlocker, New York, NY

Obsession, Chassie Post Gallery, New York, NY
Pop Up, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY

1994 
The Garden of Sculptural Delights, Exit Art, New York, NY
        
...It’s How You Play the Game, Exit Art, New York, NY

1993

Markets of Resistance, White Columns, New York, NY
Simply Made in America, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefi eld. Traveled to Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio; Palm Beach Community College of Art, Florida; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington. Catalog text by Barry A. Rosenberg.


W139-NY, Gallerie W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Sculpture: The Day after Today, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY


AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2015 Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Visiting Artist-in-Residence in partnership with the Josyln Museum of Art, Omaha, NE
         Rauschenberg Foundation; Residency 10, Captiva Island, FL
2012 TBA-21 Lopud Academy, Croatia
2009 
Participates in the invited-artist program at The Monet Foundation, Giverny, France
2007 
TBA 21 Imagine Lopud, Croatia
2006 
Receives Joan Mitchell Award 


2004
 Participates in the invited-artist program at The LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, New York

2002
 Commissioned by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian to write score for the silent film Red Skins, 1929 (Paramount, 81 minutes); National Braid (Kahlhamer and violinist Laura Ortman) performs score at Native Cinema Showcase, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2002; Febio Fest, Prague, 2003; Tribeca Film Festival, New York, 2003; and 22nd Pordenone Silent Film Festival, Sacile, Italy, 2003

2001
Receives The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in painting 

1995
Receives The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation studio grant

2001 The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award in painting
1995 The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation studio grant


BOOKS AND CATALOGUES

2015 Kahlhamer, Brad. "SUPR NDN." Super Indian; Fritz Scholder 1967-1980 , Lukavic, John P. et. al. Del Monico Books & Denver Art Museum 2015

2012
 Selene Wendt. Fresh Paint,TBA-21, The Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Charta Publishing

2009
 Von Hapsburg, Francesca. Thyssen Bornemisza Art Contemporary, TBA-21, The Collections Book, Vienna

2008 
Kamps, Toby. The Old Weird America, Folk Themes in Contemporary Art, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 2008

2007

Deitch, Jeffrey, Sobel, Dean, Casadio, Mariuccia, Brad Kahlhamer, Monograph Charta/Deitch Projects
 

Van Hapsburg, Francesca, Zyman, Daniela, Shooting Back, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna
 

Hartman, Bruce, Oppenheimer Collection, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas


Schmidt, Jason, Artists: Edition 7L, Steidl

2006 
Caruso, Laura. RADAR: Selections from the Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan. Denver: Denver Art Museum, 2006.

Jacobs, Dan, Jillian M. Desmond and Elizabeth A. Murphy. Negotiating Reality: Recent Works from the Logan Collection. Denver, Colorado: University of Denver, Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, 

School of Art and Art History, 2006. 
 

Schlesinger, Emily. Brad Kahlhamer: Girls & Skulls. New York: Deitch Projects, 2006.

2005
 Post Modern Portraiture from The Logan Collection. San Francisco, California: Overseas Printing Corporation, 2005.

Richer, Francesca and Matthew Rosenzweig. No. 1: First Works by 362 Artists. New York: D.A.P. Distributed Art Publishers, 2005. 
 

Rugoff, Ralph. Monuments for the USA. Oakland, California: Solstice Press, 2005.

2004

Cameron, Dan, Jeffrey Deitch, Alison M. Gingeras, Massimiliano Gioni and Nancy Spector. Monument to Now. Athens, Greece: Deste Foundation: Center for Contemporary Art, 2004. 

Haukaas, Thomas and Rock Hushka. Lewis and Clark Territory: Contemporary Artists Revisit Place, Race and Memory. Tacoma, Washington: Tacoma Art Museum with University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2004.


Krane, Susan. Brad Kahlhamer: Let’s Walk West. Scottsdale, Arizona: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 2004.

2003

Benezra, Neal, Dan Cameron, Madeleine Grynstejn, Kent Logan, Jessica Morgan, Ralph Rugoff, Amada Cruz and Katy Siegel. Supernova: Art of the Nineties from the Logan Collection. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2003. 
 

Bloemink, Barbara, Vicky A. Clark, Rick Gribenas, Ana Merino and George D. Wallace. Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation. Pittsburgh: Regina Gouger Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, 2003.

2002

Corrin, Lisa and Tara Reddy Young. Seattle Art Museum Collection: Contemporary Art Project. Seattle Art Museum Collection: Contemporary Art Project. Young Seattle: Seattle Art Museum, 2002. 
 

Frankel, David. Artists to Artists: A Decade of the Space Program. Colorado Springs: The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, 2002.
 

Garrels, Gary, et. al. The Logan Collection: Portrait of Our Times. Vail, Colorado: The Logan Collection, 2002.

2001 
Politti, Giancarlo, Politti, Gia, Tirana Biennale1, Giancarlo Politti Editions/Flash Art


Cohen, Michael. Ghost World. Seoul: Cais Gallery, 2001. 


Levin, Kim and Berndt Arell. Waterworks: U.S. Akvarell 2001. Skärhamn, Sweden: Nordiska Akvarellmuseet, 2001.


Mills, Dan. Issues of Identity in Recent American Art. Potsdam, New York: Gibson Gallery, State University of New York at Potsdam, 2001.

2000

Collischan, Judy. Endpapers: drawings 1890-1900 and 1990-2000. Purchase, New York: Neuberger Museum, Purchase College, State University of New York, 2000. 

Hoptman, Laura and Sara Krajewski.
Almost American. Madison, Wisconsin: Madison Art Center and Aspen Art Museum

1999
 Deitch, Jeffery, Peter Fleissig and Margaret Archuleta. Brad Kahlhamer: Friendly Frontier. New York: Deitch Projects, 1999.

1998 
Diehl, Matt, Matt Freedman, Martha McPhee, and Darcey Steinke. KTTN (CD-ROM with brochure). New York: Full Pelt Productions and Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, 1998.

1996

Archuleta, Margaret, Gregory Sholette and Henry E. Bovay. American Artists Respond to Peter Rindisbacher (1806-1834). New York: Swiss Institute, 1996.


Iossel, Mikhail. Square Bubbles. Schenectady, New York: Mandeville Gallery, Union College, 1996.

1994 
Gellman, Melinda. Brad Kahlhamer. New York: Thread Waxing Space, 1994.

1992

Leigh, Christian. Sculpture: The Day After Today. New York: Thread Waxing Space, 1992

Rosenberg, Barry A. “The World As We Find It,” in Simply Made in America. Ridgefield, Connecticut: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 1992.


DESIGN EDITIONS

2010
 Sisley Art Project


2009
 GAP Project Red/Art Production Fund Artist Edition Tees



Exhibitions

Brad Kahlhamer - Topps and the Indians, Giverny / JEEV

Solo Show de Brad Kahlhamer From April 9th to May 22nd, 2010 Preview on April 8th, 2010.

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