Alex Kwartler

B. 1979 - New York, US
Lives and works in New York, NY

2015 MFA, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
2002 BFA, The Cooper Union, New York, NY, USA, USA
Alex Kwartler uses varying speeds to build up the surfaces of his new paintings. These layers of sandwiched time create landscape-like fields of space and color. In 2018 Alex Kwartler mounted solo exhibitions at Magenta Plains, Two Bridges Music Arts, New York, NY and Practise (with David Deutsch), Oak Park, IL. He has exhibited his work at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, White Columns, Bortolami Gallery, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Martos Gallery, Petzel and Wallspace. His exhibitions have been reviewed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Frieze, Artforum and Art in America. Kwartler’s paintings were featured in Painting Abstraction edited by Bob Nickas and published by Phaidon Press. He received his MFA from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ and his BFA from The Cooper Union, New York, NY. Kwartler was artist-in-residence at The Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas in Spring 2017.
Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
To Lean Into, New York
March 05 - April 16, 2022

What Wind, New York
February 05 - March 02, 2019

Drawing, 2 Bridges Music Arts, New York, NY, USA
Deutsch + Kwartler: Slow and Fast, PRACTISE, Oak Park, IL
Snowflake, Magenta Plains, New York, NY

Artist-In-Residence, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX

Pain Quotidien, Magenta Plains, New York, NY, USA

A Superficial Lyric, Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Paintings, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY, USA

What Wind, curated by Eric Palgon, Ceysson & Bénétière, NY, USA

Social Photography V, carriage trade, New York, NY, USA

From Radiance and Dissolution, Kraupa-TuskaNY, USA Zeidler, Berlin, DE
Alex Kwartler and Elke Solomon, Klaus Von Nichtssagend, New York, NY, USA

Stretching Painting, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY, USA
== by Matt Keegan, with Michele Abeles, Michèle Didier, Brussels, BE Phases, Wallspace, New York, NY, USA

Looking Back / The 6th White Columns Annual selected by Ken Okiishi and Nick Mauss, White Columns, New York, NY, USA
Channel to the New Image, Friedrich Petzel, New York, NY, USA
We Regret to Inform You There is Currently No Space or Place for Abstract Painting, Martos Gallery, New NY, USA
Allison Katz + Alex Kwartler: To the People of Montreal, Battat Contemporary, Montreal, CA

Re-Dressing, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY, USA
Gradation, curated by Garth Weiser, Portugal Arte 10, Lisbon, PT

Parallel, Bortolami Gallery, New York, NY, USA
The Merits of Silence, Min Min Gallery, Tokyo, JP
Not So Subtle Subtitle, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY, USA
Blue Smoke Brittle Leaves, Fordham University Lincoln Center Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Destroy Athens, AB1 Athens Biennale, Athens, GR
The Wu-Tang / googolplex Show, GBE@passerby, New York, NY, USA
Currygrit, GBE@passerby, New York, NY, USA
Signs of Precarity, Klaus von Nichtssgand Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA Late Liberties, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY, USA
Rose Colored Glasses, GBE@passerby, New York, NY, USA

Abstraction, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY, USA Bronson Tropics, Pauline, Los Angeles, CA

The Painted World, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY, USA
Dark Dreams, Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, DE
Barricade, Rivington Arms, New York, NY, USA
No. 18., Champion Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY, USA