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KEN APTEKAR CV
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2013 “DON’T STOP,” Wasserman Projects, Detroit, Michigan US
2012 “Look Again: Ken Aptekar,” Beard and Weil Galleries, Wheaton College, Norton, MA Catalog with essay by Michele L’Heureux
2010 James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
2008 “Some for Me, Some for You, Paintings by Ken Aptekar,” Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA Catalog with essays by Ronald Bernier and Barry Schwabsky
2008 “Transplantare: Paintings, Prints & Video by Ken Aptekar,” Centro da Cultura Judaica, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2006 "Diptychs," James Graham & Sons Gallery/JG Contemporary, New York, NY,

Catalog
2005 "Ken Aptekar: La Chasse Humaine," Espace Camille Lambert, Juvisy-sur-Orge,

FRANCE, Catalog
2004 "A Personal Public," Douglas Cooley Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR
2003 "In the Private Apartments of Mme de Pompadour," Bernice Steinbaum Gallery,

Miami, FL


2002 "Ken Aptekar: Eye Contact," Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester NY, Catalog with essay by Nicholas Mirzoeff
2001 "Ken Aptekar: Painting Between the Lines, 1990-2000," Kemper Museum of

Contemporary Art and Design, Kansas City, Missouri, Art Museum of the College

of Wooster, Ohio; Muscarelle Art Museum, College of William and Mary,

Williamsburg, Virginia; Catalog with essays by Linda Nochlin, Harold Veeser, and

curator Dana Self
2001 "Companion Portraits: A Collaborative Project by Rembrandt van Rijn & Ken

Aptekar," Pamela Auchincloss Project Space, New York


2001 "Ken Aptekar: Walter Gropius Master Class Artist-in-Residence Focus Exhibition,"

Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia


2001 "Q&A, V&A", Commissioned Exhibition for the Victoria &Albert Museum, in

conjunction with the Serpentine Gallery, London, England


2001 "Angels?" Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, FL
1999 "So What Kind of Name is That: Paintings with Text by Ken Aptekar," Elaine Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit
1999 "Four Questions & Other Pictures," Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York
1999 "Angels? Rembrandt? Recent Skeptical Works by Ken Aptekar," Contemporary Art

Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach


1998 "Rembrandt Redux: The Paintings of Ken Aptekar," Cummer Museum, Jacksonville, Florida (organized by Dr. Kahren Arbitman) Catalog
1997 "Ken Aptekar: Talking to Pictures," Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

(organized by Terrie Sultan) Catalog


1996 Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
1995 "Rembrandt Redux: The Paintings of Ken Aptekar," Palmer Museum of Art, Penn

State University (organized by Dr. Kahren Arbitman)


1994 "Rembrandt's Problem," Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
1990 Margulies-Taplin Gallery, North Miami, Florida
1989 Bess Cutler Gallery, New York
1984 Sid Deutsch Gallery, New York
1983 "On View," New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (organized by Marcia

Tucker)
1980 Art Galaxy, New York


1979 Art Latitude, New York

GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2009 “Texting the Torah; artists’ responses to specific passages in the book of Genesis ”

Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco


2008 “Moving Towards a Balanced Earth: Kick the Carbon Habit!” Museum of New

Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand, Catalog


2008 “Text Messaging,” Islip Museum, LI, NY, Catalog
2005-2011 “The Missing Peace; Artists Consider the Dalai Lama,” UCLA Fowler

Museum, CA; Loyola University Museum, Chicago; Rubin Museum of Art, NY;

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; The Frost Art Museum, Miami;

traveling to The San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, Catalog


2005 "The Fascination with the Mechanical," Galerie von Bartha and Art Basel, Basel,

Switzerland, Catalog


2005 "Portraits de femmes de la Bible," Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt, Paris, France,

Catalog
2004 "INterVENTIONS," Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery, Bowling Green State University,

Ohio
2004 "Schrift-Bilder/Bilder-Schrift," Galerie von Bartha and Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2003 "Absence into Presence: The Art, Architecture and Design of Remembrance,"

Aronson Galleries, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY


2003 "Self and Soul: the Architecture of Intimacy, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC
2002 "Performing Judaism," Cooley Art Gallery, Reed College, Portland OR
2001 "Intersecting Identities: Jewishness at the Crossroads," University Art Gallery,

