Max Gimblett—Bio and CV

Short Bio


1935
Born. Auckland, New Zealand.


1962-1964
Worked as a potter. Toronto, Canada.


1964
Married Barbara Kirshenblatt.
Studied drawing. Ontario College of Art, Toronto.


1967-1970
Lives and works in Bloomington, Indiana.


1970-1972
Lives and works in Austin, Texas.


1972
Moves to New York City.


1974
Meets Len Lye.


1989
Painting Fellowship. National Endowment for the Arts, Washington DC.


1991
Residency. Rockefeller Foundation, Study and Conference Center, Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy.


1991-1992
J Paul Getty Associate. The Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, Santa Monica, California.


2002
Residency. With Lewis Hyde. Anderson Ranch Art Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado.


2006
Appointed to the honorary position of Inaugural Visiting Professor to the National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries. Auckland University. Auckland, New Zealand.


2009
Augusta Award. Auckland Grammar. Auckland, New Zealand.


2010
Appointed Inaugural Special Artist Patron. Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand.


2011
Appointed Benefactor of Auckland Art Gallery. Auckland, New Zealand.
Old Boy of the Year Award. King's School. Auckland, New Zealand.


2015
Appointed Officer of New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM). Queen's Birthday Honors. Auckland, New Zealand.


2017
Honorary Doctorate bestowed by The University of Waikato for contributions as an artist, scholar, teacher, and philanthropist.


2018
Lives and works in Auckland and New York City.

 

Selected Recent Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions


2018
Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. (Forthcoming)
Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland. (Forthcoming)


2017
Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown. “The River”
Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington. “The Garden of Delights”
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland, New Zealand. “The Art of Remembrance”


2016    
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington. “The Art of Remembrance”
Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland. “One Day in the Afternoon of the Gods”
Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington. “50 Years of Drawing”
Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown. "New Paintings"
Tauranga Art Gallery, Tauranga, New Zealand. “ The Universe: Max Gimblett”


2015
St. David’s Church, Auckland. “The Art of Remembrance”
Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland. “Sea of Dragons”
Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington. “The Rising Sun”
Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown. “Paradise Valley”


2014    
Kashya Hildebrand, London. “Love Conquers All”
Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland. “The Gold Thread”
Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand.
Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown. “Heavenly Creatures”
The Village Zendo, New York. “boundless way”


2013    
Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington. “On A Clear Day”
Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown. “All That Is”


2012   
Gary Snyder Gallery, New York. “Max Gimblett—The Holy Grail”
Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland. “Ballad of the South Pacific”    
Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland. "Max Gimblett—New Works on Paper"
Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown. "Max Gimblett—New York, New York"
Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown. “Damien Hirst / Max Gimblett—The Beauty and Brutality of Fact”


2011    
Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. “The Word of God” curated by Eric Shiner
Kenyon College, Kenyon, Ohio. “Oxherding - in collaboration with Lewis Hyde”
Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland. “The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze” (catalog)
Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington. “on the shores of infinity”
Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown. “Perfect Mirror”


2010    
Japan Society, New York. “Oxherding—in collaboration with Lewis Hyde”
ICA, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME. “Animal Speaking—a collaboration with Lewis Hyde”
Saatchi & Saatchi, New York. “Graceland” (catalog)
Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown. “Pacific Shrine” (catalog)


2009  
Haines Gallery, San Francisco. “The Night Sun”
Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland. “full fathom five”     
Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington. “white stone clear water”

 

Selected Recent Group Exhibitions

 

2017
Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch. “Yellow Moon: He Marama Kōwhai”
Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland. "Celebrating 30 Years"
Nadene Milne Gallery, Christchurch. "Pacific Rim: Abstraction from the South Pacific"
Central Booking, New York City. "Icons in Ash: Death in Art". Curated by Heide Hatry & Maddy Rosenberg
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA. “Unique and Multiple: Selections from Smith Andersen Editions, the Legacy of Paula Z. Kirkeby.


2016
Gow Langsford Gallery, Christchurch. "Just Another F***ing Art Gallery"


2015
Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland. “Wunderrūma: New Zealand Jewellery”
Columbia Rare book & Manuscript Library, New York.  Granary Books: The Book Undone: Thirty Years of Granary BooksMelanie Roger Gallery, Auckland. “Max Gimblett, Gavin Hurley, Martin Poppelwell & Emily Wolfe—Group Show”
Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland. “Artist Catalogue”
New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, New York. “2015 Annual Gala”


2014    
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu, Christchurch, New Zealand. “Dark Arts: Twenty Years of the Holloway Press”
Kashya Hildebrand, Seoul. “Korea International Art Fair” Kashya Hildebrand, Miami. “Scope Miami”
Kashya Hildebrand, Abu Dhabi. “Abu Dhabi Art”
Kashya Hildebrand, Istanbul. “CI Contemporary Istanbul”
Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland. “Spring Catalogue”


2013    
Gow Langsford Gallery, Christchurch. W.T Macalister’s Auction house, “Group Show”
Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland. “2013 Catalog Exhibition”


2012    
Gary Snyder Gallery, Miami Project, Miami Beach, Florida. Dalhousle Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia. "Unbound: An Exhibition in three chapters,” curated by Heide Hatry.
The Atlantic Conference, Brooklyn, New York. "The Final Frontier," organized by Matt Jones.
Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington. "Editions"
Jacks Point, Queenstown, New Zealand. "Group Exhibition"


2011    
80 WSE, New York, NY. "80 WSE Presents" curated by Peter Campus, Michael Cohen, Edward Holland, and Hugh O'Rourke.
Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. "Permanent Collection"
Pierre Menard Gallery, Cambridge, MA. “One Of A Kind - an exhibition of unique artist’s books” curated by Heide Hatry (catalog)
Gow Langsford Gallery. “The Green Bicycle” (book launch)
Gow Langsford Gallery. “Spring Catalog 2011” (catalog)


2010    
The Drawing Center, New York. “Drawing Gifts - 7th Annual Benefit Auction”
Center for Book Arts, New York. “Poems & Pictures, A Renaissance in the Art of the Book (1946-1981),” curated by Kyle Schlesinger
John Leech Gallery, Auckland. “New Zealand Masters: Cotton, Goldie, Gimblett, Walters, Hotere, Woollaston, Frizzell, Angus and Wero Taroi”
Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland. “Spring Catalog Exhibition”
QUT Art Museum, Brisbane. “Zen to Kawaii: the Japanese affect”
The Suter, Nelson, New Zealand. “West East”


2009    
Guggenheim Museum, New York.  “The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989,” curated by Alexandra Munroe (January 30-April 19)
Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown. “The New Zealand Room”