Staller Center for the Arts, State University of New York at Stonybrook


2000 "Portraits and Cultural Identity," Skirball Museum and Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
2000 "The Perpetual Well: Contemporary Art from the Collection of The Jewish Museum," Samuel P. Harn Museum, FL; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, NE; Parrish Art

Museum, NY; Huntington Museum of Art, WV


2000 "Les Cent Sourires de Monna Lisa," Metropolitan Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Shizuoka Prefectoral Museum, Japan; Hiroshima Prefectoral Museum, Japan, Catalog
1998 "Beyond the Mountains, The Contemporary American Landscape," The Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC; Newcomb Gallery, Tulane University, New Orleans;

Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI; Polk Museum ofArt, Lakeland, FL;

Boise Art Museum, Boise ID; Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN; Lyman

Allyn Museum, New London, CT (organized by Michael Klein), Catalog

1998 "Borrowing," Islip Art Museum, Islip, Long Island (organized by Karen Shaw)

Catalog
1996 "Too Jewish? Challenging Traditional Identities," The Jewish Museum, New York;

Jewish Museum San Francisco; Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The

Contemporary, Baltimore; National Museum of Jewish American History,

Philadelphia, (organized by Norman Kleeblatt), Catalog
1996 "Masculine Measures," Kohler Arts Center, Wisconsin (organized by Andrea

Inselmann)


1996 "Narcissism: Artists Represent Themselves," California Center for Contemporary Art, Escondido (organized by Reesey Shaw) Catalog
1995 "Art Sans Frontieres," Ecole du Versant, Larouche, Quebec, Canada
1995 "Going for Baroque," Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore (organized by Lisa Corrin of

The Contemporary in conjunction with the Walters) Catalog


1995 "Human/Nature," New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
1995 "Recent Acquisitions," Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1994 "New Old Masters," Center for Contemporary Art at Yerba Buena Gardens, San

Francisco, (organized by Renny Pritikin) Catalog


1994 "Bad Girls West," Wight Art Gallery at UCLA, Los Angeles, (organized by Marcia

Tanner, in conjunction with the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York)

Catalog
1993 "43rd Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting," Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (organized by Terrie Sultan) Catalog
1993 Benefit Exhibition, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
1993 "The Purloined Image," Flint Institute of Art, Flint, Michigan (organized by

Christopher Young) Catalog


1992 "Decoding Gender," School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland (organized by Robert Atkins)
1991 "New Generation: New York," Carnegie Mellon University Art Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (organized by Elaine King) Catalog
1991 "Drawing Time," Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor, Staten

Island, New York (organized by Olivia Georgia)


1990 "Post-Boys&Girls: Nine Painters," Artists Space, New York (organizer of- and

participant in) Catalog


1990 "Critical Revisions," Bess Cutler Gallery, New York (organized by Lois Nesbit)
1990 "June 4, 1989, China," P.S.1, Long Island City, New York
1989 "Gender Fictions," Three-person Exhibition at SUNY-Binghamton Art Museum,

Binghamton, NY (organized by Nancy Gonchar) Catalog


1989 "Serious Fun, Truthful Lies," Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL (organized by

Lynn Brown)


1987 "The Other Man: Alternative Representations of Masculinity," New Museum of

Contemporary Art, New York (organized by Marcia Tucker)


1986 Group Painting Exhibition, Art in General, New York
1982 "What I Do For Art," Just Above Midtown/Downtown, New York, Catalog
1981 "Five Photographers," Midtown Y Gallery, New York
1978 Two-Person Exhibition of Bookworks, Franklin Furnace, New York
1977 "2nd International Festival of Avant-Garde Cinema," Caracas, Venezuela, Film: "Time Return" Catalog

BIBLIOGRAPHY


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New York, Oxford University Press, 2005


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name, Galerie von Bartha, Basel, Switzerland, 2005


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Mechanical"), Galerie von Bartha, Basel, Switzerland, 2005

Jean-Jacques Joffret, "Dialogues sur La Chasse Humaine de Monsieur K.A.," catalog essay for Ken Aptekar: La Chasse Humaine, Espace d'Art Contemporain Camille Lambert, Juvisy, France 2005


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d'Art Contemporain Camille Lambert, Juvisy, France 2005


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Surrey, UK, Third Millenium Publishing Limited with the Corcoran Gallery of Art,

Washington, D.C., 2002
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Nicholas Mirzoeff, "Eye Glasses," in Eye Contact, Paintings by Ken Aptekar, Rochester,

NY, Memorial Art Gallery, 2002


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February, 2003, p. 128


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February, 2003


Dinah Ryan, "Review—Angels? Rembrandt? Recent Skeptical Works by Ken Aptekar at

Contemporary Art Center of Virginia," Art Papers, Sept/Oct, 2002, pp. 41-42


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2001, p. I1-3


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October, 2001, p. 44


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p. 59-62
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January 31, 2001, p. 27 (Arts)

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p. 14
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Things Considered, NPR, aired October 24, 1997


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1997, p. 86


Jo Ann Lewis, "A Fresh Layer of Meaning," Washington Post, November 8, 1997, p.C1
Albert Boime, "Aptekar's Family Album," catalog essay for "Ken Aptekar: Talking to

Pictures," Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1997


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Tribune, February 16, 1997, E9


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– Traveling Concepts in the Humanities, A Rough Guide, Toronto, University of Toronto

Press, 2002

– "Paintings "R" Us," catalog essay for "Companion Portraits: A Collaborative Project by

Rembrandt van Rijn & Ken Aptekar," Pamela Auchincloss Project Space, New York, 2001

– "Memories in the Museum: Preposterous Histories for Today," essay on "Ken Aptekar:

Talking to Pictures" exhibition in Acts of Memory: Cultural Recall in the Present, Eds.,

Mieke Bal,, Jonathan Crewe, and Leo Spitzer, University Press of New England

– Quoting Caravaggio: Contemporary Art, Preposterous History, Chicago, University of

Chicago Press, 1999

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Van de Vall, and K. Vintges., Amsterdam, Boom, 1997

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Talking to Pictures," Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1997


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Westsider, April 11, 1996


Aernout Hagen, "Ken Aptekar kiest uit Rembrandts hoedencollectie," Kroniek van Het

Rembrandthuis (Chronicle of the Rembrandt House), 1995, no. 1


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Ken Aptekar,

– "Dear Rembrandt," Art Journal (CAA), Fall, 1995, p. 12–13

–"Why I Went for Baroque," The Walters Monthly Bulletin, April, 1996, p. 4-5

–"On Painting an American Jewish Picture," Jewish Currents, October, 1996, p. 5-7


Graham Shearing, "Remarkable Rembrandt: Three shows celebrate the artist," Pittsburgh

Tribune-Review, January 15, 1995, p. E5


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Gazette, February 4, 1995, p. C6


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Wendy Hawley-Ruppel, "Remaking the Past in Our Own Image," (Catalogue Essay for

"New Old Masters") February, 1994


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Nicole Cavazos, "Feminist Rage, Bad Girls West takes Hollywood by Groin at Wight Art

Gallery," Daily Bruin, January 25, 1994, pp. 14-15


Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, "And When They Were Bad...," Los Angeles Times, January

16, 1994, pp. 4, 77


Martha McWilliams, "Go Figure," Washington City Paper, November 12, 1993, p. 43
Kenneth Baker, "Contemporary Painting Celebrated in D.C.," San Francisco Chronicle,

November 7, 1993, pp. 46-47


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1993, p. C17


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Painting, October, 1994


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p. 14
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EDUCATION


1975 MFA, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

1973 BFA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

AWARDS
2013 New York Foundation for the Arts/Artspire Grant

2008 Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture

1998 Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Artist-as-Catalyst Award

1995 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Painting

1994 Djerassi Resident Artists Program Residency, Woodside, California

1992 Rockefeller Foundation Artist Residency, Bellagio, Italy

1992 Ucross Foundation Artist Residency, Wyoming

1991 Djerassi Resident Artists Program Residency, Woodside, California

1989 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award

1987 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Painting

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Corcoran Gallery of Art

National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC

Victoria and Albert Museum, London (UK)

Contemporary Art Society, London (UK)

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO

Jewish Museum, New York

San Jose Museum of Art, CA

Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY

Denver Art Museum

Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, VA

Douglas F. Cooley Gallery, Reed College, Portland, OR

Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Niagara University (Castellani) Art Gallery

Neuberger Berman

Harvard Business School

World Bank, Washington, DC

Reader's Digest Collection

BellAtlantic Corporation

Progressive Corporation



Bank of Boston

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